• Career Research Beyond Google: Collaboration Done Right!

      An, Jeannie; DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (2012-04-24)
      Since 2009, the library has collaborated with the department of Social Sciences Inquiry Program, Soc Sci 2EL0 (Career Planning Through Experiential Learning) and has delivered one lecture for this course every term. Social Sciences 2EL0 is a non-credit six week course where students are exposed to and engaged with interactive tools and resources through career planning and research. Both the course and presentation have evolved and now include such discussion topics as effective use social media and the hidden job market. Working closely with the instructor ensures students are provided the necessary tools not only to graduate, but to also prepare them for the job market and future career development and success.
    • Change is a good thing, right? New Collaborations

      Currie, Susan; Glen G. Bartle Library, Binghamton University (2006-04-06)
      In the fall of 2003, a new Director of Libraries at Binghamton University outlined a vision for transforming the University Libraries into a student centered learning community. This required reorganization of the Library public services departments, with an emphasis on improved staff morale and leadership, in order to set public services on a positive, user centered path. Within the first three months of my arrival in January 2005 as the new Associate Director of Public Services, facilities related situations dictated the merging of the Reserves, Circulation and ILL service points. This was to occur while simultaneously planning was under way for the first phase of an Information Commons collaboration between the Libraries and Computing Services. These transitions were in addition to the ongoing process of combining Reference and Access Services in a branch library, and were furthered influenced by a number of pressing matters, some predating the new Library Administration, and some set in motion by the transitions themselves taking place amid the shifting formal and informal organizational changes occurring in the Library. This session will focus on 3 specific examples of change, as described above, in the first year of reorganizing and energizing Public Services at Binghamton University Libraries and will utilize elements from the Three-Phase Transition Model (Endings, Neutral Zone, and New Beginnings) for managing the changes and transitions.
    • Changing Organizational Partnerships to Build an Information Literacy Program in the Extended Campus Environment

      Wykoff, Leslie; Diller, Karen; Washington State University Vancouver (1998-04-21)
      At WSU Vancouver, the Library, Computing and Educational Television Departments merged into the cohesive service organization called Vancouver Information Services (VIS), enabling the campus to develop and integrate program in information literacy. This paper will review the trials and triumphs of merging information technology departments and show how VIS is integral to the campus information literacy goals.
    • Charting the Course: An Inclusive Process for Strategic Planning

      Albrecht, Cheryl; Carlin, Jane; University Libraries, University of Cincinnati (2006-04-07)
      Developing a work environment that engages all staff, commits to continuous improvement, and promotes teaching and learning in line with University programs all while managing budget cuts. Sound impossible? We don't think so. At the University of Cincinnati, University Libraries has undergone a dramatic transformation through the introduction of a strategic planning process that embodies elements of appreciative inquiry, equal treatment of staff and faculty, training in facilitation and listening, and embracing leadership potential at all levels. Our presentation will focus on the strategic planning process implemented at UC: including; setting the stage, "planning the plan", staff input and development and implementation. We will share how we have "operationalized strategic planning" as we begin our second three-year planning cycle.
    • Circulation 2000: How to Focus Departmental Resources to Meet the Challenges in an Ever-Changing Environment

      Maloy, Frances; Shiel, Catherine M.; Emory University (1998-04-22)
      This presentation outlines the planning, design and implementation processes used to redesign the Circulation and Reserve Units of the Woodruff Library at Emory University. Managing the changes resulting from the redesign will also be described. The presenters will highlight what they learned from their successes and failures throughout the 2+ year period.
    • Competencies = Accomplishment and Transformation

      De Long, Kathleen; University of Alberta Libraries (2012-04-24)
    • Coral Way: A Digital Oral History and Transcription Project

      Greenfield, Louise; Ruiz, Richard; Knowles, Tim; Jury, Steven N.; Rule, Amy; de Farber, Bess; Walsh, Brenda G.; University of Arizona Libraries (2008-05-02)
      The University of Arizona Libraries is partnering with the UA College of Education, Historical Museum of South Florida and the University of Miami Special Collections Library to create, and make electronically accessible, an oral history of the first federally funded bilingual/bicultural school in the country in Miami, Florida (Coral Way Elementary). The national impact of this original bilingual program influenced federal legislation and Arizona’s educational system. Much of the existing published information about the school, such as text book references are either incorrect or incomplete. The poster session will map out the process of planning and implementing this outreach and collaborative effort. It will describe the plans for the oral history project which will capture through personal interviews the stories and memorabilia of those teachers, administrators, students and their parents involved in the first five years of the program (1963 – 68).
    • Creating an Integrated Library System Using Open Source Software for Afghanistan Academic Libraries

      Rawan, Atifa; Han, Yan; Garcia, Jose; University of Arizona Libraries (2006-04-06)
      This poster session describes building an Integrated Library System (ILS) for Afghanistan academic libraries using open source software. We will present our approaches in software selection, improvements, and modifications such as Persian language support and users interface.
    • Creative Outsourcing Can Be a Good Thing

      Dagher, Saad; Wan, Yunzhen "Jane"; Bezanson, Liz; University of Arizona Libraries (2006-04-06)
      Talk to UA Library staff who are involved with a unique outsourcing venture with OCLC. As "outsourcees," UA staff provide catalog records for Middle Eastern language cataloging to OCLC. In return, OCLC provides credits for Chinese language cataloging to the UA.
    • Curating Digital Research Data

      Smith, MacKenzie; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • Data Management at the University of Arizona: Working Across Campus to Develop Support and Services

      Kollen, Chris; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      In January 2011, the National Science Foundation instituted a requirement that all grant proposals include a data management plan. In response, many academic libraries began to focus on developing library services that support storing and curating data in order to increase research productivity. The University of Arizona, with the Libraries taking a lead, wanted to look at how the campus could support researchers as they developed data management plans. With the goal of making substantial advances in this area, the Dean of Libraries designated 1 FTE librarian for data management, and the Dean and Vice-President for Research (VPR) established the Campus Data Management and Curation Advisory Committee with members from the Libraries, VPR's office, and faculty regarding data management, the Campus Committee's charge and recommendations (including what units need to collaborate), progress made, next steps, and useful tools and initiatives to keep an eye on.
    • Data-Driven Strategic Planning for Access Services

      Miller-Wells, John; Teetor, Travis; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      This poster will describe the process and role of the University of Arizona's Access Services and frontline public service staff in needs assessment and user service evaluation, specifically in understanding the voice of the customer. We will include information on our strategic planning process, resources required, data sources, methodology, analytical tools, and the outcomes of this process. Information in this poster was first presented at the 2010 Access Services Conference and has subsequently been updated for publication.
    • 'Design Thinking' to Enhance Library Services: A Blended Librarians Perspective

      Shank, John D.; Pennsylvania State University (2008-05-02)
      This presentation will focus on concepts and practices discussed in the book, Academic Librarianship by Design. The presenter will discuss how 'design thinking' combined with instructional technologies helps librarians develop, implement and evaluate new instructional programs and services, and share realistic examples of how design thinking is essential in collaborating with faculty members, information technologists, and instructional design professionals.