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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 19, 2015

B.D. Owens Library to host 15th annual Brick and Click Conference

Libraries’ focus on supporting on-ground and online student learning continues Friday, Nov. 6, at the 15th annual Brick and Click national academic library conference 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, the Brick and Click conference provides opportunity for professional development and networking. Academic librarians from throughout the nation attend the highly regarded conference for sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions and timely content.

Peer-reviewed presentation topics include marketing strategies, sustaining physical and electronic reserves, library assessment, social media, integrated library software migration, library publishing, LibGuides, expanded information literacy, implementing citation metrics, embracing change, archives, libraries as a recruitment tool, customer services, library administration, library instruction assessment, patron-driven acquisitions, collaborating with faculty, engaging international students and active learning for visual literacy, among others.

Owens Library staff members Frank Baudino, the head librarian for information services, and Carolyn Johnson, an information librarian, serve as editors for the Brick & Click: An Academic Library Conference proceedings. The coordinators of the conference are Kathy Hart, the assistant director for library services at Owens Library, and Johnson.

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

B. D. Owens Library is a service-oriented library designed to meet the varied learning and research needs of Northwest students, faculty, and staff. 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 access to journal titles and eBooks for currently enrolled students, faculty and staff through the library’s robust catalog. The library houses books, documents, bound periodicals, and electronic periodicals. Through the EBSCOhost platform, eBooks are available with additional access to more items through the statewide catalog maintained by the MOBIUS consortium of libraries. Interlibrary loan service is available for materials not available within the state.

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, e-mail and phone. The library’s popular "Help with Research" program provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to receive personalized research assistance on a specific topic.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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