2007 AACRL/CUS Best Practices Programs

AACRL Program Coordinators:Beth Ashmore, Samford University & Rosemary Arneson, University of Montevallo

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Using LibQual+ data to direct change and assess success
Rickey Best, Dean of the Library, Auburn University – Montgomery Library

The AUM Library first conducted the LibQual+ survey in 2003. During that survey, the library received a number of comments and scores indicating dissatisfaction with the library as a physical place. In late 2003 and early 2004, the library began a project to improve the quality of seating and the appearance of the library. In 2006, the library measured the success of this project by re-doing the LibQual+ survey and saw an improvement in the scores relating to the library as a place.
Powerpoint Presentation (Powerpoint file)

A Harvest of New Ideas – The Mini-Sessions!
Move around the room and hear three different presentations in one session.

Blogs and RSS Feeds: Keeping Current in Academe
Paula Barnett-Ellis, Reference Librarian
Jacksonville State University
Powerpoint Presentation (Powerpoint file)
Presentation Handout (PDF file)

Hands On! From Library Lecture to Library Workshop
Lucy I. Farrow, Documents Librarian
Auburn University-Montgomery Library

GPO Access Awareness Update
Phyllis Tanner, Reference/Government Documents Librarian
Enterprise-Ozark Community College
Powerpoint Presentation (Powerpoint file)
Presentation Handout (PDF file)

Are Students Reaping What You Sow? Student Comments on Preferred Library Instruction Delivery Methods
Jodi Poe, Distance Education Librarian and Electronic Resources Manager, Jacksonville State University
John-Bauer Graham, Head of Public Services, Jacksonville State University

A comparison of library instruction delivery methods used at a medium-size, academic library. Types included are CD-ROMs, face-to-face, and online via the University’s course management system (Blackboard).
Powerpoint Presentation (Powerpoint file)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Making Space for Art
Dr. Richard Wood, Dean of University Libraries, University of South Alabama

The presenter will show how art shows in the library can enhance the library’s mission. Art shows can enhance the library environment and attract people to visit the library whether it is a school, public or academic institution. Learn how to develop a space for art shows, write public relations material, and develop a policy.
Presentation Handout (PDF)