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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10:00AM to 2:30 PM

Registration begins at 9:30am

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Wright State University Nutter Center
Berry Room 1,2&3 
Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45431

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*Free parking is available in Lot 1

Please park in Lot 1, there will be signs directing you towards Lot 1. Enter through the Berry Room entrance by the big yellow sign.


SOCHE Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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Kimberly Federle
(937) 258.8890

Value of the Library: Libraries Leading to Student Success


In an age of continually growing digitization, globalization, and abundant information, the value of academic libraries is greater than ever before. Libraries remain central to research and education as they ensure information access, foster innovation, encourage collaborative research, and promote information literacy skills vital to the success of tomorrow’s leaders. This year at Wright State University we will focus on libraries leading to student success, and the overall value of the library. We will be hosting Regina Mays and Rachel Fleming-May, from the University of Tennessee. Regina will be focusing on a comprehensive approach to library value, and Rachel will be focusing on the library's contribution to student success, teaching and learning.


9:30 - 10:00a            Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 10:15a           Welcome

10:15 - 11:00a            Regina Mays

 11:00 - 11:15a            Q&A with Regina Mays

11:15 - 11:30a             Break

11:30 - 12:15p             Rachel Fleming-May

12:15p - 12:30p           Q&A with Rachel Fleming-May

12:30p - 1:15p             Lunch 

1:15p - 1:45p                Small Moderated Groups 

Regina Mays - Berry Room 1&2

Rachel Fleming-May - Berry Room 3

1:45p - 2:00p         Closing

Rachel Fleming-May

Rachel Fleming-May is an Assistant Professor in the University of Tennessee's School of Information Sciences. A member of the Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries (LibValue) Project management team, her research interests include assessment of academic library resources and services, particularly as they support teaching and learning.

Regina Mays

Regina Mays is an Assistant Professor and Assessment Librarian at the University of Tennessee Libraries. Her experience as Program Manager of the Lib-Value: Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries study, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, began a continuing interest in strategic assessment planning, evidence-based decision making, user experience, and demonstrating library value. In her current position, Mays’ duties range from providing data that demonstrates the Libraries’ value for the purposes of accreditation, program reviews, and budget planning to designing and conducting in-house assessments that include website usability testing, surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies.