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Public Libraries Respond To The Opioid Crisis In Collaboration With Their Communities: An Introduction, Michele Coleman, Lynn Silipigni Connaway Apr 2019

Public Libraries Respond To The Opioid Crisis In Collaboration With Their Communities: An Introduction, Michele Coleman, Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Collaborative Librarianship

The nation is experiencing an opioid epidemic. As communities across the country feel the epidemic’s impact, public health and human service organizations are implementing responses that include healthcare, education, law enforcement and the judicial system, emergency services, drug and addiction counseling, and community services. Public libraries around the country are choosing to be part of this response.

With funding from a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, OCLC and the Public Library Association will identify, synthesize, and share knowledge and resources that will help public libraries and their community partners develop effective strategies and community-driven coalitions ...


Communities In The Crossfire: Models For Public Library Action, Renate L. Chancellor Apr 2019

Communities In The Crossfire: Models For Public Library Action, Renate L. Chancellor

Collaborative Librarianship

From mass shootings in churches, nightclubs and schools to protests of statutes, discrimination and police brutality, civil unrests have become a part of our everyday life. Over the last decade, communities across the country have experienced an unprecedented number of crises that have been particularly hard-felt. Libraries in these towns often serve as safe spaces. However, not all libraries have risen to this challenge. This paper offers exemplary models for public library action during times of crisis and contends that based on the current social climate, there needs to be a new paradigm for public library services.


Libraries & Librarians In The Aftermath: Our Stories & Ourselves, Ashley R. Maynor Apr 2019

Libraries & Librarians In The Aftermath: Our Stories & Ourselves, Ashley R. Maynor

Collaborative Librarianship

Following her experience of the Virginia Tech campus shooting in 2007, filmmaker and librarian Ashley Maynor set out to explore the phenomenon of temporary memorials and so-called “grief archives” using both documentary filmmaking and other qualitative research methods. She subsequently published her findings about Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and other public tragedies as Response to the Unthinkable: Collecting & Archiving Condolence & Temporary Memorial Materials Following Public Tragedies, to help fill a large gap in LIS literature about the best practices for libraries in responding to crises in their communities.

In the years since, her opinions and perspective on archiving the aftermath ...


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

About Collaboration, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Why Can’T We Be Friends? Examining The Benefits And Challenges Of Maintaining Your Friends Of The Library, Maureen Rust, Julia Stringfellow Dec 2018

Why Can’T We Be Friends? Examining The Benefits And Challenges Of Maintaining Your Friends Of The Library, Maureen Rust, Julia Stringfellow

Collaborative Librarianship

One of the most fruitful collaborative relationships a library can have is with its Friends of the Library organization, providing that group is vibrant and progressive. This article provides insight into the history of the Friends of the Library group at a regional comprehensive university since its founding in 1962 to nearly becoming defunct in 2015. The steps taken in the transformation of the Friends of the Library since then from an inactive group with no clear direction, to a robust organization with an active board who have identified goals and strategies for successful library advocacy are described. The work ...


Cultural Memory In Danger: Sustainable Information, Preservation, And Technology In The Humanities: A Theoretical Approach, Casey D. Hoeve Sep 2018

Cultural Memory In Danger: Sustainable Information, Preservation, And Technology In The Humanities: A Theoretical Approach, Casey D. Hoeve

Collaborative Librarianship

Abstract

Management of library collections is an inherently collaborative process. Spanning multiple generations, materials are selected that support user communities, striving for the optimization of storage and access at the lowest cost.[i] While established partnerships are crucial for the survival of libraries, within any cooperative network, there exist opportunities for divergent practices. Alternative initiatives may have progressive intentions, but competing systems and groups have the potential to disrupt recognized standards and infrastructure, some of which can prove detrimental to information organizations.

Abrupt format changes and technological advancements have altered the way in which materials are currently acquired, accessed, and ...


