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Current Status Of Engagement With Plan S, Robert Boissy Oct 2019

Current Status Of Engagement With Plan S, Robert Boissy

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Plan S is understood to be transforming scholarly communications. This short presentation will summarize the position of our publishing house in light of the Plan S statements, and review concrete actions taken in light of Plan S as of the date of the NYSCILIB 2019 event. A straw poll to determine sentiment towards a full blown Plan S program or summit in New York State will be taken.


Connecting Women: Wikipedia Editing In The Sciences, Ada Lovelace Day Edit-A-Thon 2019, Selena Bryant, Wendy Wilcox Oct 2019

Connecting Women: Wikipedia Editing In The Sciences, Ada Lovelace Day Edit-A-Thon 2019, Selena Bryant, Wendy Wilcox

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Cornell University hosted its inaugural Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in 2019. Led by two librarians, this event is a chance to highlight the contributions of women past in present in the Sciences. Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer and is a good example of the invisible contributions women have made in the field of the sciences. Participants learned how to edit in Wikipedia and both Cornell affiliates and people in the Ithaca community were welcome. We highlighted female-identified Cornell professors in the Sciences, https://guides.library.cornell.edu/adalovelace, with underdeveloped or no Wikipedia pages for real ...


The Changing Reference Landscape: An Assessment Of Mann Library's Combined Service Desk, Ryan Tolnay Oct 2019

The Changing Reference Landscape: An Assessment Of Mann Library's Combined Service Desk, Ryan Tolnay

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

This project examined and assessed reference services at Albert R. Mann Library following the creation of a combined service desk. I conducted a literature review and created a survey to determine what mode of research help patrons preferred. Survey respondents were fairly evenly split between their preferences and often stated the same reasons for their preference- convenience and accessibility. Recommendations include instituting a user experience team and training all access services employees on reference techniques and library resources. This will provide patrons with more accurate answers to their questions and continue to improve library services.


Ils Migration For A Small Library: Our Experience, Doyin Adenuga, Michael Green Oct 2019

Ils Migration For A Small Library: Our Experience, Doyin Adenuga, Michael Green

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Over the last decade, many academic libraries have added a discovery layer to their integrated library systems (ILS) in an effort to improve access to information and streamline the users’ search experience. The Willard J. Houghton Library, a small academic library at Houghton College, recently migrated to WMS Discovery and implemented such a discovery layer into its OPAC, along with many other related changes to both the library’s backend and “onstage” functions. Naturally, any ILS migration will cause a variety of changes (and headaches!) for a library, its staff, and its users, but in this case these changes were ...


Graduate Students And Academic Integrity: What Is The Librarian's Role?, Roman Koshykar Oct 2019

Graduate Students And Academic Integrity: What Is The Librarian's Role?, Roman Koshykar

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

As Graduate Services Coordinator at RIT, the presenter was asked to provide instruction on academic integrity to new graduate students for two consecutive Fall Semester Orientations. This presentation will compare and contrast academic integrity orientation activities delivered in the Fall 2018 Semester with those delivered in the Fall 2019 Semester. In the latter term, the RIT Office of Graduate Education placed a greater emphasis on academic integrity content and less emphasis on information about library resources and services, as compared with the former term, in their orientation program for new graduate students. This presentation will focus on the evolving role ...


Resources On The Fringes Of Discovery, Angelique Jenks-Brown Oct 2019

Resources On The Fringes Of Discovery, Angelique Jenks-Brown

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

This presentation will have a brief introduction to the Naval Nuclear Laboratories, and its library's document delivery service. The presentation will then focus on useful online resources to locate technical reports, standards, and naval instructions, focused on the topics of engineering and nuclear physics. The presenter will posit the audience for additional resources they have found useful.


Research From Start To Publish: A 2-Day Workshop For Graduate Students In Physical Science, Mathematics And Engineering, Jill Powel, Leah Mcewen, Jeremy Cusker, Henrik Spoon Oct 2019

Research From Start To Publish: A 2-Day Workshop For Graduate Students In Physical Science, Mathematics And Engineering, Jill Powel, Leah Mcewen, Jeremy Cusker, Henrik Spoon

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

To jump-start the careers of graduate students and postdocs in the fields of engineering, math and the physical sciences, Cornell University Library held a free workshop, “Research From Start to Publish,” in January 2019. Librarians and guest faculty members led sessions on topics including intellectual property, writing/presentation skills, data management, and productivity tools. Faculty journal editors discussed how to get published, open access experts discussed “Why not Publish in arXiv and Be Done,” and librarians highlighted the wealth of library resources in the session “$2.5 Million-a-Year Worth of Information at Your Fingertips.”


