• Faculty Perceptions: Digital Teaching & Learning Services for the Academic Library

      Young, Marlo Maldonado; University of California, San Diego Libraries (2012-04-24)
      This poster presents qualitative data gathered through semi-structured interviews with faculty on how the academic library of the future can support digital teaching and student learning needs on the UC San Diego campus. Input from faculty across academic disciplines identified as early adopters of educational technology were interviewed in order to define and identify a preliminary framework for digital teaching and learning support services for the UC San Diego Libraries to consider. Faculty ideas that emerged present transformative opportunities that extend far beyond the current framework of "instructional services" provided by academic libraries. Data also includes input on the role of the librarian in supporting faculty’s digital teaching.
    • Finding the Power of Community of Practice: Lessons Learned from a National Diversity Recruitment Initiative

      Milam, Danielle; Turner, Deborah; Urban Libraries Council; University of Washington Information School (2006-04-07)
      Assessing the impact of new grant initiatives is tricky, especially when the goals of the project are far-reaching and significant organizational change is called for. We will describe how we approached the assessment of an IMLS-funded grant initiative to build a national corps of diverse new professionals ready for work in metropolitan public libraries across a variety of American neighborhoods. Starting with the impacts on Scholars, researchers and program leaders further uncovered multiple levels of impact in organizations, the profession, and the public library industry. Their "hot off the press" evaluation provides insights on effective new paths for building recruitment and retention strategies in organizations and for building bridges between academic and practical experiences, and, consequently, significantly shaping a preferred future for the "business" of public libraries in cities.
    • First Steps: An Environment Scanning Process for Informing Decision-Making in Digital Humanities

      Elliott, Cynthia; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      Digital Humanities is a collaborative approach to humanist work using digital tools that encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and challenge current theoretical paradigms using technologies. This poster will present an environmental scanning process for discovering opportunities for the University of Arizona Libraries to take a leadership role in the area of Digital Humanities on campus. These first steps lead to identifying, collecting, and translating information about external influences into useful recommendations that provide input into our decision-making process.
    • Following the TRAIL: Gift-Cultures and Collaborative Efforts for the Library Community

      Oxnam, Maliaca; Waltz, Marie; Blake, Joni; University of Arizona Libraries; Center for Research Libraries; Greater Western Library Alliance (2008-05-02)
      This session will examine the development of the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) and its current meta-community. Participants in the Greater Western Library Alliance's (GWLA) TRAIL project have developed a model for complex collaborations that includes both 1) shared management for physical collections; and 2) shared large-scale digital conversion processes. The model supports achieving a shared vision, regardless of the number of participants, geographic location, collection scope, or member assets and is accomplished through the recognition and use of learning organization techniques, social capital and gift-culture principles. The session will cover the structure that has been developed to address geographic barriers and workflow issues for this massive digitizing project. Discussion will also include how the structure offers institutions a flexible, short-term way to participate in a digitizing project, without breaking the bank or investing in additional computer systems. Audience participation and feedback on the model will be encouraged.
    • Forming a New Team: Delivery, Description, and Acquisitions Team (DDAT)

      Dols, Linda; Lee, Katie; Quintana, Deborah; Voyle, Jeanne; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      In the most recent restructuring of the University of Arizona Libraries in May 2011, a new team was formed: the Description, Delivery, and Acquisition Team (DDAT). Similar work in the Libraries was assigned to DDAT. The highest-priority work of DDAT is the acquisition and delivery of information needed to support our primary customers’ teaching, research, and learning. Ordering and interlibrary loan (ILL) support obtaining information; cataloging and metadata work support discovery; ILL and all document delivery services provide delivery of information. This team is also responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing in-house digital scanning and reproduction work, which merges the application of metadata and cataloging on a single team. The functions of this team implement the information access/acquisition policies and apply the cataloging and metadata strategies, schema, and standards that are set by this team in coordination with other teams in the Libraries. This poster session will present the process used to form the new team, the implementation process, and how the team continues to cross-train, assign work, and measure success.
    • Free Document Delivery Service: Success with Collaboration and Connections

