Library Annual Seminar - June, 2015

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    Broken library communications and how to fix them
    (University of Cambridge, 2015) Priestner, Andy
    How and why its time for librarians and libraries to break from the traditions of linear single track communication and embrace all the communication channels at our fingertips in order to engage and converse with our users.
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    Librarian as publisher
    (Dublin Business School, 2015) Kouker, Alexander; Murphy, Conor
    Alex and Conor introduce SAH Journal ( as an open access academic journal project involving the collaborative efforts of emerging and established scholars as well as academic librarians at the BOBCATSSS conference in Lyon, 29 January 2016 ( Conor explains the benefits of collaborating with research librarians through publishing. Alex asserts that librarians (libraries) are perfectly positioned to enter into direct competition with established commercial journal publishers. He explains the mechanics of electronic publishing from conceptional planning to implementation via, in this instance, Open Journal Systems (OJS).
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    Research services at DBS library
    (Dublin Business School, 2015) O'Neill, Marie
    Marie O' Neill explores the expansion of DBS Library's research support services. She discusses key developments during this process including the production of a research development plan, the establishment of a research librarian post, the setting up of an institutional repository and the recent acquisition of Ebsco's Plumx software. The presentation also discusses the impetus, challenges and benefits of this expansion.
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    Information literacy meets employability
    (Dublin Business School, 2015) O Keeffe, Colin
    The proficiencies learned through information literacy (IL) training are life long skills that can be employed post graduation, especially in relation to employment. This presentation examines the evolution of IL; from traditional IL to digital IL in the workplace. The presentation seeks to highlight the theories and proficiencies of workplace IL, the attributes associated with employability and finishes by describing how Dublin Business School's information literacy programme has recently expanded by launching a new class "Information Skills for Interview Preparation"
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    Measuring library impact at DBS
    (Dublin Business School, 2015) Hughes, David
    Academic libraries need new methods of demonstrating their value to their institutions and their patrons. One potential method is to investigate a link between library usage and student attainment. This presentation describes some work undertaken in DBS library looking at the possible effect of a number of library usage criteria on the final exam grade achieved by final year degree students. A correlation was found between final exam grade library borrowing, off-campus resource usage & printing from Moodle and final exam grade. In addition, mandatory attendance at a information skills class increased library borrowing and off-campus electronic resource usage. This leads to the supposition that information literacy instruction may drive better exam results.