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    CTLC 2020 Keynote Speaker: Tracie Walker-Reed
    (2020) Walker-Reed, Tracie
    Tracie Walker-Reed is the recipient of the 2019 American Library Association’s “I Love My Librarian” award and has 15 years of library experience. She is the current Library Media Specialist at H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas, Texas. Be inspired by her collaborative approach to literacy, which empowers her school and community!
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    Collaborating on Scholarship
    (2020-08) Brannon, Sian; Sassen, Catherine
    Scholarly research gives us insight into the future of libraries. A considerable amount of this research results from collaborative projects. However, collaborative research projects may crash and burn if not well planned. Learn how to choose team members, facilitate collaboration and organize all the elements of a project to create a successful publication or presentation. Also included are administrative responsibilities, thoughts on handling problems, and examples of delineating responsibilities.
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    To Meet or Not to Meet: How We Really Feel
    (2020-08) Brannon, Sian; Leuzinger, Julie
    Meeting science is a relatively new phenomenon with empirical research and there is nothing relating to libraries in this literature. Come and find out the predictors of success for productive meetings, what academic librarian perceptions of effective meeting leadership are, and learn about the “best practices” for meeting participation and leadership.
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    The Keeper App: Creating a Participatory Digital Archive
    (2020-08) Zipperer, Rachael
    The University of North Texas is home to nearly 40,000 students, and their experiences are a critical part of the collective memory of this unique campus community. As more documentation of the student experience is created solely in digital format, there is both risk of losing documentation that is not actively archived and also opportunity to encourage participation in the archival process through technology. In 2018 UNT released the Keeper web app which provides a platform for submitting digital files as donations to the University Archive. With a simple drag-and-drop interface for submissions, Keeper creates a way for students and other community members to immediately and directly contribute to the archive by transferring their digital memories electronically moments after they are captured. Submissions through Keeper are described by archivists and uploaded to the university’s digital library as part of the University Memory Collection, an ongoing digital project to capture the current experience of this community and preserve those memories in perpetuity. The University Archive continues to implement new efforts to promote the use of Keeper in order to increase meaningful student and community participation and actively document the full spectrum of community experience in the archives. This presentation explores the challenges that have arisen in the past and plans to utilize Keeper in new ways into the future, including a specific effort to promote Keeper as a way for students to contribute documentation of their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic to the archive.
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    Work-Life Balance for Librarians: Avocations Informing the Vocation
    (2020-08) Whitmer, Susan; Rumohr, Suzanne; Crawford, Laurel Sammonds
    Come prepared to move as three active librarians demonstrate how belly dancing, bicycling, and yoga inform their librarianship and illustrate the concept of work-life balance. As an antidote to our 24/7 plugged-in culture, these multi-generational librarians will discuss how their leisure pursuits (avocations), enhance their librarianship (vocation). Each librarian has their own interpretation of the work-life balance issue. Work-life balance involves paying attention to the mental, physical, and social aspects of life. In this session, attendees will learn how to encourage employer support for work-life balance by asking for flextime, integrating avocations into library programming, and adding off-duty activities into performance reviews. The librarians will also offer strategies in how to carve out time for non-work activities as well as how to discuss work-life balance issues with supervisors.
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    When Perceptions Don’t Match the View: Reimaging Existing Collections
    (2020-08) Crane, Ashley B.; Adair, Heather
    “I can’t find what I need.” Words every librarian dreads. What do you do when a collection isn’t serving your population as well as you thought? At Sam Houston State University (SHSU), two librarians discovered that our pre-service educators’ needs were not being met. An immediate need for state approved textbooks and high-quality STEM picture books was exacerbated by a general lack of awareness of library resources. The solution? Create an Instructional Materials Center within the central library building. Collocated with an updated Children’s Collection reflective of a school library, development of the IMC included relocating instructional materials from the main collection into an Instructional Materials Collection, creating an EC-12 State-Approved Textbook Collection, and adding additional seating to create a reservable instructional space. In this session, we will discuss how we identified the problem, determined the best solution, developed a plan, and the relationships we fostered along the way to ensure a smooth deployment. Presenters will also share what they learned in the process and the feedback received from our pre-service educators, their professors, SHSU College of Education administration, and local in-service educators.
