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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 • 11:41am - 11:51am
Lightning Round: Innovating and Building New Things with Our Student Workers

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The student workers have always been part of academic libraries doing myriad of tasks. Most of them are hired to shelve returned books, check out library material, help users at the information desk, and many other chores necessary to keep a library running. However, students can also be of great help in more specialized tasks that align with their school curriculum by providing them a real-life learning experience At the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, librarians initiated a new experiment in which they hired students from the computer science department to help develop mobile and web applications that benefit not only the law library but also the law school and the entire university. The students work on various projects designed to solve existing problems such as a library mobile application and a room schedule display system. The students also get to work on experimental projects such as a short story dispenser and close proximity notification system.

In this presentation, the speaker shares the initial results of this on-going experiment as well as some tips for libraries interested in initiating similar programs. 


Moderators
avatar for Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson

Research and Outreach Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University
Systems for student success, information literacy, collection development, library outreach activities, teaching, best practices.

Speakers
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Ayyoub Ajmi

Digital Communications and Learning Initiatives Librarian, The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Ayyoub Ajmi is a digital communications and learning initiatives librarian at the UMKC School of Law. He is building and managing an integral digital communications platform, which provides access to the law school's library and its digital resources, supports law faculty members... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 11:41am - 11:51am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom