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Life Adds Value: Journey to and about a small engineering library 2012

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Life Adds Value: Journey to and about a small engineering library 2012

  1. 1. Title Life Adds Value: Journey to & about a Small Engineering Library Dee Magnoni Dee Magnoni Olin College of Engineering Olin College of Engineering Event Simmons LIS 484 March 20, 2012
  2. 2. Agenda20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 2
  3. 3. Me, the early years Phillip Torrone Marek Uliasz20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 3
  4. 4. Me, the mobile years• Married Naval Academy grad – Winter Park, FL  Groton Long Point, CT  Saratoga, NY  Dunellen, NJ  Virginia Beach, VA  Scotia, NY  Gloversville, NY  Why Library• Became a civilian family School? – Newport, RI  Portsmouth, RI  Easton, MA Quantum  Waltham, MA  Cambridge, MA  Beaverton, OR  Needham, MA  Natick, MA20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 4
  5. 5. About Olin Chartered: 1997 Location: Needham, MA, next to Babson College Setting: 70 acre suburban campus – 14 miles from downtown Boston Program: Undergraduate engineering Student body: Approximately 350 (75+ per incoming class) Scholarship: half four-year tuition awarded to all Funding: F. W. Olin Foundation (in excess of $460 million)20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 5
  6. 6. 20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 6
  7. 7. Olin’s Library • Philosophy • Access • Service20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 7
  8. 8. Olin Library Collections• Physical• Virtual• Realia• Visual Catalog 20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 8
  9. 9. Olin Library Features I• LibGuides – Springshare – Instruction – Research – Tools• CampusGuides – Grant with Babson and Wellesley Colleges 20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 9
  10. 10. Olin Library Features II Rusty Haskell20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 10
  11. 11. Olin Library Features III Ken Bosma20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 11
  12. 12. Olin Library Features IV• Vendors as Partners – Think win-win – Training – Prizes and materials – Snacks during finals – Industry advice & mentoring roles 20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 12
  13. 13. Information Fluency • ALA / ACRL / STS Paths to Learning • ASEE recommendations • Library’s plan and ties • Course instruction to accreditation • Social media research tools and skills Information • Emerging engineering talks Literacy20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 13
  14. 14. Current Projects I Accreditation Partnerships Samples & Tools • NEASC – Just • BOW • Samples finished! • Collection • Inventables • ABET development • Materials • ASEE • Guides Connexion • Library • Repository • Ecolect within software • Student- facilities • Licensing created • Anything • E-Science for • Tools missing? MA libraries • 24 / 7 access • MA Library • Tragedy of System commons20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 14
  15. 15. Current Projects II Events Scholarly CommunicationsInstitutional Repository • BE Press • Book launches • SPARC • Faculty work • Town / library • Creative • Student work sustainability Commons • Alumni work summit & • Faculty policy next steps • Student rights • Community projects, inclu • Programming • Data ding / Design / Art initiatives conference of ebook creation 20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 15
  16. 16. Critical Skills• Curiosity & Creativity• Passion for humans (note: not books or tech!)• Strong writing & communication skills• And yes, attention to detail20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 16
  17. 17. Some Favorite Sources• Journal: Orion• Film: Mindwalk• Web site: Ted.com• Social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter• Memberships: SLA, ALA, ASEE, IATUL, ARLIS, Society for the Contemporary Book• Engagement: Town recycling committee, Community Solar Coach 20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 17
  18. 18. A Special Thanks To Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/ & Flickr http://www.flickr.com/20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 18
  19. 19. Dee Magnoni Director, Olin College of Engineering dianna.magnoni@olin.edu Find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter20 March 2012 Simmons SIS 484 19

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