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Tuesday, June 4

9:30am CDT

Retraining the Training
Training student workers in the library is hard, failure is almost guaranteed. Since 2014 I have been trying to fix my library's training for student workers. During this time I've had many successes and failures. In this presentation I will talk about where we've been, what worked, what didn't and what we plan to do in the future to better our student worker training.

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Kayla Reed

Systems Librarian, Missouri Southern State University

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

10:30am CDT

Martin Luther Goes Viral: Using a Rare Book Collection and Printing History to Teach Information Literacy
Today’s “information revolution” is in many ways a new permutation of the revolution brought on by the “printing revolution” of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Martin Luther, for example, was a relatively obscure cleric who suddenly found himself addressing the world. This was not intentional on his part, but a new technology allowed his message to “go viral,” and he found himself at the forefront of a revolution. In a similar manner, today’s “digital revolution” has given voice to people who previously had no way to communicate with a wide audience, and has had tremendous social, political, and cultural implications. But it also has implications for students and their research. In this presentation, I would show how I use materials in the rare book collection at Drury’s F. W. Olin Library to teach students lessons on information literacy, and illustrate how I draw parallels between early information technology and that of today. The lessons for students are that we all have a tendency to assign tremendous authority to texts (sometimes even erroneous texts, and we must remember that the Internet is very text-intensive), and that images, whether they be today’s memes or a 16th century woodcut cartoon, sometimes communicate ideas more effectively than a text. Ultimately, I aim make students think about how they approach online texts and materials, and how they judge the validity of source material they find online and elsewhere.


William Garvin

Director, F.W. Olin Library, Drury University

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

12:50pm CDT

OCLC: An Overview of Interesting and Useful Products and Services
From WorldShare Management Services (WMS) to the Digital Collection Gateway to the new Library 100, OCLC products and services continue to expand and to provide opportunities for increasing access to library collections. Presenters will give overviews of: 1) Major OCLC products, such as WorldCat Management Services and the Digital Collections Gateway; 2) Products OCLC has created using WorldCat metadata, such as WorldCat Identities and The Library 100; and 3) Other good-to-know OCLC activities and services that support libraries. Rather than giving an in-depth description for any one service or product, this will be a quick overview and introduction to several, with pointers to additional information.


Seth Huber

Technical Services Librarian, University of Missouri--Columbia

Felicity Dykas

Head, Digital Services, University of MO- Columbia

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

1:50pm CDT

Meet Inspire Discovery: The most advanced discovery solution. Ever.
Inspire Discovery marks the beginning of a new era for Innovative libraries. As the first module on the new Inspire platform, this revolutionary experience gives users the most comprehensive and contextual search results ever available. Discovery uses native linked data to reveal multi-dimensional relationships and uncover new, unexpected connections and ideas. By transforming MARC records into BIBFRAME, Discovery accesses a broader collection of resources from across the library. The search results are contextual, relevant, and delivered in a visual, intuitive, and accessible interface. In this session, take a deep dive into Discovery with a demo and explanation of how it works, and how it will benefit your library.


Tom Jacobson

Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, Innovative
Tom brings a deep knowledge of industry practices with over 25 years of experience helping libraries maximize their systems and get meaningful results. After receiving his MLS  from the University of Maryland College Park, he built an impressive career at Innovative, learning about... Read More →

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

3:00pm CDT

Resurrection of the Liaison
The library wanted to help facilitate growing the Library/Faculty relationship, and the liaison program is a perfect opportunity to do just that. Over the last year a committee was formed to rebuild and enhance the library liaison program. New initiatives included publishing a Library Liaison Program LibGuide, creating a timeline with communication templates, conducting a baseline survey and follow up survey, face-to-face meetings between subject librarians and departmental liaisons, hosting a liaison appreciation event and more robust involvement in the department allocation and collection management process. We have seen an increase in open communication with not only department liaisons but all faculty, including instruction sessions for new faculty and by librarians other than the Instruction Librarian, OER inquiries, faculty research consultations, and more student engagement with librarians. The positive remarks from both department liaisons and librarians have been flowing all year!

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Amber Carr

Assistant Library Director, Missouri Southern State University

Tuesday June 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Today's Library: How to Make Your Community Hub Safe & Secure
For today's hustle and bustle of a library as a community hub, how can staff possibly create a safe space while also opening the doors to everyone? Is it possible to improve safety while still making your library welcoming and functional? In a word, yes! By taking a few key steps, your library can remain a welcoming, fun place for patrons of all ages, while keeping their safety a top priority. Our presenters will showcase procedures along with building modifications, both simple and complex, that staff can begin implementing right away to make their libraries safer. Real-world examples from both presenter’s perspectives will be shared, including lessons learned and how to overcome difficult safety challenges.


Patrick Wall

University City Public Library

Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT