Author Archives: Kerry Creelman

2011 ACRL President’s Program Innovation contest winners

In conjunction with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) President’s Program at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the association sponsored a contest to identify exciting library innovation projects using teams to implement new ideas. Given … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Library Week, Facebook-Style

Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries CONCEPT This year the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries decided to try a new approach to celebrating National Library Week (April 11-15). Our team of staffers from Public Services, Communications … Continue reading

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And that’s how I connect to MY library: How a 42-second promotional video helped to launch the UTSA Libraries’ new Summon Mobile application

Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries CONCEPT Academic library websites can be intimidating for undergraduate students who may have limited experience with library research. To help address this need, the UTSA Libraries launched Serials Solutions’ Summon unified search … Continue reading

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Islandora Project

Institution: University of Prince Edward Island Our project began when long-time open-source software promoter and University Librarian Mark Leggott envisioned a collaborative web environment for the creation and stewardship of core data assets, a type of repository that would support … Continue reading

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Library Scene: Fairfield Edition

Institution: DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University Two of our learning goals for our fall semester instruction sessions for the freshmen English courses are: to connect students with the services we provide to support them, and to provide an orientation to our … Continue reading

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Dirty Books & Longing Looks: A Selection of Erotic and Romantic Books from the Peabody Library

Institution: Johns Hopkins University As the new outreach coordinator for a rare books collection, I have been charged with creating interest among the Hopkins community for our older material. In particular, I am tasked with raising the profile of Hopkins’ … Continue reading

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The Band Book Tour 2010

Institution: Hackney Library – Barton College Every fall since 2006, the Hackney Library at Barton College has held an open house. The purpose for the open house, in addition to welcoming back the community, is to showcase the library as … Continue reading

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HPD Library Studio

Institution Type: Health Professions Library, Nova Southeastern University Courtney Mlinar attended the Southern Chapter- Medical Librarian Association annual meeting in Fall 2010 and observed at a Poster Session that a library in Baltimore had constructed a studio for student presentations. … Continue reading

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Information Commons Project

Institution Type: Central University Libraries Faced with a space crunch in The Blanton Building where they currently reside, OIT was forced to look for new space on campus to house their Help Desk Unit. They already had a presence in … Continue reading

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The Undergraduate Library Rap

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Engaging and connecting with millennial students during the course of library instruction sessions can be a challenge. Seeking to discover a more creative way to introduce these students to the library was a team … Continue reading

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Recycling with the Green Team

Institution: University of Scranton/Weinberg Memorial Library The Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton has formed a Green Team to implement sustainable practices within the library. The Green Team strives to “green the library” and to better educate our … Continue reading

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An Assessment of the Information Literacy Skills of WSU Undergraduates: an eight semester study

Institution: Washington State University The Information Literacy Education Learning Environment (ILE) is a homegrown environment designed to provide learning and assessment opportunities focused on information literacy (IL). Released as an open source product in May of 2010, ILE has been … Continue reading

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DRAGNET

Institution: New York Law School Mendik Library “Like nearly all law libraries, the New York Law School had a series of web pages with links to recommended free legal resources. Early in 2010, Systems Librarian Terry Ballard envisioned a search … Continue reading

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Journals 2 U

Institution: Keiser Lakeland Library “Who Knew?! Collaborative Effort and Team Spiritedness “Journals 2 U” Inspires the College Student’s Connection to Scholarly Journal Use by Karyn Zelbovitz, MLIS, Library Director for Keiser University Lakeland Library. Reviewing the usage statistics of my … Continue reading

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Monthly Metrics

Institution: MIT Libraries Assessment activities in the MIT Libraries were centralized with a reorganization that went into effect on July 1, 2010. This first year, fiscal 2011, my Assessment Team and I have been piloting a number of efforts to … Continue reading

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3-Hour School Library Field Experience for Pre-Service K-12 Teachers

Institution: Lavery Library at St. John Fisher College Recognizing how essential collaboration between the K-12 classroom teacher and the school librarian is in promoting information literacy, the team worked together to form a three way partnership that included the college’s … Continue reading

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