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Learning Centers for School Libraries by
Call Number: 027.8 MADI
Publication Date: 2021-03-10
This book offers Step-by-step directions for both the educator and learner and all necessary handouts, including directions and worksheets. The reader can use the book to quickly and easily set up centers. Some centers require only photocopies and basic materials to get started. Guidance on how to create cross-curricular centers that target the AASL Standards and other content-area standards. A table is provided to enable educators to create centers that address specific standards or content areas. Centers for distance learning are also identified. Suggested modifications for both struggling and advanced learners, plus ideas for collaborating with other educators. These features broaden the potential audience beyond elementary school learners.
Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection, 2nd edition by
Call Number: 025.2 MILL
Publication Date: 2021-03-30
By learning how to rightsize, you will ensure that both the collection and your institution's available physical spaces meet the needs of your library's users. Honored with many accolades, including a starred review in Library Journal, the first edition of this book demonstrated the power and flexibility of "rightsizing," an approach that applies a scalable, rule-based strategy to help academic libraries balance stewardship of spaces and the collection. In the five years since Ward's first edition, the shared print infrastructure has grown in leaps and bounds, as has coordination among programs. With this revision, Miller addresses new options as well as the increasing urgency to protect at-risk titles as you reduce your physical collection. Readers will feel confident rightsizing their institution's own collections with this book's expert guidance on the concept of rightsizing, a strategic and largely automated approach that uses continuous assessment to identify the no- and low-use materials in the collection, and its five core elements; crafting a rightsizing plan, from developing withdrawal criteria and creating discard lists to managing workflow and disposing of withdrawn materials, using a project-management focus; moving toward a "facilitated collection" with a mix of local, external, and collaborative services; six discussion areas for decisions on participating in a shared print program; factors in choosing a collection decision support tool; relationships with stakeholders; how to handle print resources after your library licenses perpetual access rights to the electronic equivalent; and future directions for rightsizing
Creativity: a toolkit for academic libraries by
Call Number: 025.1977 FALC
Publication Date: 2021-03-29
Use creativity to create change in your library! Creativity is the ability to produce a product or idea that is both new and appropriate in a given context, and is essential for innovation, change, and employee satisfaction. Creativity is inherently human, a transferable skill that can be developed and that can improve an individual's personal and professional life regardless of their level of artistic ability, education, or experience. Academic libraries are often the first to face budget reductions, hiring freezes, and staff reductions when higher education encounters financial stress, and creativity can seem like either a luxury or an attempt to spur libraries to support the needs of their institution without adequate staff and funding. However, creativity is vital at all levels of the academic library if that library expects to adapt to the current challenges facing higher education. Change is necessary for adaptation, and creativity is essential for change. Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries can help you create, encourage, and participate in an environment that is conducive to creativity, helping make change a more natural and organic part of the library's culture. The first part, Understanding Creativity, looks at the psychology of creativity and its use in design thinking, innovation, research, and physical and social environments. The second, Creativity in Context, examines perspectives of library staff and creativity in academic library literature, and how to enhance personal creativity and foster it in your library. Greater creativity in librarianship--and creating a culture that values trial and error along with successes--needs to be encouraged by those in library leadership, in the library profession more broadly, and in institutions of higher education. Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries can be the first step in developing your own creativity and advocating for it across your institution.
Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy by
Call Number: 027 HERO
Publication Date: 2021-04-19
Academic library consortia have advocacy power. Historically, consortia work with their members to create plans and tools around material purchasing and sharing, advancing the use of open educational resources with your faculty, and many more important issues where the group influence and expertise can be leveraged. Advocating for the library within your institution, with stakeholders, and across the system in a unified way is an evolving focus of consortia member leadership.
Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy aims to fill the gap in LIS literature of models of consortia advocacy plans, actions, and assessments. It provides a look at the current landscape of consortia work, a consortium and other groups’ advocacy frameworks, a workshop curriculum which may be used to develop an advocacy plan, and thoughts for the future.
