Printable Symposium Program (coming soon)
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration, Breakfast, Poster Sessions
9:00 am – 9:30 am
President’s Address and Special Guest-Marilyn Johnson
9:30 am – 10:20 am
First speaker –Bill Mayer 

Redesigning Relevance: Creating New Traditions in Library Design

The need for transforming our libraries into dynamic centers of learning has never been more critical. This presentation provides a top-level overview of the key questions facing libraries today, ways one university in DC has been addressing them, and the call for future action to leverage the value of our library organizations across campus.

10:20 am – 10:40 am
Break, Coffee, Poster Sessions
10:40 am – 11:30 am

photo Ken Bennett/WFU

Second speaker–Lauren Pressley

Re-Visioning Teaching: Adapting to a Changing Educational Environment

We are all learning to adapt to a quickly changing information environment and an evolving world of higher education. This presentation will discuss the changing higher education environment and implications for library instruction, an entrepreneurial approach to education, and the benefits of an instructional design approach to planning teaching.

11:30 am – 12:45 pm
12:45 pm – 1:35 pm
Third Speaker –Aaron Schmidt 

Librarians as Designers: Making Deliberate Decisions

Design is more than choosing pretty colors. It’s all about solving problems and even if you don’t know it, you are a designer. In this presentation Schmidt will convince you to take a more active role in the design of your library. After this presentation you’ll have a keener critical eye and a framework though which you can make your library a place that people want to use. He’ll discuss website best practices, how design research can create a truly user centered library and provide examples from around the world.

1:35 pm – 1:45 pm
Break, Poster Sessions
1:45 pm – 2:35 pm
Fourth Speaker–Leah Buley 

User Research in the Library: How to Understand and Design for Patrons’ Needs

It’s easy to forget what it’s like to walk into a library for the first time. Unseasoned library users may experience a host of unanswered questions, unspoken frustrations, and lost opportunities. If you can understand the needs and behaviors of patrons, you can design better services to support them. Here, Leah Buley will share user-centered research methods commonly employed in the field of user experience, and show how you can bring them back to your library to design services that anticipate people’s needs.

2:35 pm – 3:30 pm
Raffle, Door Prizes, Small Group Discussions with Speakers


One Response to “Program”

  1. monicaberger September 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    Lookin’ good!

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