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Unbridled Access: Using Wikis To Document Policies And Procedures, Jennifer Gregory, Michael Gregory May 2019

Unbridled Access: Using Wikis To Document Policies And Procedures, Jennifer Gregory, Michael Gregory

OVGTSL 2019

Providing staff access to policies and procedures is vital to keeping Technical Services, and the rest of the library system, functioning smoothly. As staff members come and go, good documentation aids training and ensures continuity. The challenge is finding a way to make important resources available to all staff, while keeping it easy to use and up to date.

Both Boone and Campbell County Public Libraries chose to use a wiki to accomplish this goal. Boone’s wiki is less than a year old, while Campbell’s has been in use for over ten years. Though both libraries set out ...


Automating The Authority Control Process, Stacey Wolf May 2019

Automating The Authority Control Process, Stacey Wolf

OVGTSL 2019

Authority control is an important part of cataloging since it helps provide consistent access to names, titles, subjects, and genre/forms. There are a variety of methods for providing authority control, ranging from manual, time-consuming processes to automated processes. However, the automated processes often seem out of reach for small libraries when it comes to using a pricey vendor or needing a cataloger with particular expertise. This presentation will introduce several ideas on how to handle authority control using a variety of tools, both paid and free. The presenter will describe how their library handles authority control; compare vendors and ...


Rda Adoption In U.S. Public Libraries, Sevim Mccutcheon May 2019

Rda Adoption In U.S. Public Libraries, Sevim Mccutcheon

OVGTSL 2019

This study surveyed the state of knowledge about, and adoption of, RDA among American public library catalogers. In 2017 an online survey request was e-mailed to 4000 public libraries for the person most responsible for cataloging. Over 300 libraries responded. Data collected nationally included geographic location, education level, training history and needs, library size and budget. Evidence points to demographic factors having a strong influence on levels of RDA knowledge, with a dramatic urban/rural divide. While a majority of catalogers know about RDA, their working knowledge about it differs substantially depending on whether they work in rural or urban ...


A Star Is Born: The Birth Of Content Management & Delivery, Terri Bennett, Todd Grooten May 2019

A Star Is Born: The Birth Of Content Management & Delivery, Terri Bennett, Todd Grooten

OVGTSL 2019

Libraries today face a number of challenges, including shrinking budgets, loss of staff and ever-changing technologies. While these may seem stressful to many of us, it also presents a unique opportunity to reexamine and streamline workflows to deliver better service to library patrons.

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library undertook such a process beginning in the summer of 2017. Operational functions of the library including acquisitions, cataloging, document delivery, electronic resources management, interlibrary loan and serials management were all merged into one department named Content Management & Delivery. Members of the department will share the reasons behind the merger of these service ...


Local History Unbridled: Anecdotal Reflection In Bringing Digitized Microfilm To Digital Commons, Leslie Engelson, Sean J. Mclaughlin, A.J. Boston May 2019

Local History Unbridled: Anecdotal Reflection In Bringing Digitized Microfilm To Digital Commons, Leslie Engelson, Sean J. Mclaughlin, A.J. Boston

OVGTSL 2019

When vinegar syndrome threatened to destroy microfilm containing a vast trove of history, Murray State University Libraries quickly responded. The microfilm--which included one of the broadest collections of local and regional newspapers in the Jackson Purchase area, as well as birth, marriage, and death certificates from Calloway and surrounding counties--was sent to a commercial vendor for digitization with the intention of archiving and making the contents accessible through the institutional repository, Digital Commons. Today, that microfilm is transitioning from moldering in closed stacks to becoming widely accessible to a global pool of researchers.

Presenters will examine the history and logistics ...


Creating An E-Textbook Collection At An Online University Library, Jennifer Howard May 2019

Creating An E-Textbook Collection At An Online University Library, Jennifer Howard

OVGTSL 2019

In response to the textbook affordability problem, multiple institutions have implemented or expanded on-campus textbook reserve programs, in order to provide no-cost access for students. For a library at an online university, an e-textbook collection can fulfill the same purpose.

In 2018, our library discussed and implemented a program to purchase and make available e-textbooks for our students. Challenges included availability of titles, simultaneous user restrictions, integration with existing e-reserves, and advertising the service to ensure faculty and student awareness. Beginning Fall term 2018, we were able to provide at least one textbook for over 50% of courses.

