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Step Aside Journal Article: Scholarly Source Application In A Biopharmacology Class, Michelle Price Oct 2019

Step Aside Journal Article: Scholarly Source Application In A Biopharmacology Class, Michelle Price

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

At St. John Fisher College, Biopharmacology is an upper level elective taken by chemistry, biology and pharmaceutical chemistry majors. The final project for class was a poster, and students were encouraged to use resources beyond the scholarly article. The science librarian was embedded into the class and had 10 weekly, online assignments with students. The library content for each week focused on a scholarly resource that matched the course curriculum. The goal was to expose students to information sources like the FDA, AHRQ, NIH, and the CDC as well as introduce different information types like, clinical trial study results, new ...


Graduate Students And Academic Integrity: What Is The Librarian's Role?, Roman Koshykar Oct 2019

Graduate Students And Academic Integrity: What Is The Librarian's Role?, Roman Koshykar

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

As Graduate Services Coordinator at RIT, the presenter was asked to provide instruction on academic integrity to new graduate students for two consecutive Fall Semester Orientations. This presentation will compare and contrast academic integrity orientation activities delivered in the Fall 2018 Semester with those delivered in the Fall 2019 Semester. In the latter term, the RIT Office of Graduate Education placed a greater emphasis on academic integrity content and less emphasis on information about library resources and services, as compared with the former term, in their orientation program for new graduate students. This presentation will focus on the evolving role ...


Research From Start To Publish: A 2-Day Workshop For Graduate Students In Physical Science, Mathematics And Engineering, Jill Powel, Leah Mcewen, Jeremy Cusker, Henrik Spoon Oct 2019

Research From Start To Publish: A 2-Day Workshop For Graduate Students In Physical Science, Mathematics And Engineering, Jill Powel, Leah Mcewen, Jeremy Cusker, Henrik Spoon

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

To jump-start the careers of graduate students and postdocs in the fields of engineering, math and the physical sciences, Cornell University Library held a free workshop, “Research From Start to Publish,” in January 2019. Librarians and guest faculty members led sessions on topics including intellectual property, writing/presentation skills, data management, and productivity tools. Faculty journal editors discussed how to get published, open access experts discussed “Why not Publish in arXiv and Be Done,” and librarians highlighted the wealth of library resources in the session “$2.5 Million-a-Year Worth of Information at Your Fingertips.”


Resources On The Fringes Of Discovery, Angelique Jenks-Brown Oct 2019

Resources On The Fringes Of Discovery, Angelique Jenks-Brown

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

This presentation will have a brief introduction to the Naval Nuclear Laboratories, and its library's document delivery service. The presentation will then focus on useful online resources to locate technical reports, standards, and naval instructions, focused on the topics of engineering and nuclear physics. The presenter will posit the audience for additional resources they have found useful.


Ils Migration For A Small Library: Our Experience, Doyin Adenuga, Michael Green Oct 2019

Ils Migration For A Small Library: Our Experience, Doyin Adenuga, Michael Green

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Over the last decade, many academic libraries have added a discovery layer to their integrated library systems (ILS) in an effort to improve access to information and streamline the users’ search experience. The Willard J. Houghton Library, a small academic library at Houghton College, recently migrated to WMS Discovery and implemented such a discovery layer into its OPAC, along with many other related changes to both the library’s backend and “onstage” functions. Naturally, any ILS migration will cause a variety of changes (and headaches!) for a library, its staff, and its users, but in this case these changes were ...


Engaging Nurses In Evidence: Developing An Ebp Workshop, Abigail Smith Nov 2018

Engaging Nurses In Evidence: Developing An Ebp Workshop, Abigail Smith

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Upstate’s Department of Nursing adopted the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence -Based Practice (JHNEBP) Model as part of their journey toward Magnet recognition. To receive Magnet certification hospitals must have the infrastructure and resources to support the advancement of evidence-based practice (EBP) in all clinical settings. Nurses are expected to be able to speak the concept of EBP and cite examples of how they use evidence in their practice to achieve optimal patient outcomes. In an effort to increase knowledge about EBP and the JHNEBP model, an interdisciplinary team of nurses and a health sciences librarian investigated the best way ...


