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

  • A Tale of Two [Open] Textbooks 

    Walz, Anita R.; Guimont, Corinne (2018-10-02)
    Successful creation and adaptation of open textbooks relies on mastery of multiple parallel processes: analysis of market gaps and needs, author communication and negotiation, copyright/open licensing practices, funding ...
  • Participatory Community Archives 

    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony D. (2018-02-23)
    Presented for the VTArtWorks project group at Virginia Tech to introduce basic concepts around community archiving and theatre archiving. The presentation was adapted from an earlier presentation about community archives ...
  • Distant but Equal: Leveling the Playing Field through Increased Library Presence for Online and Distance Education Students 

    Metko, Stefanie; Becksford, Lisa; Henshaw, Neal (2016-11-16)
    Online and distance learning across one research university’s main and extended campuses has been decentralized and complex. To add to this complexity, the University Libraries’ programs and services have also spanned ...
  • Developing Studio Spaces as Catalysts for Innovative and Collaborative Pedagogy 

    Metko, Stefanie; Becksford, Lisa; McNabb, Kayla; Arthur, Craig; Henshaw, Neal (2017-02-16)
    As higher education shifts to meet the needs of modern students and employers, libraries have become much more than spaces to hold a collection of books. Both the media and the functions of the spaces have changed, and ...
  • Librarians as guests in the classroom: Making the most of a one-shot 

    Becksford, Lisa; McNabb, Kayla; MacDonald, Amanda (2017-10-12)
    This presentation discusses best practices for making the optimal use of a one-shot instruction session. Participants had the chance to discuss their experiences and learn techniques to engage students and maximize student ...
  • Using a Library Learning Object Repository to Empower Teaching Excellence for Distance Students 

    Becksford, Lisa (2018-04-13)
    In 2015, in response to the findings of an online learning needs assessment, two librarians and a web developer began creating a library learning object repository. This repository would ensure that distance learners were ...
  • Catching Up to Corporate: A Shift towards Academic Data Governance 

    Clark, JL; Hurley, LA; Ogier, AL (2014-07-07)
  • Remix and Share: Teaching Others to Navigate Copyright Issues in Open Education & Open Licensing Contexts 

    Walz, Anita R. (2018-06)
    Faculty and students creating or adapting openly licensed resources face numerous barriers in understanding how to appropriate handle third party works. I developed the EMLS Model (Evaluate, Mark, License, Share) and ...
  • Literacies and Campus Context 

    Feerrar, Julia (2018-05-08)
    This poster, presented at the Innovative Library Classroom 2018, describes approaches to digital literacy program planning. The poster details a process of exploration and framework development, facilitating feedback ...
  • Open Education: Exploring Philosophy, Potential & Practices 

    Walz, Anita R. (2018-03-08)
    The open education movement with its emphasis on free access and permissions has generated a flurry of activity around scholarly and teaching activities involving innovative pedagogies, open textbooks, open educational ...
  • Adaptable Course Materials: Creating an Open Textbook for Electromagnetics 

    Walz, Anita R.; Ellingson, Steven (2018-02-15)
    We describe the purpose, process, and product of developing the open textbook. Electromagnetics, Volume 1 (Beta) by Ellingson (2018) is a faculty-authored, LaTeX based, customizable, and openly licensed textbook (licensed ...
  • How to Build a 3D Imaging Program: An Overview of Technology, Skills, and Labor 

    Scates Kettler, Hannah; Moore, Jennifer; Johnson, Jennifer; Rankins, Derek; Hall, Nathan (CLIR, 2017-10-24)
    3D imaging shows great promise for a range of scientific and humanistic fields. While lower costs and greater computational power have made 3D technologies financially realistic for a broader variety of institutions, there ...
  • Master Health Literacy: A Participant-Focused Program in Development 

    Pasier, Michelle; Goldbeck DeBose, Kyrille; Pannabecker, Virginia (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-23)
    BACKGROUND Many of us face anxiety and uncertainty when it comes to health concerns. To help address this, three librarians at a research university are working with partners to develop a Master Health Literacy (MHL) ...
  • Digging Deeper into Text and Data Mining 

    Haugen, Inga; Lener, Edward F.; Pannabecker, Virginia; Young, Philip (Virginia Tech, 2017-10)
    Text and data mining (TDM) approaches are increasingly used for research in a variety of disciplines to create, explore, and analyze large datasets. This presentation explores opportunities for library support for TDM, ...
  • Los Archivos Arquitectónicos en Virginia Tech 

    Winn, Samantha R. (2015-09-29)
    Una presentación invitada sobre el Archivo Internacional de Arquitectos, que se ofrece a "Los Archivos Históricos y la Valoración de las Fuentes Documentales" en la Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador. [An ...
  • OER Success: Stories from Virginia Tech 

    Walz, Anita R. (Virginia Tech, 2017-07-18)
    This brief presentation asks: "What is "success with regard to open educational resource initiatives?" Several programmatic elements are then presented, graded, with lessons learned. The presentation is not intended to be ...
  • Creating an Open Textbook: Purpose, process & progress 

    Walz, Anita R. (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 R. (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 R. (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 ...

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