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The Future of Libraries: Where are We Going?

March 16, 2011 at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, Charlotte, NC

As technology continues to rapidly transform the way libraries do business, how will libraries stay connected to the communities they serve as the world changes around them? As the function of libraries changes, what kind of new service models are being created to adapt to the times. From downloadable books to digitization of library collections, we’ll explore trends that continue to re-define the profession. Join MLA for this important panel discussion on what libraries are doing to position themselves as institutions of the future. The following panelists will be on hand to discuss this important topic:

Kelly Czarnecki serves as a Teen & Technology Education Librarian for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She writes and speaks mostly about teens and youth using technology in libraries. She is passionate about doing technology outreach with incarcerated teens. In 2007, Ms. Czarnecki was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. Kelly graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with her MLIS and Ed.M in Educational Policy. Kelly writes a monthly column called The Gaming Life for School Library Journal and contributes to other publications, including Young Adult Library Services and Multimedia & Internet @ Schools. She’s the author of Gaming In Libraries (The Tech Set), a resource guide that provides librarians with the tools needed to organize, implement, and market successful gaming events for all ages. Ms. Czarnecki is a member of Young Adult Library Services Association and a featured blogger on their web site. She’s also an ALA Councilor-At-Large.

Dr. Mark Y. Herring is Dean of Library Services for Dacus Library, Winthrop University. He came to Winthrop in 1999 from Oklahoma Baptist University where he was dean of library services. His bachelor and master of library science degrees are from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and his doctorate degree from East Tennessee State University. In 2008, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to a 5-year term on the National Museum and Library Services Board. He’s written numerous books including Fool ‘s Gold: Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library. He has also written an array of articles, and scores of reviews for magazines and journals both in and out of the library profession, to include American Libraries and Library Journal. He writes a blog available from the Dacus Library’s home page and has a regular column in Against the Grain. Dr. Herring is a member of the South Carolina Library Association, the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries

Barbara B. Moran is Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the UNC Chapel Hill where she served as Dean from 1990 to 1998. She teaches primarily in the areas of management and academic librarianship but has other interests including library leadership, genre fiction, readers’ advisory services, and international librarianship. Her research has been focused on various aspects of management including leadership, organizational structures, and career progression patterns. Moran is co-author of the widely used textbook, Management of Libraries and Information Agencies and is also the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and three other books on various aspects of management and leadership.

6th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 16, 2011 at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC

KeeMaleskyKeynote Speaker: Kee Malesky, NPR Reference Librarian

Kee received her MSLS from Catholic University of America in 1986. She is active in SLA News Division and the DC Chapter, as well as Beta Phi, the international honor society of library science.

Kee worked as an administrator at NPR before getting her Library degree. She was lured to the library there by her friends after graduating with her Masters, to a job cataloging tapes of radio programs. She also had a stint as the staff librarian for “Performance Today,” NPRs original arts magazine program. In 1990, she made the switch into News Reference, where she has been since.

In addition, she recently published All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge. She will be signing copies of her book while she is here.

On the afternoon of June 16, 2011, she will be joining Metrolina Library Association as the Keynote speaker for the Information Literacy Conference. She'll talk about the process of writing the book (All Facts Considered (Wiley 2010) a collection of interesting and unusual facts that Kee has collected in her 20+ years of answering questions for NPR journalists, and she's working on another one now), the life of an NPR librarian, and what information literacy means in a news organization.

Conference Schedule

 8:00am - 8:30am Registration 
 8:30am - 9:20am Session I 
 9:30am - 10:20am Session II 
 10:30am - 11:20am Session III 
 11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch 
 12:30pm - 1:00pm Poster Session 
 1:15pm - 2:30pm Keynote 
 2:30pm - 3:00pm Book signing 
 3:00pm - 3:50pm Session IV 
 4:00pm - 4:15pm Closing Session 

Tracks for Breakout Sessions


Sharing the Wealth: Creating cross-Campus Responsibility for Information Literacy – Amy Harris, Kathryn Crowe

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Teaching Information Literacy Through Academic and Public School Library Partnerships – Jeff Simpson

The Liaison Connection to Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: Four Case Studies – Jo Henry


RAMS: Developing a Master Teaching Program…That Works – Michael Frye, Carl Leak, Thomas Flynn

A Little Help Here? Five keys in Attempting Information Literacy as a Solo Librarian – Jeremy McGinniss
Presentation Slides (Prezi Document)  Presentation Notes (PDF)

Embedded Librarians: Looking backward/Looking Forward – Jennifer Ballance, Doug Short, Grant LeFoe, Amy Burns

Instruction Session Boot Camp (PowerPoint) – Melanie Wood, Shamella Cromartie
Instruction Preparation Checklist (Document)


TRAILS to SAILS : Assessing Information Literacy Skills from Grade 3 through College Graduation -- Carolyn Radcliff

50-Minute Makeover: Creating effective library instruction for a new English curriculum at High Point University (Prezi Document) – Kathy Shields, Robert Fitzgerald, Amy Pace

Less is More: Uses and Benefits of the 10-15 Minute Instruction Session – Jeffrey Mortimore, Johnson Adefila

We r in yr dormz, hlpn yr rsrch!: information literacy outside of the classroom (SlideShare) – Jenny Dale, Lynda Kellam


Personal Librarians at UNC Charlotte (PowerPoint) – Barbara Tierney, Donna Gunter, Stephanie Otis, Jean Hiebert

Beyond the Classroom: Moving Information Literacy Fluency Online – Dr. Carol Jordan, Martin Olsen, Sherrill Shiraz, Joli McClelland

WakeUp! Using Audience Response Systems to Engage Students in Information Literacy Instruction – Ilka Datig, Claire Ruswick

Real World Solutions to Engage Learners: a catalyst for information literacy - Michael Gutierrez, Lydia Collins


Information Literacy from the Side (JPG) – Bianna Ine

Making Instruction Planning Simple – Jennifer Ballance, Erin Payton

Reference Training for a New Generation: UNCG’s intern program (PDF) – Lynda Kellam, Amy Harris, Kathy Shields
Reference Training LibGuide

An Integrated Approach to Information Literacy at the Durban University of Technology – David Thomas

Pajama Learning: Taking a closer look at students Learning Information Literacy Skills Online – Joi Jones Phillips

Gaming LIS Students: A Pilot Project for UNCG LIS Students - Beth Martin, Caroline McDonald

Fall 2011 Library Crawl

September 21, 2011

Tour local libraries and social get-together.  

Library tours include: 

The newly renovated Beatties Ford Road Regional Library

James B. Duke Memorial Library of Johnson C. Smith University

Social get-together at Pinky's Westside Grill

Winter Luncheon and Copyright Workshop

December 7, 2011 at The Art Institute of Charlotte, NC

Topic: "Copyright Made Practical for Librarians"

Speaker: Peggy Hoon

YouTube and its treatment of copyright laws

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