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Thursday, October 31
 

6:30pm

Pre-Conference Dine-Around: A&G's Restaurant
Join us for a casual pre-conference dine-around dinner the evening before the conference. Meet and mingle with other attendees and presenters. Receive your conference bag and print program early!

Classic Greek dishes, new-fare, and that extra special touch is exactly what so many have come to know and love about A&G.

Providing steaks that are hand-cut daily, mouthwatering pastas, original pizza, homemade dressings, delectable desserts and enough variety to meet the needs of any appetite, you can truly taste the difference!  

View more than 150 menu items at http://www.agrestaurant.com/.  

(Note: The dine-around is not included in the conference registration fee.) 

Thursday October 31, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A&G Restaurant 208 N Main St, Maryville, MO 64468

6:30pm

Pre-Conference Dine-Around: Simply Siam Thai
Join us for a casual pre-conference dine-around dinner the evening before the conference. Meet and mingle with other attendees and presenters. Receive your conference bag and print program early!

Simply Siam serves authentic Thai food in a soothing, family-friendly environment.  View their menu at http://simplysiam.com/.

(Note: The dine-around is not included in the conference registration fee.) 

Thursday October 31, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Simply Siam Thai Restaurant 314 N Main St, Maryville, MO 64468
 
Friday, November 1
 

7:30am

Morning Shuttle (7:30 - 9:00 am)
Campus parking map (College Avenue, North on College Park Drive, Lot 59 & 60)

Friday November 1, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Lot 59 & 60

8:00am

8:00am

Breakfast (8-9:10 am)
Check back later for menu

Friday November 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:10am
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom (3rd floor)

8:40am

9:10am

Mentoring and You: Providing Meaningful Experiences for Student Employees
Student workers provide essential labor for academic libraries, but aside from a paycheck, what can they get from their employment experience in return? On-campus employment affords supervisors and students the chance to develop a mentoring relationship. Because so many student employees are new to the workforce, their supervisors have the chance to help them develop the skills that will serve them well in their employment after graduation. This interactive session will explore how supervisors can provide mentorship and opportunities for personal growth by helping employees to identify and cultivate their strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Harries

Ruth Harries

Public Services & Instruction Librarian, Butler Community College
I've been working in libraries for 10 years (two as a public library assistant, five as an academic library circulation supervisor, and for the past three years as a librarian at Butler). I love that I get to wear many hats in my current position - I supervise student assistants... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am

9:10am

Deciding, Documenting, and Disseminating Library Policies and Practices: A Case Study from a Newly-Created Library Unit
Staff turnover, varying practices across service points, and consolidation of previously independent units are three starter reasons to document common practices. This session will address the development of central documentation and continuous operations plans for a library system operating five campus locations. What types of resources are suitable for managing and providing access to documentation? How can buy-in be obtained from staff? How can documentation facilitate regular cross-training, particularly for tasks where repetition is key to familiarity? The presenter will incorporate brainstorming activities exploring pros/cons for different documentation methods and local applications. Attendees will be encouraged to share their challenges and successes with similar processes.

Speakers
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Rob Withers

Access Services Librarian, Miami University


Friday November 1, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am

9:10am

Understanding the Basics of Serials... and Beyond
This program will focus on serials – magazines and journals, print and electronic, individual titles and packages. The session will feature aspects of collection development and collection management from selection to renewals, format changes and to ultimately non-renewal in some cases. The session will also address the external facing business aspects of serials purchasing. Topics will include how serials vendors are compensated, calculation of service, and points to consider when issuing a bid, RFI, or RFP. Service agreements and contracts and suggestions for a successful library vendor relationship will be addressed.

