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Friday, March 11 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Charmed, I’m Sure: Introducing New Users to Libraries and Visual Resources Collections

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Charmed, I’m Sure: Introducing New Users to Libraries and Visual Resources Collections
Whether it’s an orientation session with students or a one-on-one appointment with a visiting researcher, meeting with new users is an important opportunity to demonstrate the value of the specialized collections in art and design libraries and visual resources collections. This session will showcase a variety of successful methods of introducing collections and turning new users into repeat visitors.

The speakers will present case studies of innovative events, intriguing orientations, and constructive assignments that engage students, faculty and staff members, and researchers with the collections. Megan Lotts will explain how a Lego® playing station helped new landscape architecture students at Rutgers University learn about the libraries and information literacy. Amelia Nelson will describe how she uses Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in information literacy sessions with students, free-choice learners and art professionals at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Ellen Petraits will show several visual and hands-on strategies used to reach the studio-based art school community at the Rhode Island School of Design. Laura Schwartz will talk about how a party for incoming graduate students at the Fine Arts Library at the University of Texas at Austin can be so much more than festivities with the right program, librarians, and administrators and a purpose. Amy Trendler will report on the interactive exercises she has integrated into orientation sessions for new undergraduate students in architecture and urban planning at Ball State University.

Moderator
Amy Trendler, Architecture Librarian, Ball State University

Speakers

Megan Lotts, Art Librarian, Rutgers University
Amelia Nelson, Public Services Librarian, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Ellen Petraits, Research & Instruction Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
Laura Schwartz, Arts and Humanities Collections Coordinator/Visual Arts Librarian, University of California San Diego
Amy Trendler, Architecture Librarian, Ball State University

Moderators
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Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian, Ball State University
Architecture Librarian, Ball State University

Speakers
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Megan Lotts

Art Librarian, Rutgers University
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Amelia Nelson

Public Services Librarian, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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Ellen Petraits

Research & Instruction Librarian, Coordinator of Graduate Library Instruction, Rhode Island School of Design
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Laura Schwartz

Head Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, University of Texas at Austin


Friday March 11, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fifth Avenue Room The Seattle Westin 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101

Attendees (160)