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Libraries Curating Evidence, Pru Mitchell Sep 2019

Libraries Curating Evidence, Pru Mitchell

Pru Mitchell

With their passion for information literacy and critical thinking, library staff are natural advocates for evidence–based practice. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers require knowledge and understanding of research across all career stages (Standard 1.2). If the role of the library is to ensure the community has the resources and knowledge it needs to improve learning, then an important part of this role is to ensure teachers and leaders have access to research related to learning. This session looks at how to keep up with research (especially ICT-related research) and to see dissemination of research as part of ...


Building Strong Collections For Less Money Through Collaboration, Lorraine Huddy, Katie Bauer, Fred Folmer, Aaron Sandoval May 2019

Building Strong Collections For Less Money Through Collaboration, Lorraine Huddy, Katie Bauer, Fred Folmer, Aaron Sandoval

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte May 2019

Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte

Presentations

Have you ever wondered if the interview process could be a kinder, more accessible experience, meant to develop connections? Would you like to critically examine practices in the hiring process to ensure empathy to applicants going through the process? In taking a closer look at our own practices, collaborating with the Office of Inclusion and Equity, we have made changes, which have led to a more positive experience for candidates and our organizational outcomes.


Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler Apr 2019

Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler

Kristen S. Shuyler

In October 2016, the Diversity Council of Libraries and Educational Technologies produced book displays in Carrier and Rose Libraries that focused on "Understanding Black Lives Matter." The council wanted to provide information on this social movement within the context of national history and racial identity. A list of books that covered topic areas of criminal justice, Jim Crow, racism, and the Black experience - among others - was generated, along with two informational placards. One placard placed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement within historical and social context, while the other placard offered a preemptive response to the question "Why not All ...


2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger Apr 2019

2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

Accessibility permeates all aspects of our public-facing work. Being accessible is in every aspect of workflow development and application for user services and support. Many more than the manager are involved in the development and application of our guidelines, practices and procedures. It is everyone’s responsibility.

The session covered:

  • What is accessibility?
  • Accessible Customer Service
    • Leading Practices
    • Practical approaches to delivery
    • Planning with Accessibility in Mind
    • Resources to learn more about accessibility in libraries

The session is premised on goal of accessibility, or moving beyond compliance. As such, accessible means that a person with a disability is afforded the ...


The Failure Of Skepticism: Rethinking Information Literacy And Political Polarization In A Post-Truth Era, Christopher A. Sweet Feb 2019

The Failure Of Skepticism: Rethinking Information Literacy And Political Polarization In A Post-Truth Era, Christopher A. Sweet

Christopher A. Sweet

Fake news has been shown to spread far faster than facts on social media platforms. Rampant fake news has led to deep political polarization and the undermining of basic democratic institutions. Skepticism is an important component of information literacy and has often been pointed to as the antidote to the fake news epidemic. Why are skepticism and information literacy failing so terrifically in this post-truth era? The presenters will summarize research drawn from the fields of psychology and mass communication that shows just how hardwired people are to believe information from their own “tribes” and resist outside contrary information.
 
How ...


Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao Jan 2019

Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao

Presentations

Overview of workflow for digital projects at Clemson University Libraries between SCDL, National Park Service, Clemson University and our Digitization, Metadata, and Special Collections teams. Explanation of difference between Clemson Digital Collections, TigerPrints IR, and the Open Parks Network. In-person presentation included a walk-through of the different repositories, which is not included in the digital presentation.

See notes field of Powerpoint for explanations.


Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl Nov 2018

Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

No abstract provided.


On Trac To Success: Creating A Multi-Institution, Statewide Fulfillment Network, R. Todd Vandenbark, Brian Thompson, Dawn Mick, Greg Davis, Andrew J. Welch May 2018

On Trac To Success: Creating A Multi-Institution, Statewide Fulfillment Network, R. Todd Vandenbark, Brian Thompson, Dawn Mick, Greg Davis, Andrew J. Welch

Dawn Mick

In 2015, ten Iowa and Nebraska academic library systems prepared to migrate to Alma and Primo. Simultaneous adoption of a common ILS was unprecedented in Iowa, and we knew this was an opportunity to forge stronger connections between our libraries, collections, and institutions. Representatives from each library began meeting to discuss shared goals and objectives, and they formed TRAC: the Two Rivers Alma Collaborative.
Four TRAC libraries already belonged to a small regional consortium, but the rest did not. Our parallel migration timelines provided a chance to leverage our common--if not shared--library platform. Discussions ranged from sharing a Primo environment ...


