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  • Reaching Out To Work Together

    1. 1. Amy Vecchione May 7, 2009 Boise State University Strategies for connecting to & supporting faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates
    2. 2. “ the continued progress of the library facilitates progress in the scholarly community” Drummond, Rebecca C. (May 1991). A Joint Venture: Collaboration in Collection Building. Collection Management . 14 , 59-72.
    3. 3. Current Trends in the Academic Library <ul><li>Less visits to the reference desk </li></ul><ul><li>More online searching </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp increase in distance education </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing model is shifting </li></ul><ul><li>Constant change in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Shrinking budgets </li></ul>
    4. 4. Connecting in a Changing World <ul><li>Low cost innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing the constant change </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out to where the students and faculty are </li></ul><ul><li>Be receptive to new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Learn evolving and current technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Admit when tools are no longer working and move on </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and evaluate the needs of your user groups </li></ul>
    5. 5. “… the Millennial Generation’s identified traits of self-assuredness, technological savvy, and impatience…” Duke, Lynda M. (March 2009).Collaboration between Marketing Students and the Library : An Experiential Learning Project to Promote Reference Services. College & Research Libraries . 70 , 109-121.
    6. 7. Strategies For All Users <ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Inform of library services </li></ul><ul><li>Be an advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in continual learning </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an open mind </li></ul><ul><li>Listen carefully & show empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out </li></ul><ul><li>Be relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of current web tools </li></ul><ul><li>Customize </li></ul>
    7. 8. Strategies for Faculty <ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a lot of Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Promote publishing with open access journals </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Development </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Super Supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Communication methods </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Attend departmental meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the departmental culture </li></ul><ul><li>Level of formality </li></ul><ul><li>Be invested, embedded and caring </li></ul><ul><li>Take courses, Attend classes, Read Published Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Be there face to face or online </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulate Successes </li></ul><ul><li>Technical help & Information Literacy Instruction </li></ul>
    8. 9. Questions to Ask <ul><li>Are faculty aware of present library services? </li></ul><ul><li>What methods does faculty use to communicate? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their preferred methods of communication? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their research subjects? </li></ul><ul><li>How many members are there? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has been published recently and what awards have any won? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the academic department have a liaison for the library? </li></ul><ul><li>What do other library liaisons do? </li></ul><ul><li>How do other librarians connect to their community? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have a mentor? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the existing marketing plans? </li></ul>
    9. 10. Strategies for Graduate and Undergraduate Students <ul><li>Listen and show empathy on the reference desk </li></ul><ul><li>Be there </li></ul><ul><li>Cater to their individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>They can find us when they need us </li></ul><ul><li>Be embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with popular organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Showing up to help </li></ul><ul><li>Service oriented experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Journals projects </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace non-traditional students </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Research consultations </li></ul>
    10. 12. Distance Education <ul><li>30% increase from Spring 2009 to Summer 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>11% increase from Fall 2008 to Spring 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Several online degree programs </li></ul><ul><li>4,600 students in online courses each semester </li></ul><ul><li>737 courses offered each semester </li></ul>
    11. 13. Responsibilities as Virtual Learners <ul><li>Use the tools that suit your users learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Stop using tools when they are no longer useful </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate tools before you use them </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with tools before sharing them </li></ul><ul><li>Learn new things </li></ul><ul><li>Provide feedback for new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Show respect </li></ul><ul><li>Consider all points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Interact and respond </li></ul><ul><li>Be genuine </li></ul>
    12. 16. Bibliography Anderson, Jan R. (March 1999) Collection Development in the Electronic Environment: Shifting Priorities: A Conference Report. Library Collections, Acquisitions & Technical Services. v. 23 n. 4 p. 443-449. Drummond, Rebecca C. (May 1991). A Joint Venture: Collaboration in Collection Building. Collection Management . v. 14 , p. 59-72. Duderstadt, James J. (April 2009). Possible Futures for the Research Library in the 21 st Century. Journal of Library Administration. v. 49 n. 3 p. 217-225. Duke, Lynda M. (March 2009).Collaboration between Marketing Students and the Library: An Experiential Learning Project to Promote Reference Services. College & Research Libraries . 70 , 109-121. Hunter, Karen, et. al., (April 2009) Panel 3: Into the Glass Darkly: Future Directions in the 21 st Century. Journal of Library Administration. v. 49 n.3 p. 281-301 Kozel-Gains, Melissa A., et. al. (April 2009) Experiments and Experiences in Liaison Activities: Lessons from New Librarians in Integrating Technology, Face-to-Face, and Follow Up. Collection Management. v. 32 n. 2 p. 130-142. Liu, Shu. (January 2008) Engaging Users: The Future of Academic Library Web Sites. College & Research Libraries. v. 69 no. 1 p. 6-27. Stoddard, Richard A., et. al., (July 2006) Going Boldly Beyond the Reference Desk: Practical Advice and Learning Plans for New Reference Librarians Performing Liaison Work. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. v. 32 n. 4 p. 419-427. Tucker, James C., et. al., (2003) Collaborate or Die! Collection Development in Today’s Academic Library. The Reference Librarian. v. 83/84, 2003, p. 219-236. Veal, Robin, et. al., The Virtual Library Liaison: A Case Study at an Online University. Journal of Library Administration. V. 49 n. 1 p. 161-170. York, Amy C., et. al., (January 2009) Taking Library Instruction into the Online Classroom: Best Practices for Embedded Librarians. Journal of Library Administration. v. 49 n. 1 p. 197-209.

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