• Easy Steps to Building a Systematic Review Service: A Course for All Health Sciences Librarians

      Tagge , Natalie; Pierce, Jenny; Roth, Stephanie; 0000-0001-5415-1718; 0000-0001-6200-8217; 0000-0002-1045-0027 (2019-05)
    • Empathy-based VR: Harnessing emotion for learning

      Given Castello, Olivia; Hample, Jordan; Lyons, Patrick; 0000-0002-2721-9809 (2021-01-06)
      Temple Libraries’ Virtual Reality (VR) studios at Charles Library’s Duckworth Scholars Studio and Ginsburg Health Science Library’s Innovation Space host two empathy-based VR (EbVR) experiences that individuals can use by appointment and faculty members can integrate into their classes. EbVR may deepen students’ understanding of a topic and enhance their ability to empathize with those they will encounter in their professional life. One set of recent reviewers writes, “there is no single recipe for empathy development,” (Bertrand et al. 2018). Still, our experience hosting EbVR course collaborations suggests that, when supported by a structured curriculum, this may be an exciting new mode for engaging students by harnessing empathy and emotions for learning. This poster discusses the pedagogical potential of EbVR, presents details of Nursing and Social Work course collaborations, and links to more information on EbVR at Temple Libraries.
    • Empower Yourself: AALL Publications, Programs, and Meetings

      Cosby, Michelle; 0000-0002-5087-094X (2020)
    • End PowerPoint dependency now!: Ease off the slides and improve your presentations at ALA or any other library conference

      Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2004-06)
      Bell offers several suggestions on how library professionals, who seem oblivious to the global backlash against PowerPoint, can reduce their dependency to the software, or at least make sure that the use of it enhances the presentations. He suggesrs that instead of serving up the usual series of bullet slides, librarians should try to integrate more "Web evidence," or "webidence" for short, and remember that with fewer bullet points to cover, one will have more opportunities to talk.
    • Exploring the Faculty Blogoverse: Where to Start and What’s in it for Academic Librarians

      Murray, David; Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2007-10)
      A successful strategic keeping-up regimen requires more than a steady diet of content from within one's own profession. Murray and Bell identify resources for locating faculty blogs, identify some well-regarded faculty blogs worthy of review, and discuss how faculty blogs can benefit academic librarians and why they should be reading them as part of their regular keeping routine.
    • Fit Libraries are Future Proof

      Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2010-10)
      Fitness is a condition that allows someone to persist, avoid serious health problems, and live longer. If fitness is lacking, decline and decay may ensue. In the case of libraries, fitness translates to increased longevity and less chances of failure that lead to irrelevance. In contrast to fitness in individuals, fitness in libraries is an ambiguous concept. One may point to the numbers, such as an increase in circulation or the delivery of more instruction sessions, as signs of a fit library. However, fitness is achieved by means of a combination of strategies involving discipline, commitment to change, consistent behaviors, and having fun. This article looks at several strategies that libraries can adopt to make themselves fitter and future-proofed. Adapted from the source document.
    • From Gatekeepers to Gate Openers: Designing Meaningful Library Experiences

      Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2009-08)
      As gatekeepers and content buyers, academic librarians carve out only a limited higher education role - making information accessible - for themselves. Our future depends on our ability to differentiate what libraries offer and what library workers bring to their communities. This article lays out an alternate vision for the library profession - as gate-keeper - where the focus is on designing great library experiences and building relationships with community members.
    • Gen Con Programs

      Scales, Gary; Jewell, Kaelin; Sarkar, Ritomaitree; Huang, Luling; Shoemaker, Matt (2020)
      This dataset contains spreadsheets detailing all events held at the Gen Con gaming convention from 1968 to 2017.
    • Getting Organized for Action: Governance Structure Models for Statewide OER Projects

      Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2020)
      When academic librarians began to address the high cost of textbooks a decade ago, they typically created textbook affordability programs tailored to the needs of their own institutions. Acting independently allowed for fast implementation and progress, but the downside of going it alone is the potential lack of sustainability. While colleges and universities continue to develop local programs, the predominant trend more recently is the statewide open educational resources initiative. This article reports the findings of a survey of these state initiatives to learn more about their governance structures, as no one model has emerged. This information can benefit existing and future statewide initiatives to optimally structure their governance model for productivity, inclusiveness, and sustainability.
    • Good Leaders Never Stop Learning

      Cosby, Michelle; 0000-0002-5087-094X (2020)
    • Integrating an Information Literacy Quiz into the Learning Management System

      Lowe, M. Sara; Booth, Char; Tagge , Natalie; Stone, Sean M.; 0000-0001-6200-8217 (2014)
      The Claremont Colleges Library Instruction Services Department developed a Quiz that could be integrated into the consortial learning management software to accompany a local online, open-source IL tutorial. The Quiz is integrated into individual course pages, allowing students to receive a grade for completion and improving buy-in at the faculty and student level. Piloted in nine first-year classes in Fall 2012 then revised and launched in Spring 2013, the Quiz has given the Library valuable assessment data on first-year student IL skills and enhanced the ability of teaching librarians to tailor their instruction to student performance.
    • Introduction to Concept Mapping Project

      Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2018-09)
    • Is More Always Better?: When quality is the goal, access to everything may not be the user's best bet

      Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2003-01)
      Bell discusses the difficulty in searching for research information among online full-text journals. He discusses ways that librarians can reintroduce the concept that quality research and information retrieval can precede the acquisition of content.
    • It's All About the Experience: UX for Academic Libraries

      Bell, Steven; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2015-09)
    • It’s Up to the Librarians: Establishing A Statewide OER Initiative

      Bell, Steven; Salem, Joseph A., Jr.; 0000-0003-3916-4013 (2017-10-31)
      Academic librarians increasingly adopt roles as campus leaders to promote the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and other strategies to encourage making textbook affordability for students an institutional priority. When it comes to a statewide strategy to support academic library efforts for textbook affordability, Pennsylvania is lagging more progressive states such as Oregon, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia and Louisiana. This article makes a case for and lays out a strategy by which Pennsylvania’s academic librarians can develop a statewide initiative to tackle the challenge of textbook affordability together in order to achieve substantial progress.