Friday, May 31, 2013

Grand Finale of CLIC's Year of Assessment on June 4 at Hamline

Are you registered to attend "The Value of Academic Libraries" on June 4?  Please see below for information you'll need for the day.

Anderson Student Center, Hamline University
Campus Map

Our speaker, Megan Oakleaf, has requested that attendees bring one form of external-facing communications from their libraries.   This could be a library bookmark, poster, brochure, newsletter, annual report, print out of a web page that communicates information about the library...just something that communicates the library to an external audience.  She has a short activity planned for these items.  

Campus parking will not be enforced in the lots, except in specifically reserved spaces on June 4. Besides the Anderson Center underground (hourly fee-based) parking, we recommend that CLIC event attendees stick to the lots on the south end of campus. Lot H next to the Hamline United Methodist Church has entrances off of Englewood or Minnehaha Avenues or Lot E with an entrance off of Pascal Street. Street parking is also available. Summer school begins that day, so our attendees will be competing with students for parking, as well as the state high school track meet on the north end of campus. Track meet attendees are encouraged to park at the fairgrounds and will be bused to campus. CLIC event attendees should allow for extra travel time to account for increased traffic around Hamline. 

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and refreshments
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Megan Oakleaf, The Value of Academic Libraries: Research & Recommendations
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  LUNCH
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Megan Oakleaf, The Value of Academic Libraries: Reframing, Reflecting, and Reporting Results 

Lunch is a box lunch sandwich. All registered attendees should have received an email from Maureen Fitzgerald asking for food choice. If you registered but did not receive the email, please contact Maureen at the CLIC office.

CLIC's Year of Assessment has been brought to you by the 2012-13 Assessment Task Force:
Dan Gjelten, Chair
Stacy Cutinella
Kimberly Feilmeyer
Ginny Heinrich
Andrea Koeppe
Michael Mitchell
Jessica Moore
Zach Moss
CLIC Staff Ruth Dukelow and Maureen Fitzgerald

Thursday, May 30, 2013

June 14 Ceremony to Dedicate David Barton Garden

The ceremony to dedicate the David Barton Reflective Garden and Community Labyrinth will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., at Metropolitan State.

Monday, May 13, 2013

CLIC Hosts Vendor Demos and Webinars

The CLIC Board and Task Force have invited two vendors, ExLibris and OCLC, to present two-day demonstrations of their systems. The ExLibris Alma demos were held on May 6 and  May 7, 2013. The OCLC Worldshare demos will be held on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6, 2013. CLIC has also invited two vendors to present webinars on their company's future directions: ProQuest Intota on June 17, and Innovative Interfaces, Inc., on June 18.

Attendance is limited to CLIC member library staff only. Member library staff are welcome to attend any of the sessions.  Sessions will be recorded for member library staff who are unable to attend. The demonstrations at each session will be based on the scenarios and other input provided by the CLIC Committees and COIs. Please note that the vendors will demonstrate their systems only, and pricing will not be discussed during the sessions.

The schedule for the OCLC WorldShare demo is:

Wednesday, June 5, Woulfe Alumni Hall (north), UST, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Demonstration 1
This session will cover a higher-level look at system design and how it functions. We have asked the vendors to tell about their company's vision of the future of library services, what makes their product distinct, and what opportunities their system has for consortia. The vendor will demonstrate general features: Administrative functionality (including authorizations, log-ins, system support, customer support, development schedule, training), the migration and implementation process, and a general overview of the system's architecture. 

Wednesday, June 5, Woulfe Alumni Hall (north), UST, 1:00 pm – 3:30 p.m. Collections and Resource Management
In this session, vendors are asked to do a live demonstration of their system’s collections and resource management features: Acquisitions, Metadata / Cataloging, Digital collections/repositories, Serials, E-resources, and license manager/ERMs.

Thursday, June 6, Woulfe Alumni Hall (north), UST, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Circulation and Resource Sharing
In this session, vendors are asked to do a live demonstration of their system’s Circulation and Resource Sharing features: Circulation, Reserves, ILL and Resource Sharing, Inventory, and Patron Records and Privacy.

Thursday, June 6, Woulfe Alumni Hall (north), UST, 1:00 pm – 3:30 p.m. General Demonstration 2
In this final session, vendors are asked to demonstrate a variety of general features: Discovery, Mobile, Link resolver, A-to-Z lists, statistics and reporting, interoperability with other systems, and other system features which the vendor did not cover in earlier sessions. This time will also be used for a general wrap up and final questions.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Register Now for The Value of Academic Libraries!

Email Maureen Fitzgerald today to reserve your seat for the CLIC-wide Assessment Conference, The Value of Academic Libraries, featuring Dr. Megan Oakleaf, on June 4, 2013.

Throughout the 2012-13 school year, CLIC has offered a series of mini-workshops focusing on various assessment activities in academic libraries.  The June 4 Conference is our Grand Finale to CLIC's Year of Assessment, and we encourage all CLIC library staff to attend!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., CLIC-wide Assessment Conference: The Value of Academic Libraries, Presenter: Megan Oakleaf of ACRL and Syracuse University 
Location: Hamline University, Anderson Student Center, St. Paul, MN 

Cost: CLIC library staff - FREE. 
Non-CLIC - $70.00. 

Registration: Pre-registration is required for CLIC and non-CLIC attendees. To register, please email Maureen Fitzgerald at no later than Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Program Description: Dr. Oakleaf will present two programs at the Conference. 
Morning session: The Value of Academic Libraries: Research & Recommendations
Dr. Megan Oakleaf will detail some of her research findings on the concept of library value in the emerging era of heightened institutional accountability. She will review what the library field knows so far about value, what the field still needs to learn, and the report's recommendations about how libraries should pursue this knowledge in order to demonstrate their institutional value, in this time of significant, ongoing change for libraries and their institutions. 
Afternoon session: The Value of Academic Libraries: Reframing, Reflecting, and Reporting Results
Building on the morning keynote session, Dr. Oakleaf will lead workshop participants to engage the challenge of aligning library services and resources with missions of their overarching institutions. Through targeted activities and small group discussion, participants will explore the unique value of their library within its institutional contexts, consider strategies for enhancing the library value proposition, and reflect on methods for communicating value to stakeholders outside the library. Finally, participants will identify common barriers to demonstrating library value and brainstorm ways to overcome them. 

Speaker Bio: Dr. Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University where she teaches Reference and Information Literacy Services and Planning, Marketing, and Assessing Library Services. Her research interests include outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, information services, and digital librarianship. She is the author of The Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Review and Report and is on the faculty of the ACRL Immersion Program. Her latest book is Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit (available for sale online at her website). 

Previously, Megan served as Librarian for Instruction and Undergraduate Research at North Carolina State University. In this role, she provided and assessed information literacy instruction; she also trained fellow reference librarians in instructional theory and methods. Megan earned her PhD in library and information science at UNC-Chapel Hill and her MLS at Kent State University. Prior to a career in librarianship, she taught advanced composition in Ohio public secondary schools.