Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Academic Impressions Conference: Academic Library Planning and Revitalization

March 26 - 28, 2012 :: Baltimore, MD

Learn how to revitalize your library to better meet students' needs.

Whether your institution is planning a renovation or a new library building, revitalizing the library as a learning space is a complex endeavor, requiring knowledge of library users' space needs and research-driven design, as well as a commitment to involving multiple stakeholders throughout the campus.
Program Brochure (pdf) | Pricing & Registration | Agenda
This hands-on event will provide you with an integrated and practical approach to library planning and design. In this conference, you will:
  • Analyze the latest in library design and learning space theory
  • Investigate the fundamentals of library planning
  • Explore a variety of student services found in libraries
  • Uncover processes for working with project stakeholders and promoting campus involvement
The conference will be organized by the five phases of library revitalization: vision and discovery, planning and programming, design, renovation, and operation. The most attention will be paid to the vision, planning, and design portions -- perfect for those at the beginning stages of their library revitalization.

Dillard University CTLAT Blog

Dillard University CTLAT Blog

Thursday, December 1, 2011

ABC's of Developing an Institutional Repository Program on Campus

Bepress has created a webinar series for LOUIS members to help you get started planning for an IR program on your campus (no matter what stage you are in the process). The webinar series is designed to share high-level strategies based upon the Digital Commons community and bepress staff best practices. You will receive information and resources to assist you in learning about each topic at a deeper level during each session.

Please join Patti French, Digital Commons Account Manager to learn about the ABC's of an Institutional Repository by registering via the links below for each part. Notice there are two separate days per part to accommodate as many of your schedules as possible. A certificate of completion will be given to anyone who attends all three sessions in its entirety and completes a post- webinar survey.

Lisa Stigall
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
225 578-3735
       A - Getting Started -- Creating a Game Plan     
      changing role of libraries -- services, services, services
      IR education - do your homework
      challenges & opportunities
      building excitement - outreach - engaging stakeholders
      identifying funding sources & campus partners
      environmental scan
      gaining Provost and departmental Dean buy-in

      B - Content     
      branding, SEO
      scholarly articles, open access, faculty participation
      copyright, permissions & authors rights

      community engagement
      students: undergraduate research
 publishing journals & events
      supporting data management

      C - Implementation & Development
      marketing the IR
      usage reports, analytics, proving ROI
      success stories

     All times are 12:30pm (CST)     
      Part A: Getting Started – Creating a Game Plan
December 9th (Friday)    

            December 12th (Monday)

            Part B: Content
            January 17th (Tuesday)


            Part C: Implementation & Development
            February 7th (Tuesday)


            February 8th (Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dillard University Library Hours for Fall 2011 Finals

Sunday Dec 4th 1pm thru Midnight
Monday Dec 5th 730am thru Midnight
Tuesday Dec 6th 730am thru Midnight
Wednesday Dec 7th 730am thru Midnight
Thursday Dec 8th 730am thru Midnight
Friday Dec 9th 730am thru 5pm

Dillard University Library

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Winston-Salem State University News: Libraries Must Be More Engaging to its Community to Survive in Today's Culture

November 2, 2011
Library usage and funding trends nationwide are on the decline due in part to the convenience and accessibility digital information, but libraries can respond by developing stronger community engagement and involvement, according to a Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) administrator and author.

According to Dr. Mae L. Rodney, WSSU director of library services, friend raising is as important as any form of fundraising which is required for libraries to survive in the current economic downturn. Rodney is author of the new book titled Friends Inviting Friends. The book Chronicles 25 years of friend raising and captures the history of the WSSU Friends of the Library organization.  It also provides a how-to-guide for establishing such an organization, offering candid reviews of the varied fundraising events hosted over the years, as well as why organizational leadership may need to reorganize and re-strategize as required by the times and trends.

