Acting Out at the Library
Presenter: Lisa Claybrooks - Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY
Are you frustrated with the turn-out of family events at your library? Do you still have relatively poor attendance even though you advertise food and a performer? Well why not invite parents to see their child perform at the library. "Acting Out at the Library" is a program that involved preschoolers performing stories at the library. It brought out not only parents, but also grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins for a very special evening.
Assessing Academic Library Diversity Residency Programs from a Resident Standpoint
Presenters: Thura Mack - University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, TN; Shantrie Collins - University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, TN; and Damon Campbell - University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, TN
Proper evaluation of diversity residency programs is vital to ensuring the enrichment of not only the individuals and organizations involved, but librarianship as a whole. Utilizing survey methodology, we will analyze diversity residency program outcomes such as completion rate, scholarly publication record, career advancement, professional association memberships, and the development of transferable skills. Our goal is to provide methods of assessment, giving academic libraries a way to measure return on investment regarding diversity residency programs.
Diversity Horizons: Creative Programming to Nurture Diversity Awareness for Library Staff
Presenter: Alison P. Leaming - Arizona State University at the West Campus, Glendale, AZ
The Diversity Initiative Team at ASU's Fletcher Library will share our success creating Diversity Horizons, a monthly brown bag lunch series open to all library staff. Diversity Horizons invites speakers from the community to lead discussions and activities related to diversity. This program reinforces principles of respect and inclusion, and encourages staff to embrace the diversity found in every organization. Join us for strategies to develop this easy-to-implement speaker's program at your library.
An Endangered Species: The Black Male Librarian
Presenter: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. - Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC
Despite the small numbers of Black librarians, there is a rich but untold or forgotten history of Black American's contributions to the profession. This program will examine the history and contributions that Black male librarians have made in the Nation's intellectual and cultural past and present and discuss strategies to encourage Black males to pursue careers and leadership positions in library and information science fields. In addition, the program will highlight issues Black males encounter in the workplace and the recruitment and retention of Black male librarians.
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Formulating a Vision for Library Leadership and Service
Presenter: Rickey Best, Dean - Auburn University at Montgomery Library, Montgomery, AL
In formulating a vision for library leadership and service, it is important to recognize the distinctions between vision statements and mission statements. Collins and Portas distinguish the differences as follows: 1) Vision Statements are a guiding philosophy of fundamental motivating assumptions, they are broad, inspirational and enduring. 2) Mission statements define clear and compelling goals that serve to unify efforts and have a specific timeline in which to be accomplished. Libraries must articulate their ability to support institutional goals and mission. As the leader of the library you must demonstrate the library's value. You must articulate your beliefs about libraries -- as you interview for library leadership positions, you will be asked about them. Particularly, you will be asked about the role technology plays in libraries. You must demonstrate your beliefs on the role of libraries and their importance to the organization.
Fostering Inclusion: Best Practices and Lessons Learned at OCLC
Presenter: Tammi Nance-Spayde, Vice President - Corporate Human Resources, OCLC, Dublin, OH
From Inventors to Musicians, Intellectual Property Programs for Diverse Audiences
Presenter: John Schlipp, Extended Collection Services Librarian - NKY/Steely Library, Highland Heights, KY
In a world of communications overload, people of all ages and backgrounds encounter good and bad information sources. Library programs targeted to inventors, musicians, authors, artists, and business & academic professionals can assist these customers in making wise choices regarding intellectual property resources. This PowerPoint presentation covers a wide range of library programs offered for these diverse audiences. It provides an overview of best practices for multiple types of libraries offering successful nationally and regionally recognized programs. The presenter has been trained by the Patent & Trademark Depository Library Program in Washington, D. C. and has worked in a major corporate research library, as well as public and academic library settings. Program highlights include the development and management of one of the nation's largest inventor shows - InventorFest, copyright programs for musicians and educators, and inventor programs for kids and teens.
Healthy Connection for the Future: Employee Diversity and Customer Service
Presenters: Jane Williams - University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD and Sue Baughman - University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD
Library staff diversity, healthy organizational climate, and quality customer service are probably connected, as found in recent research at the University of Maryland and several other institutions. This session will summarize that research and its future applications and potential to organization development in the context of a healthy organization. Finally, the hallmarks of healthy, inclusive organizations will be flagged as pathfinders for the future, in internal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural dimensions.
