March 18-19, 2009
  Macalester College
  St. Paul, MN


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Wednesday, March 18th --

8:30am - 9:30am - Registration/Check-In - Coffee, tea and pastries available

9:30am - 10:45am - Welcome  |  Opening Keynote Presentation

"Applying the Information Commons Concept in Your Library"
Stacey Greenwell, Head of the Information Commons, William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky

11:00am - 12:00pm - Concurrent Sessions #1

Session 1-A.
Technology Tuesdays: A Brown-bag Approach to Faculty/Staff IT Development

Session 1-B.
Meeting Them Halfway: Using YouTube in a First Year Information Fluency Program

Session 1-C.
Online Book Clubs Using Moodle Software

(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 1-D.
What Is Cooking in the Lab:Update on University of Minnesota Digital Library Development Lab Projects

Session 1-E.
Greenstone: Is Open Source Option Right for You?

Session 1-F.
Amazon's Kindle™ Wireless Reading Device: Is It the Future of Interlibrary Loan?

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 2:15pm  - Afternoon Keynote Presentation

"Technology Trends and Libraries: So many opportunities"
Eric Lease Morgan, Head of the Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame


2:30pm - 3:15pm  - Coffee & Dessert Reception
Visit sponsor exhibits, the poster sessions and enjoy opportunity to informally network with other conference participants.

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Concurrent Sessions # 2

Session 2-A.
Finding Grant Opportunities for Libraries and Technology
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 2-B.
Distributed Reference Service

Session 2-C.
On-line Homework Help: Converting Best Practices with Results

Session 2-D.
Minnesota Digital Library - Where We Are

Session 2-E.
More Than Just a Blog

Session 2-F.
Using Video for Library Orientation and Promotion

Session 2-G.
Video Games as Learning Tools for Your Media Curriculum


Thursday, March 19th --

7:45am - 8:30am - Registration / Check-In - Coffee, tea and pastries available

8:30am - 9:30am -Concurrent Sessions #3

Session 3-A.
Using CONTENTdm in a Consortium

Session 3-B.
Reading for Digital Natives

Session 3-C.
VuFind: The MnPALS Experience
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 3-D.
Taking LibData to New Heights

Session 3-E.
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Using WiFi Notebooks to turn a meeting room into a classroom

Session 3-F.
Library Orientation Odyssey: Using Gaming and Social Networking Concepts to Educate New Users


9:45am - 10:45am -Concurrent Sessions #4

Session 4-A.
Copyright As Your Right

Session 4-B.
The Life & Times of an Embedded Librarian

Session 4-C.
Library Technology Programs for Baby Boomers and Beyond

Session 4-D.
Drupal at the University of Minnesota: A Case Study

Session 4-E.
Next Generation Library Catalogs

Session 4-F.
Hear the Voices of Classroom 2.0 through Free Web 2.0 Tools

11:00am - 12:30pm
-Concurrent Sessions #5

Session 5-A.
An Introduction to Web Video for Libraries w/ Apple's iMovie and other iLife Tools
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 5-B.
Tutorials and e-Learning Resources in a Flash!  Using Adobe Captivate to Create Training Tutorials for Staff and Interactive e-Learning Resources for Library Users
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 5-C.
Google Apps (and other Google Tools) for Libraries
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 5-D.
Visual Thinking with Spatial Data: Using Spatial Organization to Access

Session 5-E.
Technology Workshops with a Twist: Using Scratch for Youth Technology Workshops
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 5-F.
Virtual Life, the Metaverse and Everything
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 5-G.
Getting a Handle on E-Resource Management: An ERM Panel

Session 5-H.
Stuck in the Social Web
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 5-I.
Using An Audience Response Systems in Library Instruction
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)


12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Concurrent Sessions #6

Session 6-A.
What Everything Has to Do With Everything: Professional Development Convergence

Session 6-B.
Making Your User Guides Relevant in a 2.0 World

Session 6-C.
AskMN: 24/7 Online Reference

Session 6-D.
Quality of Freely Available Resources in Vendor Provided Knowledge-Bases

Session 6-E.
A Beginner's Guide to InDesign Publishing Software

Session 6-F.
Streamlining Acquisitions Workflows

Session 6-G.
De-Googlization: A Librarian's Challenge with Information Monopoly

2:30pm - 3:00pm
  - Afternoon Break - Cookies and beverages available

3:00pm - 4:30pm
-Concurrent Sessions #7

Session 7-A.
Podcasting Basics for Librarians w/ Apple's GarageBand
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 7-B.
Jing: More Bang for Your Instructional Buck 
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 7-C.
Firefox Extensions and Tools
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 7-D.
Placeography: Creating Content on a Place Wiki
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 7-E.
User-Friendly Multimedia Authoring with Pachyderm

Session 7-F.
Introduction to the Moodle Course Managemebt System for Librarians (Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 7-G
Hi-Tech Toys and Tools: Implications for Libraries
(Limited to 30 Registered Participants)

Session 7-H.
Is There Anybody Out There? Online Training Technology, Tips, and Analysis


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