This year’s conference theme, Academic Libraries: Constant Change, Constant Opportunity "offers library administrators and personnel, vendors, and consultants an array of opportunities network and learn about current trends, technologies, services and strategies" (ALAO 2011). Program information is located on the conference web site and includes conference abstracts and a useful conference grid. Library Cloud bloggers are presenting at two sessions:
BREAKING TRADITION: RESTRUCTURING TO DEAL MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH ELECTRONIC RESOURCESKaren Plummer (University of Akron), Frank Bove (University of Akron)Session 1, Henry Room - 10:10 am to 11:00 am
On April 13, 2011, the Electronic Services Department (ESD) was born! The ESD was created by recognizing the increasing prominence of electronic resources to our users. To effectively manage those resources and efficiently deliver information electronically, we have broken with traditional organizational structure, merging the Cataloging and Systems Departments, and adding web development and electronic resources management personnel. This presentation will discuss the who, what, when, where, and why of our restructuring process.
WEB TOOLS: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE
Sara Klink (Stark State Community College)
Diane L. Schrecker (Ashland University)
Spotlight Session 3: Leveraging Web Tools for Reference and Collaboration
Hardin Room - 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Nothing says “Constant Change, Constant Opportunity” like web tools. New resources are available with stunning regularity; many are educational and rife with potential to enrich student learning. Non-traditional library web resources are often integrated as viable tools for reference, instruction, and collaboration. This session will feature an overview of several of our favorite tools and how we use them. Try something different! These tools are simple to use, available on and off the cloud, and easily adapted for LibGuides, Campus Guides, Library blogs, and more.