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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 ...


Agenda: 2018 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2018

Agenda: 2018 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Agenda for the 10th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Data Services In Libraries: Past, Present And Future, Jake R. Carlson Apr 2018

Data Services In Libraries: Past, Present And Future, Jake R. Carlson

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Jake Carlson, MLIS, MA, is Director of Research Data Services, University of Michigan Library. He presented an overview and history of data services in libraries, including challenges for the future.


Data Science In Libraries, Matthew Burton Apr 2018

Data Science In Libraries, Matthew Burton

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Mathew Burton, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. His presentation was about the Data Science in Libraries project, which explores the challenges associated with implementing data science within diverse library environments. They see data science skills as a way to improve internal data collection and use as well as an extension to research data management services. When they began they were especially interested in the skills gap and training opportunities (both formal and informal) that exist for librarians and ischool students, as well as the the management gap (which they see as ...


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 ...


How Libraries Are Meeting Researcher Needs In The Digital Humanities, Kelley F. Rowan May 2017

How Libraries Are Meeting Researcher Needs In The Digital Humanities, Kelley F. Rowan

Digital Initiatives Symposium

This presentation will provide guidance for those considering the creation of a digital humanities (DH) lab, as well as for those with a current functional DH lab. The Digital Scholars Studio at Florida International University (FIU) was created in 2016 with the purpose of providing needed technology and collaborative space for researchers and students. We will explore the challenges experienced by restricted space and budget and discuss how we resolved these specific limitations before continuing with an in-depth look at programming and usage of DH software and tools. We will take a look at a few current projects our researchers ...


Opening Keynote: Fulfilling Our Mission In The Digital Age, Joan K. Lippincott May 2017

Opening Keynote: Fulfilling Our Mission In The Digital Age, Joan K. Lippincott

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Academic libraries have always supported the institutional missions of teaching, research, and service or community. There are many opportunities to enhance that support in the digital environment. Digital tools are fundamental to many research activities and many students would like to use digital technologies in meaningful ways in their education. In supporting digital scholarship, libraries can promote partnerships with faculty in research and teaching. Faculty engaging in digital research frequently involve their students, often including some on their research team and then either developing some of their digital content as part of class work or using the products of their ...


Agenda: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2017

Agenda: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Agenda for the 9th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Event Brochure: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2017

Event Brochure: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Event brochure for the 9th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. The brochure includes the symposium event schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources.


Agenda: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2016

Agenda: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Agenda for the 8th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Breakout Session Descriptions: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2016

Breakout Session Descriptions: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Descriptions of the Breakout Sessions held at the 8th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Sessions include Data Information Literacy, Compliance, Data Repositories, and Informationist.


Keynote Presentation: Data Work: Research Data Services In Canada & The U.S., Kendall Roark Apr 2016

Keynote Presentation: Data Work: Research Data Services In Canada & The U.S., Kendall Roark

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Kendall Roark, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Research Data Specialist at Purdue University. In her keynote presentation, she provides a broad perspective on the research data management services that U.S. and Canadian libraries are implementing.


Data Repositories: The Answer That Actually Came With A Question, Lisa Johnston Apr 2016

Data Repositories: The Answer That Actually Came With A Question, Lisa Johnston

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Data repositories: the answer that actually came with a question. Funders, journal publishers, and disciplinary societies recognize the benefits of long-term access to valuable data that could validate results, increase scholarly democracy, or possibly lead to future discoveries. With this in mind, a majority of research now being done in academia is subject to data sharing requirements that the underlying data be publicly accessible, citable, and persevered. As many subject-based data repositories help make this happen, particularly for computing-intensive disciplines with shared infrastructure, such as high-energy physics or real-time climate monitoring, who will manage the "long-tail" of smaller or multi-disciplinary ...


Informationist: Informationist Breakout Session, Leah Honor Apr 2016

Informationist: Informationist Breakout Session, Leah Honor

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

In this session Leah will discuss her experiences working on an NIH Supplement for Informationist Services grant, what was accomplished, and what she learned along the way. Within the psychiatric neuroimaging research community, data and resource sharing have become accepted as standard, but issues related to attribution and citing data in novel research are still hindering meaningful reuse. This project aimed to illustrate a system of data identification that would not only allow for proper citation of whole datasets, but maintain the chain of attribution in derived and remixed datasets, allowing for a more complete picture of research impact and ...


Bu’S Study Group: Partners In Learning, Tom Hohenstein Apr 2016

Bu’S Study Group: Partners In Learning, Tom Hohenstein

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective: Building awareness of new library services on any campus can be difficult, especially when these services are deemed “non-traditional.” To help us overcome this challenge, the Boston University Libraries’ partnered with the Mozilla Science Lab to launch a new initiative called “Study Group” on campus. This poster describes Mozilla’s community building philosophy, the initial results of this partnership, and the technologies we have used.