Speakers
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Stephanie Spratt

Assistant Director for Technical Services, Missouri Western State University

Exhibitors
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Carol Doms

Account Services Manager, MLIS, EBSCO Information Services


Friday November 1, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am

9:10am

Display and Exhibit Design: Maximizing Existing Spaces for Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
Displays are some of the most immediately visible ways libraries have to interact with patrons who have already walked in the door. The presenter will cover creating engaging displays that promote a library’s collections, services, and staff expertise. This session will cover some strategies for planning, adapting, and installing displays. It will also be hands-on as attendees will get to make an exhibit design for a hybrid print and digital exhibit space while thinking about ways these principles can be adapted to their home libraries.

Speakers
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Alyssa Denneler

Scholars' Commons Librarian, Indiana University


Friday November 1, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am

9:10am

Reference Remodeling: Adapting and Promoting Reference Service
Over the last 10 years, Forsyth Library has tried numerous strategies to promote the reference service Ask a Librarian to on-campus, virtual, and international students. Various changes to the library’s reference model have increased engagement but reference transactions has since plateaued. In 2019, with a new website redesign and slide-out chat widget, reference transactions increased by 360% overnight! In this session, the presenter will discuss strategies that have been used to promote the service and lessons learned along the way and will address recent major changes that can be easily implemented on most library websites.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Landis

Cyndi Landis

Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Fort Hays State University, Forsyth Library
Cyndi is a marketer turned librarian with experience doing instruction, programming and reference in a variety of settings. As the Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Cyndi is responsible for the library website, wayfinding, programming and events, information literacy instruction... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am

10:10am

Maintaining Training
Do you have student workers you manage? Tried something new and it failed? You are not alone! As the Access Services Librarian, I am the HR representative for all student workers in the library. Over the past five years, I have tried to create a training program for the library. Key word: Tried. Since 2014, I have tried different types of training in my library to unify our student worker staff. I will discuss the ideas that worked, the ones that did not, and the ones I plan to try in the future.

Speakers
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Kayla Reed

Access Services Librarian, Missouri Southern State University


Friday November 1, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am

10:10am

Using Acquisitions: A Library's Steps to Ordering Books to Tracking Funds
How can an acquisitions librarian track a book from the ordering stage to the cataloging stage? At B.D. Owens Library, the acquisitions process allows for the librarian and liaisons to track funds for individual departments, stay within the budget, and know when books have been ordered. The process also allows the acquisitions librarian to track an ordered book and stay updated. This session will go through the process the acquisitions librarian uses for ordering books to paying invoices.

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Young

Natasha Young

Acquisitions, Research Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University


Friday November 1, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am

10:10am

Collaborate the Impossible: Making Connections through Strategic Library Programming
This session will tell a story. A story about how not long ago, MNU's Mabee Library offered very little in the way of library programming—and how now, the library plans, promotes, and presents 15-20 free educational programs each academic year through the library. The presenter will tell the story of how the library was able to make connections with other departments, engage with local artists, and collaborate with external constituents through a grassroots, low-budget effort. This story will include evaluation of data regarding the experiences and perspectives of students, staff, faculty, and community members who participated in these programs. Ultimately, the presenter tells a story of how a small library department managed to implement a big vision—and how other small libraries can do the same. Those who attend this session will be encouraged to apply learner-centered pedagogy in determining the needs of their own communities and be guided through the process of dreaming big, making strategic connections, and collaborating the impossible.

Speakers
avatar for Addison Lucchi

Addison Lucchi

Instructional & Research Librarian, MidAmerica Nazarene University
I am especially interested in:Games & learning; storytelling in the classroom; library and educational leadership; information literacy instruction.


Friday November 1, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am

10:10am

Off the Web and into the Fishing Hole: Simulating the Iterative Search Process through Active Learning
Frustrated that student research starts and ends with a simple web search? What if you could flip the students’ habitual process of fishing the Internet for sources before they even know what information they need? The presenters created a group instructional activity designed to get students generating questions and then evaluating sources to match their questions. The activity simulates the iterative research process and introduces the students to the concept of identifying “exploratory” and “lookup” questions.
Session attendees will have the chance to work through an abbreviated version of the activity and hear about the presenters’ experiences developing the activity, observing classes doing the activity, and some preliminary assessment of student learning.

Speakers
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Carmen Orth-Alfie

Business Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries
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Natalie Mahan

Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of Kansas Libraries


Friday November 1, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am

10:10am

Universally Accessible: Practical Methods for Digital Accessibility for Ordinary Librarians
Digital accessibility may sound like a topic for specialists, and it can be in many cases, but there are simple things that anyone can do to make learning resources accessible. In this practical session, attendees will become familiar with accessibility guidelines for online content, free and commercial tools for evaluating accessibility, as well as a variety of resources that can be used when building accessible library websites, instructional tutorials/videos, documents, and more. Best practices from our experience will be shared as well as the strategies and policies that have been developed to combat accessibility issues on our respective campuses.

Speakers
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Rebeca Peacock

Instructional Design Librarian, Boise State University
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Shawn McCann

Business and Informatics Librarian, Oakland University


Friday November 1, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am

11:10am

The Reference Interview beyond Reference: Putting it to the E-Resource Troubleshooting Test
The reference interview remains a relevant and established method of communication between librarians and users in meeting information needs. However, the discovery and use of information online affects library services within reference and public service to include technical service skills and personnel. While core professional competencies of electronic resource librarianship include communication, the profession lacks behavioral guidelines outlining best practice. The presenters share research examining public and technical service interactions for evidence of new and traditional reference interview behaviors when troubleshooting access to electronic resources. Beyond breaking down “public” and “technical” silos, identifying these behavioral similarities and differences leads to better service to users, wherever their point of need begins.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Rathmel

Angela Rathmel

Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, University of Kansas
Angie Rathmel is currently head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing at the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries. She previously served as the libraries’ electronic resources librarian, among other positions. Angie oversees workflows related to the libraries’ collection budget... Read More →
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Greta Valentine

Research Analyst, University of Kansas


Friday November 1, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm

11:10am

Student of the Stacks: The Fellowship of Experience
The purpose of this talk is to lead a discussion about employing Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) students in the role of librarian. Partnerships between a willing mentor and library student can prove beneficial to the student, mentor, participating library, and the profession. This talk will be presented from the perspective of a former library student and the library director who employed her. They will discuss what they learned in their two-year mentorship journey at a small, rural, two-year college in Missouri and share the conclusions they reached based on those experiences.

Speakers
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Christina Prucha

Director of Library Services, State Technical College of Missouri
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Sabrina Davis

User Services Librarian, Graceland University


Friday November 1, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm

11:10am

Cross-Training Student Workers in a Learning Commons Environment
Academic libraries continue to welcome more partners into library buildings in a move to collocate services and provide better student support. However, this can often create a lack of understanding or awareness of the different services that are offered, making it difficult to refer students to partner services. Cross-training student workers allows for seamless referrals while using a collaborative service approach. By applying active learning principles to cross-training sessions, training can be more engaging for student workers. Using online learning objects also allow for a replicable training model for high-turnover rates in student staffing.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Knoff

Meredith Knoff

Learning Commons Librarian, Indiana University


Friday November 1, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm

11:10am

Using Data Visualization to Analyze Topic Development by Business Communication Students in a One-Shot Setting
Business Communications students need to identify information needs, connect subtopics with topic proposals, and know where to look to retrieve multiple types of information sources outside normal journal articles and books. This includes consumer market research, industry research, company information, and primary sources. Their information-seeking behavior is generally based on previous knowledge of how to do simple basic keyword searches, not complex business research. The presenters needed to know 1) if students were making the connection between the larger subject, their topic and subtopics, and the search strings they were creating 2) if their topics matched the keywords they were listing and 3) what keywords were students using and which were the most popular. This presentation focuses on use of data visualization for library assessment, data analysis of over 1,000 responses, and emergent themes, such as connections between topics and keywords. The brainstorming worksheet, changes to curriculum, and ways instructors might use this in their own classrooms will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Blackburn

