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Friday, August 7
 

8:00am EDT

Coffee Club
Bring your favorite mug and beverage, say hello and visit with your colleagues. Share what is helping you stay connected, inspiring you or supporting you during this time. Pets are welcome during coffee hour!  #OpalPalni2020 




Speakers
LW

Lisa Witmer

Administrative Assistant, OhioNET


Friday August 7, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EDT

8:45am EDT

Welcome
Co-chairs open the day and some housekeeping reminders
Welcome from Chuck Vesei, OPAL
Welcome from Nancy Kirkpatrick, OhioNET and Kirsten Leonard, PALNI
Introduction of Keynote, Jill Morris

Friday August 7, 2020 8:45am - 9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Keynote
(Access password: 2X0EU3f&)


Speakers
avatar for Jill Morris

Jill Morris

Executive Director, PALCI
Jill Morris is the Executive Director of the PALCI Consortium (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.), made up of 71 academic and research libraries in PA, NY, NJ, and WV. For more than ten years, Jill has enjoyed working for large library consortia where her primary responsibilities... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Water Cooler
The water cooler meeting room will be open continuously from 10am-3:45pm as a place to take a break, continue session discussions, meet up with colleagues or post questions. The times posted on the schedule are intended as reminders to take a break, so feel free to drop in anytime. This is also a good time to post resources you’ve learned about or things you want to share to the Conference Collective Wisdom padlet.



Speakers
LW

Lisa Witmer

Administrative Assistant, OhioNET


Friday August 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am EDT

10:15am EDT

And You Thought You'd Never Use Geometry in the Real World: How Polygons Can Save Cultural Heritage Artifacts
(Access Password: Joint 2020) Funded by a PALNI Innovation grant, Making Cultural Heritage Artifacts into 3D Digital Objects Using Photogrammetry, is a project that demonstrates creating 3D digital surrogates of analog materials is possible with affordable equipment and the use of open-source processing and editing platforms. Photogrammetry provides a non-contact approach to digitize materials found in Special Collections and University Archives, which helps ensure the long-term preservation of cultural heritage materials in addition to sharing out materials more broadly for increased academic research and community engagement purposes. This project highlights how smaller institutions with limited financial resources and limited staffing can feasibly engage with 3D technologies and 3D digital object creation. This presentation will showcase the outcomes of this grant project, highlight the current best practices of photogrammetry, and inform participants about new technologies that can be incorporated into a classroom setting.
Librarians, cultural heritage practitioners, academic faculty, instructional technologists, and students may benefit from:
  • Recommendations on methods and equipment for low-cost 3D digital object creation;
  • A preview of and opportunity to express interest in an open photogrammetry training course;
  • Examples of collaboration models for cultural or educational institutions;
  • Strategies to apply agile development in digital object management and creation.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia MacIsaac

Olivia MacIsaac

Digital Scholarship Associate, Butler University Libraries
avatar for Tatum Turner

Tatum Turner

3D Digital Imaging Specialist, Butler University
I am currently an associate at the Information Commons (IC) at Butler University. This position has allowed me to work on multiple digital preservation projects involving 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional objects. These projects have sparked an interest in technological research and... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Allen

Kristen Allen

Academic Technology Specialist, Butler University
I currently serve Butler University as an Academic Technology Specialist in the Center for Academic Technology (CAT). I love solving problems and helping people, and it turns out when you’re a millennial working at a university, technology is the sweet spot where solving problems... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

Make an Impact: Information Literacy Instruction and Assessment in the First-Year Seminar
(Access Password: joint2020) Are you an instruction librarian looking to improve your information literacy teaching skills and assessment process? In this listen and learn session, the Reference & Instruction Librarians from the University of Saint Francis (USF) will share how they integrated and assessed information literacy concepts that were introduced in the first-year seminar. You will learn how to incorporate results-driven, active learning exercises into coursework and how to evaluate the impact of information literacy instruction. The Reference & Instruction Librarians from the University of Saint Francis will report the outcomes of their two-year study of the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in USF's first-year seminar.

