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Everyone Loves Gummi Bears! Removing The Intimidation Factor From Research Data Management With Yummy Fun., Dawn N. Cannon-Rech, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Feb 2020

Everyone Loves Gummi Bears! Removing The Intimidation Factor From Research Data Management With Yummy Fun., Dawn N. Cannon-Rech, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Library Faculty Presentations

How do you get students excited about research data management and attract over 70 participants to a voluntary workshop? How do you get Librarians excited about teaching a research data management workshop to undergraduates? With the promise of Gummi Bears and hands-on fun! During this workshop session, presenters will break down their experience overhauling a faculty workshop into an active learning session to expose students of all experience levels to basic research data management concepts and techniques. Presenters will walk participants through their design process from inception to delivery, highlighting how Gummi Bears lessened students’ intimidation with this complex topic ...


Inclusive Lgbtqia+ Education: Why It’S Important And How To Be An Advocate For Change, Amanda Melilli Nov 2019

Inclusive Lgbtqia+ Education: Why It’S Important And How To Be An Advocate For Change, Amanda Melilli

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


“That’S Not Real Reading”: Making The Case For Graphic Novel Inclusion In Every Classroom, Amanda Melilli, Kate Covintree, Alicia Abdul Nov 2019

“That’S Not Real Reading”: Making The Case For Graphic Novel Inclusion In Every Classroom, Amanda Melilli, Kate Covintree, Alicia Abdul

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


In-House Vs. Outsourced Digitization: Similarities, Key Differences And Pitfalls To Avoid, Marina Georgieva Oct 2019

In-House Vs. Outsourced Digitization: Similarities, Key Differences And Pitfalls To Avoid, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

With the rise of digitizing archival collections across academic and public libraries, more librarians are getting involved in project management, but not all of them have expertise or relevant background in digitization or managing projects. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll gain tips and strategies for managing digitization projects.


This 60-min webinar is designed to help professionals relatively new to digitization and project management as it outlines some similarities and key differences between managing in-house digitization projects vs outsourcing large-scale digitization projects. Digital project management and digitization expert Marina Georgieva compares and contrasts some important project components such as technology ...


Having Our Say: Engaging Ill And Liaison Librarians In Metadata Curation In Eds, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Oct 2019

Having Our Say: Engaging Ill And Liaison Librarians In Metadata Curation In Eds, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Library Faculty Presentations

Deciding whether to support discovery of metadata for unsubscribed content raises a lot of questions for technical and public services librarians, from the philosophical to the pragmatic. Doing so requires careful curation and monitoring of metadata sources, and benefits from library-wide input. During this session, presenters describe their process for vetting metadata collections with ILL and liaison librarians for inclusion in EDS. This involves a three-step evaluation of collections for overall metadata quality, likelihood of ILL fulfillment, and value to the collection. Over the course of this evaluation, technical services, ILL, and liaison librarians each “have their say” on whether ...


#Instasuccess: How Collaborating With A Student Assistant Can Transform Your Library’S Social Media Presence With Real Appeal, Kari L. Siders, Kirsten N. Setzkorn Oct 2019

#Instasuccess: How Collaborating With A Student Assistant Can Transform Your Library’S Social Media Presence With Real Appeal, Kari L. Siders, Kirsten N. Setzkorn

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


You Have To Work For It: Transitioning From Passive To Active Diversity Recruitment, Amy E. Tureen Aug 2019

You Have To Work For It: Transitioning From Passive To Active Diversity Recruitment, Amy E. Tureen

Library Faculty Presentations

Perhaps the most interesting thing about UNLV Libraries' transition from passive to active diversity recruitment is that the transition has been the organic & iterative. Individual choices made by specific hiring managers & search committees were repeated and improved upon by subsequent committees & hiring managers, slowly filtering up the organization until such choices were codified by HR and administration. In our experience, anyone can participate in promoting active diversity recruitment. Such initiatives do not need to come exclusively from the top down.


Virtual Cohorts As A Team Building And Problem-Solving Tool, Amy E. Tureen, Erick Lemon, Joyce Martin, Starr Hoffman, Mindy Thuna, Willie Miller Jun 2019

Virtual Cohorts As A Team Building And Problem-Solving Tool, Amy E. Tureen, Erick Lemon, Joyce Martin, Starr Hoffman, Mindy Thuna, Willie Miller

Library Faculty Presentations

Foster nascent relationships forged at LIAL 2018. Expand participants' understanding of the "four frames" of academic leadership. Increase comfort writing and assessing case studies. Explore different approaches to common leadership scenarios. Use technology to develop cohort culture.


