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Advocating Your Library Through Podcasting

Presented by

Natalie Kulick and Brian Fulton

November 14 at 11am

Podcasting can be used to advocate your library and is a creative gateway to the future of spreading the word to your patrons. PaLAunchPod, is a new podcast series created by Pennsylvania librarians. The coordinators that researched the how to’s and created the sound of the podcast would like to share what they have learned and show you how to start a podcast for your library!

TL&T Round Table and the CRD’s Connect & Communicate series are happy to bring you Natalie and Brian for this virtual discussion via Adobe Connect.

Natalie Kulick is the Information Resources and Services Specialist at the Penn State Worthington Scranton library.  At the library she manages reserve items, liaises for Circulation Appeals, and oversees the circulation desk.  She took part in Pennsylvania Library Association’s Academy of Leadership Studies in 2016, where the group for PaLAunchPod launched.  She currently is on the board of Northeast Pennsylvania Library Associations for Electronic Resources and as of January 2018 will be the Secretary/Treasurer for the Northeast Chapter. She was awarded a B.S. in Library Science and Elementary Education from Kutztown University in December 2005.  After graduation she moved to New Hampshire where she was a Library Media Specialist in a school for four years.  After moving back to Pennsylvania in 2010, she began working at the Wayne County Public Library in Honesdale, Pa where she eventually pursued her Master of Science in Library Science degree along with working full-time as the Circulation Assistant and Teen Services.  She was awarded a MSLS. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in May 2015. In her spare time, you will find her cycling, swimming or skiing with her husband depending on the season, volunteering or attending library events, working in her garden, trying out new recipes in her kitchen, taking care of her twenty plus chickens and two dogs, always busy doing something!
Brian Fulton is the Library Manager at The Times-Tribune in Scranton,Pa. At the paper, he manages the library, writes the Times-Tribune’s local history blog Pages from the Past and the daily This Day in NEPA feature in the paper, the weekly Time Warp feature in Weekend Times, and is editor of the weekly local history column written by Erin Nissley.   He volunteers with the Scranton Reads, One Book, One City program and he is a member of the Pennsylvania Library Association and the American Library Association. This year he is serving as the chair of the Digital Resources Roundtable. He also took part in Pennsylvania Library Association’s Academy of Leadership Studies in 2016.
He was awarded a B.A. in Anthropology from Franklin Pierce University in 1998 and a B.S. in BioBehavorial Health from Penn State University in 2001. He was awarded an M.S.L.S from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in December 2015.
He also competed on National Public Radio’s quiz show “Ask Me Another,” were he was crowned grand champion. The show was broadcast on March 20, 2014.


C&C Series: Mark Podvia Presents Haunted PA Libraries

OCTOBER 4, 2017

Haunted Libraries: Mark Podvia

Monday, October 30, 1 pm

Ready for something spooky?

Because I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!

Andrew Bane Memorial Library- Haunted Libraries M Podvia

Several Pennsylvania libraries, including public, school, academic, and special libraries, are reportedly haunted.  A number of these libraries are located in the City of Pittsburgh, including several of the City’s Carnegie Libraries.  Some of these libraries were built on former graveyards or other disturbed sites, other library buildings previously served another purpose (private home, inn, etc.).  In some cases an individual died in the library or the library is haunted by former employees or former patrons.  In others, the items in the collection are responsible for the hauntings.  This presentation will look at approximately 25 haunted Pennsylvania libraries located throughout the Commonwealth–most of which have been visited by the speaker–as well as a few haunted libraries in surrounding states.  A detailed bibliography will be provided to attendees.

