Winning on Two Fronts: How Library Residencies are Placing Libraries at the Leading Edge of Innovation and Diversity Initiatives
This panel will discuss the importance of library residencies in recruiting a more diverse workforce; in giving the library a greater leadership role in diversity initiatives; in providing formidable career development opportunities for residents; and in keeping libraries at the forefront of new technologies and innovative services. The panel will include a current resident, a former resident, a residency coordinator and an academic library dean. Presentations will be followed by a Q & A session.
Subjects: Administration and Management, Career Advice, Recruitment, Mentoring, Personnel and Staffing
Moderator:, Shannon Simpson, Research Instruction and Special Collections Librarian, Towson University
Speakers: Gerald Holmes, Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Hannah Lee, Affiliate Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware; Deborah A. Nolan, Dean of University Libraries, Towson University; Mark A. Puente, Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries
Preparing College-Ready 21st Century Citizens with Integrated Information/Media Literacy Programs in Education
How can K-12 and academic librarians prepare learners to work successfully in information- and technology-rich environments so they will be college-ready? How can we librarians expand our focus from information literacy to incorporate all 21st Century skills that boost deep content understanding, and successfully collaborate with teachers and professors to truly integrate these skills? This program features school and academic librarians who met this challenge and succeeded in integrating information literacy into their curriculum.
Subjects: Information Literacy, Instruction, Partnerships
Moderator: Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach
Speakers: Lynn Lampert, Chair, Reference and Instructional Services and Librarian, California State University Northridge; John McGinnis, School Board, Long Beach Unified School District; Lydia Elizabeth Smith-Davis, School Librarian, Lifelong Information Literacy (LLLI)
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