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C&U Spring Conference Schedule

Posted By Jennifer L. Thoegersen, Monday, April 18, 2016

Schedule of Events

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Thursday April 21st

12:00 – 1:00

Registration Main Floor Pre-convene

1:00 – 4:30

Preconference-Landon Room

ALICE TRAINING C. Jason Kegler, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Pittsburg StateUniversity. Pittsburg, Kansas

ALICE is the leading training solution that increases students’ and employees’ odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown. Mr. Kegler will address situations specific to college and university libraries and resource areas.A guest panel will follow up with questions and comments.

4:00-6:00

Registration Main Floor Pre-convene

4:30-5:00

Free time-hotel check-in

 

5:00 – 6:30

Networking & Entertainment–Landon Room

Jennifer White Trio
Jennifer White-Vocalist
Roger Wilder-Piano
Bob Bowman-Bass

 

Cash Bar Available

7:00-??

Dine arounds/Fun stuff
At the conclusion of the networking event on Thursday evening, you are invited to join your fellow librarians for dine-arounds in Aggieville (at your own expense). Attendees will meet in the Landon Room (the same room as the networking event) starting at 6:30pm and depart for their restaurants at 6:45pm. Please sign up using the  google spreadsheet. We are also trying to form a group to escape Locked Manhattan following dinner ($21 plus taxes and fees per person). If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Ray Walling to express your interest.

 

 

Friday April 22nd

8:00 – 9:30

Registration Main Floor Pre-convene
Poster Sessions will be set up in the Pre-Convene

9:00 – 9:45

 

 

 

 

State Meetings- Landon Room
Nebraska-East side
Kansas –West side
Continental breakfast available

10:00-10:50

Sessions Breakouts #1 (Five Rooms) Lower Level

Room A Juggling Collections and Connections to Community: Changing Role of Libraries~~Jorge A Leon, Learning Outreach Librarian, Pittsburg State University ,Barbara Pope, Periodicals Reference Librarian, Pittsburg State University

Room B Opening Borders: Current Information Literacy Strategies of the Small University Kind~~Julie Pinnell Director, Doane College, Jayne Germer, Learning & e-Resources Librarian, Doane College Billy Moore, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Concordia University Martha A. Tanner, Head of Library Instruction & Reference and Assistant Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Room C An Exercise in Self Improvement: Using Gold Rush's Library Catalog Comparison System to Improve Collections ~~ Robert Kelly Library Director,Hutchinson Community College, Rose Nelson, Assistant Director Prospector/Gold Rush Coordinator CO Alliance of Research Libraries

Kansas Room Manual Not Included: Technical Services Librarians Developing Digital Curation Workshops for the Community~~Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University


State Room
Lightning Sessions

Bridging the Communication Gap Successfully for Library/IT Projects~~Amanda Harlan, Metadata Librarian, KSU, Dhanushka Samarakoon, Programmer, Kansas State University


Summer LibGuide Workshops: Making our digital content more user-friendly~~Eleanor Johnson, Assistant Professor (Social Sciences Librarian),UNO


Library Instruction with Rural Nebraska Public Schools~~Julia Powell, Coordinator of Instruction and Government Documents Librarian, University of Nebraska-Kearney

 

 

11:00-11:20

Break (Snacks provided) Pre-Convene Lower Level

 

11:20 – 12:20

Welcome/Keynote Landon Room

 

Josh Bolick
University of Kansas Libraries
Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright

"The (Rough & Divergent) Road to Open: How Do We Get There From Here?"

Josh Bolick joined the University of Kansas Libraries' Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright as scholarly communication librarian in August 2015. He received an M.S. in library and information studies from Florida State University and subsequently worked in the Office of Scholarly Communication in FSU Libraries. Josh is interested in how the Web is changing academic publishing and the ways that scholars are using Web tools to increase their visibility as researchers and the impact of their scholarship.