Mark Podvia

Associate University Librarian Mark Podvia is Interim Co-Director, Head of Faculty Services, Curator of Rare Books and Archivist at the West Virginia University College of Law George B. Farmer, Jr. Law Library. In addition, he is a member of the emeritus faculty of the Pennsylvania State University. Mark has published more than 80 articles, dedications, book and program reviews and indices and bibliographies in various publications including Law Library Journal, Penn State Law Review, UCC Law Journal, Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, The Green Bag, Penn State International Law Review and Penn State Environmental Law Review. In addition, he has authored portions of four books, including A Citizens’ Guide to a Modern Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania, and has written two entries for The Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution. Mark is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is a past chair of the American Association of Law Libraries Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section, the AALL Council of Newsletter Editors, the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee, and the Pennsylvania Library Association Preservation Round Table. He is also a past president of the Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania. A former member of the Pennsylvania Library Association, he is now a member of the West Virginia Library Association and the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of ACRL. He has spoken at local, state and national meetings and conferences on a wide range of topics including beer and the law, wine and the law, Bourbon and the law, Tequila and the law, American witchcraft trials, researching and writing institutional history, legal citation, the ghosts of Penn State, Pennsylvania law resources on the web, and state constitutional conventions. For the past seventeen years he has offered yearly ghost tours of Carlisle, Pennsylvania to benefit the Dickinson School of Law’s Public Interest Law Fund. For the record, he has never seen a ghost.

 


“Fake” News Panel Discussion

August 24, 2017, 1 pm

Panel will be led by Jeff Knapp, Emily Rimland, Hailley Fargo, Jose Guerrero, and Joel Bulkholder.

Based on an earlier discussion at Penn State, this panel will deliberate the “Fake News” term/phenomenon. It is a hot term in the aftermath of the most recent elections. But what does it mean? Is it really a binary of Fake/Non-Fake, or is there more to it than that? Jeff Knapp, the Foster Communications Librarian will attempt to deconstruct the term, and use some old-fashioned library classification skills to better understand it. He will then lead a discussion with the audience on ways we can better address this in our teaching, and Jose will discuss the “marketplace of ideas” that information literacy presumes. This conception disciplines individuals, normalizes fake news, and forecloses on the possibility of imagining alternatives to our current crises of legitimacy and authority.

Registration will be open to the first 50 participants. Zoom link will be sent 48 hours before the presentation is to begin.

Bios of our presenters:

Hailley Fargo is the Student Engagement Librarian at the Penn State Libraries. She spends a lot of time working with undergraduate students and trying to figure out how they use and think about information. In her free time, Hailley likes to roam Twitter and develop her own information seeking habits.

Jose Guerrero is a Resident Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University, where he was a Project IDoL Fellow. Guerrero was also a 2016 IMLS-Rare Book School Fellow.”

Joel Burkholder is the Reference and Instruction Librarian at Penn State York. His primary research interest is the intersection between rhetoric and information literacy.

Emily Rimland is an Information Literacy Librarian and the Learning Technologies Coordinator at Penn State  University Park, where she enjoys providing instruction, reference, and outreach services to undergraduate students. Her research interests include pedagogical innovation and effective learning methodologies, the application of emerging technologies to library services, and instructional technologies.

Jeff Knapp is the Larry & Ellen Foster Communications Librarian, serving Penn State’s Bellisario College of Communications, the largest accredited mass communications program in the United States. In addition to library and information science, his academic background includes international politics and history, with professional experience in marketing communications. Jeff believes it is his professional responsibility to be interested in everything. His research interests involve the role of academic librarianship and potential futures for the profession in an ever-changing information environment.


C&C Series: 50+ Tech Tools in 50 Minutes

JULY 11, 2017

50 Tech Tools in 50 Minutes

Leslie Swope

July 21, 2017 at 1 pm

Technology has the power to make your life easier.  You can upload all of your files onto the cloud, eliminating the need to carry a computer; set reminders on your phone, so you never miss a meeting; and pre-load social media content months before it needs to be posted.  It has the power to connect us to people all over the world and at the same time learn about hidden gems in our own communities.

However, we are constantly inundated with information about the latest and greatest tools. The sheer volume of new apps, gadgets and websites can be overwhelming.  This webinar will pare down the list for you.  Learn about new gadgets, apps and websites to make your work and your life more efficient.

Click here to sign up for this session, to be held July 21 at 1 pm!

