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“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

“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

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

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

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.

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.

Topics: Information Literacy, 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.

Topics: 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.

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.

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).

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.

Topics: Information Literacy

Convenient Isn't Always Simple: Digital Visitors and Residents

Convenient Isn't Always Simple: Digital Visitors and Residents

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

University of Adelaide
Adelaide (Australia)

This presentation explains the concepts and framework of digital visitors and residents and the project of mapping individuals on a spectrum of visitor vs. resident for personal and individual use. Examples from the University of Adelaide are featured as well.

Topics: Digital Visitors and Residents, Research Methods

User-Centered Research for Developing Programs and Articulating Value

User-Centered Research for Developing Programs and Articulating Value

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

University of Adelaide
Adelaide (Australia)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway makes a case for how the library can support institutional research data management, recent OCLC Research work in this area, as well as the many research methods used in this work.

Topics: Research Data Management, Research Methods