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Spring 2013
The Many Faces of Technology
May 3, 2013


Oh the (23) Things You Will See: View online slides

Leveraging Learning Management Systems for Faculty Technology Training

In the college environment, there is often a technology gap between students and faculty. At Harrison College, librarians identified a need for faculty training in new technology tools which could improve and supplement classroom learning. In this session, we will discuss how librarians at Harrison College adapted the original 23 Things models that originated at the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Public Library  to teach web 2.0 and other technologies such as Evernote, Google Docs and PowerPoint to faculty, as well as how our Learning Management System, Angel, is being used to facilitate the program effectively.

Presenters: Andrea Cohn, Regional Librarian -- Harrison College; Jennifer Luzadder, Associate Dean for Instructional & Learning Services -- Harrison College


Gathering and Presenting Key Business Indicators Download (.pptx)

The Ball State University Libraries recently has rolled out a new interface to capture, organize, and present various factories of information from the various services that they can keep track of. The Data Warehouse is meant to be the go-to place to track the performance of various library metrics and a place for in-depth analysis for authorized users. This presentation will show how the database and interface were constructed from the ground up, the languages and technology used, and the challenges one faces when it comes to thinking in terms of data in an academic environment.

Presenter: Victor Replogle, Library Technologies Support Analyst -- Ball State University


DIY Web Development: Free Tools and Strategies for Library Instruction Download (.pptx)

With all the other social media sites out there, why should libraries even bother with Pinterest? Isn't it just a site about crafting, anyway? While it might be hard to imagine, image-curation site Pinterest has a lot to offer libraries, and this presentation will teach you the ropes so you can get out there and start pinning and promoting your library!

DIY Web Development: Hand Code Your Own Page Download (.pptx)

This workshop will follow up on the concepts introduced in the earlier "DIY Web Development" presentation by allowing participants to create their own personal page using free tools and services with beginner-friendly teaching strategies. Participants will gain a contextual understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that will facilitate future self-study. No prior coding experience required!

Presenter: Bryan Brown, Scanning Technician -- IU Digital Library Program

Download audio of DIY presentation (.mp3, 17MB)


Instructional Design in Libraries - Working Smarter, Not Harder! Download (.ppt)

With less time and staff at hand (and wearing many hats), how can library staff members design effective instructional materials and technology classes in their library that teach digital literacy in staff/patrons?  This program will share library instructional strategies and tips such as learner centered instruction and needs assessment. Austin will also highlight free resources such as Custom Guide and open source software applications that can be used to save time and money when designing workshops or classes for patrons or library staff to gain more freedom to tackle other library projects. Finally he will discuss the importance of digital literacy as a library and community-wide initiative.

Presenter: Austin Stroud, Instructional Designer -- Monroe County Public Library


Outreach, Education, and Engagement with LibGuides ------

Online research guides are not a novel concept to be certain, but creating guides through the LibGuides platform can allow you to transform the typical notion of a research guide.  At our library, we have been using LibGuides not only for standard subject-based purposes, but also to target certain groups, such as public patrons; to create specialized guides for specific classes at the law school; to offer resources to faculty for curricular development; and much more.  This session will discuss how the library has used libguides to create research guides for target audiences such as first year students, faculty and research assistants but also to train employees and link research guides to social media outlets such as Pinterest. Ashley will also share tips for making it easier and quicker to create new libguides.

Presenter: Ashley Ahlbrand, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Library


Thriving Without (Much) Print Download (.pdf)

In 2009 Trine University Library underwent an extensive weeding project in which the total print collection size was reduced from around 50,000 volumes to less than 25,000. We increased e-book acquisition and rearranged our space to foster collaboration, use of specialized software, and lending of equipment like iPads, cameras, and e-readers.  This presentation will discuss our experiences with PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) through various vendors and how we saw significant increases in both in-person and online library traffic (and increases in print circulation) during the shift to a (mostly) digital collection, as well as some future plans for our continuing transformation..

Presenter: Lauren Magnuson, Senior Information Services Librarian -- Trine University


One Discovery Layer, Eight Front Doors: Implementing Blacklight at IU Download (.pdf)

This session will discuss the implementation of Blacklight, an open source discovery layer, as the new public interface for IUCAT (the Indiana University Libraries’ statewide shared online catalog, through outlining the process of reviewing and selecting a discovery layer application, highlighting the numerous challenges in achieving success in a complex environment of diverse stakeholders with divergent needs and goals, and concluding with a description of desired further enhancements.

Presenter: Courtney Greene, Associate Librarian -- Indiana University Bloomington


Evergreen Indiana: Where is it Now and Where is it Going? Download (.ppt)

Evergreen Indiana is a resource sharing consortium of 101 public, school and special libraries across the state of Indiana. Participation in the consortium offers members the opportunity to save money by sharing resources (MARC records, patron records, library materials, hardware and Evergreen software). Librarians and staff members are aware that the rapid growth of technology requires them to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date and to adapt new learning styles. To support consortium member professional development, the Evergreen Indiana committees in partnership with the Indiana State Library has developed a curriculum of webinars, committee meetings, user groups, listservs and in-person trainings which build on and expand staff transliteracy skills. This presentation takes the audience on a tour of the skills Evergreen end-users need to develop in order to effectively use and participate in the consortium. Librarians and library staff make use of various forms of technology to accomplish daily tasks, so technology is an important part of the discussion. This stance will give a new perspective to those who may have already heard about Evergreen while also giving those new to the topic a good introduction.

Presenter: Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator -- Indiana State Library


A New Service Model through Technology Download (.pdf)

Brian will discuss phasing out the formal reference desk, as circulation students and staff rely on Summon, a new discovery service—prominently featured on the library’s website—as a primary tool to assist researchers. Eliminating the reference desk gave the librarians time to focus on other projects, specifically outreach, to build stronger relationships with faculty. Brian Gray will share how being ‘on call’ and ‘out and about’ is helping Case Western’s librarians connect with users and provide more in-depth instruction.

Presenter: Brian Gray, Case Western Reserve University