2011 Annual Users' Conference: Program

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Twelfth Annual Users' Conference
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Strengthening Connections: Keeping Our Libraries Vital"

Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

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Schedule of Events

9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration / Coffee / Poster Sessions
International Lounge
10:00 am - 11:15 am Welcome
  • Eleonora Dubicki, President, NJLA College and University Section / ACRL NJ Chapter
  • Richard Kearney, VALE Users' Conference Committee

Organizational Updates

  • Norma Blake, State Librarian, New Jersey State Library
  • Eleonora Dubicki, President, NJLA College and University Section / ACRL NJ Chapter
  • Andrew Scrimgeour, Vice Chair of the VALE Executive Committee

Keynote Address

  • James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University - The Imperfect Storm:  The Prospects for Systemic Change Across Academic Libraries

Multipurpose Room

11:30 am - 12:20 pm Morning Breakout Sessions
12:20 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch - Sandwich Buffet: Multipurpose Room
  12:45 pm - 1:15 pm -- Poster Sessions
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions I
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions II

Morning Breakout Sessions:

11:30 am to 12:20 pm
Note: Breakout Session room locations can be found on the program insert.

B01: Keynote Speaker Follow-Up Session
James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University

  • You are invited to continue the conversation with our Keynote Speaker in an informal session.

B02: Assessing the Integration of Information Literacy into a Hybrid Course Using Screencasting
Mary Ann Trail, Richard Stockton College of NJ; Amy Hadley, Richard Stockton College of NJ

  • Presenters describe a faculty/librarian collaboration to infuse Information Literacy into the curriculum of a blended learning (hybrid) course using video capture tutorials and a variety of assessment tools to enhance student learning.

B03: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration: An Embedded Librarian Project in Health Studies
Bojana Beric and Lisa Coats, Monmouth University

  • This session will illustrate a collaborative project between a health education faculty member and a librarian as an innovative teaching strategy in the health promotion, senior level college class “AIDS and the Global Society.” It will outline the process of developing a collaborative approach and provide the analysis and assessment conducted over the course of four semesters for possible replication in other courses requiring extensive library research to support projects.

B04: Keeping Our Libraries Vital and Our Sanity Intact When Experiencing Middle States
Jaqui DaCosta, Georgian Court University
Judith Lin Hunt, Montclair State University
Laura Gewissler, Georgian Court University

  • The VALE Shared Information Literacy and NJLA/ACRL User Education Committees are pleased to sponsor this panel discussion on members’ experiences of preparing for, and living through, a Middle States Accreditation Review. The emphasis will be on how information literacy is handled through this review process.

B05: Promoting Ethical and Legal Use of Information on Our Campuses
Lynee Richel, County College of Morris; Loretta McLaughlin Vignier, William Paterson University

  • This presentation outlines the importance of library input during the development of institutional policies on ethical and legal information use. We will identify institutional stakeholders that collaborate with academic libraries on policy development. Finally, we will present best methods to promote the institution’s policy and give guidelines for future advocacy.

B06: RDA Implementation: Jumping With Both Feet
Brigid Burke, Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • RDA (Resource Description and Access) is now published, tested, and soon to be implemented as the replacement for AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd edition). This presentation makes sense of the changes and how they will impact academic libraries, using Fairleigh Dickinson University’s implementation as an example.

B07: Using the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Research Review and Report @Your Library
Anne Ciliberti, William Paterson University
Elizabeth Leonard, Berkeley College
Luis Rodriguez, Kean University
Mark Thompson, Middlesex County College

  • In September 2010, ACRL released Megan Oakleaf’s comprehensive review and report on the literature of the value of academic libraries. This session, sponsored by the VALE Assessment Committee, will review the findings and recommendations of the report and promote discussion on what the findings and recommendations mean for academic libraries and how the findings and recommendations can be used to better make the case for the value of your library.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions I

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Note: Breakout Session room locations can be found on the program insert.

B08: Being There is Not Enough: A Study of the Effectiveness of Web 2.0 Use in Academic Libraries
Jia Mi (The College of New Jersey)

  • An increasing number of academic libraries have been embracing the use of Web 2.0 applications to enhance services to library users. The essence of Web 2.0 is its interactivity shared among communities. The author examined 52 academic library Web sites in New Jersey to see the extent of adoption of Web 2.0 applications, and, where possible, the success of any implementations as measured by user numbers and any evidence of any interaction with the sites by users. Creating a presence is just the beginning; effectively use Web 2.0 to increase communication and collaboration with our users is the goal. The study demonstrates that Web 2.0 applications seem to be adopted without any true evaluation in place. Libraries must drive technology, not be driven by it, and marketing hype must not be construed as fact. Libraries that are truly focused on their users must survey, quantify, question, and measure anticipated impacts and results before expending limited resources of time, money and people on projects that are not wanted, not needed, or not used.

B09: Building a Collection that Meets Users' Needs: The E-book Patron-Driven Model
Melissa De Fino, Rutgers University; Mei Ling Lo, Rutgers University

  • This presentation will provide an overview of the implementation of a patron-driven model for e-books acquisitions at Rutgers University Libraries. We will discuss the benefits and challenges for adopting such model in collection development.

