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A Textbook Program Is Not For Us: Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities, Heidi Blackburn, Tammi Owens Oct 2018

A Textbook Program Is Not For Us: Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities, Heidi Blackburn, Tammi Owens

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. Last year, we came to NLA to report about the creation of our textbook pilot project. What we didn’t share was that we weren’t sure it would work out. We were optimistic, though. After all, we had plenty of evidence that said it would work: our literature review had examples of successful textbook programs. Our data showed textbook prices rising. We met with advisors across our campus who said students desperately needed textbooks to succeed. We had buy-in from library administrators, the ...


The Status Of Women In Stem In Higher Education: A Literature Review 2007-2017, Heidi Blackburn, Tarun Chaturvedi Oct 2018

The Status Of Women In Stem In Higher Education: A Literature Review 2007-2017, Heidi Blackburn, Tarun Chaturvedi

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Use Google to search “Women in STEM in higher education” and see what comes up. What if you were an administrator trying to write a grant to recruit female students in IT? Or an instructor trying to advise a student club for women in computer science? In recent years, the spotlight on STEM education has given rise to hundreds of studies ranging from the recruitment and retention of women students to the workplace climate of women faculty and staff. This information was not easily available in one location for use in reports, press releases, curriculum, or grants. Through a Carnegie-Whitney ...


Making Room For Moms: Advocating For A Lactation Space In The Library, Heidi Blackburn, Joyce Neujahr Sep 2018

Making Room For Moms: Advocating For A Lactation Space In The Library, Heidi Blackburn, Joyce Neujahr

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Women make up 80% of the library workplace and 56% of the student body population in higher education (Department of Education, 2017). They make up 53% of the faculty, staff, and administration in public universities in the United States (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2017). Yet, it was easy for us to overlook a smaller, specific population: How was our organization serving moms? The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Criss Library staff saw a need within our own work place for employees, which opened our eyes to a larger problem for patrons: a lactation space. Where could new mothers go ...


Chancellors And Change: Conversations About The Campus Climate, Heidi Blackburn, Jenna M. Yentes, Jessi Hitchins, Laura Sherwin Aug 2018

Chancellors And Change: Conversations About The Campus Climate, Heidi Blackburn, Jenna M. Yentes, Jessi Hitchins, Laura Sherwin

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

UNO’s Chancellor’s Commission for the Status of Women (CCSW) has been at the forefront of inclusion of all genders since the 1970’s. Recently, CCSW has extensively re-evaluated UNO’s campus climate and has submitted an action plan to the Chancellor to improve the status of women students, faculty, and staff. This presentation will focus on CCSW’s renewed and energetic efforts in the last several years to make UNO more gender-inclusive in our physical spaces, work environments, leadership roles, and campus policies.


You Can See Them From Space: Collecting 4,000 Post-Its From Business Writing Students As Minute-Paper Formative Assessment, Heidi Blackburn May 2018

You Can See Them From Space: Collecting 4,000 Post-Its From Business Writing Students As Minute-Paper Formative Assessment, Heidi Blackburn

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

A QUICK OVERVIEW

• New course curriculum approved 2015

• Cumulative formal report accounts for approximately 30% of a student's grade

• One 75-minute presentation for every section

• Minute papers are used at the beginning and end of each library presentation


Don’T Wait For Them To Come To You: Partnering With Student Support Services, Katie Bishop Jan 2018

Don’T Wait For Them To Come To You: Partnering With Student Support Services, Katie Bishop

Criss Library Faculty Publications

AT ANY INSTITUTION a positive culture is a critical element in overall organizational effectiveness. In my four years at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Libraries I have seen the transition of a dean, an associate dean, two directors, and multiple faculty and staff. Notwithstanding this turnover, the library staff members have successfully come together to create a new student- centered, inclusive, and engaged library culture. Many factors went into this change, and the leadership turnover actually served to strengthen our library organizational model into one that is more open and communicative. However, the culture changes in my unit ...


The Effect Of Elaborative Interrogation On The Synthesis Of Ideas From Multiple Sources Of Information, Omer Farooq Jan 2018

The Effect Of Elaborative Interrogation On The Synthesis Of Ideas From Multiple Sources Of Information, Omer Farooq

Criss Library Faculty Publications

The new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL, 2016) highlights the ability to synthesize ideas from multiple sources of information as one of the key knowledge practices as students navigate an increasingly complex information landscape. With the introduction of this new document, there is a strong need for evidence-based guidance for information literacy instruction in academic libraries. There is little generalizable empirical research based on cognitive science principles to guide information literacy instruction practice. The present study examined the effectiveness of elaborative interrogation instructional strategy on integration and transformation of ideas from multiple sources of information. 86 participants ...


Book Review: Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging Practices In Academic Libraries, Yumi Ohira Jul 2017

Book Review: Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging Practices In Academic Libraries, Yumi Ohira

Criss Library Faculty Publications

In the digital realm, the growth of the Internet and technology optimally increases access to digital scholarship, shares research outputs, and expands research community in academia. In recent years, digital scholarship has played an important role in publishing and providing access to scholarship and supporting knowledge creation and dissemination. Academic libraries have been at the forefront of this movement while addressing the opportunities and challenges associated with digital scholarship. Many have developed a collaborative environment for faculty, researchers, and students and have engaged with them to create and support their digital scholarship. At the same time, this expanding digital environment ...


