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Exploring Data Literacy Via A Librarian-Faculty Learning Community: A Case Study, Theresa G. Burress, Emily Z. Mann, Tina Neville Nov 2019

Exploring Data Literacy Via A Librarian-Faculty Learning Community: A Case Study, Theresa G. Burress, Emily Z. Mann, Tina Neville

Theresa Burress

Faculty learning communities (FLCs) are year-long professional development opportunities available at many higher education institutions in the United States. While the literature reflects some librarian engagement with FLCs, it seems limited primarily to areas of traditional librarian expertise such as information literacy and outreach. This article describes a case study of a librarian-facilitated FLC focused on data literacy, which resulted in the development of a teaching toolkit, library-led data literacy instruction, and ongoing collaborations between librarians and faculty. The FLC structure proved to be a valuable framework that facilitated collaborative learning in topics relevant to both disciplinary faculty and librarians. …


Empowering Your Staff To Solve Problems: Evidence-Based Training For Strategic Thinking, Rebecca B. French, Jennifer A. Keach Nov 2019

Empowering Your Staff To Solve Problems: Evidence-Based Training For Strategic Thinking, Rebecca B. French, Jennifer A. Keach

Rebecca B. French

Are you teaching procedures or are you teaching problem solving? Discover an approach to help develop your staff’s strategic thinking skills to meet the needs of the 21st-century library workplace. Explore how to apply learning theory and walk away with actionable steps for training independent problem solving.


Spaceport: A Finding Aid Launchpad, Rebecca B. French Nov 2019

Spaceport: A Finding Aid Launchpad, Rebecca B. French

Rebecca B. French

JMU Libraries distributes its Special Collections finding aids to a number of discovery platforms, a process which historically has involved a significant amount of hand-encoding and manual data entry. We recently developed and implemented Spaceport, a Python app that has revolutionized this workflow. This presentation provides an overview of the app's functionality, which includes generating EADs for Virginia Heritage, HTML files for upload to the Libraries website, and MARCXML records for our catalog and OCLC. It also describes the efficiencies and other benefits we have observed from Spaceport's use.


Create Interactive Presentations With Mentimeter, Alyssa H. Valcourt, Kelly Giles Oct 2019

Create Interactive Presentations With Mentimeter, Alyssa H. Valcourt, Kelly Giles

Alyssa H. Valcourt

Mentimeter is an online, audience response system that creates interactive presentations. Mentimeter can engage students through real time quizzes, brainstorming, self-assessment, and more. Participants will learn the benefits of using interactive presentations, and will hear examples of how Mentimeter is used in the classroom. Participants will have time to create their own interactive presentations with assistance from the presenters.


Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston Oct 2019

Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston

Arthur J. Boston

This session compares major topics from scholarly communication and trends in Hip-Hop, with the objective of providing lessons and examples for effective teaching. By discussing Hip-Hop artists as impact-minded authors of copyrighted works navigating a marketplace newly-disrupted by Internet technology, it may be possible for students to bring their existing knowledge about the popular genre, and apply it to a new understanding of the scholarly communication environment. 
Examples: Copyright, Fair Use, and Mac Miller; Prohibitive Pricing, Piracy, and Kanye West; Author's Rights, First Distribution, and Beyoncé; Open Access, Repositories, and Chance The Rapper.


Thoughts On Implementing "Generous Thinking" As A #Scholcomm Librarian, Arthur J. Boston Oct 2019

Thoughts On Implementing "Generous Thinking" As A #Scholcomm Librarian, Arthur J. Boston

Arthur J. Boston

A third year scholarly communication librarian will discuss a reckoning with his professional mission in closing the gap between the work done on the campus and the interests of the community around it. This topic is inspired in large part by Kathleen Fitzpatrick's groundbreaking book, Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (2019), which argues Universities should reorient themselves toward the public good through more direct engagement with that public and more constructive collaboration within the academy itself. In this presentation, practical steps will be discussed for working toward this goal which can be undertaken by institutions, faculty, and …


Your Data Primer, Michael J. Paulus Jr. Oct 2019

Your Data Primer, Michael J. Paulus Jr.

Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

In their recent book Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne describe the 2018 Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal as a Three Mile Island moment for data stewardship. After years of sharing personal data without much thought about how it might be used or abused, the public is now becoming more aware of the need for clearer responsibilities and rights related to the collection, processing, and dissemination of personal information. “Data has always been important to society,” Smith and Browne point out, but “it has never played the role it does today … every aspect of human life is …


Assessing Students’ Critical Thinking About Digital Information Via Statistical Analysis, Kim L. Ranger Oct 2019

Assessing Students’ Critical Thinking About Digital Information Via Statistical Analysis, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

Think of statistical analysis as a way to advance student learning and improve teaching activities. This may be done with a single course if the analysis is conducted over multiple sections and/or semesters, and is also achievable by librarians teaching single sessions. We will delve into informed learning design to achieve critical thinking, digital literacy, and information literacy through the process of fact checking a website by searching (lateral reading), skimming (click restraint), and double-checking (verification). Do scaffolded activities really build on each other, i.e., are they statistically dependent or independent? Consult statisticians or statistics students to find out.


