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Spring 2010 Library Crawl & Social Event

April 8, 2010 at AHEC Library, Charlotte, NC

Library tour of the AHEC Library at Carolinas Medical Center, located in the Medical Education Building.  Social get-together at Brixx in Dilworth. 

5th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 17, 2010 at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC

Clara ChuKeynote Speaker: Dr. Clara M. Chu, Department Chair and Professor Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Information Literacy Examined in Multicultural Context
Information overload and constant technological advances are realities of the 21st Century. Information literacy (IL) is one strategy to effectively manage and critically examine the information encountered in daily life and for specific needs. In teaching users information literacy librarians have emphasized a particular process incorporating a set of skills and the objective/critical examination of information. In a multicultural society where a diversity of users exists and librarians who serve them do not necessarily share their cultural background, this act of knowing/learning needs to be examined and critiqued as a socially-constructed act. Grounded on critical theoretical frameworks, IL is examined and re-envisioned through a critical multicultural approach. The three elements of this critical multicultural framework of information literacy will be discussed: (1) multiple literacies ~ information literacy as interdependent and relevant to other literacies, (2) user-centeredness ~ information literacy as a user-centered act of knowing, and (3) cultural competence ~ the impact of culture, consciously or unconsciously, on individual behavior, attitudes and knowledge. The practice of critical multicultural information literacy enables both users and librarians to critically examine the culture that has shaped them and, furthermore, librarians can teach information literacy as critical engagement with the world around them which influences both the acts of knowing and learning.

Schedule of Events

 8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Refreshments 
 9:00am - 10:15am Keynote Speaker 
 10:15am - 10:30am Break 
 10:30am - 11:45am Breakout Sessions 
 11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch 
 12:45pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Sessions
 2:00pm - 2:30pm Poster Sessions and Snack Break 
 2:30pm - 3:45pm Breakout Sessions 
 3:45pm - 4:00pm Concluding Session 

Tracks for Breakout Sessions:

New Approaches
"Reframing Reference" ~ Dr. Carol Walker Jordan, Melinda Livas, and Martin Olsen, Queens University of Charlotte

"Take Five: Using Documentary Film in Information Literacy Instruction" ~ Rosalind Tedford and Molly Keener, Wake Forest University

"New Instruction Librarians Teaching New Students: A Guide to Survival" ~ Donna Gunter and Stephanie Otis, UNC Charlotte

Librarians & Teachers Unite
"Embed Yourself!" ~ Jennifer Ballance, Amy Burns, and Steve Osler, Central Piedmont Community College

"Teach Smarter Not Harder: Classroom Tips and Techniques" ~ Mary Briggins, Orange County Public Schools

"Embedded in the Curriculum: Information Literacy in General Education at UNCW" ~ Anne Pemberton and Rachel Radom, UNC Wilmington

"Classroom 2.0: Bringing Interactivity into Library Instruction" ~ Jenny Dale, Amy Harris, and Lynda Kellam, UNC Greensboro

"Agents of Change: A Library Big Game" ~ Jason Setzer and Amy Baker, Davidson County Community College Library

"Your Mobile Library -- Research Anywhere" ~ Michael Winecoff, UNC Charlotte and Beth Martin, Johnson C. Smith University

Students as Life-Long Learners
"Show Me the Value! - Strategies and Content Which Help to Emphasize the Significance of Information Literacy to Students' Future Careers" ~ Joe Eshleman, Johnson & Wales University

"Building Information Literacy in a Classroom" ~ Jeri Langford and Valerie Freeman, Johnson & Wales University

"Increasing Intellectual Engagement in an Info-lit Class for Business Majors" ~ Mary G. Scanlon, Wake Forest University

Poster Sessions

"Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate: The Foundation for Successful Partnerships that Teach Information Literacy"
Jeff Simpson, Troy University Montgomery Campus, Montgomery, AL
Cendy Cooper, Robert E. Lee High School, Montgomery, AL
Alyssa Martin, Troy University Montgomery Campus, Montgomery, AL

"Changing Community Demographics: Six Tennessee Libraries Respond"
Jacqueline Dowdy, Middle Tennessee State University

"Don't Vote Me Off the Island: Lessons Learned in Becoming an Information Literacy Survivor"
Kristine M. Jones and Deborah Jones, York Technical College

"Defining Workforce Literacy"
Michael Crumpton and Nora J. Bird, Ph.D., UNC Greensboro

"Libguides Implementation: A Guided Tour"
Amy Harris and Jenny Dale, UNC Greensboro

"Library Competency Sessions at Methodist University"
Courtney Mack, Methodist University

Fall 2010 Grant Writing Workshop

October 13, 2010 at CPCC's Cato Campus

With Raye Oldham from the State Library of North Carolina

Preliminary Schedule of Events

 2p-2:30p Welcome and Introductions 
 2:30p-3p Sources of funding 
 3p-4:30p Writing a solid proposal 
 4:30p-5p Stories from the field 
 5p Wrap up 

Raye Oldham joins us from the State Library of North Carolina where she has just been appointed the Federal Program Consultant. Prior to that position she was the Continuing Education Consultant since 2003. Her primary responsibilities at the State Library have involved planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating North Carolina’s annual statewide program of continuing education and staff development for staff of public and academic libraries. She is the project manager for the Master Trainer Program, an intensive train the trainer program for library staff. Prior to her State Library role she spent six years in a community college library.

Raye grew up in MI then moved to AZ, MS, CA and AK before moving to NC in 1996. She obtained her MLS from UNC Greensboro in 2002.

Favorite reads include are usually historical fiction but she is involved in two book clubs to expand her reading interests. She continues to grow personally by exploring colors, shapes and textures through either fabric (quilting) or glass (mosaics and stained glass).

Winter 2010 Program and Dinner

December 8, 2010 at The Art Institute of Charlotte, NC

Leadership in Libraries with Kem Ellis and Mark Livingston

In this case study presentation, Kem Ellis and Mark Livingston will share results of a “strategic journey” the High Point Public Library has taken since 2007. During this time, not only was the library facility expanded and renovated, but the library culture was transformed through a strategy management process that aligned and focused everyone and everything on attracting, creating, growing, and benefiting “loyal promoters.” Kem and Mark will share highlights and results of the ongoing process to transform the library experience of the High Point community. In addition, they will provide several tools utilized by staff to deliver customer service expectations and engaging, memorable customer experiences.

About Kem Ellis and Mark Livingston:

Kem Ellis is the Director of the High Point Public Library, North Carolina’s largest municipal library. He has been with the High Point Library since 1972 and was named Library Director in 1992. Kem has previously served as President of the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association and is currently a member of the State Library Commission. Kem was co-Facilitator of the 2008 North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute.

Mark Livingston is President of Strategic Management & Performance Systems, LLP in Greensboro, NC. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) and has worked with a number of libraries in North Carolina, including the High Point Public Library. Mark was co-Facilitator and designer of the 2008 NCLA Leadership Institute. During his 30-year consulting career, Mark has worked with over 225 business, nonprofit, government, and military organizations across 25 different industries.

Kem and Mark are partners in Strategic Management & Performance Systems and will be launching a new division of the consulting firm, Loyal Promoter Institute, on January 1, 2011. Loyal Promoter Institute’s purpose is to help business, social, and nonprofit enterprises “transform stakeholders into Valued Loyal Promoters” by providing strategy management and organization development services along with assessment, survey, and online learning products.

Information about Loyal Promoter Institute can be found at www.loyalpromoter.com.

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