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Wednesday, March 14
 

7:00am

Hotel Shuttles: See description or check with hotel for actual times. Signing up in Sched does not reserve spot on shuttle.
Radisson morning shuttles - Depart hotel 7:15 and 8:00.
Sheraton morning shuttles - Depart hotel  7:10, 7:20, 7:50, and 8:10.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 7:00am - 8:30am
TBA

7:30am

Breakfast / Registration
Wednesday March 14, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Leonard Center Fieldhouse Leonard Center (Athletic and Wellness Complex), Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, United States

9:00am

Keynote Speaker: Sarah T. Roberts
Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Leonard Center Fieldhouse Leonard Center (Athletic and Wellness Complex), Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, United States

10:30am

Capturing Graduate Research: Creation of the Graduate Online Symposium at Minnesota State University, Mankato
In 2017, Library Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato, in collaboration with our College of Graduate Studies and Research, launched the first annual Graduate Online Symposium. This event was designed to showcase the research, scholarly and creative activities of our graduate students. Rather than presenting at an on-campus forum, we gave our graduate students (both on-campus and off-campus) an opportunity to be able to share their research in an open, online environment. The Graduate Online Symposium allowed our graduate students the chance to record brief 15-minute presentations about their research and creative activities. These digital presentations were then made available through our institutional repository, Cornerstone. This presentation will talk about our process and share the tools we used to help preserve and share the work of our masters and doctoral candidates.

Speakers
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Heidi Southworth

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
I am the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am the manager of Cornerstone, our institutional repository (bepress Digital Commons) and I assist in the development of ARCH, our University Archives digital collections platform (Islandora).



Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Harmon Room

10:30am

FOLIO: the What and How of the New Library Services Platform
In June 2016, the FOLIO project – a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform – was announced to the library community. The project, now well underway, has an engaged and growing community of librarians, developers and commercial entities. Design and development of the platform has progressed at a steady rate. And, most importantly, the platform fundamentals that have been established through a network of participants are focused on delivering architecture for evolution and growth. In this presentation participants will learn about FOLIO, iFOLIO project and community, as well as its current status. The presenters will discuss the project underpinnings that support community collaboration and innovation. They will touch upon how FOLIO eliminates issues around ‘legacy’ software through a new technology approach that is based on a microservices architecture, which ensures that the platform will be future-proof and sustainable.In addition, the presenters will look at platform approaches to resource management and access, as well as user experience and user interface design. Finally, the presenters will address the industry shift in vendor-library collaboration that FOLIO addresses through the creation of a true platform built for community participation – vendors and libraries alike.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Holly

Christopher Holly

Director of SaaS Innovation, EBSCO
FOLIO, Software as a Service, OpenAthens, Stacks, EBSCO Discovery Service, Library Systems Management, Strategic Planning
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Sharon Wiles-Young

Director of Library Access Services, Lehigh University
Lehigh University Libraries, FOLIO, OLE, VuFind discovery layer, ILL and Acquisitions service models and workflows, Library Services in general



Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room

10:30am

HathiTrust: Ten Years, 16 Million Volumes, and the Road Ahead
In 2008, the HathiTrust was launched with the mission: "To contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge." Now in its tenth year, HathiTrust has evolved into an organization of over 125 research libraries partnering to develop services and and a range of transformative programs enabled by working at a very large scale. A sketch of the HathiTrust profile reveals a trusted digital preservation service enabling the broadest possible access worldwide, including over 16 million total digitized items (volumes), 7.7 million book titles, 428,000 serial titles, over 1 million U.S. federal government documents, and a copyright review program that has contributed to the determination of 5.9 million items for open viewing via public domain status or Creative Commons licensing. To further leverage the benefits of HathiTrust as a large-scale digital library, the partnership is developing a massively-scaled shared print program and continues to build out the HathiTrust Research Center, which is positioned to offer scholars high-performance computational access to the 5.5 billion pages of text from the digital library for visualization, analysis, and research. This session will offer an overview of HathiTrust, its current programs, strategic directions, and the significant challenges it is undertaking.

Speakers
avatar for John Butler

John Butler

Associate University Librarian for Data & Technology, University of Minnesota


Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 350

10:30am

Just Add Water! Rebuilding a Library Website in One Month Flat
Your worst fear has come true. The platform for your library website is going to cease to exist in less than two months. You're going to lose almost everything unless you act now. What do you do? This presentation outlines the steps taken to build Lindell Library's website at Augsburg University (http://library.augsburg.edu/), including: rapid assessment of the current website; seat-of-your-pants project planning; designing a "table of contents" footer; using libguides CMS for an entire library website; using Bootstrap for fast, mobile-friendly layouts; how to handle quality-checking, improving, and repopulating content; ensuring link integrity when transferring from one domain to another; and the response from users returning from Summer Break to find a brand new website.

The presentation is a case study on using LibGuides and Bootstrap to initiate a major web reconstruction. It contains lessons learned for those interested in improving their web presence, regardless of the timeline, scale, or platform. Have you asked: do we really need a committee to meet for a year, with extensive usability testing, political wrangling, and repetitive warnings to change something about our library website? Can I just take the plunge and do it? What's the worst that could happen?

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Van Cleve

Stewart Van Cleve

Digital Archives and Research Services Librarian, Augsburg University


Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 250

10:30am

Minnesota’s Digitized Legal Archives
“Is that against the law?” Finding an answer has become a lot easier in the last 10 years. The State of Minnesota has a long legal tradition, but until recently it was all on paper. In 1993, the State Law Library began collecting and digitizing copies of appellate court decisions and making them available to the public through the library’s website. In 2006, the library began a database of legal briefs as well. The Office of the Revisor of Statutes publishes the Session Laws, Statutes and Administrative Rules of the state. In 2010, they were awarded a Legacy grant to begin making materials available online and have now digitized all historical statutes, session laws and rules. These government agencies are archiving materials from the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches of State Government and making them available to the public. We want to make attendees aware of the amazing resources available through these organizations, give some insight into how the databases were created and are maintained, and discuss upcoming and current projects.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Lincoln

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
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Erica Nutzman

Head of Technical Services, Minnesota State Law Library
Erica is from St. Paul Minnesota and has been working in libraries for over 25 years. She received her MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently the Head of Technical Services for the Minnesota State Law Library.



Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 150

10:30am

People Power: Strengthening Libraries through Community Partnerships
For specialized areas, such as makerspaces, community partnerships are key to enhancing their impacts on patrons. This session focuses on strategies for developing a strong network of partners to increase educational opportunities, equipment acquisition, cultural enrichment, and mutual promotion. We will discuss how these networks can enhance libraries’ tech resources, highlighting some of the specific relationships that St. Louis Public Library’s successful collaborative digital media makerspace --Creative Experience-- has developed with non-profits, universities, public institutions, software companies, and individual artists. Creative Experience opened in St. Louis Public Library’s historic Central branch in 2013. It features facilities for individual and collaborative digital media projects, including an audio recording studio, and regularly offers free workshops and other events for adults and teens. Resources, usage, and programming have continued to grow since opening, and community partnerships have contributed greatly to this development. Honna Veerkamp is a media artist and educator and is the Creative Experience specialist at St. Louis Public Library.

Speakers
avatar for Honna Veerkamp

Honna Veerkamp

Creative Experience Specialist, St. Louis Public Library
I'm a media artist and educator, and I manage Creative Experience, a digital makerspace with a media lab and recording studio at the St. Louis Public Library.



Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

10:30am

Slaying the Social Media Dragon: A Quest to Connect with Students
Social media in libraries is an elusive beast. Once you think you have it conquered and know how and where to communicate with patrons, things shift and your information is quickly out of date. In academic libraries, students jump from platform to platform, and it’s hard to know the best place to reach them and with what content. Librarians at Purdue University ran a social media survey in four libraries during the spring 2017 semester: the undergraduate, humanities, social science and education, business, and engineering libraries. We wanted to know what platforms the students were using, what they were using them for, and what content they want from us on each platform type. This information was used to inform the Purdue Libraries social media content and policy for the 2017-2018 school year. This session will cover a brief history of academic libraries’ use of social media, survey methodology and results, and how the survey has impacted the Purdue Libraries social media experience. We will discuss how as a library community we can complete our quest and slay the beast!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Howard

Heather Howard

Business Information Specialist, Purdue University
avatar for Sarah Huber

Sarah Huber

Engineering Technology Information Specialist, Purdue University


LibTech pptx

Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

10:30am

The Next Generation of Library Orientation. Hands-on Virtual and Immersive Reality, 360 Degree Movies
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2018/03/14/library-technology-conference-2018/ 

The NMC New Horizon Report 2017 predicts rapid application of Video360 in K12. Millennials are leaving college, Gen Z students are our next patrons. We need to meet our new students on “their playground.” A collaboration by a librarian and VR specialist is testing the opportunities to apply 360 degree movies and VR in academic library orientation. The team seeks to bank on the inheriting interest of young patrons toward these technologies and their inextricable part of a rapidly becoming traditional gaming environment.


