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April 26

Full Conference Program

8:00 AM - 11:45 AM        

Palm Garden Coat Room


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Villa Gottfried Parlor

Internet Cafe                   

9:00-10:00 AM  

Palm Garden Ballroom D

Breakout 1: Same Content, Same Time, Same Cost: Collaborating for Accessibility            
Carrie Nelson, UW-Madison, College Library
Ed Van Gemert, UW-Madison, General Library System

As information has become increasingly digital, libraries can and must play a greater role in ensuring that our resources can be used effectively by people with disabilities.  Rapidly evolving technologies challenge librarians to stay well informed and to capitalize on opportunities to improve the accessibility of our resources.  In the past year, activity and interest around developing and providing accessible information resources in the higher education environment has soared.  Recent legal suits, settlements,and rulings have highlighted the risks incurred when institutions do not address information accessibility.  Meanwhile, many college and university leaders and consortia are highlighting the critical role accessibility plays in meeting our institutions' educational and research goals.  In May 2012, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) charged a Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities.  The task force has released a 40-page report describing the current state of information accessibility for those with print-related disabilities and making recommendations for research libraries related to the accessibility of retrospective print collections, licensed electronic resources, library websites, e-readers, and other user services.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries are actively involved in campus, consortial, and national efforts around information accessibility.  In this presentation, we will review the context in which libraries are acting and share our recent experiences dealing with accessibility issues.  In particular, we will review the findings and implications of the ARL report and describe our experiences with institutional e-textbook adoptions, supporting captioning of audio resources, website accessibility, and the opportunities associated with open content.

Palm Garden Ballroom E

Breakout 2: Get 'Embed' With Your Librarian: Meeting the Needs of Students Online
Joe Hardenbrook, UW-Green Bay
Anne Kasuboski, UW-Green Bay

What do you do with students you rarely see in the library? University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a growing adult learner population, most of which take classes solely online. Reaching these students can be challenging. Librarians conducted an assessment of adult students to investigate their needs. This session will focus on the assessment results and the outreach plan put into place. It will highlight several initiatives, including the embedded librarian program, marketing efforts, and learning tools geared towards online and adult students. Based on feedback from students and faculty, an increase in reference questions, as well as high usage statistics from librarian-created tutorials and discussion boards, the outreach plan is working. Come and learn about these best practices for online and adult learners and share your ideas, as well.

Palm Garden Ballroom F

Breakout 3: New Space = New Tools      
Kelly Carpenter, Lakeshore Technical College
Karla Zahn, Lakeshore Technical College

What’s in your library tool kit? How do you promote, market, manage and support the ever changing world of library resources?

An extensive remodel shifted a library to a learning commons atmosphere which now houses the library, an academic support center, testing services and a computer lab. This provided the opportunity to reinvent the library’s brand and initiatives using a variety of tools.

Learn about the tools used to:
• market and increase student and staff use
• promote technology awareness
• strengthen information literacy initiatives
• circulate e-devices
• improve physical space usage
• implement continuous quality improvement (CQI)

There will be time at the end of the session for others to share their examples of tools that support the ever changing landscape of the academic library.

10:00-10:30 AM


10:30 - 11:45 AM              

Palm Garden Ballroom A

Keynote:  Now What or Success as a Moving Target
Maurice Coleman

Now that you have successfully piloted your project the truly hard part begins for you and your library organization. How do you incorporate new projects and workflows into your library while keeping your sanity and enthusiasm? How do you help or support staff in weeding their duties and workflows? How do you create an organization that constantly strives to add the better while letting go of what does not work for your customers? This 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker will show you practical tips from years of experience leading and merging projects into organizations, thereby ensuring the long term health of your library.