 

As the scholarly communication librarian, Josh actively promotes author rights, as well as those of the creators, disseminators and users of scholarly information, under fair use. Josh also assists in the promotion of the university’s institutional repository and open access initiatives

 

 

12:25 -1:30

Lunch Landon Room

 



1:40-2:30

Session Breakouts #2 (Five Rooms) Lower Level Rooms

 

Room A Transfer Skills and Google Searching: Applying Nowacek’s Concept of Recontextualization to Search Skills~~Ruth Mirtz, Library Director, Kansas Weslyan

 

Room B Transcending institutions and borders: 21st century digital scholarship at K-State~Ryan Otto, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Kansas State University,

Char Simser, Coordinator of Electronic Publishing, Kansas State University, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Director-Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, Kansas State University, Rachel Miles, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Kansas State University,

 

Room C Creating our Spaces, Evolving our Roles~~Joyce Neujahr, Director of Patron Services, University of Nebraska, Criss Library, Jackie Mitchell, Creative Production Lab Supervisor, University of Nebraska, Criss Library


Kansas Room
An Overview of Free and Useful Resources from the NLM~~Alicia Lillich, Kansas Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

State Room Lightning Sessions

Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources : a Preview of

what to do when your college puts "Open Access" in their description ~~Robert Kelly, Coordinator of Library Services, Hutchinson Community College, Rita Sevart, Library Director, Wichita Area Technical College

 

Do I need clearance? Serving as the library liaison to USSTRATCOM Fellows~~Heidi Blackburn, STEM Librarian, University of Nebraska - Omaha

 

2:40 - 3:30

Session Breakouts #3 (Four Rooms) Lower Level Rooms

Room A Creating Green Open Access to Institutional Scholarship using Digital Commons~~Deborah White,Digital Resources & Initiatives Manager, Pittsburg State University, Yumi Ohira, Digital Curation Librarian, Fort Hays State University

Room C Can smaller colleges use the AAC & U Value Rubrics?~~Gloria Creed Dikeogu, Director of Library Services, Ottawa University

Kansas Room New Framework, New Friends: Open Access Information Literacy Instruction and Collaboration ~~Heather Healy, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Kansas Medical Center, Julie Hartwell, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Kansas Medical Center

State Room A Fireworks Display of One Shot Library Instruction~~Terri Rickel, ILL Lending Team Leader, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3:30-4:00

Networking/Door Prizes (Snack) Lower Level Room B

4:10-5:00

Kansas Roundtables and Interest Groups Meetings

 

State Room PALS

Kansas Room TYLDC

 

 

 

Pre-Conference
April 21, 2016   1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


C. Jason Kegler
Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities,
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas

ALICE TRAINING
ALICE is the leading training solution that increases students’ and employees’ odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown. Mr. Kegler will address situations specific to college and university libraries and resource areas.   A guest panel will follow up with questions and comments.

C. Jason Kegler serves as Pittsburg State University’s director of student rights and responsibilities. He is responsible for the overall administration of the university’s discipline and judicial system. He coordinates the university’s Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Team to design and deliver educational programs and materials addressing community issues. Kegler came to PSU from Neosho County Community College  Previously,  where he was dean of student development at NCCC from 2010 until 2013 and  Allen Community College, serving first as director of admissions and marketing and then as director of student life from 2000 until 2010.

Kegler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Saint Mary and master’s degree in organizational leadership from Fort Hays State University.

 

Networking & Entertainment
April 21, 2016 5:00- 6:30

Jennifer White & Friends
Jennifer White-Vocalist
Roger Wilder-Piano
Bob Bowman-Bass

 

Conference Keynote Speaker

Josh Bolick
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright
Watson Library
University of Kansas

Josh Bolick joined the University of Kansas Libraries' Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright as scholarly communication librarian in August 2015. He received an M.S. in library and information studies from Florida State University and subsequently worked in the Office of Scholarly Communication in FSU Libraries. Josh is interested in how the Web is changing academic publishing and the ways that scholars are using Web tools to increase their visibility as researchers and the impact of their scholarship.

As the scholarly communication librarian, Josh actively promotes author rights, as well as those of the creators, disseminators and users of scholarly information, under fair use. Josh also assists in the promotion of the university’s institutional repository and open access initiatives.

In addition to open scholarship, Josh likes bicycles and tacos, “sometimes consecutively”.  To supplement his career in librarianship and need for tacos, Josh has worked in the bicycle industry, as a kayak guide, and served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman on the submarine U.S.S. La Jolla (SSN 701).

