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Using assigned readings and small group discussion, participants will review the organizational theory called reframing, then apply it to a library management case study.
by David Stout
A little retro, a little avante garde, and definitely a successful trend!
Academic libraries are extending their digital service's capabilities to promote open-access publishing, host collections of faculty and student research, and create partnerships between the library, the campus community, and their wider community.
by Alvin Dantes
LibGuides can do more than just show off your subject specific knowledge. Learn how to use the LibGuides API, LibGuides widgets, and other tools to showcase LibGuides content in new ways. Use HTML and CSS to customize LibGuides to fit your design sensibilities.
As the landscape of instructional design and higher education shifts, three Geneseo librarians have taken the lead in instructional design (ID) efforts on campus, weaving together their strengths along with those from CIT and TLC. In its final form, ID will be “pret-a-porter” in academic practice.
by Susanne Markgren, Leah Massar Bloom and Darcy Gervasio
Whether you have already implemented a point-of-need service (or a text messaging or roving reference service), you plan to do so, or you just want to learn more about it, this hands-on session might make you think differently as we generate ideas on how to uncover, and meet, undiscovered needs at your library.
by Margaret Devereaux and Sara Davenport
The Cayuga Community College Library is refashioning itself. Library staff face the challenge of re-inventing the library services, collections and services without an increase is funding, staff, time or physical space.
Institutional Repositories are one way that libraries are fashioning the future. Buffalo State College and The College at Brockport will share their experiences over the past year with Digital Commons. From recognizing the need to populating the repository, we will share with you the ongoing opportunities and challenges we face.
by Magda Cupidon, Tabitha Hanslick and Greta Earnest
See how the mechanics of promotion filter through programming designed to educate and entertain your library's internal and external community. We will discuss the FIT Library's three main programming events: Love your Library; Library Walks and Talks; Library Professional Development day. We will also help you brainstorm to similar programs at your institution.
by Steve Roses
HeinOnline is a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., which has 50 years of experience providing research libraries with primary research materials. All content is in PDF format, fully searchable and from inception. HeinOnline is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection and contains more than nine centuries of legal history. This presentation will focus on HeinOnline’s New York Legal Research Library, along with our newly released Political Science Research Package.
by Jessica Bacques and Emily Gover
Students today by habit go to Google to begin their research. The results oftentimes contain the likes of Wikipedia, and websites driven by marketing and bias, rather than reliable academic content. At the same time, the library offers a plethora of great information which is increasingly underutilized. How do we teach students to properly research in a world of growing information? We will address how we are building tools to cultivate research skills that are critical No only in academia, but in our everyday information-driven lives.
by Frances Dearing and NJ Wolfe
This presentation will illustrate the benefits of libraries working closely with institutional assessment personnel to meet the challenges of assessing libraries. Prospective from both the Library and the College Office of Assessment will discuss challenges and tips for successful collaborations. Examples of long term benefits post process will illustrate assessment facilitated organizational positive change.
Our panel explores how this unique collaboration between a public research library and a History department in a university can improve students’ research, creative, and critical thinking skills; we are also focusing on the types of information literacy skills students can gain from being exposed to the NYPL.
by Walter Valero
Showcasing examples of innovative content produced by graduate library students using Adobe Flash, this presentation will highlight the ways in which academic libraries can creatively use multimedia as a marketing and instructional tool.
by Yu Hui Chen
This study explored the influence of a Gen Ed information literacy course on undergraduates’ perceptions and use of the library’s Web portal. Students’ perceptions of ease of use, usefulness, information quality, system quality, service quality, and satisfaction were examined. Their usage was measured in terms of frequency, purposes, and tasks.
by Lauren Marcus, Valerie Mittenberg, Matthew Laudicina and Colleen Lougen
In the Spring of 2012, the Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz will begin the first phase of a major renovation plan scheduled for completion in 2013. STL Librarians initiated a pilot survey to determine the need for outpost reference kiosks across campus.
by Benjamin Andrus
Recently, the Binghamton University Libraries’ Research and Instructional Services Team added SkypeTM to its already rich array of digital reference offerings. We would like to profile and demonstrate this new service in our presentation.
by Janet H. Clarke
This presentation will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills they need to succeed in college. EOP is a state-funded program aimed at economically disadvantaged students whose high school education has No fully prepared them for college success.
by Beth Posner
The ALA’s RUSA STARS Committee and the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative have created a checklist of best practices in library resource sharing. Discuss how to implement these best practices, as well as how to use the checklist to inspire change, provoke discussion, and garner support within interlibrary departments and with library administrators.
There is Nothing worse than a bad meeting – they can destroy the motivation of the most committed group, and sap the life out of exciting and important projects. There are things you can do before, during, and after meetings, as chair or as participant, to ensure that your group work succeeds.
by Patrick Patterson
On January 27, 2012 the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries unveiled a new website to the world. The process used to design the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries new website took a user-centered design approach, which took place in just over a year.
by Heather Whalen Smith and Marianne Hebert
Many academic libraries are struggling with shrinking budgets and print collections that have outgrown their physical spaces. Join Heather Whalen Smith (New Paltz) and Marianne Hebert (Potsdam) as they describe events at their libraries that necessitated major deselection projects of their print collections and retooling how their budgets are spent.
by Ken Fujiuchi
A look at augmented reality technology and the possibilities for libraries and librarians.
by Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Full Title: Using “clickers” to measure the disconnect between the perceptions and the actual knowledge of Biology Undergraduates about science literature.
In this study “Clickers” had been used to measure the gap between undergraduate Biology students’ perceptions and their actual knowledge of science literature. Initially, this study was conducted in Spring 2011 and 114 students participated. The quantitative data showed that there was a significant gap between students’ own perceptions of their abilities and their actual performances when they were asked to identify research articles, literature review articles and science magazine articles.
6th–8th June 2012