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Find the iSchool at #FLA2016!

FSU iSchool presents at the 2016 Florida Library Association
The Plaza Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, FL


Members of the Florida State University (FSU) School of Information ( FSU iSchool) community will be at the upcoming FLA Conference in Daytona Beach, FL February 29 – March 3, 2016.  The iSchool invites you to stop by our table (#48) in the Exhibitor Hall and visit with faculty members Pam Doffek, Leila Gibradze, Christie Koontz, Lorri Mon, Linda Swaine, as well as our doctoral students.  Celebrate with the iSchool at a reception launching the school’s 20th anniversary of online learning.

Here’s where you can catch up with faculty, students, alum and staff:


Tuesday, March 1

9:30 – 11:30 AM Plaza Real AB. Opening Session. Amelia Anderson, Doctoral Candidate, FSU iSchool.  

10:00 AM – Noon & 1:30 – 3:00 PM Plaza Resort Hospitality Suite. Coffee and Conversations. A casual meet and greet with iSchool faculty, alumni, students and staff.

1:00 – 2:00 PM Granada GH. Practical Strategies for Library Advocates Using Social NetworksLaura Spears, Doctoral Candidate, FSU.

2:15 – 3:30 PM Granada E. There’s No Stopping Us Now! Why Systematic Staff Training Keeps the Organization Moving Forward. – Lisandra R. Carmichael, Doctoral Candidate, FSU (Associate Dean of the Library, UNF).

2:15 -3:30 PM Granada F. Why Not Master Your Copy Rights and Responsibilities? — Michael Rodriguez, FSU iSchool alum (Hodges University)

3:45 – 4:45 PM Granada GH.  Why Not GIF It to Students? Using Pop Culture and Graphic Image Files to Explain the Research ProcessJasmine Spitler (FSU Libraries).

3:45 – 4:45 PM Vista del Mar. Conversations That Matter. Organized by the Continuing Education Committee – Maria Atilano, FSU iSchool alum (UNF)

4:30 – 6:00 PM. Exhibit Hall opens.  The FSU iSchool will have a table in the exhibitor hall.  Spend a few minutes visiting with the iSchool faculty and students at Table #48.

6:30 – 8:00 PM.  FSU School of Information Alumni & Friends Reception. FSU’s iSchool community welcomes alumni and friends to mingle at the “Alumni Reception” celebrating our 20th year anniversary of online learning.

Wednesday, March 2

8:30 – 9:30 AM Granada F. The Need to Preserve: Challenges and Opportunities in Collecting the History of a Young UniversityAisha Johnson, FSU iSchool alum (UNF).

2:15 – 3:15 PM Granada C.  Outreach Across the Ages: Developing Programs and Partnerships for Adults from 18 to 80 – Organized by the Outreach and Programming Member Group — Maria Atilano, FSU iSchool alum (UNF).

2:15 – 3:15 PM Plaza Real C. Virtual Exhibits: Connecting Digital Content to a Gallery Experience – Why Not? Guy Cicinelli and Parker Fruehan, FSU iSchool alumni (FL Gulf Coast).

4:00 – 5:00 PM Granada F. Building and Providing Research Data Management Services: A Framework for EveryoneRenaine Julian and Micah Vandegrift, FSU iSchool alumni (FSU Libraries).

4:00 – 5:00 PM Vista del Mar Career 411 – Why Not Jump Start Your Career? Organized by FLA’s Membership and Library Career Development Committees – Michael Rodriguez, FSU alum (Hodges University); Pamala Doffek, Leila Gibradze, Portia McQueen and Laura Spears, FSU; Robin Etter, FSU iSchool alum (Lake Sumter State College).

Thursday, March 3

8:00 – 9:30 AM  Granada E. Vendor/Library Relationships: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why Not?  Brittany O’Neill and Stephanie Bertone, FSU iSchool alumni (Barry U. School of Law).

9:45 – 10:45 AM Granada C. Use-Driven Acquisitions Planning for the SUS Libraries: Here We Go Again!Roy Ziegler (FSU Libraries).

9:45 – 10:45 AM  Granada GH. Why Not Play Ball? When Athletes and Librarians Play Together, Everyone Wins  – Lisandra Carmichael and Cat Silvers, FSU iSchool alumni (UNF).

9:45 – 10:45 AM  Vista del Mar. Inclusion Program Organized by the FLA Executive Board/Conference Planning Committee –  Renaine Julian, FSU iSchool alum (FSU)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Plaza Real AB. Closing Session. Annual FLA Business Meeting and Awards Session. Amelia Anderson, FSU Doctoral Candidate.