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Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays Oct 2019

Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Academic liaison roles have seen massive changes over time and grown into an ever-broadening range of duties. What began as subject-focused collection involvement has evolved into a mix of instruction, reference, and various forms of course-embedded services, all while also retaining the earlier focus on subject-specific collection management.

This paper outlines current research on academic liaison roles and summarizes the interactive exchanges from the 2018 Charleston Conference Lively Session on academic liaisons. Through live polling and discussion, session participants identified key functions and core competencies for liaisons, as well as factors contributing to success or hindrance for liaison success. Key ...


Beautiful Connector: Collection Showcase Exhibits As Teaching Tools And Community Builders, Antje Mays Sep 2019

Beautiful Connector: Collection Showcase Exhibits As Teaching Tools And Community Builders, Antje Mays

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries’ quest to strengthen connections with their constituencies often finds expression in new services and repurposed user spaces. Some literature portrays libraries as focusing away from collections toward new trends in library portfolios, but showcasing collections can prove very effective in bringing the library and user communities closer together. This article recounts two recent library collection showcase exhibits as successful examples of bolstering stakeholder connections: The first collections exhibit showcased books on Chinese language, literature, culture, art and architecture, history, and medicine received through the Window of Shanghai program. The second collections exhibit showcased scholarly books, U.S. government publications ...


Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner, Antje Mays Nov 2018

Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner, Antje Mays

Library Presentations

Broader economic trends spawn budget pressures for education and libraries, prompting a plethora of studies on the value and relevance of libraries. Numerous reports on economic decline in libraries and studies with mixed pronouncements on the value of libraries have led to a negative self-image within the library profession. Yet libraries' leadership in connecting learners to knowledge is at the heart of producing many of the key skills sorely needed in robust societies and economies. Librarianship has many untapped opportunities for positioning itself as a prominent strategic partner. This paper outlines current research on the economic and societal context for ...


Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays Nov 2018

Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays

Library Presentations

Academic liaison roles have seen massive changes over time and grown into an ever-broadening range of duties. What began as subject-focused collection involvement has evolved into a mix of instruction, reference, and various forms of course-embedded services, all while also retaining the earlier focus on subject-specific collection management. This paper outlines current research on academic liaison roles and summarizes the interactive exchanges from the 2018 Charleston Conference Lively Session on academic liaisons presented November 7. Through live polling and discussion, session participants identified key functions and core competencies for liaisons, as well as factors contributing to success or hindrance for ...


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 ...


Personal Communication Networks And Their Positive Effects On Online Collaboration And Outcome Quality On Wikipedia, Michail Tsikerdekis Apr 2016

Personal Communication Networks And Their Positive Effects On Online Collaboration And Outcome Quality On Wikipedia, Michail Tsikerdekis

Information Science Faculty Publications

Online collaborative projects have been utilized in a variety of ways over the past decade, such as bringing people together to build open source software or developing the world's largest free encyclopedia. Personal communication networks as a feature do not exist in all collaborative projects. It is currently unclear if a designer's decision to include a personal communication network in a collaborative project's structure affects outcome quality. In this study, I investigated Wikipedia's personal communication network and analyzed which Wikipedia editors are utilizing it and how they are connected to outcome quality. Evidence suggests that people ...


Collaborating To Engage In Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch, Heath Martin Sep 2013

Collaborating To Engage In Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch, Heath Martin

Library Presentations

UK is participating as a Center of Excellence (COE) for the WPA in the Assoc. of SE Research Libraries’ Collaborative Federal Depository Program designed to distribute collection development for all Federal agencies across the entire SE. We will describe how all depositories are working together to ensure that there are two complete collections for each federal agency somewhere in the SE, and how UK has focused its depository collection development efforts on non-COE agencies.


Changing Strategies For Electronic Theses And Dissertations: Communication Between An Academic Library, Graduate School, Academic Departments, And Students, Lyndsey E. Calico, Cleophus V. Price, Adrian K. Ho, Jonathan Garrett Mar 2013

Changing Strategies For Electronic Theses And Dissertations: Communication Between An Academic Library, Graduate School, Academic Departments, And Students, Lyndsey E. Calico, Cleophus V. Price, Adrian K. Ho, Jonathan Garrett

Library Presentations

Technology has long since removed the need for paper copies of theses and dissertations in the library. The latest strategy for receiving, reviewing, and archiving graduate student scholarship is the institutional repository (IR). An IR will allow online submission by a student from anywhere in the world, increasing convenience for local students and increasing global diversity.

The University of Kentucky Graduate School and the University of Kentucky Libraries have teamed to create an online submission process for all graduate student scholarship. UKnowledge, the University's IR, is now home to all digitally born graduate student scholarship. To make the student ...


Bridging The Gap: Effective Collaboration Between Circulation And Reference, Jennifer A. Bartlett, Terri Brown Sep 2011

Bridging The Gap: Effective Collaboration Between Circulation And Reference, Jennifer A. Bartlett, Terri Brown

Library Presentations

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Mission (Almost) Impossible: Effective Management Of Busy Circulation Departments, Terri Brown, Jennifer A. Bartlett Oct 2009

Mission (Almost) Impossible: Effective Management Of Busy Circulation Departments, Terri Brown, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.