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ACRL Summer Workshop 2018

  • 26 Jul 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • University of Mississippi Library

ACRL Summer Program

The registration fee is $12 and will include lunch. Please select a lunch option and whether or not you need a parking pass when completing registration.


Please plan to park in The Circle when you arrive on campus. This area is located in the middle of this parking map: http://parking.olemiss.edu/_files/AllZones.pdf

To access The Circle, take University Avenue into campus (this literally dead ends on The Circle). When you get to The Circle, tell the parking attendant that you are here for the MLA-ACRL meeting in the library. The attendant may also ask for your name before issuing you a visitor's parking pass for the day (prepaid by the UM Libraries). If you have any issues with parking, call Melissa Dennis at 662-832-0874. After you park, you may walk through or around the Lyceum to get to the J.D. Williams Library (1 Library Loop, University, MS 38677) which is directly behind the Lyceum in the heart of campus. Once inside, plan on going downstairs to Room 106D.

If you are riding with someone else or you have another parking pass for campus, then your name will not be on the list at the Welcome Center. If you end up having to drive up, the fee will be $3 for a visitor's parking pass. 


  • Black Angus roast beef, includes chip and cookies
  • Smoked turkey, includes chip and cookies
  • Black Forest ham includes chip and cookies
  • The Veggie* Box - Spinach, tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, balsamic red onions, house roasted multicolored peppers, avocado, and herb mayo, seasoned with salt and pepper on 9-Grain


10:00 a.m. - Welcome


10:15 a.m. - LibGuides, Exhibits, and Publicity....Oh My!: Student Success at Southern Miss

Presented by Jennifer Brannock, University of Southern Mississippi

With ever-evolving job responsibilities, librarians are forced to adapt to new demands. At the University of Southern Mississippi, the themes of student success, retention, and recruitment are hot topics. In an effort to enhance services to students, Special Collections at Southern Miss has embraced working with students via internships, practicums, and a student-curated exhibit program started by Jennifer Brannock in 2015. This presentation will highlight student internship activities and the Student Curator Program.


11:15 a.m. - Coordinating First-Year Library Instruction: 7 Librarians, 13 Courses, 15 Student Learning Outcomes, and 8,187 Students presented by Ashley Dees, Savannah Kelly, Cecelia Parks, University of Mississippi


Presenters will share their experiences of working with a large first-year instruction program that includes course coordinators leading teaching teams, developing student learning outcomes, working with faculty, and managing logistics.


12:00 p.m. - Lunch


1:00 p.m. - Open Education from A to Z-Degree: A Collaborative Approach to Advancing  Open Education in Mississippi Higher Ed Institutions presented by Josh Cromwell, Institutional Repository Coordinator, University of Southern Mississippi Claudia Holland, Scholarly Communication Coordinator and Associate Professor, Mississippi State University Jocelyn Tipton, Assistant Dean for Public Services and Associate Professor, University of Mississippi


Open educational resources are rapidly gaining attention and use at institutions of higher learning throughout the country, and Mississippi is no exception. To illustrate, the University of Mississippi (UM) and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) sponsor grant programs for faculty who are interested in developing and adopting open educational resources in lieu of expensive textbooks. These programs have common outcomes, such as college affordability, as well as some differences. The Hewlett Foundation currently underwrites the UM grants and internal university funds support USM’s program. UM’s grants are available to faculty at any of the state’s public 4-year universities and 2-year colleges, whereas only USM faculty may apply for assistance from their university. Details about and data reflecting the success of these programs will be presented as a springboard for discussion about creating a state-wide community of practice dedicated to increasing and expanding open textbook adoption in the state. Challenges to this OER initiative may include communication, costs, and education about textbook alternatives. Solutions will be proposed by the speakers and invited from the audience.


2:00 p.m. - Business Meeting


2:30 p.m. - University of Mississippi Library Tour




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