      Dols, Linda; Gonzalez, Becky; Lee, Kathleen; Voyles, Jeanne F.; University of Arizona Libraries (2008-05-02)
      The University of Arizona Libraries implemented free in-house article delivery for the entire campus in August 2006. The success of collaborating with other universities and teams in the library resulted in making the Express Document service a premiere service for our faculty, staff and students. Learn about what we did and how we did it-our connections with Greater Western Library Alliance consortial partners for benchmarking this type of service, how we created a business plan, what steps were taken to implement the service, the technology purchased and implemented, our collaboration with other teams in the library, and how we measured our progress.
    • The Future of GIS Services in Academic Libraries: Exploring the Next Step

      Kollen, Chris; University of Arizona Libraries (2006-04-06)
      In 1992, the Association for Research Libraries Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Literacy Project introduced libraries to GIS technology in response to the distribution of electronic geospatial data by the US Census Bureau and the availability of relative inexpensive GIS software. Since that time, there have been many technological and other changes that have affected the range of GIS services libraries provide, such as increased availability of online geospatial data, online interactive mapping, and integration of GIS into non-geography classes. What’s on the horizon? How will changes in libraries, technology, and GIS affect GIS services in libraries? The University of Arizona Library’s Arizona Electronic Atlas project, in consultation with other units on campus, is exploring how we can design a web-based “decision-support” geospatial tool that will help students and faculty analyze various scenarios or models to help make better decisions on various issues such as groundwater management, land use planning, housing development and wildfire prevention.
    • The Government Information Road: Where Next?

      Russell, Judy; O'Mahony, Daniel P.; Malone, Cheryl Knott; Rawan, Atifa; Government Printing Office; Brown University Library; School or Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona; University of Arizona Library (2006-04-06)
      It's been 10 years since the Government Printing Office issued its study to identify measures necessary for a successful transition to a more electronic federal depository library program. In the interim, GPO and depository libraries have been transitioning to electronic dissemination while at the same time continuing to manage the legacy collection of print and other tangible formats. In this session, participants will discuss the upcoming opportunities and challenges we can expect as we continue to function in the hybrid environment. Among the issues to be addressed: digitization, collaboration, training, staffing and strategic vision.
    • How the UCLA Library Conquered Space and Time

      Parker, Susan E.; UCLA Library (2012-04-23)
    • Implementing an Assessment Plan for Information Literacy

      Brancolini, Kristine R.; Heyns, Erla P.; Indiana University (1998-04-23)
      The "Assessment Plan for Information Literacy" at Indiana University Bloomington asserts the need for the teaching faculty to form partnerships with librarians to ensure an acceptable level of information literacy for all students. Several projects for implementing the plan will be presented, along with a case study on one School.
    • The Information Business, Where Next? The Vendors' Perspectives

      Bass, David; Henderson, Kittie; Tagler, John; Bosch, Stephen; ebrary; Ebsco Information Services; Elsevier; University of Arizona Libraries (2006-04-07)
      Around the theme of the conference "WoW! Where Next?" each speaker will spend a few minutes detailing where they think their company is going, and will discuss from their point of view: What are the 3 critical opportunities for libraries and vendors that we must pay attention to in the next 5 years? What are the characteristics of strategies that libraries and suppliers need to learn in order to be successful? What are the risks we need to be ready to take? What are the risks they need to be ready to take?
    • Integrating Library Instruction Into Learning Communities: A L.E.A.P Toward Innovation

      Cheney, Deborah; Sheehy, Helen; The Pennsylvania State University (1998-04-23)
      Learning communities can be used to enhance a student's understanding of a subject discipline, the writing process, and to improve research skills. One such model integrated three courses into a single syllabus called the Political Inquiry and Writing Pride offered to incoming freshmen as part of the Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP). The LEAP program encourages active and collaborative learning, and the opportunity to integrate library skills into each Pride's curriculum. The pilot program revealed that the concept of a community may be the appropriate model for enhancing the learning and teaching process because it takes the courses, the faculty, and the librarians out of isolation and places them in purposeful juxtaposition to each other. However, if such learning communities are to grow and thrive universities and libraries must improve the teaching skills of both librarians and faculty by developing a greater part of their resources to such efforts. Nevertheless, the possibility for improving information literacy through such a learning community is great.
    • Integrating Measurable Outcomes into the Work of Teams

