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Diversifying Collections, Jessica Schomberg Nov 2019

Diversifying Collections, Jessica Schomberg

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Hands-on activity to help participants find a diversity of materials to support their communities and expand their collections. This will range from identifying relevant book and media awards to finding ways to promote these materials. We will also include discussion of how to advocate for policy statements expressing the value of diverse, accessible collections as well as ways to advocate for funds to support these collections. Participants will be encouraged to share their insights.


It's Time To Look That Gift Horse In The Mouth: Approaches To Managing Gifts, Kathleen Spring Nov 2019

It's Time To Look That Gift Horse In The Mouth: Approaches To Managing Gifts, Kathleen Spring

Faculty & Staff Presentations

Many librarians have a love-hate relationship with gift donations. Gifts can be a welcome source of material for a library’s collection and can provide great public relations opportunities for libraries, but their associated costs – including the amount of time it takes to review and process donations – are very real. Is accepting gifts worth the effort, or is it time to send the proverbial gift horse packing? This session engaged attendees in discussion about a variety of issues pertaining to gift donations, such as: How do you handle an onslaught of donations at the same time with minimal staffing? What ...


Tell Me Your Business: Assessing The Teaching Needs Of Undergraduate Business Faculty, Nora Allred, Lauren Movlai, Jennifer Sams Oct 2019

Tell Me Your Business: Assessing The Teaching Needs Of Undergraduate Business Faculty, Nora Allred, Lauren Movlai, Jennifer Sams

Michigan Tech Publications

Academic libraries often fill a variety of roles in response to the needs of teaching and research faculty while simultaneously navigating a rapidly changing information landscape. As higher education embraces students’ desire for active learning, experiential learning, and service learning, the support needs of teaching faculty also change. In the spirit of providing high-quality, relevant support, librarians at Michigan Technological University partnered with Ithaka S+R to explore the evolving teaching needs of Business Faculty. Nine faculty members from Michigan Tech's School of Business and Economics were interviewed, and interviews were coded and analyzed. Major themes identified included: students ...


Find Ways To Say Yes: How We Made Our Library More Inclusive Through Removing Barriers To Membership, Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney Oct 2019

Find Ways To Say Yes: How We Made Our Library More Inclusive Through Removing Barriers To Membership, Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney

OLA Quarterly

Creating policies that are equitable and inclusive can often mean an iterative process of incremental changes that slowly evolve the culture of an organization. One example of this is the way that Driftwood Public Library, a medium-sized coastal library in Lincoln City, changed its library card policies to better serve members of the community experiencing homelessness or without a fixed address.

In 2013, Driftwood Public Library (DPL) began an initiative to look at our policies and procedures with fresh eyes, and modify those policies that were presenting significant barriers to individuals who wished to use the library. Library card policies ...


Writing African American History Into Wikipedia, Laurie M. Bridges, Diana Park, Tiah K. Edmunson-Morton Oct 2019

Writing African American History Into Wikipedia, Laurie M. Bridges, Diana Park, Tiah K. Edmunson-Morton

OLA Quarterly

As the world’s largest information database, Wikipedia is a familiar resource for many people. Given the ubiquity of Wikipedia articles on various topics, it has become a first stop for conducting online searches. However, there is a gap of information within Wikipedia related to African American history, and addressing Wikipedia’s well-documented racial bias should be a priority for librarians and archivists (“Racial bias on Wikipedia,” 2019). In February of 2019, Oregon State University Libraries and Press hosted a Wikipedia Editathon, “Writing African American History into Wikipedia.”

In the early fall of 2018, we began planning for the Wikipedia ...


Micro Actions Support Culture Of Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion In An Academic Library, Lily Hawley, Jennifer K. Wells Oct 2019

Micro Actions Support Culture Of Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion In An Academic Library, Lily Hawley, Jennifer K. Wells

OLA Quarterly

As student workers at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library, we wanted to better understand the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in an academic library. In conversations with staff, both in person and through emailed questions and responses, we have found that personal values are a driving force behind many smaller, continuous staff actions in promoting EDI throughout different departments.

Across libraries and larger institutions, EDI values are often built into larger strategic visions. However, guidance for the practical implementation of these values may be less specific, leaving staff to make their own decisions on how to ...


