Congratulations to the Greenville County Library System on winning the 2012 InnoVision Technology Award for Community Service! This award recognizes an organization for establishing and/or supporting innovative, technology-based projects and programs that improve the quality of life for an Upstate or Greater Midlands community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.