Fri. Session 2

Friday, June 13th

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Session 2

  • Assessment Tools for Online Courses and Programs
    • Kabel Stanwicks, University at Albany
    • Valid and reliable measurement and assessment tools are needed for evaluation and quality assurance purposes for online courses and programs (Chaney et al., 2007; Nord, 2011; Zhang & Cheng, 2011). Quality assurance is a major challenge faced by higher education (Shelton, 2010). Black et al. argue that distance education administrators and teachers need to understand the assessment tools available to them to better understand students and maximize students’ potential for successful learning (Black et al., 2008). This presentation will review a range of models and resources related to quality assurance in online education and promote discussion of the benefits and limitations of each.
  • By the Book: Reader Advisory for Student Readers
    • Presenter Brian Nielsen
    • College students don’t stop reading leisure materials when they get to campus, yet librarians often overlook selecting resources to meet this need. This presentation will focus on how to stay current on readers’ advisory in the college environment. The presenter will discuss publishing trends and selections that will help to enhance your collections and entice your reader population.
  • Tutorial Teamwork: Collaborating to Design Resilient Videos
    • Brandon West and Emily Thompson, both of State University of New York at Oswego
    • Video tutorials continue to be a necessity for information literacy instruction. Librarians at SUNY Oswego have developed a team-based approach to video tutorial creation centered on instructional design principles. The result has been a streamlined video creation process that is manageable, produces higher quality video tutorials, and has fostered librarian video creation skills. This session will focus on using instructional design to develop concept-based videos that can be integrated in a myriad of library services.
  • Exploring the Art and Artistry of Picture Books
    • Dr. Kelly Wissman, University at Albany
    • Picture books have long delighted readers with their unique blend of illustrations and narrative text. While picture books bring together two distinct sign systems, art and written language, we often tend to overlook their artistic elements and peritextual features when sharing them with young readers. In this session, an associate professor of Education will introduce participants to the artistic elements of picture books and will share how she incorporates picture books into her work with in-service and pre-service K-6 teachers. Participants will explore how bringing an artistic lens to the reading of picture books can deepen their aesthetic and affective impact.
  • From Bound to Found: How the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York Public Library Presented, Preserved, and Promoted the André Studios Fashion Sketch Collection
    • Karen Trivette Cannell, Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY)
    • For decades, both FIT and NYPL Picture Collection held on their respective shelves bound volumes of beautiful fashion sketches from the André Studios fashion sketch subscription service. The sketches represented the highest styles emanating from Paris and inherent to American taste from 1930 until circa 1970. As bound volumes located in different institutions, access was cumbersome, severely limited, and tested the preservation of the rare content. Through a METRO grant, FIT and NYPL collaborated to digitally reunite a large sample of the sketches making them far more accessible and to a much wider audience while securing their preservation over the long term. The presenter will discuss the project and its outcomes due to the successful collaboration between the institutions.
  • Value of Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks
    • Cyril Oberlander, SUNY Geneseo, Steve Weiter, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo
    • What are OERs and open textbooks? Do they matter for students, faculty, and/or librarians? Participate in a discussion and presentation about possibilities for librarians and libraries to provide value in collaborating with faculty using and publishing open access resources, and making a positive impact on the cost of a college education. Some say scope creep, others say libraries can provide an essential value and services that supports teaching and learning. Examples from Open SUNY Textbook and other programs will be discussed. Bring your ideas and questions, discuss the significant opportunities, problems, service gaps and possible roles libraries and librarians can play.
  • Information Infrastructure for New York State (I2NY) Project and Beyond Q & A: What’s in it for SUNY Libraries and Other Academics?
    • Mary-Carol Lindbloom, South Central Regional Library Council
    • Information Infrastructure for New York State (I2NY) is an initiative sponsored and coordinated by the NY 3Rs Association Inc. (NY3Rs) and comprises six multifaceted projects: E-resources & Negotiation; Digital Initiatives/Digital Public Library of America; Library as Publisher/Content Creator; Outcomes & Assessment; Clearninghouse/Communications; and Staffing/Training/Exchange. Beyond I2NY, the NY3Rs lead other initiatives and programs including delivery and the AskUs 24/7 virtual reference service. This session provides an overview of all the NY3Rs projects. What are we learning and producing? How can you get involved? Attend our session and find out!
  • E-portfolios for Student Veterans: A Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Approach Within the Library
    • Krista Gruber and Susan Lieberthal, both of Suffolk County Community College
    • With funding from a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant, librarians, faculty from the English and Communications Departments, and the Educational Technology Unit at Suffolk County Community College’s (SCCC) Ammerman Campus embarked upon a project to help student veterans integrate academically and socially into college life. Participating student veterans collaborated in a newly dedicated library space to create e-portfolios using Google Sites. The project is designed to afford a multifaceted opportunity for students to hone writing skills, increase information literacy, learn video editing skills, build faculty and student support systems, and create a professional online presence that could endure beyond his or her tenure at SCCC. Our presentation will describe the progress and challenges of the project during the 2013-14 academic year.