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SEFLIN Virtual Conference 2020: Speakers

Libraries the Intersection of Technology & Innovation

SEFLIN 2020 Virtual Conference Speakers

 

Keynote Speaker: Jane McGonigal, PhD - Director of Game Research and Development Institute for the Future Palo Alto, California

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Jane McGonigal

Session Title: Gaming for Change and Resilience

Time: 10:00 AM EST

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Presentation Description

What could be different in the future? Play a game with legendary game designer and New York Times bestselling author of Reality is Broken Jane McGonigal and unstick your mind about what's possible for the future of libraries and your community. You'll learn how to look for clues about what's already changing, and how to get inspired by those clues to playfully redesign the rules of reality. Have fun, build a new creative skill set, and learn how collaborative gams can create change and greater resilience in your community. 

Lunch and Learn

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Kelley Rowan

Session Title: Privacy, Ethics, and Access in Digital Libraries

Time: 12:00 PM EST

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Presentation Description:

This lunch time talk will extend the conversation started with speaker Virginia Dressler regarding privacy concerns in digital libraries. Digital librarians Kelley Rowan and Rebecca Bakker from Florida International University will talk about various scenarios for take-down requests at their institution and the chalenges that can present when records are removed from the digital repository. Thee presenters will also discuss the ethics of privacy versus access, particularly in AI, and the results of upcoming research they have conducted with Virginia Dressler.

 

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Rebecca Bakker

Elizabeth Iaukea, MLS Workforce Development Librarian Washington State Library

Tammy Westergard

Session Title: Linking to Local and Statewide Workforce Ecosystems to Bring Workforce Recovery to the Library

Time: 2:00 PM EST

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Presentation Description:  

Through powerful library networks and extended reality technology and content, Nevada's state library is helping to lead workforce development through programs and initiatives that are meaningfully linked into statewide and local workforce ecosystems. In fact, we're engaging partners and developing programs that leverage LSTA and WIOA goals together. Career exploration through a SaaS database combining 360 video, STEM virtual reality and data analysis modules creates a job coach on steroids. In this proof of concept with the College of Southern Nevada's dialysis technician program assets help with career exploration, then become homework help once a patron enrolls in the certification program. Medicare requires a national certification for any dialysis care technician employed within 6-18 mos. of hire date. This program is vital to Nevada's dialysis providers, as 21.1% of our population is dealing with kidney disease at various stages. The ability to meet growing regional demand for a highly skilled technical workforce is possible through this uniquely focused partnership. While this concept focuses on Nevada's healthcare talent pipeline to serve employer needs and Nevadans requiring dialysis services - if successful there are many additional healthcare certification programs and other STEM occupations also may benefit from this model. 

This is particularly helpful to existing business who want more education and training for employees that is not necessarily for college credit, but is practice based, off the clock and can lead to national industry recognized certifications/credentials. For employees this translates into wage growth. Currently Nevada's minimum hourly wage is $8.25. Students who successfully complete the 12-week dialysis technician certification program at the College of Southern Nevada leap to a starting salary of $18 per hour - typically with two pay grades above this starting salary. The library services platform leverages industry-leading solutions to manage information needs in a modern, mobile-friendly online environment. This unified resource solution simplifies and expands the information discovery experience of the job seeker, facilitates streamlined career exploration and increases cooperation between teachers, librarians and career counselors. 

 

Virginia Dressler, MLIS, MA Digital Projects Librarian - Kent State Univeristy

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Virginia Dressler

Session Title: Rethinking Privacy - From Working Concepts to Privacy Assessment and Review

Time: 11:00 AM EST

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Presentation Description

Basic concepts around privacy will be discussed, including privacy violations and types of personal data. Ethical decision-making models will be shared, as well as a few case studies to highlight the complexities around issues of privacy. Finally, recommendations around incorporating a privacy assessment and review will be provided.

Elise Gowen, MLIS Earth and Mineral Sciences Librarian Penn State University

Elise Gowen

Session Title: Virtual Way Forward: Exploring and Communicating Science Through 360 Video and Virtual Reality Programs

Time: 1:00 PM EST

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Presentation Description: 

The advent of affordable home virtual reality systems has led to a new wave of immersive experiences for learning. Virtual reality and 360 video present many opportunities for those promoting the sciences. Virtual reality can help users visualize data and resize objects to a human-sized scale, stimulate events, immerse themselves in virtual field trips, and interact with earth systems virtually. This presentation will help orient librarians to the existing landscape and language of virtual reality, especially as distance learning creates new challenges and possibilities for immersive experiences. 

Miguel Figueroa, MLIS Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association

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Miguel Figueroa

Session Title: Trends, Changes, and Innovation

Time: 3:00 PM EST

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Presentation Description:

The future of libraries - and the innovations that will get us there - are not disconnected from the realities we see in our day-to-day lives. Trends and changes provide much of the starting material and evidence that can inform our future work and transformation. Whether changes in technology, the configurations of public spaces, the shapes of information, or the composition and self-identification of communities, committing to intentionally monitoring signals of change provides us with a valuable lead in envisioning our futures. The signals for the future arrive as inbound change, but we build our future through outbound change.