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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.


Communicating Value Across The University: Library Assessment Across Academic, Student, And Administrative Affairs, Scott Walter Dec 2017

Communicating Value Across The University: Library Assessment Across Academic, Student, And Administrative Affairs, Scott Walter

Scott Walter

A recent survey of US library directors has identified concerns in regard to their ability to communicate library contributions to student success to senior leadership and other institutional stakeholders, and to communicate the ways in which academic libraries contribute to strategic initiatives at the institutional level. This paper presents a case study of an academic library in which alignment with the university mission and strategic plan, and alignment of library assessment efforts with the broader culture of assessment at the university, have resulted in improved communication of library value to senior leadership, new investment in library facilities, and enhanced opportunities ...


Insights Into Academic Librarian Leadership Using The Bolman And Deal Leadership Orientation Framework, Colleen Boff Nov 2015

Insights Into Academic Librarian Leadership Using The Bolman And Deal Leadership Orientation Framework, Colleen Boff

Colleen T. Boff, Ed.D.

Are librarians prepared to lead academic libraries into the increasingly complex future of higher education? Results will be shared from a survey using the Bolman and Deal leadership orientation framework (1990, 1991, 1992, 2003) to explore how academic library leaders and managers in Ohio and Michigan prefer to interpret and solve problems. Consisting of four frames, librarians can view situations through a structural lens (involving policies, rules and organizational charts), a human resources lens (tending to the needs of employees), the political lens (competing for power and scarce resources) or the symbolic lens (storytelling, traditions and symbols). Research conducted in ...


The Poor Administrator And You, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2012

The Poor Administrator And You, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Survival tips for the mid-level manager assigned to a poor or ineffective upper level public sector administrator, particularly in the field of librarianship.


Consult Me First, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2012

Consult Me First, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Analysis, case studies, and advice to mid-level managers who have not been consulted by upper level administrators prior to those administrators making organizationally significant decisions.


Cultivating Partnerships/Realizing Diversity, Janice Simmons-Welburn, William C. Welburn Aug 2011

Cultivating Partnerships/Realizing Diversity, Janice Simmons-Welburn, William C. Welburn

William C Welburn

Academic librarians should not only seek methods for continuous learning about an increasingly diverse college student body, they are encouraged to pursue partnerships with campus agencies that work directly with students, especially those charged with building a diverse community of students. The authors present two examples to illustrate strategies-in-action.


Partnering With Information Technology At The Reference Desk: A Model For Success, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2010

Partnering With Information Technology At The Reference Desk: A Model For Success, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Case study of library reference unit and information technology unit cooperation and collaboration to provide seamless, user-centered service based upon a learning commons concept.


Session Control Software, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2010

Session Control Software, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Case study in the use of session control software in an academic library reference setting.


Introducing Learning Commons Functionality Into A Traditional Reference Setting, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2007

Introducing Learning Commons Functionality Into A Traditional Reference Setting, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

For the past decade the University Libraries at The University of Akron has been modifying and enhancing its services in response to changing technologies and user needs, as well as evolving campus strategies. Library efforts centered on service excellence and student success have played a leading role in the inclusion of a planned learning commons as one of the key strategic initiatives of the University. At this time the learning commons concept has been fully developed, while the proposed building renovation plan is underway. The Library, however, is utilizing key opportunities in the present to integrate learning commons functionality into ...


Reference Librarians Speak For Users: A Learning Commons Concept That Meets The Needs Of A Diverse Student Body, Jeffrey A. Franks, Michael P. Tosko Dec 2006

Reference Librarians Speak For Users: A Learning Commons Concept That Meets The Needs Of A Diverse Student Body, Jeffrey A. Franks, Michael P. Tosko

Jeffrey A Franks

This article describes the creation of a learning commons at a main campus library at a medium-sized, state university.


Play To Win! Using Games In Library Instruction To Enhance Student Learning, Tammy Sugarman, Guy Leach Dec 2004

Play To Win! Using Games In Library Instruction To Enhance Student Learning, Tammy Sugarman, Guy Leach

Tammy Sugarman

Research has shown that educational games can have positive impacts on student learning and motivation. The success of a game played in a library instruction class depends on the type of game selected, the development of learning outcomes, and the flexibility of the librarian during class. This article explains the benefits to students and librarians of using games, discusses the development and use of a Jeopardy-style game, and provides practical tips for librarians interested in developing and incorporating games into one-time library instruction sessions.


Learning Commons Concept, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2004

Learning Commons Concept, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Internal document accepted as basis for learning commons planning at the University of Akron.


Developing An Interactive Web Tutorial To Teach Information Competencies: The Planning Process At The University Of Akron, Jeffrey A. Franks, Robert S. Hackley, Joseph E. Straw, Susan Direnzo Dec 1999

Developing An Interactive Web Tutorial To Teach Information Competencies: The Planning Process At The University Of Akron, Jeffrey A. Franks, Robert S. Hackley, Joseph E. Straw, Susan Direnzo

Jeffrey A Franks

No abstract provided.


The University Library And Campus Web Development: A Case Study, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 1996

The University Library And Campus Web Development: A Case Study, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Describes a new organizational structure that placed the campus web master and oversight for campus web development under the auspices of the University Libraries at the University of Akron in the late 1990's. Discusses rationale and advantages.


Forming A Reference Service Philosophy, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 1996

Forming A Reference Service Philosophy, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Describes a process for discovering a reference department's shared values and their role in shaping the unit's reference service philosophy.