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How To Post So Others Will Listen: Engaging Your Audience Through Social Media, April Hines, Maria Atilano Nov 2017

How To Post So Others Will Listen: Engaging Your Audience Through Social Media, April Hines, Maria Atilano

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

When it comes to social media, libraries are certainly posting, but is anyone listening? How can libraries create engaging content, attract and sustain followers, and create a sense of community among their user groups? In this session, two librarians from different institutions will share how they were able to successfully engage their patrons through multiple social media platforms, resulting in thousands of interactions with a variety of audiences. Attendees will learn to find their social media “voice,” to craft the right message, and to develop a brand that highlights library staff as valuable resources. By utilizing strategic planning, advocacy techniques ...


Assessing Success, One Student At A Time, Lauren Newton, Stephanie Weiss, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers Oct 2016

Assessing Success, One Student At A Time, Lauren Newton, Stephanie Weiss, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

The University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library offers a research consultation service that allows users to schedule one-on-one meetings with a research librarian to discuss their projects. These sessions may consist of a general orientation to library facilities and resources, or may focus on specific research needs. The service has experienced amazing growth since its inception in 2009. The research librarians decided to assess the consultations in large part to decipher why it has grown so significantly, and to ensure that the service remains high quality in the face of growth.


Why Not Play Ball? When Athletes And Librarians Play Together... Everyone Wins, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Stephanie Race, Cat Silvers, Nancy Miller Mar 2016

Why Not Play Ball? When Athletes And Librarians Play Together... Everyone Wins, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Stephanie Race, Cat Silvers, Nancy Miller

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Who are the last students you expect to see in a university library? Probably athletes. With incredibly tight schedules structured around classes, homework, practices, and athletic events, most student athletes have very little free time in their schedules. Because they have their own academic support structure, libraries most likely do not reach out to the Athletics Department. Join librarians and academic support staff discuss what happens when they team up to play ball to support student success.


Outreach Across The Ages: Developing Programs And Partnerships For Adults From 18 To 80, Maria Atilano, Kayla Kuni Mar 2016

Outreach Across The Ages: Developing Programs And Partnerships For Adults From 18 To 80, Maria Atilano, Kayla Kuni

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

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The Need To Preserve: Challenges And Opportunities In Collecting The History Of A Young University, Aisha M. Johnson-Jones Mar 2016

The Need To Preserve: Challenges And Opportunities In Collecting The History Of A Young University, Aisha M. Johnson-Jones

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Special Collections and University Archives are one of the main avenues of support for alumni, university foundations, and attracting new students. Special Collections demonstrate the level of importance the university places on its history within the community, making collecting, arranging, and preserving the history crucial to development. The task of collecting historical documentation can be a challenge for a young university. The challenges present opportunity for trained professional to use new and innovation methods to collect archival materials.


Meeting First-Year Students Where They Are: Creating Partnerships To Maximize Student Success, Cat Silvers, Heather Snapp Mar 2016

Meeting First-Year Students Where They Are: Creating Partnerships To Maximize Student Success, Cat Silvers, Heather Snapp

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Academic librarians often seek ways to lure students into the library for instruction, programming, and services. But why not reach first year students that do not visit the library by bringing the services to them? Partnering with existing departments and campus events, librarians can reach many more students by leaving the building and providing library information and services where students live and hang out. Providing workshops in the residence halls and research assistance in the Student Support Services office, working with minority and first generation students, and offering information sessions in the Intercultural Center allows students to utilize the expertise ...


There's No Stopping Us Now! Why Systematic Staff Training Keeps The Organization Moving Forward, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Stephanie Weiss, Lauren Newton Mar 2016

There's No Stopping Us Now! Why Systematic Staff Training Keeps The Organization Moving Forward, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Stephanie Weiss, Lauren Newton

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Libraries have shifted from repositories of materials to centers of innovation and community-based learning. Many library services changed to accommodate the shift; some staff find this difficult and perplexing and it has led to technological wariness and resistance to change. To address this we developed a continuous in-house professional development program. We will discuss barriers and enablers to establishing a program and unintended benefits, such as reducing perceived inequalities among staff, increasing trust, and empowering staff.


