Morning Sessions

Session A | Librarians & Scholarly Communication: New Roles and Services

Ellen Duranceau(MIT)-Moderator, Jessica Adamick (UMass-Amherst),Tracy Gabridge (MIT), Patsy Baudoin (MIT), Sally Gore (UMass-Medical)

This panel discussion will provide insights from librarians who have been successful in taking on new roles and developing new services in relation to scholarly communication on their campuses, integrating  themselves and/or their staff into the faculty research and  publication process.

Session A presentation slides - How to grow a deparment

Session A presentation slides - Embedded in a nanomanufacturing research center

Session B | Supporting the Adoption of Digital Course Materials: A Library, I.T., and Bookstore Collaboration

Judy Montgomery (Bowdoin), Christina M. Finneran (Bowdoin), Michael Tucker (Bowdoin)

A team of three Bowdoin staff members from the Library, I.T. and the Bookstore will share with you their collaborative efforts to explore all aspects of the adoption of digital course materials on their campus, from assessment of their impact on teaching and learning to cost implications, from development of new support services to issues of device availability.

Session B presentation slides

Session C | The "Law" of E-books: Intellectual Property Rights of Libraries and  Library Patrons

Kyle K. Courtney, Esq. (Harvard)

This presentation provides an overview of the issues surrounding intellectual property right of libraries and patrons in the e-book world, now and in the future.  Laws, cases, and contracts will be reviewed that affect the current state of "e-book" law.

Session C presentation slides

Session D | Librarian Mentors and Student Researchers in an Honors Program Interdisciplinary Seminar

Dale LaBonte (Quinsagamond CC), Susan McPherson (Quinsigamond), Fyiane Nsilo-Swai (Tompkins Cortland CC)

A unique program matching experienced librarians with second year students in a team-taught interdisciplinary Honors Program seminar offers insights into how students approach research and engage with the materials they encounter and how partnership between faculty and librarians enhances teaching and learning for all. Session attendees will participate in brainstorming a research support system for their institutions to engage undergraduates in active research.

Session D presentation slides

Session E | Three-year Study of Information Literacy Learning Outcomes in a First-Year Seminar

Susan von Daum Tholl, PhD (Emmanuel College), Diane Zydlewski (Emmanuel College), Anne Hancock (Emmanuel College)

This presentation will address the process of developing a required library component for a first year seminar involving collaboration with faculty and administration, syllabus development, librarians as teachers, and careful assessment of the program from IRB approval to design, implementation and analysis.

Session E presentation slides

Session E handout

Session F | Library as Platform for User Success: User Driven Collections, Services and Spaces

Scott Kennedy (UConn), Susanna Cowan (UConn), Erika McNeil (UConn)

Conceiving the academic library as a broad platform for getting things done, enables library staff to rethink old ways of doing business. This panel will describe how “reconceiving” the academic library as a platform for user success, dramatically changed how we go about our business.  An introductory framework will be followed by presentations on user driven collections, user driven services, and user driven spaces.

Session F presentation slides

Session G | Situational Leadership: Why is This Critical in Academic Libraries Today?

Melissa Behney (Wesleyan) and Barbara Kenney (Roger Williams)

What's your situation?

No matter what your job title, if you’re in an academic library today, leadership opportunities will find you. Whether it’s chairing a search committee, implementing a new technology, developing instruction sessions, approaching campus administrators, or serving in a formal supervisory role, knowing something about your personal leadership style will empower you to take action with confidence. This session will increase your awareness of the leadership styles that can be employed to affect positive change. Once you know something about these styles, you will begin to recognize the styles used by others and learn to adjust your style depending on the situation. This is the 4th in a series of offerings by ACRL/NEC’s new Leadership Development Committee.