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NOTE: All sessions will be recorded and made available to conference attendees following the conference. Please do not share the Zoom links. Sessions are for registered attendees only.

Concurrent Tracks

Live presentation sessions are organized into the following tracks:

Track A: Technology Trends

Track B: Universal Experience

Track C: Outreach & Beyond

Track D: Learning Landscape

Conference Schedule

Morning Coffee/Networking

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Scholarship Winners

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Keynote Address by Chad Mairn

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Image for keynote "Unlocking the Potential and Possible Perils of Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries"

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, academic libraries are not just repositories of books and journals; instead, they are vital centers of innovation and knowledge dissemination. Academic libraries have been integrating emerging technologies into traditional pedagogy to revolutionize how students, faculty, and staff interact with information and engage in meaningful learning. In this keynote, we will explore the exciting possibilities of embracing emerging technologies within academic libraries and unlock the potential of artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, creativity, and more while discussing issues of accessibility, data privacy, and digital literacy. In a recent open letter, President Barack Obama mentions librarians are “fighting every day to make the widest possible range of viewpoints, opinions, and ideas available to everyone” and this strengthens our vision for the future of learning, research, and collaboration while clearly demonstrating how academic libraries will continue to be at the forefront of knowledge dissemination and transformational education.

Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, author, and founder of the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship helping archive personal papers and other items in the Leonard Bernstein Collection. During his Library and Information Science graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Florida public libraries.

Many of Chad's recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies; he has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on technologies impacting society. In 2016, Chad was awarded the League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology.

Live Presentation Session 1

10:30 - 11:15 AM

 Location Session Title/Presenters 
 Tech Trends

Open Science in the Library: Initial Development of an Open Science Program

Presenter: Kassidy Hof-Mahoney, Open Science Librarian, Florida State University

 Universal Experience

LDbase: Collaborating Across Disciplines to Support Open Science

Presenters: Brian Arsenault, Web Developer, Florida State University; Bryan J. Brown, Repository Developer, Florida State University; Mason RK Hall, UX Researcher, Florida State University

 Outreach & Beyond

 Selling Your Academic Library to a New Audience

Presenter: Jessica Daly, Assistant Professor Head of Collections & Electronic Resources, Head of Library Outreach & Marketing, AdventHealth University

 Learning Landscape

 Library Instruction Curriculum Assessment: Mapping Framework Concepts to Online Workshops

Presenters: Stephanie A. Jacobs, Research & Instruction Librarian for the Arts, University of South Florida; Carl O. DiNardo, Research & Instruction Librarian for STEM, University of South Florida; Susan Ariew, Research & Instruction Librarian for Education, University of South Florida

Live Presentation Session 2

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

 Location Session Title/Presenters 
 Tech Trends

Best Practices for Technology Lending at Academic Libraries

Presenters: Dhanushka Samarakoon, Director of Technology Strategy & Planning, University of Miami; Jose Rodriguez, Director of Access Services & Learning Commons, University of Miami

 Universal Experience

Against Liberty: A History of Banning Books in Florida

Presenter: Adam Beauchamp, Humanities Librarian, Florida State University

 Outreach & Beyond

 FCLE: LibGuides to the Rescue

Presenters: Caitlin Richardson, Campus Director, Learning Resources, Miami Dade College; Lizeth Garcia, Librarian, Miami Dade College; Nerys Torralbas, Associate Director, Learning Resources, Miami Dade College; Teresa Cusidor, Academic Support Writing Coach, Miami Dade College

 Learning Landscape

 An Evidence Synthesis Service for a Mid-Size Academic Library: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and a Few Blues

Presenters: Traci J. Mays, Health & Human Services Librarian, Florida Gulf Coast University; Kimberly Reycraft, STEM Librarian, Florida Gulf Coast University

Lunch & Learn

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lightning Rounds

1:00 - 1:20 PM

Session Title/Presenters 

LibGuide Taxonomies

Presenters: Amber Arroyo, Librarian, Florida State College at Jacksonville; Sharon Uskokovich, Librarian, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Moving from CRAAP to ACTUP as a Source Evaluation Tool

Presenter: M. Teresa Doherty, Student Success Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Embedded Librarianship: Advancing Scholarship and Strengthening Data Librarian Services

