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The Miala Fine Arts Interest Group: Making Connections Across The Mitten State, Michael J. Duffy Iv, Grace Haynes, Laura Thompson Oct 2018

The Miala Fine Arts Interest Group: Making Connections Across The Mitten State, Michael J. Duffy Iv, Grace Haynes, Laura Thompson

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

The Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA), established in 2014, is the leading professional organization for academic librarians in the state of Michigan, and a chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Within the organization are several established interest groups that reflect a wide variety of interests across academic librarianship. The MiALA Fine Arts Interest Group was formed in 2017 to serve as a forum for academic librarians who work with users and collections in the fine arts, including but not limited to, visual art, creative writing, dance, film, media production, music, and theatre to share ideas, collaborate, and ...


Students And Digital Projects At Wmu: Working And Learning Together, Marianne Swierenga Jun 2018

Students And Digital Projects At Wmu: Working And Learning Together, Marianne Swierenga

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Western Michigan University Libraries uses undergraduate and graduate students in many stages of their digital projects, from finding aid creation and translation, to scanning and editing digital images. Using the recent digitization and description of a WWI German soldier’s scrapbook, we will examine how students are incorporated into the overall workflow, often bringing needed skills to the project and gaining valuable hands-on experience with archival materials, scanning equipment and software, and metadata creation.


Re: Structuring, Organizing, Inventing, And Imagining Technical Services, Geraldine Rinna, Marianne Swierenga, Emily Gross May 2018

Re: Structuring, Organizing, Inventing, And Imagining Technical Services, Geraldine Rinna, Marianne Swierenga, Emily Gross

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Western Michigan University Libraries migrated to the cloud in 2015 with a new integrated library system (ILS) and discovery layer. In 2016, the Libraries began discussing a complete reorganization. This presentation will outline the changes that occurred in WMU's Technical Services Department as a result of the ILS migration and new overall organizational structure in the Libraries, and how technical services faculty and staff have adapted and seized the opportunity to reinvent the department.


Spuring Into Action: Evolving The Research Consultation Into A Career Readiness Engagement, Lumarie Guth May 2018

Spuring Into Action: Evolving The Research Consultation Into A Career Readiness Engagement, Lumarie Guth

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Information literacy skills are essential to building lifelong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In Fall 2016 the library research consultation service was incorporated into a newly launched engagement program required of all business majors to develop career readiness competencies. This project lead to improvements in service logistics and a rise in research consultations. Outlook on the program and future efforts to integrate the IL Framework into the research consultation will be discussed.


Pipe Dreams: Harvesting Local Collections Into Primo Using Oai-Pmh, Geraldine Rinna, Marianne Swierenga, Emily Gross May 2018

Pipe Dreams: Harvesting Local Collections Into Primo Using Oai-Pmh, Geraldine Rinna, Marianne Swierenga, Emily Gross

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Achieve seamless discovery of materials by aggregating disparate data sources into a single discovery interface through the creation of pipes. We will present our process of selecting, curating, configuring, and harvesting from our institutional repository, digital collections, subject guides, and archival finding aids, in order to provide a streamlined user experience and increased discovery. This presentation will share our workflows, including mapping to Dublin Core, configuring the pipes, testing new resources in the Primo Sandbox, and then deploying in our Production instance.


Scholarworks 2017 Year End Report, Maira Bundza Feb 2018

Scholarworks 2017 Year End Report, Maira Bundza

ScholarWorks Repository Information

Year end report for Western Michigan University's institutional repository ScholarWorks includes statistics on the number of items in ScholarWorks, significant additions in the past year, downloads and communities & series in the repository.


Information Literacy For Music Graduate Students: A Framework Application, Michael J. Duffy Iv Feb 2018

Information Literacy For Music Graduate Students: A Framework Application, Michael J. Duffy Iv

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

The syllabus for a graduate-level bibliographic research course in music at Western Michigan University (WMU) provides an opportunity to link Frames of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, as reflected in the WMU Libraries’ recently developed Information Literacy Core Competencies (ILCCs), to graduate instruction in music. I have had multiple opportunities to teach this graduate-level bibliographic research course, Introduction to Research in Music. Over the course of the semester, the course includes activities related to each of the Frames in the Framework.

These activities include in-class evaluation of reference and research resources, comparison of articles from Grove ...


Contemporary Analysis Of Information Literacy In Music: A Literature Review And Selected Annotated Bibliography, Michael J. Duffy Iv Jan 2018

Contemporary Analysis Of Information Literacy In Music: A Literature Review And Selected Annotated Bibliography, Michael J. Duffy Iv

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

Since 2004, the body of literature dedicated to information literacy in music has expanded, reflecting themes of definitions and standards of information literacy, the role of information literacy in accreditation and assessment, instructional relationships with faculty and students, and online instruction. In addition, the literature also explored themes of information ethics, embedded librarians, unconventional instructional modes, and the implications of user behavior for information literacy. This literature review and selected bibliography traces these themes across 57 writings, published or in-press, highlighting potential application of some of the ideas in these writings as well as potential for further exploration.