 

Concurrent Session Descriptions


10:00-10:50
Juggling Collections and Connections to Community: Changing Role of Libraries
Jorge A Leon, Learning Outreach Librarian, Pittsburg State University, Barbara Pope, Periodicals Reference Librarian, Pittsburg State University

The traditional role of librarians has long been to support the university’s needs through instruction, collection development, and research assistance. Pittsburg State University’s challenge has been to balance our print and electronic collections at a university whose programs sometimes do not draw enough on library resources while also creating meaningful connections with students and faculty. In an effort to increase the relevancy of our collections and create meaningful connections with the university community, we have been actively creating opportunities for patrons to create content in the library. This has allowed users to engage with library resources and services in a new and different way while helping to shape the space. The goal is to make users content creators and empower them to be invested in the future development of the library space.  This approach allows us to share with students, faculty, and staff the wide variety of library resources and services that can be both informative and fun.

Room A   

Opening Borders:  Current Information Literacy Strategies of the Small University Kind
Julie Pinnell Director, Doane College, Jayne Germer, Learning & e-Resources Librarian, Doane College  Billy Moore, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Concordia University  Martha A. Tanner, Head of Library Instruction & Reference and Assistant Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Four librarians from three smaller Nebraska universities speak about their latest Information Literacy endeavors:  improving instruction and support for distance students, piloting a personal librarian program, incorporating open-access resources into reference and instruction, working with first year seminar faculty to re-energize IL instruction and assessment within the course, writing a program review to focus IL learning outcomes, assessment and curriculum mapping,and using different apps or using apps differently to help various processes and engage students and instructors in different ways.
Room B  

An Exercise in Self Improvement: Using Gold Rush's Library Catalog Comparison System to Improve Collections
Robert Kelly Library Director, Hutchinson Community College, Rose Nelson, Assistant Director Prospector/Gold Rush Coordinator  CO Alliance of Research Libraries
An overview of Gold Rush's Library Catalog and Database Comparison Tools and its intended use by a Kansas community college to improve collection assessment and purchasing decisions will be presented. Other use cases for the tools will also be explored.
Room C

Manual Not Included: Technical Services Librarians Developing Digital Curation Workshops for the Community
Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University
Scanners may come with instruction manuals, but unfortunately they don’t come with a manual for curating digital objects.  The need for practical community guidance in digitizing, curating, and enhancing historic images led Kansas State University Digital Initiatives Librarian Allison Ringness to collaborate with Chapman Center Visiting Instructor Tom Parish to deliver a workshop on digitizing and enhancing historic photographs.
Kansas Room


Lightning Sessions-Each session approximately 15 minutes
Bridging the Communication Gap Successfully for Library/IT Projects
Amanda Harlan, Metadata Librarian, KSU, Dhanushka Samarakoon, Programmer, Kansas State University

Highlight specific examples of communication barriers faced in collaborative library/IT projects, and how they have informed the current processes and methodologies used to complete projects successfully.
State Room 

 


Summer LibGuide Workshops: Making our digital content more user-friendly
Eleanor Johnson, Assistant Professor (Social Sciences Librarian), UNO
In July of 2015, a series of internal library workshops were conducted to improve the quality and accessibility of our LibGuides. The Summer LibGuides Revamp was a four week series, with each week focusing on a different aspect of LibGuides best practices. Each workshop built upon the last one in a scaffolding approach: the profile box/guide homepage, links, appearance, and accessibility. A key component of the workshops was two hours of reserved time each week for participants to work on their LibGuides in a computer lab. Participants had devoted time for implementing ideas from that week’s lesson with others working on the same task nearby. This fostered a sense of collaboration and teamwork, in addition to providing an opportunity to ensure the changes were made.Participants at this lightning round session will understand the importance of internal training to ensuring high quality output and recognize the necessity of devoting time to best practices in LibGuides.
State Room 


Library Instruction with Rural Nebraska Public Schools
Julia Powell, Coordinator of Instruction and Government Documents Librarian, University of Nebraska-Kearney
Many of the public schools in the communities around Kearney bring their students to campus in order to conduct research at the Calvin T. Ryan Library (CTR) at UNK.  Also, many of the schools are a 1-to1 laptop or iPad school, which would allow them to conduct research both at school and at home.  I am the Coordinator of Instruction at CTR, and I have been conducting library instruction classes with various high schools in the Kearney area.  At the beginning of each school year, I send a letter most of the public schools in roughly a 70-mile radius to UNK.  I invite the teachers to bring their students to campus to experience the ability to conduct research in an academic library, and use resources that might not be available to them at school.  When the students arrive in the library, they are brought to a computer lab, and I go through a library instruction session with them. 
State Room 