Heidi Blackburn

STEM and Business Librarian, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dr. Heidi Blackburn serves as the STEM and Business Librarian at the University of Nebraska Omaha Criss Library. She received her MLS and PhD at Emporia State University. Her research interests focus on the status of women in STEM in higher education and active learning in information... Read More →
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Jason Heppler

Digital Engagement Librarian, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Friday November 1, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm

11:11am

"The Library is Home for a Lot of Us Engineers:" How Engineering Majors Experience Library Space
The Engineering Library & Technology Commons, a specialized library embedded in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia, collects a battery of statistics showing that users value its robust reserve textbook collection, study spaces, and wide range of technologies available for checkout or onsite use. In January 2019, librarians augmented this information by surveying students about their perceptions of the library space. While the responses do reveal engineering students’ deep appreciation of library resources, they also illuminate the different learning communities that flourish in the library and students’ surprisingly acute awareness of the unique role that the library’s “third space” plays in their academic journeys.

Speakers
avatar for Noël Kopriva

Noël Kopriva

Engineering Librarian & Head, Engineering Library & Technology Commons, University of Missouri-Columbia


Friday November 1, 2019 11:11am - 11:26am

11:27am

Hosting Comic Book Club in an Academic Setting
It is common to think of comic book and graphic novel clubs as belonging to public libraries. We had many questions about starting a Comic Book Club at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons. Comic books and graphic novels are not widely considered educational in nature, and therefore are not always welcome in an academic environment. Despite scholarly research into the subject, structure, and art of the comic book and graphic novel, they are still considered “fun” and “frivolous”. The validity of comic books and graphic novels has recently been championed by the American Library Association with the establishment of the new Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table. Once we got started, we were delighted to find those clubs do have a place in an academic setting.  By guiding the selection of reading materials, we attracted students from several engineering disciplines. The students were engaged and brought many of their class learning objectives into the conversation. Not only does Comic Book Club foster a sense of community for the students, it gives them a chance to explore something new and engage with students from other disciplines in a fun, safe, and comfortable environment.

Speakers
avatar for Mara Inge

Mara Inge

Library Information Specialist Senior, University of Missouri Engineering Library
I am the outreach person for the MU Engineering Library. I run social media for the library and host Comic Book Club.


Friday November 1, 2019 11:27am - 11:42am

11:43am

A Reprieve for Sisyphus: How a Rotating ILL Task Schedule Provides Full Task Coverage and Variety for Staff
The Greek myth of Sisyphus, a king doomed to push a rock up a hill for all eternity, can be seen as a metaphor for working in interlibrary loan (ILL). Staff spend a lot of time completing requests, and just when they are close to being done, more requests roll in. This sometimes makes it difficult to work on other projects outside of ILL requests. One ILL department uses a rotating task schedule to provide staff with more variety and allow more time to work on administrative needs, special projects, and other outside duties, while still allowing for ILL requests to be processed in a timely manner. This presentation will discuss how and why this model was developed and the benefits and potential pitfalls.

Speakers
avatar for Gail Williams

Gail Williams

Senior Library Information Specialist, Interlibrary Loan, University of Missouri - Kansas City


Friday November 1, 2019 11:43am - 11:58am

12:00pm

Lunch (12:00 - 1:00 pm)
  • Door prizes at 12:30 p.m. 
  • Check back later for menu

Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom (3rd floor)

1:00pm

Be a Leader, Not a Boss: Creating a Unified and Fulfilled Student Employment Team
Research has shown that employees who are satisfied with their jobs are not only happier, but also provide better customer service. Library management and supervisory teams can use many different methods to facilitate a positive work environment. This session will cover how our supervisor team led the transition from a passive, and sometimes even negative, work environment to an engaging and supportive workplace for our student employees. We will discuss the methods we used, from leveraging staff turnover in our favor to actively avoiding phrases like “we’ve always done it that way!” and talk about the challenges we encountered along the way. We will also outline how we utilized leadership concepts and discuss why this is important for the success of a team.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Gard

