Librarian as project consultant: Creative outreach with engineering students

Description

When asked to do a class visit for a 200 level Engineering Project Management class I proposed meetings with individual project groups instead. This was meant to mimic a project team meeting with an external expert or consultant.

Author

Ally Flynn

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FlynnA@camosun.bc.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Open knowledge at UVic Libraries: Three digital projects

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In this session, three Librarians from the University of Victoria Libraries and two colleagues from the ETCL will share their insights and perceptions of the hands-on-training in open knowledge creation they experienced as Open Knowledge Practicum (OKP) Fellows. The OKP is a 12-week practicum offered every semester through the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at UVic, located within the Digital Scholarship Commons. The practicum invites all members of the Greater Victoria Region to bring any public-facing project or project of community importance to the ETCL. During the practicum, community members or university staff, students, or faculty work with ETCL staff to bring their projects to completion and publish them in an open access format. The OKP also allows fellows to contribute to Wikipedia or similar open resources and share their knowledge in an online space.
In addition to a brief overview of the OKP and the practical and experiential learning opportunities it provides, presenters from ETCL and the UVic Libraries will share their projects, discuss key elements and briefly demonstrate the digital presence they created during their practicums. Ying Liu, Linguistics, Pacific and Asian Studies and Religious Studies Librarian, will speak about her digital exhibition of two Chinese Canadian community newspapers: the World Journal and New Republic newspapers, and the original Wikipedia article she created. Pia Russell, Education, Children's Literature, and Indigenous Studies Librarian, will discuss the BC Historical Textbooks project. Aditi Gupta, Engineering & Science Librarian, will discuss her work on information literacy resources for librarians in South Asia. Caroline Winter, Open Scholarship Facilitator in the ETCL along with Randa El Khatib, Assistant Director (Open Knowledge Initiatives) of the ETCL will provide an overview of the ETCL, the OKP and other initiatives such as DHSI.
This panel discussion will be of interest to those wanting to know more about how to effectively engage in cross-disciplinary, collaborative research projects in multimedia settings.

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Randa El Khatib; Aditi Gupta; Ying Liu; Pia Russell; Caroline Winter

Author E-Mail

aditig@uvic.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Creating a search portal to BC government documents

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The session is an overview of the systems team’s implementation of a full-text search discovery platform for our online BC Government Publications collection using VuFind.

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Louise Brittain Boisvert

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Louise.Boisvert@leg.bc.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Digital badges pilot project

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Thirty-seven students in a 4th year Sales Management course had the opportunity to earn two digital badges in a pilot project tied to information literacy mastery. One badge was for Critical Thinking, the other for Content Analysis. The pilot was to assess student interest and engagement in digital badging at the college level. Students completed several activities (e.g. online videos and tutorials) and assignments (e.g. annotated bibliography) before submitting a final research report. As it is critical that digital badges have an assessment component, students had to achieve 80% or higher in three individual assessments to be awarded the badges.

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Margie Clarke; Marina Jaffey

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ClarkeM@camosun.bc.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Back to the source: A conceptual approach to business research

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Looking for background on a company you want to work for, invest in, or approach as a client? Starting your own venture and wanting to check out the local market and competitive landscape? There are many reasons for seeking business information and many people can be daunted at the prospect. Thinking about who is most likely to gather and publish the information you are seeking can help make your search more efficient and manageable.
Join Emily Nickerson and Sue Bengtson as they share their approach to business information research and some of their favourite types of key information resources and how best to use them. Emily is the Law & Business Librarian and UVic and Sue is the former business librarian at UVic, both have also previously worked in the private sector. Combined, they have 20+ years of business research experience to share. We also invite you to bring your favourite business information sources to share with us.

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Sue Bengtson; Emily Nickerson

Author E-Mail

suebeng@uvic.ca

Conference Year

2021
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My year of digital minimalism: Resisting the attention economy

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Join Sybil Harrison in a facilitated discussion around her personal experience of seeking ways of limiting the intrusion of email and social media into her life. Inspired by writers Cal Newport (Digital Minimalism and Deep Work), and Jenny Odell (How to Do Nothing) she stepped back from social media in 2019, and started using a paper journal rather than Outlook for everything. And then the pandemic hit.
The session will provide space and time for participants to share their own stories about how to seek balance in a world where email and social media intrudes into all aspects of our lives.
Link to guide: https://camosun.libguides.com/VILSC21

Author

Sybil Harrison

Author E-Mail

harrisons@camosun.bc.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Making a difference after hours: Long night against procrastination

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This presentation will discuss the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from hosting VIU Library’s first Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP). Our objective was to help students get through final assignments. We achieved this by remaining open after hours and inviting academic services and student supports into the Commons until midnight. This was done in recognition that many students may not be able to seek the help they need during regular hours. Participants will leave knowing how to host their own LNAP and herd the necessary cats to make it happen.

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Luke McLeod

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Luke.McLeod@viu.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Creative destruction for libraries - Workshop

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Expand your innovation toolkit and spark new insights for your team with this handson session that focuses on creative destruction - a fun and innovative method of problem-solving. Through a facilitated discussion and your contributed experience, you'll have an opportunity to practice a different approach to brainstorming. Together, we'll tackle a broad challenge related to library services, and explore a process that can be used to think creatively about library spaces, systems, collections, programming, or instruction.

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Sarah Cook

Author E-Mail

Sarah.1cook@RoyalRoads.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Representation & visualization: Building a discovery tool for the Transgender Archives

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In order to build and maintain a healthy community, members need to understand their past. The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria Libraries is home to the world's largest collection of trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse history. In December 2019, we proudly launched an online discovery tool to search our collection of publications, which include articles written by trailblazing community members, and historical events that shaped trans activism and history. In this presentation, Michael Radmacher (MLIS, MA) and Shahira Khair (M.Sc, MIS) will tell the story of this project, and will offer a demonstration of the new discovery tool.

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Michael Radmacher; Shahira Khair

Author E-Mail

mikerad@uvic.ca

Conference Year

2021
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Community-inspired librarianship at GVPL

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Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) implemented a Community-Inspired Library Service Model in 2016 in order to redefine the role of librarians in public services. Influenced by changing trends in public libraries and organizational changes that included the removal of traditional reference desks, GVPL‘s new model focuses on librarians as leaders within and outside the library. Join us for an introduction to the model and hear from public services librarians about how the community-inspired model has influenced their work. There will be time for questions.

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Jennifer Rowan; Tracy Kendrick; Vruti Patel; Deborah van der Linde

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jrowan@gvpl.ca

Conference Year

2021
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