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Recent and upcoming presentations by CLIC Member Library Staff

If you work for a CLIC member library and have presented recently at a workshop or conference, please notify the CLIC Office to be added to this page.

August 1, 2018: Minnesota eLearning Summit

Title: Beyond Textbooks and Coursepacks: Using the LMS to Make Course Materials More Affordable
Presenters: Greg Argo, Glori Hinck, Trent Brager, University of St. Thomas

May 4, 2018: ELUNA, Spokane, WA

Title: That’s the Ticket! Using Leganto to ensure your library is where your students are at (Part 2)
Presenter: Greg Argo, University of St. Thomas

April 27, 2018: ARLD Day, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Title: Why Don’t Other Students Love the Library as Much as I Do?
Presenters: Kaylin Creason, Karaline Green, and Lindsey Long, Bethel University Library

April 11, 2018: CLIC Conference, Reimagining the Academic Library, St. Paul, MN

Unconference Outcomes, reports from Scott Kahoi and Kent Gerber, Bethel University; Nathan Rinne, Concordia University, St. Paul; and Lizzy Tegeler, St. Catherine University.

Ten Things to Do Now Panel, moderated by David Lewis, presentations by a panel of CLIC librarians: Rhonda Gilbraith, Bethel University; Jon Neilson, Concordia University, St. Paul; Amy Sheehan, Hamline University; Anne Beschnett, St. Catherine University; Jessica Moore, University of Northwestern-St. Paul; Ann Zawistoski, University of St. Thomas.

March 14-15, 2018: Lib Tech Conference, St. Paul, MN

Title: The Great Equipment Bake-Off: How to perfectly prep procedures and avoid “soggy bottom” policies for your equipment collection
Presenters: Erica Ross with student workers Lindsey Long & Katie Cudo, Bethel University Libraries
Title: Talking, Tools, and Trials: Building a Physical and Digital Presence for Digital Humanities in the Library by Daring Greatly
Presenters: Kent Gerber, Bethel University Libraries

October 5-6, 2017: MLA Annual Conference, Rochester, MN

October 5, 2:15 pm, Amy Mars (St. Catherine University Library) and Trent Brager (University of St. Thomas Library), “23 Framework Things: Minnesota Librarians on the Cutting Edge of Information Literacy Practice.”

October 6, 10:30 am, Amy Mars (St. Catherine University Library) and Deborah Torres (St. Catherine University MLIS Program), “#Librarianshipsowhite: Using Critical Race Theory to Form a Call for Action.”

August 9-11, 2017: International Active Learning Classroom Forum

Kimberly Feilmeyer (HULA), Caroline Hilk (CTL), Nicole Nelson (ITS), Kristofer Scheid (HULA), and Tracy Williams (IE) presented at the International Active Learning Forum at the University of Minnesota this month. The presentation given by Feilmeyer, Hilk, Nelson, and Williams, “If we build it they will learn, right? Collaborative evaluation of Active Learning Classrooms,” was held in an active learning classroom in Bruininks Hall, the University’s largest active learning facility. This conference focused on advancing practice and research on active learning classroom spaces in higher education.

Hilk, Nelson, Feilmeyer, and Williams presented a paper on their evaluation of Hamline’s active learning classrooms. Librarians Feilmeyer and Scheid presented a demonstration, “Framing the first year one-shot session in an active learning classroom” on the librarians’ first-year seminar introduction to information literacy. Feilmeyer also facilitated a roundtable session, “ALCs and information literacy across the curriculum: Using one to promote the other.”

April 28, 2017: ARLD Day, Minnesota Arboretum

April 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m., “A Curious Skeptic’s Guide to the ACRL Information Literacy Framework,” presented by Amy Mars, Research and Instruction Librarian, St. Catherine University, and others.

Description: This critical discussion is for the skeptic, the optimist, the social justice advocate, and those who are just plain curious about the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education. Current and former Instruction Roundtable (IRT) Co-chairs will facilitate a discussion about the Framework centering around questions like:

–How does the Framework differ from the Standards?
–What challenges and opportunities does the Framework present for academic librarians?
–Can the Framework be used as a tool for social justice? In what ways does it fall short?

In this interactive session, participants will be invited to share their perspectives and experience with the Framework. We will end the discussion with an invitation to participate in a 23 Things: ACRL IL Framework Edition that IRT is developing and will launch at ARLD Day.

April 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m., “Lightning Round: Creating a Central Service Desk: Renovating Spaces,” presented by Amy Sheehan, Associate University Librarian, Hamline University Library and Archives.

Description: In the summer of 2016 Bush Library at Hamline University created a centralized service desk; merging the Library’s Circulation, Reference and the Information Technology Service Desk. This Lightning Round presentation highlights the construction process and the ways we improved centralized support for library and IT users.

