• 3D Technologies at Brockport. What's Next?

      Toth, Gregory; Myers, Kim; Wierzbowski, Kenneth R.; Prince, Wendy; The College at Brockport (4/4/2014)
      Presentation on 3D printing and related technologies made at The College at Brockport's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Provides a broad overview of 3D technologies and applications, describes implementation and initial reception of 3D printing in The College's Drake Memorial Library as well as programs at Cornell University and SUNY New Paltz. Reviews potential applications of these technologies in the teaching/learning environment and expansion to a yearlong Faculty Learning Community focus and/or a campus makerspace.
    • A FRIENDLY student research competition

      Kegler, Jennifer Little; Cowling, Charlie; Myers, Kim; The College at Brockport (11/8/2018)
      Highlights an academic student research competition that takes place yearly at The College at Brockport, SUNY, from the first steps of advertising the competition to the final step of awarding the prizes. The purpose of this competition is to encourage student research and engagement with Library staff and the rich array of resources and information the Library makes available. Friends of the Library award prizes of $500 for First, $300 for Second, and $150 for Third place finishes. With the help of the library staff the Friends solicit submissions from students through advertisements in the student newspaper and in departments across campus. The Scholarly Communications unit in the library helps to support this endeavor by providing a platform for students to submit their work, as well as to showcase the winners of the awards each year. The submissions are read by a committee of Friends and library staff, with the top three winners announced in the early spring, invited to a luncheon and awarded their prizes.
    • A Pilot Study of Student Perceptions of Embedded Library Instruction

      Rath, Logan T.; Wright, Allison; The College at Brockport (1/1/2018)
      Research in the field of education strongly supports that collaboration among professionals in the field will enhance students’ educational experiences. While this is true at all levels of education it is particularly true in higher education where professionals from various areas of expertise work together to ensure their shared students receive instructional supports that will allow the students to reach their fullest potential. The reality is that many instructors become primarily focused on their own courses as opposed to reaching out to colleagues whose knowledge and skills might act as a complement to their own. The result of which means that college students are left to seek out the individuals who are best able to help them to be successful when meeting assignment requirements. While there is a value to this approach the benefits of college professionals working together closely can offer invaluable support to the students not only as they meet the objectives established in their courses, but as they develop their networking and collaborative skills – skills they will take with them beyond their college experiences. One of the key collaborators essential to any teachers’ success as they head out into field is librarians. Introducing them to academic librarians throughout their college experiences is the first step in fostering this lifelong practice.
    • A Tale of Two Repositories: The Brockport Full Service Model

      Myers, Kim L.; The College at Brockport (6/13/2013)
    • Adopting an Open Access Policy at a Four-Year Comprehensive College

      Orzech, Mary Jo; Myers, Kim; The College at Brockport (1/1/2020)
    • African American Students at Brockport: A Historical View

      Cowling, Charlie; The College at Brockport (1/1/2015)
      A slide show focusing on the history of African American students at Brockport since its early days. Done Summer 2015 for a reunion of the BSLF (Black Student Liberation Front.)
    • Antiques and Hidden Treasures

      Meringolo, Robert; Wierzbowski, Kenneth R. (5/17/2016)
      Robert Meringolo has been a leading figure in fine arts, antiques and collectibles for more than 25 years. On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016, he lead a discussion on "Antiques and Hidden Treasures" at 7 pm in McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building, which was followed by Special Presentation and Reception at 8 pm. This event was co-sponsored by the Friends of Drake Memorial Library and the Western Monroe Historical Society. Videography by Kenneth R. Wierzbowski, MLS.
    • APA Reference List Rubric for Blackboard

      Rath, Logan T.; The College at Brockport (1/1/2016)
      This rubric provides 10 criteria by which to score an APA formatted reference list. A zip file version of the rubric is available for import directly into Blackboard.
    • Blended Planning: Teamwork for the Library-2-LMS Conference Spawns New Partnerships

      Kegler, Jennifer Little; The College at Brockport (3/1/2009)
      In 2008 the College at Brockport's library and Information Technology (IT) staff stirred up a successful one-day conference: "Integrating Library Services into Learning Management Systems." This session will describe the details for planning the conference as well as the practical ideas generated by presenters and participants. It will also show how the library and IT departments' collaboration created unexpected, yet long-term, benefits.
    • Building a High School to College Connection via E-Publishing

      Orzech, Mary Jo; Myers, Kim; The College at Brockport (5/22/2019)
      This poster describes how Drake Memorial Library at the College at Brockport is partnering with the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library to encourage publication of winning high school essays and creative works in a college institutional repository. The Sokol High School Literary Awards Program is an annual creative writing contest for high school students in grades nine through twelve that has been sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library since 1958. Prizes are awarded in the categories of poetry, prose and performance. The process of establishing this collaboration, developing a workflow, and obtaining permissions in preparation for publication are highlighted. Learning outcomes include sharing how this library outreach program can be replicated and enhanced by others. The goal is to increase visibility for open access student scholarship and enhance self-advocacy. The project introduces students to publishing an online work for their resume, college applications, etc. The partnership establishes a connection between the student authors and Brockport that can be the start of a college pathway for the future. We have partnered with the Sokol Award program for the past five years (since 2015), and have now published a total of 35 articles in this collection. The collection can be viewed globally and winning student works have been downloaded collectively over 1242 times in the past five years.
    • Building your fan base: Engaging library staff in your IR

      Myers, Kim; The College at Brockport (3/25/2015)
      Presentation given at the 2015 ACRL IR Tailgate on staff engagement in a small academic library.
    • Business Students’ Learning Engagement as a Function of Reading Assigned E-Textbooks

