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Metadata Quality in Digital Libraries: An Analysis of Survey Response Data

Description: Presentation describing results and analysis of a 2019 survey of digital libraries conducted by a subgroup of the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group (DLF-AIG) Metadata Working Group. It includes background information about respondent organizations and repositories, metadata quality priorities, specific element usage and evaluation, and discusses the potential for this information to lead toward generalizable metadata benchmarks or guidance.
Date: August 2022
Creator: Tarver, Hannah & Gentry, Steven
Partner: UNT Libraries

Collection Assessment Through DEI Lenses: Venturing into (nearly) uncharted waters

Description: Presentation for a panel discussing UNT Libraries' journey to address systemic and systematic vestiges of oppression of socially and politically minoritized populations. For this purpose, the Collection Assessment Department is planning on evaluating the UNT Libraries’ collections, identifying sources of diverse materials, and connecting with our communities. They will conduct focus groups and pilot a method on one aspect of their collections. For this panel discussion, self-selected members of an advisory board for this project will discuss their individual motivations for and concerns about the project. It was presented at the 2022 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference which was held virtually on July 29, 2022.
Date: July 29, 2022
Creator: Harker, Karen; Leuzinger, Julie; Wolf, Stacey; Rodriguez, Allyson; Brannon, Sian & Byrne, Sephra
Partner: UNT Libraries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

Creating a Local Usage Collection System: PySUSHI

Description: Presentation discussing the design and implementation of a built-in-house usage collection system for electronic resource usage via release 4 and release 5 of the SUSHI protocol, as well as the design and integration of additional modules for the loading of manually downloaded COUNTER reports.
Date: 2021-11-01/2021-11-04
Creator: Hergert, Christopher; Harker, Karen & Byrne, Sephra
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

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

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

Instructional Videos as Tools for Student Learning: Purpose and Practice

Description: Presentation on the creation and use of instructional videos in the UNT Libraries. This poster presentation describes their video production process, how these videos have supported student learning, and an example of an instructional video we created. Instructional videos are one major online resource that the University of North Texas Libraries provides to students. Librarians create a variety of online videos on topics that supplement course materials and instruction sessions. It was presented at the 2021 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table Annual Summit which was held virtually on October 15, 2021.
Date: October 15, 2021
Creator: Volpe, Amelia & Roy, Meranda M.
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

Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure to Build a Language Archive

Description: Presentation describing the ongoing CoRSAL (Computational Resource for South Asian Languages) project, including background on the UNT Digital Library infrastructure and metadata schema, specific fields that have presented issues or areas of discussion for language data records (language, creator/contributor, and relation), and final conclusions about the collaboration so far.
Date: September 30, 2021
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Tarver, Hannah
Partner: UNT Libraries

Expanding Access to Oklahoma Newspapers: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

Description: Presentation highlighting the partnership between the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Library and the Oklahoma Historical Society to digitize Oklahoma newspapers and make them accessible online through the Gateway to Oklahoma History. It was presented at the 2021 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference held virtually by the Library of Congress on September 9 and 13-16, 2021.
Date: September 14, 2021
Creator: Fisher, Sarah Lynn & Biller, Sarah
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Heart of Librarianship: A Literature Review of Outreach in Academic Libraries

Description: Presentation that provides a summary of the literature on library outreach and indicates how the literature review has impacted outreach developments at the UNT Libraries. Outreach has a positive impact on student success, but a clear definition of what outreach is looms beyond the literature. Intermixed with marketing, advertising, broader engagement methods, and social media use, outreach has become a catch-all term for activities that bring awareness to library resources, services, programs, spaces, and employees. It was presented at the UNT Libraries' Public Services Conversation Hour, an internal, divisional peer learning and training program.
Date: August 12, 2021
Creator: Henson, Brea
Partner: UNT Libraries
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