Speakers
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Mark Gill

St. Cloud State University
avatar for Plamen MIltenoff

Plamen MIltenoff

St. Cloud State



Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 100

10:30am

The Wild and Unwieldy World of Retractions
Scholarly publications are retracted for a plethora of reasons (e.g., irreproducible research, data fraud, fake peer review, honest error), and have been trending upward in recent years. The Committee on Publication Ethics and other associations have guidelines for how retractions should be identified, and studies have found the notifications to be inconsistent across platforms. Come to this session to learn about the various complexities of retractions and gain an awareness of tools that help users discover status changes. The presenters will demonstrate CrossMark, Retraction Watch Database and more!

Speakers
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Caitlin Bakker

Research Services Liaison, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
avatar for Amy Riegelman

Amy Riegelman

Social Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota
reproducibility, replicability, retractions, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, preprints, grey literature, Open Science Framework, Center for Open Science,



Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Neill 226

11:00am

Meditation Chair Demo
Come learn about meditation chairs on loan to Macalester from Soltec (https://www.solteclounge.com).  The Macalester Library is testing out  meditation chairs for a few  weeks this semester. Company representatives (with one of their chairs) will be available on the library's 2nd level from 11:00am-1:30pm.

Two additional chairs will be available for anyone to use on the  library's lower level (southeast corner). There is a sign-up sheet by the chairs  for reserving a half-hour time slot. Meditation sessions lasts 25 minutes.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:00am - 1:30pm
Library 2nd Level

11:30am

Lunch
Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Leonard Center Fieldhouse Leonard Center (Athletic and Wellness Complex), Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, United States

11:30am

Explore the Library's 2nd Level
Come to the Macalester Library's 2nd Level to  explore this new space with library staff available to answer questions.

Last summer the 2nd level of the DeWitt Wallace library went through  a dramatic transformation. Books were moved to other levels and the space was torn down to raw concrete.  Students returned to campus to  find a new wide open space that includes a maker space, new interactive classrooms, plenty of white boards, and unique areas to collaborate and study. 

Speakers
avatar for Angi Faiks

Angi Faiks

Associate Library Director, Macalester College
Angi Faiks is the Associate Library Director of the DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. In her current role, she manages Access, Instruction, & Research Services.Angi's professional interests include library innovation... Read More →


Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Library 2nd Level

11:45am

Birds of a Feather Lunch Conversation for MLPP Pressbooks COI
Conversation for Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project  (MLPP) Community Of Interest members and anyone interested in learning more about this group's efforts.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
TBA

12:15pm

Check out the Idea Lab
Last summer the Macalester Library added a makerspace to our newly redesigned 2nd level.  We call it the Idea Lab. Come see the space; staff will be available to answer questions.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Library 2nd Level

1:00pm

A (Free) Library Tech Support Ticketing System
This session will cover the creation and implementation of a cost-effective (free) library tech support ticketing system using technologies such as Google Apps and Spiceworks.  The goal was to create a workflow and system that are easy to implement and easy to use.

Link to Google Slide Presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sNKpnspmDsEMrUv7-bc2yamRh7T_V7LrTbLgwxuCFWU/edit?usp=sharing



Speakers
avatar for Seth Erickson

Seth Erickson

Library Systems Administrator, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
I am interested in library automation as well as innovative applications and technology that can transform and re-define libraries. I on the lookout for new ways to transform our infrastructure to meet the demands of 21st century patrons.


Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 150

1:00pm

CANCELED - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Decision-making by Product Owners Instead of Teams
The University of Notre Dame Libraries recently released a new website, after a year of planning and development. Everything about the website is new, including the technical infrastructure (headless CMS with a React front end on AWS architecture), QA integration (we have formal QA for the first time!), content (mostly, though not entirely, rewritten text and new images), and importantly, the decision-making process. Instead of having a team of representative librarians and staff from across the library discuss each issue and share decision making, two product owners (who weren't web librarians, developers, or administrators) did the work that teams had done in the past: we gathered the majority of feedback and, in consultation with an advisory team, the developers, and library administrators (plus a fair amount of spidey-sense), made the majority of decisions. Moving to product owners was a success, and it evolved over the course of the project, as we learned about what worked and what didn't. This presentation will share more about how we used product owners, what roles other staff played in the project, what we learned, and how we plan to use product owners for more projects in the future.

Speakers
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Lauren Ajamie

Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Notre Dame


Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Cloud-based IT for Public Libraries: Great Solutions from Soup to Nuts!
Cloud-based IT provides effective network services by substituting less expensive clerical skills for technical expertise and sophisticated hardware while providing similar functionality. A slideshow illustrating the presenter’s experience with cloud-based technologies will illustrate the possibilities. Opportunities for cloud migration abound: Examples include firewalls, switches, office applications, WiFi, AV, workstation, document management, remote print and print cost recovery, physical security systems, and remote network access. The presenter will invite audience members to shout out questions and will conclude with a few scenarios; we will have fun with this session!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dargan

Mike Dargan

Technical Systems Administrator, Waterloo Public Library (retired)
Having concluded a 21 year stint as Technical Systems Administrator for the Waterloo and Cedar Falls (Iowa) Public Libraries, I now embark upon a new career as an itinerant alpha geek. The state of Iowa has more than 540 public libraries, about 400 of which serve population of fewer... Read More →


Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Harmon Room

1:00pm

Digital Preservation Day at the Library: A How-To Guide
Individuals in your communities hold their own treasures such as photographs, slides, letters, and more that are at risk. Libraries can play a role in educating our communities about preservation. But, how do you start?

The presenters will describe one model for hosting family history preservation days at the library. You will learn about what hardware and software libraries use for digitization/scanning when they borrow the Minitex/Minnesota Digital LIbrary portable kits, types of collaborations with community groups, and topics of education you can offer to your community. During the second half of the session, the presenters will hold a mock scanning event, integrating an overview of digital image basics and tips on preserving content after it is digitized. 

Speakers
avatar for Lizzy Baus

Lizzy Baus

Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex
Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex, where she learns and teaches about emerging trends and ideas in cataloging, including Linked Data and post-MARC environments.
avatar for Sara Ring

Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex/University of Minnesota
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex. She also serves on the MLA LegWork Committee (Legislative Activities Committee) and leads the virtual legislative week activities each year.



Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 250

1:00pm

Flipping and Assessing Information Literacy
How do we teach first-year college students about information literacy, and how do we know if we’ve been successful? This session explores the writing classes at the University of Minnesota Rochester. We’ve flipped the classroom and have had the students complete an information literacy assessment that has informed the teaching throughout the year. At the end of the spring semester the same tool is given again, allowing us to determine what worked, what needs improvement, and how we can present the curriculum more effectively. Google Forms was an integral part of the assessment delivery and analysis. Learn how easy it is to create your own forms.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran

Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran

Librarian, University of Minnesota Rochester
2014 Library Technology Conference Planning Committee member, librarian at the University of Minnesota Rochester. Virtual library; real librarian.


Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

1:00pm

Story Spaces: Engagement Practices for the 21st Century Library
In the past 25 years, StoryCenter (formerly the Center for Digital Storytelling) has developed a number of programs for education, human service and civic organizations in using story to build community, and transform lives . In the last three years, the Berkeley, CA-based organization has been in partnership with the California State Library in bringing story-based engagement projects to some 50 local libraries as part of the California Listens project (californialistens.org), creating a statewide archive of well produced digital stories (https://archive.org/details/storycenter).  StoryCenter founder Joe Lambert will present perspectives on the strategic role of story-based efforts for today's libraries, review the lessons of California Listens and share a portion of the documentary created about the project, and share the newest initiative of StoryCenter in the oral history/community memory project field, the iPad-based recording kit, The Listening Station, and Listening Station Plus app. (storycenter.org/listening-station).  

Speakers
JL

Joe Lambert

StoryCenter


Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 350

1:00pm

The Library as Publisher: A Liberal Arts College Experience
Scholarly publishing is moving beyond the physical monograph and journal. In today's changing academic publishing models, digital monographs, journals, digital projects, and OER materials are all now part of the projects being produced creating even more roles and opportunities for libraries. In this session, Macalester College librarians will break down their current scholarly publishing program and share how it's shaped by being at a small liberal arts college with limited staff and resources. In each of our publishing areas (digital monographs, journals, digital projects, and OER materials) we'll examine our current philosophy, tools being used, and highlight some of our existing projects.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Fishel

Terri Fishel

Library Director, Macalester
Director, DeWitt Wallace LibraryLibrary as publisher, open access, assessment, statistics, open access textbooks
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Ron Joslin

Research & Instruction Librarian, Natural Sciences/Math & Computer Science, Macalester College
Library as Publisher, Open Education Resources, Creative Commons Licensing, Library Instruction, Embedded Librarianship


Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room

1:00pm

Watson Beyond Jeopardy!: A Look Inside Next-generation Search Engines
Most popular search engines rely on keywords: a user submits an inquiry to the search engine and results that match the inquiry is returned. Next-generation search, however, moves beyond keywords and expands search into new territories.

In this session, we’ll explore how next-generation search engines use cognitive computing, natural language processing, and other features to serve up results that are tailored to the client and anticipate their data needs – in some cases, before a search is even performed. We’ll also take a peek under the hoods of Tensorflow, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM’s Watson Explorer, a next-generation search engine that beat two human competitors in a 2011 episode of Jeopardy.

Speakers
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Jay Achenbach

MNIT Services
avatar for Brooke Roegge

Brooke Roegge

Front End Web Developer, MNIT Services



Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

1:00pm

Wikipedia Works! : Aligning Wikipedia Engagement with Library Initiatives
Wikipedia is an open access resource for community building and scholarly communication as well as an online encyclopedia. Librarians remain a minority within the Wikipedia community due to misunderstandings about the resource. In addition to creating and editing content, Wikipedia presents multiple opportunities where librarians can insert themselves in improving metadata, promoting library collections through WorldCat, including Wikipedia in open access initiatives, and teaching faculty how to integrate it into class curriculum, library instruction, and library programming. In this presentation, librarian and Wikipedian, Rachel Wexelbaum will provide a brief history of librarian engagement in Wikipedia, demonstrate how Wikipedia work aligns with core librarian values, tenure/promotion requirements, and traditional library duties. She will describe the WebJunction "Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together" course for librarians where she volunteered as a guide, and share her personal journey into global Wikipedia engagement. Recommendations on how to get started with Wikipedia, as well as where to connect with librarian communities engaged in Wikipedia efforts, will be included in this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Wexelbaum

Rachel Wexelbaum

Collection Management Librarian / Assoc Prof, St Cloud State University
Rachel Wexelbaum is Collection Management Librarian at St Cloud State University. She is one of the founding members of the Wikimedia Minnesota User Group and organizer of Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thons. She has been an active Wikipedian since 2014 and is the Twitter administrator... Read More →



Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neill 226

2:15pm

Building Online Exhibits with the Islandora Digital Asset Management Solution
PALS supports a growing community of partners using the open source Islandora digital asset management solution. We have worked to build digital repositories for Minnesota State University Mankato, Southwest Minnesota State University, Bethany Lutheran College, Winona State, The College of St. Scholastica, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Luther College, and we are working on implementing Leech Lake Tribal College's repository.  Islandora provides a strong, viable option that can fit unique needs. 
We are happy to show new functionality that PALS has developed to help make Islandora even more appealing. This feature gives a general administrative user the ability to build online exhibits within Islandora. One can either set up a new collection or use existing collections to create an exhibit and choose one of three displays: timeline, map browse, or slideshow. Once the collection is created it only takes a few steps to setup the exhibit.  There is no need to learn new software and it can be done by someone without technical expertise. This presentation will show how Islandora meets local digital asset management needs, and how the exhibit module can be used. We will also touch on strategies for getting started with digital asset management, and how to justify such an initiative.

Speakers


Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Olin-Rice 150

2:15pm

Capturing the Moment (and the White Board): Enhancing Whiteboard Use for Language Classes
Arabic classes at Macalester are writing intensive. Handouts and even a textbook cannot take the place of improvisation when needed. New information that students need to retain can be written on the board, but transcribing it is time consuming. Wessam El-Meligi and Fritz Vandover collaborated to find and implement the eBeam Smartmarker for Arabic elementary and intermediate classes, helping strike the balance between preserving class time and spontaneously writing new material on the board. Fritz and Wessam would like to share their experience using this device and discuss its potential for other classes, especially writing intensive language classes.

Our presentation is available as a Google Slides presentation.

Speakers
WE

Wessam Elmeligi

Macalester College
FV

Fritz Vandover, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota


Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Olin-Rice 100

2:15pm

From Beast to Beauty: How We Tamed and Trimmed Our Wild Subject Research Guides
Walden University students rely heavily on the Library’s popular subject research guides to direct them to the best library resources and to build their research skills. These guides had the potential to positively impact student success, but suffered from information overload and outdated design. Over the course of several months, data was collected and analyzed via Google Analytics, heat map software, anonymous session replays, and feedback solicited from students and staff. This session will discuss the data and analysis, our design process, and the final product, including a discussion about our initial findings post-redesign.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Butlett

Audrey Butlett

Liaison Librarian to the College of Management & Technology, Walden University Library
avatar for Heather Westerlund

Heather Westerlund

Associate Director for IT, Collections, & Innovation, Walden University Library


Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Olin-Rice 250

2:15pm

From College to High School - Observations from Crossing the K-12/Higher Ed Divide
After working in higher ed as an academic technologist for over a decade, I recently made the move to working in a high school media center. In this talk I will share my insights from my recent experience on both sides of the k-12/higher ed divide, with a focus on the role of library, media center, and educational technology staff in their work with these two communities of students. I worked at Macalester College as an academic technologist for 10 years. In that role I worked daily with faculty and students with technology in their courses and research, often in collaboration with the library. I also trained and managed a team of students who did tech support and customer service in the Digital Resource Center. I recently took a job working in the Media Center at Minnetonka High School. Minnetonka is a top ranked public high school, with over 90% of its graduates going on to higher ed. It also has a 1:1 iPad program and high expectations for the students’ use of technology and digital materials. Because of my background, much of what I observe in my work at the high school is processed my internal question “how are these students being prepared for institutions like Macalester?” Specifically, how is their high school experience with technology and media going to affect their transition to higher ed? And on the flip side, what could I pass on to my friends and colleagues back at Mac and other colleges, that would help them be ready for the next wave of students to come through their doors? My talk will explore the answers to these questions.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Sommer

Alison Sommer

Minnetonka High School


Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm

Leveraging Public Knowledge Project's Open Conference Systems for Digital Scholarship
The Media History Exchange (MHX) is an archive, social network, conference management tool, and collaborative workspace for the international, interdisciplinary community of researchers studying the history of journalism and communication. It opens a new scholarly space between the academic conference and the peer-reviewed journal by archiving “born digital” conference papers and abstracts that frequently have not been saved previously.

In the spring of 2017, MHX migrated to the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Conference Systems. If your library is interested in expanding its digital scholarship offerings to include conference support, or offers its own library-focused conference, this technology might be exactly what you need.

Co-author: Elliot King, Ph.D. (Loyola University Maryland)

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Treskon

Matthew Treskon

Technology Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library
Provides strategic vision and leadership of library technology operations and initiatives to support faculty and students.



Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Neill 226

2:15pm

Tech in the Suburbs
Tech is alive and well in the suburbs, at least at the Dakota County Library's Wescott branch in Eagan, in the Twin Cities south metro. From less expensive or free ideas for programming and promotion to the more expensive iLAB makerspace, the Wescott Library has experimented with dozens of programs that keeps all ages creatively engaged and coming back for more! Many ideas will be presented to spark your imagination: from light painting to 3D printing; creating fabric digitally to preserving digital memories; and engaging with augmented and virtual reality. Suggestions for connecting with your community will be included to help you offer more on a limited budget.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Wussow

Mary Wussow

Branch Manager, Dakota County Library - Wescott
Recently opened an iLAB makerspace at my library.


Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room

2:15pm

The JCAE DB: Journal Collection Analysis and Evaluation for Outreach and More!
At Minnesota State University, Mankato, we’ve created a tool to provide reports which bring together a wide variety of data in one place. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Scimago journal evaluative data
- Any number of COUNTER JR1s
- Cost and payment data from the integrated library system or from vendor licenses
- Holdings data from the knowledgebase
- Subject data from indexes, Scimago, or the knowledgebase
- Journal data from Ulrich’s
- Custom data from academic departments
- And more, including calculations based on combinations of these data

We developed the system for several purposes, including our biennial full journal collection review, but we are most excited about the outreach opportunities. Our JCAE consultant leads a multi-faceted service that aims to use this data to increase usage of the collection and university collaboration with the library.

During our presentation, we’ll display some example reports and discuss their creation process. We will also talk about the JCAE service overall and what we have learned so far by providing these reports to our liaisons and to academic departments.

Speakers
ER

Evan Rusch

Reference Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Library Harmon Room

2:15pm

Two Librarians, in the Hallway, with the Laptop: Find the Clue to Harnessing Your Podcasting Mojo
Always wanted to podcast but thought you didn’t have a large enough budget? Worried about time and staffing constraints? Think your library doesn't have enough news to fill up a podcast? Never fear! Reference Librarians, and newbie podcast producers and hosts, from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will be answering all these questions and more. Find out how JMRL launched a podcast with just two staff members, no experience, free software, and a single laptop the library already owned for under $150 per year. Learn about the struggles of getting away from desk, setting up interviews, marketing, and editing while still tackling other duties. Discover the many options for frequency, length, and hosting and find out which will work best for you. Most importantly hear about the outcomes of this project and why they’d do it all over again in a heartbeat! Hosts will have their laptop available for a live demo.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Younglove

Erica Younglove

Reference Librarian, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Erica is a public librarian focused on adult programming and reference services. Her areas of focus are emerging technology and downloadable media. She participates on committees that plan and implement technology decisions and programming initiatives for the library system. She received... Read More →



Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Olin-Rice 350

2:15pm

Your GPS for Project Management: Know Where You've Been, Where You Are, and Where You're Going and Bypass Roadblocks Along the Way!
A 2014 Project Management Institute report names poor communication as one of the leading causes in project failure. Lapses in communication can cause your projects to fail, be inefficient, or take longer than they should. As librarians take on more and more tasks, committee work, and overall responsibility, it becomes crucial to recognize where there are traffic jams, and how you can keep everyone moving on the same journey. You will need a way to keep colleagues up to date, improve the accountability of work, and increase transparency with administration and other stakeholders. The final destination should encourage staff reflection and knowledge sharing, foster teamwork, and improve communication.


