TCAL Annual Meeting

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2017 Meeting: Wednesday, September 27 - Thursday, September 28

The 2017 meeting will be September 27-28.

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin
The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Ave. Austin, TX. 78705

  Monday, September 12, 2016 (TENTATIVE AGENDA)
REGISTRATION 8 am – 5 pm, Registration Desk, 2nd Level
UT System Directors 10 am - 2:30 pm

Texas A&M System Directors 10 am - 2:30 pm
Texas State System Directors 10 am- 2:30 pm
TCAL Program 2:45 – 3:45 pm: Benjamin Harris, Head of Instruction Services; and Jeremy Donald, Assessment and User Experience Librarian, Trinity University, "Asking Good Questions: Avoiding "A-Word" Conceptualizations of Assessment"
The purpose, process, and value of assessment methods and projects have changed dramatically in higher education and academic libraries in recent years.  At the same time, the need for assessments and our perspectives on its value have also been revised, either out of necessity or desire.  Drawing on the progression and evidence from their library's assessment journey during the last 10 years, the speakers offer five key questions to think about as you develop, plan, and complete your assessment efforts. Harris & Donald Presentation

3:45 - 4:15 pm

TCAL Business Meeting

4:15 – 6:15 pm: In addition to regular TCAL business, we will have Dr. Richard Schilke, Assistant Vice President of Technology Enhanced Learning, Texas A&M University Central Texas, "Accessibility: Federal and State Requirements for Higher Education" 
Accessibility of electronic resources has become an important topic in Texas as the State Department of Information Resources (DIR) has taken a proactive role in preventing lawsuits at state institutions and organizations and enforcing existing Texas Administrative Code during audits.  The threat of lawsuits has increased significantly since the Department of Justice (DoJ) began taking the lead in accessibility suits against colleges and universities.  This presentation reviews federal and state accessibility requirements and what it means for higher education institutions and their library technology. Schilke Presentation  NACUA White Paper

6:15 – 8:30 pm, Tejas Conference Dining
  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (TENTATIVE AGENDA)
REGISTRATION 7:30 am – Noon, Registration Desk, 2nd level
Continental BREAKFAST

8 – 8:45 am

TCAL Program 9 – 10:30 am: lorraine j. haricombe, Vice-Provost and Director of Libraries, University of Texas at Austin; and David Lewis, Dean, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis University Library, "Reimagining the Academic Library: Are We There Yet?"
Academic libraries continue to explore new ways of serving a diverse constituency of students, researchers and scholars in an evolving digital ecosystem.  Advancements in technology, changes in scholarly communication, national policies, user expectations and an increasing shift from teaching to experiential learning require different infrastructures, spaces, skills, tools and services.  This presentation will focus on what has changed in our environment and how one research library is being restructured to position itself for these new roles.
Lewis Presentation    haricombe presentation
REFRESHMENTS 10:30 – 10:45 am
TICUL 10:45 am – Noon
TCCJCL 10:45 am – Noon
TCSUL 10: 45 am – Noon
Closing Luncheon
Noon – 1 pm
Medical Libraries  Noon – 1 pm
Incoming TCAL Board 1 – 2 pm
Texas Digital Libraries Board Meeting 2 - 4 pm


Created on Jun 2, 2010 | Last updated November 01, 2016