Librarians Present Research

In June, Wanda Dole, dean of the Ottenheimer Library will present “Documenting Your Library’s History before It Is Too Late” at the Crimea 2013 conference: Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science, Culture, Education and Business. Crimea 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of the international conference held in Sudak and other towns in Crimea, Ukraine.

Dean Dole and J B Hill, director of public services, recently published “Community Users in North American Academic Libraries: An Examination of Fundraising Potential” in Knjiznica: Journal of Library and Information Science. The article details the library’s efforts to assess the impact of library services on the Little Rock community and identify resulting development opportunities.

In June, Lisa Li, reference librarian and distance learning coordinator, will present “Computer Science Citations: an Analysis of Doctoral Candidates’ Research” at the American Library Association Annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. Li worked collaboratively with Peiyi Tang (Department of Computer Science) to analyze citation and publication patterns in computer science.

In May, John Siegel, instruction coordinator, co-presented “In Perfect Harmony: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration and LibGuides” at the 41st annual meeting of the Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) in Nashville, Tennessee. Siegel worked collaboratively with Amar Kanekar (Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management) to develop customized research guides as teaching tools.  The LOEX presentation discussed the assessment of the materials included in the LibGuides with the goal of improving content in the guides based on students’ research needs.

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