2021 VALE / ACRL-NJ / NJLA-CUS Users’ Conference:
Open, Adaptable and Resilient
Virtual Program Guide
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 9am – 3:30pm

 

Welcome to the first virtual Users’ Conference. This webpage will serve as your one-stop-shop for all links and materials you will need to attend the conference. 


9am-10am  Poster Sessions & Virtual Exhibit Hall
10am-11am  Welcome and Keynote Speaker
11:10am-12pm  Breakout Sessions I
12pm-12:30pm  Lunch Break/Organizational Updates
12:40pm-1:30pm Breakout Session II
1:40pm-2:30pm  Breakout Sessions III
2:40pm-3:30pm Breakout Sessions IV

Full program descriptions: https://vale.njedge.net/2021-conference/

This conference will take place entirely via Zoom. Click here for attendee Zoom instructions.
(*Please note: For Raritan Valley Community College Zoom links, if you are being asked to sign in, disregard and click on ‘Join as an attendee’.)

For technical support at any point during the conference, please email melissa.lena@njedge.net

Social Media – To post about the conference on social media, use the hashtag #VALE2021

 

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VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
Virtual Exhibit Hall – 9am – 3:30pm

Instructions: Click on the exhibit hall link no earlier than 30 minutes before the event and select ‘Enter Event’ at the top of the page.
Enter your email address (the same one you used to register for the conference), and the password is
VALE2021

 

EBSCO

 

Springer Nature

 

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POSTER SESSIONS
Poster Sessions – 9am – 10am

P1. Accolades for Academics
Adriana Mamay, Middlesex County College
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95354325421 

P2. Faculty Preferences for Remote Info Lit Instruction
Megan Dempsey, Raritan Valley Community College
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95813000421

P3. Easing the Stress of Distance Learning: The Virtual Coffeehouse
Alexis Vitello, Middlesex County College
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/97796585156

P4.  Exploring Meaningful Metrics during the Pandemic to Strengthen Collection Development Practices: An Altmetrics Analysis of (OA) Open Access Faculty Publications at Rutgers Business School
Jonathan M. Torres, Rutgers University
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/96194026998

P5. Taking Multimedia to the Extreme (and then some)
Steven Shapiro, Montclair State University
Zoom link: https://wpunj.zoom.us/j/96073855245?pwd=RGdUdnJVUnQxcjNRZHJCSW5jblUydz09

P6. Library Usage During COVID-19: A Comparison of Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 Data
Heather Cook, Caldwell University
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/97796585156

P7. Controlled Digital Lending: A Lending Service for Turbulent Times
Sharon Whitfield, Rider University
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95813000421

P8. Taking the Book Club Online: Converting the Library Book Club into a No-Cost Online Format
Samantha Wittenberg, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Hilary Westgate, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Zoom link: https://wpunj.zoom.us/j/96073855245?pwd=RGdUdnJVUnQxcjNRZHJCSW5jblUydz09

P9. Staying grounded in an open field: how we managed to balance traditional library services with modern building design and new collaborative services
Liz Siecke, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/96194026998 

P10. Call For Nominations: 2021 NJLA College & University Section Technology Innovation Award
Maria Deptula, Berkeley College
Linda Salvesen, William Paterson University
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95354325421

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KEYNOTE – Tracie D. Hall

Keynote Session – 10am – 11am

Keynote Zoom link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/j/88966297788?pwd=eXJvK2lieXBvbnR6TGZ6ZXE5ZUFnQT09

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Breakout Sessions I – 11:10am – 12pm

 

B01. Closed Doors, Open Library: Adapting an In-Person Library Scavenger Hunt to the Online Environment
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98422185185
Presenters: Nicole Potdevin, Fairleigh Dickinson University

B02. Round Table: Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiatives at NJ Colleges & Universities
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/91729727171
Presenters:
Saskia Kusnecov, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Rob Wolf, Fairleigh Dickinson University

B03. Meet your Library Link NJ Executive Director
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/97796585156
Presenters:
Bonnie Lafazan, Berkeley College
Susanne Sacchetti, Library Link NJ

B04. Electronic resources secrets we don’t talk about
Zoom link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/j/88421820968
Presenters:
Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College

B05. Lightning Talks
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/96194026998 

  • B05.A How Skeletal Outlines Can Help Students With (Online) Library Instruction Note Taking
    Presenter: Bonnie Fong, Rutgers University
  • B05.B Media Literacy: A Student Perspective
    Presenters:
    Janelle Bitter, Raritan Valley Community College
    Liam Waddleton, Rebecca Geary, Samuel Cartagena-Sergenian, Danielle Marzigliano,
    Carmen Looi, Eric Sinchi, Raritan Valley Community College

