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Cleveland State Taps Into Faculty And Campus Needs, Barbara Loomis, Theresa Nawalaniec, Marsha Miles Dec 2016

Cleveland State Taps Into Faculty And Campus Needs, Barbara Loomis, Theresa Nawalaniec, Marsha Miles

Barbara Loomis

At Cleveland State University, the library collaborates with faculty and departments on projects such as:

  • capturing and sharing conferences;
  • publishing scholarly journals; and
  • creating and disseminating open educational resources.

These endeavors have led to additional opportunities in other areas, such as working with students and with the greater Cleveland community. In this webinar, Barbara Loomis, Project Coordinator, Marsha Miles, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences and Engineering Librarian, at Cleveland State’s Michael Schwartz Library will discuss their work with faculty and departments and the other projects that these have often led to.


Market Reach And Advertising Medium: Assessing How Students Learn About Research Services, Stephanie Wiegand Nov 2016

Market Reach And Advertising Medium: Assessing How Students Learn About Research Services, Stephanie Wiegand

University Libraries Faculty Publications

Promotion of services is something we discuss often in libraries; however, it is rare to find a comprehensive promotion plan for research services or any evaluation of promotional services beyond case studies of a specific promotion. How do we know where to place our time and efforts if we have not assessed how students learn about research services? In the 2015-2016 academic year, the Library Research Services department at the University of Northern Colorado Libraries set out to answer this question. Surveys were sent to individuals contacting a librarian for in-depth research assistance. The goal of this survey was to ...


Nebraska Libraries Nov 2016

Nebraska Libraries

Nebraska Libraries

Editor's Message — Willa Bitney-Garay

Lincoln Central Library Planning: Needs, Considerations, and Trends — Pat Leach

Mid-Plains Community College Learning Commons: Transforming Libraries and Beyond —Sky Seery

When the Future Is Present: Developing a Virtual Learning Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries — Andrew J. Cano

Treasurer's Annual Report — Christa (Burns) Porter

Technical Services Round Table —The Future of Library Catalogs: What Will Linked Data Look Like? — Emily Dust Nimsakont

Book Review: Man & Wife by Katie Chase — Jennifer Gravley

NLA's Goals for the Future — Angela Kroeger

Build-a-Paper: Old Tools With a new Twist — Emily McIllece


A Year In The Life Of A Digital Humanities Librarian, Hannah Scates Kettler, Nicole White, Stephanie M. Blalock Nov 2016

A Year In The Life Of A Digital Humanities Librarian, Hannah Scates Kettler, Nicole White, Stephanie M. Blalock

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Three Digital Humanities Librarians from the University of Iowa Libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio discuss the emergence of the department from two separate units on campus, the workflows the Studio has established to support DH projects from conceptualization to preservation, and their roles within this infrastructure.


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

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

Maria Atilano

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.


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

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

Stephanie M Lee Weiss

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.


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

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

Lauren Newton

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.


Advancing Campus Priorities 11022016 Final.Pdf, Bruce Keisling, Robert E. Fox Jr. Nov 2016

Advancing Campus Priorities 11022016 Final.Pdf, Bruce Keisling, Robert E. Fox Jr.

Bruce L. Keisling

How can you use assessment data to "re-zone" your library's spaces to meet the shifting needs for collections, users, library personnel, campus partners, and institutional priorities? This presentation discussed how one library built an assessment program that informed past and ongoing space re-allocations while also seeking to optimize the human and financial resources that are needed to successfully complete and maintain the projects.


Harnessing Yik Yak For Good: A Study Of Students’ Anonymous Library Feedback, Mark Robison, Ruth Connell Nov 2016

Harnessing Yik Yak For Good: A Study Of Students’ Anonymous Library Feedback, Mark Robison, Ruth Connell

Library Faculty Publications

This study explores academic libraries’ potential uses of the mobile application Yik Yak, with particular focus on patrons’ anonymous feedback about library services and spaces. Over a 232-day period, the authors observed the Yik Yak feed for their university and recorded all yaks related to the library. A content analysis of the 249 library-related yaks found six distinct purposes that these library-related yaks served, from the perspective of the patron, that are of interest to the library: asking questions about library services; reporting problems with library spaces; reprimanding violations of and encouraging adherence to library policies; sharing compliments about library ...


Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic, Jennifer A. Bartlett Nov 2016

Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Although current books and news articles on workplace bullying are generally available, those dealing with bullying in a library setting are not as widespread. This New and Noteworthy column reviews recent library-specific materials on issues unique to workplace bullying and mobbing in libraries.


Library E-Book Platforms Are Broken: Let's Fix Them, Galadriel Chilton, Joelle Thomas Oct 2016

Library E-Book Platforms Are Broken: Let's Fix Them, Galadriel Chilton, Joelle Thomas

Galadriel Chilton

E-books promise users convenience and accessibility, but library e-book platforms contain so many barriers to use and access that patrons often turn away in frustration. In addition, aggregators’ e-book platforms often include intrusive, onerous digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. The traditional solution of DRM-free e-books are generally only available only in large and expensive publisher packages. One approach to solving these problems is an evidence-based selection of e-books program; it not only offers access to hundreds of DRM-free, unlimited simultaneous-user e-books that are integrated with similar e-journal content, but also includes an agreement that libraries will only purchase titles with ...


Harnessing Yik Yak For Good: A Study Of Students’ Anonymous Library Feedback, Mark Robison, Ruth S. Connell Oct 2016

Harnessing Yik Yak For Good: A Study Of Students’ Anonymous Library Feedback, Mark Robison, Ruth S. Connell

Mark Robison

This study explores academic libraries’ potential uses of the mobile application Yik Yak, with particular focus on patrons’ anonymous feedback about library services and spaces. Over a 232-day period, the authors observed the Yik Yak feed for their university and recorded all yaks related to the library. A content analysis of the 249 library-related yaks found six distinct purposes that these library-related yaks served, from the perspective of the patron, that are of interest to the library: asking questions about library services; reporting problems with library spaces; reprimanding violations of and encouraging adherence to library policies; sharing compliments about library ...


Harnessing Yik Yak For Good: A Study Of Students’ Anonymous Library Feedback, Mark Robison, Ruth S. Connell Oct 2016

Harnessing Yik Yak For Good: A Study Of Students’ Anonymous Library Feedback, Mark Robison, Ruth S. Connell

Ruth S. Connell

This study explores academic libraries’ potential uses of the mobile application Yik Yak, with particular focus on patrons’ anonymous feedback about library services and spaces. Over a 232-day period, the authors observed the Yik Yak feed for their university and recorded all yaks related to the library. A content analysis of the 249 library-related yaks found six distinct purposes that these library-related yaks served, from the perspective of the patron, that are of interest to the library: asking questions about library services; reporting problems with library spaces; reprimanding violations of and encouraging adherence to library policies; sharing compliments about library ...


First, Greatest, Or Last: Does The Sequence Of A Library One-Shot Instruction Session Affect Students' Retention Of Concepts?, Arthur J. Boston Oct 2016

First, Greatest, Or Last: Does The Sequence Of A Library One-Shot Instruction Session Affect Students' Retention Of Concepts?, Arthur J. Boston

Arthur J. Boston

Studies supporting a theory known as the Serial Position Effect indicate that learners tend to recall those items in a presentation which are ordered either first (primacy) or last (recency). Librarians may cover several topics in a one-shot instruction session, but will perhaps place special emphasis on a single topic. This single topic may or may not appear at the very beginning or ending of the instruction session, which could affect its likelihood of retention in the student learner. The author intends to compare librarian and student surveys from a number of instruction sessions over the course of a single ...


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.


Govdocs Today: Not Your Grandma’S Ravioli, Vickie L. Mix Oct 2016

Govdocs Today: Not Your Grandma’S Ravioli, Vickie L. Mix

Vickie Mix

A pinch of this, a drop of that, a tad and a smidgen combine to create a sweet and savory docs soup in the information world. Government Documents no longer frost the traditional information cake with swirls of technical gumbo. Instead, Federal and State governments increasingly sate the public’s appetite with innovative, engaging “dishes” served from traditional and not so traditional “eateries”.  Come Mix it up with Chef Vickie as we explore tasty delights crafted in the Docs Information Kitchen.


