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Thursday, November 1
 

6:30pm CDT

Pre-Conference Dine-Around: A&G's Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

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 November 1, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
A&G Restaurant

6:30pm CDT

Pre-Conference Dine-Around: Simply Siam Thai
Limited Capacity seats available

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 November 1, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Simply Siam Thai Restaurant
 
Friday, November 2
 

7:30am CDT

Shuttle (Morning)
Campus parking map (College Avenue, North on College Park Drive, Lot 59 & 60)

Friday November 2, 2018 7:30am - 9:30am CDT
Lot 59 & 60

8:00am CDT

8:00am CDT

Breakfast
Menu:
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Sausage links
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Greek yogurt with granola & berries
  • Assorted muffins
  • Regular or decaf coffee
  • Strawberry infused water

Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom (3rd floor)

8:30am CDT

9:00am CDT

Checking Out the LGBT+
The LGBT+ community is a rapidly developing community full of changes in language and orientations that even those within the community may not be familiar with. How can a library support such a fast-paced community without providing dated or even sometimes offensive information? In the past, Spiva Library has created a new collection and a libguide for the community in support of the collection. This year I joined the campus program of MSSU Safe Spaces. In doing so, I reviewed their website and found updated information and tools for our LGBT+ patrons. I realized where a library could fall short due to the limitations of our own understanding. As I worked on the Safe Zone website, I realized there are many orientations and LGBT+ issues that are not as obvious such as gender identity, pansexuality, and sexuality vs. orientation. In this presentation, I will encompass how the library can be a good ally to the LGBT+ community and how to find information and materials about all orientations.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Reed

Kayla Reed

Systems Librarian, MSSU



Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

9:00am CDT

(A)ffective Management: A People First Management Approach
The management of others can be a daunting task even for the seasoned professional. Many times librarians find themselves thrust into management with little to no preparation or training. These individuals must think on their feet and learn on the job in order to be successful. A manager is not only in charge of making sure that a department or library is operating at peak capacity and efficiency, but must also effectively communicate and inspire and motivate an ever diversifying set of employees with varied life histories and life circumstances. This presentation will discuss strategies that can be implemented by novice or seasoned managers to effectively motivate and manage employees. The presenter will discuss some of the varied experiences he has faced in management; both in and out of the library setting, and with employees ranging from students to faculty. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences and discuss the topics, research, and strategies presented during the session. Topics: diversity, management, mentoring, supervision of employees, millennials, work life balance, communication, motivation, student workers

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Weir

Ryan Weir

User Services, Systems and Archives Librarian, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D

9:00am CDT

Coming to the Plains: Latino/a Stories in Rural Nebraska
The University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives has historically failed to capture diversity; there are several strong Latino/a communities in the region, but no archival collections documenting them. Coming to the Plains: Latino/a Stories in Rural Nebraska is a collaboration between the Archives and faculty from Modern Languages and Communications. This collaboration creates new records in the form of oral histories with transcripts and translations and art photography. The project trains students to conduct oral histories with Latino/a immigrants living in several rural Nebraska communities. The use of broad, open-ended questions allows participants to shape the narrative in order to highlight what is most important to them. Active documentation strategies such as oral history increase the possibilities for collecting diversity in a way that demonstrates respect for participants and gives communities input into the sharing of their story.

Speakers
avatar for Laurinda Weisse

Laurinda Weisse

University Archivist and Digital Repository Manager, University of Nebraska at Kearney



Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

9:00am CDT

Flipster: How One Community College Library Supports Faculty and Student Academic Needs with Flipster Digital Magazines
The NHTI Library, already invested in an innovative instructional lab based on Biophilic Design and collaborative learning utilizing tablet technology, became one of the first academic libraries to envision and offer Flipster. Flipster, originally marketed for public libraries EBSCO’s Digital Magazines, is an academic resource to support faculty and student needs. The presentation discusses the challenges of selecting a digital magazine platform, the solutions provided by Flipster, and an assessment of the effects on curriculum, instruction, increased resource utilization, budgeting, statistics, the library, and the college as a whole. With the changing landscape of academic libraries, including a shift to online resources, increased costs, budget constraints, space and storage questions, the NHTI Library decided that Flipster is the resource that best meets the academic needs of faculty and students, and this presentation will detail the process of this decision.

