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Linked Data Demystified: Practical Efforts To Transform Contentdm Metadata For The Linked Data Cloud, Silvia B. Southwick, Cory K. Lampert Nov 2012

Linked Data Demystified: Practical Efforts To Transform Contentdm Metadata For The Linked Data Cloud, Silvia B. Southwick, Cory K. Lampert

Library Faculty Presentations

The library literature and events like the ALA Annual Conference have been inundated with presentations and articles on linked data. At UNLV Libraries, we understand the importance of linked data in helping to better service our users. We have designed and initiated a pilot project to apply linked data concepts to the practical task of transforming a sample set of our CONTENTdm digital collections data into future-oriented linked data. This presentation will outline rationale for beginning work in linked data and detail the phases we will undertake in the proof of concept project. We hope through this research experiment to ...


Rda For Cartographic Resources, Katherine Rankin, Mary L. Larsgaard Oct 2012

Rda For Cartographic Resources, Katherine Rankin, Mary L. Larsgaard

Library Faculty Presentations

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a pragmatic, brief introduction and overview to using RDA to create bibliographic records for cartographic resources. The emphasis will be on differences between RDA and AACR2R and specific examples of bibliographic records.


Quest For Continuous Improvement: Gathering Feedback And Data Through Multiple Methods To Evaluate And Improve A Library’S Discovery Tool, Jeanne M. Brown Oct 2012

Quest For Continuous Improvement: Gathering Feedback And Data Through Multiple Methods To Evaluate And Improve A Library’S Discovery Tool, Jeanne M. Brown

Library Faculty Presentations

Summon at UNLV

  • Implemented fall 2011: a web-scale discovery tool
  • Expectations for Summon
  • Continuous Summon Improvement (CSI)Group

The environment

  • User changes
  • Library changes
  • Vendor changes
  • Product changes
  • Complex information environment
  • Change + complexity = need to assess using multiple streams of feedback


Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

This program introduces useful apps for librarians who have two or more Apple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. You can learn how to use the iCloud, sync devices together, and about other useful apps for librarians to work on their projects from different places with different Apple devices without carrying files.


Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

The main objective of this poster is to show how libraries can provide an “online video library” to library users. Library users with a computer and an Internet connection can view videos through the library website. This poster also includes the technical aspects of making streaming videos available to library users.


Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska Oct 2012

Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire to collaborate, share, and showcase their sustainability research, activities, and beyond, in an institutional repository. This is an opportunity for libraries to promote scholarly communication that encompasses employing and building upon existing sustainability intellectual content. Research is locally and globally available at no cost to the reader. The social equity quotient is robust, engaging the academic community and public to freely locate research in an open access environment.

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Learning Outcomes For Library Student Workers, Jeanne M. Brown Oct 2012

Learning Outcomes For Library Student Workers, Jeanne M. Brown

Library Faculty Presentations

Our Dean of Libraries, Patty Iannuzzi has indicated that employment in the library can and should offer value to the student worker beyond convenience and flexible hours. In her words, "The libraries are well positioned to add value to our students' work experience in ways that can contribute to their academic success. As one of the largest employers of student workers on campus, we owe this to our students. As an organization, we want to clearly send a message that we care about them as students -- not just our employees." In Spring 2011, the Libraries partnered with Campus Life to ...


Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak Aug 2012

Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak

Library Faculty Publications

Discovery tools such as Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, and WorldCat Local aim to make scholarly research more intuitive for students in part because of their single interface for searching across multiple platforms, including the library, fee-based databases, and unique digital collections. Discovery tools are in sync with the way many undergraduates look for information because they offer a more “Google-like” experience in contrast with previous methods of research that required first knowing which database to use, then searching each one differently according to its specifications. However, broad searches across multiple formats with different systems of controlled vocabulary force instructors ...


