Breakout Session II

11:10 am to 12:00 pm

Collaborating Across Institutions: Lessons in Planning a Co-Hosted Conference


John O'Connor & Sarah Melton, Boston College & Ellen Phillips, Boston University

This session discusses the successes and opportunities for improvement from the Boston College/Boston University collaboration to co-host OpenCon 2018 Boston. We hope our experiences will inform how others manage similar events in the future.

Tags: Administration, Management and Leadership, Professional/Staff Development, Scholarly Communication

Mind the Gap: Formalizing Library and Vendor Collaboration


Kathleen Berry, UMass Amherst, Rose Reynolds & Abby Baines, Smith College, Johanna Radding, Amherst College, Eric VanGorden, Amy Thurlow & Anya N. Arnold, EBSCO

Juggling the complexities of coordinating input and needs from multiple institutions can be daunting. Come learn how the Five Colleges commitment to collaboration fuels the success of the whole by identifying effective pathways for communication within the library, the consortia, and with our vendor.

Tags: Administration, Management and Leadership, Assessment, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Outreach, Technical Services, Technology, Professional/Staff Development

Merged Services in the Learning Commons: We Did the Work So You Won't Have To


Carol Will & Theresa Dooley, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Increasingly, libraries of all types are exploring better ways to meet the needs of their users. Our experience informs others on aspects of combining public services into one service , and what to consider when planning and implementing new models. Hearing about the reality of such a merge can be very instructive.

Tags: Access Services, Administration, Management and Leadership, Assessment, Reference, Technology

On the Fringe: How Data Professionals Collaborate For Stronger Library Programs


Patricia Condon, University of New Hampshire, Thea Atwood, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Catherine DeRose, Yale University

Building effective and successful data services programs requires entrepreneurial collaboration. In this panel, three data professionals share their experiences collaborating with other units on campus to provide data-related support.

Tags: Data Services

Co-Teaching Critical Reading in a Developmental Writing Course

(Interactive Workshop)

Lauren Stern & Jeffrey Jackson, SUNY Cortland


Looking to expand your instructional repertoire? Attend this interactive workshop in order to identify opportunities, challenges, and strategies for co-teaching critical reading skills at your own institution.

Tags: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Teaching and Learning

Serendipity, Symbiosis, Synergy: Finding and Cultivating Collaborative Opportunities


Pamela Hayes-Bohanan & Elizabeth Spievak, Bridgewater State University


Presenters will discuss how they found opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration by aligning their teaching and research with institutional priorities. They will share how they found new ways of thinking about their work and how they apply what they’ve learned together in their own teaching.

Tags: Assessment, Reference, Teaching and Learning