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ABLD 2018

Meeting Agenda

Afternoon Activities

1-4 p.m.
Registration @ Foster Business Library
PACCAR Hall, 4277 W Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Library entrance is on the 1st floor (one level below the café), across from the elevators--accessible entrance via elevators to the basement. The Information Desk is located at the bottom of the entrance staircase.

3-5 p.m.
Tours: Foster School of Business and the UW campus

5-6 p.m.
University Libraries reception
Smith Room @ Suzzallo Library

Dinner on your own
See restaurants for recommendations

Morning Sessions

8-9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast @ Odegaard Undergraduate Library 220

9-9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Announcements
Jason Sokoloff, University of Washington
John Danneker, University of Washington
Marcella Barnhart, University of Pennsylvania

9:30-10:15 a.m.
ABLD Year-in-Review
Zaida Diaz-Rosa, University of Maryland
Christina Sylka, University of British Columbia

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Advancing Scholarship through the Research Data Program at HBS
Michael Hemment, Katherine McNeill, & Debra Wallace, Harvard Business School
The Research Data Program in Baker Library is a cross-departmental program which supports Harvard Business School faculty and researchers throughout the research life cycle, including services to find, buy, gather, create, share, and archive data. The presenters will discuss the integrated nature of these services, highlighting achievements, challenges, and how their work fits into broader research data initiatives at Harvard.

10:45-11 a.m.

Guest Presentation: A Perspective in Data Analytics
Oliver Rutz, University of Washington Foster School of Business
An associate professor of marketing at the Foster school, Oliver Rutz will discuss data in the curriculum as the UW prepares to launch its new business data analytics MBA program

Vendor Lunch & Showcase

11:30-12 noon
Walk to Anthony's Forum / Dempsey Hall 302

12-1:15 p.m.
Vendor lunch

1:15-2:30 p.m.
Vendor showcase

2:30-2:45 p.m.
Group photo in front of PACCAR Hall

2:45-3 p.m.
Walk to Odegaard Library

Afternoon Sessions

3-4 p.m.

Guest Presentation: Data Reasoning Amidst the Data Deluge
Jevin West, University of Washington Information School
Misinformation can come in many forms including text and imagery. In this talk, iSchool assistant professor Jevin West will discuss basic principles for spotting and refuting misinformation cloaked in numbers, statistics and data graphics. This type of misinformation is the focus of "Calling Bullshit," a course for which West has received national attention.

4-4:15 p.m.
Connecting the CMU Community with PE/VC Data: Positioning CMU Libraries as a Strategic Partner for Entrepreneurship
Ryan Splenda, Carnegie Mellon University
Entrepreneurial research is quickly becoming one of the major forces on campus at Carnegie Mellon University. As a result, there is an ever increasing demand for private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) data for benchmarking, competitive intelligence, and startup research. In response to this, the goal is to position CMU Libraries as a strategic partner with those entities on campus that need this data and expertise. This presentation will discuss the acquisition of data sources, the development of presentations and workshops on this type of data, and mention the different groups on campus that the libraries are already collaborating with in this space. Next steps include an environmental scan and potentially forming a team of librarians dedicated to these research efforts.

4:15-4:30 p.m.
Anything Else? Assessing the Needs of Researchers at the Library of Paris-Dauphine
André Lohisse, Université Paris-Dauphine

4:30-5 p.m.
Discussion: Prepare for PitchBook (Thursday) visit

5-6 p.m.


6 p.m.
Bus to Tableau Software - Bus departs from Henry Art Gallery promptly at 6 p.m.

6:30-8 p.m.
Reception & Program @ Tableau Software
Jeff Pettiross, Senior Manager, User Experience
Seeing and understanding data is richer than creating a collection of queries, dashboards, and workbooks. See how visual and cognitive science explain what makes data visualization so deeply satisfying. Why does a collection of bars, lines, colors, and boxes become surprisingly powerful and meaningful? How does fluid interaction with data views multiply our intelligence? Three decades of research into the beautiful science of data visualization explain why history have converged at this moment, and why interactive data visualization has brought us to the verge of an exciting new revolution.

8 p.m.
Bus to University District hotels

Morning Sessions

8:30-9:15 a.m.
Breakfast & announcements @ Odegaard Undergraduate Library 220

9:15-10:00 a.m.
Panel: Data Training in Business Libraries
Hilary Craiglow, Vanderbilt University
Angela Horne, University of California Los Angeles
Erin Wachowicz, Yale University

10-10:15 a.m.
Academic Integrity Course: Active Decision Making
Sean Forbes, University of Toronto
The Rotman School of Management decided it was time to have a more formal way of reaching the students on all forms of Academic Integrity: academic writing, working in groups, exam expectations, and producing successful assignments. The course structure aims to make students better decision makers by focusing on three areas: knowing themselves, knowing their community, and knowing the rules. Through videos, quizzes, self-reflection, and talks from both academics and students, users taking the program would come out of the course understanding what it means to be an active and engaged member of our academic community.

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:15 a.m.
You Can’t Always Get What They Want
Tom Marini, University of Virginia
Corey Seeman, University of Michigan
As libraries and publishers heed the call from our researchers for more data, it is clear that the research needs might be larger than can be supplied through marketed products.  To support our faculty and students, librarians need to look beyond what has traditionally been available for the academic and commercial market.  This presentation will feature how Michigan and Virginia are supporting the data needs of faculty and students by leveraging the relationships we have in the information industry, connecting them with vendors or purchasing niche data. They will also reflect on changes needed to handle the more restrictive access terms that are growing common in the era of big data, and will share instances where they have been successful and where the system broke-down and how they proceeded.

From Document to Research Data
Bernard Bizimana, HEC Montreal
The HEC Montréal library, like other university libraries, faces complex challenges related to the digital environment.The library needs to confirm its relevance to the university community and reinforce its role within the School to the level of its reputation, the resources available and the financial means granted. It is in this context that the HEC Montréal administration asked for a revision of the library's business model to better meet the needs of professors and students, particularly in their use of the library's vast digital resources. After a year of work, the library has defined its new business model focused on research data and knowledge management. This presentation will describe the approaches used (change management, project management, value proposition), the challenges overcome and the benefits for the library and the School, as well as the next steps.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions

1-2:15 p.m.
Panel: Cha...Cha...Changes: Using Data to Drive or Support Action in Business Libraries
Data generated by business library usage or collected in the course of daily library operations can be used to drive or support action. This panel will provide six snapshots of how collections, outreach, services, spaces, or staffing were changed after analyzing internal data. An overview of data used/methodology, action taken, and next steps will be provided.

> Elizabeth Marshall, Western University: Western University is now sharing library data (chats, reference, webpage clicks) with influential faculty to demonstrate the difference in the numbers when a librarian does an in-class instruction vs no in-class instruction.

> Sandy Miller, Southern Methodist University: The Business Library has gathered data on our patrons’ participation in instruction and reference, gate counts, etc. for years and use that to determine best times to schedule workshop sessions, schedule staff, and adjust our open hours. We are now looking to participate in shared data gathering with other campus libraries as we enter a new era of centralization. We want to map this library-specific data to campus-wide data gathered by administration, such as retention rates, etc. so that we can more effectively make the case for needed additional resources, operate more efficiently, and create a more prominent analytics dashboard for SMU Libraries. We are excited that SMU’s new Data Warehouse Initiative, to centrally collect internal data across the university and make it accessible to all for data driven decision-making, will be a crucial resource for attaining our goals.

> Hilary Schiraldi, University of California, Berkeley:  An analysis by the Haas School of Business showed that most of students' course reader fees went to clearing copyright on content already licensed by the UC Berkeley Library. This academic year, Haas participated in a pilot project to have the University Library process reading lists and identify Library-owned copies of course readings, resulting in substantial cost savings for several courses.

> Corey Seeman, University of Michigan: Kresge Library Services are looking at course materials and textpacks data (the print version of the cases). We have a textpack operation that is time intensive and seems to be fairly flat in its adoption. It may also be trending down, which makes us wonder if the effort is worth it. Not many people manage the course material operations like we do; we are going through a change and we can see how the numbers are helping us make these decisions.

> Christina Sheley, Indiana University Bloomington: The Business/SPEA Information Commons began using Springshare’s LibCal platform for research consultation scheduling in fall 2017. Analysis of data obtained during the scheduling process has led to a better understanding of how students are coming to use the service and for what purpose. As a result, we are changing the positioning and marketing of our research consultations.

> Erin Wachowicz, Yale University: Over the last three years, staff from the Center for Science and Social Science Information at Yale University had multiple conversations with the University Librarian, the School of Management, and the Provost regarding the creation of a second librarian position to support business and management related research. Each time, the conversations were dismissed and requests were denied. In the spring of 2017, a second business librarian position was approved. What changed? This time, we focused on data-driven approach to make our case and demonstrate a clear need.

2:15-2:30 p.m.

2:30-2:45 p.m.
Working From Home in Public Services
Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown University
Benefits for the librarians and best practices for the division.

2:45-3 p.m.
APBSLG Update: the Good the Bad and the Reality
Gina de Alwis, Singapore Institute of Management

3-3:30 p.m.
Space Crunch: Changing Trends & Relationships at Illinois
Becky Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


3:30-4:30 p.m.
Travel to PitchBook - Walk + Light Rail

4:30-6 p.m.
Reception & Program @ PitchBook, 901 5th Ave #1200, Seattle, WA 98164

6-9 p.m.
Tour, Reception & Dinner @ Seattle Public Library Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

9 p.m.
Bus to University District hotels

ABLD Business Meeting

Maple Hall Great Room, 1101 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98105

8:30-11:30 a.m.
ABLD Business Meeting w/breakfast

12 noon-1 p.m.

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