Speakers
SA

Stephen Ambra

Library Director, NHTI Concord’s Community College


Flipster pptx

Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room C

9:00am CDT

Fake News: The Fun, The Fear, and The Future of Resource Evaluation
News and information literacy is an important and shifting topic that is drowning in the world of parody, 24-hour news cycles, punditry, comedic news content, and misinformation. This "new" era of fake news, while a bit overwhelming and similar to a minefield, can provide an opportunity for librarians to have applicable and relevant discussion with students about reliable resources. Many Framework for Information Literacy knowledge practices and dispositions can be considered and tested using the modern news environment. Looking back at topics such as yellow and gonzo journalism, satire, political scandal, and infamy, this presentation will place news literacy in historical context and provide guidance for the social media world of 21st century students.

Presentation Link

Speakers
LB

Lindsay Brownfield

Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Nebraska-Kearney


Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A

10:00am CDT

Key Performance Indicator Tracking Using Google Forms
Key performance indicators (KPIs) can help libraries make informed decisions, but they can take a significant amount of time to track and analyze. Using a network of Google Spreadsheets, the Missouri State University Libraries employees can submit data and check the progress of those KPIs. Over ten people submit monthly data for twelve KPIs through Google Forms and divide that data between twelve spreadsheets. One spreadsheet gathers yearly data and presents it in meaningful tables and charts. Come and learn about advanced spreadsheet functions such as import, filter, and query. The presenter will provide guidance on how to define indicators when planning such a project. Finally, the presenter will provide tips to get institutional buy-in and participation.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Lambert

Joshua Lambert

Head of Access Services, Missouri State University



Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

10:00am CDT

Adventures with Omeka.net: Metadata, Workflows, and Exhibit-based Storytelling at UNO Libraries
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Libraries have been using Omeka.net for online exhibits and as a portal for access to selected special collections, including Omaha Histories and the Queer Omaha Archives. This presentation will highlight our best practices for metadata, workflows, and exhibit-based storytelling through the use of the hosted Omeka.net service. We will discuss our local metadata practices and our experiences with batchloading metadata into Omeka.net. We will also describe our workflows for digitization requests, metadata alignment, quality control, and project tracking and discuss our use of Omeka.net as an exhibit platform to tell stories drawn from the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives. These experiences show how Omeka.net can be a valuable tool for collections and outreach efforts. Omeka.net has proven itself a valuable tool for collections and outreach efforts at UNO Libraries Archives & Special Collections.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Kroeger

Angela Kroeger

Metadata Coordinator for Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Angela Kroeger is the Metadata Coordinator for Archives & Special Collections at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries. They earned an MLIS from the University of Missouri in 2015 and served as Nebraska Library Association President in 2016/2017.
avatar for Yumi Ohira

Yumi Ohira

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Nebraska at Omaha
avatar for Lori Schwartz

Lori Schwartz

Hagel Archivist, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Omeka pptx

Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

10:00am CDT

Location and the Collection Connection
Location, location, location! At the Missouri Southern State University library, re-organizations have allowed forgotten and cast off collections to be moved into the sight-line of library patrons which brought about interesting results. Starting in 2015, the library began to re-locate collections and track their impact. After several moves, some increasing checkouts and some making things worse, the library found homes for several collections that amplify visibility of materials, gave great study spaces to patrons, and helped prevent theft of materials. Pictures and diagrams will show each move. Walk through the process of moving collections, moving collections again, and then finally finding the right set-up for our library with a budget of zero!

Speakers
avatar for Amber Carr

Amber Carr

Assistant Library Director, Missouri Southern State University
avatar for Kayla Reed

Kayla Reed

Systems Librarian, MSSU



Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room C

10:00am CDT

Plugged & Unplugged Active Learning Strategies for One Shots
This session explores activities used with the students at Butler Community College including dot voting, keyword sandwich, mind mapping, speed dating, and Plickers. Active learning and incorporating short activities while teaching encourages students to participate, keeps them engaged in the experience, and helps them to become intensely involved in the learning process.  Additionally, these activities are easy and adaptable which makes the delivery of the content more effective. The activities also help test prior knowledge and offer a way to conduct an assessment at the end of an instruction session. The change in students’ comprehension is amazing as they make connections with other students, the librarian, and the research content.

