February 16, 2018

News from the Show Floor | ALA Midwinter 2018

Library vendors had lots of news to share at this year’s American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Denver. Here are a few of the announcements LJ had the opportunity to learn about in person.

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How To Make The Library More Inclusive

Dedicated to making the library inviting for librarians and students of all backgrounds, LJ Mover & Shaker Cynthia Mari Orozco works to raise awareness of micro-aggressions in librarianship and library anxiety among students. In this interview, she shares her efforts to make the library a space of refuge and community.

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Promoting Digital Literacy and Tech Skills on Campus

Digital Scholarship Specialist at University of Oklahoma Libraries and 2017 LJ Mover & Shaker, Sarah promotes digital literacy on campus by holding basic programming workshops for faculty and students, helping faculty integrate digital scholarship projects into their classes, and more.

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Championing the Library’s Role in Sustainability

2017 LJ Mover & Shaker honoree Madeleine Charney discusses how libraries can support sustainability science with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.

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Supporting Social Justice in the Community

2017 Mover & Shaker honoree Kelly McElroy of Oregon State University Libraries discusses how librarians can support social justice in their communities with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.

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Solving Real-World Problems Through Business Education

2017 Mover & Shaker honoree Ilana Stonebraker discusses how she designs courses to solve community problems with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.

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Training Librarians as Evaluators to Show Library Value

2017 Mover & Shaker honoree Linda Hofschire discusses how librarians can conduct their own original research in order to show library value with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.

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A Data-Driven Approach to Electronic Resources Collections

2017 Mover & Shaker honoree Lindsay Cronk of the University of Rochester shares some electronic resource collection and “data viz” insight with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.

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Going Global

As technology advances, the world becomes a smaller place — and hopefully a less mysterious one. That’s the idea behind the International Librarians Network, a not-for-profit online, free peer mentoring program. The idea is to help librarians develop international networks. The ILN launched in 2013 at the University of New South Wales Library in Sydney, Australia, where co-founders Kate Byrne (MA, Information and Knowledge Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia); Alyson Dalby (Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Management, Curtin University, Australia); and Clare McKenzie (Master of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia) were colleagues.

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Vanessa Irvin Preaches the Art of Storytelling to Future Librarians

“We are all walking stories, so it’s vital that as librarians, we learn the art of listening to story…” says Irvin, an assistant professor in the library and information science program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. “[We need to be] willing to share our own stories so that we best relate to patrons, communities, and stakeholders.”