Program for the 2010 PDI

Friday, January 8th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Donors, Alumni, Employers: Library Tools for Effective Background Research
Presenters:
Louise Feldmann,Jeff Bullington
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
The CSU Libraries has many resources that are useful for information gathering related to development, alumni relations, and potential employers of CSU students. These tools can be used to research individuals, companies, organizations, financial information and industry trends and developments. The program will highlight Library databases and reference materials as well as some ‘free’ resources useful for these purposes.
Goals and Target Audience:
This workshop will provide an introduction, demonstration, and hands-on experience with these resources as well as further information on how the CSU Libraries can provide ongoing support to CSU affiliates in using them. Awareness of these resources for CSU staff and students is the primary goal. Target Audience: CSU staff from Development Offices, Alumni Relations, Career Services, and others that may be interested.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
How Come My PowerPoint Slides Take So Long To Load? Properly Configuring PowerPoint files for display in RamCT or on a Website
Presenters:
Fran Campana
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
Have you ever had a student say your PowerPoint file takes too long to load on their computer? Or the file opens in edit mode instead of as a slide show? And how do you get professional looking graphics into your presentation? Participants in this workshop will learn: • How to save and compress image files that retain quality but load quickly. • What file format to use to save your image files. • How to determine the optimum file size of a PowerPoint file to include on the web. • How to save a file so it will open properly in slide show mode for your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Demonstrate proper technique for compressing and saving image files for inclusion in a PowerPoint presentation. Demonstrate how to save PowerPoint files so they open properly and quickly. Open to persons who create PowerPoint files for display in RamCT or on a website.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
PowerPoint Posters
Presenters:
Jennifer Kutzik,Fran Campana
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
The ideal poster is designed to tell a story, provide a brief overview of your work, initiate discussion and stand alone when you’re not there to provide an explanation. This session will provide an overview on creating a poster using PowerPoint tools. You will learn design tips, poster setup, the best fonts to use, and how to work with images from a variety of sources. Examples will be shared for a variety of poster sizes and types.
Goals and Target Audience:
Some familiarity with PowerPoint is helpful.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Make Them Think: Revising Library Research Assignments for Powerful Critical Thinking Results
Presenters:
Cathy Cranston
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
Come with ideas. Leave with results. If you would like to find ways to get students to dig deeper for information than a quick Google or database search, come to this session to exchange ideas on how to make them think. Searching for and evaluating information is a cornerstone of lifelong learning. Research based assignments offer an opportunity for both skill building and deep thinking. This session will include time to work on revamping or creating an assignment that could be ready to go for the spring semester!
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to have faculty revise or create an assignment which includes specific information literacy learning outcomes and assessments. Targeted audience: Faculty who have assignments that include library research, or those who would like to add critical thinking components to their course/assignment.