Guidelines For Media Resources In Academic Libraries (2012), Mary S. Laskowski, Cyrus Ford Zarganj, Nancy E. Friedland, Jacqueline Fritz, Jim Holmes, Lora Lennertz Jetton, M. Claire Stewart, Joe M. Williams Jul 2012

Guidelines For Media Resources In Academic Libraries (2012), Mary S. Laskowski, Cyrus Ford Zarganj, Nancy E. Friedland, Jacqueline Fritz, Jim Holmes, Lora Lennertz Jetton, M. Claire Stewart, Joe M. Williams

Library Faculty Publications

Technology used in teaching, learning, and research has created new challenges and opportunities for managers of college and university library media resource collections and services.

Moving images, sounds, and still images have become increasingly important in teaching, learning and research, and academic librarians are working closely with other agencies on campus to support faculty and student information needs. In some institutions, librarians have become true partners in the delivery of instruction, working with faculty, technologists, and instructional developers to create “new learning communities.”

Most academic libraries collect media, and these materials are as vital and diverse as any print collection ...


Appearances Do Matter! What Libraries Can Learn From Clinton Kelly, Nancy E. Fawley Jul 2012

Appearances Do Matter! What Libraries Can Learn From Clinton Kelly, Nancy E. Fawley

Library Faculty Publications

One could easily mistake Clinton Kelly’s closing keynote presentation at ACRL 2011 in Philadelphia last March as light fare. Kelly, cohost of TLC’s What Not To Wear, spoke enthusiastically about the importance of one’s appearance and the necessity of making an extra effort in the way individuals present themselves. His keynote address, and the fact that a fashion expert was a speaker at a conference for librarians, sparked debates on Twitter and in the blogosphere.

Do appearances matter? I say they do and add that this applies to buildings and objects, as well. Academic libraries, especially, could ...


Library Technical Services Process Improvement Based On Lean, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Cyrus Zarganj Ford, Greg W. Voelker Jun 2012

Library Technical Services Process Improvement Based On Lean, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Cyrus Zarganj Ford, Greg W. Voelker

Library Faculty Presentations

Lean Thinking … is to see and eliminate Muda ‘waste’ – which is essentially any activity in which absorbs resources but creates no value.


What Is Resource Description And Access (Rda) And How Will It Impact Our Libraries?, Cyrus Ford Zarganj May 2012

What Is Resource Description And Access (Rda) And How Will It Impact Our Libraries?, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Scholarship Colloquium

Current Status of RDA

• The implementation of RDA will begin no earlier than January 1, 2013

• Text of RDA needs revision

• RDA Toolkit navigation needs improvement


Academic Libraries And English Composition Programs: A Literature Review Of Current Trends, Erin E. Rinto May 2012

Academic Libraries And English Composition Programs: A Literature Review Of Current Trends, Erin E. Rinto

Scholarship Colloquium

This literature review examines a sampling of the last ten years of research on the relationships between academic libraries and English Composition Programs in an effort to uncover potential methods for a new collaboration between the Lied Library and the English Composition Program at UNLV. Three general trends are identified and discussed in terms of their strengths and weaknesses for local implementation.


Juvenile Literature E-Books In A Curriculum Materials Library Setting: Love Them Or Leave Them?, Amy L. Johnson May 2012

Juvenile Literature E-Books In A Curriculum Materials Library Setting: Love Them Or Leave Them?, Amy L. Johnson

Scholarship Colloquium

So What's The Problem?
CML’s juvenile literature collection serves a three-fold purpose

• Supporting academic study of children’s/young adult literature

• Leisure reading collection

• Providing materials for use by CCSD teachers and students

Which means…

• Amazon’s e-book sales (and other info.) can guide leisure reading trends

• BUT…we also need input and buy-in from UNLV instructors and CCSD teachers


Crowdsourcing Course Design: Tapping The Collective Intelligence Of Campus Stakeholders, Patrick Griffis, Steven Hoover May 2012

Crowdsourcing Course Design: Tapping The Collective Intelligence Of Campus Stakeholders, Patrick Griffis, Steven Hoover

