We can’t think of a better way to kick off 2016 then by attending the ALA midwinter meeting January 8-11. We’re excited to connect with old and new friends, get an inside look at the latest industry news, and share some plans of our own for the New Year. Check out the schedule below to learn about the informative presentations lined up for you at the SAGE booth (#1017). Make sure to RSVP at the links below.
Our product experts will also be on site to demonstrate our newest collections from SAGE Video, the SAGE Business & Management resources including SAGE Business Researcher, Business Stats, and Business Cases, our research resources on the SAGE Research Methods platform, and the newly updated SAGE Knowledge. All event or demo attendees will receive a SAGE bag filled with goodies and demo attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Friday, January 8th
5:30 PM: Opening Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday, January 9th
11:30 AM: Student use of video on campus
Using real case studies, SAGE’s Executive Market Research Manager, Elisabeth Leonard, will give an update on her research of the student use of video on campus. From the use of video inside the classroom to its use for class assignments, to supplement course instruction, and clarify confusing concepts, Elisabeth will describe when and why students watch video, and the types of videos that they prefer.
Breakfast and coffee will be provided! RSVP here.
2:00 PM: Supporting entrepreneurship across campus
Colleges and universities have heard the call from today’s students asking for support of their entrepreneurial dreams. Librarians are a key part of this effort: from support of the curricula, to partnering with campus career centers or alumni offices, to helping students to think and act entrepreneurially. In this 40 minute panel, we will hear from two librarians who support entrepreneurship on campus share best practices, new ideas, and expertise, followed by a Q&A with booth visitors.
- Ray Pun is the first year student success librarian at Cal State Fresno who has collaborated with entrepreneurial student groups and career centers and created library programs that focus on business research and entrepreneurship.
- Susan Van Alstyneis a Library Director at Berkeley College (NJ). In her role, Susan supports the Entrepreneurship Club on campus providing space, supplies, and tech for weekly meetings and arranging trips to local business groups in the community.
Dessert will be provided! RSVP here.
Sunday, January 10th
1:30 PM: How are research methods taught within the curriculum?
Sharlene Hesse-Biber is a celebrated research methods author and faculty member at Boston College who works closely with her library in teaching research methods to students. In this session, she will provide insight on the type of research instruction that students receive inside the classroom and where librarians and library research methods content can fit into that process. She’ll respond to the following questions and take questions from the audience:
- What do students learn at various levels of their academic careers?
- What materials do they look for in their libraries?
- How can librarians better support faculty who teach research methods?
- How can faculty and librarians support students in conducting their first research project?
- How can faculty and librarians provide them with good exemplars of great research?
Dessert will be provided! RSVP here.
We can’t wait to see you at ALA Midwinter! And for those interested in attending ALA Annual, we’re pleased to report that we’re teaming up with United for Libraries to send two academic library supporters to the conference for free. We’re accepting applications until January 15th, 2016. Submit your application here, and read about the experience of one of our past winners here.