Category Archives: Tuesday

Innovating, Experimenting & Building a Future of Libraries in a Digital Transformation

Keynote – Tuesday 24 October 
08:45 – 09:45

As a former journalist, our speaker has a unique perspective on the future of libraries and the challenges of digital transformation. Hear his insights and ideas as well as some of the innovative and creative experiments in and with libraries currently underway in California.

 

Presented by: Greg Lucas

C201/C202: Digitization of Collections

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Content Management – Tuesday 24 October 
10:30 – 12:15

This fast-paced double session focuses on five different digitization stories. One of the largest online photograph collections in the world is available through The Revs Institute, the premier destination to study and explore one of the most comprehensive archives of automotive history ever preserved for scholars and connoisseurs. Within the Institute resides both a museum and a library, including vintage automobiles and an ever-expanding catalog of rare books, photographs, and archival collections. These diverse collections uniquely explore the evolution of automobile design and the industry’s influence on modern culture. Hear how Revs digitizes and makes available more than 6,000 images per month (460,000 currently available with 600,000 more to go). The digitization team cleans and processes every negative and slide, creates finding aids, and adds metadata for each individual image. Volunteer support at all stages as well as crowd-sourcing edits and additions to the metadata from researchers and automotive enthusiasts from around the world adds to the project. Hulser describes two digitization projects. One is focused on an archive collection of glass and lantern slides of the La Brea Tar Pits created in the early 1900s made more accessible for research, marketing, and communications purposes. These items are now stored in a KE-EMu specimen management system, indexed and linked to an EOS online library catalog, and accessible for reproduction and rights management in a digital asset management system. The other project is digitization of an entire run of the NHMLAC peer-reviewed journal Contributions in Science (CiS) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Libraries to enable content discovery at the article level in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Altmetrics analytic tools were then able to be applied to provide an understanding of online attention to research articles beyond traditional bibliometrics of citation counting. Barrilleaux discusses LOUIS’ Affordable Learning LOUISiana, which is aligned with the national affordability program for higher education. Partnering with local, statewide, and national partners to lower textbooks costs for Louisiana higher-education students. The initiative focuses on the course adoption of open textbooks and open educational resources (OERs), the finding of resources using fellows to match available open textbooks and OERs from existing repositories —Open Textbook Library, OER Commons, and MERLOT—with Louisiana’s common course catalog, and the supporting technology. Hear more about the Find Textbooks portal where faculty can search for their courses and see a linked list of available open textbooks and OERs available for adoption, or recommend one. Boulie presents a case study in success begetting success and discusses internal marketing strategies and techniques to build momentum for increased interest in digitization and digital collections. Success in digitization resulted in applying the workflows, storage strategies, file naming conventions, and best practices to other museum digital outputs and also led to increased donor interest in supporting future digitization efforts. Definitely a magic sauce recipe for success!

Presented by: Mark Vargas, Richard P. Hulser, Marissa Kings, Jaime Barrilleaux, Lee Boulie

B201: Librarian as Consultant: New Skills & Mindset for the 21st Century

Track B: (International Ballroom East) —  Enterprise: Tools, Tech & New Roles – Tuesday 24 October 
10:30 – 11:15

Remember when you were in school and asked a question, and the teacher said, “Look it up”? Now, thanks to the overwhelming availability of online research resources—free and premium— that is what your customers are doing: looking things up themselves. So how do librarians remain vital in this self-service world? This presentation explores the ways in which 21st-century librarians must reinvent themselves, from providing quick, transactional answers to developing deep, ongoing partnerships with their customers. As trusted consultants, librarians combine research and relationship-building expertise to shape and develop their customers’ projects from inception to completion, and do not simply react to requests for specific information. Using the “relationship pyramid” as a model, the presentation will use case studies to illustrate how corporate librarians can remain essential to their organizations by developing nontraditional librarian skills—and an entirely new mindset for their work.

Presented by: Paul Barrows

A201: From Concept to Table: Restaurant Makerspace Model

Track A: (International Ballroom Center) —  Innovative Spaces – Tuesday 24 October 
10:30 – 11:15

A successful makerspace demands a unique service model, and the librarian-at-the-desk ain’t it. Whether you’re just pitching your makerspace plan today or you’ve been making for years, this talk challenges you to remix your preconceived notions of service to develop a fast casual restaurant model. How do you create a welcoming environment where everyone can comfortably fail, succeed, and learn? How do you empower makers while preserving equipment (and your budget)? How do you play to a variety of staff strengths in a fast-moving environment? Hit the sweet spot between the full dining experience and a self-serve buffet with librarians on their feet, stoking the oven along with patrons, guiding them through the entire meal from scratch to dining room. Speakers share the secrets of Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District’s Studio, a thriving makerspace serving everything from classic art to high-tech experiences in a collaborative, creative environment.

Presented by: Emily Compton-Dzak, Michael Cianfrani

D202: Internet Search Privacy Tips & Tricks

Track C: (Jefferson) —  Privacy & Security – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission scrapped plans to introduce safeguards preventing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling individual web browsing history, journalists went into high gear with advice and suggestions for protecting search privacy and encrypting online activity. Do we really need to purchase Virtual Privacy Networks (VPNs) and use Tor? Affelt talks about the pros and cons of the most-mentioned protective safeguards and shares more cost-effective workarounds and stealth search strategies. Newman shares tips from her book.

Presented by: Amy Affelt, Bobbi L. Newman