Library Research Showcase to highlight research conducted by library faculty

In addition to everything they do to assist faculty and students across campus with their research, Clemson Libraries faculty are also conducting their own research on a variety of subjects. The Library Research Showcase, March 28-April 1, gives them a chance to share their work with the campus community.

“So often librarians are seen as the steadfast support of those doing research. People often overlook the many different types of research we do, and this event gives our librarians a time to shine and demonstrate to the community that our expertise and knowledge goes beyond the stereotypical perceptions of what librarians do,” said Maggie Albro, science librarian and coordinator of the showcase.

Exploring topics such as research data management, counter-productive workplace behaviors and predatory publishing, the Library Research Showcase will feature a series of Zoom sessions where librarians will discuss their work and answer questions.


Research Data Management Needs Assessment of Clemson University
Monday, March 28, 1-1:30 p.m.
Megan Sheffield, data services librarian, and intern Karen Burton will discuss their assessment of Clemson’s research data management (RDM) needs based on a survey of university researchers conducted in 2021.

Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors and Health Outcomes Among LIS Professionals
Tuesday, March 29, 1-1:30 p.m.
Science librarian Maggie Albro will present on her research on workplace burnout and the connection between coworkers’ behaviors and library and information science professionals’ well-being.

Technology Equipment Loan Program Post-Assessment
Wednesday, March 30, 12-12:45 p.m.
Kelsey Sheaffer, creative technologies librarian and director of the Adobe Digital Studio, will discuss her assessment of the libraries’ technology equipment loan program, which accounts for 21% of overall loans at the libraries, to better understand usage patterns and users’ operating knowledge of the technology.

CO-DREAM OER: Fostering Innovative Collaboration and Research on Open Educational Research Projects Through a Library Led Grant Project
Wednesday, March 30, 1-2 p.m.
Yang Wu, open resources librarian, will discuss Clemson Libraries’ work to develop Open Educational Resource (OER) textbooks as part of the Department of Education’s Open Textbook Pilot Grant Program.

Why Does SoTL Happen in a Librarian Free Zone?
Thursday, March 31, 1-1:45 p.m.
Instruction coordinator and history reference librarian Anne Grant will talk about the roles that academic librarians play in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work and how to break down barriers between teaching faculty and librarians at research universities to enhance student learning.

Lightning Talks
Friday, April 1, 12-1 p.m.
A series of quick talks from librarians on a variety of topics:

  • Inclusive Metadata Practices in Academic Archives, by Jessica Serrao, metadata librarian
  • Library of Congress Genre Form Terms Next Steps, by Scott Dutkiewicz, cataloger
  • Assessing the Library Needs of Unique University Transfer Students, by Jessica Kohout-Tailer, undergraduate experience librarian, and Suzanne Rook-Schilf, head of information and research services

Investigating the Quality of Library Science Journals Using Predatory Publishing Indicators
Friday, April 1, 1-2 p.m.
A team of researchers (Megan Sheffield, Maggie Albro, Jenessa McElfresh, Megan Palmer, Jessica Serrao and Chris Vidas) share their findings after evaluating 48 library science journals for predatory and problematic publishing practices and will discuss ways in which librarians can enhance outreach and education regarding predatory publishing.