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Four Health Science Librarians’ Experiences: How They Responded To The Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis, Misa Mi, Yingting Zhang, Lin Wu, Wendy Wu Jul 2020

Four Health Science Librarians’ Experiences: How They Responded To The Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis, Misa Mi, Yingting Zhang, Lin Wu, Wendy Wu

Library Scholarly Publications

In this article, four health sciences librarians from four academic libraries across the country will share their personal or library experiences in reaching out to faculty and students to meet their needs through their initiatives and continuous efforts using various technologies and tools. Three of the four academic libraries are located in two COVID-19 hard-hit states, Michigan and New Jersey. The article will describe their practice of health sciences librarianship during the unprecedented time and provide examples demonstrating how each of them strives to stay relevant, proactive, and become integral to their institutional efforts in support of students and employees ...


How An Idea Became A Team: The First Year With Team Dolly, Betty Adams, Stefanie Caloia, Nina Fawaz, Megan Hakala, Lori Rinaldi, Sarah Sorensen Jun 2020

How An Idea Became A Team: The First Year With Team Dolly, Betty Adams, Stefanie Caloia, Nina Fawaz, Megan Hakala, Lori Rinaldi, Sarah Sorensen

Library Scholarly Publications

How an Idea Became a Team: The First Year with Team Dolly

Team Dolly will present how the Dolly Parton Imagination Library has progressed in the past year from an idea to a first-year funded and (soon-to-be) operational, long-term literacy project with opportunities for expansion. A focus will be placed on how we initiated the project with little previous experience. Come learn what we’ve learned this year, check out our progress, and get a sneak-peek at the next five years!

(Presenters: Members of Team Dolly)


Transformational Leadership Practice In The World’S Leading Academic Libraries, Patrick Lo, Bradley Allard, Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Yawei Xin, Dickson K. W Chiu, Andrew J. Stark Jan 2020

Transformational Leadership Practice In The World’S Leading Academic Libraries, Patrick Lo, Bradley Allard, Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Yawei Xin, Dickson K. W Chiu, Andrew J. Stark

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

This article analyzes 12 semi-structured interviews within the framework of transformational leadership, using a set of open-ended questions addressed to 12 directors (six men and six women) of academic libraries in high-ranking universities in four different countries (Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America). It also investigates the interviewees’ approach to managing and leading their library organizations within the context of the opportunities and challenges facing their organizations as well as their parent institutions. The interpretation of the participants’ responses is based on the four ‘I’s, the four dimensions of the concept of transformational ...


Findable, Impactful, Citable, Usable, Sustainable (Ficus): A Heuristic For Authors Of Digital Publishing Projects, Nicky Agate, Cheryl E. Ball, Alison Belan, Monica Mccormick, Joshua Neds-Fox Jan 2020

Findable, Impactful, Citable, Usable, Sustainable (Ficus): A Heuristic For Authors Of Digital Publishing Projects, Nicky Agate, Cheryl E. Ball, Alison Belan, Monica Mccormick, Joshua Neds-Fox

Library Scholarly Publications

We came together in Spring 2018 at a two-day think tank hosted by Duke University Libraries and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with dozens of other librarians, publishers, and scholarly communication stakeholders, to work on the question of sustainably publishing large digital projects. The outcome of that discussion turned into an extended project at TriangleSCI 2018 and culminated in the heuristic presented here.The heuristic can be used as a checklist to help authors (and their project team) assess their needs when it comes to making their digital projects findable, impactful, citable, usable, and sustainable (creating the acronym ...


From The Horse’S Mouth: What Research And Other Lawyering Competencies Do New Law Graduates Need To Be Successful?, Virginia C. Thomas Oct 2019

From The Horse’S Mouth: What Research And Other Lawyering Competencies Do New Law Graduates Need To Be Successful?, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

Insights from a diverse group of accomplished legal professionals addressing the questions: What are the research and other lawyering skills that new lawyers need to be successful in the profession? What competencies are expected of them in different areas of practice?


