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These slides were created by the twelve presenters at the 2011 American Librarian Association Annual Conference program co-sponsored by the University Libraries Section and College Libraries Section ...

These slides were created by the twelve presenters at the 2011 American Librarian Association Annual Conference program co-sponsored by the University Libraries Section and College Libraries Section of the Association for College and Research Libraries. For details, see http://connect.ala.org/node/137113

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  • Taking on the career researchers has exposed me to a whole new style of librarianship. Career decision-making is a personal journey, and is sometimes a very difficult process for students. Joining my students on their journey has been a unique professional experience for me.
  • It’s true that some students have this research project totally under control. They are in-tune with their education, professional interests and values, and are able to connect these to their career path. These students research decisively and can easily communicate to me what they need from the library.
  • Other students present more of a challenge. After completing the career assessment tools and surveys that are part of their coursework, they admit to me that are more confused than ever. They doubt their career choice, and are frustrated by the research assignment. As the librarian assigned to help them find resources, I become a casualty of this frustration.
  • After years of success with my business students it was difficult for me to process why I struggled to connect with some of my Career Researchers. Obviously, the topic is much less linear than a typical business query, but I felt like there was more the issue.
  • My reading uncovered something I had not considered – it turns out that emotions play an important role in the career decision-making process.
  • Historically we’ve all been warned against making major decisions based on our emotions. However, Theories of Emotional Intelligence suggest that emotions are essentially linked with many of the cognitive systems used in decision making. If managed correctly, emotions actually can produce better, not worse, decisions.
  • The most interesting thing I learned about Emotional Intelligence and career decision making is that they are positively related. Those with a higher level of Emotional Intelligence were more likely to report greater confidence in their career decision-making abilities.
  • So what about my Career Researchers that are struggling? Poor research skills may not be the root problem. Career choice involves serious self-exploration, including uncovering ideas of identity, autonomy and the extent of control over one’s environment.
  • Students who are less attuned to understanding, analyzing and regulating emotions experience difficulty committing to a career decision. They are less aware of how to use their emotions to guide their thoughts and actions.
  • The bottom line from EI scholars is that tackling the issues of career decision-making requires a understanding of one’s own emotions and an understanding of the complex feelings that naturally accompany major decisions..
  • So what does all this mean for me, librarian charged with helping Career researchers? I knew upon learning more about the connection between Emotional intelligence and effective career decision-making that my approach to helping these students with their research needed to change.
  • I re-examined my encounters and interactions with students who came to me for help, keeping in mind the effect Emotional Intelligence levels might have on a student’s ability to choose a career path..
  • In career research the terms of a successful search can’t be dictated. it is vital that information be shared, not imposed. Possibilities for the career researcher need to be created jointly through open and equal dialogue.
  • Working with these students has really forced me to reflect on my skills and beliefs as an information professional. It has been a satisfying and rewarding experience.
  • I have really enjoyed learning about this topic. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if I can share any of the research this presentation is based on. Thank you!
  • Hi I’m Diane VanderPol, I’m the Director of the Library at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. I’ve had the opportunity to take on new roles at Westminster. Roles which have taken me to new places, mostly to a small library in village of Wai in Maharashtra, India. In the next 4 minutes and a half min or so, I’d like to tell you about how I fell into this new work and how my being a librarian helped me succeed. 15s
  • At Westminster, we have five campus-wide learning goals that are clearly articulated and deeply infused into each academic program. The goals may well look a bit like the general education requirements on your campus. 30s
  • We endeavor to graduate students proficient in writing and other communication skills, students who demonstrate their abilities in the areas of leadership and teamwork, students capable of expressing creativity and with reflective capabilities… 44s
  • Students who are critical, analytical and integrative thinkers- and let me pause briefly here before going on to our 5th campus-wide learning goal to say that this is where we have concentrated our library efforts in the past. This is an “old” role for us- we’ve established our ability to help students think critically about information. 57s
  • So we’ve gone in a new direction, taking a far more active and direct role in helping students to achieve our 5th campus wide learning goal, to develop global consciousness, social responsibility and ethical awareness 1m10s
  • I’ve been involved from the start with a campus project that partners with the staff of the G.G. Jadhav Library in the village of Wai in Maharashtra India- about a 5 hour drive from Mumbai. 1m22s
  • I’d love to say my involvement was the result of a thoughtfully planned expansion into helping students to meet this learning goal, but I’d be lying if I did. I was in the right place at the right time and the word library was being tossed around. 1m35s
  • But both the project and my roles have evolved (much more thoughtfully and intentionally) in the last two years. Initially, a group of faculty, staff and students were charged by our college President together with a local area donor (gesture slide) to create a project that would improve educational and economic opportunities in Wai and promote cross cultural awareness. 1m50s
