BLC Annual Networking Day

The Boston Library Consortium invites all members to the BLC's Annual Networking Day on May 24, 2016 to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones. Location: Sherman Function Hall, Brandeis University. Register by May 13th, 5pm.

 

 

Annual Networking Day
May 24, 2016
Sherman Function Hall
Brandeis University

 

Agenda

9:30 am          Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 am         Welcome:  Laura Wood, President of the BLC and Susan Stearns, Executive Director

10:30 am         Keynote: Elliot Felix, Founder and Director, Brightspot Strategy LLC, Building a Change-Ready Organization

12:00 pm         Update on the BLC: Susan Stearns

12:15 pm        Break

12:30 pm        Lunch            

1:30 pm          Lightning Talks: What’s New at BLC Libraries

  • The Scholarly Communications Design Studio– Greg Colati, Assistant University Librarian, Archives, Special Collections and Digital Curation, University of Connecticut Libraries
  • Using Tableau Visualization to Inform Creation of a Single Service Desk – Jessica Adamick, Assistant to the Associate Director for Library Services, University of Massachusetts – Amherst Libraries
  • Using the Scrum Project Management Methodology to Create a Comprehensive Collection Assessment Framework – Galadriel Chilton, Head of Electronic Resource Services and Electronic Resource Management Librarian, University of Connecticut Libraries
  • Using MINES to Learn About Use of the Library’s Online Collection – David Fristrom, Head, Science and Engineering Library, Boston University Libraries
  • Using an online research appointment calendar - Hilary Kraus, Associate Librarian for Nursing & Health, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth Library
  • Do You Come Here Often? Using Student Course Registration Data to Improve Your Teaching, Outreach, and Information Literacy Program - Erica Schattle, Outreach and Assessment Librarian, Tufts University
  • The Digital Repository Services Toolkit – Sarah Sweeney, Digital Repository Manager, Northeastern University
  • Building Our Project Portfolio: Digital Scholarship at Boston College – Anna Kijas, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College
  • Keeping up with Netflix: Streaming Reserve Films through a Course Management System – Nicole Prokop and Robin Kibler, Williams College
  • The BLC Metadata Project: A consortial approach to digital collections – Jessica Sedgwick, Metadata Consultant to the BLC

3:30 pm        Break

3:45 pm        Breakout Sessions for the BLC Community Groups – to be scheduled

 

 

Presentation Topics

Elliott Felix is Founder and Director of Brightspot Strategy, a consultancy that works with organizations to envision their future, focusing on the experiences of their users and staff.  Elliot’s keynote is entitled “Building a Change-Ready Organization” and will discuss the rapid changes taking place in the spaces people work and learn in, how these spaces are operated, the services that are offered in them and online, and how people work to deliver these services, and how people and teams are organized. Elliot will talk about how to become a more change-ready organization in order to adapt to these changes. This will include conducting baseline assessments, increasing awareness across people / teams / departments, new kinds of organizational design and structures, using mission / purpose as a focusing tool, effective decision-making processes, ways to work in more agile ways through prototyping and piloting, and ways to evaluate progress and continually improve. He will also touch on developing staffing for delivery of new services as the organization adapts and changes.

The Scholarly Communications Design Studio– Greg Colati, Assistant University Librarian, Archives, Special Collections and Digital Curation, University of Connecticut Libraries

The Scholarly Communications Design Studio will make a systematic intervention into the ways scholarship is researched, authored, presented, and published in the digital age. Drawing fresh insight from the design disciplines, it seeks to create, implement, assess, and disseminate a sustainable, collaboration-first scholarly communications process suited to an evolving publishing landscape. Created in collaboration with the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media & Design Department (DMD) and Humanities Institute (UCHI), the Studio is backed by long-term University investments of staff and space, and start-up funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Using Tableau Visualization to Inform Creation of a Single Service Desk – Jessica Adamick, Assistant to the Associate Director for Library Services, University of Massachusetts – Amherst Libraries.