This presentation ...


Little Fish In A Big Pond : A Kentucky Public Library Joins Naco, Victoria Greenwell, Kristin Anderson, Robert Collins May 2019

Little Fish In A Big Pond : A Kentucky Public Library Joins Naco, Victoria Greenwell, Kristin Anderson, Robert Collins

OVGTSL 2019

Many public libraries undervalue the need for good authority control and since NACO has vastly more academic libraries than public libraries, many of our authority needs may be going unanswered. Our library catalog alone has tens of thousands of local authorities that need to be created. How many does yours have?

This presentation will cover the reasons this library chose to join NACO, as well as its long and error-filled path to get its application approved, a story that is humorous in its coincidence, misunderstandings and just sheer, dumb luck. We will also touch on the extensive training involved and ...


No Room At The Inn: How We Dealt With Reallocation Of Library Spaces, Amy Butler, Darlene Townsend May 2019

No Room At The Inn: How We Dealt With Reallocation Of Library Spaces, Amy Butler, Darlene Townsend

OVGTSL 2019

As part of his vision for a more student-oriented campus, in Fall 2017, our new provost began projects to reallocate some of the square footage in the library for classrooms, student services such as the writing center, and a café. To make way for this reallocation, the project also included the closure of the curriculum library housed in another building. These projects coupled with a relatively short time frame created an interesting set of challenges for the library administration and staff, including rethinking collections and work spaces for the library. As leaders in this effort, the presenters will discuss how ...


Opening Keynote: Storytelling & Power In Technical Services, Hannah Buckland May 2019

Opening Keynote: Storytelling & Power In Technical Services, Hannah Buckland

OVGTSL 2019

Stories—as well as language and words themselves—articulate value, identifying what is significant about our histories and our relationships. In this way, storytelling is a form of power, a way of organizing the world. Technical services work, in turn, does more than create, locate, or describe; it also contributes to an ongoing story libraries communicate to users, a story about how something came to be, a story about power dynamics, and a story of how something is connected to everything.


More Than Just Students: Personal Information Needs Of Esl Community College Students, Jennifer Jeffers Nov 2017

More Than Just Students: Personal Information Needs Of Esl Community College Students, Jennifer Jeffers

LIS Student Conference

Over a million international students attended U.S. colleges and universities in the 2015-­ 2016 academic year, international student enrollment has risen steadily over the past decade, and the majority of these students come from countries where English is not the primary language (Institute for International Education, 2016). Furthermore, the Pew Research Center reports that “future immigrants and their children will account for 88% of the U.S. population increase between 2016 and 2065” (as cited in Ramakrishnan, Barker, Vervoordt, & Zhang, 2017, p. 1).

Existing studies of international and English as a second language (ESL) students have focused mainly on their academic information needs, while relatively few have considered information needs related to their personal lives. However, as suggested by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it can be difficult for a person to focus on learning and self-­actualization when safety and belonging needs are not being met (as cited in Ramakrishnan, Barker, Vervoordt, & Zhang, 2017).

Furthermore, academic level may be a predictor of information behavior (Alzougool, Chang, Gomes, & Berry, 2013;; Sin & Kim, 2013;; Yi, 2007), yet few studies address the information behavior of ESL students attending community colleges.

Thus, this study seeks ...


Meeting The Social Media Needs Of Lexington’S Lgbtq Community, Erin Weber Nov 2017

Meeting The Social Media Needs Of Lexington’S Lgbtq Community, Erin Weber

LIS Student Conference

Erin will present a strategic plan for the social media needs of the Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO) and Pride Library in Lexington. She will include discussion on whether social media is a means to a larger goal or a means unto itself for PCSO.


Tutoring And Writing Center Libguide, Jenna Wolf Nov 2017

Tutoring And Writing Center Libguide, Jenna Wolf

LIS Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Learning About Research Data Services: My Lis 672 Practicum Experience, Steven Pfeiffer Nov 2017

Learning About Research Data Services: My Lis 672 Practicum Experience, Steven Pfeiffer

LIS Student Conference

Steven will describe his LIS 672 Practicum currently in progress at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Especially important is a tool he developed to help researchers generate a ReadMe file for their work.