Opening Up: Why Are We Not Using More Open Educational Resources (Oer’S)?, Daniel A. Sabol May 2018

Opening Up: Why Are We Not Using More Open Educational Resources (Oer’S)?, Daniel A. Sabol

CSIS Technical Reports

Open Educational Resources (OER) have the ability to alleviate student drop out rate, make faculty course design easier, allow faculty to contribute and participate in the OER undertaking that is swiftly spreading through our nation. In addition we are able to save our students $2,000 - $3,000 dollars over the course of their education. This work looks at findings from a survey which was sent out to list serves and direct email to faculty. The survey posed questions to try to determine why faculty were having a difficult time accepting and using OER’s in their own classroom. It ...


Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen Jan 2018

Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen

University of Iowa Libraries Open Educational Resources

Codex Conquest teaches students to recognize the most important printed books of Western civilization by their nation, century, genre, and current monetary value. Along the way, students learn world history and the scenarios that influence the shape of collections at institutions. Suiting a variety of curricular objectives and student levels, the game can be tailored to fit subject and time specifications and is accessible to students from high school through graduate school. How deeply students engage with the content of Codex Conquest depends on your pedagogy.


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.


Navigating Wms Analytics For The Right Data, Laura Edwards, Todd King, Kelly Smith Sep 2017

Navigating Wms Analytics For The Right Data, Laura Edwards, Todd King, Kelly Smith

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The presenters shared lessons learned from using OCLC WorldShare Management System (WMS) Analytics to gather statistics and data for both internal and external reporting purposes. Existing WMS reporting functionality simplifies special projects such as inventories and clean-up initiatives. However, both Collection Evaluation and Report Designer have limitations that make getting accurate collections numbers difficult due to gaps in the available data.


Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley Aug 2017

Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley

Is the research process an “unbeatable” game, where the odds are always against the student? We see our students sitting blankly in front of computer screens, dropping search terms into databases like coins into one-armed bandits, hoping for the jackpot—full-text articles on their subject seemingly elusive as three cherries in a row. Games generally have a learning curve—the more you play, the better you become. Increasingly, however, gamers turn to tips and tricks resources for shortcuts, strategies and cheat codes that can give them the edge and propel them to the next level. When it comes to research ...


Barrier To Learning: Why We Can No Longer Afford High Textbook Prices, Victoria Koger, Linda Sizemore May 2017

Barrier To Learning: Why We Can No Longer Afford High Textbook Prices, Victoria Koger, Linda Sizemore

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The prohibitive costs of textbooks are affecting student success. We will start the session with an activity, then gauge audience experience on the issue before reviewing current research. The presenters will provide strategies on what libraries can and cannot do and facilitate discussion of proposed solutions and concerns about OER sources.


Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler Mar 2017

Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler

Libraries

In October 2016, the Diversity Council of Libraries and Educational Technologies produced book displays in Carrier and Rose Libraries that focused on "Understanding Black Lives Matter." The council wanted to provide information on this social movement within the context of national history and racial identity. A list of books that covered topic areas of criminal justice, Jim Crow, racism, and the Black experience - among others - was generated, along with two informational placards. One placard placed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement within historical and social context, while the other placard offered a preemptive response to the question "Why not All ...


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.


The Package, Exercise For Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles Oct 2016

The Package, Exercise For Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles

Sandra Barclay

No abstract provided.


Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference Workshop, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles Oct 2016

Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference Workshop, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles

Cheryl Stiles

Next year will be the tenth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, a critical event that necessitated institutions of higher learning to be better prepared for emergencies. This workshop will contribute to building a preparedness culture in libraries by allowing participants to learn how libraries can be prepared for various emergencies and create their own emergency management toolkit. It will be organized in four segments based on FEMA's mission areas of emergency management: prevention, protection, mitigation, and response. Content includes developing an emergency plan, reviewing what other libraries are doing, and assessing threats to their institutions. The workshop will ...


Back From The Brink: Reconstructing An Organizational Social Media Presence, Alexandra Gallin-Parisi, Anne Jumonville, Amy Nicole Roberson Apr 2016

Back From The Brink: Reconstructing An Organizational Social Media Presence, Alexandra Gallin-Parisi, Anne Jumonville, Amy Nicole Roberson

Anne Jumonville Graf

Presentation given at EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2012.

Topics: Assessing the Social Media Landscape, Strategies & Examples, Challenges & Opportunities, and Next Steps.

http://libguides.trinity.edu/socialmedia


Back From The Brink: Reconstructing An Organizational Social Media Presence, Alexandra Gallin-Parisi, Anne Jumonville, Amy Nicole Roberson Apr 2016

Back From The Brink: Reconstructing An Organizational Social Media Presence, Alexandra Gallin-Parisi, Anne Jumonville, Amy Nicole Roberson

Alexandra Gallin-Parisi

Presentation given at EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2012.

