About LUC 2019
20th Annual LOUIS Users Conference
October 15-16, 2019
C. B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Download the official conference program for LUC 2018.
2019 Presentation Decks
Textbook Affordability & Reporting Requirements: An Update on Act 125
An update on Act 125 (SB117) signed into law on June 6, 2019. We will explore the requirements of this Act and how it is likely to impact your institution.
Co-Creating Professional Competencies and a Training Program for Electronic Resources Administrators (a participatory session)
Participants will get background about the new competency based training program and participate in a group activity to identify foundational skills to inform the training program.
The Embedded Librarian: Tools and Techniques for Successfully Submerging in the Classroom
The roles of academic librarians constantly changing, and there are times when something a little unorthodox is required to change the way students see us and also to help them to make students aware of what a valuable resource we are. In this presentation I will discuss my experiences in the classroom, tools I have used, and my projections for the future. This poster will show other librarians how I have integrated myself in physical and online classes in order to improve the students’ final grades and the quality of their research. By utilizing my personal experience, as well as faculty and student feedback, I have been able to cater each class to fit the needs of the students and professors. This provides a dynamic where the students are constantly engaged with me as their personal librarian and helps create a relationship where the students are no longer fearful to ask questions. By helping students with their information literacy and research habits, they are more likely to welcome the opportunity to research in future classes. The feedback from faculty has been positive as I offer a menu of sorts so my services fit the needs of their students. The students are eager to interact with me on a casual level, removing the stereotype of the distant and stuffy librarian.
Developing an Information Literacy Rubric Through Faculty Collaboration
The presenters, librarians at Nicholls State University, collaborated with faculty members from other parts of the university to develop an information literacy rubric that will be used to assess student achievement of general education competencies. The presenters were part of a subcommittee tasked with formulating a means to assess student aptitudes in information and technology literacy. Through collaboration with our colleagues on the subcommittee, and on the university's General Education Committee, we were able to establish a rubric that addressed the viewpoints and concerns of librarians and teaching faculty. During this presentation, we will share the insights we gained through this collaborative process.
Grad Students and Library Services: Spaces, ILL & Program Support
How our library has created 21st century study spaces, expanded ILL services and offered program support to better meet the needs of graduate students.
ILL Alternatives: Using Third Party Services to Expedite and Automate Interlibrary Loan
New technologies and third-party services are changing the landscape of interlibrary loan. Jacob Fontenot from LSU Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan unit will present alternatives to traditional ILL that integrate with your existing ILLiad setup. Learn how to get material for your patrons as quickly and efficiently as possible, and with less staff intervention. Learn how to optimize your turnaround time by integrating third-party services such as RapidILL, OCLC’s Get It Now, and IDS Logic automation into ILLiad. Find out how LSU is implementing an expedited ILL option that can fulfill patron requests in under 2 hours, automatically.
Adding Media Literacy to Your Toolkit
Media literacy is not just for K-12. While academic librarians often teach students how to identify bias and differentiate between fact or fiction, we can also promote media literacy topics such as media representation, data privacy, and advertising methods that are relevant in today’s digital landscape. Since 2018, LSU Libraries has partnered with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) for Media Literacy Week. Our programming has included a film screening, panel discussion, workshops, displays, and games. In this session, we will discuss how academic libraries can benefit from participating in Media Literacy Week. We will discuss how LSU Libraries developed and marketed our Media Literacy Week events and provide ideas for programs at your library. This session will also highlight the benefits of building partnerships outside your library, as well as bolstering the critical thinking skills students need to be responsible consumers of media.
