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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

No abstract provided.


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.


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 ...


Developing Leadership In A Multitype Library Consortium: Ten Years Of Seflin Sun Seekers, Elizabeth A. Curry, Jeannette Smithee Jan 2009

Developing Leadership In A Multitype Library Consortium: Ten Years Of Seflin Sun Seekers, Elizabeth A. Curry, Jeannette Smithee

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

The Southeast Florida Library and Information Network (SEFLIN) has presented the Sun Seeker Leadership Institute biennially since 1997. SEFLIN, a multitype library consortium headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, was one of the first groups to sponsor a library leadership institute held as a monthly series of events over the period of a year. One hundred library staff members from all types of libraries, large, small, public, and academic, have completed the leadership institute. After twelve years and six cohorts, SEFLIN is reviewing the project’s impact. This article outlines how and why the leadership institute was created, the program’s ...


Getting Started With Materials Booking, Susan Dow, Jennifer L. Murray Oct 2007

Getting Started With Materials Booking, Susan Dow, Jennifer L. Murray

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

No abstract provided.


The Library System Of Brazil As Observed In Brasilia, Brazil, Jeffrey T. Bowen Jul 2000

The Library System Of Brazil As Observed In Brasilia, Brazil, Jeffrey T. Bowen

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

My wife and I visited Brazil in December and January this past year, spending the Christmas and New Year’s holidays there. Since my wife is Brazilian, I have taken an interest in exploring Brazilian culture and history. This interest, and the fact that we were in Brazil for a month, prompted me to take a couple of days to visit various libraries and see how things are done there. I visited three basic types of libraries in the capital district of Brasilia. The Universidade de Brasilia, Biblioteca Central (the University of Brasilia Central Library), two different types of public ...


Narratives Of Engaging Women In Perceptions About Library Leadership, Elizabeth A. Curry Jan 2000

Narratives Of Engaging Women In Perceptions About Library Leadership, Elizabeth A. Curry

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

This paper is a collage of women's perceptions about leadership. It focuses on women in library leadership. The impetus for this study is one of personal reflection, as well as an introductory excursion into qualitative research. I was interested in clarifying my own feelings and thoughts about leadership and learning more about the way other library leaders perceive themselves as leaders. I wanted to understand how women defined leadership and their roles as leaders. A related purpose was to see how people characterize themselves and develop an image of leadership according to the opinions of others. Participants had served ...


Cutting Cataloging Costs: Accepting Lc Classification Call Numbers From Oclc Cataloging Copy, Susan A. Massey, S Michael Malinconico Jan 1997

Cutting Cataloging Costs: Accepting Lc Classification Call Numbers From Oclc Cataloging Copy, Susan A. Massey, S Michael Malinconico

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Cataloging policy at the University of Alabama Libraries allows the acceptance of LC classification call numbers from OCLC cataloging copy into the local database without shelflisting. In this study, we measured error rates for locally unshelflisted samples and a control group of locally assigned and shelflisted call numbers to determine whether this policy produces disarrangement of the local online shelflist. The results show no significant differences between samples, indicating that cataloger’s task of local shelflisting is not a cost-effective use of their time. An analysis of the error data suggests that the types of disorder created by shelflisting errors ...