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Killion-Mueller

Kerri Killion-Mueller

Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Saint Francis
Kerri Killion-Mueller received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has nearly two decades of professional library experience in both public and academic libraries. Kerri is passionate about helping others learn to use library resources and to think critically... Read More →
avatar for Amber Pavlina

Amber Pavlina

Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Saint Francis
Hello! I've been a librarian for five years. I love teaching students how to think about information and helping them get excited about learning!


Friday August 7, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

Motivating Online Library Learners
(Access password: F9LbY^1Z) Working with online learners offers opportunities and challenges for library engagement. However, one of the most important factors in motivating online learners is the development of a community. What does that mean as an academic librarian? Libraries traditionally have a "place" in all courses at varying levels. How can we guide our services to match the needs of an external audience to give them the choices they want at the point of need? How can libraries help foster a community to improve motivation and student learning? In this listen and learn, we’ll quickly overview these motivational factors for online learners and re-frame them in context of librarianship through a discussion of diversified practices for library services designed for online learning that benefit an entire campus. By the end of the presentation, viewers will have a broad understanding of student motivational factors and ideas for how to align library services to meet those needs. This session’s intended audience includes anyone who works within the areas of instruction and programming, particularly those charged with serving both on- and off-campus student populations.

Speakers
avatar for Luann Edwards

Luann Edwards

Library Director, Tiffin University
I have worked in higher education for more than 20 (gasp!) years, with a focus on service delivery to adult and online learners.
avatar for Catie Carlson

Catie Carlson

Library Director, University of Cincinnati - Clermont



Friday August 7, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

New Responsibilities, New Opportunities: Expanding Library Services in Times of Reductions
(Access Password: joint2020)
Description: Often, budget cuts and staffing reductions mean added responsibilities for librarians. While this may mean that librarians have to take on roles that are not traditional librarian jobs, it can also present an opportunity. Over the past several years, librarians at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary have expanded the library's work to include more robust writing support, online courses, workshops, and video series. We've even taken over management of the campus bookstore, which comes with its own set of challenges. Come to this session to hear how we have taken these challenges and turned them into opportunities to position the library (and librarians!) as an indispensable resource for our students and faculty.

Audience: Library staff tasked with absorbing new responsibilities, or curious about expanding library services in non-traditional ways.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about the ways AMBS Library has expanded services into various academic support areas 
  • Learn how to increase the visibility and improve perceptions of the library's services 
  • Consider how your library might expand its services to better support your students

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Board

Brandon Board

Information Services & Online Learning Librarian, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
avatar for Karl Stutzman

Karl Stutzman

Director of Library Services, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
As director of library services at a small graduate theological school, collaboration is an essential part of my work. My institution would not be able to provide high-quality library services without active participation in networks like OCLC, Private Academic Library Network of... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

Cultivating agency through vendor partnerships in community-owned solutions: Institutional Repositories and Resource Sharing
(Access Password: joint2020) Despite increasing need for efficiency and widespread availability of technology, there seems to be less choice in the library marketplace, and libraries are finding themselves with much less leverage to secure the options they need. Consolidation among major library technology providers has put libraries in a position to choose: Do we buy it from a vendor, build it ourselves, or something in-between? Several recent community- owned solutions have emerged to address diminished choice in the marketplace and libraries’ growing desire for agency over their services. These initiatives often present opportunities to partner with vendors in unchartered territory of building something together. This work can be challenging but is essential if libraries are to remain in the driver-seat in negotiation, software functionality, and interoperability, empowering the community to select the most appropriate paths. After a quick introduction to each project, panelists Sebastian Hammer, IndexData (FOLIO and ReShare projects) and Kevin Kochanski, Notch8 (Hyku project) will join Kirsten and Jill to discuss aspects of library agency through vendor collaboration: what it looks like, why they support it, and its biggest challenges. Our goal is to share our passion for community-owned solutions with library attendees and motivate librarians to consider similar models for cultivating agency in their environments.

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Hammer

Sebastian Hammer

Co-Founder and President, Index Data
Co-founder of Index Data. Passionate about interoperable systems and collaborative software projects. I have worked with library technology for the better part of three decades.
avatar for Kevin Kochanski

Kevin Kochanski

Client Liaison Officer, Notch8
Notch8, a Ruby on Rails consultancy based in San Diego, has been an active developer in the Samvera community since 2016.  We've been privileged to partner with PALNI and PALCI on Hyku for Consortia, helping to bring their vision for a consortial repository to fruition while contributing... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Leonard

Kirsten Leonard

Executive Director, Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
Kirsten Leonard is the Executive Director of Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She oversees fourteen full and part-time staff and coordinators who are working to support innovation and collaboration. Kirsten holds a MLIS from Wayne State... Read More →
avatar for Jill Morris

Jill Morris

Executive Director, PALCI
Jill Morris is the Executive Director of the PALCI Consortium (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.), made up of 71 academic and research libraries in PA, NY, NJ, and WV. For more than ten years, Jill has enjoyed working for large library consortia where her primary responsibilities... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Water Cooler
The water cooler meeting room will be open continuously from 10am-3:45pm as a place to take a break, continue session discussions, meet up with colleagues or post questions. The times posted on the schedule are intended as reminders to take a break, so feel free to drop in anytime. This is also a good time to post resources you’ve learned about or things you want to share to the Conference Collective Wisdom padlet.



Speakers
LW

Lisa Witmer

Administrative Assistant, OhioNET


Friday August 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:15am EDT

11:15am EDT

Conversation Group - Cataloging Chat
Speakers
avatar for Noreen Mulcahy

Noreen Mulcahy

Lead Health Sciences Librarian - Technical Services, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library
Chair of Cataloging COI


Friday August 7, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

Conversation Group - Circulation Chat
The OPAL Circulation Community of Interest invites all conference attendess for a rich, cross-consortia discussion of all things circulation!

Speakers
avatar for Laura D'Amato

Laura D'Amato

Head of Access Services/ILL, Baldwin Wallace University


Friday August 7, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

What’s College Staff Got to Do With It? Libraries Supporting Those Who Serve Students
Join us for a conversation about actions libraries can take to bolster college staff (beyond faculty) at your institution. How can libraries support and enhance the work being done by advisors, administrative assistants, funders, coaches, tutors, counselors, groundskeepers, administrators and more? Hear about information sharing, article alerts, spelling bees, connecting partners, encouraging staff working on advanced degrees, and more. Bring your ideas to share and your questions to pose as we have a conversation about ways to engage the employees who are serving our students and faculty

Speakers
avatar for Julie McDaniel

Julie McDaniel

Student Success Librarian, Sinclair Community College
Libraries are exciting, welcoming concepts that connect students, faculty and staff with the sources they need. Connect learners with information they did not know existed whether that is through traditional print sources, e-resources, speakers, exhibits or life support. Take library... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

Chick Lit: Baby Chicks and Animal Assisted Activity at Packard Library
Inspired by central Ohio public libraries, in the spring of 2018 Packard Library decided to experiment with hatching and raising baby chicks for a few weeks in the library. Through collaboration with the school’s animation department, the chicks served to engage library visitors and provide live models for students to draw for CCAD’s Cafe Sketch program. In addition to these duties, the babies also had the added benefit of providing stress-relief during end-of the year exams and projects. Join us as we discuss the ups and downs of housing 5-6 live animals in the library and how the program has progressed to becoming a successful annual occurrence.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Bernert

