Eleventh Annual Users’ Conference
Friday, January 8, 2010

The Future Is Now: Meeting the Needs of Our Users
Busch Campus Center
Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Schedule of Events

9:00am – 10:00am                  Registration, Coffee, Poster Sessions
10:00am – 11:15am                Welcome by conference co-chairs, VALE Update,  Keynote Address
11:30am – 12:20pm                Morning breakout sessions
12:20pm – 1:15pm                  Lunch
12:45pm – 1:15pm                  Poster Sessions
1:30pm – 2:20pm                    Afternoon Breakout Sessions I
2:30pm – 3:20pm                    Afternoon Breakout Sessions II

3:30pm                                    Conference Ends

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Driving Directions to Busch Campus Center

Busch Campus Center
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002
Building Number : 3834

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES ARRIVING BY TRAIN – Rutgers shuttle buses will be running on a weekend schedule during semester break. The A (direcct to Busch Campus) and L (via Livingston Campus) buses will have stops at the New Brunswick train station. The winter bus schedule will be posted on the Rutgers Transportation Services website in mid December and a staff person will be available @ 732-932-4833 to answer calls on actual arrival & departure times.

Parking passes will not be required this year. Attendees may park in lots 51 and 67 with no permit.

Weather Cancellation:
Busch Campus closing cancels the conference. Rutgers puts an announcement about ANY campus closing on its web site. They also make announcements on the radio. The web site with all this information is:

Please make sure you have the information from this web site available to you at at home if you think cancellation due to weather is likely.


Keynote Address


Alex Wright: The Web That Wasn’t

About the Keynote Speaker

Alex Wright is the Director of User Experience and Product Research at The New York Times and the author of Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages. He is also a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA program in Interaction Design. Before joining the Times, Alex led research and design projects for IBM, Microsoft, The Long Now Foundation, Harvard University, the Internet Archive, and Yahoo!, among others. He has also contributed articles to The New York Times,, The Christian Science Monitor, The Believer, Harvard Magazine, Utne Reader, Yankee, Think, Interactions, Boxes and Arrows, New Architect, WebTechniques, Boston Business, Design Times and Library Journal, among others. Alex holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brown University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. He has also completed graduate coursework in journalism at Harvard, and in usability engineering at UC-Berkeley.


Morning Breakout Sessions

Title Presenters
a. The Survey Says….Results of the VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee Information Literacy Survey with Examples from Raritan Valley Community College and The College of New Jersey VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee – Jacqui DaCosta (The College of New Jersey), Megan Dempsey (Raritan Valley Community College, and Nancy Weiner (William Paterson University)
b. Streamlining Reference and Instruction Delivery Mark Thompson (Bergen Community College)
c. A New Collection Development Paradigm: Roles for Cooperative Collection Development, Resource Sharing and Bibliographers VALE Resource Sharing Committee and Cooperative Collection Management Committee – Judy Matthew (William Paterson University), Moderator
d. Introducing the Semantic Web: From a Web of Linked HTML Documents to a Web of Linked Data Sharon Yang (Rider University) and Yang Yi Lee (Wagner College, NY)
e. Migrating Without Migraines: How One College Improved Access Through Remaking Its ILS David Orenstein (Saint Peter’s College) and Ariana Baker (Warren County Community College)
f. IntegraL: Link-based Integration of Library Digital Collections and Resources Ann Hoang (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
g. Keynoter Follow-up, Alex Wright Alex Wright


Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1

Title Presenters
a. Information Literacy Progression Standards – The Story So Far VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee/ACRL-NJLA User Education Committee/Central Jersey Academic and Reference Librarians Committee – Jacqui DaCosta (The College of New Jersey), Eleonora Dubicki (Monmouth University), and Gary Schmidt (Ocean County College)
b. Meeting the Needs of Our Online Users: The Role of the Librarian in Distance Learning Leslin Charles (Berkeley College) and Lynee Richel (County College of Morris)
c. The State of Reference in New Jersey Academic Libraries VALE Reference Services Committee – Anthony Joachim (William Paterson University) and Patricia Dawson (Rider University)
d. Requests for Proposals: More Than a Contractual Agreement VALE Cooperative Collection Management Committee – Gracemary Smulewitz (Rutgers University)
e. OLE Project Update VALE OLE Steering Committee – Grace Agnew (Rutgers University) and Kurt Wagner (William Paterson University)
f. Crushing, Blending and Stretching Transactional Data Ray Schwartz (William Paterson University)
g. Stocking your Bibliometric Toolkit Judit Ward, James Cox and Molly Stewart (Rutgers University)


Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2

Title Presenters
a. Information Literacy is Required at NJIT! How Did We Get Here? Davida Scharf and John Coakley (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
b. Teaching the New Literacy Valerie Forrestal (Stevens Institute of Technology) and David McMillan (Caldwell College)
c. Open Source Standalone OPACs VALE OLE Steering Committee – Sharon Yang (Rider University) and Kurt Wagner (William Paterson University)
d. Connecting Library Services to Meet Users Needs: Federated Search Unified Discovery Service, Google Deep Web and Semantic Web? Jia Mi and Yongming Wang (The College of New Jersey)
e. Reexamining Content-Enriched Access: An Evidence-Based Approach Yuji Tosaka and Cathy Weng (The College of New Jersey)
f. The Digital Archive of Newark Architecture Maya Gervits and Jessica O’Donnell (New Jersey Institute of Technology)


Poster Sessions

Title Presenters
a. NJLA Membership Information
Anne Wodnick (Logan Township Library Branch of GCLS 498 Beckett Rd.)
Nicole Cooke (Montclair State University)
b. Library Satisfaction Surveys at RUL Jeanne E. Boyle (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
c. NJVid the Next Step Robert Wolk (William Paterson University)
d. Best practices for creating library instructions videos
Mei Ling Lo (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Jill Nathanson (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
e. Celebrating SIL Information Literacy Initiatives: Knowledge, Collaboration and Action Kathy Malanga (William Paterson University)
f. Implementing Quick Search in the Newly Designed Website to Meet Users’ Needs
Fengzhi Fan (UMDNJ – RWJ Library of the Health Sciences)
Yingting Zhang (UMDNJ – RWJ Library of the Health Sciences)
Robert Cupryk (UMDNJ – RWJ Library of the Health Sciences)
Kerry O’Rourke (UMDNJ – RWJ Library of the Health Sciences)
g. VALE BCMC Survey Results Kathleen Hughes (Montclair State University )
h. Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Scherelene Schatz (NJ State Library)
i. Non-Linear Learning for a New Generation of Students Romel Espinel (Berkeley College)
j. Copyright: What’s New, What’s Right Angela Camack (Sussex County Community College)
k. 25 Years of Studying Library Users and Services: Research Committee of NJLA CUS/ACRL NJ’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Mark Thompson (Bergen Community College)
l. Reference Desk (Point of Service) Interactions Reframed as Usability Problems Olivia Nellums (Camden County College)
m. Battle of the E-Books
Mary Mallery, Ph.D. (Montclair State University)
Richard Stern (NJLA College and University)
n. Day and Night/Night and Day: 24/7 Library, Laptops, and Café
Judith Lin Hunt (Harry A. Sprague Library)
H. Brian Hancock (Harry A. Sprague Library)
Lori Petrozzello (Harry A. Sprague Library)
Stacia Zelick (Office of Information Technology)
o. Mission Difficult, But Not Impossible: How We Followed Up LibQUAL+® Results To Better Serve Users
Jianrong Wang (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)
Carolyn Gutierrez (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)
p. How much can a one-session library instruction improve information literacy (IL) skills of students?– An assessment Ma Lei Hsieh (Rider University Moore Library)
q. Information Literacy and the Business Student – Making it Relevant Eleonora Dubicki (Monmouth University Library)
r. Welcome to the New 21st Century Library: promoting services to a vast multicultural student body at Union County College
Margaret Deng (Union County College)
Jose Romero (Union County College)
s. The VALE Bibliographic Control and Metadata Committee
Martha Loesch (Seton Hall University)
Jianrong Wang (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)
Cathy Weng (The College of New Jersey)
t. The New VALE Website: Powered by Drupal to Better Serve Its Community
Yingting Zhang (University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ)
Denise O’Shea (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
Jia Mi (The College of New Jersey)
Regina Cannizzaro (County College of Morris)