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  • So you think you know libraries Dorothea Salo University of Wisconsin
  • If this is your idea... ... please to be leaving the 1950s, kthx. Because we have.
  • If this is your idea... ... please to be leaving the 1950s, kthx. Because we have.
  • Is this your student? Librarians can help.
  • We teach • How to choose a decent topic • What appropriate sources are • Where and how to find them • When and how to cite them • ... yes, including use of reference managers! • Pro tip: If librarians aren’t helping with your research-methods course, why not?
  • Come prepared! • Give the librarian your assignment. • Preferably well in advance! • (Pro tip: the librarian can help you write it!) • Pick a time for the librarian’s visit close to when students will start work. • Pro tip 2: is your librarian in on curriculum discussions? Why not?
  • Is this your digital bookshelf?
  • We have an IR for that. • Preprints/postprints (no more email!) • Posters and slidedecks • Conference papers and proceedings • Theses and dissertations • ... and other student research • No 404s, no more format worries, no messing with web servers.
  • Come prepared! • Bring your CV. • Dig through your hard drive for manuscripts, slides, whatever. • Just burn them all to a CD. • Think about how to engage your students... • ... and get their permission. Students own copyrights too!
  • Librarians can help save your cows! ... er, your research data.
  • Data?
  • Charts and graphs are DEAD data
  • Charts and graphs are DEAD data Killed! Cut in pieces! Ground up! Unrecognizable! Not revivable! Not reusable!
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  • Cows are dumb. They will not save themselves.
  • Got a question about information policy? Seriously, who doesn’t?
  • Librarians live information policy. • Can I put this on my website? • Can I reuse this in my article? • What does this publishing agreement mean? Can I fix it? • Who’s liable if I... • Pro tip: Add a librarian to policy committees. Much less confusion.
  • But, Dorothea, What if my library doesn’t do these things? (... are you sure about that?)
  • Start conversations ... with your colleagues too!
  • Credits Old-school librarian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110133552/ Confused student: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flavinsky/3411791256/ Messy bookshelf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/729822/ Cows: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flikr/230379411/ Graph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51114580@N00/1597765466/ Hamburger: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadya/1019816514/ Beware of the cow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tm-tm/2339539399/ Confusing sign: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/3843456676/ Conversation with cow: http://flickr.com/photos/eggybird/97707771/ Wink: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mangpages/3462007973/
  • Thanks! This presentation is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States license. and see you ‘round!