• 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.
    • More Than A Pathfinder: Are We Getting the Most Out of Online Course Guides?

      DeFrain, Erica; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      With library budgets continuing to shrink and the ability to create online content becoming an accessible task for almost everyone, the push to offer more scalable online instruction services has never been stronger. The number of library course and subject guides has exploded in recent years, but are they really doing what librarians hope they are? This poster seeks to spark a new dialogue concerning the creation and use of online course guides by looking at the assumptions we hold and what practice has taught us. Who is using them? What is a course guide's lifespan? Do we have the data to support our pedagogical theories? What does the future hold? How can we make them better?
    • The Open Education Initiative At UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Textbooks

      Billings, Marilyn; University of Massachusetts Amherst (2012-04-23)
      The high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for both students and their parents. To address these concerns, the Provost’s Office and the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Amherst launched the Open Education Initiative in the Spring of 2011. The OEI is a faculty incentive program that encourages either the creation of new teaching materials or the use of existing low-cost or free information resources to support our students’ learning. Now in its second phase, the Open Education Initiative has generated a total savings of over $200,000 for students in classes that utilize open educational resources, library materials or faculty generated content. The third round of grants will support faculty teaching large general education courses who are interested in pursuing non-traditional educational resources as an alternative to the traditional textbook.
    • Curating Digital Research Data

      Smith, MacKenzie; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • How the UCLA Library Conquered Space and Time

      Parker, Susan E.; UCLA Library (2012-04-23)
    • Poetry In Motion: The Power of Strengths in Elevating Individuals & Teams

      Leon, Lars; University of Kansas Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • Virtual Environments at NCSU Libraries

      Boyer, Josh; North Carolina State University Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • UNLV Libraries at the Center of Student Learning

      Fabbi, Jen; Brown, Jen; Zald, Anne; Hoover, Steven; University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • Organizational Realignment and Restructuring

      Young, Marlo Maldonado; University of California, San Diego Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • 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.
    • Building Community: The Sonoran Desert Knowledge Exchange

      Chapman, Kimberly; Martin, Jim; Pfander, Jeanne; Hartmann, Holly; University of Arizona Libraries (2008-05-02)
      The University of Arizona Libraries has developed several collaborative projects at local, regional and national levels. For example, the UA Libraries and the Office of Arid Land Studies at the University of Arizona have worked together on Rangelands West, a collaborative effort involving 19 Western land-grant universities. The UA Libraries and the Office of Arid Land Studies have recently partnered on a new initiative, the Sonoran Desert Knowledge Exchange (SDKE). SDKE is an emerging collaborative effort led by the UA Libraries involving more than 25 educational institutions, community organizations, and research centers. The presenters will share information about the vision of SDKE, the development and content of the project, discuss the roles of SDKE partners and participants, and examine the evolution of SDKE through the lens of collaboration. Issues surrounding the complexities of collaboration will be explored: How are transitions handled from library-led projects to more collaborative projects? What long-term vision is required to incorporate collaborative elements into project stages? What are the challenges and rewards of collaborative projects?
    • The Research Libraries Consortium: a Project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

      Darch, Colin; University of Cape Town, South Africa (2008-05-02)
      The project - A New Model for Research Support: Integrating Skills, Scholarship, and Technology in a South African Library Consortium - aims to model the transformation and enrichment of support to researchers offered by South African academic libraries. The guiding premise of this project is that the three institutions should take advantage of existing strengths as South Africa’s leading academic libraries to sustain, improve, and consolidate the troubled research enterprise in South Africa. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation this innovative program seeks to achieve its objectives through a multi-pronged project with three closely interrelated components: 1. Building a sophisticated Web-based shared portal which will provide access to a wide range of international and local electronic content for postgraduate students and academics; 2. Enhancing the skills of existing library staff in order to create a critical mass of support for research to be offered by librarians with real subject expertise (the South African Library Academy at the Mortenson Center and observation at a major US research library). 3. Creating a technologically sophisticated physical space - a 'one-stop shop' - for postgraduates and academic staff who need assistance with research.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Establishing a Digital Library Infrastructure in Afghanistan

      Rawan, Atifa; Han, Yan; University of Arizona Libraries (2008-05-02)
      Afghanistan workshop attendees seeing their digital access on the computer for the first time. This program will focus on the creation of an Integrated Library System using an Open Source Software for Afghanistan Academic Libraries and on the digitization of Afghanistan's unique resources. Since April 2002, the University of Arizona Libraries' staff have been involved in building capacity for libraries and librarians in Afghanistan. In this program, we will discuss our efforts in working with open source digital libraries’ platforms and customization of the integrated library system interface into both English and the native language of Afghanistan (Persian, Dari), providing and enhancing access to scholarly information resources, and digitizing unique resources, and setting up digitization infrastructure in the country to meet their teaching and research needs. The presentation specifically will reflect on digitization efforts including challenges, problems and barriers with language and lack of technological infrastructure. We will also discuss our virtual training efforts in the absence of training on the ground due to security issues in the country and collaboration efforts with other governmental and non-government entities in Afghanistan and abroad.
    • Supporting Metadata Management for Data Curation: Problem and Promise

      Westbrooks, Elaine L.; Cornell University (2008-05-02)
      Research communities and libraries are on the verge of reaching a saturation point with regard to the number of published reports documenting, planning, and defining e-science, e-research, cyberscholarship, and data curation. Despite the volumes of literature, little research is devoted to metadata maintenance and infrastructure. Libraries are poised to contribute metadata expertise to campus-wide data curation efforts; however, traditional and costly library methods of metadata creation and management must be replaced with cost-effective models that focus on the researcher’s data collection/analysis process. In such a model, library experts collaborate with researchers in building tools for metadata creation and maintenance which in turn contribute to the long-term sustainability, organization, and preservation of data. This presentation will introduce one of Cornell University Library’s collaborative efforts curating 2003 Northeast Blackout Data. The goal of the project is to make Blackout data accessible so that it can serve as a catalyst for innovative cross-disciplinary research that will produce better scientific understanding of the technology and communications that failed during the Blackout. Library staff collaborated with three groups: engineering faculty at Cornell, Government power experts, and power experts in the private sector. Finally the core components with regard to the metadata management methodology will be outlined and defined. Rights management emerged as the biggest challenge for the Blackout project.
    • 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).