SUNYLA 2020 Sessions

SUNYLA 52st Annual Conference-Mohawk Valley Community College (Virtual)

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Wednesday, June 17

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Pre-Conference workshop

W1. Are they learning? Information Literacy Assessment in the Library Classroom (Logan Rath & Nancy Sarah Murillo)

W2. Promotion & Tenure Boot-Camp (Carrie Fishner, April Davies, & Dan Harms)

W3. Empire State Immersive Experiences (ESIE) Project: Capture Reality at your Library (Ken Fujiuchi & Joseph Riggie)

Session A: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A1. Assessing the SUNY OER Initiative’s Impact on Student Success (Lisa Hoff)

A2. Say What?: Reflecting on Microaggressions (Alessandra Otero, Teddy Gyamfi, & Brandon West)

A3. Early Career Professionals: Surviving and Thriving in Your First Few Years (Morgan Bond, Deborah Bauder, Juan Denzer, Kate Jones, & Erin Kovalsky)

A4. Neurodiversity 101 (Lynne Rhys)

Lightning Talks: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

L1. Click Here: A Primo Usability Study at SUNY New Paltz (Jennifer Rutner)

L2. Cultivating Collaborative Global Learning in the Library: The UN Sustainable Development Goals in 17 Study Rooms (Andrea Kingston)

L3: Building Inclusive Spaces through Drag at Stony Brook University (Claire Payne)

L4: Take Care: Collaborating with Your Campus Counseling Center (Kate Bellody)

Thursday, June 18

Session B: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

B1. SUNY Resource Sharing in Alma: One Year Later (Timothy Jackson)

B2. Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues through Collection Development, Outreach, Reference and Instruction (Keri Thomas-Whiteside)

B3. Blended Interests – Graphic Novel Collection Development from an Unlikely Source (Rebecca Hyams)

B4. Reflective Practice Groups: A Tool for Building Professional Learning Communities (Anjali Parasnis-Samar & Alice Wilson)

B5. Mind the Gap: Collaborating to Provide Equitable Services to Distance & Online Students (Laura Harris, Erin Kovalsky, & Morgan Bond)

Keynote presenter, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Session C: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

C1. Prioritizing Accessible Content for Information Literacy Instruction (Keith T. Nichols, Molly K. Maloney, Bryan J. Sajecki, & Nicole A. Thomas)

C2. Student Workers: The Heart of the Library (Mechele Romanchock)

C3. The Heart of the Systems Librarian (Yvonne Kester, Michelle Eichelberger, Kevin Michki, & Shannon Pritting)

C4. Let’s Get Visual!: Utilizing Instagram to Engage Your Campus Community (Amanda M. Lowe)

C5. Lightning Talks

C5./L1. Supporting OER Sustainability by Educating Faculty on Creative Commons Licensing (Sarah Romeo)

C5./L2. Expanding the Reach of Your Digital Collections (Ryan Perry)

C5./L3. Making Local Notes Easy: Setting up Controlled Vocabulary to Fill Your Local Fields (Angela Rhodes)

C5./L4. Developing Inclusive Pedagogy (Anthony Cosgrave)

Session D, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

D1. Teaching about Deception: Challenges and Techniques (Daniel Harms)

D2. Accessibility for Databases: Are Vendors Stepping Up? (Juan Denzer)

D3. Supporting Our Student-Parents in the Library (Andrea Kingston and Katie Ghidiu)

D4: Monograph and Serial Acquisition Trends and Tools (Ashley Fast, Patricia Adams, & Frank Durkin)

D5. Lightning Talks

D5./L1. Shared Goals, Shared Services: A Cataloging Story (Susan Perry)

D5./L2. Creating a Workflow for Lost and Overdue Items & Patron Invoicing (Erin Kovalsky)

D5./L3. Library OER Workshop as Cross-Campus Catalyst (Samantha Dannick)

D5./L4. Book Group Reboot : Promoting Diversity and Inclusion through Reading (Jennifer Whittaker)

Session E, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

E1. Web Accessibility and SUNY Libraries (Michelle Eichelberger)

E2. Party Partners: Taking Reference Services in a New Direction (Deborah Bauder)

E3. Enhancing Campus Relationships: Building a more Collaborative Institutional Repository (Hilary Wong, Jennifer Parker, & Jeremy Pekarek)

E4. Getting to the Heart of the Matter: SUNY Shared Collection Strategies Past, Present, and Future (Shannon Pritting & Esta Tovstiadi)

E5. Learning from Our Students: Qualitative Analysis of Feedback Forms (Logan Rath, Jennifer Kegler, & Linda Hacker)

Session F, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

F1. Taking Campus Initiatives to Heart (Yu-Hui Chen & Carol Anne Germain)

F2. Getting Graphic in Your Library: Pursuing and Promoting Graphic Novels in Higher Education (Michelle Mitchell, Adam Saunders, & Aron Efimenko)

F3. Does OER Make Your Heart Race? (Michelle Beechey & Laura Harris)

F4. The Heart of the Campus … Skips a Beat: Strategies for Collection Assessment in Response to an Emergency Closure (Alana Nuth & Bill Jones)

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