Brick and Click Libraries


Sessions Descriptions

Managing and Maximizing Use of Your E-Journal Collection
Matt Hall, Sales Manager, Serials Solutions, Inc.
Buddy Pennington, Serials Acquisitions Librarian, University of Missouri - Kansas City

This session covers the process that a medium-sized academic library used to ensure that it was getting the most out of its electronic journal collection. Librarians interested in learning about new methods to evaluate their electronic journal collection and several ways to access e-journals in their collection are encouraged to attend.

Real-Life FAQs on Copyright and Intellectual Property for Web-based Education
Suzanne Araas Vesely, Copyright/Reference Librarian, Fort Hays State University

Our university library, which is deeply involved in service to web-based learners, has created a FAQs site of real-life, in-depth questions, answering concerns about copyright, intellectual property, fair use vs. the TEACH Act, provisions of USC law, duration, getting permission, and much more. Bring your own real-life questions!

Using Dynamic Web Pages to Decentralize Content Responsibilities on the Library Web site
Dr. John Eye, Web Librarian/Asst. Professor of Instructional Media, Southern Utah University

This session addresses the need for a decentralized approach in the management of content on library Web sites. The audience will be stepped through the process of developing Cold Fusion templates that will allow those closest to the content to make updates. Examples will be provided.

Library Instruction Assessment Practices in the Age of Accountability
Connie Ury, Library Outreach Coordinator, Northwest Missouri State University
Frank Baudino, Head Librarian for Information Services, Northwest Missouri State University

The presenters will compare personal instructional assessment practices with those used by Association of Research Librarians; analyze assessment models for inclusion in the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and state standards; and explore current and future models of assessment.


There’s No Sin in Synergy: A Success Story about Managing Access to E-Journals at Indiana University
Ms. Jo McClamroch, M.L.S., M.Ed, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Have e-journals got you down? Whether you subscribe to 5,000 or 30,000 e-journals, you have to manage access to them. Please join me as I describe the evolution from locally managed access to vendor-managed access via Serials Solutions. An A-to-Z holdings list, plus entries in the online union catalog, will be shown.


An Unsuitable Job for a Librarian? Pleasure Reading in Academic Libraries
Anne M. Kulig, Coordinator of Access Services, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Many academic librarians are ambivalent about encouraging college and university students to read for pleasure. In an era of "find it now, find in fast", there is barely enough time to encourage use of scholarly journals, much less a book for recreational reading. Rest assured! Even in the era of fast information, there is still plenty of time for the book. Librarians interested in reader's advisories, book discussion groups and popular culture material in academic libraries should attend.


Majority Rules: Creating a Federated Search for Remote Library Patrons
Donna Ekart, Program Associate, Digital Library, Kansas State University

This session covers the development of a specialized interface for a federated search and discovery of commercial resources, digital objects and the library catalog. Features were included to make the site especially useful for distant patrons. Individuals interested in web design issues, federated searching, and patron instruction may find this session useful.


Federated Searching--The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Mary Beth Minick, Associate Librarian and Project Director, IUPUI University Library
Kathleen Hanna, Assistant Librarian/Digital Libraries Team, IUPUI University Library

This session covers the process that a medium-sized academic library used to implement a federated-search product. This process was done quickly and included three libraries in addition to the primary library. Librarians interested in the collaboration and those interested in doing a “quick” install are encouraged to attend this session.


Roadblocks and Hazard Signals for Preventing Copy-Paste Plagiarism
Connie Ury, Library Outreach Coordinator, Northwest Missouri State University
Lori Mardis, Information Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University
Vicki Wainscott, Head Librarian for Access Services, Northwest Missouri State University

The presenters will describe the current state of plagiarism incidences, strategies for teaching academic integrity, assignment models that discourage plagiarism, and processes for detecting plagiarism. Online resources applicable to a wide range of disciplines and institutions will be highlighted, with access to suggestions/resources available after the conference via the Web.


Augmenting Patron Access to Information Through Free Databases
David Darryl Bibb, Distance Education Librarian, Southeast Missouri State University

As budgets are stretched to the breaking point, it is critical that libraries make use of resources that are available free-of-charge. Many such databases are provided by governmental agencies, while others are produced by private organizations and businesses. By utilizing these little-known treasures, libraries can improve patron services.


Growing With the Flow: Responding to High Volume Instruction Growth
Susanne Clement, Head of Collection Development, University of Kansas
Tami Albin, Public Services Librarian, University of Kansas
Nikhat Ghouse, Social Science Librarian and Coordinator of Peer Services, University of Kansas

This session discusses the planning, implementation and assessment of library instruction to over two thousand first year communication students in forty-eight hours during both the 2004 Spring and Fall semesters. Library staff looking for a variety of ways to teach high volume instruction will find lively discussion and value in this session.