Topics: Assessing the Social Media Landscape, Strategies & Examples, Challenges & Opportunities, and Next Steps.

http://libguides.trinity.edu/socialmedia


Accessibility: Electronic And Information Technologies (Eit), Wendy Walker, Teressa M. Keenan Apr 2016

Accessibility: Electronic And Information Technologies (Eit), Wendy Walker, Teressa M. Keenan

Mansfield Library Faculty Publications

In 2014, the President of the University of Montana (UM) signed a resolution agreement with the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights regarding the accessibility of electronic and information technology (EIT) at UM. Since that time, we have been learning about accessibility and accessible technologies and have investigated the accessibility of EIT-based services at the Mansfield Library. We will share what we have learned about EIT accessibility; key results from our assessment of CONTENTdm; and a new cataloging initiative that improves the discoverability of accessible materials in library collections.


Seven Ways To Clean Up The Catalog, Sarah Theimer Jan 2016

Seven Ways To Clean Up The Catalog, Sarah Theimer

University Library Scholarship

This is a powerpoint presentation given as a Lightning Talk at the 2016 NETSL Meeting. It covers 7 easy ways to clean up the catalog.


Professional Identity And You: Why Self-Concept Matters In Librarianship, Kevin Tanner Nov 2015

Professional Identity And You: Why Self-Concept Matters In Librarianship, Kevin Tanner

FIMS Presentations

Kevin Tanner addresses the importance of professional identity in librarianship. In the Summer 2015 semester, he completed an independent study on the construction of professional identity of librarians on Twitter through professional development and networking. During this session, he shares the results of that study and give suggestions on how you can begin to find your own professional identity while still retaining your individuality. While there are many stereotypes about librarians, they are not “one-size-fits-all” professionals, and a new modern image of the professional has begun to emerge in the digital age through a thoughtful reflection on identity.


Technical Services In The 21st Century Academic Library, Sally Krash Oct 2015

Technical Services In The 21st Century Academic Library, Sally Krash

Sally Krash

No abstract provided.


Queering The Library Of Congress, Carlos R. Fernandez Aug 2015

Queering The Library Of Congress, Carlos R. Fernandez

Works of the FIU Libraries

This poster will attempt to apply the techniques used in Queer Theory to explore library and information science’s use and misuse of library classification systems; and to examine how “queering” these philosophical categories can not only improve libraries, but also help change social constructs.

For millennia, philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, have used and expounded upon categories and systems of classification. Their purpose is to make research and the retrieval of information easier. Unfortunately, the rules used to categorize and catalog make information retrieval more challenging for some, due to social constructs such as heteronormality.

The importance of ...


Microaggressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh Jun 2015

Microaggressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

“Microaggressions” refer to those brief occurrences and encounters that subtly reinforce systems of power and privilege. The term can be applied across groups, including but certainly not limited to people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Libraries and information organizations are not immune to these microaggressions. They exist in our library catalogues, archives, research, professional organizations and interpersonal interactions. They have also garnered attention in the library world, through projects like the Microaggressions in Librarianship Tumblr, and a recent webinar on the subject put on by Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). How do we create safe, affirming ...


Common Cause: Using Assessment To Advocate For Technical Services, Rebecca L. Mugridge Jan 2015

Common Cause: Using Assessment To Advocate For Technical Services, Rebecca L. Mugridge

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

This presentation demonstrates how assessment activities and results can serve as an advocacy tool for technical services divisions of libraries.


Doing Even More With Less: Exploring Automation, Batch Processing And Outsourcing In Academic Libraries, Jeffrey Daniels, Patrick Roth Dec 2014

Doing Even More With Less: Exploring Automation, Batch Processing And Outsourcing In Academic Libraries, Jeffrey Daniels, Patrick Roth

Patrick Roth

Doing more with less is a challenge facing all libraries.  Staff sizes are trending down while technical services work load remains the same or is increasing, at the same time there are new and emerging areas of focus for libraries.  Grand Valley State University Libraries have made a commitment to exploring any opportunity to outsource or streamline work flows.  Presenters will discuss specific examples that utilize outsourcing opportunities, emerging technologies, as well as batch processing to keep up with the work demand and benefit the library. Positives and negatives of these experiences will be explored.  Factors to be discussed will ...


Using Social Media In The Classroom: Assessment Of Its Effectiveness., Jennifer Wright Jul 2014

Using Social Media In The Classroom: Assessment Of Its Effectiveness., Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright Joe

Social media can be an effective tool in promoting critical thinking and collaboration in library instruction. Whether it is simple polls or a much more collaborative event, these methods engage students and allow them to interact with material, professors, and other students in an organized fashion that might not be feasible without the use of technology. However, many faculty members are quick to incorporate these new learning tools without regard to their effectiveness. In this session, several applications of social media will be presented and their effectiveness will be discussed. Then, to conclude, the participants will discuss the best way ...