      Fosmire, Michael; Engineering and Technology Division Purdue University Libraries (2006-04-07)
      In the pursuit of creating a culture of assessment, Purdue University has been developing organizational structures to encourage teams and units to integrate assessment and evaluation throughout their work projects. We created an Evaluation and Assessment Consultative Team (EACT) five years ago to assist units with their assessments, and for the past few years, the Libraries have explicitly required teams to include measurable outcomes in their annual planning documents. This presentation will describe the planning process that our teams and units go through to integrate assessment into their work, including staff development activities sponsored by EACT that prepare teams for this process. Examples of team-engendered assessments will be shared as well. The brief presentation of the assessment situation at Purdue will be a springboard into a discussion of the challenges teams face when asked to include outcomes in their planning. The audience will be divided into small groups to construct a list of challenges and will report them out. Then, as a group, we'll brainstorm staff development, administrative, or other techniques to address those challenges.
    • Leadership Team Restructuring for "Where Next": The Changing Role of the UA Library Cabinet

      Phipps, Shelley; Promis, Pat; University of Arizona Libraries (2006-04-06)
      The Library Cabinet has taken on new responsibilities for operationalizing the Strategic Plan in our streamlined structure. They have also changed the way they conduct business to make decisions more transparent, to include stakeholders in their deliberations, and to improve communication with the larger library staff.  
    • Librarian-Faculty Collaboration: An Imperative with Transformative Implications

      Ward, Dane; Illinois State University (2008-05-02)
      Meaningful and productive collaboration between librarians and faculty remains a significant, though frequently elusive goal for many academic institutions. Paradoxically, while the depth and power of collaboration emerges from the interactions between librarians and faculty, the possibilities for success often results from various institutional factors. Authentic collaboration does not exist in isolation. It is found in colleges and universities that act on their belief in the potential of these relationships to benefit students, faculty and staff. In this presentation, we will explore various understandings of collaboration, as well as the barriers and pathways to success. Perhaps most importantly, we will discuss and highlight individual and organizational actions that facilitate a capacity to manifest the collaborative imperative. Interdisciplinary research on caring and community-building, organizational culture and learning organizations will provide the basis for this presentation and discussion.
    • Librarians Bridging the Gap: From High School to University

      Anaya, Toni; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2012-04-24)
      Academic libraries have not typically been able to build partnerships with K-12 education in ways that could both impact our information literacy mission and the goals of our universities surrounding student achievement and academic persistence. However, these partnerships are important in the big picture, as libraries try to affect information literacy and student achievement. Partnerships with pre-university students can be accomplished in various ways, but one avenue is working through college preparation and academic outreach programs affiliated with the university. Since 2010, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries have been collaborating with the Office of Admissions on an innovative program working with high school seniors through the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy (NCPA). The UNL Libraries have been able to demonstrate a strong connection with the students as they enter college, helping impact student retention and achievement statistics. Moreover, the project has improved the information literacy skills of the cohort’s students, by starting to work with them from the high school level.
    • The Library as an Academic Department / The Dickinson College Model: How Revolving Leadership, Collegial Management, and Holistic Librarianship Can Revitalize Your Library

      McKinzie, Steve; Dickinsson College (1998-04-22)
      Taking the structure of a regular academic department as a model for library collegial management has enabled College, a liberal arts college, to revitalize its library professionals and to mentor quality leaders. A panel will discuss history of rotating leadership, consensus management and holistic librarianship.
    • Library Collaborations: Why and How

      Lewis, David W.; IUPUI University Library (2008-05-02)
      Beginning with the assumptions presented in Lewis' September 2007 College & Research Libraries article, "A Strategy for Academic Libraries in the First Quarter of the 21st Century." The presentation will explore the reasons why academic libraries will be required to collaborate both on and off campus in order to be effective in the future. It will then consider how do manage effective collaborations. Examples of collaborations such and the IU/ChaCha project and others will be presented.
    • Library Leadership 2.0

      Downing, Karen; Rivera, Alexandra; University Library, University of Michigan (2012-04-24)
      Librarianship, like no other profession, has undergone great changes over the last several decades, including demographic shifts in our internal and external communities, sweeping technological changes, and other factors that impact how we conduct our work. The profession has accordingly organized to meet these changes. This poster is a preview of a forthcoming publication exploring Library Leadership in these new environs. Specifically the poster will present the evaluation of leadership thought, leadership needs in various contexts, current leadership development initiatives, and the application of recent leadership research to frame a new model of library leadership: Library Leadership 2.0.