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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Media Use in the Classroom
Guest Editors, Kristen Stauffer and Lindsay Johnston
Media Use in the Classroom -p. 1
by Kristen Stauffer and Lindsay Johnston — Media is everywhere and its infiltration into education spaces is a natural progression. This series of papers encompasses a broad range of topics including the relationship between librarians and faculty, creation of effective instructional models, uses of video streaming and social media in instructional spaces.
Multimodal Literacy and Why It Matters: A Brief Overview – p. 14
by Samantha Hines — Information is developing more and more past the purely textual. Multimodal literacy concepts are necessary in order to increase library relevance in the future.
The Flipped Classroom and Media for Library Instruction: Changing Library Instruction – p. 17
by Diane Fulkerson — The flipped classroom which incorporates Media provides a real opportunity for librarians and teaching faculty to cooperate.
Connecting With Students: Information Literacy and Personal Librarians – p. 20
by Denise A. Garofalo — The personal librarian pilot projects at many libraries have helped raise awareness of the library and its resources in a more personal way.
Extending Our Reach: Enhanced Library Instruction in a Community College – p. 24
by Staci A. Wilson and Ari Sigal — Enhancing how faculty and students see the library’s role in the learning process was the goal of this project.
Patron-Driven Access to Streaming Video: Profile of Kanopy Streaming – p. 28
by Julie A. DeCesare — Is the new licensed streaming model a good fit for your library?
The Library’s Role in Social Networking Site Use in Education – p. 32
by Ġorġ Mallia — This paper offers a sampling of social networking and how the use has demonstrated a need for the library and librarians.
Op Ed — “The True University these Days Is a Collection of …” eBooks?! – p. 38
by Mark Herring — Mark asks exactly where eBooks will end up in the panoply of library services.
Back Talk – p. 86
Is it Time to Hitch the Academic Library’s Wagon to Online Education? by Tony Ferguson — Tony focuses onthe recent OCLC report: At the Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries: A Report to the Membership.
Raul Valdes-Perez – p. 39
CEO OnlyBoth and Founder of Vivisimo
Raul Valdes-Perez – p. 40
Erin Gallagher – p. 64
OnlyBoth LLC. – p. 40
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
New Platform Released: Altmetric for Institutions – p. 80
by Paula Hane — This overview features an Interview with Euan Adie who founded Altmetric for Institutions in 2011.
Hidden Collections – Asbury University, Archives & Special Collections – p. 83
by Allison Day — Allison talked to Suzanne Gehring.
From the Reference Desk – p. 42
Reviews of Reference TitlesbyTom Gilson — Tom reviews Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization; Magill’s Medical Guide; Value of the Dollar 1860-2014; and many more.
Book Reviews – p. 44
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, explore the portrayal of women in the popular cable television series Game of Thrones.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 46
What Does the HathiTrust Decision Mean for Scholarly Publishers? by Sanford G. Thatcher — Sandy focuses his telescope on fair use and the legal precedent (maybe?) brought by the various differing court decisions.
Questions and Answers – p. 49
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — As always, Lolly answers many questions this time especially about libraries’ archiving rights.
Biz of Acq – p. 50
The Evolving Work and Workflow in the 21st-Century Technical Services Department by Randale Gedeon and Miranda Howard— As we all have observed, technical services is a different operation. Discussed here are changes implemented at Western Michigan University over the past three years.
Optimizing Library Services – p. 53
Managing the 21st-Century Reference Collection by Rosanne Cordell— Should the 21st century be considered the Golden Age of Reference Publishing?
Changing Library Operations – p. 54
The Orbis Cascade Alliance by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — This is the first in a series that will look at the 37-member 501 (c) (3) Orbis Cascade Alliance in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
From A University Press – p. 60
Slowing Down, or the Benefits of Process-Oriented Collaboration by Raina Polivka — Raina begins discussing a workshop on open and affordable textbooks and ends with the theme of AAUP’s conference, Open to Debate.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 62
Permissions, Oy Vey by Myer Kutz — A look into many of the real complications at getting permission to publish from a company or an author.
And They Were There – p. 65
Reports of Meetings — More reports from the 2013 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 77
Assessing Contribution, Assessing Value —Metrics in a New Context: An NFAIS Virtual Seminar by Donald T. Hawkins — This virtual seminar featured presentations from several information professionals discussing various aspects of altmetrics.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do spies and dinosaurs have in common? Read about it here!
Booklover – p. 45
Divorce Romance Happy Ending by Donna Jacobs — An intriguing journey through Sardinia, Grazia Deledda, opera and literature.
Oregon Trails – p. 57
Boys Read, Too by Tom Leonhardt — Tom enumerated many of the books that he read when he was growing up.
Little Red Herrings – p. 58
Collaboration is the New Black by Mark Herring — Mark asserts that collaboration is not a new thing in libraries.
Blurring Lines – p. 61
Patrons as the Drivers of New Products and Services by David Parker — The relationship between content and service providers and universities and libraries are becoming more and more intertwined with business model innovation.
Curating Collective Collections – p. 73
The Maine Way with Shared Print for Monographs by Matthew Revitt — Matthew tells us about the Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS).
Collecting to the Core – p. 75
Goethe’s Literary Works by Dr. Catherine Minter — Books we need to keep in our collections.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 62
The Vanishing, Pervasive Network by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael attended the Google I/O Developer’s Conference. He says the digital watch took center stage. It’s the Smart Watch interconnected by very-short-range-networking with your telephone like a touchscreen terminal on your wrist. And there’s more – Michael thinks that the sky’s the limit for technological innovation.
Future Conference Dates – p. 8
Future Charleston Conference dates through 2017 can be found here!
Against the Grain © Katina Strauch
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.