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Connecting With Alumni As An Academic Library, Ruth A. Monnier, Katy Kelly Oct 2023

Connecting With Alumni As An Academic Library, Ruth A. Monnier, Katy Kelly

Collaborative Librarianship

Existing literature about alumni and academic libraries describes fundraising or projects with Special Collections. This paper explores two different institutions' collaborations with alumni-focused departments in “friendraising” and building affinity for the library. The authors share their approaches to collaboration with various alumni projects.


Leading An Open Revolution: Promoting Awareness Of Open Resources Through An Interdisciplinary Learning Community, Kelly Banyas, Marleen Cloutier, Colleen Farry Oct 2023

Leading An Open Revolution: Promoting Awareness Of Open Resources Through An Interdisciplinary Learning Community, Kelly Banyas, Marleen Cloutier, Colleen Farry

Collaborative Librarianship

This article discusses the case study of an interdisciplinary faculty learning community (FLC) focused on open practices and resources. The community, which was facilitated by three academic librarians, explored the case as a framework for open outreach and advocacy on a university campus. Composed of participants across disciplines and academic departments, the FLC created a setting for librarians and teaching faculty to explore open education topics together from divergent perspectives and degrees of experience. In this article, the authors present the FLC case as a collaborative model for forging relationships on campus and consider its effectiveness as an outreach and …


Connecting Fragmented Support On Campus: Growing Research Data Services Programs Through Collaboration, Patricia B. Condon, Thea P. Atwood, Catherine Derose Oct 2023

Connecting Fragmented Support On Campus: Growing Research Data Services Programs Through Collaboration, Patricia B. Condon, Thea P. Atwood, Catherine Derose

Collaborative Librarianship

Research data services are provided by multiple units across and beyond the library, which is why communication and collaboration are paramount to building support for researchers. By exploring how Research Data Services (RDS) programs can function in the fragmented landscape of research support on campuses, we outline the role of collaboration in building programs. In this paper, we discuss building an RDS program by emphasizing three strategies for collaboration: collaborating within the library, collaborating across campus, and collaborating externally with those without direct ties to your organization. The aim of this paper is to offer attainable examples and strategies for …


Partners In Graduate Student Retention: A Library-Led Outreach Collaboration, Ashley R. Lierman Oct 2023

Partners In Graduate Student Retention: A Library-Led Outreach Collaboration, Ashley R. Lierman

Collaborative Librarianship

Past research has indicated that social connection with their community is an important factor in the retention of graduate students. To help address this need, a Rowan University librarian led an interdepartmental team of collaborators from across campus in developing a series of outreach events specifically for graduate students, which evolved over time to include more and richer programming and opportunities for socialization. This article describes the evidence basis for these events’ inception, the essential components of each iteration of the event and its programming, and the results of holding these events, including both their successes and their failures. Recommendations …


One Size Does Not Fit All: Self-Archiving Personas Based On Federally Funded Researchers At A Mid-Sized Private Institution, Meg M. Eastwood, Jennifer Bowers, Jenelys Cox, Jack M. Maness Feb 2023

One Size Does Not Fit All: Self-Archiving Personas Based On Federally Funded Researchers At A Mid-Sized Private Institution, Meg M. Eastwood, Jennifer Bowers, Jenelys Cox, Jack M. Maness

University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship

Introduction: This mixed-method study analyzes the self-archiving behaviors and underlying motivations of researchers at an institution very recently recategorized by the Carnegie Classification system from “Doctoral– High Research Activity (R2)” to “Doctoral–Very High Research Activity (R1).”

Methods: A quantitative analysis of data provided by CHORUS, a multi-institutional open access (OA) infrastructure project designed to minimize the administrative costs of complying with federal public access mandates, was followed by semi-structured qualitative interviews with researchers to determine the underlying motivations for self-archiving research papers resulting from federal grant support.

