Friday, November 11, 2016
Inn at Swarthmore, 10 S. Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA
CritLib, or critical librarianship, is a movement to bring social justice principles into our work in libraries. CritLib aims to engage participants in discussion about critical perspectives on library practice. At this workshop we will explore the CritLib movement, investigate our own assumptions and their effect on our work and our patrons, and learn from librarians who have tried to make libraries more inclusive.
Keynote: Veronica Arellano Douglas, Reference & Instruction Librarian, St. Mary’s College (Introduction Sarah Elichko)
CritLib in Practice: Panel and presentations from area libraries
Closing discussion: DeVon Jackson, Assistant Director of Leadership Programs & Cultural Development, Villanova University
Find the full program synopsis on our blog.
April 15, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Join us to hear perspectives from across the OER (Open Educational Resources) landscape. Colleagues involved in both nascent and ongoing initiatives will share their experiences, and we will learn about lobbying efforts to encourage the development of OER.
Bill Hemmig, Dean, Learning Resources and Online Learning, Bucks County Community College
Stacey Effrig, Assistant Professor, Arts, Communication, Bucks County Community College
Annie Johnson, Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist, Temple University
Ethan Senack, Higher Education Advocate, United States Public Interest Research Group
November 13, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Warner Memorial Library, Harold H. Howard Center
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA.
Elizabeth Evans, Point Park University
Don’t Touch the Marble! Working within an early 20th century bank building to move library services into the 21st century
Deborah Gaspar, Rowan University
Refreshing the Reference Reading Room
Joy Dlugosz, Eastern University
Transforming Library Space “for students sake”
Business Meeting & Tours of Eastern's Renovations
Amanda Avery & Zhong Geng, Marywood University
Rayford Law, Project Designer & Rebecca Vargas, Project Architect
Light & Delight: from tradition to innovation in the new Library at the Princeton Theological Seminary
Open discussion of space planning & closing
April 16, 2015 9am-3pm
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Center for Business and Industry Building, Room C2-28
This is an opportunity to learn from information literacy leaders who bridge the gap from high school to the college experience.
- Cathi Furman, Library Department Supervisor, Hempfield School District, Landisville, PA.
- Brenda Boyer, Teacher Librarian, Kutztown Senior High School, Kutztown, PA.
- Tim Siftar, Liaison Librarian for Education, Computing & Informatics, Drexel University
- Barbara Eshbach, Head Librarian, Penn State-York
- Jeremiah Mercurio, Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College
- Sharon Smith, Reading Specialist, Delaware County Community College
November 6, 2014
University of Pennsylvania
Dot Porter, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), University of Pennsylvania
Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship: SIMS as an Object Lesson?
- Laurie Allen, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Research Services, Haverford College
- Monica Mercado, Director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education at Bryn Mawr College
- Nabil Kashyup, Librarian for Digital Initiatives, Swarthmore College
- Matt Shoemaker, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship Service Development, Temple University
An afternoon of discussion and Hands-on activity with digital scholarship librarians in the know!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Penn State Great Valley
One Step Further: The Benefits of Integrating your Library Tutorial in your LMS
Tracey Amey (PA College of Technology)
Service to Distance Learners: Drexel University Libraries eResource AccessIssue Reporting and Response System
Noelle Egan (Drexel University)
Guide on the Side: Better for Student Learning, Better for Library Budgets
Nancy Bellafante (Drexel University)
Synchronous Opportunities: Developing an Information Literacy Webinar Program
Michael LaMagna (Delaware County Community College)
Challenges, Communication, and Connections: Effectively Bridging Multiple Locations
Marietta Dooley and Sharon Neal (Alvernia University)
Using Blackboard Collaborate for Information Literacy Instruction Sessions inOnline Classes
Mary Buchanan and Marilyn Harhai (Clarion University)
Friday, November 15, 2013
Paul Peck Alumni Center
3141 Chestnur Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Welcome & Opening Activity
- Keynote Presentation: Peggy Drexler, Weill Medical College, Cornell University: Five Ways We Hurt Our Careers - And How To Stop
- Tina Hertel, Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College: Purposeful Networking
- Peggy Seiden, Swarthmore College Libraries: A Look Inside Swarthmore’s Mentoring Program
- Unconference! Breakout sessions on resumes, ACRL/DVC mentoring, promotion/tenure.
