This collection holds presentations given by Virginia Tech librarians at national and international conferences. Talks and presentations that took place in Newman Library are available in the Events collection.

Recent Submissions

  • Creating an Open Textbook: Purpose, process & progress 

    Walz, Anita (2017-05-17)
    This presentation introduces attendees to Virginia Tech's new open textbook "Fundamentals of Business," the process of adapting an existing openly licensed text, helpful tools developed or discovered since, and lessons ...
  • The Hubris of Neutrality in Archives 

    Winn, Samantha (2017-04-21)
    This presentation, given as part of the MARAC Newark 2017 panel on "Radical Honesty in Descriptive Practices," discusses paradigms for ethics and objectivity in archival description. Challenging the notion that archivists ...
  • Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives 

    Winn, Samantha (2017-04-21)
    This workshop session is geared towards archives professionals who want to critically and constructively examine how dynamics of whiteness affect their work. Organizers hope to provide a collaborative and engaging conversation ...
  • Opening Up the “Closed” Stacks: What Archives & Special Collections Can Do for You & Your Patrons! 

    Dietz, Kira A. (2015-10-22)
    Sharing current practices and collaborations from Virginia Tech Special Collections’ experience, this presentation talks about what academic special collections and archives do, why other types of libraries should know ...
  • “Dallying with the Black Bottle:” Typing, Talking, Tippling, and Cocktail History Outreach 

    Dietz, Kira A. (2016-08-05)
    Presentation description: Archivist Kira A. Dietz will talk about using historical cocktail tastings as creative outreach to educate the library and campus community about Virginia Tech Special Collections' History of the ...
  • "Full of Jersey Lightning:" Spirituous Histories, Cocktail Tastings, and Creative Outreach 

    Dietz, Kira A. (2017-04)
    Beginning in 2012, Virginia Tech Special Collections started acquiring materials related to cocktail culture in America. The “History of the American Cocktail Collection” includes cocktail manuals and bartenders guides, ...
  • The Smart Commons: An Experiment in Sensor-Based Space Assessment of Learning Environments 

    Bradley, Jonathan; Tomlin, Patrick; Mathews, Brian (ACRL, 2017-03)
    The need for agile, technology-enhanced learning environments capable of meeting the evolving needs of students and researchers presents a unique opportunity to reimagine the design, creation, management, and assessment ...
  • Open Educational Resources: A Key Component of Inclusive Pedagogy 

    Walz, Anita (2017-01-10)
    Open Educational Resources may be leveraged in support of faculty and institutional inclusive pedagogy efforts. This poster presents a brief review of faculty and institutional opportunities for further engagement in student ...
  • An Open Textbook Approach to OER: VIVA & the Open Textbook Network 

    Walz, Anita; Reinauer, Olivia; O'Gara, Genya; Osterman, Anne; Holland, Claudia (2016-10-28)
    In the Spring of 2016, VIVA joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN) -- a growing collaboration of schools, universities, and institutions that promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open ...
  • Moving the Needle: Libraries Embracing a Culture of Open 

    Walz, Anita; Cassidy, Tara; DeLaurenti, Kathleen (2015-12-04)
    The presentation "Moving the Needle: Libraries Embracing a Culture of Open" was invited by the SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia) Library Advisory Committee. (Membership: http://surveys.schev.edu/Admi ...
  • Becoming a Good Neighbor: Befriending Instructional Designers and Campus Distance Learning Folks 

    Walz, Anita; Metko, Stefanie (2016-04-21)
    On our campus, a bridge connects the main library and the university group which operates the campus learning management system (LMS), trains faculty to use educational technologies, and collaborates directly with faculty ...
  • Communicating Research to the Public through ETDs 

    McMillan, Gail (2016-04-26)
    This was a presentation for the CAUS Construction Engineering Research Methods course, CNST-5084, taught by Dr. Annie Pearce. The focus of the April 26, 2016, class was "Communicating Research to the Public." It was organized ...
  • ETDs and the Landscape of Open Access Publishing 

    McMillan, Gail (2016-04-01)
    Countering anecdotal evidence and calming fears about publicly accessible ETDs—electronic theses and dissertations, McMillan will present a variety of perspectives based on current data. She has led international surveys ...
  • The Changing Publication Landscape 

    McMillan, Gail (2016-02-26)
    The landscape of scholarly publishing is in flux and has evolved considerably over the last decade. This program addressed the current state of scholarly communication and provided an opportunity to discuss issues, ...
  • Preconference: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for Libraries 

    Walz, Anita; DeLaurenti, Kathleen; Cassidy, Tara; Fair, Stephanie; McCulley, Lucretia; Yeager, Joy; Pannabecker, Virginia (Virginia Tech, 2015-10-21)
    This presentation was given as a preconference session at the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference 2015. Librarians of all types can benefit from learning about the Open Educational Resources movement: what ...
  • PLN Members and the ARL Digital Preservation Survey Preliminary Findings 

    McMillan, Gail (2011-10-24)
    Because there is relatively little information gathered or reported about digital preservation practices and policies, we proposed and conducted the 1st Association of Research Libraries (ARL) SPEC survey on digital ...
  • Distributed Digital Preservation Workshop for ETDs 

    McMillan, Gail; Halbert, Martin; Donovan, Bill (2009-06-10)
    The goal of the second ETD Preservation Workshop is to share with you the information necessary to establish a sound preservation program and describe how the MetaArchive Cooperative can meet your institution’s needs. We ...
  • Collaborative Preservation of ETDs: The MetaArchive Cooperative and LOCKSS 

    McMillan, Gail (2010-05-11)
    While few would argue about the importance of digital preservation, it often gets a low priority when institutions are planning and implementing their ETD initiatives. However, the NDLTD has joined forces with the MetaArchive ...
  • Unpacking Creative Commons Licenses 

    Walz, Anita R. (2014)
    This editable resource is a 1-page handout explaining the six different Creative Commons licenses, their symbols, full names, and what users may, must, and must not do according to the terms of the licenses. This resource ...

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