  • A small group of us went to India in 2009 to do planning work on our project. We metteachers and professional librarians excited about furthering the English language skills of children in Wai and about developing a love of reading and books in their students. 2m5s
  • My role at this point was that of a consultant to both the partners in India who were hungry to learn as much as possible about public and school libraries in the US and also to my project teammates at Westminster who looked to me for a sense of how we might proceed working with the local library resources. 2m20s
  • We lit upon the idea of co-hosting a reading camp at the library during Indian summer break which conveniently fell during our one month May Term- we could turn this into a credit bearing class, students could travel to India and have an incredible immersive cross cultural experience and do important service work and reflection. And so in May of 2010 we took 16 students to India (and brought them all back too!) 2m40s
  • I was one of two instructors for the credit bearing short course- course development & teaching is by no means a new role for librarians- however, given the nature of this course, some non-traditional responsibilities surfaced that I was well prepared to take on thanks to my skills and experiences in libraries: 2m58s
  • I researched travel logistics and options, I employed communication technology tools both in planning with partners in India and also in collecting and “publishing” students’ reflections as part of the course assessment, and I had invaluable familiarity with campus processes and procedures connected to budget, purchasing & risk management. 3m18s
  • As a change manager in libraries, I had some preparation for taking on light counseling and mentorship roles with students, some of whom were overwhelmed by India. Frankly, nothing in libraries prepared me for the role of pharmacist/mom to the kids who were hit with violent cases of Delhi belly- maybe if I’d done some time in public libraries… 3m38s
  • With lessons learned about what worked and where we struggled, we reconfigured the experience for 2011. This August I’ll return to India with 13 students (and a lot of antidiarrheal meds) who will do projects in the library such as shelf building & painting. Additionally, students will develop readaloud programs to take into classrooms that allow school kids in Wai to practice their English language skills with native speakers. 3m58s
  • This trip, however, is not connected to a credit bearing class. The model most closely resembles an Alternative Spring Break trip or a Habitat for Humanity style volunteer trip where students self select, self fund and make a personal commitment to service without meeting any general education or major requirements. 4m16s
  • Without credit, tuition and financial aid in play, the issue of costs and fundraising has taken on a greater importance and I’ve again found that my library experiences and skills help me to successfully contribute to the project in new ways. I brought rich connections to both the curricular and co-curricular units on campus which helped us to find partners and resources such as the donated gift books for our used book sale. 4m35s
  • As the project shifted from the planning stages, to a credit bearing short-course, to a co-curricular experience, my involvement has been consistent and my librarian-ness has made me an integral part of the process and has opened doors for other librarians interested in helping students develop global consciousness, social responsibility and ethical awareness. 5m
  • In the Fall of 2009, three librarians were selected to act as advisors to incoming undeclared freshmen. All of us had prior experience working with some variety of freshmen focused groups, be it a first year course, an honors society or even a mentoring program.
  • First Reaction: Sheer terror of course.
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  • This is where the authors are introduced and the Title is read aloud (I know reading from slides is LAME-O, but for the title, I think it is acceptable)
  • 15 seconds about the Landscape Architecture program:*graduate programA strong emphasis on contemporary landscape design, with significant studio timeA Diverse student body with a significant international student populationThey come with a limited knowledge of local area history and landscapeEmphasis on outreach to regional communities can be problematic for students not familiar with the areas history and culture. How do you do community-based design with a limited picture of the community?ENTER THE LIBRARY!
  • 15 seconds about AUL and Special Collections and Archives: One of our strongest collection strengths: relates to local and regional history: from pre-columbian through the presentOur core user groups: Our instruction efforts have largely been used by History Courses (Historians Craft) Courses that need access to rare books: Graphic Design and Literature Courses.
  • SC&AInstruction style has in the past largely been oriented toward our traditional user groups: Historians and Literature studentsWhile these courses are satisfying, and we’ve developed a strong relationship with these departments, my goal has been to reach out to underserved colleges and programs, to make teaching faculty aware of our resources relevant to their endeavors. (segue to Shiloh background section): New faculty in the CADC, particularly Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture were receptive to my efforts! This has much to do with the CADC engagement with local communities across alabama, in particular the struggling Black Belt region.So, before the Semester began, Professor Zanzot and I met to discuss an upcoming project on the Shiloh School and what her students needed from SC&A. We then set a “library day” instruction/research session for early in the Semester (but after the class had a chance to understand their project)
  • 15 seconds on Jossie’s course:A Field Studies Course with the charge to develop a landscape design for a historic site in Notasulga (Macon county) Alabama, in this case the Shiloh School, Church, and Cemetery: each having profound historic significance to the community.Students in this course are required to develop a community-based landscape design incorporating the history of the site, input from the community, and an understanding of the ecology of the site.Landscape Architecture Studio Goals: to make the site accessible to visitorsProvide opportunities to tell history in the landscapeenable a next generation of community programs.
