This page contains information about my presentations, publications, professional development and service activities and previously completed coursework.
Updated: May 17, 2011 (Updated Presentation and Publications, Conferences & Workshops Attended)
Presentations and Publications
Deards, K., Britton, K. (2012). Teaching Core Competencies in Science: Solving Algebraic and Word Problems. Science Online 2011. Moderated Discussion.
Session Wiki Page: http://scio12.wikispaces.com/D2S2b.+Teaching+Core+Competencies+in+Science
Deards, K. (2011). Marketing the Library’s Institutional Repository. Sociology Librarians Discussion Group, a section of ACRL ANSS (Association of College and Research Libraries Anthropology and Sociology Section). Invited Panel Speaker.
Deards, K., Dorney, E., Kim, B. (2011). Leveraging You! Developing an Online Presence for the Job Search and Beyond. Drexel University’s Student Chapter of the American Library Association (Drexel SCALA). Invited Online Presentation.
Slides as PDF: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/library_talks/70/
Deards, K. (2011). The Road to Success: Online Engagement and Identity Management. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Invited Online Presentation.
Handout as PDF and PPT: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libraryscience/228/
Deards, K. (2011). Staying Genuine And Creating Connections: Networking And Involvement For Introverts. ACRL 2011 (Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference). Peer-reviewed Round Table.
Handout as PDF: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/library_talks/64
Deards, K. (2011). Help! Creating Balance, Connections, And Services For Newbie Sci-Tech Librarians. ACRL 2011 (Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference). Peer-reviewed Round Table.
Handout as PDF: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/library_talks/65/
Deards, K. (2011). How New Librarians Used Branding and Outreach to Create Communities of Practice. ACRL 2011 (Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference). Peer-reviewed Poster Presentation.
Poster and Handout as PDF: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/library_talks/66/
Deards, K., Dorney E., Kim, B., Miller, A. (2011). Personal Branding For New Librarians: Standing Out And Stepping Up. ACRL 2011 (Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference). Peer-reviewed Online Panel Presentation.
Slides as PPT & PDF: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libraryscience/226/
Deards, K., Jessen, W., Lane, P. (2011). Standing Out: Marketing Yourself In Science. Science Online 2011.
Moderated Discussion. Video: http://vimeo.com/20692780
Deards, K., Keener, M., Koch, S. (2011). Data Discoverability: Institutional Support Strategies. Science Online 2011. Moderated Discussion. Video: http://vimeo.com/20031596
Bonefield, B., Carclucci Thomas, L., Deards, K., Kim, B., Yelton, A. (2011). Personal Branding and Digital Identities for New Librarians. ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) New Members Discussion Group. Invited Panelist.
Deards, K. (2010). “Librarians for Human Rights” and “Union Librarian”. SRRT Newsletter, 170. Retrieved from http://libr.org/srrt/news/srrt170.html#16.
Deards, K. (1998, 1999, 2000)Corona Excited Supersonic Expansion Jet Cooled Emission Spectroscopy. Presentation at Western Spectroscopy Association Annual Conference, Monterey, CA
Professional Development & Service Activities
Mobile Technologies for Libraries July 2011
Trends in Mobile Technologies Impacting Libraries July 2011
LibGuides and technology in the Libraries June 2011
Sheldon Museum of Art Sculpture Tour June 2011
Jazz in June June 2011
New Student Orientation Lunch With Parents June 2011
Designing Learning Environments for Rising Creatives, Webinar May 2011
National Libraries Unconference Day (Sponsored by ALA), Online May 2011
Teaching & Technology Strategies for Making Your Course Mobile Friendly March 2011
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists: How Partnerships Strengthen Science Education, Webinar March 2011
Effective Meetings, Staff Development March 2011
Gray Literature & ILL, Brown Bag February 2011
Teaching and Learning, Brown Bag February 2011
Science Bowl, Nebraska Regional Science Bowl February 2011
Brain Sex: Truth, Tall Tales and Time for a Development Perspective January 2011
SanDiego Zoo Library & Archives, Tour January 2011
Music 2.0: Revenue Streams, Consumer Behavior, and Policy Issues
Sponsored by EDUCASE Live!
Presented by Michael Bracy -Policy Director, Future of Music Coalition, Kristin Thomson – Education Director, Future of Music Coalition, December 16, 2009
The e-Science Imperative: The Future of Data Management in Academic Libraries
Sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries
Presented by Wendy Pradt Lougee & Dr. Scott D. Brandt, December 8, 2009
Best Practices for Information Services
Sponsored by Dialog’s Quantum2 program. Presented by Betty Jo Hibberd, October 22, 2009
Conferences & Workshops
Rural Futures Conference, Lincoln, NE May 2011
APS Professional Skills Development Workshop, Atlanta, GA March 2011
ARL Escience Institute, Dallas, TX January 2011
Science Online, Raleigh, NC January 2011
ALA Annual, New Orleans, LA June 2011
Water for Food, Lincoln, NE May 2011
ACRL 2011, Philadelphia, PA March 2011
NSF, Science Becoming the Messenger, Lincoln, NE March 2011
Handheld Librarian, Online February 2011
Professional Development Workshop by COACh, Lincoln, NE February 2011
Science Online, Raleigh, NC January 2011
ALA MidWinter, San Diego, CA January 2011
American Library Association MidWinter Conference January 2010
Sixth Annual Leadership Symposium (Sponsored by The Association of Research Libraries) January 2010
California Library Association Annual Conference November 2009
INFO 560 – Archives I
w/ Susan E. Davies
Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of archives, including an overview relating to the elements of an archival program and the role and work of archivists. Focuses on the functions of the archives, such as acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, reference, outreach, and technology in archives.
INFO 640 – Managing Information Orgs
w/ Michael J. Krasulski
Applies theories and techniques of management to libraries, information centers, and information enterprise, concentrating on political processes, leadership, communication, human resources, organizational structure, decision making, planning, and control. Also includes elements of project management.
INFO 672 – Resources in the Humanities
w/ Alison M. Lewis
Studies the major information resources in the fields of religion, philosophy, the performing arts, the visual arts, language, and literature. Emphasizes user needs, bibliographic organization of the materials, collection building, and the provision of reference and information services.
INFO 651 – Academic Library Service
w/ Brian Mathews
Examines the role of library service in higher education, with emphasis on problems of organization, administration, services, and the relationship of the library to the overall educational program.
INFO 673 – Resources in Social Science
w/ Alison M. Lewis
Studies major information resources in the social sciences, including history, geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, demography, economics, and education. Emphasizes bibliographic organization, collection building, user needs, and reference service.
INFO 688 – Instructional Role Information Specialist
w/ Belinha De Abreau
Examines the instructional role of the information professional. Emphasizes the planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction for the purpose of information education.
INFO 530 – Foundations of Information Systems
w/ Valerie Yonker
Introduction to concepts and applications of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) as applied throughout library and information science. Topics include the structure of information systems, hardware and software concepts, basic principles of systems analysis and design, and contemporary applications of computers in organizational environments.
INFO 552 – Intro to Web Design for Info Orgs
w/ Joseph F. Armetta
Introduction to creating websites that incorporate participatory and interactive web services to support users in information organizations. Includes design, implementation, and evaluation of approaches such as wikis, blogs and social networking. Students learn to establish websites that meet usability, accessibility and intellectual property standards, via composition of text and graphic files, and use of scripts for interactive application to support community information resource needs.
INFO 665 – Collection Development
Introduces the basic steps of collection development, including community analysis, preparation of policy, criteria for selection of materials, acquisition, weeding, and evaluation. Explores a variety of related issues, including the impact of electronic access on collection development.
INFO 520 – Social Context of Information Professions
Surveys the professional, social, ethical, and legal issues that affect information service professionals and organizations. Addresses such topics as information law, access, ownership, and censorship. Studies professional organizations and the sociology of professions.
INFO 660- Cataloging and Classification
This course introduces students to the most fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of information organization. It provides intensive practice in the fundamentals of library cataloging and classification with the primary focus on modern textual materials, but also including reference to other media and electronic resources. It also provides instruction on critical reading, interpretation and use of current professional standards and documentation for the creation of bibliographic records. The course content encompasses discussion of theoretical and practical issues in the construction of catalogs and bibliographic records.
INFO 674 – Resources in Science and Technology
w/ Missy Harvey
Studies major information resources in pure and applied sciences, including the physical and biological sciences, engineering, and technology, and interdisciplinary subjects. Emphasizes bibliographic organization, collection building/management of print and electronic resources, as well as user needs, and reference service.
INFO 510 – Information Resources and Services I
w/ Missy Harvey
Presents applied information retrieval as the foundation for information services. Provides an overview of present-day online resources and their print counterparts. Focuses on the design and structure of tools used for answering questions and satisfying subject interests for patrons. Emphasizes techniques for building effective strategies for searching large-scale retrieval systems, including the Internet. Gives opportunities to compare search engines and to evaluate retrievals.
INFO 511 – Information Resources & Services II
Relates the applied information retrieval of INFO 510 to the larger conceptual structures of library and information science: literature-producing communities, the process of publication, publishing on the Internet, subject domains and form classes, systems for physical and intellectual access to literatures, problems of bibliographic control, and social and psychological factors affecting use of information services. Develops practical skills in creating resources such as abstracts, subject indexing, reviews of literatures, bibliographies, and webpages.
INFO 515 – Action Research
Surveys basic statistical, tabular, and graphic methods as applied to decision making, requirements analyses, user studies, and implementation of change in information organizations when generalizability of results beyond the organization is not a primary concern. Focuses on formulating researchable problems, sampling, data gathering, and computer-assisted analysis of data. Develops skills for preparing reports and presentations and for reading research literatures.