Category Archives: Research

“The Jacket from Dachau” wins award for excellence in reference services

 

The Jacket from Dachau

From RUSA, by By Leighann Wood :

The Jacket from Dachau: One Survivor’s Search for Justice, Identity, and Home” Libguide was selected as the 2017 winner of the ReferenceUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services for its well-organized and accessible presentation of information about the Holocaust.

Spearheaded by librarians Leslie Ward and Christine (Mi Seon) Kim of the Kurt R. Schmeller Library, Queensborough Community College, New York, “The Jacket from Dachau” Libguide was developed to accompany the exhibition at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College. The exhibition focuses on the jacket worn by Benzion Pereseck, a 15-year-old Lithuanian boy, during his time at Dachau Concentration Camp. Themes of justice, identity, perseverance, and home are woven throughout the exhibit evoking an emotional, historical narrative. Continue reading “The Jacket from Dachau” wins award for excellence in reference services

Share your research data services!

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I serve on the University of Northern Iowa Library Data Services Task Force, which has been charged with investigating what types of research data services are being offered at other libraries to help determine what library services should be offered at our institution.  A single response per institution will suffice for our needs.

Please complete the short Library Research Data Services (RDS) Survey by March 24, 2017.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider my questions.

Ellen Neuhaus
Associate Professor of Library Services, Digital Scholarship Librarian,
Digital Scholarship Unit, Content Discovery Division
UNI ScholarWorks website at scholarworks.uni.edu
Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Help Mrs. Porter’s 2nd Grade Class!

While not a library survey, you can still fill out a survey (it’s adorable!) to help out a second grade class.

“Please help our class as we study surveys and graphs. We would love to see how many responses we can get and all of the different places our responses come from. Each student in our class has created one of the questions in this survey.”

Let’s contribute some Minnesota answers to their survey! (It only takes a minute or two to complete.) Click here to go to their survey.

Do you work with a group, second graders or not, who need some lovely library responses?? Send it in, and we will post your survey here!

CFP: Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners

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CMLE members: I know many of you are working with international patrons, and patrons who are emerging bilingual/English is their second language. This is a good opportunity to share your work with other people! If you would like some help with this proposal, or with writing about your work – just check in with us at CMLE Headquarters! We are always available to help you with research, writing, conference proposals, or anything else you might need!

Call for Chapter Proposals 

Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners (working title) 

Editors – Leila Rod-Welch & Kendra Skellen 
Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2017   
Continue reading CFP: Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners

OCLC and ACRL: Visualization tool evaluation

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Participate in the evaluation of the visualization tool for our

ACRL OCLC Research Agenda Project

OCLC is working with the American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) to develop a research agenda for student learning and success. The agenda is based on a literature review of library and information science (LIS) and higher education documents together with interviews of academic library administrators and representatives from provost offices at academic institutions within the US. Part of the project includes a visualization tool to search the reviewed literature and to create visualizations. Continue reading OCLC and ACRL: Visualization tool evaluation