ASEE-ELD Get Acquainted/SIG session
A must at any ASEE-Engineering Libraries Division annual conference is the Get Acquainted/Special Interest Group session. The 2006 moderator, Aleteia Greenwood, is seeking input into the subjects to be covered in the SIG part of the session. A form has been created to identify both the intended participants and the topics of high interest.
Potential topics include:
- Collaborating with faculty on research or teaching
- Open access/scholarly publishing
- Co-hosting a journal (institutional department and library)
- User surveys/evaluation/feedback
- Digital repositories (what do we want to put in them?)
- Digitizing resources such as government reports
- Training Engineering Librarians
- Power of consortia
- Package deals for journals
- Technology used by librarians: podcasting? Webcasting? Knowledge sharing tools/Impact of these kinds of technology?
- How are librarians using RSS feeds?
- Blogs (Success stories)
- Google (Have we had enough yet? Google as a research tool. Are librarians using it? If so, what for? If so, why pay for anything else?)
- Recruiting engineering librarians
- Library as place, both physical and virtual (New potential for what the library can be/do? If so, what is it?
- Growing importance of the library as a place for teaching/learning/research? Is this true?)
- Industry expectations of the new engineer
- Conducting a business analysis or information audit for your library
- Information mapping and structural content
- Federated searching
- Helping users adapt to new content technologies
- The impact of mass digitization projects on libraries, universities, government, information policy, publishing, and education
- Issues in intellectual freedom, privacy, fair use