Concurrent Sessions II (1:35 pm - 2:25 pm)

Session II Breakout Programs – 50 Minutes

Participants Choose One from E, F, G or H

E. "Blogging for the Evolving Library…and the World!"

Jimmy Lo, Dekalb County Public Library
Jonathan Harwell, Georgia Southern University
Nolan Reynolds, Dekalb County Public Library

This program introduces the successful Web logs launched by two Georgia libraries—one academic, one public. Learn how to establish a blog for your library, create and manage your own content, resolve typical technical issues, and use the magic of RSS to read other blogs, news, and more. Blogging is a fun, easy, and effective way to keep people updated about new resources, services, and facilities, while also making connections with interested people around the world. Speakers include a webmaster, a branch librarian who blogs for a public library, and an academic librarian who manages two blogs at a university library.

F. "Collaborating with Faculty to Combat Plagiarism Through the Use of Information Literacy Sessions and Innovative Research Projects"

Kate Farley, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Learn how the Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Lane Library is working with instructors to combat student plagiarism. Information literacy sessions have been designed to impart critical thinking skills and give students a better understanding of plagiarism and how to avoid it. Creative Librarian/Instructor collaboration in the design of advanced research projects can help eliminate plagiarism at its root. Well-suited for those working with high school and college-age patrons, this program will provide you with ideas to help students and staff develop better research and writing skills as well as techniques to stamp out plagiarism.

G. "What’s New and What’s Next? You Tell GALILEO"

Karen Minton, GALILEO, Library Services, Board of Regents

GALILEO, our one statewide library, puts you first! Inquiring minds want to know how GALILEO can serve you and your users and build on the GALILEO upgrade. Part presentation and part focus group, this session is your opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions about new and next developments in GALILEO.

H. "Training Showcase – Early Afternoon "

HeritageQuest/Ancestry (Room K)
Health and Nursing Resources - EBSCO (Room L)

Designed from a trainer’s approach this session highlights the strategic features, benefits and trends of selected GALILEO databases. Come join these discussions with expert staff from either ProQuest or EBSCO.