Results: Fifty-one authors with federal research funding published 71 journal …


Intellectual Freedom, Cultural Exchange, And Nazi Germany: The Relationship Between The Deutsch-Ausländischer Buchtausch, University Of Denver, And Other Cultural Heritage Institutions, David Fasman Jul 2022

Intellectual Freedom, Cultural Exchange, And Nazi Germany: The Relationship Between The Deutsch-Ausländischer Buchtausch, University Of Denver, And Other Cultural Heritage Institutions, David Fasman

University Libraries: Staff Scholarship

Shortly after Hitler’s rise to power, the Prussian State Library was restructured, birthing a new entity – the Deutsch-Ausländischer Buchtausch (German Foreign Book Exchange, DAB). The DAB was responsible for exchanging books and serials with scholarly institutions worldwide. In 1936, the University of Denver (DU) received a gift of books from the DAB. Nearly fifty percent of the books would be categorized as Nazi propaganda or eugenics literature by current standards. Upon further research, it was discovered that the DAB’s relationships included Stanford, Yale, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the …


Amplifying Antiracism Resources Through Intra-University Collaboration, Leta Hendricks, Gene R. Springs Apr 2022

Amplifying Antiracism Resources Through Intra-University Collaboration, Leta Hendricks, Gene R. Springs

Collaborative Librarianship

In summer 2020, The Ohio State University Libraries was asked by The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) to partner in collaboration with them to provide expanded access to antiracism book content in support of continuing education, reading groups, and professional development across the university. The Libraries’ African American and African Studies Librarian worked with ODI’s Director for Strategic Diversity Planning, Training, and Assessment to identify antiracism book titles of interest that were recommended for purchase or expanded access to the Collections Strategist. Topical research guides were created to supplement the reading lists, and collections practices were …


Challenging The Glass Ceiling: Collaboration As The Key To Increasing The Number Of Librarians Of Color In Academic Libraries, Janet M. Reid, Patricia D. Sobczak Apr 2022

Challenging The Glass Ceiling: Collaboration As The Key To Increasing The Number Of Librarians Of Color In Academic Libraries, Janet M. Reid, Patricia D. Sobczak

Collaborative Librarianship

Currently, libraries are engaged in creating environments that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This includes having candidates for hire submit statements regarding their approach to DEI and internal committees to look at policies and procedures regarding DEI. Also there is a lot of both internal and external training designed to help organizations and their members become more adept at creating environments with DEI in mind. What is often missed in all of this activity is how individual librarians, through mentorship and collaboration, can come together to foster DEI and support each other in success. This field report shows how …


Driving Change: A Model For Collaborative Librarianship In Prince George’S County, Maryland, Nicholas A. Brown, Kyla Hanington Apr 2022

Driving Change: A Model For Collaborative Librarianship In Prince George’S County, Maryland, Nicholas A. Brown, Kyla Hanington

Collaborative Librarianship

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) has a long-standing partnership with the county’s human rights education and enforcement agency, the Office of Human Rights (PGCOHR), formerly the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission (PGCHRC). The two agencies serve over 967,000 Prince Georgians, a majority-Black (64.4%) and Latin or Hispanic (19.5%) population with a sizable immigrant community (22.7%). The civil rights issues of 2020 hit close to home in Prince George’s County and the agencies have sustained a multi-year effort to provide residents with opportunities to learn how to engage with social justice topics for personal and collective advancement. …


A New Season: Announcement Of Special Issue And Publication Changes, Chris Robinson-Nkongola, Carrie L. Forbes Apr 2022

A New Season: Announcement Of Special Issue And Publication Changes, Chris Robinson-Nkongola, Carrie L. Forbes

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Ethical And Anti-Oppressive Metadata: A Collaboration Between Catalogers And Archivists At George Mason University Libraries, Liz Beckman, Lynn Eaton, Yoko Ferguson, David Heilbrun, Rachel Lavender, Tricia Mackenzie, Dorothee Schubel Apr 2022

Ethical And Anti-Oppressive Metadata: A Collaboration Between Catalogers And Archivists At George Mason University Libraries, Liz Beckman, Lynn Eaton, Yoko Ferguson, David Heilbrun, Rachel Lavender, Tricia Mackenzie, Dorothee Schubel

Collaborative Librarianship

Systems of library and archival resource description have historically reinforced the societal power structures of white supremacy, patriarchy, and cis-heteronormativity. Following the framework of critical librarianship and acknowledging our positionality as predominately white departments, George Mason University Libraries’ Metadata Services (MS) and Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) have been engaging in a variety of projects of reparative resource description. To discuss points of collaboration between the two departments, the Task Force for Ethical and Anti-Oppressive Metadata (TEAM) was formed, consisting of staff and faculty members from both groups who work with resource description. Although the departments have a history of …


