Listen and Learn Sessions



Thursday, Jun 20, 201310:30AM - 11:30AMApps for the Theological Library
Susan Ebertz, Director of the Library & Assistant Professor, Wartburg Theological Library
The Speed of Change in technology is so fast that this session may be out of date before it even begins! Cell phones and tablets are becoming more and more popular at theological institutions. How is the library using this new technology? How are we teaching our students about using this technology in their future ministry? We will look at some apps and at what apps mean for the library and ministry.
Location: Sharon
Thursday, Jun 20, 201310:30AM - 11:30AMMaintaining Competence in the Midst of Change
Janice Huber, Information Commons Manager, Asbury Theological Seminary
The constant changing, service-oriented environment of an Information Commons places high demands on the full-time staff to maintain the rotating student workers at an approachable level of competence that meets the needs of the students, staff, and faculty interfacing with the front desk, seeking information, technology support, and research assistance. Done well this can be a challenging, fun, and engaging environment, but never static! The Asbury Theological Seminary Staff have been learning the ropes since the move to an Information Commons Model in 2001-02.
Location: Tryon
Thursday, Jun 20, 201310:30AM - 11:30AMNACO Listen and Learn Session
Judy Knop, ATLA NACO Funnel Coordinator, ATLA
Discussion of the impact of RDA on NACO participation since Day One (March 31, 2013). Share ideas for best practices for religion headings.
Location: Brevard
Thursday, Jun 20, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMDemand-Driven E-Book Collection Development in Religious Studies: A Case Study from the University of Ottawa
Jennifer Dekker, Subject Specialist, University of Ottawa; Tony Horava, Associate University Librarian (Collections), University of Ottawa
Historically, faculty members in the department of Religious Studies have had a very strong influence on the library’s collection development policy. However, a survey of graduate students and faculty performed in 2011-2012 for the Council of Ontario University’s graduate program accreditation revealed surprising information regarding their satisfaction with the religious studies collection. In response to feedback from the survey and in a quest to improve the relevance of the religious studies collection to our community, the University of Ottawa worked with our book vendor Yankee Book Peddler (YBP) to roll out a demand-driven e-books acquisition project in two subject areas: religious studies (including theology) and history. The specific goals of the project were: (1) To fill in historical titles that we had not been able to purchase due to several decades of low funding of the University of Ottawa Library; (2) To test whether e-books really were as undesirable as faculty members claimed they were; (3) To understand where the collection gaps were based on community demand; (4) To test the current collection development policies in religious studies and history; and (5) To provide an evidence-based argument for collecting or not collecting e-books as a format. This presentation will detail the conceptual and technical development of the plan and will offer observations from nine months of implementation with an emphasis on the religious studies and theological collections areas. Did the project achieve its goals? How useful were the data gathered from this project? How will these data inform our future strategies regarding collection development for Religious Studies? These questions and others will be explored in the project’s summary.
Location: Sharon
Thursday, Jun 20, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMSee Your Data in New Ways: Presenting and Analyzing Data Using Free Visualization Tools
Karl Stutzman, Access & Digital Services Librarian, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Visual representations enable human beings to understand data quickly and spot trends and anomalies. Everyone should be familiar with graphs and charts, but there's more to data visualization than that. Network analysis, treemaps, and web-based mapping are some interesting ways to visualize data. The workshop will introduce innovative and free methods for creating visualizations of library data.
Location: College
Thursday, Jun 20, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMSupport for  Online Bible Studies
Jennifer Bartholomew, E-Services Librarian, Luther Seminary
This session will enable librarians to support students and ministers engaged in providing online Bible studies for a variety of groups. We will look at several tools to host online Bible studies -- both free and subscription-based; Learn a little about the design process for creating effective learning objectives; Discuss the various methods and tools for collaboration and communication; Take a quick look at copyright issues for text and images; and find sources for education and faith-friendly images.
Location: Park
Friday, Jun 21, 201310:30AM - 12:00AMBenefits and Risks of OCLC WMS library system
Jeff Siemon, Digital Resources Librarian, Fuller Theological Seminary
OCLC WMS library system leverages the WorldCat database, “cloud” computing, and cooperation among libraries in creative ways. Hear about Fuller's experience in adopting OCLC WMS, including cost savings, benefits, and risks.
Location: Providence 1
Friday, Jun 21, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMCONSER Listen and Learn Session
Judy Knop, CONSER Funnel Coordinator, ATLA
Discussion of questions and decisions coming from the 2013 CONSER Operations Committee meeting. Discussion of the impact of RDA and the group's plans on implementation.
Location: College
Friday, Jun 21, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMFrom Analysis to Decision: How to Assess Collections
Beth Bidlack, Director, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
How do you determine what you're collecting? What you should be collecting? What do you do when there is a gap between what you are collecting and what you should be collecting? How do you look at overall budgets and make allocations? How do you advocate for increased funding?
Location: Harris
Friday, Jun 21, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMHost or Hosted? Where to House the Digital Library
Thad Horner, Digital Resources Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary
When launching an institutional repository or digital library, users must choose to host the repository themselves or hire a service to host it for them. Both solutions have their advantages and disadvantages. The B.L. Fisher Library at Asbury Theological Seminary has used both of these models. The presenter will speak about his experiences with both models, offer best-practice suggestions, share practical advice, and answer questions from participants.
Location: Trade
Friday, Jun 21, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMMoving the Catalogue from the Front End to the Back End: How Our New Unified Search Box has Dramatically Impacted Information Literacy Instruction
Saundra Lipton, Philosophy and Religious Studies Librarian, University of Calgary
This session will highlight how moving the catalogue from the key search element on the library home page to a back end database has significantly altered the search process. The new discovery interface, with Summon as a key component, dramatically facilitates searching in a variety of ways including: correcting typos (in a recent study of catalogue search logs this was underscored as a key issue in failed searches); allowing students to search by essay title and retrieve the book (assuming it is in the collection); linking students to sections of reference material on their topic; providing more immediate links to available full-text journal articles; and offering links to frequently requested library services as well as to topic-appropriate research guides and specialized databases. Saundra will summarize the dramatic impact of this new “library search box” on the fall 2012 information literacy instruction sessions.
Location: Independence
Friday, Jun 21, 201304:30PM - 05:30PMUnderstanding Context for Change: A Look at Power and Organizations
Susan Ebertz, Director of the Library & Assistant Professor, Wartburg Theological Seminary
Theological institutions are changing. Many of them are trying to stay in the race. Many are overhauling their engines or redesigning their works. As the change lanes around the library, how do we understand the context? How do we help the library to fit into this challenge? We will look at formal and informal power, the power cycle, and organizational images for understanding context.
Location: Davidson