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Library Proposal

Library Proposal






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  • C.O.R.N.Y.
    • C oncerned O riginal R eserachers N eeding Y ourhelp
    • We are select members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that feel the library of NUCLEUS is failing us miserably!
    • The Network of Undergraduate Collaborative Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Scholars (NUCLEUS)
    • 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.
    • NUCLEUS uses tools such as:
      • Academic advisement
      • Career and professional development
      • Peer Mentoring
      • Allows students access to supplement math and science textbooks
    • What is the problem?
      • --the current system of keeping track of books in the NUCLEUS reference library is inefficient
    • Why is it a problem?
    • --advancing technology available
    • --a demonstrated need to be innovative with technology in research
    • Who’s problem is it? EVERYONES!
    • Jacqueline N. Aldridge, M.S.
    • HHMI NUCLEUS, Coordinator
    • 118 Brown Laboratory Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
    • University of Delaware Newark, DE 19716-2522
    • PHONE: (302) 831-3095
    • FAX: (302) 831-6715
    • EMAIL: jaldridg@udel.edu
    • Innovation of technology for the sake of research to propel UD to the top of the research tier in academia
    • Provide a better system to increase the overall efficiency of the NUCLEUS program
    • Create a computer based system that will allow the Morris library to link to as an additional resource to students
    • ADEPT Digital Library at The University of California Santa-Barbara and UCLA
    • Secured funding from two outside sources for creation/evaluation of ADEPT:
      • Digital Libraries Initiative
      • U.S. National Science Foundation
      • Conducted assessment interviews with instructors and students to determine need for a digital online library
      • Conducted research in order to find best design for a digital online library
      • Created evaluation plan to measure future success
    • Over the course of 5 years, evaluations occurred at annual intervals to measure:
      • Continuous need assessment
      • Role of teaching assistants
      • Outcomes and potential improvements
      • Data collection
      • Any change in instructor methods
    • Keep up with the times
    • Technology enhances the learning experience for students and instructors
    • Provide better access to resources
    • Supplement resources at UCSB and UCLA’s main libraries
    • Teaching students to be better researchers and more actively engaged
    • Part I: Working with Microsoft Access
    • - Tutorial available online
    • a video tutorial - listen, see, do!
    • For the verbal/language-based learners
    • For the Visual and hands on learners
    • - common application in University of Delaware departments, a function of Microsoft Office
    • - an excellent starting point for cataloging the system and eventually upgrading to a more elaborate system
    • - Costs, Pros/Cons, Timeline
    • Part II: Collectorz.com Book Collector
    • - relatively easy
    • - not very expensive
    • - comprehensive
    • - highly recommended
    • "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
    • - Costs, Pros/Cons, Timeline
  • Assessment
    • Number of users
    • Circulation
    • User surveys
    • Using a simple sign out/sign in sheet
    • Integrating the NUCLEUS library into a division of an existing library in the University such as
      • Morris Library – as a separate section
      • Chemistry Library – as an independent reference section
  • Questions, Comments, Concerns Thank you!