Building A Culture Of Collaboration And Shared Responsibility For Educational Equity Work Through An Inclusive Teaching Community Of Practice, Francesca Marineo, Chelsea Heinbach, Rosan Mitola Apr 2022

Building A Culture Of Collaboration And Shared Responsibility For Educational Equity Work Through An Inclusive Teaching Community Of Practice, Francesca Marineo, Chelsea Heinbach, Rosan Mitola

Collaborative Librarianship

For libraries to be equitable spaces as educational institutions and places of employment, it is necessary that educational equity be a shared, collaborative goal. Unfortunately, equity and inclusion work in libraries has historically been an individual pursuit that falls disproportionately on the shoulders of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) library workers. Communities of practice employ social learning principles to facilitate praxis and offer opportunities to develop shared goals, language, and responsibility. This article explores how we developed and implemented an inclusive teaching community of practice with members of our instruction department in order to foster a culture of …


Tackling Organizational Equity At Scale, An Academic Library Consortium Responds, Kim Armstrong, Gayle O'Hara, Josie Ragolia, Sarah B. Watstein Apr 2022

Tackling Organizational Equity At Scale, An Academic Library Consortium Responds, Kim Armstrong, Gayle O'Hara, Josie Ragolia, Sarah B. Watstein

Collaborative Librarianship

This article focuses on the myriad ways the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a regional academic library consortium, has responded to the growing and longstanding need to address equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in library spaces and organizations. Specifically, the article highlights a range of initiatives and approaches to advance EDI that the Alliance believes are in the mutual best interest of Alliance staff, its leadership (Board of Directors and Council), collaborative workforce (Teams and Groups), and ultimately, Alliance member libraries and the users they support.


Data Set: "One Size Does Not Fit All: Self-Archiving Personas Based On Federally-Funded Researchers At A Mid-Sized Private Institution", Jennifer Bowers, Jenelys Cox, Meg Eastwood, Jack M. Maness Jan 2022

Data Set: "One Size Does Not Fit All: Self-Archiving Personas Based On Federally-Funded Researchers At A Mid-Sized Private Institution", Jennifer Bowers, Jenelys Cox, Meg Eastwood, Jack M. Maness

University Libraries: Data Sets

Data set for the upcoming article "One Size Does Not Fit All: Self-Archiving Personas Based on Federally-Funded Researchers at a Mid-Sized Private Institution."

Article is available at https://digitalcommons.du.edu/libraries_facpub/137 or https://doi.org/10.31274/jlsc.13886.


From Host To Home: Reflections On Institutional Readiness, Denisse Solis, Carrie L. Forbes, Jack M. Maness Jan 2022

From Host To Home: Reflections On Institutional Readiness, Denisse Solis, Carrie L. Forbes, Jack M. Maness

University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship

The creation of library residency programs, intended to diversify the library profession, has increased significantly over the last two years; for example, institutional membership in the ACRL Diversity Alliance grew from 36 to 53 from 20171 to 2019.2 As Dr. Alston notes in his research, “Diversity residency programs have become a popular way for academic libraries to demonstrate a commitment to diversity initiatives and to recruit and retain practitioners of color.”3 However, many host institutions and librarians rarely make significant efforts to deconstruct whiteness within themselves and at the organizational level.

This chapter is a reflective case study of the …


Undoing The Dyad: Re-Examining Mentorship With A Feminist Lens, Bailey Wallace, Melissa Dewitt, Elia Trucks Jan 2022

Undoing The Dyad: Re-Examining Mentorship With A Feminist Lens, Bailey Wallace, Melissa Dewitt, Elia Trucks

University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship

Academic libraries consistently use mentoring programs to integrate new employees by sharing organizational knowledge and providing support to advance in their careers. Traditional models of mentorship are tools that help support existing power structures and keep in power those benefiting from the associated privilege. One way to interrogate traditional mentorship models and their inherent inequities is to apply a feminist lens in examining the expectations and actions of mentors and mentees. This chapter discusses how the traditional dyad mentoring model does not support everyone equally and explores alternative, inclusive models of mentorship, such as group mentoring and peer mentoring. We …


Just Because We Can Doesn’T Mean We Should: On Knowing And Protecting Data Produced By The Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society, Jack M. Maness, Kim Pham Jan 2022

Just Because We Can Doesn’T Mean We Should: On Knowing And Protecting Data Produced By The Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society, Jack M. Maness, Kim Pham