Presentation Link

Speakers
avatar for Judy Bastin

Judy Bastin

Research & Instruction Libarian, Butler Community College
avatar for Ruth Harries

Ruth Harries

Public Services Librarian, Butler Community College
avatar for Teresa Mayginnes

Teresa Mayginnes

Technical Services Librarian, Butler Community College
JM

Justina Mollach

Reference Librarian, Butler Community College
LP

Leslie Pierson

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Butler Community College


Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Tower View Dining Room

10:00am CDT

Tailoring Library Instruction to Adult Students: Applying the Science and Methods of Andragogy to Modern Instructional and Reference Services
Adults learn differently than children due to life stage, social, cultural, and cognitive variables. Since approximately 1966, research has been available on andragogy, the application of teaching adults, and has grown in breadth and depth since that time. The actual application of instruction in higher education often focuses on pedagogy which traditionally targets the teaching of children. This presentation will inform on the literature involved in andragogy and apply that information specifically to efforts for enhancement of library instruction and reference services in the higher education environment.

This presentation, demonstrated through the lens of planning and preparation of instruction service enhancements at Lee Library, Crowder College, focuses on applications in an initial piloted library instruction class. The class is for the discipline of speech and is scheduled for rollout in Fall 2019. The librarian instructs students on advanced database searching. The presenter discusses the traditional structure of the library instruction session versus the andragogy driven method and the initial findings regarding success of instructional method shifts.

Speakers
ED

Eric Deatherage

Library Director, Crowder College
JS

Jason Smith

Public Services Librarian, Crowder College


Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D

10:00am CDT

Library-Faculty Collaboration for OER Promotion and Implementation
Open Educational Resources adoption is relatively low on college campuses with statistics showing implementation on campuses under 20% nationwide. However, libraries are in a great position to lead the change. McKendree University is successfully promoting the use of OER on campus through a partnership between the library, faculty, and administration. This session, led by a librarian and faculty member, will discuss their journey to OER promotion on campus from concept to implementation. Topics include benefits and drawbacks of OER, best places to find OER, creating a plan for campus promotion, gaining buy-in from faculty and administration, and their plan for ongoing promotion of OER. The presentation will include discussions of strategies that were successful, strategies that weren’t so successful, and best practices for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Martin

Paula Martin

Director of Holman Library, McKendree University


Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A

11:00am CDT

Committee on Diversity & Inclusion: Cultivating an Inclusive Library Environment
This presentation will highlight the works and initiatives of the university libraries’ first Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI), including the methodologies used to craft the libraries’ diversity plan. The goal of the libraries diversity plan is to foster an inclusive virtual and physical environment for all learners, researchers, and library staff and to proactively provide spaces, services, programs, and resources that embrace and promote the transformative power of diversity. The primary focus of the presentation is to share ideas and suggestions on how other libraries can create a unified voice/vision that may help to advance ideas, projects, and initiatives that truly support and reflect the needs of its communities and constituents. Finally, the presentation will highlight some future plans and reflect on some important lessons learned during the strategic planning process.

Speakers
avatar for Orolando Duffus

Orolando Duffus

Business Librarian, University of Houston
avatar for Andrea Malone

Andrea Malone

Coordinator of Research Services, University of Houston


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

11:00am CDT

Calculating Return on Investment in Libraries
Calculating a return on investment for libraries has grown in popularity over the past ten years. Although technology, provided by vendors and homegrown sources allows libraries to demonstrate monetary value, there has been little attention paid to the cultural implications for pursuing this kind of assessment. This presentation will focus on the broader implications that ROI has for the library community and consider some of the potential risks that pursing ROI has for institutions. Higher Education has entered into an era that demands accounting for everything. Culturally, we increasingly ask what the value of something is without much regard as to why we need an expressed metric of value in the first place. As the public perception of libraries continues to evolve, it is important that librarians consider how and why they are participating in systems that require an expression of monetary value.

