October 27-29 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

D303 - Academic Libraries: Totally Virtual & Hacked

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, Librarian, University of Minnesota, Rochester
Chrissy Klenke, Earth Sciences & Maps Librarian, DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library - University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
Dr. Tod Colegrove, Head of DeLaMare Library, University of Nevada, Reno

Two libraries share their virtual, hacked, and successful journeys. UMR is a new campus with a totally virtual library. Students conduct research exclusively online. The librarian’s role, instead of being diminished by the absence of books, has increased in importance and urgency. Teaching students to access information and disseminate its importance is the focus of information literacy for UMR’s campus. At DeLaMare, the library went from being full of books (and no students) to a vibrant knowledge hub. Incorporating maker resources and encouraging a hacking mentality, DLM successfully changed its library culture from passive to passionate. The staff’s dedication to the success of their students created an organic space where students learn, make, hack, discover, geek out, and hang out. Adopting the maker culture helped DLM become a central figure in the university’s mission for excellence in teaching and learning.

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