2008 – Fall Semester

 

JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARIANS IN THE NEWS…

Fall 2008

 

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian 

Elizabeth Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian, presented a workshop on technology at the HBCU Faculty Development conference, in Washington, D.C., October 23-26. The workshop entitled: Internet Technologies and the HBCU Librarian, discussed ways that librarians can assist faculty and students in their research and in communication through Internet free resources. 

Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian Co-hosted a workshop on “Reflections on Reading Research-Sociological and Educational Implications: Best Practices for thinking, reading, and writing using African American literature; and the role of the librarian in developing initiatives for reading in the home, the school, the university, and the community” at the 15th National HBCU Faculty Development Symposium in Washington D.C. October 23-25, 2008.
Texas Library Association’s District 8 annual Fall Conference held Saturday October 18th at Lonestar College at Cy-Fair Karl Henson, Electronic Services Librarian and Steve Shaw, Head of Reference and Information Services presented “An Introduction to Library Assessment” at the Texas Library Association’s District 8 annual Fall Conference held Saturday October 18th at Lonestar College at Cy-Fair. The talk covered how to write goals and objectives, preparing for SACS as well as proper document retention, presentation and organization.
 

Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian presented a workshop on “From School Library to Academic Library: “Got EBSCOhost Database College Library Research Skills” at the Texas Library Association’s District 8 annual Fall Conference held Saturday October 18th at Lonestar College at Cy-Fair. 

pleased to present Never Has She Ever…

Never has She Ever…

Lauren Kelley, Curator of Art Collections will be taking part in an exhibit and give a lecture at Never Has She Ever – Eblast for exhibition at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries at Rutgers University, in collaboration with the Judith K. and David J. Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers and the Institute For Women and Art, is pleased to present Never Has She Ever… an exhibition featuring 10 women artists re-representing the female gaze and figure twisting and challenging internalized notions of beauty and womanhood. This intergenerational exhibit brings together artists working in diverse media and techniques: photography, painting, drawing, installations, film and video.

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Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian attended the Texas Library Association’s Annual Assembly in Austin Texas July 7-10, 2008. Ms. Gay is the chair 2008-2009 of the TLA Genealogy Round table, TLA Black Caucus Round table Councilor Alternate 2007-2010 and a Working Group member of the TexShare Education Services 2007-2010. She planned programs and events for Genealogy Round Table at the TLA Houston Conference 2009 and attend various workshops on TLA Legislative Day 2009, Transforming Texas Libraries and TLA, Chair Training, and TLA Black Caucus.

Dr. Rosie L. Albritton, Library Director, Helen Yeh, Associate Director, and Dr. Stephen Shaw, Head of Reference and Information Services recently attended the American Library Association’s Annual conference

Dr. Rosie L. Albritton, Library Director, Helen Yeh, Associate Director, and Dr. Stephen Shaw, Head of Reference and Information Services recently attended the American Library Association’s Annual conference in Anaheim, CA June 26-July 2. Over 22,000 librarians converged to meet and discuss cutting-edge ideas. Some of the more interesting sessions were on the use of Information Literacy, assessment and ‘Academic Library Instruction in an Online Environment.’

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian presented a paper at the 13th Annual Off-Campus Library Services Conference in Salt Lake City Utah, April 23-26, 2008. The paper entitled: Using Online Tutorials to Reduce Uncertainty in Information Seeking Behavior, suggests that many of our behavioral motivations in face to face activities would also apply in the online environment. By creating online tutorials that combine structured hierarchical instructions with familiar modes of communication we may be able to reduce symptoms of uncertainty in the library search process.
http://ocls.cmich.edu/conference/presentations/brumfield.pdfThe paper is published in Conference Proceedings of the 13th Annual Off-Campus Library Conference, by the conference host Central Michigan University. It will also be published in a separate volume of the Journal of Library Administration, Haworth Press.

  

 


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