Two NMU employees gave panel presentations at the Association of College and Research Libraries annual conference in Seattle last month. Mollie Freier (Library) presented “Gender, Generation and Toxicity: The Implications for Academic Libraries of Gender and Generational Attitudes toward Competition and Workplace Behavior.” Kevin McDonough (Library) presented "Using the READ Scale (Reference Effort Assessment Data): Capturing Qualitative Statistics for Meaningful Reference Assessment." He explained Olson Library’s use of the READ scale and how it enhances the ability to make decisions on how to staff the reference desk.
Heidi Stevenson (English) presented a paper titled "Chasing a Different Wave: Paddling Away from Textbooks" at the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication March 11-14 in San Francisco. She was part of a panel titled "Riding the Textbook Wave: The Textbook Company View of Composition Studies, and What We Can Do to Change It."
David Bonsall, Rachel Harris and graduate assistant Seth Hill-Kennedy (Center for Student Enrichment) presented “Learning Without Limits: Extending Co-Curricular Learning to All Students” at the American College Personnel Association annual conference March 30 in Washington, D.C. They also gathered with NMU alumni from the D.C. area at the National Press Club. Pictured are (front row from left): Chante’ Lasco, ’96 BA; Amy Pascoe, ’06 BS; Fabiana Perera ’05, BS; Layla Wright, ’02 BS; and Courtney Hytinen, 07 BS. Back row: Joel Yacks, ’96, BSN; Rachel Harris, ‘91, BS; Ivy Lange, ’99, BS; Andy Hill, “03, BA; Dave Bonsall, ’73 BS; and Seth Hill-Kennedy, '08, BS.