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Wednesday, March 16
 

7:30am CDT

Breakfast / Registration
Come enjoy breakfast in the company of colleagues.

Wednesday March 16, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am CDT
Leonard Center Fieldhouse

9:00am CDT

Keynote Speaker: Safiya Umoja Noble, PhD
Speakers
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Safiya Umoja Noble

Assistant Prof., Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Safiya Umoja Noble is an associate professor at UCLA, and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.[1] She is the author of Algorithms of Oppression, and co-editor of two edited volumes: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Class and Culture and Emotions, Technology & Design. She is a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. She was appointed a Commissioner to the University of Oxford... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Leonard Center Fieldhouse

10:30am CDT

3D Printing: Year One
Thinking about getting a 3D printer for your library? We will discuss our first year with our 3D printer, what kinds of things you might expect from the technology, its limitations, and the challenges we have run into. We will also talk about 3D printing resources, design software, and 3D printer programming at our library.

Speakers
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Jake Gauslow

Reference/Web Librarian, Rochester Public Library



Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 250

10:30am CDT

Assessing Your Ebook Collection
As ebook collections grow in libraries of all kinds, new standards of evaluation are emerging to ensure that these collections are meeting patrons' needs. This presentation will explore through case studies several frameworks for evaluation including cost, collection diversity and standards, usage, preservation, and technical services workflow. Particular attention will be paid to the demand or patron driven programs that have been emerging in increasingly diverse libraries. Participants should expect to leave the session with practical and actionable ideas for evaluating their own digital collections.

Speakers
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Laura Costello

Virtual Reference Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries


Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 350

10:30am CDT

Creating Connections in Digital Space
While teaching in digital contexts creates new opportunities for students and instructors, making the experience engaging, personal, interactive, and relevant can sometimes seem challenging.  This session will present assignments, activities, and approaches that can be used in digital spaces to connect students with each other and their instructors, bridge classroom experience into professional contexts, and engage learners with the process of creating information.  Discussion will focus on attendees’ challenges and hopes, and how to make teaching and learning in a digital context a richer experience.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer DeJonghe

Jennifer DeJonghe

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Metropolitan State University
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Michelle Filkins

Professor, Metropolitan State University
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Christine Larson

Ref and Inst Librarian, Metropolitan State University


Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 100

10:30am CDT

Digital Storytelling: Expanding the Life Cycle of a Story
Libraries of all sizes must communicate their work to illustrate the value of their services, resources, and most importantly, their people. Through good storytelling, libraries gain increased visibility and recognition for their work. This can result in additional support and greater latitude to develop innovative services that meet community needs. Digital storytelling through the web and social media can help develop a cohesive story and bring news about a library’s work to new audiences. It does, however, require an investment in time and resources. Several practical tips and tricks can be used to leverage digital storytelling to extend the life cycle of library news and make the most of limited resources. Participants will see a concrete examples from the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries that follow real stories through their life cycle from idea to writing to initial publication to reuse and repackaging, focusing on the outcomes at each step.

Speakers
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Erinn Aspinall

Strategic Services Librarian and Communications Coordinator, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries
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Rachel Hawkins

Communications Specialist, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries


Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom

10:30am CDT

On the Same Page: Encouraging Staff Engagement with SharePoint
In designing a SharePoint team site to replace an outdated internal website, Anoka County Library looked to improve staff efficiency and engagement, while simultaneously using SharePoint’s capabilities to reimagine how we work together and shape organizational culture. Collaboration was essential to a design process that involved widespread staff input, coordination with library administration, and working with colleagues from the county’s IT department. Discover features that encourage staff reflection and knowledge sharing, foster teamwork, and improve communication.

Speakers
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Jason Smalley

Library Applications Assistant, Anoka County Library


Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 150

10:30am CDT

Participant Led Usability
Speakers
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Christopher Stephan

Senior User Experience Designer, The Nerdery
I'm a strategist, a generalist, a designer and diagnostician. Talk to me about complex systems or finding new ways to use old tools to solve problems for organizations, users, and the places where they interact.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

10:30am CDT

“Come on Down!”: Gaming in the Flipped Classroom
This session will discuss the experience of librarians at the University of Northern Iowa who have incorporated gaming into their library credit course to increase student engagement and learning both in and out of the flipped classroom. The session will demonstrate how using Kahoot, Quizlet and "Team Challenges" in the classroom facilitated individual learning and peer teaching. Attendees will learn about free and easy to use web gaming apps (i.e., Kahoot, Quizlet), and learn how to incorporate gaming into any of their classroom environments (i.e, one shot sessions, credit course, embedded classroom). This session is targeted towards any library, and for library users of all ages.

Speakers
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Angie Cox

Instruction and Liaison Librarian, University of Northern Iowa
Angie Cox is an instruction and liaison librarian at the University of Northern Iowa, primarily for Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and the First Year Experience, and teaches the credit-bearing information literacy course.  She has organized/participated in a variety of library... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Library Harmon Room

10:30am CDT

“Killing Sacred Cows: Challenging Assumptions about Digital Asset Management”
The pace at which a technology moves from “emerging” to “production” continues to increase. The support systems around that technology must match that pace. A modern DAM needs to work with just about any kind of file type and make them all discoverable. And while metadata may be king, adhering to a one-size-fits-all structure may not be the best way to serve the needs of today’s researchers and teachers.
We’ve worked to build an open-source digital library capable of keeping up with the demands placed on it by rapid innovation. By utilizing a cloud-computing platform with dynamic metadata capabilities, pluggable support for new technologies, and strong extensibility, this library aims to make sure storage and categorization is never a hindrance to innovation. Our platform challenges many of the existing conventions of digital asset repositories, by flipping to a user-centric, content-delivery focused approach. This allows us to be responsive and flexible as users express their needs. And by opening our repository up via a standards-based, public API, we allow innovators to leverage our content in new and exciting ways.
In this session, we will discuss the capabilities of this new system, the research that led to its design, and the ways in which we are already seeing it grow and expand.

Speakers
avatar for Colin McFadden

Colin McFadden

Technology Architect, University of Minnesota
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Rebecca Moss

LATIS Engagement and Online Experiences Consultant, University of Minnesota
I've become a big fan of sketchnoting or visual note taking and am interested in learning more and practicing this with others. I am also a big believer in the power of play to produce creative learning environments.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

11:30am CDT

Lunch
Wednesday March 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
Leonard Center Fieldhouse

1:00pm CDT

Adjusting the Spiel and the Patter: Assessing Technology Needs to Improve Patron Experience
Is there a better way to approach patrons with technology issues? How can we change our patter to more effectively communicate with people with varying levels of experience and comfort with technology? These questions spurred us to look at how digital divide issues such as education, race, income level, etc. can predict levels of need, and how these variables can influence the perception of user interfaces and hardware. Our research eventually led to the creation of a technology need interview conducted on a diverse group of library users. The results of the interview informed the creation of user personas to guide help desk interactions, interface, and infrastructure recommendations.
Join us for a lively presentation where we will demonstrate and discuss some of the basic perceptual differences affecting user experience. Discover how to conduct an assessment of your library patrons to devise user personas for technology help and encourage evidence-based decision-making in your library.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Gerwig

Katherine Gerwig

Information Commons Specialist, Metropolitan State University
avatar for Mallory Kroschel

Mallory Kroschel

Library CLA, Metropolitan State University Library
Outside of the library world I love to rock climb and play with my dog. He is a mischievous puppy that chews on everything.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom

1:00pm CDT

Are You Research Ready? Adding ImagineEasy Academy’s Tutorials to Library Instruction at Hamline
In Fall 2015, Bush Library rolled out a series of library tutorials to students enrolled in Hamline’s First Year Seminars (FYSEMs). Students were required to complete five “courses” before meeting with their librarian for classroom instruction. ImagineEasy’s product helped the librarians to address stated University and library information literacy learning outcomes and allowed us to re-imagine the classroom experience.

Speakers
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Siobhan DiZio

Reference and Instruction Librarian/ILL Supervisor, Hamline University
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Kimberly Feilmeyer

Information Literacy & Collection Development Librarian, Hamline University
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Kristofer Scheid

Learning Environments Librarian, Hamline University Bush Library
Academic librarian for 18 years. I liaise to several departments at Hamline University, including undergraduate Philosophy, Political Science and Health Sciences. However, the bulk of my work is working with graduate students, in person and online, from our School of Education.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Library Harmon Room

1:00pm CDT

Back to the Future: Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects
One of the most compelling means of making history meaningful for undergraduates is having them make history themselves. At Concordia College - Moorhead, a historian, an archivist, and a librarian collaborate to provide hands-on primary research projects meant for a public audience. Students process and create artifacts for a digital archive, contextualize and interpret their contributions using secondary research, and communicate their findings via online exhibitions. A traditional research and writing-intensive assignment is transformed into an opportunity to make history for the future, using active-learning, a growing knowledge of information structures, and digital tools.

Speakers
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Ginny Connell

Instruction & Reference Librarian, Concordia College, Moorhead
I am interested in Digital Humanities, Sustainability, and Information Ethics. I loved LibTech last year, and am looking forward to this year!
avatar for Joy Lintelman

Joy Lintelman

Professor of HIstory, Concordia College, Moorhead
I’m currently professor and chair of the history department at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. I frequently incorporate student research, collaborative research, and digital history projects in my teaching and enjoy partnering with my colleagues in the library and college... Read More →
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Lisa M. Sjoberg

Archivist & Digital Collections Librarian, Concordia College
Lisa Sjoberg is the College Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She earned a Master of Arts in speech communication at North Dakota State University and a Master of Library and Information Science, concentrating in archives and... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

1:00pm CDT

Brunch at the Brain Box
In the Summer of 2015, Ramsey County Library’s Maplewood branch introduced its new Maker space called The Brain Box. Located in the the northern section of the teen area, it has primarily been used for teen programming. However, we recognized an interest in Maker spaces and their technologies among adults as well as a lack of adult Maker space programming in the Twin Cities metro. In collaboration with the teen librarian at Maplewood Library, we developed open lab programming for adults so they can have access to the same training and resources as the teens.
Since adults learn more effectively in a structured environment and Maker spaces emphasize tinkering and co-learning, we adopted a weekly open lab format with a theme project or tool. Patrons are free to work on their own projects and learn from each other, but the option to work on a pre-planned project with our assistance is available for those new to the technologies in The Brain Box. We will discuss this model’s success in terms of how adults actually used the space, whether the space and its tools were able to accommodate the adults’ needs, and how many patrons participated in the program. We will also highlight projects and tools that worked well and those that did not.

The Brain Box includes:
Two 3D printers
Two Silhouette vinyl cutters
An EggBot
Two sewing machines
A large selection of craft supplies

The software available on laptops and iPads includes:
SketchUp
Sculptris
Stencyl
Adobe Premiere


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 150

1:00pm CDT

Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools
Libraries everywhere are dealing with tight budgets and shrinking staff. Small and medium libraries are particularly hard hit by these issues. So, how are they maintaining a respectable level of technology and library service innovation with little or no money and staff? They are starting new programs, bringing in new resources, and developing new partnerships by harnessing the full potential of new internet tools, technologies, and websites. This session will highlight some very creative responses from small and rural libraries in middle America. Attendees will pick up some great ideas they can take back and use at their own library, no matter what the size, to provide innovative library services and programming.

Speakers
avatar for Louise Alcorn

Louise Alcorn

Technology Services Coordinator, West Des Moines Public Library
Louise Alcorn is the Technology Services Coordinator at the West Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library. She presents nationally, focusing on easy technology solutions in small- to mid-size public libraries. She has authored two books on library technology topics. Louise participates with... Read More →
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Christa (Burns) Porter

Library Development Consultant, Nebraska Library Commission
Christa (Burns) Porter is the Library Development Consultant at the Nebraska Library Commission. She provides training and consultation to public libraries applying for E-rate funding, and coordinates, produces, and hosts the Commission's weekly webinar series, NCompass Live. She... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

1:00pm CDT

Keeping an Ear to the Ground: Evaluating Recent developments in citation manager technology with user feedback
Citation managers are commonly promoted in academic libraries, but the technology is changing rapidly. As subscription services grow more expensive and free services offer institutional packages, detailed assessments are needed of user behavior and the most valued features of these tools.

Regardless of the size of an institution, libraries face difficult choices in the years ahead between free citation tools that may sacrifice necessary functions and subscription tools that may put pressure on our budgets but provide a better service. To address this problem, we undertook a project to evaluate how these products meet the needs of users in a large research university. We will report on the results of a survey of over 750 faculty and graduate students and share the results of other information gathering efforts. Attendees will learn what features and functions users find most important in a citation manager and receive an in-depth evaluation of the latest developments in citation software. We will also share our rubric for evaluating citation managers based on weighted criteria identified in the survey. Our presentation will focus on EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks/Flow, and Zotero but we will also discuss other products and tools that emerged in the survey.

Speakers
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Carolyn Bishoff

Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
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Amy Claussen

Library Assistant, University of Minnesota
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Jody Kempf

Science Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Jody Kempf is a science and engineering librarian at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Jody also coordinates teaching for the Science and Engineering Library and is a liaison to the aerospace and biomedical engineering departments.
avatar for Megan Kocher

Megan Kocher

Science Librarian, University of Minnesota


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Neil 226

1:00pm CDT

Libraries are Software
Libraries are software. Our collections and services are delivered primarily via software. Most of our users' experience of the library occurs online and through software regardless of whether the user is physically present in the library. The choices we make in the development, selection, and implementation of this software are not incidental to our delivery of content and services. Rather, they define the limits of our content and services. We can only be as good as our software. http://codyhanson.com/writing/software.html

Speakers
avatar for Cody Hanson

Cody Hanson

Director of Web Development, University of Minnesota Libraries


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 250

1:00pm CDT

Putting it all together: a holistic approach to utilizing your library’s user data for making informed web design decisions
In the age of Big Data, there is an abundance of free or cheap data sources available to libraries about their users’ behavior across the many components that make up their web presence. Data from vendors, data from Google Analytics or other third-party tracking software, and data from user testing are all things libraries have access to at little or no cost. However, just like many students can become overloaded when they do not know how to navigate the many information sources available to them, many libraries can become overloaded by the continuous stream of data pouring in from these sources. This session will aim to help librarians understand 1) what sorts of data their library already has (or easily could have) access to about how their users use their various web tools, 2) what that data can and cannot tell them, and 3) how to use the datasets they are collecting in a holistic manner to help them make design decisions. The presentation will feature examples from the presenters’ own experience of incorporating user data in decisions related to design the Bethel University Libraries’ web presence.

Speakers
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Scott Kaihoi

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Bethel University
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Michael Mitchell

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Bethel University


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 350

1:00pm CDT

Surprise! Look what we have!
Creating an inventory of your digital assets seems like an easy task – and it may be quite simple. But what if your assets are spread out and located in various locations? Defining these locations may be the first challenge, followed by finding the correct people to contact, and then determining the best tools to capture and document the information your inventory requires.

The University of Minnesota Libraries Digital Preservation and Repositories Technologies department recently completed an inventory as an early step in developing its digital preservation program. This high-level view allows us to better understand our assets and begin to move forward as we build our program and make policy decisions.

Data assets were located in various databases, on various servers, as well as local computers requiring the use of multiple tools. Individual results were used to produce graphic representation for each collection, and then combined to produce graphic representations of the entire set of materials that require long-term management.

This session will highlight the steps in completing the inventory for the UMN Libraries, including the tools used and work done to compile results.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Kussmann

Carol Kussmann

Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota


Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 100

2:15pm CDT

An Analysis of Engineering Faculty Patterns of Usage of Library Resources on a Small Commuter University Campus
It has been routinely observed that the engineering and technology faculty at our campus do not make significant use of library services in order to search for background material supporting their research and teaching activities. A study was conducted within the engineering and technology faculty using a survey to gather information about faculty search activities, library service usage patterns, and opinions of whether faculty members would like to use the services of the university reference librarian. The analysis of the results of the survey found that almost all the faculty accumulate background research material by performing independent online searches. However, it was also learned that they would unanimously like to use the resources of a reference librarian for their search activities, even though they currently do not. These conclusions led us to propose a process for enhanced outreach from the library and the design of a web-based form for easy request of searches from a reference librarian for the faculty’s research and teaching activities.

Speakers
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Nirinjan Desai

Assistant Professor, Purdue University North Central
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George Stefanek

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University North Central


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Neil 226

2:15pm CDT

Building a Usable Information Architecture in LibGuides 2
Reference and instruction librarians at North Park University have long been avid users of LibGuides, but, like many librarians, we had some concerns about the usability of the default three-column layout and the tabbed navigation in LibGuides 1. We were happy to see that Springshare addressed these concerns in LibGuides 2, offering more flexibility in layout and navigation options. Before migrating to the new platform, we ran a usability study to compare the effectiveness of each of these options for research guides aimed at undergraduate students.

This session will share the methods and results of that study, which took a close look at three different variables: number of columns, placement of navigation menu, and level of integration with the library website. After discussing the results, we will demonstrate how we applied those results to North Park’s instance of LibGuides v2.