Creating Best Practice Libguides To Facilitate Students' Learning, Wendy Wu Jun 2019

Creating Best Practice Libguides To Facilitate Students' Learning, Wendy Wu

Library Scholarly Publications

Introduction: The library subscribes to many e-textbooks, Q-bank tools, and clinical resources for a pharmacy program to facilitate students' learning and online examination practices. Because these resources are included in various packages, making them discoverable is crucial. This poster discusses on how to deliver the selected resources to the students at the point of need through LibGuides and collaboration with pharmacy educators. Description: The librarian identified required electronic textbooks, useful clinical drug databases and NAPLEX preparation tools and created two LibGuides (Drug Information Timesaver and Pharmacy Timesaver) which provide a quick and easy access to the course-required or research-support materials ...


Student Success "Outside-The-Box", Veronica E. Bielat, Matt Wisotsky, Katie Iverson, Louiza Taylor May 2019

Student Success "Outside-The-Box", Veronica E. Bielat, Matt Wisotsky, Katie Iverson, Louiza Taylor

Library Scholarly Publications

Traditional instruction methods, while serving a vital purpose, may not excite students as much as other events on campus. Using "outside-the-box" ideas to engage students while challenging them to think critically and interact with library resources allows libraries to reach students in new and creative ways. During this session, we will describe the design, learning goals, and outcomes of a game night, escape room, and pop-ups our library system created that focus on student success.


For Your Entertainment: Researching Animal Cruelty Under The Big Top, Virginia C. Thomas Dec 2018

For Your Entertainment: Researching Animal Cruelty Under The Big Top, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Transforming Student Assistants To Student Assets, Veronica Bielat, Katrina B. Rouan, Matthew Wisotsky, Louiza Taylor Nov 2018

Transforming Student Assistants To Student Assets, Veronica Bielat, Katrina B. Rouan, Matthew Wisotsky, Louiza Taylor

Library Scholarly Publications

Many libraries, traditionally one of the biggest employers of students on our campuses, have embraced recent trends to expand the roles and voices of student employees in our daily work. Our university is no different, but rather than focusing simply on building job responsibilities, we have adopted a more multi-dimensional approach when it comes to these opportunities. Recognizing that our student employees are diverse in their academic, professional and personal interests, our program is based on identifying their unique talents and providing them with an avenue to develop through meaningful work on library teams and projects. In addition, we are ...


Harnessing Wikipedia As A Tool: An Analysis Of Traffic Sources, Krysta Vincent Oct 2018

Harnessing Wikipedia As A Tool: An Analysis Of Traffic Sources, Krysta Vincent

Library Scholarly Publications

Today, users of all backgrounds obtain a huge amount of information from Wikipedia. Attempting to increase the visibility of the Wayne State University Digital Collections, I introduced links to our Collections on relevant Wikipedia articles. Following an analysis of data obtained through Google Analytics, I discovered that traffic to our Digital Collections from Wikipedia had increased significantly.


At Your Service! Assistance Animals And The Law In Michigan, Virginia C. Thomas Jul 2018

At Your Service! Assistance Animals And The Law In Michigan, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Digital Tools For Managing Different Steps Of The Systematic Review Process, Wendy Wu, Katherine Akers, Ella Hu, Alexandra Sarkozy, Patricia Vinson May 2018

Digital Tools For Managing Different Steps Of The Systematic Review Process, Wendy Wu, Katherine Akers, Ella Hu, Alexandra Sarkozy, Patricia Vinson

Library Scholarly Publications

Performing systematic reviews (SR) and meta-analyses is an arduous and time-consuming process that involves not only comprehensive literature searching but also record de-duplication, title/abstract and full-text screening, data extraction, quality assessment, statistical analysis, data visualization, report writing, and the creation of a bibliography. In the past several years, several digital tools and software have become available to facilitate different steps of the systematic review process. However, due to the growing number of tools, it can be difficult for systematic reviewers to make fully informed decisions about which tool(s) to use. Here, we (1) compile a comprehensive list of ...


