Spotlighting Academic Library Innovation: How to Build Partnerships, Make Time, and Build on Success

Sponsored by SAGE Publishing

Recorded on 06/29/2022
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 264

In this four-part series, we turned the spotlight on three innovative library solutions. First, Jamia Williams, Health Sciences Librarian at SUNY Brockport, dug into the development of LibVoices, an independent podcast that highlights the experiences and achievements of librarians of color. Next, we spoke to Lauren Puzier, User Experience Librarian at the University at Albany, who walked through the partnerships and brainstorming that made System Status Discovery—a dashboard of system updates to inform patrons of service interruptions—possible. Then, in our third episode, Darryl Stuhr, Director for Digitization and Digital Preservation Services at Baylor University, chatted about the serendipity and hard work that went into Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Preservation Project, which works to digitize and archive Black gospel music groups. Throughout the episodes, Martha Sedgwick, Vice President of Product Innovation at SAGE Publishing, added her unique perspective on how publishers can support library projects.

In this final episode, our guests come together to reflect on the evolution and outcomes of their library ventures. In particular, Lauren, Jamia, and Darryl offer key takeaways and guidance how to create new library innovations, in addition to thoughts on time management, burnout, and new opportunities that emerged because of their work. To close, Martha discusses the community approach of SAGE’s new division, Technology from SAGE, and how the publisher and its subsidiaries can build upon library partnerships to strengthen impact.

About the guests:

Jamia Williams
Cohost and Co-creator

Lauren Puzier
User Experience Librarian
University at Albany

Darryl Stuhr
Director, Digitization and Digital Preservation Services
Baylor University

Martha Sedgwick
Vice President of Product Innovation
SAGE Publishing

Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:

Check out our previous series with SAGE Publishing:
– The Myth of the COVID-Transformed Workplace
– Preparing Diverse Students for Success in the Academic and Private Sectors
– Academic Librarianship in the Age of COVID
– A New Approach to Info Lit

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