Schedule/Agenda


Session # Title Presenter/Co-Presenter(s)
0-K GUGM 2012 Keynote Speaker Dr. Steven Wrigley
0-L Long-term Library Plan for USG/Galileo Gene Ruffin, RACL Chair
1-A The Year of Licensing Turbulence Charles Sicignano 
1-B Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Discovery Tools in the Information Literacy Classroom and at the Reference Desk Shaundra Walker
1-C Voyager Update Ex Libris
1-D Text messaging: a new way to enhance your library services. Stella Richardson, Denita Hampton, Larry Hansard
1-E Caller: “I have this stuff…” Cynthia Horne, Brandon Gipson
1-F Head in the Clout/Feet on the Ground: Interlibrary Loan and Electronic Delivery Virginia Feher, Susan Morris, Michael Law
1-G Rethinking Your Library Blog Amy Burger
2-A Alma Update Ex Libris
2-B Learning to Teach a Discovery Service Kristin Nielsen, Elizabeth White, Amber Prentiss
2-C Catloging and Circulating Kindles Karen Glover, Mary Francis Panettierre
2-D Gil Express Best Practices Viki Timian, Daron Mitchell, Mollie Armour
2-E Engaging the Archives: Engaged Learning Pedagogies and Archival Instruction Joshua Kitchens
2-F Consolidation of USG Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities Pat Borck, Lynn Kelly, David King, Deborah Prosser, Camilia Reid, Paul Roberts, Shawn Tonner, Jacqueline Vickers
2-G Reference Service: Traditional Desk or Something else? Bonnie Morris, Amy Burger
3-A Implementing EBSCONET Usage Consolidation Tricia Clayton
3-B Tagging and QR Codes: A Dynamic Pairing for Discovery Karn Viars, Patricia Ziebart
3-C Choosing the Right Discovery Tool : Making a Discovery Task Force Function Effectively Debra Skinner, Jessica Minihan
3-D Measurements, Metrics, and Methods: Ideas for Meaningful Assessment Howard Carrier, Jeffrey Gallant, Fred Smith, Andrea Stanfield, Laura Wright
3-E Archives challenge - closing out one college name and beginning another. What should we plan for? Sharing of ideas and forms. Rebecca Homan
3-F How Electronic Journal Holdings Have Changed ILL - In Other Words, What Do I Do Now? Melissa Jackson
3-G Gil and Gil-Find Stats 'n Stuff Sean Purcell

GUGM 2012 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Steve W. Wrigley was named Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration for the University System of Georgia by Chancellor Huckaby effective July 1, 2011. Dr. Wrigley joined the University of Georgia in 1998 as the first Director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s International Center for Democratic Governance. In 2002, Dr. Wrigley was named Senior Vice President for External Affairs. In July 2006, Dr. Wrigley returned to the Vinson Institute as its Director, while continuing in his role as Vice President for Government Relations. He is a veteran of state government serving under former Gov. Zell Miller. Dr. Wrigley earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and his doctorate in history from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

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The Year of Licensing Turbulence

After a very turbulent year of licensing issues for serials and electronic resources, it was time to get serious about understanding the various levels of system-wide and institution-specific guidelines regarding the execution of contracts for scholarly materials. This led to some creative changes in the licensing process and has helped create a more focused and inclusive system of working with the purchasing department and our university counsel. This session will discuss the challenges we faced and how we worked through them so we stayed in compliance with BOR rules and regulations.

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Discovery Tools in the Information Literacy Classroom and at the Reference Desk

FVSU implemented the Summon Discovery Tool in April 2011. Since that time, library staff has had the time to learn more about how students use it, particularly in information literacy sessions and at service desks. This presentation will explore implications for teaching the discovery tool and will also illuminate observations of students’ experiences using the tool. Tips and tricks for librarians teaching and using discovery tools will be shared.

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Text messaging: a new way to enhance your library services.

Text messaging is a way to communicate instantly with your users. Georgia Tech Library is in the process of creating a texting system that will allow staff to send quick message alerts to patrons regarding short loan check-outs. For example, students can be notified instantly when that coveted Reserve item is available. Conversely, they can be contacted immediately when they have an overdue Reserve item.This feature has been created using code from VUFind. The VUFind code has been modified to text the user about item availability or that the item is overdue immediately after the status of the item has changed. This feature will greatly improve our short loan service.

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Caller: “I have this stuff…”

Even a small repository can accomplish big things! North Georgia College & State University’s Special Collections staff will share their own projects and thoughts on what can be accomplished to inspire other small repositories. Small groups can definitely produce big impact, high interest and high traffic projects!

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Head in the Clout/Feet on the Ground: Interlibrary Loan and Electronic Delivery

From the once revolutionary telefacsimile to the current Cloud, interlibrary loan (ILL) has historically embraced new technologies to improve delivery services. As libraries move closer to the Cloud, such as envisioned by OCLC’s WorldShare, interlibrary loan can take advantage of what the Cloud has to offer but still remain grounded in terms of staffing and workflow issues. To demonstrate this, the presenters will discuss their experiences with various methods of electronic delivery, including Ariel, Odyssey, RapidILL, posting to a local server, and Article Exchange, discussing the advantages and disadvantages for both borrowing and lending, as well as the challenges of adapting to new technologies in relation to increased (or decreased) workloads, staff training, technical support, and equipment reliability. Additionally, the presenters will encourage audience participation so that attendees can share experiences with electronic delivery, including present practices and future plans.

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Rethinking Your Library Blog

While library blogging is commonplace, it doesn’t have to be boring! With the available variety of free blogging tools, any library can have a blog, but should every library have one? This session will address a library blog’s purpose and identity and discuss tools and techniques for improving any library blog.

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Alma Update

Alma: What the Unified Resource Management (URM) Means for Consortia

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Learning to Teach a Discovery Service

The University of Georgia Libraries’ homepage has featured the EBSCO Discovery Service as our default search tab since August 2011. Instruction librarians at UGA had to learn new ways of teaching to help students understand this seemingly simple but in reality very complex resource. In this session, three librarians from UGA will share their experiences teaching a discovery service to students ranging from freshmen to advanced graduate students.

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Catloging and Circulating Kindles

Kindles: everyone is doing it differently. This presentation will show the steps taken at the Georgia Tech Library to set-up Kindles for circulation. The presenters will give step-by-step instruction to how the cataloging records were created and how the Kindles are prepared to loan out. While some policy information will be discussed, this presentation is meant as a tutorial for other USG libraries to create their own e-reader cataloging records in harmony with circulation and patron wants and needs.

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Gil Express Best Practices

From processing GIL Express materials to assisting patrons at the public service desk or remotely, this session will present a review of policies and procedures highlighting the resources available for resolving issues. Also included will be an interactive section based on topics for discussion submitted by survey as well as from attendees present.

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Engaging the Archives: Engaged Learning Pedagogies and Archival Instruction

Higher Education is always seeking new ways to ensure that students are accomplishing learning objectives, and in order to more fully engage students in the learning process, institutions and professors have begun adopting new pedagogies. These pedagogies, which include ‘reacting to the past’, ‘seven revolutions’, and ‘problem based’ have shown to improve students grades and their overall engagement in their academic pursuits. There are many ways to incorporate these teaching methods and support the activities of the faculty who are using them during archival instruction. During this presentation, we will discuss several engaged learning pedagogies, including seven revolutions, reacting to the past, and problem based learning and how they may be utilized during an archival instruction session. This presentation will also discuss ways of complementing courses that using engaged learning pedagogies.

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Consolidation of USG Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities

The upcoming consolidation of eight USG institutions into four will present some very real challenges for the libraries of those institutions. Consolidation of catalogs, collection development, policies, vendor/publisher contracts, merging library instruction/information literacy courses and programs, patron issues, costs, budgets, revised missions, and library faculty status issues and staff alignment are just a few of the areas that will need to be addressed. Come hear the Directors of these eight libraries share what is happening with their campus consolidation work groups assigned to work on these issues.

