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Flipping The Classroom For Endnote Instruction, Roman Koshykar Oct 2017

Flipping The Classroom For Endnote Instruction, Roman Koshykar

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Presentation on how to efficiently offer EndNote instruction to students using streaming tutorials. The presenter discusses the need for asynchronous instruction to meet student needs, technology considered that did not work for this purpose, and the successful solution to this problem. The presentation includes information on software selection, usage data, a timeline for implementation, and future goals. The advantages of this "flipping the classroom" are outlined.


From Instructor To Facilitator: Moving Beyond Static Librarian-Student Encounters, Erica Johns Oct 2016

From Instructor To Facilitator: Moving Beyond Static Librarian-Student Encounters, Erica Johns

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Every Fall, Cornell’s Mann Library holds a Local Food & Fiber Fair bringing together farmers and artisans from the local community and students, faculty and staff in the library lobby. In this talk, we will discuss efforts to transform this annual community festival from a mere transactional market to an experiential learning fair. By asking that all vendors incorporate an educational demonstration with their booth, the fair becomes a collection of active workshops where visitors can learn to spin wool, compost with worms, pickle produce, and inoculate logs while also supporting local merchants. Although librarians hosted one informational booth complete ...


Analyzing Trends In Discovery Layer Effectiveness Using High Impact Referrals, Robert Boissy Oct 2016

Analyzing Trends In Discovery Layer Effectiveness Using High Impact Referrals, Robert Boissy

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Many competing claims have been made about the time and expense of maintaining different discovery tools in the academic library setting. Analysis of traffic, visits, and views may be inadequate data to focus this discussion. Analysis of high impact referrals, those that lead directly to downloads and denials, is more meaningful. Downloads are an indicator of worth, as are denials. This brief session will outline what a major STM publisher looks for in the profile of the discovery layer of its academic clients.


Enabling Undergraduates To Begin Research Projects At The University Of Rochester, Sue Cardinal Oct 2016

Enabling Undergraduates To Begin Research Projects At The University Of Rochester, Sue Cardinal

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

What skills and network do undergraduates need to successfully join a research collaboration that matches their abilities and interests? During the 2015-16 academic year, librarians at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries prototyped and refined Taking Control of Your Research Path, an eight-week/one-hour-per-week workshop. This workshop series covered a process for success: identifying one's own research interests, learning about the work of researchers and research groups, building skills in elevator pitches and informational interviewing, networking with peers advisors and finally interviewing with potential research groups. The Libraries can't provide a full perspective on undergraduate research alone ...


I Want To Do A Systematic Review, Christine Fournier, Kate Ghezzi-Kopel Oct 2016

I Want To Do A Systematic Review, Christine Fournier, Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

This year Cornell University Library on Ithaca's campus launched a systematic review service in response to demand from non-medicine disciplines on campus. We have worked with various disciplines, including nutrition and the natural sciences, and soon realized that the definition of what is a "systematic review" is not universal. I will speak about the experience of setting up the systematic review service, challenges in communicating what a systematic review is, and what we have learned.


Assessing Biology Students Success, Kari Zhe-Heimerman Oct 2016

Assessing Biology Students Success, Kari Zhe-Heimerman

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

At Le Moyne College, Information Literacy (IL) is one of the learning goals for the Department of Biological Sciences. This presentation will discuss how the Science Librarian worked with Biology faculty to identify five measurable learning outcomes that meet Biology’s broader IL learning goal. Additionally, I will discuss the collaboration with faculty to scaffold the teaching approach for these five learning outcomes. The presentation will conclude with a description of how the Biology department and Science Librarian assess student's progress towards meeting these five learning outcomes.


Scholarly Publishing: Instruction For Undergraduate Students, Michelle Price Oct 2016

Scholarly Publishing: Instruction For Undergraduate Students, Michelle Price

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Undergraduate biology students at St. John Fisher College have several opportunities to engage with the concept of Scholarly Publishing and consequently three different frames from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; Information Creation as a Process, Information Has Value, and Scholarship as Conversation. This is accomplished at three different points in the biology undergraduate curriculum. First, all students enrolled in general biology complete an exercise on open access, article processing charges, submission styles and other author instructions for several different publications. Then, there are two separate opportunities for upper level students; advanced anatomy and the Summer Science Fellows ...