Speakers
NW

Nicholas Wyant

Head, Social Sciences, Indiana University


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A

11:00am CDT

A Step Up: Piloting Integrated Information Literacy Instruction throughout a Discipline
This presentation will describe a pilot program designed to integrate information literacy instruction naturally into an existing departmental framework. Forsyth Library collaborated with Fort Hays State University’s Department of Communication Studies to identify the specific information literacy needs of public relations and advertising students and strategically scaffold lessons throughout several classes in that major. This presentation will address necessary steps in establishing this collaborative approach and potential pitfalls librarians may encounter. This presentation will be most useful to academic libraries who have been unsatisfied with outcomes of traditional one shot instruction sessions. This is an active collaboration and Forsyth Library will begin the first integrated lessons during the fall 2018 semester with the pilot program extending out to spring 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Hartman (she/her)

Robyn Hartman (she/her)

Information Literacy Librarian, Fort Hays State University
NE

Nathan Elwood

Instruction and Electronic Access Librarian, Fort Hays State University


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D

11:00am CDT

The Facts of Fiction: Research for Creative Writing
Research enlivens story, and facts enliven fiction. This presentation will discuss how to teach research to creative writers in a way that is effective and engaging. To do so, it is important to frame research in a way that is appealing to creative audiences, demonstrates the many uses of research for enlivening fiction, and ties our instruction directly to student's projects and specific information needs. This presentation will also provide demonstrations of potential teaching strategies to draw creative writers into the research process and stimulate their desire to discover. Analyzed data collected from surveys sent out to creative writers will form a basis for the recommendations made throughout this presentation.

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 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room C

11:01am CDT

Chatspeak for Librarians: Best Practices for Chat Reference
Chat reference is a common service in college and university libraries, but chat interactions are not always straightforward—sometimes they are just downright awkward. How casual should the tone be? Is it okay to use a smiley face or exclamation mark now and then? Such details make the library’s chat more human and can mean the difference between the user deeming an interaction as a success or failure. Drawing on literature from both the LIS field and business and retail industries, this presentation provides best practices for making chat interaction more human from beginning to end.

Speakers
TL

Tanner Lewey

Outreach & Evening Librarian, McDaniel College


Friday November 2, 2018 11:01am - 11:11am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

11:12am CDT

Easy Information Literacy Assessments for Small Academic Libraries
Using free technology tools, one librarian can manage assessment data for a small academic library. The presenter describes assessment planning and using technology to make assessment pain-free.

Speakers
JP

Julie Pinnell

University Librarian, Nebraska Wesleyan University



Friday November 2, 2018 11:12am - 11:22am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

11:23am CDT

Drawing Magic: Visualizing the Internet to Introduce Information Literacy
This session will demonstrate a new way to kick-off information literacy sessions. This activity is a great tool for introducing students to library research by allowing them an opportunity to visualize the internet. This active-learning device can be customized for in-person or online classrooms.

Speakers
KL

Kelly Leahy

Evening Instruction and Reference Librarian, Washburn University


Friday November 2, 2018 11:23am - 11:33am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

11:34am CDT

Giving Students an Edge: Enhancing Resumes with a Digital Information Research Certificate
This presentation describes a three and a half day intensive course taught by the library on Digital Information Research. Based on the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, this course encourages students to think critically about information and the ways they use it. It may be used in general education or adapted to any discipline and any level of scholarly research. Students completing all requirements including a final individual research project, receive a Digital Information Research Certificate, which may be included in their education portfolio and resume.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel R. Vukas

