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Pecha Kucha
Thursday June 5, 2008
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) is a presentation format in which creative work can be easily and informally shown. The name derives from a Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit-chat"). The idea behind Pecha Kucha is to keep presentations concise, the interest level up and to have many presenters sharing their ideas within the course of one session. In the 20x20 Pecha Kucha format each presenter is allowed a slideshow of 20 images, shown for 20 seconds each. This results in a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds before the next presenter is up.

Session P

Laksh Khatter - Training Officer, University of Manitoba Libraries

Those attending these coordinated sessions will get a sense of some of the innovative technologies that are available for use and integration in their classrooms. We will highlight some effective methods to disperse this information to the librarians and ways to instigate collaboration between ICT professionals and librarians to foster pedagogical innovation.

Katherine Drewes - MBA / EMBA Liaison Librarian, University of Calgary

Librarians talk of the innovative ideas they have for instruction and their implementation of these ideas, and many reference professionals discuss the importance of librarian and ICT professional collaboration, but there is little literature that highlights how ICT professionals can teach and enhance librarians to be better instructors. At the University of Manitoba, we had a professional dedicated to assisting librarians with technology needs. His assistance gave me skills that make me a better instructor, both through my own increased understanding of the organization of electronic information, as well as through my instruction delivery methods. I now use technologies such as Breeze, clickers, and SMART’s Synchroneyes.

Leslie Bussert - Ethics & Humanities/Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia Community College
Learn how one librarian collaborated with a faculty member to conduct a sustainable authentic assessment of information literacy learning! Discover how we worked within existing curricula to assign and collect student work, created rubrics and rating tools, and how this work has enhanced instruction and student learning in the course.

Nancy Goebel - Head Librarian, Augustana Campus Library, University of Alberta
This session will demonstrate some highlights of W2/WASSAIL as a robust information literacy assessment tool to be shared amongst the academic library community. WASSAIL was one of the resources highlighted in Augustana’s winning of the 2007 CTCL’s Innovation Achievement Award – an award of the Canadian Library Association.

Session Q

Emily Missner - business librarian, Drexel University Libraries
Using elements of performance art can make instruction presentations exciting, memorable, and useful. This presentation will concentrate the avant-garde Fluxus school of art, which is instructional in nature and incorporates the audience into the performance, and will look at ways to use elements of Fluxism in our own instruction.

Sara K. Kearns - Instruction Coordinator, Associate Professor, Kansas State University Libraries
How do you attract the perfect applicants? Write the perfect job ad. K-State Libraries took a calculated risk and advertised for “Mad Library Skills.” Did we alienate applicants? Did we find our perfect match? Did it make any difference at all? Would we do it again? Can you do it?

Tara Coleman - Science Librarian, Kansas State University
Web-based subject guides and instructional handouts can be excellent resources for student research. Are they ever used? Learn how combining subject guides with outreach made one librarian the most Googled person at K-State Libraries. Attendees will learn simple changes that will increase traffic to their subject guides.

Lisa Hinchliffe - Head, Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
To the observer an instruction program can appear chaotic. But, in the cacophony are patterns. Through a guided tour of images of an instruction program (in which more than 100 librarians teach), participate in visioning the ways that organizations nurture chaos through which teacher best practices and student learning emerge.

Session R

Merinda Kaye Hensley - Instructional Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In an on-demand world, online tutorials meet students at their point of need, but what about the student whose kinesthetic learning style is best met by a drop-in workshop? Using various strategies – marketing, dynamic content, assessment and a willingness to change what isn’t working – let’s bring back the drop-in.

Billie Walker - Reference Librarian, Penn State - Berks
Skillfully presenting information literacy material is an important dimension of effective teaching. Librarians can more effectively present material by modifying the traditional lecture approach to incorporate visual-based instruction and increase student involvement through active learning exercises. Incorporating a simulated television game show like “Jeopardy” provides a relaxed learning environment for the students.

Patrick Griffis - Business Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
The presenter will share his experiences with using Personal Response Systems in information literacy instruction focusing on whether it was worth the time and money to use them. The presenter will also outline scalable options and best practices for incorporating Personal Response Systems in a variety of institutions.

Nancy Fawley - Reference Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Research shows that individuals who read for pleasure have better reading comprehension and writing skills than those who do not. A voluntary book club was formed to encourage a habit of reading for EFL students at an American university in the Middle East.

Session S

Jackie Corinth - Librarian, Robert Morris University
This presentation will discuss a “quick and dirty” RMU Library survey that asked students the following question, “What is the one thing you know now about library/database/internet research that you wish you had learned earlier?” Survey results and their impact on instructional sessions and library communications efforts will be detailed.

Jamie Holmes - Instructor of Library Services, Northeastern State University - Broken Arrow
This presentation highlights the development of project that uses a blog to frame library instruction. Even if time allowed for instruction is short, this method allows instructors to move away from traditional methods (lecture and demonstration), and instead features opportunities for hands-on practice framed within the context of a game.

Janice Mutz - Instruction/Distance Education Librarian, Lakehead University
Combining elements of the Amazing Race and TV game shows, the "untour" allows new students to discover the resources and services of a medium-sized academic library while minimizing the fear factor that a large building with confusing signage, multiple collections, and weird call numbers can inspire. Feedback has been positive and it looks like this active learning technique is here to stay. Come and find out why!

Erin Ellis - Social Sciences Librarian, U. of Kansas
The University of Kansas (KU) Libraries and Athletics partnered to address the needs of incoming freshmen athletes. In support of student-athletes arriving on campus as part of the NCAA Bridge program, the Libraries had an unprecedented opportunity to create and deliver a course, LA&S 292: Research Methods and Information Literacy.

Session T

A MUVEing Experience: Three Perspectives on the Curricular Integration of Second Life
(three linked p/k presentations)
Colleen Carmean - Director, Information Technology Services, Arizona State University
Much like the classroom, this three-lens Pecha Kucha offers diverse views into understanding of Second Life in a teaching, learning and knowledge framework. Ariel Surya presents the POV of the instructor in affordances of using SL in a hybrid, doctoral course.
Sandra Ley - Instruction Librarian, Arizona State University
Stella Merlin as Librarian and Second Life Guide will discuss her role in teaching students with no MUVE skills to break through the SL learning curve using play. Introduction of 3D learning objects and strategies for expansion of information competencies to virtual worlds will be addressed.
Lisa Kammerlocher - Librarian, Arizona State University
Otago Voom as the student/librarian will describe the experience of trying to begin a “Second Life,” including the importance of developing an identity. She will also report on a survey of students regarding the value of their experiences in Second Life.

Lesley Farmer - Professor of Librarianship, California St. University Long Beach
Gaming provides a microcosm of females’ attitude toward and use of technology, an arena where girls tend to be disadvantaged. Before librarians jump wholeheartedly into instructional gaming, they should ascertain the interests and capabilities of female students, setting the conditions for learning that take advantage of females’ proclivities.