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Wissel and DeLuca

Learning to love data (week)

Creating data services awareness on campus

Love Data Week logo.

In May 2017, The Economist ran a cover story titled “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” Given the continued growth in the sourcing, curating, and storing of data for academic research, it seems the academy would agree. ...

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Chase Ollis

ACRL’s 2019 Awards Program

Honoring outstanding achievements in academic librarianship

SUNY Geneseo receives the 2018 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award at a ceremony on their campus, presented by ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Karen Munro (third from right).

Every year, ACRL celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. These inspiring innovators from our community have continued to demonstrate the notable impact librarianship has in the academic ...

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Marina Lee Narvaez

A Money Smart Week event

The partnering of students, faculty, library, and surrounding community

Students, faculty, library, and community partnering at the Money Smart Week event.

Money Smart Week (MSW) is a time when public organizations join forces with financial innovators to share information on becoming economically healthy. Designed for people of all demographics and socioeconomic levels, the events are free and strictly informative. ...

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Girton, McDonald, and Viars

Strengthening student support

Offering TRiO Student Support Services in the library

Many units on campus play a significant role in student success. Individually, these departments provide services and staff to assist students with various aspects of college life. When these entities collaborate, the impact they have is multiplied and can make services more accessible to students. One such partnership, between the library and TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) at the Miami University-Hamilton Campus, is discussed in this article.

Federal TRiO SSS programs serve students who are either first generation, or meet low income guidelines defined by the U.S. Department of Education, or who have a documented disability. ...

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Renee L. Hoffman

Building a curriculum materials center from the ground up

A practical approach

Saint Francis University’s Curriculum Materials Center.

While many large universities boast ample space and hefty budgets for their curriculum materials centers, as a small university with a tight budget, creating Saint Francis University’s (SFU) Curriculum ...

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Dalton and Villagran

Minimizing and addressing implicit bias in the workplace

Be proactive, part one

Librarians and information professionals cannot hide from bias: a prejudice for or against something, someone, or a group. As human beings, we all have biases. However, implicit biases are ones that affect us in an unconscious manner. Awareness of our implicit biases, and how they can affect our colleagues and work environment, is critical to promoting an inclusive work environment. Part one of this two-part article series will focus on implicit bias: what is implicit bias, how these biases affect the work environment, and best practices for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace. ...