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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Research works and presentations included here have been selected by the LAUC Research and Professional Development Committee of the UC San Diego Library.

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The Case for Performance Support

(2019)

The design of information literacy instruction and the building of it are two distinct skillsets and processes; yet all too often everything gets mashed together, creating needless confusion and stress. In this book Turnbow, an instructional designer, and Roth, an instructional technologist, suggest a better way to organize the work. They shed light on the people, processes, and resources required to create a sustainable portfolio of online instruction. With the goal of fostering conversations in your library about the most streamlined and effective ways to get the work done.

Demystifying the instructional design and development process used to create online learning objects, this book will help you understand how instructional design principles and approaches can benefit your learners.

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Beyond the Sandbox: Student Scholarship, Digital Citizenship, and the Production of Knowledge

(2019)

Scholarly communication is undergoing an ever accelerating evolution in how research and scholarship are being conducted, how scholarship is being disseminated, and who is included in the creation and communication of new knowledge. At the forefront of this evolution are libraries and academics who recognize that students are not only creating new knowledge that is valuable beyond the walls of the classroom but that there is a dire need to support and educate students and institutions about the impact of information sharing on a global scale. Students share and receive information on the internet with very little context and support for their roles as knowledge producers and global digital citizens.

This chapter discusses how acting on these opportunities benefit the student well after graduation by inspiring citizens who are information-literate advocates for education, intellectual engagement, and science. The undergraduate who is trusted and supported as a public scholar can become a more empathetic and productive digital citizen. The authors; a scholarly communications librarian, a liberal arts professor, and an undergraduate alumna discuss and relate experiences of how addressing this educational opportunity through 1) classroom assignments, 2) instruction, and 3) publishing has created space for a deepened engagement with the affordances and challenges of being a public scholar and global citizen.

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Absolutely Free Market

(2019)

A blueprint for hosting a free community swap. Watch trash become treasure as folks rummage through one another’s donated books, household items, andother goodies, taking what they want and giving what they don’t with absolutely no money involved. As an added bonus, items left over at the end of the day are donated to charity.

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See How Our Garden Grows: Cultivating Community through a Fruit and Veggie Exchange

(2019)

Celebrate local food, community, and thebounty of harvest as library folks gather toshare fruits, vegetables, seeds, preserves, gardening and food publications, and their own knowledge. Promote sustainability and nurture a robust community by bringing coworkers together to share produce from their own gardens.

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DIY Makers' Day

(2019)

Inspire users to actively engage with reducing, reusing, and recycling by hosting a DIY Makers’ Day. Chapter describes how to create this hands-on event that is jam-packed with DIY projects featuring creative reuse and sustainable ingredients. Participants leave with goodies they’ve made and recipes and instructions so they can continue creating at home. This is a great event for showcasing your library’s and community’s green resources.

Cover page of It Takes a Village Sustainability Starter

It Takes a Village Sustainability Starter

(2019)

We all believe in sustainability and work to be green as individuals, but there’s power insharing our knowledge and values and working together. Grow your sustainability efforts beyond single events by creating an advisory, education, and outreach group.

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Incrementally Building Community and User Engagement in the UC San Diego Library

(2015)

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Library’s inaugural Learning Spaces (LSP) Program was formally established on July 1, 2013 through a library-wide reorganization process spanning 2012-2014. As a new program whose offerings remain in development, 2013-2014 presented the opportunity organizationally to initiate new library services and amenities and to adopt a new path based on the program’s initial strategic objectives.  This chapter details several of the ways in which the program began during its first year to accomplish its goals of engaging library users, building a sense of community and patron ownership within the library’s learning spaces, establishing a culture of assessment among program staff, and developing library spaces where students feel welcomed and supported in their academic life.  Activities detailed in the chapter are provided as examples for other libraries working toward similar outcomes.  Additionally, a limited literature review of library engagement and community building in libraries is presented, along with research support for many of the Learning Spaces Program’s new initiatives.

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Radical Reference: Who Cares?

(2014)

In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture. People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to, or directly involved in, social justice struggles have long embodied this idea, as they make use of their skills in the service of those causes. From movement archives to zine collections, international solidarity to public library programming, oral histories to email lists, prisons to protests —and beyond —this book is a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century.

Cover page of Greening the Mothership: Growing the Environmental Sustainability Group at the University of California, San Diego Library

Greening the Mothership: Growing the Environmental Sustainability Group at the University of California, San Diego Library

(2014)

Using the University of California (UC) San Diego Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group as a case study, this chapter walks readers through establishing a need for sustainability efforts within an academic library, communicating that need to the library’s administration and other stakeholders, and launching an official library group to work on those issues. It also describes sustainability activities an academic library can undertake, and the resources needed—or not—to accomplish them and measure their success. This chapter is aimed at libraries just starting to plan environmental sustainability activities, or those who want to formalize their current endeavors into their library organization.