1:40 – 2:30
Transfer Skills and Google Searching:  Applying Nowacek’s Concept of Recontextualization to Search Skills
Ruth Mirtz, Library Director, Kansas Weslyan
This presentation uses Rebecca S. Nowacek’s (2011) work on transfer in order to devise rhetorically rich and meaningful questions about using Google as an information search strategy. Rather than see Google as a problem to be avoided or solved, or as a tool to be used or misused, librarians can recast Google as a point of inquiry for helping students articulate the transfer of search and research skills from one location (such as everyday search using Google) to another (such as academic information search using a library database) and back again (complex search strategies using both Google and library databases).  As collaborators, students and instructors can move through at least three interconnected processes: the contextualization of Google in a broader world of information searching, the defamiliarization of Google by observing and questioning how searchers use Google, and Nowacek’s recontextualization, where skills transfer to new purposes and genres.
Room A 

 

Transcending institutions and borders: 21st century digital scholarship at K-State
Ryan Otto, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Kansas State University, Char Simser,
Coordinator of Electronic Publishing, Kansas State University, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Director-Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, Kansas State University,  Rachel Miles,Digital Scholarship Librarian, Kansas State University,
Digital scholarship of the 21st century transcends institutions and borders with its freedom from print and physical locations. In this session, the presenters will discuss various aspects of establishing a digital scholarship center, supporting open access through the institutional repository (K-State Research Exchange - K-REx) along with other outreach efforts, and the implications of building a sustainable open access publishing platform (New Prairie Press- NPP). The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at K-State Libraries serves our campus community, but digital scholarship extends K-State's impact far beyond Manhattan, Kansas. Highlighting the scholarship at our campus is only one small piece of the landscape. Collaboration on campus with both faculty and students includes working with authors, editors, and site administrators; but our roles in publishing, supporting, and managing open access, including data management, publishing funds and textbook initiatives, have broader implications. The presenters will demonstrate how a single direct connection to K-State can translate into partnerships which have regional, national, and international reach and will lead to the development of standards and best practices. We will highlight the Center's engagement with university press partners and colleagues at national organizations and other universities. We will illustrate how our strategies have changed and will change over time in order to support all types of digital scholarship. 
Room B  

 

Creating our Spaces, Evolving our Roles
Joyce Neujahr,
Director of Patron Services, University of Nebraska, Criss Library, Jackie Mitchell, Creative Production Lab Supervisor, University of Nebraska, Criss Library
Academic libraries are relentlessly evolving as are the communities we serve. What will we be the next disruption in our professional role? Being fiscally responsible, how do you decide where to invest knowing rapid obsolescence is ensured? Maker Spaces are an example of this evolution. Is this a fad? How do I start? What will it cost? This engaging and informative session will help take some of the mystery and guessing out of creating your own space. Have your questions answered about how to start and what to avoid while we share some of the Do’s and Don’ts we have learned over our two years of creating and making at the University of Nebraska, Omaha Criss Library.
Room C 


An Overview of Free and Useful Resources from the NLM
Alicia Lillich, Kansas Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
It’s hard out there for a librarian supporting health and/or science programs. You’re expected to provide access to cutting-edge research, without breaking the bank on costly subject-specific databases. Luckily, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) can help. NLM, a division of the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest medical library whose mission is to advance the progress of medicine and improve health through access to health information. This session will focus on the free products and services offered through NLM such as online databases, training, and promotional/educational resources. This will include: MedlinePlus, PubMed, PHPartners, the Household Products Database, Genetics Home Reference, and the NLM Exhibition Program. This session will equip librarians to utilize and provide instruction on a variety of resources suitable for students and faculty teaching health professions and science curricula.
Kansas Room

Lightning Sessions-Each session approximately 15 minutes
Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources : A Preview of what to do when your college puts "Open Access" in their description.
Robert Kelly, Coordinator of Library Services, Hutchinson Community College,  Rita Sevart, Library Director, Wichita Area Technical College
Our college is in the midst of the great OER or Open Educational Resources switchover.  This change has been followed by many questions and concerns about the Library's role and some possible new avenues in marketing the Library to the departments.  ACRL's Community & Junior College Library Section is sponsoring a session at American Library Association's 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, entitled "Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources : Developing Partnerships." As a committee member of the CJCLS ALA Annual Conference Planning Committee I will provide a preview of that presentation, of which I will be moderating.
State Room

Do I need clearance? Serving as the library liaison to USSTRATCOM Fellows
Heidi Blackburn, STEM Librarian, University of Nebraska – Omaha
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) hosts the Strategic Fellows Leadership Program, a graduate education-level leader development program for the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) civilian employees who have been identified as committed to delivering results, making sound decisions, and showing commitment to the mission, values, and personnel of USSTRATCOM. The Fellows complete a rigorous 13-week program housed full time in UNO’s College of Business Administration Strategic Leadership Laboratory. The educational program increases the students’ mission awareness and breadth of skills across Command-specific areas by providing a cohesive set of exercises, applications, experiences, and projects geared at increasing core competencies related to diverse issues of national security.

