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The At-Risk Student Population You Might Be Overlooking: Working With Developmental Education Students, Lauren Colburn, Beth Fuchs Jul 2019

The At-Risk Student Population You Might Be Overlooking: Working With Developmental Education Students, Lauren Colburn, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

Each year a considerable number of students are placed in developmental education courses which are intended to prepare them for college-level courses. In fact, a 2016 report published by the National Center for Education Statistics showed that 68% of students at public 2-year institutions and 40% of students at 4-year public institutions enrolled in at least one math, reading, or writing, developmental course between 2003-2009 (NCES, 2016). Nationally, many states have begun to focus specifically on these courses and the various ways institutions can surround these students with the academic support structures they need to succeed. However, one support structure ...


Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho Jul 2019

Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and regeneration. The Task Force is guided by the concept of the triple bottom line, which states that an organization’s practices must be not only economically feasible but also socially equitable and environmentally sound. The article also provides examples of how libraries engage in sustainable practices to support the cities and towns they ...


Reimagining Library Liaisons: A Liaison Competencies Mashup, Karyn Hinkle Jun 2018

Reimagining Library Liaisons: A Liaison Competencies Mashup, Karyn Hinkle

Library Presentations

Subject specialists, collection managers, research consultants, classroom teachers, data managers, publishing advisees, and, and, and... What do the roles of academic library "liaisons" look like in 2018? What do they look like in different academic disciplines, different types of libraries? What do and could they look like in our institution?

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been aiming to answer these questions through a series of Library Liaison Institutes for academic librarians to gather and discuss the role. As one of the activities presented at the ARL institutes, the "liaison competencies mashup" helps participants think creatively about what it ...


Illustrating A Technical Manual: Copyright And Fair Use In A Real World Professional Context, Karyn Hinkle Jun 2018

Illustrating A Technical Manual: Copyright And Fair Use In A Real World Professional Context, Karyn Hinkle

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This lesson was developed for students preparing to enter professional practice who were assigned to write and/or illustrate a technical howto manual on a topic of their choice (how to put on ski boots, draw blood, use a fitness tracking app, etc.). The teaching librarian conducts a class session on finding and creating images to illustrate the manuals and teaches differences between using copyrighted and non-copyrighted images. The students work on finding images in the public domain, creating their own images, and incorporating copyrighted images via Creative Commons licenses and the principle of fair use. Librarians can teach this ...


Pointing A Telescope Toward The Night Sky: Transparency And Intentionality As Teaching Techniques, Beth Fuchs May 2018

Pointing A Telescope Toward The Night Sky: Transparency And Intentionality As Teaching Techniques, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

How often do you provide your students with a telescope to better view your instructional intentions? Recent research from The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has shown that students benefit when teachers articulate the thought processes behind their instructional decisions and goals. How can transparent teaching practices enhance the professional practice of instruction librarians, even when leading a one-shot session? This workshop will explore the research behind transparent teaching, consider the assumptions that underlie it, and provide practical ways to implement it.

Participants will:

  • define transparent teaching in order ...


Book Review: Students Lead The Library: The Importance Of Student Contributions To The Academic Library, Jennifer A. Bartlett Oct 2017

Book Review: Students Lead The Library: The Importance Of Student Contributions To The Academic Library, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Academic libraries, often said to be the “heart of the university,” owe their existence and importance to the students they serve. Students are at the core of the library mission, driving decisions in collections, services, innovation, outreach, and research support. However, their direct role in institutional planning is minimal, and their primary role is most often that of library user. Given their importance to libraries, how can students actively participate in library success? Students Lead the Library offers several examples of student involvement in action, or, as editors Sara Arnold-Garza and Carissa Tomlinson state, “this book seeks to elevate the ...


Intellectual Freedom In Academic Libraries: Surveying Deans About Its Significance, Shannon M. Oltmann Sep 2017

Intellectual Freedom In Academic Libraries: Surveying Deans About Its Significance, Shannon M. Oltmann

Information Science Faculty Publications

In this study, deans and directors of academic libraries were surveyed about intellectual freedom. The survey found that most respondents said they rarely think about intellectual freedom yet said it was “somewhat” or “very” important in their libraries. Most did not have formal intellectual freedom policies; they often relied on statements from the American Library Association or other library organizations. Copyright/intellectual property, privacy, plagiarism, and academic freedom were the most important concerns related to intellectual freedom. Although this study shed some light on intellectual freedom in academic libraries, further work remains to be done.


