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(4) General Librarianship [clear filter]
Thursday, May 16
 

2:50pm MDT

Ethical Use of Technologies in Libraries
The recent advancements of technologies such as artificial intelligence and data mining provide an avenue to gain a better understanding of business relations and customers. These techniques can enhance library services and provide a better user experience for its patrons. In line with this years ULA theme of In Libraries We Trust, the presentation will focus on the implications & importance of ethics, when implementing these emerging technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Dhanushka Samarakoon

Dhanushka Samarakoon

Assistant Head of Software Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Objective 1 Learn about emerging technologies
  • Objective 2 Learn about the ethical implication of new technologies
  • Objective 3 Discussion on finding the right balance between improvements of services, vs ethical usage of technologies.

2:50pm MDT

Libraries in Sustainable Communities: The UN Sustainable Development Goals as a Framework for Change
Libraries are key institutions for achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework for organizational change to create strong, resilient communities. Libraries are familiar, trusted organizations with a mission that supports economic opportunity, equality, civic engagement, education and health.  Rather than creating new, unproven infrastructure, existing library systems can align programming and services to transform lives and connect with community partners. 

Speakers
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Amy Brunvand

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)

2:50pm MDT

NOVEL: Building a Sustainable Online Publishing and Educational Platform
NOVEL is a discipline specific open repository. Eccles Library serves as publisher and provides opportunities for health professionals to publish non-traditional scholarly output which builds a neuro-ophthalmology curriculum. Needing continued support, spin off products were developed for licensing. An Illustrated Curriculum was published in Stat!Ref, a Teton Data Systems electronic platform. The revenue generated by the Stat!Ref product will help sustain the NOVEL open repository. The open NOVEL repository allows faculty around the world to share expertise and support training of neuro-ophthalmologists. The model established is transferrable and could be used by other disciplines. The Library-Society collaboration has been a rewarding way to enhance educational cooperation within the discipline of Neuro-ophthalmology. Libraries can be publishers of non-traditional content and manage peer-review. This role is a natural extension of the library profession and places the library in an essential position to further education and research in an academic discipline.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Hull

Bryan Hull

Health Sciences Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Jessica Maestas

Digital Collections Coordinator, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Carmin Smoot

Digital Publishing Coordinator, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
avatar for Nancy Lombardo

Nancy Lombardo

Head of Digital Publishing, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah



Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 B
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Knowledge Management, Transforming Libraries
  • Objective 1 Understand the benefits of collaboration between a library and a national society
  • Objective 2 Know the strategies used to sustain the project through publishing licensed products to provide financial support
  • Objective 3 Know the strategies used to sustain the project through publishing licensed products to provide financial support

3:10pm MDT

Audiovisual Accessibility: Evaluating Workflows for Closed Captioning and Transcripts
The Marriott Library is exploring methods for creating transcripts for AV resources. We are working with files representing various qualities, formats, and genres. Transcripts are created using three workflows: manual transcription, Google Speech API, and outsourced transcription.  The time, cost, and quality of each are being compared to determine the best workflow for each file type. This presentation includes project details and lessons learned while making our AV content more accessible. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Myntti

Jeremy Myntti

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Molly Rose Stead

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Brian McBride

Head of Digital Infrastructure Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Stefano Kinkade

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Objective 1 The need for making audiovisual content more accessible for patrons with disabilities will be discussed and resources about AV accessibility will be made available.
  • Objective 2 Attendees will learn about different methods and workflows for creating captions and transcripts, including the pros and cons of each workflow.
  • Objective 3 Information about different tools for making audiovisual content more accessible in digital libraries will be shared.

3:10pm MDT

Libraries, the Universe, and Everything: The EXPLORE Model for School Libraries
The EXPLORE model represents a framework for dual STEAM advocacy and school library outreach. As a tool for structuring and organizing outreach events, it seeks to unite traditional STEM disciplines, the humanities, and libraries as epicenters for research and discovery. In this presentation, we will discuss the model and its potential applications in school library outreach activities. 

Speakers
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Christopher Clark

Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Objective 1 The audience will discover ways to implement the EXPLORE model into their own libraries.
  • Objective 2 The audience will be given specific ideas for incorporating STEM and the humanities into their library outreach.
  • Objective 3 The audience will be given marketing strategies for bringing in enthusiasts from multiple disciplines.
 
Friday, May 17
 

1:30pm MDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges
In the context of Libraries, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve both internal operations and user services. Yet, AI can run tangent to the core values and traditions that libraries have nurtured and sustained over the years.

In this presentation, we will discuss the brief history of AI, current AI projects in Libraries and possible impact on library services. We will touch on this year’s theme - “In Libraries we Trust” - and discuss role of Libraries in this age of AI. 

Speakers
avatar for Harish Maringanti

Harish Maringanti

Associate Dean for IT & Digital Library Services, University of Utah
avatar for Dhanushka Samarakoon

Dhanushka Samarakoon

Assistant Head of Software Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 B
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Objective 1 General understanding of Artificial Intelligence
  • Objective 2 Opportunities of using AI in libraries to improve internal operations and user services
  • Objective 3 Challenges in using AI in libraries

1:30pm MDT

Religious Diversity in Salt Lake City: Historical and Contemporary Photographs at the University of Utah
This presentation highlights historical and contemporary photographs in the Marriott Library's Digital Library showing churches and other religious structures in Salt Lake City.  These photos reflect the history and diversity of religion in Salt Lake, and also the way in which historical buildings have been re-purposed, whether for secular uses or as homes of new religious communities.  

Speakers
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Ken Rockwell

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Local History, Metadata
  • Objective 1 To learn about photographs of historical church buildings available through the Marriott Library's Digital Library
  • Objective 2 Learn about the changing religious landscape of Salt Lake City by comparing early 20th century photos with new photos taken in 2018
  • Objective 3 Learn about steps taken to produce a new digital photo collection linked to history resources

1:55pm MDT

How to Get Even the Most Reluctant Staff on Board with Assessment: Creating a Culture of Celebration, Assessment, and Improvement
For many staff members, assessment can be an intimidating process. With anxieties about negative feedback, punishment, or toxic oversight, it can be difficult to have staff excited to participate. The assessment librarian at UVU’s Fulton Library will share how she brought assessment to the spotlight as opportunities to celebrate and then used that momentum to tackle more challenging topics in the library.
 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Naylor Stephens

Mary Naylor Stephens

Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
Utah Valley University Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:55pm - 2:15pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
 


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