In-Conference Workshops



Friday, Jun 21, 201310:30AM - 12:00PMTeaching Analytical Reading Skills & Reading Strategies to Seminary Students
Laura Harris, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Iliff School of Theology
Many of our students lack sophisticated skills for in-depth reading and analysis of the scholarly materials which we teach them how to find. In this presentation I will share an assignment I created for a 1-credit course on “Discovery, Analysis, and Management of Theological Resources;” that walks students through creating a Descriptive Outline, identifying different kinds of arguments, and creating an Argument Map. These reading techniques might also be taught in workshop format. In addition, I will share resources I've found on both analytical reading and strategies for approaching various kinds of reading assignments. Participants will have the opportunity to share their observations, insights, and resources.
Location: Providence 2
Friday, Jun 21, 201301:30PM - 03:00PMCoding Interview Data
Timothy D. Lincoln, Library Director, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Interviews enable library patrons to describe their experiences using a particular service or doing research. Librarians benefit from hearing about user experience, but may be stymied in how to wade through interview data. In this workshop, participants learn how to analyze interview transcripts in order to discover themes that spark interpretation. This procedure is called coding.
Location: Morehead
Saturday, Jun 22, 201308:00AM - 10:30AMMarcEdit 101
Leslie Engelson, Technical Services Librarian, Murray State University
This hands-on workshop will instruct participants on how to use some of the capabilities of MarcEdit and to edit MARC records. Participants should to bring their own laptop with the latest version of MarcEdit installed and a file of MARC records.
Location: Queens