R U Communicating?
Speaking the Language of Millennials
A Program at ALA's Annual Conference 2008 in Anaheim, CA
View the PowerPoint files from the presentations here.
What: A program at the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Anaheim, California.
When: 1:30-3:30pm, Saturday, June 28th
Where: Disneyland North BR, Disneyland Hotel
Why: The question of how to effectively communicate with our students is always important, but has become even more crucial in a digitized world.
Technology and electronic social networking are pervasive among today’s college students. Cell phones, iPods, IM, MySpace, and FaceBook are just some of the tools these students use daily. Communicating in a meaningful way and finding teachable moments with these multitasking Millennials can truly be a challenge. In this session, we will learn to navigate the world of digital communication with the help of a panel of leading researchers—and the true experts, a group of Millennial students.
Brad Boeke, Associate Director, Academic Computing, Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Marie Radford, Associate Professor & Library Consultant, School of Communication, Information, & Library Studies, Rutgers University.
Dr. Maria Dixon, Assistant Professor, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Southern Methodist University.
And... a panel of two undergraduate students from the University of California, Irvine, who offered their perspectives.
The ULS Social and Poster Session followed the program at 3:30-4:30pm. View the flier invitation.
(c) 2008 University Libraries Section, ACRL