Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Fostering research community through
library spaces and services | March 31, 2016
Yvonne Nobis
Head of Science Information...
Fostering research community through library spaces
and services at the University of Cambridge
Yvonne Nobis
Head of Scien...
The Cambridge ‘Problem’
• Tripartite library system
• The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is a full branch library of
Cambr...
The Betty and Gordon Moore Library
The Betty and Gordon Moore Library – What we do
The Moore Library holds the University Library’s collections in
mathematic...
The Problem - 2 into 1 doesn’t go or does it?
• The Moore was, until 2015, one of two branch libraries for science for
Cam...
The Problem - 2 into 1 doesn’t go or does it?
The CSL collections were extensive and
hosted in a labyrinthine (allegedly h...
Solutions – surveys and more surveys
Collections
Use of the entire print collections surveyed over one academic year
(2014...
Solutions – building a new community
• Geographical issue — How do you incentivise people to make a 20-
minute walk/10-min...
Solutions — building a new community
Create a large new silent study space –
that can also be used as an 80-people
seminar...
Solutions – building a new community
Addition of study pods – in term time in constant use! Provision of
blackboards has a...
Next Steps
Next steps — consolidation and maker spaces ….
Fostering research community through
library spaces and services at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Danian...
16
Davis Kenan HSL
3 University Libraries Research Hubs
Davis
Virtual field trips using the Liquid Galaxy
17
KSL
KSL
Design and build at the Makerspace
18
HSL
Systematic Reviews & Research Impact
19
Hub Partners
Odum Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Center for Faculty Excellence
North Carolina Translational and...
21
Hanes Kenan Murray
3 BeAM Makerspaces
22
BeAM Vision
Inspire every UNC Tar Heel to
Take a risk, Make a difference, Be A Maker.
BeAM Mission
Cultivate and empowe...
23
Outreach
24
Outreach
Maker-in-Residence – Telescope Project
25
Outreach
MakNet
student maker group
26
Outreach
NIEHS 3D Printing Symposium
27
Outreach
UNC Science Expo
28
Outreach
United States Institute
for Theatre Technology
29
Outreach
CHAT Festival 2016
Collaborations:
Humanities, Arts,
and Technology
Outreach
The Intersection of Art & Science - Handcrafted Elements
32
Research
3D Printing
33
Research
3D Scanning
34
Entrepreneurship
Minor in Entrepreneurship
35
Entrepreneurship
Rapid Prototyping
36
Entrepreneurship
Helping Hand
Project
Hanes
Art Center
Kenan
Science
Library
Morehead
Planetarium and Science Center
A community
and culture
of innovation
Resid...
Thank you
library.unc.edu/hub
library.unc.edu/makerspace
hsl.lib.unc.edu/hub
uncbeam.org
Fostering research community through library spaces and services
at The Ohio State University
Meris Mandernach, @manderma
...
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
About Ohio State
• Top-20 public university
• 58,000 students
• 15 colleges
• Land grant institution
...
Other Initiatives for Interdisciplinary Collaborations
• Discovery Themes
• Administratively driven/funded
• Goal: model i...
Other Initiatives for Interdisciplinary Collaborations
STEAM Factory
Grassroots effort; 90+ faculty,
postdocs, and staff
h...
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
About OSU Libraries
• Top 10 ARL library
• 13 departmental libraries
• Specialized collections
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Research Commons Vision Statement
• To create an inspiring suite of services and resources
that will:
• Enable and drive i...
Research Commons Mission Statement
• The Research Commons at The Ohio State University
Libraries leverages campus partners...
Developing spaces around services
• Hired staff (GIS specialist, Data Management Libn)- 2014
• Developed a website in 2014...
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
• Targeted workshop brochures
Some early marketing strategies
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Some early marketing strategies
• Launch and promotion of the website
• Event ads in campus email new...
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
• YouTube videos featuring partners and services
Some early marketing strategies
Core services
• Referrals
• Education/Training
• Consultations
• Showcasing Research
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Key Topic Areas
...
Developing spaces around services
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
• Opened January 2016
• Central location on campus
• Focused on “advanced
researchers”
The Research C...
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Research Commons
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Research Commons: Referrals
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Research Commons: Education/Training
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Research Commons: Consultations
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Research Commons: Showcasing Research (STEAM Exchange)
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Our 2015-2016 Flyer
Reaching Users
• Our strategies
• Outreach to Graduate Students - 80% response rate in 2015
• Subject Librarians
• Postdoc...
Assessment efforts
• Workshop numbers
• FA14: 180 attendees (9 workshops, 2 panels, one lecture); 60+ depts
• SP15: 252 at...
Future Work
• Formalize a plan for assessment
• Outreach plan for fall semester
• Hire additional staff
• Develop policies...
| 63| 63
Building the community online with Pure Portals
Help researchers grow both their
virtual and face-to-face communi...
| 64| 64
Mendeley Institutional Edition
Find out more: https://goo.gl/sYp13p
• Upgrades for increased productivity and
col...
Thank You & Questions
Yvonne Nobis
Head of Science Information Services, Betty and Gordon Moore Library
University of Camb...
Library Connect Webinar | Fostering research community through library spaces and services
Library Connect Webinar | Fostering research community through library spaces and services
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Library Connect Webinar | Fostering research community through library spaces and services

