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Amy Paulus

Liaison connection - 1 views

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    Everyone may have seen this article already but wanted to share! Features the University of Iowa!
Sara Thompson

Presentations | Designing Libraries for the 21st Century - 0 views

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    conference presentations from Designing Libraries at NCSU
Sara Thompson

Library Publishing Toolkit - 0 views

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    "Our goals include to: Develop strategies libraries can use to identify types of publishing services and content that can be created and curated by libraries. Assess trends in digital content creation and publishing that can be useful in libraries and suggesting potential future projects. Identify efficient workflows for distributing content for free online and with potential for some cost-recovery in print on demand markets."
Sara Thompson

UCI Libraries - Begin Your Research Tutorial - 3 views

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    Research tutorial from UC-Irvine; sections include Knowledge Cycle, Searching, Citations
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    This is great, Sara. Thanks for sharing!
Sara Scheib

Tacit Knowledge and the Student Researcher | Inside Higher Ed - 0 views

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    It's no secret, I love Barbara Fister. This is a great blog post that reminds me that I have had a very different experience with the creation, organization and distribution of information than many of the students I work with today. I need to reevaluate my assumptions.
Sara Scheib

Publishers Propose Public-Private Partnership to Support Access to Research - 0 views

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    Publishers have offered a solution for the federal government's new open access policy. What solutions do libraries have to offer?
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    Analysis of the CHORUS proposal: http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=1382.
Sara Scheib

Why Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) for Librarians - 1 views

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    This month, I'll be trying out some PKM workshops such as "Get Organized", "Stay Current" and "Managing Privacy Online". I'm hoping they will be more popular than some of our database-specific workshops and it will be a good opportunity to sneak in some info-lit skills as well.
Sara Thompson

Program Description - Library Ambassadors to the Residence Halls - LibGuides at Univers... - 1 views

  • The USC Libraries are seeking energetic incoming freshmen to serve as Library Ambassadors to the Residence Halls for the 2012-13 academic year.  Ambassadors are required to: Attend training sessions scheduled during the first month of classes Outreach to other students living in the Ambassador’s residence hall and be available to those who have questions regarding library research Complete a capstone project to promote the USC Libraries’ services and resources (see below for more information) Represent the Library at campus events Library Ambassadors will receive a $600 stipend awarded in two disbursements: $300 in November 2012 and $300 in March 2013 (contingent on completion of the capstone project).  Ambassadors are expected to keep a log of hours and activities undertaken as part of the position.  Hours will be flexible in accordance with the student’s schedule and life in the residence halls.
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      Great idea for getting students involved in promoting library services and resources. I'll be interested to see what kinds of capstone projects come out of this. It might give us all some new ideas.
Deb Robertson

Research & Publications - clients | Ithaka S+R - 0 views

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    Ithaka S+R's research in publishing examines the emerging issues at the forefront of this change including new forms of publication, peer review structures, and sources for their support; our consulting work offers strategic and pragmatic guidance for those whose organizations face difficult choices as they navigate the challenges of creating, producing, and disseminating scholarly content in sustainable ways. This site offers links to Research & Publications from Ithaka S&R. With a focus on Digital Resources, Libraries, Publishing, and Sustainability.
Sara Scheib

The Future of Academic Libraries - 1 views

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    I've been thinking about some of these topics a lot lately.
Sara Thompson

ACRLog » Making Things in Academic Libraries - 0 views

  • essentially it’s a place for folks to make things, perhaps writing and illustrating a zine, using the open source Arduino computing platform to program a robot, screenprinting, or creating model houses with a 3D printer.
  • some public libraries are experimenting with makerspaces, including Fayetteville Free Library in New York, Westport Public Library in Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Ohio.
  • What could a makerspace look like in an academic library? What do we help our patrons make? We have computer labs, some more specialized and high-end than others, and we could add equipment like 3D printers. Of course, not every library will have the funding and staff to create tech-centered makerspaces. And faculty and departments may already have that equipment for students to use, especially those in engineering, computer science, and other technical majors.
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  • For those colleges or universities that can’t create a physical makerspace, what are some other ways we can encourage the maker ethos in our libraries?
  • We could produce a student journal or create a zine, and I have a colleague who asks students to create their own citation style. But I’m struggling with the idea of the one-shot instruction session as makerspace. What can students “make” in a one-shot?
  • We need to find ways to support creating, not just finding. The Student as Producer project at the University of Lincoln in the UK is an interesting model to consider.
  • But I’m interested in adapting the *spirit* of makerspaces for an academic setting, by giving students a space the facilitates content creation and experimentation and play. I’m wondering if Digital Media Labs are in some ways equivalent to makerspaces in this way?
  • Students generally have one thing on their mind–pass their classes and they visit the library to do that. Even if they never speak to a librarian, they may find the ambiance of a library conductive to the end goal of passing a class. They often do not have the time or current interest to pursue creative endeavors, at least not in the library. They instead go work out at the student athletic center or participate in student organizations that provide a more creative outlet. In other words, it’s a different community and a different mission than the public library.
  • I guess more than anything I’m interested in the spirit of makerspaces, as Elizabeth notes, as a place where creativity and excitement are encouraged. Maybe these feelings aren’t as closely-associated with a place intended for (school)work as they are with one intended for hobbies/leisure. But I think it *is* exciting to research a topic and make something out of the information you find.
  • At U.Iowa we’ve been developing a 75-90 minute lesson plan with an overview of zine history, hands on time with zines, and then time to make a collaborative zine. I’d be happy to chat about it, send an e-mail! Colleen Theisen, Special Collections & University Archives – University of Iowa
Sara Thompson

Why I'm not a teacher (Thoughts on ACRL Immersion) « Sense & Reference - 0 views

  • A few weeks ago, I found myself just up the road in Nashville for the ACRL Immersion Intentional Teacher program…sort of a professional retreat for instruction librarians.
  • Part way through the Immersion program, I remembered a great piece that Char Booth wrote for In the Library with the Lead Pipe in which she argued that librarians are persistently beset with similar questions of identity. That is, we have a nasty habit of trying to define our roles by appeal to something other than “librarian”; it’s the “librarian as __________” problem.
  • To put the obligatory philosophical spin on it, the “librarian as __________” issue is an issue of bad faith. In attempting to mold ourselves into the roles we think we should embody, we are only deceiving ourselves.
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  • Librarian as ________ analogies are useful in exploring our response to a critically transformative time in the trajectory of our profession, but their function as metaphor should not be overlooked lest we creep too far from our own (rather amazing) archetype.
  • our library instruction curriculum for the massive First-Year composition program where our most important learning outcome is that students understand how their librarians and their library can help them succeed.
Sara Thompson

Open Access in Interlibrary Loan: Sources and Strategies for Locating Free Materials On... - 0 views

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    Handout from a presentation by Tina Baich at a library conference October 2012
Sara Thompson

Information Literacy Tables | Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library - 1 views

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    "The following information literacy concepts and skills provide a framework for library instructors and teaching faculty to address during each of the indicated class levels."
Sara Scheib

ILA/ACRL Newsletter - December 2012 - 0 views

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    The December issue of the ILA/ACRL Newsletter is now available. It includes the President's Piece by Rebecca Funke and news from libraries across the state.
Sara Scheib

Improving subject guides with existing citation analyses data: Water resources at Orego... - 0 views

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    Interesting article on using citation analysis data to inform the selection of resources for subject guides.
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