CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

OSU Alumni Center

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Keynote (9:00 - 10:00)

The 2013 keynote address will be given by Virginia Eubanks.

Session One (10:10 - 10:55)

Accounting for Taste: An eTextbook Experiment
In Fall 2012, the University of Arizona Libraries launched an eTextbook pilot project with the Courseload eReading platform in a 300-level accounting class. Students received a free copy of the professor's annotated eText, subsidized by the library. We’ll share lessons the library learned about student perceptions of eTexts, faculty involvement, licensing terms and costs, eReading platforms, functionality, printing limits, assessment, accessibility, and campus politics.
Cheryl Cuillier, Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries
Jason Dewland, Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries

Creating New Partnerships: Strategies for Growing Your Repository
Academic institutions, as well as private corporations, have taken on the responsibility of building institutional repositories in order to collect, manage, archive and provide access to the intellectual work taking place on their respective campuses. Over the years, building or procuring a repository has become fairly straightforward. Filling it hasn't. Convincing faculty and academic units to contribute their research and scholarship is still a struggle for most repository owners and requires equal parts determination, imagination and perspiration. Join four repository managers from OSU, PSU, WSU and Kaiser Permanente as they share their experiences attempting to fill the repository. Attendees will leave this session with practical strategies for working with campus stakeholders as well as unusual and novel approaches to gathering content. After their individual 5-10 minute talks, the presenters will answer directed questions from the moderator and audience.
Karen Bjork, Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Portland State University
Sue Kunda, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Oregon State University
David Isaak, Digital Projects Librarian, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Kay Vyhnanek, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Washington State University

Choose Your Own Screencast: How to Reach All Skill Levels Using Screenflow and Youtube Annotations
Screencasts are a popular way to teach information literacy and promote library services, but are linear in presenting information. What if users could interact with a screencast based on their interests and skills? Borrowing from the Choose Your Own Adventure format, the College of Wooster Libraries is creating beautiful and engaging screencasts that serve multiple learning outcomes. Attendees will learn about our methodology to create these screencasts and how to use YouTube's annotation features.
Stephen X. Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian, The College of Wooster

Getting Students Ready for Distance Learning
Presenters will show a viable solution that goes beyond self-evaluation surveys to teach students basic skills they need to succeed in an online course. The success of the course is attributed to alignment of course objectives with content, assessment, and continuous improvement. Students were also exposed to basic information literacy concepts and services available to distance students. Presenters will share lesson learned and participants will learn something they can adopt and customize for their schools.
Barbara Oldham, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Wenatchee Valley College
Dr. Claver Hategekimana, Coordinator of Distance Education and Teaching and Learning Center, Wenatchee Valley College

Session Two (11:05 - 11:50)

API Hackery: Customizing Your Users' Experience Using APIs
This presentation will demonstrate how librarians can use APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to customize search and other library services to their patrons' specific needs. We will walk through the steps of a practical application of an API from problem identification, to API selection, to customization and implementation. Some coding knowledge is necessary to work with an API on your custom project, but less than you might think. Some time spent w/ Codecademy's code year PHP and Javascript will be enough to get started. In the session, we'll be working at an introductory level.
Nicholas Schiller, Systems and Instruction Librarian, Washington State University Vancouver

From Can of Worms to Online Collection: Digitizing the Oral Histories of the Tacoma Community History Project
This presentation will share a practical approach to the challenges and opportunities of making oral histories available online. We will share our own experience of wading into what at first seemed to be intractable complexity but ultimately became a rich way for the UW Tacoma Library to support the educational mission of our campus and connect with local communities.
Justin Wadland, Head, Media and Visual Resources, University of Washington Tacoma Library
Hilary Robbeloth, Metadata and Collection Services Librarian, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound
Alison Lane, MLIS Student, University of Washington Information School

Mobile Stats Are Not Enough: What Do Mobile Library Site Users Actually Do?
Good mobile websites are designed around an understanding of the context of what the user is expected to do. But what exactly are our users doing on our mobile library sites? User stats only provide part of the story, so Oregon State University librarians set out to solve this mystery by actually asking users what they do on our mobile site. The answers to this question are the first step in a usability study and will help us make smarter design decisions, decide what services to feature, and figure out what new tools might enhance our users’ mobile library experience. Come learn what we discovered so that you too can move beyond just guessing what your mobile users are doing to really knowing.
Hannah Gascho Rempel, Science Librarian & Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Oregon State University Libraries
Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries

