Reference & Instruction

Branching Out: Transitioning from Face-to-Face Teaching to Online Teaching

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
11:15pm
Room: 
Truman C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian, University of Missouri-Columbia
Annelise Freeman, E-Learning Librarian, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ashley Nelson, Library Information Specialist II, University of Missouri-Columbia

With the rising number of distance students and online classes, demand for online library instruction is growing. In response to interest at MU, two face-to-face library workshops on reference management software (EndNote and Zotero) have been adapted for synchronous online classes, using the software Blackboard Collaborate and input from the MU e-learning librarian. This session will explore strategies instructors used to adapt their workshops to the online environment and examine how responses from students led to further online classes and opportunities for online instruction.

Let's move the cheese

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
2:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Kat Barden

Sometimes the mice move, I mean students' habits change, so you have to move the cheese! Are you caught in a maze of lending, marketing, and organization that result in ever shrinking circulation numbers? There is a way to turn that statistical frown upside down. Using integrated marketing techniques that are not new, but just might be new to libraries, you can brand and broaden your "collection" to include services and outside resources using your outreach efforts as your marketing tool. With integrative marketing/programming strategies ...

An Archway Affair to Remember - events, promotions and displays

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
3:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Theresa Flett, Reference Librarian, St. Charles Community College
Lisa Pritchard, Public Services Librarian , Jefferson College
Susan Fuchs, Technical Services and InterLibrary Loan Administrator, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

This panel presentation will discuss various college library events, promotions, or displays from the past couple years at Archway cluster libraries. This session is also an idea exchange for the last 5-10 minutes of things you’ve done at your institution. Come gather some new ideas to implement at your library at various levels of cost – (many FREE!) Handouts provided.

A bit more indepth and interactive than Share Fair.

Assessing Information Literacy at the Community College

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Jefferson B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) librarians have had a difficult time assessing the information literacy of their students due to a variety of reasons, including the fact that many students are not in any formal curricular program and that no formal curricular program currently includes any formal information literacy requirement. Reference Librarian Katy Smith spent a semester surveying and interviewing freshman orientation and capstone students in an attempt to assess student information literacy levels at both the beginning and the end of an STLCC education.

Missouri State Library's Digital Collection of State Government Documents

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

The Reference Services Division of the Missouri State Library is continuing to build its digital collection of state government documents. Come see what it looks like, what is in it, tips on searching, and workarounds to problems with the repository software.

Books as social media: Using the library brand to make connections

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

Most people think of books when they think of libraries. Thus, books are a recognizable library brand. At Maryville University—Saint Louis, we are leveraging the library brand to promote the library and the university. The library is active in or has initiated the following programs relating to books, boosting library recognition: Hot Reads, the library book club, Maryville Reads, Maryville Talks Books, the St. Louis Speakers Series campus visits, and the all faculty book group.

Creating a Lab-Based Course for Use of Information Resources

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
11:15pm
Room: 
Truman B
Computer: 
I will use my Windows laptop

Many of the elements in a credit-bearing course for information resources do not lend themselves to a lecture-based format. While a completely online course may not be practical for learning library skills, a combination of lecture, online materials, and in-class exercises can take the place of a more traditional classroom format. At Truman State University, we have spent the last year adapting our Use of Information Resources course to involve less lecture time and more hands-on activities.

Stu-jitsu: The Gentle Art of Supervising Student Workers

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Truman B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

The hiring, training, supervising and retention of student workers are lynchpins in the successful delivery of services in an academic library regardless of the size of the library and its parent institution. Yet how often are these student worker processes given their due attention and time? How can you optimize your efforts to make your student workers are a value added work force and not just warm bodies that get tasks done in a just acceptable fashion? How can you train your students to learn multiple technologies even as they change such as the transition from Millennium to Sierra?

Dive In: Bringing ACRL Immersion Teacher Track Home

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
2:30pm
Room: 
Truman B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Ngaire Smith, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Missouri State University Libraries

In July 2012, we attended the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program. This session will cover how we have changed our information literacy instruction based on what we learned at Immersion. We will model the instructional design process and discuss integrating both active learning and assessment into library instruction. We will also show some fun and useful tips and tricks on using technology consciously within instruction sessions. And, like any good teacher, we will make you participate!

Why Do Undergraduate Students Choose to Use E-books?

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
3:30pm
Room: 
Truman B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

As an innovation, the e-book purports to replace the printed book; however, students continue to indicate a preference for using printed books. In contrast to students’ preference, many academic libraries report e-book use rates equal to or greater than printed book use rates. In this study, eight factors were investigated as potential reasons undergraduate students choose to use an e-book. A quantitative research design using a convenience sampling method and chi-square analyses was employed in the study.

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