Scholarship Colloquium

Background

• UNLV General Education Reform

– led to First Year Experience Course in College of Business

• Course taught by advisors in College Of Business

• Collaboration between Librarians and BUS103

• Libraries hosted Faculty Institute for First Year Seminars

– Collaborative course design with business instructors, civic engagement and student success professionals, technology specialists, and librarians


The Social Web: Utilizing Social Media To Expose And Provide Access To The Unlv Libraries Digital Collections, Amy Jo Hunsaker May 2012

The Social Web: Utilizing Social Media To Expose And Provide Access To The Unlv Libraries Digital Collections, Amy Jo Hunsaker

Scholarship Colloquium

Why use Social Media?

Exposure

Access points

Promotion

Establish relationships

Promote discourse


Scholarship Colloquium Flyer, University Libraries May 2012

Scholarship Colloquium Flyer, University Libraries

Scholarship Colloquium

List of presenters and presentations


Reaching Out To Business Communities: Best Practices For Libraries, Patrick Griffis, Sidney Lowe May 2012

Reaching Out To Business Communities: Best Practices For Libraries, Patrick Griffis, Sidney Lowe

Scholarship Colloquium

Origin of Book Project

• Presented about Business Community Outreach

– Reference Renaissance Conference: August 2010

• Approached by Managing Editor of Libraries Unlimited

– Asked to submit proposal for a book

• Proposal accepted and book contract signed


Promoting Awareness Of The Unlv University Archives, Tom D. Sommer May 2012

Promoting Awareness Of The Unlv University Archives, Tom D. Sommer

Scholarship Colloquium

Promoting awareness of the University Archives has evolved for me for the past six years as University Archivist. It started out as an idea that quickly grew into a wonderful relationship between the University Archives and the rest of UNLV. I originally promoted awareness through outreach services as a librarian in Oro Valley, Arizona. It was a nice way for the organization to get the word out about the new library in the neighborhood. I started by reading novels to kids in Summer Camps at the nearby middle and high schools. It was a lot of fun and I was ...


Promoting Public Outreach And Awareness For Unlv Special Collections, Tom D. Sommer May 2012

Promoting Public Outreach And Awareness For Unlv Special Collections, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

Promoting public outreach and awareness for UNLV Special Collections has evolved for me for the past six years as University Archivist. It started out as an idea that quickly grew into a wonderful partnership between UNLV and the local community. I originally promoted outreach as a librarian in Oro Valley, Arizona. It was a nice way for the organization to get the word out about the new library in the neighborhood. I started by reading novels to kids in Summer Camps at the nearby middle and high schools. It was a lot of fun and I was asked to come ...


Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer May 2012

Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

The idea of a Journal of Western Archives began in the early 2000s after plans were being made for a super regional meeting in Las Vegas, NV. It was during this collaborative time that University Archivists Gordon Daines proposed an idea to then Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists President John Murphy. Gordon wanted to establish a journal that would be for archivists working in the western United States. He noticed that as a researcher himself at BYU that archivists in the western United States didn’t publish as much as archivists in the eastern United States.

In 2002, Gordon approached CIMA ...


Fortifying The Pipeline: An Exploratory Study Of High School Factors Impacting The Information Literacy Of First-Year College Students, Jennifer L. Fabbi May 2012

Fortifying The Pipeline: An Exploratory Study Of High School Factors Impacting The Information Literacy Of First-Year College Students, Jennifer L. Fabbi

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Information literacy—the ability "to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information” (American Library Association [ALA], 1989, para. 3)—has been widely and increasingly cited as an essential competency for college success, for the workplace, and for life (Bruce, 1997; Eisenberg, 2008; Fitzgerald, 2004; Johnston & Webber, 2003; National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America’s Promise, 2007; Obama, 2009; Rader, 2002). Information literacy best practice and standards state that students optimally develop this skill set through immersion in the research process—often and over time—and this proposition is also ...


