Dale Vidmar

 

Dale Vidmar

Office: Library 144
Phone: 552-6842
vidmar@sou.edu


Position:

Information Literacy and Instruction Coordinator/
Education, Communication, and Health, Physical Education and Leadership Librarian


Rank:

Full Professor


Dale in Las Vegas

Education:


Job Description:


Collection Development Responsibilities:

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health, Physical Education, & Leadership
  • Nursing
  • Children's Literature

Committee and Work Group Responsibilities:

  • Reference, Instruction, and Professional Development Team, Chair 
  • Library Tech Initiatives Work Group
  • Library Newsletter Team
  • Digital Media Work Group
  • Library Staff Room Committee
  • University Assessment Committee, Chair
  • University Studies Committee
  • AAC&U LEAP Compass Team, SOU Representative
  • Oregon Virtual Reference L-Net Advisory Board
  • Oregon Virtual Reference Summit Planning Team

Other Responsibilities:


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Internet Classes and Sites for Training: 

 

Dale teaching in a class


Publications:


Presentations:

  • "Sharing Our Craft of Teaching: Articulating Intention and Reflecting upon Action Using Collaborative Peer Conversation” - workshop presentation that actively demonstrated the collaborative peer conversation process in which two individuals engage in a formative process to articulate intentions prior to teaching, then reflect upon actual classroom experiences afterward with the intended result being to improve one’s craft of teaching. Invited speaker at the California Conference on Library Instruction 2013 at San Jose State University in San Jose, California on April 5, 2013.
  • No One is Leaving Without You . . . or Me Knowing: Interactive Classroom Assessment Techniques (iCATs) using Clicker Technology” – presentation about using interactive classroom assessment techniques (iCATs) with audience response systems—clickers--to measure “real time” learning of students. Delivered at the Online Northwest Conference 2013 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon on February 8, 2013.
  • "Collaborative Peer Conversation: Cultivating Intention and Reflection to Improve Teaching" - presentation that actively demonstrate a process to articulate intentions and then reflect upon actual classroom experiences in a structured collaborative conversations between peers. Delivered at LOEX of the West 2012 in Burbank, California on June 8, 2012.
  • "Interactive Classroom Assessment Techniques (iCATs) using Clicker Technology" – presentation about the development of interactive classroom assessment questions and activities to measure student learning and improve teaching practices using Clicker technology. Delivered at the Oregon Information Literacy Summit 2012 at Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville, Oregon on May 19, 2012.
  • "Interactive Classroom Assessment Techniques (iCATs) using Clicker Technology" – presentation about the development of interactive classroom assessment questions and activities to measure student learning and improve teaching practices using Clicker technology. Delivered at the Southern Oregon University as a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning Fourth Friday Celebration of Intellectual Creativity Grant in Ashland, Oregon on April 27, 2012 and delivered at Project SOAR at Southern Oregon University on May 16, 2012.
  • 10 Library Research Essentials in 50 Minutes” – presented a session designed to update and inform faculty about the library resources and research techniques to help their students do better research. Delivered at the Instructional Institute – Fall term at Southern Oregon University on September 20, 2011.
  • "Information Literacy Unleashed: Making It Good and Easy But Not Necessarily Googled" - presentation that outlines simple and easy ways to access and use resources at the Hannon Library for anyone who believes that looking for stuff is not nearly as fun as finding what you want. Delivered at Project SOAR Southern Oregon Arts and Research 2011 in Ashland, Oregon on May 17, 2011.
  • "Information Literacy Survey: A Value-Added Assessment of Student Learning" - presentation that outlines the development and results of a two-part, 20-question survey is designed as a value-added measurement of first-year students' ability to access and use information efficiently, effectively, and ethically. Delivered at the Southern Oregon University Instructional Institute 2010 in Ashland, Oregon on September 21, 2010.
  • "Intentional Reference: A Mindful Approach to Making Good Even Better" - presentation about a process that encouragages approaching virtual reference as a mindful, intentional, and reflective practice rather than fielding questions. Delivered at the Oregon Virtual Reference Summit 2010 in Portland, Oregon on May 7, 2010.
  • "Information Literacy Survey: A Value-Added Assessment of Student Learning" - presentation that outlines the development and results of a two-part, 20-question survey is designed as a value-added measurement of first-year students' ability to access and use information efficiently, effectively, and ethically. Delivered at the Project SOAR: Southern Oregon Arts and Research 2010 in Ashland, Oregon on May 20, 2010.
  • "Libraries in the 21st Century" - presentation examining the future of libraries in the context of a dynamic, technological culture. Delivered at the Southern Oregon University Friends of the Hannon Library Lecture Series on February 18, 2010. Libraries in the 21st Century Video.
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Web 2.0” – co-facilitated a faculty workshop with Jim Rible about implementing Web 2.0 elements such as embedding video that are useful for library research and teaching. Delivered at the Instructional Institute – Fall term at Southern Oregon University on September 22, 2009.
  • "Reflective Collaborative Conversations: Articulating Intention and Reflecting upon Action" - presentation focusing on engaging in reflective conversations with colleagues as a formative process to improve teaching and learning. Delivered at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching - West 2009 in Pomona, California on March 20, 2009.
