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Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

2nd National Conference: May 12 (Thursday) - May 13 (Friday), 2016

Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Contacts: Brian Gray (bcg8@case.edu) or Gail Reese (egr@case.edu)

Updates:

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The First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference was  a 2-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. It was held on April 7-8, 2014. Over 150 attendees came from 71 institutions throughout the United States and Canada. See the 2014 Conference program (pdf) and archived presentations.

 

Keynote: The First Two Years: A Look Into the Critical Transition To College

Molly Schaller is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Master’s programs in College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration and a Fellow in the Learning Teaching Center at the University of Dayton. Prior to her faculty position she worked for 10 years in student affairs administration. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University, Master’s degree from Miami University in College Student Personnel and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. Her research focus is on college student development, with special emphasis on sophomore students. She has consulted with numerous institutions as they have worked to develop their sophomore year experience programs and has published a number of articles and book chapters on the topic. In addition to this work, Molly conducts research on the relationship between physical space and learning.

 

More Details

Hotel

  • Preferred hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Tudor Arms Hotel (216-455-1260, 10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106)
  • Call 1-800-HILTONS or visit website to book a room.
  • CWRU graduation and Cleveland Marathon is this weekend, so nearby hotels may be filling up or have higher rates than normal.
  • Hotel does offer a shuttle that stops at the university and several other locations. It is on a set schedule and no special arrangements have been made for our conference. Inquiry with hotel on details.

Thank you to the Local Planning Committee:

  • Angela Sloan, Library Planning, Budget & Assessment Department Assistant, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU
  • Brian Gray, Team Leader Research Services & Engineering Research Services Librarian, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU; Coordinator for Personal Librarian Program
  • Gail Reese, Associate Director for Public Engagement & Library Administration, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU; Coordinator for Personal Librarian Program
  • Gina Midlik, Planning, Budgets, & Assessment Team Leader, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU
  • Sarah Jorgenson, Finance and Administration Coordinator, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU
  • Jennine Vlach, Team Leader Access & Delivery Services, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU

Thank you for Program Review Committee:

  • Brian Gray, Team Leader Research Services & Engineering Research Services Librarian, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU; Coordinator for Personal Librarian Program
  • Douglas Hasty, First Year Experience Librarian, Green Library, Florida International University
  • Doug Morrison, Reference Associate, Lorain County Community College Library/Learning Resources Center
  • Gail Reese, Associate Director for Public Engagement & Library Administration, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU; Coordinator for Personal Librarian Program
  • Jennine Vlach, Team Leader Access & Delivery Services, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU
  • Lynne Bisko, Outreach Librarian & Associate Librarian, Carol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University
  • Marian Traynor, Manager, Library User Services,  Sheridan
  • Martha Adkins, Reference Librarian, Copley Library, University of San Diego
  • Thomas Hyland, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Lakeland Community College

FAQs

We will be adding to this list as questions are sent to us.

  • What will be the price of the conference?
    • $200 with credit card or check payment options.
    • Registration has closed.
    • If you need to cancel your registration for the 2016 conference there is a $25 processing fee for all refunds. Please contact Library Administration for assistance (216-368-2992).
  • Where can I stay?
    • Preferred hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Tudor Arms Hotel (216-455-1260, 10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106)
    • Call 1-800-HILTONS or visit website to book a room
    • CWRU graduation and Cleveland Marathon is this weekend, so nearby hotels may be filling up or have higher rates than normal.
  • How do I get to the library from the hotel?
    • Hotel does offer a shuttle that stops at the university and several other locations. It is on a set schedule and no special arrangements have been made for our conference. Inquiry with the hotel about details.
    • It is a 10-15 minute walk (~0.5 mile) from the hotel to the library. A Google walking map is available at: https://goo.gl/maps/G3DuhEdGFgM2.
  • How can I get around Cleveland?
  • What can I do in Cleveland?
  • Where do I park at the library?
    • Parking is below the library and details can be seen here. Price will range from $10-15 for the entire day depending on activities in session.
  • Can I get on the Internet when attending?
    • The University does provide access through the wireless network called "CaseGuest".
  • What activities outside formal conference are being planned?
    • Thursday evening reception
  • Will you offer virtual participation?
    • No, there will not be live participation. We will promote Twitter discussion and sharing. We will put presentations online after the conference. The presentation availability will be announced to attendees and publicly by direct emails and various library email lists.
  • What food is included?
    • Breakfast and lunch is included both days. Beverages will be available throughout the day. Snacks will be offered at several times during the day. Finally, Thursday we will be offering a reception with food and beverages.
  • I am traveling direct into or from the conference. Where can I put my stuff?
    • We will have a "coat check" available for coats or luggage brought to the library.

Services FAQ

Can I print at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL computers link to 2 high speed, high volume printers. All printing costs 5 cents a page, and you can pay with with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. Printers are on the main floor and second floor, across from the elevators.  For locations, check our Maps.
Can I photocopy at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL photocopiers are on the main floor, third floor, and Lower Level, so you can photocopy books and journals. Copies cost ten cents a page on digital copiers, and you can pay with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills.  For locations, check our Maps.
How do I know what's new and what new books there are?
Read the KSL News Blog for events, services, tools & more, that help you do research. Find it on the library homepage. New Books can either be an RSS alert for your subject area or you can browse the New Books Display on the 1st floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Where do I get change? / Is there a Change machine?
Use your ID as your cash, not coins & bills. KSL does not give change & asks you to plan ahead for printing and copying. The copiers & printers take $1 & $5 bills and coins, and will give change for a copy/print when there is suffficient change in the machine. Plan ahead! Activate your CaseOneCard ID if you are a staff member, faculty, or grad student.
Where are the Bathrooms?
KSL bathrooms are on all floors, always behind the elevators.  Check our  for more information.
How do I get a library card?
Your Case ID is your library card if you are enrolled or employed at Case. The first time you use it, staff will swipe it on a library computer to activate your library account and then you can use your ID at any Case library or OhioLINK member library, if your account is in good standing.
Is there a book drop? Is there a drive-up book drop?
KSL has a book drop in the front of the building, under the covered portico, on the Thwing Center side of the Main Doors. Currently, there is no drive-up book drop. The KSL bookdrop is open when there are no Regular Business Hours–when KSL is open, bring your items to the inside book drops. Videos & DVDs must be returned to staff at the Main Service Desk so the are not damaged in bookdrops.
Can I fax something at KSL?
KSL does not have fax services but Thwing Center, next door, does in Printing Services. Stop in weekdays 8-5:30 p.m. for information about fees, etc.
Does KSL have a SelfCheckout Machine? When can I use it?
KSL’s 3M SelfCheckout machine is on the Main Service Desk and can be used whenever you are in KSL! (You must have used your Case ID card at least once before at a Case library for a regular checkout with staff, so your ID data is swiped into the system.) Use SelfCheckout during 24×7, or whenever you need to save time.
Can I checkout the CPL@Case-KSL books and magazines on the KSL SelfCheckout?
Use the CPL SelfCheckout machine nearby the CPL@Case-KSL collections, with your CPL library card. The KSL SelfCheckout machine reads only Case ID cards and Case barcodes.

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