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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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


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.


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 ...


Impostor Phenomenon: Alive And Well Among Library Leaders, Elizabeth Martin May 2014

Impostor Phenomenon: Alive And Well Among Library Leaders, Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin

Imposter Phenomenon (IP), also known as Imposter Syndrome, has been a popular topic in higher education for over 30 years. This presentation will reflect my research on the topic of Impostor Phenomenon (IP) in academic library managers and administrators. The presentation will give an overview of IP and the literature found on the topic. It will review the traits and types of IP that are commonly expressed. It will demonstrate that while this topic is discussed and written about in other fields of higher education, there has been, up to this point, no mention of it as it relates to ...


Reorganizing The College Library: Colby's Foray Into The Future, Clem Guthro Jun 2013

Reorganizing The College Library: Colby's Foray Into The Future, Clem Guthro

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


Library As Publisher: Articulating The Impact Of Digital Monographic Publishing Within The University, Richard Clement Mar 2013

Library As Publisher: Articulating The Impact Of Digital Monographic Publishing Within The University, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

This PowerPoint considers the impact at Utah State University in moving the USU Press backlist into the IR, the creation of a digital library monographic imprint, and the creation of a space for experimentation in new digital monographic forms.


Living On The Lam: Libraries, Archives And Museums In The Digital Age, Clem Guthro Jun 2012

Living On The Lam: Libraries, Archives And Museums In The Digital Age, Clem Guthro

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


Omens, Portents, And Possibilities: Libraries In 2020, Clem Guthro, James Jackson Sanborn Nov 2011

Omens, Portents, And Possibilities: Libraries In 2020, Clem Guthro, James Jackson Sanborn

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


Collaboration Is Our Future, Clem Guthro Nov 2010

Collaboration Is Our Future, Clem Guthro

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


Using Process Mapping To Assess And Improve Eresource Workflow, Kelly Smith Nov 2010

Using Process Mapping To Assess And Improve Eresource Workflow, Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

The Continuing Resources Team at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries has used a structured, collaborative process mapping approach to identify workflow problems and make improvements. We also identified better tools for sharing information that is needed by multiple staff members. Co-presented at the 2010 Charleston Confernece as part of the "Innovative Practices in Electronic Resources and Acquisition Management" preconference workshop.


Learning To See: Deciding With Library Data, Cindi Trainor Oct 2010

Learning To See: Deciding With Library Data, Cindi Trainor

Cindi (Trainor) Blyberg

Trainor shows how to take your library beyond anecdotes to start putting the data to work and emphasizes the importance of choosing the right indicators for your dashboard. She explains how one academic library is using readily available statistics to aid in making decisions about library hours, website design, strategic planning, and collection management.


Next Generation Libraries, Clem Guthro Apr 2010

Next Generation Libraries, Clem Guthro

Clem Guthro

No abstract provided.


Going Green To Save Some Green: Library Contributions To Campus Sustainability, Christopher A. Sweet, Meg Miner Mar 2010

Going Green To Save Some Green: Library Contributions To Campus Sustainability, Christopher A. Sweet, Meg Miner

Christopher A. Sweet

In a time of shrinking endowments and reduced budgets can libraries really hope to make an impact on a global problem like climate change? In this presentation Illinois Wesleyan University librarians Meg Miner and Chris Sweet will argue that not only can libraries play a significant role in furthering campus sustainability but that dwindling budgets can actually be a catalyst for positive environmental changes. Miner and Sweet are both members of the Illinois Wesleyan GREENetwork and will draw upon their personal experiences in campus environmental efforts for this presentation; they will offer practical ideas for implementing “green” library initiatives that ...


Tools Of Engagement: Attracting And Engaging Library Users#11;#11;-- "Reaching Through Collaboration", Jennifer Kelley Mar 2010

Tools Of Engagement: Attracting And Engaging Library Users#11;#11;-- "Reaching Through Collaboration", Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley

Slides from the Libraries Challenges and Opportunities teleconference "Tools of Engagement" (May 9, 2008)


Web 2.0 In Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza Sep 2008

Web 2.0 In Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza

Annie Smith

This presentation illustrates how various Web 2.0 applications and technologies, such as Twitter, instant messaging, wikis, and others, are being used in libraries. It shows the use of these applications in library catalogs, reference services, and library marketing.


Blogging And Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza Sep 2005

Blogging And Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza

Annie Smith

This presentation takes a close look at blogs and how they are being used in academic libraries. It explains what blogs are, which additional information on their prevalence online. The second half of the presentation shows how blogs are being used to market library services, communicate with other librarians, etc.