Making it Stick!: Building Sustainable Collaborations Using the “Power of Peer”
Lea Currie, Coordinator of Instruction, University of Kansas Libraries
Michele Eodice, Director of the Writing Center, University of Kansas
Kathy Graves, Co-coordinator of Reference Services, University of Kansas Libraries

The University of Kansas Libraries have developed new collaborative efforts in cross-training student assistants to act as peer consultants at a universal help desk. Participants will learn about the successes and challenges in adopting this collaborative model of serving students through the “power of peer.”


In Search of the Intelligent Web: A New Look at the Organization of Academic Web sites
Felicity Dykas, Catalog Librarian (Social Sciences/Sciences), University of Missouri-Kansas City
Chris Le Beau, Clinical Instructor, University of Missouri-Columbia/University of Missouri-Kansas City

This session will examine current approaches of academic libraries to organizing and providing access to the plethora of electronic resources through their Web sites. We will look at the challenges presented by the various types of resources: e-books, e-journals, aggregated databases, e-journal portals, subject guides, digital collections and commercial products such as TDNet and Serials Solutions.


The Drake University Digital Repository Initiative: a Case Study of the Library as a Campus-Wide Enterprise
Rod Henshaw, Dean of Cowles Library, Drake University
Claudia Frazer, Resource Description & Materials Management Librarian, Drake University

This presentation will showcase the development of a digital repository at a mid-sized academic institution: Drake University. It will show how the repository was developed as collaboration between the teaching/research and library faculty. While technical elements will be covered, the major focus will be on the organizational issues involved with the development of an institutional repository, including: issues of academic culture (e.g. tenure and peer review), policy, staffing, content selection, and funding. Finally, this initiative will be placed in the context of the libraries overall strategic goal of repositioning itself as the campus enterprise for management of all formats of instructional and scholarly content.


SiteLand, The User-Friendly Home Page Redesign Game
Tim Bryant, Reference Librarian & Bibliographer, University of Northern Iowa

Have you ever wanted to redesign your library's home page? Do you like playing games? Come play a game of SiteLand, in which you will join a team whose objective is to redesign a library home page before time runs out. For all ages. Not available in stores.

A Road Map to the OPAC: Visualization Technology for Subject Searching
Mark McCallon, Assistant Director - Margaret and Herman Brown Library, Abilene Christian University
David Bavousett, System Administrator, Abilene Library Consortium

This session demonstrates a search tool that presents a visual map of the results of a subject search rather than a traditional text list. A visual representation of the search results helps the researcher get a sense of how the information fits together in context with other subjects and related terms. Librarians interested in a new way of demonstrating the search process and improving user instruction are encouraged to attend.


Calibrating the Compass: Library Orientation
Patricia Wyatt, Reference Specialist, Northwest Missouri State University
Connie Ury, Library Outreach Coordinator, Northwest Missouri State University

A university’s library orientation curriculum will be presented. Results of Fall 2004 student and faculty surveys about the library tour; faculty’s planned use of library orientation curriculum; and student evaluations of library orientation curriculum will be provided. Attendees will be asked to develop recommendations for improvement of future library orientation.


Basic BRICK Tours that CLICK with Students
Sherry Backhus, Instruction Coordinator/Reference Librarian, Emporia State University

An engaging physical(brick) tour for first-year students allows them to teach their class about the library's areas and services! In this session I will cover not only the basic concepts of how this design works, but there will be an opportunity to begin to build your own active-learning orientation.


Jumping on the Blogwagon for Libraries
Catherine Lavallee-Welch, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Louisville

Blogs are the fresh, easy method of broadcasting information via the Web. This presentation will highlight the benefits, pitfalls, technology, tools and raison d’être of blogging for libraries as they are reaching out to their users or their own staff.


Incorporating Information Fluency Into the Standards for a Major
Rebecca Miller, Reference Librarian, Lake Forest College

This session will look at working with Communications faculty at a small liberal arts college to include information fluency within the requirements for the major and its curriculum. During this session, we will look at methods for approaching academic departments, drawing up competencies, creating a plan for teaching these competencies, and assessing the program.


Building Teams: Making it Work!
Kara Whatley, Life Sciences Librarian, New York University

Building teams in academic libraries can be a difficult challenge-- faculty librarians have varied teaching and research agendas! This session will discuss the process librarians at the TTU Libraries underwent to build successful teams in the Information Services Department.


