Friday, February 26, 2010

Conference - Technology, Cognition, and the Academic Librarian

Academic Librarians 2010 Conference: Faster than the Speed of Bytes: Technology, Cognition, and the Academic Librarian

June 7 & 8, 2010, Holiday Inn Downtown, Ithaca, NY
Sponsored by the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the New York Library Association and the NY 3R’s Association. Registration is now OPEN! Visit the Academic Librarians 2010 Website at .Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, Dominican University, speaking on Hyperlinked Users: How Academic Librarians Can Respond. What trends are shaping the 21st Century student experience? What does emerging research tell us about expectations for learning environments, creative collaboration and “always on” access to information? This presentation will provide a roadmap for serving our hyperlinked users online, in our physical spaces and wherever they happen to be. Mobile solutions, creation spaces and embedded librarians are all part of the equation.

Dr. Deborah Gagnon, Associate Professor of Psychology, Wells College, speaking on This Is Your Brain on Technology: The Technology Exposure Effect (TEE). The media offer a bewildering array of doomsday as well as more benign prognoses of the effect that excessive exposure to extant technologies -Twitter, FaceBook, GPS, Second Life, etc. – present to our cognitive and neural functioning. Is that GPS on your dashboard possibly shrinking your hippocampus? Or is it really the Holy Grail that the more spatially challenged among us have been searching for our whole lives? This talk will attempt to sort questions like these out and, more to the point, will reveal how technology may be changing our perception, attention, memory, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving processes.

The Horizon Report: Look Over the Horizon: Connecting Technology Trends with the Library of Tomorrow. The NMC Horizon Report is an important tool for educators and information specialists who must strategize for the adoption of new technologies in their organizations. A panel will present examples and offer a variety of perspectives on the 2010 Horizon Report as it will impact “The Library of the Near Future”. Panelists include Mark A. Smith, Information Systems Librarian at NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred; Joan Getman, Sr. Strategist for Learning Technologies at Cornell University; Alison Miller, Manager, ipl2 Reference Services for Drexel University; and Harry Pence, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus from SUNY Oneonta.

Geotagging, Geolocation, and Augmented Reality: Opportunities for Libraries to Create in Situ Learning Experiences. Tito Sierra, Associate Head for Digital Library Development, North Carolina State University and Markus Wust, Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, North Carolina State University.

E-readers in Action. Melinda Dermody, Librarian/Department Head Access Services; Scott Warren, Bibliographer for the Sciences and Technology; and Suzanne Preate, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Syracuse University.

Text Reference in Action. Virginia Cole, Reference & Digital Services Librarian, Cornell University Library and Joe Murphy (libraryfuture on Twitter), Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale Science Libraries.

$95 NYLA or NY 3R members: Early Bird Registration–Register by March 15
$120 NYLA or NY 3R members: Regular Registration
$145 Non-Member Registration
$50 MLS/MLIS Student Registration
Hotels: The Holiday Inn Downtown has reserved a block of rooms for the evenings of June 6th and 7th at the rate of $139+ tax per room. When booking, mention the Academic Librarians conference. (607) 272-1000. Book now as rooms are going fast! The Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca also has a block of rooms for conference-goers at $145+ tax. The Hilton is located two blocks from the Holiday Inn. Call 607-277-8900 or 877-STAY-HGI (toll-free) and ask for the group block, OR go online to and enter Group/Convention code: ALC10. Additional area hotels may be found at the Visit Ithaca website, located at .
Thanks to our generous sponsors: WALDO, EBSCO, CCP Solutions, ProQuest, University at Buffalo Department of Library and Information Studies, and Mango Languages!
Contact Aprille Nace ( or Mary-Carol Lindbloom ( for more information. (via collib-l)

Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian
Ithaca College Library
1202 Gannett Center
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-274-3182 voice
607-274-1211 fax