  • "Heck With Hal: Open the Pod Bay Door to the Deep Web Yourself with Google’s Custom Search"- presentation about creating custom search engines to make webliographies and library guides searchable and easier to navigate. Delivered at the Online Northwest 2009 Conference in Corvallis, Oregon on February 13, 2009.
  • "Intentional Reference: Implementing Formative Assessment through Reflective Peer Facilitation" - presentation that aims to actively demonstrate reflective peer facilitation—a formative process by which colleagues articulate intentions prior to a reference session and reflect afterward upon the actual experience. Delivered at the Reference Renaissance Conference 2008 in Denver, Colorado on August 4-5, 2008.
  • "Reflective Peer Facilitation: Crafting Collaborative Self-Assessment in Teaching" - presentation about inspiring intentionality and reflection in teaching through collaborative peer conversations. Delivered at the Project SOARS: Southern Oregon Arts and Research 2008 in Ashland, Oregon on May 22, 2008.
  • "Information Literacy: Collaboration at Southern Oregon University" - presentation about partnering to develop and implement institutional information literacy goals and proficiencies across the curriculum. Delivered at the Information Literacy Summit 2007 in Corvallis, Oregon on November 16, 2007.
  • "What More Can They Say? Encouraging Good Online Discussion without the Workload" - presentation addressing how tc get students to write more reflective, thoughtful responses in online discussion forums and how to create a student-facilitated discussion forum. Delivered at the Pacific Northwest/Washington Blackboard Users Group 2007 Confernce in Eugene Oregon on October 19, 2007.
  • "Challenging Your Dark Side: Teaching Google Book Search and Google Scholar" - presentation detailing the features of Google Book Search and Google Scholar and how to use these as research tools. Delivered at the Online Northwest 2007 Conference in Corvallis, Oregon on February 16, 2007. See Executive Summary.
  • "Retreat to Advance: Promoting a Culture of Change" - presentation about the advantages of retreats to advance the organization culture of a library using a mini-workshop format in which participants actively engage in retreat activities. Delivered at the 2006 Oregon Library Association Conference in Salem, Oregon on April 7, 2006.
  • "Getting Good Responses Without the Workload in Discussion Forums" - presentation about how to encourage students to write more reflective, thoughtful responses in an online setting and how to assess the quality of their responses using a rubric which promotes self-assessment and critical thinking. Delivered at the Southern Oregon University ETAC Symposium on September 23, 2005 and March 17, 2006.
  • "I Reflect, Therefore I Become: Inspiring Reflective Teaching" - presentation that explores the personal experience of teaching through engaging in a variety of reflective activities. The intention is to inspire a critical self-presence in the classroom and to create the power and energy to fundamentally affect those we teach. Delivered at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching - West 2005 in Pomona, California on March 19, 2005.
  • "Reflective Peer Coaching: Crafting Collaborative Self-Assessment" - presentation about reflective peer coaching, a process designed to promote self-assessment and collaboration for better teaching and ultimately better learning. Delivered at the IBER International Teaching and Learning 2004 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 6, 2004, Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2004 Conference in Victoria, British Columbia on June 14, 2004; LOEX of the West 2004 Conference in Boise, Idaho on June 3, 2004; and LOEX 2003 National Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on May 10, 2003.
  • "Getting Good Responses Without the Workload in Discussion Forums" - presentation about how to encourage students to write more reflective, thoughtful responses in an online discussion forums and assess the quality of their responses. Delivered at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching - West 2004 in Pomona, California on March 20, 2004.
  • "Horizontal Searching: A Non-Linear Approach to Research and Evaluation": presentation about expanding the traditional linear research strategy by connecting information from citations and bibliographies across library catalogs, databases, and the Internet. Delivered at the Oregon Educational Media Association Regional Conference in Jacksonville, Oregon on April 5, 2003.
  • "Crafting Collaborative Self-Assessment through Reflective Peer Coaching" - workshop presentation about reflective peer coaching, a process designed to promote self-assessment and collaboration for better teaching and ultimately better learning. Delivered at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching - West in Pomona, California on March 15, 2003.
  • "Hocus Pocus: (Un)veiling the (In)visible Web" - presentation searching the Internet using principle of library and information science to explore beyond simple keyword searching in Google and other search tools. Delivered at the Online Northwest 2003 Conference in Corvallis, Oregon on February 28, 2003. See Executive Summary.
  • "Hocus Pocus, Get in Focus: Internet Searching Tips and Tricks Beyond Google to the (In)Visible Web" - presentation about the hocus pocus of Internet searching in the next dimension--the (In)visible Web and a new batch of next-generation search tools which take searching beyond just Google. Delivered at the Central Oregon Regional Library Conference - Redmond, Oregon on October 4, 2002 and at the Eugene Public Library on December 5, 2002.
  • "After Google, What? The (In)visible Web, That’s What!" - presentation about some of the more useful features of Google and innovations in other Internet search tools that make finding information easier from typical Web sites and from the (In)visible Web. Delivered at the Syllabus 2002 Conference - Santa Clara, California on July 30, 2002.