Assessing Information Literacy Skills in the Real World : The Good, the Bad and the Literate
Ada Emmett, Science Librarian, University of Kansas
Judith Emde, Electronic Resources Technical Services Librarian, University of Kansas

This presentation outlines an assessment project designed to measure the development of information literacy skills over the course of a semester for 1st & 2nd year chemistry graduate students enrolled in a credited library bibliography class. The assessment was conducted in one-on-one interviews providing the student with information-need scenarios and by documenting the steps the student took to locate the information. The trials and tribulations of creating an interview tool, conducting the assessment, and analyzing the data may be of interest to aspiring "assessors."


E-books...Essential or Widely Ignored
Ellen Safley, Associate Library Director for Public Services and Collections, University of Texas at Dallas
Carolyn Henebry, Associate Library Director for Administrative Services, University of Texas at Dallas

This session will provide an overview of several types of electronic book programs and illustrate how we have integrated these materials into our collection and catalog. We will provide information about the types of materials being used and the intensity of the demand in our library and others within the University of Texas System. Finally, we will provide information from our user survey concerning how, when, and why electronic books are being used and our customer's preferences for information delivery.


Adding Another Layer to Information Literacy: Using Blackboard to Enhance a One-Credit Library Class
Helen Peeler Clements, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Oklahoma State University

How can a technologically-challenged librarian refocus a traditional BI class toward information literacy, using course management software? Since Fall 2003, I’ve used Blackboard to present course materials, communicate with students, and give quizzes. I’ll discuss students’ reactions, successes, shortfalls, plans for future improvements, and how others are using Blackboard.

Interlibrary Loan for Access: Focus on Audiovisual Materials and Special Collections
Amy Fry, Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian, University of Missouri-Kansas City

This session discusses the challenges of filling interlibrary loan requests for audiovisual and special collections materials. Why are libraries so reluctant to ILL CDs, videos and DVDs? What happens to requests for non-circulating materials? Flexible and open resource sharing policies can help us improve service, boost lending, AND protect our valuable collections.


A Two-Way Learning Experience: An Analysis of Chat Reference Transcripts at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library
Fu Zhuo, Assistant Professor of Library Services, Central Missouri State University
Mark Love, Assistant Professor of Library Services, Central Missouri State University
Scott Norwood, Assistant Professor of Library Services, Central Missouri State University

Karla Ashley, Library Assistant, Central Missouri State University

This session describes an effort by staff to analyze transcripts of the library’s chat reference service. The chat transcripts were analyzed according to commonly held standards and a series of evaluative questions were asked. Librarians and staff interested in learning more about techniques for evaluating chat reference services are invited to attend.


Poster Session Descriptions

Government Information Webliographies: Presenting "Browse Topics"
Tanya Finchum, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

"Browse Topics", a free online collection of government information webliographies is presented. Librarians, from around the nation, with knowledge in a government information topic voluntarily contribute webliographies. Librarians interested in a good 'first stop' for seekers of online government information, both on and off campus, are encouraged to attend.


Tablet PCs in an Academic Environment
Robert Hallis, Assistant Professor of Library Services, Central Missouri State University

Those viewing this poster session will see a case study involving the use of a tablet PC with “off the shelf” applications in my administration, teaching and research activities over the past eight months. A unit will be available for inspection at the table, and handouts will include a list of hardware and software used during this study.


Budget Cuts Without Hours and Service Cuts? How Access Services Has Coped
Rebecca Martin, Head of Access Services, Northern Illinois University

This session covers the steps a large academic library department has taken to help reduce the budget. They include revised workflow due to new technology, patron education to enable self-service, and new patterns of hiring, training and scheduling students. Librarians who can offer their own methods of coping would be vital to this discussion.


E-Books and Academic and Public Libraries
Laurence S. Seidenberg, Graduate Student, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science

While commercial prospects for e-books remains uncertain the library market offers promise for the future of the ebook and development of myriad user services and library functions from cataloging, circulation, space savings, archiving and preservation. E-book vendors like netlibrary, ebrary and wholesalers like Baker & Taylor can play a pivotal role in the future delivery of ebook services to libraries.


I-Cite: Presenting an Interactive Bibliographic Learning Application
Sarah Park, Automation Support Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University

I-Cite is a web-based bibliographic learning application, designed and developed by a librarian for fellow librarians to enhance the bibliographic instruction. Ask yourself, how many have you seen students making simple mistakes such as capitalization and punctuation in reference pages again and again. Instead of grading papers with red pens, let them help themselves learn how to cite sources using a video game-like application.


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