New Identities: Adapting the Academic Library

Program Information:

Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 3:15pm
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

ACRL-MD’s fall program, planned in collaboration with MILEX (Maryland Information Literacy Exchange) members, offers perspectives from some of your Maryland colleagues on the changing roles of libraries and librarians in academic communities. Come hear the views and experiences of local academic librarians and share your own ideas in lively discussion. Talks will address new pedagogical approaches in library instruction, 3D printing in library spaces, DDA programs for addressing user needs, enhancing user experience, usage statistics for better decision making, and student involvement in creating digital exhibits.

This program has been approved for 4.5 contact hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Program Schedule:

8:30-9:00 – Arrival & Breakfast

9:00-9:15 – Introduction

9:15-10:45 – New Pedagogical Approaches in Information Literacy
Cinthya Ippoliti, Sarah Hudson (UMD) and Gergana Kostova (UMBC) will speak on applying flipped, blended and embedded approach to information literacy instruction for first year students. Claire Holmes (Towson University) will introduce the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and explore ways to incorporate it into Instructional Design.

10:45-11 – Break

11:00-12:30 – Working with New Materials, Formats and Tools
Peter Luu (UMBC) will share information about 3D printers and other related technologies that could fit in makerspaces in academic libraries. Karen Quinn-Wisniewski (CCBC) will talk about the use of various formats of library resources in higher education information literacy instruction. Steven Douglas (HSHSL, UM) will talk about the Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) programs for e-books and how this affects users and libraries.

12:30-1:30 – Lunch & Informal Discussion

1:30-2:10 – UX in Library Technology
Bohyun Kim (HSHSL, UM) will share her perspective on user experience in library technology and related new roles for libraries and librarians in addressing the user needs.

2:10-2:40 – Effective E-Resource Collection Development
Randall Lowe (Frostburg University) will speak on usage statistics and outreach techniques to engage academic departments in effective e-resource collection development.

2:40 – 3:00 – Archiving Student Life: A Digital Exhibit Created by Johns Hopkins University Students
Chella Vaidyanathan will talk about her work with a team of JHU students on digital exhibit on student life.

3:00-3:15 – Wrap-up & Evaluations

Registration Information:

MLA and MILEX Members: $50.00; Non-members: $75.00; Students: $43.00. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering. Registration deadline: November 4th. Refunds cannot be issued after October 24th. Register at .

Parking Information:

Please indicate if you need a parking pass when registering. Parking passes will be emailed to you a few days in advance so please provide your email address when registering. You can use the top-level of the Walker Avenue Garage with a displayed parking pass. See the Campus Parking Map.

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