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Towards An Accessible Library, Annie Bélanger Nov 2019

Towards An Accessible Library, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

  • Why Accessibility?
  • What is Accessibility?
    • Legislation
    • Accommodation vs Accessibility
    • Shifting to a proactive approach
  • Principles of Accessibility
  • Print Disabilities
    • What constitutes a print disability?
  • How to Increase Accessible Service
    • Barriers
    • Making a daily commitment
  • Tips for Daily Interactions
  • All together to Prevent New Barriers
  • Open Q&A


Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes, Carol Sanchez Oct 2019

Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes, Carol Sanchez

Scholarly Papers and Articles

In the Fall of 2018, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) joined twelve other institutions to participate in an Ithaka S+R study to understand the pedagogical support needs of business school faculty. Each participating institution served as a research site with a local team of researchers. This report will outline the methodology, findings, and recommendations for instructional faculty, librarians, and administrators.


Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker Sep 2019

Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker

Books and Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte May 2019

Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte

Presentations

Have you ever wondered if the interview process could be a kinder, more accessible experience, meant to develop connections? Would you like to critically examine practices in the hiring process to ensure empathy to applicants going through the process? In taking a closer look at our own practices, collaborating with the Office of Inclusion and Equity, we have made changes, which have led to a more positive experience for candidates and our organizational outcomes.


2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger Apr 2019

2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

Accessibility permeates all aspects of our public-facing work. Being accessible is in every aspect of workflow development and application for user services and support. Many more than the manager are involved in the development and application of our guidelines, practices and procedures. It is everyone’s responsibility.

The session covered:

  • What is accessibility?
  • Accessible Customer Service
    • Leading Practices
    • Practical approaches to delivery
    • Planning with Accessibility in Mind
    • Resources to learn more about accessibility in libraries

The session is premised on goal of accessibility, or moving beyond compliance. As such, accessible means that a person with a disability is afforded the ...


The Convergence Of Libraries, Voter Education, And Civic Literacy, Natalie Lowengruber Apr 2019

The Convergence Of Libraries, Voter Education, And Civic Literacy, Natalie Lowengruber

Honors Projects

The aim of this project was to explore how libraries, particularly academic libraries, intersect with voter education in promoting civic engagement. After reviewing research on the library’s role in democracy and civic engagement, I forged this connection through collaborating with librarians to develop an interactive workshop open to the Grand Valley community. The main goal of this workshop was to increase voter education and equip voters with tools to become better informed on candidates, legislation, and policy before the midterm elections of November, 2018. Participation in democracy is a lifelong practice and civic duty that begins with a strong ...


Re-Think It Conference Proceedings, Grand Valley State University, Matt Ruen, Mary M. Somerville, Lori S. Mestre, Eric Kurt, Ilana Stonebraker, Tomalee Doan, Corey Seeman, Jeffery Scherer, Christine Tobias, Christina Mune, Sharon Thompson Jan 2016

Re-Think It Conference Proceedings, Grand Valley State University, Matt Ruen, Mary M. Somerville, Lori S. Mestre, Eric Kurt, Ilana Stonebraker, Tomalee Doan, Corey Seeman, Jeffery Scherer, Christine Tobias, Christina Mune, Sharon Thompson

Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age - Conference Proceedings

Essays contributed by participants in Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age, a conference on library design, services, values, and visions, which was held in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons at Grand Valley State University, August 10 - 12, 2015.


We're All In This Together: Mentoring In Academic Libraries (Poster), Matt Ruen, Cara Cadena, Betsy Williams May 2015

We're All In This Together: Mentoring In Academic Libraries (Poster), Matt Ruen, Cara Cadena, Betsy Williams

Presentations

Navigating a new job can be difficult for both new and experienced librarians. How will you learn “the way we do things here”? Mentoring can play a key role in helping librarians find their way to becoming effective professionals. Grand Valley State University currently has several formal mentoring programs for new librarians, in addition to informal mentoring. Our poster will discuss GVSU’s mentoring programs and the purposes they serve—acclimating to university culture, developing position-specific skills, and successfully participating in the scholarly process. We will include our experiences and perspectives as recent participants in these programs. This discussion will ...


Google Like A Librarian: Sharing Skills For Search Success, Mary K. O'Kelly, Colleen Lyon Jun 2011

Google Like A Librarian: Sharing Skills For Search Success, Mary K. O'Kelly, Colleen Lyon

Scholarly Papers and Articles

The workshop announcement started simply enough: “Your students are using
it. You are using it. Why not get the most out of Google tools?” The workshop, called “Using Google Like a Librarian,” was for faculty and staff at Grand Valley State University. Over the past two years, librarians have been teaming up with instructional technology staff to create on-campus professional development opportunities, and this was going to be (we thought) just another workshop. And then it got popular.


Using Teaching Faculty Focus Groups To Assess Information Literacy Core Competencies At University Level, Jodi Tyron, Emily Elizabeth Frigo, Mary Kathleen O'Kelly Jan 2010

Using Teaching Faculty Focus Groups To Assess Information Literacy Core Competencies At University Level, Jodi Tyron, Emily Elizabeth Frigo, Mary Kathleen O'Kelly

Scholarly Papers and Articles

Grand Valley State University librarians designed and conducted teaching faculty1 focus groups to gauge their response to a new information literacy (IL) core student competencies document created to support a developing library IL programme. Although the competencies were inspired by existing, widely known information literacy standards and guidelines the University Libraries’ Information Literacy Competencies document (ILCC) is unique and written specifically to address the university’s culture and curriculum. The authors of this paper formed a research team to assemble two groups of teaching faculty from various disciplines and to analyse focus group transcripts using a content analysis approach. The ...