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The Times They Are A-Changin'.... Again: Exploring the New Roles of Libraries in Higher Education Registration for this event is closed

When: 5/29/2015
From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Millersville University
Student Memorial Center
21 South George St.
Millersville, Pennsylvania  17551
United States
Contact: Christina Steffy

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The Times They Are A Changin'... Again:

Exploring the New Roles of Libraries in Higher Education

PaLA Members : $45 - Students: $10 - Non PaLA members: $65
Continental breakfast and buffet lunch ( with vegetarian options) included.

Registration for this event is closed. You will not be able to register at the event

Workshop Brochure PDF

Directions and campus map to Millersville:

The workshop will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Memorial Center (SMC), 21 South George St., Millersville, PA 17551
Park in any lot; no parking permit is required.  There is a lot adjacent to the SMC, accessed from Shenks Lane.

Accommodations and Local Dining


Keynote Presentations

Helping Students Cross the Finish Line: Libraries Contribute to Student Retention & Graduation                        


Melissa Bowles-Terry, MLIS, MA, Head of Educational Initiatives, University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries


What makes students stay in college and finish a degree? What prevents them from finishing? And what impact can libraries have on student retention and graduation? In this presentation, Melissa Bowles-Terry will discuss student retention projects currently underway in the libraries at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Melissa will share results from other libraries that have made a concentrated effort to help students make progress towards graduation. She will also talk about broader research in higher education on what makes a difference in retention efforts and how libraries can fit into that larger framework.


Listening to Many Voices: Engaging the Academic Community


Nancy Kranich, MPA, MA, Special Projects Librarian, Rutgers University &

Megan Lotts, MFA, MLIS, Art Librarian, Rutgers University


Develop strategies to turn outward by engaging in authentic, innovative, and meaningful conversations with your campus communities. These conversations unleash possibilities to occupy a more visible, valued role on campus, build partnerships, and engage authentically with faculty, students, and administrators. They use tools prepared by the American Library Association’s “Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities” initiative, a partnership between ALA and the Harwood Institute of Public Innovation. Librarians from Rutgers University, pioneers in applying this approach in academic libraries, will share their experiences collaborating with other university units and offer a framework that can help academic librarians shift their roles and redefine the


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