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ERIC Number: EJ969732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Reports from the 2011 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference, October 5-7, 2011
Miller, Andrea
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v24 n2 p142-153 2012
This article presents reports from the 2011 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference held on October 5-7, 2011. The first report, entitled "Online Information Literacy Instruction: Challenges and Strategies," was presented by Kristine Stewart and Kyle Denlinger, University of Missouri-Columbia. Stewart and Denlinger talk about their experiences in converting a face-to-face information literacy course into a purely online course and sections that blend online materials with weekly face-to-face classes. They discussed the creation process and techniques that have been useful to them. The second report, entitled "Behind the Cloud: Networking Basics for Librarians," was presented by Robert Hallis, University of Central Missouri. Hallis introduced concepts associated with moving to "the cloud." He covered vocabulary, networking equipment, and diagnostics. The third report, entitled "The World of Book Blogs," was presented by Joy Weese Moll. Moll shared information about book blogs as a rich source of book reviews and their associated jargon and also recommended many websites related to the book blogging world. The fourth report, entitled "Firefox as a Research Tool," was presented by Brad Meyerhoff, MOREnet. The fifth report, entitled The ABCs of XYZs: Reaching Out to 20/30-Somethings," was reported by Rebecca Clarke and Heather Cottle-Dillon of the Springfield-Greene County Library and Sharla Lair, Missouri State Library. Next is the report entitled "Promoting Ebooks to Reluctant Users: Reasons for User Dissatisfaction and Challenges of Overcoming Technology Resistance" by Andrew J. M. Smith and Sheila O'Hare, Emporia State University. The seventh report, entitled "Catch Them while You Can! Embedding Librarians and Resources to Enhance Patron Services," by Cynthia Dudenhoffer and Carrie Flaspohler, Central Methodist University. Next is the report titled "Web 2.x Tools to Make You Look Cool 3: Tools for Tomorrow" by Cynthia Dudenhoffer, Central Methodist University. Lastly, the report titled "Strengthening Your Digital Library Branch" by Brandy Sanchez, Lauren Williams, and Kirk Henley, Daniel Boone Regional Library, shared tools and techniques they use to shape their library's website into a successful digital branch library of its own. (Contains 25 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri