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Planning & Partnerships: Obtainable Opportunities For Increasing The Intercultural Competencies Of All Library Employees, Miranda Wisor, Meggan D. Smith Aug 2019

Planning & Partnerships: Obtainable Opportunities For Increasing The Intercultural Competencies Of All Library Employees, Miranda Wisor, Meggan D. Smith

All Musselman Library Staff Works

To expand the inclusivity and diversity of the library’s environment, Musselman Library offers a variety of training and educational opportunities for staff and student employees. Using a variety of formats and partnerships with other departments, these efforts have led to intentional changes in library space, services and equipment available, and hiring practices. Practical examples include highlighting events on campus, hosting short film and reading discussions, and utilizing campus speakers.


Paws And Breathe: How Pet Therapy Thrives In An Academic Library, Pamela N. Martin, Andrea Krebs, William Rozum May 2017

Paws And Breathe: How Pet Therapy Thrives In An Academic Library, Pamela N. Martin, Andrea Krebs, William Rozum

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Since the spring of 2014, the Merrill-Cazier library has offered stress-relieving activities during finals week to help students cope with their heavy workloads. The most popular activity offered (by far) is pet therapy. In the past, the library offered two sessions during finals week, but because of positive feedback and the huge student turnout at these sessions, the library has started to make pet therapy a weekly occurrence. Thanks to the kindness of our volunteer handlers, the therapy dogs have started to come to the library every Tuesday, and the feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive.

Pet therapy does …


Digital Preservation @ Gvsu: Lessons Learned In Year 1, Patrick Roth Dec 2014

Digital Preservation @ Gvsu: Lessons Learned In Year 1, Patrick Roth

Patrick Roth

This brief presentation discusses GVSU's experience using Preservica, a digital preservation solution, it's first year. Lessons learned, issues encountered, and questions for the future are discussed.


Doing More With Less: Exploring Batch Processing And Outsourcing In Academic Libraries., Patrick Roth, Jeffrey Daniels Dec 2012

Doing More With Less: Exploring Batch Processing And Outsourcing In Academic Libraries., Patrick Roth, Jeffrey Daniels

Patrick Roth

Doing more with less is a challenge facing all libraries. Staff sizes are trending down while technical services work load remains the same or is increasing; at the same time, there are new and emerging areas of focus for libraries. Grand Valley State University Libraries have made a commitment to exploring any opportunity to outsource or streamline workflows. Presenters will discuss specific examples that utilize outsourcing opportunities as well as batch processing to keep up with the work demand and benefit the library. Positives and negatives of these experiences will be explored. Factors to be discussed will include cost, staff …