• Building Community: Synergy and Empowerment through Staff Development and Marketing in a Small Rural Academic Library

      Ward, Jennifer; Wilkes, Bethany (Collaborative Librarianship, 2016)
      This paper presents two collaborative programs at a small academic library that leverage the insights, engagement, and interests of our most important asset: our staff. Two new library committees, the Staff Training Advisory Group and the Marketing Team, extended planning, accountability, and partnerships to paraprofessional staff members. The onset and associated activities of these two committees yielded not only direct results in terms of staff training programs and marketing initiatives, but also resulted in creating a more collaborative culture and shared purpose in our library. This paper examines how the overlap of these two committees created a convergence that fostered excitement about the library, interest in improving library roles, and furthering library initiatives. By working together, and with our university community, we developed solid, popular programs in addition to cultivating a more intentional, thoughtful, and inclusive approach to our work and, ultimately, to supporting our university community.
    • Circulation Analysis Two Ways: In-house & OCLC Collection Evaluation

      Hassler, H. Caroline (2015-11)
      The University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library has been analyzing circulation data for several years using reports from the Sirsi-Dynix ILS and freely available online tag cloud generating tools. Librarians use these tools to produce lists of most highly circulating items and subjects. These lists are used to guide collection development. In 2015, the library purchased a subscription to OCLC’s Collection Evaluation tool. The library does not use any other OCLC Worldshare Management Services. The library uploaded circulation data into OCLC Collection Evaluation and created reports available in that system. This poster session will compare the type of reports generated using locally-created methods with the reports generated using OCLC Collection Evaluation and look how each can contribute to effective collection assessment, collection development, and weeding.
    • The Digital Public Library of America and Academic Libraries: How the DPLA Advances Teaching, Learning, and Research

      Lamb, Jonas; Paulus, Michael J; Yarmey, Kristen; Shaughnessy, Kathryn; Gore, Emily (ACRL 2015 Conference, 2015-03-26)
      A timeline detailing some of the more significant events in DPLA history.
    • Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

      Lende, Heather (University of Alaska Southeast, 2020-09-30)
      As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she is distilled what she is learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words: find the good. It is that simple--and that hard.
    • Let’s begin at the end: How a campus bookstore closure set the wheels in motion for a hybrid OER project

      Lamb, Jonas (University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services, 2018-07-25)
      This chapter discusses the efforts and lessons learned from a grassroots, affordable content initiative that took shape following the closure of the brick and mortar campus bookstore. The UAS Alt-Textbook Project can serve as a model for how campus affordable content initiatives can be put in motion with minimal funding by utilizing existing campus resources, the expertise and advocacy of key faculty and administrative champions. Efforts at UAS have impacted faculty teaching methodologies, contributed to significant student savings and provided a platform for open education advocates on campus. The chapter closes by discussing next steps required to formalize, mobilize and better measure the impacts of the project.
    • Librarian and Faculty Collaborative Instruction: A Phenomenological Self-Study

      Brown, Jennifer; Duke, Thomas (Elsevier, 2005)
      Several models of librarian and faculty collaboration are found in the professional librarian literature. The literature on collaborative self-study research in higher education settings indicates collaborative self-study research can improve interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching and research and facilitate the transfer of knowledge. A research librarian and assistant professor of special education conducted a phenomenological self-study to examine their multiple roles as researchers, collaborators, and educators who collaborated to develop, implement, and evaluate distance-delivered instructional services for public school teachers who live and work in remote, rural, and Native communities throughout the state of Alaska. Several themes emerged from this study, including: (a) the authors’ interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts resulted in increased opportunities to team teach and conduct future collaborative research; (b) the authors struggled to communicate effectively with students via audio-conference; and (c) the beliefs and practices of both authors were transformed by their participation in this self-study. The study suggests implications for further and improved interdisciplinary collaboration between librarians and faculty. The authors believe this collaborative approach to self-study research facilitates reflective and authentic teaching and research for academic librarians working in collaboration with teaching faculty.
    • Preparing Information Literate Teachers: A Review of the Literature

      Ward, Jennifer Diane; Duke, Thomas Scott (Elsevier, 2010)
    • Staff Engagement for Cohesion

      Ward, Jennifer; Wilkes, Bethany (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016)
      This chapter in a book on small and rural libraries looks at issues around why staff engagement is a concern. We discuss the barriers to staff engagement and the role professional development plays in lowering the barriers. We look at events programming and the library's impact on other campus departments. Concludes with advice to other small academic libraries on developing a staff engagement plan.
    • Test

      Cox, David (2020-01-28)
      This is a test upload to check on the status of submissions. This is only a test.
    • Using Tag Clouds to Visualize Circulation Patterns and Inform Acquisitions

      Hassler, H. Caroline; Flinchbaugh, Michelle (2012-09)
    • What Turtle Blood Tastes Like

      Lamb, Jonas (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-12)
      What Turtle Blood Tastes Like explores acts of initiation and the packs we run with: wild boys, family, animal companions. Turtle blood acts as an elixir, opening doors to the muck of childhood, that coursing of heat and blood felt in the ears while walking the edge of right and wrong. In these poems fatherhood and home ownership are impending disasters that complicate the domestic landscape. Origin stories emerge unexpectedly from gardens, in bites of pickled whitefish and the gold foil of butterscotch candy. What routes have led us here, from what seeds have we grown? The critical essay, “Subverting Sentimentality in the Poetry of Parenthood,” scrutinizes elements of craft in contemporary American poetry that unpack tropes and reveal the overlooked undercurrents of parenting.