Standards: How Unlv Libraries Provides Access, Susan B. Wainscott, Richard Zwiercan Jun 2019

Standards: How Unlv Libraries Provides Access, Susan B. Wainscott, Richard Zwiercan

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Data Remediation At Scale: How To Clean Up Your Metadata Quickly And Effectively Using Excel, Marina Georgieva May 2019

Data Remediation At Scale: How To Clean Up Your Metadata Quickly And Effectively Using Excel, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

Metadata remediation is inevitable – at some point or another all institutions need to clean-up legacy metadata of their digital collections so it conforms to new standards and to updated metadata application profile, or simply to prepare it for migration. Optimized metadata is vital for improved search experience and easy discovery of digital objects. This session will demonstrate how Excel can be a very handy tool for manipulating and cleaning up exported non-MARC metadata from ContentDM. The presenter will manipulate a metadata spreadsheet from a real digital collection demonstrating the following:

  • Data remediation using some advanced Excel functions that allow cleaning ...


Metadata: An Overview For Digital Collections, Marina Georgieva May 2019

Metadata: An Overview For Digital Collections, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

Overview of the metadata role in resource description, resource discovery and website faceting. The presentation discusses metadata consistency, granularity and types (descriptive, administrative and structural) with emphasis on technical and preservation metadata. The presentation introduces Dublin Core element set as well as other popular metadata schemas and their applications. The presentation also outlines the benefits of metadata reuse and the significant role of the Metadata application profile in structuring, normalizing, disambiguating and making metadata consistent and interoperable. Additionally, it points out the significance of using controlled vocabularies and their role in disambiguating words, synonym control and consistency across collections. Introduces ...


Discover A New World Of Reading: Making The Case For Graphic Novels As "Real" Books In Secondary Education, Amanda Melilli May 2019

Discover A New World Of Reading: Making The Case For Graphic Novels As "Real" Books In Secondary Education, Amanda Melilli

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Engaging Student Veterans As Researchers: Libraries Initiating Campus Collaborations, Mark N. Lenker Iii, Melissa Bowles-Terry May 2019

Engaging Student Veterans As Researchers: Libraries Initiating Campus Collaborations, Mark N. Lenker Iii, Melissa Bowles-Terry

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


How Faculty Demonstrate Impact: A Multi-Institutional Study Of Faculty Understandings, Perceptions, And Strategies Regarding Impact Metrics, Caitlin Bakker, Jonathan Bull, Nancy Courtney, Dan Desanto, Allison Langham-Putrow, Jenny Mcburney, Aaron Nichols Apr 2019

How Faculty Demonstrate Impact: A Multi-Institutional Study Of Faculty Understandings, Perceptions, And Strategies Regarding Impact Metrics, Caitlin Bakker, Jonathan Bull, Nancy Courtney, Dan Desanto, Allison Langham-Putrow, Jenny Mcburney, Aaron Nichols

Library Faculty Presentations

Faculty and institutions are increasingly called upon to present succinct, quantified descriptions of their research impact to administrators, funders, legislators, and academics. This project sought to explore how and what researchers think about research impact measures across disciplines and institutions. Presenters will discuss findings from a multi-institutional survey of faculty (n=1202) addressing their familiarity with metrics and altmetrics and impression of the accuracy of these metrics. We discuss how researchers use such statistical measures to demonstrate the importance of their scholarship, and their attitudes towards use of scholarly metrics by administrators. We also address possible implications for librarians supporting ...


From Temporary To Transformative: Leveraging Externally-Funded Special Collections Projects As Organizational Learning And Development Opportunities, Cory K. Lampert, Marina Georgieva Apr 2019

From Temporary To Transformative: Leveraging Externally-Funded Special Collections Projects As Organizational Learning And Development Opportunities, Cory K. Lampert, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

This poster proposes an academic library approach to addressing temporary project staffing in Special Collections and Archives with a focus on organizational transformation, professional development, and mentoring. The strategy includes both managerial perspective and insights from a visiting faculty librarian on key aspects of hiring, supporting, and leveraging temporary professional staff for impactful organizational development. While the focus of temporary projects is often completing deliverables on time, this poster presents three areas of layered learning outcomes that leverage project work as a catalyst for organizational development, managerial development, and new professional mentoring.


