Upcoming iSchool Faculty Presentations

  • Blockchain Applied: A Single Source of Truth for Recordkeeping
    Date: October 22, 2018
    Presenter(s): Patricia C. Franks
    Link: ww3.aievolution.com
    Location: Anaheim, CA
    Comment: Blockchain technology provides immutable records of transactions stored in publicly accessible automated ledgers. You will be provided the guidelines and asked to determine if blockchain technology is the best option in several business cases. If blockchain technology is the best option, you will establish what impact it will have on an organization's records management program.
  • Marketing Tools for Library Advocacy
    Date: October 30, 2018
    Presenter(s): Sue Alman
    Location: Online
    Comment: Learn about some ways to advocate your library's resources and services to your constituencies of users, non-users, and administrators/funders. This speed-marketing workshop will provide an overview of the need to have a communications plan for sending your messages to the intended audiences through a variety of mediums. WOM (Word-of-Mouth) marketing, social media and print formats will be presented.
  • A semantic analysis of Super Bowl word of mouth on tourism social media
    Date: November 04, 2018
    Presenter(s): Michelle Chen
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Talking the Talk: Professional and Personal Communication Strategies
    Date: November 07, 2018
    Presenter(s): Sue Alman
    Location: Online
    Comment: There are many factors that impact daily interactions with everyone—library users, colleagues, family and friends—and this workshop will provide participants with some ways to improve interpersonal communication. Special emphasis will be given to personality type, gender, age, socio-economics, listening, and virtual and face-to-face communications.  At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify many of the factors that impact communication and acquire some interpersonal communication skills.
  • Accompaniment Pedagogy: Improving Online Small Group Collaboration
    Date: November 07, 2018
    Presenter(s): Anthony Bernier
    Link: alise.org
    Location: Online
    Comment: How can instructors improve student experience and performance in small online collaborative groups? On the one hand, instructors (and employers) acknowledge the value of small group collaboration skills; students, on the other hand, continually prefer to work independently. Neither group, however, demonstrates the capacity to improve or reconcile better solutions. Recent research trumpets the promise of online tools yet small group collaborations continue to produce outcomes with less-than-satisfying skill acquisition. Literature inquires about small group effectiveness within the context of specific classrooms, narrow content, or using specific digital resources. Most research concentrates on undergraduate experience and relies on student self-reports. Identifying generalizable data-driven instructional interventions and practices, however, remains oddly untreated. This workshop employs instructional treatments on working in small online groups prior to engaging project content. Online instructors, in many fields, require more systematic pedagogical approaches to improve student experience and increase student capacity for producing higher quality learning outcomes than from individual work. Additional concerns include defining and assessing small group “success” and, more importantly, identifying generalizable instructional techniques.
  • Talking the Talk: Professional and Personal Communication Strategies
    Date: November 07, 2018
    Presenter(s): Sue Alman
    Location: Online
    Comment: There are many factors that impact daily interactions with everyone—library users, colleagues, family and friends—and this workshop will provide participants with some ways to improve interpersonal communication. Special emphasis will be given to personality type, gender, age, socio-economics, listening, and virtual and face-to-face communications. At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify many of the factors that impact communication and acquire some interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preconference: Bringing Culture Back: Managing Unconscious Bias to Strengthen Your Corporate Culture
    Date: November 09, 2018
    Presenter(s): Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
    Link: conference.cla-net.org
    Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Comment: Have you ever examined the sources of unconscious bias and how it can influence interactions with others? Have you ever understood how cultural values impact our own biases and interactions? Understanding unconscious biases and cultural awareness are critical first steps towards improving our performance, however, we cannot stop there. Awareness alone does not guarantee success, but the ultimate question is how to take that awareness and put it into action in order to ensure these biases do not influence judgments about others. This directly impacts the library's inclusive work environment and the strength of the corporate culture. This session will allow participants to identify and understand their biases, and provide them with strategies for managing biases to help improve intercultural effectiveness within the library.
  • How-To Work a Room
    Date: November 10, 2018
    Presenter(s): Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
    Link: conference.cla-net.org
    Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Comment: One of the most meaningful ways you can market yourself is to make and sustain personal contact with those that you meet. How has networking worked for you? How do you start a conversation with a stranger? In this session, we invite attendees to share their success of making every connection matter. Information professionals are invited to discuss how they have approached networking, what has worked/what has not worked, and how we can make sure that every connection we meet, regardless of environment, matters. From this session, let us go forth, connect with diverse groups and remind those we meet just how valuable we are in this world. Here are key questions that will be discussed: 1 - What exactly is networking, and how do you network? 2 - What does it mean to work a room? 3 - How do we ensure the most out of our interactions?
  • Culture Matters: Designing Emerging Services for Multicultural Communities Beyond Walls
    Date: November 10, 2018
    Presenter(s): Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran; Co-Presenter with J. Guillermo Garcia (Glendale Public Library)
    Link: conference.cla-net.org
    Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Comment: Does your public library have a cultural strategy to demonstrate its commitment to an inclusive community where all cultures are respected and valued? What cultural issues should be taken into consideration when first setting out to design an emerging service for a public library that supports diverse communities? How do your collections and services represent the diversity of your communities? This session will introduce why culture matters when developing services and programs, and offer suggestions for making your public library the gateway to new and emerging services that will bring your neighbors from near and far together. Join us on a cultural adventure to expanding your public library services beyond its borders.
  • How-To Have a Poker Face
    Date: November 10, 2018
    Presenter(s): Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
    Link: conference.cla-net.org
    Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Comment: Have you ever heard the term ‘poker face’ before? It is often associated with people playing the card game Poker, and refers to how individuals accidentally communicate their intentions based on the look on their face. You can learn a lot based on non-verbals: someone's facial expressions and their body language. This brief session will teach attendees how to hold a poker face; that is how we make up our minds about others very quickly and usually without any verbal communication (often known as a first impression). Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in how to have a poker face with the intent of experiencing a set of new cultural norms.

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