Speakers
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H. Robert Cohen

Discovery User Experience Librarian, RIPM International Center, Baltimore



Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

3:30pm

A Bigger Boat: Data Visualization Lessons from the Movies
When Chief Brody first sees the shark in Jaws he backs away from the stern of the Orca and quietly, but certainly, tells Quint, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” That one line, combined with a terrific delivery by Roy Scheider, packs a great deal of contextual information into six words. Packing meaning into finite space is a key concept in Data Visualization.

In this session, Mark and Trish will discuss the fundamentals of human visual perception, including the important distinction between pre-attentive and attentive processing. We will use fun examples from films like Jaws, The Wizard of Oz, and Star Wars to show important aspects of visual analysis around color, form, position, and motion. By the end of this session attendees will have a solid understanding of the importance of data visualization and the best strategies to effectively convey meaning with graphs and charts.

Speakers
avatar for Trish Vaillancourt

Trish Vaillancourt

St. Catherine University
I will graduate in December 2018 with my MLIS from St. Kate's. Before going back to school, I worked in the Guthrie Theater marketing department for 18 years. I am very much a jack-of-all-trades and enjoy anything that lets me use my organization skills.
avatar for Mark Vaillancourt

Mark Vaillancourt

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I am a Senior Program Manager on the Power BI Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft. I have a passion for helping people and organizations make better use of their data through integration and visualization.



Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

3:30pm

AISOS: A Reproducible Model for Institution-Wide 3D Imaging
In an effort to make emerging 3D and 2D technologies available to a broad range of users, an interdisciplinary group at the University of Minnesota came together to build AISOS, the Advanced Imaging Service for Objects and Spaces. This facility enables anyone at the institution, from undergraduates to members of the faculty, to engage with technologies like photogrammetry, structured light scanning, gigapixel macro imaging, and reflectance transformation imaging. By establishing the facility outside the traditional departmental or collegiate environment, we have demonstrated a model by which novel uses can emerge.

The AISOS model, which emphasizes high levels of service and an output-focused partnership with researchers, can be replicated at institutions of any size. Without the weight of a massive financial commitment, we can honestly judge its effectiveness & impact, understand real world limits, and view failure as an opportunity to learn.


Speakers
avatar for Colin McFadden

Colin McFadden

Technology Architect, University of Minnesota
avatar for Samantha Thi Porter

Samantha Thi Porter

Digital Preservation Specialist, University of Minnesota, Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services
I am a part of Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services (LATIS) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Our lab specializes in advanced imaging technologies including 3D scanning (photogrammetry, structured-light, and terrestrial LiDAR), reflectance transformation... Read More →



Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Neill 226

3:30pm

Automatic Renewal: Using DIY Technology to Create an Improved Patron Experience at Hennepin County Library
Hennepin County Library launched an automatic renewal service for patrons on January 1, 2018. Since our ILS doesn’t have an auto-renewal feature, we had to build it ourselves. This session will describe our experience and cover our staff engagement process, service design, development of the application, service launch, and evaluation.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Feilmeyer

Phil Feilmeyer

System Integration, Hennepin County Library
I manage and administer Hennepin County Library's Integrated Library System and develop ILS-related applications.
SJ

Samantha Jekot-Graham

Patron Experience Lead, Hennepin County Library


Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Olin-Rice 150

3:30pm

Cool Tools: Free Apps for Organizing and Collaborating in Your Library
Collaboration is a core element of the modern workplace. A 2014 study shows that collaborative culture increases performance and employee engagement. Collaborative and productivity tools are helpful for tracking and organizing tasks or assignments, allowing staff to easily monitor and follow through on tasks that might otherwise fall through the cracks. In this fast-paced presentation, e-resource management staff from the University of Minnesota Libraries will review a number of free tools and inventive approaches useful in libraries for both internal tasks and external communication. Featured tools will include screen capture and sharing apps (Firefox Screenshots and Jing); email reminders (FollowupThen, MixMax); password management (PasswordSafe); project management (Trello); monitoring e-resource downtime (via Twitter); and collaborative communication (Google Apps, including tips and tricks for becoming a Gmail power user).

Speakers
avatar for Sunshine J. Carter

Sunshine J. Carter

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Sunshine Carter is the Electronic Resources Librarian and Manager of the E-Resource Management Unit at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She's also, currently, the interim Collection Development Officer. Sunshine is interested in the ecosystem of e-resources from licensing to... Read More →
JH

John Halvorson

Library Associate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
avatar for Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Library Assistant, Wilson Library/University of Minnesota
CK

Chris Koehler

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
avatar for Amy Nixon

Amy Nixon

Library Associate 3, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
YT

Yumiko Toyota-Kindler

University of Minnesota Libraries
BW

Beth Wolszon

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

3:30pm

Let's Encrypt!
Let's Encrypt is a secure certificate authority that makes it possible to automatically obtain browser-trusted SSL certificates completely free. This session will help you learn whether Let's Encrypt is usable in your web environment and how it could help improve patron privacy and your bottom line.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Bruce

Rod Bruce

Senior System Administrator, PALS, a program of Minnesota State
avatar for Alex Lazar

Alex Lazar

Information System Architect, PALS, a program of Minnesota State



Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Harmon Room

3:30pm

Librarian at Large: How the Desire to Meet Students Where They Are Inspired a Social Media Outreach Campaign, Engaging Information Literacy Assessment, and Framework Instruction
How can librarians work to combat the end-of-term panic and distress our students feel, conduct valuable information literacy assessment, and meet students where they are at the same time? Enter the Librarian At Large, your friendly, neighborhood Caped Crusader of a reference librarian! In this session, you’ll see how the library at a small, liberal arts college rolled out a Super social media campaign to engage with students, collect valuable assessment data, and provide point-of-need research assistance and instruction right before the stress of final research assignments could settle in. We’ll show how, over the course of a month, we used multiple avenues of engagement on Facebook and Instagram in combination with information literacy assessment and scaffolded instruction guided by the ACRL Framework -- plus a folding table and chair -- to increase students’ awareness, comfort, and willingness to interact with the library.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Bauer

Amanda Bauer

Acquisitions Manager, St. Mary's University of Minnesota
avatar for Megan Peterson

Megan Peterson

Instruction and Digital Services Librarian, St. Mary's University of Minnesota


Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Olin-Rice 250

3:30pm

Library as Publisher: OpenSUNY Textbooks
Using open source software with minimal overhead, our small college Library is able to publish open textbooks, literary journals, historical reprints, and community authored works in multiple formats. Our Open SUNY Textbooks initiative evolved from one small college library, three part-time staff, very little funding, an unwieldy website platform, no digitized book production, no statistics, no author participation, and many unanswered questions like, “What are open textbooks and why should we care?” to: an open educational service with multiple partner colleges across the SUNY (State University of New York) system, eager authors, an executive director, an advisory board, a "fully operational publishing battlestation," and nearly 250,000 downloads of our textbooks to date.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Root

Leah Root

Web Developer, State of New York University at Geneseo
Accessibility, Usability, web development, IT, dogs, cats, archery.



Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room

3:30pm

Minnesota Digital Library: Today and Tomorrow
This session will explore how the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) has evolved from a small collaborative project into a robust statewide digitization program that partners with almost 200 of Minnesota’s cultural heritage organizations, including museums, county historical societies, archives, colleges, and similar organizations. We will focus this session on our recent innovations and plans for the future. We will provide an overview of the following topics: technological changes and innovations, the establishment of metadata standards and retrospective metadata work, the challenges and opportunities associated with working with our partner organizations, and our pioneering involvement with the Digital Public Library of America. We will also introduce some of our more recent projects, such as the development of our Primary Source Sets project, the Geospatial project, and the MDL Rights project. Attendees will learn more about what we are doing, how they can be involved, and gain information they can take back to their organizations and apply to their workflows.

Speakers
avatar for Greta Bahnemann

Greta Bahnemann

Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library
Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary... Read More →
avatar for Molly Huber

Molly Huber

Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Digital Library / Minitex
Molly Huber joined the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) in 2014, having previously worked at the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She holds a B.A from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A from the University of South Carolina. As MDL’s Outreach... Read More →


Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Olin-Rice 350

4:45pm

Hotel Shuttles: See description or check with hotel for actual times. Signing up in Sched does not reserve spot on shuttle.
Radisson afternoon schedule - Leave Macalester 5:00 and 5:40.
Sheraton afternoon schedule - Leave Macalester 5:00, 5:15, and 5:40.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

ARLD Happy Hour
Please join ARLD (MLA's Academic and Research Libraries Division) for a happy hour/social gathering during the Library Technology Conference. Come mingle with librarians/library staff and students and meet members of the ARLD Board! The happy hour will take place at The Rabbit Hole (http://www.eatdrinkrabbit.com/), conveniently located in the Midtown Global Market, right next to the Sheraton Midtown, one of the conference hotels (so, conference attendees staying at the hotel can easily catch their shuttle back to the hotel at the end of the day and then join us!)

Specials: Select $3 beer, $4 shot, $5 cocktail, and $6 food special. The items are different each week.

