Friday, August 16, 2013

CFP: Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Fall 2013 Program, "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places"

CFP: Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Fall 2013 Program, "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places" 

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The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Fall 2013 IOLUG program, "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places" on November 1, 2013 at Indiana Wesleyan in Indianapolis, IN. Submit your proposal using the online form by NOON, September 6th, 2013. Get some inspiration from previous years’ sessions on the IOLUG Website. 

As librarians we are often called on to teach our users everything from how to use a computer mouse to finding and evaluating information. Is your library working with MOOCS for professional development or to reach out to your audience?  Is your library teaching patrons about technology such as ereaders and other mobile devices? Is your library using new technologies to teach digital literacy and information literacy skills? Are you creating tutorials to teach users virtually? If so we'd like to hear from you! Some suggested topics to consider:

  • MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)
  • Learning Management System integration
  • Online Learning objects/Tutorials
  • Event Programming
  • Digital Literacy
  • Selecting new technologies (devices, applications and programs) for the library; How do I choose which programs to support i.e. Kindle, Nook, Microsoft Office, Google products, Windows 8
  • E-books: What is your collection development strategy regarding e-books? Have you increased your e-book purchases? Have you adopted new e-book acquisition strategies, such as PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) or DDA (Demand Driven Acquisition)? What are the challenges with implementing e-books(e.g. ILS integration, device selection, etc.)?
  • Lessons learned from failed projects or projects that did not go as planned; what can go wrong; what went well
  • Maker Spaces; New uses of space (physical and digital)
  • Assessment of programs and new technologies
  • Programs/methods for teaching/Instructing patrons to use new technologies such as ereaders, Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  • eTextbooks and the changing role of the publisher
  • Discovery system for managing digital assets 
  • Outreach activities: How are you partnering with members of your local community or campus to teach digital literacy to your library users? Digital literacy may include instruction on how to use social media, e-readers, and tablets, as well as educating on online privacy concerns, Internet searching methods, and website evaluation methods.
  • Mobile Applications: What free or inexpensive apps and tools are you using in your library? How are you sharing/promoting these tools to your users (e.g. inclusion in standard build on circulating mobile devices)?
  • HTML 5 & CSS3: Using HTML5 & CSS3 to quickly and easily build a website, mobile or standard

Megan West
Digital Communications Manager/ Executive Director’s Assistant, PALNI
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