MONDAY JUNE 25, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Preparing Tomorrow’s Science Professional
The proposed program seeks to establish a dialogue between science librarians, faculty and students, focusing on the issue of preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s science professionals. The discussion will explore the challenges faculty face as they seek to educate emerging scientists, new outreach models for working with faculty on creating information and data literate researchers, and the ways librarians can work with science students to support their goals of becoming science professionals.
Subjects: Information Literacy, Instruction, Outreach Services, Partnerships
Moderator:, Lindsay Johnston, Public Service Manager and Circumpolar Librarian, University of Alberta; Dave Schmitt, Engineering Librarian, UC San Diego
Speakers: James B. Clarke, Engineering Librarian, Miami University; Jon Jeffryes, Engineering Librarian, University of Minnesota; Barbara MacAlpine, Associate Professor and Science Librarian, Trinity University; John Rossi, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology & Dean, Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences, City of Hope National Medical Center; Bill Tomlinson, Associate Professor of Informatics, Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks: Using Technology to Train and Manage Student Employees
Most academic libraries employ student workers, but rarely do we discuss the impact of current and emerging technology on both student employees and supervisors when assessing workflow. We will discuss implementing Captivate, LibGuides, SharePoint, and Blackboard to improve and enhance the training, communication, and supervision of student employees. We’ll cover the strengths/weaknesses, potential learning curves of each technology and obstacles encountered to empower others to use various technologies to manage their own student employees.
Subjects: Technology, Training
Adventures in Dataland: Business Data Sources
In our two part program, we’ll show you how to help your users with free and low-cost business statistical data sources to locate business demographics, basic industry financials, and much more. In the second part of our program, we’ll learn how business data vendors generate data and also the exciting future developments of GIS and data-driven business information.
Subjects: Reference Services, Technology
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