Category Archives: Tuesday

E202: Cultivating Engagement Alongside Mastery of Skills

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

How many times do educators watch compliant, on-task students but worry if they are personally engaged? Students “deliver the deliverables” but skim over critical opportunities for deep thinking. Research shows that actively involved students are not just on-task, but continuously forming cognitive and emotional connections to their learning. Key findings at the intersection of education, psychology, and neuroscience can inform practical ways to boost student metacognition and growth mindset “in the learning moment.” Watch how to scaffold feedback loops and reflective questioning alongside your favorite extended assignment, research project, or portfolio review process using new technology paradigms to support and document student engagement.

Presented by: Rigele Abilock

A202: Top Tech for Your New & Old Spaces!

Track A: (International Ballroom Center) —  Innovative Spaces – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

Hold onto your seat as our leading-edge tech guru (yes, our Games & Gadget Guy) speeds through a wide range of awesome maker tech for your innovative library space. Don’t try to take notes, as his slides are shared so you can share with your colleagues too! From robots to circuits to coding, he covers it all.

Presented by: Brian Pichman

B202: (ROI) Truth to Power: Measuring & Talking About What Matters

Track B: (International Ballroom East) —  Enterprise: Tools, Tech & New Roles – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

Effectively communicating the true return on investment for information services means more than just counting hours saved or searches conducted. In order to convey the true ROI of your information center, you have to understand what matters most to the people who matter the most. Bates provides new approaches for identifying WHY you are doing what you do and what impact that has on your organization’s most important goals.

Presented by: Mary Ellen Bates

B203: Partnering for Broader Impact

Track B: (International Ballroom East) —  Enterprise: Tools, Tech & New Roles – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

This session focuses on two examples of libraries partnering to make an impact on different communities. Kendall draws on 15 years of experience of transferring medical library knowledge and practices to Ethiopia. The volunteer medical staff (including doctors and nurses), in addition to their job responsibilities, provide a thorough knowledge of the electronic resources available to the library and all medical students from the more than 14,000 full-text electronic journals and 20,000-plus ebooks available to Ethiopia from HINARI, the World Health Organization’s electronic library. This inspiring story of partners working with and teaching medical and allied health students is definitely improving the medical situation in Ethiopia. Kendall uses this as an example of how we are all connected in our world and should be doing more for developing countries in their quest to improve their library and other services. Our second speaker discusses a collaborative project to improve tools, curation, and content stewardship for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a globally accessible full-text database of biodiversity literature. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents (NDSR), all graduates of LIS or related master’s programs, are placed at five U.S. institutions for mentorship as well as a specific project designed to improve the functionality of BHL. Hear about the development of a best practices guidelines document for digital libraries incorporating transcriptions, image searching, collection analysis techniques and better connections to museums, archives and other relevant databases.

Presented by: Sandra Kendall, Richard P. Hulser

D203: Privacy, the Dark Web, & Hacker Devices

Track C: (Jefferson) —  Privacy & Security – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

Pichman walks through the tools that help provide anonymity and some ways to help mitigate the ease of being tracked. He goes beyond private VPNs and Tor Browsing to provide other tips and tricks. He gives an overview of some of the common devices, either hardware- or software-based, that are used by the Dark Side, and some easy-to-use defenses that you and your users can employ to protect yourselves from these attack vectors. Think of it as a Defense Against the Dark Arts class!

Presented by: Brian Pichman

E203: Pushing Beyond Future-Ready: Creating a Bold Context for K-12 Libraries

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

There are a number of ways to describe the conditions for learning that support working, learning, and contributing as a citizen in a world in perpetual beta. Educators have described this landscape as “21st century,” “next-generation,” and most recently “future ready.” In this session, we discuss five provocative shifts in library practice that can establish a new reality for what “library” means and how it serves a school community. Our goal is to push on the boundaries of the design of libraries. Together, we consider the transformative programmatic directions that K–12 libraries can take to create a remarkable experience for students, an experience that prepares them to be agile and participatory learners and citizens.

Presented by: David Jakes

C203: Discovery & Discoverability

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Content Management – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

Libraries make great investments in creating collections for the benefit of their communities. In order to get the most out of these investments, libraries also need to have effective strategies for discovery and access. Libraries can implement discovery systems to enable the patrons who visit their web sites to search and gain access to materials. But it is also important to find ways to make their collections easily found in other contexts, such as through Google searches or course pages in learning management systems. Breeding reviews the current state of discovery products and the technologies and services able to make library collections more widely discoverable beyond the library-provided interfaces.

Presented by: Marshall Breeding