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The Value Of Academic Libraries: Library Services As A Predictor Of Student Retention, Ashley Ireland, Adam Murray, Jana Hackathorn Jul 2017

The Value Of Academic Libraries: Library Services As A Predictor Of Student Retention, Ashley Ireland, Adam Murray, Jana Hackathorn

Jana Hackathorn

This study examined the predictive relationship between library use by individual students and their retention status in university settings. The methodology builds on a small number of previous studies to examine library use at the individual level to determine if use of specific library services is predictive of retention for freshmen and sophomores. Binary logistic regression yielded results that indicate a strong positive predictive relationship between library use of any kind with both freshmen and sophomore retention. These results suggest that academic libraries add value to institutional retention efforts.


Promoting Subject Specialists & Enhancing Visibility Of Library Reference [Panel] Ala, Rusa-Mers, Barbara Tierney, Carrie Moran, Mara Thacker, Sha Towers Jun 2016

Promoting Subject Specialists & Enhancing Visibility Of Library Reference [Panel] Ala, Rusa-Mers, Barbara Tierney, Carrie Moran, Mara Thacker, Sha Towers

Barbara Tierney


Academic library reference continues to go through transformation, as users increasingly rely on the web for their information needs. Traditional library liaison and subject specialist roles are changing, as librarians attempt to realign services with university-wide goals, including an increased emphasis on undergraduate student success. This panel program will show how institutions market, brand, and promote their reference services on the web; how library subject liaisons and specialists are presented online.  This panel program will explore what various institutions are doing to increase the visibility of their subject librarians and how they are formalizing and assessing their new and existing …


"Research Papers Have Always Seemed Very Daunting" : Information Literacy Narratives And The Student Research Experience., Robert Detmering, Anna Marie Johnson May 2016

"Research Papers Have Always Seemed Very Daunting" : Information Literacy Narratives And The Student Research Experience., Robert Detmering, Anna Marie Johnson

Robert Detmering

Taking an interdisciplinary approach that draws on narrative theory, composition scholarship, and investigations into the affective dimensions of the research process, this article discusses stories written by college students about their experiences locating, evaluating, and using information in the context of academic research. These narratives provide insight into how students conceptualize the research process and perceive their often tenuous roles as researchers. A textual analysis of a selection of student narratives is included, demonstrating how narrative not only enhances our understanding of the research experience but also enables students to raise larger questions about authenticity and power in the classroom.


App-Ed(Ucation): Ipads, Innovation, And Increased Library-Faculty Engagement, Elizabeth Overhauser, Shannon F. Johnson May 2016

App-Ed(Ucation): Ipads, Innovation, And Increased Library-Faculty Engagement, Elizabeth Overhauser, Shannon F. Johnson

Beth Boatright

One hundred and thirty six faculty members at IPFW have been equipped with iPads and tasked with innovation in teaching and learning. How have our librarians learned to support these technological pioneers (and join in on the fun)? We'll tell you how we acquired iPads, gauged faculty needs, developed app-specific training modules, and built tech-based librarian-faculty partnerships. From a faculty-curated App guide to stealthy information literacy training, you'll discover the possibilities of iPad-equipped librarianship.


Throwing A Hail Mary: Teaching Academic Success For Student-Athletes, Alexandra Gallin-Parisi Apr 2016

Throwing A Hail Mary: Teaching Academic Success For Student-Athletes, Alexandra Gallin-Parisi

Alexandra Gallin-Parisi

Does one librarian + 30 football players = academic success? As the Academic Success Program for Student-Athletes enters its third year, Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor Alex Gallin-Parisi will share her experiences developing and teaching a one-credit course designed to help incoming first-year student-athletes, particularly football players. This luncheon will highlight the program's interdepartmental and collaborative aspects, the course content, and its impact on students. Participants are encouraged to candidly discuss their questions, concerns, biases, and challenges regarding student-athletes at Trinity.


Making Wikipedia Work: Authentic Assessment And Research Skills In The Classroom, Kathleen Delaurenti, Christopher Delaurenti Apr 2016

Making Wikipedia Work: Authentic Assessment And Research Skills In The Classroom, Kathleen Delaurenti, Christopher Delaurenti

Christopher DeLaurenti

Authentic Assessment aims to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of skills and ideas through real-world projects. This session will describe a faculty-librarian partnership to develop a semester-long Authentic Assessment project using Wikipedia to increase accessible information about women composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Branching Out: Communication And Collaboration Among Librarians At Multi-Campus Institutions, Tim Bottorff, Robbin Glaser, Andrew Todd, Barbara Alderman Mar 2016

Branching Out: Communication And Collaboration Among Librarians At Multi-Campus Institutions, Tim Bottorff, Robbin Glaser, Andrew Todd, Barbara Alderman

Tim Bottorff

Communication and collaboration are vital aspects of 21st century librarianship, particularly for librarians in branch and regional settings who are often separated from their system colleagues by both physical distance and administrative structures. For this study, the authors conducted an exploratory survey to examine collaboration, communication, and networking behaviors and perceptions among librarians in multi-campus academic library systems. Results of this investigative study will lead to better understanding of these issues within the profession, suggest possible approaches and solutions for better models of communication and collaboration, and lay the groundwork for future research on these topics.