University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship

A recent project at the University of Denver Libraries used handwritten text recognition (HTR) software to create transcriptions of records from the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a tuberculosis sanatorium located in Denver, Colorado from 1904 to 1954. Among a great many other potential uses, these type- and hand-written records give insight into the human experience of disease and epidemic, its treatment, its effect on cultures, and of Jewish immigration to and early life in the American West. Our intent is to provide these transcripts as data so the text may be computationally analyzed, pursuant to a larger effort in …


Digital Searching: A Grounded Theory Study On The Modern Search Experience, Nicolas Armando Parés Jan 2022

Digital Searching: A Grounded Theory Study On The Modern Search Experience, Nicolas Armando Parés

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This Grounded theory study explores US adults' modern information search process as they pursue information through digital search user interfaces and tools. To study the current search process, a systematic grounded theory methodology and two data collection methods, a think-aloud protocol and semi-structured interviews, are used to develop the theory. The emerging theory addressed two tightly connected research questions that asked, “What is the process by which humans search and discover information?” and “What is the process by which search and discovery interfaces and tools support the modern search process?”

The study collects participant data from US adults who have …


The Liaison Connection Issue 14, University Of Denver, University Libraries Oct 2021

The Liaison Connection Issue 14, University Of Denver, University Libraries

The Liaison Connection

Fall 2021 issue of the Library Liaison Advisory Group newsletter from the University of Denver, University Libraries. The newsletter provides information about library operations, collections, services, exhibits, and research instruction.


Entre Mundos Y Fronteras: An Exploration Of Linguistic Visibility And Value In Libraries, Denisse Solis, Jesus Espinoza Apr 2021

Entre Mundos Y Fronteras: An Exploration Of Linguistic Visibility And Value In Libraries, Denisse Solis, Jesus Espinoza

University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship

In Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library, author and library historian Wayne A. Wiegand describes how the mass migration of seven million southern and eastern European migrants between 1893 and 1917 shaped public libraries. “As neighborhoods changed ethnic and racial profile, the public library – main or branch- often became a place where newcomers assimilated.”1 This assimilationist praxis, specifically when it comes to the conscription of the English language, is problematic for library workers and patrons for whom English is not their first or only language and who want to see themselves reflected in …


Creating The Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference 2020: A Collaboration Of Public, Special, And Academic Librarians, Vendors, And Economic Development Stakeholders, Morgan Ritchie-Baum, Sara M. Thynne, Steven M. Cramer Mar 2021

Creating The Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference 2020: A Collaboration Of Public, Special, And Academic Librarians, Vendors, And Economic Development Stakeholders, Morgan Ritchie-Baum, Sara M. Thynne, Steven M. Cramer

Collaborative Librarianship

Despite the increasing importance to libraries of supporting entrepreneurship and economic development, professional development opportunities on those topics have been rare. Also rare are opportunities for public, special, and academic librarians plus other types of professionals to collaborate on major professional development events like a multi-day conference. The authors and a diverse planning group worked to challenge that status quo by creating the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (ELC) 2020. After making a COVID-19-mandated pivot to an online format, this conference featured speakers, networking hours, a discussion room hour, and a pitch competition with cash prizes for libraries proposing economic development …


A Quiet Celebration Of Whitman’S 200th Birthday: A Collaborative Opportunity To Discover, Grow, And Share A Collection, Blythe E. Roveland-Brenton, Bern Mulligan Mar 2021

A Quiet Celebration Of Whitman’S 200th Birthday: A Collaborative Opportunity To Discover, Grow, And Share A Collection, Blythe E. Roveland-Brenton, Bern Mulligan

Collaborative Librarianship

Over the past several years, special collections libraries and archives have been more proactive in engaging in educational outreach and promoting forward-facing programs. Additionally, subject and special collections librarians have sought ways to expand their collaboration to maximize their reach and impact. The occasion of the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth was the perfect opportunity for two librarians at Binghamton University to collaborate, promote a jewel from the Libraries’ holdings, build a stronger collection, and interact with local audiences through an exhibit and events.


