ASLS 2012 NYLA Annual Conference

ASLS Conference Program

Saratoga Springs, NY


Information Literacy for Distance Learners
Thursday 11/8/2012 9:00:00 AM - 10:15:00 AM
Sponsors: ASLS / BIRT
We'll discuss strategies for building, promoting and implementing instructional opportunities fof distance learners.  We'll touch on methods for engaging online instruction and support, as well as using active and team based learning in the online synchronous classroom.
Speakers: Dana Longley, Empire State College

Information Literacy as Meta Literacy: Responding to Challenges of Social Media
Thursday 11/8/2012 1:45:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
Sponsors: ASLS / SMART
Information literacy as metaliteracy, a comprehensive framework that incorporates elements of digital, visual, and media literacies, acknowledges the relevance of information competencies in a social media age, challenging us to raise questions about the evolution of information literacy in an era of Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. 
Speakers: Trudi Jacobson,  University at Albany, Greg Bobish, University at Albany and Tom Mackey, University at Albany

Improv, Comedy, and Creativity at Work
Friday 11/9/2012 8:00:00 AM - 9:15:00 AM
Sponsors: ASLS / LAMS
In a survey of 1,500 global CEOs, creativity was identified as the most important quality leaders must have in order to deal with an increasingly complex future. Miller will discuss how, by using the principles of improvisational comedy, library employees can create and/or contribute to an environment that encourages creativity and innovation. In addition to making their workplace more fun and creative, he will offer examples of creative thinking skills that can be applied to any situation or problem to expand the ability of the individual to be original and innovative.
Speaker: Christian Miller, Cornell University

Bibliometrics 101
Friday 11/9/2012 11:00:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM
Sponsors: ASLS / RASS
Learn about new resources that track citations and measure scholarly output such as Google Scholar, Scopus, the h-index, alternatives to the Journal Impact Factor , and more.  Put the science into practice!
Speaker: Elaine Lasda Bergman, University at Albany

Emerging Trends in Libraries
Friday 11/9/2012 2:15:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
Sponsors: ASLS / SMART
Back by popular demand! Join four technology experts to talk about emerging technologies and trends in libaries.

Speakers: Jeneca Rogers, SUNY Potsdam, Polly Alida-Farrington, PA Farrington Associates, Nicole Engard, ByWater Solutions and April Younglove, Rochester Regional Library Council

Special Libraries You  Never Knew Existed
Saturday 11/10/2012 11:00:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM
Sponsors: ASLS 
From high fashion to baseball to evidence-based reasoning, three librarians talk about their unique and  libraries and collections.
Speakers:Tim Binga, Center for Inquiry Libraries, Tim Whiles, Baseball Hall of Fame and N. J. Wolfe, Fashion Institute of Technology