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Northwest students collaborate in an area of the B.D. Owens Library known as the iPlace. The library will host its 13th annual Brick and Click national academic library symposium  Friday, Nov. 1.

Northwest students collaborate in an area of the B.D. Owens Library known as the iPlace. The library will host its 13th annual Brick and Click national academic library symposium Friday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Oct. 15, 2013

Owens Library to host national Brick and Click library symposium

The focus on supporting on-ground and online student learning continues Friday, Nov. 1, at the 13th 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.

This year’s presentation topics include portable digital kiosks, migration to the cloud, motivation of student employees, student created tutorials, responsive web design, advanced use of Google Analytics, student retention, teaching with discovery tools, apps for research, collaboration and streamlining workflow, unique digital repositories, patron and librarian-selected acquisition of materials and student use of eBooks.

All proposals for presentations are peer-reviewed. Frank Baudino, head librarian for information services at Owens Library, and Carolyn Johnson, information librarian at Owens Library, edit the symposium proceedings, titled “Brick & Click Libraries Symposium.”

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

B. D. Owens Library is a service-oriented library in a 116,000-square-foot facility designed to meet the varied learning and research needs of Northwest students and employees. The library collection and services support scholarly research and provide current information that promotes student competencies concerning lifelong learning, critical thinking, communication and research.

The library’s website provides on- and off-campus access to thousands of journal titles and eBooks for Northwest students and employees through the library’s robust catalog.

Course-focused guides and tutorials along with reference and citing assistance are also available. Reference service includes a broad array of delivery methods, including walk-in, by appointment, email and phone. The library’s very popular “Help with Research” program provides students and employees the opportunity to receive personalized research assistance on a specific topic.

The library building houses more than 260,000 books, documents and bound periodicals. Nearly 70,000 periodicals are available in electronic format. About 120,000 eBooks are available through the popular EBSCOhost platform, with additional access to more than 23 million items through the statewide catalog maintained by the MOBIUS consortium of libraries. MOBIUS items arrive at Owens Library in three to five working days. Interlibrary loan service also is available for materials not available within the state.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468