There is strength in a consortium voice—it provides the opportunity to lead together under a unified plan, and reinforces the concept that each library contributes to the consistent messaging needed to influence and persuade for the agreed-upon goals of the consortium. Leading Together provides tools for staff at academic libraries that belong to consortia, consortia staff, and those interested in advocacy work.
Telling the Technical Services Story: Communicating Value by
Call Number: 025.020973 TELL
Publication Date: 2021-06-07
Technical Services isn't the hidden discipline it once was. Even so, despite all the cross-departmental interaction, misconceptions about the work are all too common. It's incumbent on technical services staff to take a proactive approach by communicating to others their value to the library and institutional mission. Spotlighting several successful initiatives, this collection will give you the guidance to bolster communication within departments, across the library, and campus-wide. You'll learn about applying the 7 principles of communities of practice to break down silos; software such as Trello, Basecamp, and Confluence that can improve communications workflows; ticketing systems and training to help frontline staff solve e-resource access problems; engaging faculty in collection decisions using a mix of communication channels; how informational classes on metadata can improve the work of staff across the library; supporting research data management through metadata outreach; using focus groups to develop shared expectations with subject librarians; 4 narrative strategies to market library resources; using infographics as a dynamic way to illustrate progress in a collection management program; developing an external communication plan for a library de-selection project; using portfolio management to collaboratively implement new services; and planning a cross-departmental retreat.
Communities of Practice in the Academic Library: Strategies for Implementation by
Call Number: 027.7 REAL
Publication Date: 2022-01-03
How can academic librarians strengthen their practice of teaching and provide education through access to information, using intentional efforts to both learn and share in a social context? Building and fostering communities of practice (CoP) is the ideal way forward, as Reale demonstrates in her new book, which is both inspirational and practical. With her guidance, readers will understand how coming together in pursuit of knowledge and shared goals can lead to a more fulfilling work environment and better professional outcomes; get pointers on how to begin with simple, casual collaborative efforts that won't conflict with busy schedules; learn from Reale's personal narratives of how CoP took root at her own institution, and the ways in which it continued to flourish during the lockdowns necessitated by the pandemic; receive a flexible CoP framework for implementation that can be tailored to fit their own needs and goals; see how to nurture conversation, participation, collaborative inquiry, and mindfulness, all essential ingredients of the CoP; feel comfortable using personal stories as tools for sensemaking within the CoP as well as ongoing individual learning and growth; and be encouraged to follow through and stick with it, using the reflection questions and activities at the end of each chapter.
Compact Copyright: Quick Answers to Common Questions by
Call Number: 346.7304 BENS
Publication Date: 2021-09-24
Focusing on copyright topics that arise frequently, including the right of first sale, fair use, and copying for preservation, this book will help library workers provide quick guidance for common situations. Faculty, students, and colleagues come to you with copyright questions, both simple and complex. And they all want reliable answers--as fast as you can get them. With this guide, designed for ready access, you'll be prepared to deliver. Lawyer, copyright librarian, and iSchool instructor Benson presents succinct explanations ideal for both on-the-fly reference and staff training. Copyright specialists will appreciate excerpts from the law itself alongside tools and resources for digging deeper. Practical discussions of key legal concepts, illustrated using 52 scenarios, will lead you to fast, accurate answers on a range of topics, such as barriers to using the TEACH Act provisions in content for online teaching; showing a full-length movie in a university class; public domain and the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act; your legal options when receiving a DMCA take-down notice; court interpretations of fair use in three key recent cases; Creative Commons licenses, complete with a quick reference chart; library rights to license photographs in a digital collection; using letters under copyright in a special collections display case; a grad student's right to use in a thesis writing published in their professor's journal article; applying the implied license option to post historical student dissertations in institutional repositories; the Marrakesh Treaty provision supporting transfer of accessible works internationally; and limiting factors for interlibrary loan.
