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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

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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.

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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 ...