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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 26, 2012

Owens Library to host national Brick and Click library symposium

The focus on supporting on-ground and online student learning continues Friday, Oct. 26, at the 12th annual Brick and Click national academic library symposium, hosted by Northwest Missouri State University’s B. D. Owens Library in the J.W. Jones Student Union.

Given the rapid transformation of academic libraries, Owens Library’s Brick and Click symposium provides an essential forum for professional development and networking. Academic librarians from across the nation attend the highly-regarded symposium for sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions, and timely content. All proposals for presentations are peer-reviewed.

Presentation topics include management of e-resources; mobile technology development; library marketing, promotion and branding; patron-driven acquisitions; teaching critical thinking; creating visual reports using Google Tools; creating a low cost Interlibrary Loan management system; improving services and streamlining workflow; and evaluating and acquiring streaming video.

Carolyn Johnson, information librarian at Owens Library, will present a concurrent session on “Librarian-Faculty Collaboration for Student Learning,” highlighting strategies for faculty-librarian teaching partnerships, research instruction embedded within eCompanion, and excellent support provided by the Center for Information Technology in Education (CITE) office. 

Sarah Park, web and reference librarian at Owens Library, will feature a short, lightning round session on “Auto-Populating an ILL form using OpenURL and JavaScript,” which will showcase how patrons at Northwest experience automatic fill-in of InterLibrary Loan forms when requesting an article listed in a library database.

To review the full program, click here. For more information about Brick and Click, contact Johnson at or 660.562.1393.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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