Collaboration In The Midst Of Change: Growing Librarian-Archivist Partnerships For Engaging New Students And Faculty, Karen E. Viars, Amanda G. Pellerin Dec 2017

Collaboration In The Midst Of Change: Growing Librarian-Archivist Partnerships For Engaging New Students And Faculty, Karen E. Viars, Amanda G. Pellerin

Collaborative Librarianship

Collaboration between librarians and archivists is a valuable way to share expertise and effort when instructing first-year English students on research skills they will need to succeed in college. It is also vital to orienting new faculty to library and archive resources for their scholarship and teaching, as well as encouraging students to value the library and archives resources and knowledge. The unique first-year English program at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) provides a constantly renewing pool of both new students and faculty members. This article identifies common themes in library and archive instruction and key elements of ...


Freeing Knowledge: Approaches To Foster Collaboration Between Academic Libraries And The Wikipedia Community, Laura Soito Mar 2017

Freeing Knowledge: Approaches To Foster Collaboration Between Academic Libraries And The Wikipedia Community, Laura Soito

Collaborative Librarianship

Wikipedia has become a ubiquitous source for information, as well as a global community of people dedicated to the free exchange of knowledge. While its convenience may seem at first glance to be a threat to the traditional role of libraries, an overlap of purpose fosters unique opportunities for working together to advance free access to high-quality information and empower learning. This article will address these opportunities by providing specific examples of ways in which libraries can collaborate with Wikipedia to achieve the common goal of making information more accessible, while increasing their utility beyond their local community. An overview ...


Decoding Virtual Reference: Using Chat Transcripts To Guide Usability Testing And Improve Web Design, Kate E. Wimer Jan 2017

Decoding Virtual Reference: Using Chat Transcripts To Guide Usability Testing And Improve Web Design, Kate E. Wimer

Library and Information Science: Student Capstone Projects

This paper seeks to support user-centered library website design by exploring a low-effort strategy for identifying patron needs and the natural language used to describe them. The literature review cross-references library literature on chat reference with broader studies on website navigation and cognitive modeling, and briefly reviews other studies that have used chat transcript analysis as a usability tool. Word count analysis of two terms of chat reference transcripts showed several trends in patron language, particularly highlighting the benefits of usage-based navigational design. Recommendations for further usability testing are offered, as is an analysis of the method as a starting ...


Taking Community To The World, Jamie Larue Jan 2014

Taking Community To The World, Jamie Larue

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Using Technology To Increase Community Engagement, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2014

Using Technology To Increase Community Engagement, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Rfp Development: Collaborative, Iterative And Empowering, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2014

Rfp Development: Collaborative, Iterative And Empowering, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review Of Beyond The Silos Of The Lams: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives, And Museums, Beth Thomsett-Scott Jan 2013

Review Of Beyond The Silos Of The Lams: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives, And Museums, Beth Thomsett-Scott

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Embracing Into: Library Plans And Campus Collaboration To Serve An Increased International Student Population, Shannon L. Farrell, Catherine L. Cranston, Jeffrey Bullington Jan 2013

Embracing Into: Library Plans And Campus Collaboration To Serve An Increased International Student Population, Shannon L. Farrell, Catherine L. Cranston, Jeffrey Bullington

Collaborative Librarianship

Universities are using private recruitment agencies to fast-track internationalization initiatives and realize tuition-based revenue increases. Colorado State University (CSU), with this dual aim of increasing the proportion of international students on campus and generating income via out-of-state tuition, signed a contract with INTO, a British organization that works to recruit international students to attend partner institutions from countries across five continents. International students, although not a homogenous population, as a whole do bring unique challenges. Our study examined how both campus and the library could prepare for the expected large influx of international students. Seeking to understand the INTO model ...


Going “All-In” For Deep Collaboration, Valerie Horton Jan 2013

Going “All-In” For Deep Collaboration, Valerie Horton

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review Of “Can Library Use Enhance Intercultural Education?”, Jimena Sagàs Jan 2013

Review Of “Can Library Use Enhance Intercultural Education?”, Jimena Sagàs

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Whose Job Is It Anyway?, Lori Ayre Jan 2013

Whose Job Is It Anyway?, Lori Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Jisc Collections: Post-Cancellation Entitlement Registry Scoping Project, Magaly Bascones Jan 2012

Jisc Collections: Post-Cancellation Entitlement Registry Scoping Project, Magaly Bascones

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Golden Ratio And Community, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2012

The Golden Ratio And Community, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Review Of International Students And Academic Libraries: Initiatives For Academic Success, Rick Stoddart Jan 2012

Review Of International Students And Academic Libraries: Initiatives For Academic Success, Rick Stoddart

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Collaborative Fundraising, Nicole C. Engard Jan 2011

Collaborative Fundraising, Nicole C. Engard

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Snapshot Of Library Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz Jan 2011

Snapshot Of Library Collaboration, Ivan Gaetz

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Library Collaboration And The Changing Environment: An Interview With Rick Lugg, R2 Consulting, Rick Lugg, J. Cory Tucker, Chris Sugnet Jan 2010

Library Collaboration And The Changing Environment: An Interview With Rick Lugg, R2 Consulting, Rick Lugg, J. Cory Tucker, Chris Sugnet

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


From Passive To Pervasive: Changing Perceptions Of The Library‟S Role Through Intra-Campus Partnerships, Isaac Gilman, Marita Kunkel Jan 2010

From Passive To Pervasive: Changing Perceptions Of The Library‟S Role Through Intra-Campus Partnerships, Isaac Gilman, Marita Kunkel

Collaborative Librarianship

Traditional views of librarianship, and of academic libraries, have focused on the library‟s role as a collector of external resources for student and faculty use. As this role is increasingly challenged by the explosion of openly available online content, however, academic libraries must move beyond this limited perception of our utility and expand our role to become partners in a broader range of scholarly activities at our institutions. At Pacific University (Oregon), the University Library has developed a series of partnerships and services (many supported by our institutional repository platform) that extend the Library‟s reach and that lend ...


Review Of The Anywhere Library: A Primer For The Mobile Web, Christine Baker Jan 2010

Review Of The Anywhere Library: A Primer For The Mobile Web, Christine Baker

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Medium Is Still The Message, Mitchell Davis Jan 2010

The Medium Is Still The Message, Mitchell Davis

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Consortia Building Among Libraries In Africa, And The Nigerian Experience, Ngozi Blessing Ossai Jan 2010

Consortia Building Among Libraries In Africa, And The Nigerian Experience, Ngozi Blessing Ossai

Collaborative Librarianship

This study focuses on consortia building among libraries in Africa, with special attention given to Nigeria. It covers the various forms of library consortia: formal and informal as well as cooperative interchanges, including partnerships for resource sharing. Affirming the aim of consortia building as strengthening libraries and library services, the study considers the problems and prospects that are associated with consortia building in Africa and proposes a way forward. It concludes with an affirmation of the need to embrace consortia building among libraries in Africa and an emphasis on the key role ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) plays in consortia ...


Review Of Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games, Christine Baker Jan 2010

Review Of Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games, Christine Baker

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Helping Libraries Thrive: Keeping Our Eyes On The Strategic Objectives, Tom Sanville Jan 2010

Helping Libraries Thrive: Keeping Our Eyes On The Strategic Objectives, Tom Sanville

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Return On Investment For Collaborative Collection Development: A Cost-Benefit Evaluation Of Consortia Purchasing, Denise Pan, Yem S. Fong Jan 2010

Return On Investment For Collaborative Collection Development: A Cost-Benefit Evaluation Of Consortia Purchasing, Denise Pan, Yem S. Fong

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper describes the cost-benefits and the return on investment of one consortium comprised of five separately administered libraries in the University of Colorado (CU) System. With a long history of collaboration, the libraries have developed an ideal cooperative arrangement for acquiring electronic content that is accessible across all campuses. The size and flexibility of this institution-based consortium allows it to be responsive and successful in collaborating across four campuses despite different sized budgets and unique local and institutional constraints. To demonstrate the value of jointly leveraging library budgets to university administrators, the authors conducted a consortium level cost-benefit analysis ...