Articles

Greater Western Library Alliance: Student Learning Task Force

By Melissa Bowles-Terry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries | July 16, 2018

UNLV Libraries

The GWLA Student Learning Outcomes task force analyzed the data from more than 42,000 first-time, first-year students and more than 1,700 distinct courses from 12 research institutions to determine the impact(s) of information literacy instruction integrated into course curriculum on several measures of student success. Find out more about the highlights from the study including key findings and future directions.

 

The data visualization lab: Library support for the graphical output of research information

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | July 11, 2018

Duke University, The Edge

SAS, SPSS, GIS, NVivo, R: The names may sound like alphabet soup, but these data visualization software suites have helped libraries provide a new kind of creative space and a slate of services. This article is the fourth in a series about creative spaces in libraries and focuses on Data Visualization Labs.

SAS, SPSS, GIS, NVivo, R: The names may sound like alphabet soup, but these data visualization software suites have helped libraries provide a new kind of creative space and a slate of services.

Quick wins for library workshop planning

By Zoe Pettway Unno, University of Southern California | June 25, 2018

Quick wins for library workshop planning

Hosting a library workshop can be exhilarating, especially when an engaged crowd is spilling out of your conference room. Discover a few tips from the author's years of hosting and presenting library workshops to help you prepare a winning presentation for your audience.

The big idea at the University of Texas Arlington Libraries was to create a new consultation service consisting of both a consultation and customized metrics report. Librarian Andy Herzog showcases their new service model that touches upon an individual faculty member’s needs, research metrics and academic impact.

The digital humanities lab: A dedicated space to support faculty’s creative endeavors

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | June 11, 2018

Digital Humanities Lab

This article by Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University, describes how to set up a digital humanities lab (DHL), projects that a DHL can be used for, what equipment is necessary, and a case study from the successful DHL at UW Milwaukee. It also includes a list of librarian roles in the digital humanities.

In tribute to Karen Hunter, a former colleague who passed away on May 31, 2018, we would like to reshare her final Library Connect Newsletter article originally published in March 2011.

Join our librarian presenters in this webinar as they share their unique stories about library value starting with themes that resonate with their stakeholders.

 

Stakeholders are the key to implementing emerging technologies in your library, and it is important to get them on board to support your initiatives. Here are some key points and a checklist to help you prepare for success.

 

The digital media lab: A library creative space for supporting multimodal assignments

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | May 16, 2018

Georgetown University, Gelardin New Media Center and Maker Hub

Where would you go if you were working on a creative project and needed to use digital video or audio software and equipment, but did not want to invest thousands of dollars to buy these high-tech products? A library, of course!

The power and the challenges of collaboration for academic libraries

By Jeremy Atkinson, LIS Consultant | May 11, 2018

Collaboration for Academic Libraries

 The author analyzed a range of case studies that provide useful insights into the nature and effectiveness of collaborative activities and innovative approaches in academic libraries. Grouping them into five categories, he shares a few examples of each.