Presentations

Wikipedia Shaming

Wikipedia Shaming: Authority dilemmas across educational stages

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Christopher Cyr, Rachel Elrod, Joyce Kasman Valenza

ALA Annual 2021
Virtual

As Wikipedia reaches maturity, celebrating its 21st birthday this coming year, isn't it time to consider its adulthood? Results from our research of 175 students, which used a simulated set of Google search results to see how students select and judge resources for a research project, suggest we should. Since its birth, students have been generally discouraged from using Wikipedia, but as this collaborative reference tool has evolved, so should our consideration of its value.

Topics: Wikimedia, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Transition and Transformation: Realigning to develop a New Model Library

Transition and Transformation: Realigning to develop a New Model Library

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

ACRL 2021
virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed higher education and academic libraries. Services and modes of collaboration have had to shift dramatically to adapt to challenges and support the rapidly changing needs of our communities. 

Topics: New Model Library

The New Model Library

The New Model Library

By Brittany Brannon, Lynn Silipigni Connaway Ph.D., Jan Simane, Titia van der Werf

Library leaders had to make immediate changes because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their workflows and community offerings. This session reflected on their long-term vision for libraries as a result of changing practices and environments.

Topics: New Model Library

OCLC Research Update: Convening, understanding, and sharing

OCLC Research Update: Convening, understanding, and sharing

By Rachel Frick, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Andrew Pace, Sharon Streams

ALA Midwinter
virtual

This January 2021 update session includes presentations on Resource Sharing, Realigning to develop a New Model Library, Linked Data Research, and Library Learning during COVID-19

Topics: Resource Sharing, New Model Library, Linked Data

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

SCR CONNECTions - Network of the National Library of Medicine
virtual

In this recorded presentation, Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway shares the findings of the project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities.

Topics: Opioid Crisis

The Evolving Collection and Shift to Open

The Evolving Collection and Shift to Open

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Cathy King

Research Information Exchange
Melbourne, Australia

OCLC Research and Product Services team up to share results from the OCLC Global Council Open Content Survey, which received 705 responses in 82 countries, and show how OCLC is committed to increasing access and integrating open content into its services.

Topics: Open Access, Collective Collections, Collection Management

Speaking on the Record: Combining Interviews with Search Log Analysis in User Research

Speaking on the Record: Combining Interviews with Search Log Analysis in User Research

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brittany Brannon, Christopher Cyr, Peggy Gallagher

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

OCLC Research presents a novel user research methodology that combines log analysis with semi-structured interviews to determine how library users navigate the path from discovery to access. Indications are, “The methodology used for this study also could be extended beyond discovery systems. Other computerized activities that leave digital traces could be studied using interview protocols based on log analysis.”

Topics: User Research, Research Methods

“A little bit of communication can go a long way.” The importance of Library Community Involvement and Relationship Building

“A little bit of communication can go a long way.” The importance of Library Community Involvement and Relationship Building

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

National Library of Wellington
Te Puna Libraries, New Zealand

In this presentation, Lynn Silipigni Connaway describes the different roles libraries play, and how libraries are centering themselves in the life of their users in several important ways. She also provides an overview of the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

Topics: Student Support