The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries, also the College and University Section of the New Jersey Library Association, works to enhance the effectiveness of academic and research librarians. We provide opportunities for professional development, continuing education, and networking. There are a number of active committees covering a wide range of library interests allowing librarians to tailor their involvement to their own professional and personal interests.
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Think spring! The cold and snow will soon be gone and the NJLA Annual Conference will soon be here. So, why not start thinking about spending a few days down shore at the newly renovated Ocean Place Resort in convenient Long Branch, NJ?
Conference dates are Monday, April 20-Wednesday, April 22.
Registration for the conference is open!
Don’t miss out on any of the Conference fun by staying over at the newly renovated Ocean Place Resort & Spa!
Lodging Information: Ocean Place Resort & Spa One Ocean Boulevard Long Branch, NJ 07740 Room rate for NJLA Conference attendees is $169.00 for single or double occupancy, which includes resort fee but is subject to taxes.
To make a reservation, please call 1-800-411-6493 and press 2 for reservations. All reservations must be made by April 5, 2015.
The College & University Section is sponsoring the programs listed below as well as co-sponsoring some pre-conference sessions. There are a number of excellent programs scheduled throughout the conference so be sure to check out the full schedule here: http://njlaconference.info/schedule
Title: College and University Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker: Edward Tenner. an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture. His book Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences has been an international bestseller. His most recent book is Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology .See: http://www.edwardtenner.com/index.htm Timeslot: Wednesday, 12:30-2:20.
Title: On the EDGE of Their Seats: How to Give Amazing Presentations
Presenter(s): Amanda Piekart Primiano, Berkeley College, Megan Dempsey, Raritan Valley Community College Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College. Timeslot: Tuesday 11:30-12:30
Title: 2015 Technology Innovation Awards Forum
Presenter(s): Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College and Romel Espinel, Stevens Institute of Technology. Timeslot: Tuesday, 3:10-5
Title: On the Edge of Discovery: Students and Web-Scale Searching
Presenter(s): Heather A. Dalal, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University Melissa A. Hofmann, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University Amy K. Kimura, Katharine Houk Talbott Library, Rider University. Timeslot: Wednesday 9-9:50
Title: Which Citation Manager?--A Conversation Starter
Presenter(s): Mei Ling Lo, Library of Science and Medicine, Rutgers University-New Brunswick Roberta Tipton, The John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University-Newark. Timeslot: Wednesday 11:30-12:20
Title: A Reader's Adventures in Special Collections
Presenter(s): Edward Tenner, an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture. His book Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences has been an international bestseller. His most recent book is Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology .See: http://www.edwardtenner.com/index.htm . Timeslot: Wednesday 2:30-3:20
Title: College and University Section Research Award and Forum
Presenter(s): Cynthia J. Coulter, chair, NJLA/CUS ACRL-NJ Research Committee, Hudson County Community College. Timeslot: Wednesday, 2:30-4:30
Title: Teaching Information Literacy with I-Learn Model
Presenter(s): Ma Lei Hsieh, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University Susan McManimon, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication, Rider University Sharon Yang, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University. Timeslot: Wednesday 3:40-4:30
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Edward Tenner is an independent historian of technology and culture affiliated with the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton, and with Rutgers University and the National Museum of American History. His books include the international bestseller Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences and Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology, of which Howard Segal wrote in Nature: “Tenner has become a worthy successor to such luminaries as business philosopher Peter Drucker, social critic Lewis Mumford and historian Lynn White in connecting technology’s past, present and future.” Edward Tenner was executive editor for physical science and history at Princeton University Press and gave one of the first courses on the history of information as a visiting lecturer at Princeton in 1990. He has also held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.
Dr. Tenner received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago, and has been a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows and a Guggenheim Fellow. For more information, see: http://www.edwardtenner.com/index.htm Timeslot: Wednesday, April 22, 12:30-2:20PM.
Academic librarians are no strangers to assessment, but figuring out how to implement authentic assessment can be tricky. We all want our instruction to help students, but how do we know if they are actually learning? Better yet, how can we make this process enjoyable for both the educators (that’s us!) and the students? This webcast will discuss the importance of designing authentic learning activities tied to information literacy learning outcomes.
The presenter will highlight a number of instructional technologies that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning while engaging in higher-order skills such as critical thinking, synthesis, and analysis of information. Webcast participants will engage in analysis of several tech tools and assessment techniques for use in varied instructional scenarios, including one-time class sessions, trainings, and workshops. Most of the techniques discussed will be applicable for assessing students both in-person and online. Each participant will receive an instructional technologies evaluation form that can be used to analyze the technologies highlighted in the session for use in their own teaching. This interactive webcast will share successful and easy to implement authentic assessment techniques and tools that will have students showing off their skills in no time.
Presenter: Melissa Mallon, Director of Peabody Education Library/Director of Instruction & Liaison Services, Vanderbilt University
This program will immediately be followed by a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m..
Panelists: Leslin Charles, Instructional Design Librarian - Rutgers University Libraries; and
Participation: 1:45 registration
2:00 p.m. Webcast
3:30 p.m. panelists followed by short Q & A.
You may register for this event by logging into the NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ website, and clicking the tab labeled 'Register' associated with this event (if you are not logged in you will not see the Registration Tab). Don't have an account on our website? You can register for an account here - http://cus.njla.org/user/register. If you have problems with the registration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking will be available in the lot behind the Gymnasium on College Avenue and in the Parking Deck next to the library. Because it is a group event, no individual passes will be necessary.