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Peer Research Mentors At Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs Into High-Impact Learning Experiences, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, Janelle Wertzberger 2017 Gettysburg College

Peer Research Mentors At Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs Into High-Impact Learning Experiences, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, Janelle Wertzberger

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Research and Instruction librarians at Gettysburg College developed a Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program for undergraduate students. The program is designed to empower a group of student employees to work in partnership with experienced librarians in order to increase a PRM’s own research skills and support other student researchers more effectively. The program focuses on student training, reference service, and outreach to other students. The authors share the development of the program; describe their approach to training, supervision, and assessment; and offer insight about how to operate and sustain a similar program with limited resources.


Journal Evaluation Tool, Shilpa Rele, Marie Kennedy, Nataly Blas 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Journal Evaluation Tool, Shilpa Rele, Marie Kennedy, Nataly Blas

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

The changing mechanisms of scholarly publishing may make it difficult for you to determine where to publish the results of your research or creative works. In order to assist you in making the best decisions for your work, and to avoid journals that may not be credible, the William H. Hannon Library has developed a rubric for the evaluation of journals. Our focus during the development of this tool was specifically to address the concerns of our Loyola Marymount University faculty about Open Access journals, but this rubric may be applied more broadly to any kind of journal.


The Current State Of Meta-Repositories For Data, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale 2017 Washington University in St Louis

The Current State Of Meta-Repositories For Data, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

University Libraries Publications

No abstract provided.


Fulcrum, Newsletter Of The Furman University Libraries. Issue 10, Jenny Colvin 2017 Furman University

Fulcrum, Newsletter Of The Furman University Libraries. Issue 10, Jenny Colvin

Libraries Institutional Records

Learn about the BrowZine Web version, changes to music searching and RefWorks, and a new subscription to Newspapers.com. Stay up-to-date with upcoming events such as the WWI exhibit and the brand new Faculty Scholarship Reception. Read about the first recipient of the Library's Open Access Fund and how you can apply. Opportunities for students include summer research and creative fellowships, graduate scholarships and internships, and new tools for collaborative research in the library.

The issue also includes an alumni profile, professional activities from Furman Library staff and faculty, and updates from the Digital Collections Center, Special Collections and ...


The Language Of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?, Gayle Schaub, Patricia Bravender, Cara Cadena, Christopher Kierkus 2017 Grand Valley State University

The Language Of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?, Gayle Schaub, Patricia Bravender, Cara Cadena, Christopher Kierkus

Gayle Schaub

In order to effectively access and utilize the resources of the academic library and to become information literate, students must understand the language of information literacy. This study analyzes undergraduate students’ understanding of fourteen commonly used information literacy terms. It was found that some of the terms least understood by students are those most frequently found in faculty-created research assignments and syllabi and which are used by librarians during library instruction. It is recommended that librarians work with faculty to make them aware of students’ lack of understanding of information literacy terms and that librarians also reinforce their meaning during ...


Ux In Oregon Libraries, 2017 Pacific University

Ux In Oregon Libraries

OLA Quarterly

This issue of OLA Quarterly is about the state of user experience efforts in Oregon. This collection of excellent articles not only emphasizes the importance of including the users in the design process, but they also stress the importance of actually including users at all! After reading these submissions, I hope that you will see that Oregon libraries value the opinions of their users and are user focused.

In recent years, UX research has become more commonplace in libraries across the country. This is a good thing. The downside is that UX has become synonymous with the user interface. However ...


Volume 22 Issue 3 Table Of Contents, 2017 Pacific University

Volume 22 Issue 3 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Volume 22 Issue 3 Introduction, Joe J. Marquez 2017 Reed College

Volume 22 Issue 3 Introduction, Joe J. Marquez

OLA Quarterly

In recent years, UX research has become more commonplace in libraries across the country. This is a good thing. The downside is that UX has become synonymous with the user interface. However, the user experience is more than just a human-computer interaction. The user’s experience encompasses the whole experience a user has with the library, whether that be while searching the library catalog for a book, retrieving the book from the stacks, or checking the book out. The user experience is not a single interaction, but rather a series of micro interactions. As a user moves across “interfaces,” she ...


Rethinking Shelving: Making Your Children’S Collections User-Friendly, Steven Engelfried 2017 Wilsonville Public Library

Rethinking Shelving: Making Your Children’S Collections User-Friendly, Steven Engelfried

OLA Quarterly

It was the princesses that did it. About five years ago it seemed like every day a different little girl would come up to the children’s desk and want help finding picture books about princesses. I could do pretty well with trucks and trains because I knew enough books by author and could jump from Barton to Crews to McMullen until I found one. But I only knew a few princess books, and they were always checked out. And that was the final straw that led us to create our “Picture Book Topics” section. Soon we had a new ...


Want To Make Your Website Better? Ask A Librarian., Crystal Trice 2017 Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Want To Make Your Website Better? Ask A Librarian., Crystal Trice

OLA Quarterly

Raise your hand if you have served on a committee in your library. If your hand isn’t raised, just give it some time … libraries definitely like committee work. For instance, I recently had the opportunity to work with a committee consisting mostly of librarians. When the committee’s goals were accomplished, my non-librarian coworker commented that “Librarians sure have a lot of opinions.”

Since this article is about usability testing, and is written by and for librarians, let’s test his hypothesis. Let’s also test a few other hypotheses about librarians while we’re at it. (Disclaimer: In ...