Organizing Chemical Information To Support Lab Safety, Leah Mcewen Jan 2015

Organizing Chemical Information To Support Lab Safety, Leah Mcewen

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

The Internet provides ready access to a wide variety of information sources relevant to answering chemical safety questions in the laboratory. However, this information is found in a wide variety of formats with varying audiences and intents. The quality of the information is difficult to evaluate, organize, and use to support risk assessment of laboratory work with hazardous chemicals. Professionals in health and safety, chemistry librarianship and informatics are partnering to address these challenges particularly in the academic research and teaching context. Goals are to streamline access to relevant data from authoritative sources, organize and classify chemical safety information to ...


Designer Genes, Designer Drugs And Resources Designing “The New Biology”: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Fred Stoss Jan 2015

Designer Genes, Designer Drugs And Resources Designing “The New Biology”: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Fred Stoss

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

A seven-foot 1950s-style model of DNA hangs in my office, as a reminder of what we then knew about “The Molecule of Life.” We today marvel at how far we have come in our understanding of that molecule, its impact on the study of biology, and the new discoveries in “The New Biology” of the Post-Genomic Era. What resources, services, publications and training is required of science librarians to assist students, faculties, and staff. What are today’s driving forces directing “The Newest Biology?”


Weeding In The 21st Century, Peter Tagtmeyer Jan 2015

Weeding In The 21st Century, Peter Tagtmeyer

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Downsizing a branch library’s floor space by a third necessitates extensive materials de-acquisitioning to the tune of thousands of volumes. This presentation describes the context of downsizing, and the policies and procedures used to determine which materials were recently withdrawn from Colgate University’s Cooley Science Library collections.


A Practical Comparison Of Scopus And Web Of Science, A. Ben Wagner Jan 2015

A Practical Comparison Of Scopus And Web Of Science, A. Ben Wagner

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Few organizations can afford both Web of Science and Scopus, making it difficult for librarians to make in-depth comparisons to support acquisition decisions. The new SUNY-wide Elsevier Big Deal included access to Scopus making it possible for our unversity to perform a review based on the current and much improved interfaces of both databases. Search, display, & analysis features will be compared with a special emphasis on author/institution disambiguation via clustering and citation metrics.


Collaborating To Improve Biological Sciences Students’ Writing And Research Skills, Tina Chan Jan 2015

Collaborating To Improve Biological Sciences Students’ Writing And Research Skills, Tina Chan

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Learn how the SUNY Oswego biological sciences librarian, biological sciences faculty member, and biological sciences academic advisement coordinator have collaborated to improve biological sciences students’ writing and research skills by offering a writing workshop and writing labs. The writing workshop teaches how to write lab reports, evaluating and citing sources, and plagiarism. The writing labs allow students to learn research skills and to gain feedback on their lab report draft.


Library Video Collaborations, Jill Powell, Jeremy Cusker, Sean Taylor Jan 2015

Library Video Collaborations, Jill Powell, Jeremy Cusker, Sean Taylor

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Library videos are common on YouTube, but finding the time and resources to produce them is a challenge. A collaboration among the engineering librarians, the College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Institute, Library IT, and the Research and Assessment Unit at Cornell identified resources and resulted in the production of 8 videos for specific classes in materials science and biomedical engineering. Jill and Jeremy will discuss the details of the collaboration; Sean the software and hardware used.


Purposeful Gaming: Crowdsourcing The Correction Of Ocred Text In Biodiversity Heritage, Marty Schlabach Jan 2015

Purposeful Gaming: Crowdsourcing The Correction Of Ocred Text In Biodiversity Heritage, Marty Schlabach

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of scanned text enables full-text searching. Unfortunately, OCR software does not produce 100% accurate representation of the text, especially with older works having varying fonts, odd layouts and ink bleed-through. Led by Missouri Botanical Garden, and partnering with New York Botanical Garden, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology and Cornell, an IMLS-funded project has developed 2 games to engage the public in correcting inaccurately OCRed text in BHL.