Figuring Out Where To Start, And How: One Library’S Dei Strategies, Crystal Garcia, Adrienne Doman Calkins Oct 2019

Figuring Out Where To Start, And How: One Library’S Dei Strategies, Crystal Garcia, Adrienne Doman Calkins

OLA Quarterly

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can fall into the category of big, deep thoughts. It can seem daunting to improve DEI at an institutional level. How do we go from abstract, and even overwhelming ideas, to tangible goals and objectives with timelines, budgets and workflows? At Sherwood Public Library, nestled in the southern end of Portland Metro and Washington County, we implemented specific DEI objectives in our strategic plan and in the Edge Assessment. With a staff of 11 FTE serving a community of 22,000 people, we found ways to make the right-sized goals that would stretch our collective ...


Exploring Multiple Identities In Children’S Literature With Project Lit, Andee Zomerman Oct 2019

Exploring Multiple Identities In Children’S Literature With Project Lit, Andee Zomerman

OLA Quarterly

Only in the last 20 years have we seen seeds of intersectional identities planted in children’s/ young adult literature. Even in this shift, the majority of authors writing books with diverse characters are white. In 2017, 31 percent of published Kidlit contained diverse characters, yet only 7 percent published were written by Black, Latinx, and Native authors combined (Jalissa, 2018).

I work in the Beaverton School District. Forty-eight percent of our students are white, which means students of color are the majority. Yet, 87 percent of our teachers are white (Oregon Department of Education, 2018). The staff/student ethnicity ...


Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Oct 2019

Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion

OLA Quarterly

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the center of our work in libraries. A cornerstone of democracy, libraries provide free and open access to services and resources for everyone in our local communities. This year EDI is a specific area of focus for the Oregon Library Association (OLA), and related initiatives include this issue of OLA Quarterly (OLAQ), the development of an EDI Plan for the association, and setting Equity, Diversity, Inclusion as the annual conference theme to provide a concentrated opportunity for OLA members to engage in related conversations. Together OLA is exploring EDI in its many connotations ...


Read Me A Story!, Jennifer Croft Oct 2019

Read Me A Story!, Jennifer Croft

OLA Quarterly

Read me a Story! is an early literacy program partnership between the Coos County Library Service District’s Extended Services Office (ESO) and the Shutter Creek Correctional Institute. The aim is to reach at-risk children and their caregivers in an unconventional way by building on existing relationships to encourage a love of reading. This gives the child their best opportunity for future educational success, and the prisoner an invaluable opportunity to be a positive influence in a child’s life.

Read me a Story! helps spread childhood literacy to our society’s most vulnerable at-risk population: the children of convicted ...


Notes From An Equity Fellow: Casual Diversity And Ala Conferences Spark Enthusiasm, Ayn R. Frazee Oct 2019

Notes From An Equity Fellow: Casual Diversity And Ala Conferences Spark Enthusiasm, Ayn R. Frazee

OLA Quarterly

I’m a school librarian, and I love connecting students with books they get excited about reading—we’ve all had that thrilling moment of handing a patron a book and seeing their eyes light up with recognition and enthusiasm. There’s nothing better! Connecting readers with books that resonate is our goal and our joy. A recently awarded fellowship opened the doors to new conference experiences for me, deepening my understanding of the many diverse and authentic voices in children’s literature while also highlighting the places where there is room for growth.

I became aware of the Association ...


Stitching Service Gaps Through Innovative Programming, Suad Mohamed, Lisa M. Taylor Oct 2019

Stitching Service Gaps Through Innovative Programming, Suad Mohamed, Lisa M. Taylor

OLA Quarterly

The Sewing Project was a pilot program to offer Somali language sewing classes at Multnomah County Library (MCL). It was funded for one year through an internal innovation grant, Curiosity Kick! This article describes some of the challenges and lessons learned from this project, focusing on issues that are relevant to serving immigrant communities and reducing barriers to equitable library services.


Yes, But … One Librarian’S Thoughts About Doing It Right, Heather Mcneil Oct 2019

Yes, But … One Librarian’S Thoughts About Doing It Right, Heather Mcneil

OLA Quarterly

Here’s the thing. All the conference programs, blogs, and conversations about diversity and inclusion have given me increased awareness and caused me to pause and reflect and question. I’ve cringed at practices of mine in the past, and delighted in the increasing abundance of beautiful books that feature people of color. I’ve learned a lot and have had more than one tough conversation with staff.