Rachel R. Vukas

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Kansas Medical Center



Friday November 2, 2018 11:34am - 11:44am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Door Prizes at 12:30 p.m.
Salads:
  • Traditional garden salad (50 cal/3.5 oz. serving)
  • Spinach salad with bacon, egg, mushroom and tomato (60 cal/2.15 oz. serving)
  • Dressings: choice of balsamic vinaigrette (30 cal/2 tbsp serving) or ranch (200 cal/2 oz. serving)
Sandwiches:
  • Turkey, cheddar, wheatberry sub roll with lettuce and tomato (490 cal each)
  • Honey mustard ham and Swiss cheese with lettuce and pickles on sub roll (380 cal each)
  • Mediterranean chicken with ciabatta (550 cal each)
  • Vegetarian choice: Ciabatta, hummus, feta, cucumber, olive, spinach (480 cal each)
  • Gluten-free option: Turkey, cheddar, gluten-free bread with lettuce and tomato (340 cal each)
  • Condiments on the side: mayonnaise (80 cal/packet), mustard (5 cal/packet)
  • Note: If you chose the gluten-free or vegetarian option during registration, ask a server to provide this sandwich choice
Assorted Chips (100-160 cal/each)
Soups:
  • Broccoli cheddar (vegetarian) (250 calories)
  • Black bean (gluten-free, vegetarian, and lactose-free) (250 calories)
Desserts:
  • Assorted cookies (250-310 cal/each)
  • Frosted brownies (250 calories/2.25 oz. serving)
Beverages:
  • Iced tea (5 Cal/8 oz. serving)
  • Regular and decaf coffee (0 calories)
  • Strawberry infused water - in hallway (50 cal/8 oz cup)



Friday November 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom (3rd floor)

1:00pm CDT

Not Just a Collection: The Emergence and Evolution of Our Contemporary Collection
In line with academic library collection development, the George A. Spiva Library at Missouri Southern State University established the Contemporary Collection in 2013 in efforts to serve diverse library users and to expand our resources. These efforts included the incorporation of several unique and just-in-time collections into the library general collections to serve the MSSU community. The presentation will introduce how the Access Services Department initiates a new collection and proceeds with selecting items, arranging the collection, promoting practices, and more. This presentation discusses the benefits of the library’s growing collections and patronage as well as the lessons learned. We will also demonstrate the practice of the Technical Services Department in cataloging and processing a contemporary collection, running its maintenance, and the eventual dismantlement of the collection.

Speakers
HL

Hong Li

Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM)
avatar for Kayla Reed

Kayla Reed

Systems Librarian, MSSU



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

1:00pm CDT

Online Badge Classes for High School Students
Wichita State University Libraries has offered two online-only badge classes since fall 2017: LASI 170BA Library Research Badge: Introduction and LASI 170BB Library Research Badge: Resource Use, Citations, and Plagiarism. University officials embraced this initiative to comply with the Kansas Board of Regent’s Foresight 2020 strategic plan and actively promoted these badge classes to high school students in August and September 2017. These classes provide pre-college students with experience using library resources to locate information and prepare them to write college-level research papers. Promotion by our Admissions team increased enrollment to over 250 students. Learn about the course materials created for these classes as well as how we handled enrollment issues in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Paul

Angela Paul

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Wichita State University
I'm involved with the Wichita Area Library Association (WALA) and president of the Women of WSU. I'm married, have a rescue cat and love jigsaw puzzles, flower gardening, and josei manga. At work, I'm the Instruction and Outreach Librarian and Women's Studies Librarian. Pronouns... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room C

1:00pm CDT

Three Ring Circus: A Model for Understanding and Teaching Students about Bias
Since the truth is becoming a subjective experience due to living in a world of filter bubbles and fake news, the need to teach students to understand and combat bias and falsehood has become critical. This presentation describes a model for identifying and teaching awareness of bias on 3 different levels. The first level, Level 1>, describes the agendas and aims of various information sources (the ever shifting commercial and political information landscape). The second level, Level 2>, details the skewing effect of social media algorithms and browser histories and their resulting troublesome filter bubbles. The last level, Level 3>, encompasses our own internal biases (the often subconscious human tendency to automatically categorize people and ideas). This session will include practical examples and teaching techniques to guide students towards a deeper understanding of the bias pitfalls that surround and permeate their daily lives.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Cairns

Virginia Cairns

Instruction Librarian, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Instruction Librarian, interested in critical thinking, nontraditional assignments, partnering with teaching faculty.



