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ForwardFocus Conference : 2019

ForwardFocus 2019

This year's theme was The Voice of the Student.

The voice of the student echoes into every corner of community college librarianship, but how do we make sure we’re really listening?  

As librarians, we have a responsibility to ensure our students’ voices are heard. We heard your student-centered proposals on any of the following topics:Collections, Instruction, Assessment, Student data, Services, Technology, Equity barriers, Social and emotional needs, Open Educational Resources, and Serving diverse and minority communities. 

The conference was held on Friday, October 25th, 2019 virtually and was free to attend.   

Schedule of Events

Schedule 2019

More than Books: Developing a Library of Things for a Community College

Jill Sodt, Mott Community College

9:30 a.m. CT

Circulating Access: Lending Hotspots to Help Students Succeed

Rebecca Funke, Des Moines Area Community College

10:30 a.m. CT

Lunch Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

Serving our Students with Consistent Information Literacy Instruction: A Collaborative Approach between Community Colleges and Universities

Janice Grover-Roosa, Western Wyoming College & University of Wyoming

12:30 p.m. CT

Let Us Get You into College: Librarians Defending Students’ Rights, Academic Freedom, and OER

Colleen Sanders, Skagit Valley College

1:30 p.m. CT

FocusForward 2019 Recap

Check out our ForwardFocus 2019 Recap Libguide for session recordings and other resources! 

ForwardFocus 2019 Recap

Session Recording Quick Links