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Stay Calm And Cover Your Assessment: Creating A Culture Of Assessment On A Shoestring, Susan Silver, Audrey Powers, Matt Torrence Nov 2016

Stay Calm And Cover Your Assessment: Creating A Culture Of Assessment On A Shoestring, Susan Silver, Audrey Powers, Matt Torrence

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Academic libraries engage in assessment for a variety of reasons. Improving processes, responding to customer needs, fulfilling accreditation reporting requirements, and demonstrating impact and value to the institution are just a few. Many academic libraries find themselves in the position of being required to prove they are fulfilling a mission that contributes to the academic success of students and their value to the institution. Assessment is no longer a choice for libraries, it has become an expectation. Although most libraries are already doing some form of assessment, there seems to be little effort in many institutions to build a culture ...


Legal Pitfalls: What You Need To Know About Copyright, Leetta M. Schmidt, Jason Boczar Feb 2016

Legal Pitfalls: What You Need To Know About Copyright, Leetta M. Schmidt, Jason Boczar

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Copyright Instruction In Lis Programs: Report Of A Survey Of Standards In The U.S.A., Leetta M. Schmidt, Michael C. English Sep 2015

Copyright Instruction In Lis Programs: Report Of A Survey Of Standards In The U.S.A., Leetta M. Schmidt, Michael C. English

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article will detail the results of a survey distributed within the United States of America to professionals working in academic, public, school/media, and special libraries that asked respondents to rate their daily copyright and intellectual property knowledge needs vs. their actual knowledge and education in this area. The results were then compared with an analysis of course content in current ALA accredited LIS programs in the U.S. gathered from online course descriptions to determine whether there is evidence pointing to a need to alter the curriculum of LIS programs to better prepare graduates for the copyright and ...


Copyright And Lis Programs: Is It Time For A Formal Introduction?, Leetta M. Schmidt, Michael C. English Jan 2015

Copyright And Lis Programs: Is It Time For A Formal Introduction?, Leetta M. Schmidt, Michael C. English

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Demands on libraries and librarians routinely change, but the curriculum of many Masters of Library Science programs do not necessarily keep pace. An analysis of course content in current LIS programs gathered from online course descriptions revealed that none of the 50 ALA-accredited MLS programs in the United States have a required course dedicated to copyright / intellectual property and only 10 have an elective dedicated to these subjects. This presentation will detail the results of a survey distributed nationally to professionals working in academic, public, school/media, and special libraries that asked respondents to rate their daily copyright and intellectual ...


Services And Resources To Engineers: A Case Study Of Outreach And Marketing, Assessment, And Future Directions In A Research Library, Matt Torrence Jan 2015

Services And Resources To Engineers: A Case Study Of Outreach And Marketing, Assessment, And Future Directions In A Research Library, Matt Torrence

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The literature, activities, and resource needs of engineering students and faculty provide insight into a demographic that is often among the early-adopters of new technologies, tools, and methods of sharing information. Despite the often non-bibliographic nature of their research efforts, there are numerous elements of the traditional service model that remain relevant and integral to the engineering research patron base. New methods of in-person and virtual instruction, the improved promotion of research consultation, and data management are prime targets for efficient and effective service updates. This article outlines the current engineering research environment, using a large research institution as a ...


Critical Information Literacy: A Model For Transdisciplinary Research In Behavioral Sciences, Claudia J. Dold Mar 2014

Critical Information Literacy: A Model For Transdisciplinary Research In Behavioral Sciences, Claudia J. Dold

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Librarians are instrumental in advancing the education of students and orienting tomorrow's professions toward the world in which they will practice: rich in information, diverse in perspective, and latent with the opportunities for transdisciplinary research. Critical information literacy offers a model for orienting theory and practice to create an integrated learning experience for students in the behavioral health sciences. This paper examines how different disciplines may be included in a shared problem, using psychopathy as an example. The role of the librarian is discussed in terms of critical information literacy, as a means to conducting transdisciplinary research.


Interlibrary Lending In Mexican, Caribbean, Central American, And South American Libraries, Leetta M. Schmidt Jan 2014

Interlibrary Lending In Mexican, Caribbean, Central American, And South American Libraries, Leetta M. Schmidt

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article reports on a survey to Mexican, Caribbean, Central American, and South American libraries about interlibrary loan services and activities. It builds on previous studies and reports in an attempt to address a void in current interlibrary lending literature concerning Latin American libraries’ interlibrary lending services.


Introduction To The Iso 18626:2014 Press Release And Interview With Leif Andresen, Leetta M. Schmidt Jan 2014

Introduction To The Iso 18626:2014 Press Release And Interview With Leif Andresen, Leetta M. Schmidt

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article reviews the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new interlibrary loan transactions standard, ISO 18626:2014. An interview with the ISO Interlibrary Loan Transactions convener, Leif Andresen, is also provided.


The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Did The Predictions Pan Out?, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith Jan 2014

The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Did The Predictions Pan Out?, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article revisits discussion from “The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Unity Among a Disparate Group” (Schmidt & Smith, 2012) on the implementation of a new resource sharing program within the Florida State University Libraries called UBorrow. The program and its effects are assessed after 2 years with comparison to the project launch's original predictions.