“In many environments because of declining usage, library funding nationwide is in jeopardy of being dramatically reduced.  Factors such as changing publishing trends, the rapid rise in the use of media and possibly most significant, the almost overnight explosion in the convenience and accessibility of digital information, all have caused this decline, notes Rodney.”

Rodney believes strong community involvement through the delivery of community programs such as social events including dinner events, evenings of mystery and live dramatic performances, music and dance events, art exhibits,  book sales and auctions will lead to financial support that will help libraries survive.

“Because of today’s technology society, the shift to electronic resources has many scholars and librarians worrying about the loss of a central community resource in physical libraries, whether they are at the university or public level,” noted Rodney.  “But to be successful, libraries must have to capacity to be engaging and convenient to its users and supporters."

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NEW Information from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA)

*NEW* Summer Flex-Time Survey: Your Opinion Counts!
The Office of Human Resources invites all faculty and staff to complete a survey regarding the University Flex Schedule (4 days at 10 hours per day) that was offered during summer 2011. The survey will close on Friday, November 11.

NSSE Webinar TODAY (Tuesday), 2pm in DUICEF 207
The most commonly reported use of NSSE results is assessment for accreditation. NSSE's Accreditation Toolkits, designed for all regional and several specialized associations, articulate the requirements and standards for each accreditor with NSSE process and items. In this session we'll show how NSSE items map to accreditation standards, discuss the potential for using NSSE data in institutional self-studies and quality improvement plans, and explore ways colleges and universities have used their results in accreditation and to measure and monitor institutional effectiveness. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and approaches to maximizing the use of NSSE results for accreditation.

CTLAT Survey Closes TODAY (Tuesday)
Complete the 2011-12 CTLAT Planning Survey to submit your feedback regarding 2011-12 faculty development opportunities.

Dr. Carla L. Morelon
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
Office: Rosenwald 301
Phone: 504.816.4165

Dillard University CTLAT Blog

Dillard University CTLAT Blog

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference - November 2 – 4, 2011

By Jennifer | October 25th, 2011 | 

One more week until the Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference on November 2 – 4, 2011. The conference will be held *around the clock* online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days and it’s free! Thank you to the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University, the conference founding sponsor, and to conference co-chairs Sandy Hirsh and Steve Hargadon for hosting this amazing opportunity!

Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference

The Library 2.011 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include the changing roles of libraries and librarians, the increasing impact of digital media and the e-book revolution, open educational resources, digital literacy, shifts from information consumption to production (Web 2.0), multimedia and gaming spaces, libraries as community centers, the growth of individualized and self-paced learning, the library as the center of new learning models, understanding users in the digital age, assessing service delivery, and defining leadership and information professional careers in a networked and changing world.

The conference schedule is now online, with all 160+ sessions, and an individual hour-by-hour schedule calendar for all 36 time zones. Start on the Sessions and Schedule page, scroll down and click on your time zone, and browse the amazing line-up. The festivities start on Wednesday morning and last into the wee hours of the night on Thursday. Links to the live virtual rooms will be available when the conference starts. Session proposals are available to browse to help you decide which time of the day or night to join in. Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 31, 2011

LC Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative

The Library of Congress is pleased to release for dissemination, sharing, and feedback the initial plan for its Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative.

The plan is available at:

Additional Links

Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Website

Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Listserv

Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control Website

Ann Della Porta
Chief, Integrated Library System Program Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4010
c: 202.256.0302

Hinds Community College Utica Campus Historic Photos Archived on Digital Site

UTICA – Hinds Community College has begun participation in the MS Digital Library cooperative with a collection of 22 photographs depicting the history of the Utica Campus, particularly in its early days as Utica Normal & Industrial Institute and Utica Junior College.

Because of its beginnings and historical significance as a historically black institution, the Utica Campus is designated as a federal HBCU.

The copyrighted materials, meant to be for educational purposes, can be found at

The Mississippi Digital Library is the cooperative digital library program for the state. Its ultimate aim is to provide access to primary source materials covering a wide range of subject areas from Mississippi museums, archives, libraries and historical societies.

