February 18, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Shawnee State University
Librarians Participate in eTech Ohio Conference without
Shawnee State University’s Clark Memorial Library Director
Connie Salyers Stoner and Reference Librarian Mary E.
Cummings sat in the comfort of the library on Tuesday, Feb.
2 to present a program to Manchester High School students in
Adams County, using Web technology, along with Louis Mays,
Southern State Community College librarian and Ted Gifford,
MHS senior seminar students, who plan to attend SSU, were
connected to a live online Web-based platform, Wimba,
provided by Southern State Community College. The program
was “Preparing High School Students to Transition to
College: Using Web-Based Technology in the Library.”
“This was a live collaborative demo session about
information literacy and what it takes to transition to an
academic program,” Stoner said.
The high school students conducted sample searches using an
InfOHIO online database on their computers guided by
“The session was designed to show how the Ohio Academic
Content Standards Research benchmarks and Association of
College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy
Competency Standards for Higher Education are utilized,”
The bibliography of resources shared with the audience at
the eTech conference included a link to the American
Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st
century learner and to the ACRL Information Literacy
Competency Standards for Higher Education.
Cummings and Stoner have promoted information literacy since
the American Library Association initiated it 1989. The
Clark Memorial Library instructional service integrated
information literacy standards before they were officially
adopted by ACRL.
Both librarians have been program leaders for information
literacy sessions for state and national library meetings.