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    Accessing and Preserving Texas Information in TRAIL
    (2020-08) Sare, Laura; Rohrig, Tom
    There is an open resource that all library types in Texas can access. TRAIL – the Technical Report Archive & Image Library - contains over 300 items about Texas. These range from biological surveys to water, to mineral deposits, to of course oil. Technical Reports might not be the first information resource people think about, but many federal agencies have published reports containing information on many different topics. Technical Reports communicate research in science and technology, technical development, and contain valuable information serving specialized audiences of researchers. Scholarly research papers often summarize research findings but technical reports often lay out the detail and data of research. This presentation will introduce attendees to the TRAIL Project and why this is a unique source for a variety of topics such as Texas oyster beds to saline water conversion. Technical reports have always been challenging to discover because of inconsistent and differing dissemination practices, no title level cataloging, and series level records with no holdings making it difficult to get technical reports via ILL. Member libraries of TRAIL are collaborating to digitize federal agency technical reports in print and micro-formats and cataloging them at the item level and depositing them in the HathiTrust and University of North Texas digital repositories where they are viewable to anyone in the world. Attendees will learn about Technical Reports and TRAIL’s mission, as well as how to publicize this free resource to their patrons.
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    Pedagogy for Practical Library Instruction – An Online Program
    (2020-08) Roy, Meranda M.
    While many librarians find themselves with teaching responsibilities, few have received sound pedagogical training. This leaves many librarians to learn on the fly or through trial and error when in the classroom. Although effective for some, others are left seeking additional professional development opportunities to grow their pedagogical knowledge. To address this, an online program was developed for academic librarians that introduces pedagogy. A variety of topics related to university teaching and student learning are covered including course design, meaningful and measurable objectives, learner-centered instructional strategies, formative assessments that drive instructional practice, inclusive teaching practices that create positive learning environments for learners, and more. This program encourages asynchronous communication with others, provides practical and easy to implement teaching strategies, examples from library instruction sessions and case studies, as well as opportunities to practice and receive feedback on newly acquired or refined skills. During this presentation, I will describe the overall outline of the program, the structure of the modules, and the implementation plan for this program.
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    Facilitating Teamwork
    (2020-08) Lobley, Marla
    Marla Lobley will share the team building efforts that have been successful at Linscheid Library at East Central University. The library has 1 director, 5 librarians, 7 full time staff and 20+ students. Due to the team building efforts, the library has been able to collaboratively create a strategic plan, build escape rooms and implement a website redesign. The presentation will outline the process that facilitated successful collaboration including: identifying individual strengths, establishing ground rules, increasing comfort level with healthy confrontation, and building trust through one on ones. Participants will receive ideas and materials that can be applied in any library setting.
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    Supporting STEM Learning in Public Libraries with Academic Library Collaborations
    (2020-08) Jones, Jessica
    The Bryan+College Station Public Library System and Texas A&M University formed a partnership in 2019 through the University’s Academy for Future Faculty (AFF) and Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) to bring STEM programming aimed at adult audiences to the public library. This program facilitates a monthly speaking engagement with a graduate student who presents on their research. Because of the affiliation with the AFF and CTE, these are students who have interest in speaking about their work and in being good science communicators. The students get to practice public speaking, adult library patrons can attend a STEM program about new and interesting research, academics may be able to use the activities in their tenure files as service to the community, and public librarians are able to offer quality programs at minimal cost through collaborating with their academic peers. This program has worked exceedingly well in College Station and there are plans to keep it going indefinitely every fall and spring semester.