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D

1:00pm CDT

5 Keys to #SocialMediaSuccess in Academic Libraries
There are five key pieces to building a successful social media following as an academic library. In this presentation, we will discuss how to keep social media profiles current, relevant, and hip by interacting closely with students in-person and on the platforms. We will also discuss how important it is to curate and create native content for each platform, including how to do that without going crazy and without building an enormous centralized calendar. We will share tactical tips and tricks for each platform, how to gain and engage followers, and the keys to producing original viral video content. Finally, we will discuss the importance of posting strategies and the daily discipline required to keep social media presence visible to students.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah E. Christian

Hannah E. Christian

Research Librarian, User Experience, Northwest Missouri State University
avatar for Alison Hanner

Alison Hanner

Social Media Assistant, Northwest Missouri State University
Previous Social Media Assistant at B.D. Owens Library, currently pursing a Masters of Business Administration: Marketing degree from Northwest.



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A

1:01pm CDT

The Creative Learning Spiral: A Python Learner in the Library
While it is increasingly apparent that there are many applications for programming and automation in the library, learning a programming language from scratch can seem like a task of heroic proportions. This lightning talk touches on the impetus for learning and applying Python to various evaluation tasks at the University of Kansas Libraries and describes the presenter's journey from complete beginner to practicing Python user. Within the framework of Mitchel Resnik's Creative Learning Spiral, the presenter discusses how learning Python is an iterative process that requires collaboration and imagination. While the resources mentioned are specific to Python, the same approach is applicable to learning various tools for automating library data exploration tasks.

Speakers
GV

Greta Valentine

Data & Research Analyst, University of Kansas Libraries
I am a Research and Data Analyst in the Digital Initiatives unit at KU Libraries. I conduct assessment and usability studies, and coordinate internal data collection and analysis efforts in our library. I'm involved in facilitating a variety of peer learning groups focused on automation... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 1:01pm - 1:11pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

1:11pm CDT

Where did you get that eBook? Comparison of Student/Faculty Use of eBooks, Library Space, Social Media and Citation Management Programs
Although technology use gaps are narrowing between younger and older age groups, there may still be nuances in use. A campus survey of faculty and students explored the use of eBooks, citation management programs, and the library’s social media and physical space.

Speakers
AR

Alice Ruleman

Teaching & Learning Librarian/Liaison, University of Central Missouri


Ruleman pptx

Friday November 2, 2018 1:11pm - 1:21pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

1:21pm CDT

Traversing the Path: A Library Director’s Guide to the Higher Learning Commissions Open Pathways for Accreditation
Accreditation is a big deal. If an institution loses accreditation, its credits will not transfer, and the institution won't be able to receive federal student loan funds. In this lightning round, I'll discuss where the library fits in the Higher Learning Commission’s Open Pathway model and how I worked with college administrators to include information literacy and library resources into our Criteria for Accreditation.

Speakers
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Sandy Moore

Library Director, Allen Community College



Friday November 2, 2018 1:21pm - 1:31pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

1:31pm CDT

The Poet's Papers: Literary Research in the Small College Archives
As Nebraska State poet William Kloefkorn wrote in his poem “Dirt,” “When you spend a lot of time / in one place, one place / spends a lot of time in you.”  Kloefkorn spent forty years at Nebraska Wesleyan, teaching English from 1962-2002.  After his death in 2011, NWU’s Cochrane-Woods Library received the donations of his personal papers and library. This is by far the largest and most significant collection the library has ever received.  Learn how this small college library with limited special collections resources found creative ways to connect users with a unique literary collection.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Tanner

Martha Tanner

Head of Research Services & Archives, Nebraska Wesleyan University
libraries, archives, information literacy, rhetoric, music



Friday November 2, 2018 1:31pm - 1:41pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

2:00pm CDT

Bridging the Gap: Providing Equal Access of Library Resources and Services to Distance Learners
During this presentation, we will share how we accomplished the goal of bridging the gap between our face-to-face library offerings and our online offerings by discussing the results from two survey instruments, the issues from design flaws, and how we overcame those flaws to move forward with established strategies. The session will also include analysis of our strategic initiatives – why we chose these specific initiatives, how well they did or did not work, and which will become permanent services. Some of the initiatives included creating a series of streaming instructional videos, developing a library organization within our content management system, the utilization of Blackboard, and the use of the Blackboard Collaborate feature to implement Book a Librarian, a virtual consultation service.