Mary Beth Applin, Dean of Learning Resources, said the next project is digitizing historical Hi-Stepper photos housed in Bee Hall for upload to the site. She expects that process to take several months with possible completion in the spring. That collection has dozens of photos.

“The Mississippi Digital Library houses a tremendous collection of materials representing our state’s history.  Having our photos displayed with this collection is a great opportunity for people all over to be introduced to the rich history of Hinds and specifically to the rich history of Hinds’ Utica Campus, which is designated as a historically black institution,” Applin said.

Some other collections already housed through the MDL include Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis home; the Katrina Research Center, MSU’s Ulysses S. Grant papers and the USM Civil Rights Collection.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled more than 13,000 credit students in fall 2011. To learn more, visit or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Cathy Hayden
Public Relations director
Staff adviser, The Hindsonian
Student Union Building, Suite 210
Raymond Campus
P.O. Box 1100
Raymond, Miss. 39154
Office: 601.857.3322
FAX: 601.857.3495

Thursday, October 20, 2011

EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker

Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/ Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.

Monday, October 17, 2011

LALINC-L: ACRL-LA President Elect Nominations

ACRL-LA needs a new President Elect! Could it be you?

  • "Shadow" current President until June/July 2012
  • If you become a President, you must be or become an ACRL national member
  • Become next president
How to self-nominate:
Don't be modest, and have a good week,
Karen Niemla, ACRL-LA Web Administrator & Archives Manager

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Learn the Net News: E-books making noticeable inroads to libraries, education centers

Shawn Douglas Thursday - Oct 13, 2011

In August 2008, Mark Mahaney, a leading business analyst with Citigroup, stated “the Kindle is becoming the iPod of the book world.” He reckoned that the Kindle — Amazon’s highly-popular e-reader — would sell roughly 380,000 units in 2008.

Fast-forward to 2011. Ever secretive of their sales numbers, Amazon is estimated to have sold between 5.4 to 8 million Kindles in 2010, with even larger numbers likely by the end of the 2011 sales year. Even if we use the more conservative number, we’re still talking about 14 times the units being sold a couple of years later. It’s difficult not to translate that to significant adoption of e-books and other digital written content, especially with EPUB-based platforms like the iPad strongly playing in the mix.
Of course, there are plenty of other signs that e-books and e-readers are becoming more popular, especially in libraries and the education sector. Let’s look at a few of those indicators.

1. Libraries: The folks at Library Journal released the results of their second annual Ebook Penetration & Use in U.S. Libraries Survey, and those results tell a story of e-books gaining ground in libraries around the country. According to their results, compared to last year there has been a 10 percent increase in the number of public libraries offering e-books, with a 184 percent increase in the average number of available e-books. Academic libraries saw small increases as well, though not as pronounced as the public realm.
Recent news stories seem to support Library Journal’s survey. Whether it’s high-profile entities like the U.S. Air Force or small local libraries like the one in Lexington, Nebraska, interest in and adoption of e-books at libraries is increasing. “We’re using mobile devices like tablets, netbooks, and smart phones more than ever,” Air Force Services Agency administrative librarian Melinda Mosley told the Air
Force. “We’re interested in providing service to our customers anywhere, anytime, in addition to providing face-to-face services at our libraries.”
A similar story is told in the city of Lexington, where Kathleen Thomsen works as the director of the Lexington Public Library. “We have so many people coming in and inquiring about e-books,” she told the Lexington Clipper-Herald. “The new technology is really growing.”
Yet while interest in e-books is increasing, both Mosley and Thomsen paint a similar picture of one of the speed bumps along the way: there’s a learning curve to using e-readers and e-books. In each case the additional component of “how do I use this?” comes into play. The solution is on-site education in the form of “sandbox sessions” and “technology petting zoos,” allowing people from all walks of life to learn how to use emerging reading technologies to read the content they want.
Jim Hahn, a researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who performed a recent case study on technology and the library, agrees that despite the popularity of e-books and e-readers, educational and utilization-related barriers still slow the march of tech saturation in the library.
“Librarians have a sense that today’s rapidly changing technological landscape should be reflected in the services they provide,” he said in his case study. “But while enthusiasm and curiosity are in abundance in the library technical field, consensus on precisely where and how to merge library-specific expertise and emerging digital tools remains elusive.”

