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Library faculty present at professional conferences in June

by Sara Baron, Ed.D., Dean of the University Library

Library faculty at conferences in June (clockwise from top left: Dorothy Hargett, Sandy Yaegle, Georgi Bordner, Melody Detar, Sara Baron) Library faculty at conferences in June (clockwise from top left: Dorothy Hargett, Sandy Yaegle, Georgi Bordner, Melody Detar, Sara Baron)

Five University Library faculty presented at professional conferences in June. As a component of both scholarship and service expectations of faculty, presenting at professional conferences is a way to share research, case studies, and best practices. Attending professional conferences is important for learning about cutting-edge research, expanding one’s knowledge, speaking with book publishers and library service providers, and networking with colleagues at other institutions. Furthermore, Library faculty represent Regent University wherever they go.

Dorothy Hargett spoke at the State University of New York Libraries (SUNYLA) Conference in Purchase, NY on the topic of leadership: “Stand Up and Lead or Sit Down.” Georgi Bordner and Sandy Yaegle co-presented at the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) Conference in Jefferson City, TN on the topic of the recent migration to electronic dissertations and theses: “Blazing a Trail from Print to Electronic Theses: It Takes Teamwork.” Sara Baron and Melody Diehl Detar co-presented at the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Conference in Denver, CO on the development of online training and marketing products: “Marketing Library Services & Training Library Users with Five Star Video Products.” Dean Baron also served on a panel titled “Other Duties as Assigned: Library Directors and Balancing the Other Duties of an All-Purpose Administrator.”

Congratulations to our colleagues for contributing to national conversations about library services in higher education.

Library faculty recognized for service to ACL

Two members of the Library faculty received plaques at the Association of Christian Librarians annual conference in June, recognizing their service to the Association. Sandra Yaegle was recognized for seventeen years of service on the editorial team of The Christian Librarian, where she had a number of leadership roles, including advertising editor, news editor, and team liaison to conference. Georgi Bordner was recognized for ten years of service to the Commission for International Library Advancement (CILA), eight of which were as Team Coordinator.

Dorothy Hargett, Access Services Supervisor, presents at national conference

The software that runs the Library system is called Millennium by Innovative Interfaces. The Innovative Users Group holds an annual conference where member libraries can exchange ideas on getting the most out of Millennium. This year the conference convened in Anaheim, California in May. Supervisor of Access Services Dorothy Hargett was selected through a juried process to give a presentation on improving customer satisfaction in libraries. The title of Dorothy’s presentation was “Circulation and the Truth about Customer Service.” It was an informative, fun, and interactive exchange of ideas on how better to serve library patrons, complete with video clips and scenarios for participant discussion. Dorothy states, “I look forward to implementing some of the strategies and ideas I learned to improve the service and care of the Regent University Library community.”

We are thrilled that Dorothy represented the library and Regent University at this national conference with 1000 attendees. Congratulations Dorothy!