Poster Sessions

The following is a list of posters to be presented at the conference. More details will come as they are provided.

 

…And Our Crystal Ball Says…: Predicting a Changing Future

Creating an Integrated Library System Using Open Source Software for Afghanistan Academic Libraries

Creative Outsourcing Can Be a Good Thing

The Development of Books in China, Then and Now

Direction and Vision for the Delivery of and Access to Information Resources

The Exposure Project: Cultivating Content for Multimedia Access to Collections and Archives

Finding Information In a New Landscape:  Re-thinking Reference Services

Leadership Team Restructuring for "Where Next":  The Changing Role of the UA Library Cabinet

The Morris K. Udall Oral History Project

“Show me the Money”: Starting a Grants and Revenue Initiative to Leverage Assets

Tough Times, Tough Decisions: Streamlining, Studying and Experimenting to Save $ and Better Serve Customers

Where’s The Book?  We Found It!  What Next?

You Want Your ILL When? Right Now?

 


…And Our Crystal Ball Says…: Predicting a Changing Future

Presenter:
Verónica Reyes, Special Collections Librarian & French & Italian Department Liaison, University of Arizona Library

The Access & Delivery team was charged with providing the UA Libraries with a report summarizing recommended long and short-term strategies in directing the library for the future. This poster illustrates the path that the Access & Delivery team took to arrive at recommendations and strategies for the UA Library’s strategic plan.

 


Creating an Integrated Library System Using Open Source Software for Afghanistan Academic Libraries

Presenters:  
Atifa Rawan
Yan Han
Jose Garcia
The University of Arizona Libraries

This poster session describes building an Integrated Library System (ILS) for Afghanistan academic libraries using open source software. We will present our approaches in software selection, improvements, and modifications such as Persian language support and users interface.

 


Creative Outsourcing Can Be a Good Thing

Presenters:
Saad Dagher, Library Specialist Senior (Middle Eastern Languages)
Yunzhen "Jane" Wan, Library Specialist (East Asian Languages)
Liz Bezanson, Library Supervisor (Work Team Leader)
The University of Arizona Libraries

Talk to UA Library staff who are involved with a unique outsourcing venture with OCLC.  As “outsourcees,” UA staff provide catalog records for Middle Eastern language cataloging to OCLC. In return, OCLC provides credits for Chinese language cataloging to the UA.

 


The Development of Books in China, Then and Now

Presenter:
Ping Situ, The University of Arizona Libraries

This poster will explore the development of books in China in the past, present and the future. China can easily claim a few firsts, including the invention of paper, wood block printing and moveable type. Today China is also advancing rapidly to become a major player in the electronic publishing arena. Challenges and problems such as copyright issues and lack of electronic book display standards will also be discussed in the presentation. 

 


Direction and Vision for the Delivery of and Access to Information Resources

Presenters:
Steve Bosch
Scott Cossel
Yan Han
Jim Martin
Atifa Rawan
The University of Arizona Libraries

This session will focus on how strategic directions are established for the University of Arizona Libraries in order to satisfy
customers information resource needs in a timely, efficient, and transparent fashion. We will discuss how the Library develops
cost-effective solutions meetings customers' needs for access to information.

 


The Exposure Project: Cultivating Content for Multimedia Access to Collections and Archives

Presenters:
Barbara Allen, Assistant Director for Internal Operations
Dianne Nilsen, Head of Collections Imaging
Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Libraries

What do you do when you are the stewards of the country’s premiere photographic archive? How do you make the artistry of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, and other significant photographers, accessible to the photo enthusiast, the scholar, and the middle school students writing their first term paper? What do we mean when we say we want depth and breadth and interactivity for remote users?  In this poster session, the Center for Creative Photography’s Exposure Project will be discussed and sampled.

 


Finding Information In a New Landscape:  Re-thinking Reference Services

Presenters:
Marianne Stowell Bracke
Michael Brewer
Robyn Huff-Eibl
Dan Lee
Robert Mitchell
Michael Ray
The University of Arizona Libraries

The information landscape is in flux -- customer’s use of traditional reference services are shrinking while libraries are being called upon to take on new responsibilities.  This poster shows how the UA Libraries shifted its reference services to meet customer’s needs in the new landscape and allow librarians to have the flexibility to take on new work.

 


Leadership Team Restructuring for "Where Next":  The Changing Role of the UA Library Cabinet

Presenters:
Shelley Phipps, AD for Team and Organizational Effectiveness, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Team
Pat Promis, Team Leader, Special Collections, Fine Arts and Humanities Team
The University of Arizona Libraries

The Library Cabinet has taken on new responsibilities for operationalizing the Strategic Plan in our streamlined structure. They have also changed the way they conduct business to make decisions more transparent, to include stakeholders in their deliberations, and to improve communication with the larger library staff.  

 


The Morris K. Udall Oral History Project

Presenters:
Amara Edwards, Archivist
Amy Verheide, Archivist
The University of Arizona Libraries

This poster will showcase innovative technology used by the UAL Special Collections in providing greater accessibility for researchers to oral history collections.

 


“Show me the Money”: Starting a Grants and Revenue Initiative to Leverage Assets

Presenters:
Bess de Farber
Maliaca Oxnam
The University of Arizona Libraries

Learn from the UA Libraries' journey to solve a variety of organizational and operational issues that culminated in 2005 with the establishment of a new full-time position of Grants & Revenue Manager.  We'll share our learnings, experiments, collaborations, and current status of the UA Libraries Grants & Revenue Program, now in its eighth month.

 


Tough Times, Tough Decisions: Streamlining, Studying and Experimenting to Save $ and Better Serve Customers

Presenters:
Robyn Huff-Eibl
Wendy Begay
Toni Anaya

In the past several years circulation and shelving statistics as well as the usage of print reserves have declined.  At the University of Arizona we have been working to move from a traditional mediated service environment towards increased user self-sufficiency, where the basic circulation transactions become unmediated.  Come learn how we have implemented open holds, reserves and soon self check-in.  Learn how we have consolidated services into a single desk, the challenges we faced and competencies required to create a new future for your circulation staff.

 


Where’s The Book?  We Found It!  What Next?

Presenters:
Travis Teetor, Circulation Supervisor
Mona Ammon, Library Specialist Sr.
Sandra Joy, Library Specialist
Carrie Larson, Library Specialist
Cleo Marmion, Library Specialist Sr.
Materials Access Team, The University of Arizona Libraries

First, we brought you “Where’s the Book?  We Found It!”  A look at the problem of  why customers can’t find library owned materials.  Now we bring you the sequel, what solutions we implemented to solve these problems and what effects these solutions have had.

 


You Want Your ILL When? Right Now?

Presenters:
Jeanne Voyles
Ellen Knight
The University of Arizona Librares

Results of the University of Arizona’s Six Sigma process improvement of the Interlibrary Loan article borrowing process  will be shared: user survey results, problems that were addressed to improve the process, statistics describing our processes before and after improvement and our cost analysis summary.  In this study Turn Around Time (TAT) was improved: From: 42% of requests delivered within 3 days To:  68% delivered within 3 days; AND the Cost per Article was reduced: From $8.43 To: $7.97 (with more savings to come).