Using Learning Objects To Enhance Distance Or Blended Learning, Susan A. Ariew, Maryellen Allen Oct 2013

Using Learning Objects To Enhance Distance Or Blended Learning, Susan A. Ariew, Maryellen Allen

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The USF Tampa Library has been creating learning objects to enhance instruction and reference since YouTube came into its own in 2006. Over that period of time, the need for more expertise in creating quality learning objects that can be embedded in course management systems or on the library web site created a shift in priorities and leadership. In 2012 the USF Library hired an Assistant Director for Instruction and a Blended Librarian to provide a new direction for the instruction program, one that would include more online learning components. Both of these experts have helped transform teaching and learning ...


Proving Your Value: The Librarian’S Contribution To The Promotion And Tenure Process, Matt Torrence, Susan A. Ariew Apr 2013

Proving Your Value: The Librarian’S Contribution To The Promotion And Tenure Process, Matt Torrence, Susan A. Ariew

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

What is impact and why is it so crucial to the survival of academic scholars? Find out how to assist academic faculty by helping them document their impact for promotion and tenure purposes. Panelists from two different institutions will contrast traditional and emerging new resources that measure faculty productivity, along with illustrating outreach and instruction strategies related to these resources and the populations they serve.


A Review And Evaluation Of Services And Resources To Engineers: A Case Study Of Outreach And Marketing, Assessment, And Future Directions In A Research Library (In Press), Matt Torrence Jan 2013

A Review And Evaluation Of Services And Resources To Engineers: A Case Study Of Outreach And Marketing, Assessment, And Future Directions In A Research Library (In Press), Matt Torrence

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Engineering student and faculty populations present a beneficial and unique challenge to libraries and the information science community. The literature, activities, and resource needs of this group provide insight into a demographic that is often among the early-adopters of new technologies, tools, and methods of sharing information. Despite the often non-bibliographic nature of their research efforts, there are numerous elements of the traditional service model that remain relevant and integral to the engineering research patron base. New methods of live and virtual instruction, the improved promotion of research consultation, and data management are prime targets for efficient and effective service ...


A Review And Evaluation Of Services And Resources To Engineers: A Case Study Of Outreach And Marketing, Assessment, And Future Directions In A Research Library, Matt Torrence Jan 2013

A Review And Evaluation Of Services And Resources To Engineers: A Case Study Of Outreach And Marketing, Assessment, And Future Directions In A Research Library, Matt Torrence

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Engineering student and faculty populations present a beneficial and unique challenge to libraries and the information science community. The literature, activities, and resource needs of this group provide insight into a demographic that is often among the early-adopters of new technologies, tools, and methods of sharing information. Despite the often non-bibliographic nature of their research efforts, there are numerous elements of the traditional service model that remain relevant and integral to the engineering research patron base. New methods of live and virtual instruction, the improved promotion of research consultation, and data management are prime targets for efficient and effective service ...


Book Review: Global Resource Sharing, Leetta M. Schmidt Jan 2013

Book Review: Global Resource Sharing, Leetta M. Schmidt

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Planned Flexibility For Course Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt Jan 2013

Planned Flexibility For Course Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Decades-old innovation in course reserves supply has turned into cumbersome and duplicated processes. The need to improve services at the University of South Florida was augmented by changing platforms and systems university-wide. Service enhancements are often bombarded with unforeseen obstacles. By building in a little flexibility into course reserves service, one university was able to deal with year after year of system migrations.


The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold Jan 2013

The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Librarians address all levels of information needs for the university: its acquisition, its production, its storage, and instruction for its safe and gainful use. Most of today’s college students have a high degree of computer literacy but are weak in their abilities to determine the quality of the information that is so readily available. Students need to be taught to find, evaluate, and use information in an academically-oriented manner in order to solve complex problems. Good library skills are integral to academic success. In conjunction with research and teaching faculty, librarians create a framework for knowledge acquisition in the ...


Wasted Words? Current Trends In Cd Policies, Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, Megan Sheffield Nov 2012

Wasted Words? Current Trends In Cd Policies, Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The transition to electronic resources and the changing role of the collection development librarian are having a tremendous impact on the manner by which libraries select and acquire new materials. The goal of this research project was to further elucidate the current trends of collection development policies in members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) as well as gage current use and future efficacy. The survey was designed and sent to librarians responsible for collection development at university-affiliated ARL libraries in order to obtain a current picture of academic collection development policies, and how they are changing due to ...


Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan A. Ariew, Audrey Powers Aug 2012

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan A. Ariew, Audrey Powers

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Offers tips and strategies for efficient, effective use of library resources and services to help new graduate students at USF get started on research and literature reviews in their field.


Progress Update To The Rr2 Report, K. Megan Sheffield Aug 2012

Progress Update To The Rr2 Report, K. Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


The Case For A 60-Day Interlibrary Loan Lending Period, Kristine Jo Shrauger, Leetta M. Schmidt, Mary Radnor May 2012

The Case For A 60-Day Interlibrary Loan Lending Period, Kristine Jo Shrauger, Leetta M. Schmidt, Mary Radnor

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article looks at standardizing the loan period among 16 higher academic institutions in the state of Florida. A standardized loan period became a topic of conversation during the creation of a new resource sharing service. The resulting discussion led to a critical look at loan periods for all resource sharing activities.


