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Reputational Threats Online: Social Media As A Simultaneous Agent Of Crisis And Tool For Response And Resolution In The Case Study Of An American Academic Library, Margaret C. Stewart, Maria Atilano Jun 2018

Reputational Threats Online: Social Media As A Simultaneous Agent Of Crisis And Tool For Response And Resolution In The Case Study Of An American Academic Library, Margaret C. Stewart, Maria Atilano

Maria Atilano

This paper details a reputational threat to an American academic library where a viral social media post and associated negative comments misrepresented the institution and brand’s values. Immediately, the marketing librarian responsible for social media responded to the threat by engaging directly with the library consumers, sharing content and information with the broader online community, and reinforcing the library’s values and commitment to consumers. While the resolution to the crisis was mostly favourable, the event was unanticipated and invited a keen learning opportunity that is documented in this case study. Reflections and takeaways from this incident are discussed in the …


Baby Boomers In The Brave New Academic Library, Kathy Campbell, Leslie Adebonojo Aug 2017

Baby Boomers In The Brave New Academic Library, Kathy Campbell, Leslie Adebonojo

Leslie Adebonojo

Excerpt: The baby boomer generation is larger than any generation that has preceded it. Boomers are more likely to live longer and better than previous generations, and they have changed jobs more often than previous generations. They understand the necessity and have the desire to be life-long learners.


Integrating Research Into Lis Field Experiences In Academic Libraries, Selinda Adelle Berg, Kristin Hoffmann, Diane Dawson Jul 2016

Integrating Research Into Lis Field Experiences In Academic Libraries, Selinda Adelle Berg, Kristin Hoffmann, Diane Dawson

Selinda Adelle Berg

Field experiences function as a link between LIS theory and practice. Students should be provided with an experience that is a true reflection of the professional environment. The increasing focus on research by academic librarians provides an opportunity and responsibility to integrate research into the field experiences of LIS students.


The Library Is Our Lab: The Case For Print Books In An Academic Library, Fran Gray, Peggy Ellis Jul 2016

The Library Is Our Lab: The Case For Print Books In An Academic Library, Fran Gray, Peggy Ellis

Fran Gray

Humanities researchers consider the library to be their laboratory, and its print collections their essential research equipment. In spite of anecdotal evidence that both students and faculty in the Humanities prefer print materials over e-books, academic libraries are allocating a steadily increasing proportion of their acquisitions budgets toward the purchase of e-books across all disciplines. What is the impact of this trend on the work of these researchers? At Western University in London, Ontario, we surveyed faculty members and graduate students in the Arts and Humanities faculty and those in the History department to gain a better understanding of their …


Stop, Collaborate And Listen: Identifying Partnerships To Strengthen Your Library’S Relevance In The Community, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers Nov 2015

Stop, Collaborate And Listen: Identifying Partnerships To Strengthen Your Library’S Relevance In The Community, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Maria Atilano, Cat Silvers

Maria Atilano

Libraries are under pressure to demonstrate their value within their constantly evolving educational institutions or in their communities. The presenters will propose skills to strengthen library relevance that are applicable to all libraries: STOP – Evaluate where you are. Assess your current practices and determine areas for improvement. COLLABORATE - Identify opportunities for partnerships with organizations or groups whose goals align with yours. LISTEN - Garner feedback from users via social media and other platforms such as surveys and user interactions.


Connect, Explore, Soar: Innovative Technologies And Services In Library Learning Commons, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Cat Silvers, Paul Mosley, Michael Kucsak, Maria Atilano Nov 2015

Connect, Explore, Soar: Innovative Technologies And Services In Library Learning Commons, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Cat Silvers, Paul Mosley, Michael Kucsak, Maria Atilano

Maria Atilano

How do libraries create an environment that fosters critical thinking, cultural growth and collaboration, while being recognized in their communities for innovation? Connect: Solicit and assess user needs and preferences through surveys and statistics. Explore: Incorporate innovative technology such as instructional displays, wayfinding, and iPads, as well as create content for these technologies. Soar: Reach for success by writing and implementing a marketing and outreach plan that appeals to various audiences.


Health Literacy Promotion: Contemporary Conceptualizations And Current Implementations In Canadian Health Librarianship, Nicole Dalmer Nov 2015

Health Literacy Promotion: Contemporary Conceptualizations And Current Implementations In Canadian Health Librarianship, Nicole Dalmer

Nicole K Dalmer

Research questions: What are the current conceptualizations of health literacy, and what strategies are Canadian health librarians in public, academic, and hospital libraries enacting to put health literacy promotion into practice? Data sources: Serving as the basis of this scoping review, library and information science, health sciences, and interdisciplinary databases were searched using key terms relating to health literacy promotion as it relates to services, programming, or resources used in a variety of library settings. A web searched allowed for the inclusion of grey literature sources. Study selection: Data sources were searched using a combination of subject headings and keywords …


Tweet With Them, Not At Them: Social Media Listening As A Form Of Student Engagement, Maria Atilano Oct 2015

