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Suggestion STEM and the Strange: The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Within Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:56 pm

Description: In this five minute, 20 slide presentation by Ripley Publishing Managing Editor Dean Miller, you’ll discover how you can parlay our amazing and strange stories and images into standards-based, STEM-focused content that gives students the opportunity to learn HOW and WHY the unbelievable is possible!

Description: In this five minute, 20 slide presentation by Ripley Publishing Managing Editor Dean Miller, you’ll discover how you can parlay our amazing and strange stories and images into standards-based, STEM-focused content that gives students the opportunity to learn HOW and WHY the unbelievable is possible!

• Utilizing the high-interest content, vivid images, and eye-popping facts presented in our books and e-books as the jumping-off point for further research and inquiry into the science, technology, engineering, and math behind these incredible feats and facts—including the “Ripley’s Research” features in our Annual.

• Engaging Net generation students with exclusive, interactive Web content through Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, including behind-the-scenes interviews with the people who perform these amazing feats, “unboxing” videos of brand-new arrivals to the Ripley’s warehouse, and more.

• Our thousands of mind-blowing exhibits and artifacts in our 31 Odditoriums around the globe are also available as traveling exhibits that can be brought into your media center—all of which encourage readers to actively learn more!

Discover how you can use Ripley’s incredible stories and photos to introduce compelling STEM-based lessons and activities that educate AND entertain!

Presenters: Wendy A. Reynolds & Dean Miller

Types of libraries: Academic, Elementary School, High School, Library School, Middle School, Prison Library, Public, School/Media Center, Student, Undergraduate

Subjects: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Continuing Education, Diversity, Ebooks, Independent Librarians, Instruction, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Librarianship, Library School Education, Literacy, Popular Culture, Professional Development, Social Media Networks, Special Needs Populations, Youth Services

Additional comments: We plan to provide a unique, “sneak peek” into the brand-new Ripley’s content being developed for our books and social media channels—including our upcoming Annual, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!—and how they can be used to introduce such subjects as:

• The Anatomy of Sword Swallowing

• Defying Gravity: How to Surf on a Motorcross Bike

• Eccentric Engineering: Build a Pumpkin Boat!

• Silly Math Statistics: How to Cook the World’s Largest Dumpling

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Suggestion Inspiring Creativity in the Digital Culture – Copyright and Fair Use

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:56 pm

Description: Why teach students copyright and fair use?

This ignite session aims to inspire librarians and educators to bring copyright and fair use curricula into their schools. It will unpack why it is essential for students to understand their rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital content:

- Basic student competencies and workforce readiness

- The future of creativity

- The future of the internet

Description: Why teach students copyright and fair use?

This ignite session aims to inspire librarians and educators to bring copyright and fair use curricula into their schools. It will unpack why it is essential for students to understand their rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital content:

- Basic student competencies and workforce readiness

- The future of creativity

- The future of the internet

We will end by briefly introducing iKeepSafe’s Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens K-12 curriculum. It is the first to be created by a team of educators, copyright experts, and open information advocates. It provides balanced, clear, and accessible information on accessing, sharing, and generating creative work in the digital world.

Presenters: Hallie Saber & RaeAnn Ramsey

Types of libraries: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Nonprofit, Public, Research Library, School/Media Center, Student, Undergraduate

Subjects: Children’s Services, Copyright, Electronic Resources, Ethics, Information Literacy, Intellectual Property, Technology

Additional comments: The Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens K-12 curriculum is free to use, and aligns with the following education standards:

- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

- Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), ISTE Standards (Formerly known as NETS

- Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 21st Century Standards

- California State Standards, English Language Arts & Literacy

- California School Library Association, Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools

iKeepSafe’s six pillars of digital citizenship – BEaPRO™ Balance, Ethics, Privacy, Reputation, Relationships, and Online Security – represent the six areas of essential skills and competencies that prepare kids for success in the digital culture. Our BEaPRO™ parent workshops received a prestigious award from the American Association of School Libraries in 2013.

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Suggestion Um, I’m a manager now? Supervision for Millennials

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:55 pm

Description: It’s happening, Millennials are starting to move into management positions. But what do you do in your first job as a manager? How do you delegate? Give feedback? Communicate effectively with staff who are older than you? Hear about all of the fun stuff I’ve done wrong in my first year as a manager, and how you can avoid doing those things yourself!

Presenter: Lauren Comito

Types of libraries: Public

Subjects: Administration and Management, Adult Services

Description: It’s happening, Millennials are starting to move into management positions. But what do you do in your first job as a manager? How do you delegate? Give feedback? Communicate effectively with staff who are older than you? Hear about all of the fun stuff I’ve done wrong in my first year as a manager, and how you can avoid doing those things yourself!

Presenter: Lauren Comito

Types of libraries: Public

Subjects: Administration and Management, Adult Services

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Suggestion Building Online Business Faculty: Creating a Model of Scholarship Engagement

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:54 pm

Description: With the rise of online adjunct faculty in higher education, business administrators find it difficult to engage these practitioner faculty in meaningful scholarship. A partnership has been created between Emerald Publishing, the University of Phoenix Librarians and the University of Phoenix School of Business to provide training for faculty to build case studies based on the faculty practitioner experiences. The first live event held in January 2016 identified areas of opportunity for future collaborations and engagement.