2. Education sector: A collaboration of non-profits EDUCAUSE and The New Media Consortium since 2005 has yielded an interesting annual report called the Horizon Report. This report “identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years on a variety of sectors around the globe.” This year’s 2011 Horizon Report (PDF file) focuses on the education sector, and at the top of the list is the e-book.
The authors of the report make several important points about e-book adoption in the realm of teaching and learning. They mention that traditionally many constraints to e-book adoption exist in the academic realm, including scarcity of titles, inadequate features for scholarly work, poor publishing models, and excessive digital rights management (DRM) placed on digital material. “Most of these constraints are now vanishing,” the authors say, pointing to a wider variety of digital academic materials, replete with more interactive elements that make scholarly work easier to perform. The authors also point to the Directory of Open Access Journals and its 7,000+ journals (nearly 50 percent of them searchable at the article level) housed there as further proof that scholarly work is making its way to the digital realm.
Despite the advances e-books are making in the sector, the authors still recognize that DRM, pricing, and reader-dependent formats hinder further adoption in the academic world. However, the ubiquity of iPads, Kindles, and smart phones among students (and even professors) will keep the demand for high-quality, interactive digital information formats strong, pressuring publishers and universities to give students and teachers what they want.

3. Publishers: New publishing statistics were released recently, courtesy of content producer and publisher Aptara. A survey of over 1,300 book publishers from 2009 to 2011 revealed a great number of things, as reported by
Among the notable statistics was an increase in trade e-book publishing output, rising from 50 percent to 76 percent in the past two years. Additionally, an expansion of the market and not necessarily a reduction in sales is likely responsible for a loss of market share for Amazon and its Kindle. But while Amazon may be losing market share of e-book platform sales to EPUB devices like the iPad, Amazon’s ardent support of Kindle titles across a wide variety of platforms is drawing publishers closer to the Kindle format.
Finally, there’s an encouraging sign from publishers in the education sector. Enhanced e-books that provide richer multimedia and interactive experiences are increasingly being developed. Aptara states that 35 percent of K-12 publishers are developing enhanced e-books, noticeably more than the 21 percent of trade publishers delving into such development. However, just because publishers of education materials are seeing the benefits of enhanced e-books to learning, it doesn’t mean they’re all doing it well.
An interview last year with Theodore Gray, author of the popular enhanced e-book “The Elements,” sheds light on this problem. Gray, well versed in publishing a quality interactive e-book, was asked what mistakes traditional book publishers are making with e-books. He responded by stating that quality programmers aren’t being treated equally as well as quality authors, and many gimmicks are being mistakenly thought of as “meaningful interactivity.”
“Just adding something that rattles around on the page does not mean you have enhanced the reading experience or added to the user’s understanding of the subject,” Gray noted. “The interactivity in ‘The Elements’ is very minimalist, and this is one of its strengths. There were a whole lot of ideas for interactivity that we didn’t put in, because they didn’t pass the test of actually making the book better.”
And therein lies another problem for the publishing industry to tackle. Enhanced educational e-books must focus on providing interactivity that positively contributes to the learning experience. Loads of bells and whistles do not necessarily lead to a quality educational e-book.