Speakers
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Sarah Thorngate

Head of Digital Initiatives and Online Learning, North Park University


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm CDT

Digital Preservation in Progress
For the past ten years, the Archives and Preservation Unit at Minnesota State University, Mankato has been working with digital collections, but we lacked a formal digital preservation plan until the Digi-Vengers came to save the day. A small but mighty group, the Digi-Vengers used their super powers to draft a digital preservation plan using various magical gizmos, thing-ma-bobs, doohickeys, and extra-sensory perception gleaned from trial and error. The Digi-Vengers utilized lessons from conferences and training to harness the power of preservation. We don’t know our final destination yet, but join us as we share our journey with you. You too, can be a Digital Preservation superhero!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Dalbey

Jamie Dalbey

Government Documents/Preservation Technician, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Jamie Dalbey is the Government Documents and Preservation Technician at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She co-chairs the Disaster Team at the Library and has worked with a team to develop a new disaster plan this year. She also likes to take part in the Social Media Team at... Read More →
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Heidi Southworth

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
I am the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am the manager of Cornerstone, our institutional repository (bepress Digital Commons) and I assist in the development of ARCH, our University Archives digital collections platform (Islandora).
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Anne Stenzel

Archives Technician, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Anne and her ARCH accomplices are successfully digitizing many different formats of historic material. Anne’s work involves preserving and providing access to historical information about Minnesota State University, Mankato and South Central Minnesota, including photos, yearbooks... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Olin-Rice 250

2:15pm CDT

Fluid Choices: Sustainable Accessible Reference for a Diverse Community
What do you do when the community your library serves includes your own organization’s staff, students of all ages, researchers, educational professionals and members of the larger community both in the United States and around the world? How do you provide the best access when many patrons have particular needs around accessibility, resource format, and Internet access?

The Hayes Research Library at the Perkins School for the Blind provides research support on topics including blindness education, deafblindness, multiple disabilities, accessibility, and other non-medical topics through reference services, digital archive materials, and on-site collections. Resources include one of the largest public non-medical collection about blindness and blindness education, an extensive digital archives collection, and many primary and secondary source materials.

This session will discuss accessible and non-accessible formats and approaches, as well as how to evaluate an incoming question to provide the best resources and material types for a particular patron’s needs and questions.

Speakers
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Jennifer Arnott

Research Librarian, Perkins School for the Blind
Currently the Research Librarian at the Perkins School for the Blind where I do a lot of reference about everything from practitioner resources to history to adorable 7th graders with questions about Helen Keller. Particularly interested in technology making things more accessible... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Library Harmon Room

2:15pm CDT

Gamification and BYOx in academic libraries: low-end, practical approach
Conference topics
New Trends in the Higher Education Area, E-learning, Information and Communications Technology in Education, Digital Divide, Increasing affordability and access to the Internet, Educational Communications and Technology
Title
BYOD, Gaming and Gamification in Academic Library Settings.
Abstract
Two new trends in education: BYOD (bring your own device) and games and gamification are steadily being recognized and adopted by K12 (High School education) and Higher Education practitioners.
Academic libraries are often on the forefront of testing and applying new technologies. A jQuery-generated site for mobile devices is used by academic librarians to gamify students’ introduction to information literacy. Students are using their mobile phones to access information through a mobile Web site and are expected to accomplish set of tasks, which reflect their knowledge of literature and procedures on research in the library. Although Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as BlackBoard, Moodle, and similar might offer mobile access, the stereotype of gamification with LMS remains bound to static students taking quiz on a desktop/laptop. A methodological change was sought from class-centered to experiential and project-oriented activities while the learning process is shifted from computer-based to mobile-based setting.
The goal is to establish if a dynamic and mobile access to information and feedback and switching from a lecture-based teaching style to a more constructivist approach will encourage students to build knowledge on their own while pursuing a game-like activity out in their working field.
The growing affordability and access to the Internet, as well as the global penetration of mobile devices across all ages have transformed e-learning into m-learning (mobile learning). Pedagogy and methodology respectively are in a process of change. The traditional F2F (face-to-face) class is evolving into a hybrid classroom, a place where practices and achievements from e-learning and m-learning are increasingly absorbed and turned into a customary practice. There is a growing need to transform pedagogy from the traditional F2F classroom to learning and teaching practices reflecting student-centered, mobile-based, real-life, project-based environment with authentic, experiential and evidence based learning.
The jQuery generated site can be used as a template for in- and out-of-class activities to gamify students’ learning experience out of the classroom and in their professional field.
Last but not least, an answer was sought whether gamification and use of mobile devices is accepted differently by different cultures. A further exploration is needed if the acceptance of certain methodology based on learning with mobile devices in one culture can be appropriated and applied in a different culture, considering that the use of mobile devices is a global tendency and gamification is a rapidly growing trend also with worldwide recognition.



Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Olin-Rice 100

2:15pm CDT

Is Your Library Compliant? Online Access Reviews From the Office of Civil Rights
**Is your online content truly accessible to individuals with sensory disabilities?
**Do you know who your institution’s Section 504 coordinator is? (What is a 504 coordinator?)
**Does your library strategic plan ensure the accessibility of all your online content?

Recent compliance reviews by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights have demonstrated the need for online content from college and university libraries to be fully accessible. All online materials--from an institution's home page to online courses--must be proactively accessible. Accommodation is no longer an acceptable strategy. Presenters will provide information on recent compliance reviews, student complaints, and consent decrees related to online accessibility in higher education. Discussion will ensue on what libraries can do to institute changes.

Speakers
avatar for Ernetta Fox

Ernetta Fox

Director of Disability Service, University of South Dakota
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Danielle De Jager-Loftus

Associate Professor, Technology/Art, Music, Theatre Librarian, University of South Dakota


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

2:15pm CDT

Leading girls in technology: A transformative solution for libraries
Per ALA’s Office of Diversity, in 2010 87.2% of librarians identified as white. ALA’s Maureen Sullivan adds, “To continue to serve the nation’s increasingly diverse communities, our libraries and the profession must reflect this diversity...This is a matter of urgency for all of us.” Increasing the diversity of our library workforce is paramount to ensuring the best future for our profession and those we serve. To do so, we first need a diverse candidate pool. Attracting people who may not otherwise consider librarianship is the key. To that end, our library has been exploring opportunities to encourage underrepresented populations to engage with technology while at the same exposing them to careers in library science. Come hear about the development and outcomes of our library-hosted, 5-day, affordable, high quality technology day camp for a diverse cohort of young women.

Speakers
avatar for Angi Faiks

Angi Faiks

Associate Library Director, Macalester
Angi Faiks is the Associate Library Director of the DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. In her current role, she manages Access, Instruction, & Research Services.Angi's professional interests include library innovation... Read More →
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Katie Witzig

E-Resources Library Specialist, Macalester College


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Olin-Rice 350

2:15pm CDT

Single Search with SOLR or what to do when everything goes to &@#$
All libraries periodically debut new technologies: a website redesign, new content management systems, subscribing to new databases, etc. Often these new technologies are welcomed and work well, but sometimes they fail to meet expectations...and occasionally they fail in a spectacular manner.

Many libraries offer web-based search interfaces to digital resources, and current trends in search technologies are to index multiple material types in one platform and to provide a simple search box and a way for users to filter the results. The Minnesota Historical Society combined the separate search interfaces for some of our most popular records into a single, SOLR-based search platform. In the summer of 2015, the new search debuted to uniformly poor reviews from our users, and in the fall MNHS held a series of focus groups to get input on designing a new search.

In this session, we will be sharing our experiences in the aftermath of this launch, including:

Crisis management systems and styles

Creating and using tools to ameliorate searchers’ frustration and to make a bad system usable

Moving out of crisis mode: going forward with thought-out solutions and creating positive incremental changes

Setting up and gathering feedback to improve the system

Focus groups: what we learned about how users really prefer to search for historical research materials and genealogical records

Best practices: proposed data points for building web interfaces to search across data silos and heterogeneous material types.


Learning objectives:

1. Recognize technology projects with a potential for a bad debut and pre-plan for mitigating fallout.

2. Identify a set of concrete tools for handling the public side of tech crises.
3. Understand how to incorporate user input into search design as well as metadata issues to consider when incorporating vital records into a single search.

Speakers
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Jackie Beckey

Reference Associate, Minnesota Historical Society
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Jenny McElroy

Reference Specialist, Minnesota Historical Society
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Sarah Quimby

Head of Reference, Minnesota Historical Society


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Olin-Rice 150

2:15pm CDT

The Online Experience: A Holistic Approach to Quality Assurance
Do you have a website or provide access to online tools? This session might be for you! Online services are no longer isolated experiences; they are fully integrated in the whole library experience for in-person users, on-the-go users, staff, and remote-only users. How are we ensuring the best experience for all users? Learn how Hennepin County Library takes a holistic approach to online quality assurance that includes usability, accessibility, and functionality as well as a feedback process for bugs and enhancements.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Hirt

Tony Hirt

Senior Librarian, Web & Online Services, Hennepin County Library
Tony Hirt (he/him/his) has been a public librarian with Hennepin County Library for eight years. He previously worked in children’s publishing, in a law library, and on a help desk. Tony loves providing reference services and improving the online patron experience through ongoing... Read More →
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Stephanie Rosso

Principal Web Developer, Hennepin County Library


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom

3:30pm CDT

#InstaAwesome: The Keys to Success on Instagram
When more than 600 people can post on one Instagram account there needs to be guidelines and support. Hennepin County Library staff Instagrammers work across the 41 libraries, providing multiple voices and giving a full picture of what it’s like to be at HCL. Instagram is a social media platform that allows libraries to engage patrons through immediate, informal, visual storytelling--a medium for visually showcasing people, resources, and spaces.

Members from the HCL Social Media Team will share tips for creating and executing a sustainable library Instagram account. Participants will learn about tools for editing and capturing images and videos, creating slideshows and collages, and re-posting photos by the public. This session is intended for people who have an established Instagram account, people who are looking to improve their Instagram presence, or those considering developing an Instagram account for their library. No matter what size your organization is these tips and tools can help you become #InstaAwesome.

Speakers
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Becky Rech

Librarian, Hennepin County Library
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Heather Wambach

Circulation Supervisor, Hennepin County Library


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Olin-Rice 350

3:30pm CDT

Be a Digital Survivor: Digitize, Share and Preserve
Are you feeling marooned on your own island? You are not alone. Is your tribe facing challenges, such as time, funding, preservation and storage? Looking to achieve the reward of providing access to and preserving your digital collections? Join these Minnesota digital survivors as they share their quest to digitize, preserve, and showcase their digital objects by using the open source Islandora digital asset management system, customized and supported by PALS. Together these tribes, along with the Islandora community, have formed alliances where they learn from, share with and collaborate to enrich their digital collections. Each tribe will share their journey, experiences, and advice on building digital repositories. Become a Digital Survivor and learn how you too can take the first steps toward building a bridge off your island.

Speakers
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Pam Gladis

University Librarian, Southwest Minnesota State University
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Alexander Kent

Digital Initiatives Support and Training Specialist, PALS
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Linda Richter

Innovation Coordinator, PALS
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Daardi Sizemore

Archives and Special Collections Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Anne Stenzel

Archives Technician, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Anne and her ARCH accomplices are successfully digitizing many different formats of historic material. Anne’s work involves preserving and providing access to historical information about Minnesota State University, Mankato and South Central Minnesota, including photos, yearbooks... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

3:30pm CDT

Collaborating for the Future: A consortial approach to next generation library systems
The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is undertaking the development of a shared vision of the future of library management systems in Ontario’s academic libraries - a vision that presents new possibilities and builds on an established history of collaboration and cooperation. This vision is defined by a distributed and shared collaborative approach to print and electronic/digital resource management. A multi-phase project is underway to accomplish this. At the end of the first phase OCUL has identified three potential models of collaboration. We will discuss these models and how we got to them. We’ll also look at what we discovered about the next generation library systems market, what this could mean for library workflows in a consortium and lessons learned from our members and other libraries and consortia.

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Anika Ervin-Ward

Communications Coordinator, Ontario Council of University Libraries
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Amy Greenberg

Collaborative Futures Project Manager, Ontario Council of University Libraries


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Olin-Rice 100

3:30pm CDT

Getting started with Google Analytics
Do you want to know the impact you have when you share links to your website or catalog via email social media? Do you think it’s important to know how users interact with your website or catalog? Having that anonymous information can help you better understand what content to promote and where to promote it, what programs to offer, and what materials to acquire. If you don’t have Google Analytics installed this course will help you get started. If you have Google Analytics on your site and have done nothing else, this course will help understand GA reporting basics, setting up keyword search, tracking campaigns from links, and creating views and filters to help narrow and simplify your data.


About me: I work as a Library Information Systems Analyst for Washington County Library. I am Google Analytics Certified. I enjoy all things technology and programming/coding, analytics, and helping the library remain a prominent and relevant part of our community.

https://www.google.com/partners/#i_profile;idtf=115238928514469719138;

Speakers
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David Brewitz

IT Sr. Business Analyst, Washington County IT
Business AnalyticsData AnalyticsWeb Development


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Olin-Rice 250

3:30pm CDT

Marketing and Outreach Strategies for Research Data Services
This talk will highlight the marketing and outreach overhaul undertaken by Research Data Services (RDS), a campuswide group that provides research data management and curation support for the University of Wisconsin-Madison community. Topics covered will include our process of applying user experience and information architecture concepts to our website redesign, strategies for making the most of social media, how we strengthened the RDS brand by asserting new design ideas and utilizing the free software Canva, and an overview of the workflows we developed to streamline our marketing and outreach processes.

Speakers
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Cameron Cook

Digital Curation Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Brianna Marshall

Digital Curation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Library Harmon Room

3:30pm CDT

One change at a time: Pop up usability testing
Library staff know the bizarre tricks and jargon we use to navigate our system and websites while our users continue to struggle and never get as adjusted. The University of Minnesota Libraries have committed to running monthly web usability tests in-house that illustrate the user’s perspective. These tests guide us in implementing changes to our system and websites.

With little more than a spare computer, Skype, and a group of diligent and willing staff, we’ve been able to learn incredibly useful things about our web sites and applications. In this session, we’ll describe our process, some examples of evaluations we’ve run, what we’ve done with the information, lessons we’ve learned along the way, and we’ll show you how you too can run usability tests at your library.

Speakers
avatar for Sunshine Carter

Sunshine Carter

CDO (Interim) & ERL, University of Minnesota
Sunshine Carter is the Electronic Resources Librarian and Manager of the E-Resource Management Unit at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She's also, currently, the interim Collection Development Officer. Sunshine is interested in the ecosystem of e-resources from licensing to... Read More →
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Brian Conn

Engineering Liaison Librarian, University of Minnesota
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Cody Hanson

Director of Web Development, University of Minnesota Libraries
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Wanda Marsolek

Engineering Liaison & Data Curation Librarian, University of Minnesota
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Jen Tantzen

Web Developer, University of Minnesota


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom

3:30pm CDT

Skill Interventions on the Fly: Competency Based Research Consultation Referral System
Librarians at our institution were charged with designing "the perfect mousetrap" for library skills intervention. PhD learners were previously served with one-shot library instruction sessions at conference-style residencies that were held across the country. Faculty leadership asked us to move to a flipped classroom model, with intervention components. We needed disparately located faculty to refer every struggling students directly for library appointments, based on specifically selected competencies. We used Qualtrics, LibCal and Peoplesoft systems to coordinate a robust consultation system, with de-identified reporting capabilities.

Speakers
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Erika Bennett

Supervisor, Curriculum & Instruction Team, Capella University Library
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Ben Imker

Associate Director of Residency, Capella University
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Kim Staley

Instruction Librarian, Capella University
Online libraries. Creating online instruction materials. Embedded librarianship. For-profit universities. Supporting Nursing and Public Health programs.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Neil 226

3:30pm CDT

Students as Scholars: Strategies for Adding Undergraduate- and Graduate-Level Work to Your Institutional Repository
How can we help students embrace their role as researchers, and encourage them to add their voice to larger scholarly conversations? Over the past couple of years, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Institutional Repository Committee has increasingly focused on highlighting student work in our repository (DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU). In this session, we will highlight the benefits – for individual students, your institution, and outside researchers – of making student work accessible online. We’ll outline some of the successes and drawbacks we have experienced in our efforts at CSB/SJU, and some of the questions we’ve addressed: What student work, in particular, should we target for inclusion? With whom should we partner? How can we raise awareness of the IR among students and faculty? Is there a way to involve students in the publication process itself? We’ll welcome discussion at the end so we can learn from session participants’ experiences as well.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Symons

Diana Symons

Social Sciences Librarian, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
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David Wuolu

Collection Development Librarian, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
I am the Collection Development Librarian for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, and the liaison to the Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Olin-Rice 150

3:30pm CDT

Top Ten Google Apps Tool Tips
There’s at least ten Google Drive, Docs, Forms, and Sheets items I couldn’t live without and not one of them is an Add-on. While this isn't a hands-on workshop, you may follow along on your own laptop as I demonstrate uses for Quick Sum, Explore, Pivot Tables, Conditional formatting, Style Sheets, Table of Contents, Preview mode, Search & Organize Drive, Short URL, and Priority Inbox. Sharing your own Google Apps go-to list is welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Durkacs

Suzanne Durkacs

Client Services Consultant, Macalester College
Talk to me about user-friendly technology that make us more efficient. That and classic movies. I host Macalester Technology User Group (M-TUG) meetings--an informal group that meets regularly to share information on a variety of technology topics. World Usability Day is another one... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

5:30pm CDT

Happy Hour - sponsored by ARLD (Academic & Research Libraries Division, MN Library Assn.)