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Informacion de Salud: Improving the Health Literacy of Kentucky's Hispanic Population
Presenter: Mary Congleton, MLS, AHIP - University of Kentucky Medical Center Library/Southern KY AHEC, Lexington/Mt. Vernon, KY
A sample survey of Kentucky's growing Hispanic population brought to our attention health literacy needs which we hoped to address with existing resources. With funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, we sought to increase that population's awareness of Spanish language, web-based consume health resources, while improving their access to the Internet. Partnering with faith-based Hispanic community centers, we provided an Internet-ready computer and demonstrated MedlinePlus, healthfinder.gov, NOAH and familydoctor.org.
Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into Your Web Site
Presenter: Glen Horton, Technology Coordinator - Southwest Ohio Network Libraries (SWON), Cincinnati, OH
Software increasingly being delivered as a service via the Web. Using standards such as RSS and iCal, many of these web-based tools can be integrated with your library's web site and each other. The presenter will demonstrate how free Web 2.0 tools like Google calendar/maps, Meebo, Del.icio.us, and more can be used to enhance your library's website and let all of your staff easily create content.
International Students in Academic Libraries: Designing User Services for the Global Campus
Presenters: Celina V. Nichols - Clemson University, Clemson, SC and Hannelore Rader - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
In the past, diversity on college campuses referred to the need for a balanced student population from around the United States. In today's global society, diversity means having a student population from around the world and despite the desire to educate and international student body, non-native students are frequently overlooked when programs are designed. The session will also explore means by which some institutions are trying to address the needs of the international students.
In Their Own Words: A Qualitative Study of Diversity Initiatives and the Careers of Librarians from Underrepresented Groups
Presenters: LaVerne Gray - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL and Lisa Massengale - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
There are a many initiatives devoted to the recruitment and retention of librarians of color. They include fellowships, scholarships, leadership institutes, and residency programs. A qualitative research study was conducted to bring a much needed dimension to the research on diversity in the profession, and hear directly from participants. The speakers will presented data from in-depth interviews, discussed the effectiveness of the institutes, and outlined the implications for diversity in librarianship.
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Kentucky Virtual Library: Equipped for Diversity
Presenters: Enid Wohlstein, Director - Kentucky Virtual Library, Frankfort, KY and Betsy Hughes, Electronic Resources Librarian - Kentucky Virtual Library, Frankfort, KY
Provide information resources as diverse as patrons and meet their information needs regardless of age, education level or interest. KYVL provides a broad range of tools and easy-to-use resources that will help foster information literacy and the life-long learning process. This session will explore KYVL resources for children, teens, adults, students, educators and librarians alike, including KYVL How-To guides, the Kentuckiana Digital Library, our Virtual Reference desk and professional development resources for Kentucky Librarians.
Library 2.0, Social Networking, and You
Presenters: Weiling Liu, Director of the Office of Libraries Technology - University Libraries, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Joi Phillips, Assistant Directory of Library Services - Delta State University, Roberts-LaForge Library, Cleveland, MS; Laura Slavin, Technical Services Librarian - Carnegie Vincent Library, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN; and Kelli Williams, Reference & Instruction Librarian - Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN
As popular as both Library 2.0 and social networking sites have become, many librarians are still leery of their ability to improve library services. Panelists present on their experiences with library 2.0 and social networking technologies at their home libraries followed by a group discussion of the advantages and challenges in the practices. The panelists represent geographically unique institutions located in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Measuring Diversity in Collection Development: Strategies for the New Millennium
Presenters: Courtney L. Young - Penn State University Libraries, State College, PA and Matthew P. Ciszek - Penn State University Libraries, State College, PA
Developing and maintaining a diverse collection of materials in support of library users' information and research needs is of increasing importance to many libraries. Given that diversity has taken on new importance in collection development, how do libraries assess their collections to ensure that all acquired materials are meeting these needs? This program will focus on the work of a task force at a large academic library system and the methods used in measuring diversity in collection development. This task force was asked to identify strategies to assess the library's efforts to acquire diversity-related materials for the collection and measure the diversity dimensions of the collection. Through this investigation, the task force identified both quantitative and qualitative strategies to assess the collection's diversity, as well as key training needs and opportunities to assist in and facilitate the implementation of the identified strategies. This program will discuss the common approaches to collection assessment, the complexities of diversity in the collection, and highlight recommendations for measuring diversity collections. Focus will be on print and digital collections in addition to the deve