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Connecting With Community: Developing Skills Through Community Research, Heidi Gauder 2017 University of Dayton

Connecting With Community: Developing Skills Through Community Research, Heidi Gauder

Heidi Gauder

Learn how to empower students through primary resources! Teach students how to research their communities, past and present, in order to understand their place and meaning in the world.

On this residential campus, the library has found ways to connect students with the surrounding community via primary sources. In one workshop, students researched the campus neighborhoods, as they were once home to working class families, but are now primarily occupied by students. In using Ancestry Library, Sanborn maps and other websites, students not only connect with the past, but also begin to understand the college’s role and value within ...


Assessment Triple Play: Intense Evaluation Of First Year Students' Information Literacy Skills, Nancy Greco, Christina Hillman 2017 Saint John Fisher College

Assessment Triple Play: Intense Evaluation Of First Year Students' Information Literacy Skills, Nancy Greco, Christina Hillman

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Which assessment is best: programmatic, classroom, or longitudinal? By collaborating with the First Year Program faculty, the St. John Fisher College Library uses a combination of all three, giving us the most holistic view of our college students' information literacy skills. Learn how to combine data from classroom assessment, end of semester course evaluation, and longitudinal standardized testing to tell a story about student learning.


Simplifying The Process: Using Technology To Integrate Event And Program Assessment From Start To Finish, Heather White, Amanda McLellan 2017 East Carolina University

Simplifying The Process: Using Technology To Integrate Event And Program Assessment From Start To Finish, Heather White, Amanda Mclellan

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Event assessment shouldn't be painful or mysterious, so how can we leverage technology to demystify and simplify program and event assessment? This session targets libraries interested in reflecting on their own event and program assessment and how an open-source application may help streamline their processes. This session will illustrate how we identified problems and used technology and thoughtful planning to streamline and demystify the event planning and assessment, resulting in an open-source application that handles event/program requests, approvals, and pre-generated assessment forms.


Georgia Tech Library Assessment: Creating And Sharing A Custom-Made Assessment Tool, Matt Frizzell, Jason Wright 2017 Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech Library Assessment: Creating And Sharing A Custom-Made Assessment Tool, Matt Frizzell, Jason Wright

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

After using LibQual+ for nearly 15 years, in 2016 the Georgia Tech Library's Assessment Committee decided to strike out on its own and create an assessment tool better suited to its unique needs.

This presentation delves into the committee's design decisions, methodology, and analysis with a summative view of results. Importantly, you'll learn how results are being used to demonstrate and improve organizational effectiveness.


Collection Change Is Not A Hoax: Using Assessment To Promote Collection Sustainability, Bruce Keisling 2017 University of Louisville

Collection Change Is Not A Hoax: Using Assessment To Promote Collection Sustainability, Bruce Keisling

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

What do we mean by collection sustainability and how do we measure it? The presenters will discuss how their institution came to a shared understanding of collection sustainability, to develop key metrics for it, and to identify the qualitative and quantitative assessment data that shapes and measures it.


So You Are A New Assessment Librarian - What Do You Need To Know?, Ron Schwertfeger, Chantelle Swaren 2017 University of Alabama, Huntsville

So You Are A New Assessment Librarian - What Do You Need To Know?, Ron Schwertfeger, Chantelle Swaren

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Hear from assessment librarians who each hold dual roles in academic libraries about how to approach the role of an assessment librarian. Discover their lessons learned regarding incorporating assessment activities in all departments within the library and using assessment data to plan library initiatives.


What Do They Need?: Collecting Meaningful And Actionable Data Through A User-Centered Needs Assessment, Mary Anne Hansen, David Swedman 2017 Montana State University-Bozeman

What Do They Need?: Collecting Meaningful And Actionable Data Through A User-Centered Needs Assessment, Mary Anne Hansen, David Swedman

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Relying on the power of R and NVivo, Montana State University Library researchers were able to identify user needs from a vast array of data in order to make recommendations for new library services and resources, including more personalized outreach to new students and a concentrated communications campaign.