The individuals in this program are technically students at UNO and have a required capstone paper and presentation. The final deliverable is a paper written with the intent of submission for publication in a reputable journal at the end of the semester. The literature review and resources required for this program were of the highest caliber, mainly academic journals and government reports. Most of these participants had never been in Criss Library let alone performed advanced academic research or prepared a manuscript submission. Criss Library was contacted about providing an orientation and tour for the Fellows to show resources specific to their research needs and nine of the ten Fellows participated (the absentee had a follow-up one-on-one consultation later). Additionally, a multidisciplinary LibGuide was created pulling together information from government documents, criminal justice, public administration, information systems, and computer science. The background of the USSTRATCOM program, the librarian’s preparation for helping this distinct patron population, and research guidance on sensitive projects will be covered in this presentation.
State Room

 

2:40-3:30
Creating Green Open Access to Institutional Scholarship using Digital Commons
Deborah White, Digital Resources & Initiatives Manager, Pittsburg State University, Yumi Ohira,  Digital Curation Librarian, Fort Hays State University
Has your institution mandated an Institutional Repository for open access?  Do you feel intimidated by working with two digital repositories simultaneously? We will share our success and experience of working with two repositories with a small staff at two small universities in rural Kansas. 

The repository serves as a Green Open Access solution to globally share. Both Pittsburg State University (PSU) and Fort Hays State University (FHSU) currently use CONTENTdm (CDM) as their primary digital repository. In 2015 both PSU and FHSU purchased and launched BePress Digital Commons (DC), a more robust repository. If you see global discoverability, unlimited storage, efficient technical support, and the ability to share a wide range of file formats in one interface, then Digital Commons by BePress is the most reliable. 

We will share the experiences and challenges of adapting and implementing the IR at PSU and FHSU. We will compare and contrast our advantages and disadvantages of the two platforms. Finally we will share the challenges associated with IR initiatives at PSU and FHSU including marketing, workflows, and collection development.
Room A

Can smaller colleges use the AAC & U Value Rubrics?
Gloria Creed Dikeogu, Director of Library Services, Ottawa University

In 2009 the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Value Rubrics were created by a group of ARL colleges/university faculty experts for use in the assessment of the skills of undergraduate students at their colleges/universities. Currently many ACRL exemplary colleges/universities are tweaking several of the rubrics and using them to assess their integrated information literacy programs. Like the larger ARL universities, smaller colleges/universities can also use these rubrics for assessment. This presentation will introduce participants to these Value rubrics and suggest ways in which they can be used to meet their unique outcomes and assess how their students are faring in information literacy and other related skill areas.
Room C


New Framework, New Friends: Open Access Information Literacy Instruction and Collaboration
Heather Healy, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Kansas Medical Center, Julie Hartwell, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Kansas Medical Center
The New Literacies Alliance (NLA) consortia collaboration creates online, open access lessons that are based on ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The lessons are designed to teach students the literacies needed for academic success and lifelong learning. Discover how librarians and instructors can freely embed these lessons into their courses and become members of the collaboration to actively participate across institutional borders in the creation of new lessons. Listen to two librarians share how they implemented NLA lessons in an online course and in a flipped classroom environment. The session examines planning for initial lesson use, differing degrees of implementation, results and feedback, and strategies for the future.
Kansas Room

A Fireworks Display of One Shot Library Instruction
Terri Rickel, ILL Lending Team Leader, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Instructing students on how to use the library and the databases in one setting, especially when there is only 50 minutes, can be extremely overwhelming for the students and instructor.  This session will cover tips that can be used in the interview process with the professor, creating a flipped classroom or blended instruction opportunities to enhance the learning process ( including pre or post-session), as well as demonstrating guides for assisting students in database searching techniques.  Finally, the session will end with ways to get buy-in from professors about tutorials and guides used outside the lessons.
State Room

 

Presenters’ slide will be posted with permission by May 8th.  Refer to the CULS Website or Twitter (tagged NEKS16) for location.