B10: Collection Analysis for Cancellation Purposes
Pamela Theus, William Paterson University
Judy Matthew, William Paterson University;
Gracemary Smulewitz, Rutgers University

  • There are many reasons libraries engage in collection analysis. One reason is to identify areas where subscriptions are costly but have little use. These titles may be candidates for cancellation. In this session, sponsored by the VALE Cooperative Collection Management Committee, see how faculty input informs this project and strengthens the connection between libraries and academic departments.

B11: Connecting with First Year Students
Mary Beth Meszaros, Monmouth University; Nancy Weiner, William Paterson University

  • This session will provide an overview of library instruction developed for First Year Seminar classes at Monmouth University, which recently introduced themed, discipline-specific First Year Seminar classes, and William Paterson University, which bases library instruction upon themes from a common reader. Presenters will also discuss their relationships with their First Year Programs and detail the challenges and rewards of connecting with first year students.

B12: How Cultural Celebrations Can Strenghten an Academic Library’s Relationship with Students and Faculty
Bonnie L. Fong, Felician College

  • Holding cultural celebrations provides the academic library the opportunity to increase its presence on campus, but success in library programming depends on collaborative partnerships involving students, faculty, and staff. Thus, this presentation will focus primarily on these relationships – how to determine who to reach out, how to convince them to work with the library, and how to continue strengthening our connection afterwards so that we might work together in other capacities, as well.

B13: More than Collaboration: The Intervening Librarian
Mark Thompson, Middlesex County College

  • Libraries contend for user attention today as never before. Students’ busy lives may bring them to the library, but when there they often do not ask for help or may not work on academic assignments. Instead librarians can intervene during the occasions when and where students do seek help. We can still bring our skills to improving educational outcomes by seizing opportunities all across the campus. This talk will describe efforts to bring information skills to bear at tutoring, in the writing center, at EOF or minority affairs offices, during first year experience classes or in open labs.

B14: Three Summative Surveys in Assessing Information Literacy and Learning Outcomes
Ma Lei Hsieh, Rider University Pat Dawson, Rider University

  • The Rider University Moore Library developed three summative information literacy (IL) surveys since fall 2009 using GoogleDocs. The third survey combined the previous two and is used for pre and post-surveys for two core courses. The surveys revealed a rich set of data on students’ IL knowledge and learning outcomes.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions II

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Note: Breakout Session room locations can be found on the program insert.

B15: Bridging the Gap from Wikipedia to Scholarly Sources: A Simple Library Bookmarklet
Barbara Arnett, Stevens Institute of Technology; Valerie Forrestal, Stevens Institute of Technology

  • To bridge the gap between free internet resources and the deep web, we created a javascript bookmarklet that can be used in any browser to execute a search in a federated search database (Ebsco Discovery). Users can get scholarly search results without having to visit the library website.

B16: Connecting with the Curricula: Infusing Information Literacy in Classroom Content
Megan Dempsey, Raritan Valley Community College; Beth Bloom, Seton Hall University; Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Seton Hall University

  • This session will present two strategies for infusing information literacy into students’ coursework: incorporating scaffolded Information Literacy Instruction into course content and assignments, and training classroom faculty to effectively teach and reinforce information literacy skills. Both practical strategies move IL instruction beyond the one-shot session and into the curriculum.

B17: Making Digital Video Accessible and Teachable: An NJVid Update
Sandra Miller, William Paterson University; Chad Mills, Rutgers University

  • NJVid, New Jersey’s Digital Video Portal and Repository, is now in its third year. Two collections have launched – the Commons and Commercial Video, and the amount of videos available in NJVid have increased dramatically. Along with the videos, comes a new Annotation Tool that makes teaching and learning interactive and effective.

B18: Strengthening Connections via the VALE Drupal Website
Denise O’Shea, Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • In this presentation, sponsored by the VALE Website Committee, we will show conference attendees how to navigate the new VALE website, how to contribute content, and how to use the site’s interactive features.

B19: Too Few Librarians, Too Many Students: Moving a Successful Information Literacy Program Online
Davida Scharf, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Heather Dalal, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • We will describe issues, decision points and outcomes in moving face to face workshops to online modules embedded in 40 sections of freshman composition using Moodle course management software and Voicethread for programmed learning online.

B20: Tracking and Metering Library Usages on the Web
Sharon Yang, Rider University; Pat Dawson, Rider University

  • This presentation will introduce free Web usage tracking/metering tools, from downloading, installation, configuring, and data reading.

B21: Using the Arts to Connect with Our Communities in the University and Beyond
Ann Watkins, Rutgers University Michael Joseph, Rutgers University

  • Arts programming in academic libraries promotes community outreach by providing learning experiences for students, collaboration opportunities with campus departments and other cultural institutions, and venues for artists, musicians, dancers, and audiences to meet and discuss creative endeavors. The Dana and Alexander Libraries of the Rutgers University Libraries exemplify success through their ambitious series of exhibits, concerts, events and their outstanding collaborative program, the annual Book Arts Symposium.

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