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Building Strong Collections For Less Money Through Collaboration, Lorraine Huddy, Katie Bauer, Fred Folmer, Aaron Sandoval May 2019

Building Strong Collections For Less Money Through Collaboration, Lorraine Huddy, Katie Bauer, Fred Folmer, Aaron Sandoval

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


My Misadventures In Scheduling Innovation, Annette M. Vadnais May 2018

My Misadventures In Scheduling Innovation, Annette M. Vadnais

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

For my poster session I would talk about my personal experience with being granted flex time to work off site one day a month. I used research mostly from the tech world to back up my request. This way I would have some time each month to focus on things that often get pushed down for other items that take priority. This way I would have a whole day to focus on a project or tweaking a current program. I will talk about why I chose to not work from home, and instead chose to work mostly from other libraries ...


Who Mentored Whom?: A Conversation About Leadership, Sam Boss, Celia Rabinowitz May 2017

Who Mentored Whom?: A Conversation About Leadership, Sam Boss, Celia Rabinowitz

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Library leaders are grappling with changes in the role of libraries on our campuses, the identities and work of our library faculty and staff, and our responsibilities as voices in the senior leadership of our campuses. We occupy a unique role at the institution, yet we must also respond to enrollment instability, resource costs and budgets, student success, and facility use and planning. For library leaders, developing a campus-based support network can be difficult. Though we are engaged in finding solutions to the same challenges as our colleagues in other departments, we often encounter them from a different angle.

Within ...


"The Library Catalog Is Definitely The Best Place To Find Articles!” Overconfidence Among Undergraduate Library Users, Katelyn Angell May 2017

"The Library Catalog Is Definitely The Best Place To Find Articles!” Overconfidence Among Undergraduate Library Users, Katelyn Angell

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Investigators in several academic subjects have conducted research focused on determining if undergraduate students are overconfident regarding their knowledge of disciplinary subject matter. Up until recently, most of these studies have investigated students of psychology or economics. However, a handful of academic librarians have begun to conduct similar studies with undergraduate library users, curious whether this population shows similar overconfidence in their grasp of academic research. Overconfidence is a major problem for students because it interferes with both learning and an authentic self-awareness. The present study surveyed 34 undergraduates to assess if they were overconfident about their knowledge in key ...


Using Ethnographic Interviewing To Learn About Your Faculty, Carolyn Mills, Sharon Giovenale May 2017

Using Ethnographic Interviewing To Learn About Your Faculty, Carolyn Mills, Sharon Giovenale

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

We were part of a nineteen institution ethnographic study on the research practices and support needs of agriculture faculty, under the auspices of Ithaka S+R in 2016. We will use our work to illustrate how ethnographic interviewing works. We will discuss:

  • Training and preparation
  • The process of recruiting and interviewing, and interview transcription.
  • Coding & analysis of results, mapping findings from the interview transcriptions
  • Our findings and conclusions which, though drawn from agriculture, are potentially applicable to a broader range of science researchers

Our message to attendees is that anyone can do this research with the right preparation and support ...


Academic Librarians Working With Their Lgbtq Patrons: An Exploratory Survey, Martin Morris, John Siegel May 2017

Academic Librarians Working With Their Lgbtq Patrons: An Exploratory Survey, Martin Morris, John Siegel

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Introduction
There is now a small but growing body of evidence to demonstrate that LGBTQ library patrons often have specific and distinct information needs and information-seeking behaviours (Beiringer and Jackson, 2007; Schaller, 2011; Morris and Roberto, 2016). Many academic libraries are recognizing these specific needs and making increasing efforts to meet them, informed by new diversity statements and plans. However, these efforts are far from universal.

Given the increased attention and awareness of LGBTQ issues, librarians must be equipped to assist researchers and consumers with LGBTQ-themed inquiries. A number of studies have been conducted with physicians, mental health counsellors, and ...


Bringing Down The Empire: Remaking Our Work, Our Libraries, Our Selves, Suzanne L. Wones May 2017

Bringing Down The Empire: Remaking Our Work, Our Libraries, Our Selves, Suzanne L. Wones

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

As Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations, Suzanne leads the development and implementation of digital strategies for the Harvard Library community. Her work includes examining trends in information technology and digital library development and identifying opportunities for innovation within the Library and with external partners.

During her fifteen years as a Harvard librarian, Wones has advocated for user-focused innovations and developing creative solutions to advance the mission of the University.

As Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library, she led operations and programmatic efforts, as well as strategic planning and budget management. Suzanne also stewarded faculty/library relationships ...


Participatory Design Ethnography In The Learning Commons: Initial Research Findings, Krista Harper May 2014

Participatory Design Ethnography In The Learning Commons: Initial Research Findings, Krista Harper

Krista M. Harper

Presentation on initial findings from research at the UMass Amherst Learning Commons using participatory design ethnography and Photovoice. In this Spring 2014 project, I guided students through a semester-length research study of students' perspectives on and practices in the library.


Handicapping Kirtsaeng, Laura Quilter Jan 2013

Handicapping Kirtsaeng, Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Copyright And Fair Use In Higher Education, Laura Quilter Jan 2013

Copyright And Fair Use In Higher Education, Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Copyright Developments In 2012 (Version 1.1), Laura Quilter Nov 2012

Copyright Developments In 2012 (Version 1.1), Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


The Google Book Search Settlement And The View From The Public Interest World, Laura Quilter Nov 2009

The Google Book Search Settlement And The View From The Public Interest World, Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Current Issues In Intellectual Freedom, Laura Quilter Jul 2009

Current Issues In Intellectual Freedom, Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Google Booksearch And Library Digitization, Laura Quilter, Jack Lerner Mar 2008

Google Booksearch And Library Digitization, Laura Quilter, Jack Lerner

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Radio Frequency Id And Privacy With Information Goods, Laura Quilter, Nathan Good, John Han, Elizabeth Miles, David Molnar, Deirdre Mulligan, Jennifer M. Urban, David Wagner Oct 2004

Radio Frequency Id And Privacy With Information Goods, Laura Quilter, Nathan Good, John Han, Elizabeth Miles, David Molnar, Deirdre Mulligan, Jennifer M. Urban, David Wagner

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.