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Using Institutional Repositories To Promote Scholarly Development And Undergraduate Research, Mary George, Kayla Siddell Mar 2019

Using Institutional Repositories To Promote Scholarly Development And Undergraduate Research, Mary George, Kayla Siddell

Mary George

Employers have long been discouraged by the number of undergraduate students graduating without being adequately prepared to achieve their professional goals such as a career or graduate school.  Hands-on experiences along with research and scholarship opportunities contribute to scholarly development and can increase an undergraduate student’s career options and will better prepare them for graduate school. Many students struggle with scholarly development, viewing their work as homework rather than scholarship and often do not view themselves as scholars. Providing preservation and access of undergraduate work in an institutional repositories can help to alleviate these problem by archiving and promoting ...


Scorm Modules For Il Instruction And Assessment, Eric A. Kowalik Mar 2019

Scorm Modules For Il Instruction And Assessment, Eric A. Kowalik

Eric A. Kowalik

Rapid e-learning programs such as Articulate Storyline make it possible to develop highly interactive sharable content object reference model (SCORM) packages without advanced programming knowledge. These SCORM packages can be loaded into most learning management systems (LMS) and allow librarians to better gauge students' information literacy competency and create flipped instruction opportunities to allow for better use of valuable in-class time. Learn about the development, implementation, and evaluation of these SCORM packages, then join us in helping to improve them by downloading the open source packages from the project GitHub site - http://marquetterml.github.io/information-literacy-modules/.


Academic Libraries And Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd): How Do We Help?, Gerard Shea, Sebastian Derry Dec 2018

Academic Libraries And Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd): How Do We Help?, Gerard Shea, Sebastian Derry

Gerard Shea

Current research indicates 1 in 59 children in the United States has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a result of the increased prevalence of ASD, a larger number of higher functioning ASD students are now participating in higher education. This potentially disruptive trend could impact academic libraries. The service values of librarianship require creating inclusive and accessible environments for college students with ASD. We will examine how the American with Disabilities Act concerns academic libraries regarding providing access and services to students with ASD. Attendees will learn how outreach initiatives by academic libraries can help ASD students succeed in college.


Graduate Outreach Services Perspectives From Two University Library Programs.Pptx, Nashieli Marcano, Corinne Bishop Mar 2018

Graduate Outreach Services Perspectives From Two University Library Programs.Pptx, Nashieli Marcano, Corinne Bishop

Nashieli Marcano

No abstract provided.


Collections Decoded Presentation, Brick & Click 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Kristyn Caragher, Tracy Drake Oct 2017

Collections Decoded Presentation, Brick & Click 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Kristyn Caragher, Tracy Drake

Aisha Conner-Gaten

How are collections processed and presented in regards to race and ethnicity? What is not collected and why? Who gets to say what is worth collecting? Operating from three distinct but interlocking perspectives, we will discuss our experiences navigating collection development and collection development policies as a Black woman archivist, a White woman anti-racist public librarian, and a Black woman academic librarian. We will look at the ways in which Black women as collections professionals face invisibility, coded language, and increased mental and emotional labor while operating in a profession that is 85.2% White. We will offer practical strategies ...


Poster Presentation 101, Librarian Brown Bag 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Nataly Blas Oct 2017

Poster Presentation 101, Librarian Brown Bag 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Nataly Blas

Aisha Conner-Gaten

This librarian brown bag, presented to LMU librarians, discusses:
Poster proposals
  • what to present about (work examples, events, studies, interesting histories)
  • finding a conference
  • writing an abstract
  • getting support
Poster design
  • Expectations
  • Good vs bad (Example posters – gallery walk feedback -> presentation)
  • Different materials for printing (cloth, foam board, paper, laminate) and services (Spoonflower, FedEx, Campus Graphics)
Poster presentations @ conferences
  • Materials to consider
  • Handouts
  • How to present to a crowd/Elevator speech


The Effect Of A Computing-Focused Linked-Courses Learning Community On Minority And Female Students, Amber Settle, James Doyle, Theresa Steinbach Sep 2017

The Effect Of A Computing-Focused Linked-Courses Learning Community On Minority And Female Students, Amber Settle, James Doyle, Theresa Steinbach

Amber Settle

While enrollments in computing degrees and courses have grown rapidly in the past decade, both female and minority male students remain underrepresented in computing programs. This makes recruitment and retention of these populations a continuing concern. Affinity for a major is connected to student retention, and learning communities have proven effective for this purpose. We present an evaluation of a three-year linked-courses learning community in which we measure pre- to post-quarter changes in student attitudes and resource utilization. We find that participants in the learning community are significantly more likely to report being a part of a group of programmers ...