Dialogue Is A Bridge: Mapping Information Literacy, Social Justice, And Catholic Social Teaching, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Elisa Slater Acosta Oct 2019

Dialogue Is A Bridge: Mapping Information Literacy, Social Justice, And Catholic Social Teaching, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Elisa Slater Acosta

Elisa Slater Acosta

In the spirit of what Pope Francis calls a “culture of encounter” created through dialogue, first we map points of convergence and potential friction between the ALA Core Values of Librarianship, themes of Catholic social teaching, and recent articulations in library literature of what social justice should mean for libraries. Second, we look at ways these differing sets of values can concretely inform how we think about and teach the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to our students.

  • The attendee will leave this session with starting points for reconciling LIS values and social justice ideas with …


Collaboration And Integration: Embedding The Library Into Canvas, Jennifer L. Murray, Daniel E. Feinberg Oct 2019

Collaboration And Integration: Embedding The Library Into Canvas, Jennifer L. Murray, Daniel E. Feinberg

Jennifer Murray

Panel presentation about how we planned and implemented integrating our LibGuides into Canvas. It was partnered with a presentation from the University of Denver.


Collaborative Code Envy: Ils Vs. Marc For Acrl Statistics, Susan A. Massey, Jennifer L. Murray Oct 2019

Collaborative Code Envy: Ils Vs. Marc For Acrl Statistics, Susan A. Massey, Jennifer L. Murray

Jennifer Murray

Poster session based on a creative collaboration that enabled improved technology to gather library assessment data for ACRL statistics.


Collaborative Code Envy: Ils Vs. Marc For Acrl Statistics, Susan A. Massey, Jennifer L. Murray Oct 2019

Collaborative Code Envy: Ils Vs. Marc For Acrl Statistics, Susan A. Massey, Jennifer L. Murray

Susan A. Massey

Poster session based on a creative collaboration that enabled improved technology to gather library assessment data for ACRL statistics.


Open Access: Opportunities For Saint Mary’S College Of California, Swetta Abeyta, Betty Bell-Amarant, Gina Kessler Lee, Shannon Meaney-Ryer, Josh Rose, Elise Y. Wong Oct 2019

Open Access: Opportunities For Saint Mary’S College Of California, Swetta Abeyta, Betty Bell-Amarant, Gina Kessler Lee, Shannon Meaney-Ryer, Josh Rose, Elise Y. Wong

Elise Y. Wong

No abstract provided.


Finding Needles In A Haystack: A Case Study Of Text Mining The Corpus Of 15 Academic Journals, Eric A. Kowalik, Tara Baillargeon, Jennifer M. Cook Oct 2019

Finding Needles In A Haystack: A Case Study Of Text Mining The Corpus Of 15 Academic Journals, Eric A. Kowalik, Tara Baillargeon, Jennifer M. Cook

Eric A. Kowalik

Learn how a team collaborated to develop a text mining process for 7,500 journal articles and 500+ keywords to determine how often, when, and in what context specific terms were used. We share our processes obtaining journal permissions, data conversion, and code writing, which you can replicate to assist researchers.


Engaging With Difficult Topics In The Archives: Suicide And Historical Empathy, Kayla Harris Oct 2019

Engaging With Difficult Topics In The Archives: Suicide And Historical Empathy, Kayla Harris

Kayla Harris

The development of historical empathy in students is a desired learning outcome in many history curriculums. Although historical empathy is written about frequently in educational literature, it is not addressed in archival journals. The integration of "historical empathy" into archival pedagogy is rich with opportunities. Three archivists discuss their successful collaborations with educators to develop archival projects that incorporate empathy development in a wide range of academic settings.

Presented as part of a panel.


