January 21, 2022

Upcoming Workshop: "Information Access and Usage Behavior in Today's Academic Environment"

Registration Discounts Available Through April 1st.
The  NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) workshop, “Information Access and Usage Behavior in Today’s Academic Environment,” will take place in Philadelphia on April 15, 2011. If you can’t make it in person virtual attendance is also available.
Workshop Overview and Highlights

Digital technology has transformed information access and usage in higher education. Students no longer have to use a physical library – online journals and reference resources together with social networking tools allow them to study and collaborate from any location. And use of the physical classroom is changing as well. Faculty can lecture via podcasts and deliver their expertise beyond campus borders via distance learning initiatives. Even traditional textbooks are taking on a new look and changing study habits with their increased availability and acceptance in digital format. The overall learning experience has taken on a new dimension.

Join us on April 15, 2011 when librarians and faculty from around the USA will gather in Philadelphia, PA to share their perspectives in a one-day workshop. Both onsite and virtual registrations are available at a discount until April 1st.

Highlights include:

  • A look at information discovery on campus based upon a follow-up survey taken to determine the vision and requirements for a library’s primary discovery environments (Cody Hanson, Web Architect and User Experience Analyst, University of Minnesota)
  • The use of Google Scholar on campus (Gale Herrera, Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Automation, Associate  Professor, University of Mississippi Libraries)
  • The results of research studies on the impact of digital technology on the use and reading of scholarly articles in higher education (Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee)
  • A look at the use and impact of new technologies in the classroom (Shelly McCoy, Associate Librarian and Head, Student Multimedia Design Center, University of Delaware and Dr. Timothy Burke, Professor, Swarthmore College)
  • The growth and impact of online learning (Dr. Michael E. Scheuermann, Associate VP, Instructional Technology Support, Information Resources and Technology, Drexel University)
  • A look at digital publishing initiatives at the University of Michigan (Maria Bonn, Director of Scholarly Publishing, University of Michigan)
  • The use of e-text books (Mary Gallagher Gordon, Director of Clinical Nursing Education, Drexel University, and Dr. Faye Meloy, Assistant Clinical Professor & Chair, BSN Co-Op Program, Drexel University)

The program, registration forms, directions to the meeting location, list of nearby hotels, and general information on Philadelphia are available here.


On-site Attendance: on or before April 1, 2011, NFAIS members pay $385, members of Sister-societies pay $405, and non-members pay $435 (registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverages).  After April 1, NFAIS members pay $435, members of Sister-societies pay $455, and non-members pay $485.

Virtual Attendance: on or before April 1, 2011, NFAIS members pay $335, members of Sister- societies pay $355, and non-members pay $385. After April 1, NFAIS members pay $385, members of Sister-societies pay $405, and non-members pay $435.

Unlimited Virtual Attendance: Groups of 3 or more can attend at the following reduced rates: NFAIS members, $995, Sister-society members $1,195, and non-members $1,395.

For more information contact:  Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto:jilloneill@nfais.org or go to http://www.nfais.org/.

Full Text of Workshop Announcement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.