Program

The Texas STEM Librarians’ Conference will be held this year at UT Arlington Libraries on July 23-24, 2015.

Here is the current program schedule.

Thursday, July 23
1:00 – 4:00 Registration
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor
2:00 - 5:00 FabLab Tour & Demo
UT Arlington FabLab

2:00 – 3:30 Session 1
3:30 – 5:00 Session 2


Offering two sessions to visit the UT Arlington FabLab, to discover the state of the art equipment and software that they have made openly accessible to their campus users and the outside community. You will have the opportunity to see 3D printers in action and learn the basics of design, practice laser or vinyl cutting, experience virtual reality through the Oculus Rift, and more!

5:30 – 7:00 Reception
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor
7:00 Planetarium Show - Pink Floyd
UT Arlington Planetarium

Pink Floyd is the classic that everyone loves. Combine that with the amazing visual effects and you have a fantastic show that no one should miss. Intended Audience: Everyone
 
Friday, July 24
8:00 – 9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
Central Library, 6th Floor Atrium
 
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Address
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor

Presenter: Dr. Jaehoon Yu, UT Arlington particle physicist
 
10:00 – 10:15 Lightning Talk
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor

How publishers and discovery service vendors are collaborating to reduce
content gaps

Presenter - Jalyn Kelley, IEEE
 
10:15 - 10:30 Break
 
10:30 - Noon Session 1
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor

10:30-11:00 - University website placement for libraries and research
Presenter: Jessica Simpson, Texas Tech

11:00-11:30 - Library subject guides and STEM: Innovations in academic pathways
Presenters: Kent Seaver and Brittany Schick, Dallas County Community College

11:30-Noon - Combining outreach & liaison activities to build relationships with
reluctant STEM faculty

Presenter: Isabel Altamirano, UT Tyler
 
Noon – 1:30 Lunch (Library Dean’s Panel Discussion)
Central Library, Sixth Floor Atrium

Moderator: Rebecca Bichel, Dean of Libraries, UT Arlington
 
1:30 – 3:00 Session 2
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor

1:30-2:00 - MOOCs: A path to success or a good way to ruin your weekend?
Presenter: David Hubbard, Texas A&M

2:00-2:30 - Free STEM e-textbooks: LSU Libraries' initiative and its impact
Presenter: Emily Frank, Louisiana State University

2:30-3:00 - STEM-ulating minds: Facilitating a user-lead active learning environment
with the FabLab ConFab

Presenters: Peace Ossum Williamson and Katie Peery, UT Arlington
 
3:00 – 4:30 Session 3
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor

3:00-3:30 - Beyond bibliographic instructions: Science research workshops
Presenter: Christina Chan-Park, Baylor University

3:30-4:00 - Research methods for STEM librarians: Perspectives from a narrative inquiry angle
Presenter: Innocent Awasom, Texas Tech

4:00-4:30 - Data: Its rising importance in research, and where to find it
Presenter: Brad Gulliford, UT Arlington
 
4:30-5:00 Business Meeting and Conclusion of Conference
Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor