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Does the Reference Desk Still Matter?: Assessing the Desk Paradigm at the University of Washington Libraries
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
The University of Washington (UW) comprises three campuses and several off-campus facilities and is the largest comprehensive research institution in the Pacific Northwest. UW’s Seattle campus, its largest, has thirteen libraries which serve 43,000 students and 4,300 faculty and host over five million annual visits to library ...
Using active learning techniques to engage academic librarians in research data management
Using active learning techniques to engage academic librarians in research data management. Poster presented at ACRL 2015 in Portland, OR.
Persona Development and Use, or, How to Make Imaginary People Work for You
In the spring of 2009, the University of Washington (UW) Libraries User Experience (UX) Group embarked on a project to create personas, which are “detailed descriptions of imaginary people constructed out of well-understood, highly specified data about real people.”1 Although the Libraries regularly conducts assessments of ...
Visual Literacy Standards in Higher Education: New Opportunities for Libraries and Student Learning
(The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD 21218, 2013-01)
Visual literacy is essential for 21st century learners. Across the higher education curriculum, students are being asked to use and produce images and visual media in their academic work, and they must be prepared to do so. The Association of College and Research Libraries has published the Visual Literacy Competency Standards ...
Gone Today, Here Tomorrow: The Future of Government Information and the Digital FDLP
No abstract or description.
LibGuides Usability Testing: Customizing a Product to Work for Your Users
After moving subject and class research guides from static html pages to Springshare’s LibGuides system, the University of Washington Libraries investigated how these guides and their built-in features were being understood and used our by students. This paper will describe usability testing that was conducted on our LibGuides ...
In Pursuit of Antiracist Social Justice: Denaturalizing Whiteness in the Academic Library
This article examines racism and the culture of Whiteness in academic libraries in three major areas of public services: space, staffing, and reference service delivery. The authors perform a critical discourse analysis, drawing on critical race theory, critical geography, critical education, and social psychology to examine ...
Watch and Learn: Assessment of Online Video Tutorials
(2014 Library Assessment Conference, 2014)
In 2009, the University of Washington Libraries began producing online screencast tutorials as a way to support library instruction and to serve as point-of-need assistance in answering reference questions by email or chat reference. Research has shown that students are capable of learning from video tutorials, but while the ...
Collaborative Boutique Digitization: Comparison of Two Projects
Focuses on 2 digital projects, King County Snapshots (2001-2003) and Olympic Peninsula Community Museum (2004-2006). Compares and contrasts the two projects. Frames the discussion inside the goals of each project. Frames further discussion inside the project visions of creating models as opposed to the needs to produce digital ...
Developing a Collaborative Faculty-Librarian Information Literacy Assessment Project
(Emerald Publishing Library Review, 2012)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of developing an information literacy assessment project, and to discuss key findings from the project. Design/methodology/approach – A variety of assessment tools were used to gather information about student learning and our information literacy instruction: ...