Data on user interactions at library service points have been collected UMass Amherst since 2010, resulting in a rich set of data which can by analyzed by desk, time, level of expertise and effort required, type of staff, and other factors. This presentation will cover how these data collected by three desks are being visualized through Tableau to inform the development of a co-located service desk in our Learning Commons.   

 

Using the Scrum Project Management Methodology to Create a Comprehensive Collection Assessment Framework – Galadriel Chilton, Head of Electronic Resource Services and Electronic Resource Management Librarian, University of Connecticut Libraries

Commonly used in software development, Scrum is a simple and practical project management methodology. This lightning talk will give a brief overview of how using Scrum to develop a framework for a comprehensive review of e-resource collections kept the project on task, strengthened the project's deliverables, increased team morale, and resulted in equitable task distribution.

 

Using MINES to Learn About Use of the Library’s Online Collection – David Fristrom, Head, Science and Engineering Library, Boston University Libraries

From March 2014 through February 2015, Boston University Libraries used MINES for Libraries® to survey patrons on their use of the library’s online collection. For the first time, this survey allowed the library to see who was using its online collection, and why it was being used. The talk will briefly describe how the survey was conducted and what it found.

 

Using an online research appointment calendar - Hilary Kraus, Associate Librarian for Nursing & Health, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth Library
Scheduling research appointments over email can be time-consuming, so why not use a simple tool to facilitate the process? YouCanBook.me offers a free online calendar you can customize and display on your web site or LibGuides. Patrons can book appointments seamlessly, and you can spend your time addressing research questions rather than logistics..

 

Do You Come Here Often? Using Student Course Registration Data to Improve Your Teaching, Outreach, and Information Literacy Program - Erica Schattle, Outreach and Assessment Librarian, Tufts University

Do you suspect that you are seeing the same students over and over again in your information literacy instruction while other students slip through the cracks? While programs often track numbers of attendees in instruction sessions, these counts only tell part of the story. Collaborating with campus partners can help you learn how your instruction program reaches individual students by combining course registration data with information literacy instruction data. Learn how to acquire and use this information to improve your teaching, outreach, and information literacy program.

 

The Digital Repository Services Toolkit – Sarah Sweeney, Digital Repository Manager, Northeastern University

The Digital Repository Services Toolkit is a user-friendly set of tools for building digital scholarly projects and publications using Northeastern University Libraries' Digital Repository Service (DRS). With the DRS Project Toolkit users can create exhibits, galleries, and playlists that draw digital materials dynamically from the DRS. One of the most innovative features of the Toolkit is its repository-based architecture: digital objects and their metadata are safely and securely stored in the DRS rather than kept on an outside web server not under the library or researcher's control. Sarah will discuss the pilot for developing the Toolkit and demonstrate a few of the sites.

 

Building Our Project Portfolio: Digital Scholarship at Boston College – Anna Kijas, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College

Anna Kijas will provide an overview of current digital scholarship projects at Boston College Libraries, as well as their efforts to grow the project portfolio through collaborative projects between librarians, staff, faculty, and students.  

 

Keeping up with Netflix: Streaming Reserve Films through a Course Management System – Nicole Prokop and Robin Kibler, Williams College

In January of 2015, Williams started accepting streaming requests for reserves films.  One year later, the library has streamed [x number of films] through our course management system, Canvas.  Three departments have collaborated to make the highly popular streaming service a success, Access Services, Collection Management, and IT's Center for Educational Technology.

 

The BLC Metadata Project: A consortial approach to digital collections – Jessica Sedgwick, Metadata Consultant to the BLC

Project Manager Jessica Sedgwick will give an update on the ongoing BLC Metadata Project, an initiative of the Special Collections Community of Interest to prepare digital collections and metadata from various BLC libraries for ingest into the Digital Commonwealth and Digital Public Library of America, with the goal of standardizing and collocating digital resources across institutions, while respecting local practices and varied levels of staffing and resources.

 

The BLC extends thanks to Laura, Elliot , and all of those who provided Lightning Talks.
THANK YOU!