Wed. Session 2

Wednesday, June 11th

SUNYLA Continuing Education Workshops

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (with a 10:00-10:30 a.m. break) Session 1/2

  • Student Group Work: Collaboration or Catastrophe?
    • Michelle Toth, SUNY Plattsburgh
    • This session will cover: The purpose and benefits of group work (or, the answer to – ‘why are you making us do this?’); The pros and cons of group work for instructors, students and the learning process; Types and formats of groups (for credit courses, one-shots or online); The methods and madness in assigning groups; How to facilitate a good group experience (we are more to blame than you think); Using technology to facilitate groups; and assessing the product, process and participants.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session 2

  • Search Engine Optimization
    • Roger Lipera, University at Albany
    • This class covers the basics of optimizing a Web site to improve its placement in search engine results. Learn the principles behind proper Meta tags, text, alt tags, and much more. Participants will also discover how to drive visitors to Web sites using good promotional practices. Included will be information about Facebook and Open Graph attributes. You do not need to have a Web site or know HTML to participate. This class is intended for those who want to become familiar with the concepts and techniques of SEO and site promotion.
  • Altmetrics in Practice
    • Mike Buschman, Plum Analytics
    • There is almost no limit to the ways research is being discovered and disseminated. For example, today we have things like Twitter and Mendeley. In the future there will be more new ways of interacting with research. Yet, even though this area has moved quickly, we are still often using techniques developed fifty years ago to evaluate research. Journal Impact Factor and citation counts are the tried and true measure for research impact. They are still important, but now we need modern ways of capturing activity around research. One field that has been born into this area is altmetrics. During this panel, the speakers will define altmetrics and talk about what is good and bad about them, discuss social media and what it can and cannot tell you about research, and how using new metrics helps support the research community. The panel will consist of both a provider of one of the altmetric systems and a librarian user of such a system.
  • Creating e-Citizens: the New York State Digital Literacy Curriculum (Part 2)
    • Mary Anne Waltz, New York Library Association
    • An introduction to the approved curriculum for statewide use in Digital Literacy training for adults. A complete product, it comprises four modules: introduction to computers; introduction to the Internet; communicating on the Internet; and word processing. Each module includes a lesson plan with goals (outcomes), supplementary instructional resources, and assessment tools. We will discuss the program, its goals and implementation, the curriculum, and its ramifications for libraries.
  • Artemis Literary Sources: Promotion, Discovery, and Connecting the Dots Across the Curriculum
    • Nan Frost and Stacey Knibloe, Gale Cengage
    • A composition or literature writing assignment doesn’t mean you have to keep your discussion limited to genre, voice, or mood.  Literature is not written in a disciplinary vacuum.  This round table discussion looks at using seemingly “literature specific” resources to connect the dots to multidisciplinary research and writing. Participants will discuss best practices to promote Artemis Literary Sources to students and faculty across the curriculum.   Inspiration begins with the hunt!
  • The Next Generation Web of Science & Journal Citation Report
    • Stephen DiGiulio, Thomson Reuters Expert in the U.S. Academic Markets
    • Come learn about the next generation Web of Science; a new, user-friendly interface, expanded content and convenient open-web links. The next generation Web of Science makes Web of Science content and records easily accessible to users via links from open-web platforms, such as Google Scholar. Open Access (OA) and Funding Acknowledgement functionality, as well as the new Journal Citation Reports & Essential Science Indicators on the InCites platform will also be discussed.