1,059 views

Published on

In this March 31, 2016 webinar three experienced librarians explored outreach activities to engage various user groups, and how services and a physical space - like a research commons or makerspace - can enhance collaboration, interdisciplinarity and raise the profile of the library.

View the webinar at:
http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/library-connect-webinars?commid=192865

Presenters:

Yvonne Nobis, Head of Science Information Services, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, University of Cambridge

Danianne Mizzy, Head of Kenan Science Information Services, Kenan Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meris Mandernach, Associate Professor and Head of Research Services, University Libraries, The Ohio State University

Published in: Education
  • Hello! I do no use writing service very often, only when I really have problems. But this one, I like best of all. The team of writers operates very quickly. It's called ⇒ www.WritePaper.info ⇐ Hope this helps!
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Hello! I can recommend a site that has helped me. It's called ⇒ www.HelpWriting.net ⇐ So make sure to check it out!
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Making a living taking surveys at home! I have been a stay at home mom for almost 5 years and I am so excited to be able to still stay home, take care of my children and make a living taking surveys on my own computer! It's so easy to get started and I plan to make enough money each week so that my husband can actuallly quit his second job!!! Thank you so much!  https://bit.ly/2Ruzr8s
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

Library Connect Webinar | Fostering research community through library spaces and services

  1. 1. Fostering research community through library spaces and services | March 31, 2016 Yvonne Nobis Head of Science Information Services Betty and Gordon Moore Library University of Cambridge Danianne Mizzy Head of Kenan Science Information Services Kenan Science Library University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Meris Mandernach Associate Professor and Head of Research Services, University Libraries The Ohio State University #LCwebinar
  2. 2. Fostering research community through library spaces and services at the University of Cambridge Yvonne Nobis Head of Science Information Services Betty and Gordon Moore Library CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CENTRAL SCIENCE & MOORE LIBRARIES MEDICAL LIBRARY
  3. 3. The Cambridge ‘Problem’ • Tripartite library system • The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is a full branch library of Cambridge University Library. The UL is a legal deposit library (entitled to one copy of every book published in the UK or by a UK imprint. • Cambridge is a collegiate university. 29 colleges admit undergraduates and these also provide library facilities, aimed at undergraduates. • 12 departmental libraries for the sciences — over the last 3 years, 4 departmental libraries have closed.
  4. 4. The Betty and Gordon Moore Library
  5. 5. The Betty and Gordon Moore Library – What we do The Moore Library holds the University Library’s collections in mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, materials science, biological, chemical, earth, environmental sciences and engineering. Just over 9,000 metres of open access shelving on four floors provide capacity for approximately 195,000 volumes. Serials are provided, for the most part, electronically. Services include 24-hour access, book borrowing, scanning on demand, bookable seminar rooms, group and individual working areas and inter- library loans, alongside a full research support service and programme. This includes advice on Open Access, copyright and research skills tuition.
  6. 6. The Problem - 2 into 1 doesn’t go or does it? • The Moore was, until 2015, one of two branch libraries for science for Cambridge University Library, catering for the physical sciences (with the exception of Chemistry and Earth Sciences) and technology. • Its sister library, the Central Science Library, looked after the needs of those researchers in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Earth Sciences. • Due to redevelopment of the site occupied by the CSL the library operation had to be closed. We had the problem of transferring staff, services and some of the collections (over 6 miles of which existed) to the Moore Library. • The Moore library is based on the mathematical campus in the West of the City, unlike the CSL which was located in the city centre.
  7. 7. The Problem - 2 into 1 doesn’t go or does it? The CSL collections were extensive and hosted in a labyrinthine (allegedly haunted by the monks that were buried there) set of passages and rooms under the CSL and elsewhere on the site. This image is of a disused nuclear bunker in Cambridge where those collections defined as ‘low use’ were going to be housed…. Image: Alastair Horne