Linked Data Pilot Project At Syracuse University Libraries, Brian Dobreski, Sarah Theimer Apr 2014

Linked Data Pilot Project At Syracuse University Libraries, Brian Dobreski, Sarah Theimer

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Provides general information about the semantic web, RDF and the initiation of a pilot project at the Syracuse University Library


All About Scholarly Publishing, Yuan Li, Bonnie Ryan Jan 2014

All About Scholarly Publishing, Yuan Li, Bonnie Ryan

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

No abstract provided.


Gamifying Citation Management:A Mendeley Relay Race, Lauren Stern Jan 2014

Gamifying Citation Management:A Mendeley Relay Race, Lauren Stern

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


Workflowy, Trudi Antoine Jan 2014

Workflowy, Trudi Antoine

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


Introducing Browzine, Janet Pease Jan 2014

Introducing Browzine, Janet Pease

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


Can Creating Games Enhance Learning?, Kari Zhe-Heimerman Jan 2014

Can Creating Games Enhance Learning?, Kari Zhe-Heimerman

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


An Overheard Conversation And Teaching Information Literacy To Science Students, Kelee Lynn Pacion Jan 2014

An Overheard Conversation And Teaching Information Literacy To Science Students, Kelee Lynn Pacion

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


Outreach To Science Faculty And Students Through Research Exhibitions, Tina Chan, Chris Hebblethwaite Oct 2013

Outreach To Science Faculty And Students Through Research Exhibitions, Tina Chan, Chris Hebblethwaite

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Presentation describes bringing a display of student scholarship to Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego. Two science librarians approached faculty members regarding potential participation and then organized a showcase of science research inside the library. Having research posters displayed in a visible, central, and active location allows the broader campus community to view the latest research from students and faculty. Reaching out to science faculty reminds them that librarians can help with their library needs, and that the library is a place to highlight their and their students’ research.


What Have Scientists Planned For Data Sharing And Reuse? A Content Analysis Of Nsf Awardees’ Data Management Plans, Renata Curty, Youngseek Kim, Jian Qin Apr 2013

What Have Scientists Planned For Data Sharing And Reuse? A Content Analysis Of Nsf Awardees’ Data Management Plans, Renata Curty, Youngseek Kim, Jian Qin

School of Information Studies - Post-doc and Student Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Flight Of Citation Management Systems, Dianne Dietrich, Jill Wilson Jan 2013

Flight Of Citation Management Systems, Dianne Dietrich, Jill Wilson

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


Biodiversity Heritage Library: A Successful Collaboration, A Fully Open Access Collection, Marty Schlabach Jan 2013

Biodiversity Heritage Library: A Successful Collaboration, A Fully Open Access Collection, Marty Schlabach

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Future Of Cataloging: Public Services Edition, Sarah H. Theimer Jan 2013

A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Future Of Cataloging: Public Services Edition, Sarah H. Theimer

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Provides and overview of changes coming due to the adoption of RDA. Discusses the Bibliographic Framework Initiative which is developing a replacement for MARC.


Assessing The Assessment Tool, Nancy Turner May 2012

Assessing The Assessment Tool, Nancy Turner

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

No abstract provided.


Connecting The Outreach Dots: Librarians And Graduate Students At Cornell Collaborating On Dynamic Programs In Chemistry Research And Professional Development, Jill Wilson Jan 2012

Connecting The Outreach Dots: Librarians And Graduate Students At Cornell Collaborating On Dynamic Programs In Chemistry Research And Professional Development, Jill Wilson

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.


Data Management Requirements Of Syracuse University Faculty, Gisella Stalloch, Cliff Snellgrove Oct 2011

Data Management Requirements Of Syracuse University Faculty, Gisella Stalloch, Cliff Snellgrove

School of Information Studies - Post-doc and Student Scholarship

Faculty at Syracuse University were interviewed to determine their data management needs. Results of the interviews are presented here.


Implications Of The New Biology For Science Librarians, Fred Stoss Jan 2011

Implications Of The New Biology For Science Librarians, Fred Stoss

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

No abstract provided.