  • 15 seconds on the Shiloh-AU partnership: Professor Zanzot’s Class was not the first University group to work with the Shiloh Community. Far From it.* Shiloh Rosenwald School originally built in partnership with Tuskegee University. 1921.Restoration in partnership with Auburn University Master of Design Build Program (Home Depot – provided restoration money)Board Members of the Foundation included AU and Tuskegee people, along with community and governmental representatives.National Register of Historic Places
  • 15 Seconds on the Rosenwald schools in general, and the Notasulga school in particular. Julius Rosenwald (CEO of the Sears Corporation) in the early part of the 20th Century set up a fund to assist black communities build school houses. These often became the center of educational and social a activities for their communities; schoolhouse, farm plots, athletic fields.The Fund expired during the great depression, but the schools existed largely until integration. .The Shiloh Community school and grounds is the closest existing Rosenwald school to AU. The only Rosenwald School remaining in Macon county.
  • 15 seconds on just the Shiloh site:The community dates back to the 1860s when they moved the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church to Notasulga from Tuskegee. There are unmarked graves dating back to the 1860s, The school was first built in 1921. Site traverses several significant time periods and historical events. Pre-Columbian era: nearby native american sitesAntebellum and postbellum agricultural heartland (massive changes to natural landscape)Civil Rights era.School integration (which led to closure of school)The infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Shiloh Baptist Church and Cemetery.
  • 15 seconds on what the class did prior to the library visit: Before the students began their library research and design planning, they received a crash course in Alabama Black Belt history and cultureStudents were oriented by a visit to the Shiloh grounds to observe work and to meet with community members. On the weekend preceding our Library Instruction Date: they also visited historic sites across Alabama; Civil Rights landmarks & museums, early American forts and roadways, Native american sites.
  • What I planned to get across in 1.5 hours: how to discover materials (operated on assumption that few had ever done archival research)how to access materials (research in a closed stacks situation)archives services (Reference, duplication, digitization)broad scope of SC&A collections and how they can be used in the Shiloh project.
  • What the class turned the session into: Students used catalog to find mostly published histories of the Shiloh area. Little interest in paper finding aids / analog archival collections)Through a seminar-style setting, the empowered students steered instruction toward an emphasis on upcoming graded course assignment using mapsAccessDigitizationOverlays
  • Next Time:A seminar-style instruction session worked well: Graduate Students, even when unfamiliar with SC&A, had an agenda neither I nor Professor Zanzot expected. The longer time allotted allowed for the session allowed for a less-rigid style.If this course happens again, I will likely involve our GIS specialist. This was a far cry from historian and English scholar driven instruction.
  • This could be a slide for a “what did and what didn’t” work in the library instruction session” slide. Your thoughts?
  • Looking to the archives for landscape cues useful to the work of restoration…Some of the materials found to be important to the students’ final projects includedPamphlets and writings on Rosenwald and the schoolsScholarly histories on Tuskegee’s role in the Rosenwald Schools, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Local historical society publications(SEGUE TO NEXT SLIDE): and of course maps
  • Historic ecologiesHuman settlement The American Southwest
  • Design Proposal to restore prairie- (this could be presented in the context of an example of student output and how historic ecologies was a component that the student group was able to extract from their library research)
  • (Segue to Old Federal Road Slides)History of Creek Indian settlements and culture was of interest to students during the instruction session.I have found that the more engaged a Program is with the local/regional community, the more important it is to engage their students in instruction related to discovering and accessing materials in the Special Collections and Archives.Collaboration with one unit can naturally lead to other opportunities that would have not been recognized. The above image is that of the Old Federal Road. Landscape Architecture’s awareness of these historic sketches and maps eventually involved the SC&A in a collaboration with other underserved campus departments.
  • 15 seconds on the OFR project:Special Collections/Archives + Landscape Arch + Jule Collins Smith Museum + Art Dept awarded AU Intramural Grant
  • InstructionPaid off not only in a broader base of knowledgeable archives users at Auburn Univ, but also paid off in the growth of a new collection to be added to the archives and made available online.Guides to researching location of old federal roadIdentifying events and landscapes along the OFR worthy of interpretation by artistsFuture proposals that introduce people to AL history and landscapes through art.
  • ConclusionsBringing Special Collections Instruction into a course with a high degree of creative work posed challenges and required some flexibility in carrying out.While the Role of SC&A as envisioned by me changed over the course of the semester, the value I was certain we could add to Landscape Architecture Instruction was never in question.The collections that may come to SC&A through this engagement are an unexpected but welcome result.