Academic Library Job Descriptions: CLIPP #46 by
Call Number: 023.2 BARI
Publication Date: 2021-03-04
The College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) publishing program, under the auspices of the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, provides college and small university libraries analysis and examples of library practices and procedures. Academic Library Job Descriptions: CLIPP #46 contains a thorough literature review and bibliography, analysis and discussion of survey results, and sample job descriptions for a variety of positions including assistant director of library services, research and instruction librarian, outreach and engagement librarian, and more. Small to mid-sized academic libraries, like the institutions they are part of, focus mainly on teaching undergraduate students and how best to support their learning. Without large master's and doctoral research programs, these libraries provide extensive guidance and services for undergraduate student success. CLIPP #46 seeks to explore how these libraries are staffed in order to meet their needs and the needs of their students and faculty, and how they are embracing new and emerging trends in librarianship to create new positions or reinvent existing ones. It examines how changes in the overall higher education environment are affecting the types and numbers of positions that these libraries currently have, and looks at the trends and importance of soft skills in small and mid-sized academic libraries.
Approaches to Liaison Librarianship: Innovations in Organization and Engagement by
Call Number: 027.7 APPR
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Liaison librarianship is a well-established system for framing the work and organizational structures of an academic library to effectively meet the needs of faculty and students. But despite its rich history, the precise meaning of liaison librarianship remains somewhat fluid--the size and nature of an academic institution, the library's financial and human resources, and the diversity and size of local programs are only some of the variables that librarians must take into consideration when evaluating a specific liaison model for their library, how to implement it, and how its success will be assessed. Approaches to Liaison Librarianship showcases a number of different implementations of the liaison model, across a range of institutions, and describes in detail many of the tailored programs and services that liaison librarians are so well-positioned to provide. In 20 chapters, this thorough book explores: the design and establishment of liaison librarian programs; refreshing programs periodically to reflect local campus changes and demands for new services and support from faculty and students; the challenges of managing liaison programs through these types of changes; day-to-day experiences as liaison librarians, from collaborating with teaching faculty on crafting and delivering information literacy instruction to designing online research support tools; librarians working to become fully embedded in their liaison departments to establish a closer connection to the workflows and culture of the departments they serve; participating in special projects in collaboration with research and teaching faculty that leverage the specialized knowledge and skills of today's liaison librarians; and more. Throughout, the authors describe the opportunities and challenges faced by liaison librarians and outline how these librarians leverage their specialized skills and knowledge of their users' needs to satisfy a wide variety of demands. Approaches to Liaison Librarianship offers ideas for creating customized solutions for your local environment and ways to integrate new resources and services into your liaison models.
Training Research Consultants by
Call Number: 025.52 TRAI
Publication Date: 2021-02-21
Whether you're creating a new peer research consulting program in your library or simply looking for fresh ideas for your established program, this book will give you an in-depth look at how fifteen different colleges and universities approach this powerful student-to-student learning experience. Training Research Consultants: A Guide for Academic Libraries is an inspirational collection of perspectives and tools from library leaders who have created and maintained successful programs, plus thoughtful explorations of the theories and motivations that inform peer learning. In four sections--Introduction to Theory and Practice, Library Case Studies, Perspectives from Campus Partners, and Consultant Perspectives--the book covers everything that goes into these increasingly popular research consulting programs: learning theories, the role of research consultants in encouraging student intellectual development, program administration, hiring practices, training, marketing, and assessment. The book ends with two insightful reflections from former research consultants, leaving us with a reminder us of the lasting impact these programs have on the consultants themselves. Though using different job titles and set in different campus contexts, all the programs profiled here have three core factors in common: empowerment of the student employee, robust training with ongoing support from experienced staff, and unwavering confidence in the strength of peer-to-peer mentoring in higher education. Research consultants bring their unique perspective as students to every conversation, and curiosity is key. They become experts in modeling how to embrace fearless exploration as a key part of learning. Searching can be an adventure, and effective consultants are calm, empathetic, and nimble during consultations, eager to try creative new approaches. Many of the best practices in library consulting programs are shared by writing centers, speech labs, and library user experience departments, all three of which contribute their knowledge to this book in a way that highlights the rich collaborative opportunities between core academic support services. With important lessons from these critical partners, plus practical and reproducible hiring and training materials from libraries, Training Research Consultants is an important reference for academic libraries of all kinds.
