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Going to the OR-WA ACRL conference at Pac Forest is always fun and interesting. I have always been particularly fond of conferences as it always nice to learn something new. If not learning something new having what you are all ready doing validated, in a sense, because there is a presentation along the same lines as what you are doing. This conference was no exception. I would urge all who read this blog to try and attend or present at this conference whenever it is being held in Washington.
The keynote address was titled “Engagement, Innovation and Value: Principles for Sustaining Today’s Academic Library” presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, ACRL past president. She spoke about honoring the past as we invent the future. I feel as we are doing that very nicely here in the CTC system. As we CTC librarians are actively engaging our colleagues in integrating information literacy (IL) skills into the curriculum and participating in research to gather data. She suggested that we need to develop systems to collect data on individual library user behavior but maintain privacy. By gathering data about our libraries we will be able to show the value of the library to the students and the college. There were some lightning talks on just that. One presentation included coming up with a card swipe from students getting reference help. Another was about coding the reference interactions according to the READ Scale and the threats this could cause to librarians. Peter Smith from Western Washington University began keeping assessment data for a credit course called Introduction to Library Strategies.
Janicke Hinchliffe states that having good products and services are not enough and what makes our individual libraries different is customer service. We need to be where the students are and if that means twitter or facebook then that’s where we should be. Janicke Hinchliffe noted we need to…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to fall quarter. As your CLAMS President for 2011-2012, I'm gearing up for the year. So to begin with, I want to encourage you all to attend the ACRL Washington and Oregon Fall Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2011 at Pack Forest. We will hold a CLAMS meeting from 7-8pm on Thursday, Oct. 27th in Macbride, Room 102, and I will send the agenda prior to that meeting. Details about the ACRL conference are below. I hope to see you all there.
CLAMS will also be co-sponsoring the Party & Pub Quiz Night from 8-11pm on the 27th, so we can enjoy lots of snacks, drinks, and laughter after we conclude our business.
There are other CLAMS business items on my "To Do" list, so you'll be hearing more from me soon. Please feel free to contact me with any questions/comments you have.
Highline Community College
I would like to network with other media specialists to see how everyone else goes about things like choosing what equipment to purchase, what policies to implement and what software to utilize. Might this be the place to discuss such things? Thanks!
Here is the link to the library guide done as a comic book in zombie fashion:http://blogs.mcpherson.edu/library/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Library-of-the-Living-Dead-Online-Edition.pdfEnjoyCheyenneContinue
Here is the link to the library guide done in graphic novel form:http://blogs.mcpherson.edu/library/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Library-of-the-Living-Dead-Online-Edition.pdfCheyenneContinue
Here are some issues I have noted in my testing, beyond those listed on the blog post:Relevance ranking does not include date; I believe more recent articles should have a higher ranking.Two words together on an advanced search line are no longer treated as anything like a phrase, except in relevance sort; instead they have an implied AND operator. In relevance sorting the proximity of keywords is a factor. It is unfortunate that users will not only have to get used to a greatly different UI…Continue
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