Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Publisher: ALA Editions
Because libraries are information and research centers, they can support a huge variety of grant funding initiatives outside their own purview. Cultural centers, businesses, and educational institutions are untapped resources for library funds. What’s more, many libraries may find that collaborating on a grant application with another organization is preferable to going forward with a time-consuming application of their own. But finding the right collaborative partner and securing a place at its development table can be challenging. Drawing on her extensive experience as a grant developer and library director, in this ALA Editions Special Report Maxwell
- Presents an overview of grant basics, with extensive lists of both online and print resources
- Suggests how to frame libraries’ research capabilities as benefits to the community at large, transforming these capabilities into a revenue source
- Explores strategies for locating potential partners, with tips on approaching collaborators and establishing successful relationships
- Describes what libraries can ask for from the grant developer, making sure to include what they want in the grant proposal
Maxwell offers an abundance of practical advice and encouragement for using this novel approach to secure additional funding for libraries.
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Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Michael C. Seeborg, and Isaac Gilman. “Library Publishing and Undergraduate Education: Strategies for Collaboration” Association of College & Research Libraries. Indianapolis, IN. Apr. 2013.
Library-based publishing services are increasingly common as libraries seek to provide alternatives for the dissemination of scholarly and creative work. Connecting these services to the educational mission of libraries’ institutions is vital for publishing programs’ success and sustainability. This panel of librarians and faculty from liberal arts colleges will discuss the educative and advocacy roles that their library publishing programs have developed, and suggest best practices for librarians wishing to implement their own publishing programs.
Isaac Gilman’s slides from the presentation are available via CommonKnowledge.
Scientometric Analysis of Contributions to the Journal College and Research Libraries (1997-2011)
Mr. Ghouse Modin N. Mamdapur, Synthite Industries Ltd.
Dr. Iqbalahmad U. Rajgoli, Indian Space Research Organisation HQ.
Mrs. Aasia Kausar G. Mamdapur, Karnataka University
Published in the journal, Library Philosophy and Practice.
In this study an attempt is made to investigate the scholarly communications in College & Research Libraries journal during the period of 1997-2011 and to study the key dimensions of its publication trends. For the analysis of the study 15 volumes containing 90 issues have been taken up for evaluation. Necessary bibliometric measures are applied to analyse different publication parameters. It is found that, contributions of articles to each volume of College & Research Libraries is nearly consistent and on an average 32 articles have been published every year. Single authored articles are found to be the highest followed by two and three authored articles. The average degree of collaboration in College & Research Libraries is 0.57.
Here are several 2013 ACRL Conference papers that were presented in Indianapolis.
PDF – “Culture and Collaboration: Fostering Integration of Information Literacy by Speaking the Language of Faculty” by Laura Saunders
PDF – “Academic and Public Library Collaboration: Increasing Value by Sharing Space, Collections, and Services” by Daniel Overfield and Coleen Roy
PDF – “Becoming a Campus Assessment Leader: Collaborating for Campuswide IL Assessment” by Larissa Gordon
PDF – “Mapping the Motor City’s Cinemas: A Collaborative Digital Humanities Project” by Philip Hallman and Nicole O. Scholtz
PDF – “They Came for the Carbs, and Stayed for the Collaboration: Engaging Library Workers Across Units to Deliver Meaningful Learning Objects” by Lori Tschirhart, Breanna Hamm, Diana Perpich, Chris Powell, and Karen A. Reiman-Sendi
There are two new articles dealing with collaboration in the April 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries News, vol. 74 no. 4.
Mock interviews for ACE Scholars. Preparing for the professional job search by Agnes K. Bradshaw, LaTesha Velez, and Gerald Holmes.
In 2011, librarians from different areas of expertise collaborated to create and implement a program that provided an opportunity for a group of graduating Library and Information Studies (LIS) students from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) to have practice telephone and in-person interviews with a mock search committee in order to prepare them for job interviews for positions in academic libraries. The students were all members of the ACE (Academic Cultural Enrichment) Scholars cohort, which is sponsored by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant, designed to broaden the level of diversity within the library profession.