Science is a Moving Target: eScience, Team Science, The Data Deluge and More
This presentation will be structured around the research cycle, beginning with experimental hypothesis, moving to data collection, analysis/writing, publication and finishing with scientific networking and collaboration. As we walk through the cycle, we will introduce and discuss many of the concepts that shape modern research. From big data, small data, curation and ontologies to open laboratory notebooks and team science initiatives, participants will come away with a working knowledge of the key issues surrounding eScience.
Jackie Wirz, PhD, Biomedical Research Specialist & Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Amanda Whitmire, PhD, Data Management Specialist & Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

Session Three (1:15 - 2:00)

No One is Leaving Without You . . . or Me Knowing: Interactive Classroom - Assessment Techniques (iCATs) Using Clicker Technology
Assessing student learning “after” instruction sessions is essential to understanding what students learn. However, interactive classroom assessment techniques (iCATs) are perhaps more important to measure "real-time" learning of students "during" an instruction session to insure intended outcomes are achieved before students exit the classroom. This session will explore iCATs using clickers as a formative approach to interactively assess both students’ prior knowledge as well as what they take away from an instruction session.
Dale Vidmar, Information Literacy and Instruction Librarian, Southern Oregon University Hannon Library

Building Oregon: Leveraging Mobile Technologies to Present Digital Collections
Using funds provided through LSTA, OSU Libraries & Press is building a web-based tool, optimized for use in a mobile environment that takes University of Oregon's Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest digital collection, and makes it accessible to users in the mobile landscape, leveraging the tools and capabilities that the mobile environment provide. The nature of mobile tools allows us to push out library content to users in new ways, meeting the user where they live -- in the digital world. Once the mobile tool has been created, OSU Libraries & Press will release the framework in an open source code repositories, for other libraries or cultural institutions with digital collections to use to mount their own digital collections or re-purpose existing digital collections in a mobile environment.
Evviva Weinraub, Director, Emerging Technologies and Services, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries

Librarians Are the Gateway: Academic Social Media Applications for Scholars
The emergence of social networks designed specifically for academia is a fairly recent trend. Academic social networking sites combine "traditional" features of social networking with practical research-oriented functions such as organizing papers, bibliographic management, and pdf annotating. Librarians need to step forward at this new opportunity to collaborate and connect with faculty and students. Librarians have a role educating members of the academic community in the use of scholarly social networking sites.
Lorin Flores, Information Literacy Coordinator/Reference Librarian, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos
Lisa Ancelet, Head of Reference, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos
Terrence Edwards, Reference/Instruction Librarian, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos
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Kickstarting Your Ideas: A Look at Crowdfunding
Rock bands looking to fund their new album, inventors hoping to raise money to produce a new product, and non-profit groups seeking support for their causes have all found success using crowdfunding websites. As these sites have matured and entered the mainstream, however, many are asking probing questions about accountability and sustainability. This session will explore the practical, legal, and ethical issues that might be involved with crowdfunding for library projects and initiatives.
Anne-Marie Deitering, Franklin McEdward Professor for Undergraduate Learning Initiatives, Oregon State University
Rachel Bridgewater, Faculty Librarian, Portland Community College

Session Four (2:10 - 2:55)

Worth a Thousand Words: Infographics for Librarians
Infographics are a way of representing complex data or processes in a way that users can understand quickly and simply. They are becoming increasingly popular, and there are many ways -- from marketing to reporting use stats -- that libraries can harness infographics' potential to tell compelling, visually interesting stories. In this session, participants will learn about ideas for using infographics, free online tools for creating and distributing infographics, and best practices for creating infographics.
Michele DeSilva, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Central Oregon Community College

Meaningful Space in a Digital Age
Extracting from the ALA book The Library 2025, the author considers our relationship with our physical surroundings and objects from a multidisciplinary perspective (behavioral/neurological) and reflects on their roles in creating experience and memory, as well as inward/outward concepts of identity, self, and community. We’ll then graduate the idea to address how the library's notion of content (from analog to digital) will undergo a further evolution to "dynamic," and introduce how concepts such as "dialectal design" and the "occasioning of space" will play vital roles in capturing and projecting the essence of the Library.
Ben Malczewski, Adult Services Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library, MI

