“Insert Catchy Label Here or the end of Gen Y, Digital Natives and the Millennial Student Myth”
The program will look at how changing demographics effects academic library user populations and how libraries prepare for the changes. Issues addressed may include, demographic projections, users in two-year, four-year and vocational and graduate institutions, economic issues, serving first generation students, the digital divide, race/class/gender/age, Latino students in higher education, information literacy, technology trends and lib 2.0, assessment and ethnographic approaches to understanding users.
Subjects: Assessment and Evaluation, Diversity, Emerging Technologies, Equity of Access, Information Literacy
Moderator: Pamela Mann, Reference, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, St. Mary’s College of Maryland;
Speakers: Yago S. Cura, Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library; Roberto C. Delgadillo, Humanities, Social Science and Government Information Services Manager, University of California - Davis; Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Albany (SUNY)
How Taiwan Maximizing Information Services through Public Libraries, Digitalization, LIS Education, Information Literacy, Library Assc. & Globalizing
Taiwan was awarded the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects in 2011 ALA Annual Conference. It is an outcome of long-term practice and hard work of colleagues of Library Association, Central Library, Public libraries of major cities, LIS Education institutions, and various levels of information providers that put their efforts to do the information services to all people. We will take this occasion as Taiwan’s way to strengthening international collaboration with ALA. Librarians and LIS Educators will share their ideas and strategies of library development in Taiwan.
Subjects: International Issues, Information Literacy, Digitization
Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture
Carol Brey Casiano, Information Resource Officer serving in the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, former Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso, Texas and Past-President of ALA will deliver the 2012 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture. This lecture honors the first director of the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services for her leadership in focusing the Association’s attention on issues affecting the traditionally underserved and under-represented in libraries. Sponsored by the OLOS Advisory Committee.
Subjects: Outreach Services
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