March 22-25, 2017: ACRL, Baltimore, MD

IMAG2682March 23, 2017, 10:20 a.m., Room 337-338, “Consortial eBook Purchasing for the Rest of Us,” CLIC Collection Development Committee members: Heather Tompkins, St. Catherine University, Meg Manahan, University of St. Thomas, Ron Kurpiers, Augsburg College, Rhonda Gilbraith, Bethel University, Frances Singh, Hamline University, and Greg Argo, University of St. Thomas. IMAG2695

Description: How can a consortium of small libraries with modest budgets maintain our commitment to shared resources in an eBook environment? We’ll share the frameworks we’ve developed jointly for selecting consortial eBook packages, present findings from our first year of joint purchases, and highlight how data informed our decisions going forward. Finally, we’ll explore how a framework for consortial eBook acquisition and evaluation informs cooperative collection development as well as strategic planning at individual member libraries.


October 31-November 5, 2016: Charleston Conference, SC

November 3, 2016, “Developing eBook Purchasing Guidelines,” CLIC Collection Development Committee members: Rhonda Gilbraith, Bethel University, Meg Manahan, University of St. Thomas, and Frances Singh, Hamline University.

October 31-November 2, 2016: Library Assessment Conference, Arlington, VA

November 1, 2016, Poster Session, Greg Argo, University of St. Thomas, and Michael Mitchell, Bethel University.

Michael Mitchell and Greg Argo poster session

Michael Mitchell and Greg Argo poster session

September 29-30, 2016: Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Duluth, MN

September 29, 10:55am-11:55am, Gooseberry Falls Room 3: “Development of eBook Purchasing Guidelines,” CLIC Collection Development Committee members: Greg Argo, Concordia University, St. Paul, Rhonda Gilbraith, Bethel University, Meg Manahan, Unversity of St. Thomas, and Heather Tompkins, St. Catherine University.

img_5453September 30, 1:45pm-2:45pm, St. Louis River Room: “Moving On: Lessons Learned from an Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Project,” Sue Gray and Anne Beschnett, St. Catherine University.


July 27-28, 2016: Minnesota eLearning Summit, Minneapolis, MN

“Data Analytics: Finding the Sustainable Sweet Spot,” Greg Argo, Concordia University, St. Paul.


March 16-17, 2016: CLIC Member Library Staff Presentations at Lib Tech 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. “Are You Research Ready? Adding ImagineEasy Academy’s Tutorials to Library Instruction at Hamline.” Presenters: Siobhan DiZio, Kimberly Feilmeyer, Jon Neilson, Kristofer Scheid, Hamline University.

Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. “Putting it all together: a holistic approach to utilizing your library’s user data for making informed web design decisions.” Presenters: Scott Kahoi, Will Keillor, Micheal Mitchell, Bethel University.

Thursday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. “Dangerous DH Liaisons: Librarians (Re)claiming Centrality in Digital Collaborations.” Presenters: Amy Mars and Heather Tompkins, St. Catherine University, and Alexis Logsdon, Macalester College.

March 10-12, 2016: Information Fluency in the Disciplines: Workshop on English and American Language and Literature, Louisville, KY

“Building a Culture of Collaboration in English and American Language and Literature,” Talia Nadir, Research & Instruction Librarian, University of St. Thomas


UST Research & Instruction Librarian Talia Nadir

December 4 and 11, 2015: Public Library Services to Patrons Experiencing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity, Minitex webinar

Part One: Population and Partnering,” Amy Mars, St. Catherine University Library, and others.

Part Two: Programming and Professional Development,” Amy Mars, St. Catherine University Library, and others.


October 8-9, 2015: Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, St. Paul RiverCentre

“If It’s Not a Virtual Reference Service Then What Is It?” Kimberly Feilmeyer, Hamline University, and others

“The Designful Library: Applying Design Thinking Principles to Create a Patron-Centered Library,” April Youngblood, Bethel University, and others

Focus Groups and Freebies: Incorporating Feedback into a Consortial Marketing Initiative,” April Youngblood, Bethel University; Julie Kimlinger, University of St. Thomas; Amy Mars, St. Catherine University; Jessica Moore, University of Northwestern-St. Paul; Missy Motl, Augsburg College

“Managing an information literacy transition: Lessons from coordinating a library instruction overhaul,” Lyndi Fabbrini and Michael Mitchell, Bethel University

“Into the Woods:  A Journey through Metadata and Music Therapy,” presented by Augsburg sophomore Jossel Franco, part of the “ARLD Members: Showcase and Share” event.


September 16, 2015: NISO Webinar, The Practicality of Managing E, Part 2: Staffing,

“Lessons Learned by Rethinking E-resource Management in Academic Libraries,” Meg Manahan, University of St. Thomas


June 4-5, 2015: Lake Superior Libraries Symposium, Duluth, MN

Color by numbers: Using data to paint a better library picture,” Greg Argo, Concordia University-St Paul and Michael Mitchell, Bethel University


April 9, 2015: PALS Acquisitions Workday

“Streaming Video and E-Licenses,” Ruth Dukelow, CLIC Executive Director


March 30, 2015: MINITEX Webinar

Read That License! Fifteen Provisions to Look for in Electronic Resources Agreements,” Ruth Dukelow, CLIC Executive Director


February 22-26, 2015: ER&L, Austin, TX

“Migrating to Intota Updates and Dispatches from the Front,” Dani Roach, University of St. Thomas


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