ATG Podcast: Preconference Preview on Misinformation and Acquisitions Bootcamp

by | Jul 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Today we’re excited to bring you a few previews for upcoming preconference sessions for the 2017 Charleston Conference. Our goal is to hear from each session and include them in a series of podcast episodes over the coming weeks. Preconferences are workshops and seminars that range from a half day to a full day in length, and will be held on the Monday and Tuesday prior to the start of the main conference.  These sessions require an additional registration and fee, and are included on the main conference registration form. These are intended to be in-depth learning sessions that will offer a deeper, more thorough look at topics related to collection development and acquisitions.

Pictured left to right: Rebecca Vargha, Megan Kilb, and Samantha Kaplan.

Up first, we have Samantha Kaplan who will be presenting a preconference titled Misinformation. Samantha J. Kaplan is a doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. She studies misinformation at the intersection of health and everyday life contexts.

Link to the book that Samantha mentions, in which she authored a chapter: Misinformation and Mass Audiences

Up next, the Acquisitions Bootcamp seminar with Rebecca Vargha and Megan Kilb. This session is offered as part of a joint project with UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science.

Megan Kilb is the E-Resources Librarian in the University Library’s E-Resources & Serials Management Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B.A. in History from Furman University and her M.S.L.S. from SILS at UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s worked in e-resources acquisitions in one capacity or another since 2007.

Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central library, reference and research assistance, and facilities management. She is Faculty Advisor for the SLA Student Group at SILS, and Archivist for the North Carolina SLA Chapter. Additionally, she is a Past President of the Special Libraries Association and Past-Chair of the Knowledge Management Division of SLA.

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