Gillian (Jill) D. Ellern

There are 25 included publications by Gillian (Jill) D. Ellern :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Batchloading MARC Records 1998 13 Presentation designed to help explain the uses of batchloading data into the Innovative integrated library system. Topics include what is batchloading, how to set up the tables, the processes of loading the data, the format of the 949 tables, mapping...
Black, white, and grey: The wicked problem of virtual reality in libraries 2021 145 This study seeks to extend wicked problems analysis within the context of a library’s support for virtual reality (VR) and the related extended reality (XR) emerging technologies. The researchers conducted 11 interviews with 13 librarians, embedded I...
Books in Jails in Western North Carolina 2017 15 These presentations to Dr. Claudia Gollop’s class talk about the research project and article about library services to the inmates in rural jails of Western North Carolina. This project and article were completed with Karen Mason and Liz Greg and r...
Computer Lab to Active Learning Classroom: Lessons Learned 2013 15 This presentation covers the concept of what an active learning classroom is; the implementation challenges of wires-free, with pictures and lessons learned; and the reality of using this kind of classroom for library instruction.
Coupling Up: An Exploratory Study of Mapping Loosely Coupled Systems in Higher Education - Mapping Systemic Issues 2021 29 This presentation makes the case that systems mapping can be used as an analytical tool for advancing research on loosely coupled systems, with particular emphasis on universities. We present two case studies of participatory systems mapping initiati...
Down the Rabbit Hole of Image Storage and Retrieval in CONTENTdm 2018 14 Do you know the difference between a display image and a thumbnail image in CONTENTdm? How and why do you pick between a jpg, jpg 2000, pdf, or tif image formats as you scan an image for loading into the Project Client? Are you confused about the dif...
Impact of NC LIVE on Serials Collection Development 1999 12 Presentation about serials collection development at WCU and the impact NC LIVE may have on it. The talk was mostly about the WCU periodical use study, the subsequent advent of NC LIVE and what this means to the library’s periodical use study, the cr...
Just What Does Someone Have to Do to Gain Access to a Computer in the Library? 2012 27

There is a clash of principles between protecting privacy and that of protecting security that can reach an impasse between libraries, and their IT departments and academic administrations over the authentication issues with PCs in the public area...

Library services to inmates in the rural county jails of western North Carolina 2013 139 This paper investigates the current status of library collections and services in the rural jails of western North Carolina. The authors interviewed sheriffs and jail administrators in 6 of the 7 westernmost county detention centers. This paper discu...
Library Services to Inmates in the Rural Jails of Western North Carolina 2013 12 This presentation talks about the WNC jail project, why we did the project, the interviews with WNC sheriffs to collect the information for the NC Libraries article, and working with the two regional jails with Fontana Regional Library system. It inc...
Making a case for the role of your library in your XR project 2020 16 This lightning talk will focus on some of the initial results of a multi-institutional, qualitative study of libraries and XR.
Making Connections: The Creation of Lesbian Community in Cyberspace 2001 12 This presentation includes a snapshot of the beginnings of the LGBT web-based communities. In particular, it follows the beginnings of the lesbian online group called shevilleafterdark2 that was based in Western North Carolina from 1999-2001.
No Strings Attached? Challenges and Successes in Creating a Flexible, Wire-free Active Learning Classroom 2018 907 The purpose of this case study is to share the challenges and successes of a library’s attempt to create a library electronic classroom that both utilizes the principles of active learning and is entirely flexible wire-free. This paper highlights th...
Recognition and reward: SOTL and the tenure process at a regional comprehensive university 2009 32 This paper presents the results of one regional comprehensive institution’s efforts to implement an infrastructure that provides both recognition and reward for research into the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). The authors offer an inten...
The Silk Purse: Creating an Electronic Reserve System That Works for You and Your Library 1999 11 This presentation was made to the annual meeting of the IT staff in colleges and universities in North Carolina. Because audience members were not library staff/faculty, some of the presentation is about introducing these non-librarians to what rese...
Squeezing the Most From Your PC Dollar, or Who is Going to Get the New Computers This Time? 2012 10 Lighting talk about the methods WCU Hunter Library uses to assign new computers to library staff/faculty when money is tight or given at just the end of the fiscal year. Ellern used a “replacement measure method” that assigns an application level and...
They Don't Have to Like you: Facebook Marketing for Libraries in the Age of Paid Ads 2017 468 Hunter Library uses multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to market resources and services. The presenters noticed that the library’s Facebook fan engagement was low and wondered why. Are patrons using newer soc...
Three Years into a Periodical Use Study 2001 11 Presentation addressing the impact of NC LIVE on serials collection development at WCU after three years of study.
Tips for Profiling in a Network Environment 1998 9 This presentation was given at two annual Innovative Users Group meetings. The tips include advice the presenter wishes she had been told me before getting started as the chair of the implementation committee charged with profiling of the library sys...
Tools and Strategies for Circulation Profiling 2013 11 Presentation for new users to help them profile their integrated library system. Topics include general preparation ideas, creating codes for material locations, organizing the tables, and visualizing the loan rules.
The Use and Future of Splash Pages for CONTENTdm Databases 2014 13 Splash screens, or database landing pages, are a feature of CONTENTdm and other digital collection sites where the users first find a resource on the web. This presentation explores the various types of splash screens used today, how WCU has created ...
User authentication in the public area of academic libraries in North Carolina 2015 38 The clash of principles between protecting privacy and protecting security can create an impasse between libraries, campus IT departments, and academic administration over authentication issues with the public area PCs in the library. This research t...
Using Boyer’s Model of Scholarship: Our thoughts and experience on changing faculty evaluation processes under this new model 2008 15 Presentation of four different perspectives (center for teaching and learning, university administration, library faculty, and teaching faculty) on the application of the Boyer Model of Scholarship at WCU given to the faculty of Guilford College. Gui...
Using the Rewrite Proxy Server and Multiple IP Product 2004 22 Presentation made to the IUG conference about the ILS proxy server in the software. This proxy server was an older licensed copy of EZProxy and used the library’s patron database. Settings, setup, screenshots, consortium issues, reports and statistic...
What Does a Person Have to Do to Use a Computer Here? 2011 12 This presentation talks about how the presenters got started looking into authentication in academic libraries in NC and how the presenters got interested in this topic. It covers the methodology of their research and some of their findings, with cha...