Ditching Textbooks: The OER Faculty Fellowship at Lane Community College
Textbooks: expensive, static, out-of-date, longtime vexation to students (and libraries). Led by a geeky librarian, and backed by student government, some instructors at Lane Community College are doing something about it. This presentation will describe the OER Faculty Fellowship, which incentivizes instructors to drop textbook requirements and incorporate free, online, Open Educational Resources instead. The fellowship’s flexible, asynchronous, and self-paced model could also be applied to other faculty development initiatives- information literacy, perhaps?
Jen Klaudinyi, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Faculty Technology Specialist, Lane Community College

Digital Literacy and Libraries: Insights from a Tutor-Facilitated Learning Model
Concerns about the digital divide have shifted from simple access to digital literacy. Digital literacy includes skills ranging from using a mouse to evaluating website information. Public libraries are a key venue for digital literacy program implementation, especially for hard-to-serve populations. Researchers from Portland State University are studying the effectiveness of an online and tutor-facilitated digital literacy learning model for adults. The researchers will discuss this program and share insights from their fieldwork at a public library in Austin, Texas.
Kimberly Pendell, Social Work and Social Sciences Librarian, Portland State University
Elizabeth M. Withers, PhD Candidate, Portland State University

Lightning Talks (3:05 - 4:00)

From 3x5 to LCD: Considerations and How-tos for Conducting Online Card Sort Studies
What is an online card sort and why use it? Why not? What should libraries consider when designing usability studies that incorporate online card sort methods? Using a recent experience conducting an online card sort study as a framework, the pros and cons of conducting online card sort studies will be examined, and practical tips and how-to knowledge will be offered.
Emily Ford, Assistant Professor, Urban & Public Affairs Librarian, Portland State University

Flipping the Distance Classroom
A “flipped classroom” assigns lecture learning for homework and uses in-person class time for hands-on practice with the instructor’s support. It’s an exciting model, but how can it work for distance students? Portland State University’s Senior Inquiry program offers high school seniors a PSU Freshman Inquiry course at their schools for college credit. This lightning talk outlines how the Distance Learning Librarian at PSU used LibGuides, Google Docs, YouTube, and lots of friendly reminders to help teachers flip information literacy instruction for these distance students.
Amy Hofer, Distance Learning Librarian, Portland State University

We Ditched our Kindles and You Can, Too!
For the last two and a half years, OSU Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) circulated Kindle ereaders as a way to offer our students and faculty a popular reading collection. Although all OSU students, faculty and staff can get a card at the local public library just blocks from campus, our collection continuously shows high demand. From an initial staff-selected collection of about 60 titles the collection has grown to over 600 largely patron-selected titles and consistently has a filled wait list; clearly this niche service has found an audience! So, why ditch our Kindles in favor of…tablets? Come find out how we re-envision this service and hear preliminary results of this new tablet lending program.
Jane Nichols, Collection Development Librarian, Oregon State University
Uta Hussong-Christian, Instruction & Science Librarian, Oregon State University

TechShowcase: A Case Study of eReaders on Display
An overview of a pilot program at Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon where we have installed a "TechShowcase" that displays six eReader devices for customers to handle. (Kindle, Nook, iPad, Thrive, Galaxy, Sony Reader) The TechShowcase gives the public a chance to interact with a variety of eReaders before committing to a purchase. It also provides an opportunity for customers to learn about digital downloads offered by the library.
Nate Pedersen, Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library

Assessing a Library Situation: Using Google Forms Surveys to Assess What People Think, What They Want, What They Know, and What They Think They Know
Get to know your library situation with free online surveys. Any type of library can quickly and easily create, conduct, and share surveys with Google Forms. In this lightning talk, we will look at surveys for event planning and surveys for information literacy instruction planning and assessment.
Kim Read, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Clark College

The Dog & Pony Show (AKA Demonstrating the Value of Your Library)
Are you interested in thinking about new ways to get people to experience the value and impact of your library? Hear how Eugene Public Library used technology to promote its value to City staff. We taught them to fish, and we offered to fish. We were not surprised to find out that people like it when you save them time and money. Hear what we did and how we did it.
Lorie Vik, Virtual Services Librarian, Eugene Public Library