LSU Libraries Diversity Residency Program: Planning, Launching, and Assessing
The ACRL Diversity Alliance “unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.” As a member of the Alliance, LSU made the commitment to: establish a residency program for at least one individual, lasting a minimum of two years; design experiences at the local level to expand the residents’ interests and skills; serve as a resource to those institutions participating in the ACRL Diversity Alliance; provide at a minimum the same level of professional development support provided other library faculty/staff/employees; and provide a salary for the resident commensurate with the salaries of equivalent entry-level library professionals. In this breakout session, Sigrid Kelsey, who led the implementation of the residency program at LSU Libraries, will talk about what went into laying the groundwork for a successful residency, achieving buy-in, providing professional development for library staff, conducting a search, building a framework for the residency program, and establishing a set of productive rotations and support for the resident. She will reference best practices from other libraries and describe how they might be scaled and adapted to work at any library. Ebony McDonald, who was hired in January 2019 at LSU Libraries’ first Diversity Resident, will discuss her motivations for applying for the residency, the opportunities and challenges presented by her participation in the program, and the impact that it has had thus far on her development as professional.
How Academic Libraries Can Use Social Media Engagement, Outreach, and Reference
Social Media has become part of the librarian job description. At this roundtable, librarians can learn from one another on how to improve their current social media outreach. Brandy Burbante, Library Outreach Coordinator and her colleague, Elizabeth Batte, Electronic Resources Librarian will host a discussion on what their social media committee has done to improve their online outreach. This roundtable discussion will include strategies on successful social media campaigns, what to learn from unsuccessful posts, how to utilize different types of social media, and general rules for increasing your online presence. To have a successful social media campaign, it needs to be planned out, coordinated between different platforms, and involve personal interaction. There are lessons to be learned from unsuccessful posts. Are you aware of the algorithms that control timelines and how posts are seen in newsfeeds? Did your post include a video or photo? Did you use hashtags or tag another person/organization in your post? Another key to online success is using different social media platforms in the right way. Facebook is great for large groups of photos or creating online events. Snapchat, Instagram stories, and Facebook stories are great for “in the moment” and live posts. Instagram is best for photo-only posts that do not need a lot of explanation. Twitter should be used for quick “sound bites” and can successfully be used for hype posts before an event. The roundtable discussion will also collaborate on general guidelines different organizations use for their social media policies. What guidelines do you use for what, when, and where you post? What type of social media management system or tools are you using, if any? Brandy and Elizabeth hope to inform attendees on these topics but also want to collaborate and learn from other organizations on their social media outreach.
This presentation discusses how the virtual and physical aspects of the library have been used to complement each other to increase interaction between the Library and the community we serve.
Building Relationships with Campus IT
Technology continues to permeate the academic library environment in many aspects, from authentication to wireless networks. By collaborating and even co-existing with campus offices of information technology, academic libraries can more efficiently bridge the gap between technology and services to its patrons. It is clear that the demands of maintaining the modern enterprise while anticipating and planning for emerging technologies requires ongoing collaboration between IT professionals and library staff. This talk will discuss the benefits and challenges of the academic library’s active engagement with campus IT, focusing on our own experiences, obstacles and successes along the way. Attendees are invited to reflect on their own partnerships and experiences.
Code it as "Success at Task.": Benefits of Research Collaborations between Librarians and MLIS Students
In fall 2018, the subject librarian for Louisiana State University’s School of Library & Information Science program asked Jodi Duet, a graduating MLIS student, to participate as a co-investigator in a qualitative research project designed to explore the search self-efficacy of students graduating from SLIS’s MLIS program. The presenters will detail the advantages of working with others on original research, the unique benefits of collaborations between librarians and MLIS students, practical tips for teams of researchers working on qualitative coding, and suggestions for collaborators who work in different physical sites.
Creative Commons on Campus: Insights from the CC Certification Course
Jeanne Pavy and Elizabeth Batte are currently both enrolled in the Creative Commons Certificate course for librarians this summer. The course is intended to be a deep dive into CC licenses, open access practices, and the motivation behind CC. Our proposal is to share our overall impressions from the course, key points we think would be impactful to other LOUIS users, and how we plan to use our gained knowledge on campus (UNO and Nicholls). After our presentation, we will open up the floor for questions from the audience. Our goal is to encourage a conversation about the potential impact of CC licenses in higher education. Librarians can play a key role in increasing understanding of CC by both faculty and students. Part of the next step for the state-wide initiative for textbook affordability is to work with faculty on creating OERs. CC is the licensing they will need to protect their work while also making it available for open access. Students can also be given the option of assigning a CC license when sharing work such as theses and dissertations. We look forward to sharing our questions and experiences with others in the state who are interested in this important tool for promoting open culture in higher education.
