Joint Maryland/Delaware Library Association Conference
May 4-6, 2016
Ocean City, Maryland
Patrick D. Weadon, Curator of the Museum, National Security Agency's
National Cryptologic Museum
Really interesting lecture about cryptology, the NSA, the Museum.
Alan Turing did not crack Enigma -- the Poles did. Turing then
figured out how to make the process more efficient. Enigma machine
present at the front of the room!
Potential Future of Reference: The Next Five Years
Joseph Thompson, Harford County Public Library
Laura Bosley, Johns Hopkins University
Cathay Keough, Delaware Division of Libraries
The definition and history of reference services in libraries
These days not necessarily provided by a librarian
Not necessarily at a counter/desk
Samuel Green, late nineteenth century, "Personal Relations Between
Libraries and Readers"
Lots of quotes from 1922 for some reason. Lofty. Gatekeepers
1960s, instructional services formalized.
1980s big bookstores, going to put libraries out of business.
Reference questions in Barnes and Noble. Cozy furniture, lighting,
1990s Amazon, internet, etc.
Reference moving toward virtual services, delivered via remote
2/3 of Americans own smartphones. Most of the rest own cellphones
Reference via Texting/IM
Query type is changing
Pew Research Center studies
Which transactions count as reference transactions? Directional =
No Technology = Yes
Data does not speak for itself
Must improve self service experiences. UX. Designed for mobile
Physical space, self checkout, self pickup of holds, self payment,
Mobile reference service with Mifi device
ALA Center for the Future of Libraries
Show me the $$$: Maryland Humanities Council Grant
Marilyn Hatza, Program Officer, Grants and Strategic Partnerships,
Maryland Humanities Council
Regranting organization based on NEH monies
Make Humanities part of everyday life
Maryland History Day competition
Chautauqua, travels around the state, living history performers
One Maryland One Book
Provide grants to nonprofit organizations, not individuals
For public humanities programming, primarily
Mini grants. Up to $1200
Major grants: Up to $10,000
Wide range of programming, Lectures, symposia, etc.
How to apply: Go to Website
Digital Maryland and Digital Partnerships: Developing
Collaborative Digital Collections
Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, Digital Maryland Coordinator
Mary Mannix, Maryland Room Manager, Frederick County Public Library
Kristen Welzenbach, Digital Systems and Services Librarian, Goucher
Digital Maryland, at Enoch Pratt
Portal for libraries to put their digital collections
DPLA Service Hub
Any collection held in Maryland
Digital portal, scanning services/digitization FREE, host
collections, outreach, standards, consultations, push metadata to
Digital asset management software: ContentDM
Public library collections
Private collections, school collections, etc.
Case study: Frederick County Public Library
Case study: Goucher College. John Franklin Goucher Collection.
ContentDM. Digitization program at Goucher
Archival collections of Goucher's papers/diaries at Lovely Lane
Too much for Goucher's digitization operation. So, Digital Maryland
did the scanning. Overhead scanners
Goucher uploaded their metadata into Digital Maryland's ContentDM
Information Literacy: From Classroom to Workplace
James McCloskey, Library Director, Wilmington University
First generation students
Information literacy for workplace readiness
Information literacy as basis for lifelong learning
Information literacy standards.
Employability Skills Framework
Ability to make sound judgements about information
Academics are mostly for career preparation and economic benefit.
ACRL Information Literacy Standards. The Dreyfus Model
Meh! Most of what he's proposing was done 20+ years ago at Towson University
Making Connections With the One Button Studio
Michael C. English, Patricia J. West, Jason Byrd, George Mason
Video recording studio. Three point lighting, audio mixing, etc.
Penn State developed concept of One Button Studio
Preconfigured lights, camera, microphone. Write .mp4 to USB drive
Controlled by single app created by Penn State
Lights controlled by home automation system: Genaray SpectroLED,
INSTEON, Indigo 6 Software
BlackMagic h.264 Pro Recorder
PowerMate USB Button
App runs on Mac, any Mac
Estimate: 6K to 10K to construct
Self-scheduled through Springshare LibCal's MyScheduler app
Fall 2015, almost 300 appointments!
Supports Mason's Core Learning Outcomes
Marketing: Teaching and Learning Conference Poster, promoted to
Subject Librarians, promoted to Distance Education Council, invited
key players to tour studio
Promoted via social media, student newspaper
Mason would be happy to host a tour (especially in the summer)
UDel also has this