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Librarians from across the country gather annually at Northwest for the Brick and Click library conference. This year's conference is Nov. 4. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Librarians from across the country gather annually at Northwest for the Brick & Click library conference. This year's conference is Nov. 4. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Oct. 18, 2016

B.D. Owens Library to host 16th annual Brick & Click conference

The focus on supporting on-ground and online student learning continues Friday, Nov. 4, when Northwest Missouri State University’s B.D. Owens Library hosts its 16th annual Brick & Click national academic library conference.

Given the rapid transformation of academic libraries, the Brick & Click conference provides an opportunity for professional development and networking. Library professionals from throughout the nation explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions and timely topics.

Peer-reviewed presentation topics include collection development, maintaining course reserves, student employment, mentoring, archives, instructional design, collection maintenance, customer service, on-demand document delivery, aligning library work to institutional mission, library guides, library administration, cataloging, library instruction assessment, collaborating across campus and engaging international students.

B.D. Owens Library staff members Frank Baudino, assistant library director for information services, and Carolyn Johnson, an information librarian, edit the Brick & Click conference proceedings. The coordinators of the conference are Brandy Brady, assistant library director for collection development, and Terra Feick, assistant library director for access services.

For more information about Brick & Click, contact Feick or Brady at 660.562.1193.

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 to promote student competencies concerning lifelong learning, critical thinking, communication, and research.

The library’s website provides access to journal titles and eBooks for Northwest 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, chat, 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
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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