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Chart Your Course, Kenya S. Flash, Caroline Zeglen, Stephanie Miranda 2018 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Chart Your Course, Kenya S. Flash, Caroline Zeglen, Stephanie Miranda

Faculty: Other Publications and Presentations -- UT Libraries

Library instruction is most effective when thoughtfully developed with faculty and integrated in a course. But how do you determine which faculty partnerships will have the most impact? In this poster, we discuss the process of curriculum mapping in an agriculture program, how it reveals new opportunities for library instruction, and pitfalls to avoid when charting your course. In fall 2016, librarians at the University of Tennessee Hodges Library and Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library developed learning outcomes for library instruction and services using feedback from staff and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. We mapped or coded the ...


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.


Classification Methods In Context At Theological Libraries: A Case Study, Chloe G. Noland 2017 San Jose State University

Classification Methods In Context At Theological Libraries: A Case Study, Chloe G. Noland

SLIS Student Research Journal

This case study explores issues of interoperability and shared collection management between two libraries – one community and one academic – located within the American Jewish University (AJU). AJU’s choice to use two separate classification systems, Library of Congress and Elazar, respectively, provides a necessary separation of academic and religious context, but limits record access between the two collections. Specifically, this study aims to answer the following core research question: is consolidation into one classification scheme both a realistic and helpful solution for increased interoperability? Examining the history, patron needs, and principles of arrangement in both systems provided further insights regarding ...


Serials Label Printing With Zebra Tlp Printers, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Serials Label Printing With Zebra Tlp Printers, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

In 2009, Wright State University Libraries began printing single monographic spine labels with Zebra printers. The process worked so well, we wanted to print serials labels with the printers as well. Because serials labels are not one of the print templates options, we had to make the procedure work with the legacy printing method. These posters will illustrate how we used Zebra TLP 2824 printers with Print Wizard to format and print serials labels.


Wireless Workstation, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Wireless Workstation, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

This new product allows libraries to perform basic circulation functions, as well as inventory and internal use functions via handheld devices. This presentation will explain the functionality as well as the implementation at Wright State University Libraries.


Webopac Page Editing And Design, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Webopac Page Editing And Design, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

In this presentation, you'll learn how to customize the static and dynamic pages in the WebOPAC, as well as some of the forms. We will also examine interesting WWWoptions and some tools available to assist in a WebOPAC redesign. This session is appropriate for the beginner and intermediate audience.


Search Scoping, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Search Scoping, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

Search scoping allows you to create subsets of your database, and determine which records belong in each scope. Although scoping can also be applied to staff activities, this poster is concerned with scoping as applied to the web catalog.


User-Focused Redesign: Using Survey And Usability Data To Redesign A Library Website, Leigh Ann Duncan, Mary Lou Baker Jones, Jane Wildermuth 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

User-Focused Redesign: Using Survey And Usability Data To Redesign A Library Website, Leigh Ann Duncan, Mary Lou Baker Jones, Jane Wildermuth

Leigh Duncan

Are library websites meeting our users’ needs? Usability testing is one way to answer this question. Panelists will share the planning process and usability testing method employed for the redesign of an academic library website. Observations, video clips from the tests, and practical application of the findings will be shared.


Customizing Your Webopac, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Customizing Your Webopac, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

The poster gives step-by-step instructions for updating your WebOPAC, beginning with defining your goals and ending with implementing your design.


Implementing Sierra, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Implementing Sierra, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

Partnering with vendors for development and beta-testing of new software requires preparation, communication, and organization. These three libraries will explain their role as development partners moving to the Sierra integrated library system.


Circulation Rules, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Circulation Rules, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

Circulation policies need be updated as library collections expand and change. This presentation will suggest reports to run, comparisons to make, and tables to be familiar with in order ensure your circulation policies are in step with your library collections. We’ll examine specific circulation parameters such as the Loan Rule Determiner Table, Patron Blocks, and Loan Rules. We’ll also discuss how Create Lists and Statistical Reports can identify problematic areas in your item record coding.


Loan Rules Run Amok: An Overview Of Circulation Parameters, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Loan Rules Run Amok: An Overview Of Circulation Parameters, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

This presentation focuses on circulation loan rules and the loan rule determiner table, which work in junction to govern circulation activity. Tips for streamlining and cleaning up your circulation parameters will be given as well as information for further study from the manual and other sources. This presentation is geared toward all users who have a familiarity with circulation.


Making Statistics Work For You, Leigh Ann Duncan, Andrea Christman 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Making Statistics Work For You, Leigh Ann Duncan, Andrea Christman

Leigh Duncan

Statistics and reporting capabilities within the Sierra/Millennium system are very versatile and scalable; used properly they can be helpful on small clean-up projects or integral to campus-wide initiatives on student data gathering. We will explain the options for statistics and reporting and detail how our campuses are using them for the following projects: collection development, database clean-up, circulation analysis, and student data initiatives.


