Professional Activities

Publications | Conference Presentations | Invited Presentations | Other Presentations | Professional Associations | Web Design

Publications

Fuson, C. (2015). Review of The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and Influencing Stakeholders. Collaborative Librarianship, 6(4).

Fuson, C. (2011) Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda [Review of the book Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda] Tennessee Libraries, 61 (1).

Fuson, C. and Rushing, J. (2009) Climbing out of the “Ivory Tower”: Conversations between academic and school librarians and teachers.  College & Research Libraries News, 70(10), 566-569.

Fuson, C. (2009) Omnivore’s Dilemma [Review of the book Omnivore’s Dilemma].  Art of Teaching, 16 (3), 3.

Stephens, C. (2009) What do librarians do without the internet?. Codslap!: The Library Society of the World Zine, 1 (1).

Conference Presentations

Slides from my presentations can be found on my Slideshare page.

September 2011. Fuson, C. Ham, S. Gadget Petting Zoo. Presented at the Tennessee Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

  • Heard all about the iPad, Kindle and Sony e-readers?  Never seen one “in the wild?”  Here’syour chance!  Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty – come and play with some of the e-readers and other gadgets that are out there and learn a little more about them!

March 2011.  Staub, J.; Fuson, C. Techno Tango. Presented at the Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

  • Are you attracted to emotional electricity or the feel of an old glove? Join us for an hour of cybernetic speed-dating, short sessions of hands-on play with technological gadgetry. Introduce yourself to new toys and make them dance for you.

October 2010.  Get Connected in the Classroom. Presented at Tennessee Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

  • Using Gadgets [ebook readers, ipods, video cameras, etc.] and Web 2.0 technology in the classroom to engage students

March 2010. Google Earth in the Classroom. Presented at Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.

  • Come learn how to use Google Earth™ in the K-12 classroom! Google Earth can be used for a variety of subjects, including Biology, Ecology, History, Literature and Math. We will talk about how to use Google Earth™ and where to find resources for classroom use.

October 2008.  Carscaddon, L.; Harris, C.; Neufeld, K.; Stephens, C., Westcott, J.  Dance, Dance, Library Evolution. Preconference. Presented at Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA.

  • Today’s librarian must be nimble and fast-moving. Librarians from different parts of the country and different areas of librarianship demonstrate what is emerging in their libraries and in their lives today: hot technologies, social networking, and services and tools for users. Enjoy this fast-paced, informative and interactive workshop from eight Twitter friends who are using these technologies to move themselves and their libraries beyond 2.0 and ahead of the curve.

April 2008. Technology Training Tune-Up: Computer and Technology Skills for All Library Staff .  Conference presentation. Presented at Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Kingsport, TN.

  • Technology training should be an essential part of your library routine.  Topics covered include:  examples of some of the latest technology, examples of core competencies, and some ideas for how to keep up with new technologies

Invited Presentations

March 2016. Fuson C.; Wiley, C. From Bibliometrics to Altmetrics: New Ways to Measure Scholarly Impact. Part of Belmont Teaching Center’s Digital Literacy series. Presented at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

November 2011. Presentations Beyond PowerPoint. Sack Lunch. Presented at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

  • Tired of PowerPoint?  Want to make your presentations more interesting? Come learn about some of the new presentation tools available and how to make your presentations better.

April 2011. Transitioning to College. High School Visit. Presented at Overton High School, Nashville, TN.

July 2010.  Google Docs in the Classroom. Teacher Inservice.  Presented at Robert F Woodall Elementary School, White House, TN.

July 2009.  Using Primary Sources. Teacher Inservice. Presented at Robert F Woodall Primary School, White House, TN.

July 2009.  Google Lit Trips. Teacher Inservice. Presented at Robert F Woodall Primary School, White House, TN.

Other Presentations

October, 2012.  Truthiness: Deciphering fact vs. fiction during election season. Convocation. Presented at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

  • We all have that friend or relative who posts and sends emails reporting the latest political scandals: “Barack and Michelle Obama both surrendered their law licenses for questionable reasons” or “Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney transported a dog atop his car.” Where does this information come from and how does it spread? While some of these theories may not warrant an investigation, many of them do. How do you know if politicians, reporters, and journalist are speaking the truth? This convocation program will provide some background on the role of media during elections, discuss elections where new information has drastically affected results, and give some tips and tools for navigating fact and fiction during this election season.

August 2010. Creating Presentations. Presented on Tenn-Share’s Learn & Discover Ning site.

February 2010.  Using Primary Sources.  Literacy II course presentation.  Presented at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

November 2009.  Tennessee Electronic Library Convo. Convocation.  Presented at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

  • TEL is a FREE resource for all Tennessee residents. Learn how this can help you now, as a student, and in the future in your classroom!

October 2009.  Google Earth. Convocation.  Presented at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

  • Learn how to use Google Earth to create “Lit Trips” to show students literature in the context of place.

July 2009. Social Bookmarking.  Presented on Tenn-Share’s Learn & Discover Ning site.

September 2008. Becoming an informed voter. Convocation. Presented at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

  •  How do I register to vote?  Who’s running for election in my area?  Who are my congress people?  How do I know what the candidates stand for?  What are all these “political action committees”?

Professional Associations

Member of the American Library Association since 2002

  • Tennessee Chapter Councilor, 2012-present
  • Member, LITA Program Planning Committee, 2011-present
  • Chair, 3M/NMRT Social Committee, 2010-2011
  • Member, Presidents Program and Membership Meeting Committee, 2010-2011
  • Member, NMRT Booth Committee 2007-2008, 2009-2010
  • Member, NMRT Orientation Committee 2009-2010

Member of the Tennessee Library Association since 2003

  • ALA Chapter Councilor, 2012-present
  • Co-Chair, 2012 Conference Programs Committee 2010-2012
  • Chair, Reference Roundtable 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • Member, Public Relations Committee 2009-2010

Founding member of the Library Society of the World, 2007

Tenn-Share Board Member, 2010-present

  • Chair, Workshops Committee, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
  • Co-Chair, Website Committee 2011-present
  • Member, 2010 Fall Conference Planning Committee
  • Member, DataFest Planning Committee 2008-2011, 2013

Chair, Mid-State Library Association, 2010-2011

Web Design

I am (or have been) responsible for the design and upkeep of several web pages.  I am familiar with HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, WordPress, and the Hannon Hill, Drupal and Timberlake content management systems.

I am currently responsible for the upkeep of the Lila D Bunch Library website (http://library.belmont.edu).  I have been responsible for this site since August of 2006.

As co-webmistress of the Tenn-Share website, I am responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the content of the Tenn-Share website(http://www.tenn-share.org. I also assisted in the migration of the Tenn-Share website from Drupal to Timberlake in 2015.

I was responsible for the upkeep of the Williamson County Public Library website (http://lib.williamson-tn.org) from April of 2005 until August of 2006. I did not design the site, but I did maintain it and add new pages to it as needed. I am no longer responsible for this site. To see the site when I was responsible for it, please visit the Internet Archive Wayback Machine

I was responsible for the design and upkeep of the Robert F. Woodall Elementary school website. I was responsible for this site from May of 2003 until June of 2008. It has now moved to a new content management system. You can find the old site using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine

I was responsible for the design and upkeep of the Robertson County Teachers’ Center website from May of 2003 until April of 2006. The current site does not reflect my work because it has been reincorporated into the main Robertson County Schools site. To see this site, please visit the Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Full CV available upon request

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