Academic Librarian Lightning Round! Innovative New Roles Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Welcome to theACRL ULS / CLSLightning Rounds
  • 2. Allison Leaming
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 3. ADifferent Kind of Liaison Experience: Career Research in the Academic Library Setting
    Allison Leaming
    Business Liaison LibrarianArizona State University Libraries
  • 4.
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  • 7. Positive attitude
    Certain of values and interests
    Connection to future career path
  • 8. Indecisive
    Lacking insight
    Unable to communicate career goals
  • 9. ?
  • 10. Emotions play an important role in the career decision-making process.
  • 11.
  • 12. Managing
    Emotions
    Using
    Emotions
    Emotional Intelligence
  • 13. EI
    Confidence
    =
  • 14. Self exploration uncovers…
  • 15.
  • 16. Making
  • 17.
  • 18.
  • 19. Career
    Researchers
  • 20.
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  • 22. Sources
    Brown, C., George-Curran, R. & Smith, M.L. (2003). The role of emotional intelligence in the career commitment and decision-making process. Journal of Career Assessment, 11 (4), 379-392.
    Emmerling, R. & Cherniss, C. (2003). Emotional Intelligence and the Career Choice Process. Journal of Career Assessment, 11 (2), 153-167.
    Mayer & Salovey (1997) What is Emotional Intelligence? In P. Salovey and D. Sluyter (Eds.), Emotional Development and Emotional Intelligence; Implications for Educators (pp. 3-34) New York: Basic Books.
    Puffer, K. (2009) Emotional Intelligence as a Salient Predictor for Collegians’ Career Decision Making. Journal of Career Assessment, 19 (2), 130-150.
  • 23. Angiah Davis
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 24. Angiah L. Davis, Reference Librarian
    Information & Research Services Department
    Yes, We Deliver!:  Library Outreach Services Across the Atlanta University Center
  • 25. Information & Research Service Librarians
  • 26. AUC Fast Facts
    • One library
    • 27. Serves four Historically Black Colleges and University
    • 28. Student FTE: 8,651
    • 29. Faculty FTE: 661
    • 30. World’s largest and oldest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Member Institutions
  • 31. Why Outreach Services?
    Not every student will come to the library
    Location unknown
    No time
    Promote Library Services
    To build relationships with faculty staff and students
  • 32. Librarians on the Go
  • 33.
  • 34. We’re Not in Woodruff Anymore!
  • 35. Library Orientation
  • 36. Library Orientation
  • 37. Graduate Student Research Fair
  • 38. Graduate Student Research Fair
  • 39. Student Center
  • 40. Residence Hall
  • 41. Special Programs
  • 42. Future Services
    Athletes
    Band
  • 43. Selected Readings
    • Courtney, N. (2009). Academic library outreach: Beyond the campus walls. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.
    • 44. Cummings, L. U. (2007). Bursting out of the box: Outreach to the millennial generation through student services programs. Reference Services Review, 35, 2, 285-295.
    • 45. Fortson, M., Sahib, J. & Spencer, B. (2011). Step right up to the library! The Week of Welcome carnival at the University of Alabama Libraries. College & Research Libraries News, 72, 6, 350-352.
  • Selected Readings
    • Kelsey, P., & Kelsey, S. (2003). Outreach services in academic and special libraries. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press.
    • 46. Smallwood, C. (2010). Librarians as community partners: An outreach handbook. Chicago: American Library Association.
    • 47. Woodward, J. A. (2009). Creating the customer-driven academic library. Chicago: American Library Association.
  • Contact Information
    Angiah Davis
    Reference Librarian
    adavis@auctr.edu
  • 48.
  • 49. Diane VanderPol
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 50. A Passage to India… and beyond!
    Diane VanderPol
    Westminster College
  • 51. Westminster College - Campus scenes
  • 52. Writing & other Communication skills
    Leadership & Teamwork
    Creativity & Reflection
  • 53. Critical, analytical & integrative thinking
  • 54. Global consciousness, social responsibility & ethical awareness
  • 55. Westminster & Wai:
    a library and literacy project
    G.G. Jadhav Library
    With the staff of the G.G. Jadhav Library
  • 56. G.G. Jadhav Library Children’s area
    The Library building is the former home of the founder- donated to the community.
  • 57. Dr. Ashokrao Joshi is the CEO of a Salt Lake City tech firm with family from the village of Wai.
    He’s so well thought of in the village that a local school had billboards made to honor him on his birthday.
  • 58. Teachers
    School Building &
    Classroom
  • 59. The village is full of examples of both richness and poverty.
    There is no state financial support for public or school libraries.
  • 60.
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  • 63. The staff and volunteers at the Jadhav Library & their families have become great friends.
