Friday, October 11, 2013

Connected Librarians Day #cld13 #librarians

Connected Librarians #CLD13

The yearly Library 2.013 is upcoming on 18-19 October 2013.

A Library 2.013 pre-conference event has been planned as  Connected Librarians Day on October 14th. This is an open, online, and free event.
The hashtag is #cld13.

The schedule for the day is as follows:
(More detail can be be found here:

11:00am US-Eastern Daylight Time (5 pm GMT+2)
"Leading the Charge to Connect the Library, Classroom, and Curriculum: A View from Library Leadership" - Panel Discussion
Description: In this dynamic panel discussion, three members of Follett’s Project Connect team will share their views on the future of the library and explore how librarians are central to successful 1:1 implementations and the digital shift.

Mark Ray - 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year
Gail Dickinson - AASL President
Susan Ballard - former President of AASL
Moderator: Britten Follett
Blackboard Collaborate Room Link:

12:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time (6 pm GMT+2)
"The Library as Makerspace"- Kristin Fontichiaro
Description:  Defined as groups of creators who come together to design, plan, and create products using both digital and non-digital tools, makerspaces are popping up in library-centered conversations. While makerspaces can include cutting-edge technology, it takes more than 3D printers, computers, and robotics equipment to define them.

Bio: Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the school library media program at the University of Michigan's School of Information.
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

1:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time (7 pm GMT+2)
"Virtual Library Instruction:Tools & Tips" - Stacy Creel
Description: This presentation includes a discussion on a variety of online library instruction tools and methods for use in today's libraries. It includes tips and tools on static (vodcasts and online pathfinders) and interactive online (wikis, quizzes, live classrooms) presentations.
Bio: She is the advisor for the Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature and received the Exemplary Online Course Award from USM in 2013.
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

"Teaching the Teachers: Integrating Technology into Library Instruction" - Amanda Nichols Hess
Description: Librarians everywhere - in schools, in public libraries, in colleges and universities, and in other settings - are increasingly charged with instruction. This might be in K-12 classes, or in workshops, or in one-shot instructional sessions for a college course. As they are asked to teach more, librarians are simultaneously tasked with bringing technology into their instructional practices. However… are librarians adequately prepared and equipped to do this? Moreover, do they feel prepared and equipped to do so meaningfully?
Bio: Amanda Nichols Hess is Assistant Professor and eLearning/Instructional Technology Librarian at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

2:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time (8pm GMT+2)
"[Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age" - John Shank
Description: This session will focus on how blended librarianship provides a vision for how librarians can be at the intersection of the learning and knowledge becoming a learning hub for their campus. Learn how In the digital information age, the blended librarian becomes a leader, who acts as the mediator and guide, to accessing and making sense of the ever expanding universe of information in all the forms that it takes.
Bio: See
Blackboard Collaborate Room:

The technical details of joining the conference from a computer or from mobile can be found here:
The presentations will be available if you are not able to watch it on the scheduled time!

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