LILAC 2020 is moving online! This year's series of online sessions and workshops are intended to foster a collaborative network between school, public, and academic library staff from across USI's CAP community in support of teachers and students.
Date and time: May 28th at 10am CT/11am ET
Facilitators: Gayle Kiesel and Andrea Wright
Access link: https://usi.zoom.us/j/98560866207
Description: The first question a student asks is rarely the actual question they need answered. Join us for a discussion on how to conduct a basic reference interview to determine what a student’s actual information needs are and guide them to the best resources for it. This session's content is aimed at media aides and those new to librarianship, but we welcome insights and expertise from librarians and media specialists at all levels!
Date and time: June 10th at 10am CT/11am ET
Facilitators: Becca Neel and Gayle Kiesel
Access link: https://usi.zoom.us/j/97570431682
Description: Did you know that media personnel in CAP schools are able to develop and maintain online guides through the USI LibGuide system? Come learn the basics of editing and adding content to create guides tailored for your students. Don't see your school on the list of guides? Email Becca Neel (email@example.com) to get your guide started.
Date and time: June 24th at 10am CT/11am ET
Facilitators: Jake Kohlmeyer and Becca Neel
Access link: https://usi.zoom.us/j/94901231548
Description: Your students have access to an incredible amount of research and educational resources from a variety of sources. Join us to learn more about some of the content available from public, academic, and state libraries.
Date and time: July 8th at 10am CT/11am ET
Facilitators: Paula Harmon and Andrea Wright
Access link: https://usi.zoom.us/j/99472044537
Description: Paula Harmon and Andrea Wright will share documentation and professional insights into how to craft policies for your media center spaces and services.
Date and time: July 15th at 10am CT/11am ET
Facilitators: Becca Neel (USI), Yan He (IU Kokomo), Jamie Cox (Vincennes University)
Access Link: https://usi.zoom.us/j/91227025067
Description: Join a panel of academic librarians to discuss how we can all work together to support student success throughout their high school and college experience.
Paula Harmon is the Media Specialist at F. J. Reitz High School in Evansville, Indiana. She is also a dual credit instructor at Reitz High School, and serves as an adjunct English Instructor at USI. Paula holds a BS in English from USI, an MS in Curriculum and Design from Olivet Nazarene University, and an MLS from the University of Kentucky. Paula has 30 years of teaching experience in K-20 settings.
Gayle Kiesel is the Media Specialist at William Henry Harrison High School in Evansville, Indiana. Gayle served as the Library Director for the Ivy Tech Southwest Region prior to joining the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, first as the Executive Director of Development, then as a Media Specialist. Gayle received a BA in Liberal Arts from Purdue University and an MLS from Indiana University.
Jake Kohlmeyer is a school engagement and public services librarian at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s Central location in Downtown Evansville. His research interests include podcasting for learning and providing digital instruction and media support. Before joining EVPL in 2017, he taught middle school language arts and worked as an information specialist for Visit Evansville. He earned his B.A. in English/Secondary Education from USI in 2013 and his M.L.I.S. from Indiana University-Indianapolis’ School of Informatics and Computing in 2020.
Becca Neel is the Online Learning Librarian at the University of Southern Indiana's Rice Library. She received a BA in Linguistics and Spanish, an MLS from Indiana University, and is pursuing a doctorate in Education from USI. Becca worked for the IU Libraries for 10 years prior to joining the Rice Library in 2017.
Andrea Wright (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director and Head of Public Services at the University of Southern Indiana's Rice Library. She received a BS in Chemistry from Furman University and an MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the Rice Library in 2018, Andrea served as the Science Librarian at USC (2007-2010), and the Science Outreach Librarian at Furman University (2010-2018).