by Ellen Frost and Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley
Dr. Rosanne Adderley, Department of History, Tulane University will present a talk about how New Orleans voodoo fits in with Haitian vodun, santeria, and some other Caribbean religions.
by Jane Lenz Elder, Clair Powers and Elizabeth A. Leahy
Like knights seeking the Holy Grail, Information Literacy librarians seek opportunities to teach. And like the Grail, those opportunities prove elusive, especially at institutions where there is no requirement for students to master an IL component. This session hopes to address the fundamental question of how one creates opportunities to teach by outlining six serendipitous events that gradually evolved into formalized occasions for instruction at Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology. I will describe briefly what they are and how they came about, then open the session up for conversation about the practical experiences of other librarians.
by Donna Wells
Cataloging today can be a challenge. Standards are changing. Library users need immediate access. Rumors and realities of the semantic web arise in daily conversations. Catalogers must still provide metadata. Are new catalogers prepared to meet these challenges? Can small libraries adjust quickly to the rapid changes occurring? How do we provide metadata for users in the shifting cataloging landscape? One strategy to address the challenges of the changes in cataloging is through mentoring. This conversation will seek to determine how our collective knowledge can be leveraged through mentoring to tackle cataloging challenges today and tomorrow.
17th–22nd June 2014