Danielle Bernert

Acquisitions Librarian, Columbus College of Art & Design Packard Library


Friday August 7, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

Hands-on with the Distant Reader
(Access Password: joint 2020) This workshop will lead participants through the process of submitting content to the Distant Reader and through the process of using the results. The Distant Reader is a free, Web-based system for reading thousands of journal articles or hundreds of books. Given anything from a single URL to a zip file filled with just about any type of content, the Reader will: 1) create a cache of the original content, 2) create plain text versions of the same, 3) do text mining and natural language processing against the text files, 4) summarize the results in a number of different ways and in a number of different formats, 5) zips up the whole thing into a single file, and 6) returns the resulting zip file (affectionately known as a "study carrel") to the student, researcher, or scholar. The Distant Reader enables a person to "read at scale"; the Distant Reader supplements the traditional reading process. Partipants will submit content to the Reader, download a study carrel, and learn how to use & understand the results. For more information about the Reader, see https://distantreader.org

Speakers
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Eric Lease Morgan

Librarian, University of Notre Dame
I work in a digital scholarship center in the Libraries of the University of Notre Dame. Much of my current work is in the realm of text mining and natural language processing.



Friday August 7, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

The C’s of COUNTER 5: Challenges, Continuity, and Complexity
(Access Password: Password: joint2020) Are you new to COUNTER 5 and feeling Curious? Maybe you have used it and are feeling Confused or Confounded? Perhaps you are experienced and feel Confident, but want to learn more? In this deep-dive session, we will explore the flexibility and power of COUNTER Master reports. Learn how to slice and dice reports in Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables for categorizing data and creating auto-calculations for annual survey responses (ACRL and IPEDS) and other applications. In addition, we will discuss effective strategies for managing usage data and tracking usage over time in the mixed economy of Release 4 and Release 5 reports by defining comparisons and points of equivalence.

Update: 8/31/2020 - IPEDS has released survey instructions for the 2019-2020 reporting year. Their recommendations for COUNTER 5 are different from what was presented in the webinar. If using COUNTER reports for IPEDS (and ACRL, upcoming), please see the information I am keeping updated at https://libguides.palni.edu/analytics/counter


Speakers
avatar for Heather Loehr

Heather Loehr

Analytics Coordinator, PALNI
I am the Electronic Resources Librarian at Hanover College, and Analytics Coordinator for the PALNI consortium. My job is to support analytics, data gathering, and reporting for PALNI libraries. Talk to me about my presentation on COUNTER 5, or WMS Report Designer, ACRL/IPEDS statistics... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

The Reluctant INTRApreneur: living and thriving in an uncertain environment
(Access Password: &kd5&Fcf) One thing we’re learning from today’s news is that there may never be a new “normal” – we can expect to face unexpected challenges as a matter of course. One of the attributes of successful entrepreneurs is the ability to recognize upcoming disruption and pivot to what their market needs now. This skill is just as important to librarians and information professionals within organizations; to thrive in today’s uncertain environment requires new INTRApreneurial skills. Mary Ellen Bates, a long-time info pro and one-person business owner, will offer strategies and techniques for cultivating resilience and acting proactively to pivot your approach.



Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Bates

Mary Ellen Bates

Principal, Bates Information Services
Mary Ellen will be speaking on The Reluctant INTRApreneur: living and thriving in an uncertain environment and hosting a discussion session after her presentation. Mary Ellen Bates is the principal of Bates Information Services, supporting strategic business decisions and providing... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Conversation with Mary Ellen Bates
Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Bates

Mary Ellen Bates

Principal, Bates Information Services
Mary Ellen will be speaking on The Reluctant INTRApreneur: living and thriving in an uncertain environment and hosting a discussion session after her presentation. Mary Ellen Bates is the principal of Bates Information Services, supporting strategic business decisions and providing... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Can Information Literacy Encourage Critical Thinking? Can it be Assessed?
(Access password: joint2020) At Huntington University, each year over 250 students spend an hour participating in a reference appointment with a librarian. How does this process increase their critical thinking skills? This is the question we propose to answer this fall with a new assessment tool created by PALNI staff. In our blitz recording, we share some background about the reasoning behind the creation of this new tool, and share how we plan to use the tool. We'd love to have a discussion with attendees that includes their thoughts on the tool and ways they've been assessing critical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Bradley

