9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration and coffee
9:30 am - 10:45 am Building Makerspace Culture in Libraries
Makerspaces are more than tools. They are important communities of non-competitive collegiality and support. The Michigan Makers makerspace project was created to build this culture by blending service learning for nine graduate students with the tinkering passions of 40 middle school makers. Situated within a school library, key design components include low-cost or free tools, guided introductions to new skills and tools, peer and graduate student mentoring, social learning and a safe space for exploration. This talk will share the Michigan Makers framework, what has been learned in its first year of implementation and how you can apply it to your own library makerspace.
Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where she coordinates the school library media program and teaches courses in library and information science.
10:45 am - 11:15 am Table talks – Building Makerspace Culture in Libraries
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Breakout sessions
The Paperless Librarian
Between meeting notes, emails, budgets, and everything else that the busy librarian needs to function, the librarian typically needs to store and manage thousands of pieces of paper. Learn how to use a tablet, a scanner, and the cloud to eliminate almost all of it, with the added bonus of making all of it searchable by keywords or tags. Learn how going paperless can make your working life much more efficient, and you get to saves trees at the same time.
Steven Smith, Dearborn Public Library
Creating Value to Show Value: Efficient use of the "free" Libanalytic Dataset from SpringShare (LibGuides)
Attendees will be shown one way to utilize the free libanalytic dataset (SpringShare-LibGuides) to collect statistics on more than one service aspect of an academic library's reference department. This is accomplished by carefully constructing the data collection form so that it will record statistical data for all services provided by the reference department at Zahnow Library, Saginaw Valley State University. The Presentation will provide a step by step demonstration of creating the dataset, making multiple collection forms for data collection, and discussing how to easily make value driven reports provided by the free software.
Scott Mellendorf, Zahnow Library-Saginaw Valley State University
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
The Power of the New MeL Discovery Service: Learn How to Embed a Search Widget on your Library’s Website
The Library of Michigan has been working to implement a new discovery service for the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) that was developed through a partnership between Innovative Interfaces’ Encore and EBSCO’s EDS discovery systems. Come see the newly redesigned Michigan eLibrary and learn how to take the search box and place it on your local website as a widget that will go right to this powerful search on MeL. At this presentation you will learn how the widget works, what it is searching in MeL, how the results are displayed and how to manipulate those results to your advantage. This widget brings the power of MeL to any library website and provides both staff and patrons with one-stop shopping to over four million dollars’ worth of database content plus the entire contents of MeLCat.
Sonya Schryer Norris and Sheryl Mase, Library of Michigan
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Breakout sessions
Jumprope-ing with the Standards Bearers: Using technology to assess authentic learning and applied mastery
Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the pedagogical effectiveness of standards-based grading apps such as Jumprope to assess media literacy. We will review data from our two year online journalism initiative and some inferences about digital citizenship and adolescent civic fidelity. We are most interested in the continuing disparity between character and academic growth
Serge Danielson-Francois and Steve Dickie, Divine Child High School
Tools for Virtual Management
Come learn about various tools that can be used to improve communication and efficiency amongst a distributed team. Whether your team (or committee) is in the same building, different buildings, different cities or different states, these tools will offer ways to share information and enable a more coordinated effort. A range of tools will be shared from the classic to newer methods and applications.
Kelly Sattler, Michigan State University Libraries
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout sessions
Responsive Web Design - A Paradigm Shift
Responsive Web Design (RWD) is the biggest paradigm shift in web design in the last decade. Join us for a brief overview of RWD, where it began, what elements comprise it, the importance of RWD on your website and the practicalities of implementing it. Should you hire a vendor? Handle it in-house? Information on each option will be covered. Details on the Michigan State University Libraries' implementation of responsive web design using the Drupal Omega theme and solutions adopted to transform an existing, fixed width library web site to a responsive design will also be shared.
Jenny Brandon, Michigan State University Libraries
Using Wikipedia For Community Engagement In Your Library
Wikipedia “Edit-a-thons” are free/public all-ages events designed to expose library assets to the community. Volunteer Wikipedia editors gather at the library and work with library staff and patrons to improve and expand Wikipedia articles of local interest using library resources. Edit-a-thons are an outreach project used by the Wikipedia community worldwide since their inception in 2009 and transform the library facility into an outward facing community hub. The presenters will share their experience in creating these engaging events, outline planning and evaluation methods, and discuss the beneficial outcomes for the library and the community.
Kelaine Mish, Kent District Library and Bettina Cousineau, Wikimedia Foundation
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Wrap up