katep: May 2011 Archives

Rather talented I have to say!
Nice description of our awesome libraries and staff over on this blog: http://warmedtheworld.blogspot.com/2011/05/made-my-day-every-single-person-i.html

What a great example of "Learning in the Libraries" and made me think of this paper/presentation from ACRL:

Delivering a WOW User Experience: Do Academic Libraries Measure Up?

Program Description
The annual Great Retail Shopping Experiences survey identifies the qualities that contribute to a WOW experience, a user experience that is extraordinary. This paper closely replicates the survey to determine the extent to which academic librarians and their user communities agree on whether the library delivers a WOW experience. Attendees will learn how engagement,executional excellence, brand experience, expediting and problem recovery come together for the academic library WOW experience.

http://s3.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2011/client_uploads/handouts/delivering_wow.pdf
 

Presenters: Kristen Mastel, Jon Jeffryes, Scott Spicer, Jennifer Hootman from Minitex, Kate Peterson, Julie Kelly, Jim Stemper, Kate Brooks, Paul Zenke 

ACRL Conference Program & Posters: http://s3.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2011/conference_schedule.cfm 

 ACRL Conference Papers: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/papers/index.cfm
The Information Collaborative is co-sponsoring this upcoming workshop: 

Incorporating Universal Design Principles in the Development, Delivery, and Assessment of Your Instruction

Friday, May 13, 2011
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 120A, Andersen Library

Incorporating Universal Design principles promotes more learning, for more students, while 
walter_circulation_secondfloor.jpgincreasing instructor satisfaction.  The focus of this workshop, therefore, is the application of these design principles through discussion, guided activities, and practical application to the participant's work.  

Workshop objectives include:

- Establish a baseline understanding of Universal Design and how it generally applies to instruction.
- Link the principles of Universal Design to practices in design and delivery of courses, workshops, instructional resources or tools.
- Apply a Universal Design framework to the assessment and next-stage planning related to the participant?s work.

Workshop outcomes include:
- Participants will leave with strategies for incorporating principles of Universal Design into their work. 
- Participants will be able to create a timeline for applying Universal Design to their work.
- Participants will be able to develop a plan for assessing their work that incorporates Universal Design principles.

Presenters: Susan A. Aase, J.D., M.S.Ed., Outreach Coordinator, Disability Services, Ilene D. Alexander, PhD, Teaching Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning, Tim Kamenar, M.S., Disability Specialist, Disability Services, Kate Martin, M.A., Teaching Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
Sponsored by the Diversity Outreach Collaborative and the Information Literacy Collaborative

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Here are a few suggestions...



  •  Nick Bilton (April 14, 2011). YouTube Sentences Copyright Offenders to School. New York Times. Retrieved from http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ on April 14, 2011.

  • "Geeks Are the Future: A Program in Ann Arbor, MI, Argues for a Resource Shift Toward IT" in Library Journal ...

    "Reference is dead and libraries need more geeks"

  • What are libraries for? by Hugh McGuire in In the Library with the Lead Pipe blog

    "Ebooks will become the dominant form of casual reading for adults at some point in the future1. When this happens, community and public libraries will face a major existential crisis, because a fundamental (perhaps the fundamental) function of community libraries--lending print books--will no longer be a fundamental demand from the community. Libraries that do not adjust will find their services increasingly irrelevant to the populations they serve."
image: The Kindle Gazer, after Lilla Cabot Perry by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com / CC-BY

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