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Reference Service: Traditional Desk or Something else?

This presentation will look at the traditional reference desk manned by a professional librarian versus newer methods being used by some libraries, such as tiered reference, virtual reference, etc. We will share the results of a survey we are conducting asking university system libraries who does reference service and how it is done in their libraries.

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Implementing EBSCONET Usage Consolidation

In the Spring of 2012 Georgia State University Library acquired Ebsco’s new Usage Consolidation product. This product enables libraries to collect and store COUNTER compliant usage data into one system. Usage Consolidation facilitates comparing title usage across the library’s entire electronic collection, and it offers several options for running reports. This session will provide a brief overview of what the Usage Consolidation product does as well as what it does not do. The session will also outline GSU’s implementation process, and will highlight some of the hurdles that have been challenging and surprising along the way.

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Tagging and QR Codes: A Dynamic Pairing for Discovery

As academic libraries work to engage an increasingly mobile-focused student body, tagging in GIL-Find is a valuable tool to organize information. Tags enable students, faculty and staff to identify resources in a focused way, which can be uniquely crafted for a specific context. Teamed with QR (quick response) Codes, discovery and sharing of these resources is stream-lined. We will describe and discuss the ways that GIL-Find tags and QR codes have been used at Georgia Perimeter College and other institutions to lead patrons to information in new ways. In addition, this presentation will cover marketing and outreach ideas using these tools.

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Choosing the Right Discovery Tool : Making a Discovery Task Force Function Effectively

This presentation describes a systematic way to go about selecting the best Discovery Tool for your intitution. Selection is much more than pricing, vendor demonstrations or recommendations from a few colleagues. How do you go from an administrative decision to add a discovery service to the final decision? This presentation will outline the steps taken by the Discovery Task Force at Georgia Southern University which included selecting a service based on a set of criteria, implementation, as well as faculty and staff training.

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Measurements, Metrics, and Methods: Ideas for Meaningful Assessment

As budgets are cut, libraries are being asked to provide more data that help demonstrate their relevance and prove their impact on research, student learning and retention, but meaningful, ongoing assessment can be a challenge. During this panel discussion, find out how libraries have employed library instruction assessment methods to measure student learning; conducted usability testing and website evaluations to improve the online user experience; and relied on Voyager statistics to help gauge collection and usage statistics. Attendees will take away practical advice on assessing library services and resources, as well as methods they can replicate in their own libraries. This session is presented by the Georgia Library Association Assessment Interest Group.

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Archives challenge - closing out one college name and beginning another. What should we plan for? Sharing of ideas and forms.

Assessment seems to be the word of the hour. This presentation will explore the difference between assessment and evaluation, introduce and evaluate assessment tools such as Archival Metrics, and offer critiques and advice on creating a comprehensive Archives and Special Collections assessment program. Assessment areas include archival teaching and public program assessment, archival reference assessment, graded evaluations, professor interviews, web site feedback, and finding aid assessment. The session will close with open discussion on the role of assessment in Archives and Special Collections.

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How Electronic Journal Holdings Have Changed ILL - In Other Words, What Do I Do Now?

In the old days, ILL staff knew to order from libraries with journal holdings in print. Today that is no longer the case as more and more libraries are switching to electronic holdings in databases or directly from publishers. So what are the rules these days for ILL staff? How has it changed the ILL workflow? This presentation will have a brief talk from one librarian and then will be open to everyone to discuss what they do and why.

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Gil and Gil-Find Stats 'n Stuff

This presentation will focus primarily on web statistics for GIL-Find and GIL Classic. This includes historical statistics as well as new options for viewing statistics moving forward. All GIL institutions have recently been set up in Google Analytics, and we are gathering all sorts of data to help understand how our patrons are using the OPACs. The main goal of this session is to teach you how to dig through this data. The session will briefly cover other topics, including some experimenting we’ve been doing integrating Primo Central results with GIL-Find, and some other new and noteworthy developments.

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