As an academic librarian, do you feel a lack of opportunities to network, share best practices, and find support locally? In 2017, a group of instruction librarians from across Tennessee gathered online to discuss creating something beyond the state-wide offerings, which were limited and not always representative of their voices and interests.
As Chair of the University Libraries Section for 2022-2023, I would like to extend my welcome to all ULS members, and my gratitude to ULS chairs, convenors, and committee members for their work this year. I have been a member of ULS since 2007 and very much value the community and collegiality it has given me.
This is a recording of the February 25, 2022 presentation: Team Based Subject Liaisons: A Model for Research Engagement. During the presentation, Honora Eskridge and Alex Carroll discussed a team-based liaison model that can be used to achieve more consistent, sustainable outcomes.
Free Online PresentationFriday, February 25, 20221:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDTPresented via ZoomRegistration Link Liaison librarians are essential to the success of academic libraries; yet many libraries have struggled to define the role of the subject specialist within contemporary academic libraries. This disconnect has resulted in a proliferation of service...
This is a recording of the November 15, 2021 panel presentation: Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays. The panel included introductory content defining learning analytics from a higher education perspective, outlining the purposes of learning analytics as an assessment approach in support of student success, and describing “false choices” that often derail discussions of learning analytics in the library community.
Free Online Presentation Monday, November 15, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT Presented via Zoom Registration Link Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but also raises myriad questions for librarians. As higher education institutions expand...
Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers [video replay]
On August 16, 2021, the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee sponsored an online program on data literacy using Kuhlthau’s information search process. The panel discussed uses of Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process.
On July 26, 2021 the ULS Professional Development Committee sponsored a discussion on incorporating feminist practice into library research. The presentation identified ways to incorporate feminism into the research process and discussed real world examples of feminist research practices. Presenters included: Kelsey Cheshire, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Librarian at...
Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers
This panel discusses uses of Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process. Librarians and data providers share similar data literacy goals, and this panel pools the expertise of both groups to focus on strategies and interventions that support novice researchers. We explore our combined experiences and jointly step through students’ research phases to examine how each group can contribute to improving that experience. Moreover, we explore ways to review students’ data literacy needs throughout the research process through the lens of Kuhlthau’s six-stage, iterative ISP. Kuhlthau’s framework, rooted in empathy, maps to existing knowledge about what students do, think, and feel at various stages of the search process. We encourage participants to identify “zones of intervention” that are both consistent with Kuhlthau’s research and are novel to data-rich research projects.
This is a recording of the on-demand program during the 2021 ALA Annual Conference. During this panel presentation, the speakers answered a series of questions focused around the roles of libraries as neutral spaces, how libraries can support marginalized students, and how libraries can balance tensions between professional ethics and university administrative goals and policies. The panelists are Emily Knox, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Renate Chancellor, Ph.D. (Catholic University of America), Stacy Collins, MLIS (Simmons University), and Adriene Lim, Ph.D. (University of Maryland). The session was moderated by Alyssa Denneler (Indiana University-Bloomington).