Extreme Makeover: Transforming the face of your Library Service

26 Oct 2009 (Full day event)
09.30 (tea and coffee for 10.00 start) - 16:00
Leeds Metropolitan University, The Rose Bowl, Leeds, West Yorkshire


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Brief Details:This event will provide delegates with a range of interactive workshops where delegates can explore how technologies are being developed across the region to provide a responsive and exciting library experience.
Information:The modern library lies at the heart of learning and is increasingly challenged with exploring new ways to engage learners and market resources. Issues of accessibility, learner trends and keeping abreast of the latest developments in resources and services all play a part in creating an inspiring experience for the learner.

This event will provide delegates with a range of interactive workshops where delegates can explore how technologies are being developed across the region to provide a responsive and exciting library experience. These workshops will cover the benefits to the learner, in addition to the implications for technical and learning resources staff.

There will also be an exhibition area for delegates who want to keep abreast of the latest developments with e-resources and an opportunity to network with suppliers and peers across the region. The following exhibitors have confirmed attendance:

* CILIP Information Literacy Group
* Credo Reference
* Copyright Licensing Agency
* SCRAN
* BBC Motion Gallery
* PTFS Europe
* EDINA
* Oxford University Press

Aim of event:
• To identify appropriate technologies to engage learners either during induction or an Information Skills session
• To explore new channels of promoting library services
• To network with exhibitors and peers

Delegates will be able to:
• Share experiences and good practice with new technologies and how they are being used in libraries
• Identify key issues when employing new technologies at their institution
• Recognise the range of e-resources available to learners

This event is open to non-supported organisations, though priority is given to supported organisations.
Target Audience: Library staff who are responsible for promoting library services and delivering information skills sessions in Further Education and Higher Education institutions or Public Libraries.
Cost:£ 50
Event Type: Regional Event
Event Duration: Full day event
Event Directions: Click for venue directions
Closing Date:BOOKINGS CLOSED
Associated Files:
  • Extreme Makeover Programme
  • LRC Conference flyer
  • Relevant Links:
  • Course Materials on RSC YH Moodle
  • Comments
  • This was an extremely informative and very full day. Everything I attended had relevance for me and the main speaker were varied and interesting.
       Jan Warner, Leeds City College (26/10/2009)
  • Great day. Learnt so much.
       Claire O'Brian, Doncaster Met Borough Council (26/10/2009)
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    Programme for event: Extreme Makeover: Transforming the face of your Library Service

    26 October 2009

    09:30

    Registration (with tea and coffee)

    10:00

    Welcome and introduction

    10:15

    SMILE Project

    Accessing information and evaluation of material is essential in today's digital society. The online programme SMILE gives learners the understanding of the different types of information available, how to search effectively and evaluate the quality of the information they retrieve and an understanding of plagiarism and the issues surrounding the ethical use of information.

    The programme will also help them to understand the principles of academic study and writing thus enabling them not only to find information and evaluate it effectively but also to communicate their findings. This process should empower students to become independent learners who are confident in their abilities and who will be able to transfer these skills into the work place.

    SMILE is freely available under the Creative Commons License and is written in HTML so it can be easily adapted for local use.

    Speaker: Ms. Debbi Boden, University of Worcester

    10:45

    QR Codes/Text a Librarian

    Andrew Walsh explains how QR (“quick response”) codes and mobile technology is being adopted in the library at the University of Huddersfield.

    Speaker: Mr. Andrew Walsh, University of Huddersfield
    Give your library wings!

    Andrea and Carolin will introduce you to twitter and explain how Leeds Library and Information Service use twitter to engage with customers and colleagues. They have been tweeting for about six months now and will share successes, tips and ideas. They are positive that it can improve your service as it has theirs.

    11:15

    Refreshment break

    11:30

    Credo - an extreme makeover for Reference

    "Wow, this is so cool". Come and see why students love using the new Credo Reference. See why 63 of the best reference publishers choose Credo as the platform for their full-text content. Innovative and engaging: multi-lingual interface, mind-mapping tool, and more. See how Credo can also increase usage of all your online resources. And tell us what more you want!

    Speaker: Ms. Anne Kail, Credo Reference
    Create, Store and Share with Scran

    Come along and explore over 360,000 rights cleared images, sound and video clips at www.scran.ac.uk. Use the simple tools to create, store and share your selections!