Keepin' It Real, Lifelong Information Literacy Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Jennifer Masunaga, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet Jul 2017

Keepin' It Real, Lifelong Information Literacy Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Jennifer Masunaga, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

Aisha Conner-Gaten

After an election fraught with misinformation, fake news, and hoaxes on all sides, students found it difficult to navigate digital media not only for scholarship but in their personal lives. Librarians at LMU conducted information literacy workshops to engage students with meaningful current news outlets and news stories from all political ideologies as a part of a campus-wide teach-in on Inauguration Day 2017. This presentation will provide an overview of these workshops and explain how librarians can implement similar programs while responding to a politically and emotionally-charged campus and public environment. This presentation will also discuss the workshop development process ...


Keepin' It Real, Lifelong Information Literacy Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Jennifer Masunaga, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet Jul 2017

Keepin' It Real, Lifelong Information Literacy Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Jennifer Masunaga, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

Jennifer Masunaga

After an election fraught with misinformation, fake news, and hoaxes on all sides, students found it difficult to navigate digital media not only for scholarship but in their personal lives. Librarians at LMU conducted information literacy workshops to engage students with meaningful current news outlets and news stories from all political ideologies as a part of a campus-wide teach-in on Inauguration Day 2017. This presentation will provide an overview of these workshops and explain how librarians can implement similar programs while responding to a politically and emotionally-charged campus and public environment. This presentation will also discuss the workshop development process ...


Research As Inquiry, Social Justice, And The Particularist Challenges Of Religious Traditions In An Age Of Terror And Hate Jun 2017

Research As Inquiry, Social Justice, And The Particularist Challenges Of Religious Traditions In An Age Of Terror And Hate

Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

Although the term “social justice” itself is commonly attributed to a 19th century Catholic theologian, the concept of social justice and imperatives to work toward its realization are integral to virtually all religious and spiritual traditions. Religious traditions have historically shaped institutions and power relationships in profound ways and continue to do so alongside the rise of the “nones” (those with no religious affiliation). Moreover, the complex interplay between religious and other cultural, racial, ethnic, lingual, political, and economic forces render a critical social analysis that leaves out religious factors woefully incomplete. Engaging these traditions, then, is essential for critically ...


Collections Decoded, Ala Annual Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Tracy Drake, Kristyn Caragher May 2017

Collections Decoded, Ala Annual Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Tracy Drake, Kristyn Caragher

Aisha Conner-Gaten

How are collections processed and presented in regards to race and ethnicity? What is not collected and why? Who gets to say what is worth collecting? Operating from three distinct but interlocking perspectives, we will facilitate a discussion about navigating collection development and collection development policies while centering marginalized voices. The discussion will include practical strategies for developing anti-racist collection development practices and how anti-racist accomplices can both support and follow the lead of Black women librarians and archivists.


Derring Do Survey Data: Exploring Health Sciences Library Collaboration With Evaluation Experts, Marian Taliaferro, Jackie Loweree May 2017

Derring Do Survey Data: Exploring Health Sciences Library Collaboration With Evaluation Experts, Marian Taliaferro, Jackie Loweree

Marian Taliaferro

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Value Of Electronic Music Resources Through Data: A Case Study At Two University Libraries, Veronica A. Wells, Terry Merkey, Kimmy Szeto Jan 2017

Assessing The Value Of Electronic Music Resources Through Data: A Case Study At Two University Libraries, Veronica A. Wells, Terry Merkey, Kimmy Szeto

Veronica Wells

No abstract provided.


So, I Can't Just Do Homework?: Training And Using Student Workers To The Fullest, Jessi Zimmerman, Joni D. Myers, Anne Stenzel Jan 2017

So, I Can't Just Do Homework?: Training And Using Student Workers To The Fullest, Jessi Zimmerman, Joni D. Myers, Anne Stenzel

Anne Stenzel

Panelists for this discussion presentation will kick things off by talking about how they acquire their student workers, describing training plans, and sharing some tips and techniques about what has worked and what has been less successful. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a dialogue about the topic and to compare notes about “best practices”.