Speakers
BB

Bob Black

Serials and Reference Librarian, Missouri Southern State University
avatar for Nancy Crabtree

Nancy Crabtree

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

Xiaocan (Lucy) Wang

Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian, Missouri Southern State University



Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

2:00pm CDT

Gay for No Pay: How to Maintain an LGBTQ+ Collection with No Budget
No money for LGBT resources in your library? No problem! Collection Management Librarian Rachel Wexelbaum, who is also the editor of Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries Archives and Museums, Twitter administrator for Wikimedia LGBT+, and a member of the Wikipedia Library Steering Committee, will demonstrate how to maintain and promote an extensive LGBT collection to patrons in precarious economic times. The strategies discussed in this presentation include collaborative collection development, requests for donations, open resources, and Wikipedia engagement. This presentation will end with a call to action for those librarians beginning to engage in LGBT collection development and for those who must fight to maintain their existing LGBT collection.

Speakers
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Rachel Wexelbaum

Collection Management Librarian / Assoc Prof, St Cloud State University
Rachel Wexelbaum is Collection Management Librarian at St Cloud State University. She is one of the founding members of the Wikimedia Minnesota User Group and organizer of Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thons. She has been an active Wikipedian since 2014 and is the Twitter administrator... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D

2:00pm CDT

Academic Libraries Embracing Technology with Purpose
This session is about embracing technology with a purpose. It details practical ways the library at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff accomplished this goal by repurposing library spaces and providing a collaborative environment conducive to studying, research, and activities using mobile and smart technologies. Technology integrated into the environment includes laptop checkout, collaborative video conference study centers, 3-D printing, multipurpose center with SmartBoard and projection system and an audio, photography and video production studio that allows student to create and apply applications demonstrated in their classroom environment. Additionally, I will report on the use of TablerTV Interactive System, 3D PowerPoint, and iStick and other technologies implemented to make information literacy more interactive and engaging for students, practical ways to engage students using the system, and how the library strategically adds innovations each year.

Speakers
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Lavoris Martin

Coordinator of Systems Administration, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff



Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A

2:00pm CDT

Active Learning for Metaliteracies: Digital Modules from the New Literacies Alliance
The New Literacies Alliance (NLA) is a consortia project lead by three higher education institutions in Kansas and Oklahoma that includes many university libraries across the country. The NLA has created many open digital modules based on the six thresholds of the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. The modules are developed for a common curriculum, are platform neutral, and can be utilized by any discipline. The modules can be linked through online learning platforms or used as free standing modules. The modules were used as flipped classroom content. A multi-state consortium of higher education institutions collaborate to create open digital modules based on the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education to engage students in high-level critical thinking and prepare them to be lifelong learners.

Speakers
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Brenda M Linares

Biomedical Librarian, KU Medical Center
PV

Prasanna Vaduvathiriyan

Health Sciences Librarian, KU Medical Center
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Rachel R. Vukas

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Kansas Medical Center



Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

2:00pm CDT

Battle of the Washita: One Library's Partnership with a National Historic Site
University libraries frequently collaborate with other departments and in some cases partner with other organizations and groups. This presentation discusses the way Southwestern Oklahoma State University Libraries partnered with the university's art department and the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site to honor the 150th commemorative anniversary and educate the public of its history. The library set up a special collection in their digital repository to house photos, videos, and various other items that document the variety of events held during the anniversary year. With the help of the university’s art department and the National Park Service, a four-part workshop series was held to teach attendees how to create and design their very own moccasins.  

