Program 2014

Earl K. Long Library
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
August 15, 2014
Twitter: @nolaILC | #nolaILC14

Download the program as a PDF here.


8:30 am- 9:00 am | Registration and Welcome, Room 407
9:00 am- 9:45 am | Concurrent Sessions 1
10:00 am- 10:45 am | Concurrent Sessions 2
11:00 am- 1:00 pm | Break for Lunch
1:00 pm- 1:45 pm | Concurrent Sessions 3
2:00 pm- 2:45 pm | Concurrent Sessions 4
3:00 pm- 3:45 pm | Concurrent Sessions 5
3:45 pm- 4:30 pm | Social, Room 407

Concurrent Sessions 1 (9:00 am- 9:45 am)

Room 407

Getting to Know the Framework for Information Literacy: An Introduction & Discussion

Jennifer Corbin, Tulane University

Adam Beauchamp, Tulane University

Earlier this year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) released drafts of a new Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, intended to replace the current ACRL Information Literacy Standards first adopted in 2000. A break from the prescriptive outcomes of these earlier standards, the proposed Framework represents a shift in the scope of information literacy and offers librarians more flexibility to implement core concepts in ways appropriate to our unique institutions.

This session will present an introduction to threshold concepts and a brief review of the proposed Framework’s six “frames.” The presenters will have several questions prepared for discussion.

PDF Slides: nolaILF2014_Beauchamp and Corbin

Room 212

Engaging Patrons Online – The Use of Social Media in Libraries (Round Table)

Anthony DelRosario, Tulane University

My proposal is for a round table discussion about the use of social media in libraries – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Four Square, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, YouTube, etc.

I will talk about how social media is used at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (Tulane University) and what tools are used to coordinate different platforms.

Does your library use social media? If so, which platforms?

What have you found to be successful in engaging patrons?

What challenges have you found using social media?

How can social media be used to find, use, and evaluate information?

PDF Slides: nolaILF2014_slides_Delrosario

PDF Handout: nolaILF2014_handout_Delrosario

Room 319

Music Reference for When Life is a Dream and for When You Wake Up

Lisa Hooper, Tulane University

This 45 minute presentation will review core music reference resources that we would all have in a perfect world followed by discussion of music reference resources fitting the reality of Louisiana’s constricted higher education budget. Through a bit of show & tell, treasure hunting, and group thinking, attendees will become more familiar with a variety of music reference resources appropriate for a range of educational and budgetary needs and will leave with a more nuanced understanding of which music reference resources will best fit their institutional needs.

PowerPoint Slides: nolaILF2014_Hooper

Concurrent Sessions 2 (10:00 am- 10:45 am)

Room 407

Changing Methods for Providing Information Literacy Instruction for Freshmen (Round Table)

Jeremiah Paschke-Wood, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Malia Willey, Loyola University New Orleans

Should academic libraries seek to move away from traditional one-shot instruction to freshmen?

Join librarians from area institutions as they discuss ideas, methods and difficulties in presenting the materials to new college students.

PDF Handout: nolaILF2014_Paschke-Wood and Willey

Room 212

Research In-Cites: Incorporating Information Literacy Skills Using Reference Management Systems

Jennifer Jackson, University of New Orleans

When completing major research, the most daunting task for students can be identifying and organizing the references that were used. However, teaching students the skill of properly writing and incorporating citations is an important information literacy skill. This presentation will discuss the correlating Information Literacy Competency Standards (in addition to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education) and the current literature of using reference management systems in library instruction, as well as activities that can be utilized within the instruction session featuring Endnote Web and Zotero.

Room 319

Social Tags: The Technical Side of Information Literacy (Round Table)

Julie Schiavo, Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Many libraries are opening up their catalogs to their patrons’ descriptions of resources, allowing a user-developed folksonomy aid in resource discovery.  However, these user-generated terms are not always useful as they lack the controlled consistency of bibliographer assigned subject headings.  Once the nightmare of catalogers, this trend now affects librarians who teach information literacy.

So how can instruction librarians navigate the inconsistent nature of these folksonomies during a session?  And, more importantly, teach students how to navigate them?