The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Unity Among A Disparate Group, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith May 2012

The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Unity Among A Disparate Group, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the development of a new resource sharing program within the Florida State University Libraries called UBorrow. Background includes information on similar programs and the use of Integrated Library Systems in this type of program. There is discussion of the pilot project which reviewed and selected the delivery system for this new program. Discussion also includes lessons learned concerning UBorrow's preliminary implementation and how unity in this service was created among a disparate group.


If It's Worth Teaching, It's Worth Finding Out Whether They Learned It!, Susan A. Ariew, Drew Smith Mar 2012

If It's Worth Teaching, It's Worth Finding Out Whether They Learned It!, Susan A. Ariew, Drew Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

NEFLIN Webinar covering a variety of issues regarding assessment of academic library instruction, including: How assessment fits into the information literacy landscape How assessment is an integral part of instructional design How teacher-librarians determine what types of assessments are right for program or department How to customize assessments to fit learning objectives


A Report By The Rr2 Taskforce, K. Megan Sheffield, Zoraya Betancourt, Carol Ann Borchert, Barbara Lewis, Susan Silver, Dennis J. Smith, Drew Smith Jan 2012

A Report By The Rr2 Taskforce, K. Megan Sheffield, Zoraya Betancourt, Carol Ann Borchert, Barbara Lewis, Susan Silver, Dennis J. Smith, Drew Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This is the collaborative work of the Re-envisioning Reference 2 committee that focused on the delivery of reference services and the possible move to a single service point at the USF Tampa Library.


Isn't Everything Online Yet? Streaming Media And Electronic Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt, Rue Mckenzie Jan 2012

Isn't Everything Online Yet? Streaming Media And Electronic Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt, Rue Mckenzie

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries try several ways of meeting patron expectations. Providing on-demand streaming video content for course reserves remains a formidable challenge. Multitudinous methods for acquiring and accessing content hamper the flexibility of any such service. This article reviews what one library has done to make streaming media, especially streaming video, available to faculty in the collection and how this foundation will be used to support electronic reserves service in the future.


When The Pilot Is Over: Picking The Program And Making It Stick, Purchase On Demand At The University Of South Florida, Leetta M. Schmidt Jan 2012

When The Pilot Is Over: Picking The Program And Making It Stick, Purchase On Demand At The University Of South Florida, Leetta M. Schmidt

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In 2008 the Interlibrary Loan department of the University of South Florida, Tampa, began a Purchase on Demand program, using interlibrary loan requests to supplement Collection Development practices. After three years the program was analyzed for effectiveness and compared to other programs currently in operation. To achieve a complete evaluation, interlibrary loan patrons were surveyed on their awareness and use of the Purchase on Demand program. This article combines the analysis of USF's program with recommendations gained through administration and evaluation of Purchase on Demand.


Acs Scholarship To The Charleston Conference Essay, K. Megan Sheffield Jan 2012

Acs Scholarship To The Charleston Conference Essay, K. Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Archives And Records Management: A Long History, Tomaro I. Taylor, Gail Donovan Jan 2012

Archives And Records Management: A Long History, Tomaro I. Taylor, Gail Donovan

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Making It Real: Faculty Collaboration To Create Video Content, Claudia J. Dold, Gary Dudell Jan 2012

Making It Real: Faculty Collaboration To Create Video Content, Claudia J. Dold, Gary Dudell

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Interest in integrative health care is a growing area of health practice, combining conventional medical treatments with safe and effective complementary and alternative medicine. These modalities relate to both improving physical and psychological well-being, and enhancing conventional talk therapy. In an interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching and library faculty have created a series of sixteen on-line video interviews that introduce practitioner-relevant experiences to students as supplemental course material. These videos are available through the department web-pages to students in other related disciplines as well, including Social Work, Counselor Education, Psychology, and the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine. The video series ...


The Ohio Library And Information Network: Resource Sharing At Its Best!, Anita Cook, Dennis J. Smith Dec 2011

The Ohio Library And Information Network: Resource Sharing At Its Best!, Anita Cook, Dennis J. Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The article describes the development and implementation of the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) shared catalog and patron-initiated online borrowing process. Procedures for providing materials to patrons along with OhioLINK’s experience with missing and lost materials are detailed, including lessons learned regarding lost materials and billing. Details of the usage of OhioLINK services and the growth into electronic resources are included. The article summarizes the success of this unmediated borrowing process.


Librarian-Faculty Collaboration Inventory: A Personal Reflection Exercise, Susan A. Ariew, James Eison Dec 2011

Librarian-Faculty Collaboration Inventory: A Personal Reflection Exercise, Susan A. Ariew, James Eison

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

There are many different ways librarians can create opportunities for networking,coordination and collaboration with faculty members. This inventory identifies briefly some 20 different possibilities.