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ALL
TOMORROW’S
PROGRAMS
New Modes of Librarian
Engagement and Student
Collaboration at the University
of Washington Librar...
WHAT WE’LL COVER
• Background: Vision, Space and Services
• Interdisciplinary Programs
o Scholars’ Studio
o CoLAB
• What W...
VISION, SPACE AND
CORE SERVICES
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
RC PLANNING COMMITTEE (2009)
• Flexible space designed for collaboration
• High touch consulting/instructional services
• ...
RESEARCH COMMONS VISION
• Interdisciplinary conversation
• Hub of research support
• Experiment with program and space to
...
2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
RESEARCH COMMONS SERVICES
Funding
Citation
Management
Design
Writing
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
INTERDISCIPLINARY
PROGRAMS
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
SCHOLARS STUDIO ASSESSMENT
• “It changed the way I classically thought about my
own work.” - PhD Student, Social Sciences
...
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
CoLAB® WORKSHOP MODEL
• Created by Bess de Farber, U. Florida
• 3-Minute Speed Meetings
• Interdisciplinary themes
• Open ...
CoLAB® WORKSHOP GOALS
• Foster cross-departmental sharing of
research-related assets, networks, skills.
• Build student co...
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
CoLAB® EVALUATIONS
85%
90%
96%
52%
68% 66%66% 68%
63%
GIS Digital Scholarship Food Research
Found it useful talking to peo...
WHAT WE’VE
LEARNED
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
• Partnerships
• Assessments
• Advocacy
• Staffing
HOW DO WE MAKE IT WORK?
STRATEGIC AREAS
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
ASSESSMENT
• User Satisfaction Surveys Every 3 Years
• Headcounts, Analytics
• Program Surveys
360˚ Review of Assessment D...
Image Credit:
Houston ISD via
Vimeo
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
ADVOCACY
• Tours
• Presentations
• Grant and proposal writing
We consider ourselves an experimental space
for other libara...
WHAT’S NEXT?
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
STAFF GROWTH
2010:
• 0.75 librarian
• 2 graduate students
at 30 hours/week
• Help Desk support
from other library
units
20...
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
STUDENT-DRIVEN PROJECTS
• Scholars’ Studio
podcast
• Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
• #MyRCWhiteboard
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
#MYRCWHITEBOARD CAMPAIGN
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
Image Credit:
khuntiamalay via
Instagram
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
• Librarians as project managers
• Librarians as supervisors/mentors
• Librarians as advocates for our space and
vision
AN...
QUESTIONS?
L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
THANK YOU
Lauren Ray, olray@uw.edu
Chloe Horning, chloeh2@uw.edu
@uwrescommons
commons.lib.washington.edu
All Images UW Li...
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All Tomorrow's Programs: New Modes of Librarian Engagement and Student Collaboration at the University of Washington Libraries Research Commons

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  1. 1. ALL TOMORROW’S PROGRAMS New Modes of Librarian Engagement and Student Collaboration at the University of Washington Libraries Research Commons Lauren Ray, Research Commons Librarian Chloe Horning, Assistant Research Commons Librarian CLCC 2014, Sherbrooke, Quebec
  2. 2. WHAT WE’LL COVER • Background: Vision, Space and Services • Interdisciplinary Programs o Scholars’ Studio o CoLAB • What We’ve Learned • Questions L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  3. 3. VISION, SPACE AND CORE SERVICES L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
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  5. 5. RC PLANNING COMMITTEE (2009) • Flexible space designed for collaboration • High touch consulting/instructional services • Research discovery outside given discipline • Re-engage with graduate students L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  6. 6. RESEARCH COMMONS VISION • Interdisciplinary conversation • Hub of research support • Experiment with program and space to inform libraries L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
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  10. 10. RESEARCH COMMONS SERVICES Funding Citation Management Design Writing L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  11. 11. INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
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  23. 23. SCHOLARS STUDIO ASSESSMENT • “It changed the way I classically thought about my own work.” - PhD Student, Social Sciences • “I think it makes a big difference when the people at the top really care about what you are doing...It makes you feel more empowered.” - PhD Student, Medicine • “Five minutes was really tough. It makes you rethink how to present your material concisely.” – PhD Student, Humanities L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
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  25. 25. CoLAB® WORKSHOP MODEL • Created by Bess de Farber, U. Florida • 3-Minute Speed Meetings • Interdisciplinary themes • Open to students, faculty and staff • Facilitated by librarians • Post-Workshop website for follow-up L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  26. 26. CoLAB® WORKSHOP GOALS • Foster cross-departmental sharing of research-related assets, networks, skills. • Build student confidence in speaking about their work. • Help librarians engage with user community outside reference, instruction, etc. L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
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  33. 33. CoLAB® EVALUATIONS 85% 90% 96% 52% 68% 66%66% 68% 63% GIS Digital Scholarship Food Research Found it useful talking to people in other disciplines Strengthened ability to talk about research Felt more confident articulating skills/assets L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  34. 34. WHAT WE’VE LEARNED L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  35. 35. • Partnerships • Assessments • Advocacy • Staffing HOW DO WE MAKE IT WORK? STRATEGIC AREAS L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
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  37. 37. ASSESSMENT • User Satisfaction Surveys Every 3 Years • Headcounts, Analytics • Program Surveys 360˚ Review of Assessment Data • Scholars’ Studio participant interview project L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  38. 38. Image Credit: Houston ISD via Vimeo L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  39. 39. ADVOCACY • Tours • Presentations • Grant and proposal writing We consider ourselves an experimental space for other libararies on campus, so we must communicate what is working well. L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  40. 40. WHAT’S NEXT? L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  41. 41. STAFF GROWTH 2010: • 0.75 librarian • 2 graduate students at 30 hours/week • Help Desk support from other library units 2014: • 2 full time librarians • 4 graduate students at 69.5 hours/week total • 5 undergraduate students L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
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  43. 43. STUDENT-DRIVEN PROJECTS • Scholars’ Studio podcast • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon • #MyRCWhiteboard L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  44. 44. #MYRCWHITEBOARD CAMPAIGN L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  45. 45. Image Credit: khuntiamalay via Instagram L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  46. 46. • Librarians as project managers • Librarians as supervisors/mentors • Librarians as advocates for our space and vision AND • We must be able to manage up and laterally across departments in order to be effective collaborators EVOLVING ROLES, SKILLS, EXPECTATIONS L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  47. 47. QUESTIONS? L. Ray and C. Horning 2014
  48. 48. THANK YOU Lauren Ray, olray@uw.edu Chloe Horning, chloeh2@uw.edu @uwrescommons commons.lib.washington.edu All Images UW Libraries Research Commons unless otherwise noted. L. Ray and C. Horning 2014

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