For those not staying at the Sheraton, there is a parking ramp and a metered parking lot on either side (ramp on one side, lot on the other) of the Midtown Global Market. It is also a relatively central location for an affordable cab/Uber/Lyft ride to various Twin Cities Locations, as well as a central transit hub (http://www.metrotransit.org/) - ie. lots of buses stop there.

This event is not limited to academic librarians, all are welcome to attend. We hope you can join us!

Wednesday March 14, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Rabbit Hole at Midtown Global Market 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

7:00pm

Board Game Night
Learn a new Euro-style board game, join a party or word game, or bring your own! Enter a prize drawing to win a game! All conference attendees and friends welcome. Bring your own game(s) as well!

A free shuttle from the Radisson Hotel Roseville to the Sheraton is available departing at 6:30, returning at 9:30.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer DeJonghe

Jennifer DeJonghe

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Metropolitan State University


Wednesday March 14, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Chicago Room, Sheraton Midtown Hotel 2901 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis
 
Thursday, March 15
 

7:00am

Hotel Shuttles: See description or check with hotel for actual times. Signing up in Sched does not reserve spot on shuttle.
Radisson  morning schedule -  Leave hotel 7:30 and 8:15.
Sheraton morning schedule - Leave hotel 7:30, 8:00, and 8:15.


Thursday March 15, 2018 7:00am - 8:30am
TBA

8:00am

Breakfast / Registration
Thursday March 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Leonard Center Fieldhouse Leonard Center (Athletic and Wellness Complex), Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, United States

9:00am

Keynote Speaker: Bergis Jules
Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Leonard Center Fieldhouse Leonard Center (Athletic and Wellness Complex), Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, United States

10:30am

The Great Equipment Bake-Off: How to Perfectly Prep Procedures and Avoid “Soggy Bottom” Policies for Your Equipment Collection
Adapters, cameras, laptops and more! A scrumptious equipment collection is just as rewarding as a good ol’ bake off! Bethel University Library’s equipment has grown from a few laptops to a fully comprehensive selection for our students, faculty, and staff on campus.

In this session you will learn how to add equipment from scratch with a recipe that includes purchasing, cataloging, developing policies, and training library staff in consistent procedures for handling checkout and checkins. You will walk away with practical steps for growing your collection and a brutally honest understanding of the challenges and benefits of having a highly circulated, non-traditional collection. You will also hear from our Library Student Worker “star bakers” as they share their hands-on experiences with the established policies and procedures.

Speakers
KC

Katie Cudo

Bethel University
LL

Lindsey Long

Bethel University
avatar for Erica Ross

Erica Ross

Circulation Manager, Bethel University



Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 10:30am
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room

10:30am

Archives Preppers: It’s Not the End of the World as We Know it! How to Survive an Anniversary Through Digital Projects
Preparing for a university anniversary is no easy feat! From in-house research to anticipating researcher needs, digital collections at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been invaluable as we begin celebrating the sesquicentennial of the university.

In this lightning-round-style session, University Archives staff will present on current digital projects that have been instrumental as we embark on the 150th anniversary of the University. Topics will include: prioritizing digitization projects, digital collections and social media, use of institutional repository to present university publications, collaborations with campus departments, maximizing student involvement, and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for Daardi Sizemore

Daardi Sizemore

Archives and Special Collections Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Heidi Southworth

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
I am the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am the manager of Cornerstone, our institutional repository (bepress Digital Commons) and I assist in the development of ARCH, our University Archives digital collections platform (Islandora).
avatar for Anne Stenzel

Anne Stenzel

Archives Technician, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Anne and her ARCH accomplices are successfully digitizing many different formats of historic material. Anne’s work involves preserving and providing access to historical information about Minnesota State University, Mankato and South Central Minnesota, including photos, yearbooks... Read More →



Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 100

10:30am

Creating Future Ready Media Centers
It It is hard to look around at all we’ve created, built, and collected in our media centers and think, "This needs to be updated" but let's face it; they all do. Curation of all things media includes both letting go and updating. Let's talk about weeding, updating layout and furniture, providing access to technology and literature, enhancing programming, and channeling student creativity in our spaces. The driving force behind all that we do needs to be supporting collaboration, reflecting the 21st Century Model, and the goals of being a Future Ready Librarian. I can share my experiences updating two media centers in the last three years, with very different budgets and resources. I will also share how I learned about 21st century collaboration spaces, my weeding process, and getting support from your teachers and administration. I will share data about how the space is used now compared to before the 21st century renovation efforts. Link to Google Presentation including notes (which explains the slides and pictures)

Speakers
avatar for Amy Carney

Amy Carney

Media Specialist, White Bear Lake Area HS - North Campus
Amy is a Media Specialist at White Bear Lake HS - North Campus, which is a grades 9-10 school. Her career includes 13 years teaching 6th grade Language Arts at North Branch Middle school, 4 years as the Media Specialist/Tech Integrationist at North Branch HS, and now on her 3rd year... Read More →



Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 150

10:30am

Does Your Mom Download? Taking Your Library Podcast to the Next Level!
Podcasts are a great way of sharing information and making connections. As they become more mainstream, even your mom can download episodes – so we think your community is ready for more from you. An increasing number of libraries are dipping their toes into the podcasting, and we have to say: Come on in! The water’s fine! Many libraries do not anticipate the amount of work it takes to create, host, produce, and share a podcast. So they try an episode or two, and then move on to something else that sounded excellent. We get it. This is a lot more work than we anticipated too. But: Don’t give up yet! We want to lure you back! Our experience with creating not one, but two library podcasts has given us some hard-earned knowledge (Find us at “Linking Our Libraries” and “Books and Beverages”). We are going to help you move from having a few stray episodes floating around out there, to creating some truly useful content to share with your community. Join us! Let’s workshop out some strategies, solve some problems, and share some information. (And yeah – we are going to talk about this on our podcast! You won’t want to miss it!)

Speakers
AG

Angie Gentile-Jordan

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange
MJ

Mary Jordan

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange


Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Neill 226

10:30am

Talking, Tools, and Trials: Building a Physical and Digital Presence for Digital Humanities in the Library by Daring Greatly
The presenter pursued conversations, learned tools, and experimented with spaces and services at the intersection of libraries and digital humanities for the last seven years. These efforts led to a partnership in the proposal of a digital humanities major and the hiring of a new faculty member specifically for digital humanities, new teaching partnerships, and the introduction of a makerspace in the Library.

This session will discuss the process and lessons learned as the Bethel University Library grew from an interested party in digital humanities to a key partner and leader on campus. We valued core concepts like committing to conversation as a service model (David Lankes’ Mission for New Librarians) and the Web as a key service point for teaching and scholarship (Mita Williams’ keynote address to the Library Technology Conference in 2014).

Researching the practitioners, concepts, and tools (TimelineJS, Omeka, and CONTENTdm) of digital humanities and building local relationships based on that knowledge was crucial to being able to move deeper into conversations. Through this learning, we were able to support more faculty who wanted to experiment with their teaching or pursue projects and later provide those opportunities to their students.

This session will encourage, inspire, and equip others to pursue digital humanities conversations in their own organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Gerber

Kent Gerber

Digital Library Manager, Bethel University
My digital arena includes digital collections, digital humanities projects, and our library's makerspace. I love facilitating conversation and knowledge creation throughout the research and creative process and seeking out voices that are not as easily found in the scholarly and historical... Read More →


Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 350

10:30am

Universal Design and Faculty Engagement
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining attention in Higher Education as campuses strive to create accessible and inclusive learning spaces for all students. Since our faculty wrestle with how to best adapt their classes into the framework, I ran two pilot programs over the most recent fall semester: a reading/discussion group and a one-on-one service providing course audits. In the session I will share reasons for the rise in need for UDL and why implementing a UDL approach is important. I will explain how the pilots were constructed, share what worked and what didn’t, and open the floor for a brief activity and discussion. Attendees will leave the session with tools for investigating the implementation of similar development and support opportunities on their own campus.

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Rex

Jedidiah Rex

Mgr. of Instructional Technology, Beloit College



Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Harmon Room

10:30am

What Students Want: Redesigning Research Guides Based on Student Needs
Creating and maintaining research guides that students use and find helpful is an ongoing challenge. On deciding that our subject guides were due for a significant update, librarians at Kennesaw State University realized we needed to learn what our students wanted from these resources. We conducted a study focused on learning what information students expect to find on research guides, as well as how they would organize it. During this presentation I will share the study results and how that information was used to design a new subject guide template in LibGuides CMS. Additionally, I will explain beta-testing the new template prior to updating all subject guides for the fall 2018 semester. Attendees will take away recommendations for transferable design characteristics for your own guides, card sorting, and usability testing methodologies you can use to learn what your own community is looking for.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Gratz

Amy Gratz

Learning and Teaching Services Librarian, Kennesaw State University
I'm an instruction librarian who is currently responsible for coordinating my library's online research guides. My main professional interests are instruction and information literacy assessment, innovative library instruction both in-person and online, and designing for accessibility... Read More →



Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

10:30am

When It’s Not Actually About the Tech: Simple Design-Focused Insight & Planning Tools for Technology-Based Library Services
Does this sound familiar? You’re the recipient of a new technology, and are comfortable running and maintaining it, but don’t know how to offer it as a service. Or, you’re already offering some technology-focused services, but they’re underutilized, confusing to users, or stressful for library staff.