April 19, 2013 - Temple University
Leading From Wherever You Are: Higher Ed Needs Grassroots Library Leaders
Keynote Presentation by Steven Bell, ACRL President
The health of higher education is not well. Recovery is a complex task that will require input from many voices. Grassroots leaders can help fix what’s broken about higher education. They can come from anywhere in the organization. They act to create change when they see an opportunity. They bring a bottom-up balance to top-down leadership. In this presentation Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services and ACRL, will identify the qualities of grassroots leaders and make a case that library staff can emerge as grassroots leaders in helping their institution to adapt to an uncertain future landscape for higher education.
- Keynote Presentation: Steven Bell, 2012-2013 ACRL President, Associate University Librarian, Temple University
- Linda McCann, Director, Library Services, Jackie Fritz, Faculty Liaison, Learning Technologies, Liz Sette, Director, Technology Learning Center, Bucks County Community College
- *2010 ACRL Academic Excellence Award*
- Joseph Lucia, University Librarian, Villanova University
- *2013 ACRL Academic Excellence Award*
- Deborah Turner, Assistant Professor, iSchool, Drexel University
- Panel Discussion
- Question and Answer Period
- Academic Librarianship in the United Arab Emirates: A Potpourri of Challenges and Opportunities
Joanna Tillson (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi)
- Reinforcing Roots: Establishing a Branch Library in Stockholm
Carroll Odhner & Carol Traveny (Bryn Athyn College)
- Intensive English Study and Library Instruction: How Librarians Help Improve Academic Literacy Skills of ESL Students
Andrea R. Malone (University of Houston)
- VuFind and International Library-Initiated Open Source Software Development
Demian Katz (Villanova University)
- IFLA’s Academic Activities with Global Librarianship
Stephen Marvin (West Chester University)
- Integrating the Library into the Global University
Larissa Gordon & Michelle Reale (Arcadia University)
- “I Read; I Travel; I Become” : Reflections on Delivering Library Services to a Community at Sea
Erin Stalberg (Mount Holyoke College)
April 20, 2012
- ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative
Margaret Grotti, Senior Assistand Librarian and Coordinator for Library Instruction, University of Delaware Library
- Stepping Up, Out, and Beyond: Taking Steps to Demonstrate Value
Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian and former Deputy College Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College
- How Else Can We Engage the Community? The Value of Scholarly Outreach
Darren Poley, Outreach Librarian, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University
- From Renovation Comes Innovation: Using University Changes to Highlight Successes
Maureen Williams, Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Information Literacy, Neumann University Library
- Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Librarians as Adjunct Teaching Faculty
Larissa Gordon, Information Literacy Coordinator and Reference Librarian, Landman Library, Arcadia University
Calvin Wang, Sciences Librarian and Coordinator of the Tech Resources Lab, Landman Library, Arcadia University
Read more in the April 2012 issue of College & Research Libraries News:
Balcziunas, A., & Gordon, L. (April 2012). "Walking a mile in their shoes." College & Research Libraries News, 73(4), 192-195.
- An Out of Business Library Experience: Outreach and Impact With Student Groups and University Organizations
Cathy Ogur, Business Research Librarian, Lippincott Library of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Promoting Special Collections on Campus
Laurie Rizzo, Assistant Librarian, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
- Think Outside the Class: Building Library-Student Partnership Beyond Course Boundaries
Kimberly Grotewold, Adjunct Reference and Research Assistance Librarian, Ganser Library, Millersville University
Erin Dorney, Outreach Librarian, Ganser Library, Millersville University
This event is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, and would not have been possible without the help of the College and Research Division of PaLA. Show your appreciation by becoming a member of PaLA! And if you are a member - thank you!
November 18, 2011
- Collection Development Adventures of a Small Consortium: CTW's Shared eBook Project
Lorraine Huddy, CTW Librarian for Collaborative Projects at Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University, has kindly granted permission to provide her Slideshare presentation.