Framing Information Literacy: The Importance Of Setting The Stage, Beth Fuchs Sep 2016

Framing Information Literacy: The Importance Of Setting The Stage, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

Do students learn more when information literacy instruction is provided in-person by a librarian, mediated by their course instructor using a librarian-created tutorial, or self-paced using a tutorial? This presentation will focus on assessment results from a multi-sectioned college course targeting first-year students that explored this question and revealed an unexpected answer. Use the results, which are applicable to any instructional setting, to plan your next information literacy session.


Stamping The Passport: University Of Kentucky Libraries As A Partner For Internationalization On Campus, Jennifer A. Bartlett, Jan Carver, Antoinette Paris Greider, Adrian K. Ho, Jennifer Richmond Aug 2016

Stamping The Passport: University Of Kentucky Libraries As A Partner For Internationalization On Campus, Jennifer A. Bartlett, Jan Carver, Antoinette Paris Greider, Adrian K. Ho, Jennifer Richmond

Library Presentations

Each year the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences celebrates the cultural heritage of a country/region with its Passport to the World Program (PWP). The University of Kentucky Libraries International Programs has been an active contributor to PWP since 2010. We have coordinated liaison librarians’ collaboration with faculty from different departments to annotate and showcase relevant materials from the library’s collections in physical and online exhibits. We have also hosted lectures and movie screenings in which faculty introduce audiences to specific cultural features and practices.

Thanks to positive feedback and faculty recommendations, the library’s involvement ...


Scholarly Communication And Research Libraries, Adrian K. Ho Jan 2016

Scholarly Communication And Research Libraries, Adrian K. Ho

Library Presentations

This presentation provides an overview of the scholarly communication ecosystem as well as two major forces that affect it. It wraps up with a discussion of the evolving roles of research libraries.


Re-Conceiving Time In Reference And Information Services Work: A Qualitative Secondary Analysis, Jenny Bossaller, C. Sean Burns, Amy Vanscoy Jan 2016

Re-Conceiving Time In Reference And Information Services Work: A Qualitative Secondary Analysis, Jenny Bossaller, C. Sean Burns, Amy Vanscoy

Information Science Faculty Publications

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to use the sociology of time to understand how time is perceived by academic librarians who provide reference and information service (RIS).

Design/methodology/approach

This study is a qualitative secondary analysis (QSA) of two phenomenological studies about the experience of RIS in academic libraries. The authors used QSA to re-analyze the interview transcripts to develop themes related to the perception of time.

Findings

Three themes about the experience of time in RIS work were identified. Participants experience time as discrete, bounded moments but sometimes experience threads through these moments that provide continuity ...


Innovating For Diversity: Uk Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Internship Program, Peter Hesseldenz, Judy Sackett Sep 2015

Innovating For Diversity: Uk Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Internship Program, Peter Hesseldenz, Judy Sackett

Library Presentations

In 2014, the UK Libraries Diversity Committee developed an internship program for undergraduate students who are committed to promoting diversity and multicultural awareness among UK students, staff and faculty. The first two Diversity Scholars became familiar with a variety of academic library-related functions and career options through work within a number of library areas. The program will include a description of the Diversity Scholars program, its goals and results.


We’Ll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours! Favorite Technologies To Support Information Literacy, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs Sep 2015

We’Ll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours! Favorite Technologies To Support Information Literacy, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

A recent user survey revealed that our students want more online tools to help them find and use library resources successfully. The challenge is finding and developing instruction-related technologies that are not only well-suited for local needs but also engaging and useful for students. We’ll show some of our recent developments, and then, it’s your turn! Come ready to contribute your ideas (or get a head start here: http://bit.ly/Beth2015), and leave with new online tools to explore.


Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program: A Proactive Approach To Creating An Inclusive And Multicultural Workforce, Adrian K. Ho, Judy Sackett Jun 2015

Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program: A Proactive Approach To Creating An Inclusive And Multicultural Workforce, Adrian K. Ho, Judy Sackett

Library Presentations

The University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries approved a statement in September 2013 confirming its commitment to cultivating and encouraging diversity and inclusivity in its personnel policies and in its collections, programs, and services. The library subsequently developed an Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program to provide two students with a paid internship in the 2014/15 academic year. UK undergraduates interested in diversity issues were encouraged to apply. Applicants were evaluated based on their work experience, volunteer or service activities, recommendations from two referees, and an essay about their belief in the benefits of a diverse society. The successful candidates started the ...