Yes, but … I’ve also seen and heard opinions in the library world that potentially create more barriers. I’ve perceived attitudes that seem to shut down dialogue with, “I’m right ...


Volume 25 Issue 1 Introduction | From The Guest Editor, Elaine G. Hirsch Oct 2019

Volume 25 Issue 1 Introduction | From The Guest Editor, Elaine G. Hirsch

OLA Quarterly

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the center of our work in libraries. A cornerstone of democracy, libraries provide free and open access to services and resources for everyone in our local communities. This year EDI is a specific area of focus for the Oregon Library Association (OLA), and related initiatives include this issue of OLA Quarterly (OLAQ), the development of an EDI Plan for the association, and setting Equity, Diversity, Inclusion as the annual conference theme to provide a concentrated opportunity for OLA members to engage in related conversations. Together OLA is exploring EDI in its many connotations ...


Legal Research Using Technological Tools: Librarians' View, Lauren M. Collins, Susan Silver, Whitney Curtis Oct 2019

Legal Research Using Technological Tools: Librarians' View, Lauren M. Collins, Susan Silver, Whitney Curtis

Lauren M Collins

The technology revolution has impacted every aspect of our daily lives. It is hard to imagine a world without smartphones and the Internet. Where and how we access information has changed dramatically over the last decade. Gone are the days of traveling to the library check out books and read printed journal articles. No longer simply storehouses of print information, libraries but now serve as starting points for searching online information that can be be accessed anywhere, any time and on any device. Library research that used to take hours or days can now be done in minutes. Online materials ...


Where Is Government Information? The Complex Relationship Between Libraries & Federal Repositories, Dylan Burns, Jennifer Kirk Oct 2019

Where Is Government Information? The Complex Relationship Between Libraries & Federal Repositories, Dylan Burns, Jennifer Kirk

Jennifer Kirk

Through data analysis and a survey, this research identifies the location of government documents departments/units in academic libraries – including their institutional orientation, current practices, & future plans.

This preliminary data analysis presents trends amongst the community of academic library participants in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), of which they comprise 55% of the total. We identify common practices and priorities that might foster collaboration.


Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson Oct 2019

Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson

Western Libraries Presentations

Wikipedia: we all know it, and we all use it. As the 5th most visited website in the world, the English version of Wikipedia was viewed 92 billion times last year. Yet, in its short history, libraries have historically stigmatized this resource for its crowd-sourced editing system and inconsistent source quality. Increasingly, librarians from around the world are collaborating with Wikimedia to improve its authority by linking to open resources, hosting edit-a-thons, and integrating our organizational structures into Wikidata. In this workshop, we will highlight the power of the platform, the overlapping values of libraries and Wikipedia, and how both ...


Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson Oct 2019

Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson

Alie Visser

Wikipedia: we all know it, and we all use it. As the 5th most visited website in the world, the English version of Wikipedia was viewed 92 billion times last year. Yet, in its short history, libraries have historically stigmatized this resource for its crowd-sourced editing system and inconsistent source quality. Increasingly, librarians from around the world are collaborating with Wikimedia to improve its authority by linking to open resources, hosting edit-a-thons, and integrating our organizational structures into Wikidata. In this workshop, we will highlight the power of the platform, the overlapping values of libraries and Wikipedia, and how both ...


Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes Oct 2019

Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes

Scholarly Papers and Articles

In the Fall of 2018, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) joined twelve other institutions to participate in an Ithaka S+R study to understand the pedagogical support needs of business school faculty. Each participating institution served as a research site with a local team of researchers. This report will outline the methodology, findings, and recommendations for instructional faculty, librarians, and administrators.


Building An Inclusive Library Through Staff Accessibility Training, K.T. L. Vaughan Oct 2019

Building An Inclusive Library Through Staff Accessibility Training, K.T. L. Vaughan

Libraries

Libraries provide a needed third place for students to engage with their peers and faculty, both academically and socially. Staff behavior, knowledge, and skills in providing an accessible and inclusive environment are key to helping students with disabilities feel that they belong in the libraries. This makes training in disability and accessibility awareness a necessary component of the overall program for the library. This study assessed a locally-developed, online training program for staff of all levels that was intended to improve staff knowledge and skills in disability etiquette, library services and spaces that support people with disabilities, and the policies ...