Academic library folks and other library friends- please join ARLD (MLA's Academic and Research Libraries Division) for a happy hour/social gathering of library folk during the Library Technology (LibTech) Conference (http://libtechconf.org/). Your current ARLD Chair and several other ARLD Board members will be in attendance! The happy hour will take place at A La Salsa (http://www.salsaalasalsa.com/alasalsa/index.html), in the Midtown Global Market. If you like margaritas, monographs, matriculation, and/or metadata, this is the happy hour for you! This  location is conveniently located right next to the Sheraton Midtown, one of the conference hotels (so, conference attendees staying at the hotel can easily catch their shuttle back to the hotel at the end of the day and then join us.) There is also a parking ramp and a metered parking lot on either side (ramp on one side, lot on the other) of the Midtown Global Market. It is a relatively central location for an affordable cab/Uber/Lyft ride from various Twin Cities Locations, as well as a central transit hub (http://www.metrotransit.org/).


Wednesday March 16, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
A La Salsa: Restaurante Mexicano & Bar Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

7:00pm CDT

Board Game Night
Learn a new Euro-style board game, join a party or word game, or bring your own! Enter a prize drawing to win a game! All conference attendees and friends welcome. Bring your own game(s) as well!

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer DeJonghe

Jennifer DeJonghe

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Metropolitan State University

Wednesday March 16, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Park Room, Sheraton Midtown Hotel 2901 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis
 
Thursday, March 17
 

8:00am CDT

Breakfast / Registration
Come enjoy breakfast in the company of colleagues!

Thursday March 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Leonard Center Fieldhouse

9:00am CDT

Keynote Speaker: Andromeda Yelton, "The Architecture of Values"
Speakers
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Andromeda Yelton

I'm a software engineer and librarian investigating humanistic applications of machine learning, and an adjunct faculty member at the San José State University iSchool, where I teach about AI. In the past, I've written code for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Leonard Center Fieldhouse

10:30am CDT

Coding Clubs for Kids
Code surrounds us and powers our digital world. It's important to empower our children to be literate in the language of code going forward, and what better way than to start them out programming their own animations, games, and other fun projects? Learn how to start a program teaching kids to use Scratch, HTML, CSS, Python, and more with Raspberry Pis and Windows machines. It's educational, it's vital, and most importantly, it's fun!

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Clark

Aimee Clark

IT Librarian, Spencer Public Library
Aimee Clark has experience in Library IT and Technology Programming in Public Libraries since 2009. She has been with Spencer Public Library since 2014.
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Sarah Beth Fuchsen

Children's Librarian, Spencer Public Library
Sarah Beth Fuchsen has been the Spencer Public Library Children's Librarian since 2009.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

10:30am CDT

Dangerous DH Liaisons: Librarians (Re)claiming Centrality in Digital Collaborations
Supporting and providing leadership for digital humanities initiatives, both inside and outside the classroom, is becoming a common part of the research librarian’s work. With our experience building relationships across departments and administrative units, librarians have an important role in ensuring DH work is meaningful and sustainable.  In this session, we will explore how this work is a natural extension of liaison work that also expands existing conceptions of that role.  Drawing from examples of our collaborations with faculty, staff, and students on DH projects, we will also discuss aspects of this topic which deserve wider and more explicit discussion, including 1) the lack of visibility of librarian contributions to this work and 2) the challenges and opportunities of working within different institutional contexts. All levels of experience with DH are welcome; we ask only that you come prepared to be part of a lively dialogue!

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Logsdon

Alexis Logsdon

Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Minnesota
avatar for Amy Mars

Amy Mars

Research & Instruction Librarian, St. Catherine University
Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian, St. Catherine University
avatar for Heather Tompkins

Heather Tompkins

Head, Collection Services, St. Catherine University


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom

10:30am CDT

Libraries and Involved Online Audiences: User Engagement in a Web 2.0 World
Web 2.0 technology doesn’t just allow libraries to provide more services and information to patrons, but to interact with our patrons in new ways. Libraries can no longer view their website users as passive audiences, but need to expect and invite active user feedback and participation. Hennepin County Library (HCL) is delving deeply into user engagement as it continuously updates its website, which was completely redesigned in the Fall of 2014. HCL communicates proactively with its users via channels including online reference and feedback forms, social media, and usability testing. An ongoing partnership with the University of Minnesota (U of MN) to conduct usability testing has increased HCL’s understanding of their users and the process of user engagement. In this presentation, HCL Senior Librarian Amy Luedtke and U of MN Associate Professor Lee-Ann Breuch will explore what an involved online audience means for HCL and for libraries in general. They will share lessons learned about user engagement and insights into how it can increase the value of the services libraries offer.

Speakers
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Lee-Ann Breuch

University of Minnesota
avatar for Amy Luedtke

Amy Luedtke

Acting Coordinating Librarian, Hennepin County Library Web and Online Services
Amy has been a public librarian with HCL for almost twenty years and has been a children's librarian, a teen librarian, and a branch manager. Amy loves being able to combine her experiences of serving youth and families with the field of web user experience. Amy received her MLS from... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 250

10:30am CDT

Libraries as organic 3rd spaces: Meeting the community where it’s at with civic technology.

Libraries as organic 3rd spaces: Meeting the community where it’s at with civic technology

Local governments like Hennepin County are increasingly seeing the value of civic technology and open data to bring communities together to solve problems and create breakthrough solutions to public service challenges. As established third spaces, libraries bring together individuals from across our many and diverse communities every day, creating a comfortable, familiar place to “meet the community where it’s at,”  during hackathons, codeathons, open data and service design jams. During this session we’ll discuss civic technology and how open data forms the foundation for the burgeoning civic tech movement, how local governments are seizing the opportunity civic tech presents to create genuine connections to community and co-produce solutions to sticky public sector challenges, how libraries serve as community third spaces and what it means from an operational standpoint for a library to serve as the locus of community creativity experiences.


Speakers
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Bill Bushey

Lead Organizer, Open Twin Cities
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Kelly Clausen

Principal Planning Analyst/Innovation Lead - Customer Engagement, Hennepin County Library
Passionate about using open data and technology to improve public service and create innovative participatory civic structures. Hennepin County codeathon planner, UX/UI design and testing, data analyst and policy wonk, GIS enthusiast.
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Michele McGraw

Web and Online Services Manager, Hennepin County Library


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 350

10:30am CDT

Not Your Everyday LibGuide: Exploring Non-Traditional Uses of a Versatile Platform
Institutions are using the LibGuides platform to serve needs beyond just their students, expanding their audience to include staff and other stakeholders. In addition, there are lots of examples of how libraries are using Springshare’s built-in functions to integrate content from diverse sources, including blogs, streaming media and social media to go beyond mere resource lists. This session will highlight techniques for content integration and present examples of non-traditional uses for guides.

This session will be useful for anyone who is interested in user experience, staff development and training, and innovative uses of the LibGuides platform.

Speakers
avatar for John Hernandez

John Hernandez

Web & Mobile Services Librarian, Northwestern University


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

10:30am CDT

Supporting 3D Assignments Across the Liberal Arts
Do you want to promote 3D technologies or increase the use of your institution’s 3D printer? Many libraries are adding Makerspaces and technology hubs, but may not have specifically planned for how these tools will be used to promote learning. As 3D modeling and printing technologies have become more accessible and reliable, the logistics and pedagogy of use are sometimes lost in the excitement of this new (and fascinating!) technology. In this session, attendees will learn how Cornell College’s Center for Teaching and Learning has supported 3D learning through faculty workshops, student worker training, and the creation of a 3D Printing Interest Group. These measures have built interest in scanning, photogrammetry, 3D modeling, and 3D printing across campus and have resulted in course assignments in art history, geology, studio art, theater, kinesiology and physics, as well as student research projects in archeology and art history. Attendees will leave with strategies and a framework for developing meaningful buy-in from a community of learners. Attendees will become familiar with a variety of assignments which incorporate 3D printing and modeling into a liberal arts curriculum.

Speakers
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Brooke Bergantzel

Instructional Technology Librarian, Cornell College
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Amy Gullen

Science Librarian, Cornell College


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 150

10:30am CDT

The Librarian's Role in 1:1 Programs
As an increasing number of schools create programs that provide a device for every student, the school librarian needs to re-think his or her role. What do 1:1 and BYOD programs mean for our facilities, our technologies, our resources, and our professional roles? Come prepared to learn and to share your own experiences.