  • "What Do You Mean My Objective is a Goal? What’s the Difference?" - presentation for instruction librarians for designing goals and objectives that ultimately provide the guidelines and the building blocks that lead to better teaching and facilitate better assessment.. Delivered at the LOEX of the West Conference 2002 - Eugene, Oregon on June 29, 2002.
  • "Si Se Puede = Yes, You Can: The Role of Libraries in the Achievement of the Educational and Literacy Goals of the Cuban People" - panel presentation about the Cuban public, national, school, and independent libraries based on our visit to Cuba in February/March 2001. Delivered at the Oregon Library Association/Washington Library Association Joint Conference - Portland, Oregon on April 18, 2002.
  • "Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes! Oh, My!" - presentation writing goals and objectives facilitate better instructional design for more effective teaching. Delivered at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching - West in Pomona, California on March 8, 2002.
  • "Power Tools: New Drills for New Thrills in Internet Searching" - presentation about some of the new search tools that have recently emerged to rival Google with accuracy and special features. Delivered at the Online Northwest 2002 Conference in Portland, Oregon on March 1, 2002.
  • "Cloaks and Daggers: Google and the Invisible Web" - presentation about Internet searching using Google, the Invisible Web, and some new generation tools--Teoma, Wisenut, Vivisimo, and Ixquick. Delivered at the Oregon Educational Media Association (OEMA) Fall Conference in Seaside, Oregon on October 13, 2001.
  • "Cuba: The Land, The People, The Libraries" - presentation about a 14 day journey through the Cuba with a specific focus on libraries and information. Delivered at the Social Sciences Noon Lecture Series, Southern Oregon University on June 6, 2001 and at Ashland Public Library in Ashland, Oregon on April 25, 2001.
  • "Virtual Desktop Conference: The Invisible Web" - guest speaker at a virtual conference sponsored by the Oregon Chapter Special Library Association which explores the information on the Web that is not typically available using conventions Internet Search Tools. Delivered on February 6, 2001 and on February 7, 2001.
  • "After Google, What?" - presentation that explores Google and Internet searching beyond Google--including the Invisible Web or searchable databases and other search tools. Delivered at the Online Northwest 2001 Conference in Portland, Oregon on January 26, 2001.
  • "Search Engine Savvy" - presentation about Internet searching covering simple modes versus advanced modes, natural language searching versus Boolean logic, relevancy ranking, backlinking, folders, directories, phrase detection, and more. Delivered at the Oregon Education Media Association's OEMA 2000 Destination Literacy Conference, Portland, Oregon on October 14, 2000.
  • Internet Research Workshop - a two and a half hour workshop for St. Louis Public librarians and staff focusing on Internet search tools and researching information on the Web. Delivered at the Gates Training Center, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, Missouri on June 5, 2000.
  • "Virtual Web-Based (Library) Instruction: A 21st Century Approach" - presentation that examines the methods and delivery of "virtual" web-based instruction and how to utilize the Internet to enhance teaching by expanding the classroom into 24 hour/7days a week anytime anywhere instruction. Delivered at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching West in Lake Arrowhead, California on March 4, 2000.
  • "Ultimate Adaptation: Make It Simple Smarter Searching" - presentation focusing on features within the current search tools designed for the inexperienced that are a boon to the astute advanced searcher. It is a practical application of what to use when, taking advantage of the trend in search tools to produce better and more relevant results for those with minimal searching skills. Delivered at the Online Northwest 2000 Conference in Portland, Oregon on February 4, 2000.
  • "Taking It to the Web: Library Instruction for the 21st Century" - presentation that explores migrating library instruction to the Web with the purpose of transfering the focus of the Library Instruction program into self-paced/interactive material. Delivered at the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting at the MicroSoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington on September 17, 1999.
  • "Darwin on the Web: The Further Adventures and Evolution of Search Tools and Cybersearching" - presentation that explores the constantly changing and developing tools to search the Web by examining the intuitive and not so intuitive features and tips for effectively finding information. Delivered at the Online Northwest 99 Conference in Portland, Oregon on February 12, 1999.
  • "Why on Earth Would You Want a Librarian to Come to Your Classroom" - presentation about the research behind the implementation of pre-sessions into the Library Instruction/Information Literacy Program. Delivered at the Southern Oregon University Arts and Letters Lecture Series in Ashland, Oregon on February 8, 1999.
  • "Affective Change: Integrating Pre-sessions in the Students' Classroom Prior to Library Instruction" - presentation of research into the effectiveness of offering a pre-session in the students' classroom prior to library instruction to create a more positive affective experience and enhance learning. Delivered at the LOEX of the West '98 Conference in Cedar City, Utah on June 19, 1998.
  • "Set 'em Up for Success" - presentation of research findings and personal observations about using pre-sessions outside of the library as a strategy to reduce anxiety and increase the effectiveness of library instruction. Delivered at the Oregon Library Association Conference in Eugene, Oregon on April 1, 1998.
  • "Fee or Free: The Decision to Charge for Printing at Public Workstations and the Implementation of a System." Delivered at the Online Northwest 98, the Fifteenth Annual Conference, in Portland, Oregon on February 6, 1998.

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