Endings And Beginnings: Announcement Of Editorial Change At Collaborative Librarianship, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark Mar 2021

Endings And Beginnings: Announcement Of Editorial Change At Collaborative Librarianship, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Collaboration As Locus For Information Literacy Teacher Knowledge Development, Juval V. Racelis, Daniel Neal, Margaret Bean Mar 2021

Collaboration As Locus For Information Literacy Teacher Knowledge Development, Juval V. Racelis, Daniel Neal, Margaret Bean

Collaborative Librarianship

Research on collaboration in information literacy curriculum has yielded insights into the opportunities and challenges surrounding efforts to establish sustainable teaching models. Few studies, however, have examined the ways in which these teaching partnerships enrich the knowledge base of instruction librarians and faculty. This paper examines the pedagogical knowledge development of two instructional librarians and one composition instructor in the collaborative teaching of information literacy skills in a composition course. The three instructors share ethnographic accounts recounting the iterative process of developing curriculum to meet the needs of their first-year students. The curricular innovations, including online modules, multiple instruction sessions, …


Collaborative Data Literacy Education For Research Labs: A Case Study At A Large Research University, John Watts, Laura Sare, David E. Hubbard Mar 2021

Collaborative Data Literacy Education For Research Labs: A Case Study At A Large Research University, John Watts, Laura Sare, David E. Hubbard

Collaborative Librarianship

Data literacy education for graduate students can take place in many contexts. One-shot instruction sessions and credit-bearing courses are a common mode of instruction for the graduate student audience, but both share limitations regarding best practices for adult learning theory. This case study explores the benefits of data literacy education in a research lab setting and highlights the collaborations among data librarians, a liaison librarian, and research faculty that enable effective learning experiences in labs or other applied settings. The authors share the design of the curriculum, facilitation of the instruction, and the assessment of student learning, as well as …


Creating An Open Works Workshop, Jenelys Cox, Nicolas Parés Jan 2021

Creating An Open Works Workshop, Jenelys Cox, Nicolas Parés

University Libraries: Staff Scholarship

Learn how to use Creative Commons licensing, choose a hosting platform, and remix open resources. This workshop explores open resource repositories, examines Creative Commons licenses, remixes materials into a group creative work, and walks participants through considerations when hosting works. This workshop supplies valuable, hands-on experience for participants.


University Libraries Annual Report 2021, University Of Denver, University Libraries Jan 2021

University Libraries Annual Report 2021, University Of Denver, University Libraries

University Libraries Annual Reports

2021 Annual Report from the University of Denver, University Libraries. The annual report highlights programs, projects, and activities that occurred during the year.


The Liaison Connection Issue 13, University Of Denver, University Libraries Jan 2021

The Liaison Connection Issue 13, University Of Denver, University Libraries

The Liaison Connection

Winter 2021 issue of the Library Liaison Advisory Group newsletter from the University of Denver, University Libraries. The newsletter provides information about library collections, services, and research instruction.


Working Toward Human-Centered, Reparative Change Through Print Collection Development At The University Of Denver, Jennifer Bowers, Katherine Crowe, Peggy Keeran, Jack M. Maness, Denisse Solis, Shannon Tharp Jan 2021

Working Toward Human-Centered, Reparative Change Through Print Collection Development At The University Of Denver, Jennifer Bowers, Katherine Crowe, Peggy Keeran, Jack M. Maness, Denisse Solis, Shannon Tharp

University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship

In 2014, the DU Libraries began to address a lack of work by and about the Cheyenne and Arapaho people in its collections, and moved toward reparative change in response to historical traumas suffered by Indigenous Peoples. The history of this work and its origins—which led to the creation of the Libraries’ Collection Diversification Task Force (CDTF) and now informs the Libraries’ collection development philosophy and operational inclusivity—are discussed in the “Developments Leading to the Collection Diversification Task Force” section of this chapter. Further on, the “Collection Diversification Task Force” section clarifies methodology, recommendations, and self-discovery on the part of …


Evaluating Foundational Components Of Research Consultations In An Academic Library Research Center, Ryan F. Buller Jan 2021

Evaluating Foundational Components Of Research Consultations In An Academic Library Research Center, Ryan F. Buller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As our society continues to evolve at an ever-increasing rate, our higher education institutions, and the services they provide, must keep pace with societal changes in order to ensure that those services stay current and relevant. This program evaluation examines one such service, the research consultation model in University Libraries at the University of Denver. This evaluation was situated within the Human Ecological Theory Framework, to help understand how different environments can impact the recognition and value placed upon the foundational components of the service. An exploratory sequential mixed methods approach was used to determine what the foundational components of …