Discovering Kentucky: What I Learned Processing Public Policy Papers, Sarah Coblentz Nov 2017

Discovering Kentucky: What I Learned Processing Public Policy Papers, Sarah Coblentz

LIS Student Conference

Over the course of one year Sarah processed collections relating to public policy as the Earle C. Clements Graduate Assistant at the Special Collections Research Center at UK. Through this position, she was able to learn more about the state of Kentucky and those fighting to protect its history and environment.


Menstrupedia: Fighting The Stigma Against Comprehensive Sex Education, Cindy Butor Nov 2017

Menstrupedia: Fighting The Stigma Against Comprehensive Sex Education, Cindy Butor

LIS Student Conference

This poster demonstrates how comics can be used to inform teens about puberty by focusing on the Indian comic Menstrupedia. It has been adapted from a PowerPoint presented at the 2017 Graphic Medicine Conference in Seattle and includes information about graphic medicine, the health-based comics movement.


Preservation Of Research Data, Sarah Dorpinghaus Apr 2017

Preservation Of Research Data, Sarah Dorpinghaus

Research Data and Scholarly Communications Committee Workshops

As anyone who has lost a file or dataset can attest, preservation is a critical part of the Research Data Lifecycle. This session will provide an overview of data selection, long-term storage options both on and off campus, format stabilization, preservation documentation, and research data preservation resources.

The presentation slides are available by clicking the Download button on the right.

Supporting materials for a workshop activity, as well as the video and audio files of this workshop, are listed as additional files below and are available for download.


Data Management And Metadata, Kathryn Lybarger Feb 2017

Data Management And Metadata, Kathryn Lybarger

Research Data and Scholarly Communications Committee Workshops

Are you flooded with files? Drowning in data? Swimming in spreadsheets? Just add metadata! Doing research can generate a lot of data quickly, so quickly that it can easily get out of hand. Well-planned metadata can help you use, organize, search, share, and manage your data effectively! In this session, we'll review some standards and best practices for metadata, and then get some hands-on practice creating and using metadata for different types of data.

The presentation slides are available by clicking the Download button on the right.

Supporting materials for a workshop activity are listed as additional files below ...


Data Management Basics And Best Practices, Christie Peters Jan 2017

Data Management Basics And Best Practices, Christie Peters

Research Data and Scholarly Communications Committee Workshops

Big data, data management, and data life cycle are all buzzwords being discussed among librarians, researchers, and campus administrators across the country and around the world. Learn the basics of these terms and what services an academic library system might be expected to offer patrons, while identifying personal opportunities for improving how you work with your own data. You will have the opportunity to explore DMPTool during this session.

The presentation slides are available by clicking the Download button on the right. Handouts as well as the video and audio files of this workshop are listed as additional files below ...


Do You Have A Stapler?: Evenings At The Reference Desk, Katie Smith, Lauren Farmer Dec 2016

Do You Have A Stapler?: Evenings At The Reference Desk, Katie Smith, Lauren Farmer

LIS Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Community Resource Audit: Teen Users, Ashley Householder Dec 2016

Community Resource Audit: Teen Users, Ashley Householder

LIS Student Conference

This poster presents the findings from my Community Resource Audit in LIS 601, which focused on teen library users. During my research, I found that teens usually seek information on the following topics: Health, Career Information, Homework Help, Reading Material, News, and General Curiosity. Along with addressing these needs, my presentation will also discuss barriers to teen access, including reasons why they might choose not to seek information. Finally, I will present my "Teen Resource Guide," which was designed to help teens conduct research on each of the aforementioned topics.


Community Resource Audit Of Low-Income And Poor Children, Jesse Caldwell Dec 2016

Community Resource Audit Of Low-Income And Poor Children, Jesse Caldwell

LIS Student Conference

Poverty is on the rise within the United States. Public Libraries located in large cities and rural communities may be seeing an increase in usage from children who identify as low-income or poor. Using national statistics from the United States and local statistics from Lawrenceburg, Indiana , I will explain how poverty is on the rise within the United States. I will then outline how to discover local poverty statistics and how those statistics can be used to directly engage the low-income and poor population within a library district.