  • 64.
  • 65. Harry Potter in Marathi
    The G.G. Jadhav Library has about 2000 children’s books- we’re helping to build that collection.
  • 66. Students held a benefit dinner with silent auction, a bake sale and a used book sale in the library with donated items that were not a good fit for our collection.
  • 67. Roles
    Professional Consultant on libraries
    Teacher & Course developer
    Travel agent/ logistics coordinator
    Info & Communication Tech Support
    Experienced Campus Administrator
    Fundraiser
    Resource procurer
    Campus connector
    Pharmacist
    Storyteller
    Friend
    Mom
    Researcher
    Publicist
    Master of Ceremonies
  • 68. Lisa Lapointe
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 69. Adventures in Academic Advising
    Lisa Lapointe
    Reference and Instruction Librarian
    Florida Southern College
    llapointe@flsouthern.edu
  • 70. Florida Southern, thee we love
  • 71. Librarians are faculty, but…
  • 72. We
    Freshmen
    How it started
  • 73. Initial Reaction: Freak Out!
    Image Source:Mingo.nl (Mingo Hagen). 2008 “Scream.” Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjhagen/2973212926/sizes/l/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011.] Used through Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons License.
  • 74. Don’t Panic: Build a Support Network
  • 75. Hey, I can do this!
    Image Source: raleighwoman (Twanda Baker). DSC_0224 Superhero Pose. Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryteclick/3575282100/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Photograph. [Accessed June 17, 2011.] Used through Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Creative Commons License
  • 76. Have you tried this?
    Tell me more about…
    This feels familiar…
  • 77. Librarian Advising Strength: Service Philosophy
    Image Source: Sue Peacock. “Need help? Ask a Librarian Mobile Reference”.Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/soo/5508023259/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Accessed June 17, 2011. Used through Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons License.
  • 78. Librarian Advising Strength: Schedule Flexibility
    Image Source: caryatidxx (Emilie). DSC_0697.Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dearlydeparted/3834132754/sizes/l/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011.] Used through Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Creative Commons License.
  • 79. Librarian Advising Strength: Lack of Turf
    Image Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Azimuthal equidistant projection centered on Kinshasa, 4018'S., 15018'E. 7-69. Washington, 1969. Map. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3201b.ct002666 [accessed June 17, 2011].
  • 80. Librarian Advising Strength: Connecting Students with Resources
    Image Source: Manchester-Monkey. “Connection.” Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchester-monkey/4879930891/sizes/l/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011]. Used through Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license
  • 81. Advising Challenges: Learning Curricular Requirements & Process
    Image Source: redjar. “file cabinets” Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/113152393/sizes/z/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011]. Used through Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Creative Commons License.
  • 82. Advising Challenges: Space & Privacy
  • 83. Benefit to Librarian: Community Integration
    Image Source: fauxto_digit. Bob and Weave: Weaving Friendship Bracelets.Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/2915425151/sizes/z/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011.] Used through Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons License.
  • 84. Benefit to Library: Advising reference point
    Image Source: Wikimania2009. Answering the questions. (taken by Damián Buonamico). Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wikimania2009/3857765466/sizes/z/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011.] Used through Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons License.
  • 85. Benefit to Students:Individual Support
    Image Source:Tobyotter (Tony Alter). Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/78428166@N00/3983153056/sizes/l/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011.] Used through Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons License
  • 86. Overall a positive experience
    Image Source:.reid.(Sarah). “thumbs up.” Flickr. Photograph. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahreido/3120872862/sizes/l/in/photostream/ [Accessed June 17, 2011.] Used through Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons License.
  • 87. References
    Studdard, Paul. 2000. Academic librarians as advisors: working with students to plan their futures. College & Research Libraries News 61, no. 9 [October]: 781-2, 792.
    Young, Courtney L. 2008. Incorporating Undergraduate Advising in Teaching Information Literacy: Case Study for Academic Librarians as Advisors. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 34, no. 2 [March]: 139-144.
  • 88. Michelle Demeter
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 89. Keeping it All Together: Life as an Academic Partnership Librarian
    Michelle Demeter
    The Florida State University
  • 90.
  • 91. Conan the Librarian
  • 92.
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  • 107.
  • 108. Left wanting more… information?
    Michelle Demeter
    Florida State University
    mdemeter@fsu.edu
    850.645.2707
  • 109. Rachel Besara
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 110. But Who Answers the Library’s Questions? 
    The Assessment Librarian’s Role
  • 111.
  • 112.
  • 113. Assessment Answers Questions About…
    Libraries’ Users
    Internal Processes
    Larger Academic Community
  • 114. Libraries’ Users
  • 115.
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  • 117.
  • 118. Internal Processes
  • 119.
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  • 121.
