Katherine Chew – University of Minnesota The goal of the Scholarly Communication Collaborative is to give librarians the tools they need to help faculty and students regain control of both their intellectual property and of the scholarly communication system. Katherine Chew is the Associate Director for Research, Collections and Access Services for the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota. She was one of the original members of the Scholarly Communications Collaborative when it was first formed back in late 2006 and was made a co-chair in August 2010. Within the Collaborative, her main responsibility (besides co-chairing) is Alternative Publishing/Open Access and has participated in numerous Scholarly Communications symposiums and workshops.
The Legislative Website: How to Find Bills, Laws, and Other Helpful Resources
Julie Dinger – Legislative Reference Library If you have ever had a patron ask you about that bill or law they read about in the paper or heard about on the news, you know it can be tricky to help them find what they're looking for. This session will show you where to go and how to search for bills and laws, as well as give an overview of the many other resources on the legislative website that can be so helpful to librarians and citizens alike.
Information Literacy for First Year Students and Beyond
Larry Schwartz – Minnesota State University Moorhead & Amy Soma—Concordia College Explore some strategies for getting the most bang out of your one shot opportunities, launching first year students into the world of academic research, helping professors incorporate information literacy outcomes into their courses without giving up class time for additional library instruction, and embedding information literacy into the curriculum of appropriate disciplines. The presenters will share ideas that proved successful at their respective institutions and provide templates you can modify to implement these strategies at your institutions. Time will be allotted for a group discussion regarding how to revitalize library instruction sessions that have lost their zest, so attendees should come prepared to share their ideas, successes and failures.
Perry Madden – PALS Students are coming to college with the ability to connect to the web with a variety of mobile devices. Not all library services are a good fit for the smaller screen. We will discuss strategies and techniques for creating library services that are optimized for modern mobile web platforms.
Staffing Models for Reference
Roundtable discussion on how staffing Reference happens in libraries of different sizes. How does the current and possible future fiscal situation (or, in some cases, reality) of reduced staffing affect our libraries? At what point should students sit at reference desks and for what purpose? Does their presence, if implemented, further diminish the perception of the status of the professional and degreed librarian? Has the point been reached where this question is moot?
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Senior, H. E. K. (2010). Student workers at the reference desk. OLA Quarterly, 16(2), 5-6.
Discussion and demonstration of Summon, Serials Solutions web-scale discovery service. Discover the benefits, pitfalls, and challenges of bringing this integrated search tool into production at Normandale Community College.