Tag: academic libraries

Black Built Environment: an ALA-funded LibGuide project

Black Built Environment: race and architecture in America is a new ALA grant-funded research guide that supports a re-imagination of the architectural canon and more equitable practices across…

Racism and the Chinese-American Experience

“Racism is a learned behavior, influenced by fear and sustained by ignorance. This Libguide was created to help students better contextualize how discriminatory policies and fear mongering produced widespread racism against Chinese-Americans. In order to dismantle racism, it is imperative to recognize it’s many forms both historical and contemporary.

The creators, three self-identified white women, do not claim to be experts on the Chinese-American experience and we recognize our privilege in the creation of this guide. We welcome any and all criticism and hope to create discussion around the power of librarians as content creators.”

from MARC to BIBFRAME [!]

This poster seeks to overview, briefly, MARC’s limitations, the history of the transition away from MARC toward BIBFRAME, the functionality of BIBFRAME, and the opportunities and challenges presented by BIBFRAME.

Academic Library Evolution

“Growing the Academic Library: Past, Present & Future” is an exploration of how academic libraries have changed and grown, organized into three major areas: resources, physical space, and education. This comprehensive literature review provides an understanding of where academic libraries have been as well as where they’re going, the latter including emerging ideas such as patron-driven acquisition and student activist archiving. An overall theme is the symbiotic relationship between the library and the wider university.

Digital Pedagogy and the Future of Digital Scholarship Librarianship

This talk will describe digital scholarship librarians’ use of digital pedagogy and changes in the field that will affect these librarians’ practice.

A Visualization of Gothic Literature

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this digital humanities project maps the letters in both Frankenstein and Dracula providing a representation of Gothic literature during the 19th Century.

Identity in LIS

Students from fall 2016’s Identity and Culturally Responsive Practice course will share findings from their scholarship on issues of race, class, and gender within the LIS field and our own SI community. Join us for a presentation and open discussion.

Learning to use Social Explorer

Tutorial on created maps and table using Social Explorer

Kerry James Marshall: An Exhibit Guide

Exhibit guide to the Kerry James Marshall exhibit at the MET in Fall 2016

“Purchase”ing a film database

“13 min video comparing two film databases and recommending one for purchase


LibGuide for Film and Media Preservation

The “LibGuide for Film and Media Preservation” is a centralized location tool to serve the needs of beginning professionals working with and managing moving image media, analog and digital, in information environments such as archives, museum and special collections and libraries. In addition, the resource guide is designed as a supplement to graduate students taking relevant course work in library and informational science coursework, such as film and media collections. The LibGuide includes information resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and indexes, selected for their coverage across disciplines including varied topics as preservation, conservation and restoration, film history, and librarianship.

Community Building & Engagement

This panel explores research and recommendations in community building and engagement at three organizations: the Finkelstein Memorial Library; Pax Gaming Community; and the United States Military, Academic Library, West Point. Special emphasis is placed on social media.

Alchohol dependency/ Women’s reproductive rights: LibGuides

Students demonstrate best practices for creating LibGuides on different topics for a public library (Alchohol dependency) and an academic library (Women’s reproductive rights). Presentation includes original video content by students.

The Flipped Classroom Model in Academic Libraries

During this talk we will discuss the Flipped Classroom Model and how it can be used in academic libraries to enhance the information literacy of students. We will discuss how we applied this model to a video we created for Stevens Institute of Technology.

Investigating Reading Preferences of University Students in New York City

In a collaborative study carried out by Professor Pattuelli’s Fall 2012 Human Information Behavior class, students designed a qualitative research study that sought to reveal common themes relating to reader preferences when choosing between electronic and print material, specifically in an academic context.

E-books in Academia: E-book Adoption and Use at Pratt SILS

As part of a larger collaborative study on the use of e-books in academia conducted with Cristina Pattuelli’s Human Information Behavior course and partner libraries, students of Irene Lopatovska’s Research Methods course used three data collection methods to study how e-books are currently being used by SILS students.