Teaching Research Data Management by
Call Number: 028.7071 TEAC
Publication Date: 2022-01-03
Armed with this guide's strategies and concrete examples, subject librarians, data services librarians, and scholarly communication librarians will be inspired to roll up their sleeves and get involved with teaching research data management competencies to students and faculty. The usefulness of research data management skills bridges numerous activities, from data-driven scholarship and open research by faculty to documentation for grant reporting. And undergrads need a solid foundation in data management for future academic success. This collection gathers practitioners from a broad range of academic libraries to describe their services and instruction around research data. You will learn about such topics as integrating research data management into information literacy instruction; threshold concepts for novice learners of data management; four key competencies that are entry points for library-faculty collaboration in data instruction; an 8-step plan for outreach to faculty and grad students in engineering and the sciences; using RStudio to teach data management, data visualization, and research reproducibility; expanding data management instruction with adaptable modules for remote learning; designing a data management workshop series; developing a research guide on data types, open data repositories, and data storage; creating a data management plan assignment for STEM undergraduates; and data management training to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
Transfer Student Success: academic library outreach and enrichment by
Call Number: 025.5677 TRAN
Publication Date: 2021-03-25
Tailor your institution's approach to transfer students using this collection's creative ideas for orientations, library instruction, partnerships with like-minded campus groups, and other initiatives. Higher ed admission teams are aggressively recruiting transfers--and they're finding success. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, about 38 percent of all students in higher ed in the United States have transferred at least once. If you don't include transfer students in your outreach and instruction planning, you're missing a significant portion of the student body. However, to meet the needs of this population requires academic libraries to rethink assumptions about incoming students. Gathering 17 case studies, the editors present a rich and nuanced picture of academic library services to transfer students that will empower you to achieve transfer student success. You will learn about organizing around the strengths of transfer students; applying design thinking to ease transfer students' "culture shock"; using autoethnography narratives to better understand the transfer student experience; revamping a transfer student success course by incorporating student reflections; building a campus network of transfer student support and information sharing; partnering with military and veteran support groups on campus; recruiting transfer students to a campus peer mentor program; serving students in health sciences bridge programs; building connections with a fiction book club; and creating personal librarian programs or librarian positions dedicated to transfer students.
Introducing Scholarly Research: Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans and Activities for Undergraduates by
Call Number: 028.7071 CART
Publication Date: 2021-09-13
The world of scholarly research is uncharted territory for undergrads, but with the right approach you can quickly get them up to speed. With 33 time-saving lesson plans, Carter's invaluable resource will assist you in moving your instruction beyond basic skills to include how to use a library database and the reasons scholars use them to explaining why peer review is important. Inside, you'll find modular lessons designed for 50-minute timeslots that include individual and group activities with 25 worksheets, quick in-session assessment, conversation starters, and learning outcomes; a variety of mix-and-match tools and activities that can be easily adapted for one-shots; concepts that are grounded in the ACRL Framework; topics that include the infrastructure that supports the scholarly research process; warm-ups using the lingo of favorite hobbies to launch a discussion of scholarship terminology; an exercise that brainstorms the factors leading to authority, then asks students to apply them to a well-known campus professor; an activity using visualization to examine the characteristics of a scholar to check biases and explore diversity; factors to consider when choosing a scholarly journal for publishing research; QUAN and QUAL worksheets to teach the two type of research; and discussion on the categories, disciplines, and crossovers within liberal arts.
The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide by
Call Number: 025.5677 BUCH
Publication Date: 2021-03-10
Previously named by Library Journal "a terrific resource for instruction librarians at all experience levels," the updated third edition will foster students' critical thinking skills while empowering librarians to become better, more confident teachers. When done right, one-shot library instruction allows you to build solid relationships with faculty while also making positive first impressions with students. Good pedagogy, collaboration with faculty, assessment, and reflection are all imminently possible in the one-shot. So are incorporating the big ideas of the ACRL Framework. This new edition of a trusted resource will guide you in active, student-centered one-shots that connect to courses' learning outcomes. Demonstrated using vignettes that share teaching experiences drawn from librarians and instructors in the field, you'll get succinct, hands-on advice on such topics as why threshold concepts are well suited to one-shot instruction; online instruction-specific engagement strategies and talking points; a one-shot version of curriculum mapping to help you prioritize; quick and easy activities to work into sessions; how to mix and match the three types of instruction best suited to one-shots; losing the list, ditching the script, and other strategies for student-centered teaching; common classroom management mishaps and what to do about them; talking points for the instruction interview; how and when to say no; and 5 ways to use assessment to improve your instructional style.
