Category Archives: Submissions

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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Information Literacy for Academic Writing Students

Institution: University of Lethbridge Writing 1000, or “Introduction to Academic Writing”, is a 3-credit hour introductory course in academic writing offered at the University of Lethbridge “designed to develop skills in critical reading and writing at the university level. The … 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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augustana human library

Institution:  Augustana Campus Library, University of Alberta The augustana human library brings to the Augustana Campus (Camrose, AB) of the University of Alberta and the Camrose community a public outreach opportunity to discuss prejudice, stereotypes and diversity with persons who … 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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Assessing Sources Students Select for Research Papers

Institution:  Anne Arundel Community College English department faculty bring classes to the library for information literacy instruction; librarians encourage students to use reliable resources found within the library catalog and databases.  We analyzed 481 student Works Cited pages citing 3381 … Continue reading

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The Nightmare on Vine Street: A Team of Zombie Librarians Take On Freshman Orientation

Institution:  Lupton Library, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Take one librarian enrolled in a game design class, add seven more librarians from different departments with ideas and energy, stir in a liberal dose of popular culture and a new crop of … 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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Peer Mentor Pilot Project

Institution:  University of Houston Libraries The peer mentor project was designed to offer faculty members a new option for incorporating information literacy instruction into their classes by providing specialized training to selected peer mentors. The project has been successful because … 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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Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

Institution: Eastern Kentucky University Libraries Imagine a space that transforms learning experiences for students of an entire university, a vision that encourages collaboration and was built through innovative teamwork, a new mission in a historic library. Completed in September 2010, … 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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Roving Reference

Institution:  Texas Tech University Libraries Cynthia Henry, Personal Librarian for Texas Tech University Libraries, was interested in meeting students where they were… literally, so she developed the Roving Reference project. After applying for and receiving the Libraries’ internal research grant, … 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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Cook Library Civility Project

Institution:  Albert S. Cook Library of Towson University When Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University’s only library, was built in 1969 the total student enrollment for the university was 8,859.  By 2011, the university’s enrollment had grown to 21,840.  Since … 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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Turn Your Cellphones ON! Creating a Fun Classroom Environment with Everyday Technology

Institution:  Champlain College In the summer of 2010 the group of teaching librarians (TLs) at Champlain College began reassessing and reworking their lesson plan for their Core 110 classes, the required first year, fall semester course in Champlain’s general education … 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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“Lost in the Stacks” – the research library rock n’ roll radio show

Institution:  Georgia Institute of Technology Library Overview In January 2010, Georgia Tech’s User Engagement Librarian (Ameet Doshi) and the Library’s East Commons Coordinator (Charlie Bennett) collaborated with Georgia Tech students Jonathon Walker, Avinash Sastry and Kyle Tait to launch the … Continue reading

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Team-based Embedded Librarianship to Enhance Information Literacy

Institution:  Kansas State University Libraries The typical model of embedded librarianship, where a librarian is incorporated into a course as a co-instructor, has been applied as a means to overcome the limitations of “one-shot” library instruction classes. However, while the … 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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Infectious Diseases-the Reel Thing

Institution: US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is the lead  medical research laboratory for the U.S. Biological Defense Research Program. Its mission is to conduct basic and applied … 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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Signature Course Faculty Toolkit

Institution:  University of Texas Libraries When our proposal to integrate information literacy into the new undergraduate core curriculum at the University of Texas at Austin was accepted, we were overjoyed, but soon realized we didn’t have the resources to support … Continue reading

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