How To Use Existing Residential Networks To Promote The Value Of The Library, Benjamin Andrus, Anne Larrivee Oct 2016

How To Use Existing Residential Networks To Promote The Value Of The Library, Benjamin Andrus, Anne Larrivee

Anne Larrivee

This poster focuses on the value of working with residential life when planning library instruction programs within the residence halls.


Douglas County’S ‘Long And Winding Road’, Harold A. Hayes Oct 2016

Douglas County’S ‘Long And Winding Road’, Harold A. Hayes

OLA Quarterly

The Douglas County Library System (DCLS) formed in 1953 with the main library located in the courthouse in Roseburg, eight branches located in the several small communities, and a bookmobile. The benefits included the economy of scale, access to a wider collection, and shared functions with greater internal support. Today the DCLS includes the main library in Roseburg, completed in 1994, and 10 branches located throughout the county. Winston and Riddle got their libraries after the system was formed, in 1964 and 1966 respectively.

In a county that has historically relied on timber sale taxes, budget reductions began as early ...


Beer And Libraries? Challenging The Community’S View Of The Public Library, Ross Betzer Oct 2016

Beer And Libraries? Challenging The Community’S View Of The Public Library, Ross Betzer

OLA Quarterly

When you think about beer, you might not think about your local library. You almost certainly are not going to think about the Aspen Institute’s 2014 report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries. Nevertheless, these three things—beer, libraries, Rising to the Challenge—all came together in a digital collection created by Multnomah County Library called Portland Brew Stories.

The Portland Brew Stories project was a community-focused effort to gather and share images and other primary documents that celebrate beer culture in Portland and Multnomah County. Planning began in 2014, the bulk of the project work took place ...


Re-Envisioning With The Aspen Institute: Oregon Libraries Answer The Challenge (Full Issue) Oct 2016

Re-Envisioning With The Aspen Institute: Oregon Libraries Answer The Challenge (Full Issue)

OLA Quarterly

Challenge. We, in public libraries, are familiar with that word. Books and policies are frequently “challenged”, and we continue to face the challenge of offering more with less. The Aspen Institute’s “Dialogue on Public Libraries” was created to help advance the work that public libraries are doing to address community challenges and to support the transformation of public libraries in the digital age. This groundbreaking initiative seeks to change the public’s perception of libraries and concludes that the longterm health of libraries is essential to the long-term health of the communities they serve. Four strategic opportunities for action ...


Volume 22 Issue 2 Introduction, Pam North, Ann Roseberry Oct 2016

Volume 22 Issue 2 Introduction, Pam North, Ann Roseberry

OLA Quarterly

Challenge. We, in public libraries, are familiar with that word. Books and policies are frequently “challenged”, and we continue to face the challenge of offering more with less. The Aspen Institute’s “Dialogue on Public Libraries” was created to help advance the work that public libraries are doing to address community challenges and to support the transformation of public libraries in the digital age. This groundbreaking initiative seeks to change the public’s perception of libraries and concludes that the longterm health of libraries is essential to the long-term health of the communities they serve. Four strategic opportunities for action ...


Putting Our Money Where Our Customers Will Be: Investing In Digital Collections Today To Ensure A Customer Base Tomorrow, Catherine Jasper Oct 2016

Putting Our Money Where Our Customers Will Be: Investing In Digital Collections Today To Ensure A Customer Base Tomorrow, Catherine Jasper

OLA Quarterly

The Aspen Institute’s report Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries identifies four key strategies for success for public libraries in the digital age. The second of these is “Provide Access to Content in All Formats,” and asserts that an immediate and major challenge is “being able to procure and share e-books and other digital content on the same basis as physical versions” (Garner, 2014, p. 36). Deschutes Public Library has given digital collections high priority over the years – through training, marketing and aggressively funding this collection. These efforts have resulted in higher than typical circulation and a strong ...


From The Campaign Trail To Your Library: Put Your Library Staff In The Spotlight And Win Library Support, Erica Findley, Kate Lasky Oct 2016

From The Campaign Trail To Your Library: Put Your Library Staff In The Spotlight And Win Library Support, Erica Findley, Kate Lasky

OLA Quarterly

When there is a funding measure on the ballot for a library, a local independent group is formed to run the campaign for the measure. This political group, sometimes called a local ballot committee or political action committee, educates voters on why they need to vote ‘yes’ on the measure to fund the library. This group can include library workers who volunteer their own time to help with the campaign.

