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Redefining Open Access For The Legal Information Market, James G. Milles Nov 2017

Redefining Open Access For The Legal Information Market, James G. Milles

James G. Milles

The open access movement in legal scholarship, inasmuch as it is driven within the law library community over concerns about the rising cost of legal information, fails to address - and in fact diverts resources from - the real problem facing law libraries today: the soaring costs of nonscholarly, commercially published, practitioner-oriented legal publications. The current system of legal scholarly publishing - in student-edited journals and without meaningful peer review - does not face the pressures to increase prices common in the science and health disciplines. One solution to this problem is for law schools to redirect some of their resources - intellectual capital, reputation ...


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

Maria Atilano

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 ...


Just Breathe–Mindfulness And Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett Sep 2017

Just Breathe–Mindfulness And Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Jennifer A. Bartlett

The benefits of mindfulness practice techniques, including meditation and reflection, are the subject of several recent articles, books, and online resources.


Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley Aug 2017

Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley

Is the research process an “unbeatable” game, where the odds are always against the student? We see our students sitting blankly in front of computer screens, dropping search terms into databases like coins into one-armed bandits, hoping for the jackpot—full-text articles on their subject seemingly elusive as three cherries in a row. Games generally have a learning curve—the more you play, the better you become. Increasingly, however, gamers turn to tips and tricks resources for shortcuts, strategies and cheat codes that can give them the edge and propel them to the next level. When it comes to research ...


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins Jul 2017

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

Wendy Abbott

The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.


Social Media For International Students – It's Not All About Facebook, Grace Saw, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey Jul 2017

Social Media For International Students – It's Not All About Facebook, Grace Saw, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey

Wendy Abbott

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discover which social networking sites international students prefer for information dissemination activities. As more libraries experiment with social networking to inform and connect with students, there is a need to determine the effectiveness of this strategy for reaching international students. The paper seeks to address three questions: what social networking sites do international students prefer and why? Which sites do they use to socialise and which do they use to gather and distribute information? How can libraries leverage this information to enhance the international student experience? Design/methodology/approach – Information on social ...


So You Have To Write A Strategic Plan: Why Not Make It Interesting?, Anne M. Casey Jul 2017

So You Have To Write A Strategic Plan: Why Not Make It Interesting?, Anne M. Casey

Anne Marie Casey

Writing a strategic plan can seem like a daunting and boring project. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many innovative ways to develop a workable strategic plan that can be interesting, involve staff and other stakeholders, and may even be fun! This presentation offers practical advice on interesting planning techniques, such as scenarios and appreciative inquiry.


Connecting Communities To Health, Margot G. Malachowski May 2017

Connecting Communities To Health, Margot G. Malachowski

Margot G Malachowski, MLS, AHIP

Libraries have a long history of meeting public demand for consumer health information. A recent IMLS study showed that an estimated 37 percent of library computer users (28 million people) use the computers and seek assistance from librarians for health/wellness issues. How can you help connect these library users to the health information they need? Learn about the free, authoritative health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), as well as best practices for working with all types of patrons looking for medical, health and wellness information. You will also learn more about the National Network ...


Act Like A Librarian, Think Like A Fundraiser, Mary T. Moser May 2017

Act Like A Librarian, Think Like A Fundraiser, Mary T. Moser

Mary T. Moser

How do we communicate the value of our work to a non-library audience and get people excited about the work that we do? Bring a list of your professional goals to this interactive workshop in which we will discuss how to align the values of librarians and fundraisers and practice reframing our work to communicate maximum impact to our community and supporters.


Be A Digital Survivor: Digitize, Share And Preserve, Daardi Sizemore, Anne Stenzel, Linda Richter, Alex Kent, Kendall Larson, Pam Gladis Jan 2017

Be A Digital Survivor: Digitize, Share And Preserve, Daardi Sizemore, Anne Stenzel, Linda Richter, Alex Kent, Kendall Larson, Pam Gladis

Anne Stenzel

Are you feeling marooned on your own island? You are not alone. Is your tribe facing challenges, such as time, funding, preservation and storage? Looking to achieve the reward of providing access to and preserving your digital collections? Join these Minnesota digital survivors as they share their quest to digitize, preserve, and showcase their digital objects by using the open source Islandora digital asset management system, customized and supported by PALS. Together these tribes, along with the Islandora community, have formed alliances where they learn from, share with and collaborate to enrich their digital collections. Each tribe will share their ...


Reference Classification--Is It Time To Make Some Changes?, Tina M. Neville, Deborah Boran Henry Jan 2017

Reference Classification--Is It Time To Make Some Changes?, Tina M. Neville, Deborah Boran Henry

Deborah B. Henry

In 2005, the authors tested the consistency and ease-of-use of a skill/strategy-based reference question classification system published by Warner in 2001. Results of that test indicated that the Warner system was a significant improvement over the resource-based traditional system. In this study, reference librarians from other institutions were invited to compare the technologysensitive Warner system to the traditional Katz classification system. The results of this larger test mirror the findings of the original study. Overall, classification was more consistent using the Warner system.


Reference Classification--Is It Time To Make Some Changes?, Tina M. Neville, Deborah Boran Henry Jan 2017

Reference Classification--Is It Time To Make Some Changes?, Tina M. Neville, Deborah Boran Henry

Tina M. Neville

In 2005, the authors tested the consistency and ease-of-use of a skill/strategy-based reference question classification system published by Warner in 2001. Results of that test indicated that the Warner system was a significant improvement over the resource-based traditional system. In this study, reference librarians from other institutions were invited to compare the technologysensitive Warner system to the traditional Katz classification system. The results of this larger test mirror the findings of the original study. Overall, classification was more consistent using the Warner system.


Participatory Action Research: Improving Professional Practices And Local Situations, Mary M. Somerville Jan 2017

Participatory Action Research: Improving Professional Practices And Local Situations, Mary M. Somerville

Mary M. Somerville

Participatory Action Research employs social sciences research methods to develop actionable local knowledge. In seeking meaningful and inclusive ways of generating knowledge together in the workplace, Participatory Action Research practitioner–researchers combine action and reflection with theory and practice to improve local situations and enhance professional practices. Working with and for others, co-researchers evolve learning cycles that are practical and emergent, participatory and collaborative, emancipatory and democratic, and interpretive and local. In this case, the cyclical ‘methods in action’ orientation of Participatory Action Research is illustrated through examples from a North American academic library facility renovation initiative. Practical advice is ...