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2020 KLN Archivists & Catalogers Conference: Schedule

Guide to the Fall 2020 KLN Archivists & Catalogers Conference being held at Kutztown University

Schedule

Thursday, Oct 1 Archivists' Track Catalogers' Track
1:00-1:50 pm

Joint Session
Ed Zimmerman. KLN Coordinator

 

Joint Session
Ed Zimmerman, KLN Coordinator

2:00-2:50 pm

How has your institution documented the impact of the coronavirus on campus and in the community? Live presentation
Harrison Wick, Special Collections Libn. & University Archivist (IUP)
Christy Fic, University Archivist & Special Collections Libn. (Shippensburg)

Archivists Harrison Wick and Christy Fic will discuss archival methods, collaborations, and the challenges of chronicling COVID-19 during a time of virtual uncertainty. How have working from home and restrictions on campus changed what and how you collect information? 

Analytics Tips and Tricks Live presentation
Meredith Foster, IT Generalist/Lib. Systems (West Chester)
Laurie Palumbo, Moderator (West Chester)

Briefly go over the new Analytics system, provide a few tips and tricks that I use, then turn it over to the group to provide tips of their own. 

3:00-3:50 pm

Awful Archives Live presentation
Marilyn Parrish (Millersville)

Discussion of themes from the book: Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence by Jenny Rice (Ohio State, 2020) 

Special Collection flags through LibStick Pre-recorded
Kathyrn Floyd, Cataloger (Geneva)

LibStick is a highly configurable label creation program for Alma. It is available as a browser extension or a Cloud App within Alma. I've worked with it to create nice looking rare book flags for a special collection. I'll demonstrate the steps I took to create the template I'm using now and discuss any hiccups and pitfalls along the way.

Friday, Oct 2 Archivists' Track

Catalogers' Track

9:00-9:50am

Promoting and Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum Materials Center(CMC) at East Stroudsburg University Pre-recorded
Allyson Wind, Electronic Resources Libn. (East Stroudsburg)

I am the liaison librarian for the ESU Education Department. After a large weeding project, and a few semesters of teaching education majors how to use the childrne's collection for lesson planning purposes, I realized that the collection was sorely lacking in a lot of new and relevant titles on topics students were searching for. Some of the topics included mindfulness and inclusion. During this presentation I will talk about how I use instructional periods with education majors to both demonstrate how to use the library catalog, but also to gather information about which topics students wish to find in the collection. I will also talk about how I've made a highly visible permanent display of diversity and inclusion titles outside the CMC space and how my efforts have increased circulation of children's titles in the past 3 years.

Going back to the beginning to move forward: Alma and Resource Management at WCU Live presentation
Laurie Palumbo, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian (West Chester)
Kerry Walton, Electronic Resources Librarian (West Chester)

WCU has seen many changes in the past few years – retirements, reconfiguration of units, and new faculty and staff hires. These changes have created the need to examine our Tech Services practices and their relationship to Alma. Both new and experienced Alma users felt the need to “start from scratch” as the consensus was that, while we could perform specific tasks, we did not have an overall understanding of Alma as a system and how we should or could be using it. This presentation will discuss the steps we have taken to address these issues and where we are now in training, the development of our new Resources Management team, and the documenting of local practices. 

10:00-10:50 am Archives Open Session Live presentation
Susan Czerny, Archivist (Kutztown)
Cataloging Open Session Live presentation
Jamey Harris, Coordinator of Tech. Services (Mansfield)
11:00-11:50 am

Our Nineteenth Century Summer: Transcribing the William Darlington letters at West Chester University Pre-recorded with Live Q&A
Ron McColl,Special Collections Libn. (West Chester)
Jenna Bossert, Special Collections Tech. (West Chester) 

 After the abrupt closure of our library this spring, Special Collections launched a team-wide transcription project. The common purpose of the group, and the fascinating content of botanist William Darlington's letterbooks, united students, library staff members, and community volunteers in a way we rarely witness when we work together onsite. This presentation outlines the project we undertook and explores how the community-based discussions surrounding it have helped us anticipate the digital collection's eventual appeal. The presentation will detail: the practices we followed, the lessons we learned, the next steps in the project, and the highlights from more than 450 transcribed letters to date. 

Electronic Resources panel discussion Live presentation
Aiping Chen-Gaffey (Slippery Rock)
Rachel R. Newbury,Electronic Access and Serials Libn. (Clarion) 
Michael Weber, Metadata & Technical Services Libn. (Kutztown)

Discussion of various topiics including Early English Book records loaded from Proquest community zone records vs.records from a file.