Presentations

“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

“I like interlibrary loans a lot. I don’t like that three- or four-days turnaround.”  Academic Librarian and User Expectations for Accessing Resources and Perceptions of ILL

“I like interlibrary loans a lot. I don’t like that three- or four-days turnaround.” Academic Librarian and User Expectations for Accessing Resources and Perceptions of ILL

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

University of Melbourne, Baillieu Library
Melbourne, Australia

The presentation provides a detailed look at recent focus group research to assess resource sharing and interlibrary loan challenges and expectations. The effort aims to influence and guide strategic direction and product development of OCLC delivery services.

Topics: Resource Sharing

From Research to Reality: Transforming Libraries for a Global Information World

From Research to Reality: Transforming Libraries for a Global Information World

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

IFLA Satellite Meeting
Athens, Greece

Lynn Silipigni Connaway details research methods and techniques used in library and information science, the most popular research methods used in LIS, what we’ve learned from mixed methods research, and why teaching research methods is important. This was a keynote presentation at IFLA 2019.

Topics: Research Methods

“It [library tour] wasn't what do you do when you need to make a literature review…”  Proactively Positioning the Library in the Life of the User

“It [library tour] wasn't what do you do when you need to make a literature review…” Proactively Positioning the Library in the Life of the User

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

LAC IFLA
Athens, Greece

In this keynote presentation, Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides context for the state of information seeking, and makes a case for positioning the library as more than just a place. She also provides examples for both academic and public libraries that are meeting the users where they are.

Topics: Information Literacy, Student Support

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.

Topics: WebJunction