Service Design to the rescue! A lesser known cousin of the popular User Experience (UX), Service Design is more encompassing and holistic in its approach. Tools such as the creation of user personas or the holding of focus groups to gain insights from users, might be familiar to attendees of this conference. Two specific tools, Journey Maps and Service Blueprints, have been used to great success by the MSU Library and will be detailed in this session.

This presentation will share practical information gained from hands-on experiences coupled with evidence and information from the field. Because we all share the common goal of providing technology-focused services that are useful, usable, and desirable, it is also the hope that attendees can contribute in a conversation focused on their own challenges and solutions to this topic.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Johnson

Kris Johnson

Head, Learning and Research Services Department, MSU Library, Montana State University Bozeman
I am a manager of a large public services department for the MSU Bozeman Library. We cover everything from circulation and building management to reference and instruction. My goals for library services are to integrate the physical and digital into a consistent 'united front', presenting... Read More →



Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Olin-Rice 250

10:30am

Where Are We Now? Gender, Technology, and Libraries
A decade ago, research on gender, libraries, and information technology (IT) substantiated the over-representation of men in IT roles within the female-dominated profession of librarianship. At the same time, studies indicated that higher salaries were typically earned by employees in technology-related positions than those working in other library departments. Researchers identified several factors such as gender bias, gender roles, educational access, and organizational culture as barriers to reaching gender parity within the information technology sector of librarianship.

In this session, the presenters will discuss the current state of gender and information technology, compared to a decade ago. Specifically, they will share preliminary findings from a replication of Melissa Lamont’s 2009 study, “Gender, Technology, and Libraries” and examine the current landscape for women in IT positions. Lastly, they will address issues of diversity, beyond gender, and what libraries need to do to reflect the technology needs and experiences of the communities they serve today.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Ewing

Robin Ewing

Assessment Librarian, St. Cloud State University
MO

Mary O'Dea

St. Cloud State University
avatar for Melissa Prescott

Melissa Prescott

Research and Instruction Librarian, St. Cloud State University


Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

11:00am

Meditation Chair Demo
Come learn about meditation chairs on loan to Macalester from Soltec (https://www.solteclounge.com).  The Macalester Library is testing out  meditation chairs for a few  weeks this semester. Company representatives (with one of their chairs) will be available on the library's 2nd level from 11:00am-1:30pm.

Two additional chairs will be available for anyone to use on the  library's lower level (southeast corner). There is a sign-up sheet by the chairs  for reserving a half-hour time slot. Meditation sessions lasts 25 minutes.

Thursday March 15, 2018 11:00am - 1:30pm
Library 2nd Level

11:30am

Lunch
Thursday March 15, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Leonard Center Fieldhouse Leonard Center (Athletic and Wellness Complex), Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, United States

11:30am

Explore the Library's 2nd Level
Come to the Macalester Library's 2nd Level to  explore this new space with library staff available to answer questions.

Last summer the 2nd level of the DeWitt Wallace library went through  a dramatic transformation. Books were moved to other levels and the space was torn down to raw concrete.  Students returned to campus to  find a new wide open space that includes a maker space, new interactive classrooms, plenty of white boards, and unique areas to collaborate and study. 

Speakers
avatar for Angi Faiks

Angi Faiks

Associate Library Director, Macalester College
Angi Faiks is the Associate Library Director of the DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. In her current role, she manages Access, Instruction, & Research Services.Angi's professional interests include library innovation... Read More →


Thursday March 15, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Library 2nd Level Drop-In Tours
Come to the Macalester Library's 2nd Level to  explore this new space with library staff available to answer questions.

Last summer the 2nd level of the DeWitt Wallace library went through  a dramatic transformation. Books were moved to other levels and the space was torn down to raw concrete.  Students returned to campus to  find a new wide open space that includes a maker space, new interactive classrooms, plenty of white boards, and unique areas to collaborate and study.

Speakers
avatar for Angi Faiks

Angi Faiks

Associate Library Director, Macalester College
Angi Faiks is the Associate Library Director of the DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. In her current role, she manages Access, Instruction, & Research Services.Angi's professional interests include library innovation... Read More →


Thursday March 15, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Library 2nd Level

12:15pm

Check out the Idea Lab
Last summer the Macalester Library added a makerspace to our newly redesigned 2nd level.  We call it the Idea Lab. Come see the space; staff will be available to answer questions.

Thursday March 15, 2018 12:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:00pm

BookBusters: Libraries Supporting Self-Publishing
There’s something strange in the neighborhood with Bowker reporting 727,000 U.S. self-published ISBN’s registered in 2015. Who ya gonna call? The Minnesota Library Publishing Project! Come connect with an active community of Minnesota academic and public libraries leading the country in managing the self-publishing explosion; learn the in-and-outs of Pressbooks and how to get the ebooks created in your community into libraries throughout Minnesota using the MN Writes/ MN Reads online collection. Not afraid of no self-publishing, come join the bookbusting team as we conquer self-publishing's ghouls and goblins.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Horton

Valerie Horton

Director, Minitex
Valerie Horton is the Director of Minitex, a three-state library network. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Colorado Library Consortium, Library Director for Colorado Mesa University, Head of Systems at NMSU, and a Systems Librarian at Brown University. She received an ALA... Read More →
avatar for Andrea McKennan

Andrea McKennan

Project Manager, Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA)
McKennan is a Project Manager at the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), where she oversees projects related to arts programming, jobs and small business initiatives, and world language acquisitions. She manages MELSA’s MN Writes MN Reads project. Prior to MELSA, Andrea... Read More →
avatar for Shane Nackerud

Shane Nackerud

Technology Lead, Library Initiatives, University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities
Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities for 20 years, first as the Libraries webmaster and currently as the Technology Lead for the eLearning Support Initiative. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating open access... Read More →



Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room

1:00pm

Extending Digital Media Services with Student Leaders
Demand for digital media and other instructional technology support is rapidly increasing. At CSB/SJU, full time staff manage training, resources, and assignments, while students carry out much of the hands-on support for specific projects or programs. We’ve adopted two parallel models—specifically: Media Services student employees competent in training and supporting other students for curricular initiatives (lab support, video editing, 3D printing, etc.), and student media managers who mentor their peers and build a system for self-directed learning and student-led co-curricular initiatives such as campus tv, radio, and documentary programs. This presentation will introduce scalable student-based service models and demonstrate ways students integrate the skills they learn with their degree programs.

Speakers
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Kathy Parker

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
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Ethan Wittrock

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University


Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Harmon Room

1:00pm

From Name Authority to Identity Management and Scholarly Communication
The impact of linked data and the increasing use of researcher identifiers, such as ORCID, can be seen in the shift from the national authority control to the global and web-based identity management with linked data capability (PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO, 2016; Durocheret al., 2016). The presenter will discuss her evaluation of various researcher identity management systems and their metadata and a possible metadata model that is inclusive of metadata from such diverse systems. Researcher identifiers systems under evaluation are those used in the United States, with international coverage in their scopes, including both closed and open data, but excluding discipline-specific systems. This evaluation has a practical implication for the design of metadata for web archiving of researchers’ profiles at the University of Tennessee Libraries. The researcher identifiers’ systems to be analyzed are LCNAF, VIAF, ISNI, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, ORCID, SCOPUS, ResearcherID, Academia.edu, Linkedin, Microsoft Academic Search, Symplectic Elements and PIVOT.

Speakers
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Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts

Head, Cataloging, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ex Libris Alma, NACO Funnel of Tennessee, researchers IDs


Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 150

1:00pm

iOgrapher and Video Making
Making video has never been easier with the iOgrapher mobile media filmmaking case. This great tool, especially when combined with a green screen and other gadgets, will help you and your students create fast and easy videos. You can make your K-12 newscasting beautiful and professional, whether you use iMovie or Animoto.

Speakers
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Jenifer Shier

Library Media Specialist, St. Paul Public Schools (ISD-625)
Teaching Digital Library Information Literacy Skills from Pre-K through 12th Grade is my passion. Library Media Specialist Educator Licensed on K-12 from 3 States: U.S. Virgin Islands, New Mexico, and Minnesota ; and 1 International Librarian License from Philippines.
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Chris Turnbull

Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 16 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms with over 40,000 iPads. She has... Read More →



Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 100

1:00pm

MnSpin--Free Local Music!
Just blocks from First Avenue, in the midst of Minnesota’s thriving music scene, Hennepin County Library has engaged the community and brought non-traditional users to our libraries by creating MnSpin--music from unique, diverse Minnesota musicians covering all the genres in our collection. MnSpin offers music that you won’t find on Spotify or iTunes. It’s curated by local experts in our music scene with support from library staff and can be downloaded by card holders or streamed by anyone, anywhere. As an added value, we offer financial support to artists by paying them for their work.

In this session, we’ll discuss how MnSpin came to be: originating the project, forming a team, working with our vendor, learning workflow, reaching out to musicians, conducting community engagement, selecting a jury, applying for a trademark, doing publicity, and going live.

You’ll learn about what we did wrong, what we did right and how make a project like MnSpin work at your library.