Tweet With Them, Not At Them: Social Media Listening As A Form Of Student Engagement, Maria Atilano

Maria Atilano

Social media and networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are often used by groups to communicate information to their constituents. Over the past two years, UNF’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library has used its social media accounts not only to communicate, but also to listen. By monitoring keywords, hashtags, and geotags, the Library has kept tabs on what has been said about our services, resources, spaces, staff, and more. The act of listening has also allowed us to begin conversations with our audience, specifically students, in a fun and engaging way. This presentation will share the variety of exchanges …


New Workflows For Research Publications And Repository At Smu, Pin Pin Yeo Aug 2015

New Workflows For Research Publications And Repository At Smu, Pin Pin Yeo

YEO Pin Pin

The Singapore Management University started implementing a new solution for Integrated Research Information System (IRIS) in April 2014. Project background and some success factors is covered. IRIS would replace existing silo in-house systems. The key objective of IRIS is to have one system that takes care of ethics, research project management, grant management, publications and reporting. During the IRIS project implementation, the tasks performed included mapping of existing fields to the new IRIS and loading of existing data to IRIS test system. New workflows and some re-configuration of the default system were proposed.


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.


Throw Out Those Paper Bookplates! The Digital Bookplate Program At The University Of Western Ontario, Cheryl Martin, Lisa Rae Philpott Jan 2014

Throw Out Those Paper Bookplates! The Digital Bookplate Program At The University Of Western Ontario, Cheryl Martin, Lisa Rae Philpott

Cheryl Martin

Western Libraries (The University of Western Ontario) has recently developed a digital bookplate program. We create a digital bookplate in Fireworks (a graphics design program) using a set of standard templates. Then we link a web page with information about the bookplate to a search, which displays all of the material purchased for that donation in the catalogue. The donor is provided with the web-link and can view the bookplate and the catalogue records for the material that was purchased or donated.


Latino Students’ Perceptions Of The Academic Library, Dallas Long Feb 2013

Latino Students’ Perceptions Of The Academic Library, Dallas Long

Dallas Long

Library use is strongly linked with student persistence in higher education, and Latino students have lower rates of academic library use and proficiency than other racial/ethnic groups of students. This study explores Latino undergraduate students’ perceptions of the academic library and library staff and identifies the conditions which impede or facilitate the students’ use of the library. Using a multiple case study design, this study describes the experiences and perceptions of undergraduate students who identify as Latino and attend a four-year public research-intensive university in the Midwest. The findings suggest that Latino students use the library through the influence of …


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 …


Implementing Sfx: Impact On Acquisitions And Cataloging, Judith Shelton, William Walsh Oct 2012

Implementing Sfx: Impact On Acquisitions And Cataloging, Judith Shelton, William Walsh

William Walsh

Presentation about SFX link resolver.


Throw Out Those Paper Bookplates! The Digital Bookplate Program At The University Of Western Ontario, Cheryl Martin, Lisa Rae Philpott Aug 2011

Throw Out Those Paper Bookplates! The Digital Bookplate Program At The University Of Western Ontario, Cheryl Martin, Lisa Rae Philpott

Lisa Rae Philpott

Western Libraries (The University of Western Ontario) has recently developed a digital bookplate program. We create a digital bookplate in Fireworks (a graphics design program) using a set of standard templates. Then we link a web page with information about the bookplate to a search, which displays all of the material purchased for that donation in the catalogue. The donor is provided with the web-link and can view the bookplate and the catalogue records for the material that was purchased or donated.


Integrating Research Into Lis Field Experiences In Academic Libraries, Selinda Adelle Berg, Kristin Hoffmann, Diane Dawson Oct 2009

Integrating Research Into Lis Field Experiences In Academic Libraries, Selinda Adelle Berg, Kristin Hoffmann, Diane Dawson

Kristin Hoffmann

Field experiences function as a link between LIS theory and practice. Students should be provided with an experience that is a true reflection of the professional environment. The increasing focus on research by academic librarians provides an opportunity and responsibility to integrate research into the field experiences of LIS students.


Leveraging The Library Liaison Organizational Model To Provide And Manage An Effective Instruction Program, Tammy Sugarman, M. Lyn Thaxton Sep 2009

Leveraging The Library Liaison Organizational Model To Provide And Manage An Effective Instruction Program, Tammy Sugarman, M. Lyn Thaxton

Tammy Sugarman

Delivered at the Thirty-Second National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, Ypsilanti, MI, May 2004.


E-Book Evolution: The New Chapter Of Electronic Resources, Bonnie Tijerina, Tammy Sugarman, Heather King Mar 2007

E-Book Evolution: The New Chapter Of Electronic Resources, Bonnie Tijerina, Tammy Sugarman, Heather King

Tammy Sugarman

Panelists discuss several aspects of the electronic book environment: the evolution and current incarnations of e-books, user perceptions, marketing, and how the current access, cost, and use models of e-books affect how libraries develop collections. Presentation includes video clips from interviews with Georgia State University students. Note: File may take a few minutes to download. Within the presentation, click on the blue boxes to view the video clips embedded in the presentation.