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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.

Making the Numbers Speak: Creating an Annual Statistical Report for Washington University Libraries

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Carol Mollman, Assessment Coordinator, Washington University Libraries
Stephanie Atkins, Head of Access, Washington University Libraries
Kate Sathi, Library Supervisor, Acquisitions Dept.
Shannon Showers, Digital Projects Librarian

Like most libraries, Washington University Libraries collects enormous amounts of data. Organizing, analyzing and communicating that data can be a real challenge. The Annual Statistical Report project was developed in order to help us organize, and think differently about our data. In this presentation, we will discuss the process of gathering and sorting the data for the annual report, and how the team used graphs, charts and infographics to analyze and communicate the data. We will also talk about the lessons learned, and what we expect to change in the next round.

Readers’ Advisory and Promotion of Recreational Reading in an Academic Library. Part 1.

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
2:30pm
Room: 
Truman A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Bianca Ray, Circulation Coordinator, Lindenwood University

Do your students ask where your fiction section is or where your novels are? Are your patrons asking what they should read over break? In the past couple of years, Butler Library at Lindenwood University realized a need for reader’s advisory services and recreational reading materials for our community. We will share how we have begun to meet this need and the possibilities we have of meeting this need in the future. Throughout, we will offer an abundance of ideas to provide readers’ advisory services and promote recreational reading in your academic library.

2 Librarians, 5,000 Students, 6 Counties: a small library using technology to make the impossible possible.

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Truman C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Eric A. Deatherage, Library Director, Lee Library, Crowder College
Jennifer K. Johnson, Public Services Librarian, Lee Library, Crowder College

Having six physical sites in six counties, it can be a challenge to support student information literacy needs in the traditional format. Crowder is implementing strategies, applications, and using technology in addition to using the assistance of the partner SWAN libraries in traditional instruction to overcome distance and librarian/student ratios. Come see how we have applied this technology related strategy to enhance our access to students, and our ability to meet their library instruction needs.

What's new in RDA

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

RDA is the new cataloging code of the land. How is it different than AACR2? What changes can you expect to see? What changes do you need to make in your cataloging practice? This session will give an overview of the most common differences between AACR2 and RDA and will explain how to incorporate the new rules into your cataloging practice.

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