Big bunch of items from various sources

Most of these are articles, but this one is a presentation.

A Very Embedded Librarian: Using Captive Audiences (and a Bus) to Build Collaborative Relationships” by Alexander J. Carroll

The first step to creating collaboration opportunities is building relationships with faculty. For science librarians at major research universities, this poses a significant challenge as research faculty often work at research sites far from campus. This talk will highlight the experiences of a science librarian who, along with several other new faculty hires, embarked on a statewide bus tour of a number of university affiliated research sites. The talk will demonstrate how taking advantage of captive audience opportunities can give a librarian access to faculty who otherwise might never open their doors to collaboration.

Collaboration Success in the Dataverse Libraries as Digital Humanities Research Partners” by Sue Owen, Deb Verhoeven, Anne Horn, and Sabina Robertson

At Deakin, the Humanities Networked Infrastructure project (HuNI), has paved new ground for facilitating the effective use and re-use of humanities research data. HuNI is one of the first large-scale eResearch infrastructure projects for the humanities in Australia and the first national, cross-disciplinary Virtual Laboratory (VL) worldwide.

And, here are some IFLA papers.

Reparation through reading: a collaborative approach to adult and family literacy in Western Australian prisons” by Jane Jones.

An estimated 70% of adult prisoners in Western Australia have literacy issues to some extent. Poor literacy is generational – parents with low literacy skills struggle to support their children in attaining the experiences they need to develop good reading habits and school readiness skills. Therefore supporting the literacy needs of prisoners gives them a better chance of finding a job or continuing their education on release and can contribute to breaking the cycle of generational illiteracy.

Literacies for academic and professional purposes: Two collaboration projects with the University Library” by Ika Jorum, Maria Eklund Heinonen

Academic literacies among high school students and university students have been a highly discussed topic for several years in Sweden as well as other countries. Results of PISA show that high school students’ reading skills deteriorate and university teachers have given alarming reports on students’ decreasing abilities on the critical assessment of sources and academic writing.

Collaboration for school library legislation and school library development in Sweden” by Maud Hell

The importance of school libraries in Sweden has varied. For a long time, they were mentioned in the Library Act, but they were not mandatory. Over the last decade, important stakeholders collaborated in the effort to change the legislation. In 2011, the Swedish Education Act made access to school libraries mandatory for all types of schools. Advocacy engagement led to this change in legislation. Advocacy is still needed, for defining development and refining the legislation.


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