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Charleston Conference: Issues in Book & Serial Acquisition

Change It Up: Growing your Career in a Wildly Different Organization

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:35 - 4:15pm

Tina Buck + speakers from St. Edward's University; EBSCO Information Services

Take your professional development to the next level, curb burnout, and seize new possibilities with a move to a wildly different organization. Join us for a session on growing your career "up" or "out" by transitioning to a different size or type of organization. The presenters have worked in academic libraries (large and small, public and private); for library vendors; and in public libraries of varying sizes. Hear their perspectives on the opportunities, surprises, and lessons learned in changing up their work environs.


  • Identify opportunities for professional growth that a change in organizational type, structure, and size can provide.
  • Determine whether you, too, can spur renewed growth in your professional development/career in a wildly different type library.
  • Better evaluate the qualifications of applicants with experience in a much different setting.

Shotgun Session: End Users/Use Statistics and Technology/Trends Threads

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:35 - 4:15pm

CJ Ivory

Faculty Are Doin' It for Themselves: Librarians Show Them How

The battle over textbook affordability continues to be waged on college campuses across the nation and in state legislatures.  Florida has even passed legislation requiring colleges and universities to reduce the costs of textbooks. University of Central Florida College of Business preemptively introduced the new Integrated Business program. This new program has nine core classes that uses a flipped classroom approach. One of the mandates of the program is to develop a curriculum with minimal additional costs to the students. The solution was to design courses without using traditional textbooks as the basis for the curriculum. I saw this as an opportunity to market library resources and promote our new role as course content curators. I worked with faculty to integrate library resources as they developed new courses. After two semesters of instruction, I surveyed the faculty to learn how satisfied they were with the available resources and how I can improve my services as content curator for their courses. During this presentation, I will share the results of the survey and provide tips on how to help faculty build courses that are rigorous as well as affordable using library resources. I will also discuss how this new role has affected my choices as a subject selector.

These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature 5 PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have time at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all presenters. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks. The four other presentations were by speakers from Bentham Science Publishers, Kent State University, Emory University, and Overleaf.

A Tale of Two Liaison Programs: University of Central Florida Libraries & Louisiana State University Libraries Partnering for Subject Librarian Excellence

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00 - 6:45pm

Barbara Tierney + co-author from Louisiana State University

Are you considering establishing a new or re-invigorated Subject Liaison program in your library but don't know how to begin? Why not partner with an established liaison program at another library?

In spring 2015, key public service managers at Louisiana State University Libraries visited University of Central Florida Libraries to learn about UCF's three-year-old reimagined Subject Liaison program.  LSU managers liked what they saw at UCF and returned home with a to-do list that included: working with their Collection Development Department to fine-tune academic program assignments for LSU liaisons; creating a liaison training program that focused on academic program profiling, faculty profiling, curriculum mapping, curriculum integrated instruction, and increased  liaison visibility and accessibility; proactive outreach to faculty and students to market library services and resources.

Sample liaison training documents, collegial advice, and progress reports traveled back and forth between UCF and LSU throughout summer and fall 2015, leading to the UCF- RIS Head traveling to LSU in January 2016 for face-to-face training sessions with LSU Liaisons. Fast forward to fall 2016 and now LSU liaisons are participating in bi-weekly training meetings that incorporate topics from curriculum mapping to licensing of electronic databases.
Public Service heads from UCF and LSU will discuss how their liaison programs are the same and how they differ; what the challenges are in their current programs and what the future may hold. Lessons learned by UCF and LSU will provide insight for other academic libraries wishing to create liaison programs designed to support student and faculty success at their own institutions. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share ideas from their own liaison program perspectives. After participating in this program, attendees will be able to develop winning liaison program strategies for their own institution.

The Sky's the Limit: Scholarly Communication, Digital Initiatives, Institutional Repositories, and Subject Librarians

Friday, November 4, 2016, 11:35am - 12:15pm

Lee Dotson, Richard H. Harrison II, Sara Norris, Barbara Tierney

The University of Central Florida's institutional repository, STARS (Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship), has presented new opportunities for collaboration amongst the Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communication, Digital Initiatives, Research Services, and Subject Librarians. Building on efforts to proactively promote scholarly communication initiatives to the university community, these four units have used the institutional repository as a foundation for collaboration, outreach, marketing and educational efforts. This presentation will give an overview of STARS and highlight the role the IR has in increasing the collaborative efforts of these four units.

A four person panel representing four different perspectives will discuss strategies designed to generate IR interest and content from the university community. Successful ventures and lessons learned will provide insight into creating a productive inter-departmental framework that is geared towards supporting student and faculty IR projects. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share ideas from their own IR perspectives. After participating in this program, attendees will be able to develop winning IR collaboration strategies for their own institution.

Not Your Father's Faculty Bibliography: Making University Scholarly Output Shine

Friday, November 4, 2:30 - 3:10pm

Athena Hoeppner + speaker from Kansas State University

Academics have long sought to promote scholarly output. Some university departments publish partial bibliographies of faculty scholarship, maintained by department staff, and hosted on department webpages. Many libraries enter scholarship into their institutional repository (IR), or encourage faculty to enter metadata and upload manuscripts as they publish. The results tend to be incomplete and the content is siloed in the IR. With access to data sources, metadata skills, and discovery services, librarians can streamline the creation of a centralized bibliography and increase the discovery of faculty scholarship. 

The University of Central Florida (UCF) took an unusual approach to showcase scholarship - attempting to produce a comprehensive, retrospective, faculty bibliography and highlight faculty-authored content in their EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Now, in UCF's EDS, a mascot icon appears next to any article by a UCF author, even if the record is from a commercial index service.

The project involved new workflows and processes for collecting citations from Web of Science, and normalizing data; loading the metadata into the IR; and using MySQL and javascript to place a UCF icon in discovery results. In addition, the faculty bibliography metadata is harvested from the IR into EDS, ensuring that every item in the bibliography will be discoverable in UCF's EDS. 

The presentation will detail choices and steps involved in creating the dataset; workflows to ingest and represent items in the IR and discovery systems; considerations for ongoing maintenance and future developments; and challenges of assessing the outcome of highlighting faculty works in EDS.

A Tale of Two Campuses: Open Educational Resources in Florida and California Academic Institutions

Friday, November 4, 2016, 3:35 - 4:15pm

Sarah Norris, John Raible (UCF CDL) + speakers from University of San Diego

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a high-quality and low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks. The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of San Diego (USD) have been engaged in a multitude of efforts related to textbook affordability. This presentation will discuss the textbook affordability climate at the national, state (Florida and California), and local (UCF and USD).

The University of Central Florida constituents will highlight an unique partnership with three different units across campus. Macro and micro ventures and lessons learned will be shared ranging from student perceptions of open education resources to influencing the next university bookstore contract, in addition to specific case studies with faculty teaching online and face-to-face courses. 

Librarians at the University of San Diego will introduce the Copley Library OER initiative and an evaluation of the first year pilot experience. The speakers will also discuss plans to improve the program including collaborating with past participants, connecting with university stakeholders, and requesting more financial support.

Attendees will come away with numerous approaches to reduce textbook/course material cost to students. They will also be able to identify and collaborate with strategic partners as they consider textbook affordability efforts at their institutions.