Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10:00AM to 2:30 PM
Registration begins at 9:30am
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Directions & Parking*
*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.
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.
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 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 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.