In addition to and separate from this, library staff also have an important role during election time to provide voters with information on the measure and what will happen if ...


See To Read!, Jane Corry, Nan Heim Oct 2016

See To Read!, Jane Corry, Nan Heim

OLA Quarterly

In 2013, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3000, the Children’s Vision Screening Act, requiring all children entering public school kindergarten to have a vision screening.

As the lobbyist for the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, Nan worked in support ofthis legislation. Joannah Vaughn, director of children’s vision screening at Oregon Health and Science University’s Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, also supported the legislation. She and her staff were already screening several thousand children at Head Start programs every year. One day at the Capitol, she and Nan were discussing how to get thousands of more children screened ...


System Branding In Three Public Libraries: Live Oak Public Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenberg Library, And Richland Library, Patrick Roughen Oct 2016

System Branding In Three Public Libraries: Live Oak Public Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenberg Library, And Richland Library, Patrick Roughen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research examines the development of the system brands of three public libraries: Live Oak Public Libraries, Richland Library, and Charlotte Mecklenberg Library. A system brand may be defined as the overall brand of a library system, as opposed to any of its sub-brands, such as those associated with individual library services, branches, departments, and events. Using a descriptive, case study approach, this research characterizes the efforts behind branding in these library systems.


Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria, Julia Lovett Oct 2016

Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria, Julia Lovett

Julia Lovett

Slides and workshop examples from a session, "Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use," given at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, "RILA 2015," on May 28, 2015 in Newport, Rhode Island. "This interactive workshop will outline the basics of copyright and fair use, emphasizing the notion of transformative fair use as highlighted in recent court decisions. The majority of the session will be devoted to real-life scenarios, and audience members will be able to analyze texts, images, video, and sound recordings to determine whether the proposed use is fair. You’ll also learn about handy alternatives for situations when fair ...


The Package, Exercise For Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles Oct 2016

The Package, Exercise For Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles

Sandra Barclay

No abstract provided.


Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference Workshop, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles Oct 2016

Emergency Management Toolkit For Libraries, Como Preconference Workshop, Oct. 5, 2016, Chris Sharpe, Sandra Barclay, Cheryl Stiles

Cheryl Stiles

Next year will be the tenth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, a critical event that necessitated institutions of higher learning to be better prepared for emergencies. This workshop will contribute to building a preparedness culture in libraries by allowing participants to learn how libraries can be prepared for various emergencies and create their own emergency management toolkit. It will be organized in four segments based on FEMA's mission areas of emergency management: prevention, protection, mitigation, and response. Content includes developing an emergency plan, reviewing what other libraries are doing, and assessing threats to their institutions. The workshop will ...


Riding Circuit: Bringing The Law To Those Who Need It, Susan Zago Oct 2016

Riding Circuit: Bringing The Law To Those Who Need It, Susan Zago

Law Faculty Scholarship

This article surveys the Access to Justice movement in the United States and proposes including more types of professionals to develop longer term solutions that will alleviate barriers to the court system. This article discusses the need to expand the access to justice concept to reach beyond the courthouse to address civil legal issues before they blossom into litigation. Mobile outreach providing preventive lawyering and early treatment of societal problems can prevent delays and the bottleneck that many courts are seeing with the vast numbers of Self-Represented Litigants. A team of professionals including lawyers, social workers, nurses, counselors, translators and ...


Image As Evidence: A Citation Analysis Of Visual Resources In American History Scholarship, 2010–2014, Jillian M. Ewalt Oct 2016

Image As Evidence: A Citation Analysis Of Visual Resources In American History Scholarship, 2010–2014, Jillian M. Ewalt

Marian Library Faculty Publications

The author examines the use of visual resources in American history scholarship over a five-year period. The article reports on a citation analysis of 554 images published in two top American history journals from 2010 through 2014. The data collected in this study documents the extent to which images were used in history research and the types of libraries and archival repositories from which historians accessed images. Based on the study data, the article explores characteristics of frequently cited libraries and archival repositories, the capacity in which images function as historical evidence, and implications for libraries based on the findings.