Leslie Swope is the director of the St. Marys Public Library in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

She has worked in libraries since 2008.  Her past positions include youth services librarian and assistant director.  Swope holds a B.A. in English literature and an M.L.S. both from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Swope is a PaLA Board Member, PA Forward Financial Literacy Team Member, a graduate of PALS (Pennsylvania Academy of Leadership Studies), a graduate of Leadership Elk County, a member of the DISCOVER partnership of Elk and Cameron counties, and a member of the Early Learning Team of Elk County.

She is the mother of a two year old Noah, and wife of Robert.  Leslie is a tech gadget junkie and an avid knitter.

 


Mindfulness in the Academic Library: Perspectives and Practices

Tuesday, June 13 at 1 pm

Madeleine Charney, Chanelle Pickens and Inga Haugen

Mindfulness allows us to take a step within ourselves after, or during, a hectic day.  Many librarians have personal practices that they integrate into their work day. An increasing number of libraries also offer mindfulness programming and meditation spaces for their patrons and more librarians are integrating techniques into their teaching as well. We invite you to join us for a panel presentation with Chanelle Pickens, Inga Haugen, and Madeleine Charney for a discussion on personal and professional mindfulness practices and academic libraries.

 

Chanelle Pickens earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science, with an Archives & Records Management focus, from San Jose State University in 2014 and a B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004. A Visiting Librarian at West Virginia University as part of the Diversity Alliance, she is a member of the Research Services & Instruction unit and currently merging contemplative practices and library instruction through curriculum development. Her personal contemplative practices include yoga and meditation…though she is frequently distracted from both by shiny things. Lifelong learning is also extremely important to Chanelle and she includes data services, open educational resources/open access, and assessment as professional interests.

I​nga Haugen is the library liaison to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech (VT). She received her MIS from the University of Tennessee in 2014. As a new librarian and old farmer, agriculture is a passion. She is a member of USAIN’s Communications Committee, co-chairs VT’s Library Social Committee, and welcomes collaboration and dialogue about land grants, extension (local and global), data management, and anything involving cows.​

A 2017 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, Madeleine Charney is a Research Services Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries. She co-founded Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis, a highly collaborative, campus-wide project that facilitates contemplative experiences in which to explore this global threat. She is also co-founder of ALA’s Sustainability Round Table: Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities, and serves as Immediate Past Coordinator. Madeleine holds an MLS from University of Rhode Island and an MA in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design. She recently completed the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course and looks forward to adding even more mindfulness practices into her teaching.

 

 


PA Digital Overview and Update

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Doreva Belfiore, HSLC and PA Digital

PA Digital (http://padigital.org) is the Pennsylvania service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la). It brings together digital collections of cultural heritage and historical materials from libraries, historical societies, museums, and related cultural heritage institutions of all sizes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and makes them globally discoverable in the DPLA portal. The hub is staffed and governed by a multi-institutional group of librarians, computer programmers and technical staff, and administrators representing academic, public, school, and special libraries and consortia from across the state. Find out more about this initiative, including the latest project updates, and learn how your institution can participate in PA Digital and its related digital projects, to make your digital content more discoverable to patrons in Pennsylvania and across the globe.


Connect & Communicate Series Panel Discussion on
Using Archives and Special Collections in Instruction
Friday, April 29, 2016

Whether your institution is currently using its archives and special collections in instruction or not, you’ll want to join us for this panel session! Panelists Christy Fic (Archives & Special Collections Librarian, Shippensburg University), Julia McGinnis (Associate Professor & Resources Acquisition, Metadata, and Special Collections Librarian, California University of Pennsylvania), and Isabella O’Neill (Head of Special Collections/University Archives, Bucknell University) discuss various topics, including how collaborations with faculty have led to the integration of archival and special collections-based instruction, the development of special collections, and the improvement of resources and funding, as well as how to go beyond “show and tell” and create a real learning experience for students. A Q&A session follows the panel discussion.