Speakers

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Library Harmon Room

10:30am CDT

What’s Going On? Educating Staff About Library and Campus Technologies
What exactly do those boxes in the study rooms do? What is Twitter? How do I get the most out of Google Drive? These questions and more were posed by the library staff of Franklin & Marshall College in a tech training survey conducted during the summer of 2014. In an attempt to answer all of their questions a “Tech Workshop” series began in the fall of 2014. Monthly workshops are held during the academic year on a variety of topics ranging from Google tools and web editing to ebooks and 3D printing. Come garner inspiration for tech workshops of your own, and start thinking about what your staff might want to know!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kelly

Meghan Kelly

Research & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 100

10:30am CDT

Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

Take a break and enjoy some instructor-led yoga. Plan on bringing clothes you can work out in. Yoga mats will be available for use. This session is limited to 25 participants, and you must be registered for the session by selecting it in sched.org. If you are registered for this session, but no longer will attend, please unselect it to provide space for others.

Speakers
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Emily Stuber

Macalester College


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Leonard Center Studio 1

11:30am CDT

Lunch
Thursday March 17, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
Leonard Center Fieldhouse

1:00pm CDT

Coding in the Library: It’s Coming for You
Coding is coming to libraries, will you be ready? Working on the web page or hosting a coding club, someone will be writing code in your library. Will you be ready? Even if you don’t code, don’t want to code, have an aversion to knowing how to do it, you will want a basic idea of what’s going on. SAMMIE (Southwest Area Multicounty Multitype Interlibrary Exchange) is challenging member librarians to take advantage of free online coding tutorials to familiarize themselves with this newish trend in public and school libraries. Find out who is coding, why they’re coding, and why you should care.

Speakers
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Liz DeVries

Administrative Assistant, SAMMIE


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom

1:00pm CDT

Design Thinking
A design thinking process moves participants through systematic steps of ‘Empathy,’ ‘Define,’ ‘Ideate,’ ‘Prototype,’ and ‘Test.’ Of special note are the steps of 'Empathy' that steep the designer in learning about the user(s) of a design and their needs; 'Ideate' that involves visual brainstorming and sketching as part of the process; and 'Prototyping' that involved quick mock-ups of key ideas generated in physical form. Design thinking’s application reaches well beyond design of products to the design of systems and processes. It is possible now to engage small and large groups of people, particularly users of the system or process, in providing creative ideas to shape the designs and feedback to a design challenge. Design Thinking increases creative literacy by tapping often under-utilized creativity in our midst, to create futures of choice that work for the many rather than a few. Join this session to learn more about the design thinking process, what it offers libraries and library staff including examples of how it might be used to integrate innovation in the emerging libraries of the future.

Speakers
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Virajita Singh

Asst Vice Provost, Senior Research Fellow, Office for Equity and Diversity, Center for Sustainable Building Research,Colleg
POSTER: "NextGen Nature Play: Integrating Accessibility, Equity, Environmental Art, Water Education and Community Gardening"Virajita Singh is Assistant Vice Provost in the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, where she brings her expertise in design thinking... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

1:00pm CDT

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: reducing your print collections footprint
What is the footprint of your print collection? What is your campus culture? Hear how two institutions approached multi-year deselection projects. Learn strategies for making successful changes in traditional collections and analyze and transform your institution’s collections to maximize the use of valuable space in your library.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Barbosa-Jerez

Mary Barbosa-Jerez

Head of Strategy for Library Collections & Archives, St. Olaf College
Mary Barbosa-Jerez has served as the Head of Collection Development at St. Olaf College since September 2008. Her work includes oversight of the College’s Library collections, Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. Her professional interests include the positive introduction... Read More →
avatar for Katy Gabrio

Katy Gabrio

Associate Library Director, Macalester
avatar for Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

Product Specialist, Sustainable Collection Services, SCS/OCLC


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 350

1:00pm CDT

Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace
The library is the intellectual crossroads of the university, a place where students come to research, explore, and discover. It was in this spirit that a new service - an Innovation Lab - was established during the Fall Quarter of 2015 in the John M. Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino.

The Innovation Lab is a technology-focused “Makerspace” for students that encourages creativity and inquiry, facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration, and promotes true innovation. The ability to work hands-on with emerging technologies and rapidly prototype solutions gives students greater understanding of real-world problems. The lab is open to all CSUSB students regardless of discipline, skill set, or background. In addition, the lab is a safe space where students can learn to persevere in the face of failure - a skill central to lifelong learning and success in the 21st century.

Embarking on an innovative new service can be rife with pitfalls and obstacles. The presenter will share the logistics involved with planning, implementing and maintaining a makerspace. Technologies (3D scanning, printing, and modeling; CNC milling, Arduino, RaspberryPi), services (workshops, peer-to-peer tutoring), and policies will be discussed. He will also share mistakes as well as triumphs, and will address the lessons learned during the first year of operation.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan M Smith

Jonathan M Smith

Director for Library Technology, Sonoma State University


LIBMAKE pptx

Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

1:00pm CDT

Scale Up Your Instruction by Sharing Your Resources: Deploy Wordpress as a Learning Object Repository
As an increasing number of courses are either partially or completely taught online, it is essential for academic libraries to develop sustainable online instructional strategies. Instruction librarians develop a tremendous amount of instructional materials (i.e. learning objects) when they prep for teaching, and are often happy to share when asked. If pooled, librarians’ existing learning objects could dramatically, and sustainably, scale up a library instruction program, particularly in the online environment, by saving prep time and eliminating redundant development efforts.

This presentation will illustrate a case study of one library that pools learning objects in a simple centralized repository. Using the easy-to-learn platform Wordpress and provided server space, one instructional design librarian developed a web-based solution to facilitate storing, sharing, and discovery of learning objects.

Our Wordpress site became a repository by creating a record, based on a template, for each learning object that contains metadata about the object’s format, content, and accessibility. Wordpress organizes information through assigned categories and tags, so each learning object is grouped with like objects, and searchable by tags. By using Wordpress, the repository is also expandable, through additional free and paid plug-ins, to function as a simple Learning Management System that may also issue badges.

As a result of implementing a learning object repository, librarians save time prepping for classes by reusing or adapting their colleagues’ work. Instruction librarians are equipped to teach online students by having materials available in a centralized location. The repository also increases the visibility of a library instruction program by exhibiting the breadth and depth of available materials.

Implementing a Wordpress repository at your institution is a sustainable solution that will facilitate sharing, increase collaboration, and will allow libraries to scale up their instruction programs by avoiding duplicative efforts and allowing faculty and student direct access to learning objects.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay O'Neill

Lindsay O'Neill

Instructional Design Librarian, California State University, Fullerton
I am the Instructional Design Librarian at Cal State Fullerton in southern California as well as a part-time faculty member in our Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program. I design and develop online learning using Storyline, Captivate, and Camtasia, and I... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 150

1:00pm CDT

SKOL Vikings! Training Camp Oral History project at Minnesota State University, Mankato
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp at Mankato, University Archives staff conducted an oral history project to document Vikings Training Camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Over 130 fans, community partners, Minnesota State University employees, and alumni Viking players agreed to share their Vikings Training Camp stories. We blitzed Training Camp at Mankato with an iPad on a stick and snapped up quick three-question interviews. Learn about our experiences with equipment, conducting interviews, making the interviews accessible in our digital collections, and creating an app for the Blue Earth Historical Society’s exhibit, “Celebrating 50 Years of Vikings Training Camp: A Mankato Tradition.” Take away practical tips on how to modify our project to fit your needs.

Speakers
avatar for Daardi Sizemore

Daardi Sizemore

Archives and Special Collections Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
avatar for Anne Stenzel

Anne Stenzel

Archives Technician, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Anne and her ARCH accomplices are successfully digitizing many different formats of historic material. Anne’s work involves preserving and providing access to historical information about Minnesota State University, Mankato and South Central Minnesota, including photos, yearbooks... Read More →
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Mee Xiong

Archives Technician, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 100

1:00pm CDT

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work* (Instructional Technologists and Librarians support teaching and learning, together) *thank you John C. Maxwell
At Beloit College, instructional technologists and librarians share an open concept office. We have titled the space the Library and Instructional Technology Engagement or LITE Room. Being in this space affords us a unique opportunity to collaborate in support of teaching and learning on the Beloit campus. We have been working in this environment together for two years. Throughout the presentation we will share how our collaborative team came to be, in what ways we learned and grown over the two years, and our plans for the future.

As with most collaborations in technology we have experienced our fair amount of challenges with campus buy-in. However, the frequency of projects and proximity to each other we have found many opportunities to better utilize the skills available to us. To increase and foster relationships with faculty, we strive to present as a united force while problem-solving. Together, we work on course and assignment consultation with faculty to highlight campus technology and the collection. This has been particularly helpful with the instructional technologists participating in the Library’s Instruction and Consultation Work Group.

Two of our most successful partnerships have been integrating LibGuides into Moodle by demonstrating best practices for simple integration of widgets into blocks, marketing spaces, and course templates; and supporting a project to crowdsource transcription of some of the college’s archived artifacts. With several projects on the horizon, we can provide a roadmap of foreseen challenges, opportunities, and successes. These projects include: creation of library-centric tutorials, support of a campus-wide printing initiative, programming around a recording booth, and use of other creative digital technologies.

