Virtual Conference Webcasts

ACRL 2019 Virtual Conference webcasts are offered live, allowing participants to interact with presenters in real time.  Webcasts are offered April 10-12, 2019.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Pacific | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Central)
Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Change the Narrative of Information Literacy Instruction
Primary Tag: Teaching and Learning
Students’ confidence in their research skills often does not match their proficiency with those skills. Often, what students fail to grasp is the importance of context to the research process. In this presentation, learn about a new model of information literacy instruction that teaches the contextual nature of research by treating research as a subject of study rather than a set of basic skills.
Presenter(s): Allison Hosier, Information Literacy Librarian, University at Albany, SUNY

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mountain | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Central)
“Like a Robot”: Web design, usability, and instruction in Academic Libraries
Primary Tag: Technology and Tools
Re-designing the library web site can be disorienting for everyone involved, especially our users! Explore strategies on how to forge ahead with new web designs while also minimizing disruptive change for experienced users, and discover how libraries can design websites that are usable for both the newcomer and the battle-hardened fifth year.
Presenter(s): Terezita Overduin, Outreach and User Experience Librarian, California State University Bakersfield

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central)
Active and Engaged Learning for Science Information Literacy Sessions in Undergraduate Higher Education
Primary Tag: Teaching and Learning #LibBEAMer
Connecting newly developed knowledge in the sciences to current events and societal issues helps students engage in the research process for deeper learning and critical thinking. Emerging teaching trends in undergraduate science education include moving away from the traditional lecture model, with effective pedagogical practices such as student-centered, cooperative learning, multidisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, metacognition techniques, and collaborative work. This session will use active teaching strategies to help librarians discover engaging, new techniques for facilitating a collaborative learning environment. Strategies for using peer-assessment, reflective self-evaluation and collaborative assessment tools will also be introduced within this session.
Presenter(s): Courtney Mlinar, Head Librarian/Associate.Professor- Elgin campus, Austin Community College

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mountain | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Central)
Remaking Our Roles Virtually: Current and Emerging Practices in Distance Librarianship
Primary Tag: Teaching and Learning
Find out how librarians moved into distance librarianship, which current and emerging services are being offered and marketed to faculty and students, how librarians collaborate with faculty and other campus partners to offer services, how services are assessed, and which online platforms and tools are used.
Presenter(s): Brenna Helmstutler, Librarian for the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University Libraries; Samantha Harlow, Online Learning Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Breanne Kirsch, University Librarian, Briar Cliff University; Erin Richter-Weikum, Information & Research Specialist, LEK Consulting

Thursday, April 11, 2019

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Pacific | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Central)
Scaffolded Learning Using an Interactive Tutorial: moving from a one-shot into an in-class exercise using an interactive tutorial for scaffolded learning about literature searching
Primary Tag: Teaching and Learning #LibWizardICE
Learn how to adapt a traditional one-shot into an engaging, measurable, collaborative in-class exercise using LibWizard. Participants will focus on how to capture and demonstrate the value of information literacy in a classroom environment.
Presenter(s): Clare Withers, Liaison Librarian for Children’s Literature, Psychology, Medieval Studies, University of Pittsburgh; Diana Dill, Instructional Designer, University of Pittsburgh Library System

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mountain | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Central)
Designing Pedagogy and Teaching with AR/VR technologies in Academic Libraries
Primary Tag: Teaching and Learning #VR #libraryVR #VRresearch #teachingVR
At this session the presenters will introduce their experience building a for-credit library course focusing on using Virtual Reality (VR) for teaching and learning, how their pedagogy evolved over time, and how this initiative informed a new library service. Presenters will share their learning experiences with attendees who hope to incorporate VR into their educational programming. At the end of this session, participants will have a basic familiarity with terminology and resources necessary for beginning VR-focused endeavors and avoid common pitfalls. Anyone interested in building a VR-focused service is welcome. No experience is necessary to engage in this conversation.
Presenter(s): Ximin Mi, Data Visualization Specialist, Georgia Tech; Alison Valk, Multimedia Instruction Librarian & College of Computing Liaison, Georgia Tech Library

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central)
Empowering Students: A Motivational Approach to Instruction
Primary Tag: Teaching and Learning #motivationalinfolit
A significant number of studies have shown that students rely on consistent and risk-averse research strategies and are unmotivated to engage critically with information. In an effort to increase this motivation, an instructional design librarian incorporated elements of self-determination theory (SDT) from the field of motivation into an online information literacy module. This presentation will discuss the design and assessment of the module, including its impact on student outcomes, such as perceived autonomy and competence (components of SDT) and research assignment grade. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the session will provide evidence-based strategies for designing meaningful instruction and igniting student motivation.
Presenter(s): Francesca Marineo, Instructional Design Librarian, Nevada State College

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mountain | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Central)
Preaching Digital Privacy at Academic Institutions: How to Raise Awareness and Take Action to Combat Surveillance at your School
Primary Tag: Technology and Tools #acrldigprivacy
Three graduates of the inaugural cohort of the Library Freedom Institute will discuss the ways they have brought digital privacy and anti-surveillance education and advocacy to their campuses and communities. They will share tools, lesson plans, and techniques, all of which are grounded in a philosophy of harm reduction that recognizes that different people have different needs, abilities, and levels of risk tolerance.
Presenter(s): Megan Kinney, Librarian, City College of San Francisco; Claire Lobdell, Distance Education Librarian and Archivist, Greenfield Community College; Kelly McElroy, Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University

Friday, April 12, 2019

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Pacific | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Central)
Helping Students with Autism Succeed: Practical Tips for Academic Librarians
Primary Tag: Reference
The number of college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is growing rapidly. Learn the traits and characteristics of ASD and how it impacts college students. We will share concrete strategies for communicating with students with ASD. These strategies will apply to a variety of circumstances, such as helping students at service points, providing library instruction, or working with student employees.
Presenter(s): Rachel McMullin, Humanities and Information Literacy Librarian, West Chester University; Kerry Walton, Electronic Resources & Reference Librarian, West Chester University

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mountain | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Central)
The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library
Primary Tag: Special Collections/Archives
We often think of libraries and museums as separate entities, but library and museum theorist John Cotton Dana saw them as two entities that are complementary and intertwined. As libraries in the 21st century are pushed to make the case for their own value, Dana’s vision of the linked library and museum may provide opportunities to further communicate the value of both institutions to diverse communities. This presentation will explore the experiences of librarians at a public, land-grant institution and the impact that the integration of permanent museum spaces into the main campus library has had.
Presenter(s): David Nolen, Associate Professor, Mississippi State University Libraries; Jenifer Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University Libraries

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central)
Gamifying Library Instruction
Primary Tag: Teaching and Learning
Are you searching for new, innovative ways to engage your students in the library and in the classroom? Gaming is the answer! Learn how to use games in the library to teach information literacy, motivate students to use library resources, and perform informal assessments. A myriad of games will be showcased, including trivia games, escape rooms, and online games.
Presenter(s): Christine Iannicelli, Instructional Technology Librarian, Ursinus College

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mountain | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Central)
Breaking Disciplinary Boundaries: Recasting the Narrative with Data
Primary Tag: Assessment #recastingthenarrative
What happens when a faculty member in an academic discipline that you know very little about approaches you with questions about measuring the impact of his research beyond his own field? It can be a daunting experience to dive into such a question, but it can also be an opportunity to demonstrate the value of librarians’ expertise and research skills, which can cross disciplinary boundaries. In this session, you will have the opportunity to walk through the research process with two librarians who faced just such a scenario and hear about their strategies for tackling the question at hand.
Presenter(s): David Nolen, Associate Professor, Mississippi State University Libraries; Sheeji Kathuria, Social Sciences Librarian, Mississippi State University; Peacock Evan, Professor, Mississippi State University