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2020 OPAL-PALNI Conference

OPAL 2020 Conference Presentations

AUGUST 7 • FRIDAY

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8:00am – 8:45am

 

 

 

Coffee Club

Bring your favorite mug and beverage, say hello and visit with your colleagues. Share what is helping
you stay connected, inspiring you or supporting you during this time. Pets are welcome during
coffee hour!  #OpalPalni2020 

  

8:45am – 10:00am

 

 

Welcome & Keynote Address 
Presenter: Jill Morris

 

 10:00am – 10:15am

 

 

Water Cooler Conversation
The water cooler meeting room will be open continuously from 10am-3:45pm as a place to take a break,
continue session discussions, meet up with colleagues or post questions. 

 

10:15am – 11:00am

 

 

Make an Impact: Information Literacy Instruction and Assessment in the First-Year Seminar
Presenters: Kerri Killion-Mueller, Amber Pavlina

 

10:15am – 11:00am

 

 

New Responsibilities, New Opportunities:  Expanding Library Services in Times of Reductions 
Presenters: Brandon Board, Karl Stutzman

 

10:15am – 11:00am

 

 

And You Thought You'd Never Use Geometry in the Real World: How Polygons Can Save Cultural
Heritage Artifacts

Presenters: Olivia MacIsaac, Tatum Turner, Kristen Allen

 

10:15am – 11:00am

 

 

Motivating Online Learners
Presenters: Luann Edwards, Catie Carlson

 

10:15am – 11:00am

 

 

Cultivating agency through vendor partnerships in community-owned solutions: Institutional
Repositories and Resource Sharing

Presenters: Kirsten Leonard, Jill Morris, Kevin Kochanski and Sebastian Hammer

 

11:00am - 11:15am

 

 

Water Cooler Conversation
The water cooler meeting room will be open continuously from 10am-3:45pm as a place to take a break,
continue session discussions, meet up with colleagues or post questions. 

 

11:15am – 12:00pm

 

 

 

Chick Lit: Baby Chicks and Animal Assisted Activity at Packard Library
Presenter: Danielle Bernert

 

11:15am – 12:00pm

 

 

Hands-on with the Distant Reader
Presenter: Eric Lease Morgan

 

11:15am – 12:00pm

 

 

What’s College Staff Got to Do With It? Libraries Supporting Those Who Serve Students
Presenter: Julie McDaniel

 

11:15am – 12:00pm

 

 

Conversation Group - Circulation Chat
Facilitator: Laura D'Amato

 

11:15am - 12:00pm

 

 

Conversation Group - Cataloging Chat
Facilitator: Noreen Mulcahy

 

11:15am – 12:00pm

 

 

The C’s of COUNTER 5: Challenges, Continuity, and Complexity
Presenter: Heather Loehr 

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

 

 

The Reluctant INTRApreneur: living and thriving in an uncertain environment
Presenter: Mary Ellen Bates

 

1:30pm – 2:00pm

 

 

Q & A with Mary Ellen
Presenter: Mary Ellen Bates

 2:00pm – 2:40pm  

 

Crafting the PALNI Annual Report "Onesheeter": A Behind the Scenes Look (Blitz Session)
Presenter: Megan West

 2:00pm – 2:40pm  

 

Making Difficult Collections Decisions: Processes for Data Driven Discussions (Blitz Session)
Presenters: Lauren Marshall, Mina Chercourt

 

 2:00pm – 2:40pm

 

 

ezPAARSE 'em: Towards an Increasingly Refined Understanding of Activity (Blitz Session)
Presenter: Derek Zoladz

 

 2:00pm – 2:40pm

 

 

Can Information Literacy Encourage Critical Thinking? Can it be Assessed? (Blitz Session)
Presenters: Eric Bradley, Anita Gray, Ruth Szpunar

 

 2:00pm – 2:40pm

 

 

Using Interactive Timelines to Tell Institutional Stories and Promote Historical Resources (Blitz Session)
Presenter: Carrie Phillips

 

 2:00pm – 2:40pm

 

 

Visualizing E-Resource Usage Data with Tableau (Blitz Session)
Presenter: Lisa Gonzalez

 

 2:00pm – 2:40pm

 

 

Social Justice and Library Programming (Blitz Session)
Presenters: Lisa Lepore, Dana Knott

  2:45pm – 3:30pm

 

 

Understanding the Need for OER Programs at Private Institutions
Presenters: Amanda Hurford, Erin Milanese

 

  2:45pm – 3:30pm

 

 

Does Your Institution Truly Know What Your Library Does? Find Out!
Presenters: Tonya Fawcett, Denise Shorey, Anita Gray

 

 2:45pm – 3:30pm

 

 

Intentional Teaching: Designing and Assessing an Information Literacy Program Using Backward Design
Presenters: Jessica Mahoney, Ruth Szpunar

 

 2:45pm – 3:30pm

 

 

Widening Tailored Research Workshops for Honors Students
Presenters: Tammy Stitz, Marilia Antunez

 

 2:45pm – 3:30pm

 

 

Leading with Authenticity
Presenter: Nancy Kirkpatrick

 

 2:45pm – 3:30pm

 

 

License Review 101
Presenter: Sarah Probst

 

3:30pm - 3:45pm

 

 

Water Cooler Conversation
The water cooler meeting room will be open continuously from 10am-3:45pm as a place to take a break,
continue session discussions, meet up with colleagues or post questions. 

 

 3:45pm – 4:00pm

 

 

Awards/Recognitions/Closing

Stick around for our Awards & Recognitions at 3:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon. PALNI will be announcing
the PALNI Hall of Fame inductees at this session (other awards will be done in September adjacent to the
board meeting). The OPAL awards and closing will be given by Tiffany Lipstreu, OPAL Chair and Library
Director at Otterbein University. Curious about past award recipients? View a collection of 
past OPAL conferences and award recipients and PALNI past awards.

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