Design for Everyone
Instruction/instructional design has a direct impact on how students understand and effectively use information literacy skills. To determine the most effective way to teach the information, one must first take into consideration the target audience and best methods used to relate to the target audience. It is also important to consider the various types of learning styles when thinking about instructional design. Everyone learns and retains information differently. Some students are visual learners and retain information better through graphics. Students can also be auditory learners and retain information better if presented through a video presentation or headphones. Other students may be more kinesthetic/tactile when it comes to learning and retaining information and need movement or various interactions to retain information. One-shot library instruction is prevalent in academic libraries were classes usually last anywhere from fifty to seventy-five minutes. Librarians try to maximize the amount of information given to students in such a short amount of time. This presentation serves to address these issues and possible solutions to appealing to various learning styles.
Guiding Each Other Through LibGuides
Fletcher Technical Community College built its entire website off of LibGuides. Their look and feel match that of Fletcher’s main site. Nicholls State University librarians and staff worked with Fletcher to give Nicholls library LibGuides an overhaul. The goal of our presentation is to show other campuses how they can use their LibGuides in new ways, better ways, and learn from our mistakes. A breakout session will give us the opportunity to give the audience a tour of our LibGuides, talk about our process, and then have a Q&A session. During the tour of our LibGuides, how Fletcher uses their guides as teaching aids, why they implemented specific assets, their process with students to decide website organization, and what Nicholls borrowed from Fletcher. To talk about the process, we will discuss our collaboration, how we presented our ideas from Fletcher to our team at Nicholls, the Nicholls library method of working through the 100+ guides we had created, what worked for us, and what didn’t, etc.
Southern University Law Center Affordable Learning Initiative
The rising textbook cost as it relates to legal education has been a major concern for higher education. Southern University Law Center "SULC," recognizing the need to make legal education more affordable for our students especially as it relates to textbook cost, has embarked on a project to make e-Textbooks available for our law students beginning with our 2019 first year class. This proposal will focus on the process involved in establishing this initiative.
Suffragettes in the News: Using America's Historic Newspapers for the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States Project
The Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States is a crowd-sourcing project hosted through Alexander Street Press. It is due to be released on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. This presentation will discuss how we, as volunteer profilers, utilized America's Historic Newspapers, a LOUIS-provided resource, to create profiles of Louisiana suffragists that were assigned to us. We will demonstrate how we navigated the database’s sometimes quirky search algorithm with frequently revised search strings, application of limiters, and supplemental sources we consulted to fill in gaps in the newspaper records. We will outline the challenges the database presents, including the digital quality of the scanned late nineteenth and early twentieth century newsprint, the difficulties in identifying our particular suffragists, and the process of piecing various bits of biographical information together into a coherent biography. The potential instruction value of such an exercise for history courses will be addressed as well.
Training Student Workers to be Peer Coaches
When students are having problems, many times they turn to their peers. Recognizing this fact, LSU Libraries held a library-wide orientation session to educate their new student workers about all of the services the library offered in order to motivate students to do outreach at point-of-need and to make them feel included as part of the library's team.
Uncover Your Catalog's Hidden Errors
Would you be comfortable saying your catalog's MARC data is pristine? If you are like me, the answer would be "NO." In this session, I will share examples of how you can use MarcEdit and BLUEcloud Analytics to uncover "hidden" errors in your catalog's MARC bibliographic and holdings records. With these errors identified, you can then choose to correct them manually or ask the LOUIS staff to correct them for you.