 

Conference Hotel

Holiday Inn at the Campus
1641 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

  

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Registering for Spring 2016 CULS/C&U Joint Conference

Posted By Jennifer L. Thoegersen, Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hello, C&U members!

We've had a few questions on the registration process for the C&U/CULS joint conference, Open Access, Open Borders: Networking with Colleagues across State Lines, specifically when to enter the discount code. Here is a step-by-step guide for registering for the Spring Conference.

  1. Start by going to the KLA online store:  https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/Shopping/Shopping.aspx?Cart=0&Site=KLA
  2. Click on CULS Conference 2016, which will be listed under Featured Products.
     

  3. You will be taken to the Login page. If you don't have an account already, click on the New Visitor Registration link. 
  4. To begin the registration process, enter your primary email address, then click Go:

  5. You will be taken to the New Visitor Registration page. Complete all of the required fields, then click Create Account
  6. On the Select Registration Fee page, choose Nebraska C&U RegistrationNote: The nonmember price will display until near the end of the checkout process when you are given the option of entering a Discount Code. 


  7. Enter the registration information, including the name you want to appear on your badge and select your membership status (e.g. Nebraska C&U Member). Click Next.
  8. If you wish to attend the pre-conference and/or the networking event, check next to CULS Preconference-Nebraska C&U Registration or Networking with Colleagues, respectively, and click Next.  

  9. On the Confirm & Submit Registration page, you will see your subtotal before the discount is applied. Click Register Now.
  10. You will be taken to your cart. Here, you can enter in the Discount Code to get the member rate. Enter NEReg-C&P (for conference and pre-conference purchase) or NEReg-2016 (for conference registration only) and click Apply Discount. The discount should be added to your cart.


  11. Click Check Out to be taken to the payment screen. Enter your payment information to complete the purchase. Once the payment information has been submitted, you will see the confirmation page with a confirmation number: 

You should receive emails confirming your registration at the conference and your payment.

 

Remember, early bird registration ends March 29. Hope to see you in Manhattan in a few weeks! 

 

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Open Access, Open Borders: Networking with Colleagues across State Lines

Posted By Jennifer L. Thoegersen, Friday, February 26, 2016

Open Access, Open Borders: Networking with Colleagues across State Lines 

Dear Nebraska C&U members, 

You are cordially invited to attend the joint spring conference of the Kansas Library Association-College and University Libraries Section (CULS) and the Nebraska Library Association College & University Section, April 22, 2016, at the Holiday Inn at the Campus in Manhattan, KS. 

A pre-conference and social events are planned for the afternoon and evening of April 21.


Spring 2016 CULS/C & U Joint Conference
Open Access, Open Borders: Networking with Colleagues across State Lines
Friday April 22nd
Holiday Inn at the Campus
Manhattan, Kansas

 

Preconference session Thursday April 21st:  ALICE TRAINING C. Jason Kegler, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Pittsburg State University. Pittsburg, Kansas


ALICE is the leading training solution that increases students’ and employees’ odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown. Mr. Kegler will address situations specific to college and university libraries and resource areas.   A guest panel will follow up with questions and comments.

Friday April 22nd Keynote Speaker: Josh Bolick, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, Watson Library, University of Kansas

The preliminary schedule is available here.

 


Early Bird Registration (Register by March 29th. Prices will increase after March 29th. Early bird registration extended to March 31st.)
Register here: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/Shopping/Shopping.aspx?Cart=0&Site=KLA

You will need to log-in and for those non KS Library Association members you will have to create an account to be able to purchase from the Kansas Library Association Store.  The CULS/C&U registration is listed as the “featured product” in the store. Step-by-step registration instructions are available here.

Nebraska members, please use the following codes to register. 
NEReg-C&P (for conference and pre-conference purchase)
NEReg-2016 (for conference registration only)
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Alice Training Pre-conference Breakout Session (April 21st 1:00 PM-4:30 PM) is
$20.00 for Nebraska C & U or  Kansas CULS members
$25.00 for non-member
$15.00 for library science students.  This includes all drinks and snacks (please indicate gluten free and/or vegetarian preference)


Networking with Colleagues (April 21st 5:00 PM-6:30 PM)
$10 per person
Light fare/Cash Bar/Entertainment


Dinner/Evening Activities
A complete list of activities will be available Mid-March for groups/individuals.  Prices vary.

