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Wednesday, March 2 • 2:55pm - 4:45pm
Innovations in SCELC Libraries: Lightning Talks

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Thomas E. Phillips, Claremont School of Theology

Introducing the Open Library of the Humanities

This talk will inform participants about a contemporary open access project in the humanities. The presentation will briefly explain the origin of the Open Library of the Humanities, including its most important founders, before elaborating on the vision for creating a humanities library on the model of the Public Library of Science (PLOS). The presentation will explain the quality controls and funding mechanisms for the OLH.

Christal Young & Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, University of Southern California

Pop Quiz: Using Viral Marketing Techniques for Library Outreach

Buzzfeed quizzes are engaging - we’ve seen them pop up all over our social news feeds asking the most important questions of our day such as, “Which state do you actually belong in?”. These quizzes quickly draw you in and grab your attention with fun slogans and eye-catching images. Inspired by quizzes we’ve seen and other libraries, we created an online quiz that matches students to library spaces based on their interests and personality. This quiz was promoted through social media, featured on the libraries’ website, and used in orientation programming. Easy to create and promote, we’ll provide tips and tricks for marketing library spaces, collections, or services using quizzes that go viral.

Shilpa Rele, Loyola Marymount University

So … what do librarians really think of our discovery tool?

In Spring 2015, a group of librarians at the LMU Library, as part of their service on the library’s EBSCO Discovery Service Evaluation Task Force surveyed all librarians at LMU to understand their perceptions of OneSearch+ (EBSCO Discovery Tool) and its usefulness in their liaison areas. The goal of the survey was to understand whether they found relevant resources that they were looking for, any challenges they encountered while conducting their searches, to improve our instance of OneSearch+ based on the survey feedback and to identify next steps. This presentation will highlight some of the feedback ranging from librarians being mostly satisfied to not satisfied; uncertainty over how the system actually functions and reservations on using it for reference and instruction; and the need for information literacy skills when using the discovery tool.

Rebecca Davis & Nancy Olmos, University of Southern California

The Beginnings: Measuring Racial Microaggressions in the Medical Library Community

The amount of academic literature published on racial microaggressions has increased dramatically since the early 2000s. However, the majority of the literature published is in the field of psychology. There is a gap in the current library literature regarding racial microaggressions in the medical library community. The speakers will share information about what microaggressions are, the group’s research process, and their work towards developing a tool to measure racial microaggressions among medical librarians and library staff from colleagues and the library’s community of users. The speakers will also share their future plans for the project which include an outreach plan for the tool and a call for participation in the study.

Jeremy Whitt, Pepperdine University

Using Pay-Per-View Access to Supplant the "Big Deal": A Case Study at Pepperdine University

In 2011, Pepperdine University Libraries discontinued a “Big Deal” agreement. To provide ongoing access to content, Pepperdine utilizes pay-per-view tokens and post-cancellation access. This talk will offer a look at the long-term results of implementing the pay-per-view approach in place of a “Big Deal” by evaluating costs and use, and it will also offer lessons learned from implementing the pay-per-view access model to those who might be considering the feasibility of a similar approach.

Amy Jiang, University of La Verne

Makerspace and Library, an Incubator for young makers

This talk will share how a private university library started to bring Maker technologies such as 3D printers scanners into the library. The speaker will share the strategic visioning of the project, the challenges encountered, and faculty and student response."

Sanjeet Mann, University of Redlands

Behind the Scenes With the SCELC Electronic Resources Hackfest

The first SCELC Electronic Resources Hackfest, to be held May 2-3, 2016 at William Jessup University, will give electronic resource librarians an opportunity to build practical e-resource management skills, solve problems, and tap into a network of regional expertise. How was the idea for this event born, and how did 8 librarians from 5 libraries across California come together to develop it? This presentation will share insights from the planning team on leveraging SPIF funding, connecting needs and ideas, and marshaling the resources needed to create a new community of practice serving e-resource librarians.

Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California

Curating Usable ILS Data for Subject Selectors

Like most libraries, USC Libraries has so much data! We have metrics on usage, acquisitions, trial resources, and our patron driven models. For subject selectors, the data deluge can be overwhelming and unhelpful in terms of actionable next step. This lightning talk will introduce the “Content Gains” report, a sortable and highly usable curated monthly report prepared by the Collection Assessment Librarian. The goal of this monthly report is to inform librarians and staff about the collection growth overall to illustrate a comprehensive view of the changes in the collection over time. This report seeks to share the new titles in print and electronic, databases, serials, and other formats including music and audio-visuals and  includes a numeric breakdown of our demand-driven acquisition (DDA) program and a report on the lending and borrowing practices of the InterLibrary Loan department. Librarians have applauded the report’s utility in interacting with teaching faculty and determining how ILL and the DDA program can be used to strengthen their subject areas.


Ashley Sanders, Claremont Colleges Library

Designing a Digital Incubator at the Claremont Colleges Library

In less than two years, the Claremont Colleges Library has become the consortial heart of digital humanities and digital scholarship on the Claremont Colleges campus. To further the exciting work already underway, the library is developing two new digital research, teaching, and learning spaces: the Digital Tool Shed (formerly our mono-purpose GIS Lab) and the Digital Research Studio. This project has strengthened the Library’s social capital on campus by including multiple stakeholders in the design phase, listening to expressed wishes and underlying concerns, and synthesizing the feedback into an actionable plan. This presentation will briefly describe the vision and design cycle for the Digital Tool Shed. The Digital Tool Shed is envisioned as an incubator for innovative digital research, teaching, and learning – a space for exploration, practice, engagement, and experiential learning. To refine this vision, the Library planning team partnered with the Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity to conduct interviews with potential users, identify stakeholders’ needs and interests, and craft solutions.


Jennifer Martinez Wormser, Laguna College of Art + Design

Now at Terminal Near You: A Collaboratively Developed Online Information Literacy Tutorial

In 2014, a group of Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) library directors proposed to create an online information literacy tutorial targeting art and design students and visual learners and offer it through the online learning company, lynda.com. A small task force of library directors, including three from California representing SCELC institutions, developed the content for the tutorial, tailoring it with art and design-related examples while aligning with ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Lynda.com produced, taped, and edited the course in their studios in Carpenteria, CA, and it went live in Summer 2015. This lightning talk will provide an overview of the project’s collaborative process, goals, challenges and assessment plans as well as data regarding the tutorial’s first six months of use.

Wednesday March 2, 2016 2:55pm - 4:45pm PST
Ahmanson Auditorium University Hall 1000