Methods: The Mozilla Science Lab launched its Study Group initiative during the spring of 2015 to help researchers practice open science through community-led, technology-driven workshops. Group members lead each workshop in an informal, approachable ...


Event Brochure: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2016

Event Brochure: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Event brochure for the 8th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. The brochure includes the symposium event schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources.


Symposium Agenda: 2015 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2015

Symposium Agenda: 2015 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Agenda for the 7th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Introducing Agile Principles And Management To A Library Organization, Daniel Forsman, Peter Hansson Jun 2014

Introducing Agile Principles And Management To A Library Organization, Daniel Forsman, Peter Hansson

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

Libraries are pressured to adapt to changing conditions due to user demands, behavior, emerging technologies and a need for cost-efficient solutions. Software companies have turned to agile development to stay competitive and to deliver working solutions in a short timeframe. Agile processes are built upon co-operation, iterative workflows and delivering working solutions with a high business value. Agile development and management in an agile organization constitutes a controlled framework of principles with a promise to ensure that the organization focuses on the right things and is able to adapt to new needs.

The Library at Chalmers University of Technology in ...


Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond Apr 2013

Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective: Research vessels coordinated by the United States University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (US-UNOLS) collect data which are considered important oceanographic science research products. The NSF-funded Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) project aims to improve access to these data and diminish barriers to their use. One aspect of the R2R project has been to develop a shipboard scientific event logging system, Eventlogger, which incorporates best practice guidelines, controlled vocabularies, a cruise metadata schema, and a scientific event log. Eventlogger facilitates the eventual ingestion of datasets into oceanographic data repositories for subsequent integration and synthesis by investigators. The careful use of controlled ...


Lolcats And Celebrities And (Red Panda) Bears – Oh, My!, Mary T. Moser Jan 2012

Lolcats And Celebrities And (Red Panda) Bears – Oh, My!, Mary T. Moser

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010

Getting - and keeping - students' attention during library instruction sessions is an increasingly Herculean task. We all know the best practices for teaching: be engaging, ask questions, provide opportunities for active learning. But what if those techniques just aren't enough? By experimenting wildly with the presentation of my library instruction sessions, I have found that a lot of teaching power lies within the unexpected. Often, topics with very little direct correlation to libraries make interesting and engaging platforms for teaching information literacy concepts. Some of the add-ons I have used in classes include: slideshows of LOLcat pictures to impart research ...


Break The Ice, Build The Momentum: Successful Strategies For Beginning A Library Instruction Session, Carrie Donovan, Rachel Slough Jan 2012

Break The Ice, Build The Momentum: Successful Strategies For Beginning A Library Instruction Session, Carrie Donovan, Rachel Slough

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010

For information literacy instructors, a common teaching challenge is how to start a class effectively. Without previous exposure to learners, library instructors have little understanding of students' prior knowledge or research needs. At the same time, the reason for a librarian's involvement in a course at all is usually a mystery for students.

The benefits of introductory learning activities, such as warm-ups, are pedagogically sound, but library instructors may be reluctant to incorporate these strategies into information literacy instruction due to limitations of time. Yet librarians still strive to design engaging information literacy sessions that result in meaningful and ...


Agents Of Integration In A Complex Information Environment, Janet Mccue Apr 2010

Agents Of Integration In A Complex Information Environment, Janet Mccue

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Presentation to science librarians about Cornell University's approach to meeting the bioinformatics and e-science needs of the campus.


Symposium Brochure: 2010 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2010

Symposium Brochure: 2010 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Event brochure for the second annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, MA. The brochure includes the symposium program schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources. The Agenda is included as an additional file.


Bringing Research Data Into The Library: Mit's Experience, Mackenzie Smith Apr 2010

Bringing Research Data Into The Library: Mit's Experience, Mackenzie Smith

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Presentation to science librarians about MIT's approach to providing data management and data curation services for the campus.


An Update On The New England E-Science Portal For Librarians, Donna Kafel Apr 2010

An Update On The New England E-Science Portal For Librarians, Donna Kafel

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Donna Kafel, MLIS, Web Portal Project Coordinator, provides an update on the E-Science Web Portal, sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region. The need for the portal was identified during the Facilitated Group Discussion at the 2009 E-Science Symposium. Attendees will also discuss next steps for action, to be ultimately reported as recommendations for area librarians to pursue in the support of their institutional scientific research.