The Ultimate Irony: An Information Age Without Librarians, Dawn S. Ady Jan 2016

The Ultimate Irony: An Information Age Without Librarians, Dawn S. Ady

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, the continuing relevance of the profession of librarianship in the digital age is explored and assessed. After defining the library as information itself, the thesis establishes that electronic formats replacing printed matter is not an indication of libraries becoming extinct. Further, various aspects of the profession of librarianship—including library ethics, information extraction skills, and information literacy instruction—are discussed. Additionally, the potential for librarians to play an important role in a largely “jobless” society (as forecast by some experts and scholars as well as in a recent Oxford University study) is evaluated. Finally, a proposal is ...


Tommy G'S New Learning Commons & Artwork, Courtenay Mcleland Nov 2015

Tommy G'S New Learning Commons & Artwork, Courtenay Mcleland

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

After several years of planning, the Thomas G. Carpenter Library received the funding to transform the first and second floors of the library, enabling us to increase seating capacity and create a modern showcase of collaborative learning spaces. This talk addressed the practical matters of moving and caring for the library's art collection during such a project and highlighted the new space, collaboration stations, interior design, furniture, and new sculptures.


Stop, Collaborate And Listen, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers Aug 2015

Stop, Collaborate And Listen, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Libraries are under pressure to demonstrate their value within their educational institutions and in their communities. The University of North Florida is in the process of a rebranding project to update its image and to address concerns including student success, retention, and time to degree. The presenters will propose skills to strengthen library relevance that are applicable to all libraries by using three simple steps:

  1. STOP - Evaluate where you are. Assess your current practices and determine areas for improvement.
  2. COLLABORATE - Identify opportunities for partnerships with organizations or groups whose goals align with yours.
  3. LISTEN - Garner feedback from users via social ...


Historical Background On Lis1001, Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Historical Background On Lis1001, Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information about the library’s skills course, LIS1001: Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies.


What Is Research?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

What Is Research?, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Overview of research and the role libraries play in it.


The Web Vs. Library Resources: A Research Rationale, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

The Web Vs. Library Resources: A Research Rationale, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding the type of information provided online and the type of information provided by a library.


Primary, Secondary, And Tertiary Sources, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Primary, Secondary, And Tertiary Sources, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help identifying source materials for academic research.


Search Strategies: Internet Vs. Library Databases, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Search Strategies: Internet Vs. Library Databases, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding and constructing internet and library searches for more successful academic research.


What Is A Reference Collection?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

What Is A Reference Collection?, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding a library's reference collection.


Peer Review, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Peer Review, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding peer review for successful academic research.


A Brief Library & Internet Glossary, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

A Brief Library & Internet Glossary, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Useful terms for a research project.


The Library's Catalog: From Cards To Databases, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

The Library's Catalog: From Cards To Databases, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Overview of the library's catalog and how to search it.


Information: What Is It? How Is It Organized?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Information: What Is It? How Is It Organized?, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Overview of information in regards to academic research.


Government Documents, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Government Documents, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information about government documents as potential research sources.


Evaluating Books & Other Lengthy Sources, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Evaluating Books & Other Lengthy Sources, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help identifying characteristics/qualities to examine when evaluating books and longer sources for inclusion in an academic paper


Discovery Tool, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Discovery Tool, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information on library discovery tools.


Developing A Research Vocabulary, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Developing A Research Vocabulary, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help finding terminology that will aid in the discovery of relevant research materials.


Creating An Annotated Bibliography, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Creating An Annotated Bibliography, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding the annotated bibliography and how to create one.


Conducting A Literature Review, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Conducting A Literature Review, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

The literature review is an integral part of any research project and is undertaken as a means of surveying what research has been conducted previously on a particular topic. There are many reasons for conducting a literature review, but one of the primary reasons is to establish a base line of what is already known on a topic before exploring the topic any further. The review typically involves a search of any previously published or presented materials that might have relevance to a prospective new study.


Choosing A Research Topic, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Choosing A Research Topic, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

One of the most difficult things about doing research is finding a good topic. Finding an area of interest is usually no problem, but discovering a specific topic within that area can be challenging or even frustrating. The following discussion should help you to select an appropriate research topic.


Boolean Logic/Boolean Searching, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Boolean Logic/Boolean Searching, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help using Boolean operators for a successful online or database search.


Books: Their Role In Research, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Books: Their Role In Research, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help evaluating books as resources in an academic research project.


Parts Of The Book, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Parts Of The Book, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information to help recognize the different parts of a research or academic book.