Step Aside Journal Article: Scholarly Source Application In A Biopharmacology Class, Michelle Price Oct 2019

Step Aside Journal Article: Scholarly Source Application In A Biopharmacology Class, Michelle Price

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

At St. John Fisher College, Biopharmacology is an upper level elective taken by chemistry, biology and pharmaceutical chemistry majors. The final project for class was a poster, and students were encouraged to use resources beyond the scholarly article. The science librarian was embedded into the class and had 10 weekly, online assignments with students. The library content for each week focused on a scholarly resource that matched the course curriculum. The goal was to expose students to information sources like the FDA, AHRQ, NIH, and the CDC as well as introduce different information types like, clinical trial study results, new ...


A Team-Based Service Model: Mann Library, Cornell University, Erica M. Johns, Tobi Hines, Ashley Shea Oct 2019

A Team-Based Service Model: Mann Library, Cornell University, Erica M. Johns, Tobi Hines, Ashley Shea

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Mann Library began piloting a new team-based service model in August 2019 to replace the liaison model. By separating into teams of instruction or research support and removing departmental outreach from individual librarian responsibilities, Mann librarians have been able to prioritize their functional areas of expertise that were increasing in demand and devote more time to innovative new projects. We have begun our assessment of the new model which will continue through 2020, but we are also taking an iterative approach as we implement these changes, gathering feedback from staff and course correcting as necessary.


Applying Evidence-Based Research Principles In Review Design: Supporting Graduate And Faculty Research In The Life Sciences, Chris Fournier, Kate Ghezzi-Kopel Oct 2019

Applying Evidence-Based Research Principles In Review Design: Supporting Graduate And Faculty Research In The Life Sciences, Chris Fournier, Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

The reproducibility crisis in published scientific work is changing the way that research is designed and conducted. Librarians in academic institutions can play a key role in promoting improved adherence to evidence-based guidelines for performing literature reviews. The Cornell Systematic Review Team has developed a checklist, https://osf.io/2edg9/?pid=ezqpd, that can be used in research consultations as a conversation framework when assisting patrons with review design. This checklist is informed by widely accepted best practices for development of a sound systematic review protocol. Discussing this checklist with patrons promotes increased transparency, reduction of bias, and improved reproducibility ...


Libquest: An App For Exploring The Library, Abby Juda Nov 2018

Libquest: An App For Exploring The Library, Abby Juda

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Tired of scavenger hunts? Bored with tours? A library exploration web app could be the answer! At Ithaca College, we designed a simple web app that encourages library exploration. We're also looking at other ways to use the web app framework to engage students.


Engaging Nurses In Evidence: Developing An Ebp Workshop, Abigail Smith Nov 2018

Engaging Nurses In Evidence: Developing An Ebp Workshop, Abigail Smith

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Upstate’s Department of Nursing adopted the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence -Based Practice (JHNEBP) Model as part of their journey toward Magnet recognition. To receive Magnet certification hospitals must have the infrastructure and resources to support the advancement of evidence-based practice (EBP) in all clinical settings. Nurses are expected to be able to speak the concept of EBP and cite examples of how they use evidence in their practice to achieve optimal patient outcomes. In an effort to increase knowledge about EBP and the JHNEBP model, an interdisciplinary team of nurses and a health sciences librarian investigated the best way ...


Summer Research Students: One Scholarly Publishing Program To Serve Them All?, Michelle Price Nov 2018

Summer Research Students: One Scholarly Publishing Program To Serve Them All?, Michelle Price

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

For 2018, the Center for Student Research at St. John Fisher College intentionally sought to diversify the disciplines participating in the summer undergraduate research program. Previously, only the Biology and Chemistry departments and Wegmans School of Nursing had participated in the program. This cycle, 30% of the students were a humanities or social science major. The Science Librarian had offered a ten week online module on scholarly publishing as an option for the summer researchers in the past. Now, the scope of participants was broader, so how did the scholarly publishing program need to adapt? Did the program need broader ...


After-Hours Access At The Hsl, Rebecca Kindon Nov 2018

After-Hours Access At The Hsl, Rebecca Kindon

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

The Upstate Health Sciences Library, located in Syracuse, New York and serves Upstate Medical University and its surrounding communities. The Library is open 361 days a year, closing only for New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The standard hours of operation are M-Th 7:30am to 12am; Fri 7:30am to 10pm; Sat 10am to 9pm; and Sun 10am to 12am with an average of 104 open hours per week. Even with this level of access the number one request from our student body each year is to provide 24/7 access - and every year ...


