Registration is Open: 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Mini-Conference

Join us for the 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Mini-Conference sponsored by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries, the Colorado Association of Libraries New Professionals Interest Group, the University of Denver Library and Information Sciences Program and the Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association. The registration fee includes admission to 4 sessions presented by local information professionals, as well as a lunch buffet.

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A big Thank You goes out to our sponsors, CLiC, Hollinger Metal Edge Inc., and the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

Event Date: Friday, August 11, 2017, 9:00am to 3:30pm
Registration Close Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017
*Refunds will not be issued after registration closes.

Location: Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, Morgridge College of Education, the University of Denver, 1999 E Evans Ave, Denver CO 80210

$20.00 Students
$30.00 Regular attendee

Pay using Paypal as a part of the registration process or send checks made out to RMSLA to Mary Arnold, 7266 Torrey St, Arvada, CO 80007

Parking: Hourly parking is available throughout the DU campus. See a map of parking locations here.

9:00 to 9:20 Registration

9:20-9:30 Introduction

9:30 to 10:30 Facilitating a Dialogue between People & Data: Lessons in Designing for Big Data presented by Danielle Albers Szfair, Assistant Professor from the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder

Synopsis: Large collections of data can provide valuable insight into problems across a wide range of domains. However, this data is often inaccessible by itself–there is simply too much information for people to process. This talk explores how information visualization can combine design, cognition, and computation to make data more accessible to people, discussing visualization techniques and systems that allow people to take advantage of their own expertise and visual capabilities to make sense of data at scale. 

10:45 to 11:45 Creating a strategy using content and UX (User experience) presented by Kevin Trice, Web UX Specialist, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 

Synopsis: We will cover: The basics of Content and UX strategies. How to make your site more usable, creating a better experience.

11:45 to 1:15 Lunch (included in cost of registration) 

1:15 to 2:15 Combating the Prevalence of False Information

Synopsis: Featuring a panel of information professionals discussing false information in today’s world. The panel includes Andrew Calabrese, Professor, College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado Boulder; Ross Mays, Denver Public Library; and Kent Willmann, Instructor, School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder.

2:30 to 3:30 Best Ways to Research LIS Career Paths (Regardless of What They May Be Called) presented by Kim Dority, President of Dority & Associates, Inc.

Synopsis: At some point in your career you may want to learn more about at least some of the hundreds of LIS career paths open to someone with your skills. But given the complete lack of standardization among what all the relevant jobs are likely to be called, how do you even get started? Join us as we discuss the top eight resources you can check out for current, reliable information on the LIS career path(s) that may be of interest to you and strategize how to navigate the language barrier!

3:30 Join us for happy hour at Fermaentra at 1715 East Evans Ave (only 1 block away)

Questions? Please contact Jen Abbott.