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Access Services 2.0 through Employee-Directed Planning

Presentation discusses utilizing participatory leadership techniques such as circle practice and World CafeĀ“ to enhance employee involvement in organizational planning. Access Services employees were empowered to participate in setting goals, future planning, and restructuring the department. The details of the process, lessons learned, and challenges will be shared. It was presented at the 2022 Access Services Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Knox, Briana
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Filling the Gap: A Focus on Accessibility and Curriculum in Equipment Lending

Presentation discussing the steps taken to create a new circulating collection of equipment items, from needs assessment and item selection to circulation and promotion. Best practices for cataloging, circulation, and item storage will be discussed. Presenters share a LibGuide created to enhance the discoverability of the collection and discuss decisions made about content and format. The presenters also highlight project successes, as well as some of the challenges faced and lessons learned. It was presented at the 2022 Access Services Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Knox, Briana & Akers, Emily
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Gadget Lending Project: Filling the Gap in Students' Equipment and Technology Needs (open access)

Gadget Lending Project: Filling the Gap in Students' Equipment and Technology Needs

This report documents the "Gadget Lending Project: Filling the Gap in Students' Equipment and Technology Needs" project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project activities including the research, purchase of products, developing circulation policies, creating catalog records, preparing items for circulation, marketing and communication, creation of a LibGuide, employee training, and budget. It also addresses the project outcomes, best practices, and future program continuity.
Date: Spring 2022
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh; Akers, Emily; Knox, Briana & Mount, Jonathan
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Fostering Student Employee Engagement: Creating a Sense of Ownership Through Task Sharing Initiatives

Presentation describing how student supervisors developed a task sharing and reporting mechanism to encourage teamwork and improve student engagement. Student supervisors of the Access Services Department are committed to creating a positive and effective work environment while ensuring accountability and productivity. In order to improve students' work experience, the supervisors developed tools and techniques which have increased student engagement in the department operations and empowered them to take initiatives. In addition, these tools have boosted student assistant productivity, provided a sense of ownership and accomplishment, and improved communication with supervisors.
Date: November 17, 2021
Creator: Akers, Emily; Baskett, Pilar; Knox, Briana & Keshmiripour, Setareh
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Shifting Into Teams: The Transition to Using Microsoft Teams and Shifts for Managing Student Employees

Poster sharing specific tools and techniques used to help manage a team of over 25 student employees staffing a single service point for access services at the University of North Texas.
Date: November 17, 2021
Creator: Baskett, Pilar; Knox, Briana; Akers, Emily & Keshmiripour, Setareh
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Utilizing TikTok for Library Peer-to-Peer Outreach

This poster will cover the results and experiences of using Tiktok as a form of peer-to-peer outreach to share research tips with other college students. Specific examples, learned best practices, and future plans for improvement will be discussed. It was presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance and Online Learning Virtual Poster Session held April 26-30, 2021.
Date: 2021-04-26/2021-04-30
Creator: Brents, Madison; Diaz, Sarah & Chung, Frances
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Trivia, Alliances, & Polls: Reimagining Virtual Outreach and Student Engagement

Presentation on the transition to remote outreach and student engagement in an academic library. It was presented at the North American Virtual Reference Online Conference held February 23-25, 2021.
Date: February 25, 2021
Creator: Brents, Madison; Diaz, Sarah & Chung, Frances
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Empowering Student Workers Using Flipped and Agile Project Management

Presentation introduces the concepts of Flipped Instruction and Agile Project Management and discusses how those methodologies may be applied to student roles in library and digital humanities projects. It was presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Together Wherever virtual event held on June 8-12, 2020.
Date: June 8, 2020
Creator: Stayton, Jennifer
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library