We are pleased to present the Academic & Special Libraries’ 40th Annual Continuing Education Conference:

Instructional Connections: Techniques and Tools for Teaching Information Literacy

April 29, 2011

B. David Schwartz Memorial Library
C.W.Post Campus/Long Island University
Hutchins Gallery
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11748


9:00 - 9:45               Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45 - 10:00             Welcoming Remarks
                                  Valeda Dent

                                  Dean, Long Island University Libraries
10:00 - 11:00           Gamify Learning

Game designer and researcher, Jan McGonigal says "reality is broken", and that gaming can make a better world. Explore how Internet use, social media and gaming are changing learning and academic performance, and how we as educators can gamify our learning environments.

                            Nancy Marksbury
                            Deputy CIO, C.W. Post Information Technology
                                   Long Island University

11:00 - 11:15            Break

11:15 - 12:15            Transliteracy and what you need to know for the                                                                Hyperconnected Generation

The Generation Y's or Millennials, are the most hyper-connected generation to walk the planet. Many of the skills they need to navigate their hyperconnectedness are embraced by the term: Transliteracy. Come and hear what research says about the iBrain and how transliteracy has evolved as a buzzword to wrap our heads around the needs of the hyperconnected.

                                    Paige Jaeger
                                    Coordinator of School Library Services at WSWHE BOCES

12:30 - 1:15              Lunch

1:30 - 2:30                Communicate, communicate, communicate: the dyad of                                                   librarians and patrons

Whatever type of library we work in the job consists of communication between the librarian and our patron. This talk will concentrate on better ways to communicate with that patron, especially in a public or an academic library.

                            Scott Sheidlower
                              Assistant Professor, York College (CUNY)


Cost:  $15.00 for Students; $35.00 for NCLA Members; $45.00 for Non-NCLA Members.

Registration limited to the first 50 people.

All fees cover continental breakfast and lunch.