Can user defined tags function alone as a source of access to library collections?

Does the use of both tags and subject headings significantly improve user access?

Concurrent Sessions 3 (1:00 pm- 1:45 pm)

Room 407

Teaching With Technology (Round Table)

Molly Knapp, Tulane University

How do you interact with technology as an instructor? This round table discussion, facilitated by Molly Knapp, will explore the ideas, trends, failures and successes of using technology in an information literacy instruction session.

Discussion Questions:

1) What are some tech tools & techniques useful in one-shot IL sessions?

2) What are effective practices for information literacy instruction in online environments such as content management systems like BlackBoard or Moodle?

3) LibGuides: how do you pronounce it, and has it proven useful to you for information literacy instruction?

Whether a newbie or a seasoned professional, all participants will leave with a new idea about teaching with technology.

Room 212

Meeting the NASM Technology Standards: A Library Collaboration

Laurie Phillips, Loyola University New Orleans

Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans

Teri Gallaway, Loyola University New Orleans

In 2001, Loyola’s College of Music was tasked by the NASM with implementing a technology competency course for first year students in most music degree programs. The required Tech for Music course, first taught in 2006, was co-taught by a librarian and included library skills, Microsoft Office, notation software, and recording technology. Today, the course is co-taught by three librarians and one Music Industry Studies faculty member and covers an ever-evolving curriculum. We will discuss the opportunities for connecting with first-year music students and the challenges inherent in teaching tech skills to 60 students in a pass/fail no-credit environment.

PowerPoint Slides: nolaILF2014_Phillips et al

Concurrent Sessions 4 (2:00 pm- 2:45 pm)

Room 407

Let’s talk about library CATs (Classroom Assessment Techniques) (Round Table)

Jennifer Corbin, Tulane University

This Round Table Discussion will focus on formative classroom assessment techniques (CATs) used in library instruction. The convener invites participants to share CATs that have been  successful in their library classroom.

Discussion questions will include:

Do you have a CAT that you use frequently? Why?

What challenges do you encounter when incorporating CATs into your library sessions?

Are you collecting any data from your CATs?

A bibliography of further reading will be included.

Note: Discussion of felines will be held until the social hour segment of the Forum.

PDF Handout: nolaILF2014_Corbin_CATS

Room 212

Information Literacy Skills and Student Training

Jennifer Jackson, University of New Orleans

The opportunity to introduce information literacy skills can occur in a variety of settings. This presentation will discuss how information literacy skills were incorporated into the student training program for the Learning Commons at the University of New Orleans. The presentation will cover the initial development of the student training program, review of professional documentation and the integration of active learning techniques.

Concurrent Sessions 5 (3:00 pm- 3:45 pm)

Room 407

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Using Information Literacy for Community Engagement

James Hodges, University of New Orleans

Sonnet Ireland, University of New Orleans

In April, the University of New Orleans’ Earl K. Long Library hosted its first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.  Through this event, the library was able to engage with users on and off-campus.  Along with details of what went right (and wrong) with our first attempt, we will also discuss how edit-a-thons can be used in the future to promote information literacy, as well as bonding libraries with their communities.  We will also share some practical tips on how the edit-a-thon works.

Room 212

Making LibGuides Work for You (Round Table)

Courtney Stortz, Delgado Community College

Shanna Clevenger, Delgado Community College

Caitlin Cooper, Delgado Community College

Emily Rush, Delgado Community College

In this roundtable we’re going to talk about how multifaceted LibGuides actually can be. We’ll discuss how they’re used in the following contexts:

1. Information Literacy classes and Student Engagement

2. College Program Reviews (for accreditation purposes)

3. Guide Organization and Statistics (how they support programs, databases, etc.)

NOLA Information Literacy Collective Executive Board

Jennifer Corbin, Tulane University
Elizabeth Elmwood, Xavier University of Louisiana
Teri Gallaway, Loyola University New Orleans
Sonnet Ireland, University of New Orleans, Chair
Jennifer Jackson, University of New Orleans
Elizabeth Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans
Maureen Knapp, Tulane University
Malia Willey, Loyola University New Orleans


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