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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Becoming a Team Within a Hierarchical Structure: an Experiment

      Kalnin, Mary T.; Angel, Lili H.; University of Washington Libraries (1998-04-22)
      Present the experience of one section within the Cataloging Division of the University of Washington Libraries as it moved from a supervisory structure to a self-managed team. This change in structure to a concept. What makes this different from the team concept is that this team of seven members is only one of two sections that are participating in the self-managing structure within the hierarchical structure of the University of Washington Libraries at the time of this proposal. This University of Washington Libraries at the time of this proposal. This presentation will recount the team's experiences with training and how the members had to change their mode of thinking, from working as individuals supervised by one person to a group who share the load of supervisory responsibilities as a team.
    • Anxious Response to Change: the Leader's Role in Calming the System

      Kott, Katherine; Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (1998-04-23)
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • The Relative Value Scale: How Relevant Is a Journal to Your Institution’s Research & Instruction?

      Dewland, Jason C.; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      Due to significant cuts in the University of Mississippi's library budget, a ranking system was needed to determine the value of a journal to the local research and instruction needs. Major journal rankings products are not a strong resource to measure a journal's value because they exclude many journals and do not account for local research preferences. What was created was a simple algorithm to rank the business journal collection based on varying levels of usage, citations, and pricing. This poster will present an explanation of the algorithm, the resulting rank-order list, and what journals were actually cut.
    • Online Credit Courses: Providing Effective Learning Environments for Students

      Mery, Yvonne; Newby, Jill; Pfander, Jeanne; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      The Online Research Lab and the Information Research Strategies for Graduate Students and Researchers courses were created to address the needs of undergraduate and graduate-level students from across the University when the Libraries moved to an online instruction model. These one-credit courses have been successfully delivered to hundreds of students since their creation. In this time, the courses have gone through several reiterations and evaluations, and continue to be improved upon. Quantitative and qualitative data have shown that these credit courses are an effective and popular way to teach information literacy. This poster session will describe the courses and their creation, and present assessment data showing the effectiveness of the ORL course.
    • 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.
    • The Evolution of the Information Resources Management: UA Libraries’ experiences with Doing More with Less

      Andrade, Ricardo; Martin, Jim; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      Like most academic libraries in this difficult economic climate, the UA Libraries have had to cope with constant budget pressures and challenges. Due to diminishing resources, the information resources management component of the Library is one of the areas that has had to be reevaluated regarding how to maximize existing resources to better meet users' needs. The poster will highlight some of the new approaches and strategies that the Library is utilizing to meet users' needs with limited resources in the changing environment.
    • 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.
    • Evolution of an Information Competency Graduation Requirement: Current Impact and Future Implications

      Ford, Lorrita; College of San Mateo (2012-04-24)
      The College of San Mateo institutionalized information competency proficiency as a graduation requirement in Fall 2010. This session will trace the evolution of the requirement from conception to implementation, the multiple ways that the requirement can be satisfied, and its impact on students and library services.
    • 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 ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce: Refining One Approach to Diversity Recruitment in Research Libraries

      Puente, Mark A.; Association of Research Libraries (2012-04-24)
      Since 2000 the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) has provided financial support, training, and leadership development to over 150 master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. Recent iterations of this Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) and ARL-member funded program have focused on recruitment of students with academic backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This poster will highlight program successes with respect to outputs, long-term impact on the LIS profession, and the perceived effect on career tracks of program participants.
    • 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.
    • Competencies = Accomplishment and Transformation

      De Long, Kathleen; University of Alberta Libraries (2012-04-24)
    • Organizational Realignment and Restructuring

      Young, Marlo Maldonado; University of California, San Diego Libraries (2012-04-23)
    • How the UCLA Library Conquered Space and Time

      Parker, Susan E.; UCLA Library (2012-04-23)