Focus on Libraries: 2020 Vision
July 24, 2020
Welcome and Keynote
Accelerating Cultural Change in Libraries and Archives: When Diversity and Inclusion Are Not Enough — Mark A. Puente, Senior Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
- Marketing in the Time of COVID, facilitated by Maria Goodspeed: We will have a lively discussion and sharing of ideas for marketing library resources and services within the challenging environment of closures and social distancing. We will also exchange strategies and methods for meeting the needs of students and faculty within the distance learning framework and the most effective ways to make the campus community aware of our services.
- Gazing into Our Crystal Balls: Library Collections After COVID, facilitated by Valerie Boulos: The past few months have seen major changes to how our patrons access our collections. Print collections are closed to the public, vendors have granted additional electronic access, and interlibrary loan processes are impacted by library closures. In the upcoming year, our collections could additionally be impacted by budget cuts. Let’s get together and visualize what library collections and related processes may look like in the near future.
Breakout Sessions (1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. ET):
- Cultivating Shared Vision: Strategies for New Library Leaders — Devin Soper, Mike Siriwardena, Beth Boatright, Brew Schoonover, and Shelly Schmucker: This presentation will explore essential leadership theories and practical strategies for establishing shared vision in a variety of contexts, including building new teams, integrating into established teams, and changing team cultures.
- Practical Data Literacy Instruction: Fundamentals for Teaching Any Topic or Tool — Jesse Klein, Ph.D. and Nicholas Ruhs, Ph.D.: Presenters will share their development and implementation of two successful data literacy workshop series and how what they have learned applies to anyone interested in providing instruction on data literacy.
- A Tale of Silo Busters: Providing Integrated Services through Cross-Departmental Collaboration — Kyung Kim and Velma Smith: This presentation will show how a Subject Librarian and an InterLibrary Loan librarian at FSU teamed up to locate and obtain historical news articles on the Emmett Till murder case to support a class assignment. Learn best practices and keys to success for the project. Due to technical issues during the presentation, the recording is not available. Please click below to view the slide presentation. Refer any questions to the presenters (email addresses on the last slide of the presentation).
Breakout Sessions (2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. ET):
- Bullying in the Library Workplace — Amy An: Libraries have been slower than other workplaces to address staff bullying. That tide is turning. Learn the facts about bullying in the library workplace; everyone, staff, managers, admin, all have a role in working together to address the issue.
- How Remote Graduate Work Can Increase Student Opportunity — Courtney Evans: Nationally, ALA MLIS accredited programs are increasingly online. While this reduces barriers to our field, students lose out on opportunities once available to library-school students. How can we create environments that support these learners?
- Developing and Assessing Collections for Diversity: A Roundtable Discussion — Melissa Gonzalez and Melissa Davis: Talk with your college and university colleagues about the assessment, development, and promotion of library collections through a diversity lens. Discuss challenges (and solutions) librarians have encountered in their search for diverse collections.
Handout 1: Discussion Questions
Handout 2: Selected Readings and Resources
Breakout Sessions (3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. ET):
- Finding a Counter Rhetoric: How Access Services and Delivery Used Critical Librarianship to Improve the Student Worker Program at FSU Libraries — Jeff Hipsher, Cynthia Harley, James Waters, Mike Siriwardena, Mimi Bilodeau, and Eleanor Cleveland: This session will describe the changes Access Services and Delivery at FSU Libraries made in our professional development program for student workers in response to Elliot Kuecker’s writing on how student labor functions in the academic library.
- Survey Says… : Effective Survey Design for Evaluation and Research — Dr. Jesse Klein: Surveys are popular in academic libraries for improving services, spaces, and collections. This workshop brings survey design “back to basics.” Participants will leave with survey questions useful for research and/or evaluation at their institutions.
- Insight is 20/20: Considering Undergraduate Perceptions of Information Literacy to Improve Library Instruction — Hunter Murphy: This session will outline recent undergraduate perceptions of library instruction. It will feature survey results and offer tips, tools, and strategies to improve information literacy experiences.
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