High Yield From Small Change: Evolution In Response To User Need, Beth Reeder, Melinda Borie Apr 2015

High Yield From Small Change: Evolution In Response To User Need, Beth Reeder, Melinda Borie

Library Presentations

Renovation can be daunting, but it does not have to happen all at once. Improvement can come as the result of a series of incremental changes. This poster session chronicles the transformation of collection areas into much-needed meeting and library instruction space.


Meeting The Challenge Of Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch, Heath Martin Dec 2014

Meeting The Challenge Of Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch, Heath Martin

Library Presentations

The University of Kentucky (UK) is participating as a Center of Excellence (COE) for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries‘ (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP). This collaborative effort is designed to distribute collection development for all Federal agencies across the entire Southeast.

We will describe how all depositories are working together to ensure that there are at least two complete collections for each federal agency somewhere in the Southeast, and how UK has focused its depository collection development efforts on non-COE agencies.


Technology Telling Stories: Library Instruction Perspectives From An Information Literacy Librarian And An Archivist, Beth Fuchs, Jaime Marie Burton Sep 2014

Technology Telling Stories: Library Instruction Perspectives From An Information Literacy Librarian And An Archivist, Beth Fuchs, Jaime Marie Burton

Library Presentations

Connecting with today’s undergraduates requires more than just a demonstration of technology, tasks, and procedures – it also requires capturing their imaginations, emotions, and feelings. Telling stories with technology connects real world, tangible experiences with abstract ideas and research methods, therefore getting students to care about what they are researching and invest in not just the topic, but in cultivating their own habits of mind.


Using A Train-The-Trainer Model And Active Learning To Reach Biology Freshmen, Valerie E. Perry, Beth Reeder, Melinda Borie Sep 2014

Using A Train-The-Trainer Model And Active Learning To Reach Biology Freshmen, Valerie E. Perry, Beth Reeder, Melinda Borie

Library Presentations

Using the train-the-trainer model as our foundation, we created a new information literacy program in an introductory lab course. We will describe the program’s development, implementation, and evolution since first implemented in Spring Semester 2013.We also will share the advantages of using the train-the-trainer model in an information literacy program, particularly regarding its potential to reduce librarians’ time commitment and help librarians build lasting relationships with teaching faculty and graduate students.


Going Global: The Library As A Critical Player In Internationalizing A University, Terri Brown, Frank Davis, Antoinette Paris Greider, Kazuko Hioki, Adrian K. Ho, Kaylee Leibforth, Jennifer Richmond Jun 2014

Going Global: The Library As A Critical Player In Internationalizing A University, Terri Brown, Frank Davis, Antoinette Paris Greider, Kazuko Hioki, Adrian K. Ho, Kaylee Leibforth, Jennifer Richmond

Library Presentations

To support the University of Kentucky’s (UK) strategic plan, UK Libraries created a Director of International Programs (DIP) position in 2010 to plan and manage its international initiatives. In consultation of the UK administration, the DIP identified areas in which the library could make major contributions toward internationalization. The DIP has made significant progress in the areas by participating in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Passport to the World Program. Each year the College celebrates the cultural heritage of a country/region. The DIP and liaison librarians collaborate with faculty from different departments to annotate and showcase relevant ...


Internationalizing University Of Kentucky Libraries: A Work In Progress, Antoinette Paris Greider Jun 2014

Internationalizing University Of Kentucky Libraries: A Work In Progress, Antoinette Paris Greider

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Building Future Researchers: Training High School Research Academy Students In The Use Of Academic Medical Library Electronic Resources, Mary Congleton May 2014

Building Future Researchers: Training High School Research Academy Students In The Use Of Academic Medical Library Electronic Resources, Mary Congleton

Library Presentations

To determine how best to educate high school students attending a campus-based health research academy in the use of academic medical library electronic resources.