Eric Bradley

Head of Research & Instruction, Goshen College / PALNI
Eric Bradley is Head of Instruction and Reference at Goshen College and an Information Fluency Coordinator for PALNI. He is the co-founder of the Aestiva Solutions consulting firm.
avatar for Anita Gray

Anita Gray

Director of Library Services, Huntington University
I have been an Indiana/PALNI librarian for (ahem) a couple of decades and have enjoyed the many opportunities presented for professional development and leadership. I am passionate about Information Literacy and helping students realize that they need to do more than learn how to... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Szpunar

Ruth Szpunar

Information Fluency Coordinator, PALNI
Ruth Szpunar is passionate about hands-on learning, collaboration, editing, LibGuides, usability, and milk chocolate. She is the co-founder of the Aestiva Solutions consulting firm.


Friday August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Crafting the PALNI Annual Report "Onesheeter": A Behind the Scenes Look
(Access Password: joint2020) Library Directors and staff will be inspired to created their own library "onesheeter" for campus stakeholders upon hearing how PALNI created the latest PALNI Annual Report Institutional Bi-fold Onesheeter. As a key part of PALNI's latest annual report package, an institutional-specific bi-fold was created that mapped out the library's use of PALNI services, a cost-benefit analysis, and framed the services to match with their institution's top 3 priorities. Take a look behind the scenes in how the information was collected, organized, and used to design the onesheeter.

Speakers
avatar for Megan West

Megan West

Communications and Marketing Director, PALNI
Coming from a background in new media and design, I love all things well made and inspire delight. I've worked in/for/with academic libraries for the last 12 years and strive to convince stakeholders what I already know to be true: the library is the heart of the campus. I also... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

ezPAARSE 'em: Towards an Increasingly Refined Understanding of Activity
(Access password: joint2020)

Speakers
avatar for Derek Zoladz

Derek Zoladz

Library Systems Analyst, OhioNET
Strong advocate for the use of open source technologies in day-to-day library operations. Heavily involved with ILS system management, data (and metadata) wrangling, server administration, process automation, and a host of other technical odds-and-ends for the Consortium of Ohio Libraries... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Making Difficult Collections Decisions: Processes for Data Driven Discussions
(Access password: joint2020)

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Marshall

Lauren Marshall

Serials Specialist, John Carroll University
avatar for Mina Chercourt

Mina Chercourt

Interim, Head of Collections and Digital Initiatives, John Carroll University


Friday August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Social Justice and Library Programming
(Access Password: joint2020) Library directors Lisa and Dana will share some of Antioch University Library's social justice programming. Come visit our Blitz Presentation for inspiration and to share your own program ideas!

Speakers
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Lisa Lepore

Director of Library Services, Antioch University
Literacy, education, libraries, archives, social justice, art, books, privacy, teaching, learning
avatar for Dana Knott

Dana Knott

Director of Library Services, Antioch University Midwest
Equity and inclusion Undergraduate and graduate research Reading diverse books John Wick movies



Friday August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Visualizing E-Resource Usage Data with Tableau
(Access Password: joint2020) Libraries are always seeking new ways to present information on library resource usage in compelling ways to library stakeholders. Tableau is a business intelligence software platform that has become popular within higher education, due to its ability to present a variety of visual representations of complex data. This brief presentation will give examples of how to use Tableau's most common visualization options to convey e-resource usage data in a meaningful way.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gonzalez

Lisa Gonzalez

Knowledge Base and License Manager Librarian, Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
Lisa Gonzalez is the Knowledge Base and License Manager Librarian for PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana). Formerly she was the Electronic Resources Librarian at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and she has worked in academic libraries in Illinois and California... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Using Interactive Timelines to Tell Institutional Stories and Promote Historical Resources
(Access Password: joint2020) In this Blitz presentation, the presenter will demonstrate the use of TimelineJS, a tool developed by Northwestern University’s KnightLab, to create interactive, virtual timeline exhibits featuring photographs and documents from the presenter’s online digital collections.  The tool is open-source and requires only a Google Sheets spreadsheet, so even novice users can create a timeline for use in a LibGuide or other website.  The presenter has used this free tool for storytelling most recently to help mark the 90th birthday of Bluffton University’s Musselman Library, an OPAL member library since 1998.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Phillips

Carrie Phillips

Archives & Special Collections Librarian, Bluffton University


Friday August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

License Review 101 - Terms, Tips, & Tactics
Brush up on your license knowledge and bring your questions! This session will center around the basic anatomy of an electronic resource license, terms to be familiar with, best practices, and other licensing tidbits. These topics will inform the discussion following a short introductory presentation.