  • 122. Larger Academic Community
  • 123.
  • 124. Statistics
  • 125. Survey Coordination
  • 126. But That’s Not All…
  • 127.
  • 128. The Assessment Librarian’s Role
  • 129. Rachel Besara
    Assessment Librarian
    Florida State University Libraries
    rbesara@fsu.edu
  • 130. Susan Smith
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 131. From Department Director to Race Director
    Susan Sharpless Smith
    Z. Smith Reynolds Library/Wake Forest University
    ULS/CLS Program, ALA Annual New Orleans
    June 25, 2011
  • 132. Who We Are and Why a Race?
  • 133.
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  • 135. Building Relationships & Partnerships Through Planning
  • 136.
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  • 140. Developing New Skills & Leveraging Current Ones
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  • 145. Fostering Community
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  • 150. Beyond the Finish Line?
  • 151. Tara Schmidt
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 152. Librarians as
    First Year Instructors
    Tara Schmidt, Research Services, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
  • 153. Fall Enrollment = 25,794 Undergraduates
    First Time Freshmen = 5,095
  • 154. Freshman Seminar = Connection
  • 155. Components of a Freshman Seminar Course
  • 156. The librarian perspective on students…
  • 157. Course Objectives
    “efficiently locate resources”
    “Information literacy skills “
    “evaluate sources and search processes “
    “determine which sources are most credible and relevant for the information need”
    “use information in an ethical and legal manner”
    “effectively use information “
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  • 159. What we learned from
    a faculty perspective
  • 160. So where do our faculty see the library fitting into the freshman experience?
  • 161. We gained a whole new perspective on the needs of our students
  • 162. Prioritizing the needs of students navigating college for the first time
  • 163. Figuring out the library’s place in the academic routine
  • 164. What did we really give our students?
    What they needed ≠
    What we thought they needed
  • 165. When we asked our students to demonstrate what they learned…
  • 166. Time to take another look at the course objectives
  • 167. Biggest impact?
    “Time management assignment helped because I never really thought about my day before I wrote it down”
    “Organization has kept me up with my other classes”
    “I TRIED to start studying 3 hours a day”
    “The research part helped in Writing Composition a lot.”
    “The research! The time management! And the library resources. So many!”
    “Stuff on personality/learning styles”
  • 168. Figuring out where the library fits for our new freshmen
  • 169. Learning from our mistakes
    Designing a new class for the fall
  • 170. Freshman Seminar = Connection
  • 171. Library = Place
    Library = Services
    Library = When students need us
  • 172. Eric A. Kidwell
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 173. I Am Librarian, Hear Me Roar
    Eric A. Kidwell
    Director of the Library & Professor
    Huntingdon College
    2011 American Library Association Annual Conference/ New Orleans
    ACRL CLS/ULS Academic Librarian Lightning Round! Innovative New Roles
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  • 191. I am LIBRARIAN, hear me roarIn numbers too big to ignoreAnd I know too much to go back an' pretend'cause I've heard it all beforeAnd I've been down there on the floorNo one's ever gonna keep me down again
    Oh yes I am wise …
  • 192. Caitlin Anne Bagley
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 193. Librarian As Writing Ambassador: Finding the Path from the Library to Knowledge
    Caitlin A. Bagley
    Murray State University
  • 194. Waterfield Library
    Murray State University is located in Murray, KY.
    We are a midsize university with just above 10,000 FTE students.
  • 195. Writing Across the Curriculum
    Goal is to help students raise their writing skills, university wide across departments.
    A Math Major should have the same writing skills as an English Major.
  • 196. Library as Central Location
    Waterfield Library hosts two main places for students to get help:
    Racer Writing Center
    Reference Desk
  • 197. Racer Writing Center
    The Writing Center is designed for one-on-one consultation.
    Only 3-4 consultants at any time.
  • 198. Reference Desk
    Traditional roles also apply, but when students bring their papers to the desk, we encourage and help them with what we can before we pass them on to the Writing Center.
  • 199. Mission
    The library’s mission is to serve as the Intellectual Commons of the University.
    WAC’s mission is to “believe that writing and writing instruction should occur across the university curriculum and throughout a student’s education.”
    The two concepts work together seamlessly.
  • 200. WAC Website
    The library helped design the WAC website, and how they didn’t want to be reliant on Purdue OWL.
    We first had initial debate over whether the site should be for students or faculty.
  • 201. The Internet – The Great Equalizer?
    We try to teach students to learn how to swim through the good & bad, taking only the good with them.
    WAC is in the beginning stages of creating their own website.
    Currently exists as a help link of style guides and writing examples.
