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What Gets Libraries Sued: Measuring Librarian Fears Against Statistical Realities, Kristina Schwoebel, Eve Ross 2020 University of South Carolina - Columbia

What Gets Libraries Sued: Measuring Librarian Fears Against Statistical Realities, Kristina Schwoebel, Eve Ross

South Carolina Libraries

“We can’t do that, we’ll get sued.” How do libraries balance the benefits of a course of action with legal risks? Our project attempts to explore this by obtaining librarian feedback via a survey, evaluating existing literature, and compiling legal cases.


Challenges And Innovations: Collections, Access, And The South Caroliniana Library Renovation, Edward Blessing, Graham Duncan 2020 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Challenges And Innovations: Collections, Access, And The South Caroliniana Library Renovation, Edward Blessing, Graham Duncan

South Carolina Libraries

Major library renovations, here defined as those requiring the removal of all staff and collections to one or more alternate locations, are especially challenging for both staff and patrons. This poster highlights how a major renovation has become – and continues to be – an opportunity for innovation and productive change at the South Caroliniana Library.


The Good, The Badge, And The Ugly: Takeaways From Creating An Information Literacy Badge, Jesika Brooks, Brittany Hickey, Joshua Brunck 2020 Columbia College - Columbia, South Carolina

The Good, The Badge, And The Ugly: Takeaways From Creating An Information Literacy Badge, Jesika Brooks, Brittany Hickey, Joshua Brunck

South Carolina Libraries

Digital badges are micro-certifications that indicate competence in particular skills. At Columbia College, we combined coursework on information literacy skills with a Wikipedia editing project to create a digital “Research Badge” administered through the campus learning management system. Our poster at SCLA 2019 shared project successes and areas for improvement.


Extinguished: Exploring Librarian Burnout, Brittany Hickey, Jade Geary 2020 Columbia College - Columbia, South Carolina

Extinguished: Exploring Librarian Burnout, Brittany Hickey, Jade Geary

South Carolina Libraries

In “Extinguished: Exploring Librarian Burnout”, we shared results from our study on librarian burnout. The study surveyed current and former librarians, as well as library school students. The focus of the study was to determine if there is a link between working while in library school and later experiencing burnout as a librarian. We hoped to discover the prevalence of librarian burnout, determine if burnout is more common in LIS professionals who worked while enrolled in graduate classes, and begin a conversation about the realities of our profession.


Learning How To Digitize Community Histories In Horry County, Sara Keever 2020 Horry County Memorial Library - Conway

Learning How To Digitize Community Histories In Horry County, Sara Keever

South Carolina Libraries

To learn more about creating a Digital Studio, we digitized the history of our library system and produced a short documentary in celebration of our 70th anniversary. The production offers an example of the services we will be able to offer families and communities interested in preserving local histories.


Big Changes With Little ¢Hange: How To Renovate On A Tight Budget, Georgia Coleman, Heather Mitchell, Karen Quinn 2020 Richland Library

Big Changes With Little ¢Hange: How To Renovate On A Tight Budget, Georgia Coleman, Heather Mitchell, Karen Quinn

South Carolina Libraries

Public Libraries are often faced with the challenge of updating facilities to keep pace with customer preferences with limited funding. Based upon experience with bond funded renovations to multiple Richland Library locations from 2014-2020, this article shares strategies and case studies on how to make high impact changes while being sensitive to minimizing construction. Strategies include a customer experience design focus, reallocation of staff office space, use of color, selection of flexible furnishings, and integration of public art.


Accessibility: Just Do It!, Savannah Gignac, Caroline Smith 2020 Charleston County Public Library

Accessibility: Just Do It!, Savannah Gignac, Caroline Smith

South Carolina Libraries

In the spring of 2019, The South Carolina State Library and Charleston County Public Library each formed an Accessibility Team to identify and begin addressing accessibility issues in their libraries. Volunteers from diverse roles and departments participate in the teams so that together they can have a deeper impact. The teams have started making improvements and have established a process to bring positive change to their organizations.


2019 American Library Association Emerging Leader, Jade Geary 2020 University of South Carolina - Columbia

2019 American Library Association Emerging Leader, Jade Geary

South Carolina Libraries

Jade Geary is the 2019 American Library Association Emerging Leader sponsored by the South Carolina Library Association.


2019 Award Winners Presented At The Scla 2019 Conference, 2020 University of South Carolina

2019 Award Winners Presented At The Scla 2019 Conference

South Carolina Libraries

Six awards and three scholarships were presented at the 2019 South Carolina Library Association Annual Conference.


Letter From The Peer Review Editor, Edward Blessing 2020 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Letter From The Peer Review Editor, Edward Blessing

South Carolina Libraries

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Letter From The Book Review Editor, Stacy L. Winchester 2020 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Letter From The Book Review Editor, Stacy L. Winchester

South Carolina Libraries

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Co-Editors, April P. Akins, Megan Palmer 2020 Lander University

Letter From The Co-Editors, April P. Akins, Megan Palmer

South Carolina Libraries

No abstract provided.


Fy2019 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Julia A. Lovett 2020 University of Rhode Island

Fy2019 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Julia A. Lovett

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

The main document posted here is a report generated from the online subscription service ACRLMetrics. The report contains FY2019 data as submitted by the University of Rhode Island Libraries for the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Survey. Several files are included as supplemental content, including the data in spreadsheet format and the filled-out survey form as submitted in February 2020.