Fun (And Added Value) Things To Do With Your Webpac, Leigh Ann Duncan 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Fun (And Added Value) Things To Do With Your Webpac, Leigh Ann Duncan

Leigh Duncan

For many libraries, the WebPAC is still the main and only public access catalog for the collection. The presentation will include some add-on items that libraries have incorporated into their WebPACs to make them more functional, accessible and valuable to their patrons. Items to be presented include QR codes, SMS text of data, virtual bookplates, pictures of toys or artwork, context-sensitive help, and data feeds from companies like LibraryThing for Libraries or Amazon. An integration of the library catalog with Facebook, LibraryElf, and a locally customized kids' catalog will also be shown.


Pdf Applications On The Ipad: A Review, Carolyn Schubert 2017 Contra Costa College

Pdf Applications On The Ipad: A Review, Carolyn Schubert

Carolyn F Schubert

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The Enduring Landscape Of Online Subject Research Guides, Rebecca Jackson, Kristine K. Stacy-Bates 2017 Iowa State University

The Enduring Landscape Of Online Subject Research Guides, Rebecca Jackson, Kristine K. Stacy-Bates

Kristine K. Stacy-Bates

This article reports the results of two related studies: data collection on characteristics of online subject guides at academic ARL libraries, and a survey of heads of reference at the same group of libraries concerning policies and practices for writing, maintaining, and promoting subject guides. Results are compared to a similar investigation published in 2004. Observation of guides focused on numbers and types of web links included, timeliness and accuracy, and discoverability of guides from each library’s homepage. Survey questions included impact of guide quality on librarians’ evaluations, use of guide templates, and reasons for using or not using ...


Beyond Passive Learning: Utilizing Active Learning Tools For Engagement, Reflection, And Creation, Teresa E. Maceira, Danitta A. Wong 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Beyond Passive Learning: Utilizing Active Learning Tools For Engagement, Reflection, And Creation, Teresa E. Maceira, Danitta A. Wong

Teresa E. Maceira

The twenty-first-century student frequently engages with mobile environments to fulfill his or her information needs. Reports from the Pew Research Center (Duggan, 2015) indicate an increasing trend in the use of mobile social media platforms in the US adult population. According to the report, Social Media Usage: 2005–2015 (2015), 65 percent of American adults use social networking sites, and young adults (ages 18–29) reported the highest social media usage for all age groups, at 90 percent. Among the young adult age group, social media usage in 2005 was reported to be 12 percent (Perrin, 2015). This sharp 650 ...


Librarians As Design Partners: How We Helped Faculty Spotlight Il, Amanda Izenstark, Jim Kinnie, Mary C. MacDonald 2017 University of Rhode Island

Librarians As Design Partners: How We Helped Faculty Spotlight Il, Amanda Izenstark, Jim Kinnie, Mary C. Macdonald

Public Services Faculty Presentations

These slides accompanied a presentation at the New England Library Instruction Group 2017 Annual Program.

During the implementation of a new outcomes-based General Education program, librarians helped subject faculty highlight IL skills through a redesign of their existing assignments. In this session, see examples of how we reviewed course proposals and worked to ensure that students could meet those outcomes.


Embedding Peer Support As A Core Learning Skill In Higher Education, Philip Russell, Gerard Ryder, Martha Burton, Sarah Daly, Paul Quinn 2017 Institute of Technology, Tallaght

Embedding Peer Support As A Core Learning Skill In Higher Education, Philip Russell, Gerard Ryder, Martha Burton, Sarah Daly, Paul Quinn

Articles

Abstract

Information, digital and academic literacy skills are more important than ever as the nature of global information streams becomes more complex and increasingly online. New methods are needed to ensure that students are taught to identify, use and critically evaluate this complex information myriad during their education and in their future careers. Peer assisted learning is one method that has been shown to help, and previous research in the field of peer support has indicated that the interaction between students at different levels enhances a first-year student’s successful transition into higher education (HE).

In 2016, a peer support ...


Our Difference Is Our Strength: Collaboration And Creativity In Co-Creating System Wide Information Literacy Learning Outcomes, Tom Adam, Colleen A. Burgess, Kim McPhee, Christy Sich 2017 University of Western Ontario

Our Difference Is Our Strength: Collaboration And Creativity In Co-Creating System Wide Information Literacy Learning Outcomes, Tom Adam, Colleen A. Burgess, Kim Mcphee, Christy Sich

Western Libraries Presentations

As instruction librarians, we find ourselves siloed from our fellow teaching librarians and faculty in the design, delivery, and assessment of our instruction. We persevere in adopting a creative lens when asked to teach specific skills within limited time frames, we negotiate for more time with our students to engage in higher order thinking about research and Information Literacy (IL), and we attempt to convince faculty to allow us a sliver of a grade percentage to reinforce the value of the assignments we employ in-session. At Western Libraries we are attempting to switch this reactive stance we’ve often found ...


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