Courtney Gard

Circulation Specialist, Northwest Missouri State University
avatar for Adrianna Bennett

Adrianna Bennett

Circulation Specialist, Northwest Missouri State University


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:00pm

Library Assessment: How High the Mountain!
Indiana State University’s accreditation is due in 2020. The library must provide assessment that documents its effectiveness in supporting the University’s mandate to effectively educate undergraduate and graduate students. There is a plan. There is an Assessment Team who consulted a Library Assessment Specialist. The team collaborated with the University’s Assessment Coordinator. Rubrics have been developed that reflect the needs of diverse library departments. Staff questions and concerns of more work but less time to balance the work load are being addressed. Data is being collected. The presenters will share the team’s successes and failures, both major and minor.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Blevens

Cheryl Blevens

Reference Librarian, Indiana State University
avatar for Shelley Arvin

Shelley Arvin

Reference Librarian, Indiana State University
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Valentine Muyumba

Technical Services Chairperson, Indiana State University


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:00pm

Revitalization of the Liaison Program
The Liaison Program at Missouri Southern State University - Spiva Library is alive and well…now! Faculty are one of the biggest advocates of the library, in the classroom with their students and with the campus community. Learn how Spiva Library revitalized the Liaison Program from minimal involvement to librarian/faculty relationships, increased levels of interaction between departments, and most importantly, the benefits and positive impact of this enhanced program. The positive remarks from both department liaisons and librarians have been flowing all year!

Speakers
avatar for Amber Carr

Amber Carr

Assistant Library Director, Missouri Southern State University
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Kayla Reed

Access Services Librarian, Missouri Southern State University
avatar for Nancy Crabtree

Nancy Crabtree

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Missouri Southern State University - Spiva Library


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:00pm

Authors' Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Completing a Book Project
Publishing a book is an excellent way to develop professionally within the library field. This session will guide attendees through the entire process of completing a book project from the idea to the published manuscript. The presenters will describe the process of pitching an idea to a publisher, tailoring a book proposal to a specific audience, negotiating a contract, writing the book itself, and promoting and marketing the finished product. The presenters will describe their experience collaborating on a recent book project and offer guidance to the audience on best practices for completing a similar project of their own.

Speakers
avatar for Emy Decker

Emy Decker

Associate Dean of Research and User Services, University of Alabama
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Seth Porter

Head, Donald E. Stokes Library, Princeton University


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:01pm

Creating Library FAQ Guidelines Using Query Spy
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) pages are part of many academic and health science library public-facing websites and are an essential wayfinding tool for patrons. Since 2010, the University of Nebraska Medical Center Library has used the FAQ system available from Springshare’s LibAnswers platform to host “ready-made” reference questions that direct users to the answers for commonly asked questions. The FAQ is full of questions and answers that the library staff thought met users' needs. It received moderate cleanup attention over the past eight years but could not tell if it contained the right information organized in the best way. In June 2018, the FAQ was overlaid with the Query Spy tool, a Springshare analytic feature that tracks users' questions (text entered in a query box on the main page or FAQ widget), IP addresses, results, and query dates. The queries were reviewed and the overall FAQ activity quarterly through June 2019. This presentation will provide an overview of common FAQ problems, selected interventions, issues specific to an academic health sciences library, and present a procedure that can be coordinated with QuerySpy for other SpringShare users.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Drummond

Danielle Drummond

Education & Research Services Librarian, University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library


Friday November 1, 2019 1:01pm - 1:16pm

1:17pm

We Need Diverse Digital Resources
Libraries strive to create a welcoming space for all members of the public. Part of that process involves engaging with diverse communities and building understanding within those communities. The following presentation will point librarians toward materials that reflect and explore the experiences of others, help others learn new resources, and incorporate multicultural artifacts. The Portal to Texas History features multicultural artifacts that users can examine. These artifacts represent a range of experiences from different groups of people including LGBTQIA+ individuals, people of color, people with disabilities, and other minorities. The digital library content can aid librarians and educators to supplement diversity-oriented programs and curriculum.