4. Twitter: Though not based on solid data (read: somewhat anecdotal), the popular social networking tool Twitter has provided an interesting window into the world of e-publishing. As a regular user of the site, I’ve focused my interests on topics like education, writing, and publishing. Through those interests I’ve had the opportunity to interact with numerous authors, publishers, and programmers.
One of the interesting aspects of Twitter is the use of hashtags to aid others in finding information. For example, #ebook, #publishing, and #writing are popular hashtags appended to tweets. Users can then perform a search on a hashtag to participate in trends, broaden their understanding, and meet new users.
Despite their practicality, it’s still a bit difficult to acquire quality data analytics of Twitter hashtags (though that’s slowly changing). With a bit of creative ingenuity, I ended up with an estimate of 1170 uses of “#ebook” in a recent twenty-four-hour period. I suspect this sort of hashtag usage, when considered with the lively chats and tweets of the publishing community, is at least a small indicator of where e-books are going. If data mining services like TweetVolume and Hashtracking become more prevalent, it may be significantly easier to track the popularity of e-book and publishing trends on the social network.
Social networking aside, evidence appears to be mounting that how we read and learn is fundamentally changing. As e-readers and tablets become more ubiquitous, publishers, libraries, and education facilities are increasingly under pressure to adapt their e-book strategies. It doesn’t mean that the transition will be easy, but it’s undoubtedly in full motion.

Photo via John Blyberg, Flickr Creative Commons

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Louisiana Library Association Outstanding Academic Librarian of the Year: Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition?

The Academic Section of the Louisiana Library Association annually presents the Outstanding
Academic Librarian Award to publicly recognize an individual who has made an especially
significant contribution to further the development of academic libraries/librarians/librarianship
within Louisiana.

Evaluation Criteria are:
1.      Participates actively in professional activities which enrich the ability of academic
librarians to enhance library usage.
2.      Conducts research which enriches the ability of library users to more fully utilize current
information resources and technology and shares this research with other Louisiana
academic librarians. This can be demonstrated either through publication or through public presentations.
3.      Serves as a model for other librarians or potential librarians who can help further the
impact of Louisiana academic libraries on the education and/or livelihood of Louisiana’s
students and residents.

Complete Award guidelines are posted at the LLA webpage

Deadline for submitting letters of nomination is December 1, 2011.

Letters of nomination should include:
1.      The nominee’s full name, work address, telephone number, and e-mail address
2.      An outline of the nominee's contributions to academic librarianship.
3.      List of all special accomplishments credited to the nominee which demonstrate the three evaluation criteria.

Nomination letters and questions can be submitted to Sybil Boudreaux, Outstanding Academic
Librarian Award Committee Chair at or at 504-280-1157.
Michael Matthews MLIS
Head of Serials, Media & Interlibrary Loan Services
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Watson Memorial Library, Room 311-D
Natchitoches, LA 71497

LALINC-L: Academic Section Conference Proposals

Attention Academic Librarians:
Represent your institution and your mighty profession at the Louisiana Library Association’s Annual Conference, March 21-23
at the Shreveport Convention Center!

Presentation proposals are due on October 15th. Submit your proposal by going to this website!

if you have questions about the submissions process, do not hesitate to call or email me.

Michael Matthews MLIS
Head of Serials, Media & Interlibrary Loan Services
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Watson Memorial Library, Room 311-D
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Library Writer's Blog: Call for Book Reviewers, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL)

Call for Book Reviewers, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL)

The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship is initiating a new Book Review column. Please consider sharing your expertise with our readers. 
For a preview of JERL articles and features, visit the Website at:
If you are interested in joining our new group of book reviewers, please contact me with your qualifications so we can get started!
* Mary Mallery, Ph.D.
* Book Review Editor, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 
* Assoc. Dean for Technical Services 
* Harry A. Sprague Library
* Montclair State University
* Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
* Phone: 973-655-7150  
* Fax: 973-655-7780
* E-mail:  

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Library Resource Guide: Research Reports

This study, conducted by the Library Resource Guide (LRG) — in conjunction with Unisphere Research, the market research division of Information Today, Inc (ITI) — in October and November 2010 among libraries listed in ITI’s American Library Directory, reveals current spending patterns for public, academic, government, and special libraries and projects budget and other spending trends for 2011.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Computers in Libraries 2012

CFP: 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, JCLC2012

The deadline has been extended by an additional 2½ weeks!
Deadline extended to October 1, 2011

The 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, JCLC2012: Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories and Embracing Communitieswill take place from September 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City,Missouri.   The mission of JCLC is to advance the issues affecting librariansof color within the profession and to also explore how best to serve theincredibly diverse and changing communities that use our libraries.