Digital Humanities And Library Labor: Resources, Workflows, And Project Management In A Collaborative Context, Virginia A. Dressler Oct 2019

Digital Humanities And Library Labor: Resources, Workflows, And Project Management In A Collaborative Context, Virginia A. Dressler

Virginia A Dressler

This presentation will outline collaborative digital humanities projects initiated at Kent State over the last year. One project currently underway is focused on an independent research project led by a faculty member from the Department of English, focusing on a collection of nineteenth century women's insane asylum memoirs. Initial discussions with the faculty member and the Digital Projects Librarian centered around the expectations of a DH project, including who would complete the high resolution scanning and post-production work. Part of the first conversations touched on the current availability and capacity of the digital projects student workers, who ultimately are completing …


Measuring The Value Of Professional Indexing, Philip Hider, Pru Mitchell, Robert Parkes Oct 2019

Measuring The Value Of Professional Indexing, Philip Hider, Pru Mitchell, Robert Parkes

Pru Mitchell

This study provides both a quantitative estimate and qualitative analysis of the additional ‘retrieval power’ that professionally assigned subject indexing affords users of a typical database in the field of education. A full version of Informit’s A+ Education database and one stripped of its subject indexing were searched by four research assistants tasked with compiling exhaustive bibliographies on forty-eight topics. The searchers were then surveyed about their use of the two databases, while their bibliographies and search logs were also examined. A two-way ANOVA model was constructed to estimate the percentage of additional resources found by the searchers on the …


We're All In This Together! Building A Stronger Library Capmus Relationship Through Library Events, Jennifer Jacobs Oct 2019

We're All In This Together! Building A Stronger Library Capmus Relationship Through Library Events, Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs

Have you ever had a crazy event idea and wanted to reach out to a campus student group or another department? Turn your ideas into lasting relationships that help build a stronger library as we discuss how to cold email/call people, and how to start build g those relationships that will bring in events into your library and will help build a strong relationship that will benefit the library.


National Coming Out Week, Maggie Mason Smith Oct 2019

National Coming Out Week, Maggie Mason Smith

Maggie Mason Smith

Friday, October 11 is National Coming Out Day, a celebration of coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

Clemson is hosting a week-long National Coming Out celebration; as part of this, check out the book display in the Cooper Library lobby to read both fiction and nonfiction works with coming out as a core aspect of the plot.


What Do You Meme? Using Memes To Market Library Resources And Services To A Wider And Younger Audience, Jennifer Jacobs, Darian Hailes Oct 2019

What Do You Meme? Using Memes To Market Library Resources And Services To A Wider And Younger Audience, Jennifer Jacobs, Darian Hailes

Jennifer Jacobs

Reaching a wider and younger generation can be hard, but with the use of memes, a well-known social media concept, libraries are able to connect with people they might not have before. This presentation will talk about how to use memes in marketing and how they have been successful at KSU.


A Library-Bariatric Surgery Collaboration To Provide Reliable Consumer Health Information, Kathy Koch Oct 2019

A Library-Bariatric Surgery Collaboration To Provide Reliable Consumer Health Information, Kathy Koch

Kathy Koch, MLIS, AHIP

Purpose: This poster describes the development and impact of a library and bariatric surgery partnership to provide and promote reliable consumer health books to bariatric surgery patients.

Setting/Participants/Resources:  Advocate Aurora Health Library Network collaborated with the bariatric surgery program at Aurora Medical Center Grafton (AMCG) to promote print books on bariatric surgery located at the AMCG resource center library.

Description: In May 2018 the AMCG librarian and the physician assistant (PA) for the hospital’s bariatric surgeon discussed library services for patients and a potential partnership. Existing library consumer health books on bariatric surgery were reviewed and additional titles identified by the …


Navigating Complex Issues In Modern Archival Collections: Privacy And Copyright, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof Oct 2019

Navigating Complex Issues In Modern Archival Collections: Privacy And Copyright, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof

Virginia A Dressler

Kent State University Libraries received a two-year grant in 2016 to aid digitization initiatives around the May 4th Collection. The grant funded digitization of the selection of the large archival collection and the library developed new workflows to address copyright and privacy issues. The session will provide information around complex copyright and privacy issues in archives, including fair use analysis, permission-seeking and review of privacy.


Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson Oct 2019

Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson

Alie Visser

Wikipedia: we all know it, and we all use it. As the 5th most visited website in the world, the English version of Wikipedia was viewed 92 billion times last year. Yet, in its short history, libraries have historically stigmatized this resource for its crowd-sourced editing system and inconsistent source quality. Increasingly, librarians from around the world are collaborating with Wikimedia to improve its authority by linking to open resources, hosting edit-a-thons, and integrating our organizational structures into Wikidata. In this workshop, we will highlight the power of the platform, the overlapping values of libraries and Wikipedia, and how both …


A Beginners Guide To Marcedit And Beyond The Editor: Advanced Tools And Techniques For Working With Metadata, Terry Reese, Wendy C Robertson Oct 2019

A Beginners Guide To Marcedit And Beyond The Editor: Advanced Tools And Techniques For Working With Metadata, Terry Reese, Wendy C Robertson

Wendy C Robertson

Terry Reese taught two pre-conference workshops on MarcEdit at the NASIG 32nd Annual Conference: a full day session titled “A Beginner’s Guide to MarcEdit” and a half day session titled “Beyond the Editor: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Working with Metadata.” Attendees were given slides and sample files so that they could follow along or work through the exercises later at their own speed. The first day covered everything from installation and settings, to how to work with vendor records, and direct integration with library systems. The second day covered using OpenRefine and the features related to linked data.