Presenters:
Jedidiah Rex | Instructional Technologist | Beloit College
Meghan Dowell | Consulting Library | Beloit College

Speakers
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Meghan Dowell

Consulting Librarian, Beloit College
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Jedidiah Rex

Mgr. of Instructional Technology, Beloit College


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Library Harmon Room

1:00pm CDT

The Librarian is Live in 5..4..3..2..1: Using Periscope to Live Stream from Your Library
Are you looking for authentic ways to immediately connect with your patrons and colleagues? New, popular live streaming apps let you broadcast yourself or your surroundings instantaneously, making it as easy as pointing and clicking to engage with your patrons wherever they may be. Learn how the Metropolitan State University Library has been using Periscope to broadcast events and library mini tours, showcase resources, connect with students in online classes, and bring some extra fun and spontaneity to their social media presence. Attendees will learn how and why they might start using apps like Periscope in their library and how streaming differs from (and complements) webcasting and video sites like Vine and YouTube. Presenters will conduct a live demonstration, share practical filming tips, and discuss privacy and copyright concerns. Attendees with devices can try their hand at streaming as well.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer DeJonghe

Jennifer DeJonghe

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Metropolitan State University
avatar for Martha Hardy

Martha Hardy

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Metropolitan State University
avatar for Michelle Desilets, MLIS

Michelle Desilets, MLIS

Associate Professor, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Metropolitan State University


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Olin-Rice 250

1:00pm CDT

Why CORAL?
Why CORAL?

Are you looking for an innovative and cost effective solution to manage your electronic resources? Need help with organizing your acquisition records, product descriptions, licensing information, vendor contacts, and access details? At Valley City State University, ND, we have moved from a paper workflow trail to an electronic one with the help of an innovative open-source resource management system called CORAL. Our electronic resource management workflow involves a team of five: Library Director, User Services Librarian, Systems Specialist, Electronic Resources Librarian and a student assistant. You can custom-build your library electronic resource management workflows when acquiring, renewing and removing electronic resources. You can run any number of reports to create custom lists of your electronic resources. You can compile license agreements from multiple years. You can even compare license terms from multiple vendors to get best deal when negotiating new resource acquisition. No need to remember to send renewal notes to your staff because CORAL can do that for you. It’s powerful yet understandable and easy to use for any library staffer who contributes to your electronic resource management workflow!

Speakers
avatar for Enkhtuya Dutton

Enkhtuya Dutton

Electronic Resources Librarian, Valley City State University


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Neil 226

2:15pm CDT

3D Printing Technologies in U.S. Public Libraries: Beyond Copyright
In the past, the use of photocopy, printing, scanning and related technologies in libraries and schools raised copyright issues alone. A new technology is making its way into public libraries as part of broader maker space initiatives: 3D printing. 3D replicator technology now allows a user to create (that is, “print”) three-dimensional objects of all sorts! With 3D technology, staff and patrons can now “print” entire mechanical devices or components of other devices from something as simple as a corkscrew to parts of a prosthetic body part. These technologies raise not only copyright issues, but now include utility and design patents and trademarks, including trade dress. With the ability to print realistic replicas, such as “sharp” or other dangerous objects, questions arise whether a library would be responsible if a patron harmed another person with an object printed at the library. Issues of intellectual freedom are also present should the library desire to prevent patrons from printing certain objects (no replicated plastic firearms in a "gun free zone" or no sex toys). This session will review the basic legal issues under U.S. law, discuss the potential for library liability and offer suggestions for minimizing legal risk.

Speakers
avatar for Tomas Lipinski

Tomas Lipinski

Dean and Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
I have worn many hats: lawyer, librarian, library school educator, now Dean of an iSchool where I still teach and write on legal issue affecting libraries and technology across society including copyright, licensing, Free Speech and privacy. Forthcoming e-books from ALA Editions... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Leonard Center Hall of Fame Room

2:15pm CDT

Beyond PDF: Using Wordpress to create dynamic, multimedia library publications
Tools like OJS, or bepress’ Digital Commons can make library-based journal and conference proceedings publishing easy and efficient, and can help libraries launch new publishing efforts quickly and successfully. However, they are often limited to PDF-based publications with little ability to integrate multimedia or dynamic functionality. The University of Minnesota Libraries recently launched a new publishing service for its campus community using Digital Commons, but found that some requested publications needed to go beyond static PDF publishing and the relatively strict journal volume/issue paradigm. In parallel to the Libraries’ open access journal and conference proceeding publishing, the University of Minnesota Libraries now also offers Wordpress based publishing for projects that require multiple content types, embedded media, news source integration, and other dynamic functionality . At this session learn more about the publications the U of M Libraries hosts on Wordpress, including scholarly columns, issue based titles, and open textbooks. We will also discuss project selection criteria, project scoping, site development processes, technical requirements and specifications, open licensing, and building the partnerships necessary to create compelling Wordpress based publications.

Speakers
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Kate McCready

Assoc Univ Librarian for Content & Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kate McCready is the Director of the Content Services department which is comprised of Interlibrary Loan and the Open Scholarship and Publishing Services [OSPS] unit within the University Libraries. OSPS provides Copyright Permissions Services, and Publishing Services. Kate is responsible... Read More →
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Shane Nackerud

Interim Director, Content Services, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities since 1998, first as the Libraries webmaster, then as the Director of Web Development, and currently as Interim Director of Content Services. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom

2:15pm CDT

Government Tech: Analytics, Discoverability, Faceted Legislative Navigation, and Puppy Cams
Please note:  This is a hands-on session that we expect will be very full.  Attendees will be asked to share workstations.  Please arrive early to be sure and get a spot.

This workshop will give learners an opportunity to explore new and exciting ways to access government information. Learners will grapple with executive department web analytics, uncover hindrances of discovering government websites that are not mobile friendly, visualize the legislative process within Congress.gov (Bye, THOMAS!), and experience the mesmerizing and cuddly world of National Parks Service webcams. Come with an open mind and leave captivated by the data and multimedia (Puppies! Bears!) available on government web platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Riegelman

Amy Riegelman

Social Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota
reproducibility, replicability, retractions, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, preprints, grey literature, Open Science Framework, Center for Open Science,


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Neil 304

2:15pm CDT

Hands on with CORAL Electronic Resource Management System
Please note:  This is a hands-on session that we expect will be quite full.  Attendees will be asked to share workstations.  Please arrive early to be sure and get a spot.

This is a low-cost/no-cost solution for managing your libraries electronic resources. CORAL is an open source tool originally developed at the University of Notre Dame, now maintained by the CORAL community.

Have a very brief CORAL overview, then we will dig into the hands on part:

With fingers-on-keyboards we will install CORAL for every attendee on an Amazon server.

Begin to use CORAL - each module through a lightning speed tour.

Discuss the benefits of CORAL throughout the session.



Speakers
avatar for Nathan Ahlstrom

Nathan Ahlstrom

Systems Librarian, Medtronic
avatar for Diane Christianson

Diane Christianson

Senior Technical Information Specialist, Medtronic


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Library 206

2:15pm CDT

Library Linked Data for the Uninitiated
Please note:  This is a hands-on session that we expect will be very full.  Attendees will be asked to share workstations.  Please arrive early to be sure and get a spot.

What is this “Linked Data” thing? What does it mean for my library? What’s the benefit for me and my data? What does this have to do with that BIBFRAME thing? If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, this is the workshop for you.

In today’s digital information age, libraries must meet users where they are – on the web. Library data remains largely hidden from search engines and other services that people frequent on a daily basis, and the library linked data movement seeks to expose and integrate our rich, authoritative data into the web.

This workshop will provide a firm foundation on the principles of linked data and what it means for all libraries. We will discuss the emerging BIBFRAME model for library (and other) data and show how it fits into the linked data world. With several types of audience participation, we will present one possible workflow for transforming your own library data into linked data. Case studies of libraries already working with this technology will also be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Lizzy Baus

Lizzy Baus

Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex
Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She provides training for library staff on cataloging and other related topics, including RDA, BIBFRAME, and Linked Data.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Olin-Rice 258

2:15pm CDT

Office Hours in Person: Hands-On Help with Your WorldCat Discovery
You’ve heard your library needs to transition from FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery. But you’re not sure exactly what steps you need to take, and when the best time would be to transition. Would it help to have someone knowledgeable walk through it with you?

Join OCLC Implementation specialists at this hands-on work session to help you get your WorldCat Discovery site ready to go. Participants will bring their own laptop, logins and logo— and a list of the licensed databases for which you have current subscriptions. OCLC staff will help you configure your site, know the steps for how to request access to the WorldCat knowledge base, set up an automatic feed from WorldShare Collection Manager, and make sure your WorldShare Interlibrary Loan patron settings are displaying correctly in WorldCat Discovery.

