Vale User’s Conference
Schedule of Events

VALE User’s Conference
Busch Campus Center,
Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
January 8, 2003
Schedule of Events

Use the VALE Conference Registration Form to sign up

9:00 am Registration / Coffee / Posters – International Student’s Lounge
10:00 am – 11:00 am Keynote Speaker, Anne Lipow
“New Jersey Academic Libraries – Maintaining Excellence in Difficult Times”
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Morning Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch and State of the Consortium Address
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions
3:00 pm Adjournment

A Note of Thanks!

Conference co-chairs, Vibiana Bowman (NJ ACRL) and Joan Getaz (VALE), wish to thank members of the Conference Planning Committee, break out session and poster presenters, program designers, Busch Campus Center staff, and others who contributed to the preparations for this conference, as well as the vendors whose contributions underwrote many of its expenses.

Morning Breakout Sessions
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

To help you plan your day, we have grouped the break sessions by broad categories: Current Issues (C), Outreach and Instruction (O), and Resource Sharing (R).

“Beyond the horseless carriage: reprofessionalizing our work” – Keynote Speech Follow-up (C) with Anne Lipow

Anne Grodzins Lipow ( is the founder and director of Library Solutions Institute. She is a frequent consultant, speaker, author, and classroom instructor. The changing nature of library reference service and the continuing education of librarians are Anne’s special areas of expertise. Anne is the recipient of the prestigious ALA Mudge/Bowker award for her “distinguished contribution to reference librarianship. For more information about Ms. Lipow, including her achievements and publications, see

“Creating an Academic Queue in Online Reference” (O)
Presented by the VALE Reference Services Committee, Jane Crocker, Chair

Cynthia McClellan, UMDNJ, Stratford, will give a brief overview of the project, followed by the presentation of a virtual academic reference model. The Reference Committee intends this session to be a dialog between the participants and the panel, and the Committee is actively seeking your feedback to this project.

“JerseyCat” (R)
Presenter: Scherelene Schatz, Consultant
Library Development Bureau,New Jersey State Library

JerseyCat is the new statewide, web-based interlibrary loan system. All libraries in NJ are eligible to participate free of charge. Come and learn how you can use JerseyCat for items found in the state of New Jersey and export those not found in New Jersey to OCLC’s ILL subsystem.

“Making Library Instruction Supplementary Materials Available on the Web” (O)
Presenters: Vivian Brown-Carman, Paula Williams, Annemarie Mascarenhas (Bergen Community College)

This presentation explores the new electronic resource available to students, faculty and librarians at Bergen Community College. This resource makes available supplemental instructional materials and resources in an online environment to meet the needs of students and faculty for the enhancement of research and critical thinking skills. The presenters will discuss how the resources are currently used to enhance the library instruction classes, how they can be used outside of the classroom, and future implications for this project.

“Metadata 101: A Primer for Librarians” (R)
VALE Bibliographic Control and Metadata Committee
Presenters: Vibiana Bowman (Rutgers – The State University) and Aurora Ioanid (Monmouth University)

In this digital age all librarians, whether in public services, reference, research or technical services, need a working knowledge of the whys and wherefores of the concept of metadata and its attendant vocabulary as it relates to librarianship. Presenters Vibiana Bowman, Rutgers-Camden, and Aurora Ioanid, Monmouth University, will show how data about data are used in cataloging and searching.

“netLibrary Ebooks in Academic Libraries” (R) Panel Discussion: Andy Bush, netLibrary Regional Sales Rep; Pam Theus (William Paterson University); and Ann Hoang (Brookdale Community College)

Presenters will discuss how their libraries built their e-book collections; how they integrated netLibrary e-books into their OPACs and acquisitions strategies; and the ways that the faculty and students are currently using e-books in their research and teaching.

“You Mean They Outlawed Fair Use and Nobody Told Me: An Update on Legislative Issues that Affect Academic Libraries” (C)
Presenter: Luis Rodriguez (Montclair University)

This break-out session will review recent and pending federal legislation that affects higher education in general and academic libraries in particular. The session will focus on recent federal legislative actions in the following areas: Intellectual Property and Copyright, Distance Education, UCITA, Government Information, Intellectual Freedom, Privacy and Public Records

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
2 PM to 3 PM

To help you plan your day, we have grouped the break sessions by broad categories: Current Issues (C), Outreach and Instruction (O), and Resource Sharing (R).

“The Best Bent on Assessment” (C)
Presented by the VALE Assessment Committee, Bro. Paul Chervenie, Chair

The committee will facilitate a round table discussion of current assessment projects in NJ academic libraries. Come share your assessment activities with us.

“Creating a VALE Virtual Catalog Using SiteSearch Open Source Software” (R)
Presented by the VALE Resource Sharing Committee, Mary Mallery, Chair

This interactive information session presents participants with an opportunity for questions and answers with Dave Hoover, VALE Systems Administrator, and a representative from OCLC SiteSearch Open Source via conference call.

“E-Journal Management, Open URLs and Linkserver Implementation” (R)
Presenter: Davida Scharf (Ramapo College)

This presentation is a report on the Ramapo College project regarding Open URL and Open Linking technology and the features available through a linkserver implementation. User reaction to this system and its features will also be discussed.

“Librarians without Borders: Reaching Out to Students at a Campus Student Center” (O)
Presenters: Triveni Kuchi, Laura Bowering Mullen, and Stephanie Tama-Bartels (Rutgers – The State University)

“Librarians without Borders” is a presentation about a pilot study that brought library reference service to campus locations outside of the physical library building. The planning process that went into this project along with results, conclusions and recommendations will be discussed.

“No Longer Alone With No One to Ask: Librarians Sharing Their Database Licensing Experiences and Questions” (C)
Roundtable Discussion Facilitated by Mary Page (Rutgers – The State University) and Luis Rodriguez (Montclair University)

Ever had a question about a clause in a database license and didn’t know whom to ask? This break out session is designed to use the collective knowledge and experience of the VALE librarians to provide guidance and answers to the many questions that arise when reviewing a license for an electronic resource.

“Playing with the Cards You’ve Got: Coaching in Reference and Instruction” (C)
Presenters: Patricia Libutti and Roberta Tipton (Rutgers – The State University)

The purpose of this hand-on, interactive workshop is to identify coaching as a distinct approach to human interaction, to describe coaching attitudes and coaching behaviors, and to relate the coaching process to what librarians do in reference and instruction.