Library UX Chicago held our second monthly coffee chat on Friday, February 8 from 9am-11am at Cafecito, 26 E Congress Parkway in the South Loop.
Hosts Katie Ediger (Illinois Tech) and Amy Killebrew (Columbia College) facilitated an informal discussion on constructive work environments.
Chicago-area Library Assessment Conference presenters discussed their topics in a recap-style event. This event wasn't just for assessment folks – presentations covered many aspects of library work, ranging from benchmarking data collection about reference services to exploring the implications of campus learning analytics initiatives.
This event was hosted by UIC’s Richard J. Daley Library on Friday, February 1 from 9:30-11:30.
Library UX Chicago kicked off its new coffee meetup on Friday, January 11.
These monthly meetups are intended to provide an informal opportunity to share ideas, problems, or works in progress with colleagues, and will be hosted by Library UX Chicago steering committee members at locations around the city. Library UX Chicago is grateful to Ellipsis Coffeehouse in Edgewater for the use of their space for this meeting.
The round-robin conversation explored a range of issues related to assessment, including:
The next coffee meetup will be held Friday, February 8 from 9am-11am at the South Loop location of Cafecito, 26 E Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605. Interested attendees are encouraged to contact Amy Killebrew to ensure that we reserve an appropriate amount of space.
LibUX Chicago held a book club discussion on December 13th at On Tour Brewing.
Data Feminism is an open source publication about inclusive data collection. This was an in-depth discussion about feminist principles in data collection. LibUX Chicago used this discussion to review the initial draft of the book and provide feedback before official publication.
The book and chapter descriptions can be found here: https://bookbook.pubpub.org/data-feminism
According to Higher Education Today, "the 21st century college student population is the most diverse in our nation’s history, characterized by the intersection of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, family composition, age, and economic status among others."
The people at our libraries and on our campuses look less and less like the "traditional" 18-21 year old residential college student. As a result, we need to ensure that our services and spaces meet the needs of these intersectional and traditionally underserved learners.
This Library UX Chicago event was held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 1pm-4pm at DePaul University's Richardson Library to explore projects and strategies for meeting the diverse needs of learners including returning adults, first generation college students, and international students.
This event included presentations from Chicago-area library colleagues along with discussion on ways libraries are exploring issues of inclusivity and access.
Demystifying the Library: Removing Barriers to Research Libraries for First-Generation Students. Rebecca Starkey, University of Chicago
Intrusive Librarianship: Arrupe College. Annette Alvarado, Loyola University
The Cost of Classes is Too Damn High: Library Efforts to help Students Who Can't Afford to be Students. Chris Davidson, Northwestern University
Partnering for Social Justice: Libraries Working with Others to Reach Out to Diverse Communities. Kathy Ladell, Northern Illinois University