Book Review: Digital Rights Management: The Librarian's Guide, Yumi Ohira Jul 2017

Book Review: Digital Rights Management: The Librarian's Guide, Yumi Ohira

Criss Library Faculty Publications

Over the past decade, the dramatic proliferation of technologies in the expanding digital world has transformed the way we operate and interact with various forms of information. Enhanced access to digital information has empowered both individuals and libraries. People have gained access to such digital media as streaming audio and video, DVDs, e-books, e-journals, research subscription databases, websites, and other sources of digital information. This enhanced access has enabled libraries to deliver more effective and scalable services for their users in the digital environment. These digital movements and technological advances, including a drastic increase of Web-based tools, make sharing information ...


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education Feb 2016

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Gavin Flint, Student Spotlight on Rachel Prieksat, Announcements, and Professional Development.


Uno Website Criss Library Kaneko, Uno Criss Library Jan 2016

Uno Website Criss Library Kaneko, Uno Criss Library

Student Support

Describes the circulation policies, technology and software, periodicals and databases available at the KANEKO-UNO Library.


Changing The Scholarly Sources Landscape With Geomorphology Undergraduate Students, Heidi Blackburn, Ashlee L.D. Dere Jan 2016

Changing The Scholarly Sources Landscape With Geomorphology Undergraduate Students, Heidi Blackburn, Ashlee L.D. Dere

Criss Library Faculty Publications

Science is a core discipline in academia yet the focus of most undergraduate technical writing is generally on the data and results, not the literature review. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) librarian and a new geology professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) collaborated to develop an information literacy session for students in a geomorphology class. Here we outline the background of the campus STEM initiatives and the assignment as well as the library instruction activity, learning outcomes, and assessment components. The activity improved student use of scholarly sources and we provide suggested activity modifications for ...


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Jan 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education Dec 2015

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Julia Reddel, Student Spotlight on Leigh Ann Glaubius, Announcements, and Professional Development


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education Oct 2015

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Elizabeth Von Nagy, Student Spotlight on Denice Hein, Announcements, and Professional Development


Nemo News, Volume 11, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education Apr 2015

Nemo News, Volume 11, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features: Karen Pietsch named ALA Emerging Leader; Did You Know?; Student Spotlight on Justine Carmer; Important Dates; Using Box for Cloud Storage and Backup: A Cheat Sheet; Upcoming Webinars; Presenting at ALA Midwinter by Angela Kroeger; Student Resources; Scholarships; Fall Courses; Employment Opportunities; and Contact Info.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education Apr 2015

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Lindsay Stier, Student Spotlight on JK Purtzer, Announcements and Professional Development.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education Feb 2015

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Shari Spiehs-Hudson, Student Spotlight on Tina LaMontagne, Announcements and Professional Development.


Nemo News, Volume 11, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education Jan 2015

Nemo News, Volume 11, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Did You Know?, Student Spotlight on Lori Juhlin, Important Dates, The Know-Nothing, Upcoming Webinars, ALA Midwinter, Student Resources, Scholarships, Graduation Celebration, Employment Opportunities, and Contact Info.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education Dec 2014

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Krystal Spilgers, a Student Spotlight of Jen Prasch, Announcements, and Professional Development.


Nemo News, Volume 11, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education Oct 2014

Nemo News, Volume 11, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Meet Your New Program Liaison: Laura England-Biggs, NLA/NSLA Conference, Important Dates and Reminders, Student Spotlight on Dustan Archer, Student Resources, Free Webinars, Employment Opportunities and Scholarships and Contact Information.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education Oct 2014

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Tammy Davis, a Student Spotlight of Peg Gray, Announcements, and Professional Development.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education Apr 2014

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Cynthia Stogdill, a Student Spotlight of Tracy Bye, Announcements, and Professional Development.


Nemo News, Volume 10, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education Apr 2014

Nemo News, Volume 10, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Calls for Presenters for Upcoming Conferences, the 2014 LISGSA Conference Recap, Important Dates and Reminders, Reading of a Novel Changes the Brain, Study Shows, NLA/NSLA Conference Photos, Student Spotlight on Rachel Zill, Free Webinars, and Scholarship and Employment Opportunities.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education Feb 2014

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Jenn Cejda, a Student Spotlight of Renee Gilsdorf, Announcements, and Professional Development.


Nemo News, Volume 10, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education Jan 2014

Nemo News, Volume 10, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features the ALA 2014 Scholarship Online Application, Important Dates and Reminders, Reading a Novel Changes the Brain, NLA/NSLA Conference Photos, Student Spotlight on Nancy Zubrod, Free Webinars, Upcoming Conferences and Events, and Scholarship and Employment Opportunities.


Classroom Management And The Librarian, Heidi Blackburn, Lauren Hays Jan 2014

Classroom Management And The Librarian, Heidi Blackburn, Lauren Hays

Criss Library Faculty Publications

As librarians take on more instructional responsibilities, the need for classroom management skills becomes vital. Unfortunately, classroom management skills are not taught in library school and therefore, many librarians are forced to learn how to manage a classroom on the job. Different classroom settings such as one-shot instruction sessions and for-credit courses require different management techniques. Also, individuals are often more comfortable with certain strategies compared to other strategies for managing a classroom. With different course settings and personalities of instructors the need to learn classroom management strategies must be recognized for its importance in successful classes taught by librarians.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education Dec 2013

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Betsy Rouse, a Student Spotlight of Krystal Spilger, Announcements, and Professional Development.


Nemo News, Volume 10, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education Nov 2013

Nemo News, Volume 10, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features the ALA 2014 Scholarship Online Application, Important Dates and Reminders, Fit for the Library: Clemson Students Study on Stationary Bikes, NLA/NSLA Conference Photos, Student Spotlight on Bailey Halbur, Free Webinars, and Scholarship and Employment Opportunities.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education Oct 2013

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Ramonda Naylor, a Student Spotlight of Kendra Person, Announcements, and Professional Development.