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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

Visit our "Search the ER&L 2015 Program" page to peruse all the accepted and peer-reviewed sessions for the 10th Anniversary Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, February 22-25, 2015.

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Short Talks: Resource Integration & Exercise

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:15 PM–3:00 PM CST
Room 105

This "Resource Integration and Excerise"-themed session is comprised of three 15-minute, peer-reviewed ER&L short talks. In ER&L short talk sessions, presenters will change every 15 minutes (after an individual presentation and brief Q&A period.) 

 [Moderator: Elizabeth Winter, Georgia Tech]


Title: MOOCs as microcosm: Rethinking knowledge production & dissemination services (


An exploration of the impact of MOOCs and open education initiatives on library services and knowledge production and dissemination activities. This session introduces new library service paradigms that incorporate intellectual property and copyright education, Open Access and Open Education Resource policy development, new scholarly communications activities, and instructional design support.


Title: Curriculum Coup: Embedding Library Resources in Courses (


At SAIT, librarians collaborate with Curriculum Development to embed e-resources in courses at the design stage.  For blended learning courses, designers are dependent on e-resources to support course outcomes.  In this partnership, librarians match course outcomes with relevant e-resources, dramatically increasing use and the value of librarians at the institution.


Title: Desk Fu: Who has time to exercise? YOU do (


Studies have shown that as little as 30 minutes a day of regular exercise increases employee attendence, effectiveness, and productivity. But who really has 30 minutes a day to exercise?  Everyone.  This talk will illustrate how small changes can yield big improvements through 15 minute breaks and employee wellness programs.  


Nora Almeida, Baruch College, CUNY
Samuel Cassady, SAIT
Luke C Malone, SAIT Polytechnic
Chris Cool, Texas Woman's University