This session is appropriate for those new to electronic resource licensing, and also librarians seeking to refresh their knowledge of this important topic! 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Probst

Sarah Probst

Electronic Resources Coordinator, OhioNET



Friday August 7, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Does Your Institution Truly Know What Your Library Does? Find Out!
(Access Password: joint2020) The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) has developed an open access survey to gather information on how institutional stakeholders -- administrators and faculty -- perceive the library in terms of its Educational Role and Contribution to Institutional Effectiveness, as defined by ACRL Standards. Survey results often confirmed the acceptance of the library as an educational partner, but demonstrated that stakeholders were generally unaware of the role that the library plays in student and faculty retention and success. In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the social, educational, and financial fallout, it may be even more important for us to be ready to communicate the library’s value to our administrators and faculty. The Value Survey provides us with the baseline for beginning that conversation.
You will be introduced to the survey and will learn how to implement it at your institution. You will walk away with a clear understanding of how the survey can help you identify gaps in institutional knowledge of the library and therefore of its value, and be introduced to the PALNI Toolbox resources to help tell your story.

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Fawcett

Tonya Fawcett

Director of Library Services, Grace College & Seminary
Tonya began serving as the Director of Library Services at Grace College & Seminary in September 2011, having moved to northern Indiana from southwest Ohio. Responsibilities outside of leading a wonderful team include collection development and information literacy. Her interest... Read More →
avatar for Denise Shorey

Denise Shorey

Director of Library Services, Franklin College
Denise Shorey has worked in research and college libraries across the country. Her professional interests include staff development, library assessment and effectiveness, and marketing library services. She is ruled at home by two cats.
avatar for Anita Gray

Anita Gray

Director of Library Services, Huntington University
I have been an Indiana/PALNI librarian for (ahem) a couple of decades and have enjoyed the many opportunities presented for professional development and leadership. I am passionate about Information Literacy and helping students realize that they need to do more than learn how to... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Intentional Teaching: Designing and Assessing an Information Literacy Program Using Backward Design
(Access Password: joint2020) Are you looking to fine-tune or design an information literacy program at a small school? During this session, two PALNI librarians will share their collaborative experience designing an Information Literacy program in support of a new curriculum at Franklin College. Using the "Understanding by Design" concept coined by McTighe and Wiggins, these librarians strategically planned an information literacy program closely aligned with curricular and student learning outcomes, ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, and ACRL’s Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices. Learn about their use of backward design to create the IL program, including assessment design, learning outcomes, scaffolded instruction, and lesson plans. By the end of the session, participants will be able to define backward design and will have viewed examples of how they can use it in the development or management of their information literacy programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Mahoney

Jessica Mahoney

Assistant Library Director and Information Literacy Librarian, Franklin College
Jessica Mahoney loves teaching, active learning, mentoring student research, and LibGuides. Prior to her role as an academic librarian, she taught high school English for 14 years but would enjoy learning more about inclusive teaching. She regularly travels to St. Augustine, FL, and... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Szpunar

Ruth Szpunar

Information Fluency Coordinator, PALNI
Ruth Szpunar is passionate about hands-on learning, collaboration, editing, LibGuides, usability, and milk chocolate. She is the co-founder of the Aestiva Solutions consulting firm.



