Now in its 16th year, the Brick & Click Libraries Conference (#bclc16) is a one-day event featuring concurrent and lightning round sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions, and timely topics. The conference supports the academic information needs of both on-ground (brick) and online (click) students, library professionals and paraprofessionals.

The conference is held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Registration is limited in order to maintain the advantages of a small conference, so register early!   To register visit: www.brickandclick.org
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Friday, November 4 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Creating a Technology Sandbox in an Academic Library

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The Beulah Williams is currently working on creating a space for future teachers to have access to new and emerging technologies that are or possibility will be in the classroom once they become professional teachers. The presentation includes a review of literature to show the trends currently in place in academic libraries for technology sandboxes/ makerspaces and will discuss why these spaces are successful in academic libraries. The presenters discuss steps taken by the Library Director and the Electronic Resources Manager to obtain the necessary equipment, and how they gained the support needed from the university community. The presentation concludes with plans for the future of the technology space at both the university level and within the Aberdeen, South Dakota Community as an outreach endeavor.

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Ashley Creek

Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Saint Mary
Ashley Creek is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Her current research interests focus on the student experience: gamification, makerspaces, active learning, instructional design, and the library as center of the academic community... Read More →

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Lynn Klundt

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Northern State University Beulah Williams Library

Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A