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Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach:
A Mix of the New and the Tried-and-True

The fourteenth annual October Conference for New England academic librarians, sponsored by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

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8:00 - 9:00
Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

9:15 - 10:00
The Mayor of Everywhere: Using Social Tools to Be More Places at Once

Jessamyn West
Library Technologist
Randolph Technical Career Center
Randolph, VT
Author of blog

Presentation Slides
Web 2.0 tools are uncomplicated to use and freely available online, and they have been making it easy and even enjoyable to remix, share, and repurpose content. The added new dimension of ubiquitous mobile computing is providing more opportunities for libraries to reach patrons and for patrons to interact with librarians. This presentation will address trends in Web 2.0 and social technology.

10:00 - 10:30
Blending the Old with the New: Methods for Modernizing a Credit-Based Research Skills Class

Laurie Sabol
Library Instruction Coordinator
Tisch Library
Tufts University
Regina Raboin
Science Librarian
Tisch Library
Tufts University

Presentation Slides
This presentation will provide an overview of traditional and newer tools used in teaching a research skills course: iClickers to gather information about what the students know; RefWorks for building research logs; and tools such as PowerPoint, one-minute papers, posters, etc., to vary the ways in which the students learn to gather, analyze, and synthesize information. The presenters will describe student-lead discussions on topics such as ebooks and e-readers, plagiarism, social networking tools, database critiques, and information overload.

10:30 - 11:00
Beyond the "That's Cool" with Web 2.0 in the Virtual and Face-to-Face Classroom

Anne de la Chapelle
Visiting Assistant Librarian
Feinberg Library
State University of New York - Plattsburgh
Karen Volkman
Associate Librarian
Feinberg Library
State University of New York - Plattsburgh

Presentation Slides
Web 2.0 technologies present instructors with the opportunity to increase engagement and communication among our largely GenY student population. The presenters will discuss their selection of Web 2.0 tools such as VoiceThread, Jing, Diigo, blogs, and wikis they use to teach their Introduction to Information Management classes in both online and face-to-face environments.

11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:45
Library Instruction Webinars: Objectives, Trials, and Faculty Collaboration

Rosanna Kowalewski
Instruction & Outreach Librarian for Education, Psychology & Sociology
University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries
Donna Mullin
Instruction & Outreach Librarian for Management & Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries

Presentation Slides - Part 1
Presentation Slides - Part 2
This presentation will discuss the preliminary work from a pilot project which offered library instruction webinars for freshman. The presenters will discuss objectives and limitations that guided software selection (DimDim, Wimba Classroom, and Adobe Connect Pro), and the dynamics of working with faculty in implementing a webinar session.

11:45 - 12:00
No Chad Left Behind! Increasing Student Participation with PollEverywhere

Jennifer Ditkoff
Collection Development Librarian
Mason Library
Keene State College
Kara Young
Systems Librarian
Mason Library
Keene State College

Presentation Slides
Using PollEverywhere, a free audience-response system tool, Mason Library is increasing student participation during orientation and an interdisciplinary course. Students can use their cell phones to answer questions during library instruction, allowing on-the-fly assessment. This presentation will show how this technology keeps students on task and engaged during library instruction.

12:00 - 12:30
Cool at Rauner: Blogging Special Collections

Jay Satterfield
Special Collections Librarian
Rauner Special Collections Library
Dartmouth College Library
Joshua Shaw
Technology Coordinator
Rauner Special Collections Library
Dartmouth College Library

Presentation Slides
In September 2009, Dartmouth's Rauner Special Collections Library began blogging about new and interesting materials from its collections. We will discuss the challenges and benefits of our experience and how this confluence of old and new media quickly moved beyond its small, devoted group of readers to create greater exposure on and off campus for Special Collections.

12:30 - 1:30

1:30 - 2:00
Opening Doors with Open Source

Emily Alling
Library Director
Rice-Aron Library
Marlboro College
Amber Johnson
Reference & Technology Librarian
Rice-Aron Library
Marlboro College

Presentation Slides
In 2010, the Marlboro College Library implemented an open-source integrated library system --Koha-- which has opened up the collection for teaching, research, and enjoyment in new ways. The catalog's social features invite users to tag and comment items and create public lists, breathing life into the library's collection. Hear how this new tool and other open source projects (Ubuntu netbooks, CUFTS/GODOT, and Zotero) are bringing the Marlboro community to its library and bringing the library to the Marlboro community.

2:00 - 2:20
Flypaper for Questions: Using Twitter to Find Questions and Reach Non-Users

Andy Burkhardt
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Champlain College
Author of Information Tyrannosaur blog

Presentation Slides
This presentation will briefly discuss Twitter as a means of engaging, learning about, and helping users. The presenter will demonstrate how to set up searches and alerts using Twitter's Advanced Search. In addition, the presenter will provide examples of using Twitter alerts, and explain how this technique can convert non-library users into library advocates.

2:20 - 2:40
Doubling Up: Leveraging Existing Technology to Provide More Library Instruction with the Same Staff

Jennifer Ferguson
Reference Librarian
Regina Library
Rivier College

Presentation Slides
This presentation will address the changes made in Regina Library's instructional model in order to teach more students with the same staff. These changes include the transition to Blackboard-based online instruction, partnering with the Writing Center on RefWorks, and using Adobe Captivate to customize online library orientation. The presentation will review the process used to develop the new model, the technological challenges, and the initial results. Suggestions will be offered on leveraging existing technological tools to reach more students.

2:40 - 3:00

Bill Garrity
Director of Biomedical Libraries
Dartmouth College/Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Presentation Slides
We'll conclude the conference with a summary of key ideas and list of action steps to consider taking at our home institutions.

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