Academic Libraries: Sustainability In Action, Marianne A. Buehler Apr 2012

Academic Libraries: Sustainability In Action, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Faculty and Librarian Collaborations:
- Sustainability Across the Curriculum
- Sustainability Research
- Sustainable Activity
- Opportunities


Living The Future 2012: Educational Role Of Libraries, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Jeanne Brown, Anne E. Zald, Steven Hoover Apr 2012

Living The Future 2012: Educational Role Of Libraries, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Jeanne Brown, Anne E. Zald, Steven Hoover

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Bridging The Gap: Transitioning Information Literacy Skills For Student Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, David Forgues Mar 2012

Bridging The Gap: Transitioning Information Literacy Skills For Student Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, David Forgues

Library Faculty Presentations

Context: UNLV, University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes, Inquiry & Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, iSkills Assessment


Soothing Citation Irritation: Approaches To Teaching Students About Bibliographies And References, Priscilla Finley, Susie Skarl Mar 2012

Soothing Citation Irritation: Approaches To Teaching Students About Bibliographies And References, Priscilla Finley, Susie Skarl

Library Faculty Presentations

When we work with classes, we are often asked to “cover” MLA or APA style – what they hear from us does not meet their needs.

We have two approaches to share today: one takes a metacognitive tack that encourages students to make an individual plan to address what they find frustrating, and the other is a rubric that an instructor can use to clarify the expectations and to emphasize what elements of citation conventions are most important when they are grading.


Tapping Technical Services For Ir Engagement, Marianne A. Buehler Mar 2012

Tapping Technical Services For Ir Engagement, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Current Situation:

- Shrinking budgets

- Loss of/or shifted personnel

- Serial research databases -> majority of library purchases

- Changing technical services priorities and job descriptions:

  • Fewer items to catalog
  • Focus on processing repository-bound intellectual content

-Institutional repositories (IRs) are expanding
-Welcome staff with existing and useful skills


Map Displays And Exhibits, Katherine Rankin Mar 2012

Map Displays And Exhibits, Katherine Rankin

Library Faculty Publications

Many patrons do not even know libraries have map collections, let alone what kinds of maps are in them or how they could use those maps. Map displays and exhibits can help increase interest in map collections. Muriel Strickland wrote an article on casual map displays with the title "Map Displays: a Means of Promoting Map Use" in volume 17, number 3 of the WAML IB (June 1986). One of the purposes of my writing this article is to reprise some of the valuable information in Muriel's article; because it was published so long ago, many of the present ...


Bridging The Information Literacy Gap: First-Year Students Reflect For Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Dan Gianoutsos, David Forgues Feb 2012

Bridging The Information Literacy Gap: First-Year Students Reflect For Success, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Dan Gianoutsos, David Forgues

Library Faculty Presentations

UNLV Context

• Fall 2011: 22,138 undergraduate students; 72% were fulltime; 5135 freshmen with a 76.4% first-yr retention rate (2010 to 2011); 40.6% six-year graduation rate

• Budget-induced movement to large-enrollment classes – Program eliminations and consolidations underway

• General Education Reform developments – Articulation of University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes, especially Inquiry and Critical Thinking – New general education requirements extending vertically throughout the curriculum

• Focus on enhancing the first-year experience for incoming students


Hitch Your Wagon To Institutional Goals, Anne E. Zald, Michelle Millet Jan 2012

Hitch Your Wagon To Institutional Goals, Anne E. Zald, Michelle Millet

Library Faculty Publications

The landscape of accreditation and accountability in higher education is in a period of rapid change, coalescing around issues identified in the 2006 report of the Spellings Commission, “A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education.” Information literacy librarians need to connect their instructional efforts to the institutional strategies and initiatives that address continuous improvement whatever their source, e.g. accreditation agencies, funding bodies such as state legislatures, institutional participation in the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), University & College Accountability Network (U-CAN), or internal initiatives of the institution’s administration. The challenge for instruction librarians is ...