Metaliteracy in a Connected World: Developing Learners as Producers by
Call Number: 028.7071 MACK
Publication Date: 2022-01-10
Foreword by Jako Olivier, UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning, and OER Professor in Multimodal Learning, North-West University, South Africa In this newest book in their series, the authors carefully examine the central role of learners as producers of information, a foundational idea for the metaliteracy framework and one that's more important than ever in our current media and information environment. They emphasize the active role today's learners play as individual and collaborative metaliterate producers of information in various forms, including writing, digital stories, digital artifacts, and multimedia productions. The authors explore a range of connected social settings from online courses to social media to open learning environments. Featuring a new metaliteracy diagram that defines the core components of metaliteracy as well as several illustrative case studies, this book offers an overview of the development of the metaliterate producer through metaliteracy's goals, learning objectives, learning domains, active learner roles, and associated characteristics; examines the ethical responsibilities of creating information and building connected communities of trust; explores the ways in which metaliteracy provides scaffolding for open pedagogical settings, encouraging students to understand and embrace their active roles; analyzes the conjunctions of metaliteracy and open pedagogy in courses with disparate permutations pertinent to the courses' learning objectives; shows how to embed metaliteracy learning activities in blended and online learning environments, illustrated through descriptive examples from several courses; and provides customizable learning activities designed to advance dispositions important to metaliterate producers, such as an open mindset, critical thinking, and embracing digital citizenship.
Using Context in Information Literacy Instruction: Beyond Basic Skills by
Call Number: 028.7071 HOSI
Publication Date: 2022-01-03
Hosier shows academic librarians how to use context when teaching information literacy, an approach that offers a substantive and enduring impact on students' lifelong learning. Librarians know that information literacy is much more complex and nuanced than the basic library research skill that it's often portrayed as; in fact, as outlined by the ACRL Framework, research is a contextual activity. But the settings in which we teach often constrain our ability to take a more layered approach. This book not only shows you how to teach information literacy as something other than a basic skill, but also how to do it in whatever mode of teaching you're most often engaged in, whether that's a credit-bearing course, a one-shot session, a tutorial, a reference desk interaction, or a library program. Taking you through each step of the research process, this book shares ideas for adding context while exploring topics such as how conversations about context can be integrated into lessons on common information literacy topics; examples of the six genres of research and suggested course outlines for each; ensuring that context strategies fit within the ACRL Framework; questions for reflection in teaching each step of the research process; four different roles that sources can play when researching a topic; helping students refine a topic that is drawing too many or too few sources; cultivating students to become good decision-makers for the best type of research sources to use depending on their need; and how to address the shortcomings of checklist tools like the CRAAP test.
Open Educational Resources: CLIPP #45 by
Call Number: 378.199 FRAN
Publication Date: 2021-02-09
The College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) publishing program, under the auspices of the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, provides college and small university libraries analysis and examples of library practices and procedures. In six sections--Introduction, Literature Review and Bibliography, Analysis and Discussion of Survey Results, Survey with Results, Resources from Survey Respondents, and Sample Documents--Open Educational Resources provides context for OER initiatives in college libraries and provides insights and strategies for librarians who are new to the topic, part of an existing OER initiative, or looking to form a program at their institution. The survey, both analyzed and included in its entirety, gathers information on OER and other affordable course content initiatives that are occurring at college libraries, exploring questions such as funding, how libraries are supporting OER on their campuses, and what additional services might be possible in their libraries. Finally, there's a collection of resources and sample documents related to OER initiatives, including faculty stipend programs, process documents, and sustainability and planning guides.
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