The schedule of the August 16th inaugural TCAL is:
Breakfast 8:00am-8:45am, 2nd Floor
Welcome 8:45am-9:00am, 2nd Floor
Deborah A. Nolan – Towson University
Opening Keynote Panel: Vision for the Future: Managing Change and Fostering Interdepartmental Communication 9:00am-10:00am, 2nd Floor
Carol Allen – Harford Community College
Lucy Holman – University of Baltimore
Nancy Magnuson – Goucher College
Librarians leading community colleges, private colleges, and public universities, will speak about various forms of collaboration taking place within their libraries. They will address such questions as: What projects have been completed involving two or more departments working together? Have there been any changes in workflows that get librarians and support staff collaborating in a more significant way? What are your thoughts about the future of this kind of collaboration in academic libraries? There will also be time for questions from the audience.
1st Breakout Sessions 10:15am-11:15am
Making Change, Increasing Value: Reorganizing the Access Services Department at UMCP, Room 507
Timothy Hackman – University of Maryland, College Park
Hilary Thompson – University of Maryland, College Park
Paula Greenwell – University of Maryland, College Park
James Spring – University of Maryland, College Park
In 2015 the department of Resource Sharing & Access Services at the University of Maryland Libraries undertook a major reorganization with the goals of increasing efficiency, staff engagement, and user satisfaction. Seeking to realign tasks and staff according to function, the year-long project resulted in a new organizational chart and new job descriptions for the majority of the department’s thirty-two staff. This presentation will provide an overview of the theory and methods used to plan the reorganization, and will discuss implementation by focusing on integrations of four once-separate operations: scanning for interlibrary loan and reserves; book retrieval for holds, reserves and interlibrary loan; shipping and receiving for circulation and interlibrary loan; and scheduling for a merged service desk. One year after the reorganization was completed, we will assess the effectiveness of the new model in meeting our goals and share lessons learned for undertaking reorganization at your library. We plan to involve the audience by providing opportunities to try and comment on the methods we used for our reorganization project.
Maximize OCLC Cataloging, Room 526
Suzanne Butte – OCLC
Rosanna O’Neil – OCLC
In this interactive session, OCLC experts will provide cataloging & metadata management tips, tricks and best practices to help you unlock the full potential of your OCLC Cataloging subscription. Then it will be your turn! Come prepared to share how you use OCLC Cataloging and share your suggestions for improvements.
Visual Literacy and Cooperative Library Programming Design, Room 512 (30 minutes)
Erika Sollosi – Prince George’s Community College
Julie Siegel – Prince George’s Community College
Minna Nilanont – Prince George’s Community College
In 2014, two librarians and a full-time professor at Prince George’s Community College sat down and talked about the possibilities of an alternative literacy campaign designed to address contemporary trends in reading, primarily the visual trend in literature. The program examined global and theoretical perspectives in body art, graphic novels, and political cartoons.
We developed, networked, advertised, and built our event series with inter-departmental collaboration as well as working with local educational and professional organizations. To date, we have two successful years behind us. During our first year, we had interactive presentations on the mechanics, art, and sociological aspects of tattooing, henna, West African scarification, and a body art-related storytelling event inspired by the Moth. In the second year, we focused on graphic novels and comic books. We offered lectures, workshops and screenings on the history and production of sequential art.
The college and community have taken advantage of this educational and engaging library series. We have provided a space for students, faculty, staff and community members to learn, create and share their own experiences.
Mastering Attribution: A Case Study of Strategic Partnering with the Campus Writing Center to Create a Competitive and Game-Based Anti-Plagiarism Workshop, Room 512 (30 minutes)
Jordan S. Sly – University of Maryland, College Park
This presentation will discuss the cross departmental partnership of the library with the writing center and select faculty within the department of English in developing, carrying out, assessing, and reformatting a game-based writing and research workshop for students in an English Composition course.
