Faster than the Speed of Bytes: Technology, Cognition, and the Academic Librarian
June 7 & 8, 2010, Holiday Inn Downtown, Ithaca
Are we organically shaped by technology? If so, how can academic librarians respond? How do cognitive changes influence the way’s we lead our libraries and teach our users? This conference will explore changes in cognitive development, based on new models of interacting with information and how these new models will impact collections and services. Participants will examine what this means for academic librarians and the way they interact with users. This event is brought to you by the NY 3Rs Association and the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the New York Library Association.
Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, Dominican University, speaking on Hyperlinked Users: How Academic Librarians Can Respond. What trends are shaping the 21st Century student experience? What does emerging research tell us about expectations for learning environments, creative collaboration and “always on” access to information? This presentation will provide a roadmap for serving our hyperlinked users online, in our physical spaces and wherever they happen to be. Mobile solutions, creation spaces and embedded librarians are all part of the equation.
Dr. Deborah Gagnon, Associate Professor of Psychology, Wells College, speaking on This Is Your Brain on Technology: The Technology Exposure Effect (TEE). The media offer a bewildering array of doomsday as well as more benign prognoses of the effect that excessive exposure to extant technologies -Twitter, FaceBook, GPS, Second Life, etc. – present to our cognitive and neural functioning. Is that GPS on your dashboard possibly shrinking your hippocampus? Or is it really the Holy Grail that the more spatially challenged among us have been searching for our whole lives? This talk will attempt to sort questions like these out and, more to the point, will reveal how technology may be changing our perception, attention, memory, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving processes.
The Horizon Report: Look Over the Horizon: Connecting Technology Trends with the Library of Tomorrow. The NMC Horizon Report is an important tool for educators and information specialists who must strategize for the adoption of new technologies in their organizations. Our panelists will present examples and offer a variety of perspectives on the 2010 Horizon Report as it will impact “The Library of the Near Future”. Panelists include Mark A. Smith, Information Systems Librarian at NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred; Joan Getman is Sr. Strategist for Learning Technologies at Cornell University; Alison Miller, Manager, ipl2 Reference Services for Drexel University; Harry Pence, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus from SUNY Oneonta where he currently serves as TLTC Faculty Fellow for Emerging Technologies.
Geotagging, Geolocation, and Augmented Reality: Opportunities for Libraries to Create in Situ Learning Experiences. Tito Sierra, Associate Head for Digital Library Development, North Carolina State University and Markus Wust, Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, North Carolina State University.
E-readers in Action. Melinda Dermody, Librarian/Department Head Access Services; Scott Warren, Bibliographer for the Sciences and Technology; and Suzanne Preate, Digital Initiatives Librarian from Syracuse University speak about their e-reader pilot program.
Text Reference in Action. Virginia Cole, Reference & Digital Services Librarian, Cornell University Library and Joe Murphy (libraryfuture on Twitter), Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale Science Libraries. Hear from QuestionPoint/Text-a-Librarian & My Info Quest participants to learn about collaborative text reference opportunities.
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NY 3Rs Association and the Academic and Special Libraries Section of NYLA were proud to present The Academic Librarians 2010 Conference: Faster than the Speed of Bytes: Technology, Cognition, and the Academic Librarian on June 7 & 8, 2010, in Ithaca, NY. We wish to extend a large “Thank You”to our generous sponsors: WALDO, EBSCO, CCP Solutions, Busca, University at Buffalo Department of Library and Information Studies, iSchool@Syracuse University, Mango Languages, Playaway, and ProQuest