Start With An Hour A Week: Enhancing Usability At Wayne State University Libraries, Maria T. Nuccilli, Elliot J. Polak, Alex Binno Apr 2018

Start With An Hour A Week: Enhancing Usability At Wayne State University Libraries, Maria T. Nuccilli, Elliot J. Polak, Alex Binno

Library Scholarly Publications

Instead of pursuing traditional testing methods, Discovery and Innovation at Wayne State University Libraries settled on an alternate path to user-centered design when redesigning our library website: running hour-long “guerrilla” usability tests each week for two semesters. The team found immediate successes with this simple, cost-effective method of usability testing, leading to similar redesign projects for other online resources. Emphasizing the importance of iterative design and continuous improvement, this article will detail the authors’ experience conducting short weekly tests, suggestions for institutions looking to begin similar testing programs, and low-stakes testing as a pathway to improved design for the library ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Readme (Overview), Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Readme (Overview), Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

The Content Module contains six units: 1) Editorial Strategies, 2) Nuts and Bolts, 3) Publishing Long-Form Scholarship, 4) Supporting a Journals Program, 5) Developing Materials for Coursework, and 6) Working with Multi-Modal Content. Within each unit, you will find the following files: a bibliography, an instructor’s guide, a narrative, a slide deck, and supplementary activities and exercises. Start with the instructor’s guide to gain a “big-picture” sense of the topics covered, then read the narrative for an overview of the content covered in the unit. The files provide everything an instructor needs to teach the unit. These units ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Content Strategy (Unit 1), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Content Strategy (Unit 1), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

As a library publisher, will you act as a service provider for your home institution, an editorially driven publisher of scholarly content, or both? After you’ve decided on the approach you want to take, it’s time to select an approach to publishing and craft your vision, mission, and goals. Building and growing a publishing program requires active engagement with the university and scholarly communities. A needs assessment will help you identify areas where your program can focus. Should you target specific areas, perhaps aligned with the strengths or strategic interests of your institution? As word of your program ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Long-Form Content (Unit 3), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Long-Form Content (Unit 3), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

Long the primary role of university presses, faculty’s long-form scholarship is now being created and disseminated with the help of many types of publishers. Whether it’s an edited volume, a symposium collection, conference proceedings, or a single-authoredwork, most successful long-form scholarly texts are organized around an expected set of elements. Understanding the need for and purpose of each of these elements ensures that the publisher can help an author create an effective work and the reader can navigate the materials successfully. Additional common goals for long-form programs include working with an author to write a well-structured publication containing ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Publishing Educational Materials (Unit 5), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Publishing Educational Materials (Unit 5), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

Many universities have formal programs addressing textbook affordability. These may include committees charged with investigating the current landscape and communicating with faculty to encourage affordable options; open textbook programs supported by the library, institution, or state; or a university-press program supporting faculty in the creation of affordable course readers. How do you identify opportunities to best offset student costs with quality affordable textbooks? Do you create resources devotedto a course at your institution, or should you aim for broader course adoption? What additional non-text components may be expected by users? How do you get faculty on board with creating and ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Self Evaluation Rubric, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Self Evaluation Rubric, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

This rubric can be used to assess the learner's knowledge and preparedness before and after their engagement with the units of the Content Module.


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Readme (Overview), John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Readme (Overview), John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

No abstract provided.


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Trends Affecting Scholarly Publishing (Unit 1), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Trends Affecting Scholarly Publishing (Unit 1), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

This unit provides a brief introduction to the Impact module by situating library publishing in the context of key trends affecting scholarly publishing. We will review how changes in technology, consumer behavior, and higher education influence nonprofit and for-profit scholarly publishing, highlighting the changing role of libraries, the rise of online bookselling, the growth of Open Access (OA) publishing models, the expansion of self-publishing, changes in discovery, the ubiquity of social media, the impact of metadata, competition for reader attention, and the changing definitions of “publication” and “scholarship.” Participants will consider the implications of each trend for library publishing.