Nasig Digital Preservation Task Force Update, Shannon Keller, Wendy C Robertson, Kim Steinle Oct 2019

Nasig Digital Preservation Task Force Update, Shannon Keller, Wendy C Robertson, Kim Steinle

Wendy C Robertson

The Digital Preservation Task Force will share updates about the task force’s work, and discuss recent developments in the field of Digital Preservation. The main focus of the session will be a discussion between the panelists with plenty of opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions and offer feedback.

Currently, the Task Force has made several documents available via the NASIG website for reference by librarians, publishers, third party preservation agencies, and other interested parties. In addition, the Task Force has plans to develop a survey to better understand how NASIG can serve its membership and the profession at …


Digital Preservation For Library Publishers: Raising Awareness, Heather Staines, Wendy C Robertson, Jeremy Morse Oct 2019

Digital Preservation For Library Publishers: Raising Awareness, Heather Staines, Wendy C Robertson, Jeremy Morse

Wendy C Robertson

In the summer of 2016, NASIG formed the Digital Preservation Task Force to expand awareness and education about digital preservation needs and challenges amongst its members and beyond. Library Publishers form a unique constituency in the scholarly communications ecosystem, as they are both libraries who need reliable preservation for their patrons and publishers who must ensure preservation of their content. How broadly are library publishers aware about digital preservation initiatives currently underway, including CLOCKSS, Portico, The Keepers, and national library initiatives? How is digital preservation evolving and changing in response to things like new formats and software? Please join us …


An Ethical Framework For Library Publishing, Jason Boczar, Nina Collins, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Terri Fishel, Valerie Horton, Harrison W. Inefuku, Sarah Melton, Joshua Neds-Fox, Wendy C. Robertson, Charlotte Roh, Melanie Schlosser, Jaclyn Sipovic, Camille Thomas, Monica Westin Oct 2019

An Ethical Framework For Library Publishing, Jason Boczar, Nina Collins, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Terri Fishel, Valerie Horton, Harrison W. Inefuku, Sarah Melton, Joshua Neds-Fox, Wendy C. Robertson, Charlotte Roh, Melanie Schlosser, Jaclyn Sipovic, Camille Thomas, Monica Westin

Wendy C Robertson

Inspired by discussions at the 2017 Library Publishing Forum, An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing 1.0 was created by the members of the Ethical Framework for Library Publishing Task Force, with the assistance of many community members who served as peer reviewers and workshop participants, as well as the staff of the Educopia Institute. The Framework introduces library publishers to important ethical considerations in a variety of areas and provides concrete recommendations and resources for ethical scholarly publishing. As the version number in the title suggests, the document is meant to evolve - to be updated and expanded over time. …


What Is Digital Rights Management?, Frederick W. Dingledy, Alex Berrio Matamoros Sep 2019

What Is Digital Rights Management?, Frederick W. Dingledy, Alex Berrio Matamoros

Frederick W. Dingledy

No abstract provided.


The Corpus Juris Civilis: A Guide To Its History And Use, Frederick W. Dingledy Sep 2019

The Corpus Juris Civilis: A Guide To Its History And Use, Frederick W. Dingledy

Frederick W. Dingledy

The Corpus Juris Civilis is indispensable for Roman law research. It is a vital pillar of modern law in many European nations, and influential in other countries. Scholars and lawyers still refer to it today. This valuable publication, however, may seem impenetrable at first, and references to it can be hard to decipher or detect. This guide provides a history of the Corpus Juris Civilis and the forms it has taken, states why it is still an important resource today, and offers some tips and tools for research using it.


The Corpus Juris Civilis, Frederick W. Dingledy Sep 2019

The Corpus Juris Civilis, Frederick W. Dingledy

Frederick W. Dingledy

Byzantine Emperor Justinian I ordered the creation of the Corpus Juris Civilis, a compilation of the laws in force at the time, which would become a vital foundation for both the civil law and common law traditions. Important figures in the development of the United States' law used principles listed the Corpus as a guide, and to this day legal scholars and historians still refer to it. Despite its importance, the Corpus can seem impenetrable to researchers, citations to the Corpus enigmatic. This program will give a history of the Corpus, describe its components, and give participants tools for researching …