You're Only Deceiving Yourself: Using Assessment Tools to Combat Impostor Syndrome
This presentation will address how one early career librarian of color used assessment tools to combat her initial feelings of impostor syndrome (IS), a psychological phenomenon in which a person experiences persistent doubt of their accomplishments and internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. The presenter will discuss how she experienced IS as she was starting in her first full-time professional position, which involved leading a small women's college library in North Carolina on research, instruction, and outreach initiatives. She will then detail how she combated her feelings of self-doubt by using simple assessment tools that ultimately helped build her confidence to rise to the challenges of the transition from a graduate student to a degree-holding professional. Although the presentation will be informed by her experience as a young black American female new to a field that is characterized by the old, ornery white female stereotype, the content of this presentation will be discussed in broad inclusive terms with the intention of it having universal appeal to librarians of all backgrounds in various stages of their careers.
The Role of Academic Libraries in Accreditation: What I Learned About Creating Program Impact Studies
I will discuss how I create program impact studies, which the programs at Delgado need when they are going up for re-accreditation. I will explain how that shows the value of the library and also helps in collection development.
Creating a Buzz: Getting Faculty and Students Excited about Library Resources
Brandy Burbante, Assistant Librarian and Assistant Professor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, is determined that students and faculty will get the most from their library resources. When it comes to the library’s electronic resources, she aims to clock high usage numbers even during trials—a proven approach that helps elicit administrative buy-in for new purchases. In this session, Burbante will describe the strategies she uses to get materials flying off her library’s real and virtual shelves. Attendees will leave knowing about methods that encourage both faculty and student library use, all of which are easy, quick, and affordable to implement. Offering attendees further marketing tips, Henrietta Verma, a librarian and customer success manager at Credo, will close the presentation by briefly introducing a free resource, the Credo IL Strategy Handbook, which delves further into library marketing in addition to offering tips and best practices for every stage of your library’s information literacy program.
The Great and Powerful Oz: How to Maximize Social Media Output on a Shoestring
Many libraries are not lucky enough to have an employee whose primary job function is running their social media presence. This session will focus on strategies, software/apps, and practices that will help libraries, especially those with smaller staffing levels, meet the constant demand for novel yet relevant content. By adopting a collaborative process that solicits content for both recurring posting types and unique feature posts, librarians can leverage a modest amount of commitment into a successful online presence. Automated posting apps and user-friendly graphic design software as well as clearly articulated brand standards are critical tools for boosting efficiency in social media productivity. The session will conclude by addressing persistent challenges to maintenance and assessment, particularly when human resources are scarce.
Making the Move to OpenAthens Authentication: One Library's Experience
OpenAthens is a SAML-based authentication system that offers more than a typical proxy server. Tulane University migrated to OpenAthens during the Summer of 2019. This presentation will focus on Tulane’s implementation of OpenAthens as well as provide a brief overview of the key features of OpenAthens. In addition to Tulane’s synopsis, there will be updates on some of the larger consortial implementations of OpenAthens.
Picking up the Pieces after Losing your Systems Librarian
Several years ago Sims Library at Southeastern Louisiana University lost their Systems Librarian position after a retirement followed by budget cuts. This presentation will discuss how the position loss changed the job descriptions of several librarians at Sims, how we picked up the pieces, and how, out of adversity, comes at least some opportunity. There will be plenty of time for audience members to discuss their similar library situations if applicable.
Quick Vids: Tips, Tools, and Tricks
How to create them, what's important to keep in mind when creating them, and what resources are available.
Refreshing Our Image: How We are Making the Library More Welcoming
Have you ever wondered how to make your library more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing to students and patrons? Through the creation and efforts of our library building committee, we at Louisiana Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library are striving to do just that. This presentation will focus on the ways in which our committee is addressing the needs of our students and patron base through addressing the building aesthetics, signage, outreach and programing, and working with student organizations on campus. We will also be addressing the challenges and limitations we have faced as a committee throughout our continued efforts to better serve our students and patrons.
"Secret" Campus Libraries: Our Endeavor to Make a Hidden Collection Discoverable in the Summer
This presentation will discuss how we discovered a departmental collection on campus and how librarian expertise and library resources helped make this resource more user-friendly.
What's the Big Deal?: A Panel Discussion on LSU's Initiative to Reduce Serial Expenditures
What’s the Big Deal? : A Panel Discussion on LSU’s Initiative to Reduce Serial Expenditures
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