  • 202. First Semester Results
    Number of clients: 154
    Number of sessions: 377
    Most students fell into one of the following three colleges:
    Business
    Humanities & Fine Arts
    Science/Engineering/Technology
  • 203. Second Semester Results
    Number of clients: 170
    Number of sessions: 412
    Again, most students came from the Business school, and the College of Humanities & Fine Arts. Gains in all areas though.
  • 204. Outreach
    Spreading the word.
    Physically, the RWC is a removed area of the library. We have to find ways of making it accessible and noticeable.
    Mention in all Instruction Sessions
    Handout bookmarks, pamphlets, etc.
    Do your own publicity!
  • 205. Embedded Librarianship
    Publicity only works for so long.
    Become close w/professors and be added into classes to become go to stops for help.
    ENG 105 and HIS 400
  • 206. ENG 105
    Introductory writing course, mandatory for all students.
    I try to speak to every section at least once.
    Some sections I work with in-depth over the semester.
  • 207. HIS 400
    This is a combination undergraduate/graduate level course, and so the writing they are expected to turn in is at a higher level.
    Traditionally, I would teach them research methods. Now I often combine writing techniques in with this.
  • 208. LOR 101
    Alongside, regular duties I teach a 3 CR research class with a heavy writing component. This enables me to see the tangible proof of students who actually use the service.
  • 209. One on One Instruction
    When a student comes to my office looking for help with a paper, we both read the paper together.
    It is usually helpful to have the student read their paper out loud, word for word, omitting no typos or mistakes.
  • 210. Oral Communication Center
    Currently we are building an Oral Communication Center that we hope to pair with the RWC, in bringing students a better rounded out experience.
  • 211. In Summary
    Photo Courtesy U.S. National Archives Flickr stream, circa 1975
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4727525216/in/photostream/
  • 212. Questions? Comments?Caitlin A. Bagley: cbagley1@murraystate
    Photo Courtesy of U.S. National Archives Flickr Stream, circa 1975
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4727537268/in/photostream/
  • 213. Dominique Turnbow
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 214. incorporating instructional design approaches into our work
    Redefining Librarianship
    Dominique Turnbow
    dturnbow@ucsd.eduUC San Diego LibrariesMLIS & MA Educational Technology Candidate
  • 215. Today
    Moving instruction online
    Faculty collaborations
    Program Evaluations
  • 216. Why instructional design?
    A D D I E
    Evaluation
  • 217. ANALYSIS
    Reflect
    What worked well?
    What activities did students enjoy? Where did students seem lost or confused?
    Moving instruction online
  • 218. ANALYSIS
    Consider you audience
    What do they want to learn?
    Consider:
    familiarity with libraries and research
    comfort with technology
    access to a computer
    English language skills
    Moving instruction online
  • 219. ANALYSIS
    Revisit or create an instruction goal
    Goals are broad, but specific; should encompass all outcomes in the tutorial
    Moving instruction online
    EXAMPLE INSTRUCTION GOAL:
    The learner will be able to use library resources to find three articles about a topic for a lab report.
  • 220. DESIGN
    Create ABCD learning objectives
    A=audience
    B=behavior
    C=condition
    D=degree
    Moving Instruction Online
    EXAMPLE OBJECTIVE:
    Given access to PubMed and a topic, the learner will be able to find at least three articles for their lab report.
  • 221. DESIGN
    Clark’s Content-Performance Matrix (CPM)
    Moving INSTRUCTION OnLINE
    LEARN ABOUT CPM
    Clark, Ruth C. (2009). Developing Technical Training: A Structured Approach for Developing Classroom and Computer-Based Instructional Materials (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 222. DESIGN
    How will learners stay motivated? Consult the ARCS model.
    Attention
    Retention
    Confidence
    Satisfaction
    MOVING Instruction online
    LEARN ABOUT ARCS
    Keller, J. M. (1987a). Development and use of the ARCS model of motivational design. Journal of Instructional Development, 10(3), 2 – 10.
    Keller, J. M. (1987b). Strategies for stimulating the motivation to learn. Performance & Instruction, 26(8), 1-7.
    Keller, J. M. (1999). Motivation in cyber learning environments. Educational Technology International, 1(1), 7 – 30.
  • 223. DEVELOPMENT
    How will the instruction be delivered?
    What platform(s) will you use to deliver content?
    What kinds of activities do you want to build into the instruction?
    Will you need to track student progress or completion?
    Incorporate Richard Mayer’s Multimedia Learning Principles.
    Moving Instruction Online
    LEARN ABOUT MULIMEDIA LEARNING PRINCIPLES
    Mayer, Richard E. (2009). Multimedia Learning (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • 224. IMPLEMENTATION
    Prototype and Testing
    Content
    Functionality – especially activities and assessments
    Affective feedback
    Support
    How will you provide technical help to learners?
