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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 ...


Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner, Antje Mays Oct 2019

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

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

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 ...


Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner [Ebug 2019], Antje Mays Jun 2019

Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner [Ebug 2019], Antje Mays

Library Presentations

This keynote presentation was based on the 2018 Charleston Library Conference. The session outlined broader economic shifts facing higher education and libraries, then facilitated audience participation vis anonymous live poll at the Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group (eBUG) annual conference focused on library systems.

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 ...


Distinction For The Library Profession: Taking A Page From The Business Playbook, Antje Mays Jan 2019

Distinction For The Library Profession: Taking A Page From The Business Playbook, Antje Mays

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Library and information professionals have much to offer the world-at-large, yet are often under-recognized beyond the sphere of librarianship. Looking beyond traditional library advocacy, this second article in the "Mayflower: Ode to New Beginnings" presents theory and practice of recognition-building strategies from the business world -- strategies applicable to librarianship: The article looks to the business playbook for building connections with the broader community and thereby enhancing the profession’s exposure.


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 ...


Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic, Jennifer A. Bartlett Nov 2016

Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Although current books and news articles on workplace bullying are generally available, those dealing with bullying in a library setting are not as widespread. This New and Noteworthy column reviews recent library-specific materials on issues unique to workplace bullying and mobbing in libraries.


The Value-Added Organization: Beyond Business As Usual, Jennifer A. Bartlett Aug 2016

The Value-Added Organization: Beyond Business As Usual, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Value-added services are essential in today's libraries to ensure that they remain important and relevant to our users. Recent literature highlights how libraries can and should explore value-added initiatives, including enhanced catalogs, makerspaces, tagging, and more.


Creating A Knowledge Infrastructure: Km In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett May 2016

Creating A Knowledge Infrastructure: Km In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Knowledge management (KM) is an essential management function involved the identification, gathering, and sharing of a library's information assets. This column discusses recent KM books, articles and websites of interest to library managers.


Just Give ‘Em Something New? How We Think About Innovation In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett Feb 2016

Just Give ‘Em Something New? How We Think About Innovation In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Innovation is widely considered to be an essential component of a successful library, but what does it mean? This issue's "New and Noteworthy" column focuses on just a few of the many recent books and articles discussing the innovation and why it needs to be a topic of conversation and action among library and information services leaders.


Your Professional Brand, Jennifer A. Bartlett Aug 2015

Your Professional Brand, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This column discusses recent publications in the library literature on the topic of professional marketing and promotion in the context of defining and establishing personal brands.


Blowing Our Own Horns: Library Marketing As An Essential Management Skill, Jennifer A. Bartlett May 2015

Blowing Our Own Horns: Library Marketing As An Essential Management Skill, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This New and Noteworthy review column presents a few recent, representative books and articles on library marketing and public relations, focusing on the importance of these areas in the library manager's skillset.


The 2014 Leadership Academy: Six Months Out, Beau Steenken, Valerie Aggerbeck, Susan David Demaine, Patrick Butler Nov 2014

The 2014 Leadership Academy: Six Months Out, Beau Steenken, Valerie Aggerbeck, Susan David Demaine, Patrick Butler

Law Faculty Popular Media

In this article, the authors discuss what they learned at the AALL 2014 Leadership Academy, and how they have applied those lessons in their professional lives.


Back To The Classics: A Library Leader’S Basic Management Bookshelf, Jennifer A. Bartlett Nov 2013

Back To The Classics: A Library Leader’S Basic Management Bookshelf, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This New and Noteworthy book review column summarizes four general "classic" management titles which may be useful to library leaders and managers.


Paying It Forward, Giving It Back: The Dynamics Of Mentoring, Jennifer A. Bartlett Aug 2013

Paying It Forward, Giving It Back: The Dynamics Of Mentoring, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This "New and Noteworthy" column focuses on selected recent literature concerning career mentoring in libraries.


Running To Stand Still: The Challenge Of Keeping Up With Library Trends, Jennifer A. Bartlett Feb 2013

Running To Stand Still: The Challenge Of Keeping Up With Library Trends, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

New and Noteworthy review column focusing on keeping up with library and information science news and trends.


Revitalization Of The School Library Media Specialist Certification Program At The University Of Kentucky: Preparing 21st Century School Library Technology Leaders, Melissa P. Johnston, Jeffrey Huber, Jennifer Dupuis, Dan O'Hair, Mary John O'Hair, Rosetta Sandidge Jul 2012

Revitalization Of The School Library Media Specialist Certification Program At The University Of Kentucky: Preparing 21st Century School Library Technology Leaders, Melissa P. Johnston, Jeffrey Huber, Jennifer Dupuis, Dan O'Hair, Mary John O'Hair, Rosetta Sandidge

Information Science Faculty Publications

In 2010 due to decreased enrollment and university-wide budget cuts, the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science made the decision to suspend admission to the School Library Media Certification program. The Kentucky librarian community responded with a campaign to request that this program be reinstated since the University of Kentucky is the only university in Kentucky offering a school library media preparation program within an American Library Association-accredited master's program. As a result, a committee of experts was formed to examine the status of the school library media profession in the state of Kentucky, collect and ...


The Heart And Soul Of Change Management, Jennifer A. Bartlett Feb 2012

The Heart And Soul Of Change Management, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


The Yin And Yang Of Personality Types, Jennifer A. Bartlett Jan 2012

The Yin And Yang Of Personality Types, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Making Every Hour Count - Librarians And Time Management, Jennifer A. Bartlett Jan 2012

Making Every Hour Count - Librarians And Time Management, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


A Natural Fit: Organizational Storytelling In The Library, Jennifer A. Bartlett Nov 2011

A Natural Fit: Organizational Storytelling In The Library, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


[Review Of] Organizational Storytelling For Librarians, Jennifer A. Bartlett Jan 2011

[Review Of] Organizational Storytelling For Librarians, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.