Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

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Monday, December 11 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Research Sprints as Engagement Tool for Librarians & Faculty

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Research Sprints is a program that engages faculty with a team of librarians in an intensive week exclusively dedicated to a single project. University of Kansas Libraries and University of Minnesota Libraries have each held their own week of Research Sprints. The ultimate goal is to foster positive relationships between libraries and academic departments, perform targeted outreach that highlights the skillsets of librarians, and advance research and pedagogical endeavors within universities. Sprints projects engage faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and advance scholarship in partnership with library experts in areas such as data management, digital mapping, metadata, course design, open education, and database design. The project briefing will present the tactical approach of each library to display the range of methods of connecting faculty with librarians within the general structure. Presenters will discuss issues such as promotion, project selection, team formation, planning and team dynamics. Each library has assessed its program and will share lessons learned and planned revisions for future Sprints.


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Shanda Hunt

Public Health Librarian & Data Curation Specialist, University of Minnesota
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Michael Peper

Head of Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement, University of Kansas
I am a former science librarian who now supports faculty research and teaching across campus, untethered by liaison responsibilities.

Ben Wiggins

Program Director for the Digital Arts Sciences & Humanities, University of Minnesota

Karna Younger

Faculty Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas

Monday December 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm