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Format: 11/19/2017 - 11pm
Format: 11/19/2017 - 11pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Kiss My Assessment: Summoning Better Results after the Implementation of a Discovery Tool Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Library instruction is a crucial part of the mission of the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) Libraries. Instruction is offered in many ways including reference desk interactions, individual research consultations, and library instruction sessions. To assess instruction efforts, the UMSL Libraries created an assessment instrument based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Standards. This assessment is administered to students before and after library instruction sessions to determine their information literacy levels and the effectiveness of the sessions. A satisfaction survey is also distributed to students who participate in research consultations and instruction sessions. In 2012, the UMSL Libraries implemented Summon, a single search discovery tool that allows users to search across the library catalog, online journal, magazine, and newspaper sources, and institutional repositories. Summon has significantly changed the Libraries’ instruction and assessment practices. A single search tool reduces the need to teach patrons to access several different databases, catalogs, and collections to find information. However, patrons must be able to understand the relevancy of and the difference between results displayed in Summon (i.e. scholarly books and journals as well as magazines and newspapers). This poster session will use a display board to provide visual examples of how instruction practices and assessments changed after the implementation of Summon. Charts and graphs will be used to compare research consultation satisfaction survey results before and after Summon. Handouts will also be also provided that summarize this information.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Here, There & Everywhere: Video Chat Reference Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Instant messaging has been a technology mainstay for over 30 years and, in more recent times, has developed into a reliable and efficient library service, adding an exciting online dimension of connecting with the patron. Where do we go from here? Pew and other studies show that increasingly more internet users are engaging in video chat, and, combined with screen-sharing technologies, video chat reference, qua library service, is a compelling offering for consideration in library service offerings.
During the upcoming Spring 2013 semester, a video chat reference pilot will be delivered through the Journalism Library at Columbia University Libraries. Off-site video chat reference with screen-sharing will be provided through two popular software technologies – Skype and Google+ Hangouts – on both a walk-in and consultation-by-appointment basis.
The presenters will share details of the service offered and the usage incurred, as well as the marketing efforts involved. A viable plan for service expansion will be addressed, with special emphasis on perceived gains of the new service and ways in which it could be leveraged in strengthening patron relations. Additionally, potential integration with other library support services such as e-resource troubleshooting, Facebook, and Twitter will be examined. Usage will be displayed via graphs; images with text will be used to demonstrate service detail highlights.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: On Becoming Entrepreneurial: A Blueprint for Academic Library Support to Innovators and Entrepreneurs Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Founded in 2004, the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is the first entrepreneurial university in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. To assist UTT in achieving its mission, the University Library System needs to provide services similar to those offered by libraries in business schools.

Strategic initiatives, which UTT Libraries can engage in to support the University’s entrepreneurial mission, were highlighted from literature on library support at entrepreneurial universities, and at business schools with entrepreneurial programmes. These initiatives include the revising of the Libraries’ mission, the provision of support through business focused information resources, the restructuring of the Libraries’ information literacy programme, and the development of revenue generating and community outreach activities.

Results from a series of semi-structured interviews will be analyzed and discussed. These were conducted with persons who are involved in the delivery of entrepreneurial courses and the promotion of innovative, commercial endeavours at the UTT. These interviews were aimed at determining the library support needs of such faculty. The findings of this study will be compared with the suggested initiatives arising from the literature review. The outcome of this process will be the development of an entrepreneurial support plan for the UTT Libraries. This plan could serve as a model for other Caribbean academic libraries that may be aspiring to support their institutions’ entrepreneurial endeavours.

The findings of the study and key elements of the proposed plan will be presented through narrative text, colourful graphs and charts.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: The Green Road of Open Access in Africa, Europe and North America: Differences in Rhetoric and their Implications for the OA Movement Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Open Access (OA) refers to free, online access to peer–reviewed scholarship. Many OA proponents view OA as a potential mechanism for reversing inequities in information flows between industrialized and non-industrialized nations. The "green road" of OA (self-archiving in an OA institutional repository) has seen substantial growth in African nations where there have historically been chronic problems both with access to scholarly and scientific materials and obstacles to participation in the larger scholarly and scientific community. For this study I compared the rhetoric used by OA institutional repositories from three different world regions. I conducted textual analysis of 75 websites of OA repositories in North America, Africa and Europe. Categories of analysis included whether the rhetoric reflected an Individualistic Perspective, Economic- Societal Perspective, Scholarly-Societal Perspective, Global/International Perspective, National Perspective and Local Community/Institution Perspective. Analysis of the specific rhetoric used to present the OA repositories reveals differing regional views on the importance of the OA movement in changing scholarly information flows and the role of the OA movement in improving information equity for societal change.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: The Largest Brazilian Portal of Scientific Information Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Contextualization, and evolution in light of the growth of postgraduate programs in Brazil, of the Portal de Periódicos [Portal of Periodicals], the largest virtual library of scientific information in the country, part of the Programa de Apoio à Aquisição de Periódicos (PAAP) [Program to Support the Acquisition of Periodicals] from the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) [Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education], a foundation belonging to Brazil´s Ministry of Education. The Portal de Periódicos currently serves more than 400 research and higher education institutions in Brazil, offering access to more than 33 thousand different periodicals, referential databases such as WoS, Scopus, SciFinder (CAS) among others, 11 patent databases, more than 153 thousand electronic books including titles from the 18th century, audiovisual databases, and other contents. In 2012, the Portal reached more than 70 million queries and downloads, more than 211 thousand daily users. Since the deployment of the Portal, the number of Brazilian publications indexed in large referential databases grew 600%, according to Web of Science, and the country, in 2008, reached the 13th position in the ranking of scientific production, according to National Science Indicators (NSI). This presentation is based on the contextualization of the Portal’s creation, its evolution in light of the growth of the educational and science and technology systems in the country, and real-time navigation of the Portal de Periódicos to observe how it works.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)