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is aconference for everyone and brings together a diverse group of librarians,library staff, supporters, trustees and community participants to exploreissues of diversity inclusion in libraries and how they affect the ethniccommunities who use our services.  JCLC deepens connections acrossconstituencies, creates spaces for dialogue, promotes the telling andcelebrating of one’s stories, and encourages the transformation of librariesinto more democratic and diverse organizations.  This groundbreaking eventis sponsored by the five ethnic caucuses: the AmericanIndian Library Association (AILA), Asian/PacificAmerican Librarians Association (APALA), BlackCaucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association(CALA), and the National Association toPromote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking(REFORMA).  JCLC 2012 follows the first gathering in 2006 in Dallas,Texas.

The 2012 JCLC Steering Committee invites you to submit aproposal for a presentation at the conference.  Proposal submissiondeadlines are listed below.

JCLC Tracks and Topics

JCLC 2012 seeks conference session presentations in allareas of diversity, including, but not limited to, the topics below. Ideal sessions will either provide insights, skills, tools and strategies thatstress solutions, implementation and practical applications; highlightexemplary programs, approaches and models; facilitate constructive dialogue,interaction, and understanding around significant issues affecting conferenceconstituencies; or discuss efforts to create more inclusive environments,programs and curriculum. 

 •   Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration
Marketing; outreach to diverse populations; communitycollaborations; user spaces; public policy; health education; using census dataand other government information; cultural programming; services to andrebuilding of communities hit with disaster; research; undocumented, urban,rural and low-income communities; etc.

•   Collections, Programs and Services
Ethnic and multicultural collections; film and music;information literacy; children’s, youth and adult programming; programs fordiverse populations; reference; instruction; grant funded programs; technicalservices; archives; preservation; documenting traditional knowledge; research;cataloging/subject headings/controlled vocabulary; etc.

•   Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange(understanding and valuing differences)
Increasing awareness and tolerance of “minorities”;disabilities; gender; celebrating elders; religion; sexual orientation/LGBTpopulations; nationality; sharing traditional knowledge; serving theincarcerated; immigrant and refugees; cross cultural issues; transnationalcommunities; multiculturalism; best practices and model programs; etc. 

•   Leadership, Management and OrganizationalDevelopment
Administration; staff development/training; recruitmentand retention; leadership; organizational culture; management; culturalcompetencies; mentoring; assessment; mid-career strategies; staff andparaprofessional issues; conflict resolution and mediation; re-organization andre-structuring; leading during tight economic times; institutional change;research; fundraising; etc.  

•   Technology and Innovation
Teaching and learning; emerging technologies;e-repositories; social networking applications; digitization; equal access for users;library tools; e-books; mobile devices; widgets; mashups; online learning andcollaboration; open access movements; social aspects of technology andimplications for use; videos; etc.

Session Formats
All sessions are 75 minutes long and may take one of thefollowing formats:

•   Panel
•   Individual Paper/Presentation
•   Roundtable
•   Workshop
•   Poster Session

**JCLC will also accept proposals in different formats(other than those listed above) that will excite, engage and create a newlearning environment for conference attendees**

Submission Guidelines
All proposals must be submitted to the Joint Conference ofLibrarians of Color website at:

All proposals must be received by midnight PST on October1, 2011.  No late submissions will be accepted.  Notifications ofproposal selection will be made on a rolling basis beginning on November 1,2011 and ending on December 15, 2011. 

