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Thursday, November 3

2:30pm EDT

Lifting All Boats: Fostering a Community of Practice for Student Publishers
Undergraduate and graduate students are increasingly being encouraged to work with faculty and researchers to generate traditional scholarship as well as other types of projects that feature original content. Through this process, students are more frequently taking on roles as researchers, authors, and publishers. Student scholarship and student-run publications are valuable to the scholarly record, representing the nascent activities of the next generation of scholars, but also serving as an academic playground for emergent forms of publishing and media. Furthermore, students who manage publications gain practical skills that transfer to a variety of careers in academia and private industry. However, student publications are often struggling and somewhat invisible. They face many of the same sustainability problems affecting the broader publishing industry and unique problems inherent in student publications. These groups frequently need (and often seek) a combination of professional mentorship and a forum for peer group interactions to advance their publishing goals.

At our respective institutions, we continue to be delighted and impressed by the variety and quality of student-generated media, ranging from traditional scholarly journals, to web-based peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, literary, cultural, and political magazines, and more. Libraries, library publishers, and university presses have the expertise and resources needed to help build a community of practice for student publications. Attendees will learn about models for student engagement and library-press collaboration as a librarian, two publishers, and a student editor share their recent experiences and future aspirations in working together to support the vibrant and diverse publications on their campuses.


Gillian Berchowitz

Director and Editor-in-Chief, Ohio University Press

Marc Blanc

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Jettison Magazine, a student-run publication at Ohio University
Marc is an undergraduate in English at Ohio University. In 2015 he helped start Jettison Magazine, an arts and culture publication that remains student-run. Working with university staff and faculty on issues like copyright and distribution, he has developed a sense of what student... Read More →
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Kate Dohe

Manager, Digital Programs & Initiatives, University of Maryland Libraries
People can talk to me about digital libraries, open access, library publishing, digital preservation, and approaches to collaboration. You can also talk to me about bikes, if you're so inclined.
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Laura Leichum

Digital Publishing and Rights Manager, Georgetown University Press
Laura oversees electronic publishing efforts, manages rights and permissions, and pursues co-publications and translations. In general, her job is all about building partnerships and she is interested in exploring the many ways that content creators and publishers such as the GU Press... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

2:30pm EDT

Research in the Real World: Accessibility, Nurturing Usage, and Turning Theory into Practice
Academic research—in every field from business and management to medicine and even librarianship—frequently discovers crucial ways to improve efficacy and efficiency. But that only helps if those findings get applied in practice. The research agenda today is increasingly driven by theory at the expense of practical relevance, while employers need the students they recruit to possess a greater blend of skills. The result instead is content published in a form that fails to resonate with practitioners, students, policy makers, and the wider public who want to understand the ROI of the research investment.

In this session, find out how best to get your existing collections used, not just for study, but to inform the real-world decisions of current and former students; how to acquire and market the right resources to get new actionable research into the hands of those who need it; and how to help your faculty get their scholarly publications noticed by the practitioners, consultants, and other influencers who can ensure their discoveries are widely used and understood.

Combining the perspectives of a global publisher leading the way in practitioner-generated content, a university librarian on the front lines of scholarly communication and discovery, and a business school academic with experience in the field, we will create a foundation for extending the reach and impact of novel, new and ground-breaking research into practical application in the real world.

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Patti Davis

Publisher, Emerald Group Publishing
Patti Davis is a Publisher for Emerald Group Publishing, responsible for the journals in the company’s prestigious Operations, Logistics, and Quality Collection. She has more than 15 years of experience both in books and journals publishing, working previously at Rowman & Littlefield... Read More →
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Michael Groth

Senior Brand Manager, International, Emerald Publishing
Michael Groth is Senior Brand Manager at Emerald Publishing, where he oversees international brand strategy and implementation across regional markets via digital, social, conference, thought leadership and PR channels. Mike has spent over 20 years in marketing for scholarly publishing... Read More →
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Matthew Ismail

Director of Collection Development, Central Michigan University Libraries

Thomas Kent

Professor, College of Charleston

Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

3:35pm EDT

Improving Student Success: Arkansas State's Partnership with Credo and Regional High Schools
Are new students coming to your university ready to succeed or are they being overwhelmed by the college experience? Do faculty complain that they spend more time, with increasing frustration, providing basic research instruction to new students? Is your institution being challenged to increase 1st and 2nd year retention rates? In this "Out of the Box" session, two librarians from Arkansas State University (A-State) and Credo's Chief Content Officer will discuss their innovative collaboration in which A-State and Credo are working together to bring information literacy resources and instruction to local high schools in support of college readiness.

