"CHANGING OUR STARS "
G. “The Sky’s the Limit: Using Free Government Publications to Provide Full Spectrum Reference Service”
Jim Veatch, Bartram Trail Regional Library
One way to economically provide high-quality library materials to all patrons is by incorporating electronic Federal Government publications into the online catalog. This session takes one topic and tracks approximately 100 Government publications that deal with many different aspects of that topic – all free electronic publications that can easily be integrated into library collections. Justine and Jim Veatch will describe selected publications and discuss issues and strategies associated with adding Government Documents to web-based library catalogs.
H. “Using Logic Models to Move Your Funding Light Years Ahead: Program Planning for Grant Applications, Evaluation and Accountability”
Diana Very, Georgia Public Library Service
Learn how to use a Logic Model to develop a celestial program plan. It is an easy method that will provide a view of the program details and areas for evaluation measures to determine if the program is of benefit to the funders and attendees. Learn how to show your funders that their money is well spent and how their investment produced many rewards. This presentation will teach you how to plan for a program after the program has been designed, how to develop a proposal for the program, how to get money for the program, and how to show accountability for the funding and resources used in the program.
I. “When ‘Generation Y’ Asks Y Not?’: A Photospheric Panel Presentation On Library Circulation”
Karen Glover, Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center
Today’s library is not the ‘70s, ‘80s, or ‘90s library. The library of today is parsecs ahead, having been forever changed by technology and by the expectations of the Net Generation. Users no longer come to the library “just to check out books.” Instead, they expect to check out laptops, camcorders and digital cameras – and have a social environment within the library where they can utilize these items while sipping on their favorite lattes. The circulation desk must provide support and guidance for a galaxy of specialized multimedia needs from spreadsheet design to setup of group collaborative applications to poster printing, etc. In the current economic climate, we are challenged by trends that both dictate and pay dividends on the services we offer our users. This panel of professionals promises a lively discussion (with audience participation encouraged) on how circulation and access services through the use of new technologies and staff resources can contribute to a better user experience for all.
J. “Training Showcase – Late Afternoon”
EBSCOhost Databases (Room K)
New features and tips for searching and results management.
“Where I’m From in GALILEO” Lesson Plan (Room L)
A fun classroom activity using GALILEO resources that meets Georgia performance standards for social studies, language arts, reading across the curriculum, information processing, and map and globe skills for each grade.