October 2012

2012 Conference Handouts

2012 Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, October 24


Common Ground Unconference


One Credit Research Strategies Lab
Presenters: Margaret Fain, Christina Heady, Dr. Denise Paster
Sponsor: Information Literacy Round Table
Target Audience: Academic Libraries

Learn how a pilot partnership between writing teachers and librarians at Coastal Carolina University resulted in the creation of a one-credit information literacy lab in support of the research central to first semester composition courses. Panelists will discuss the origin of the partnership, collaboration between faculty and librarians, and the impact of the course on the overall instruction program.


From Development to Evaluation: Three Approaches to an Information Literacy Course
Presenters: Brent Appling, Laurel Baker, Karen Brown, Andrea Jarratt, Kathy Snediker, Amy Edwards
Sponsor: Information Literacy Round Table
Target Audience: Academic Libraries
This panel discussion presents the varying styles and approaches of three different sets of team-teaching librarians toward teaching the same one-credit information literacy course for undergraduates. Best practices, challenges, and successes will be shared with an emphasis on practical suggestions for others who teach. Sample course materials will be provided.


Poster Sessions


Thursday, October 25


The Lizard Man and the Gray Lady Went Walking … Ten South Carolina Online Resources For You and Your Patrons
Presenter: Amanda Stone
Sponsor: Digitization of Cultural Materials Round Table
Target Audience: General

Explore ten online resources that will entertain, teach, and inspire you and your patrons about a variety of topics related to South Carolina. From famous people to government information to historical images, learn how to find a wealth of information about the Palmetto State.


The Growing Readers Challenge
Presenter: Laura Kennett
Target Audience: Public Libraries, Youth Services

Learn how Richland County Public Library’s Community Outreach Department brings school readiness skills to childcare centers and the families they serve through ten weeks of easy and fun challenges.


App-titude: Integrating Technology into Library Programs for Children and Teens
Presenter: Kristi Sligh
Sponsor: Youth Services Section
Target Audience: Public Libraries, Technology, Youth Services

Have a tablet for your library, but not sure what to do with it? Learn how to avoid EPS (Expensive Paperweight Syndrome) by using it in your everyday programming.


Managing Change in the Workplace
Presenter: Merry Taylor
Sponsor: Library Management Section
Target Audience: General

Change in the workplace can be very stressful, especially for those in leadership positions. Merry Taylor of Taylor and Associates will present ways to survive and thrive during times of change. Merry has taught management classes at Midlands Technical College and has more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of behavior change, performance management, and human relations. This session should be enjoyable as well as informative.


Health and Medical Information: What Can We Tell the Patron?
Presenter: Elaine Sandberg
Sponsor: South Carolina State Library
Target Audience: Public Libraries

Librarians aren’t health professionals, so how can we help patrons seeking medical information or advice? This presentation will cover sources for accurate and comprehensive consumer health information, including website, state and local agencies, and online databases.


Implementing RFID in an Academic Library
Presenter: Scott Bacon, John Felts
Sponsor: Technical Services Section
Target Audience: General, Technology

Coastal Carolina University’s Kimbel Library recently implemented RFID technology. In this session, presenters will discuss the implementation process of this project: developing a timeline; evaluating RFID providers; navigating the bid process; hardware and software installation, configuration, and troubleshooting; and their book and media collection encoding process.


Transparency in State Government
Presenter: Elaine Sandberg
Sponsor: South Carolina State Library
Target Audience: General

How transparent is our state government? Are you interested in finding important South Carolina government facts and figures? This session will show you how to locate unique web-based information from state agencies. Topics covered will include: demographic information, health facts and statistics, traffic patterns and road conditions, legislative information, workforce resources, budgets, expenses, and more.


Friday, October 26


Digital Collection Connections through the SC Digital Library
Presenters: Kate Boyd, Margaret Dunlap
Sponsor: Digitization of Cultural Materials Round Table
Target Audience: General, Technology

Discover how to use collaborative digital repositories to promote your library’s historic collections online without a lot of expense. Learn how the presenters have used SCDL to host diverse collections of materials from Columbia’s history and experimented with free digital exhibit tools from the Library of Congress.


Green Resources: Sources of Energy Efficiency Information
Presenter: Tom Howell
Target Audience: General

Is your community interested in energy efficiency? Take a look at some easy ways to share this kind of information using your library website.


Mentoring 101
Presenter:  Kari Weaver
Sponsor:  New Members Round Table
Target Audience:  General

Mentoring relationships are a key way for librarians new to the profession to find support and guidance on issues ranging from interpersonal dynamics in the office to career path trajectories.  Learn what to look for in a mentor and how to get the most out of your mentoring relationship, and explore mentoring resources and formal mentoring programs available to new librarians.


Conference Presenters: Do you see your resources listed? If not, please send them to Georgia Coleman

Meet Sarah Cameron!

Sarah Cameron, a SLIS student and Richland County Public Library intern, will be blogging and live tweeting conference sessions this week. Follow the conversation here on our website and using #scla2012.

If you have ideas for Sarah, please feel free to share them. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Share Your Ideas at the Unconference

Do you have an idea to share or an issue to brainstorm?  Join us for an Unconference, where the participants choose the topics and set the schedule, and let your voice be heard!  There are two sessions on Wednesday, October 24:  9 am - 10 am and 10 am - 11 am.  Come for one or both and help us create a "marketplace" of conversation and learning about library service in South Carolina.  For those participants who tweet, use the hashtag #unConference to spread the word! 

All-Conference Reception at EdVenture Children’s Museum Featuring Post-Echo's Cancellieri

This year’s reception will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 7pm-9pm at the beautiful and award-winning EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Don’t miss your chance to meet Eddie, the “World’s Largest Child” and listen to the innovative sounds provided by Post-Echo's Cancellieri.

Second General Session / Luncheon with David Axe

David Axe will be our guest at the luncheon on Thursday, October 25 from 12:30-2 pm.  Mr. Axe is a military correspondent living in Columbia, South Carolina. Since 2005 he has reported from the U.K., Iraq, Lebanon, Japan, East Timor, Afghanistan, Somalia, Chad, Nicaragua, Kenya, Gabon and other countries. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Times, C-SPAN, and Wired and is a contributing editor at World Politics Review and Warships International Fleet Review. David is the author of several graphic novels and non-fiction books, including War is Boring and From A to B: How Logistics Fuels American Power and Prosperity.

Patricia Martin: The Future of Libraries in a Digital Culture

Check out this article from culture guru Patricia Martin on libraries finding their niche in the digital age.  Ms. Martin will be speaking at the Third General Session / Awards Brunch of the SCLA Conference on Friday, October 26.  

Congratulations Roberta Bibbins!

Roberta Bibbins, Director of the Orangeburg County Library, has also been chosen to participate in the Public Library Association's Turning the Page 2.0 Train-the-Trainer program in Chicago this November.  Congratulations to Roberta on being selected!

“Will the Future Like You?”: Third General Session and Awards Brunch with Patricia Martin

Join Patricia Martin, notable author, innovator, and expert on social trends, culture, and consumer behavior, as she explains how digital culture is changing user perceptions of traditional institutions.  Drawing on current research and cutting edge trends, Ms. Martin’s forward-looking analysis and riveting ideas will help you think strategically about the future and position your library to be used and valued well into the future.