I am taking advantage of the virtual conference after ACRL 2011, since it was impossible to get to all the great presentations while I was there. Thanks!
John Meier
Penn State University

Virtual Conference Webcasts

ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference webcasts are offered in real-time, allowing participants to interact with presenters via the chat box.  Webcasts will be offered on April 11-12, 2013.  Times listed below are Eastern time.

Day One - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Taming the Beast: Dealing with a Multiplicity of E-Books
As e-book purchasing models evolve, libraries are continually challenged to refine workflows and to efficiently process and display these titles. This lively presentation will discuss the challenges of implementing patron-driven acquisitions, subscription packages, and selector e-book purchases in an academic library. We will discuss catalogue record maintenance, title duplication, using multiple access methods from one vendor, and presenting multiple user access points. SIAST Libraries has extensive e-book experience and offers practical solutions to these challenges.
Presenters: Jennifer Shrubsole, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology; Regan Gunningham, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

Click & Zoom: The Next Generation of Information Literacy Tutorials
Find out how to develop and improve your research instruction program using easy-to-use, free, web tools to create short, video learning objects that are interchangeable and become the building blocks for larger tutorials. Participants will discover the secrets of free cloud-based web tools to expand their own instructional offerings.  This presentation will change your concept of the library tutorial forever.
Presenters: Audrey Powers, University of South Florida; Adonis Amparo, University of South Florida

The Knowledge of Student Affairs: A New Source of Library Collaborations
As more colleges and universities integrate academics into residential living, it is the perfect time for libraries and librarians to collaborate with student affairs, more specifically university housing/residence life. At the University of Oregon, this partnership resulted in a library and a full-time librarian position within a residence hall. Learn more about residence life, how librarians can partner with residence life staff, and what it means to have a full-time librarian in a residence hall.
Presenters: Ngoc-Yen Tran, University of Oregon; Lizzy Cantor, University of Oregon

Reimagining Library Service Practices: When Less is More
With changing budgets, attitudes, and technology, academic libraries must reimagine what it means to provide good service to its users.  Through exploring the significant changes to service models at McGill University Library, such as single service desk implementation and the consolidation of branches, this webinar will examine innovative approaches to service provision and their effect on users, librarians, and library staff.  Online polls and audience-driven discussion will utilize the potential of the online environment.
Presenters: Jessica Lange, McGill University; Amber Lannon, McGill University; Dawn McKinnon, McGill University

Best Practices for Developing a Faculty Information Literacy Program
This presentation will give librarians and instructors tools for implementation of a campus faculty information literacy program.  It will feature best practices for partnering with instructors to create effective student information literacy learning outcomes, assignments, and assessment.  It will also give participants a peek at the library's in-house assessment tool and upcoming online data mining tool which will be used to assess campus literature reviews.
Presenters: Toby Matoush, San Jose State University Library

The Systems Librarian and the Learning Management System
This session will cover several activities a systems librarian can initiate to help the library become more involved with learning management systems (LMS). Topics will include: the importance of building strategic relationships on campus, increasing technical knowledge of the system, helping reference librarians build LMS-ready library content, and being prepared to offer technical assistance to faculty and students. Audience members will be invited to share their own experiences.
Presenters: Gemma Blackburn, Wichita State University Libraries

Day Two - Friday, April 12, 2013

Teaching Information as Design Process: Grappling with Written Meta-Analysis
In October 2012, Project Information Literacy released a report that employers are typically impressed with the technology skills of recent graduates but found their patience or independence with research sorely lacking. In this webcast, I will give an overview of our online course that happened to anticipate and address this gap. Participants will get an opportunity to help collaboratively assess a unique written assignment and in the process gain new ideas or shift current ones.
Presenters: Brian Leaf, The Ohio State University

Technology in Transition: Librarians, eReaders and the Trough of Disillusionment
Discover how librarians at a research-intensive university adopted (or did not adopt) personal eReaders over the course of one year. Learn what technology and content hurdles they encountered, how they describe their new personal and professional work flows, why some avoid technology even when they own it, and why some skipped directly to multifunctional mobile eReading devices. Prepare to share your own eReading experiences through online polling and chat interaction.
Presenters: Uta Hussong-Christian, Oregon State University; Jane Nichols, Oregon State University Libraries & Press; Laurie Bridges, Oregon State University; Evviva Weinraub, Oregon State University

Braving the New World:  What Do Online Library Educators Need to Know?
In order to address professional development needs of online instructors and begin a meaningful conversation about how to prepare the library profession for a leadership role in the online learning revolution, this webcast will discuss results of a recent survey of librarians engaged in online instruction and recommendations that emerged from this study.  Presenters and participants will discuss common challenges and considerations, and participants will begin to craft professional development plans surrounding online instruction competencies.
Presenters: Amber Wilson, University of Central Arkansas; John Jackson, University of Southern California; Diana Symons, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University; Andy Herzog, University of Texas at Arlington; Megan Palmer, Coker College; Rebecca Miller, Virginia Tech

A Catalyst for Change: Business Process Management Applications for Electronic Resources Management
Librarians that manage electronic resources at two academic institutions decided that it was important to weave together the patchwork business of electronic resources management (ERM) in order to gain control of the disparate nature of this business and ultimately manage operations more effectively. A solution was developed: apply established business process management (BPM) principles to ERM. From these two vantage points, librarians will show both how these BPM might be applied and describe actual projects.
Presenters: Lenore England, University of Maryland University College; Angie Ohler, University of Maryland; Clara Ann Ruttenberg, University of Maryland

The Publishing Rollercoaster: Writers Sound Off
Expand your knowledge of professional publishing from concept through research, submission, revision, and publication. Bringing first-hand experience of the writing and publishing process, this session’s panelists will share their experiences while presenting strategies and tips for those who are hoping to get published for the first time, or who wish to grow their skills.
Presenters: Kim Leeder, College of Western Idaho; Angela Courtney , Head, Arts and Humanities & Reference Departments , Indiana University - Bloomington; Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus Christopher Hollister , Associate Librarian, University at Buffalo

How to win (over) students & influence faculty: What librarians can learn from the business world
What, if anything, can librarians learn from the business world? Find out in this interactive session, in which we will discuss common business strategies, axioms, and idioms, and how they can be adapted to reference and instruction librarianship.  The goal of this session is to enable participants to better communicate their skills and expertise, as well as their library’s resources, to students and faculty at their institutions.
Presenters: Ilka Datig, New York University Abu Dhabi