As part of our campus active learning initiative, the library now checks out equipment for audiovisual projects using the LibCal Equipment Manager. In order to provide training and support for both students and faculty, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also creates tutorials, technology overviews, and customized project instructions using LibGuides. By combining the two platforms, students are supported from project assignment to completion, and faculty can collaborate with librarians to develop projects, assessment tools, and experiment with flipped classroom and other learning technologies.
Ashley Creek is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. She received her MLIS from the University of Kentucky in 2009 following a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where she majored in English—Creative Writing and minored in Women & Gender Studies. Her current research interests focus on the student experience: gamification, makerspaces, active learning, instructional design, and the library as center of the academic community. In her free time, she loves to play with her four year old daughter, Scarlett, and marathon an assortment of home improvement and British television shows.
Library Type: Academic, Small Private Liberal Arts University with a Healthcare focus.
Demographic Served: Many first generation, Pell-grant eligible students, most on-campus are student athletes.
Population Size: Around 750 on campus undergraduate students, 120 on campus Doctor of Physical Therapy students, and 400-500 online and satellite campus students in graduate and degree completion programs
Staff Size: Three full-time librarians, two part-time staff, two graduate assistants, and several student workers.
Tasked with the creation of a cadre of instructional videos to provide research assistance where students are and when they needed those most, I embarked on a journey to create, assess, and analyze student learning. Learn how this librarian unleashed the power of LibWizard and LibGuides to accomplish this endeavor. Using a LibGuide to embed the completed videos and closed captioning text and LibWizard to create quizzes to test student knowledge, I inserted the learning objects and the quizzes in the LibGuide. More importantly, I used LibWizard reporting tools to analyze the data. Hear the results and get some ideas about how you can implement this in your library.
Marianne Giltrud is an Assistant Professor/Instruction Librarian at the Prince George’s Community College where she heads the Instruction program. Her current projects include assessment, universal design for learning (UDL), instruction, and E-learning.
Type of Library: Community College, Largo, Maryland (Prince George’s County) Prince George’s Community College built on 150 acres in Prince George’s County and is nestled eight miles east of Washington, D.C. Celebrating 60 years, Prince George’s Community College is the region’s premier center for innovations in learning, community engagement, and strategic partnerships that inspire educational, career, and personal success.
Demographic Served: An Achieving the Dream College, whose student population is 90% African American, first generation, and 40% low-income college students. Achieving the dream is a network of growing community colleges that help low income and persons of color with the opportunity to achieve academic success, personal growth, and economic stability
Population Size: 40,000 | FTE 7,000. The 40,000+ Prince George’s Community College students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses to earn an associate degree, prepare for new careers, upgrade employment skills, or transfer to four-year institutions.
Staff size: 5 Full time Faculty Librarians; 4 Part Time Adjunct Librarians; 5 Para Professional staff
When faced with the task of overhauling the entire library website, we seized the opportunity to use LibGuides CMS as our new platform. This program will address how LibGuides CMS was customized to create a modern, functional website for the library by taking advantage of built-in Springshare tools and doing some approachable HTML/CSS editing
JoAnn began her career at the Sladen Library in 2001 as a library tech and became a full-time librarian upon receiving her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2005. Her current roles at the library include providing reference services, liaison to nursing research, mobile resources trainer, Springshare products administrator, and managing the library website. JoAnn enjoys finding ways to “uncomplicate” library services to make resources easily accessible and understandable for all users.
Library Type: Medical, hospital library
Demographic:The library serves a diverse population of staff physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, researchers, hospital administration, allied health professionals, medical students, and patients.
Population Size: 31,000 team members (and potential library users) system-wide
Staff Size: 7 librarians, 5 support staff
In 2017, the Resource Management unit at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville sought to combine e-resource troubleshooting (locally referred to as ‘eproblems’) into one system. Previously, each staff had answered troubleshooting questions via personal email accounts, a group email account, and a Springshare LibAnswers account. To allow for better efficiency, service, and tracking of e-resource reporting and troubleshooting, the unit merged all tickets into LibAnswers and incorporated statistical categories from Goldfinger & Hemhauser’s 2016 article titled “Looking for Trouble (Tickets)” to aid in future analysis of e-resource troubleshooting tickets. The statistics gathered will better inform the unit’s training, training others in the library, and better communicate with our vendors about ongoing, long-term access issues. This talk will outline setting up the statistical categories in LibAnswers, training staff on the new procedures, provide an analysis of the first year of using the system ultimately chosen, and identify next steps.
Library Type: Academic, University Library. Funded by the state of Tennessee and located in Knoxville.
Demographic Served:First-year students through doctoral candidates, staff, and faculty.
Population Size: 28,000 FTE
Staff Size: About 150 library staff/librarians.