Program Schedule – Workshops
Last updated February 11, 2010

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Friday, April 23, 2010
Time Events
8:00am - 12:00pm ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program Workshop
Maximum number: 20
Cost: FREE - APPLICATION FORM REQUIRED

ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program

This four-hour workshop will be modeled on the successful 2005 ARLIS/NA Mentoring Program workshop led by Margaret Law. The workshop will feature an introduction to mentoring, viewing of the 2005 presentation on DVD, discussion, role-playing, and breakout sessions with mentor/mentee pairs. Characteristics of mentors, mentees, and the mentoring relationship; methods of communication; and benefits and potential pitfalls of mentoring will be discussed.

In order to facilitate optimal matching of mentor/mentee pairs, a short application form must be submitted prior to the annual conference.

Attendance at this workshop is a requirement for participation in the year-long ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program.

Workshop Organizer:

Sarah Carter, Instruction and Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art + Design

Discovering a New You: Re-Branding Your ARLIS/NA Chapter
Maximum number: 20
Cost: FREE (first come, first-served)

This workshop will explore the various ways in which one can apply standard branding practices and principles to a library or an ARLIS/NA chapter. Branding is a growing field of interest within all areas of librarianship and creating a recognizable entity is important when the information landscape is as competitive as it is. As resources and services evolve to meet the needs of a changing lifestyle, libraries must re-assert their relevancy. Today, people are inundated with information and library organizations must therefore choose carefully what and how they advertise. Logos, design elements, communication, publications, and new technologies will all be explored as different yet coordinated ways of (re)creating your organization as a cohesive and recognizable entity. Current practices employed by the ARLIS/NA Central Plains chapter, K-State Libraries, and Saint Louis University Libraries will also be examined. Discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises will comprise most of the workshop.

Speakers:

Mikael Kriz, Coordinator of Web Services and Reference Librarian, Saint Louis University

Ellen Urton, Visual Arts Librarian and Interim Architecture Librarian, Kansas State University

Postcards from the Edge III: Landscape Architecture
Maximum number: 40
Cost: $40 (first come, first-served)

As budgets get smaller, and libraries consolidate staffing budgets, art librarians are more-and-more frequently expected to be the go-to person for academic disciplines for which there is no dedicated liaison in the library, even if they don't have an educational or experiential background in that field. This workshop continues the popular ARLIS/NA “Postcards from the Edge” series and intends to familiarize attendees with resources related to landscape architecture for the purposes of improving research assistance, instruction sessions, and print and electronic collection development. We will present a background on the disciplines, discuss the information needs of researchers as well as practitioners, and note how these communities' informational needs differ. This will be followed by demonstrations of, and best practices for, using electronic databases and print reference resources, interspersed with hands-on practice and Q&A. Take-aways will include recommendations for essential reference resources, key publishers and vendors, and sample instruction sessions and learning tools.

Speakers:

Greg Hatch, Head of Fine Arts , Marriott Library, University of Utah

TBA

Televising the Revolution: Designing and Building the Right Channel for Online Instruction
Maximum number: 20
Cost: $40 (first come, first-served)

This workshop teaches attendees how to use instructional design principles to address information and visual literacy challenges. We conceptualize online instructional materials (guides, web sites, multimedia) and introduce effective tools and techniques for realizing concepts. Attendees work with the example of instruction for digital image seekers during the workshop. We survey and evaluate innovative software tools that incorporate multimedia and interactive elements, learn when to deploy those tools, and what key issues to consider. Attendees will gain skills necessary to conceive effective solutions to their instructional needs, whether those solutions accompany in-class instruction or are independent tutorials or research guides.

Speakers:

Kaila Bussert, Special Projects Librarian, Cornell University

Susette Newberry, Assistant Director and Art Selector, Cornell University

1:00pm -5:00pm Surviving and Thriving: Successful Job Searches and Career Transition
Maximum number: 20
Cost: FREE (first come, first-served)

Are you a student or new professional entering the job market?  Or perhaps you are a mid-career professional facing the challenge of being laid off or dealing with institutional downsizing?  Perhaps you are just looking for a career change and are uncertain how to proceed in this difficult economy? This workshop will help you mount a successful job search by offering guidance for all phases of the process.  Topics covered include managing your online reputation, creating a goal-oriented plan for your search, tackling resumes and cover letters, networking in person and online, and staying engaged while unemployed or underemployed.  Activities for participants include mock interviews, a discussion forum on challenging aspects of the interview process, goal-setting exercises, and methods for tailoring application materials to catch the eye of potential employers.

Speakers:

Greta Bahnemann, Independent Consultant

Meredith Kahn, Art and Architecture Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Colorado, Boulder

Innovative Applications for Instructive Outreach - Best Practices for LibGuides and Online Pathfinders
Maximum number: 20
Cost: $40 (first come, first-served)

This hands-on workshop will give you guidance on advancing the usability of online pathfinders such as LibGuides. You will learn best practices for layout, content and access, experiment with software to tweak your guides, collaborate and communicate with your peers and walk away with a "toolkit of ideas and
resources."

Speakers:

Nedda Ahmed, Arts Librarian , Georgia State University

Jill Luedke, Reference and Instruction Librarian/Art Subject Specialist, Temple University

Meeting User Expectations - Strategies for Supporting New Technologies in the Arts Library
Maximum number: 20
Cost: $40 (first come, first-served)

A major trend impacting visual resource collections and art libraries is consolidation; more and more of these units are merging into one, resulting in new service demands and growing expectations of both the visual resources professional and art librarian. Traditionally, faculty and students came to the art library seeking assistance with finding images. Today, both groups need direction in using digital images and multimedia in the classroom. Additionally, the prevalence of online images has brought users from a wider range of disciplines, such as anthropology, cultural studies, and material culture into the arts library, all with digital image and multimedia questions. As the post-digital shift in faculty and student expectations builds momentum, the visual resources professional and art librarian must master new technologies fast oftentimes with fewer resources. In this workshop, we will offer some strategies for those of you not facing just potential unit mergers but also emerging expectations in terms of digital teaching. We will cover ways for library staff to more effectively guide faculty and students in the realm of digital images and visual communication. Lastly, come learn new tips and tricks about digital images and cool online presentation tools beyond PowerPoint or Keynote.

Speakers:

Hannah Bennett, Librarian, School of Architecture Library, Princeton University

Carolyn Caizzi, Visual Resources Collection Technology Specialist, Yale University