Creating Websites And Leading Librarians To A New Level Of Project Engagement, Marina Georgieva Mar 2019

Creating Websites And Leading Librarians To A New Level Of Project Engagement, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

The 90-min workshop covers the main website components and some fundamental tools for static web design. The session has a practical component with hands-on activities - during that part the participants can actively build a custom WordPress website.

The session is divided as follows:

Part I (45 min) features 20 min presentation of basic web design concepts, tools and technologies and 25 min demo of the back-end of 2 static WordPress websites (free and paid versions)
Part II (45 min) features hands-on guided activities to design a new WordPress website from scratch

Attendees will learn web design fundamentals and some important ...


Metadata Remediation: Updates, Procedures, Workflows, Marina Georgieva Mar 2019

Metadata Remediation: Updates, Procedures, Workflows, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

The presentation is a brief update on ongoing metadata remediation projects, procedures and workflows. It discusses some patterns emerging from data clean-up and possible ways for streamlining the process by developing more efficient workflows.


Embracing Technical Service's Public Service Role, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Feb 2019

Embracing Technical Service's Public Service Role, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Library Faculty Presentations

The traditional distinction between the “front office” and the “back office” fails to align with contemporary technical services practice. Today, technical and public services personnel are equally involved in providing resources, services, and support direct to patrons, demanding communication, collaboration, and public service competencies library-wide. Drawing upon participants' experiences, this roundtable will discuss the importance of communication and referral skills commonly associated with reference and instruction to the delivery of effective technical services. Discussion questions include:

  • What are the emerging points of contact between technical and public services, and technical services and patrons? What role has the ongoing transition to ...


Graphic Novels At Unlv An Exploration Of Their Relevancy And Your Freedom To Read, Katherine Keller, Amanda Melilli, Jean Munson, Jarret Keene Jan 2019

Graphic Novels At Unlv An Exploration Of Their Relevancy And Your Freedom To Read, Katherine Keller, Amanda Melilli, Jean Munson, Jarret Keene

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Building Websites: Leading Librarians To A New Level Of Project Engagement, Marina Georgieva Nov 2018

Building Websites: Leading Librarians To A New Level Of Project Engagement, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

Crash course on web design for librarians that builds fundamental web design
and web development skills and introduces free technologies to make sleek
websites.

This session demonstrated how easy it is to do web design of a static
WordPress-driven website. Attendees learned the fundamentals of web design
and added practical skills in their toolbox.

Some of the topics covered are: web design basics such as navigation,
information architecture, user experience, project needs assessment, graphic
design and graphic layout. Additionally, attendees got familiar with a
popular tool WordPress (a content management system; its the free version and
the paid options; also ...


The Digital Librarian: The Liaison Between Digital Collections And Digital Preservation, Marina Georgieva Oct 2018

The Digital Librarian: The Liaison Between Digital Collections And Digital Preservation, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

Poster session following the lightning talk at 2018 NDSA Forum Opening
Plenary about the role of the digital librarian and how it relates to digital
preservation.

It’s common misconception digital librarians are involved only in
digitizing historic materials. In fact managing digital projects is only
their visible role. Once it’s over, librarians embrace their new role of
information architects directly engaged in the digital preservation process
of archiving master files. The digital librarian is that unit in the prep
process for digital preservation that ensures meticulously organized archival
directories, easy navigation and smooth file retrieval. Part of session ...


Lgbtqia+ Children’S/Ya Literature: Making The Case For Inclusion, Amanda Melilli Oct 2018

Lgbtqia+ Children’S/Ya Literature: Making The Case For Inclusion, Amanda Melilli

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation covers the importance of LGBTQIA+ library collections for children and young adults, their contributions to creating inclusive environments, current publishing trends, and suggestions on evaluating LGBTQIA+ materials for young audiences.


Finding Their Way, Christina Miskey, Amanada Nida, Janelle Youngblood Oct 2018

Finding Their Way, Christina Miskey, Amanada Nida, Janelle Youngblood

Library Faculty Presentations

Last year, three MLIS students from the University of Washington partnered with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and helped to identify an information need for new refugees. Although local city information for refugees is freely available online, this delivery method is not beneficial to individuals with limited English language proficiency or low digital literacy. To bridge this gap, we created a resource guide for refugees located in Southern Nevada, which can be adapted by libraries and resettlement organizations across the country.


