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Thursday, June 15

2:00pm EDT

Increasing Meaningful Reference in Your Library
Interested in boosting the level of scholarship your students use in their writing assignments? Interested in increased use of the library? In today’s reality, students have so many resources at their fingertips, yet are still using spent ideas and unreliable resources. In this workshop, participants will see how at your school, a little structure in the library and partnership with faculty can create a system that both boosts library usage and the level of scholarship. Book A Librarian is a service provided by the library at Colorado Christian University that takes the concepts of reference and appointments and packages it for easy marketability, scalable to your school.

Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Friday, June 16

3:30pm EDT

Communicating Cross-Culturally: The Implications of Relevance Theory
The world has become a much smaller place and our daily interactions are likely going to include many people from backgrounds different from our own. While these different cultures will differ greatly in their similarities and differences from our own culture in customs, body language, directness of communication, and many other areas, there are ways in which we can work to anticipate the communication problems in our interactions. Relevance theory, as a theory of how we understand and receive language-based communication, can provide some insights into how we can work to communicate clearly and effectively with others in our personal interactions and in our written communication.


Wesley D. Custer

Information Services Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary

Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Oakwood A

3:30pm EDT

Connecting Researchers to Information in Name Authority Records
Traditionally name authority records served a backend purpose of collocating resources in a library catalog that are by or about a person, corporate body, or conference. The primary purpose for developing a name authority heading was to differentiate the entity represented by the heading from other entities with the same name. Additionally, the information in name authority records primarily served to inform catalogers about where the elements of the heading came from. However, in preparing for a linked data environment, RDA now allows a cataloger to provide much richer information in name authority records enabling the records to serve researchers and reference librarians, in addition to cataloging librarians. This session will discuss the kind of information available in name authority records, how it supports FRBR user tasks, and how reference librarians can use it to serve the researchers they support.


Leslie Engelson

Metadata Librarian, Murray State University

Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Saturday, June 17

9:00am EDT

From Reference to Research: Rebuilding, Redesigning, and Relaunching Research Services at Asbury Theological Seminary
This session will demonstrate how Research Services is different from traditional reference services and the benefits that this change has brought. The change is in its first year of existence and the findings are fresh and "hot off of the press." Attendees will learn the benefits of having at least two professional research librarians and of having limited, yet dedicated, scheduled hours for patron interaction as well as small scheduled workshops


Thad Horner

Research and Digital Resources Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary

Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Oakwood A

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