    Speaker: Mr. Neil Fraser, Scran (part of RCAHMS)
    Implementing Open Source Library Management Systems

    PTFS Europe has been established to provide implementation help and on-going support for libraries who wish to install an Open Source LMS. The workshop session outlines the support services offered and includes a quick comparison of the two leading products Open Source Library Management Systems - Evergreen and Koha.

    Speaker: Mr. Nick Dimant, PTFS Europe Ltd

    12:00

    Credo - an extreme makeover for Reference

    "Wow, this is so cool". Come and see why students love using the new Credo Reference. See why 63 of the best reference publishers choose Credo as the platform for their full-text content. Innovative and engaging: multi-lingual interface, mind-mapping tool, and more. See how Credo can also increase usage of all your online resources. And tell us what more you want!

    Speaker: Ms. Anne Kail, Credo Reference
    Create, Store and Share with Scran

    Come along and explore over 360,000 rights cleared images, sound and video clips at www.scran.ac.uk. Use the simple tools to create, store and share your selections!

    Speaker: Mr. Neil Fraser, Scran (part of RCAHMS)
    Implementing Open Source Library Management Systems

    PTFS Europe has been established to provide implementation help and on-going support for libraries who wish to install an Open Source LMS. The workshop session outlines the support services offered and includes a quick comparison of the two leading products Open Source Library Management Systems - Evergreen and Koha.

    Speaker: Mr. Nick Dimant, PTFS Europe Ltd

    12:30

    Creative Use of Video Content for the Education Sector

    BBC Motion Gallery has partnered with JISC Collections to make available a vast repository of clips from the BBC archives for use within Further and Higher Educational establishments. The material is taken from across all genres within the BBC’s collections, from the world-famous Natural History programming to News and Current Affairs, from Locations to Science and Technology. The clips can be searched, viewed and downloaded in both Windows Media and QuickTime files and, once downloaded, can be edited, shared, uploaded to a VLE or project area, and shared amongst students or staff.

    Speaker: Mr. Zeb Buchanan, BBC Motion Gallery
    Newsfilm Online – help and support for a video resource

    A short session to showcase the use of this large, free ITN/Reuters archive in Teaching and Learning, and featuring pedagogical exemplars, video case studies, practical guidance and more.

    Speaker: Ms. Vivienne Carr, EDINA

    13:00

    Lunch and exhibition

    14:00

    Web 2 and You Too!

    This session will investigate the continuing impact Web 2.0 is having on libraries, librarians and library services. As well as discussing the technological drivers, the session includes examples of Library 2.0 in action.

    Speaker: Mr. Dave Pattern, University of Huddersfield

    14:30

    QR Codes and Text a Librarian

    Andrew Walsh explains how QR (“quick response”) codes and mobile technology is being adopted in the library at the University of Huddersfield.

    Speaker: Mr. Andrew Walsh, University of Huddersfield
    Interactive tutorials: bite-sized chunks for new students, and engaging undergraduates and researchers with Articulate Engage

    This workshop will look at the creation of three online learning objects aimed at first year undergraduates. Delegates will hear how collaboration with a learning technologist was not only key to their success but gave us the experience and knowledge to create further learning objects, on our own, using Articulate.

    Speaker: Ms. Michelle Schneider, University of Leeds
    Copyright, Education and the Digital Generation

    The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licenses all Sate FE Colleges in the UK to copy, scan and retype extracts from books, journals and magazines under copyright for education purposes. The CLA is a non profit-making company working for authors, publishers and visual creators.

    A major remit of the CLA’s education team is to promote the importance of protecting Intellectual Property and Copyright amongst academic staff and their students. As such the CLA runs a series of workshops across the UK. These describe why Copyright is important in protecting creativity, and how the CLA licence enables colleges to use protected works. The focus is very much on Copyright within an increasingly digital world.

    Speaker: Mr. Gursh Sangha, The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd

    15:00

    Refreshment break

    15:20

    Providing an Inclusive Library Service

    This presentation will look at some of the services JISC TechDis offers for libraries, and will demonstrate some of the free and low-cost technologies available to help you offer an engaging and inclusive library service.

    Speaker: Mrs. Emma Millard, JISC TechDis

    15:50

    Evaluation and close

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