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January 19, 2016

Recent publications and presentations from K-State Libraries faculty

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

Over the last several months, K-State Libraries faculty have reported the following publications, presentations and related professional development activities:

Jason Coleman, associate professor, co-authored "Recent Changes to Reference Services in Academic Libraries and Their Relationship to Perceived Quality: Results of a National Survey" with Melissa N. Mallon and Leo Lo in the Journal of Library Administration.

Casey Hoeve, assistant professor, co-authored a chapter titled "Digital Humanities and Librarians: A Team-Based Approach to Learning" with Elisabeth Pankl and Mark Crosby. It appeared in the book "Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries," published by IGI Global.

Eight librarians gave six presentations at the 2015 Libraries Without Borders KLA/MLA conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2015:

  • Mary Bailey, continuing resources librarian, gave an invited presentation entitled "Supervision and management" at the E-Resources Bootcamp preconference.
  • Christina Geuther, assistant professor, gave an invited presentation titled "Technology for e-resources" also at the E-Resources Bootcamp preconference.
  • Bailey and Geuther both participated on an invited preconference panel presentation, "Personal qualities demonstrated by those who excel at functioning in the dynamic, rapidly changing environment of e-resources."
  • Rebel Cummings-Sauls, assistant professor, and Ryan Otto, assistant professor, presented a poster titled "Bringing multiple scholarly services under one umbrella — Creating a digital scholarship center."
  • Cummings-Sauls also moderated a roundtable discussion, "How can you become a part of your client's tool belt, so they carry you with them?"
  • Melia Fritch, assistant professor, and Cindy Logan, associate professor, presented "They're not where they need to be — now what? Scaffolding information literacy and using assessment data successfully."
  • Cliff Hight, assistant professor, presented "Finding the funding: Crossing borders to find grant opportunities" with Shelly Croteau and Matt Veatch.
  • Laurel Littrell, professor, presented "Assessment basics: Surveys, focus groups, interviews, observations? Finding the right tool for the right job!"

Other presentations and professional appearances include the following:

Roger Adams, associate professor, was a featured historian in the documentary "Lew Wallace: Shiloh Soldier, Ben-Hur Bard" produced by WITU in Bloomington, Indiana. The program began airing Nov. 30, 2015, and is streaming online.

Adams also presented "Future Foods; or, Do you want a side of Soylent Green with that?" at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association annual conference in Philadelphia on Nov. 6, 2015.

Cummings-Sauls presented "Saving students money at K-State (and beyond)" at the Emporia E-Textbook Summit, in Emporia on Oct. 30, 2015.

Christina Geuther and Mira Greene, both assistant professors, presented "Creating a standard of practice for license alternatives" at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisitions in Charleston, South Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2015.

Geuther also presented "Establishing a standard workflow for license alternatives" at the Ex Libris Northeast User Group conference in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Oct. 30, 2015.

Michael Haddock, assistant dean, held a book signing and co-presentation with his "Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds" co-authors Craig Freeman and Janét Bare. The event was hosted by the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita on Nov. 13, 2015.

Amanda Harlan, assistant professor, presented "Project management for digital scholarship" in Manhattan on Nov. 6, 2015.

Cliff Hight gave a panel presentation with Natalie Baur, Gerald Chaudron, Dan Noonan, Jennifer O'Neal and T-Kay Sangwald titled "Postcustodial theory of archives: A debate (and we're not talking about janitors)" at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 21, 2015.

Hight also gave a presentation with Ashley Todd-Diaz titled "Piece of KAIC: Making a web archiving consortium from scratch" at the Archive-It Partner meeting in Cleveland on Aug. 18, 2015.

Daniel Ireton, assistant professor, and Joelle Pitts, assistant professor, presented "Library alternate reality games: Best practices for building gaming programs at academic libraries" at the Third European Conference on Information Literacy in Tallinn, Estonia, on Oct. 21, 2015. Ellen Urton, associate professor, and Ben Ward were co-authors.

Pitts also was a featured Association of College & Research Libraries & Information Literacy webinar presenter. Her talk, "Bringing the 'framework' into focus," was broadcast by the Georgia Library Association on July 10, 2015.

Allison Ringness, assistant professor, presented a workshop with Tom Parrish, visiting instructor for digital humanities at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies, titled "Scanning, restoring and retouching distressed photographs and archival materials" in Manhattan on Nov. 13, 2015.

Marcia Stockham, assistant dean, and Beth Turtle, associate professor, presented "Library publishing: What's in it for you?" at the Brick & Click Academic Library Conference in Maryville, Missouri, on Nov. 6, 2015. 

Turtle also gave a presentation with Stacy Zemke titled "Open educational resources for teaching workshop" at the second annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on July 31, 2015.