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Parliament III [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 4


Maximizing the Role of the Student Worker
Learn practical solutions on changing your student worker training and realizing your student worker's fullest potential. Our student centered culture focuses on making sure that all patrons receive the same level of service no matter what time of day or day of the week they come in or call the Library. We changed our student worker model, job descriptions, and training to help maximize their role in our staff.


Theresa Olson

Library Operations Manager, Maryville University Library

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Parliament III


Making Do with Less: Maximizing Personnel, Budget, and Potential
If you have worked in a library for any measure of time, your budget has been cut. Continually, library administration is asked to do more with less, or at the least, to do the same with less. While smaller libraries have historically been the main target of budget cuts, larger libraries are now experiencing unprecedented budget cuts as well. This presentation will look at practical ways our library and other libraries have dealt with budget and staffing cuts. The presentation will also look at budget management from a business standpoint, as well as trends and information in the greater library community. Budget cuts, whether for personnel, services, or resources, seem to be inevitable. How can libraries respond pro-actively instead of reactively? How can student workers be used for additional library tasks? How can we effectively defend our current budgets to our administration?

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Jon Jones

Director of Library Services, Baptist Bible College

Tuesday June 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Parliament III


Curiosity is a Luxury of the Financially Secure: The Affective Thresholds of Information Literacy
We will present the results of our study on the affective dimensions of information literacy, including frustration and anxiety with the process of and expectations surrounding academic research, feelings of information overload, and internalized guilt and shame about relying on web sources, as well as the intersections with class status and economic privilege. We examine themes that emerged through directed conversations with focus groups of students enrolled at the Springfield, Missouri campus of Ozarks Technical Community College. We will also describe the affective thresholds that are suggested by our findings, and the implications for teaching and learning.


Sarah Mabee

Ozark Technical Community College
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Sarah Fancher

Library Director, Ozark Technical Community College

Tuesday June 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Parliament III


Open-Source, Evergreen, and MOBIUS: Bringing Free Kittens and Beer to Missouri
MOBIUS has been involved in an open-source library project, the Evergreen ILS, for close to ten years.  Come hear more about what open-source is (and how it isn’t a chaotic free-for-all), the history and present state of the Evergreen ILS, how MOBIUS is involved in Evergreen and the Evergreen Community, and what MOBIUS’s open-source hosting and management service, MOSS (MOBIUS Open-Source Solutions) is.

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Debbie Luchenbill

Evergreen Coordinator, MOBIUS
Debbie is part of the MOBIUS Evergreen team, where she works with libraries utilizing the MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service. She performs a variety of administrative functions as the Evergreen Coordinator, including marketing, outreach, quotes and contracts, training, reports... Read More →

Tuesday June 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Parliament III


ArticleReach (Benefits of, Process, and Getting Statistics)
I have been using ArticleReach since May of 2017. First while working at East Central College and then when I transferred to St. Charles Community College. We are fairly active with ArticleReach in both requesting and supplying articles. The challenging part has been keeping statistics since there are other libraries within our cluster that also participate in ArticleReach. It is easy to get statistics for the cluster, but more difficult for the individual library. While I'm sure my method for pulling statistics may be flawed, it works. Through this session, perhaps others can share how they keep statistics.

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Lisa Farrell

Director, Library Services, East Central Community College

David Bayless

Library Assistant, St. Charles Community College
Circulation, Interlibrary Loans, ArticleReach

Tuesday June 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Parliament III


Applying Modern Pedagogy and Andragogy to Enhance Information Literacy Instruction
The Lee Library at Crowder College partners with Speech faculty to instruct in advanced search database skills. During the Fall Semester 2018, we conducted a prototype instruction program introducing modern pedagogy and andragogy in an effort to facilitate more effective student learning. The presentation will provide theoretical background for decisions regarding the prototype class, results of the project, and future plans for innovation in the library instruction program.


Eric Deatherage

Library Director, Crowder College

Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Parliament III