Speakers
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Jo Monahan

Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries


Friday November 1, 2019 1:17pm - 1:32pm

1:33pm

Accessible & Active eLearning Game Plan
Are you looking to build an accessible and engaging library tutorial? Attend this lightning round to hear how our library turned it into a learning experience. This presentation will briefly discuss how one library adapted successful face-to-face undergraduate information literacy workshops into online tutorials that incorporate active learning. The presentation will also discuss the ways in which we researched accessibility standards and best practices for online learning and our method of troubleshooting and tweaking the tutorials as a team. Participants will leave the session with resources for planning their own online learning modules and a game plan for adapting face-to-face lesson plans for online instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Maher

Monica Maher

Online Learning & Education Librarian, University of Nebraska Omaha


Friday November 1, 2019 1:33pm - 1:48pm

1:50pm

Networking Break (1:50 - 2:30 pm)
Check Back Later for Snacks

Friday November 1, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom (3rd floor)

2:00pm

B.D. Owens Library Tour, optional (2:00 - 2:30 pm)
Meet at the reception table between 1:50 pm - 2:00 pm.  A golf cart is available for transportation between buildings.  

Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
J.W. Jones Student Union, Lobby (3rd floor)

2:30pm

Smart Spending – Affordable Programming
Missouri Southern State University - Spiva Library staff will present how to use current resources, minimal additional resources, and smart investments to build and expand programming in a time when everyone is being asked to do more with less. Over the course of the last year, the library has offered over ten events for less than $1000.00. Learn how to make wise investments and increase outreach, all while stretching precious dollars. It is possible to provide affordable programming and do more with less.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Carr

Amber Carr

Assistant Library Director, Missouri Southern State University
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Kayla Reed

Access Services Librarian, Missouri Southern State University


Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm

2:30pm

Old Acquaintance - New Friend...Library and IT Partnerships
Libraries have a history of being productive and valuable partners. Saint Louis University Pius Library is no exception and collaborates with a number of independent units throughout the campus. This session highlights a successful collaboration with a library department and two separate IT units, which combined managers, full time staff, and student workers in a single workspace. The combined IT/Library service model at Saint Louis University has a multi-generational workforce, with ages spanning from 18 to 64 years old.  Faculty, staff, and student employees effectively work together toward a common goal of providing exceptional service to the user. Successes abound, challenges exist, and the project continues to evolve.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Allen

Martha Allen

Chair Research and Instruction Services, Saint Louis University


Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm

2:30pm

Town-Town-Gown Relations: Managing a County-Wide Collaborative Digital Community Archive
Six years ago, the Poweshiek History Preservation Project (PHPP), a collaboration between an academic and a public library, was launched to preserve and share items illustrating the history of Poweshiek County, Iowa. Within a few years, the project expanded to include the Grinnell Historical Museum and outreach to other county historical organizations. Over 1,400 contributions from individuals have been secured thus far, as well as digitization of thousands of items from the library and museum collections. In this presentation, the presenters will look back over the history of this project with a focus on the relationships between the institutions that have contributed to this archive, primarily Grinnell College, Drake Community Library, and the Grinnell Historical Museum.

