16th Distance Library Services Conference: Panel Discussions

URL: https://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2014


Important Dates

January 8, 2014 Registration opens
April 9, 2014 Registration closes
April 23, 2014 Conference begins

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Conference at a Glance: Panel Discussions

Four challenges every new distance learning librarian should know about (and how to meet them)
Neely Tang | Cornell University
Ariel Orlov | Dominican University
Stephanie Weiss | University of North Florida
Amanda Nichols Hess | Oakland University

Moving from face to face to virtual? Not sure where to start? Join our panel of new distance librarians as we try to define just what distance librarianship is and how to start the service at your institution! What are successful strategies to meet the expectations of off-campus patrons? How do you change attitudes about distance services and programs? How do you serve on-campus students from off-campus? Join our fish bowl-esque conversation where the panel will tackle these subjects and invite participants to ask questions and share knowledge.


Imagine, create, experience: IL credit course for distance student learning
Julie Evener | University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Sue McFadden | Indiana University East
Jessie Long | Miami University Middletown
Annie Knight | Chapman University

Interested in creating an online information literacy (IL) credit course but don’t know where to start? Join our panel of librarians who have been there, done that as we discuss the peaks and possible pitfalls of  IL course development for distance learners. From course inception to implementation, our panelists will share their experiences and answer your questions about online course creation, including how to pitch your idea to the administration, choose your course content and resources, create your assignments, and drive up student interest.


Librarians as partners: Strategies for systematically embedding in online course development
Erin Davis, Becky Thoms | Utah State University
Jennifer Hill | Johns Hopkins University
Beth Filar Williams | University of North Carolina Greensboro

Embedded librarianship has been a buzzword for many years now, but librarians have struggled with how to make this process scalable. How do you effectively reach the most students, while still providing meaningful information and interactions? Join us in this panel discussion as we explore three different libraries’ approaches to making embedding in online courses scalable by partnering with faculty early on in the course development process. Through interactive polling, audience members will also share their own experiences and questions for a lively discussion!


Librarians in the cloud: eLearning meets information literacy
Beth Tumbleson, John Burke | Miami University Middletown
Kaijsa Calkins, Cassandra Messersmith Kvenild | University of Wyoming

This panel promises a rousing discussion of embedded librarianship in the learning management system from four authors of recent books on the topic, who have surveyed the national landscape and literature. Embedded librarianship brings librarians into the learning space that students and faculty inhabit, but how do we get there and what do we do to make the most of our presence? Bring your questions, opinions, and stories as we discuss every aspect of embedding online, including  assessing needs, choosing instructional methods, building connections with faculty, and selecting and using the best technologies.

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