Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

A MINDFUL LIFE: How to train your brain to enhance your work, relationships, health, happiness and your ability to lead

Adults are experiencing greater levels of stress than ever before. Sometimes, without us even realizing it, stress significantly impacts our relationships, our efficiency and our happiness in general. This experiential workshop offers new insight into the neurology of stress and how simple mindfulness practices can lead to profound improvements in your day-to-day life.

E-books: Finding a Way to Share

Ebooks offer new opportunities for resource sharing, but licenses for e-books frequently limit use to patrons of the purchasing library and prohibit interlibrary lending. Librarians are exploring creative ways to share these resources, particularly in a time of shrinking budgets.
In May of 2012 nine libraries from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries launched a Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) ebook pilot. Each library contributed the same dollar amount to the pilot. Ebooks available for purchase are accessible to users from the nine libraries. An ebook is purchased after specific criteria of use have been met. Learn about the challenges and successes of the pilot project as well as an assessment of this project and how nine libraries actually agreed on doing the pilot.

Here is the Ebooks_Presentation.




A Case for the Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Reference

Join Hong Ta-Moore and Kathleen S. Mannino in a discussion of their article, “A Case for Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Reference” published in the December 2012 Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, about the ongoing debate of whether the Interlibrary Loan Department should be autonomous or a function of other library departments. They will share their research and survey findings supporting their argument that integration of Reference and ILL services are sensible and logical.

Here is Hong & Kathy’s Presentation.

Keynote: Collective Insight—Driven by Shared Data

In recent years organizations have begun utilizing data in new and exciting ways.
Phrases like “linked data,” “big data,” and “data visualization” have permeated these discussions, signaling a broader trend toward data-driven insight and integration of libraries into the wider Web.  Data is an essential driver of success.
What do we know about our collections and resources, who uses them, and how?  How do we share and use data within the library community and the information industry to gain greater insight?  How do we utilize this data to reach out our users on the web?

Here is information on Eric Forte’s presentation:  Eric Forte References


Welcome from Teri Switzer, Dean, Kraemer Family Library, UCCS

Teri Switzer is Dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Ms. Switzer started her library career at Colorado State University in 1973. Since that time she has worked in reference, instruction, collection development, cataloging, ILL, human resources, and administration in three academic and school libraries along the Front Range of Colorado. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, a Master in Business Administration from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado Denver campus. Teri currently splits her residence between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs with her husband Gene and recently welcomed her first grandchild.