Session B

Thursday, June 4, 2015
11:15am – 12:00pm

B20. Managing Research Data: How two SUNY librarians are leading the way
Location: Library 1014, First Floor
Trevor Riley & Jessica Clemons, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Data management is a hot topic across the sciences. While constantly producing and using data, many graduate students and faculty are not equipped to deal with changing funding requirements, ethical concerns, long term access, and preservation of data. Questions of best practices exist a on number of topics such as what data to share, choosing a platform, and the inclusion of supplementary documentation. The presenters will share their experience of working with students and faculty in developing a better understanding of data management. They will also cover changes to funding requirements in recent years and examine data management planning.

B21. Designing Collaborations: How librarians & faculty can encourage student learning using group multimedia spaces
Location: Library 0012, Lower Level

Christine Faraday & Marsha Spiegelman, Nassau Community College, SUNY
Does your Library lack a dynamic area for group work? Have you ever been frustrated by multimedia assignments given by well-meaning faculty? Learn how the NCC Library addressed these issues thanks to a 2013 Tier 1 Innovative Instructional Technology Grant. The NCC Library was able to create a Collaborative Student Space (CSS) with a media:scape mini, circulating laptops and an online booking calendar for that space. Starting with a single Art class, we partnered with faculty who assigned creative and collaborative work to provide them with exclusive access to the CSS. This produced motivated students for faculty and new connections for librarians. Learn from our successes, set-backs and future plans as we strive to enhance student learning and engagement through the collaborative use of technology in the Library.

B22. Teaching Information Literacy through “Un-Research”
Location: Student Services Building, Red Room

Allison Hosier, University at Albany, SUNY
Students who write essays on research topics in which no outside sources are cited and accuracy is treated as negotiable generally should not expect to receive good grades, especially in an information literacy course. However, asking students to do just this was the first step in the “un-research project,” a twist on the annotated bibliography assignment that was implemented with promising results in Spring 2014. The goal of the project was to lead students toward a more thoughtful choice of sources in their research. Learn how ideas from the project can be used in a variety of instructional situations.

B23. What is Success and Have We Achieved It? Information literacy at Suffolk County Community College
Location: Library 1004C, First Floor

Jennifer Farquhar and Susan P. Lieberthal, Suffolk County Community College, SUNY
Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) conducted a multiple-year assessment of our active information literacy program. The IL committee worked with librarians, directors and the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness to plan, implement and evaluate each level of our scaffolded program. Success has led to increased requests for one-shot instruction sessions, and requests to have our one-credit Research Essentials course become a prerequisite for diverse programs. How do we respond to these requests and keep up our momentum? How does it impact our status and value at the college? And, what does it mean within the new ACRL IL framework?

B24. Flipster, PlumX, YBP, and Unique Partnerships from EBSCO: Latest Updates
Location: Library 0002, Lower Level

Jim Kropelin, EBSCO
Join EBSCO Information Services for a session to learn about Flipster, Plum Analytics, update on recent news about EBSCO and YBP, and the Curriculum Builder add-on for EDS. We will also discuss our new partnerships with Medcom Nursing Videos, My Heritage Library, Rosetta Stone and Reference USA.

B25. The Art of Usability Testing: The guerilla method
Location: Library 0001, Lower Level

Laura Evans & Benjamin Andrus, Binghamton University, SUNY
Guerrilla usability testing is a quick, cheap, and effective way of performing a usability study of a library’s website. The guerrilla method involves seeking out users in their native environment, asking them to perform a specific task using the library’s website while under observation, and then sending them on their way with a reward for their efforts. This session will demonstrate how Binghamton University Libraries used the guerrilla style of usability testing to successfully gather a large amount of usability data from a diverse pool of users, providing valuable feedback about our website.

B26. To Weed or Not to Weed: What we learned from a 2-year collection-wide weeding project
Location: Library 0014, Lower Level

Cori Wilhelm & Jess Spooner, Canton State University of New York
In spring 2013, we began work on a collection-wide weeding project at Southworth Library Learning Commons, with little idea of the magnitude of such a task. Over the past two years, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t, how to engage faculty in the weeding process (and how to limit their engagement when needed), exactly how to physically remove thousands of books from a collection, and what to do with them after.

 

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