Convener: Jennie Simning, Hennepin Technical College
8:30-9:00 Refreshments and Networking (Room 340)
9:00-10:30 Joint Opening Session with Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Workday (Room 340)
Library Usage and Student Outcomes: using library data to improve the student experience. The University of Minnesota has been combining library usage data with demographic information to paint a picture of who is using what, draw correlations between library use and student success factors, and find new ways to steer students and faculty to the resources they need. After the presentation, a discussion will follow on how Consortium of MnPALS libraries can gather similar data and use it. (Shane Nackerud and Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, presenters)
The following sessions are in Room 304, Suite A
10:45-11:45 New Models of Reference Services Jim Parsons (St. Ben's/St. John's) and Robin Ewing (St. Cloud State University)
The number of questions asked at Reference Desks is declining, and user communication preferences are changing as well. How are reference departments adapting to these changes? Two libraries share their ideas for reference.
11:45-12:45 Lunch and Networking
1:00-1:50 Library Services for Partnership Students Kim Sy (Normandale Community College)
An increasing number of MnSCU colleges/universities are engaging in 2+2 partnership programs. How best can we provide library services for students enrolled in these programs? This presentation will focus on strategies that librarians at Normandale have employed and also invites a discussion about what future steps we should take to provide quality and consistent library services to partnership students, specifically in the areas of reference and instruction. Note: A similar presentation was given at the Fall User Group Meeting. There will be some overlap in content.
2:00-2:50 Library Instruction Models Rachel Wightman and Kim Sy (Normandale Community College)
Attendees are invited to a discussion regarding Library Instruction models. Does your library have a for-credit instruction option? Do you provide one-shot sessions? What works in your current model? What areas provide challenges? Come prepared to discuss and share your ideas on different programs and models for providing library instruction.
3:00-3:50 Learning from Recent British Information Literacy Models Justine Martin (Minnesota State University, Mankato)
The ACRL's newly published draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has librarians pondering how to implement its content. Work published by our peers in the United Kingdom can provide answers. This presentation outlines new or revised British information literacy models. The documentation offers insights into implementing and promoting revised information literacy content at individual institutions.
PALSdiscover Office Hour - Still being held on April 4 at 2:30, but not on April 10.