NELIG Annual Program 2008

How Students Learn

Friday, June 6, 2008 - 9:45 am to 3:10 pm

Sleith Hall Auditorium
Western New England College
Springfield, MA


The ACRL/New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) and Western New England College Library present a one day program examining how students learn in the 21st century and methods that we can employ to facilitate the process.

Program Schedule
Program Contacts


Directions / Parking

Program Schedule
9:00  - 

Registration and Refreshments
In keeping with ALA’s environmental initiative Cup by Cup for a Greener ALA the meeting organizers encourage you to bring your own mug.



 -  Opening Remarks
     - Heidi McCann and Kari Mofford, NELIG Co-Chairs
     - Angie Locknar and Laura Hanlan, NELIG Co-Chairs Elect
     - Priscilla Perkins, Library Director, Western New England College
10:00  -  Getting to know today’s college students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester
     Keynote Speaker: Vicki Burns, Head of Reference, University of Rochester

12:00  -  Lunch (with optional discussion tables and tours of the library)
     Discussion table topics:
  • Face to Face Collaborations
  • Virtual Collaborations
  • Incorporating Podcasts in Instruction

    Library tours from 12:45 - 1:15pm


1:15  -  Breakout Sessions (select one of the following concurrent sessions):


1:45  -  Break
2:00  -  Debate and Collaborate: Applying Evaluation Criteria
Corinne Ebbs, Teresa Shiel, Oliver Zeff (Westfield State College) 
2:30  - Personal Connections: Using Context to Enhance Learning
Kate Cheromcha (University of Rhode Island)
3:00  - 

Conference Wrap-up


last updated:
July 18, 2008

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