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From Originating to Onboarding: Improving the Hiring Experience

Description: Presentation on the hiring process in an academic library from the perspective of the search committee chair and the hired candidate. It includes: drafting a job advertisement, recruiting, candidate review, interviews, making the offer, and onboarding. It was presented at the 2022 Amigos Member Conference that was held virtually on May 11, 2022.
Date: May 11, 2022
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson & Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries

Fostering Student Employee Engagement: Creating a Sense of Ownership Through Task Sharing Initiatives

Description: Presentation describing how student supervisors developed a task sharing and reporting mechanism to encourage teamwork and improve student engagement. Student supervisors of the Access Services Department are committed to creating a positive and effective work environment while ensuring accountability and productivity. In order to improve students' work experience, the supervisors developed tools and techniques which have increased student engagement in the department operations and empowered them to take initiatives. In addition, these tools have boosted student assistant productivity, provided a sense of ownership and accomplishment, and improved communication with supervisors.
Date: November 17, 2021
Creator: Akers, Emily; Baskett, Pilar; Knox, Briana & Keshmiripour, Setareh
Partner: UNT Libraries

Flipped and Free: an inverted, active-learning general chemistry course using exclusively OER

Description: Presentation on using a flipped course format and including an open textbook, OpenStax: Chemistry 2e. Flipped courses provide lecture content that is accessible online, and they use class time for active learning activities. It is a part of 2022 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium that was held on March 8, 2022.
Date: March 8, 2022
Creator: Petros, Amy K.
Partner: UNT College of Science

pywb at UNT Libraries

Description: Presentation on the UNT Libraries' migration from OpenWayback to pywb for web archiving. It was presented at the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Technical Speaker Series: pywb Webinar held virtually on March 30, 2022.
Date: March 30, 2022
Creator: Ko, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dark Star: Etymology of an Enigma

Description: Presentation on the etymology of the lyrics in the song "Dark Star" by the Grateful Dead. Presented as part of the Session "Grateful Dead 3: The World of the Lyrics of the Grateful Dead" at the 2022 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference.
Date: February 23, 2022
Creator: Berg, Jeremy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Want to be a Cataloging Manager?

Description: Presentation sharing research on job advertisements for cataloging manager positions in academic libraries from 2015 through 2020. The presenters discuss how required and preferred qualifications have evolved over time. Recommendations for writing job advertisements to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion are provided. It was presented virtually for the ALA Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS) Core IG Week program, on March 9, 2022.
Date: March 9, 2022
Creator: Brannon, Sian; Sassen, Catherine & Yanowski, Kevin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mindful Study Breaks

Description: This presentation is a workshop that provides a structured program of five mindfulness exercises to help individuals learn how to develop mindfulness practices that may be useful when studying. The program is connected to an optional research study on mindfulness programming in libraries.
Date: February 16, 2022
Creator: Henson, Brea
Partner: UNT Libraries

Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative

Description: Presentation with speakers' notes describing the Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative at the University of North Texas Libraries. This initiative uses findings documented in recent studies addressing information seeking behaviors of transgender persons and their perceptions of the library to provide more equitable access to their services and collections. The presentation shares the needs assessment, collection development process, promotion and outreach, and next steps related to this initiative in hopes that other libraries can modify them to serve marginalized populations in their communities.
Date: July 23, 2021
Creator: Condrey, Coby & Leuzinger, Julie
Partner: UNT Libraries

In the Know UNT Library Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Activities

Description: Presentation highlighting the activities of the UNT Libraries regarding DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility). It was hosted by the UNT Libraries' Dean Council and the Library Council for Diversity and Inclusion.
Date: December 20, 2021
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia; Brannon, Sian; Roy, Meranda M.; Dooley, Yvonne; Gieringer, Morgan Davis; Cleveland, Susannah, 1972- et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries

North-South Scholarly Collaboration: Opportunities & Experiences in Africa

Description: Presentation given to stimulate future north-south collaborations by increasing awareness of both funded opportunities and low budget initiatives for scholarly exchanges and collaborations, benefits for scholars and their institutions in developed and developing countries, and best practices with respect to north-south collaborations and scholarly exchanges.
Date: October 31, 2021
Creator: Sonnenwald, Diane H.; Fourie, Ina; Raju, Jaya; Julien, Heidi; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Partner: UNT Libraries