Presenter: Thilani Samarakoon, Biomedical Data Librarian, University of Miami 

Interactive Poster Session

1:20 - 1:50 PM

Session Title/Presenters 

Autism Knowledge and Support at Liberal Arts College Libraries

Presenters: Dr. Amelia Anderson, Assistant Professor of Library Science, University of South Florida; Blake Robinson, Assistant Professor and Business Librarian, Rollins College

Teaching with Equity, Accessibility, and Care: Pandemic Lessons Applied in the "New Normal" Library Classroom

Presenter: Leah Morin, Information Literacy Librarian, Michigan State University

 There's a Place for You, and There's a Space for You: Enhancing and Utilizing Physical Library Space to Support Online Learners

Presenters: Danielle Campbell, Librarian, Associate Professor, Palm Beach State College; Keana Roberts, College Recruitment Director, Palm Beach State College; Sherry L. Hall, Professor I, Palm Beach State College; Nicole Camacho, College Card Coordinator, Palm Beach State College

 Creating Intellectual Freedom Awareness in Library-Connected Communities

Presenter: Heather Bush, Assistant Professor & Access Services Librarian, Eckerd College

Strategies to Increase Acknowledgement and Authorship Roles for Librarians

Presenters: Jorge E. Perez, Instructional and Information Services Librarian, Louis Calder Medical Librarian, University of Miami; Barbara M. Sorondo, Head of Learning, Research , and Clinical Information Services, Louis Calder Medical Library, University of Miami; John M. Reynolds, Reference and Education Librarian, Louis Calder Medical Library, University of Miami 

Not How It's Always Been: Reorganizing Collections to Promote Student Browsing 

Presenter: Amanda Mosley, Designated Library Faculty, Sante Fe College

 First Woman - Launching a College-Wide Collaborative Book Club (To the Moon)!

Presenter: Laura Browning, Faculty Librarian, Eastern Florida State College

Live Presentation Session 3

1:50 - 2:35 PM

 Location Session Title/Presenters 
 Tech Trends

Using AI to Teach in Academic Classes

Presenter: Patricia Takacs, Political Science Librarian, University of Florida

 Universal Experience

People, Places, and Things: Connecting Library Spaces and Services to First Time in College Student Retention

Presenter: Trina McCowan, Assessment Librarian, University of North Florida

 Outreach & Beyond

Memes, Algorithms, and Synergy: Planning for Social Media Success

Presenters: Cristina Juska, Library Assistant, Access Services, Eckerd College; Stacey Brown, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Eckerd College 

 Learning Landscape

 Together and Apart: Creating Connections Through Course Design for Embedded Librarianship

Presenter: Cory Budden, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, University of Maine at Augusta


2:35 - 2:45 PM

Live Presentation Session 4

2:45 - 3:30 PM

 Location Session Title/Presenters 
 Tech Trends

Moving Forward After Troubled Times: The Adaptability of an Undergraduate Research Program Post COVID-19

Presenters: Erica Newcome, STEM and Interdisciplinary Research Librarian, University of Miami; Lauren Fralinge, Education and Arts & Sciences Librarian, University of Miami

 Universal Experience

Our Digital Accessibility Journey: Charting an Inclusive Path in an Academic Library

Presenters: Bobby Ciullo, Web Applications Developer, University of Central Florida; Lee Dotson, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Central Florida; Sara Duff, Acquisitions and Collection Assessment Librarian, University of Central Florida; Missy Murphey, Reference Librarian, University of Central Florida; Rachel Trnka, Instruction & Engagement Librarian, University of Central Florida

 Outreach & Beyond

 Throwback Thinking: Integrating Archives into Student Engagement Activities

Presenters: David Benjamin, Head of Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida; Renee Cole Montgomery, Outreach & Engagement Librarian, University of Central Florida; Chereeka Garner, Digital Learning and Engagement Librarian, University of Central Florida

 Learning Landscape

 Teaching Research in an Online Course: Scaffolding Assignments for Student Success

Presenter: Jules Bailey, Faculty Librarian, Tallahassee Community College

Closing Remarks

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Happy Hour

3:45 - 4:45 PM

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