Connect & Communicate Series Panel Discussion on Student Advisory Groups with
Ben Hoover – Bucknell University, Karen Wanamaker and Dan Stafford – Kutztown University, and Michelle Foreman – Shippensburg University

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Connect & Communicate LogoAre you considering the possible benefits of student advisory groups for your library, but you’re just not sure how to get started, or whether it will be worth the effort? Join our panelists as they discuss recruiting a representative mix of students, getting students to actually attend meetings, what a meeting looks like, and what kinds of changes have been implemented in their libraries as a result of student advisory activities. They may even share some surprising results of student advisory group input!Bring your questions! There will be time for Q&A at the end of the panel discussion.


“Tech Tools for Interaction:
Get your Students to take an Active Role in the Classroom”
A Connect & Communicate Series Presentation
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 2:00-3:00PM Eastern

Join us for a one-hour interactive online session to chat about interactivity in the classroom.  The discussion is based on the ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee’s latest Tips and Trends article, “Interactive Options in Online Learning,” written by Liz Johns.  Although the article discusses the tools with an eye towards an online classroom, many of the tools can be adapted for use in face-to-face classrooms as well.  Attendees will have the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the tools discussed in the article, and share techniques they have effectively utilized to stimulate engagement in their own face-to-face and online learning environments.  “Interactive Options in Online Learning” is freely available at bit.ly/tipsandtrendsfa15

Liz Johns is a teaching and research librarian at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  Liz works with undergraduate and graduate students both face-to-face and online settings, synchronously and asynchronously.  Liz focuses her research and practice in developing innovative uses of technology in the classroom and online to support student research and learning.

NOTE: Liz presented an online discussion, “Interactive Options in Online Learning,” for ACRL’s Instruction Section on November 17th. If you attended that session, this one will be very similar.


“Library Security Strategies”
A Connect & Communicate Series Presentation
Friday, October 30, 2015

What is your library’s strategy for dealing with security threats on campus? Is it an effective one? Does it even have one? Can it afford not to have one?  Nobody wants to consider that their library may be the target of a security threat. Preparing ourselves–making ourselves aware of our options–is our best line of defense in facing threats.

Please join us for a presentation by Scott R. DiMarco, Director of Library and Information Resources at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, on library security strategies.

 


Framework “Un-Conference”
A Connect & Communicate Series Discussion

September 17, 2015

Please join us for a panel discussion in which speakers present what they’ve done, what they’re doing, or what they plan to do with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in their academic libraries. Leslie Worrell Christianson, User Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at Marywood University will facilitate the discussion.

There will be time for YOU to ask questions of the panelists, to provide feedback, and to discuss the presentations.


Spaghetti Session
A Connect & Communicate Series Discussion
Friday, March 13, 2015

During this hour, we’ll discuss a variety of topics suggested by PA academic librarians through our Padlet wall at http://padlet.com/amynsnyder/CandC. You throw your ideas (spaghetti) on our wall (Padlet), and we’ll see which ones stick. We’ll spend some time discussing ideas and possibly shaping some of them into topics for full-length discussion or presentation.

This will be an informal discussion, during which all attendees are encouraged to participate. The easiest way to participate is through the use of a headset with microphone, but attendees may alternately participate via chat.

Throw spaghetti at http://padlet.com/amynsnyder/CandC


Safety and Security in the Campus Library
A Connect & Communicate Series Discussion

Friday, January 30, 2015

During this hour, academic librarians are invited to share their experiences confronting dangerous situations in the library, as well as their concerns, thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for keeping themselves and their patrons safe.

This will be an informal discussion, during which all attendees are encouraged to participate. The easiest way to participate is through the use of a headset with microphone, but attendees may alternately participate via chat.


Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries:
A National Network of Libraries of Medicine Presentation

Friday, December 5, 2014

Have you been wondering how PA Forward PA Forward Logo RGBis relevant to you and your academic library? You won’t want to miss this health literacy presentation for academic librarians!