Govdocs Today: Not Your Grandma’S Ravioli, Vickie L. Mix Oct 2016

Govdocs Today: Not Your Grandma’S Ravioli, Vickie L. Mix

Vickie Mix

A pinch of this, a drop of that, a tad and a smidgen combine to create a sweet and savory docs soup in the information world. Government Documents no longer frost the traditional information cake with swirls of technical gumbo. Instead, Federal and State governments increasingly sate the public’s appetite with innovative, engaging “dishes” served from traditional and not so traditional “eateries”.  Come Mix it up with Chef Vickie as we explore tasty delights crafted in the Docs Information Kitchen.


Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger Oct 2016

Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

This paper explores collaboration between librarians and faculty in higher education to construct connections between informed learning theory, information literacy practice, and disciplinary scholarly products to foster reflective and deep engagement with information.

Increasing digital innovations in communication and pedagogy, the need for various literacy capabilities, and the potential wisdom gained from considering diverse methodological perspectives have driven the need for interdisciplinary collaboration (Witt, 2012). There have also been several calls for a relational approach to teaching and learning, changing the roles of librarians (Farrell and Badke, 2015; Gunton et al, 2014; Jaguszewski and Williams, 2013), and scholarship which examines ...


From The One Shot "Library Instruction" To Co-Teaching, Olga Koz Oct 2016

From The One Shot "Library Instruction" To Co-Teaching, Olga Koz

Olga Koz

No abstract provided.


One Tutorial, Two Universities: How Technology Can Be Adapted To Meet The Needs Of Multiple Libraries, Eric A. Kowalik, Valerie Beech, Betsy A. Williams, Rita Kohrman May 2016

One Tutorial, Two Universities: How Technology Can Be Adapted To Meet The Needs Of Multiple Libraries, Eric A. Kowalik, Valerie Beech, Betsy A. Williams, Rita Kohrman

Eric A. Kowalik

How many times have you participated in this scenario?

     Student: I can’t find this article in the databases (she shows you a citation).
     You: Oh, this citation is for a book. Let’s check the catalog.

Helping students understand citations seems to be an on-going activity, but learning about citations can be boring and requires attention to detail. In order to address this problem, we created a fun tutorial using drag-and-drop technology that can be used in an online environment or in the classroom. The tutorial helps students identify the elements of a citation, place them in the correct ...


Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech Apr 2016

Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech

Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes

Covering necessary information literacy topics in a one shot session can be difficult. To address this challenge, the Marquette Raynor Memorial Libraries moved to a new instruction model for the First Year English program. The new model involved embedded librarianship and interactive Articulate Storyline tutorials pre-loaded into the Learning Management System (LMS). These new initiatives provided flexibility in teaching information literacy concepts and fostered stronger relationships between librarians and their instructors. Learn about the development, implementation and evaluation of this new program. (Transcripts of the presentation can be found in the Notes field of the PowerPoint slides).

The tutorials used ...


Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech Apr 2016

Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech

Eric A. Kowalik

Covering necessary information literacy topics in a one shot session can be difficult. To address this challenge, the Marquette Raynor Memorial Libraries moved to a new instruction model for the First Year English program. The new model involved embedded librarianship and interactive Articulate Storyline tutorials pre-loaded into the Learning Management System (LMS). These new initiatives provided flexibility in teaching information literacy concepts and fostered stronger relationships between librarians and their instructors. Learn about the development, implementation and evaluation of this new program. (Transcripts of the presentation can be found in the Notes field of the PowerPoint slides).

The tutorials used ...


Marketing Starts Here: Joining Forces With Advertising Students To Charm Milennial Audiences [Poster Session], Rebecca Tolley Dec 2015

Marketing Starts Here: Joining Forces With Advertising Students To Charm Milennial Audiences [Poster Session], Rebecca Tolley

Rebecca Tolley

No abstract provided.


Open Your Research Without Opening Your Wallet, Janelle L. Wertzberger Nov 2015

Open Your Research Without Opening Your Wallet, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

Open scholarship promotes sharing and collaboration, increases readership, and amplifies impact. It is gaining traction as institutions, professional associations, and funding agencies encourage or require broad sharing of research results. Yet many authors believe that the only way to open their work is to pay publishers thousands of dollars for the privilege. Luckily for us, that just isn’t the case. Come hear about a range of ways to open your research without paying for the privilege! Lunch provided. (Limited seating, RSVP to jwertzbe@gettysburg.edu)


This Is How We Video It: Creating, Finding, And Implementing Videos In F2f, Online, And Hybrid Classes, Kim Read Oct 2015

This Is How We Video It: Creating, Finding, And Implementing Videos In F2f, Online, And Hybrid Classes, Kim Read

Kim Read

Do you use videos in your online, hybrid, or f2f classes? Do you make your own videos? If so, what software or apps do you use? Do you use e-authoring tools like Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? Do you use iMovie or free video apps like Animoto and GoAnimate? How do use them? What are the benefits and drawbacks of your chosen video technology? Do you have a YouTube channel? What are your YouTube best practices? Do you use videos that others make? If so, how do you find them? Do you search video libraries like Khan Academy or Merlot ...