- Patron Driven eBook Acquisitions: Pulling Back the Curtain
J. Brian Schoolar, Electronic Resources Librarian at Temple University, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
- Exposing E-lec-tron-ic-al Books Through Patrons' Discovering Acquisitioning
Scott R. Anderson, Information Systems Librarian at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
March 31, 2011
November 12, 2010
- Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego: Lafayette College Library Open House Becomes Interactive Mystery Game
Rebecca Metzger, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Lafayette College, has kindly granted permission to provide her Prezi presentation.
- Migrating to an Open Source Catalog: One Library's Experience and How You Can Do It, Too.
Karen Kohn, Collection Development Manager at Arcadia University, has kindly granted permission to provide her PowerPoint presentation.
- Teaching Infolit in Cyperspace: Jing and Survey Monkey as Weapons of Mass Instruction.
Barbara Quintiliano, Instructional Design Librarian at Villanova University, has kindly granted permission to provide her PowerPoint presentation.
- Polls, Polls Everywhere: Using Cell Phones as Classroom Clickers.
Sarah Penniman, Access Services Librarian at Delaware Valley College, has kindly granted permission to provide her PowerPoint presentation.
- Adapting New Technologies for an Enhanced Learning Experience.
Michael Gutierrez, Associate Librarian, and Lydia N. Collins, Assistant Librarian, in the Reference Department at the University of Delaware, have kindly granted permission to provide their Prezi presentation.
- Creating a Sense of Place for the Mobile Learner.
William Hemmig, Online Learning Librarian; Brian Johnstone, Digital Resources Librarian; and Margaret Montet, Information Literacy Librarian; at Bucks County Community College, have kindly granted permission to provide their PowerPoint presentation.
April 16, 2010
- Assessment and Three Questions: What? Why? How?
Peter Hernon, Professor at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
- Practical Library Assessment.
Stephen Spohn, Senior Consultant, Planning and Assessment at LYRASIS, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
- The Rohrbach Library: Moving Toward Purposeful Assessment.
Ruth Perkins, Reference and Instruction Librarian; Krista Prock, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian; and Karen Wanamaker, Education Librarian at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, have kindly granted permission to provide their PowerPoint presentation.
- Assess This! What, How and Who Cares?
Nonny Schlotzhauer, Social Sciences Librarian at Penn State University, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
October 29, 2009
April 24, 2009
- Green Libraries.
Frederick Stoss, Associate Librarian of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University at Buffalo - SUNY, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
- The Little Green Library.
Henry Pisciotta, Arts and Architecture Librarian at Penn State University Libraries, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
- Going Green at Penn State Wilkes-Barre: Abram Nesbitt III Academic Commons.
Bruce Reid, Head Librarian at Penn State Wilkes Barre, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
- The Green Library Experience: Building One, Living in One.
Ronald Servello, Associate Director of Facilities Planning and Construction at Penn State University Libraries, has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
November 21, 2008
May 9, 2008
November 2, 2007
- Creating Chat Connections: E-valuating Virtual Reference Transcripts.
Marie Radford, Associate Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, has kindly granted permission to provide her PowerPoint presentation.
- "The Library is a good source if you have several months." Making the Library More Accessible.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Consulting Research Scientist at OCLC, has kindly granted permission to provide her PowerPoint presentation.
March 30, 2007
November 3, 2006
- The Future of the Library Catalogue.
Dr. Thomas B. Hickey, Chief Scientist at OCLC has kindly granted permission to provide his PowerPoint presentation.
- What Difference a Good Tool? Using Endeca for a faceted catalog.
Emily Lynema, Systems Librarian for Digital Project at North Carolina State University Libraries has kindly granted permission to provide her PowerPoint presentation.
- The Catalog's Future.
Karen Calhoun of the Cornell University Library has kindly granted permission to provide the pdf file used for her presentation.
March 24, 2006
- Open Access Publishing: Trend or Transformation?
Dr. Ray English Director of Libraries at Oberlin College has kindly granted permission to provide his keynote PowerPoint presentation.
- Institutional Journal Costs in an Open Access Environment.
William Walters from Millerville University has provided access to the soon to be published paper used for his presentation.
March 18, 2005
What's the Big IDeA? An Institutional Digital Repository at Your Library.
Emily and Kristi have kindly granted permission to make their PowerPoint Presentation available.