Workshop Recordings

DALINC Discussion Series

Workshops attended or viewed after the fact may be submitted to the State Library of Iowa to be considered for Continuing Education credits. Access the State Library of Iowa Request for External CE Credit form. Other states may have their own similar process.

Reference Interviews & Customer Service
  • John Leonard Berg, Reference Coordinator– Univ. of Wisconsin–Platteville (Moderator)
  • Victor Lieberman, Learning Resources Coordinator, Peosta Campus– Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Ericka Raber, Library Services Coordinator and Cataloger– Dubuque Community School District
  • Katie Pauls, Library Director–Maquoketa Public Library
Workshop Description:

This first of 4 DALINC discussion workshops will focus on the provision of reference & customer service in a library setting.  The panelists will discuss how contemporary reference and public service is provided in different library settings–public, school, community college, and university.  As well is having a focus on how things are now, there will also be a conversation about what future trends seem on the horizon, and perhaps what aspects of reference services have endured over time, if maybe in an evolving context.

How is ILL Handled Locally
  • Paula Cook– Carnegie-Stout Public Library
  • Deb Stephenson– Carnegie-Stout Public Library
  • Susan Leibold– Clarke University
  • Lisa Finnegan– Loras College
Workshop Description:

This DALINC workshops featured discussions of how interlibrary loan is handled at different libraries. Potential items include: SILO, Tipasa, ILLIAD, Rapid ILL, Doc. Delivery, Mobius, and much, much more. Be prepared to ask questions and also be involved in the conversation.


Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Joe Letriz– University of Dubuque
  • Sarah Slaughter– University of Dubuque
  • Becky Heil– State Library of Iowa
Workshop Description:

This DALINC workshop will focus on privacy and confidentiality in libraries.

Other Past DALINC Discussions:

Recordings of these sessions are unavailable.

Intellectual Freedom
  •  Amanda Vazquez, Director, Dubuque County Library District, Iowa Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair
Workshop Description:
In this session, attendees will hear a review of the past year of Intellectual Freedom issues in Iowa including material challenges and proposed legislation of interest. The session will compare the responsibilities of staff members in different types of libraries and allow ample time for questions and discussion.
Statistics Show and Tell

Presented by:

  • Victor Lieberman, Northeast Iowa Community College, Moderator
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry, Dubuque County Library District, Panelist
  • Mike Kerth, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Panelist

Session Description:

Whether public, private, school or academic, all libraries gather usage statistics to report to various local, state, and national boards & agencies.  What story do your statistics tell?  Are you satisfied that they accomplish your goal to effectively communicate the work done by your library?  Do you use any special data visualization tools to illustrate trends, correlations, or other highlights?

Bring copies of a report for your institution that you’d like to discuss and receive feedback on.  Share successes and challenges.  Are we getting a good return on our often considerable time investment preparing these records?  And gather ideas from the experiences and feedback of colleagues!