Academic Outreach 2.0 —for Business! Laurie Bridges, Leticia Camacho and Andy Spackman BRASS Academic Libraries Forum American Library Association Annual Conference June 28, 2008
Three Web 2.0 Tools Laurie Bridges
Library à la Carte
A social bookmarking website
A collection of favorites
Keep links and access them from anywhere
Share your bookmarks publicly
Discover new things
del.icio.us/bridgeslibrary (my favorite business bookmarks)
del.icio.us and Librarians
Share your del.icio.us URL at the bottom of your email signature
Add a network badge, link roll, or tag roll to your web page
Share your del.icio.us RSS Feed
“ Fan” other librarian del.icio.us accounts and share links
Instant message chat box
Embedded in all OSU library Web pages (not the catalog)
Subject specialist chat boxes embedded in appropriate Web pages
Timeline for Chat at OSU
January 2007 : Chatango IM box added to library home page.
April 2007 : Chatango presence expanded to most of the library web pages; usage shoots up from 199 in March to 394 in April. Anecdotal reports of out-of-state in addition to out-of-country users start coming from librarians staffing the queue.
August 2007 : Meebo widget replaces Chatango widget on library pages.
around October 2007 : Librarians start creating chat widgets and add them to their own web pages (ICAPs, SRGs, professional pages)
March 2008 : Meebo widget changed on library page to pop out—no more lost chats due to patron navigating away from page. Presented with a re-direct option (email or L-Net) when IM service not staffed.
Info provided by Valery King, OSU Librarian
4-Year Chat Trends for OSU Info provided by Valery King, OSU Librarian
Library à la Carte Library Information Made to Order
Needs assessment: undergraduates are assignment driven.
Hired a programmer to develop Library à la Carte .
Interactive Course Assignment Pages (ICAPs) highlight relevant library resources for a particular class or research assignment.
Library à la Carte ICAPS
ICAPs are dynamic web pages that integrate Web 2.0 features , chat and RSS feeds, etc. with traditional library content , such as catalogs and article databases. Using these pages, students quickly locate research tools and information.
Library à la Carte Features
Easy to learn interface with inline help and online documentation
Add and reuse modules for text, images, RSS, widgets, videos, chats, and custom search boxes
Drag and Drop interface to arrange content
What the Students Say
“ Many thanks for putting together that web site for our training and class. I have not only gone back to use it, I showed it to a professor and encouraged him to think of offering something like that to their students.”
“ I just wanted to say "Thank You" for this page for BA 352 . It's very useful and I just ordered a book through summit. :)”
Library à la Carte for Your Classes
Library à la Carte is software developed by the Oregon State University Libraries and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It can be downloaded at: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/about/download.html
You can request a free demo account by emailing our programmer, Kim Griggs: Kim.Griggs@oregonstate.edu
Reaching Out to the Business School Marriott School of Management Harold B. Lee Library Leticia Camacho Andy Spackman
E-mail List Fliers Posters Professors Other students Website Total respondents 33 15 69 113 14 1 210 15.7% 7.1% 32.9% 53.8% 6.7% 0.5% 100%
Teaching with Cases
A natural fit for the business school
But Harvard-style cases are a bad fit for us
Application, not research
Invert the model to fit library instruction
Research sets the stage for application
Information literacy is introduced in context
Instruction to the Business School” LOEX Annual Conference – May 2, 2008
Course Feed: Safe Access to Blackboard from Facebook
Business & Economics Librarian
Brigham Young University
Harold. B. Lee Library
Leticia Camacho Management & Accounting Librarian Brigham Young University Harold. B. Lee Library [email_address] Laurie M. Bridges Assistant Professor Business & Economics Librarian Oregon State University The Valley Library [email_address]