Contributed Papers: Session 3

Moderator: Stephanie Rosenblatt, Cerritos College


Business Librarianship (Em)powered: Valuing Critical Information Literacy over Profit


Kenny Garcia, California State University, Monterey Bay


Self Identity and Keyword Choice


Maryann Hight, California State University, Stanislaus


Reframing the Narrative: Librarians as Innovators in the Past and Present


Daniel S. Ransom, California College of the Arts


Understanding the Archives: Experiences of Librarians and Archivists


Diana Wakimoto, California State University, East Bay

(2014 CARL Research Grant Winner)

Workshop: Leveraging Library Expertise in Developing Open Educational Resource (OER) Initiatives

This workshop will enable participants to prepare an action plan for promoting open educational resources (OER) and affordable learning materials for their institution. As the cost of higher education continues to rise for students, and institutions face increasing budgetary constraints, the need for implementing low- or no-cost course materials becomes imperative. The library plays an important role in OER initiatives by leveraging our expertise in finding, organizing, and evaluating sources, as well as assisting faculty with instructional design to incorporate OERs in their courses. The presenters will share their own experience designing and implementing a year-long project to promote OERs and affordable learning materials on a university campus.

During the workshop, participants will create a toolkit that will include defined goals, potential campus partnerships, and a set of library resources that support faculty making their courses more affordable. This hands-on, practical workshop will empower librarians to utilize their expertise in a new and different way that will have a direct impact on students. Participants will leave with a detailed strategy for leveraging their library and campus resources to make higher education more affordable for students.


Laurie Borchard, California State University, Northridge

Lauren Magnuson, California State University, Northridge


IG Showcase: SCORE: “Free Range Research: The Open Access Policy Lifecycle from Beginning Outreach to Implementation and Automation.”

Scholarly communication and academic publishing continues to evolve and adapt to market changes and ever-shrinking budgets. Several higher education institutions, both nationally and internationally have instituted Open Access policies for their faculty.[1] One of the driving forces that will impact faculty at California institutions is California’s Taxpayer Access to Publically Funded Research Act (AB609). This law, effective January 1, 2015, requires the final copy of any peer-reviewed research funded by California State Department of Public Health to be made publically accessible within 12 months of publication. This is the first state-level mandate of access to funded research.


How do you talk about Open Access on your campus? Maybe you want to open the conversation, but you aren’t sure where to start. Or perhaps your campus is already working on an Open Access policy, and you are starting to think about implementation, potential workflows, automation, education, and outreach to your campus community. The Scholarly Communication and Open Resources for Education (SCORE) Interest Group has brought together a panel of practitioners from two campuses at different phases of OA Policy implementation.

Presented by:

Martin J. Brennan and Roxanne Peck from UCLA will discuss the campus implementation of a systemwide OA Policy.

Carmen Mitchell from Cal State San Marcos will speak from the perspective of a campus that is drafting a new OA Policy, with the aim to implement it in 2016.

Shilpa Rele from Loyola Marymount University will talk about outreach to (and working with) faculty members on a campus that does not have an OA policy, but has a very active repository.



Contributed Papers: Session 2

Moderator: Ben Lea, USC


Value in Digital Humanities: Assessing Student Learning from Library Internships


Sarah Fay Philips, Humboldt State University

Carly Marino, Humboldt State University


The Library and Student Affairs: Partnerships to Achieve Student Success


Janet Pinkley, California State University, Channel Islands

Kaela Casey, California State University, Channel Islands


 Faculty, Students, and Perceptions of Library Value


Ann Agee, San Jose State University

Bernd Becker, San Jose State University


Who’s the BOSS: Building Joint Value into a Student Advisory Board


Dani Cook, Claremont Colleges




Contributed Papers: Session 1

Moderator: Chimene Tucker, USC


Finding Our Value in Lower Usage Numbers: An Examination of Reference Services & Demand Driven Acquisitions


Elizabeth S. Namei, University of Southern California

Stacy R. Williams, University of Southern California


 Demonstrating the Academic Library’s Value through Research Data Management Services


Kathryn M. Houk, San Diego State University

Jordan Nielsen, San Diego State University

Jenny Wong-Welch, San Diego State University


Student Persistence: How the Library Makes a Difference


Wil Weston, San Diego State University


Following the Evidence: Using Assessment to Inform Online Instruction and Demonstrate Library Value Across Campus


Tricia Lantzy, California State University, San Marcos