4_Health_4CPresenters:

Jody Cole, Director of the Shippensburg Public Library and Co-Chair of the Health Literacy Planning Team for PA Forward: Opening Comments: PA Forward and Health Literacy in the Academic Library

Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR): Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries

This class, presented by Missy Harvey of NN/LM MAR, is for academic librarians to learn more about how their faculty/students can research the health, chemical, and environmental literature; find consumer health information; and learn about mobile apps to find what they need. Includes introductions to PubMed, Medline Plus, PubChem, TOXNET, Genetics Home Reference, Drug Information Portal, ClinicalTrials.gov, as well as other free databases/services from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


Discovery and the Future of the Catalog
A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:00pm

How’s that new discovery service really working out in your library?
Join the Connect & Communicate series’ panel of academic librarians, from colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, for a discussion about discovery service and the future of the catalog.

Panelists include:
Sara Pike (Shippensburg University of PA)
Robert Flatley (Kutztown University of PA)
Sarah Hartman-Caverly (Delaware County Community College)
Amanda Avery (Marywood University)
Jamey Harris (Mansfield University)
Ashley Esposito (Shippensburg University of PA)

The Connect & Communicate Series Planning Committee is pleased to offer this virtual discussion, in which panelists will discuss what they learned and the challenges they encountered as they worked through the process of selection, implementation, and assessment of discovery services. Find out how discovery has changed instruction in their libraries, what faculty and students think about it, and where things are headed in the future.


by Jill Hallam-Miller, September 25, 2014

Save the Date!

How Learning Objects and OERs Position the Library to
Enhance Student Success

October 17, 2:00pm EST

by John Shank, Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library
at Penn State Berks

The Connect & Communicate Series Planning Committee is pleased to offer this virtual presentation, in which John Shank will discuss how learning objects and open educational resources can change the perspective of how librarians can help enhance student learning.

Please register at the following link: http://goo.gl/mHQuqp

  • For this program, participants will need speakers to hear the presenter speaking, but will not need any additional audio equipment. Participants may ask questions via the Chat box; moderators will monitor the Chat box and facilitate question and response.
  • A recording of the program will be made available to PaLA members following the program.

If you would like to be emailed directly about this and other upcoming Connect & Communicate Series events, you may provide us with your name and email address here: http://goo.gl/4urXl . (If you submitted previously, you are still on our list.)

Please continue to share your ideas for programming topics, speakers, or formats with us! We’re getting some great suggestions and themes are starting to emerge, but we could also use some more speaker names. If you or someone you know is doing something great in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries, tell us about it!

by Jill Hallam-Miller, May 15, 2014

Join us for the next Connect & Communicate Series Discussion
Digital Learning Objects & Materials: What’s Our Role?

When: Friday, June 6th 11:00AM-12:00PM
Where: Adobe Connect
Please register here: http://goo.gl/BKQzo7 (registration is free)

Join fellow PA academic librarians for an informal discussion of our role in finding and using digital learning objects and materials for our patrons.

Some questions to ponder as you prepare for the discussion:

  • What are the “go-to” resources for digital learning objects and materials, and open educational materials? Share your favorites.
  • Should librarians be curators of these types of materials for faculty to use in their teaching? If so, how is this best accomplished?
  • Do you make your own? How do you make them?

For this discussion, speakers are required. Participation using a microphone is preferred, but participants without a microphone may use the chat feature.

Here are a few resources that compile digital learning objects and materials:

  • MERLOT II (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)
  • PRIMO Database (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online)
  • OER Commons – Post-Secondary (Open Education Resources)

Before the Discussion:

To test your computer (recommended): http://meet30727816.adobeconnect.com/discussion/

To run the Adobe Connect Meeting Connection Diagnostic: http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If you would like to be emailed directly about other upcoming Connect & Communicate Series events, please provide us with your name and email address here:  http://goo.gl/4urXl .
(If you submitted previously, you are still on our list.)


by Jill Hallam-Miller, April 11, 2014

Join Us! Outreach in Academic Libraries

Discussion: What works and what doesn’t in academic library outreach?

 

When: Friday, April 25, 11:00AM-12:00PM
Where: Adobe Connect
Please register here: http://goo.gl/v59fyW (registration is free)

 

Join fellow PA academic librarians for an informal discussion of promoting library services and resources to, and partnering with, internal and external constituents.

