ITART Spring Business Meeting Minutes
Bellevue University
May 10, 2013

In attendance: Lisa Voss, Becky Wymer, Andrew Sherman, Christa Burns, Dana Boden

1.       Call to Order – Becky

2.       Introductions/Announcements – none

3.       Secretary’s Report (Christa Burns) – Approval of Fall 2012 minutes. Andrew Sherman moved to accept. Lisa Voss seconded. Approved.

4.       Treasurer’s Report (Christa Burns) - No activity since Fall conference. Note from Barbara Hegr: Allocations are available as soon as ITART qualifies. Working on getting candidates – have 1 for each position so far. After paying for our part of this Spring meeting, ITART will probably make $100-150 on the Meeting.

5.       Old Business

a.       Fall Conference Summary – ITART sponsored 6 sessions. We shared a booth with TSRT. Gave away a $25 Amazon gift card – asked for input on what ITART can do for you, received about 25 valid entries. Nannette Bedrosky was the winner.

b.      Logo/Rebranding - NLA is doing their rebranding and is seeking a graphic designer to do their logo. Round tables and sections can piggy back on that and have graphic designer do one for us too. We said yes – give us 2 options and we will pick one. NLA hoping to have their total rebrand done this summer, ours will be soon after that. NLA just put out the call for a designer.

c.       Social Media

i.      ITART Blog – will continue – use as historical registry, announcements for conferences, elections, minutes. Actual interaction with members. Our presence has been dwindling, so we want more active presence – ways we could do that?  Facebook and Twitter.

ii.      Facebook – Christa set up. Board will post regularly. Encourage members to post, we can take it and repost to make it in our newsfeed.

iii.      Twitter – coming soon!

iv.      Dana asked about LinkedIn – We’ll look into using it.

6.       New Business

a.       Membership Drive Contest – Anyone who is an ITART member will be entered into a contest for a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate. Lisa will post to Blog and Facebook on June 1, deadline to become a member will be July 1. Christa will investigate purchasing the ThinkGeek gift certificate.

b.      Nixon Scholarship - trying to raise $1000. Becky suggests $100. Lisa – motion to discuss, Dana – second. Sherm – abstains as he will be applying. Unanimous vote yes.

c.       Paraprofessional Donation for Fall 13 Conference – to support Vendor Spotlight. Dana – move to donate, Sherm - second. Unanimous vote to donate $100.

7.       Fall 13 Conference (Lisa Voss)

a.       2013 conference proposals - Sherm – Raspberry Pi + Becky knows of people at Creighton submitted about using IPad as a catalog point, Lisa – current climate of libraries interfacing with publishers about eContent, college and univ. communications, Christa – 20 Cool Tools for You and Your Library.

b.      Want to do something interactive at the booth – bring gadgets to the booth to show - E-Petting Zoo. Need power/internet at booth. There is a fee for electric. Booth itself is free. Becky - use Doodle poll to schedule booth times. Offer to all ITART membership to share their gadgets.

8.       Other Business – none

9.       Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Christa Burns, Secretary.

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C&U / ITART Spring Meeting - Voices from Outside the Box

The C & U / ITART Spring Meeting will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Bellevue University. ITART will be co-sponsoring the event.

Registration    |   Directions to Bellevue University   |   Bellevue University Campus Map


9:00 - 10:00 Registration in the lower level of the Administrative Service Building

10:00 - 10:30 Wecome by Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:45 Session 1 (2 concurrent sessions)

The Ethics of Information | Albert Einstein is said to have noted, "Information is not knowledge". Librarians and faculty members are allied in the common cause of education and arm themselves with vast arsenals of information. It is the task of both entities to transform information into knowledge. Given the reality of digitization of information in today's world ethical issues related to technology enter into the care and handling of information. Faculty members and their students, as well as librarians, wrestle with concepts of intellectual property versus fair use, censorship versus freedom of expression, and even surveillance versus privacy. By working together we can tackle these issues and do the right thing.

by Karla Carter, Associate Professor, College of Science and Technology, Bellevue University

Learning in the Learning Commons: How UNK Moved Out of the Silos and into a Dance Hall  | The UNK Learning Commons opened softly the Fall of 2010 with the goal of coordinating multiple academics student services in one convenient place.  Now, nearly three years later, the UNKLC has become a hot spot for campus partnerships that contribute to the students' academic success. Learn out why it started, how far it's come, and where it's going next.

      Taffnee Faimon, Assistant Director of the Learning Commons & Writing Center
      Keri Pearson, Tutoring and Assessment Coordination
      Dr. Ron Wirtz, Assistant Director of the Learning Commons for the Library

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch with Table Talks lead by ITART

1:30 - 2:00 Business Meetings

2:15 - 3:15 Session 2 (2 concurrent sessions)

iPad Initiatives in Higher Education: Beyond the Classroom Walls - Reinventing Yourself, Your Class & Your Teaching | iPads are expanding the learning experience for students and instructors both inside and outside the classroom. It is important to prepare educators by exploring and learning how to engage students in our digital mobile world by facilitating a more engaging means of instruction, collaboration and interaction. Bring your own iPad or iPhone for this interactive session.

Jane L. Petersen, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, UNK

Critical Information and Technology Literacy: Instructors Forming Savvy Students by Dr. Bob Whipple, Professor, English Department, Creighton University

3:30 - 4:00 Break Out sessions

Parking is readily available near the Administrative Services Building in Lot E (see map). All scheduled activities will take place in the same building.

Please contact Becky Wymer for further information.

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