Thu. Session 2

Thursday, June 12th

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Session 2

  • Information Literacy Instruction and Assessment: A Collaborative Design
    • Carlos Arguelles, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York
    • Immerse students in a multi-session library instruction to develop information literacy skills. A planned instruction with the collaboration of the course instructor to support a step by step course project. To make informed adjustments to the course plan and the activities of the library session a pre and post assessment was implemented. This approach is part of the course “Critical Issues in Community Health” at Kingsborough Community College of CUNY.
  • Teach Where They Live: Library and Residential Life Collaborations
    • Michelle Bishop, SUNY Oswego
    • New students arrive with varied experiences, perceptions, and expectations about academic work. Many have outdated or culturally different perceptions of libraries or are overconfident about their ability to perform academic research. Information literacy instruction for these students is uniquely challenging. In this session, a librarian from SUNY Oswego will detail how she partnered with Residence Life to develop outreach initiatives which address the information literacy needs of freshman, new international students, and new transfer students.
  • One Bib to Rule Them All – SUNY One Bib / Shared Catalog Project (10:15-12:00)
    • Marianne Hebert, Potsdam, Maggie Horn, OLIS, Kevin McCoy, Suffolk, Nancy Poehlmann, University at Albany, Maureen Zajkowski, OLIS, and Angela Rhodes
    • The Shared Catalog and Authorities Task Force has been working since Fall of 2012 to explore the feasibility of creating a merged SUNY Union Catalog. Since the Regional Meetings in Fall 2013, OLIS and Task Force Sub-groups have continued to work on several aspects of the migration with Fall 2014 being the target for the implementation of a test environment. The session will focus on progress of the One Bib Project and anticipated Fall 2014 activities such as designing and evaluating the test environment, creating campus data profiles and identifying training needs and processes. This is also an opportunity for campuses to ask questions and share concerns.
  • An Indispensable Role: the Department of AAAS and the University Libraries’ Win-win situation in 2013 NYCAS at Binghamton
    • Julie Wang and Leslie Vega, both of Binghamton University
    • Asian Studies is steadily increasing in popularity at Binghamton University. Every few years, the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) has hosted the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) at Binghamton. This year, the University Libraries has taken the opportunity to reach out and volunteer as one of the conference sponsors. Librarians and staff from several units of the library worked collaboratively with the AAAS Department to promote the Libraries’ newly established Asian collection and to advocate the importance of global studies. The Libraries played an important role during this year long preparation. In conjunction with the 2013 NYCAS, the Libraries displayed a vendor book exhibit, an exhibit of Asian garden books, and a showcase of Asian art works in Special Collections. This successful cross campus collaboration involved multiple departments, and resulted in a gathering of over 150 scholars and graduate students, from this region and from abroad. The presenters will recapture the whole operation from initiation, outreach, communication, coordination, preparation, process, and outcome. Through this case study, we would like to share a firsthand experience with other SUNY colleagues who might be interested in interdepartmental collaboration on campus in the future.
  • Stone Soup: Build the Fire, Combine Ingredients, Taste, and Adjust Cancelled
    • Sara Hull and Heather Shalhoub, both of SUNY Empire State College
    • Sara and Heather will share their experiences collaborating with the Center for Mentoring and Learning, faculty instructional technologists, and curriculum instructional designers in support of faculty scholarship being conducted through the Institute for Mentoring, Teaching & Learning (IMTL) at Empire State College. The IMTL is in its second year, and consists of a 2-day summer residency to get projects off the ground, with year-long follow-up in support of those projects.
  • Testing and Tweaking Your Way to a Better Library Website: Improved User Experience without a Massive Site Overhaul
    • Rebecca Hyams, SUNY Maritime College
    • We typically design our library websites with the best of intentions, wanting our patrons to have easy access to all of our services. Frequently though, we encounter a disconnect between how we view our pages and how our patrons actually use them. With the implementation and launch for EDS approaching, the faculty of the SUNY Maritime Library decided it was an ideal time to collaborate with our users to make simple tweaks to improve our site’s usability. This presentation will explore how the SUNY Maritime Library performed a multi-dimensional study, our findings, and our resulting improvements.
  • Simplifying Borrowing Privileges to Improve Access and Accuracy
    • Nancy Abashian and Jill Dixon, both of Binghamton University
    • The Binghamton University Libraries’ Borrowing Privileges Committee, comprised of key Public Services staff, simplified the process of managing patron borrowing accounts. By reducing borrowing statuses from 11 to 5 and standardizing loan periods, the committee reduced confusion and errors in processing while streamlining policies, enhanced services for some categories, and created access to services previously denied to specific groups.
    • This presentation will illustrate the process used in consolidating borrower categories, the impact on patrons and staff, and the opportunity created for examining additional policies and proposing new workflows in lending and circulation.