2nd Breakout Sessions 11:30am-12:30pm
Something old, something new: Bringing augmented reality into the special collections and archives, Room 526
Ashley Todd-Diaz – Towson University
Imagine an easy way for a handwritten music score, diary, or piece of artwork to tell its story to visitors; a method that allows the materials to break free of the display case in an explosion of audio, video, and images. A collaboration between the special collections and archives and IT departments of an academic library achieved this goal by utilizing mobile, augmented reality technology to facilitate a dynamic experience that effectively shatters display cases and safely brings patrons closer to materials outside of the reading room than was possible in the past. Archivists, outreach librarians, and anyone interested in augmented reality is encouraged to attend. The audience will have the opportunity to not only interact with completed augmented reality experiences, but will also learn how to create their own augmented reality experiences with the use of a smart phone or tablet and a computer.
*Note: to save time during the presentation, please consider creating a Dropbox account in advance.
The OneDesk Model: An Expedition, Room 507
Presented by MILEX
Erika Hodge Harris – CCBC, Essex
Jennie Ray – Loyola/Notre Dame Library
Christy Dentler – Loyola Notre Dame Library
David Russell – Loyola Notre Dame Library
Paula Langley – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Jodi Hoover – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
James Stephens – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Academic libraries have begun to shift to the OneDesk model of service. Panelists from a community college, private and public university campuses will discuss their philosophy, planning and implementation of the OneDesk model of service.
The Working Side of a Libguide: Using LibGuides to Document Workflows & Procedures in your Department, Room 512 (30 minutes)
Jacqueline Saavedra – American University
Meghan Burke – American University
Options for documenting workflows can be endless : wikis, websites, blogs, etc. Yet the best option may be one your Library already uses – LibGuides. Our presentation will examine American University’s use of internal LibGuides in the library’s Technical Services department, while answering the following questions: How is LibGuides better than other documentation systems? How can LibGuides be tailored to different departmental needs? How does the use of a centralized manual ease the training of new staff?
Attendees will see a demonstration on the use of libguides to communicate workflows and departmental communication, as well as have the ability to ask questions about the creation, and how they can start using the “working” side of a LibGuide.
Round Table Discussions, 2nd Floor (30 minutes)
Take some time to meet informally with your colleagues to discuss various topics related to academic libraries that are not being covered in the sessions. Suggested topics will be available, but attendees are welcome and encouraged to go wherever the discussion takes them. Feel free to continue or join these conversations during lunch too!
Lunch, 12:30pm-1:30pm 2nd Floor
3rd Breakout Sessions, 1:30pm-2:30pm
You Had Me at Trello: Using a Free Project Management Tool to Support Library Programs, Services, and Workflows, Room 526
Emily Gorman – Loyola Notre Dame Library
Sarah Espinosa – Loyola Notre Dame Library
In this session, attendees will learn how a free project management platform could streamline workflows in their library. After a demonstration of how it has been used within the liaison program at LNDL, participants will practice using the features of Trello within a mock project provided by the presenters or a real project from their own institution.
The Undergrad, in the Library, with a Clipboard: Collaborating with Anthropology Students to Study in the Library, 2nd Floor
Veronica Arellano Douglas – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Amanda VerMeulen – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Pamela Mann – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Bill Roberts – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Jazzie Gray – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Alissa Fisher – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
In Fall 2015, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland librarians collaborated with an Anthropology faculty member and students to conduct an ethnographic, participatory action research study of the library. In this interactive session, attendees will learn about this project and explore ethnographic, participatory action research methods.
Knocking Down Barriers to Access Services with Innovative Collaborative Solutions,Room 512
Madhu Singh – Universities at Shady Grove
In this session, you will learn how an academic library uses cross-departmental and institutional collaborations to address challenges in providing core library services. Additionally, you will learn how to identify and address roadblocks to services, brainstorm collaboration opportunities, and develop proposals to address issues at your own library.
Starting with “Yes, And…”, Room 507
Kate Dohe – University of Maryland, College Park
Erin Pappas – University of Virginia
In this workshop, two librarians and former improv and theater instructors will lead workshop attendees through some of the fundamentals of improv, and reflect upon how these same activities and principles help create an environment of collaboration and openness necessary to support the diverse goals of academic libraries. Session attendees will leave with creative ideas for instruction and collaboration, and new techniques for working with the many partners involved in advancing library initiatives.
* collaborate and create with one another with zero preparation
* reflect on ways they can incorporate the tenets of improv into teaching and collaboration
Target audience: librarians, administrators, and library staff brand new to the topic, and with some experience with the topic.