Description: With the rise of online adjunct faculty in higher education, business administrators find it difficult to engage these practitioner faculty in meaningful scholarship. A partnership has been created between Emerald Publishing, the University of Phoenix Librarians and the University of Phoenix School of Business to provide training for faculty to build case studies based on the faculty practitioner experiences. The first live event held in January 2016 identified areas of opportunity for future collaborations and engagement. We will discuss the current state of online faculty scholarship, how this support could enhance relationships, and expanding the role of the University Librarians.

Presenters: Holly Rick, Pj Purchase & Tracy Samuels

Types of libraries: Academic, Community College, Library School

Subjects: Accreditation, Administration and Management, Mentoring, Professional Development, Strategic Planning

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Suggestion What is NewSpace? Semantic Analysis of the Next Great Innovation Economy

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:54 pm

Description: Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, the number of companies developing technologies for (or in) space has increased by an order of magnitude worldwide. Today, there are over 1,000 such ventures -- from university or garage-born start-ups to some of the largest corporations in the world. All are seeking to position themselves for the next great innovation economy: the commercialization of space.

Description: Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, the number of companies developing technologies for (or in) space has increased by an order of magnitude worldwide. Today, there are over 1,000 such ventures -- from university or garage-born start-ups to some of the largest corporations in the world. All are seeking to position themselves for the next great innovation economy: the commercialization of space.

In the past, our accessing space was generally dominated by large government entities and military organizations. While these groups continue to play major roles, a paradigm shift is before us. Never before have we seen so many individuals across so many countries convinced of their ability to access space. However, understanding the definitions and the terms of this quickly evolving ecosystem is critical.

In the next decade, we will see 10,000 companies emerge worldwide. How can one understand the language of the next great innovation economy? This ignite session seeks to clarify some of the semantic imprecision still lingering that keeps so many of us intimidated by ’rocket science’.

Presenters: Richard M. Rocket & Katy Miller

Types of libraries: Academic, Corporate, Government, Medical, Research Library, Undergraduate

Subjects: Archives, Career Advice, Digitial Libraries, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Geospatial Data and Services, Instruction, Popular Culture, Research and Statistics, Social Change, Technology

Additional comments: While this presentation will include technical terminology, one need have an engineering or ’hard’ science background. This talk is intended to appeal to an interdisciplinary audience.

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Suggestion You’re Amazing, Now Let’s Show It: Self-Marketing the Wonder of Librarians

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:53 pm

Description: We know librarians are incredibly capable, talented people. Why, then, do so many of us have trouble shining the spotlight on ourselves? Learn how to promote yourself and your projects confidently and effectively with these real-life strategies and easy-to-use free tools. We do amazing things every day that aren’t widely known because we’re too reluctant or shy or ill-equipped to talk about them. Let’s get over that together!

Presenter: Wendy Doucette

Description: We know librarians are incredibly capable, talented people. Why, then, do so many of us have trouble shining the spotlight on ourselves? Learn how to promote yourself and your projects confidently and effectively with these real-life strategies and easy-to-use free tools. We do amazing things every day that aren’t widely known because we’re too reluctant or shy or ill-equipped to talk about them. Let’s get over that together!

Presenter: Wendy Doucette

Types of libraries: Academic, Association, Community College, Consortium, Corporate, Elementary School, Federal, Government, High School, Middle School, Museum, Native, Nonprofit, Public, Regional System, Rural, School/Media Center, Seeking Employment, Special, State Library

Subjects: Administration and Management, Advocacy, Assessment and Evaluation, Career Advice, Community Engagement, Continuing Education, Friends Groups, Funding, Fundraising, Human Resources, Leadership, Librarianship, Marketing, Mentoring, Networking, New ALA Members, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Personnel and Staffing, Professional Development, Project Management, Public Relations, Recruitment, Social Media & Networks, Strategic Planning, Support Staff, Training

Additional comments: Last summer, as I was struggling to launch a large, new program, I found myself stuck. Why? I was suffering from LIC (Librarian Inferiority Complex). I’m not naturally a shrinking flower, so I was surprised to discover that this debilitating state left me unable to move forward. I had to reach way into my project management past to work my way out of this. It took a few weeks, but once I got straight on paper how incredible I am and how necessary my program is, I was again ready to move forward. I’m teaching a self-marketing course at my university this semester that teaches students these same skills. I would like to present this information to my fellow librarians because I want to empower them to stamp out LIC forever. It’s already debilitated too many careers.

I’m very willing to reshape or edit this presentation if you have specific suggestions. Thank you for your consideration.

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Suggestion Stump the Librarian: A Born Amputee’s Hand-book to Heroes and Leg-ends

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:52 pm

Description: As an amputee, public librarian, and MLIS student I want to share my amputee literature research. I use literature in the broadest sense to mean the body of writing on a particular subject. The story of my people has been told through mythical, historical, fictional, biographical, and poetic voices. Rarely are our stories conveyed by actual amputees. We are mere representations of living humans. Let my Ignite be the spark to change this misconception.