Digitization Revealed: 101 Crash Course On The Fundamentals Of Digitizing Archival Collections From Start To Finish, Marina Georgieva Oct 2018

Digitization Revealed: 101 Crash Course On The Fundamentals Of Digitizing Archival Collections From Start To Finish, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

This introductory level presentation discusses the basics of digitizing
collections from start to finish. The author reveals some secrets as well as
tips and tricks for achieving efficiency and sustainability of digital
projects. All libraries have unique collections that deserve to gain more
publicity. This crash course targets librarians passionate to learn how to
create efficient workflows and explains in details all steps involved in
digitization - from selection, through preparation, digitization, object
description (metadata) to publishing online.


Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, Carrie Gaxiola, Yvonne Wilk Oct 2018

Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, Carrie Gaxiola, Yvonne Wilk

Library Faculty Presentations

Chronicling America is a nation-wide project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to make historical newspapers available online and full text searchable. Nevada has participated in the project since 2014. Each grant cycle lasts two years and produces 100,000 digitized news pages for online access. Title selection is guided by an Advisory Board to represent each county of Nevada. These newspapers are the first draft of history, show the daily lives, perspectives, and events of the past. Much of the content offers rich research material within the topics of women’s rights ...


The Banned Books Buffet: Introducing Intellectual Freedom To Library Users, Amanda Melilli, Rosan Mitola Oct 2018

The Banned Books Buffet: Introducing Intellectual Freedom To Library Users, Amanda Melilli, Rosan Mitola

Library Faculty Presentations

Through the use of interactive activities, the UNLV University Libraries’ annual Banned Book Buffet provides library users with an opportunity to reflect on what their lives would be like if they didn’t have access to the stories and information in challenged materials.


Let The Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons As Content Creators With Libguides And Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker Jun 2018

Let The Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons As Content Creators With Libguides And Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker

Library Faculty Presentations

LibGuides aren’t just for librarians anymore. With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS each offer a flexible platform for hosting and supporting patron-created content. This poster highlights how, with a few simple configurations, librarians at a mid-sized university in the southeast opened up the LibGuides CMS platform to host student-developed projects and portfolios. Employing similar techniques, libraries can host a wide range of patron content, including blogs, group and event sites, and more. Learn how to extend editorial permissions to patrons while protecting your own guides and assets, as well as how to control access to ...


Techniques For Successful Management Of A Lare-Scale Newspaper Digitization Project With Outsourced Digitization, Marina Georgieva Jun 2018

Techniques For Successful Management Of A Lare-Scale Newspaper Digitization Project With Outsourced Digitization, Marina Georgieva

Library Faculty Presentations

Large-scale digitization of historical materials is on the rise thanks to all grants available for cultural heritage institutions. Often the awarded institutions/professionals don't have detailed plans how to organize the work so all available resources are effectively used, all grant deadlines are met and the deliverables are of excellent quality.

Project management skills are vital for successful large-scale digitization projects.

This poster session will use the case study of the Nevada’s National Digital Newspaper Project to introduce tips proven to work.

The poster is aimed at awardees/project managers seeking to learn how to successfully manage large-scale ...


Library Perceptions During Times Of Terror: Students Affected By The October 1 Shooting And Their Impressions Of Safety In The Academic Library Community, Kelsey Lupo Jun 2018

Library Perceptions During Times Of Terror: Students Affected By The October 1 Shooting And Their Impressions Of Safety In The Academic Library Community, Kelsey Lupo

Library Faculty Presentations

After the mass terrorism event in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, the University of Nevada Las Vegas community used the spaces of their school to shelter and heal. During that attack that occurred only three miles away from campus, the library was described as a sanctuary that students reportedly did not want to leave. In an attempt to gain insight into what makes a community space safe and comforting, especially during an attack like the Mandalay Bay shooting, survey data will be collected from UNLV students to evaluate their perceptions of safety within the school’s main branch library ...


Finding Their Way: An Information Resource Guide For New Refugees In Southern Nevada, Christina Miskey, Amanda Nida, Janelle Youngblood Jun 2018

Finding Their Way: An Information Resource Guide For New Refugees In Southern Nevada, Christina Miskey, Amanda Nida, Janelle Youngblood

Library Faculty Presentations

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is a nonprofit social
services provider that serves individuals and families in need in the Las
Vegas area, including over 3,000 refugees each year. Last year, three MLIS
students from the University of Washington reached out to this organization
and helped to identify an information need for new refugees. Although local
city information for refugees is freely available online, this delivery
method is not beneficial to individuals with limited English language
proficiency or low digital literacy. In partnership with CCSN, we created a
physical informational resource guide for refugees located in Southern
Nevada ...