Poster developed by: Michelle Lake and Kirsten Huhn; Concordia University Libraries
Aboriginal/Indigenous/Native/First Peoples studies is a growing field in academic intuitions across Canada. Academic libraries need to respond by providing the best possible scholarly resources to our communities. Our research focuses on identifying core journals in Canadian aboriginal studies, to enhance collection development and research in this discipline. We hope to create a list of core journals in Canadian Aboriginal Studies by comparing collections at different academic libraries, compiling an inventory of current publications in the field and investigating what journals are faculty’s preferred venues for publishing their research.
A Ryerson investigation
Poster developed by: Josephine Choi and Naomi Eichenlaub; Ryerson University
Like most academic libraries, Ryerson provides access to ebooks on many different platforms. This project will report on our investigation into mobile accessibility of Ryerson library ebooks. For each of our ebook platforms we will test mobile ebook access on different devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle and Kobo. We will also determine which platforms allow for online/offline access to content. Results will be presented in a spreadsheet / table with related graphs and background information.
Re-imagining Self-Directed Programming
Poster developed by: Melanie Parlette-Stewart and Lindsey Robinson; University of Guelph
The redesign of Self-Directed Programming at the University of Guelph Library has led to the creation of workshops that target digital literacy skill development and digital citizenship. Through these workshops we combine digital literacy skills and tool utilization to allow students to successfully manage and create opportunities for themselves as digital citizens. Workshop content is created for both Face-to-Face and online, allowing for a blended experience. A sample of workshop topics include infographics, Google Scholar, Zotero and digital identity management.
Poster developed by: Karine Fournier; University of Ottawa
Information literacy is part of the undergraduate Nutrition program at the University of Ottawa since its creation 7 years ago, but has it been fully integrated? Is there any redundancy in its delivery? What is the impact of library sessions on students’ learning outcomes? This poster will show how mapping information literacy throughout the curriculum can help answer these questions, along with identifying gaps in the students’ information literacy skills in order to improve them.
Poster developed by: Simone O’Byrne; Ontario Ministry of the Environment, and Peter Duerr; York University
Over a million pages of Ontario Government Documents have been digitized over the past several years courtesy of the Ontario Digitization Initiative (ODI) . The full text of these documents are publicly and permanently hosted at the University of Toronto’s Internet Archive. In order to establish a snapshot inventory of past, present and future efforts, a 32 question survey was circulated among 77 institutions. Data from the 22 responses was collated and presented at the 2013 OCUL Summit. This poster will showcase the major themes of our findings.
Poster developed by: Jill Bedford and Rodney Howland; McMaster University
Launched in 2009, MAC’s Blended Services Model demanded more complex skills from Library Assistants at main service points. This led to the development of a library training committee composed of a blended services staff member from each library and a librarian. This group developed and implemented a participatory training plan for ongoing staff support. The poster will showcase a unique combination of training strategies and diverse activities that led to the successful implementation of this initiative. Two years later, results from surveys and feedback show the model works.
Poster developed by: Lisa Gayhart, and Bilal Khalid; University of Toronto Libraries
With a wide variety of library patrons, an increase in mobile usage, and a growing segment of users with varying levels of abilities, a library catalogue has to be many things to many people. This poster examines University of Toronto Libraries’ development of a new responsive and accessible library catalogue, focusing on overcoming challenges such as: improving search functionality and performance; designing an intuitive interface, optimized for various screen sizes; and soliciting and incorporating user feedback. Speak with members of the development team and learn more about this innovative project.
Poster developed by: Judith Logan; University of Toronto
Field experiences are often cited as one of the best ways for LIS students to improve their chances of getting a job post-graduation. Anecdotal evidence corroborates this, but there is very little hard evidence. This poster will report preliminary findings of a mixed-methods study that is attempting to measure the impact of field experiences–in all their various forms–on career success.
Poster developed by: Kristen Caschera; London Public Library
Appy Hour is a pilot project, designed to showcase the library’s reference and reader’s advisory services surrounding e-books, electronic collections and other resources. Patrons bring their phones, tablets and other devices into the Library and get help with a variety of questions: How do I download an e-book? Can you recommend an app? Why am I getting this error message? In addition to allowing for more intensive one-on-one help, Appy Hour also serves as a good way to train other staff on this type of reference service.