Presenter: Alan Samry

Types of libraries: Student

Description: As an amputee, public librarian, and MLIS student I want to share my amputee literature research. I use literature in the broadest sense to mean the body of writing on a particular subject. The story of my people has been told through mythical, historical, fictional, biographical, and poetic voices. Rarely are our stories conveyed by actual amputees. We are mere representations of living humans. Let my Ignite be the spark to change this misconception.

Presenter: Alan Samry

Types of libraries: Student

Subjects: Resource Sharing

Additional comments: I want to inform not offend, so I’ll be using some self-deprecating humor in my presentation.

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Suggestion All You Need to Know to Self-Publish a Book in 5 Minutes: A Lesson from the Open Source ’Book Production Guide’

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:51 pm

Description: Anna Faktorovich will show slides and briskly summarize every step a writer should take to self-publish a book. It’s so easy to self-publish today that 5 minutes is plenty of time for you to go home and release your first book that very night. Do you want to make a research guide for your library? Have you had a novel in a drawer since you were 16? Do library visitors ask you about alternative self-publishing methods? Faktorovich’s "Book Production Guide" has been downloaded for free by over 7,000 readers.

Description: Anna Faktorovich will show slides and briskly summarize every step a writer should take to self-publish a book. It’s so easy to self-publish today that 5 minutes is plenty of time for you to go home and release your first book that very night. Do you want to make a research guide for your library? Have you had a novel in a drawer since you were 16? Do library visitors ask you about alternative self-publishing methods? Faktorovich’s "Book Production Guide" has been downloaded for free by over 7,000 readers. You will be ignited and inspired by the story of how she founded a publishing company, Anaphora Literary Press (which has thus far released over 170 titles), with nothing more than the tidbits in this lesson.

Presenter: Anna Faktorovich

Types of libraries: Academic, Corporate, Library School, Nonprofit, Public, Research Library, Special, Undergraduate

Subjects: Acquisitions, Administration and Management, Career Advice, Collection Development, Community Engagement, Continuing Education, Digitization, Ebooks, Guidelines and Standards, Independent Librarians, Instruction, Literacy, Marketing, Serials, Technical Services, Technology, Training

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Suggestion Teen Novels and Movies

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:51 pm

Description: Presented will be novels my teens (6-8 grade students) have read. These are books that are also movies or books that were made from movies. The biggest hurdle for overcoming teenager lack of interest in reading is getting them started. In my current and years past experience. if I can show a movie then they will try the series. i.e. "Hungar Games, Divergent, A Series of Unfortunate Events", etc. I will show some of the past novels and pictures of students reading them. I would also like to include slides with quotes from actual readers.

Description: Presented will be novels my teens (6-8 grade students) have read. These are books that are also movies or books that were made from movies. The biggest hurdle for overcoming teenager lack of interest in reading is getting them started. In my current and years past experience. if I can show a movie then they will try the series. i.e. "Hungar Games, Divergent, A Series of Unfortunate Events", etc. I will show some of the past novels and pictures of students reading them. I would also like to include slides with quotes from actual readers. Another technique I have used successfully is getting students to listen to a book first and then read it. Any ideas to encourage teen reading are a plus in my book.

Presenter: Denise Marie Cottenmyre

Types of libraries: Elementary School, High School, Joint Use, Library School, Middle School, Rural, School/Media Center, Student

Subjects: Assessment and Evaluation, Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Diversity, Ebooks, Instruction, Library School Education, Literacy, Young Adult Services, Youth Services

Additional comments: Since our school adopted AR several years back students have really taken reading to heart. I love it!

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Suggestion Mission Possible: Selector By-In when Addressing 30 Years of Collection Maintenance Neglect

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:51 pm

Description: Auburn University Libraries, like many university libraries undergoing construction projects, needed to make adjustments to their physical space. It has been nearly 30 years since the last library construction project. Because collection maintenance had been every selector’s but no one person’s job, collection maintenance had not been a priority until the creation of a collection development team in late 2014.

Description: Auburn University Libraries, like many university libraries undergoing construction projects, needed to make adjustments to their physical space. It has been nearly 30 years since the last library construction project. Because collection maintenance had been every selector’s but no one person’s job, collection maintenance had not been a priority until the creation of a collection development team in late 2014. Complicating the project was losing space to the new classroom building, losing space in closed stacks because of installations of a fire sprinkler system, promises of a remote storage facility which had not been built, no concrete deadlines, and selecting and retaining materials because of consortia agreements. Because the Team had been tasked with working with the subject selectors, we were tapped to coordinate some of the efforts. By-in from the selectors was achieved through a variety of ways including empathy, humor, horror, competition, “toys”, information and necessity.

Presenter: Barbara A. Bishop

Types of libraries: Academic

Subjects: Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Buildings and Facilities, Collection Development, Organizational Change, Project Management, Reference Services, Technical Services

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