Spring IG Workshop Recaps

Assessment and Instruction IG Spring Workshop Recap

Craig Gibson

Craig Gibson, The Ohio State University

The Assessment and Instruction Interest Groups collaborated this spring to offer the workshop, “The Evolution of Information Literacy: From Framework to Assessment.” The keynote speaker at the sold-out workshop, Craig Gibson of The Ohio State University, provided elaboration on the Framework for Information Literacy and offered suggestions on moving forward with implementation. Afternoon speakers Mary Broussard (Lycoming College, PA) and Melissa Engleman (Denison University) spoke about incorporating interactive tutorials for formative assessment and limiting learning outcomes covered in instruction sessions. Participants reported that the workshop was highly relevant to their needs and very useful.

Melissa Engleman

Melissa Engleman, Denison University

Mandy Shannon, AIG Co-Chair, Wright State University
Eric Resnis, AIG Co-Chair, Miami University
Dana Knott, IIG Co-Chair, Columbus State Community College
Melissa Bauer, IIG Co-Chair, Kent State University Stark Campus



CMIG Spring Workshop Recap

CMIG’s spring workshop at the State of Library of Ohio on April 27 was lively and thought provoking. The morning panel, “Ebooks: Putting Issues into Conversation”, featured several presentations. Kay Downey from Kent State University presented data and analysis from KSU’s experience with an ebook DDA program. Amy Fry of Bowling Green State University presented findings from a study of print and electronic monograph use, focusing on problems inherent in standard comparisons and assumptions made in looking at print and ebook usage. Jan Maxwell of Ohio State University discussed the history of ebook acquisition by OhioLINK, and discussed details of the upcoming OhioLINK deal with UPSO. The panel was followed by Q&A and small group discussions on related topics.

The afternoon session started with an update from CIRM chair Dan Gottlieb, who reviewed important CIRM initiatives for the year. Next, Marty Jenkins from Wright State University presented on issues relating to the management of ebooks, including the quality (or lack thereof) of the metadata,things to consider in regards to MARC records, and local edits to consider. The day ended with a lively series of “lightning talks” – with presentations from Kathleen Baril & Heather Crozier (ONU) on weeding and moving collections, Mark Eddy (CWRU) on collection budget modifications, Jessica Grim (OBE) on forming a resources promotion team, LuAnn Boris (Franciscan U) on the OhioLINK/OPAL shareable ebook project, and Brian Gray (CWRU) on the advantages that ebook DDA programs can have in freeing up librarian time.

I have enjoyed serving as CMIG co-chair these last two years, and the opportunity to meet and work with a great bunch of folks. I’d like to extend thanks to hard-working workshop committee members Calvin Cleary (OSU-Lima), Phil Flynn (Wright State) and Mark Eddy (CWRU), and to the two great folks I’ve had the pleasure of sharing co-chairing duties with: Kathleen Baril (ONU) and Ken Irwin (Wittenberg U).

Jessica Grim, CMIG Co-Chair, Oberlin University

DLIG Spring Workshop Recap

The Distance Learning Interest Group (DLIG) spring workshop welcomed participants from


Keynote Speaker Sara Klink, 2016 DLIG Visionary

across Ohio and Kentucky to learn about distance learning initiatives. The workshop keynote speaker was 2016 Distance Learning Visionary, Sara Klink from Stark State College. Sara shared her approach in providing instruction in a digital environment for students that she serves on multiple campuses. Laura DePue, an instructional designer from Miami University gave participants suggestions for making online content more accessible and Hong Cheng from the University of Cincinnati explained how she provides library services to students in China. Taking advantage of all the expertise in the room, we concluded with discussions on all the challenges and successes in providing distance education. Thanks to Gerald Natal (University of Toledo), Justin Bertsch & Glenna Herald (Gateway Community and Technical College) and Andy Revelle (Miami University) for leading discussions and sharing the highlights with us all. We will be continuing these discussions on our blog, so everyone can join in on the conversation! If you’d like to write a blog post about distance learning, contact DLIG co-chair, Jennifer Natale at dligchair2@alaoweb.org.


Jennifer Natale, DLIG Co-Chair, Miami University
Carrie Girton, DLIG Co_Chair, Miami University Hamilton

SCAIG Spring Meeting Focuses on Digital Curation

We have a goal of meeting in each of the four corners of the state; this year we were in the


SCAIG Co-Chair Shanee Murrain Introduces Bergis Jules

northwest at Bowling Green State University. With three truly excellent speakers and tours of BG’s special collections and archives spaces, it was an interesting and informative day. Lauren White and Arjun Sabharwal from the University of Toledo gave a presentation about digital preservation and curation and provided us with helpful tools and resources. In the afternoon, we met virtually with Bergis Jules at the University of California, Riverside, who told us about the really interesting work he is doing with the grant-funded project, “Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content.”

Kate Medicus, SCAIG Co-Chair, Kent State University

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