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Lunch Break / Organizational Updates – 12pm – 12:30pm

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Breakout Sessions II – 12:40pm – 1:30pm

 

B06. Academic Special Collections & Archives: Still Open for Business
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/91729727171
Presenters:
Heather Perez, Stockton University
Erin Alghandoor, Kean University
George Germek, Monmouth University
Kim Lynch, Caldwell University
Sarah Ponichtera, Seton Hall University
Stephanie Sussmeier, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
David Williams, William Paterson University

B07. The resilient journey to planning the VALE Conference
Zoom link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/j/88421820968
Presenters:
Amanda Piekart, Berkeley College
Cara Berg, William Paterson University
Heather Dalal, Rider University
Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College

B08. The Framework since 2016: A Survey
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95694373437
Presenters:
Sharon Q. Yang, Rider University
Ma Lei Hsieh, Rider University
Patricia H. Dawson, retired

B09. All Hands on Deck: A Multipronged Approach to Connecting the Kean University Community with Open Educational Resources
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95813000421
Presenters:
Craig Anderson, Kean University
Muhammad Hassan, Kean University
Chrisler Pitts,Kean University
Linda Cifelli, Kean University

B10. Flip it and Reverse it: Moving In-Person Programming Online
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/97796585156  
Presenters:
Nicole Potdevin, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Theresa Agostinelli, Middlesex County College
Hilary Westgate, Ramapo College
Lisa Bogart, Hudson County Community College

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Breakout Sessions III – 1:40pm – 2:30pm

 

B11. Round Table Discussion: Reference Services at Hudson County Community College Library in The Time of Covid-19 
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95354325421
Facilitators:
James Cox, Hudson County Community College
Alexandra Plante, Hudson County Community College

B12. Cheng Library and Paterson School District – Virtual Library Outreach to Support the Virtual Teaching and Learning Experiences of Faculty and Students
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/91729727171
Presenters:
Neil Grimes, William Paterson University
Rita Routé, Paterson School District, Deputy Director of Accelerated & Innovative Programs

B13. ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS Committee: Panel Our Committees are ‘Open’ for Membership!
Zoom link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/j/88421820968
Presenters:
Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College
Hilary Westgate, Ramapo College
Joe Louderback, Devry University

B14. LOV (Linked Open Vocabularies) for open, adaptable, and resilient subject data
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/96194026998
Presenters:
Heather Dalal, Rider University
Melissa Hofmann, Rider University
Ashleigh N. Faith, EBSCO

B15. Online, Hybrid, HyFlex, Oh My! An Information Literacy Course’s Rapid Transformation
Zoom link:https://wpunj.zoom.us/j/97392154532?pwd=bUQ2T2lSdFFXUld0SkxybFR1T2Uvdz09
Presenter: Kaitlyn Clohosey, Felician University

B16. Voyant Tools: Workshop and Discussion
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95813000421
Presenters: Janelle Bitter, Raritan Valley Community College

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Breakout Sessions IV – 2:40pm – 3:30pm

 

B17. Roundtable Discussion: Beyond the Job: New Skills, Hobbies, and Reads in the COVID-era
Zoom link: https://wpunj.zoom.us/j/97392154532?pwd=bUQ2T2lSdFFXUld0SkxybFR1T2Uvdz09
Presenters:
Adriana Mamay, Middlesex County College
Hilary Westgate, Ramapo College

B18. Streamline & Simplify for Student Success
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/91729727171
Presenters:
Isabel Gray, Camden County College
Lori Lenox, Camden County College
Lorraine Smith, Camden County College
Andy Woodworth, Camden County College

B19.Technology Speed Dating
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95354325421
Presenters:
Maria Deptula, Berkeley College
Linda Salvesen, William Paterson University
Matthew Brown, New Jersey Institute of Technology

B20. Record, Edit, Upload, Repeat: Adapting First-Year Library Instruction to a HyFlex Learning Environment
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94702286444
Presenter: Sara Lauren Purifoy, Centenary University

B21. Lightning Talks
Zoom link: https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/96194026998 

  • B21.A LibWizard for Student Online Self-Assessment
    Presenter: Megan Dempsey, Raritan Valley Community College
  • B21.B Adapting an Information Literacy Scavenger Hunt for Virtual Learning
    Presenter: Katie Cohen, Ramapo College
  • B21.C Double Crisis: Moving a Library During the Pandemic
    Presenters:
    Stephanie Sussmeier, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    Joshua Henry, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    Sarah Mason, Westminster Choir College of Rider University