Breakout Programs — Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions I (A-B) 11:15 am - 12:20 pm Print Session I
Concurrent Sessions II (C-F) 1:35 pm - 2:25 pm Print Session II
Concurrent Sessions III (G-J) 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm Print Session III

Concurrent Sessions I (11:15 am - 12:20 pm)

Session I Breakout Programs – 65 Minutes

Participants Choose One from A or B

A. "GALILEO’s Birthday Session"


What better way to celebrate GALILEO’s 15th birthday? GALILEO staff, special guests, and special activities!

B. "Training Showcase – Late Morning"

Encyclopaedia Brittannica (Room K)

A Britannica trainer will highlight special features in the encyclopedias and introduce the new Britannica Online Academic interface.

ProQuest 5000 (Room L)

ProQuest FY11 new resources in the robust ProQuest package will be showcased by the PQ trainer.

Designed from a trainer’s approach this session highlights the strategic features, benefits and trends of selected GALILEO databases. Come join these discussions with expert staff from either Encyclopaedia Brittannica or ProQuest.

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Concurrent Sessions II (1:35 pm - 2:25 pm)

Session II Breakout Programs – 50 Minutes

Participants Choose One from C, D, E or F

C. “Increasing Your Online Magnitude: Stellar Tips for Gaining Usability of Your Library’s Website”

Roy Cummings, Mercer University-Atlanta, Swilley Library

Although teleportation does not yet exist, users no longer have to, nor expect to, come into the physical library to ask questions, search databases or request materials. For this reason, Library Web sites must be crisp, well designed and easy to use. This session will address fundamentals of Web site usability, such as gathering feedback and improving readability, and provide tips for making Web sites more user friendly. The intended audience is Webmasters for small and medium-sized libraries.

D. “Open Access and Scholarly Communications: An Orbital Overview”

Russell Palmer, LYRASIS

Open access resources create a free path to an online universe of previously published scholarly journals and other research materials. These resources have proved very helpful to researchers, students and librarians, especially librarians in reference and interlibrary loan. This session will provide a brief overview of the history of open access, they types of materials available through open access sites and some of the major resources and collections available.

E. “The PINES Decade in Georgia: A Zenith in Resource Sharing”

Elizabeth McKinney, Georgia Public Library Service
Chris Sharp, Georgia Public Library Service

The Georgia Library PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) is celebrating its 10th year of service providing free library access to 2.3 million Georgians and millions of dollars in cost savings to the state’s libraries. This groundbreaking program, which began as a Y2K project, has grown into a supernova, serving as a successful model for statewide resource-sharing public library consortia. Evergreen, the open-source integrated library system developed by GPLS for PINES, is now used in hundreds of libraries across the nation and around the globe. This presentation will highlight the significant contributions made by PINES to the Georgia public library community during the past 10 years-and its hopes for eclipsing its past accomplishments with even brighter growth in the decades to come.

F. “Training Showcase – Early Afternoon”

ProQuest for K-12 (Room K)

A look at resources for K-12, including Research Library, ProQuest Newsstand, and SIRS databases.

GALILEO for Library Websites (Room L)

Features tips for library webmasters and contributors to help patrons get the most out of GALILEO.

Designed from a trainer’s approach this session highlights the strategic features, benefits and trends of selected GALILEO databases. Come join these discussions with expert staff from either ProQuest or GALILEO.

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Concurrent Sessions III (2:40 pm - 3:30 pm)

Session III Breakout Programs – 50 Minutes

Participants Choose One from G, H, I or J

G. “The Sky’s the Limit: Using Free Government Publications to Provide Full Spectrum Reference Service”

Jim Veatch, Bartram Trail Regional Library
Justine P. Veatch, Library Consultant/Independent Contract Cataloger

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
Stella Richardson , Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center
Denita Hampton, Georgia State University Library

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.

Designed from a trainer’s approach this session highlights the strategic features, benefits and trends of selected GALILEO databases. Come join these discussions with expert staff from either EBSCOhost or GALILEO.

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