All Experience Levels

Librarians and IT: Mixing Oil and Water?

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

The most common higher education departmental merger is that of the library and the information technology department (Hardesty, 1998). Unfortunately, the merger of these two departments has been cited as a source of conflict within the organization (Renaud, 2001; Wagner, 2000). No quantitative evidence existed regarding the actual levels of perceived conflict between these two groups or the degree to which levels of conflict differ between the two groups.

Weed Without Worry: Cooperative Storage Projects

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

State library cooperatives, groups of libraries and library systems across the country have been working together in the last ten years or so to establish shared storage facilities for books and journals. Moving items to storage has enabled libraries to re-purpose space for users, while libraries ensure the access to their historical collections. The Hathi Trust, Portico and other large scale cooperative projects have helped make digital preservation another way to ensure access. The University of California system has two depository operations for materials moved out of their libraries.

Any Excuse for a Pizza Party!: Using Sierra as the Vehicle for a Circulation Training Refresher

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

Whether it is during a reference interaction or a circulation transaction, the Rockhurst University Library is committed to high-quality customer service. The library employs various tools, such as online application forms, training, online support and on-the-job guidance in order to hold circulation assistants to certain professional standards. It can be difficult, however, to oversee all of the student assistants given erratic work times and minimal work hours. Like other MOBIUS libraries, the Rockhurst University Library transitioned from Millennium to Sierra in February.

Call me, maybe

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
3:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Kat Barden

LLAMA has a mentoring program that pairs new and new-ish library administrators with a seasoned veteran to advise and think with them about the transition between library school student and "real life." Through emails, face to face, and phone/video conferencing the mentor and mentee share goals, employment strategies, and work through transition dilemmas. It is sometimes helpful to have an "outsider's" view and input. Come learn about the application process, the program benefits and hear from a participant.
http://prezi.com/akbqnqaceyeo/call-me-maybellama-mentoring/#

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 ...

Meeting Some Library Facility Challenges

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I will use my Windows laptop

This session considers a range of factors relevant not only to library facilities planning for construction or renovation, but also to any contemplation of different furnishings or other changes that are supposed to improve library facilities for the various people that use them. An architect may focus more on a dramatic element such as a soaring skylight than on custodians' daily routines. An interior designer may be more attuned to uniform lines and certain colors than to patrons’ and particularly students’ diverse preferences.

Negotiation of Licensing & Pricing Terms

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

Electronic resources have more complexity in license agreements and pricing terms than other library materials, and librarians must be assertive in negotiating for these resources in this time of budget cuts and uncertainty. The librarian who accepts prices and terms as they are given is not getting the best possible deal for the library. Vendors are often more willing to negotiate than the librarian might expect. In this presentation, we will discuss successful negotiation strategies for pricing and terms of library e-resources.

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.

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