This session will cover a number of issues, including how the library engaged and garnered administration support, the challenge in establishing meaningful partnerships with local high schools, and developing and tracking the right metrics to validate progress. Topics of discussion will include ways in which the library can do more to enhance its strategic importance relative to administration goals; an overview of the established goals and how success will be tracked in areas including college preparedness, retention, graduation rates, GPA, and recruiting; and why this matters to the A-State Library. Participants of the session who have in place, or are trying to develop, similar programs will be encouraged to share their experiences and everyone is welcomed to provide feedback on the established goals.
Participants will gain new ideas on how to deepen faculty, administration, and community engagement while preparing students for college success, even before they arrive on a college campus.

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Jeff Bailey

Library Director, Arkansas State University
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Jeff Bailey was appointed Director of the Dean B. Ellis Library of Arkansas State University in 2012 after leading the library for three years in an interim capacity. In his academic library career, Jeff has held positions in both public and technical services... Read More →
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April Sheppard

Assistant Library Director, Arkansas State University
Anything and everything! From library outreach and research to heavy metal and horror movies!
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Ian Singer

General Manager, Credo Reference

Thursday November 3, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Friday, November 4

3:35pm EDT

Applying Entrepreneurship in a Changing Higher Education Landscape: Case Studies Involving Streaming Video
Higher education continues to change very rapidly with traditional modes for course delivery extended to include a variety of online, flipped, and distance education formats. Faculty need to find alternative ways to engage a new generation of students, millennial learners with their own learning styles, who expect and respect video. What does this change mean for course delivery and student performance, how are libraries supporting this changing environment to meet the needs of students and faculty, and how are content providers contributing? 

Into this space, entrepreneurship in many forms is meeting the changing environment head-on. This session presents librarian and faculty perspectives on how entrepreneurial thinking is driving student success both inside and outside of the classroom using streaming video as a case study, co-led by Dr. Sean Wise (Ryerson University, Toronto) and creator of The Naked Entrepreneur video series, himself an expert in the field of entrepreneurship. Dr. Sean Wise will demonstrate how he uses video to engage his student cohort, the merits of different contexts for using video and their effective outcomes, and will present evidence for how his novel approach has ramped up the motivations and performance of his students. Representing the library perspective, Michael Arthur (University of Alabama) will discuss the strategies used by The University of Alabama to select and acquire more video, and what factors are used to determine whether to purchase or lease content. He will also highlight the libraries efforts to promote streaming video and to educate librarians and faculty on the various purchasing and delivery models and how these impact usability. He will offer session attendees forward-thinking strategies for setting and accomplishing goals related to the integration of streaming video into the classroom. Michael will discuss the future of streaming video and what libraries are doing to make that happen.   Finally, Michael Carmichael (SAGE Publishing) will follow these two speakers by sharing insights from market research which shows how publishers might respond to the way in which video is being used in Higher Education globally.

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Michael A. Arthur

Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery, The University of Alabama
Michael A. Arthur is Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery at the University of Alabama. Mr. Arthur is active in ALA serving as a member of the ALCTS Budget & Finance Committee. This will be his 17th Charleston Conference. He has presented many times at the conference and also... Read More →
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Michael Carmichael

Head of Visual Media, SAGE Publishing
Michael Carmichael is the Head of Visual Media at SAGE Publishing. He has over 20 years of commissioning and editorial experience developing print and digital products for the higher education and academic market. Michael joined SAGE in 1998 where he first spent many years developing... Read More →
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Sean Wise

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University
Dr. Sean Wise specializes in helping emerging and high growth potential organizations jump on the trajectory and turn a profit. His intense, entertaining and direct approach has earned him a loyal following of disciples who swear by his lessons and best practices for business success.With... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401