Some questions to ponder as you prepare for the discussion:

  • Promotion of services and resources

o   How do we communicate new/existing services to various constituent groups?

o   What works and what doesn’t?

  • Collaboration with faculty

o   Is reaching faculty the key to reaching students?

o   How do we develop relationships with faculty?

o   What works and what doesn’t work?

  • Outreach to the local community

o   What services and resources do we offer to the local community?

o   How do we make them aware of what we can offer?

o   With whom should we partner in the local community?

For this discussion, speakers are required. Participation using a microphone is preferred, but participants without a microphone may use the chat feature.

Just a few resources related to academic libraries and outreach:

CUNY Academic Commons. (2009). Best practices in social media for academic libraries. Retrieved from http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/wiki/index.php/Best_Practices_in_Social_Media_for_Academic_Libraries

Ghinazzi, C. (2012, September 13). Academic outreach to high schools: Research days at Tredway Library [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://theoutreachlibrarian.com/tag/academic-libraries/

Jewell, T. (2014). Outreach, communication, & marketing. Retrieved from Staffweb: University of Washington Libraries Intranet: http://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/units/cms/sl-portal/working/programs-user-data

Before the Discussion:

To test your computer (recommended): http://meet30727816.adobeconnect.com/discussion/

To run the Adobe Connect Meeting Connection Diagnostic: http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If you would like to be emailed directly about other upcoming Connect & Communicate Series events, please provide us with your name and email address here:  http://goo.gl/4urXl . (If you submitted previously, you are still on our list.)


 

Save the Date!

Diverse Literacies: PA Forward as a Framework for Academic Outreach

October 15, 2:00pm EST

by Barbara Eshbach, Head Librarian, Penn State York

and

 Erin Burns, Reference Librarian, Penn State Shenango

The PA Forward initiative is responsible for leveraging libraries’ and librarians’ expertise in what the initiative describes as 5 different literacies: Basic, Information, Health, Financial, and Civic/Social. While these literacies have been used with great success in many school and public libraries, we know that many academic librarians have used these literacies for successful outreach programs to their “communities” (faculty, staff and students), especially creating programs in conjunction with faculty colleagues. This Connect and Communicate discussion will be about how academic librarians can leverage the PA Forward literacies to create practical ideas for inclusion of the other literacies: Health, Financial and Civic/Social and other possible outreach opportunities at the campus level.

Please register at the following link: http://goo.gl/gCVteP

  • To test your computer in advance (recommended): http://meet30727816.adobeconnect.com/present/ 
  • To run the Adobe Connect Meeting Connection Diagnostic at https://meeting.psu.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
  • To join the live program, please direct your web browser to: http://meet30727816.adobeconnect.com/present/ 
  • enter as a “guest,” providing your name OR your library’s name and the number of participants if attending as a group (example: Jane Doe OR School Campus Library – 6), as this will simply help us get an accurate count of attendance.
  • To troubleshoot audio problems in Adobe Connect by going to Meeting > Audio Setup Wizard (top left corner)
  • Any additional questions may be asked via the Chat box.
  • For this program, participants will need speakers to hear the presenter speaking, but will not need any additional audio equipment. Participants may ask questions via the Chat box; moderators will monitor the Chat box and facilitate question and response.
  • A recording of the program will be made available to PaLA members and program registrants following the program.

If you would like to be emailed directly about this and other upcoming Connect & Communicate Series events, you may provide us with your name and email address here: http://goo.gl/4urXl . (If you submitted previously, you are still on our list.)

Please continue to share your ideas for programming topics, speakers, or formats with us! We’re getting some great suggestions and themes are starting to emerge, but we could also use some more speaker names. If you or someone you know is doing something great in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries, tell us about it!

by Amy Deuink, July 10, 2013

The Connect & Communicate Series of online programming offered by the PaLA College & Research Division aims to help foster a community of academic librarians in Pennsylvania. After success last summer and fall we hit a bit of a road bump with the technology, but we are back with new programming! We hope you will find it thought-provoking, informative, and timely.