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    Remote Reference: A Practitioner’s Guide
    (2020) Graff, Rebecca; Heuer, Megan; Jenkins, Sarah
    In recent years, the approaches to providing reference help have changed, and practitioners must learn and hone skills to keep up. While we used to respond to questions in-person and over the phone, we now add chat, texting, and video to the mix. Data from a 2019 RUSA survey show that most librarians do not feel adequately prepared to handle the newer remote reference platforms. Because of physical distancing, such competencies have become essential. After demonstrating the need for training, we will cover best practices for interacting remotely. The user’s experience of remote reference is significantly different than in-person. We will emphasize how to consider the patron’s point of view during interactions, in order to better assist them. For example, chat interactions should communicate in writing what we cannot through expression. Another aspect of ensuring excellence is consistency among staff. After determining performance standards and training staff to achieve them, quality control measures must get implemented. We will discuss ways of systematically bolstering staff’s performance when assisting patrons. Building a positive feedback loop helps to connect expectations to action. Participants will leave feeling more confident in their abilities to use different reference modes and to keep the patron’s experience in mind when providing reference remotely.
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    Building More Diverse Collections for Younger Readers
    (2020) Bliss, Joanna Russell; McMichael, Jonathan
    Research has shown that children exposed to diverse books, especially those that have cross-racial groups, have better acceptance of children of other ethnicities as compared to those not exposed to diverse books. This has been a focus of public and school libraries for some time, as seen in the We Need Diverse Books program and other organizations advocating for diverse books in publishing, classrooms and libraries. Unfortunately, academic libraries and the role of their collections in training new educators has been largely absent in these conversations. With that in mind, a team of librarians at SMU Libraries analyzed our Juvenile Collection using the Diverse BookFinder suite of tools. We evaluated our current collection, recognized its strengths and gaps and are now using this analysis to improve our collection development practices. This presentation will take participants through how to use these tools and adapt them for an academic library context. Finally, we will discuss future opportunities of this initiative.
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    It’s Elementary! Using Children’s Television to Teach Information Literacy
    (2020) Crane, Ashley B.
    Getting learners to recognize, develop, and practice the knowledge and skills they need to be information literate is hard. What if we exposed learners to those concepts at their most basic level? In this session, learn how one teacher librarian used segments from preschool and children’s television shows to build a foundational understanding of information literacy in a freshman level, for-credit college course. The presenter will share how these multimodal lessons connected to learners’ prior knowledge and experiences while engaging their critical thinking skills and allowing them a look at their world through the eyes of an information literate individual. Potential opportunities for use in one-shot library instruction and in K-12 libraries and classrooms will also be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to collaboratively build a list of television shows for possible future use.
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    Copyright & the Preservation of Video Collections in Libraries
    (2020) Dewitt-Miller, Erin; Guerrero, Steven; Duke, Lindsay
    This session will include an overview of Section 108(c) of the Copyright Act which addresses preservation of audiovisual material in library collections. It will also provide an introduction to the Academic Libraries Video Trust (ALVT), a crucial tool created to address issues of the preservation of Section 108 material. A brief summary of an extensive ongoing review of the UNT Media Library collection of VHS for Section 108 status will also be discussed. Section 108 is especially relevant to libraries with VHS collections. Preservation and continued access to the material on VHS is a crucial issue, as much of this content has never been released to other formats and is therefore in danger of being lost entirely. The Academic Library Video Trust (ALVT) is a shared repository for videos protected under Section 108. Member institutions can upload or access replacement copies of audiovisual material that falls within the guidelines of Section 108 (deteriorating, obsolete, and unavailable for purchase). The UNT Libraries are a Founding Benefactor Institution of ALVT and the UNT Media Library has been working to preserve at-risk items in its VHS collection and share them via ALVT since 2018. Evaluating each title for preservation led to the identification of hundreds of unique and valuable at-risk titles eligible for digitization.