The Rise Of Open Scholarly Data & Possible Implications For Libraries, Aaron Tay Oct 2019

The Rise Of Open Scholarly Data & Possible Implications For Libraries, Aaron Tay

Research Collection Library

The idea of open access is familiar and in recent years there has been a lot of attention paid on the open access movement. Currently due to the rise of the new open scholarly metadata, a lot can be obtained using open data. For instance Title / author / abstract metadata is available in Crossref, references are freely available via many sources such as Crossref itself, Microsoft Academic, Pubmed and Altmetrics data is available via the Crossref Event data. What are the implications for libraries and what is the arc of scholarly communication towards open?


Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey Sep 2019

Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

This case study of librarian-led marketing efforts at a mid-size academic library examines workarounds to obstacles that librarians frequently encounter when taking on marketing for their libraries. These obstacles often stem from a combination of misunderstanding and/or misplaced priorities at both the unit and administrative levels. Challenges in this case study include a number of factors: no marketing strategy at the administrative level, a lack of understanding from colleagues generally, little time to complete tasks or improve marketing skills, and no dedicated funding. To address these challenges the authors embarked on an internal marketing campaign engaged extensively on social ...


Review Of Digital Preservation In Libraries: Preparing For A Sustainable Future, Lara Michels Sep 2019

Review Of Digital Preservation In Libraries: Preparing For A Sustainable Future, Lara Michels

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future, edited by Jeremy Myntti and Jessalyn Zoom.


Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr. Sep 2019

Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aims to find out the level of privacy awareness among the users of the Academic Social Networks (ASNs). To accomplish the study some relevant literatures were studied and an online survey was conducted. The study showed that most of the academicians were not aware of their online privacy. The study was conducted on the basis of responses collected from 457 respondents only. Depending on the findings of the online survey a framework of guidelines was proposed for the social media service providers and the academicians to ensure better online privacy and thus promote the trustworthiness of the ASNS ...


Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal Sep 2019

Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Critical Information Literacy is a commitment to social justice by which people can be empowered through various information sources to question dominant values and beliefs in the society thereby enabling an awareness on issues of democracy and good governance. This article investigated some of the critical challenges faced by libraries with respect to information skills empowerment of the citizens of Jos, Plateau State in the democratic process . The paper is set within the context of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. It examined the ways that libraries in the city of Jos facilitate knowledge of political issues and awareness of ...


Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha Sep 2019

Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Every organisation have new intake of junior staff and senior staff to achieve a common organizational goals. The new intakes need to be shown what it takes to have a successful career. The senior (mentors), need to assist, direct and counsel the junior (mentees) working under them to grow and advance in the job. Mentoring is a tool in career development and advancement of library staff it gives individuals the opportunity to be mentored in order to develop their career and makes them feel like they are valued by the organization. This makes the mentees to be more involved in ...


Libraries Curating Evidence, Pru Mitchell Sep 2019

Libraries Curating Evidence, Pru Mitchell

Pru Mitchell

With their passion for information literacy and critical thinking, library staff are natural advocates for evidence–based practice. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers require knowledge and understanding of research across all career stages (Standard 1.2). If the role of the library is to ensure the community has the resources and knowledge it needs to improve learning, then an important part of this role is to ensure teachers and leaders have access to research related to learning. This session looks at how to keep up with research (especially ICT-related research) and to see dissemination of research as part of ...


Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker Sep 2019

Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker

Books and Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr Aug 2019

Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionalised every aspect of library operations and services. This paper discusses the changing roles of libraries in Nigeria brought about by advances in ICT. Through review of literature from various databases such as SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Ebscohost, the study provides a conceptual background of ICT application in Nigerian libraries; examined its importance and opportunities for librarians; as well as the associated challenges. The paper therefore provides useful insight on the importance of ICT in knowledge society and Nigeria in particular, through libraries. The last part of the paper further explores the implications of ...


About Collaboration, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark Aug 2019

About Collaboration, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Jill Emery

No abstract provided.