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Academic Libraries Invitational
April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Located in the Captree Commons building at Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
Sponsored by: LILRC (Long Island Library Resources Council), NCLA Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD), SCLA Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL), and Suffolk County Community College.
The 100 Miles East of Queens: Telling the Stories of Local History Through Collection Digitization by David Jank, Professor at the Palmer School of Library and information Science, Long Island University/CW Post
In the summer of 2017, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University was the recipient of a grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to coordinate a digitization project focusing on Long Island history. Specifically, the project consists of the selection of Local History Societies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties whose collections will be digitized, and the use of graduate and post-graduate students enrolled at the Palmer School to serve as Gardiner Fellows. The project grant will last for a four-year period, and participants will be utilizing Preservica, a leading cultural heritage preservation system. This presentation will provide an introduction to the project itself, a review of the experiences and lessons learned in our first year, and our hopes for the future as we continue with the Gardiner grant not only as a service to local historians but as an academic opportunity for our graduate students.
Five years after RDA (Resource Description and Access) implementation: Are the users better off? by Irina Kandarasheva, Cataloger at the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library, Columbia University
In the past several years the new bibliographic standard Resource Description and Access (RDA) has changed significantly the world of cataloging. While the transition to RDA has had a major impact on technical services practices and workflows, it has also affected the user experience and the ways users interact with the library catalog and library resources. This presentation will address the important issues of displaying bibliographic records created according to the RDA in the Online Public Access Catalog. It will familiarize librarians with the most important differences between the previous cataloging rules – AACR2 and the new ones – RDA and will help them understand how the implementation of RDA affected the display and access to library resources. The experience of Columbia University Libraries implementing RDA and its effect on the library catalog are going to be discussed as well. This presentation will be of an interest to both public services and technical services librarians.
Student Research Day: Fostering Student Scholarship Through Library-Faculty Collaboration by Megan Margino, Reference and Instructional Librarian at the Thomas D. Greenley Library, Farmingdale State College
In support of student research, the Farmingdale State College (FSC) Greenley Library hosted Student Research Day (SRD) in February 2018. As the first interdisciplinary student research event at FSC, SRD provided students with an opportunity to develop coursework into research posters and to present posters in a conference setting. This presentation will discuss the Library’s collaboration with the FSC community to promote a culture of student scholarship and to lay the foundation for increased student research in the future of the College. Details include: (1) Implementing and managing FSC’s first campus-wide poster printing services, (2) Securing funding for SRD participants’ poster printing costs, (3) Obtaining buy-in from research course instructors to identify SRD participants; (4) Supporting students via information literacy and poster design workshops; (5) Planning a large-scale campus-wide event, and (6) Assessing students’ confidence levels in conducting research and participating in research-related activities.