Congressional Committee Resources On Space Policy During The 115th Congress (2017-2018): Providing Context And Insight Into Us Government Space Policy, Bert Chapman 2020 Purdue University

Congressional Committee Resources On Space Policy During The 115th Congress (2017-2018): Providing Context And Insight Into Us Government Space Policy, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Article 1 of the US Constitution assigns the US Congress numerous responsibilities. These include creating new laws, revising existing laws, funding government programs, and conducting oversight of these programs' performance. Oversight of US Government agency space policy programs is executed by various congressional space policy committees including the House and Senate Science Committees, Armed Services, and Appropriations Committees. These committees conduct many public hearings on space policy, which invite expert witnesses to testify on US space policy programs and feature debate on the strengths and weaknesses of these programs. Documentation produced by these committees is widely available to the public ...


Validation Theory And Culturally Relevant Curriculum In The Information Literacy Classroom, Torie L. Quinonez, Antonia P. Olivas 2020 California State University, San Marcos

Validation Theory And Culturally Relevant Curriculum In The Information Literacy Classroom, Torie L. Quinonez, Antonia P. Olivas

Urban Library Journal

Torie Quiñonez is the Arts and Humanities Librarian at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). She earned her master's degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute. As a first-generation college graduate and Chicana, her professional interest in critical pedagogy and information literacy intersects with personal investment in the transitional experiences of Latinx and first-generation college students as they negotiate multiple identities. Antonia Olivas is the Engagement & Inclusion Librarian at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). She spent 12 years in the Teaching and Learning department and worked very closely with first-year students from various backgrounds. She earned ...


Practical Strategies For Transitioning, Jennifer A. Keach 2020 James Madison University

Practical Strategies For Transitioning, Jennifer A. Keach

Libraries

When it comes to transitioning to a new phase in our careers, we may be unsure about how to set the change gears into motion. Why not start with discovering strategies for transitioning to a new job from where you are now? Attend this session to explore how your personality preferences can influence how you approach your transition. Discover a range of strategies based on common scenarios including stretch assignments, job sculpting, informational interviews, shadowing, and volunteering. Don't wait for the next opportunity to come to you. Instead, keep moving closer to where you'd like to be in ...


In Review: Effective Difficult Conversations: A Step-By-Step Guide, M. Anne O'Reilly 2020 City University of New York (CUNY)

In Review: Effective Difficult Conversations: A Step-By-Step Guide, M. Anne O'Reilly

Urban Library Journal

Having difficult conversations is, well ... difficult, but Catherine B. Soehner and Ann Darling make it a bit easier in their book, Effective Difficult Conversations: A Step-by-Step Guide. This text by ALA Editions does not claim to be a self-help book; rather it aims to “bring something new to the discussion while focusing on having ‘difficult’ conversations in your professional life” (p. xii). The authors give examples of difficult conversations: those dealing with hiring and promotion, performance, tasks that need to be done, and tasks or behaviors that may need to stop. They define which types of difficult conversations you may ...


Validation Theory And Culturally Relevant Curriculum In The Information Literacy Classroom, Torie L. Quiñonez, Antonia P. Olivas 2020 California State University, San Marcos

Validation Theory And Culturally Relevant Curriculum In The Information Literacy Classroom, Torie L. Quiñonez, Antonia P. Olivas

Urban Library Journal

In four separate undergraduate information literacy classes where students predominantly identified as Latinx, two instruction library faculty revamped the standard information literacy curriculum to emphasize Latinx scholarship. They affirmed student life experience as authority in order to understand how validation theory affects the student scholar identity of first year Latinx college students from a large metropolitan area in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The two librarians who designed and team-taught these information literacy sessions are also both Latinx and come from urban borderlands backgrounds. Both identify as first-generation college students and one identifies as having a mixed status family ...


Why You Need Soft And Non-Technical Skills For Successful Data Librarianship, Margaret Henderson 2020 San Diego State University

Why You Need Soft And Non-Technical Skills For Successful Data Librarianship, Margaret Henderson

Journal of eScience Librarianship

There are many courses available to teach research data management to librarians and researchers. While these courses can help with technical skills, like programming or statistics, and practical knowledge of data life cycles or data sharing policies, there are “soft skills” and non-technical skills that are needed to successfully start and run data services. While there are many important characteristics of a good data librarian, reference skills, relationship building, collaboration, listening, and facilitation are some of the most important. Giving consideration to these skills will help any data librarian with their multifaceted job.


Leveraging Google Drive For Digital Library Object Storage, Eric C. Weig 2020 University of Kentucky

Leveraging Google Drive For Digital Library Object Storage, Eric C. Weig

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This article will describe a process at the University of Kentucky Libraries for utilizing an unlimited Google Drive for Education account for digital library object storage. For a number of recent digital library projects, we have used Google Drive for both archival file storage and web derivative file storage. As a part of the process, a Google Drive API script is deployed in order to automate the gathering of of Google Drive object identifiers. Also, a custom Omeka plugin was developed to allow for referencing web deliverable files within a web publishing platform via object linking and embedding.

For a ...


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