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2019 FACRL Annual Conference


: A New Generation of Textbook Affordability Practices
DescriptionThis session analyzes an innovative Textbook Affordability Project that began with a team of experts who assessed faculty textbook choices, investigated alternatives that would mitigate costs to students, and made recommendations to faculty which resulted in $3.9 million of reduced costs to USF-system students in one semester.
Presenters: Jennifer Slagus & Susan Ariew, University of South Florida

Title: Expanding Distance Education Possibilities with Library and Center for eLearning Collaborations
DescriptionA multi-year process of collaboration between FAU’s library and Center for eLearning includes librarian participation in weekly Professional Development sessions and pedagogical training provided to librarians alongside other faculty. This session explores some of the skills, resources, and collective wisdom shared across our evolving community of practice.
Presenters: Lauri Rebar & Judy Somers, Florida Atlantic University

Title: Clear is Kind: Strategies for Daring Leadership in the Academic Library
DescriptionWhile it can be challenging to rise up and lead a team, certain strategies can be utilized to create an atmosphere where every team member flourishes. This presentation will share information from recent literature on leadership by Brene Brown, Christine Porath, and Kim Scott. Participants will leave with practical takeaways to utilize in their daily work.
Presenter: Kellie Barbato, Palm Beach Atlantic University

: Keeping Pace with Research: Maintaining Effective Data Services at Academic Libraries
DescriptionOne of the most difficult components of data work in libraries is keeping pace with research. In this presentation, I draw on my experiences building a data services program at the University of Miami Libraries to offer practical suggestions for keeping pace with the frenetic world of academic research. 
Presenter: Cameron Riopelle, University of Miami Libraries

Title: Collaboration between Faculty, Instructional Design and the Library to use all OER for Curriculum Development and Delivery
DescriptionCan a collaboration between the Library and the Instructional Design Department create value for the university and student population by incorporating OER into the course development process? This presentation is a case study of one University with a large online and distributed network that tightly controls the course design process and timeline and curriculum delivered by the faculty. 
Presenters: Dr. Kelly Whealan George & Anne Marie Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Title: Consolidate and Visualize Your Library's Data using Google Data Studio
DescriptionThis session presents the University of Miami Libraries’ work with the free Google Data Studio dashboards, where we created live connections to diverse data sources in order to provide a solution for data gathering, consolidation, and access.
Presenter: Kineret Ben-Knaan, University of Miami Libraries

Title: Digital Collections in the University Classroom: Inspiring your Faculty with Regional Content
DescriptionThis session will explore how to engage faculty and inspire them to use digital collections as a core research tool in their courses. Attendees will learn to assess their collections for unique content that may be particularly well-suited for research projects.
Presenters: Kelley Rowan, Florida International University & Dr. Christopher Davis, Florida Atlantic University

: Beautiful Alchemy: How LER Enhances OER
DescriptionThis session will explore how LER (library/licensed educational materials) enhance OER (open educational resources) initiatives in higher education. Participants in this session will explore the special connection between LER and OER, and learn how academic librarians have a unique opportunity to draw from this beautiful alchemy to support broader, more inclusive, more scalable approaches to finding textbook alternatives.
Presenter: Michael Moore, Miami Dade College

: Collaboration and Integration: Embedding the Library into Canvas
Description: Librarians at the University of North Florida realized the library needed to have a presence in Canvas. This would enable students to easily transition between their coursework, and finding resources and services to support their studies. During this session, participants will learn more about the planning and implementation process.
PanelistsJennifer L. Murray, Director of Technical Services and Library Systems & Daniel E. Feinberg, Online Learning Librarian, University at North Florida

Title: Bridging Distance Learning Inequities with LibGuide LTI
Description: This session will demonstrate how integrating LibGuides into a Learning Management System increased LibGuide use and improved the distance learning experience by embedding curated resources and connecting students digitally to librarian expertise. This one-stop approach to library resources and services bridges the access gap for online students and respects the adult learners as they navigate work, life, and school.
PanelistsElia Trucks, User Experience and Student Outreach Librarian & Nicolas Pares, Instructional Designer, University of Denver


Title: The High Cost of “Free” Access: Cost Analysis of Citations Collected from Florida State University
Kelly Grove, STEM Research and Learning Librarian, Florida State University

Title: If You Have a Garden and a Library: Creating a Library Sensory Garden to Appeal to Neurodiverse Students
Debbi Dinkins, Stetson University

Title: Echo Show & Tell: Innovations in Reference Service
Christopher M. Jimenez, Web Services Librarian & Ramces Marsilli, Education Librarian & Sarah J. Hammill, Business & Online Learning Librarian, Florida International University 

    Title: Collaborative Code Envy: ILS vs. MARC for ACRL Statistics
    Susan A. Massey, Head of Discovery Enhancement & Jennifer L. Murray, Director of Technical Services and Library Systems, University of North Florida

        Title: Rev up your instruction with response boards and buzzers!
        Rachel Cooke, Education & Arts Librarian & Amy Craig, Instructional Support Specialist, Florida Gulf Coast University 

        Title: Advancing Accessibility: Smathers Libraries 360-degree Virtual Tours
        Danielle Sessions, Human Resources Specialist & Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian & Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, Social Media Specialist & Samuel R. Putnam, Engineering Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida 

        Title: zSpace: Transforming Teaching and Learning with Mixed Reality
        Brittany Kester, Education Librarian & Rachael Elrod, Associate Chair of Departmental Libraries and Director of the Education Library & Bojan Lazarevic, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Education, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida 

        Title: How Inclusive Language Strategies Enhance Access to Services and Collections in Academic Libraries and Archives
        Jade Kastel, Reference & Instruction Services Librarian, Johnson & Wales University 

        Title: Conducting a Signage Inventory to Improve Accessibility at the University of Central Florida’s John C. Hitt Library
        Rachel Edford, Instruction & Engagement Librarian, University of Central Florida

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