ACRL-Oregon sponsored programs at OLA Conference 2015

OLA Conference logo 2015Zines, Online Privacy, Whiteboards, Readers Advisory for College Students, THE Framework, New Tech, and Snacks! There’s something for everyone here, not to mention the great programming that melds the best of academic and public librarianship. Plus, there are the great informal conversations and topics you’ll engage in with colleagues from across the state. You know you want to come!

There’s still time for early-bird registration for this year’s OLA Conference, “Libraries Cultivating Creativity“! The deadline for special early-bird registration pricing is this Friday, March 13. This year’s OLA Conference will take place in Eugene, Oregon, from April 15 – Friday, April 17, 2015.

Below are the list of OLA Conference programs sponsored, or co-sponsored, by ACRL-Oregon. Most of our sponsored programs this year are scheduled for Friday, April 17. If you are leaning toward the option for 1-day-only conference pricing, this would be a great option to get the most bang for your (academic) buck!

That said – notice the social option on Wednesday – we hope to see you there!

For the full conference schedule and registration information, please visit the OLA Conference 2015 website.

Time:  Wednesday, April 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Title:  ACRL-Oregon Reception (AKA – Hanging Out With Librarian Friends)
Location:  First National Taphouse, 51 W. Broadway, Eugene (an easy walk from the Convention Center)
Description:  Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar with fellow librarians. Everyone is welcome.

Time:  Session 3, Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Title:  Zines 101
Description:  Zines are self-published works made for passion, rather than for profit. Public, school, academic, and special libraries have built collections of zines, but they’re also a helpful teaching tool. We will share a hands-on Zines 101 workshop, covering the history and culture of zines and tips for making them, as well as giving participants time to contribute a page to a collaborative zine.
Speakers:  Kelly McElroy, Oregon State University; Lillian Karabaic, Independent Publishing Resource Center
Sponsors:  OR-ACRL

Time:  Session 4, Friday 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Title:  Cybercreeps, Data Miners and Peeping Uncle Sams – Teaching Patrons about Privacy Online
Description:  How can we help our patrons stay safe and protect their personal information online? In this session, school, public and academic librarians will provide tips and resources for training library users about the basics of online privacy protection, including using public computers and wifi networks safely, savvy use of social media, tracking by Google and other free web services, and awareness about data mining, scams and cybercrime. Learn about handouts, tutorials, and workshop ideas to help your library users stay safe online and reduce the size of their digital footprints.
Speakers:  Buzzy Nielsen, Hood River County Library District; Amy Honisett, Multnomah County Library; Garnetta Wilker, Portland Public Schools (retired); Roberta Richards, Portland Community College
Sponsors:  OR-ACRL, IFC

Time:  Session 5, Friday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Title:  Capturing Learning in the Library Commons: A Whiteboard Photo-Ethnographic Study
Description:  Libraries are increasingly called upon to provide evidence of their contributions to, or impact on, student learning. Whiteboards, which fill many learning spaces, furnish evidence via student-generated visualizations. Librarians at Oregon State University undertook an exploratory, term-long, photo-ethnographic study to determine the types of visualization activities in which students engage to help them learn. Results show differences in visualization activities across discipline groups and suggest the need to design study spaces to accommodate those needs. This study serves as a model for those seeking to identify and convey ways in which learning spaces support and contribute to student learning.
Speakers:  Uta Hussong-Christian, Oregon State University; Rick Stoddart, University of Idaho
Sponsors:  OR-ACRL

Time:  Session 5, Friday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Title:  Privacy Technology — Tools for Protecting Your Patrons and Yourself on Public and Personal Computers
Description:  Data miners, cybercriminals and government spies are helping themselves to private information, so tech-savvy library staff need tools to fight back! This session will provide a practical toolkit to address a range of privacy challenges, including settings for public computers and wifi networks, mobile phone and social media settings, cloud computing, encryption, data breaches, and more. Bring your questions and your own tips to share.
Speakers:  Susan Mecklem, Davis Wright Tremaine law firm; Sean Park, Coos County Library Service District; Linda Rudawitz, Warner Pacific College.
Sponsors:  OR-ACRL, IFC

Time:  Session 6, Friday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Title:  Readers’ Advisory in Academic Libraries: A Creative Way to Contribute to Student Success
Description:  Narrative-length, self-directed reading facilitates critical thinking and information literacy skills-building, fosters creativity, increases empathy, and – for students – has been linked to greater overall academic achievement. Given this, readers’ advisory activities, while not generally within the purview of academic libraries, are a novel (no pun intended!) and creative way to contribute to student success. This session will examine the place of recreational reading and readers’ advisory in academic libraries. It will also discuss real-life experiences conducting readers’ advisory with college students, and tips for creatively and effectively promoting recreation collections and encouraging a culture of reading in your campus community.
Speakers:  Elizabeth Brookbank, Western Oregon University
Sponsors:  OR-ACRL

Time:  Session 6, Friday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Title:  Think Like a Scholar: Using the ACRL Framework to Shape Collaborative, Discipline-based Information Literacy Instruction
Description:  Collaborating with faculty on teaching information literacy (IL) is arguably one of the most difficult aspects of academic librarian work. In this session, we will present how we have used the concepts in ACRL’s draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to guide conversations with faculty about teaching research competencies at Reed College. The Framework and its presentation of threshold concepts is particularly useful for developing discipline-specific teaching strategies and approaches when working with core and gateway courses. The session will include the content we developed in collaboration with faculty for courses in music, anthropology, history, and psychology.
Speakers:  Annie Downey, Ryan Clement, and Erin Conor, Reed College Library
Sponsors:  OR-ACRL

Time:  Session 6, Friday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Title:  Creativity in Technology: Current and Future Trends
Description:  Presentation on current and future technology trends in Oregon libraries and beyond with a look to future potential practices and current best practices. We will have specific examples from Oregon academic and public libraries, and plan to have some “idea boards” of future tech that may impact libraries in near future. The session will wrap up with an opportunity for attendees to share their favorite app and/or tech.
Speakers:  Darci Hanning, Oregon State Library; Esther Moberg, Seaside Public Library
Sponsors:  OR-ACRL, Library Technology Round Table

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