Managing The Merger Of Archives And Special Collections: Setting Our Own Agenda, Caroline Daniels, Delinda Buie, Rachel Howard, Elizabeth Reilly Mar 2016

Managing The Merger Of Archives And Special Collections: Setting Our Own Agenda, Caroline Daniels, Delinda Buie, Rachel Howard, Elizabeth Reilly

Carrie Daniels

At the University of Louisville a merger of archives and special collections had been discussed for decades, but for a variety of reasons, always dismissed. There were practical reasons in favor of it, but there were some significant internal barriers that made it easier to keep things as they were. But in 2012 things changed. Heightened appreciation for the traditional and emerging roles of special collections in university libraries, institutional budget concerns, key retirements and gradual replacement of people resistant to change, and an inclusive approach to planning, all aligned to make the merger seem like a natural progression for …


Outsourcing Open Access: Digital Commons At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Michael Organ, Helen Mandl Mar 2016

Outsourcing Open Access: Digital Commons At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Michael Organ, Helen Mandl

Michael Organ

Purpose - The purpose of this article is to outline the experiences of an Australian university in selecting a proprietary solution for its open access digital repository requirements.

Design/methodology/approach - An overview is presented of the environment leading up to the decision to select Digital Commons over an open source software solution. The paper also outlines subsequent experiences during a one-year period in operating the outsourced solution.

Findings - Outsourcing is an appropriate digital repository option for higher education institutions when costs are considered and compared with open source solutions, and especially when on-site IT support is limited. Outsourcing allows …


Outsourcing Open Access: Digital Commons At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Michael Organ, Helen Mandl Mar 2016

Outsourcing Open Access: Digital Commons At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Michael Organ, Helen Mandl

Michael Organ

Purpose - The purpose of this article is to outline the experiences of an Australian university in selecting a proprietary solution for its open access digital repository requirements.

Design/methodology/approach - An overview is presented of the environment leading up to the decision to select Digital Commons over an open source software solution. The paper also outlines subsequent experiences during a one-year period in operating the outsourced solution.

Findings - Outsourcing is an appropriate digital repository option for higher education institutions when costs are considered and compared with open source solutions, and especially when on-site IT support is limited. Outsourcing allows …


Ph.D. Holders In The Academic Library: The Clir Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Marta Brunner Mar 2016

Ph.D. Holders In The Academic Library: The Clir Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Marta Brunner

Marta Brunner

No abstract provided.


Dissertation To Book: Successful Open Access Outreach To Graduate Students, Diane Gurman, Marta Brunner Mar 2016

Dissertation To Book: Successful Open Access Outreach To Graduate Students, Diane Gurman, Marta Brunner

Marta Brunner

No abstract provided.


Vision For The Future, G. Choudhury, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Kenning Arlitsch, Jessica Colati, Sue Kunda, Marilyn Billings Feb 2016

Vision For The Future, G. Choudhury, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Kenning Arlitsch, Jessica Colati, Sue Kunda, Marilyn Billings

Sue Kunda

This discussion will include 5 minute lightening talks by each presenter with an open floor discussion about the future of Institutional Repositories.


Creating New Partnerships: Strategies For Growing Your Repository, Karen Bjork, Sue Kunda, David Isaak, Kay Vyhnanek Feb 2016

Creating New Partnerships: Strategies For Growing Your Repository, Karen Bjork, Sue Kunda, David Isaak, Kay Vyhnanek

Sue Kunda

This presentation was given February 8 at Online NW 2013 in Corvallis, OR. Academic institutions, as well as private corporations, have taken on the responsibility of building institutional repositories in order to collect, manage, archive and provide access to the intellectual work taking place on their respective campuses. Over the years, building or procuring a repository has become fairly straightforward. Filling it hasn't. Convincing faculty and academic units to contribute their research and scholarship is still a struggle for most repository owners and requires equal parts determination, imagination and perspiration. Join four repository managers from OSU, PSU, WSU and Kaiser …


The Library As Publisher? Publishing At Portland State University And Oregon State University, Karen Bjork, Sue Kunda Feb 2016

The Library As Publisher? Publishing At Portland State University And Oregon State University, Karen Bjork, Sue Kunda