After-Hours Access At The Hsl, Rebecca Kindon Nov 2018

After-Hours Access At The Hsl, Rebecca Kindon

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

The Upstate Health Sciences Library, located in Syracuse, New York and serves Upstate Medical University and its surrounding communities. The Library is open 361 days a year, closing only for New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The standard hours of operation are M-Th 7:30am to 12am; Fri 7:30am to 10pm; Sat 10am to 9pm; and Sun 10am to 12am with an average of 104 open hours per week. Even with this level of access the number one request from our student body each year is to provide 24/7 access - and every year ...


Libquest: An App For Exploring The Library, Abby Juda Nov 2018

Libquest: An App For Exploring The Library, Abby Juda

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Tired of scavenger hunts? Bored with tours? A library exploration web app could be the answer! At Ithaca College, we designed a simple web app that encourages library exploration. We're also looking at other ways to use the web app framework to engage students.


Building Applications: Real World Experience For Students, Juan Denzer Nov 2018

Building Applications: Real World Experience For Students, Juan Denzer

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Academic libraries are the most diverse departments on campus. Librarians offer knowledge from various disciplines. Students not only benefit from this knowledge. They can gain real world experience from project collaboration with librarians. One way to reach out to students of computer science and engineering is to create a projects that centers on an application for libraries. This could be an internal application or open application for the library community. This presentation will discuss how one librarian has brought forward these real world projects. That has given students experience that allowed them to successfully gain employment in their fields. Attendees ...


Assessing The Impacts Of Library Instruction Sessions On Knowledge Acquisition And Retention In Biology Undergraduates, Aditi Bandyopadhyay Nov 2018

Assessing The Impacts Of Library Instruction Sessions On Knowledge Acquisition And Retention In Biology Undergraduates, Aditi Bandyopadhyay

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

This study assessed the effectiveness of one-shot library instruction sessions on knowledge acquisition and retention in Biology undergraduate students. In early Spring 2018 semester, the students enrolled in six sessions of Bio 112 at Adelphi University attended library instruction classes to learn about scientific literature. One-shot library instruction sessions were conducted to teach students in each section how to identify research, review and popular science magazine articles. A post-instruction test was conducted in late April and early May, 2018, to determine whether the students retained information from library instruction classes. The responses from both pre- and post-instruction sessions were compared ...


Summer Research Students: One Scholarly Publishing Program To Serve Them All?, Michelle Price Nov 2018

Summer Research Students: One Scholarly Publishing Program To Serve Them All?, Michelle Price

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

For 2018, the Center for Student Research at St. John Fisher College intentionally sought to diversify the disciplines participating in the summer undergraduate research program. Previously, only the Biology and Chemistry departments and Wegmans School of Nursing had participated in the program. This cycle, 30% of the students were a humanities or social science major. The Science Librarian had offered a ten week online module on scholarly publishing as an option for the summer researchers in the past. Now, the scope of participants was broader, so how did the scholarly publishing program need to adapt? Did the program need broader ...


Anatomy Of A Publisher Advisory Board Meeting, Robert Boissy Nov 2018

Anatomy Of A Publisher Advisory Board Meeting, Robert Boissy

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Plan S is understood to be transforming scholarly communications. This short presentation will summarize the position of our publishing house in light of the Plan S statements, and review concrete actions taken in light of Plan S as of the date of the NYSCILIB 2019 event. A straw poll to determine sentiment towards a full blown Plan S program or summit in New York State will be taken.


A Case Report Of Faculty Association With Predatory Publishing, Kelly Johnson Nov 2018

A Case Report Of Faculty Association With Predatory Publishing, Kelly Johnson

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

A case study is presented in order to prompt discussions of how to serve faculty who have fallen victim to predatory publishers. After learning of a field-specific predatory journal, a search of the publisher’s website revealed an institutional researcher had been included on the board of editors. After reaching out, the researcher confirmed that he was not legitimately associated with the journal, and asked for assistance in removing his name. I was unprepared to help him, and while an internet search provided information on how to approach removal, other questions surfaced. For example, how do we approach faculty with ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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?”


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.


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.


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.


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.