April 7, 2005
Dr. David Chobar, associate professor of education at Morningside College, and James D. Fisk, reference and instructional services librarian at the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Library Center at Morningside, have been invited to present at the Council of Independent Colleges Transformation of the College Library Workshop slated for February 2006 in New Orleans, La. Chobar and Fisk will attend the conference all expenses paid and will receive honorariums for their presentation.
“Teaching and Learning in an Information-Rich Environment in Collaboration with Librarians and Information Technology Staff” will focus on Chobar and Fisk’s collaborative efforts to incorporate library and information technology resources in teaching.
The Transformation of the College Library Workshops are organized by the Council of Independent Colleges and the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education with the financial support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation. The workshops are sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Council on Library and Information Resources.
Chobar teaches information literacy and secondary education. He previously was assistant professor of secondary education at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, and has been a part-time faculty member at Baker University in Overland Park, Kan., and an adjunct faculty member at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo. and Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.
Chobar has a bachelor’s degree in industrial education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, a master's degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and a doctorate in adult education from Kansas State University in Manhattan.
Fisk hold’s a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. He holds a master’s degree in library science from Emporia State University and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining Morningside, Fisk work as a business analyst for Compaq Computer Corporation in Overland Park, Kan.