Design Thinking In Action: Changing The Public Service Model, Stephanie Chase 2017 Hillsboro Public Library

Design Thinking In Action: Changing The Public Service Model, Stephanie Chase

OLA Quarterly

While the concept of design thinking is not new, in the past several years, it has emerged as a concept of interest for libraries, placed firmly in our sights through a high-profile collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and DOKK1 in Aarhus, Denmark, supported by the Gates Foundation.

Design thinking—or human-centered design, as it is also known—is most closely associated with design consultancy firm IDEO, and is simply a method of creative problem solving that starts with reaching a goal, rather than a solving a problem, in mind.

For the Hillsboro Public Library, our intention was to use ...


How Do Undergraduates Research? A User Experience Experience, Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen 2017 Oregon Institute of Technology

How Do Undergraduates Research? A User Experience Experience, Aja Bettencourt-Mccarthy, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

OLA Quarterly

In 2010, the Oregon Tech Library moved to a new campus-wide content management system. This change, and the popularization of products such as LibGuides and Library a la Carte, inspired Oregon Tech librarians to develop new subject guides. As a means of participating in the new system and of saving money, the library created a subject guide format to be used on the web content management system, Sitefinity. The guide format was designed by a committee with librarian and library staff input, but without assistance from students— the target audience. As a result, the guides that were developed tended to ...


Your Personal Librarian: Connecting First-Year Students To The Library At Reed College, Erin Conor 2017 Reed College

Your Personal Librarian: Connecting First-Year Students To The Library At Reed College, Erin Conor

OLA Quarterly

Think back to your first year of college. How did you feel? Eager? Excited? Maybe also fearful, anxious about fitting in, making friends, or being successful? First-year students have a lot on their minds. It can be challenging to help them forge a meaningful connection with the library. Amidst the internal cacophony generated by the transition to college and the slew of departments and services competing for their attention when they arrive on campus, they may not realize that the library is here to help, too.

The Reed College Library has had a Personal Librarian program for our first-year students ...


My Librarian Knows My Next Good Book, Does Yours?, Matthew Stefanik 2017 Multnomah County Library

My Librarian Knows My Next Good Book, Does Yours?, Matthew Stefanik

OLA Quarterly

Many of our library patrons’ needs (account information, computer help, you know the deal ...) are easy to recognize, but what happens if we take a look beyond the obvious? What if we offered an unexpected experience? Libraries have rolled out myriad options varying from unique collection lending, makerspaces, and other innovative and inventive ideas. In that spirit, Multnomah County Library pursued a new approach to readers’ advisory: My Librarian. My Librarian is made possible by My Librarian Knows My Next Good Book, Does Yours? a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit ...


Leading The Way: Ux Irl @ Osu, Meggie Wright, Valery King 2017 Lane Community College

Leading The Way: Ux Irl @ Osu, Meggie Wright, Valery King

OLA Quarterly

Oregon State University Libraries and Press has reorganized its circulation, reference and building management services into a new department, focusing directly on the experience of library users. The Library Experience and Access Department (LEAD) was designed to meet evolving needs with access to user-focused, proactive, and flexible services and spaces that enrich learning, teaching and research. Our new organization gives us the opportunity to explore user experience in a comprehensive, holistic way that includes our physical space. In our first year, LEAD has investigated ways of evaluating and revitalizing in-person services, through signage and concierge service projects and collaboration with ...


Volume 22 Issue 3 Back Matter, 2017 Pacific University

Volume 22 Issue 3 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Nsuworks And Your Online Cv, Keri Baker, Gena Meroth 2017 Nova Southeastern University

Nsuworks And Your Online Cv, Keri Baker, Gena Meroth

Staff Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Online presence is fast becoming more and more important in today’s professional world. Publishers, potential employers, networking opportunities, etc. all look online to discover more about someone. With Selected Works, a great addition to our Institutional Repository, NSUWorks, we are able to create online CVs that link directly to your scholarly research and express your research interests. This presentation will explain the benefits of having your research in NSUWorks and how having a Selected Works profile can greatly enhance your online presence, and is easy to create and update on your own.


Tough Economic Times Call For More Library Cooperation: Report On A Wyoming And Colorado Alliance Conference, Jeffrey Bullington, Janet Lee 2017 Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Tough Economic Times Call For More Library Cooperation: Report On A Wyoming And Colorado Alliance Conference, Jeffrey Bullington, Janet Lee

Janet Lee

On April 10, 2009, the Alliance, a consortium of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, convened a conference on “Cooperation: How to Thrive Despite Reduced Funding.” Drawing on the expertise of national and state leaders in the fields of education and economics, conference participants heard from two keynote speakers about the changing environment of libraries and educational institutions. Referencing these changes, then, various local librarians explored ways collaboratively to advance library resources and services. An overview of these conference presentations perhaps may help libraries and their partners in other regions of the United States and elsewhere gain ...


Rethinking Libraries In Terms Of Learning And Working Collaboratively: An Interview With Mary Somerville, Mary M. Somerville, Ivan Gaetz, Janet Lee 2017 Auraria Library

Rethinking Libraries In Terms Of Learning And Working Collaboratively: An Interview With Mary Somerville, Mary M. Somerville, Ivan Gaetz, Janet Lee

Janet Lee

No abstract provided.


Libraries In Mexico: Context And Collaboration. An Interview With Dr. Jesús Lau, President, Mexican Library Association, Jesús Lau, Janet Lee 2017 Mexican Library Association

Libraries In Mexico: Context And Collaboration. An Interview With Dr. Jesús Lau, President, Mexican Library Association, Jesús Lau, Janet Lee

Janet Lee

No abstract provided.


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