[Alis] February SIS meeting, Thursday 2/26/2009, at CAE

Betsy King kingbet at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Feb 5 23:15:09 EST 2009


You are invited to visit CAE for the Suncoast Information Specialists
dinner meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2009. It will be a great
opportunity to visit with other information professionals at this fun
and informative event, and to learn something new about what's
happening in our field. As always, visitors are welcome. Feel free to
pass this message on to others in your organization who might be
interested. - Betsy King, CAE.
SIS Meeting Information
            What: February SIS Meeting, Catered Dinner
            When:
           Thursday, February 26, 2009 (guests are always welcome)

            Program: Thanks for This Assignment! - A Research Paper
Students (Eventually) Love.

            Come learn about an innovative collaboration between an
academic librarian and an English faculty for teaching research and
writing.

            Alicia Ellison, Librarian, and Judith Nolasco, English
Faculty, of Hillsborough Community College ? Ybor City Campus, will
discuss their project that encourages critical thinking, reduces
plagiarism, utilizes technology, and leads students to connect
academics, work, and life. This method abandons traditional research
topics and takes students on a journey to their futures.

            Although the project was designed for Freshman English-II
classes, Alicia and Judy will offer strategies for adapting this
approach for research assignments in other disciplines.

            Sample papers, survey results, assessment data, and
feedback from students and faculty will be shared.

            Handouts that detail the assignment, an online library
research toolkit, and their own published articles on the project will
be provided. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions
about the assignment and discuss why this new approach works.

            Where:
           CAE USA (http://cae.com)
            4908 Tampa West Blvd, Tampa
            (813) 887-1658
            Time:
           5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
            5:30 - 6:00: Meet and greet, networking
            6:00 - 8:00: Meal and business meeting. The program will
begin after the business meeting.

            A tour of the CAE facility and the library will be offered
before the meeting on Feb 26. If you are interested in seeing the
facility, let me know. A tour group will leave from the front lobby at
4:45 PM. Please be a few minutes early to allow for time to sign in
with the receptionist.

            Food: Catered buffet, $10.00. The meal is optional;
however if you RSVP to eat, please consider it an obligation to pay
even if you cannot make the meeting.
            RSVP: Send RSVPs to kingbet at tampabay.rr.com or leave a
voice mail at 813-887-1658 no later than Friday, Monday 23, 2009. Late
reservations will be accepted only as space allows. Please indicate
whether you will be eating also.
            Directions:  The CAE facility is a secured facility, so
all attendees must enter the front lobby between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m. If you can not make it prior
to 6:00 p.m., please contact Betsy to make advance arrangements.
Anyone arriving late can still get into the building. However, those
who anticipate getting here after 6:00 should let Betsy know in
advance if possible, so we can be on the lookout for them.

            CAE is in Tampa, about 2 miles north of Tampa
International Airport, near the southeast corner of Anderson Road and
Waters Avenue, at the corner of Savarese Circle and Tampa West Blvd.,
in Tampa West Industrial Park. The Park is accessible from either
Waters Avenue or Anderson Boulevard. Contact Betsy for detailed
instructions.

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