Conference Fees (April 22nd 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) 
$60.00 for Nebraska C & U or  Kansas CULS members
$80.00 for non-member
$45.00 for library science students.  This includes all snacks and meals (please indicate gluten free and/or vegetarian preference).

Conference Hotel

We are pleased to offer guest rooms at the Holiday Inn At the Campus for $99.95. Located across the street from Kansas State University and within walking distance of Manhattan Christian College, the Holiday Inn At the Campus is within walking distance of many attractions, including restaurants and historic Aggieville. See methods below to secure your room for the conference rate of $99.95 per night until March 29th.
Rooms not guaranteed by March 29, 2016  March 31, 2016, will be released back to the hotel.
Reservations received after March 29, 2016 March 31, 2016, will be based on availability and rate. “No Show” and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to arrival will forfeit the individuals deposit. All guest rooms are non-smoking; failure to comply will result in a $250 deep cleaning fee.


Reservations can be made in any of the methods listed below:
Call Hotel directly at (785) 539-7531
Call Holiday Inn at (888) Holiday
www.holidayinn.com/universityks

The Group Code is CUL
Direct Link:  http://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=hi&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=MANHI&_PMID=99801505&GPC=CUL

It is important to mention the group code in order to receive the discounted rate.


Please note only the contracted date of Thursday, April 21, 2016 will be available on the group block. For pre or post stays please contact the Sales Manager.

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New C&U Webmaster

Posted By Jennifer L. Thoegersen, Monday, January 4, 2016
Happy New Year, C&U! I am Jenny Thoegersen [THOR-sen], the new webmaster for the C&U section of NLA. I'll be posting blogs and sending out informational emails about things like election results, meetings, and grant opportunities. I'll also be keeping the C&U web pages up-to-date. If you have any questions or suggestions about our pages--or any other facet of my webmaster duties--please let me know at jthoegersen2@unl.edu. Have a great week! Cheers, Jenny

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Call for Presentation Proposals for 2016 College & University Section Spring Meeting

Posted By Jennifer L. Thoegersen, Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Have a great idea? Share it with your colleagues at the second Nebraska Library Association College and University Section (C&U) / Kansas Library Association-College and University Libraries Section (CULS) Spring Conference, April 22, 2016, at Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus in Manhattan, KS.

This year's theme is: "Open Access, Open Borders: Networking with Colleagues across State Lines".

The Program Committee invites presenters to lead engaging and informative traditional presentations, poster sessions or participate in 15 minute Lightning Rounds (3 rounds in one session) on any aspect of academic librarianship which addresses the conference theme. Potential topics for exploration around which presenters might share ideas, knowledge, experience and research include (but need not be limited to) the following:

  • Open-access data/collections and its value for providing context to local collections.
  • Changing role of the librarian from collection development specialists to specialists who develop pathfinder guides (subject, topic) to harness the Internet's unstructured free-form information
  • Re-casting the Library: Evolving Roles and Professional Identity in a technology driven world.
  • The research social network: How are students utilizing it?
  • Providing academic library services in an environment where faculty are increasingly teaching a curriculum that draws less and less on library resources.
  • Open access projects--stories of strategies, collaboration, success and possible scenarios for the future.

We are offering:

  • Traditional sessions (50 minutes)
  • Lightning Rounds (15 minutes)
  • Poster sessions

AND -- Opportunities to publish your presentation or poster session in our open access peer-reviewed journal, CULS Proceedings! Previous issues and additional instructions for authors are available at: http://newprairiepress.org/culsproceedings/ and this e-journal's contents are indexed within select EBSCO databases and Google Scholar.

Proposal submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 . You will be notified of acceptance by March 31st. If you have indicated that you will submit a paper to CULS Proceedings, you will receive a separate notification about the guidelines and due dates for first drafts and final drafts of papers. You may submit your proposals be Google form at: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cbQP84rB6PAY5VN13uEbQBYXbfggVM_YUcp493hTeXs/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Special Election Report

Posted By Jennifer L. Thoegersen, Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tina Walker, Area Director of Learning Resources at Mid-Plains Community College, was elected C&U Chair Elect in a  special election ending on November 20, 2015. Thank you to all of our candidates and those who voted.

Officers for the 2016 Term:

Julie Pinnell, Chair

Tina Walker, Chair-Elect

Joyce Neujahr, Past Chair

Holli Duggan, Secretary

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C&U Election Results

Posted By Rebecca M. Wymer, Friday, September 18, 2015

The current C&U board is pleased to announce the follow election results:  Margaret Emons has be elected as the 2016 Chair-Elect.  Holli Duggan will continue as Secretary.  Thank you to all of our candidates and those who voted.

Officers for the 2016 Term:

Julie Pinnell, Chair

Margaret Emons, Chair-Elect

Joyce Neujahr, Past Chair

Holli Duggan, Treasurer

 

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Nominations for C&U's 2015 Distinguished Service Award

Posted By Rebecca M. Wymer, Thursday, August 13, 2015

Time to submit nominations for the NLA College & University section's 2015 Distinguished Service Award. The deadline is Friday, September 4, 2015.

This award provides a special opportunity to acknowledge a C&U member who has contributed to academic librarianship in Nebraska. This year’s award recipient will be honored during the C&U business meeting at the NLA Annual Conference and will also receive a $100 award.

Additional details for submitting nominations are available on the C&U website. I'd also be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this process.

 

Criteria:

1. Service to academic librarianship within the last five years.

2. Active participation in the section at the time of the award.

3. Present or potential service to NLA/ACRL/ALA.

Nominations should be accompanied by a letter of support detailing the candidate's qualifications.

 

Nominations may be sent to:

Joyce Neujahr

Director of Patron Services

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

University of Nebraska, Omaha

6001 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68182

Ph. 402.554.3607

Email jneujahr@unomaha.edu

 

Past winners: Recipients of Distinguished Service Award

2014 Ruth Carlock - York College

2013 Janet Stoeger Wilke - University of Nebraska-Kearney

2012 Marie Reidelbach - University of Nebraska Medical Center

2011 Joyce Neujahr - University of Nebraska at Omaha

2010 Joan Giesecke - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

2009 Corinne Jacox - Creighton University Klutznick Law Library

2008 Robin Bernstein - Bellevue University

2007 Jan Boyer - University of Nebraska at Omaha 2006 Michael LaCroix - Creighton University

2005 Dana W. R. Boden - University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2004 A. James Bothmer - Creighton University

2003 Glenn Ohlmann - Concordia University

2002 Dorothy Willis - University of Nebraska at Omaha

2001 Jim Shaw - University of Nebraska at Omaha

2000 Tracy Bicknell-Holmes - University of Nebraska - Lincoln

1999 Mel Bohn - University of Nebraska at Omaha

1998 Sharon Mason - University of Nebraska - Kearney

1997 Sharon McCaslin - Peru State College

1996 Sandy Herzinger - University of Nebraska - Lincoln

1995 Tom Tollman - University of Nebraska at Omaha

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C&U Research and Professional Development Grant Deadline - June 30, 2015

Posted By Rebecca M. Wymer, Tuesday, June 9, 2015

If you are a member of C & U apply now until June 30th  to receive a  Research Grant or a Professional Development Grant​.  This is an excellent opportunity for Nebraska librarians, and I would like to encourage everyone who needs additional funding for a project or professional development activity to apply without hesitation.  Email Gillian Connors your applications and any questions you have about the process (giconnor@ucollege.edu).

 

Professional Development Grant Application - Word

Professional Development Grant Application - PDF

Professional Development Grant Terms - Word

Professional Development Grant Terms - PDF

Research Grant Application - Word

Research Grant Application - PDF

Research Grant Terms - Doc

Research Grant Terms - PDF 

 

She also accepts snail mail (address below).  

Gillian Connors

Technical Services Librarian

Union College Library

3800 S. 48th Street

Lincoln, NE 68506

 


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2015 C&U/CULS (Joint NE & KS) Spring Meeting

Posted By Rebecca M. Wymer, Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 2015 C&U/CULS (Joint NE & KS) Spring Meeting

 

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5/29/2015

When: 5/29/2015
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Perry Campus Center at Doane College
1014 Boswell Ave
Crete,Nebraska68333
United States
Contact:
Joyce Neujahr
jneujahr@unomaha.edu

 

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 5/29/2015
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The Nebraska and Kansas College and University Sections announce a joint 2015 Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Perry Campus Center at Doane College (Crete, NE). The Keynote Speaker will be Karen Williams, 2014-15 ACRL President.View the 2015 Spring Meeting Program

More information can be found here.

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