Speakers
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Francine Alt-Greene

IT PM, Hennepin County Library
I work for Hennepin County Library as a IT PM and have worked in libraries for many year.
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Christine Clifford

Selector, Hennepin County Library
Senior Librarian and Selector for Hennepin County Library. Responsibilities include music and movies in all formats for all audiences and management of the Handling department. Member of the MnSpin team.
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Shannon Crary

Senior Librarian, Collection Management Services, Hennepin County Library
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Jeff Radford

Librarian, Hennepin County Library



Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 250

1:00pm

One is the Loneliest Number: Use of the Campus LMS and Other Tools to Support Small- or Single-librarian Instruction Teams
In an age when many librarians are being asked to do more with fewer resources, small reference teams can quickly be faced with more opportunities for instruction than they can adequately service. This presentation will explore the integration of the library into the campus LMS (Canvas) in order to support traditional in-person instruction to better meet the needs of the campus community while extending services to online and distance learners. The presenter will discuss the design process and how specific tools such as Camtasia and Chrome extensions were used to create content. The presenter will also discuss incorporation of universal design elements, along with strategies used to overcome technical challenges. The timeline for the course's creation will also be discussed in detail, along with assessment and anticipated course maintenance and revision.

Speakers
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Katelyn Handler

Reference Instruction Librarian, Park University



Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 350

1:00pm

Polish Your Web Portal and Promote Your Library with These Pro Tips (or, Take 20 of These and Call Me When People Start Knocking on Your Door)
Is your web presence… meh? Created more than 5 years ago? Can’t afford a designer? Time to do it yourself! Come learn the basics of user experience design to streamline your website for a great new look and functionality. See how you can use your new site to drum up more business and promotion for your library.

Brian McCann is a corporate librarian at an engineering firm with more than 10,000 employees around the world and 4 library staff. He more than tripled web traffic with a successful rebuild of his library’s site. He will share his top 20 user experience tips as well as what he learned about promoting the library through this behind-the-scenes informational service.

Speakers
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Brian McCann

Librarian, Black and Veatch
I do social media, branding, user experience, outreach, and reference for my company's library. When not being a librarian, I write novels and run obstacle courses. Find me on twitter @writerbrarian.



Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

1:00pm

Privacy in Principle, Policy, and Practice
This session will explore protections for patron privacy, and the challenges to them from contemporary library systems and practices. In particular, we will discuss how patron privacy is enshrined in librarianship’s professional values, how it is managed in our institutional policies, and protected in law. We’ll examine the impact of the software we use and the licenses we sign on traditional notions of patron privacy.

We’ll provide context for this conversation with examples of the challenges we’ve grappled with at the University of Minnesota Libraries, and describe some of the best practices we’ve implemented.

Speakers
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Betsy Friesen

Director, Data Mgmt & Access, University of Minnesota Libraries
Alma, Alma Working Group
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Cody Hanson

Director of Web Development, University of Minnesota Libraries


Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

1:00pm

Using Scalar for a Collaborative Writing Project
When teaching an Intellectual Community (IC) course targeting incoming freshman we knew we wanted a unique final project for the class. In order to align with the mission of the course the project needed to be collaborative, connected to the intellectual community we were creating, and involve information and technology literacy. We knew early in the course development that we were looking for more than a final paper -- we wanted something digital, visual, and engaging. Scalar, an open source publishing/authoring platform fit our wish list. Scalar allowed us to create a class book as the final project and to connect the various chapters contributed by students in non-linear ways. Most students had no trouble learning the basics of Scalar. Further, it allowed them to enhance their writing with visual components and annotations. This presentation will highlight developing technology focused learning outcomes that tie into information and digital literacies, cover implementing the tool in the classroom, and demonstrate Scalar’s basic functions. Scalar is a neat publishing tool that could be used in a variety of situations outside the classroom. It offers many possible uses for libraries or anyone who is interested in writing and presenting content digitally.

Speakers
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Kerry Michael

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota Morris
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Angela Stangl

Digital Services Coordinator, University of Minnesota Morris
Angela Stangl is a librarian at the Rodney A. Briggs Library. Angela is interested in all types of technology and frequently helps troubleshoot technology challenges with all types of users. As Digital Services Coordinator, she is responsible for a variety of library servers and systems... Read More →


Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neill 226

2:15pm

Lightning Round: Linking Users, Resources and Data Driven Decisions with OpenAthens
OpenAthens is not only a gateway between the online world of subscription-based content and those who want to access it, but it is the dashboard that can make librarians’ lives less complex. Learn how libraries of all types and sizes can utilize OpenAthens’ flexible management options to enhance your patrons’ experience with seamless access to digital libraries like HathiTrust and countless others by providing single sign-on for both on-site and remote users. We will also take a peek at how OpenAthens’ reporting features can support data driven decisions at your library.




Speakers
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Katy Gabrio

Assistant Library Director, Macalester College
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Christopher Holly

Director of SaaS Innovation, EBSCO
FOLIO, Software as a Service, OpenAthens, Stacks, EBSCO Discovery Service, Library Systems Management, Strategic Planning


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm

Lightning Round: Not Quite Crowdsourcing
Like the idea of crowdsourcing but not sure it's right for you? Are you able to digitize materials but need more help preparing files for access?  Wish you had a volunteer program to let folks work directly with your collections?  ME TOO, and I’ve got something that just might help you out.In this lightning session, I'll walk you through a volunteer program at the Minnesota Historical Society that is designed to be flexible, affordable, and move terabytes of unprocessed scans to fully-indexed online access.  We’ll talk about digitization partnerships, image processing, metadata and indexing, quality control, access platforms, working with volunteers, process improvement, and more!

Speakers
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Sarah Barsness

Minnesota Historical Society
I currently work as the point person for digital preservation in the MNHS library and archives division.



Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm

Lightning Round: Opportunities for Librarian and Instructional Technologist Collaboration
Hear how the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) is fostering group and individual collaboration between librarians and instructional technologists and some of the projects currently underway including: LMS evaluations, tech tools, online/blended course assessments, and a project to develop an open reading list LTI tool.

Speakers
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Noah Brubaker

Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)
Noah Brubaker is the Associate Director at the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana where he has been for the past 3 years.  As a past systems librarian and academic information technology administrator Noah has had experience from several frames in higher education... Read More →


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm

Lightning Round: We Be Jammin': Jamboard Meets Library Instruction
A Jamboard arrived on campus along with a retrofit of our second floor.  People can try it out in the library after the presentation, and during lunch each day of the conference--it is located on Level 2.

Speakers
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Dave Collins

Research & Instruction Librarian, Macalester College
Research & Instruction Librarian; Conference Chair: 2016 LibTech Conference


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm

Lightning Round: We Took the Plunge. Now What?: Update on a LibGuides-Canvas Integration Project
Last year, John Hernandez presented on Northwestern University Library’s project to integrate LibGuides content into their Canvas course management system. Come hear a quick update on our progress along with some tips for those considering taking the plunge!

Speakers
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John Hernandez

Northwestern University


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center

2:15pm

API Wrangler 101
The advancements in information sharing technologies have led to multiple platforms that can be used by librarians to create value-added services and information portals for patrons. Often times patrons need to be directed to these multiple sources in order to obtain the services or information. Even though these services and information are useful, they result in a disoriented landscape for the patrons. Instead of providing the patrons with hundreds of services to keep track of wouldn’t it be efficient to provide them a single point of contact? With the markets shifting from isolated and siloed applications to inter-connected applications, more and more providers are releasing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which provide access to their services and information. Wikimedia, New York Times, and NPR are some major stakeholders in information dissemination that expose data through APIs. Library service providers such as ExLibris and SpringShare expose their services through APIs. Sometimes acronyms and technological terms could be overwhelming, but accessing APIs is as simple as using a catalog. Anyone with a basic understanding of programming can learn to use an API in a matter of few hours. Once you understand the basic concepts you can master the skill on your own and become an API master in no time. 
This will be a hands-on coding session. Please read the attached document for preparation.


Speakers
avatar for Dhanushka Samarakoon

Dhanushka Samarakoon

Assistant Head of Software Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library



Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 100

2:15pm

Breaking Barriers: Coding Without Fear
Attendees become patrons in a simulated library program environment during this interactive, hands-on session. Participants will learn about program sequencing, logic puzzles, computational thinking activities, and ways to use Mozilla’s free online code editor, Thimble. The session will be based on the Rhode Coders curriculum designed by Providence Public Library’s (PPL) Technology Instructor. PPL staff will facilitate the workshop, discuss their program experience, and answer questions about implementation challenges and successes.

Rhode Coders was designed to remove traditional barriers for people interested in coding. To eliminate the barrier of fear, a club/family member atmosphere was created in a safe, supportive environment. Lack of confidence is tackled by infusing fun, using gamification techniques and providing various activities that cater to different learning styles to explore a particular skill. Lastly, the barrier of cost is eliminated by providing instruction for free.

Participants should bring their laptops loaded with the Chrome browser to get the full experience of the session. The primary coding language used in this session will be CSS. Some previous coding experience is useful but not required.


