Thursday, August 9, 2012
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm | Optional Evening Event Join us Thursday night for an inside peek at some of the unique collections held by the University of Michigan Library. This event will feature Michigan maps and materials from the Stephen S. Clark Library as well as some of the treasures housed in the Special Collections Library. The event has two locations: second floor of Hatcher Graduate Library South (the Clark Library) and seventh floor of Hatcher Graduate Library South (the Special Collections Library). The event will be running in both locations simultaneously, and it will be possible to visit both locations while you are in the building. Looking for parking options? Click here.
Friday, August 10, 2012*
8:00 am — 9:00 am | Registration
9:00 am — 9:15 am | Welcome & Opening Comments
9:15 am — 10:30 am | Keynote by Susan Gilroy: Student Engagement in Library Instruction | Video (including Welcome & Opening Comments)
Susan Gilroy started at Harvard in August 2000, and has served as Lamont Library Reference Librarian, Head of Reference Services in Lamont Library, and, currently, as the Librarian for Undergraduate Programs for Writing in the College. She works extensively with students and faculty members in Expository Writing (a one semester course required of all Harvard freshmen), and with concentrators (majors) in Social Studies and English. Recently, she collaborated with Writing Program faculty to develop “Tools of the Trade: A Library Starter Kit for Harvard Freshmen,” a guide for students that is used across the curriculum. She serves on the Board of Project Information Literacy, an ongoing, nationwide study of the research practices of undergraduates in the digital age and has coordinated Harvard's participation in various phases of PIL. She received an Excellence in Service Award from the College Library in 2005 and a Dean's Distinction Award from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 2011. In addition to an MLS from Simmons College, she has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Vanderbilt University.
10:30 am — 10:45 am | Break
10:45 am — 11:45 am | Speed Networking
This structured high speed networking event allows you to meet and connect with your fellow attendees.
11:45 am — 1:00 pm | Lunch
1:15 pm — 2:15 pm | Lightning Talks | Video
Hear colleagues from across the state share ideas, techniques, research, case studies, and tips on instruction in these five minute talks. To preview the list of presenters and their lightning talks, click here.
2:15 pm — 2:30 pm | Break
2:30 pm — 3:30 pm | Faculty/Librarian Panel Discussions | Video
Engaging students in a library instruction session can be difficult because of student lack of interest and/or student (or library instructor) misunderstanding of the purpose of the session. One solution to this problem is to build strong ties with students’ regular instructors in order to create more meaningful, relevant, and context-rich classes. Hear from faculty and library instructors about successful library sessions. See bios of our moderator, Scott Dennis, and the panel here.
3:30 pm — 4:00 pm | Closing Comments
*Please note your likeness and voice may be photographed and/or recorded.
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm | Optional Afternoon Event Join us Friday after the conference for an inside peek at some of the unique collections held by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. At the Gerald R. Ford Library you will be greeted with both a permanent and a temporary exhibit. The permanent exhibit documents the story of President Ford’s life through records, photos, film and artifacts. The temporary exhibit celebrates the life of Mrs. Ford through artifacts, photos, and reproductions of her historic clothing. In addition to the exhibits, visitors will have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to serve researchers in a presidential library. The library serves a diverse community interested in U.S. domestic issues, foreign relations, and political affairs during the tumultuous Cold War era. Looking for parking options or public transportation? Click here.