Biomedical Libraries Web

Collaborations on Campus:
Opportunities for New Partnerships

Friday, October 7, 2005

This year's conference focused on innovative collaborations between libraries and other campus entities. Working with others can bring fresh perspectives and new ideas--the whole really can be greater than the sum of its parts. Various units on our campuses also support faculty and students; when we share experience and insight, we are all enriched and enlivened.


8:30 - 9:00
Registration and coffee

9:00 - 9:15

Bill Garrity
Director, Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries

9:15 - 11:15
Strategies for Librarians in Cross-Campus Collaboration

Susan Fliss
Director of Education and Outreach
Dartmouth College Library

Librarians recognize the importance of campus partnerships. How do we find potential partners, identify common needs, and - here's the tricky part - collaborate with others who may have different perspectives, working styles, and communication styles? What are the opportunities, challenges, and roadblocks to effective collaboration? This session developed a framework and strategies for cross-campus collaboration.
Handout (PDF)
Worksheet (PDF)

11:15 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00
Opportunities, Connections, and Synergy: Virtual and Live Collaborations of Librarians, Students, Departments, and Industry

Martin A. Kesselman
Life Sciences Librarian
Chang Science Library
Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers' librarians collaborated with teaching faculty, students, and industry partners to develop a virtual collaboratory. This collaboratory is a virtual meeting place and workplace for interdisciplinary teams of students and industry partners. It provides the infrastructure for a new multidisciplinary course that involves the business community directly in the classroom learning environment. The project is supported through a USDA/CREES Higher Education Challenge Grant. This presentation focused on the gestation of the idea and the synergy that comes from this non-traditional collaboration.
Presentation (PowerPoint)

12:00 - 12:30
Creating an Information Literacy Plan for First-Year Students: Librarians and Faculty Collaborate

Catherine L. Crohan
Coordinator of Library Instruction
Standish Library
Siena College

Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M
Professor of Religious Studies and College Core Coordinator
Siena College

Since 1996, librarians and faculty have been collaborating to implement an information literacy plan for the Foundations Sequence, Siena Collegeís two-semester first-year student course. The collaboration has been essential to the programís success. This presentation looked at the false starts and frustrations, and what led to the development and acceptance of the plan, as well as the continuing collaborative effort needed to sustain it.
Presentation- Crohan (PowerPoint)
Presentation- Tamburello (PowerPoint)
Handout (PDF)

12:30 - 1:30
Lunch (included)

1:30 - 2:00
Service With a Byte: Building a New Model of Customer Service

Kathryn D. Soule
Coordinator of Outreach and Public Service
Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library
University of Virginia

Library patrons, particularly students, do not necessarily distinguish between questions which should be directed to the Library (informational) and which should be handled by IT (technological). The Brown Science and Engineering Library and the University's IT division collaborated to combine their respective service/help desks into a single entity. This provides a unified service desk and allows library users to easily obtain assistance with circulation, reference, and computer questions.
Presentation (PowerPoint)

2:00 - 2:30
Collaborative Planning for Collaborative Learning: Designing and Promoting New Learning Spaces on Campus

Scott Walter
Assistant Dean of Libraries for Information and Instructional Services,
and Visiting Assistant Professor of Teaching and Leadership
University of Kansas

In Spring 2004, the University of Kansas Libraries joined with representatives of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Development and Support, Student Computing Services, and the Thematic Learning Communities program to design a new learning space on campus - a space that would be dedicated to supporting collaborative teaching and learning in a technology-rich environment. This presentation described the planning principles behind the design of the Budig Collaborative Learning Environment and the implementation of faculty development programs aimed at encouraging faculty use of the space for innovative teaching.
Presentation (PowerPoint)
Handout (PDF)

2:30 - 3:00
Plagiarism: Key to Collaboration

Susan Herzog
Information Literacy Librarian
J. Eugene Smith Library
Eastern Connecticut State University

Are you looking for that magic key to unlock the door to collaboration with faculty? Plagiarism may be the key. Plagiarism has moved to the top of the agenda for many faculty members and campus administrators. This presentation described a successful program which can easily be duplicated on your campus. Most critical has been the "fallout" from the program, raising the profile of the library and the information literacy agenda on campus.
Presentation (PowerPoint)

3:00 - 3:45

Susan Fliss
Director of Education and Outreach
Dartmouth College Library

Scott Walter
Assistant Dean of Libraries for Information and Instructional Services, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Teaching and Leadership
University of Kansas

This session provided an opportunity to synthesize and personalize the topics covered in the conference. A panel of the day's speakers, moderated by Susan Fliss and Scott Walter, addressed questions and comments collected throughout the day.

Last update 11-October-2005 by Biomedical Libraries Web Group
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