"Unity in Diversity": A Conversation around the Interdisciplinary Identity of Information Science

Description: Presentation on the Interdisciplinarity of Information Science with the goal to engage researchers and educators in a discussion about ways in which information science can remain a diverse field, realize its full potential, build a strong identity, and delineate the roles of stakeholders in diversity, as well as identify potential barriers.
Date: November 2, 2021
Creator: Rorissa, Abebe; Iyer, Hemalata; Potnis, Devendra; Caidi, Nadia & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access and Scholarly Communication

Description: This presentation covers the background and definition, stakeholder roles, policy frameworks, challenges and opportunities, and current/emerging trends in Open Access and Scholarly Communication.
Date: January 2, 2020
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Forging Connections at the University of North Texas to Comply with Funder-Mandated Public Access to Research Data

Description: Presentation highlighting the collaboration between the University of North Texas Libraries and the Division of Research and Innovation to proactively document and provide stable, long-term access to information about federally-funded grant projects received at UNT, but more importantly to act as a centralized location for accessing research and grant artifacts including documentation and datasets created during the award period. It was presented virtually at the Southeast Data Librarian Symposium held on October 13-15, 2021.
Date: October 15, 2021
Creator: Johnson-Freeman, Whitney R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access and Open Educational Resources for Equitable Scholarly Communication: Rethinking Educational Planning Post-COVID

Description: Presentation that discusses Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) in light of the iniquities in scholarly communication that were made more apparent by the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation discusses how OA and OER can address social justice concerns, improve scholarly communication, and facilitate equitable educational planning.
Date: October 14, 2021
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Ford, Angela Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access Increases Educators Ability to Plan Equitable Curriculum: Global Context

Description: This presentation gives an overview of Open Access including its definition, basic assumptions, open access registries, technology and trends, technological structure, policy frameworks, challenges and opportunities. It then applies this to the need for developing countries' contributions to global knowledge production and creating institutional initiatives.
Date: 2020-10-14/2020-10-16
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Ford, Angela
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Looking Ahead to a Post-Pandemic Future

Description: Presentation that covers open access in the context of Ethiopia. This presentation provides examples of the background of open access and scholarly communication, the policy frameworks in place (including the White House OSTP Call to Action), the challenges and opportunities in relation to developing nations, and the emerging trends in institutional initiatives in Ethiopia.
Date: May 2, 2020
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Celebrating a Legacy of Global Friendships: The Experience of an Ethiopian Cohort

Description: Presentation given at the Fulbright Association’s Virtual 44th Annual Conference that presents the experiences of multiple Fulbright scholars' research and service at various universities in Ethiopia.
Date: October 20, 2021
Creator: Ford, Angela; Kidane, Addis; Wilfong, Tara & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Ontology Approach to Tourism Destinations in Ethiopia

Description: This presentation covers a study conducted on tourism in Ethiopia. The study used an Ontology approach to research how Ethiopian tourism destination information can be supported with a machine-readable and interoperable model, be made visible and accessible to both international and local tourists, and improve reusability, integrity, and retrieval of tourist information in Ethiopia.
Date: 2020-12-03/2020-12-05
Creator: Hussen, Tijani
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access in the Age of Pandemic

Description: Presentation on the potential of open access to increase exposure and use of published research. The presentation includes sections on the impact of open access in relation to OA community initiatives, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the COVID-19 pandemic, and open access data.
Date: October 27, 2020
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Chang, Hsia-Ching; Hawamdeh, Suliman M.; Rorissa, Abebe; Assefa, Shimelis & Helge, Kris
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access and Scholarly Communication

Description: Presentation on the concepts of open access and scholarly communication. This presentation covers the background of these topics and their definitions, tools and policies for open access, technology and emerging trends, challenges/opportunities that open access faces, and ultimately relates this information to open access initiatives in developing countries.
Date: December 13, 2019
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries
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