Contributed Papers: A Showcase of Results

Are you interested in research and scholarship? Are you wondering what other SLA members have done in these areas, and how you might do it, too? Come to the Contributed Papers sessions at SLA 2013!

Each year, a set of Contributed Papers are chosen through a competitive selection process to be presented by SLA members at the annual conference. A few of the papers are presented each day of the conference, offering multiple opportunities to hear directly from your peers about experiences they’ve had, research they’ve conducted, and best practices they’ve developed.

Here are this year’s times, topics and presenters:

Metrics, Ranking, and Discovery
Sunday, 9 June, 1:30-3:00 pm

  • Linda Galloway and Anne Rauh, “Social Media and Citation Metrics”
  • John Coll, “Outgoogling Google: Connecting Your Users to Content through a Single Search”
  • Margaret Carroll, “Determining Value: Using Rank to Identify Library Characteristics that Contribute to the Bottom Line”
  • Giovanna Badia, “Comparing the Indexing of Cited Journals to Identify the Premier Database for a Specific Discipline”

Mobile, Remote, and Distributed Information
Monday, 10 June, 4:00-5:30 pm

  • William Cook, “Peeking Over Cubicles: An Ethnographic Approach to Knowledge Management”
  • Louisa Verma, “Using Mobile Technologies to Connect Face-to-Face”
  • Helen Poot and Bill Patterson, “There’s an Elephant in the Room, but Your Staff Isn’t: Connecting and Collaborating with Your Offshore Team”
  • Hildy Dworkin, “After the Storm: Establishing Library and Information Services from a Temporary Location”

University Faculty Issues and Knowledge Management
Tuesday, 11 June, 2:00-3:30pm

  • Merle Rosenzweig and Bethany Harris, “Supporting National Institutes of Health Grantees through a Collaboration between the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library, the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects”
  • Cindy Elliott, Jim Martin, Mary Feeney, and Ricardo Andrade, “A New Approach to Needs Assessment and Communication to Connect and Collaborate with Faculty”
  • Robin Dasler, “Beyond the Repository: Rethinking Data Services at the University of Maryland”
  • Cindy Romaine, “Modern Tools Solve Ancient Riddle”

I hope you’ll add these sessions to your schedule and come see what your peers have been up to!

Ruth Kneale
Chair, Contributed Papers

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