Selection Criteria
All proposals will be blind reviewed (without authoridentification) by the JCLC Program Committee.  Proposals are evaluated onquality and clarity of content, uniqueness of topic, relevance to conferenceattendees, ability to engage the audience, and the relationship of the proposalto the mission of the conference. 

Many questions can be answered on the JCLC website at: Questions mayalso be sent to Alanna Aiko Moore, JCLC Program Committee Chair, at

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Potcert11 Week 3: Pedagogical Goals and Objectives for Online Course: Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into your Course Curriculum

I. Showcase innovative uses of technology and innovative approaches to pedagogy in distance teaching and learning.
II. Focus on identifying principles of good practice in the application of these technologies.
III. Gain an in-depth understanding of a variety of new and emerging technologies and their application to the online learning environment.


Potcert11 Week 3: Getting Started Chart

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Potcert11 Week 3: Beginner’s Questionnaire - Cynthia Charles

__3__Interest in material:
5 Lecturing is a good way to encourage interest in material.
4 Large group discussions or debates are useful in class for creating interest in the material.
3 Small group discussions are useful in class for creating interest in the material.
2 Students should be given choices of how to learn the material.
1 Students should construct their own method for learning the material.
___4__ Content:
5 Lecturing is often the best way to relay content.
4 Large group discussions or debates are useful in class for covering content.
4 Small group discussions are useful in class for covering content.
4 Students need to be provided with extensive content, selected by the instructor.
2 The content in a class should be at least partially created by the students.
1 All class content should be created by the students.
___3__ Roles:
5 The locus of control in a class should be primarily with the instructor.
3 Students should be active participants in creating their own knowledge.
1 Students should construct their own knowledge.
__2___ Assessments:
5 Assessments are most important to assess factual knowledge.
3 Assessments are most important to test application of skills.
2 Assessments are most important as a learning tool for students.
Add up the points for each area and total here: ____12______
cc Program for Online Teaching 2011

Beginner’s Questionnaire

For each topic, write the number that best represents your perspective as you think about your
classroom teaching:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Potcert11 Week 4: Online Faculty Professional Development Course: Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into your Course Curriculum

What elements of design from Chapter 3 will you be considering as you build a class?
a. Blended (face-to-face and online) instruction
b. Assessment of materials learned through:
  • Individual portfolios
  • Weekly journaling
  • Individual presentations
  • Individual research projects
c. Once a month face-to-face class meetings with guest lecturers

How might a little knowledge of HTML be useful? Since I have an advanced knowledge and experience in HTML, webpage design and blogging, I'm more interested in learning about specific applications that would make an online course easy and successful for my faculty learners instead of finding out more about what is going on with newest versions of HTML and XHTML.

Blended Librarian Webcast Recording: Rethinking the Future of Education and Libraries: Where Are We Going, and Why?

Apr 28, 2011
by LearningTimes

Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guest, Kyle Peck,   invite you to join them for the live webcast of a free-wheeling discussion based on David Warlick's statement about education, "If you can imagine it, it's probably closer to reality than to fiction."  Can that be true?  Are the technologies advancing to the point where they no longer stop us  from creating our ideal educational environments? If we were to "reinvent" education today, discarding things that don't make sense and doing what we know would work, are there technological pieces missing?  If not, what's stopping us?  This session will quickly paint an image or two of what education might become, and what impact this may have for academic libraries and how should the library be transformed, too?
Join us for the discussion “Rethinking the Future of Education and Libraries: Where Are We Going, and Why?” on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 3 pm. EST. 

Guest Presenter Bio:
Dr. Kyle L. Peck is Associate Dean for Outreach, Technology, and International Programs, and Professor of Education at Penn State University.  He also serves as Director of the Regional Educational Lab for the mid-Atlantic region, and Co-Director of the Classrooms for the Future Evaluation Project.  He is the former Head of the Learning and Performance Systems Department and was Co-Founder of the innovative "Centre Learning Community Charter School."