During May 2008

Inside ZSR

IRB training

Yesterday I attended an IRB 101 workshop offered by Primr in Durham, NC. The goal of the workshop was to orient folks new to the IRB process to the issues and concerns of research approval and adminstration. While there were many interesting things in the workshop, perhaps the most interesting part for me was the... more

Roz at LOEX: Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes ask for Money?

This excellent presentation was done by two librarians at NCSU: Scott Warren, the Assoc. Director of the Textiles Library and Engineering Sciences and Kim Duckett, Digital Technologies and Learning Librarian. What they have done is to expand on our discussion of the economics of information and scholarly publishing for an upper-level english class on communication... more

Roz at Loex: The Future of Libraries in Higher Education

This morning’s plenary panel on the future of libraries in HE was presented by Dr. Annette Haggray (Dean at College of DuPage), Lisa Hinchliffe (Head of UG Library at U of IL at Urbana-Champaign) and Christopher Stewart (Dean of Libraries at IL Institute of Technology). Univ of Illinois: RESEARCH is primary 11 million vols in... more

Roz at LOEX: Fantasy Sports and Information Literacy

So some of you may know that last fall I took my first step into the world of fantasy sports, joining a Librarians fantasy football league on Yahoo Sports. I finished in the middle of the pack – not bad. Having Brett Favre didn’t hurt. I know Susan Smith plays fantasy football….anyone else out there... more

Roz at LOEX: Saving Student Brian

The folks at Univ. of Kentucky did a video in Second Life combined with some live footage of their libraries to put together a replacement for a PowerPoint presentation that had been given to all students in the UK101 class – an intro to college class that was taken by about half of the Freshmen... more

Roz at LOEX – Teaching Web 2.0 to Students 1.5

Robin L. Ewing and Melissa Prescott from St. Cloud State Web 2.0 Definition (won’t regurgitate this – the basics – Social networking, bookmarking, tagging, communicating, RSS, etc.) Web 2.0 Surveys 2007 Teens and Social Media from Pew Internet and American Life Creating and Connecting from National School Board survey 64% online teens have created Web... more

Roz at LOEX – Information Ethics as an Instructional Tool

This presentation, from Elmhurst College, called Laying an Ethical Foundation: Information Ethics as a Good Beginning — IL in a first-year seminar (new program to Elmhurst) — Dean brought it into the curriculum Went to First Year Experience conference (in Hawaii!!!) Partnered with Student Affairs personnel Wanted FYS to be very academic in nature (rather... more

Roz at LOEX 2008 – Opening Session

Arrived at the Doubletree at Oak Brook, IL this morning after a bit of R&R with my sister including an outstanding Comedy of Errors at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre….but now it’s two days of Library Instruction ideas. LOEX, for those who don’t know, used to stand for Library Orientation Exchange….now it’s more of an acronym... more