Rosalind Moore LIS 630Systems Librarian/Library Webmaster James B. Duke Memorial Library Johnson C. Smith University
Johnson C. Smith University is a Historic Black Private University . JCSU was established in 1867 The library staff serves about 1300 students and is located in the heart of Charlotte, NC
The first campus library was housed in a large room on the first floor of Biddle Hall, the University’s first administrative building. The library contained 2,500 books, some newspapers and some magazines donated by scholarly ministers. The Carnegie Library was built in 1911 at a cost of $15,000 and continued to improve with more renovations in 1955.
Andrea Hylton MLIS from North Carolina Central University 1997 Ed.D. at Virginia Tech University in Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Technology Also serves as webmaster for Johnson C. Smith Adult Metro College. Has been employed with JCSU since
58 Electronic 24/7 access to library resources to help you resources locate scholarly 322 data ports articles Multimedia classroom Moodle 12 Study Rooms with JCSU Mobile Library data ports Over 50 Computers Coffeehouse with Wi- All students receive Fi free laptops with tuition.
Hardware:Technical Amenities 13 IBM ThinkCentre Desktop Computers: Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GHz; 2GB RAM; DVD-RW/CD-RW drives; withcont.. FireWireInformation Commons 8 Scanners: HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanners with up to 19,200 resolutionSoftware: 2 Digital Cameras: 1 Nikon Coolpix P5000 Digital CameraMicrosoft Office Suite 2007 — 10MP; and 1 Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera 7.1MPWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, FrontP 2 Camcorders: one MiniDV, one hard diskage, Publisher, InfoPath, etc.Adobe Authorware 7— visual authoring 3 USB Instant Mini DV to Digitaltool for creating rich-media e-learning Converters – allows capture of video from camcorder toapplications for delivery on corporate computer for editingnetworks, CD/DVD, and the WebAdobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium M-Box— USB-powered studio-in-a-box that provides a compact,(includes portable, professional-quality audio production system thatDreamweaver, Photoshop, Acrobat, Fla allows 32-track simultaneous recording and playbacksh, Illustrator) — for creating interactivewebsites, applications, userinterfaces, presentations, and other digitalexperiences.Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 9 —for editing, backing- up, burning andcopying video, photos and music files.Snag-It 8 — create and share highquality screen captures for yourpresentationsAvid Xpress Pro — a completeprofessional video editing environmentcombining video, audio, film, encodingtools, and custom music creationsoftwareSound Forge 9 — digital audio editingsoftware includes a powerful set of audioprocesses, tools, and effects formanipulating audio. Sound Forgesoftware allows users toedit, record, encode, and master nearlyany form of digital audio includingWAV, AIFF, and MP3
Organize and prepare the content of the library’s web site to be published in accordance with the University’s web development policy. Develop online instructional materials to be used in the information literacy program/instruction. Assess compliance of information literacy program in accordance with ACRL standards. Serve on the institutional Web Development, and Library Technology committees. Plan and supervise the implementation of digitization projects in cooperation with library and archives staff. Prepare and maintain records/statistics relative to use of online materials. Serve as a liaison to the Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics departments to enhance collection development efforts, interdepartmental cooperation and the promotion of library services.
Provide one-on-one reference services 10-12 hours per week. Part of the weekend rotation of librarians throughout the semester. Responsible for overseeing library inventory.
I am responsible for maintaining Millennium Integrated Library System and organization and upkeep of the Library’s website. I utilize Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word for report writing.
Added over 25,000 e-books and videos to the libraries collection via the online catalog. Provided off campus access to all databases via EzProxy for user authenification. Worked with Instructional Services Librarian to develop the library’s mobile library site.
Ms Hylton talked a great deal about JBDML’s initiative push for Web 2.0 mobile access and YouTube information systems. Ms. Hylton worked closely with our Instructional Technology Librarian to explore new ways for students to access information. The In 2009 the staff launched Digital Smith, which allows users to staff used Google and browse the database to learn Flicker, Mashups, which allowed about the history of the students to use Web 2.0 social media university. Digital Smith is loaded with photographs and tools to bring together information. primary resources. Andrea Another great technology edition talked about JBDML digitalized was creating a JCSU mobile their famous Mural that is located on the first floor of library. The mobile library gives library. The Mural allows one to students access to the take a stroll down memory lane. catalog, databases, and scholarly materials.
All suggestions are given to the director. She decides and completes the purchase. IT Department is then consulted if the implementation requires their assistance. I usually plan and install technology not requiring IT. If wiring, bolting, electrical, etc. is/are required the university’s facilities department or an outside vendor perform these tasks.
What are the most common What advice would you give mistakes you notice in the to current MLIS students field? regarding Technology? I see too many people that Take as many technology don’t want to dig in a classes as possible. So many manual and figure things out people old and new in this for themselves. In most profession are afraid of cases, anything involving technology, but it’s essential technology is an iterative to an information process, and you can’t be professional, and that’s what afraid to break something librarians are. You must along the way to a solution. embrace technology or you will be left behind. Just dig your heels in, get a book or manual, and teach yourself.