  8. 8. Solutions – surveys and more surveys Collections Use of the entire print collections surveyed over one academic year (2014-2015). Based on this it was decided that all monographs should be moved to the Moore Library. Low use material (some of which was available electronically) was placed in a dark store and not ‘fetchable’. A free inter-library loan service has been provided for access to substitute materials. Staffing Staff transferred from the CSL to the Moore and set about trying to create a ‘unified service’ for all Cambridge non-medical scientific researchers.
  9. 9. Solutions – building a new community • Geographical issue — How do you incentivise people to make a 20- minute walk/10-minute cycle from the centre of town to visit a library? • CSL users were very different from BGML — group working spaces/ discussion areas/some quiet study space • The Moore had traditionally been used largely by mathematicians • Yet more surveys and user observations between 2014 and 2016 to determine how we should best use the space
  10. 10. Solutions — building a new community Create a large new silent study space – that can also be used as an 80-people seminar room. (Just about finished as you can see from the photo!) Creating an eating area and providing vending and coffee machines Addition of a fiction collection – taking part in world book night for the first time Informal seating (also known as bean bags) Cambridge Science Festival events
  11. 11. Solutions – building a new community Addition of study pods – in term time in constant use! Provision of blackboards has also been extremely popular.
  12. 12. Next Steps Next steps — consolidation and maker spaces ….
  13. 13. Fostering research community through library spaces and services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Danianne Mizzy Head of Kenan Science Information Services University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill March 31, 2016
  14. 14. 16 Davis Kenan HSL 3 University Libraries Research Hubs
  15. 15. Davis Virtual field trips using the Liquid Galaxy 17
  16. 16. KSL KSL Design and build at the Makerspace 18
  17. 17. HSL Systematic Reviews & Research Impact 19
  18. 18. Hub Partners Odum Institute for Research in Social Sciences Center for Faculty Excellence North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute Carolina Health Informatics Program REACH NC BeAM (Be A Maker@Carolina)
  19. 19. 21 Hanes Kenan Murray 3 BeAM Makerspaces
  20. 20. 22 BeAM Vision Inspire every UNC Tar Heel to Take a risk, Make a difference, Be A Maker. BeAM Mission Cultivate and empower a UNC community and culture to imagine, design and create things that solve, fascinate and inspire.
  21. 21. 23 Outreach
  22. 22. 24 Outreach Maker-in-Residence – Telescope Project
  23. 23. 25 Outreach MakNet student maker group
  24. 24. 26 Outreach NIEHS 3D Printing Symposium
  25. 25. 27 Outreach UNC Science Expo
  26. 26. 28 Outreach United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  27. 27. 29 Outreach CHAT Festival 2016 Collaborations: Humanities, Arts, and Technology
  28. 28. Outreach
  29. 29. The Intersection of Art & Science - Handcrafted Elements
  30. 30. 32 Research 3D Printing
  31. 31. 33 Research 3D Scanning
  32. 32. 34 Entrepreneurship Minor in Entrepreneurship
  33. 33. 35 Entrepreneurship Rapid Prototyping
  34. 34. 36 Entrepreneurship Helping Hand Project
  35. 35. Hanes Art Center Kenan Science Library Morehead Planetarium and Science Center A community and culture of innovation Residence Halls Murray Hall Future
  36. 36. Thank you library.unc.edu/hub library.unc.edu/makerspace hsl.lib.unc.edu/hub uncbeam.org
  37. 37. Fostering research community through library spaces and services at The Ohio State University Meris Mandernach, @manderma Associate Professor and Head of Research Services Library Connect Webinar March 31, 2016 UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  38. 38. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES About Ohio State • Top-20 public university • 58,000 students • 15 colleges • Land grant institution • 200 undergraduate majors and 250 master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees
  39. 39. Other Initiatives for Interdisciplinary Collaborations • Discovery Themes • Administratively driven/funded • Goal: model interdisciplinarity and transinstitutionality that promotes and enhances broad university collaboration • 8 key areas • http://discovery.osu.edu/ UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  40. 40. Other Initiatives for Interdisciplinary Collaborations STEAM Factory Grassroots effort; 90+ faculty, postdocs, and staff http://steamfactory.osu.edu/ Goal: To be a diverse and inclusive network that facilitates creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and dissemination UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  41. 41. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES About OSU Libraries • Top 10 ARL library • 13 departmental libraries • Specialized collections
