Free Vendor Preconferences
Understanding User Needs: An Overview and Discussion of Taylor & Francis Group Content.
Making It Work: Supporting Academic Libraries in the New Era (EBSCO)


Understanding User Needs: An Overview and Discussion of Taylor & Francis Group Content
Brought to you by Taylor & Francis
Shhh!! Don’t tell anyone – it’s a secret! During this session, Taylor & Francis Group staff will demo the new digital resource Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War: Intelligence, Strategy and Diplomacy. You’ll also learn more about leading journal content like the Taylor & Francis Libraries and our Classic & Modern Online Journal Archives, as well as information about our highly acclaimed eBook content, such as Routledge Handbooks Online and Taylor & Francis eBooks. Attendees will be asked and encouraged to share feedback on their current collection needs and what publishers can do to meet those needs.

Making It Work: Supporting Academic Libraries in the New Era
Brought to you by EBSCO
You’ve changed and so have we.  EBSCO strives to enhance our services to meet your resource needs by streamlining the acquisition, access and assessment of your library’s collections.  Please join us for an overview of what’s new with our best-in-class journal and e-book acquisition services and EBSCOhost databases. Additionally, we’ll discuss what we’ve done with archiving some of the most valuable magazines back to Volume 1, and share some exciting details about our magazine digital replica service, Flipster. We’ll also demonstrate how our assessment products can help you measure both the use of your electronic content as well as its impact.  EBSCO is committed to offering the maximum value for your collection dollars.

Preconference: Shifting from “stuff” to students: Moving toward constructivism using the ACRL Framework

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, created to refocus on “foundational ideas about the [often uncertain] information ecosystem,” has required a shift away from the easier-to-implement discrete skills enumerated in the Standards. As such, librarians around the country have been/are wary of the new Framework and wonder how to implement it into their practice. Underlying many of the changes in the new Framework is a shift away from the technical and mechanistic aspects of information literacy towards a more constructivist foundation that centers the student as a true constructor of her own knowledge. The Framework encourages librarians to value students’ expertise, experience, and authority in their own community and bring it to their new scholarly community.

In this preconference, the presenters will model constructivist pedagogy and active learning techniques by using the “jigsaw technique”, where attendees meet at tables to discuss each Frame and become “experts” on that Frame. The “experts” then move on to new tables and use their expertise to contribute to the discussion with a new group of participants. Tables will use a scenario from their own institution (or will be offered one) in order to develop lesson plans or activities using the Framework. Attendees will learn about each of the Frames and will collaborate with others to develop student learning outcomes, lesson plans, activities and other interactive techniques based on the Framework.

During the workshop attendees will:

– Gain an understanding of the new Framework and how it can complement the Standards that may already be in place at their institutions;

– Develop lesson plans, activities, and techniques to use to integrate the Framework into their practice at all levels; and

– Begin to use the Framework to move towards a critical practice that places value on students’ integral role in their educational endeavors.


Allison Carr, Social Sciences Librarian, California State University, San Marcos

Talitha Matlin, STEM Librarian, California State University, San Marcos