Speakers
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April K. Miller

SWOSU Libraries Campus & Community Outreach Coordinator / Sayre Campus Librarian, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
April K. Miller, Assistant Professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), works as the Sayre Campus Librarian, and Campus & Community Outreach Coordinator for SWOSU libraries. She holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from SWOSU, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma... Read More →


Washita pptx

Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room C

2:50pm CDT

Networking Break
Snacks:
  • Fruit (40 Cal/2.5 oz. serving)
  • Caramel chocolate drizzle snack mix (210 calories)
  • Chex mix (120 cal/cup)

Friday November 2, 2018 2:50pm - 3:25pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom (3rd floor)

3:00pm CDT

B.D. Owens Library Tour (Optional)
Meet at the reception table between 2:50 pm - 2:55 pm.  A golf cart is available for transportation between buildings. 

Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Lobby (3rd floor)

3:00pm CDT

Shuttle (Afternoon)
Campus parking map (College Avenue, North on College Park Drive, Lot 59 & 60)

Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Lot 59 & 60

3:30pm CDT

From Silos to Collaboration
Managing change is not always easy but taking numerous small steps will help accomplish the task in a manner that positively affects the personnel, the library as an entity, and the view of the library on campus. There are many ways to institute change, but change can always be a little scary to people who have worked in the same place for a long time. People don’t want to make change even if the way things have been done are wrong or bad; however there might be a way to make it more efficient or effective. These changes could include external changes, budget reductions, or personnel turnover. Join the presenter for implementations related to change to take back to your library.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Meldrem

Joyce Meldrem

Library Director, Loras College



Friday November 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

3:30pm CDT

Crossing Borders: Expanding Digitization Efforts Across Library Departments
In recent years, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Libraries have shifted from a centralized model of digitization, in which digitization activities occurred primarily within the Archives department, to a decentralized one that now includes library technicians in Technical Services and Access Services. This expansion has resulted in marked efficiencies in scanning, metadata creation, file upload, and has enabled the Libraries’ digital repositories to grow at a much faster rate. In this session, UNC librarians will discuss the process involved in creating interdepartmental workflows, training existing library staff for digitization work, managing and tracking projects, and involving staff in mass digitization projects. Attendees will leave with strategies for implementing an interdepartmental digitization program at their own institutions.

Speakers
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Jessica Hayden

Technical Services Manager, University of Northern Colorado
JM

Jane Monson

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Northern Colorado
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Jay Trask

Head of Archives & Special Collections/Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado



Friday November 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

3:30pm CDT

Demystifying DH: How to Get Started with Digital Humanities
The plethora of concepts and methods of quantitative analysis in the humanities field, such as music encoding, data visualization, mapping, and more, can be overwhelming. The number of digital tools available for examining text and performance continues to multiply. How should librarians prepare themselves to support digital humanities scholarships? Where should they start and how can they approach DH from a critical perspective? Two academic librarians who work with literature and performing arts disciplines set a project goal of 6-8 months to do a deep dive into DH. We will share steps taken to gain familiarity, establish connections, acquire skills, and publicize services. In addition, we will also describe how our processes varied based on discipline. Attendees will engage in discussion of the librarian’s role as digital humanist and will leave the session with concrete ideas on how to get started with digital humanities.

Speakers
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Sherri Brown

Literatures & Humanities Librarian, University of Kansas
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Corinne Forstot-Burke

Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries


Friday November 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A

3:30pm CDT

Giving a Booster Shot to Your One-Shot: Incorporating Engaging Activities into Library Instruction
Getting students interested in a library session can be difficult at times. This presentation will explore some dynamic active learning practices to incorporate into the library one-shot. These activities can be adapted to work for both in-person and online classes. In this session, participants will leave with multiple strategies to create energetic lessons that will engage a broad range of students.

Speakers
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Angela Beatie

Discovery Librarian, Washburn University
KL

Kelly Leahy

Evening Instruction and Reference Librarian, Washburn University
GW

Gwen Wilson

Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian, Washburn University



Friday November 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Tower View Dining Room

6:00pm CDT

Post-Conference Dinner: El Maguey
Limited Capacity seats available

Still in town?  Join us for a casual post-conference dinner the evening of the conference.  El Maguey serves a variety of Mexican food in a  family-friendly environment.  View their menu (in Photos section).

(Note: The post-conference dinner is not included in the conference registration fee.)



Friday November 2, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
El Maguey