  42. 42. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  43. 43. Research Commons Vision Statement • To create an inspiring suite of services and resources that will: • Enable and drive innovation • Attract, motivate and enable research • Allow for happy accidents to occur • Provide an environment for dynamic, interdisciplinary research that moves Ohio State from excellence to eminence UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  44. 44. Research Commons Mission Statement • The Research Commons at The Ohio State University Libraries leverages campus partnerships to provide support services at each stage of the research lifecycle. It enhances the Libraries’ mission by providing a hub for collaborative, interdisciplinary research that is both expertise and technology enabled. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  45. 45. Developing spaces around services • Hired staff (GIS specialist, Data Management Libn)- 2014 • Developed a website in 2014 • Deployed branded workshop series 2014-2015 • Sought campus partners • Engaged stakeholders (Grad, Faculty, Postdocs) • Began marketing campaign UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  46. 46. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES • Targeted workshop brochures Some early marketing strategies
  47. 47. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Some early marketing strategies • Launch and promotion of the website • Event ads in campus email newsletters
  48. 48. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES • YouTube videos featuring partners and services Some early marketing strategies
  49. 49. Core services • Referrals • Education/Training • Consultations • Showcasing Research UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Key Topic Areas • Data Management • Geospatial Data • Digital Humanities Guiding Philosophy • Don’t duplicate services available elsewhere on campus • Save researchers’ time
  50. 50. Developing spaces around services UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  51. 51. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES • Opened January 2016 • Central location on campus • Focused on “advanced researchers” The Research Commons
  52. 52. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The Research Commons
  53. 53. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The Research Commons: Referrals
  54. 54. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The Research Commons: Education/Training
  55. 55. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The Research Commons: Consultations
  56. 56. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The Research Commons: Showcasing Research (STEAM Exchange)
  57. 57. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Our 2015-2016 Flyer
  58. 58. Reaching Users • Our strategies • Outreach to Graduate Students - 80% response rate in 2015 • Subject Librarians • Postdoc Association • Council of Graduate Students • Targeted emails based on workshop topic • Email mailing list • Cookies in the Commons UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  59. 59. Assessment efforts • Workshop numbers • FA14: 180 attendees (9 workshops, 2 panels, one lecture); 60+ depts • SP15: 252 attendees (9 workshops, 2 panels); 60 new depts • FA 15: 260 attendees (8 workshops, 1 discussion forum, 1 panel discussion); GIS day: 70 attendees • User feedback • Partner feedback UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  60. 60. Future Work • Formalize a plan for assessment • Outreach plan for fall semester • Hire additional staff • Develop policies for space use • More outreach to interdisciplinary centers • Consistently build user base UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
  61. 61. | 63| 63 Building the community online with Pure Portals Help researchers grow both their virtual and face-to-face communities • Let researchers showcase themselves with accurate profiles • Encourage collaboration networks both on campus and globally through visual connection mapping • Build a campus community that indexes specialized research equipment, research datasets and other artifacts that can be reused Find out more: https://goo.gl/kDpKfl
  62. 62. | 64| 64 Mendeley Institutional Edition Find out more: https://goo.gl/sYp13p • Upgrades for increased productivity and collaboration power (more space, larger groups, unlimited no. of private groups) • Analytics dashboard to enable you to better administer and support institutional information objectives and the researchers’ needs • Alumni policy for 12 months of the same premium access • Customized training session and deployment program to support rollout at your institution • 24x5 global online support services and access to the online resource center for training tools
  63. 63. Thank You & Questions Yvonne Nobis Head of Science Information Services, Betty and Gordon Moore Library University of Cambridge yn235@cam.ac.uk, @yvonnenobis Danianne Mizzy Head of Kenan Science Information Services, Kenan Science Library University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mizzy@email.unc.edu Meris Mandernach Associate Professor and Head of Research Services, University Libraries The Ohio State University mandernach.1@osu.edu, @manderma #LCwebinar

×