Speakers
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Christopher Jones

Special Collections Librarian and Archivist of the College, Grinnell College Libraries
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Monique Shore

Systems Administrator, Drake Community Library
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Allison Haack

Library Assistant IV - Special Collections and Archives, Grinnell College Libraries


Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm

2:30pm

Developing Student Agency through Personalized Learning
This presentation will look at unique credit-bearing courses offered by Western Libraries to promote and support student agency and engagement at Western Libraries. Based out of the Teaching and Learning Division within the Libraries, two credit-bearing practica are offered to students at Western Washington University. The practica are focused on a range of academic literacies: research, reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The Research-Writing Practicum and Speaking-Listening Practicum are based on a peer-to-peer model using a personalized learning plan for each student and focused on individual needs and goals. Students are encouraged to drive the direction of their learning plans, which has led to a strong sense of community and agency over their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Stephan

Elizabeth Stephan

Student Engagement Librarian, Western Washington University
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Shevell Thibou

Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning and Head of the Teaching-Learning, Western Washington University


Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm

2:30pm

The Tool We Never Teach: The Good, the Bad, and the End (Point) of Google’s Usefulness in First-Year Experience Assignments
Librarians Google. Professors Google. Our students Google. So, how do we Google better? How do we help students find local news, editorials, government and raw data, archival collections, information on public companies, job descriptions, employment profiles, and even activist groups? The presentation will provide context, discussion, and examples for activities. The activities will be one-shot focused, but will also include examples for expansion into multi-session teaching. The tracked courses consisted of first-year students, unlikely to have used an academic library, with two or three page general topic assignments.

Speakers
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Lindsay Brownfield

Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Nebraska-Kearney


Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm

3:00pm

Afternoon Shuttle (3:00 - 5:00 pm)
Campus parking map (College Avenue, North on College Park Drive, Lot 59 & 60)

Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lot 59 & 60

3:30pm

Spending Miss Alice’s Money: Practical Applications for Evolving Libraries
A portion of a major gift to the University of Arkansas School of Art was designated to enhance the Fine Arts Library (FAL). This presentation will address the parameters, procedures, and priorities that were established for the expenditure of this income in the first year and the challenges that the head of FAL faced. It also will touch on adjustments to be made in the second year. The session will include a discussion among attendees and the presenter about practical issues that arise in collection management, such as how to divide the resources appropriately to support expanding programs and weigh the immediate preferences of faculty members against broader objectives of evolving libraries. The session will also discuss the role of the librarian in building collections when the money comes from outside the library. Come to this session prepared to provide insights and join the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip J. Jones

Phillip J. Jones

Head of the Fine Arts Library, University of Arkansas


Friday November 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm

3:30pm

Collaborate for Student Success: Long Night against Procrastination
Want to collaborate with your Writing and Academic Student Success Centers? Find out how to host a Long Night against Procrastination (LNAP) in your library, an outreach effort begun by a German peer writing tutor which spread to Writing Centers and academic libraries in the United States. Learn how to put best practices in place at your institution in order to impact student success and library outreach. Actively participate in evaluating Northwest Missouri State University's initial LNAP checklist for implementation, assessment, and improvement strategies. Take home a rationale and template for developing and hosting an LNAP event at your institution.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson

Research and Outreach Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University
Systems for student success, information literacy, collection development, library outreach activities, teaching, best practices.


Friday November 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm

3:30pm

Open Educational Resources: Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are resources licensed under creative commons license or in the public domain and permit no-cost accessing, adapting, and sharing. An Education Information Librarian, a Government Documents Librarian, and an Instructional Designer will show participants how to create an OER lesson using government documents. Gain hands-on experience and approaches that can be applied to a variety of disciplines as participants build a lesson about an aspect of World War II. Participants will be assigned roles within a group to create a lesson plan. The workshop will conclude with questions and a discussion of experiences as well as suggested applications for future use. Participants will leave with a list of resources.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hallam

Stephanie Hallam

Education Information Librarian, Southeast Missouri State University
I am the Educational Information Librarian at Southeast Missouri State University. In addition to being a subject liaison, providing reference, and teaching information literacy, I collaborate with faculty and students to locate and use open educational resources (OER).
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Pat Willingham

Government Documents/Information Services libraria, Southeast Missouri State University
KB

Kris Baranovic

Instructional Design Specialist, Southeast Missouri State University


Friday November 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm

5:00pm

Social Hour
Ask for the Brick & Click Conference's table