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4 posts from April 2011

25 April 2011

New Member Profile: Meredith Ship

Meredith Ship recently completed her MSc in Library Science from City University London and is excited about the opportunity to begin a career as an information professional. Meredith has a BA in English and French from Dickinson College.

After obtaining her BA, she attended the University of Denver Publishing Institute to learn about the publishing industry. In August 2008 she completed an internship at BOA Editions, Ltd. where she learned the ins and outs of working in a small publishing house. In addition to her time at BOA, she also worked as a Team Lead at Teavana - a company that sells loose-leaf tea. While at Teavana, Meredith honed her customer service skills as she contemplated the next step in her career. In 2009, she enrolled in the Library Science program at City University London and moved overseas for 13 months. In her free time, Meredith loves to travel, bicycle, hike, read, and cook.

21 April 2011

New Member Profile: Samantha Quell

Samantha Quell is completing her Master’s degree in Library & Information Science at SUNY Buffalo. She has a B. A. in art history from SUNY Oneonta.

Samantha spent four years as a work study student in bibliographic services at SUNY Oneonta’s Milne Library, mostly managing online journal subscriptions. She also spent eighteen months as a book conservation intern at Syracuse University. These experiences led Samantha to the LIS field. She is currently interested in cataloging and building digital libraries. Samantha enjoys spending her free time reading, painting, making books and playing with her three-year old nephew.

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03 April 2011

Toot Your Own Horn Preview - Jim DelRosso

“Plural of Anecdote: Assessing the Success of a Digital Repository” will be presented by Jim DelRosso at the April 8th UNYSLA meeting, "Toot Your Own Horn."  Here is a preview:

Anyone who's taken a stats class -- and plenty of other folks besides -- knows the danger of relying on unsupported anecdotal evidence. Yet the data available to us through our myriad assessment tools often proves ineffective or disconnected without the context provided by a strong narrative. This session will discuss how the Web & Digital Projects Group at Cornell University's Catherwood Library seeks to find a balance, using stories and data analysis to not only assess the success of DigitalCommons@ILR and their other projects, but also define what success means for those projects.

Interested?  See more details about "Toot Your Own Horn."

 

JimDelRosso_head-CopyJim DelRosso is the Web & Digital Projects Manager at Cornell University's Catherwood Library, home of DigitalCommons@ILR, the digital repository of Cornell's ILR School. He received an MSLIS from Syracuse University in August 2009, along with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. His areas of interest are the creation of library communities in digital spaces, as well as the preservation and dissemination of digital resources

01 April 2011

Toot Your Own Horn Preview - Jill Hurst-Wahl

“Why Assessment Matters: Defining Your Results” will be presented by Jill Hurst-Wahl at the April 8th UNYSLA meeting, "Toot Your Own Horn."  Here is a preview:

The year is 2013 and your management has called you in to discuss your library’s impact.  Would you have the data needed in order to answer the questions (and perhaps concerns)?  To prepare you for conversations like that one, we will begin by discussing the options available for assessing your library’s services.  After that foundation has been laid, we will work together to understand traditional and creative methods for capturing the data you need.  Throughout the session, we’ll keep an eye toward those methods that you can implement now.

Interested?  See more details about "Toot Your Own Horn."

10hurstwahl_J95 Jill Hurst-Wahl is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and a member of SLA’s Board of Directors. Her teaching – including “Library Planning, Marketing and Assessment” - and consulting strive to help libraries and librarians be more visible and demonstrate their value. Those themes are also in her book with Ulla de Stricker entitled The Information and Knowledge Professionals Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success.

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