    How can learners ask questions?
    Moving Instruction Online
  • 225. EVALUTATION: Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels of Evaluation
    Moving Instruction Online
    LEARN ABOUT KIRKPATRICK’S
    4 LEVELS OF EVALUATION
    Kirkpatrick, Donald L. and James D. Kirkpatrick (2005). Transferring learning to behavior: Using the four levels to improve performance. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers..
  • 226. Revise or create new instruction
    Example: If faculty provide students with an article to read about a topic, recommend that they also ask students to find and summarize an article with an opposing point of view.
    Example: Recommend students include 3-5 sentences about how each source helped them understand the topic of their paperwith the bibliography.
    Grade IL part of assignments or provide a rubric for TAs to use
    Consider blended instruction
    Teach low-level outcomes via video or tutorial (e.g. how to find a journal article using the catalog) and high-level ones in-person (e.g. search strategies).
    Faculty Collaborations
  • 227. Grants
    Faculty collaborations
  • 228. CREATE AN EVALUATION PLAN
    Description
    Purpose of the Evaluation
    Stakeholders
    Limitations
    Evaluation Questions & Issues
    Questions & Procedures
    Management Plan (aka Timeline)
    Program evaluations
    Description of Evaluation Plan sections: http://bit.ly/evaluationtemplate-acrluls2011
    Example of an evaluation plan used at my institution:http://bit.ly/evaluationplan-acrluls2011
  • 229. Moving instruction online
    Faculty collaborations
    Program Evaluations
    Dominique Turnbow, UC San Diego Libraries
    dturnbow@ucsd.edu
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/dturnbow
  • 230. Gregory Schmidt
    ULS / CLS Lightning Rounds
  • 231. Local History Research and Landscape Architecture Instruction: the Role of Special Collections and Archives
    American Library Association - Annual Meeting 2011
    Greg Schmidt, Special Collections and Archives Librarian
    Jocelyn Zanzot, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
    Auburn University, Alabama
  • 232. Landscape Architecture
    • Master of Landscape Architecture
    • 233. Community-based Design
    • 234. Diverse student body
    • 235. Outreach components
  • Special Collections and Archives
    Collection Strengths
    Local and Regional History
    Southern Architecture
    Alabama Authors
    Aviation History
    Historic and unique maps
    Outreach and Instruction
    Historian’s Craft
    Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • 236. Special Collections and Archives Instruction
    Archives Instruction
    Discovering collections through the use of finding aids
    Accessing and using rare materials
    Incorporating special collections and archives use into research projects and assignments
    Goal: Expand archival and special collections instruction beyond the traditional user groups
  • 237. The future of any community is connected to its past. Community-based design practices benefit from research into their unique landscape history.
  • 238. Shiloh Community and Auburn University Partnership
    Collaborative Outreach & Scholarship Model
    Community
    Church
    Universities
    Businesses
    Government
    Shiloh Community Restoration Foundation, Inc.
  • 239. Shiloh Rosenwald School in Notasulga AL is one of the original six schools in Macon County built in collaboration between Tuskegee University, the Rosenwald Fund and local community members
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  • 241. Archival Research + Field Studies
    A crash course in Black Belt history and culture
  • 242. Special Collections Instruction
    As envisioned by the Librarian
    Archival discovery & access
    Reference and technology
    Collections highlights
  • 243. Special Collections Instruction
    As driven by students
    General library instruction
    Discovering published works
    Access and Services
    Assignment-oriented instruction
    Maps
    Building Plans
  • 244. Post-Instruction feedback
    Graduate Classes and Seminar-style Instruction
    Student-driven
    Project-oriented
    Special Collections and Archives Materials
    Ease of Access is critical
    Technology Demands
    Scanning
    GIS
  • 245. Instruction Outcomes
    From the student perspective
    • Print and Digital Resource
    Discovery
    • Familiarity with an Additional
    Library Service Point
    • Resources for Graded Project
  • Landscape cues in the Archives
    Interested in learning more about Landscape Use in Rosenwald Schools via George Washington Carver and Tuskegee
    Teaching gardens, farm plots,
    sports fields and other
    recreational spaces…
  • 246. Historic and Rare Maps
    Supporting the goals of comprehensive Landscape Design
  • 247. Student Output – Design Proposal to Restore Prairie
  • 248. Engaging history to envision new futures
    The Old Federal Road Through Alabama
  • 249. Landscape, Art and Archives
    History and Future of Interpreting the Alabama Landscape
  • 250. From expanding access to growing the collections…
    Photos of Historic Architecture
    Contemporary Art of the Old Federal Road
    Maps and documents
  • 251. Conclusions….
    Engagement  Instruction  Collaboration  Growth
  • 252. Tell Us What you Think!
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