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The conference will include a keynote, 4 plenary sessions, 22 breakout sessions, and 8 posters. Our conference is truly national, and technically international, as several Canadian organizations are presenting. Content exists for every type of organization, librarian, or academic role. See a map of the 33 presenting organizations for more details.


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.


2014 Conference Program

The 2014 full program is available in PDF Copy for those wanting to get a better view of the conference. Also, see the organizations that presented at the 2014 conference on a Google Map.


2016 Brief Tentative Agenda

Thursday, May 12, 2016

7:30am-9am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8am and 8:20am Library Tours (optional)

9am-5:30pm Program (includes lunch)

  • Keynote: starts at 9am
  • Session 1
  • Plenary 1
  • Lunch - Sponsored by Credo
  • Session 2
  • Posters 1
  • Plenary 2

5pm: Evening Reception (dinner on your own)

Friday, May 13, 2016

8am-9am Continental Breakfast

8am and 8:20am Library Tours (optional)

9am-3:30pm Program (includes lunch)

  • Plenary 3
  • Posters 2
  • Session 3
  • Lunch - Sponsored by Gale Cengage
  • Plenary 4
  • Session 4


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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