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Strategic Planning (Unit 2), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Strategic Planning (Unit 2), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

This unit focuses on strategic planning methods and tools designed to increase impact. As we aim to maximize the impact and value of our publishing programs, portfolios, and individual products, whether through decision about content or the activities related to marketing and promotion, we must begin by understanding and articulating our organizational objectives. Library publishers may aspire to increase their impact on campus (among scholars, students, and administrators); among local or global publics; and upon specific fields and communities of practice. Extending impact begins with thoughtful and purposeful strategic planning: aligning goals with organizational objectives, articulating desired outcomes, and understanding ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Assessment Measures And Strategies (Unit 3), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Assessment Measures And Strategies (Unit 3), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

We have previously discussed methods and tools for strategic planning and crafting effective goals. How do we know if we are making progress towards these goals? How can we determine if our publications and our work is having the impact we want? This unit introduces assessment methods, tools, and metrics that help us measure the impact of individual publications and publishing programs. We will look at the connection between strategic planning and assessment, and practice applying assessment methods to real-world scenarios. In the first half of the unit, we discuss evaluating individual publications, examining the advantages and disadvantages of common ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Strategies For Enhancing Discovery And Accessibility (Unit 4), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Strategies For Enhancing Discovery And Accessibility (Unit 4), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

This unit focuses on the interrelated topics of discovery and accessibility, or how you enable readers to find and use your publications. In the first half of the unit, we will cover best practices in metadata management, common metadata standards and unique identifiers, journal indexing, and search engine optimization. In the second half, we will briefly discuss best practices in accessibility for the web, ebooks, and PDFs, legal and ethical concerns, and universal design.


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Outreach, Engagement, And Collaboration (Unit 5), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Outreach, Engagement, And Collaboration (Unit 5), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

This unit focuses on strategies and tactics for audience engagement and outreach, with the goal of extending the impact of publishing organizations, publication portfolios and series, or individual publications. We will discuss approaches to engage faculty and students in the campus community, the local community, and other communities of interest. We define community engagement as interaction or collaboration with a community of interest. This involves reciprocity. Outreach, on the other hand, describes activities that are provided to, intended for, or done in communities.


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Marketing, Promotion, Publicity (Unit 6), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Marketing, Promotion, Publicity (Unit 6), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

This unit covers brand development and marketing for library-based publishers, with a focus on the fundamentals of audience-targeting, promotion, publicity, and effective copy-writing.


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Social Networking For Publishers (Unit 7), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Social Networking For Publishers (Unit 7), Instructor's Guide, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

Publishers use social media to raise their visibility, build their brand identity, broadcast news, market their content, and most importantly, engage their stakeholders in conversation. Social media marketing increasingly represents an integral component of a publisher’s overall marketing, promotion, and publicity strategy. This unit introduces tools and strategies for effective social media marketing and engagement and makes the connection between a publisher’s social media activities and their strategic goals.


Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Self Evaluation Rubric, John W. Warren Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Impact Module: Self Evaluation Rubric, John W. Warren

Library Publishing Curriculum

No abstract provided.


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Nuts And Bolts (Unit 2), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Nuts And Bolts (Unit 2), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

Publishing is a process with numerous moving parts; systems, workflows, guidelines, and documentation are crucial for a program’s success. This unit provides answers to the following questions: What’s needed to support an author or journal editor from submission through publication? What are the workflows for file preparation, the production process, and distribution? How do you manage text-based digital and possible print editions? What staff skills are required to support a publishing program? What resources can be drawn upon to assist you as you build your program?


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Journal Publishing (Unit 4), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Journal Publishing (Unit 4), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

On the surface, launching a journal may appear to be one of the simplest, most straightforward means of starting a library publishing program, especially if a professor or group of students comes to you with a pre-formed idea. But even such service-oriented projects can be deceptively complex. Are the editor’s needs and expectations aligned with the your resources and capacity? What roles and skills do you need to successfully support a journal? How will you promote the journal to potential authors and readers? In this unit, you’ll learn the fundamentals of launching and maintaining a journal publishing program ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Working With Multimodal Content (Unit 6), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin Feb 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum Content Module: Working With Multimodal Content (Unit 6), Instructor's Guide, Peter Berkery, Meredith Babb, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin

Library Publishing Curriculum

Sometimes a text-based format will not serve an author’s need –time for a more unique presentation! When does material and research require a multi-modal product? How do you help the author create the final product, be it a database, a video, an interactive work, a website, or an online course? What kinds of files can you accept, publish, and preserve? What material requires any kind of review, and how is that review validated? Who will maintain the site and who gets credit for the creation? Do you have access to a digital humanities center or humanities librarian, and if ...