New Adventures: Circulating iPads from Your Library
Wednesday, July 17 from 2:00-3:30 pm
Rescheduled for Thursday, August 8 from 2:00-3:30
by Dolores Fidishun, Ed.D., Head Librarian at Penn State Abington College and Penn State Great Valley

Description: Do you have an iPad? Do your patrons have them? Would you like to be able to add them to the list of services your library offers? This session will discuss the pros and cons of circulating iPads and will share our experiences in signing them out to undergraduate students at Penn State Abington. What policies and procedures do you need to put into place? How do you keep them secure? Do you really get them back and what happens if someone breaks one? Learn from both our fun and our challenges. Bring your questions and your ideas about how this popular technology can be integrated into your library.

Free Registration: http://goo.gl/cX2j6
Instructions for joining the program will be emailed to registrants. Participants will watch and listen in Adobe Connect, with the ability to ask questions via chat.

 by Amy Deuink, November 1, 2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the November 2 discussion on a tech services topic will be rescheduled for a later date. The storm affected many in PA and some are still dealing with the aftermath. The storm also curtailed planning and publicizing of the event. We do hope to be back on our regular schedule soon. Our technical difficulties have been resolved and, barring any further unexpected events, we should still be on track for the Dec 7 discussion. Please stay tuned to more on the time and topic of discussion.

by Amy Deuink, October 10, 2012

Due to technical difficulties, the October 12 discussion on Technology in the Classroom (The Conversation Continues) will have to be rescheduled for a later date. Please stay tuned for more details. Other upcoming discussion themes include:

November 2: Tech Services
December 7: Collaborating with Faculty

by Amy Deuink, September 5, 2012

The Connect & Communicate Series of online programming offered by the PaLA College & Research Division aims to help foster a community of academic librarians in Pennsylvania. We launched the series with a topic discussion and are continuing the series with a presentation by Commonwealth Colleague, Kristen Yarmey. We hope you will find it thought-provoking, informative, and timely.

Information Literacy in an Age of Algorithms
Tuesday, September 11 from 11 am to 12 pm
by Kristen Yarmey, Digital Services Librarian at the University of Scranton

Description: As data collection and processing become easier and cheaper, algorithms and information systems are quite literally reshaping our communities. Our students face a radically new information environment in which converging streams of data have unseen and unexpected effects on human attitudes and behavior. How can academic librarians teach students to recognize and remain conscious of the information systems in which they participate? How can we prepare students to be informed citizens in an increasingly complex, data-driven society?

Free Registration: http://goo.gl/Jtqaw
Instructions for joining the program will be emailed to registrants. Participants will watch and listen in Adobe Connect, with the ability to ask questions via chat. (No conference call for this one.)

A recording of the program will be made available to PaLA members in the members-only area of the PaLA website.

If you would like to be emailed directly about upcoming events, you may provide us with your name and email address here: http://goo.gl/4urXl .  (If you submitted previously, you are still on the list.)

Coming Soon
We are getting some great suggestions and themes are starting to emerge, but we could also use some more speaker names. If you or someone you know is doing something great in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries, tell us about it! Please continue to share your ideas for programming topics, speakers, or formats here: http://goo.gl/IljHr .

Save the Dates
Online discussions are in the works for the remainder of 2012. Themes include:

October 12: “Technology in the Classroom” (The Conversation Continues)
November 2: Tech Services
December 7: Collaborating with Faculty

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by ErinB, August 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 11 from 11am-12pm, Kristen Yarmey will present on “Information Literacy in an Age of Algorithms.” We want to experiment with different kinds of online programs to achieve our goals, so Kristen’s presentation will be delivered in more of a traditional lecture format, with some time for comments and questions. Stay tuned for more, including program description and instructions for joining the session.

If you would like to be emailed directly about this and other upcoming Connect & Communicate Series events, you may provide us with your name and email address here: http://goo.gl/4urXl . (If you submitted previously, you are still on our list.)

Please continue to share your ideas for programming topics, speakers, or formats with us! We’re getting some great suggestions and themes are starting to emerge, but we could also use some more speaker names. If you or someone you know is doing something great in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries, tell us about it!

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