Increasing Diversity In The Profession: What Works?, Judy Sackett Sep 2013

Increasing Diversity In The Profession: What Works?, Judy Sackett

Library Presentations

Library leaders and professional organizations have for some time viewed increased diversity in the library profession as a positive goal. However, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics reports that fewer than 12% of ALA members responding to a 2012 demographic survey self-selected their race/family origin as non-White. This program will look at the various strategies being employed to increase diversity in the library profession and to assess the success of those efforts.


Where Do We Go From Here?: Informing Academic Library Staffing Through Reference Transaction Analysis, Bradley Wade Bishop, Jennifer A. Bartlett Sep 2013

Where Do We Go From Here?: Informing Academic Library Staffing Through Reference Transaction Analysis, Bradley Wade Bishop, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Information Science Faculty Publications

This study conducted a systematic sample of every 70th reference transaction from over a three-year period and analyzed 1,852 reference transactions asked at an academic library system's fifteen f2f service points as well as via telephone, e-mail, and chat. Findings indicate two-thirds of the total questions asked were location-based questions about the library. Also, 80.2 percent of location-based questions and 77.2 percent of subject-based questions were asked f2f. Analysis of location-based reference questions informs effective deployment of librarians and staff at library service points as well as the development of mobile library apps.


Library As Open Access Publisher: An Overview For Technical Service Librarians, Adrian K. Ho, Mary Beth Thomson May 2013

Library As Open Access Publisher: An Overview For Technical Service Librarians, Adrian K. Ho, Mary Beth Thomson

Library Presentations

There is a growing trend within libraries to provide publishing services in direct support of open access to scholarly communication. Technical service librarians have a long and rich history of acquiring, providing access to and preserving a variety of resources from publishers, societies, governments and individuals. This session will provide an overview of the activities, processes, rights issues, and systems involved in a library published or hosted open access journal. Adrian Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, and Mary Beth Thomson, Associate Dean for Collections, Digital Scholarship, and Technical Services for the University of Kentucky Libraries will share their experiences with ...


Reaching Out To Faculty: Leveraging Professional And Social Interactions To Meet Information Needs, Valerie E. Perry May 2013

Reaching Out To Faculty: Leveraging Professional And Social Interactions To Meet Information Needs, Valerie E. Perry

Library Presentations

Objectives: To apply the subject expertise of a life sciences librarian in serving the One Health information needs of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture faculty and other researchers employing animal research protocols through professional involvement, education, and social activities.

Methods Setting: A large research university with diverse use of animal research across the disciplinary faculties. Population: Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and those in the medical, social, and life sciences--such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, biology and psychology--who use animals in their research. Exposure: Provide and promote information resources and services during 2010-2012 through a ...


Ebookmobile: Delivering Subject-Specific Ebooks To Your Inbox, Kathryn Lybarger May 2012

Ebookmobile: Delivering Subject-Specific Ebooks To Your Inbox, Kathryn Lybarger

Library Presentations

Today's users are overloaded by the massive amount of information available to them, even within their own library's collection. Ebooks cataloged in batches of hundreds (or thousands) make a generic new ebook shelf prohibitively large and mostly uninteresting to a subject researcher. The Ebookmobile helps researchers become aware of new ebooks in the library collection in their specific area of interest, so they can start using them immediately. Ebookmobile checks the Voyager database daily for newly cataloged ebooks and creates feeds for ranges in a classification scheme. Researchers can choose to receive a daily e-mail or subscribe to ...


Disaster Preparedness In American University Library, Kazuko Hioki Nov 2011

Disaster Preparedness In American University Library, Kazuko Hioki

Library Presentations

This presentation aims to inform the preservation and collection care staff in libraries, museums, and archives from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand of the importance of disaster preparedness.


You’Ve Flipped: The Implications Of E-Journals As Your Primary Format, Kate Seago Feb 2011

You’Ve Flipped: The Implications Of E-Journals As Your Primary Format, Kate Seago

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Adapting & Evolving: Mapping New Routes, Kate Seago, Mary Beth Thomson May 2007

Adapting & Evolving: Mapping New Routes, Kate Seago, Mary Beth Thomson

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Internet Reviews: Social Networking Software: Facebook And Myspace, Stacey Greenwell, Beth Kraemer Oct 2006

Internet Reviews: Social Networking Software: Facebook And Myspace, Stacey Greenwell, Beth Kraemer

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.