Sue Kunda

The traditional role of libraries as aggregators, curators and disseminators of resources has been profoundly challenged by the notion of libraries as publishers of content. The traditional publishing model is based on ownership, commerce, paid exchanges, and scholarship as a commodity. Libraries are based on a service model of sharing resources & free exchange. Academic libraries are therefore uniquely positioned to provide publishing solutions which can reduce student costs and provide faculty and students an alternative to traditional publishing. Both Portland State University (PSU) Library and Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) are providing a variety of publishing solutions …


Community Stories And Institutional Stewardship: Digital Curation’S Dual Roles Of Story Creation And Resource Preservation, Sue Kunda, Mark Anderson-Wilk Feb 2016

Community Stories And Institutional Stewardship: Digital Curation’S Dual Roles Of Story Creation And Resource Preservation, Sue Kunda, Mark Anderson-Wilk

Sue Kunda

Our institutions of record are facing a new digital knowledge management challenge: stakeholder communities are now expecting customized Web interfaces to institutional knowledge repositories, online environments where community members can contribute content and see themselves represented, as well as access archived resources. Digital curation can be used to address these knowledge management challenges. Digital curation must involve both digital asset preservation and the important value-added function of facilitating user understanding of and engagement with digital resources. This paper presents a model of digital curation that embraces both the digital preservation challenge and the community engagement challenge.


Managing The Merger Of Archives And Special Collections: Setting Our Own Agenda., Caroline Daniels, Delinda Buie, Rachel Howard, Elizabeth Reilly Feb 2016

Managing The Merger Of Archives And Special Collections: Setting Our Own Agenda., Caroline Daniels, Delinda Buie, Rachel Howard, Elizabeth Reilly

Rachel I. Howard

At the University of Louisville a merger of archives and special collections had been discussed for decades, but for a variety of reasons, always dismissed. There were practical reasons in favor of it, but there were some significant internal barriers that made it easier to keep things as they were. But in 2012 things changed. Heightened appreciation for the traditional and emerging roles of special collections in university libraries, institutional budget concerns, key retirements and gradual replacement of people resistant to change, and an inclusive approach to planning, all aligned to make the merger seem like a natural progression for …


The Alternative Fix - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott Feb 2016

The Alternative Fix - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott

Derek Wilmott

The Alternative Fix examines the controversy over complementary and alternative medicine. This documentary features interviews with staunch supporters, skeptical scientists, and other observers on both sides of the alternative medicine debate.


Cataloging As A Tool For Outreach - Bringing Campus Collections Together, Derek Wilmott Feb 2016

Cataloging As A Tool For Outreach - Bringing Campus Collections Together, Derek Wilmott

Derek Wilmott

Clemson University Libraries and Tillman Education Media Center cataloging project.


Connecting The Dots To Build Orangeville, Derek Wilmott Feb 2016

Connecting The Dots To Build Orangeville, Derek Wilmott

Derek Wilmott

Charge from the Provost: Connect a geographically dispersed Clemson family.


Globalization: Winners And Losers - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott Feb 2016

Globalization: Winners And Losers - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott

Derek Wilmott

Supporters of free trade argue that globalization increases economic prosperity as well as opportunity, especially among developing nations. Critics argue that globalization has led to the exploitation of both workers and the environment, while contributing to the destabilization of undeveloped nations. Can free trade enhance civil liberties, lead more efficient allocation of resources, and increase prosperity through globalization? Or are the critics right?


A Dangerous Business Revisited - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott Feb 2016

A Dangerous Business Revisited - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott

Derek Wilmott

Five years earlier, FRONTLINE reported on safety issues at the McWane, Inc. The original investigation looked into thousands of injuries and nine deaths at plants owned by the privately held company, one of the largest iron pipe foundry companies in North America. The first half of the documentary explores the violations of OSHA and EPA regulations that eventually led to both civil penalties and criminal convictions.


Distinctive Collections: The Space Between “General” And “Special” Collections And Implications For Collection Development, Daniel Dollar, Gregory Eow, Julie Linden, Melissa Grafe Feb 2016

Distinctive Collections: The Space Between “General” And “Special” Collections And Implications For Collection Development, Daniel Dollar, Gregory Eow, Julie Linden, Melissa Grafe

Daniel Dollar

Many libraries separate collection development activities into two broad categories, that of “general” collections versus “special” collections. Although this makes for a clean distinction between two areas of library activity (roughly the work of librarians as distinct and separate from that of archivists), in between these two poles lie “distinctive collections”—items that are neither especially rare nor unique (special), but are also not run-of-the-mill monographs or journals. Government documents, numeric datasets, ephemera, area collections, audiovisual media, born-digital materials—these are all recognized subsets of library collections with their own frameworks (more or less developed) for acquisition, cataloging/metadata, preservation, inter-institutional collaboration. Falling …


Consortial Borrowing Along El Camino Real, Sally Bryant, Elizabeth Parang, Gan Ye Feb 2016

Consortial Borrowing Along El Camino Real, Sally Bryant, Elizabeth Parang, Gan Ye

Elizabeth Parang

Camino, a patron-initiated borrowing system, oper- ates within the SCELC consortium made up of private academic libraries in California. OCLC’s WorldCat Navigator Request Engine is the backbone of this service, because it works with all ILS systems and integrates with discovery layers and interlibrary loan. Camino is administrated by a user group which sets policies and procedures and guides implementation for new members.