Speakers
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Kate Aubin

Community Partnerships & Engagement Coordinator, Providence Public Library
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Shannon Lake

Teen Educator/Librarian, Providence Public Library


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room

2:15pm

From Collection Analysis, to Reimagined Spaces: How One Collection Management Project Led to Enhanced Student-centered Spaces
Limited Capacity full

In October 2017, the CALD (Council of Academic Library Directors) reviewed a proposal for a cooperative approach to managing print collections. One objective in the proposal is to “[a]llow participating libraries to reclaim space for local needs and other purposes that are beneficial for their community members.” As more libraries evaluate their space needs versus maintaining large collections of print materials that are not circulating, this presentation will provide an overview of one academic library’s experience in reclaiming and repurposing space for much-needed teaching as well as learning spaces. This presentation will provide background on our collection analysis project, our original goals, our vision, and how a fortuitous need elsewhere on campus led to the development and completion of an entire new look on the second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College in less than 8 months. Participants in this session will have an opportunity to imagine a space in their own libraries and identify how they might create “neighborhoods” for development; Neighborhoods being spaces such as those to reflect, tinker, meet, collaborate, learn, and showcase.

Speakers
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Rebecca Celis, AIA

Architect, HGA Architects
I am an architect specializing in multidisciplinary learning spaces - for libraries, for arts, for sciences, and more. I particularly love working with my clients on collaborative design thinking exercises that lead us to unique solutions that are both functional and attractive.
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Angi Faiks

Associate Library Director, Macalester College
Angi Faiks is the Associate Library Director of the DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. In her current role, she manages Access, Instruction, & Research Services.Angi's professional interests include library innovation... Read More →
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Terri Fishel

Library Director, Macalester
Director, DeWitt Wallace LibraryLibrary as publisher, open access, assessment, statistics, open access textbooks


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Library 250

2:15pm

Let it Go: Moving on From a Subscription or Tool Without Leaving Your Users Behind
We can’t keep every technology product forever. New tools emerge, budgets change, vendors fold. In this workshop, we will use two case studies -- a large-scale decommissioning of a citation manager our library subscribed to for over a decade, and a smaller-scale quick-turnaround ending of a browsing tool subscription -- to guide participants through the process of planning for and implementing a product cancellation. We will explore processes for evaluating tools, getting stakeholder input, developing a communications plan, training staff, and supporting users through a transition. Participants will get a chance to work through the process for examples in their own context and leave with strategies to help them plan for cancellations at any scale.
Session slides

Speakers
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Jody Kempf

Science Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Twitter: @umjodylib
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Megan Kocher

Science Librarian, University of Minnesota


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Library Harmon Room

2:15pm

Low-Tech Library Publishing: Leveraging Google Apps to Extend Scholarly Communication Services
Workshop resources available here, z.umn.edu/lowtechpub, as a Google Site! 

Digital publishing is an increasingly requested library service that encompasses a variety of scholarly communication topics. While the demand for such services is present, technologies and infrastructure remain a challenge to libraries small and large. This workshop leverages widely available Google applications to demonstrate the potentials of using Sites, Docs, and Drive to assist in digital publishing workflows and training. Potentials and pitfalls of using Google applications will be discussed among attendees, including concerns of staffing and ethics. After interactive brainstorming, the presenter will demonstrate how University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing is leveraging Google applications to assist in training journal editors--and offering Google applications as a low-tech, light-staffing solution to extend publishing services to an increasing number of users. The majority of this workshop will be hands-on. Attendees will have the opportunity to design sample journals and templates using Google applications. Attendees will use workflow examples, provided by the presenter, and incorporate Sites, Docs, and Drive in order to best match the tools offered by subscription publishing services. Finally, attendees will spend time in the roles of author, reviewer, and editor in the mock journal. Although Google may not be the all-inclusive solution for library publishing, this workshop will provide attendees with take-away skills to assist users with some publishing needs. To best participate, attendees will need access to a Google account.

Speakers
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Emma Molls

Publishing Services Librarian, University of Minnesota
I work with University of Minnesota Libraries to publish scholarly content in an open environment.


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 150

2:15pm

Nat-Geo Inquiry & Library Media: A Partnership in 21st-Century Learning
Learn how the National Geographic inquiry learning process known as ACVCA melds with the Big 6 Information literacy model to help students better understand the geographic, cultural, political and technological world they live in. School library and media technology professionals serve as partners with classroom teachers in a wide variety of content areas to develop big ideas and present geographic questions including "Where is it? Why is it there? Why Care?". Various research and technology tools will be presented that allow students to create authentic and meaningful artifacts that encourage them to be change agents in their community and throughout the world. This session is targeted to middle school grades 5-8 but can apply as widely as grades 3-12.

Notes: Attendees are encouraged to bring smart phone and/or iPad to try out photography and videography techniques.

Presentation Link: click here

Speakers
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Mandy Bellm

Media and Digital Learning Coordinator, Waconia Middle School
Former Math & Spanish teacher, current librarian and technology integration coordinator serving in a dual-role middle school position. This is my 10th year in the Waconia district; also an EdTech blogger, Minecraft EDU enthusiast, author and runner.
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Michele Melius

Teacher, Waconia Middle School
Hi! I am a 7th and 8th grade US History and Global studies teacher at Waconia Middle School. I am also the manager of The Edible Classroom and Orchard-a 1 ½ acre outdoor classroom that helps students learn the soil to table process for the foods they eat and the pollinators that... Read More →



Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Neill 302

2:15pm

This May Not Be for You: Overcoming Self-centered Design
We often unknowingly (or knowingly) build content and interfaces for ourselves, which may not fit the diverse and ever-changing needs of our users. The University of Minnesota Libraries web development team incorporates the universal design principles of inclusivity, accessibility, and awesomeness, and stays accountable with regular usability testing. We'll tell you how we do it, and why you should too. Expect to go away from this session with:

* your mind totally blown;
* strategies for implementation with access to the Libraries’ templates;
* and insight for why donuts need to be in your budget.

Speakers
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Amy Drayer

User Interface Developer, University of Minnesota Libraries
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Jen Neveau

University of Minnesota Libraries


Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 250

2:15pm

Using Apps to Streamline your Social Media Marketing
In libraries we do our best to meet users where they are. By branching out to new spaces, we can show our patrons the amazing resources that libraries have to offer. In 2017 that means marketing ourselves and our services on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In a world where 75% of Americans own a smartphone and 79% use Facebook, it is clear that when we do library marketing and outreach, we must be able to use these tools, and use them well.

This hands-on session will first examine the appeal of memes, images, and gifs, and discuss media companies like Buzzfeed that use them to capture interest on social media. We will then turn to best practices, tips, and recommendations for designing engaging, image-based posts. In the final part of this session, we will walk through using free design apps like Over, Canva, Snapseed, and Boomerang to create, edit, and post content from our mobile devices, BYOD (bring your own device). Instead of spending hours on your computer using web-based software to edit marketing materials, you can streamline this process and post from your phone or tablet in minutes.

Presentation website: https://socialmediaupgrade.weebly.com/

Speakers
avatar for Allie Thome

Allie Thome

Systems and Web Librarian, Concordia College Moorhead



Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 350
  • Presentation Link: BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

2:15pm

Virtual Collaboration: Exploring New Frontiers
Librarians looking for professional development opportunities, especially in states like North Dakota where many serve small populations in rural areas, will benefit from thinking creatively about organizing a conference. Two sections of the North Dakota Library Association (NDLA) used Blackboard Collaborate Ultra as a platform to produce a fully online conference. This virtual “unconference” was interactive and robust, with speakers from across the state, interactive whiteboards, poster rooms, meeting space for special interest groups, and more. In this workshop, we will share what we have learned about Collaborate Ultra, including its strengths and weaknesses. We hope to brainstorm and discuss other potential applications, including classrooms, professional development, online meetings, group work, and supporting distance students and colleagues. Please bring your device and join us in a working session where you will experience Collaborate Ultra first-hand and discover how this tool can facilitate learning and collaboration and impact the work you do.

Speakers
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Kristen Borysewicz

Information Literacy Coordinator / Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian, University of North Dakota
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Merete Christianson

North Dakota State University
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Jessica D. Gilbert Redman

Web Services Librarian, University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library
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Laura Trude

North Dakota State University



Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Library 206

2:15pm

Virtual Reality in Practice: Exploring Programs and Outreach
Virtual reality provides opportunities for experiential learning and facilitating connections between people, places, and technology. Hear about Dakota County Library’s journey from proposal to program as we explored virtual reality in the library. Discuss a variety of considerations in model types, maintenance, and sharing logistics; then learn about different practical uses for VR in programs and outreach. Try some different VR experiences yourself; from interactive puzzle games and building a VR world, to photography and library tours.

Speakers
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Julia Carlis

Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library
Talk to me about knitting, theatre, pie crust or Sid Meier's Civilization VI.
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Tom Jorgenson

Dakota County Library



Thursday March 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

3:45pm

Closing Reception
Thursday March 15, 2018 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Leonard Center Fieldhouse Leonard Center (Athletic and Wellness Complex), Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, United States

4:00pm

Hotel Shuttles: See description or check with hotel for actual times. Signing up in Sched does not reserve spot on shuttle.
Radisson afternoon shuttle times - Depart Macalester at 4:15 and 5:45.
Sheraton afternoon shuttle times - Depart Macalester at 4:15, 5:15, and 5:45.

Thursday March 15, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA