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Accepted Sessions

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An Online Graduate Research Seminar via Blackboard Antoinette Nelson, Sylvia George-Williams, Helen Hough Science & Engineering graduate students are very busy with their studies and often conduct library research at times that are more convenient for them, normally outside the “regular” business...
Analytics for library Web sites and blogs: who's reading us? Brad Gulliford Usage statistics are available for most Web pages, including blog platforms. What do they look like?
Building a Better Engineer ... in the Library! Beth Atkins, Reference Librarian, Collin County Community College This five-minute lightning talk will address outreach efforts to beginning engineering students in two-year community and technical colleges.
From One-shot to Multi-step: Expanding IL Instruction for BSN Students Adelia Grabowsky Purpose: To discuss the integration of progressive information literacy instruction into a BSN program. Brief Description: This presentation describes how IL was expanded from a single session in...
Information Literacy & Relationship Building Paula C Johnson From a librarian’s perspective, it may seem that graduate students don’t get the benefit of information literacy instruction since there is no “library visit” built into their curriculum.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Universities - how did an engineering librarian get involved and what does it all mean? Susan Ardis Every university that does any research involving human subjects must by law have an IRB that approves all such research. This is a much broader category than most students and faculty think.
Instruction assessment: getting started and making progress Nancy Linden Like everyone, we are putting more resources into assessing instruction classes at the University of Houston Libraries.
Keynote Address: Einstein, Darwin, and the Importance of Primary Sources Alberto Martinez, University of Texas at Austin Printed sources in the sciences are not all equally reliable; I will discuss examples from the history of science showing the importance of searching for accurate documentary evidence.
Lessons Learned: Embedded Librarianship in Medical School Coursework Yumi Yaguchi As School of Medicine (SOM) Faculty Associate, the speaker has provided instruction on evidence-based medicine/practice (EBM/EBP) through coursework for the third-year medical students at Texas Tech...
Novel User Services: Helping Faculty Keep Accurate Records of Productivity & Impact Paula C Johnson One thing guaranteed to foster feelings of positive regard for the Library is any service that makes a user’s life easier. Keeping track of publications and associated metrics is part of a...
Reducing the Engineering Collection, STAT! Robyn Rosenberg In late 2010 the UT-Austin Engineering Library staff learned that we had to reduce the collection by 100,000 volumes and prepare to move the remaining 40,000 volumes to the main library within 9...
Science Outreach Programming Roxanne Bogucka Involving faculty members and researchers in extracurricular events can build relationships, showcase research at your institution, and highlight library STEM resources and services.
Tips for Working with a "Feral Science Librarian" Christina Chan-Park With a growing trend of hiring "feral librarians" who have PhDs in a subject but no MLIS degree, libraries and librarians adapt their training and orientation for these new librarians.
Transforming Library Space to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Students John Sandy With the rapid migration to virtual services and collections, academic libraries are seeking new ways to reach out to students and faculty. Content is going online, and keeping legacy collections...
Using Social Media to teach Information Literacy skills to prospective International STEM Graduate students in readiness for U.S Tertiary Institutions. Innocent Awasom and Jessica Simpson The United States is a premium destination of choice for many international students seeking advanced degrees especially in the STEM related fields. The euphoria of acquiring a study visa and...
Using the UEP (Unit Effectiveness Process) to Reach Undergraduates Sylvia George-Williams and Antoinette Nelson At UT Arlington, especially in the sciences and engineering, librarians conduct a relatively small number of instruction sessions, particularly at the undergraduate level.
UX Toolbox:Using Ethnography to Design Library Services for Scientists Debra Kolah Ethnography of scientists can provide a rich framework to provide insights to create actionable results that inform library services for research scientists. Learn a brief history of ethnographic...
Road Map to Success: Collaborating with faculty and students in a GIS initiative John Atabaev Although teaching the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is common in many disciplines such as Geography or Civil Engineering, GIS remains a relatively unknown technology on many campuses...
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