Academic Librarian Session Highlights

Here’s what’s on tap for the academic sessions during NELA annual conference:

Examining the K16 Information Literacy Gap

Sunday, 10/16 – 2:30-3:30

You will explore the current state of Information literacy education for rising college students, including how well information literacy instruction in high school aligns with the expectations and demands of college curricula. The speakers will share results from a study exploring what the expectations for information literacy abilities are at the college level, and what students are taught in high school.

Wikipedia, Libraries, and the Future of Information

Monday, 10/17 – 1:00-2:00

You will learn more about how the Wikipedia Library is helping editors get access to sources from vendors like Project Muse, JSTOR, EBSCO and more. They work to increase librarian participation; improving the quality of entries and sources used; increase discoverability of collections and student interaction with those sources; and increase information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Makerspace in Academic Libraries

Monday, 10/17 – 3:00-4:00

The library field is in a continual state of remaking itself. One of the newer services becoming widely adopted is that of offering makerspaces. While many of the tools not unfamiliar in science and technology colleges – what do you do with a 3Dprinter in a liberal arts college and why?

Meet the Academic Librarians Section

Monday, 10/17 – 4:15-5:15

Stop by and meet your colleagues from other academic libraries. Let’s talk about ideas and issues related to academia.