2005 AACRL/CUS Best Practices Programs

2005 AACRL/CUS Best Practices Programs

AACRL Program Coordinator: Della Darby, Samford University

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

1:00-2:00pm
Behind the Magic: Effective Library User Surveys
Robert Burkhardt, Library Director, Athens State University
Susan D. Herring, Catalog/Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, Athens State University

Practical ideas for creating and implementing an effective library user survey. We will present the Athens State Library survey, which has been refined over several years of use; discuss the purpose and effectiveness of the survey; and answer questions regarding development of library user surveys and the use(s) of survey results.

2:00-3:00pm
Millennials in the Library: Motivating Today’s Student Library Worker
Kathleen Barone, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor, University of Montevallo
Eric Kidwell, Library Director, Huntingdon College
Lisa Vardaman, Education Reference Library, Troy University

Presenters from a variety of academic library types will share their experiences working with student library staff members. Come learn about the policies and procedures these presenters have developed for motivating and rewarding this group of library workers, a group who can play an integral role in our ability to keep the doors open.

3:30-4:30pm
Best Practices for the New Millennium: Mini-Sessions!
Move around the room and hear eight different presentations in one session.

Assessing Journal Quality Harold Goss Jr., Reference Librarian and Librarian II
Lisa Beall, Reference Librarian and Librarian II
Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University

Customized Database Evaluation Forms
Audrey Powers, Information Technology Librarian and Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Montevallo

From Page to Screen: Taking Print Pathfinders Digital
John Upchurch, M.L.I.S. Student
University of Alabama

Getting the Biggest Byte from Your Instruction Web Page
Juliet Rumble, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Librarian II
Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University

Going the Distance‚ĶHouston Cole Library’s Interactive Tutorial on CD-ROM
Jodi Poe, Distance Education/Electronic Resources Manager and Assistant Professor
John-Bauer Graham, Library Instruction Coordinator and Assistant Professor
Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville State University

Improve Liaison Partnerships: Join Professional Organizations
Jean Liddell, Reference Librarian and Librarian II
Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University

Taking a Snapshot of Services
Rosemary Arneson, Associate Professor and Director of Libraries
University of Montevallo

21st Century Billboards: Using Screensavers and Desktops as Ad Space for Library Services
Beth Ashmore, Reference Librarian
Lori A. Northrup, Reference Librarian
Samford University

Thursday, April 21, 2005

1:00-2:00pm
Time Management for the 21st Century
Vickey L. Baggott, Documents/Law Librarian and Assistant Librarian, University of South Alabama

Learn a few simple tips for improving your productivity and unleashing your creativity by eliminating time-wasting practices and enhancing your ability to utilize your time wisely. The presentation includes audience participation activities.