Presentations

Cairns, Virginia L. “Three ring circus: a model for understanding and teaching students about bias”. Brick and Click: a Library Conference, held at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, November 2018.

Cairns, Virginia L. (Invited panelist). “Possibilities for collaboration between school librarians and academic librarians”. Tennessee Association of School Librarians Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, September 2017.

Cairns, Virginia L. with Chantelle Swaren, Nicole Tekulve and Ron Bowron. “Digging into data: mining for statistical gold at the Reference Desk”. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2015.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Unhappy campers: ideas for coping with job dissatisfaction and burnout in librarianship”. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN, April 2013.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Unhappy campers: a discussion on coping with job dissatisfaction and burnout on the front lines”. RUSA/RSS Discussion Forum, American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Seattle, WA, January 2013.

Cairns, Virginia L. “The Secret’s in the Sauce: the RIBS Recipe for Creating a Healthy, Well-Balanced Instruction Program”. Hands-On Workshop. LOEX Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, May 2012.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Using Humor in Library Instruction”. Chattanooga Area Library Association, Chattanooga, TN, March 2012.

Cairns, Virginia L. with Theresa Liedtka. ALA Career Center Presentation: “Perfecting Your Interview Dance Steps”. American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2011.

Cairns, Virginia L. with Alys Jordan and Matt Buckley. Panel Presentation: “Mentoring in the 21st Century: a How-To in Career Advancement”. American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2011.

Cairns, Virginia L. with Theresa Liedtka, Jason Griffey and W. Michael Bell. ACRL Full Day Preconference. “Creating a Twenty First Century Learning Environment” American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2010.

Cairns, Virginia L. with Steven J. Bell and Elaine Westbrooks. Panel Discussion “What do I need to know? Strategies for career growth and promotion, Part Two”. American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 2010.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Caitlin Shanley. “H3lp me I’m drowning! Using Libraryh3lp to manage IM and text messaging reference”. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, March 2010.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Lane Wilkinson. “Life beyond the one-shot: librarians teaching a credit course!” Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, March 2010.

Cairns, Virginia L. Invited speaker. “Get Noticed! Making the most of your career.” Tennessee Library Association Annual Staff Development Day, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN, October 2009.

Cairns, Virginia L. with Steven J. Bell and Jon E. Cawthorne. Panel Discussion “What do I need to know? Strategies for career growth and promotion”. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2009.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Beverly Simmons. Poster Presentation “Make it Stick: Applying Immersion Principles Across the Freshman Year”. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July, 2009.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Toni Carter Dean. “Creating a library orientation for the iPod generation”. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April 2009.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Theresa Liedtka, Valarie Adams. Pre-conference Presentation “Studentopia: Build the Students What They Want”. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April 2009.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Toni Carter Dean. “Library iTour: Introducing the iPod generation to the academic library”. 14th Annual Instructional Technology Conference, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, March 2009.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Toni Carter. “The iPod Investigation: experience the UTC freshman library tour”. Chattanooga Area Library Association, October 2008.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Project Management: Basics Skills and Techniques”. Half-Day Pre-conference, Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2008.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Beverly Simmons. “Email is SO 5 minutes ago”. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN, April 2007.

Cairns, Virginia L. and Jan Lewis. “Persuasive proposals for increasing your electronic resources and services” Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Atlanta GA, February, 2007.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Demonstrating your worth to administration”. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April 2006.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Setting up a Consumer Health Library Program”. Chattanooga Area Library Association Meeting, November 2004.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Library Service to Physicians and Community”. Baroness Foundation Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN, August, 2004.

Cairns, Virginia L. “The Medical Library and its Impact on Patient Care”. Erlanger Health System Board of Trustees Meeting, July 2004.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Evidence-Based Medicine Research”. TC Thompson Children’s Hospital and UT College of Medicine Pediatric Residency Noon Conference Presentation Series, Jan-May, 2004.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Effective Medical Research Using Online Resources”. Erlanger Health System and UT College of Medicine Institutional Grand Rounds, Chattanooga, TN, May 2003.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Effective Health Research for the Consumer”. Erlanger Health System HealthLink Plus Consumer Health Seminar Series, Chattanooga, TN, May 2003-2004.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Online Health Resources for Women”. Erlanger Health System Women’s History Month Seminar Series, March 2003.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Library Disasters: Getting to Prepared”. Chattanooga Area Library Association Meeting, Chattanooga, TN, February 2003.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Part Time Employment Options In The Health Care Library Setting”. Contributed paper, Southern Chapter, Medical Library Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2001.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Current Research Resources for Pediatric Residents”. Pediatric Morning Report, TC Thompson Children’s Hospital, Chattanooga, TN. January 2001.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Effective Pubmed Searching for the Library Professional”. Invited speaker. Augusta Kolwyck Library, Chattanooga State Technical and Community College, Chattanooga, TN, Summer 2000.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Hospital Library Services and Resources”. Chattanooga Area Library Association Meeting, Chattanooga, TN, February 2000.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Galileo Database Searching for Library Staff and University Faculty”. Campus Seminar Series, Mercer University Main (Tarver) Library, 1995-1997.

Cairns, Virginia L. Invited speaker. “Reference Collection Development”, “Keyword Searching the OPAC”, “Keyword Searching in OCLC”, “Effective Use of the Internet” and “Supervising Student Workers”. Staff Development Workshop Series, Mercer University Main (Tarver) Library, 1991-1997.

Cairns, Virginia L. “Results of a Regional Library Automation Survey”, Central Georgia Associated Libraries Annual Meeting, Milledgeville, GA, Spring 1991.

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