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  • Library Proposal

    1. 2. C.O.R.N.Y. <ul><li>C oncerned O riginal R eserachers N eeding Y ourhelp </li></ul><ul><li>We are select members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that feel the library of NUCLEUS is failing us miserably! </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>The Network of Undergraduate Collaborative Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Scholars (NUCLEUS) </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>NUCLEUS is a program funded by a grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program designed to recruit, retain, and graduate academically talented African-American, Latino, Native-American, and Asian students majoring in science related disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>NUCLEUS uses tools such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic advisement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career and professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students access to supplement math and science textbooks </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>What is the problem? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>--the current system of keeping track of books in the NUCLEUS reference library is inefficient </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why is it a problem? </li></ul><ul><li>--advancing technology available </li></ul><ul><li>--a demonstrated need to be innovative with technology in research </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s problem is it? EVERYONES! </li></ul><ul><li>Jacqueline N. Aldridge, M.S. </li></ul><ul><li>HHMI NUCLEUS, Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>118 Brown Laboratory Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry </li></ul><ul><li>University of Delaware Newark, DE 19716-2522 </li></ul><ul><li>PHONE: (302) 831-3095 </li></ul><ul><li>FAX: (302) 831-6715 </li></ul><ul><li>EMAIL: </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>Innovation of technology for the sake of research to propel UD to the top of the research tier in academia </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a better system to increase the overall efficiency of the NUCLEUS program </li></ul><ul><li>Create a computer based system that will allow the Morris library to link to as an additional resource to students </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>ADEPT Digital Library at The University of California Santa-Barbara and UCLA </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>Secured funding from two outside sources for creation/evaluation of ADEPT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Libraries Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. National Science Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted assessment interviews with instructors and students to determine need for a digital online library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted research in order to find best design for a digital online library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created evaluation plan to measure future success </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Over the course of 5 years, evaluations occurred at annual intervals to measure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous need assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of teaching assistants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcomes and potential improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any change in instructor methods </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Keep up with the times </li></ul><ul><li>Technology enhances the learning experience for students and instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Provide better access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement resources at UCSB and UCLA’s main libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching students to be better researchers and more actively engaged </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Part I: Working with Microsoft Access </li></ul><ul><li>- Tutorial available online </li></ul><ul><li>a video tutorial - listen, see, do! </li></ul><ul><li>For the verbal/language-based learners </li></ul><ul><li>For the Visual and hands on learners </li></ul><ul><li>- common application in University of Delaware departments, a function of Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><li>- an excellent starting point for cataloging the system and eventually upgrading to a more elaborate system </li></ul><ul><li>- Costs, Pros/Cons, Timeline </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Part II: Book Collector </li></ul><ul><li>- relatively easy </li></ul><ul><li>- not very expensive </li></ul><ul><li>- comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>- highly recommended </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;With your database at your fingertips, you'll never again purchase the same edition twice. A very practical yet inexpensive computer program, with which anyone can become a librarian.” - Martha Stewart </li></ul><ul><li>- Costs, Pros/Cons, Timeline </li></ul>
    12. 13. Assessment <ul><li>Number of users </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>User surveys </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Using a simple sign out/sign in sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating the NUCLEUS library into a division of an existing library in the University such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Morris Library – as a separate section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry Library – as an independent reference section </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Questions, Comments, Concerns Thank you!