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Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco Oct 2018

Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

These days, the words "equity," "diversity," and "inclusion" are used throughout libraries. But what do people mean when they use these words? And how do these words manifest in library technical services work? In this talk, participants explored how they can give these words real power when they frame them within a social justice mindset. The program started with an understanding of who participants are as individuals and how they fit into larger systems and structures of societal oppression. They they explored together how their work in technical services can contribute to the dismantling of those systems to ensure a ...


Image As Evidence: A Citation Analysis Of Visual Resources In American History Scholarship, 2010–2014, Jillian M. Ewalt Oct 2016

Image As Evidence: A Citation Analysis Of Visual Resources In American History Scholarship, 2010–2014, Jillian M. Ewalt

Marian Library Faculty Publications

The author examines the use of visual resources in American history scholarship over a five-year period. The article reports on a citation analysis of 554 images published in two top American history journals from 2010 through 2014. The data collected in this study documents the extent to which images were used in history research and the types of libraries and archival repositories from which historians accessed images. Based on the study data, the article explores characteristics of frequently cited libraries and archival repositories, the capacity in which images function as historical evidence, and implications for libraries based on the findings.


Library I.T.: Information Technologists Or Information Thought-Leaders?, Craig A. Boman, Whitni Watkins Jun 2016

Library I.T.: Information Technologists Or Information Thought-Leaders?, Craig A. Boman, Whitni Watkins

Roesch Library Staff Presentations

Library staff employed in information technology departments are often seen as support staff, only providing services when something breaks. But what more can library IT staff do to support the mission of their libraries? In this presentation we will explore why library IT staff should maximize their ability to work across various library departments to collaboratively design new library services rather than being relegated to support staff. We will also explore how library IT staff may challenge traditional bureaucratic organization structures to lead change efforts.


How Healthy Is Your Library? Diagnosing Culture And Curing The Patient, Emily A. Hicks Nov 2015

How Healthy Is Your Library? Diagnosing Culture And Curing The Patient, Emily A. Hicks

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Every library has a distinctive organizational culture with norms, values, rules, beliefs, and basic assumptions that have developed over time and are shared by the people who make up the organization. This culture shapes the perceptions and assumptions of the library’s personnel. A healthy culture can evoke a passion for the work, a loyalty and commitment to the organization’s mission, and a deep-seated belief in the organization’s value.

Libraries with a healthy culture are resilient, responsive, and inclusive. The health of an organization is the responsibility of every member, not just the formal leadership.

Using a combination ...


Bird’S Eye View: Using Twitter In #Clubroesch, Katy Kelly, Hector Escobar Sep 2015

Bird’S Eye View: Using Twitter In #Clubroesch, Katy Kelly, Hector Escobar

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

For many libraries, social media is usually another platform to share information about library resources and events. For some, the term has become overused so much that the social aspect has fallen by the wayside. Facebook page updates or tweets are only part of what you can bring to and achieve from social media.

In this article we discuss how students communicate with our academic library on Twitter, and how we used conversations to improve library spaces, technology, and services. We will explain the process of tracking and responding to student tweets, as well as the pros and cons of ...


On The “Write” Path To Student Learning: Library And Writing Center Collaboration, Hector Escobar, Heidi Gauder May 2015

On The “Write” Path To Student Learning: Library And Writing Center Collaboration, Hector Escobar, Heidi Gauder

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

This case study outlines considerations needed for libraries and writing centers to collaborate effectively and describes benefits derived from this arrangement.


Write Together: Assessing Writing Center Data For Library Collaboration, Heidi Gauder, Hector Escobar Oct 2014

Write Together: Assessing Writing Center Data For Library Collaboration, Heidi Gauder, Hector Escobar

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Two academic support units, the library and the writing center, will be co-located on the library’s first floor starting Fall 2014. With a mandate to integrate services, the library was particularly interested in learning how the writing center addressed the evaluation, integration and attribution of sources, tasks similar to the work of reference librarians. Learn how we analyzed the writing center’s consultant reports in order to gain a deeper understanding of their work and prepare for a more effective service integration.


Using Assessment To Leverage Collaboration With The Campus Writing Center, Heidi Gauder, Hector Escobar Aug 2014

Using Assessment To Leverage Collaboration With The Campus Writing Center, Heidi Gauder, Hector Escobar

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Purpose

Like many academic libraries, the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library houses a writing center. Currently located on the Library’s 2nd floor, it will soon move and become integrated with the library’s reference service. Since the writing center operates independently from the library (e.g., it is staffed by students and reports to different campus administrators), the library reference team, comprised of tenure-line faculty librarians, wanted to better understand writing center services. Given that research and writing are often intertwined, the library was particularly interested in learning how the writing center addressed the evaluation, integration and attribution ...


Review Of An Action Plan For Outcomes Assessment In Your Library, By Peter Hernon And Robert E. Dugan, Fred W. Jenkins Oct 2003

Review Of An Action Plan For Outcomes Assessment In Your Library, By Peter Hernon And Robert E. Dugan, Fred W. Jenkins

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

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