Presentations

Libraries and the Opioid Epidemic: Community-based Responses

Libraries and the Opioid Epidemic: Community-based Responses

By Sharon Streams, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Michelle Jeske, Marion Rorke

ALA Annual 2019
Washington, DC (USA)

In this session, panelists share insights gained from the case studies conducted as part of the Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community project, as well as cross-sector discussions about emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and identify resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis.

File: ppt, 16.6MB   Topics: WebJunction

OCLC Research Update: Active Engagement

OCLC Research Update: Active Engagement

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Andrew K. Pace, Chela Scott Weber

ALA Annual Conference
Washington, DC (USA)

OCLC Research examines the challenges and issues currently facing libraries and explores new and emerging areas of librarianship.  

File: video, 49 minutes  

Update on ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative: Communicating Assessment Results to Stakeholders

Update on ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative: Communicating Assessment Results to Stakeholders

By Stephanie Mikitish, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Diana Floegel, Laura Costello

ALA Annual 2019
Washington, DC (USA)

This update on the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative focuses on defining assessment, categorizing stakeholders and outlining their concerns and goals, as well as delving into library data and communication.

File: ppt, 9MB   Topics: Student Support, Assessment

Container Collapse: Student Search Choices and Implications for Instructional Interventions

Container Collapse: Student Search Choices and Implications for Instructional Interventions

By Joyce Kasman Valenza, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Tara Tobin Cataldo

ALA Annual 2019
Washington, DC (USA)

This update from the project Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC) includes research and information concepts, methods, and the idea of “container collapse,” which describes the obscuring of information sources from the print containers that once provided visual context and cues to help individuals identify the documents’ origins.

File: ppt, 67MB   Topics: Information Literacy, Research Methods

A User-Centered Perspective: Integrating Qualitative Research Methods into the Study of Information Behavior

A User-Centered Perspective: Integrating Qualitative Research Methods into the Study of Information Behavior

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

The International Symposium on Qualitative Methods in Librarianship and Information Studies
Mexico City (Mexico)

In this keynote presentation, Silipigni Connaway delves into data collection methods, information behavior research methods, making a case for qualitative research methods and providing examples in recent research of how this has been implemented.

File: ppt, 54MB   Topics: Research Methods

Using Qualitative Methods for Library and Information Science Research: An Interactive Workshop

Using Qualitative Methods for Library and Information Science Research: An Interactive Workshop

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

The International Symposium on Qualitative Methods in Librarianship and Information Studies
Mexico City (Mexico)

In this workshop, participants learned about qualitative research data collection methods and tools, focusing on interviews, structured observations, usability testing, and ethnographic research. Participants also went through a few exercises to put the knowledge into action.

File: ppt, 21MB   Topics: Research Methods

Re(Casting) Call: Sculpting Services & Strategies for Cultivating Online Scholarly Identity

Re(Casting) Call: Sculpting Services & Strategies for Cultivating Online Scholarly Identity

By Marie L. Radford, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Kristen Mapes, Lynn Silipigni Connaway

ACRL
Cleveland, OH (USA)

Presenting panelists consider: How should (or could) academic librarians assist users who wish to build their scholarly identity (SI)? What services are currently offered? What opportunities, as well as concerns, surround this work? Panelists also provide information for librarian-scholars who manage their own online SI.

File: pdf, 4.8MB   Topics: Scholarly Identity

Trending Now: Recasting Services to Support Scholarly Identity Work

Trending Now: Recasting Services to Support Scholarly Identity Work

By Stephanie Mikitish, Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Diana Floegel, Lynn Silipigni Connaway

ACRL
Cleveland, OH (USA)

Researchers share results from semi-structured interviews with academic librarians, faculty, and PhD students that explore current practices researchers use to create and manage scholarly identity via online platforms (e.g., ORCID).

File: pdf, 18.8MB   Topics: Scholarly Identity

Exceeding Expectations: Positioning the Library in the Community

Exceeding Expectations: Positioning the Library in the Community

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

SUNY
Buffalo, NY (USA)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides examples and recommendations of how libraries can increase their credibility and information literacy in their communities, whether an academic library or a public library.

File: ppt, 27MB   Topics: Information Literacy