Recoding “Guide On The Side” To Collect Learner Performance Data: Collaboration, Customization, And Assessment, Graham Sherriff 2017 University of Vermont

Recoding “Guide On The Side” To Collect Learner Performance Data: Collaboration, Customization, And Assessment, Graham Sherriff

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

University of Vermont (UVM) libraries use the open-source tutorial platform “Guide on the Side”. This flexible and robust platform for split-screen tutorials provides learners with dynamic, authentic learning experiences. But the out-of-the-box program has a major shortcoming: learners’ performance data is generated in the form of email “certificates”. This poster describes how we collaborated with a UVM Center for Teaching and Learning programmer on the integration of custom code that aggregates and reports this data. It explains how our custom installation now supports the validation of our learning objects and the large-scale assessment of our students’ performance.


Credible Journal Working Group In Action!: Collaborating To Create Positive Change In Scholarly Publishing, Shilpa Rele, Nataly Blas, Marie Kennedy 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Credible Journal Working Group In Action!: Collaborating To Create Positive Change In Scholarly Publishing, Shilpa Rele, Nataly Blas, Marie Kennedy

Nataly Blas

Scholarly communication issues, such as access, research, and the promotion of scholarly communities are at the core of university libraries’ values. This session will demonstrate how to put the values of librarianship into practice at your institution by addressing the publishing needs of your faculty. At Loyola Marymount University, a medium-size, private institution, three librarians were tasked to assist faculty in the publishing process, in particular, help faculty choose credible and reliable journals in which to publish. This session will outline difficulties encountered with publishing by faculty, the case for the library’s involvement, and techniques to promote scholarly publishing ...


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

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

Nataly Blas

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.


Demystifying Citation Metrics, Michael Ladisch 2017 University of the Pacific

Demystifying Citation Metrics, Michael Ladisch

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

Attendees will learn about the benefits and limitations of citation analysis. We will also provide help to find metrics such as h-index or Journal Impact Factor in Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. Finally, we will give some advice on the use of metrics on your resume.

  • Pros and Cons (use and benefits, controversy and limitations)
  • Tools (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar)
  • Metrics (H-index, Journal Impact Factor, CiteScore)
  • Altmetrics
  • ORCID ID
  • Metrics for CV


Decoder Ring -- Comic Book Markup Language, Jerry Spiller 2017 Art Institute of Charleston

Decoder Ring -- Comic Book Markup Language, Jerry Spiller

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Pelikan's Antidisambiguation: "There's An Echo In This Room", Michael P. Pelikan 2017 Penn State

Pelikan's Antidisambiguation: "There's An Echo In This Room", Michael P. Pelikan

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


At Brunning: People And Technology: At The Only Edge That Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do, Dennis Brunning 2017 Arizona State University

At Brunning: People And Technology: At The Only Edge That Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do, Dennis Brunning

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Both Sides Now: Vendors And Librarians, Michael Gruenberg 2017 Gruenberg Consulting, LLC

Both Sides Now: Vendors And Librarians, Michael Gruenberg

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Changing Library Operations: Open Access Policies, Allen McKiel, Jim Dooley 2017 Western Oregon University

Changing Library Operations: Open Access Policies, Allen Mckiel, Jim Dooley

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Analyze This: Usage And Your Collection, Sarah Hickman Auger, Kathleen McEvoy 2017 Innovative

Analyze This: Usage And Your Collection, Sarah Hickman Auger, Kathleen Mcevoy

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Little Red Herrings: The Coming Bubble Bust, Mark Y. Herring 2017 Winthrop University

Little Red Herrings: The Coming Bubble Bust, Mark Y. Herring

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Biz Of Acq: Increasing Access To Ebooks At Central Connecticut State University, Michelle Flinchbaugh, Dana Hanford 2017 University of Maryland Baltimore County

Biz Of Acq: Increasing Access To Ebooks At Central Connecticut State University, Michelle Flinchbaugh, Dana Hanford

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Collection Management Matters: Frienemies: Vendor Tech Support, Glenda Alvin 2017 Tennessee State University

Collection Management Matters: Frienemies: Vendor Tech Support, Glenda Alvin

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


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