ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009 - (Page 12)

12 ACRL Footnotes • PREVIEW ISSUE ACRL 14th National Conference • Seattle, WA Arrive Early! Preconferences Offer Something for Everyone Kick off your ACRL National Conference experience by attending a Preconference. For more information and to register for a session, visit to register. Decision Making: Is Your Expert Opinion Enough? Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Are your daily decisions justifiable and based on real evidence? This preconference introduces EvidenceBased Librarianship (EBL), a process grounded in the concept that daily practice should be based on up-todate, valid, and reliable research. Learn applications of EBL in a variety of contexts, how EBL relates to other assessment techniques and identify challenges and issues related to implementing the process in your library. Type of audience: Practitioners in all types of academic libraries at all levels, i.e., any librarian making decisions that impact library users Effective and Exciting New Information Literacy Outreach Efforts to International & ESL Students Thursday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. This preconference will offer a comprehensive model-program for outreaching to International and ESL students in academic universities. The population of these students is rapidly growing and they have special needs. An innovative 3-step approach will be presented: 1) outreaching to them through exciting cultural meetings; 2) establishing partner networks with other-culture libraries to assist; 3) customizing reference & instruction to this special-need population (i.e., cultural/language cues to be aware of during reference and instruction). Type of audience: Instruction & Reference Librarians (any/all who have international & ESL patrons) Managing Change, Diversity, and a Multi-Generational Workforce: Developing Effective Problem Solving and Leadership Skills Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Description: Problem solving while managing change is key to effective team building and organizational success. The process begins with an understanding of one’s self. With practical applications based on individual profiles from the Klein Group Instrument for Effective Leadership and Team Participation, K i r t o n ’s A d a p t i o n - I n n o v a t i o n Inventory, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, successful problem solving will be illustrated through active participant interaction, providing a better understanding of the value of diversity in the process for those in and aspiring to leadership roles. Type of audience: An experienced administrator and a new employee will benefit. Intention to Action: Influencing Others When You Don’t Have (or Can’t Use) Authority Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. This highly interactive preconference will allow each participant to develop an influence plan for a real situation. Participants will leave with specific, concrete, ethical strategies to use both immediately and in the future. Group discussions, case studies, written exercises, and lecturettes will help participants discover how to shape others opinions without manipulating them or relying on authority. Type of audience: Non-managers but also appropriate for managers The Assessment Baristas: Can We Start a Rubric for You? Thursday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. In this session participants will learn how to brew up a rubric that is just right for evaluating student work. Everyone will get hands-on experience in the full process of rubric creation, use and evaluation. Attendees will leave the program energized with new skills to improve instruction. Type of audience: All librarians interested in assessment. Thinking Critically Sold Ou t about Copyright: Who Needs It (and Why?) Thursday, March 12,, 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. This session is about understanding copyright, applying it, and your questions. Participants will engage in discussions about their work and learn how to use copyright law for resolving day-to-day challenges in the library community. Ty p e o f a u d i e n c e : We a r e structuring this learning opportunity to benefit a wide range of librarians who hold diverse responsibilities. We will begin with the fundamentals of copyright and move to advanced topics in order to best address existing knowledge and to accommodate beginners who are encountering copyright for the first time. piece as a post card instead of a trifold mailing piece eliminating about 80,000 pages from production. • Produced this issue of Footnotes online instead of in print, eliminating about 156,000 pages of newspaper full from production. • Created an online only service manual for exhibitors eliminating about 200 binders and 4,000 pages from production. Green Continued from page 1 ACRL 2009 Research –Intensive Programs The following contributed papers and panel sessions have been designated as a “research-intensive” program. This designation indicates that the content of the program will focus predominantly on presenting or showcasing