Monday, September 16th:
General Session I - A New Librarianship for a New Age
Keynote speaker: Stephen J. Bell, MLS, EdD - Associate Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A new librarianship is emerging, centered not on books and artifacts, but on knowledge and community. Steven Bell has written and spoken extensively on “alt-librarianship,” design thinking, and the library user experience. This presentation will examine the foundations of new services, and a new role for librarians as facilitators of community member engagement. It will offer examples of librarians engaging their communities, and challenge each librarian to take responsibility for the future of the profession.
Keynote speaker Q&A with audience will follow presentation.
General Session II - Mission Critical: Health Care Reform
Speaker: Richard D. Krugman, MD – Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs,and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Colorado
Health care is currently undergoing a huge shift in the delivery and reimbursement of services. Organizations are feeling a sense of urgency about the real threats and opportunities, and are engaging their professionals to transform the health care system into something smarter and more capable. How can we be more efficient and strategic in the current fee-for-service payment model, while also prepare for the not-too-far-off future when the health care landscape looks dramatically different? How will reduced revenues impact education and research? How can we sustain schools of medicine in a shrinking economic environment? Solutions are going to require fundamental structural changes in how organizations provide care.
Reaction panel presentation: Beyond the Clinical Arena: Librarians and Health Care Reform
Moderator: Jean P. Shipman, MLS- Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Betsy Burton – Owner, King’s English Bookstore, Utah and parent of a child with a seizure disorder
Christy Jarvis – Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Ken Kurimoto – Director, Knowledge Management and Mobilization, University of Utah
Michael Magill, MD - Chair, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah Health Care
Dr. Lucy Savitz, PhD – Director, Research and Education, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research
Health sciences librarians provide authoritative information in support of informed decision making to lower costs and reduce waste, improve health care quality and reduce medical errors, and enhance consumer choice. How can we stress the link between the provision of quality information and improved health? How can librarians contribute to improving quality and reducing costs?
Tuesday, September 17th:
General Session III - Creative Building Design for Innovative Teaching and Outreach
Speaker: Marjorie Chan, PhD. – Faculty, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah
Dr. Chan is the previous Chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah, and will provide a wonderful, introductory, virtual tour of the University’s Frederick Albert Sutton Building. The physical, “bricks and mortar” facility has been blended with interdisciplinary programs and educational displays. Throughout the structure, creative architectural designs are combined with sustainability, artful geologic displays, and community partnerships. The spectacular displays for this special project were made possible by new partnerships within the community, and are designed to also be teaching tools. A beautiful built environment creates space that students, faculty, and staff are proud of - people feel good about coming to work, and they are happy about their surroundings. This makes a strong recruiting tool, and a more productive and satisfying work place. The building becomes a centerpiece, not another blank box on campus. Administrators at the University of Utah now want other new building structures to emulate it. Done right, “bricks and mortar” can build stronger departments, infuse the subject into the community, and enhance educational missions.
Reaction panel presentation: Transforming our Services and Spaces: The Library as a Collaborative and Experiential Space
Moderator: Jean P. Shipman, MLS - Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Erin Dorney – Outreach Librarian, Millersville University, PA (Virtual panelist)
Betsy Mueth - Resource Center & Archives Coordinator, Clinical Learning Institute, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Catherine Soehner - Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, Marriott Library, University of Utah
After being inspired by Dr. Chan and Dr. Bell's presentations, and visiting the Leonardo Museum during the reception, our panel will have a conversation about ways we can incorporate experiential building ideas into our academic and hospital libraries. As we de-emphasize our print collections, and move towards being repositories of services and ideas instead of books and journals, we can reengineer our physical spaces to accommodate innovative roles. From maker culture, to virtual kitchens, learn what others inside and outside our fields have done to transform their spaces, and what user reaction has been.
Lunch speakers: Intermountain Healthcare’s Life Flight crew
Speaker: Judi Carpenter, DNP - Life Flight, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
In 1978, Life Flight was the seventh air medical helicopter service in the United States. Since that time, its search and rescue has been known for skilled, high altitude operations in the rugged backcountry of one of the largest geographic areas of the country. Transporting patients requires an extraordinary amount of information be gathered, organized, and disseminated in an accurate and efficient manner. The medical crews consist of highly trained and experienced nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and physicians, providing coordinated care to treat critically injured climbers, hikers, skiers, and campers. Crew members will share tales from over three decades of service as mobile intensive care units, and let us know about their unique, “unbound” information needs.
Program questions? Please contact Erica Lake: email@example.com