Building Applications: Real World Experience For Students, Juan Denzer Nov 2018

Building Applications: Real World Experience For Students, Juan Denzer

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Academic libraries are the most diverse departments on campus. Librarians offer knowledge from various disciplines. Students not only benefit from this knowledge. They can gain real world experience from project collaboration with librarians. One way to reach out to students of computer science and engineering is to create a projects that centers on an application for libraries. This could be an internal application or open application for the library community. This presentation will discuss how one librarian has brought forward these real world projects. That has given students experience that allowed them to successfully gain employment in their fields. Attendees ...


Assessing The Impacts Of Library Instruction Sessions On Knowledge Acquisition And Retention In Biology Undergraduates, Aditi Bandyopadhyay Nov 2018

Assessing The Impacts Of Library Instruction Sessions On Knowledge Acquisition And Retention In Biology Undergraduates, Aditi Bandyopadhyay

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

This study assessed the effectiveness of one-shot library instruction sessions on knowledge acquisition and retention in Biology undergraduate students. In early Spring 2018 semester, the students enrolled in six sessions of Bio 112 at Adelphi University attended library instruction classes to learn about scientific literature. One-shot library instruction sessions were conducted to teach students in each section how to identify research, review and popular science magazine articles. A post-instruction test was conducted in late April and early May, 2018, to determine whether the students retained information from library instruction classes. The responses from both pre- and post-instruction sessions were compared ...


A Case Report Of Faculty Association With Predatory Publishing, Kelly Johnson Nov 2018

A Case Report Of Faculty Association With Predatory Publishing, Kelly Johnson

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

A case study is presented in order to prompt discussions of how to serve faculty who have fallen victim to predatory publishers. After learning of a field-specific predatory journal, a search of the publisher’s website revealed an institutional researcher had been included on the board of editors. After reaching out, the researcher confirmed that he was not legitimately associated with the journal, and asked for assistance in removing his name. I was unprepared to help him, and while an internet search provided information on how to approach removal, other questions surfaced. For example, how do we approach faculty with ...


Anatomy Of A Publisher Advisory Board Meeting, Robert Boissy Nov 2018

Anatomy Of A Publisher Advisory Board Meeting, Robert Boissy

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Plan S is understood to be transforming scholarly communications. This short presentation will summarize the position of our publishing house in light of the Plan S statements, and review concrete actions taken in light of Plan S as of the date of the NYSCILIB 2019 event. A straw poll to determine sentiment towards a full blown Plan S program or summit in New York State will be taken.


Flipping The Classroom For Endnote Instruction, Roman Koshykar Oct 2017

Flipping The Classroom For Endnote Instruction, Roman Koshykar

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Presentation on how to efficiently offer EndNote instruction to students using streaming tutorials. The presenter discusses the need for asynchronous instruction to meet student needs, technology considered that did not work for this purpose, and the successful solution to this problem. The presentation includes information on software selection, usage data, a timeline for implementation, and future goals. The advantages of this "flipping the classroom" are outlined.


The Busy Man’S Arxiv, Henrik Spoon Oct 2017

The Busy Man’S Arxiv, Henrik Spoon

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

The presentation concerns arXiv.org, a repository of electronic preprints, including the need to filter the huge volume of discipline specific materials being added. Description of history of arXiv.org, submitting items, research disciplines included, usage statistics, download rates, and how to stay on top of publications in the field of interest. BMarXiv is suggested as a possible solution to the large volume of information.


Wait…The Library Can Help Manage My Research Data?!?, Kelly A. Johnson Oct 2017

Wait…The Library Can Help Manage My Research Data?!?, Kelly A. Johnson

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Two New York University librarians, one dedicated to Research Data Management and the other a liaison to the Life Sciences, sought to understand why faculty underutilize the library’s RDM services. A simple survey revealed faculty’s RDM practices, needs, and attitudes, providing insight into how librarians can increase service along the research life cycle.


What Do Students Use? A Review Of Technology In Libraries, Aleshia Huber Oct 2017

What Do Students Use? A Review Of Technology In Libraries, Aleshia Huber

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

A review of student use of technologies in libraries, with the research question being "What increases or supports the use of these technologies?" Technologies discussed include 3D printing and scanning, virtual reality, and visualization. Factors impacting student technology usage are: Education and Training, Visibility, Classwork, and Events and Showcases.


Making It At Cornell University Library: Developing The Cul Makerspace, Jeremy Cusker Oct 2017

Making It At Cornell University Library: Developing The Cul Makerspace, Jeremy Cusker

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Poster Presentation about developing a makerspace at Cornell University's Library. Discussion of these topics: Why in a library?, Goals and Development Process, General Findings, Challenges to Date, and three phases of this particular makerspace project at Cornell.


From Instructor To Facilitator: Moving Beyond Static Librarian-Student Encounters, Erica Johns Oct 2016

From Instructor To Facilitator: Moving Beyond Static Librarian-Student Encounters, Erica Johns

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Every Fall, Cornell’s Mann Library holds a Local Food & Fiber Fair bringing together farmers and artisans from the local community and students, faculty and staff in the library lobby. In this talk, we will discuss efforts to transform this annual community festival from a mere transactional market to an experiential learning fair. By asking that all vendors incorporate an educational demonstration with their booth, the fair becomes a collection of active workshops where visitors can learn to spin wool, compost with worms, pickle produce, and inoculate logs while also supporting local merchants. Although librarians hosted one informational booth complete ...


Scholarly Publishing: Instruction For Undergraduate Students, Michelle Price Oct 2016

Scholarly Publishing: Instruction For Undergraduate Students, Michelle Price

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Undergraduate biology students at St. John Fisher College have several opportunities to engage with the concept of Scholarly Publishing and consequently three different frames from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; Information Creation as a Process, Information Has Value, and Scholarship as Conversation. This is accomplished at three different points in the biology undergraduate curriculum. First, all students enrolled in general biology complete an exercise on open access, article processing charges, submission styles and other author instructions for several different publications. Then, there are two separate opportunities for upper level students; advanced anatomy and the Summer Science Fellows ...


Analyzing Trends In Discovery Layer Effectiveness Using High Impact Referrals, Robert Boissy Oct 2016

Analyzing Trends In Discovery Layer Effectiveness Using High Impact Referrals, Robert Boissy

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Many competing claims have been made about the time and expense of maintaining different discovery tools in the academic library setting. Analysis of traffic, visits, and views may be inadequate data to focus this discussion. Analysis of high impact referrals, those that lead directly to downloads and denials, is more meaningful. Downloads are an indicator of worth, as are denials. This brief session will outline what a major STM publisher looks for in the profile of the discovery layer of its academic clients.


Enabling Undergraduates To Begin Research Projects At The University Of Rochester, Sue Cardinal Oct 2016

Enabling Undergraduates To Begin Research Projects At The University Of Rochester, Sue Cardinal

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

What skills and network do undergraduates need to successfully join a research collaboration that matches their abilities and interests? During the 2015-16 academic year, librarians at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries prototyped and refined Taking Control of Your Research Path, an eight-week/one-hour-per-week workshop. This workshop series covered a process for success: identifying one's own research interests, learning about the work of researchers and research groups, building skills in elevator pitches and informational interviewing, networking with peers advisors and finally interviewing with potential research groups. The Libraries can't provide a full perspective on undergraduate research alone ...


Assessing Biology Students Success, Kari Zhe-Heimerman Oct 2016

Assessing Biology Students Success, Kari Zhe-Heimerman

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

At Le Moyne College, Information Literacy (IL) is one of the learning goals for the Department of Biological Sciences. This presentation will discuss how the Science Librarian worked with Biology faculty to identify five measurable learning outcomes that meet Biology’s broader IL learning goal. Additionally, I will discuss the collaboration with faculty to scaffold the teaching approach for these five learning outcomes. The presentation will conclude with a description of how the Biology department and Science Librarian assess student's progress towards meeting these five learning outcomes.


I Want To Do A Systematic Review, Christine Fournier, Kate Ghezzi-Kopel Oct 2016

I Want To Do A Systematic Review, Christine Fournier, Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

This year Cornell University Library on Ithaca's campus launched a systematic review service in response to demand from non-medicine disciplines on campus. We have worked with various disciplines, including nutrition and the natural sciences, and soon realized that the definition of what is a "systematic review" is not universal. I will speak about the experience of setting up the systematic review service, challenges in communicating what a systematic review is, and what we have learned.


Weeding In The 21st Century, Peter Tagtmeyer Jan 2015

Weeding In The 21st Century, Peter Tagtmeyer

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Downsizing a branch library’s floor space by a third necessitates extensive materials de-acquisitioning to the tune of thousands of volumes. This presentation describes the context of downsizing, and the policies and procedures used to determine which materials were recently withdrawn from Colgate University’s Cooley Science Library collections.