Friday August 7, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Leading with Authenticity
(Access Password: 3MWb$ajP) Whether you’ve diligently worked your way through the ranks to the top of the org chart, or have been thrust into a leadership role unexpectedly, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin once you’ve arrived. What fire do you put out first? How do build trust among your team? What do those financials from Accounting even mean? How will your former peers react now that you’re their boss? Can you really turn a challenging workplace into one with a more positive culture? I’ll answer these questions, share examples of successes and lessons learned, and provide some resources, strategies, and tactics that have helped me on my journey in leadership as I’ve learned to act with agency and lead with authenticity.


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Kirkpatrick

Nancy Kirkpatrick

Executive Director/CEO, OhioNet


Friday August 7, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Understanding the Need for OER Programs at Private Institutions
(Access Password: joint2020) A common misunderstanding about private colleges is that there is no need for affordable course materials such as open educational resources (OER). Given the higher tuition price tag, isn't the cost of textbooks just a drop in the bucket? Drawing from recent literature, national data, results from PALNI’s pilot student textbook survey, and further anecdotal evidence gathered from PALNI Affordable Learning participants, this presentation aims to dispel this myth. This session will demonstrate that students at private institutions are quite concerned with and negatively affected by the costs of textbooks, and that many of their faculty are in fact receptive to lowering textbook costs in pursuit of increased student success.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hurford

Amanda Hurford

Scholarly Communications Director, PALNI
avatar for Erin Milanese

Erin Milanese

Affordable Learning Project Coordinator/Head of Learning Technologies, PALNI/Goshen College



Friday August 7, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Widening tailored research workshops for honors students
(Access recording password 7ZET1#S#) This presentation examines the planning process of implementing 12 workshops supporting all students in any discipline. The process was informed by lessons learned from previous workshops, which were created from the results of an in-depth analysis of five years of the literature review section of graduate theses, a survey of graduate students and faculty, and two years of student assessments in workshops.

The formation of the series was a partnership of librarians and teaching faculty to deliver the one-hour long workshops. The workshops covered various topics, such as organizing information, forming research questions, creating search queries, analyzing literature and writing an abstract. Each workshop was a stand-alone session with individual learning objectives and assessments, but the design allowed for scaffolding and some concepts were reinforced in other sessions. Several students contacted the organizer requesting workshop materials thereby indicating a need for instruction. Results showed that students found the workshops extremely useful.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Stitz

Tammy Stitz

Applied Sciences Librarian, The University of Akron
In 2008, I became the Applied Sciences Librarian at The University of Akron. I have a MLIS from Kent State University and a BS and MS in electrical engineering from The University of Akron. As the Applied Science Librarian, along with other responsibilities, I provide information... Read More →
avatar for Marilia Antunez

Marilia Antunez

Life and Allied Health Sciences Librarian, The University of Akron
Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian



Friday August 7, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

Water Cooler
The water cooler meeting room will be open continuously from 10am-3:45pm as a place to take a break, continue session discussions, meet up with colleagues or post questions. The times posted on the schedule are intended as reminders to take a break, so feel free to drop in anytime. This is also a good time to post resources you’ve learned about or things you want to share to the Conference Collective Wisdom padlet.



Speakers
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Lisa Witmer

Administrative Assistant, OhioNET


Friday August 7, 2020 3:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

3:45pm EDT

Awards & Recognitions : Closing
Stick around for our Awards & Recognitions at 3:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon. PALNI will be announcing the PALNI Hall of Fame inductees at this session (other awards will be done in September adjacent to the board meeting). The OPAL awards and closing will be given by Tiffany Lipstreu, OPAL Chair and Library Director at Otterbein University. Curious about past award recipients? View a collection of past OPAL conferences and award recipients and PALNI past awards.


Speakers
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Kirsten Leonard

Executive Director, Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
Kirsten Leonard is the Executive Director of Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She oversees fourteen full and part-time staff and coordinators who are working to support innovation and collaboration. Kirsten holds a MLIS from Wayne State... Read More →
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Tiffany Lipstreu

Library Director, Otterbein University


Friday August 7, 2020 3:45pm - 4:30pm EDT
 
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