Practicum In A Medical Library, Emily Elkind Dec 2016

Practicum In A Medical Library, Emily Elkind

LIS Student Conference

Sharing my work that I have done during my practicum in the St. Joseph Hospital Medical library, including lists of both print and digital resources, and a potential list of helpful resources for the tentative consumer health resources center.


Physicians’ Information Needs And Information Seeking, William E. Burchfield Ii Dec 2016

Physicians’ Information Needs And Information Seeking, William E. Burchfield Ii

LIS Student Conference

Physicians range in age from their early twenties to their nineties. These same physicians care for people many times, from before their birth until their end of life experiences. Physicians must provide the best possible care to these patients. In order to do this, physicians need information. This poster presentation explores the information needs of physicians as well as the information seeking behavior these physicians follow.


The Invisible: Serving Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder, A Sensitivity Training, Rachel Combs Dec 2016

The Invisible: Serving Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder, A Sensitivity Training, Rachel Combs

LIS Student Conference

According to the CDC, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability (2008). In the US, the prevalence is estimated at 1 in 68 births. Academic libraries need to be aware of this growing population so that we can educate library staff and be prepared to help people who learn and communicate differently. College students with disabilities face inequity when using the academic library, including the physical space, the library website, programming or lack thereof, restrictive loan periods, and resources that aren’t available in formats that they need. Academic libraries must be proactive and learn to recognize and minimize barriers, educate ...


The Special Collections Research Center's Education Program: A Reflection On Success, Natalie Bishop Dec 2016

The Special Collections Research Center's Education Program: A Reflection On Success, Natalie Bishop

LIS Student Conference

The Special Collections Research Center's education program offers students across all departments and disciplines the opportunity to learn from primary sources. By demystifying the research process, students are provided with powerful learning opportunities. As the Education Archivist Graduate Assistant, I plan and create activities for students visiting the SCRC to facilitate student learning and improve information literacy. This fast-growing, innovative program reached 2,038 students during the 2015-2016 academic year, and this is only one of many pieces of evidence pointing to the program's success.


Diabetes Patients: Information Needs And Seeking Behaviors, Lauren Colburn Dec 2016

Diabetes Patients: Information Needs And Seeking Behaviors, Lauren Colburn

LIS Student Conference

Diabetes is currently the seventh leading cause of death in America. Currently, 9.3% of the American population has diabetes, and self-management is a crucial step in managing the disease well. Therefore, this community resource audit focuses on the information needs and seeking behaviors of these patients as they navigate life with diabetes.


The Teen Toolkit: Providing Reliable Resources To Students, Jaclyn Spraetz Dec 2016

The Teen Toolkit: Providing Reliable Resources To Students, Jaclyn Spraetz

LIS Student Conference

This poster highlights the Community Resource Audit I created on teenagers’ information seeking behaviors. By conducting a literature review as well as distributing a survey to teens, I found that while they want to be informed, they often do not seek out many different types of informational resources. To respond, I created an online guide that presents reliable open resources to help students with class projects and additional outlets to help them stay informed on current events.


Library School: On How And Why, And Especially With Whom, One Becomes A Librarian, Karyn Hinkle Dec 2016

Library School: On How And Why, And Especially With Whom, One Becomes A Librarian, Karyn Hinkle

LIS Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Teaching With Oer At Uk, Allison Soult Oct 2016

Teaching With Oer At Uk, Allison Soult

Open in Action: Open Educational Resources Contribute to Student Success

Dr. Allison Soult shares her insights and experience of teaching with open educational resources at the University of Kentucky.

Slides of this presentation are available by clicking the Download button on the right.

Photos and the video file of this presentation are available as the additional files listed below.


Open Educational Resources: Promoting Student Success Through Equal, Day-One Access To Customizable Materials, Jeff Gallant Oct 2016

Open Educational Resources: Promoting Student Success Through Equal, Day-One Access To Customizable Materials, Jeff Gallant

Open in Action: Open Educational Resources Contribute to Student Success

Jeff Gallant provides an overview of the current textbook market, the benefits of open educational resources (OER), and the success in adopting OER at higher education institutions.

Slides of this presentation are available by clicking the Download button on the right.

Photos and the video file of this presentation are available as the additional files listed below.