SUNDAY JUNE 24, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cooperation among school and public libraries has been reported in the literature as early as 1876. Professional discussions, research and writing regarding collaboratve partnerships fall into two approaches: cooperation and Joint use. This program address the extent to which this library service model transforms education into a community-wide literacy program, shaping and defining the democratization of societies and moving communities along the path to sustainability. Attendees will learn of current research findings that this library service model contibutes to community literacy, lifelong learning and a sense of community at a cost savings.
Subjects: Partnerships, Resource Sharing, Transforming Libraries
Long-term Stewardship of Scientific Data: Your Library Can Participate in DataONE
This session will demonstrate how libraries participate in DataONE (NSF-funded DataNet partner) by installing and running a Member Node which stores accessible copies of biological and environmental data as part of DataONE’s global network. 1: Introduction to DataONE 2: How libraries participate in DataONE 3: Demonstration of installing and running a Member Node 4: Linking DataONE to library search systems 5: DataONE education and outreach services 6: How to join the DataONE User’s Group.
SUNDAY JUNE 24, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Managing your Career in Federal Libraries and Information Centers
Tips and advice for current Federal library staff: how to survive downsizing, coping with change, etc.
Subjects: Career Advice, Human Resources, Professional Development
SUNDAY JUNE 24, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Diving in and Learning to Swim as a New Distance Education Librarian
Online and distance learning offerings are growing rapidly and more libraries find themselves shifting from in-person to online methods for connecting with students and faculty. This panel includes four librarians who dove head first into the role of coordinating library services for distance and online users. Panelists will discuss ideas for implementing successful services, imperative skills every good distance librarian needs, strategic planning advice, and more. Audience interaction will be encouraged.
Subjects: Distance Learning, Instruction, Outreach Services, Reference Services, Virtual Communities and Libraries
Speakers: Rachel E. Cannady, Assistant Professor and Distance Learning Project Manager, Mississippi State University; Britt Fagerheim, Coordinator of Regional Campuses & Distance Education Library Services, Utah State University; Beth Filar Williams, Coordinator of Library Services for Distance Learning, UNC Greensboro; Heidi Steiner, Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University
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