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    Managing Expectations: ORCID registration/Scopus findings of UT Southwestern Learners
    (2020-08) Scott, Jane
    Using and Collecting ORCiD IDs can provide numerous benefits for academic and research institutions. Providing ORCiDs to participating organizations can provide value for combating disambiguation in databases. ORCID in theory is wonderful, but what about it in practice? Do learners use their ORCiD accounts? How do databases like Scopus use ORCID? Jane Scott has spent the last year determining these expectations for the 4000+ UT Southwestern learner community and achieving an average of 80% registration compliance rate. This session will provide insight into trends and expectations of various learner groups (students, postdocs, and clinical trainees). We will evaluate our various ORCID enrollment and marketing strategies including campus policy, onboarding training, and individual email content. It will also address who to cultivate an ORCID culture to encourage sustainable reporting strategies. These insights will help manage expectations and ensure successful participation with time saving, effective strategies that can save your staff time and get results.
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    A Thriving Data Program During Quarantine: Webinars, Tutorials, Online Fellows
    (2020-08) Been, Joshua
    As a library’s data research support does not depend on physical spaces or resources, the current quarantine at Baylor University is the perfect time to shift to a more scalable and completely online environment. The library’s Data & Digital Scholarship (DDS) program has been slowly migrating its services online and we are seizing the opportunity to switch completely online. DDS has been in full media production mode, offering live webinars and creating walk-through video tutorials on the following data research topics: (1) data visualization, (2) text data mining, (3) data scripting, (4) research data management, and (5) finding secondary data. We began incentivizing participation this year, even before the quarantine, with digital badges and certificates. Additionally, our summer Fundamentals of Data Research Fellowship is shifting from a hybrid program to 100% online using the Canvas LMS. Media technologies we are implementing include Adobe Premier, Kaltura MediaSpace, and Zoom.
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    Making an Impact: Creative Opportunities for Student Engagement with Special Collections
    (2020-08) May, Meagan
    Student engagement with special collections and their materials can come in many forms, including assignment-driven research or projects, instruction sessions, exhibits, workshops, tours, and overviews of materials and services. Regardless of the method, opportunities for student engagement should be approached creatively and thoughtfully in order to capture student attention and interest while also showcasing the importance and relevance of the materials being researched or examined. This presentation will examine and discuss three different and distinct examples of student engagement using materials and collections owned by University of North Texas Special Collections. The first, a semester long grant funded project involving the university’s Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Fragment Collection, followed by an assignment using various archival collections as inspiration for art projects, and finally a one-shot instruction session and assignment designed to familiarize students with special collections materials and how to access them. The presentation will conclude with a brief look at how UNT Special Collections has continued and plans to continue to offer creative student engagement as classes and library services transition to remote delivery for the fall semester.
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    Documenting Library Work: Lessons We Can Learn from Technical Writers
    (2020-08) Nimsakont, Emily
    Have you ever tried to write a how-to manual or other documentation for your library’s processes? Have you gotten overwhelmed trying to figure out where to start, or too busy keeping up with your day-today work to take a step back and document it? Most of us know that documentation is important to continuity and sustainability of processes in library work, but it’s a very easy thing to write off as too hard, or to mentally set aside for a “slow period” that never comes. Lessons from the field of technical writing can help us prioritize these important tasks. While most librarians are not trained technical writers, we can incorporate some tips from technical writers into our work to make our documentation creation easier.
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    Data Services in the Age of Scalability and a Pandemic
    (2020-08) Ossom-Williamson, Peace; Khan, Hammad Rauf; Williams, Isaac
    As higher education institutions in the United States began to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving classes online, emptying residence halls, and authorizing remote work, academic librarians were tasked upon helping students and instructors with migrating to an online learning environment. What stood out was that data librarians already had a digital presence. This presentation offers insight in how a Research Data Services department offered web services in a collaborative environment for accessing data, providing data archiving support to researchers, and promoting data literacy. These data librarians will discuss how they use online resources and strategies to build awaren
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    Strong Partnership between Librarian & Administrators, the Key for Student Success
    (2020-08) Hernandez Badia, Rosenid; Ceballos, Roger
    With the Principal’s support and the leadership of the librarian, a library program will impact students. They will become information literate readers, lifelong learners and may pursue productive lives filled with knowledge that will positively impact the future community. With this class, you will learn tips on how to partner with administrators in favor of the students and library usage