Monday, October 28, 2013

CLIC's "Hush the Shushing" Conference Focuses on Library Users

There was a good turnout last week for our Annual CLIC-wide Conference, "Hush the Shushing! What Are Library Users Saying?" held at Macalester College.

CLIC Board President David Stewart began the Conference talking about CLIC's mission of focusing on our library users.

CLIC Board President David Stewart

Our keynote speakers, Frank Cervone and Eric Forte, gave an overview of library users and related research.

Keynote speaker Frank Cervone

Eric Forte reports on OCLC Research study of alumni and parents

In the afternoon, our Panel of Library Users stole the show with an inspiring and honest appraisal of library service by representatives of our core user group: grad student, adult learner, undergrad, full-time faculty, and adjunct faculty. Siobhan DiZio of Hamline University did a great job moderating the Panel.

Siobhan DiZio of Hamline University

Our Panel of Library Users

The Conference ended on a high note, with eight pecha-kucha-style lightning round presentations by library staff from each CLIC institution.

Concordia: Greg Argo and Zach Moss presenting “Who Are You? Getting to Know Our Users at Concordia.”

Hamline: Kate Borowske presenting “Citation Interpretation as Competition:  Putting the EmPHAsis on the Learner.”

Augsburg: Missy Motl and Stacy Cutinella presenting “Google Apps: a feast of connections for the user.”

Bethel: Betsy Dadabo and Lyndi Fabbrini presenting, “User-Focused Design on a Dime.”

St Thomas: Ben Durrant presenting “Connecting the Clicks.”

St Catherine: Anika Fajardo presenting, “Meeting the Library Needs of Adjunct Faculty.”

Northwestern: Jessica Nelson Moore presenting “Understanding the Learner Experience with Curriculum Mapping.”

Macalester: Jesse Sawyer presenting “One-Stop Shop - The DeWitt Wallace Consolidated Service Desk.”

For more photos from "Hush the Shushing," see CLIC's Facebook page.

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