Breakout Session 4

Breakout Session 4

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

1. CHITTENDEN ROOM - Act Like a Librarian, Think Like a Fundraiser

Mary Moser (University of Massachusetts Boston)

How do we communicate the value of our work to a non-library audience and get people excited about the work that we do? Bring a list of your professional goals to this interactive workshop in which we will discuss how to align the values of librarians and fundraisers and practice reframing our work to communicate maximum impact to our community and supporters.

2. FRANK LIVAK ROOM - Social Justice Partners: A Service Design Toolkit for Library Response to Campus Tensions 

Megan Bresnahan, Liz Fowler, Kristin Dhabolt (University of New Hampshire)

In order to prepare libraries to support their campus communities in times of need, librarians have created a “Campus in Crisis” Response Plan using principles of service design. The tool serves as a guide for supporting campus communities, particularly marginalized or vulnerable populations, during times of upheaval and positions the library as a ready campus leader when its services are most needed.

3. GRAND MAPLE BALLROOM  - Hot Topics: Critical Information Literacy for Global Citizenship, Social Justice, and Community Participation

Sean Leahy, Alan Carbery, Faith Yacubian (Champlain College)

Librarians and a faculty member from one small college will discuss new curriculum developed collaboratively on their campus that embeds and advocates information literacy as a means of action against important issues that today’s students are keen to address.

4. JOST ROOM - From the Programmer’s Point of View: Imagining Creative Solutions to Serve Our Patrons

David Cirella (New York Institute of Technology)

Having the knowledge to think about our services and needs from the programmer’s point of view allows us to know what is possible, know how to ask for exactly what we want from others, and can lead to custom software development and technology projects. The program will look at how librarians can become familiar with different aspects of computer technology to better serve the needs of our users while avoiding the high cost, long build times, and the close-but-not-perfect outcomes of other options.

5. WILLIAMS ROOM - Coconino Community College Library Goes Online: Navigating Remixed Professional Identities in a Reimagined Library

Nick Faulk (Champlain College), Este Pope (Amherst College)

A community college in Arizona closed the library and reenvisioned library services through online library resources, a solo librarian, and a partnership with the state university. The first two librarians to work in this bold new approach to librarianship discuss ways these experiences have impacted their current work in libraries.

6. MILDRED LIVAK ROOM - OER, Copyright and Faculty: Are Academic Librarians Qualified to Support This Triptych?

Lindsey Gumb (Roger Williams University)

OER (Open educational resources) is rapidly gaining momentum and recognition in higher education as the cost of textbooks and supplemental learning materials continue to rise. While academic librarians are taking on additional responsibilities to support and endorse its faculty as consumers and creators of this OER, are they actually qualified to do so without formal training and support?