      Stites-Doe, Susan; Maxwell, Patricia E.; Kegler, Jennifer Little; The College at Brockport (1/1/2013)
      In this chapter we report findings from a quantitative and qualitative pilot study of students from a single university setting in the northeastern United States. The majority of participants were enrolled in either face-to-face or online sections of a business course in organizational behavior, and the textbook modality included both open (PDF) and proprietary (CourseSmart) digital formats. The key research questions focus on the degree to which students feel satisfied with electronic textbooks (e-textbooks). We also explore correlates of students’ satisfaction and their positive attitudes regarding the functionality of the use of e-textbooks by examining the impact of prior coursework and students’ concurrent use of other Internet sites, e.g., social media networks, while reading e-textbooks. Specifically, we explore the extent to which students’ positive attitudes toward the functionality of e-textbook use is sufficient to result in students’ engagement. Engagement is measured via their intentions to buy additional e-textbooks in the future, their course grades, and their perceptions of comprehension of the material over time. Students’ overall satisfaction with the e-textbook is likewise explored to determine impact on the same measures of engagement.
    • Cognitive Load Theory and Library Research Guides

      Little, Jennifer J.; College at Brockport (3/1/2010)
      Online library research guides are instructional tools that most libraries provide for their patrons. With greater flexibility in web programming and new products like Springshare’s Libguides librarians have multiple venues for guide creation. This paper seeks to assist research guide editors in assessing their guides based on cognitive load theory. This theory is based on the idea that cognitive capacity for learning is limited and that techniques can be developed to help learners avoid cognitive overload. Addressing the three main sources of cognitive load gives librarians a framework in which to create meaningful and useful research guides.
    • Collaborating to Write Scholarly Communications: Find Inspiration from one Librarian’s Journey

      Kegler, Jennifer Little; The College at Brockport (6/11/2014)
      During this session perspective authors will learn how one librarian wrote and published articles, as a sole author, co-author and with a group of authors. Creative opportunities and projects abound on a college campus; the harder part is converting these projects into publishable material. Learn how to take ideas and projects and publish them in scholarly journals as a librarian. Bring your own ideas and/or drafts, and we will work on them together. We will also identify publishing opportunities: both "traditional" journals and open access titles and provide links for more information.
    • Collegiate Institute to Normal School

      Cowling, Charlie (2/21/2019)
    • Concepts for all researchers: the 21st century information landscape

      Kegler, Jennifer Little; Dumuhosky, Laura; The College at Brockport (3/13/2014)
      Research tools for scholars are abundant and will continue to evolve. What ideas, or threshold concepts, are necessary for today’s researchers? Where and when should students learn how to research effectively and cite correctly? Who should take responsibility for this learning? Librarians Laura Dumuhosky and Jennifer Kegler will describe the current information landscape and provide practical examples to use in your courses (or that you may already be using). They will share information from the draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education recently published by the ACRL. Come prepared to discuss your experiences with student research projects and where you believe information literacy abilities should be taught at Brockport.
    • Creating a Digital Scholarship Center

      Orzech, Mary Jo; The College at Brockport (12/1/2018)
    • Demonstrating Impact through Effective Communication

      Myers, Kim L.; The College at Brockport (8/8/2013)
      Digital Commons represents a significant investment for most institutions. This presentation will focus on how to demonstrate the value to your stakeholders. From creating a Communication Plan, recognizing who your stakeholders are, to providing both periodic and annual reports, a successful repository manager must have a variety of tools available and know when to use them.
    • Developing Openness through Scholarly Communications in the Academic Library

      Orzech, Mary Jo; Myers, Kim; Abramovich, Samuel; SUNY University at Buffalo; The College at Brockport (10/10/2018)
      Librarian perspectives range from protective and permissions-oriented about resources to being very open about sharing information. As librarian roles evolve, their values, identities, and responsibilities are changing as well. This poster outlines some ways academic librarians are infusing aspects of openness into their work. Librarians are focusing on open activities such as promoting and planning in support of instruction, discovery, research, copyright, preservation, and more. The poster highlights the team effort needed to support openness efforts. Openness in moving to open data, open research, open publishing, open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education in general, is a growing strategic goal and forward-thinking endeavor for many, but not all, librarians. The poster includes preliminary results of a survey of librarian perceptions and attitudes about use and support for open educational resources. Changes in perception leading to updated vision, mission, values, and action are highlighted. Best practices for developing a scholarly communications unit to support OER, an open institutional repository, and open scholarship are shared, along with informal assessment and future plans for supporting digital scholarship initiatives.
    • Discover, Write, Submit: Convert your ideas into published works

      Kegler, Jennifer Little; The College at Brockport (10/18/2013)
      This poster will describe the varied ways in which one librarian worked to write and publish peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter. Discover ways to generate research ideas through regular job duties, faculty interactions, coursework, and grants. Creative opportunities abound on a college campus; the harder part is converting these projects into publishable material. Learn how to write about your ideas, as a sole author, co-author, or with a group of authors, and identify appropriate publishing outlets in journals or books. Finish your work and submit the draft. Expect to make revisions and re-submit, and in some cases, to re-write and submit to a different outlet. The author has published several peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter over the past nine years, as sole author, co-author, and group author. Her article, “Cognitive load theory and library research guides,” was selected as one of the top twenty library instruction articles by the Library Instruction Round Table (ALA) for the year 2010. She has also presented at numerous state and national conferences and realizes that finding the time to convert presentations and projects into an article is a time-consuming, yet rewarding, process.