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Articles posted by Carrie Dunham-LaGree

Dunham-LaGree published in Reference & User Services Quarterly

August 13, 2013

Assistant professor Carrie Dunham-LaGree, Librarian for Digital Literacy & General Education, has published an article in the Summer 2013 Reference & User Services Quarterly. The article, co-written with Amy Barlow, Heather Love Beverley, Sarah Elichko, and Emily Hamstra, is titled “Chasing Reference: Librarians and Collaborative Blogging.” These five librarians first collaborated as members of the 2012 American Library Association Emerging Leaders program. Their Emerging Leaders project was to create a new blog for the Reference and User Services Association.

Dr. Fink’s Article Selected for Inaugural Issue of Journal

June 18, 2012

Dr. Susan Fink’s article, “The Many Purposes of Course Syllabi: Which are Essential and Useful?” is featured in the inaugural issue of Syllabus Journal, the first peer-reviewed journal that publishes college course syllabi. The article is available online. The article was developed from her dissertation work. Susan is the Coordinator of Administrative Services at Cowles Library and also teaches a First Year Seminar at Drake.

Dunham-LaGree’s book picks featured in Drake Blue magazine

April 10, 2012

The Spring 2012 issue of Drake Blue magazine features a contribution from Carrie Dunham-LaGree, the Librarian for Digital Literacy and General Education. Dunham-LaGree, a travel lover and prolific fiction reader, shares five books she recommends that are “As Good as a Getaway”…or almost as good. See which five books she recommends to take you away on page 11 of the print issue, which is also available online.

Four from Cowles Library to present at IPAL conference

March 6, 2012

Four members of the Cowles Library faculty and staff will present at the Iowa Private Academic Libraries (IPAL) conference on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

  • Marc Davis will present Technology & Information Capacities & Expectations in First Year Students: Informing Library Technology Planning. This session reports on a survey of technology use among first-year students. The survey was developed as a joint venture between librarians and IT professionals across a number of schools and departments at Drake University including Cowles Library (the main campus library), The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the School of Education, and Drake Law School Library. The survey was intended to assess both university assumptions about this group’s technology needs and capabilities and whether current library computer policies and technology plans were compatible with their intended audience. 600 received responses comprised over 70% of incoming students and provided the first truly broad assessment of student experiences with and expectations regarding technology at Drake.
  • Carrie Dunham-LaGree and Bruce Gilbert will present Collaborating for Information Literacy: The Drake Experience. This session will report on the information literacy skills of first year students with data collected from First Year Seminars in conjunction with the Information Literacy pilot in Fall 2011.
  • Susan Breakenridge Fink will present Making the Old New Again: The Use of Special Collections & a Wiki. This session will focus on Drakeapedia.

Congratulations to all four presenters on being selected!

Schmidt featured in Times Delphic

February 16, 2012

Digital Projects Librarian Bart Schmidt was featured in the February 16, 2012 issue of the Times Delphic, Drake’s student newspaper. Want to learn more about Schmidt’s travels, hobbies and mustache? Check out the full article, which feature a picture of the “epic ‘stache” at the Times Delphic‘s website.

Carrie Dunham-LaGree to begin work as 2012 ALA Emerging Leader

January 11, 2012

Next week, Carrie Dunham-LaGree will travel to Dallas, Texas to attend the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference. As one of the 2012 ALA Emerging Leaders, she will begin working on a five-month project with fellow emerging leaders. This group’s project will develop a blog for the Reference and User Services Association to foster the professional conversation about emerging trends in reference and user services. The team will continue to work together throughout the spring and present a poster session at ALA’s Annual Conference in June. This project was designed as a multi-year Emerging Leaders project.

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