The Learning Commons Service Model In North America [Invited Speaker], Barbara Tierney Feb 2016

The Learning Commons Service Model In North America [Invited Speaker], Barbara Tierney

Barbara Tierney

Presentation synopsis: 

Part one:  What is the LC model in NA (North America)? 

·         New emphasis placed on the expanded role of the library in supporting student learning

·         One-stop shopping that offers students a wide variety of digital resources, services, staff, and collaborative learning spaces as well as academic support services (such as Writing, Tutoring, Academic Advising, Career Counseling, etc.)

·         Information Literacy is the curriculum that librarians teach within the LC

 
Part two: Why is the LC at the forefront of 21st Century Library construction and renovation in NA?

 ·           In   order for academic libraries to …


The Subject Librarian Service Model At Ucf[Invited Speaker], Barbara Tierney Feb 2016

The Subject Librarian Service Model At Ucf[Invited Speaker], Barbara Tierney

Barbara Tierney


UCF Libraries initiated a Subject Librarian (SL) service model in spring 2013 in an effort to increase positive impacts on student and faculty success with regard to teaching, learning, research, and publishing.  This initiative seeks to change the librarian’s role from reactive to proactive.  There is a new emphasis on librarians getting out of the library building, visiting their assigned academic departments, participating in faculty and student meetings, and creating partnerships with academic faculty and students.

The new service model also emphasizes enhanced visibility and accessibility of the librarians through a high profile SL Web site http://library.ucf.edu/SubjectLibrarians/ , a digital …


The Learning Commons Service Model In North America [Invited Speaker], Barbara Tierney Jan 2016

The Learning Commons Service Model In North America [Invited Speaker], Barbara Tierney

Barbara Tierney


Part one:  What is the LC model in NA (North America)?
  • New emphasis placed on the expanded role of the library in supporting student learning
  • One-stop shopping that offers students a wide variety of digital resources, services, staff, and collaborative learning spaces as well as academic support services (such as Writing, Tutoring, Academic Advising, Career Counseling, etc.)
  • Information Literacy is the curriculum that librarians teach within the LC

Part two: Why is the LC at the forefront of 21st Century Library construction and renovation in NA? 
  • In order for academic libraries to survive in the 21st Century they must reshape …


Hospitality Management: A Guide To Key Reference Works, Tim Bottorff Jan 2016

Hospitality Management: A Guide To Key Reference Works, Tim Bottorff

Tim Bottorff

Purpose– This paper aims to provide an overview of the field of hospitality management and a guide to the major books, databases, web sites, and other resources that comprise a quality hospitality management reference collection. Design/methodology/approach– Following a short introduction and overview, key sources and annotations are presented in categories that will help reference and collection librarians to better understand and serve hospitality management students. The sources were identified through the author's experience, library research guides and web sites, bibliographies, and other standard sources. Findings– Hospitality management is growing and maturing as an academic discipline, aided by the fact that …


Content, Credibility, And Readership: Putting Your Institutional Repository On The Map, Maureen Schlangen Jan 2016

Content, Credibility, And Readership: Putting Your Institutional Repository On The Map, Maureen Schlangen

Maureen E. Schlangen

Open-access institutional repositories have become a reliable and stable medium for sharing scholarly work, advancing research, and elevating an institution’s profile. However, it takes time and effective marketing to gather content, build the repository’s credibility, and attract readership. Here, a handful of successful repository managers share what they have learned from the launch and growth of their repositories.


How To Build A High-Quality Library Collection In A Multi-Format Environment: Centralized Selection At University Of Wyoming Libraries, Sandra Barstow, David Macaulay, Shannon Tharp Jan 2016

How To Build A High-Quality Library Collection In A Multi-Format Environment: Centralized Selection At University Of Wyoming Libraries, Sandra Barstow, David Macaulay, Shannon Tharp

David Macaulay

In recent decades, the composition of academic library collections has shifted toward electronic formats, resulting in a more complicated publication landscape to be navigated by selectors. Additionally, the workload of public services librarians has become more weighted toward instruction and research support, putting more pressure on the time of liaison librarians tasked with collection development responsibilities. These shifts have prompted academic institutions, including University of Wyoming Libraries, to consider a restructuring of collection development responsibilities. This article describes the evolution and implementation of a centralized model of selection at UW Libraries.