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Wednesday, March 20


QR Treasure Hunt for K-12 Classrooms
Join us in our discussion of the QR Code treasure hunt developed for K-12 students at St. Paul Public Schools. The treasure hunt is a fun and exciting student engagement activity where students use their own iPads to find and explore hidden QR codes that have been placed around their classroom. Once students have found one QR code, they are able to use their iPad’s QR Code reader or i-Nigma reader to reveal the question/task to answer or accomplish. The treasure hunt is run as a race or competition that can be implemented for individual or group participation.  Bring Your Own Device (tablet or smartphone) session.

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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.

Wednesday March 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Harmon Room


Extending Knowledge: Learn More about Google Extensions
Google Extensions are add-ons that enhance your browsing experience. They can make your searching and internet tasks more efficient and user-friendly. This session will look at Google Extensions, giving an overview and showing how to use them. We will also be touching on a few of the most popular as well as lesser known and highly useful Extensions to make your life easier. For use with your Chromebook or with the Google Chrome browser. Bring Your Own Device session.

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Olivia Moris

MILI Program Manager, Metronet
Information literacy is my specialty. I teach infolit to K-12 teachers and media specialists in metro area school districts. Our focus is on learning how to promote and teach information literacy using a variety of technology tools, specifically for the iPad. Reach out to me if you'd... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Olin-Rice 100
Thursday, March 21


Text Mining for Librarians: Opportunities and Challenges
Although it began in the digital humanities, text mining is becoming increasingly common in other disciplines. Text mining is the process of using software to analyze and investigate text documents to find patterns and concepts. It provides new opportunities for librarians to support researchers as well as engage in their own research. The session will provide an overview of the basics of text mining, how it is being used in current research, and the tools available both free and fee-based. The discussion will continue with potential sources of text to use, looking at text that is both freely available and that which is available through licenses. The presenters will cover the challenges of working with licensed material and the expertise and experience that electronic resource librarians can contribute. Finally the presenters will discuss examples of text mining projects and the session will wrap up with a hands on exploration of a free web based text mining tool. For those who wish to participate in the hands on section please bring a personal device. To access the presentation slides and text files to use during the hands on section of the panel please use the following link. https://z.umn.edu/libtech-mining . Bring Your Own Device session.

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Kristen Cooper

Plant Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kristen Cooper is the Plant Sciences Librarian at the University of Minnesota. She supports the research of faculty and staff in her departments which includes research metrics and scholarly impact.
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Cody Hennesy

Journalism & Digital Media Librarian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Julie Kelly

Librarian, University of Minnesota, Magrath Library

Thursday March 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Olin-Rice 100


The Dynamic and Diverse Scholarly Information Landscape: What's Next?
We believe that there have been recent fundamental changes in how faculty gather scholarly information, collaborate with others, and teach students. We created a faculty survey to discover how these trends are changing, how they affect access delivery, and how they might impact our teaching at a small liberal arts college. Considering these changes, are the tools we pay for and use in libraries still cost effective? If we believe scaffolding information literacy instruction is important, how should we bring students through our education systems and beyond? These are the kinds of questions we had about faculty research trends. We compared our results to three years of first-year student data on research preferences to see where favorites overlapped, or more importantly, where they diverged. In this session, we will share our findings, discuss the results, and ask for your input. How do we all work together to benefit from diverse research styles and techniques, and how might we use others’ perspectives to enhance our own research? Bring Your Own Device session.

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Theresa Borchert

Electronic Resources Librarian, Concordia College, Moorhead

Thursday March 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room