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10-minute Lightning Round [clear filter]
Thursday, March 21
 

2:15pm

IR Content: Oh the Places You Will Go! (With a Nod to Dr. Seuss) (Lightning Round)
The journal Tapestries has been published by the DeWitt Wallace Library in conjunction with the Macalester American Studies Department for the past 9 years.  Each year the editorial collective is a new group of students, and each year they go through a somewhat transformative process as they come to grips with releasing their scholarship out into the world.  This session will look at “dashboard” analytics data available to each author.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Collins

Dave Collins

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


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

2:15pm

Making Magic: Creating Digital Exhibits with the MagicBox at UND (Lightning Round)
The MagicBox is a multimedia display case that allows libraries to create interactive digital exhibits highlighting their physical and digital collections. Physical items can be displayed within the box while users use the touch screen to virtually flip through books, interact with 3D models, and browse images and videos. Since purchasing the MagicBox we’ve created one exhibit and accompanying reception and are currently creating our second exhibit (to be released in January 2019). In the process we’ve worked with our university art department, School of Aerospace Studies, and local heritage foundation to highlight materials with significance for broad swathes of the campus community. We’d like our audience to walk away from our presentation with an understanding of how this technology can be used to highlight unique items within their collections; the lessons we’ve learned about how to effectively collaborate with outside departments and community organizations to create exhibits; and, ideas about how to integrate digital collections with physical items to create better interactive multimedia experiences

Speakers
avatar for Heather Rogers

Heather Rogers

Education & Human Development Librarian, University of North Dakota
avatar for Zeineb Yousif

Zeineb Yousif

University of North Dakota


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

2:15pm

Opendora: Minnesota State’s One-stop Shop for Open Educational Resources (Lightning Round)
Opendora, developed by PALS, is a digital archive for open educational resources. Minnesota State’s goal in developing Opendora was to create a central digital archive for faculty and librarians to leverage licensed open educational resources (OER) with the ability to easily access, load, and share material. This ultimately results in customized resources that best meet the needs of students and reduces the cost of textbooks. Opendora allows the storage of, or linking to, course content including textbooks, lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, videos, and more. Opendora uses an open source platform that provides simple, customized forms to load OER material. This talk will provide a brief overview of Opendora and future plans.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

System Director for Student Success Technologies, Minnesota State System Office
avatar for Johnna Horton

Johnna Horton

Executive Director, PALS


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

2:15pm

Rethinking GIS Education: Teaching Critical Spatial Storytelling in Libraries (Lightning Round)
At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Libraries, we are working to change the focus of GIS education from the “how to” method to “why model” method. This includes broadening efforts to engage students and faculty in spatial literacy, not only in understanding analysis of large spatial data sets but how and for what purpose these data sets were generated. We also engage students in critical evaluations of the algorithms and software behind the maps they make. To explore this topic in library settings, we have organized a spatial storytelling workshop series that brings people from different colleges around CMU together with members of the broader Pittsburgh community to evaluate methods of digital storytelling through online story mapping platforms or tools. By approaching GIS skills through the lens of data analysis and finding a research story, we communicate to students the importance of critical spatial thinking alongside the basics of GIS tool use. We hope that by providing these workshop materials publically anyone from academic or community libraries to K-12 educators can participate.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Slayton

Emma Slayton

Data Curation, Visualisation, and GIS specialist, Carnegie Mellon University
I currently serve as a Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. As an archaeologist, I focused on using computer modeling to hypothesize the location of early canoe routes in the Caribbean. I have experience working with GIS and... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

2:15pm

Virtual Reality in Instruction: a Common-Sense Solution (Lightning Round)
Felicia Smith is exploring the possibilities for incorporating Virtual Reality technology such as Oculus Rift, into library instruction for undergraduates. This Virtual Reality activity would put students in an initial set of everyday situations, requiring them to use their "common-sense." Students are immediately transferred into a secondary setting, in the library, requiring them to use the exact same reasoning. Option 1: Is it safe to drink something from a stranger, in a nightclub, that could be spiked? Option 2: Is it safe to drink water and pills from an Emergency Room (E.R.) nurse, who you never met before? These scenarios illustrate the same thought processes that are used to evaluate situations and determine who is a trusted source and ascribe motives to each. This is the same discernment needed to become Information Literate. The nightclub character represents an unknown information provider. The nurse's credibility represents trusted expertise, similar to scholarly materials in academia. This presentation will show students that they already possess all the analytical power they need to be Information Literate. Felicia’s Virtual Reality program idea was published in the January 2018 issue of Computers in Libraries and her book chapter will be published by ALA, in Fall 2018 within a book titled, “Beyond Reality: Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality in the Library.” Felicia has a proven record of incorporating Active Learning techniques and technology into library instruction. She published a book (Cybrarian Extraordinaire) detailing her highly successful library activities using the Virtual World of Second Life.

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Smith

Felicia Smith

Head of Learning and Outreach, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Felicia A. Smith is Head of Learning & Outreach at the Stanford University Libraries. She was a Criminal Defense Private Investigator in Chicago, Illinois specializing in homicide and narcotics and carrying her .357 Magnum revolver. She has published a book and several scholarly articles... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom