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Librarian, Student-Employees Make Collaborative Presentation

From left, Joshua D. Young, James R. Carpenter and Marilyn G. Bodnar at last month's NERCOMP 2006 regional annual conference in Worcester, Mass.Three representatives of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Library collaborated on a presentation at the recent NERCOMP 2006 regional annual conference in Worcester, Mass.

Marilyn G. Bodnar, instruction librarian; James R. Carpenter, a computer information technology-internetworking application development major and part-time library employee; and Joshua D. Young, the library’s virtual resources specialist and a part-time student in computer information technology-data communications and networking; presented at the conference, the theme of which was “Innovation and Reliability Finding the Balance.”

Their March 22 presentation, “The Road to Creating an Interactive Library Tutorial for 1,300 Students,” attracted attendees from both the information-technology and library professions.

It focused on the collaborative efforts of Penn College’s English faculty, Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, and library staff and librarians to conceptualize, design and implement an interactive library tutorial using Macromedia Flash.

NERCOMP the North East Region Computer Program is a division of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. Its membership comprises more than 2,000 colleges, universities and educational organizations, with 15,000 active members.

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