Theme & Program

Students Are Evolving, Are Libraries Adapting?

Today’s academic libraries face challenges to the traditional model.  Students are using technology, social media, and academic spaces in new ways. How are librarians educating the students of today and supporting their needs?

The LACUNY Institute seeks to explore strategies and address best practices promoting new library models. These strategies and practices may include: renovation needs, new electronic resources, changes to the ways physical space is used, improved marketing and/or signage, new modes of collaboration, alternate library partnerships, changes in design, and/or changes in library service platforms, among others.

Detailed Program

8:30 a.m.Breakfast & RegistrationMainstage Lobby
9:15 a.m.Welcome and IntroductionMainstage Theatre
9:25 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Loretta ParhamMainstage Theatre
10:30 a.m.Poster Sessions & Morning BreakE-242 & Mainstage Lobby
11:00 am Concurrent Session IE-262,264,265,266
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. LunchAtrium (outside the Library)
12:45 p.m. Supporting Research through Complimentary Scholarly Publishing Workshops/ElsevierE-242
1:30 p.m.Concurrent Session II E262,264,265
2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions & Afternoon BreakE-242 & Mainstage Lobby
3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session IIIE-262,264,265

11:00 am – Concurrent Session I

Dissertation Deep Dive: Taking the Plunge to Support Graduate Students
Heather F. Ball, Caroline Fuchs
(St. John’s University)
Centering Student Voices: Collaborating with Students to Develop Better ServicesJean Amaral (BMCC), Silvia Lin Hanick (LaGuardia CC), Michael Miller (Bronx CC)E-264
Evolving Population, Emerging Opportunities: Academic Library Support of Diverse Learners
Michelle Maloney
(University of the Pacific)
Library Renovations: $free.99
Kristin Hart, Simone Yearwood
(Queens College)

12:45 p.m. – Workshop

Supporting Research through Complimentary Scholarly Publishing Workshops: Through Elsevier’s commitment to research, scholarly communication and outreach, we strive to support and train early- to mid-career researchers. From the beginnings of research preparation through to getting published, peer review and self-promotion, researchers can draw from the free service publishing workshops that Elsevier offers. During Elsevier’s session at LACUNY Institute, we will review several of the options offered that can potentially improve the chances of building a successful research journey. Complimentary services that are aimed at, plagiarism, grant writing, the journal publishing cycle, authorship and responsibilities, the review process and several others are topics to review.Giacomo Mancini,
David Parsons

1:30 p.m. – Concurrent Session II

PPP +SSSP @ CCNY: Personal Poster Presentations with the Student Support Services Program at City CollegeSean O’Heir, Tyson Ward
(City College)
Documenting Library Renovations with Instagram
John DeLooper, Michelle Ehrenpreis
(Lehman College)
WikiProject CUNY: On CUNY Librarians’ Collaborative Projects with Wikipedia Nora Almeida (City Tech), Jean Amaral (BMCC), Thomas Cleary (LaGuardia CC), Junli Diao (York), Megan Wacha (Central Office); Introduction by Ann Matsuuchi (LaGuardia CC)E-265

3:00 p.m. – Concurrent Session III

The Academic Library as The Wild West
Richard Mako
(Queensborough CC)
Closed Educational Resources: New Study Tools, New Challenges for AccessGreg Laynor, Natalie Tagge
(Temple University)
Goodbye Desktops, Hello Laptop Share: A New Library Computing Model
Steven Bell
(Temple University)

POSTER Sessions & Break – E-242 & Mainstage Lobby

Creative Campus Partnerships for Holistic Student Support
Katelyn Angell
(Long Island University), Charlotte Price (Barnard)
Using LibGuides to Help Students (and Librarians!) Discover Primary SourcesJanelle Bitter
(Raritan Valley CC)
Collections or Collaboration? Finding Focus as a Solo Art Librarian
Courtney Hunt
(The Ohio State University)
The Zine Scene: Using Unconventional Materials in the Library
Seth Kershner
(Northwestern Connecticut CC), Cara McConnell (Oxford Public Schools), Naomi T.L. Toftness (Post University)
Meeting Student Needs for a 24-hour Access Library
Laurel Scheinfeld
(Stony Brook University)
Twitter Use by Academic Libraries in New York State
Sheena Philogene
(Brooklyn College)
Open Educational Practices: Free Tools to Support Student Work
Juliana Terciotti Magro
(Touro College)