Most recent:
Cross Timbers Library Collective, August 4, 2017, at TWU about film group. Posted here: 

  • Conference: ALA Annual Conference 2014 Las Vegas, NV. June 29, 2014.
    Presentation on training, mentoring, and technology. Presentation. Learning Roundtable (LearnRT) Showcase.  Poster and discussion.
  • Conference: ALA Annual Conference 2014 Las Vegas, NV. June 28, 2014.
    ->Embedding Librarians in Virtual Communities (invited, panel). In my section, I discussed in experiences in virtual spaces such as Blackboard and PBworks and the use of such as instant messaging and web conferencing tool to reach off campus users. (See ASCLA sponsored program here).
  • Conference: Texas Association of School Library Administrators (TASLA), Austin, TX. June 19, 2014
    ->Presentation on the Denton Inquiry 4 LifeLong Project and Texas Archives & Library Commission Cooperation Grant (With Cherry Fuller, Gayla Byerly & Donna Kearley).
  • Conference ALA Midwinter  – January 26, 2014
    ->Tech Tools and Platforms for instruction Pros and Cons” at the ALA LITA Instructional Technologies  IG Meeting with Beth Filar-Williams, UNC.
  • Conference: Library Expo  October 18, 2013 (Invited) Plano, TX
    -> Panel discussion for Library Expo – school librarian conference. Topic: Post- Secondary Career and College Readiness: What K-12 Librarian need to Reinforce in students before they reach college/Academic Librarian Session. (description here)
  • Conference ALA Annual Conference 2013 June 30 2013, Chicago, IL.
    Invited Presentation at LearnRT Training Showcase “Developing Technology Instruction Sessions: The 5 P Model” with poster.
  • Conference: LIRT Summit 2012 Sept 28, 2012, Dallas, TX
    Texas Library Association (TLA)  Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT)| 2 sessions:
    1. Keynote speaker presentation: E-portfolios: Demonstrating professional activities online and asserting what it really means to be a librarian to your community & profession.” (Invited).
    2. Presentation with Kayci Barnett: Using Video, Visuals, and Interactive Elements to reach students in class and beyond
  • Conference: TechNet   August 9, 2012, Irving, TX
    >The Resident Techie: Tools & Tips for the Role-Shifting Librarian (with Kayci Barnett) |PDF of program
  • Conference: ALA Annual Conference, June 25, 2012
    “Expert Profile System: Connecting Collaborators”- Emerging Leaders Poster Presentation Sponsor: LITA
  • Conference TLA District 7, October 6, 2011
  1. “Your Guide to Guides”
    ->   discussions about the difference between in-house subject guides (Lilly Ramin, UNT) and Springshare’s LibGuides (Greg Hardin, TWU) with suggestions and tips about both.
  2. Terrific Tech Tools”
    ->  a show and tell conversation with conference attendees featuring free, easy, and helpful tech tools to aid in productivity.
  • Conference: TechNet, August 3, 2011 “E-portfolios: The What, Why & How…It’s Not as Hard as You Think!” Lilly Ramin and Starr Hoffman. (Detailed Program Description PDF)
  • Conference: American Library Association Annual Conference- June 26, 2011 “Working Towards Transliteracy” (Invited Panel)
About:Examples from academic experiences which relate to transliteracy concepts. Invited presentation by the group.  These examples relate to teaching technology tools, literacy and communication. Note: It is the concern of some info lit advocates that it replaces guidelines.  Nope! For more info, see the experts at “transliteracy and libraries” blog.

  • Conference: Texas Library Association Annual Conference, 2011

Free Tech Tools To Help Librarians Cross Boundaries: Let’s Chat!” -> Also planned session as Chair of DELRT)-  Animoto, Google Docs, Jing, PbWorks, etc.  Each presenter ask to give an example of library use. )

  • Conference: Texas Library Association Annual Conference 2010
    “Best Practices for Librarians Embedded in Online Courses” Contributed Paper Session
  • Conference: Texas Library Association District 7
    Beyond Lecture Style: Using Active Learning Techniques in Academic Libraries (TLA District 7)

  • Conference: NTRLS TechNet 2009
    “The Social Web: Why It Matters to Librarians”

Greg Hardin, Librarian & Adjunct Faculty – TWU; Lilly Ramin, Virtual Reference Coordinator – UNT Libraries; Shaun Seibel, Library Specialist and Web Designer – Discovery Park Library at UNT.  PDF (Conference handouts on NTRLS website)

1. ” Chat and You: Virtual Reference Best Practices Applied” (3-31-09)

Speakers will cover standards for virtual reference including several of the ALA RUSA Guidelines for Implementing and Maintaining Virtual Reference Services using practical examples from vendor-based and freely-available software.

2. “Breaching the Distance: Using Wimba and Blackboard as Collaborative Tools” (4-3-09)

-> Course management software like Blackboard ™ have interactive features that are often underutilized. Through collaborative tools like Wimba™, a Web conferencing software, instructors create a conference with real-time interaction to walk participants through resource materials. (TLA 2009 Schedule of events)

  • Conference: TLA April 2008, Houston, TX

2008 TLA Annual Conference Contributed Paper/Presentation:

“ The E-Quality Service Model: Collaboration Between the Reference and Circulation Departments as a Means to Improve the Library Experience for Distance Education Patrons in an Academic Library., 30 minutes with PowerPoint, Texas Library Association Conference Dallas, TX

  •  Conference : Texas Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, 2008, El Paso, TX“Academic Librarians Teach History,” 90 minutes with PowerPoint (Created a sample lesson plan)

Student Activities and Presentations (2006-2007)
  • TWU SLIS Spring 2006 newsletter includes student activities: Student symposium , Fall forum presentations, and ALA student chapter rep “Study of Relevant Humanities reference resources and their availablity in electronic format”L.Ramin & Dr. E. McElrath*. School of Library and Information Studies.
  • Fall 2006:  Tips for Documentation and Professional Development,” University of North Texas.
  • Summer 2007, UNT libraries workshop with High School Students “Preserving history” Film clip presentation at the Rare Book Room Summer Workshop, University of North Texas

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