Knowledge Mapping Tools: Visualizing Research, Crystal L. Renfro, Elisabeth Shields Oct 2015

Knowledge Mapping Tools: Visualizing Research, Crystal L. Renfro, Elisabeth Shields

Crystal L Renfro

Complex research projects can be difficult to conceptualize and communicate clearly because of the number of concepts involved and the relationships among them. We will look at visual tools including concept maps, mind maps and argument maps which help advanced students, faculty, and librarians as they move from the stage of envisioning a research idea into the early stages of fashioning the product.


Evaluating A Linked-Courses Learning Community For Development Majors, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach Sep 2015

Evaluating A Linked-Courses Learning Community For Development Majors, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach

Amber Settle

Despite a rebound in enrollments, men of color and women remain underrepresented in computing. The literature indicates that student-student interaction and affinity for the computing major are important factors for retention of underrepresented groups in computing, and learning communities connect students with each other and faculty to improve collaboration, interaction, enthusiasm. Despite their long history and promise for addressing retention, computing-focused learning communities remain rare. Here we present an evaluation of a linked-courses learning community for men of color and women majoring in a development-focused area of computing. We measure student attitudes and affinity for their major via a survey ...


Information Technology And Computer Science Programs: How Do We Relate?, Bonnie K. Mackellar, Gregory Hislop, Mihaela C. Sabin, Amber Settle Sep 2015

Information Technology And Computer Science Programs: How Do We Relate?, Bonnie K. Mackellar, Gregory Hislop, Mihaela C. Sabin, Amber Settle

Amber Settle

In this panel session, the relationship between computer science programs and information technology programs at universities that house both will be explored. People outside the computing disciplines often find the distinction between these programs confusing. The panelists, who have experience with both types of program, will discuss strategies for differentiating the programs in the eyes of administrators, for advising students into the correct program, and for maintaining focus and excellence in both computer science and information technology programs.


A Computer Science Linked-Courses Learning Community, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach Jun 2015

A Computer Science Linked-Courses Learning Community, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach

Amber Settle

Previous work has shown that factors such as student engagement and involvement can impact progress for computer science majors. One promising approach for improving student engagement is learning communities, which have a long history in academia but are relatively uncommon in computing. In this article we describe a linked-courses learning community for women and men of color majoring in development-focused computing degrees. We provide logistical information about the first offering of the learning community and assess the effectiveness of the community via a student survey. Our results show that students in the learning community are more likely to report that ...


Open Education At The Boston Library Consortium, Charlotte Roh Jun 2015

Open Education At The Boston Library Consortium, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

This presentation was a lightning talk for the annual Boston Library Consortium (BLC) Networking Day. It discusses the Open Education Initiative (OEI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and open education movement around the country, including student involvement and assessment outcomes.


Meeting Patrons At The Point Of Need: Envisioning A Just-In-Time Repository For Oregon Libraries, Kim Read, Lori Wamsley Apr 2015

Meeting Patrons At The Point Of Need: Envisioning A Just-In-Time Repository For Oregon Libraries, Kim Read, Lori Wamsley

Kim Read

What if libraries across Oregon shared a repository of how-to instructional videos and tutorials? What if patron questions like, “How do I download an eBook?” could be answered by a slick two-minute video that any library using the same eBook platform could embed at the point-of-need? With an eye towards design thinking, performance support, instructional design, creative collaboration, and technology wrangling, these are the questions that we’ll address in this active discussion. Together, we’ll envision what instructional content could best be shared among Oregon libraries and how point-of-need resources could support library patrons at all different types of ...


The Open Education Initiative At Umass Amherst: Seeking Alternatives To High-Cost Textbooks, Charlotte Roh Mar 2015

The Open Education Initiative At Umass Amherst: Seeking Alternatives To High-Cost Textbooks, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

As part of Open Education Week, this presentation was part of a panel of practical examples of open education in action. It includes an overview of the Open Education Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as some of the expected and unexpected consequences. Open Ed Forum: Opening Minds, Sharing Knowledge