Information literacy cooperation by design. Review of a guided collaboration between teaching and library faculty by Quill West.
In 2009, librarians at Washington State’s community and technical colleges identified pre-college and basic skills classes as places where students could benefit from information literacy (IL) instruction. The overall goal of the Pre-College Information Literacy Research (PILR) project was to increase and improve IL instruction sessions in pre-college courses while evaluating student achievement of IL outcomes.
Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done
90-minute workshop with Paul Signorelli
Thursday, April 18, 2013
2:30pm Eastern, 1:30pm Central, 12:30pm Mountain, 11:30am Pacific
Building partnerships with community businesses and organizations is an excellent way for libraries to address the increased demand for library services that coincides with current funding cuts. In this workshop, Signorelli will show you how to build productive community partnerships that will help your library engage in meaningful projects while enhancing its standing in the community.
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This piece is from the ACRL Keeping Up With series. “Keeping Up With…Digital Humanities”
DH invites—and demands—collaboration with parties outside of the library
“Supporting long-term digital research usually requires working with third parties. The necessary privileges—such as administrator accounts (for software installation), high-level server access, or extra network storage or bandwidth—are rarely handled by librarians, and library staff may be ill-equipped to provide advanced technical support.”
This was written by Jennifer L. Adams and Kevin B. Gunn.
This book just came out. Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley.
Most of this book was also published as an Open Access PDF version. (Note: this online edition, for reasons of permission, lacks Chapter 2 of the print edition.)
Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication presents concepts, experiments, collaborations, and strategies at the crossroads of the fields of scholarly communication and information literacy. The seventeen essays and interviews in this volume engage ideas and describe vital partnerships that enrich both information literacy and scholarly communication programs within institutions of higher education. Contributions address core scholarly communication topics such as open access, copyright, authors’ rights, the social and economic factors of publishing, and scholarly publishing through the lens of information literacy. This volume is appropriate for all university and college libraries and for library and information school collections.
Here is a preprint of an article that will appear in College & Research Libraries in 2014.
A Survey of Library Support for Formal Undergraduate Research Programs by Merinda Kaye Hensley, Sarah L. Shreeves, and Stephanie Davis-Kahl
Within the text, the authors note:
The survey comments also highlighted the collaborative work librarians are doing within undergraduate research programs. Undergraduate research programs are taking advantage of librarians’ expertise to support the research process in ways which reside outside the “normal” scope of job duties. The survey results emphasize that libraries can establish strategic partnerships both in and outside the classroom with such programs and with the administrators and faculty who engage with undergraduate student researchers as mentors and collaborators. Institutional strategic planning initiatives present campus programs (e.g. libraries, teaching excellence programs, writing centers) with an opportunity to align their services within re-envisioned curriculum. We note that discipline-based undergraduate research is only one example of the AAC&U’s list of high-impact learning experiences of which librarians should be cognizant; the others include first-year seminars, learning communities, service learning, and internships. Regular environmental scans of undergraduate curriculum changes and campus activities will position librarians to adjust to a constantly evolving academic environment.
Yes, indeed. Take a look at this article from the new C&RL News.
Making assessment less scary: Academic libraries collaborate on an information literacy assessment model
Information literacy (IL) is widely recognized as a necessary skill for the information age, and post-secondary institutions and libraries spend large amounts of time and resources on information literacy instruction (ILI) programs. With tightening post-secondary budgets and increasing emphasis on meeting institutional learning outcomes, there have been continued calls from librarians, educators, academics, and library organizations to assess ILI.
This other article in the same issue may also be of interest.
Making an IMPACT: Campus-wide collaboration for course and learning space transformation
Most of us would agree that the roles of librarians have been changing with an almost mind-reeling rapidity. While this can be challenging, it also can provide excellent opportunities to support our students in their academic endeavors in new and meaningful ways.
At Purdue University such an opportunity arrived in the shape of a provost-initiated, campus-wide course redesign program called Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). This initiative aims to bring active-learning to foundational courses traditionally taught through lectures.