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Becoming an Associate Dean: A Librarian’s Tale of Lessons Learned

Description: Article shares the leadership lessons learned by a librarian who once served as a faculty member but then became an Associate Dean. Transitioning from a faculty role to an administrative one creates a landscape of learning that promotes growth and exposes challenges. This is the submitted/accepted manuscript version of the article.
Date: Winter 2020
Creator: Venner, Mary Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries

MINES for Libraries© @ UNT Libraries: Final Report

Description: This report summarizes the University of North Texas Libraries' results from the MINES for Libraries© survey protocol from January 2015 to December 2019. The intention of the survey was to learn more about the usage of the Library's online resources, and the resulting data is robust and useful for longitudinal trends.
Date: October 20, 2020
Creator: Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries

Step Up Your Game with Genre Terms for Tabletop Games

Description: This poster introduces the controlled vocabulary of genre terms used by the UNT Libraries to enhance user access to a large collection of tabletop games. It was presented at the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) 2020 conference which was held virtually.
Date: October 13, 2020
Creator: Robson, Diane; Sassen, Catherine & Yanowski, Kevin
Partner: UNT Libraries

University of North Texas Libraries 30-Second Survey

Description: This report documents the UNT Libraries 30-Second Survey project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant funded by the UNT Libraries. The final report briefly describes the UNT Libraries 30-Second Survey project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: September 28, 2020
Creator: Mount, Jonathan; Guintivano, Jeffrey & Rumohr, Garret
Partner: UNT Libraries

The 19th Amendment: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Description: Video recording of UNT's Constitution Day event for 2020 which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The event was a moderated panel presentation with speakers Dr. Christina Bejarano, Texas Woman's University; Dr. Rachel Moran, University of North Texas; and Dr. Andrea Silva, University of North Texas, and moderated by Dr. Rafe Major, University of North Texas.
Date: September 17, 2020
Creator: Bejarano, Christina; Moran, Rachel Louise & Silva, Andrea
Partner: University of North Texas

Advances in academic video game collections

Description: This article discusses how the UNT Media Library developed a video game collection to support student retention, student recreation, and classroom instruction. The article also will explain how the Library successfully met challenges involved in collection development, related technology, space needs, and the challenges it sees ahead.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: August 29, 2020
Creator: Robson, Diane; Sassen, Catherine & Rodriguez, Allyson
Partner: UNT Libraries

Academic Librarians Creating Value through Commercialization Partnerships

Description: This paper focuses on how the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries was able to develop a successful partnership with the UNT Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) and move outside the Libraries’ normal sphere of influence to help create a patent internship program for students. The paper is published in the Texas Library Journal Special Edition for Summer 2020, and it was a contributed paper at the Texas Library Association 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning conference.
Date: August 12, 2020
Creator: Dooley, Yvonne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Collaborating on Scholarship

Description: The presentation examines the considerations and processes for collaborating on scholarship from the perspective of academic librarians. It includes how to choose team members, facilitate collaboration and organize all the elements of a project to create a successful publication or presentation. Also included are administrative responsibilities, thoughts on handling problems, and examples of delineating responsibilities. It was presented at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference held on August 7, 2020.
Date: August 7, 2020
Creator: Sassen, Catherine & Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries

High-Quality Diet of Journals: Comparison of Top-ranked with Most-used Journals at a Large Academic Library

Description: Presentation is a follow-up on work from the UNT Libraries regarding compiled data from the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and its comparison to UNT holdings. Journal usage data has been added to provide a more complete answer to the original question posed previously. The presentation focuses less on the technology and steps for gathering this data, and more on the results and the limitations of such an analysis. It was presented at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference held on August 7, 2020.
Date: August 7, 2020
Creator: Hergert, Christopher; Byrne, Sephra & Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries

To Meet or Not to Meet: How We Really Feel

Description: Presentation highlights meeting science in the context of libraries with support from a survey conducted by the authors. Topics include the predictors of success for productive meetings, what academic librarian perceptions of effective meeting leadership are, and learn about the “best practices” for meeting participation and leadership. It was presented at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference held on August 7, 2020.
Date: August 7, 2020
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie & Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries

Visual Thinking for Art Librarians and Artists: Techniques for Unlocking Your Creativity to Generate Ideas and Solve Problems

Description: This poster introduces visual thinking for art librarians and artists, and it looks at different techniques to promote creativity, conceptualize ideas, solve problems, and come up with new insights. It was presented virtually for the Art Libraries Society of North America's 48th Annual Conference held on July 29-31, 2020.
Date: June 30, 2020
Creator: Barham, Rebecca
Partner: UNT Libraries

Academic Librarians Creating Value through Commercialization Partnerships

Description: This presentation focuses on how the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries was able to develop a successful partnership with the UNT Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) and move outside the Libraries’ normal sphere of influence to help create a patent internship program for students. It is a presentation for a contributed paper at the Texas Library Association 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning conference.
Date: Summer 2020
Creator: Dooley, Yvonne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Academic Librarians Creating Value through Commercialization Partnerships

Description: Video of the presentation "Academic Librarians Creating Value through Commercialization Partnerships," which focuses on how the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries was able to develop a successful partnership with the UNT Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) and move outside the Libraries’ normal sphere of influence to help create a patent internship program for students. It is a presentation for a contributed paper at the Texas Library Association 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning conference.
Date: Summer 2020
Creator: Dooley, Yvonne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Closed-form expressions for the magnetic fields of rectangular and circular finite-length solenoids and current loops

Description: This article discusses closed-form expressions for the magnetic fields produced by rectangular- and circular-shaped finite-length solenoids and current loops. The closed-form expression for the magnetic field of a rectangular-shaped finite-length solenoid is derived using the Biot–Savart law. Closed-form expressions for the magnetic fields of solenoids and current loops can be used to avoid approximations in analytical models and may reduce computation time in computer simulations.
Date: June 15, 2020
Creator: Hampton, S.; Lane, R. A.; Hedlof, R. M.; Phillips, R. E. & Ordonez, Carlos A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Wesley J. Thompson (1947-2019)

Description: The article is a memorial to Wesley J. Thompson (1947-2019) and highlights his contributions to the studies of neuromuscular synapses and glial cells. Thompson graduated from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) with Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degree, and he went on to build a meaningful career that spanned the globe. He will be remembered not only as a great scientist but also as a great mentor and friend.
Date: June 12, 2020
Creator: Lee, Young il & Rimer, Mendell
Partner: University of North Texas

Automating Authority Control Procedures

Description: This paper is a part of the presentation, "Automating the Authority Control Process," for the Innovative Users Group Conference in 2020. The presentation introduces ideas on how to handle authority control using a variety of tools, both paid and free. The paper details the specific procedures described in the presentation.
Date: May 26, 2020
Creator: Wolf, Stacey
Partner: UNT Libraries

Automating the Authority Control Process

Description: Video recording of the presentation, "Automating the Authority Control Process," for the Innovative Users Group Conference in 2020. The presentation introduces ideas on how to handle authority control using a variety of tools, both paid and free. The presenter describes how their library handles authority control, describe vendors and programs, and demonstrate a few automated authority control processes using MarcEdit, Sierra, OCLC and a few other programs.
Date: May 26, 2020
Creator: Wolf, Stacey
Partner: UNT Libraries

Automating the Authority Control Process

Description: This presentation introduces ideas on how to handle authority control using a variety of tools, both paid and free. The presenter describes how their library handles authority control, describe vendors and programs, and demonstrate a few automated authority control processes using MarcEdit, Sierra, OCLC and a few other programs.
Date: May 26, 2020
Creator: Wolf, Stacey
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digitization at the Portal to Texas History

Description: The presentation introduces the process of digitizing material into the Portal to Texas History. It was presented at the 2020 Texas Association of Museums Conference. The history of the repository, digitization standards, and workflows are discussed along with some lessons learned.
Date: May 13, 2020
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Mangum, Jake
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

IIIF and the UNT Digital Collections

Description: Presentation for the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Archives Community Group virtual meeting held on May 12, 2020. The presentation is a demonstration of the IIIF by the University of North Texas' digital collections.
Date: May 12, 2020
Creator: Hicks, William & McIntosh, Marcia
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit