Public Services

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.

Where's the book? How to use Access to track incoming and outgoing courier mail

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
11:15pm
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Dan Henke, Circulation Supervisor, Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T instituted an Access database to track its incoming and outgoing courier mail over 3 years ago. This database has proved extremely useful in tracking an item's whereabouts, especially if a patron claims to have returned the item. We will demonstrate the basic parameters of how our database is constructed, how we use queries to find information about courier items, and how other libraries can create their own database, even if they aren't Access experts.

Proving Your Library's Value: Communicating Return-On-Investment

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
11:15pm
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

The Missouri Dept. of Transportation (MoDOT) Library partners with researchers in addition to being a MOBIUS consortium member. Facing pressure to justify costs, MoDOT's peer group commissioned a library return-on-investment study. The resulting toolkit moves beyond a reliance on calculators and context-specific studies of public and academic libraries.

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.

The R-Squared Experience

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
2:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Lorraine Sandstrom, The Library Center Branch Manager, Springfield-Greene County Library District
Gay Wilson, Planning & Development Librarian, Springfield-Greene County Library District

Libraries are always striving to maintain their relevance in their community. In 2012, the R-Squared: Risk and Reward Conference sought to expand libraries' use of risk taking, creativity, and development of innovative ideas in order to reap the rewards of an engaged and stronger community. Discover methods from the Customer Curiosity and Abundant Community Experiences that may inspire you to become a more creative, innovative risk taker and enhance your library's relevance and community impact.

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Till Death Do Us Part: Staging a Murder Mystery at Your Library!

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Truman A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Bethany Messersmith, Information Literacy Librarian, Southwest Baptist University

Over the past year, the marketing committee at Southwest Baptist University Libraries explored ways to enhance and promote the library not only as a positive learning environment, but a space that students can utilize for a host of different pursuits and activities. Last fall we began planning for a wedding-themed murder mystery at the Harriett K. Hutchens Library. Many other libraries have done this in the past, making information literacy or new student orientations the focus of the event. Our intent was strictly to facilitate an evening of entertainment for students.

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?

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