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What topic(s)* would you like to discuss?*You may add rows if the section is full.
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Broad categoryTopicNotes
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DATASkills we wish we knew before starting in the field
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Intro to Data Management
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Teaching data skills
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Teaching data skills to undergraduates
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Researcher support (data management, grant app process, bibliometrics, etc)
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The best data visualization tools and which ones libraries teach users
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programs/workshops libraries are doing in this area
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Partnerships with other units also interested in this area (research centers, grant support centers, etc...)
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Basic unix
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METRICSThe basic types of assessment
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Alternative methods of measuring impact such as outreach and community projects
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Communicating library impact to administration
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Assessing your library instruction program
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Analyzing well known citation metrics: what they do measure, what they don't, and what they can't
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Methods of effectively collecting/using altmetrics with more traditional citation impact metrics
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dashboards (could go in Collections category too)
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Discussing how different systems such as WoS, Scopus, Google Scholar, calculate metrics (i.e. why does Scopus show X citations but WoS shows X-3 and GS shows X+4)?
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Usage/Journal Metrics on Microsoft Academic v. Google Scholar
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The competing tools of research metrics: what they offer and how they differ
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OUTREACHSuccessful and unsuccessful engagement opportunities
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how to talk to faculty
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Incorporating EDI in outreach
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Communicating our role as STEM librarians
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Reaching beyond our disciplinary communities, what role can librarians play in increasing STEM literacy and combating anti-science rhetoric
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outreach and engagement in a virtual environment
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Supporting STEM pipeline programs for K-12 students
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how to reach out to faculty, when library higher ups are communicating directly with deans
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digital marketing and embracing social media
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Digital marketing of resources and services to faculty. Getting the department chair and deans involved.
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How do we support a larger community of researchers (unaffiliated, community members, guests/visitors)?
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INSTRUCTION and INFORMATION LITERACYPrevious teaching experience necessary?
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Library-specific instruction necessary?
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Incorporating EDI in instruction and information literacy
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Incorporating student engagement into remote instruction (synchronous and asynchronous)
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Active learning in an online environment
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Tutorials and other online/digital teaching tools/objects
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Designing effective research assignments
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Disciplinary specific models of IL
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What do library research assignments look like in lab or math classes
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Teaching science communication topics
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The intersection of mis/disinformation and science and the growing anti-science movement
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How to determine how much teaching support is necessary for tools & skills like Overleaf, LaTeX
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how to make instruction in-roads with depts that think library instruction is mainly for the humanities
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Developing courses outside of the library/introducing Info Lit through "regular" classes
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Suggestions to take to deparements for strengthening IL component of curriculum
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Information literacy within scientific/public health/pandemic news
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integrating patent education into STEM library instruction- who is doing it? How are you handilng it?
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Information literacy instruction in capstone courses/design projects
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Basic instructional design
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The lesson plan instead of the instruction session for faculty
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RESEARCHResearch as part of the job or research as a personal enrichment activity?
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Finding Journals to publish in
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Topics of research related to STEM librarianship
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Research networking - finding collaborators and building up a research interest
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What data would be helpful for people to have to do research
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What questions would you most like answered
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How to get started with publishing a research article/mentorship opportunities for first time publishers
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establishing boundaries with faculty (on co-authored papers)
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Balancing literature searches with other responsibilities
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Research infrastructure for librarians (How is it different from disciplinary faculty, if it is? What resources do we need to be successful as researchers?)
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Research collaborations. Finding collaborators and how to keep the momentum going.
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COLLECTIONS AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONSHow to build relationships with faculty and staff in academia
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Supporting open science inititiatives (with funding or outreach)
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Communicating with departments re: collections, Big Deals, subscriptions, Transformative Agreements, etc
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OER and open education
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Determining and exhibiting the importance of older collections and material
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Where do new forms of media, often non-physical and liable to disappearing, fit into our collections (e.g. podcasts, social media feeds, blogs [ok, so those are not that new]), and what is our responsibility to make sure they survive
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Role of video & documentaries & case studies in STEM collections
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Collection analysis projects, understanding your campus output with Web of Science/Dimensions/database tools
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OER and open access within the STEM field.
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How to stay engaged w/ literature when collections responsibilities are removed from your portfolio