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Library Perceptions During Times Of Terror: Students Affected By The October 1 Shooting And Their Impressions Of Safety In The Academic Library Community, Kelsey Lupo Jun 2018

Library Perceptions During Times Of Terror: Students Affected By The October 1 Shooting And Their Impressions Of Safety In The Academic Library Community, Kelsey Lupo

Library Faculty Presentations

After the mass terrorism event in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, the University of Nevada Las Vegas community used the spaces of their school to shelter and heal. During that attack that occurred only three miles away from campus, the library was described as a sanctuary that students reportedly did not want to leave. In an attempt to gain insight into what makes a community space safe and comforting, especially during an attack like the Mandalay Bay shooting, survey data will be collected from UNLV students to evaluate their perceptions of safety within the school’s main branch library ...


Reorganizing Through Lean Principles, John Novak, Richard J. W. Zwiercan Apr 2015

Reorganizing Through Lean Principles, John Novak, Richard J. W. Zwiercan

Library Faculty Publications

In August 2014, the director of the Collections, Acquisitions, and Discovery division within the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries announced that the division would be reorganized to best use the skills and strengths of existing staff. This division, responsible for acquiring, organizing, maintaining, and making discoverable all needed and relevant materials would be composed of three departments, and the Resource Acquisition, Sharing, and Digital Scholarship department (containing the Resource Acquisition and Sharing Unit) would be one of them. To fulfill the goals of the reorganization, the acquisitions team used Lean principles and tools, specifically the value stream map ...


Supporting Community Transformation: Becoming A Community-Engaged Academic Library, Patrick Griffis Jun 2014

Supporting Community Transformation: Becoming A Community-Engaged Academic Library, Patrick Griffis

Library Faculty Presentations

  • Community engagement and service as third mission
  • Targeting who to engage in community
  • Community organization needs
  • Academic library community services
  • Benefits of community engagement
  • Challenges of community engagement
  • Supporting infrastructure
  • Community engagement strategies
  • Supporting community engagement initiatives of academic institution
  • Co-curricular experiential learning community projects
  • Service learning courses
  • Small business development centers
  • Developing academic library community outreach initiatives
  • Going out to the community
  • Bringing the community in the library
  • Business by the book workshop series
  • Following up & closing the loop
  • Communicating the value of community engagement initiatives


How To Deal With Published Maps In Your Collection, Katherine Rankin May 2014

How To Deal With Published Maps In Your Collection, Katherine Rankin

Library Faculty Presentations

This program is aimed at archivists and other special collections staff who have published maps as opposed to manuscript maps as part of their collections but do not have much expertise in map librarianship. The program includes information on kinds of maps, the basic parts of a map including those found mainly on pre-19th century maps, how to store and preserve maps, why they should be cataloged, how cataloging rare maps differs from cataloging current maps, why maps should be classified with a standard classification system, how Library of Congress call numbers can be used to locate certain kinds of ...


Utilizing Ir Content Discovery Streams, Marianne A. Buehler Mar 2014

Utilizing Ir Content Discovery Streams, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Institutional repositories (IRs) host an abundance of unique and valued digital content. The premise of garnering scholarly and local collection materials is to engage them for visibility and accessibility. As an additional tool to assist in the process of creating an infrastructure for reachable content, the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway tool enables academic libraries to target individual repository collections to minimally harvest the metadata and be visible through WorldCat.org and OAIster. Collection items display their metadata while available full-text deposits from the Gateway create links to expose an IR’s record and the object itself that could include an ...


Collaborative Organizational Infrastructures To Support Open Access Journals, Marianne A. Buehler Mar 2014

Collaborative Organizational Infrastructures To Support Open Access Journals, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

With the advancement of open access (OA) journal publishing opportunities in partnership with presses and faculty, libraries in alignment with intersecting academic values are fulfilling a need by supporting sustainable models of scholarly communication that incorporate disseminating faculty scholarship in collaboration with library and/or press staff and editors to “start up” an OA journal or transform an existing print journal to OA. Library staff that embrace faculty or student publishing partnerships are structuring and utilizing their scholarly communication skill sets by positioning the availability of open access publications to disseminate quality research results. University presses are also forging alliances ...


Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak Dec 2013

Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak

Library Faculty Publications

For the purposes of this article, the definition of an eBook lending platform is one that contains eBooks from multiple publishers that patrons may browse and checkout. Though these platforms have eBooks that allow for multiple and simultaneous users, in general they have a one-book, one-user model. Details about the major eBook lending platforms for academic libraries, eBook lending platform characteristics, why and how an academic library would license one, and finally what the future of this rapidly changing environment may hold are explained in this article.


Navigating The Flow Of Value-Streams To The Seas Of Collection Management, Acquisitions, And Preservation, Greg W. Voelker, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Michael Frazier Nov 2013

Navigating The Flow Of Value-Streams To The Seas Of Collection Management, Acquisitions, And Preservation, Greg W. Voelker, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Michael Frazier

Library Faculty Presentations

Discusses the background, goals, achievements, focus, and criteria of Collection Management, Acquisitions, and Preservation.


Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Apps And Apple Devices: Productive Icloud Uses, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

This program introduces useful apps for librarians who have two or more Apple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. You can learn how to use the iCloud, sync devices together, and about other useful apps for librarians to work on their projects from different places with different Apple devices without carrying files.


Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj Oct 2012

Digitizing And Hosting Streaming Media Directly From Libraries, Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Library Faculty Presentations

The main objective of this poster is to show how libraries can provide an “online video library” to library users. Library users with a computer and an Internet connection can view videos through the library website. This poster also includes the technical aspects of making streaming videos available to library users.


Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska Oct 2012

Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire to collaborate, share, and showcase their sustainability research, activities, and beyond, in an institutional repository. This is an opportunity for libraries to promote scholarly communication that encompasses employing and building upon existing sustainability intellectual content. Research is locally and globally available at no cost to the reader. The social equity quotient is robust, engaging the academic community and public to freely locate research in an open access environment.

Learning Outcomes ...


Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak Aug 2012

Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak

Library Faculty Publications

Discovery tools such as Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, and WorldCat Local aim to make scholarly research more intuitive for students in part because of their single interface for searching across multiple platforms, including the library, fee-based databases, and unique digital collections. Discovery tools are in sync with the way many undergraduates look for information because they offer a more “Google-like” experience in contrast with previous methods of research that required first knowing which database to use, then searching each one differently according to its specifications. However, broad searches across multiple formats with different systems of controlled vocabulary force instructors ...


Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer May 2012

Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

The idea of a Journal of Western Archives began in the early 2000s after plans were being made for a super regional meeting in Las Vegas, NV. It was during this collaborative time that University Archivists Gordon Daines proposed an idea to then Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists President John Murphy. Gordon wanted to establish a journal that would be for archivists working in the western United States. He noticed that as a researcher himself at BYU that archivists in the western United States didn’t publish as much as archivists in the eastern United States.

In 2002, Gordon approached CIMA ...


Moving Forward With Electronic Content Procurement, J. Cory Tucker, Emilie Delquie Nov 2011

Moving Forward With Electronic Content Procurement, J. Cory Tucker, Emilie Delquie

Library Faculty Publications

Over the last several years, libraries have experienced a myriad of changes that have affected the marketplace and changed the way they purchase electronic resources. With the move from print to electronic, the variety of options available to purchase library materials has increased. Acquisitions in libraries have further been complicated by decreasing budgets, fewer staff, new technology, and user behavior. The issues related to electronic content purchasing will be discussed in this article, including an overview of how academic libraries currently purchase materials, a review of issues facing libraries, and a summary of new business models being introduced in the ...


Do Libraries Still Need Book Vendors And Subscription Agents?, Stephen Bosch, Christopher Sugnet, J. Cory Tucker, Lauren Corbett Oct 2011

Do Libraries Still Need Book Vendors And Subscription Agents?, Stephen Bosch, Christopher Sugnet, J. Cory Tucker, Lauren Corbett

Library Faculty Publications

Digital content blurs the lines of traditional library acquisition workflows and organization. For example: link resolvers and the loading of order confirmation record files may be handled by systems staff in one organization and by technical services staff in another. Lines are being crossed between acquisitions and interlibrary loan functions, notably with electronic versions of theses and dissertations. Regardless of this blurring of lines, library staff use vendors still in acquiring content for the library collection. The reasons for using vendors have stood for decades, but are changes in the information industry having an impact? In the current environment, what ...


Strategic Planning For Sustaining User-Generated Content In Digital Collections, Cory K. Lampert, Su Kim Chung Jul 2011

Strategic Planning For Sustaining User-Generated Content In Digital Collections, Cory K. Lampert, Su Kim Chung

Library Faculty Publications

Experimentation and exploration are hallmarks of innovative libraries, but as experiments become on-going projects and investigations become long-term commitments, it is important to gain perspective on how the roles of librarians, archivists, and information professionals are changing. As social computing becomes routine for computer users, libraries of all types are responding to these new expectations by building interactive communication features into their on-line collections. Social features and user-generated content raise several compelling issues as organizations strive to balance agile adaptation to the ever-evolving user environment with the realities of limited staff resources and greater administrative expectations. This paper examines the ...


Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley Jan 2009

Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley

Library Faculty Publications

It has become common practice for library instruction to be included in lower-level college composition courses. Students are typically required to visit the library once or twice a semester to receive instruction on how to find books and journal articles for an upcoming writing assignment that incorporates formal research. But does this current model of instruction truly address course outcomes that seek to produce students who are information literate, critical thinkers and life-long learners? Faculty who teach such courses are often reluctant to surrender precious class time to a librarian, but this paper argues that the merging of bibliographic instruction ...


Use And Satisfaction Of Library Resources And Services By Hospitality Patrons: An Exploratory Study, Faye Hall Jackson, Heidi Sung, Lateka Grays, Joyce K. Thornton Jan 2005

Use And Satisfaction Of Library Resources And Services By Hospitality Patrons: An Exploratory Study, Faye Hall Jackson, Heidi Sung, Lateka Grays, Joyce K. Thornton

Library Faculty Publications

A great challenge for present day libraries is to move from the thought process of being a destination location with a captive audience to positioning its services to meet the needs of its users. This paper explores the frequency of library use and satisfaction of library resources and/or services by hospitality education patrons. Using data collected with patrons (N=368) of five Hospitality Management programs across the country, the study found significant differences in library access, use, and satisfaction based on gender, academic status, and international versus non-international patrons.