current research, or is intended to help librarians build research, writing and publishing skills. • Academic Library Support Staff Competencies: What Should Support Staff Know and Be Able to Do? • Assessment to Innovation: Creating a Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Online • Beyond the Buzz: Planning Library Facebook Initiatives Grounded in User Needs • Building Collections Cooperatively: Analysis of Collection Use in the OhioLINK Library Consortium • ClimateQUAL: Organizational Climate and Diversity Assessment • Conflict and Consensus - Clusters of Opinions on E-books • Face It! Reference Work and Politeness Theory Go Hand in Hand • Final in-process version -- Do the Outcomes Justify the Buzz?: An Assessment of LibGuides at Cornell University and Princeton University • Gender, Generation, and Toxicity: The Implications for Academic Libraries of Gender and Generational Attitudes toward Competition and Workplace Behavior • If You Build It, Will They Care? Tracking Student Receptivity to Emerging Library Technologies • Patrons cataloging? The Role and Quality of Patron Tagging in Item Description • Playing on “Practice Fields”: Creating a Research and Development Culture in Academic Libraries • Publishing in Open Access Journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Who’s Doing It and Why? • Reaching Beyond the Summit: Are We Creating Work Environments for People to Thrive? • Replication of the OCLC Perceptions Study: The Experience of Two Academic Libraries • Understanding the Integrative Role of an Academic Library for Undergraduate Library Student Workers: A Qualitative Study at San Diego State University • Using the READ Scale (Reference Effort Assessment Data): Capturing Qualitative Statistics for Meaningful Reference Assessment • Where Have All the Librarians Gone? The Academic Library Workforce of Today and Tomorrow • Widening the Net: A ResearchBased Collaboration to Foster Success Among At-Risk Learners • Workplace Information Literacy: Cultivation Strategies for “Working Smarter” in 21st Century Libraries • Free iPod Nano: Donate a book to Better World Books at Booth #1243 to be entered to win a free iPod Nano! This prize will be announced at the end of the closing keynote session on Sunday. Building Awareness • Created the Green Pledge that asks all conference participants to make sustainable choices while at the conference. • Documented conference hotels’ green practices, and have encouraged attendees to use them. • Invited Robin Chase, founder of ZipCar, for our Green Speaker event Sunday at 8:00 a.m. • Presenting a panel on greening national, regional, and local conferences Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Greening at the Convention Center • Strongly encouraging participants to use the convention center recycling stations. • Offering water coolers in the hallways and on the exhibit floor for free refills instead of purchasing bottled water. • Encouraged exhibitors to advertise and promote their green business practices. • Using recycled carpet in the exhibit hall, and reusable pipe and Reducing Waste • Offering greener giveaway drape. • Reduced lighting in the conitems, from a BPA free corn plastic vention center during setup and coffee mug to bags and badge holders made of recycled materials. takedown. • Collecting surplus promo(And those badge holders can be tional items from exhibitors and recycled on Sunday in the convendonating them to a local charity. tion center!) • Collecting surplus books from • Reduced signage by using elecexhibitors and attendees for donatronic sign boards and recycling all of the foam core signage, entrance tion to Better World Books. Better units, and registration counters World will sell them and donate 30% of the proceeds to National produced for the show. • Encouraged paperless confer- Center for Family Literacy. • Arranging surplus food donaence presentations and participation with the convention center to tion through the Virtual ConferFare Start. ence Community. Visit the ACRL Green Commit• Switched to recycled paper and tee’s table in the convention center soy-based ink for the program book registration area to learn more, and and promotional materials. • Produced our first marketing have a great, green conference!

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009

ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009
Highlights in Seattle
Greening ACRL 2009
Welcome to Seattle
Exciting Keynote Speaker Line-Up Awaits You
Don't Miss These Notable Events
Thank You to National Conference Component Committee
Jump Start: On the Road to Career Success
Visit ALA Placement Center in Seattle
ACRL Virtual Conference Continues to Grow
ACRL Thanks 14th National Conference Colleagues
Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients
Gloriana St. Clair Name ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
Get Connected with ACRL
ACRL Legislative Advocates Program
National Library Legislative Day: ACRL Travel Grants
Exhibitor News
Arrive Early! Preconferences Offer Something for Everyone
ACRL 2009 Research –Intensive Programs

ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009