You’ll leave with your new WorldCat Discovery URL in hand, either fully configured or fully knowing what your next steps are to complete your implementation. You’ll also get to spend some time thinking as a group to brainstorm creative ideas about how to roll it out to your users.

Libraries of all types and sizes with a FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscription are welcome at this hands-on workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia DuChane

Cynthia DuChane

Senior Implementation Manager, OCLC
Cynthia joined OCLC in August 2011 supporting WorldShare Management Services and has implemented more than 100 libraries including the LIBROS and HELIN consortium groups. Cynthia also supports Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) GreenGlass, WorldCat Discovery and Tipasa. Cynthia... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Library Harmon Room

2:15pm CDT

STEAM Fest: A Hands-On Introduction to STEAM Programming in Public Libraries
At Dakota County Library, STEAM was in focus for many of our programs in 2015. We let our school-age customers take the lead, by providing science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities for them to experience at our STEAM Fest events with their families. Join us for a hands-on, playful learning experience with Bee Bots, littleBits, Snap Circuits, and much more! Explore practical ideas you can take back to your library to create your own STEAM programs!

Speakers
avatar for Martha Bisek

Martha Bisek

Reference Librarian, Dakota County Library
avatar for Holly Carlson

Holly Carlson

Librarian, Dakota County Library
avatar for Andrew Cook

Andrew Cook

Librarian, Dakota County Library
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Christy Wayne

Librarian, Dakota County Library


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Olin-Rice Smail Gallery

2:15pm CDT

Video Killed the Library Star? Making Low Pressure Videos for Your Library
Please note:  This is a hands-on session that we expect will be very full.  Attendees will be asked to share workstations.  Please arrive early to be sure and get a spot.

Think you have to be an expert to make an impactful video for your library users? Think you need fancy recording equipment? Think it will take hours? Think again! Bring your smartphone or tablet to this hands-on session where you’ll walk away with knowledge of simple video making techniques, your own library video, and a lively experience. Sense of adventure required.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Mills

Amanda Mills

Faculty Librarian, Minneapolis College
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Ginny Moran

Research & Instruction Librarian, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College
Ginny Moran is a Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a past-chair of the ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Chapter, past moderator of the ARLIS/NA Academic Library Division, and currently serves as co-chair of the Association for College & Research... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Library L03

2:15pm CDT

“Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About”: Initiating and Maintaining Scalable Library Assessment and Evaluation
Please note:  This is a hands-on session that we expect will be very full.  Attendees will be asked to share workstations.  Please arrive early to be sure and get a spot.

Today’s libraries are under pressure to demonstrate value to their stakeholders. Libraries can address this need in part through assessment and evaluation. The library faculty at the University of South Dakota provides information-literacy instruction in over 120 sessions for general-education courses per semester. In the context of this high-volume teaching, the University Libraries’ Instructional Team has created an assessment and evaluation process that is efficient, scalable, and easy to implement, administer, and sustain. This enables quick administration during one-shot library sessions. Additionally, this ease of use affords time to focus on communicating success using assessment and evaluation results. This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to get hands-on experience in creating online evaluation and assessment instruments. The presenters will demonstrate how goals and objectives translate into evaluation and assessment activities. Participants are encouraged to bring their own assessment/evaluation instruments to this workshop. Then participants will engage with simple and cost-effective software tools that afford efficient and scalable formative assessment and evaluation. These tools and techniques lend themselves to a variety of library settings and situations. Finally, participants will learn ways to manage and report the results of evaluation and assessment. As a result of this workshop, participants will 1) identify tools and select techniques that afford efficient and scalable assessment and evaluation, 2) apply this knowledge to creating assessment and evaluation instruments suitable for their library contexts, and 3) synthesize assessment and evaluation data for the purposes of analysis and reporting.

Speakers
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Alan Aldrich

Associate Professor, Instructional Services Librarian, University of South Dakota


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Neil 302

2:15pm CDT

“Trust no agent”: Building Strong Negotiation Skills
“Let every eye negotiate for itself,
And trust no agent.”
Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, sc. 1

Everybody negotiates, both at work and home. Negotiations in any context can have some pretty big impact on our lives, but in the work environment, they can also have impacts on our colleagues, and our users! Many of the most common areas for major-impact negotiations in libraries are related to technology and contracts, especially software and electronic resource purchases and subscriptions. But even if you don’t make major technology purchases, developing expertise in understanding contracts can be helpful for you and your organization - and building negotiation skills can have a positive impact throughout your life!
We’ll start with a brief overview of contracts and how to evaluate them - then you’ll have the opportunity to improve all your negotiations (both formal and informal) through exercises and discussion. With lots of interaction, you’ll have the option to bring in examples from your own experiences, and will be encouraged to adapt and formulate your own negotiation style.

Speakers
avatar for Sunshine Carter

Sunshine Carter

CDO (Interim) & ERL, University of Minnesota
Sunshine Carter is the Electronic Resources Librarian and Manager of the E-Resource Management Unit at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She's also, currently, the interim Collection Development Officer. Sunshine is interested in the ecosystem of e-resources from licensing to... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Sims

Nancy Sims

Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Nancy Sims is a lawyerbrarian who is fascinated by copyright issues in modern life. She helps folks understand how copyright may affect their lives, and advocates policies and laws that enable wide public cultural participation.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Olin-Rice 250

2:15pm CDT

Google Custom Search: The power of Google with a Librarian’s touch
In this lighting session, we’ll look at Google Custom Search, its features, and how it can be used at your library. Why fight the inevitability your users will begin their search with Google, when you can take control of it. With Google Custom Search, you can customize a Google Search, giving your users the familiar Google experience but allowing you to curate the sites and/or topics it searches.

Speakers
avatar for John Meyerhofer

John Meyerhofer

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Macalester College


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm CDT

Kill Your Darlings: What an Academic Makerspace Learned Voiding Our Warranties on our 3D Printers
The Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, a digital scholarship lab and academic makerspace in Hamilton, Ontario, owns and uses a variety of 3d printers. As any technology in its relative infancy, they have been a combination of delightful and infuriating. Over the past year, we have done a significant amount of testing and tearing them apart in order to better understand how they work. In this session, I'll show you what we've learned.

Speakers
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John Fink

Digital Scholarship Librarian, McMaster University
I like fish, bicycles, the north, copyright, fighting scarcity, virtualization, hardware, and you.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm CDT

Lending Technology at the Library
When it comes to library technology there is much discussion around what stays in the library and little about what leaves. Lending technology has become an integral part of collections at public, school, and academic libraries. This lightning round can help facilitate an open conversation about the types of technology libraries loan (laptops, iPads, Kindles, etc.) and how these technologies benefit both patrons and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Chassé

Ashley Chassé

Lending Technology Associate, Boston College


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm CDT

LibGuides in the Archives: Hosting Finding Aids for Archival Collections on LibGuides
The archivist and electronic resources librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College present a pilot program for hosting finding aids for archival collections on LibGuides. We will discuss how the move to LibGuides version 2 presented a new opportunity for archives and e-resources staff to collaborate to enhance access to our collections, and to expand our use of LibGuides beyond standard course and subject guides. We will discuss our process for organizing and presenting finding aids on LibGuides version 2, share a small pilot collection, and touch on the challenges and benefits of using LibGuides as a platform for finding aids for archival collections.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Hulseberg

Anna Hulseberg

Electronic Resources Librarian, Gustavus Adolphus College
Anna Hulseberg is a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College, with responsibilities in reference and instruction, collection development, and e-resources management. She also teaches a partial-credit reading workshop course, in which students read and discuss books and reflect on the... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Jenson

Jeff Jenson

Academic Librarian & Archivist, Gustavus Adolphus College


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm CDT

Open Textbooks
Speakers
avatar for Ron Joslin

Ron Joslin

Research & Instruction Librarian, Natural Sciences/Math & Computer Science, Macalester College
Library as Publisher, Open Education Resources, Creative Commons Licensing, Library Instruction, Embedded Librarianship


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm CDT

Whizz! Bang! Pow! Making an Impact with Digital Signage
A year into a campus-wide digital signage campaign, the presenter has learned — by trial and error — a great deal about what it takes to create interesting, high-quality content for digital signs. This presentation will address some of the lessons she learned, such as:
* Do you know the dimensions of the screen you're creating content for?
* You need high-quality images for a screen that big!
* How much text is too much?
* How long should each slide be displayed?
* Encouraging community content creation can save your sanity!

Speakers
avatar for Laurel Eby

Laurel Eby

Web Services Librarian, San José State University
Laurel Eby is the Web Services Librarian at San José State's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Her duties include oversight and management of the library website, creating and curating content for the library’s digital signs and video wall, creating and maintaining the library’s... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

3:45pm CDT

Closing Reception
Thursday March 17, 2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm CDT
Leonard Center Atrium