Funded Projects

The LAUC-SD Research and Professional Development Committee extends their congratulations to the recipients of R&PD research and presentation/poster grants:

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

  • No proposals submitted

2012-2013

  • No proposals submitted

2011-2012

  • Kymberly Goodson, “Instruction…that just bugs me! Using Card-Sorting to Arrange Menu Items on an Academic Library Homepage.” Poster presented at Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA, October 2012. $200 funded.
  • Kymberly Goodson, “So Do They Ask? Analyzing the Content of Digital Reference Transactions.” Poster presented at California Academic & Research Libraries Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2012. $500 funded.
  • Alanna Aiko Moore, “Success of Diversity Leadership Programs: Examining the ARL Institute to Recruit a Diverse Workforce.” Poster presented at the ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 2012. $200 funded.
  • Marlo Young, “Faculty Perceptions: Next Generation Teaching & Learning Services for the Academic Library.” Poster presented at Living the Future Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 2012. $264 funded.

2010-2011

  • Susan Shepherd , “Science & Engineering Faculty and Grad Student Research Audit Phase 2.” $1,750 funded.
  • Gayatri Singh. “Diversity in UC Libraries Survey.” $250 funded.
  • Dominique Turnbow, “Undergraduate biology student research skills: a comparison study across three quarters.” $479 funded.
  • Mary Linn Bergstrom, “Help Wanted: Opportunity to Manage Research Data.” Poster presented at ALA 2011 Annual Conference - ACRL Science & Technology Section Poster Session. $200 funded.
  • Susan Shepherd , “A Tale of Two Campuses: Scientists' Research Behavior in a Dynamic Environment” Poster presented at LAUC-Berkeley Conference, October 2011. $200 funded.

2009-2010

  • Becky Culbertson, “Be-All and End-All.” Poster presented at the NASIG Conference, June 2010.  $32 funded.
  • Kymberly Goodson and Dan Suchy, “Creating Analyst Positions in an Academic Library: the UC San Diego Example,” Poster to be presented at the Library ARL Assessment Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 2010.  $200 funded.
  • Tony Harvell, “The Future of Shared Acquisitions/Cataloging Projects in Latin American Research Collections,” to be presented at the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials Conference at Brown University, Providence, RI, July 2010. $700 funded.
  • Dave Schmitt, “Can Google Replace Your Database?” Poster presented at the CARL Conference, Sacramento, CA, April 2010.  $200 funded.
  • Susan Shepherd, “Science & Engineering Faculty and Grad Student Research Audit.” $3,400 funded.
  • Dominique Turnbow, “(S)he said, She said: the Benefits of Mentorship from a Mentor and Mentee Perspective,” Poster presented at the CARL Conference, Sacramento, CA, April 2010.  $200 funded.
  • Marlo Young, “Making of the Modern World Research Tool Evaluation.” $325 funded

2008-2009

  • Penny Coppernoll-Blach, "Reaching Out Via Chat Qwidget and Text Messaging.” Poster to be presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference May 17 - 21, 2009, Honolulu, HI. $200 funded.
  • Karen Heskett, "Kick Start Your Personal Librarian Program: Maximize Your Connections at Orientations.” Poster to be presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference May 17 - 21, 2009, Honolulu, HI. $150 funded.
  • Alanna Aiko Moore, Alice Perez, Gayatri Singh, Dominique Turnbow, Marlo Young, “Preventing Plagiarism: Keepin’ It Real” Poster to be presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, July 11-14, 2009. $250 funded.
  • $1000 monetary extension of Sue McGuiness “Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: Assessing information needs and informatics training by the UCSD pharmacy librarian.”
  • Susan Sheperd, "Outreach Inside the Library: Attracting and Engaging Engineering and Science Students.” Poster to be presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference June 14 - 17, 2009, Washington, D.C. $200.00 funded.
  • Victoria Chu, “Colonial Hong Kong during the Interwar Years.” $2130 funded.

2007-2008

  • SuHui Ho & Teri Vogel, “The trees, if not the forest: Incorporating and evaluating Web 2.0 tools one at a time” Poster, to be displayed at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference on June 14-17, 2008 in Seattle, WA. $200 funded.
    • Poster will showcase how the S&E Library is integrating elements of Web 2.0, highlighting what tools we currently use as well as what we are considering for future implementation. It will also offer some guidelines on how to select new technologies among the ever-expanding range of promising candidates.
  • Nancy Stimson, Dominique Turnbow & Alice Witkowski, “Facebook Me! Web 2.0 applications in Academic Medical Library” Poster, displayed at the Western MLA Chapters Annual Meeting on February 7, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. $150 funded.
    • Poster describes the use of Facebook applications in an academic medical library. The poster will demonstrate the ways the library uses Facebook as a promotional and communication tool, the methods it uses to promote the library’s presence on Facebook,, and librarians’ evolving attitudes about whether or not to use it. The library’s successes, challenges and future plans for using this outreach tool will also be discussed.
  • Jeff Williams & Alice Witkowski, “Seven-Year Tune Up: How One Library Reinvigorated Their Single Service Desk” Poster, displayed at the Western MLA Chapters Annual Meeting on February 7, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. $150 funded.
    • Poster describes the Biomedical Library’s single service desk model evaluation. This poster will describe the process, the challenges that were encountered, what was learned, and share how effective these changes have been in helping the Library meet our public services goals.

2006-2007

  • Nancy Stimson & Alice Witkowski, “Living the Brand, the Fish! Way” poster, presented at the Western MLA Chapters Annual Meeting, Seattle, Wa., October 2006. & MLA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., May 2007
  • Dominique Turnbow, “Investigation of Revelle College Student Library Outreach Needs” funding for incentives funded April 2007
    • The purpose of this study is to identify library outreach needs and opportunities for students within Revelle College. Data collected from first- and second-year students and Revelle College Student Affairs and Academic Advising staff will be used to create a detailed outreach plan which includes specific activities and communication methods that the COL can use to promote the UCSD Libraries. By learning current library usage and recognizing preferred communication preferences of students, the COL will be able to provide outreach by publicizing library services, resources, and learning opportunities to students.
  • Jeff Williams, “The Long Tail: a Usage Analysis of Pre-1993 Biomedical Journal Literature” poster, presented at the MLA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., May 2007, funded April 2007

2005-2006

  • Sue McGuiness, “Assessing the Effectiveness of Library Instruction in the First-Year Pharmacy Curriculum”. $1,250 funded January 2006.
  • Penny Coppernoll-Blach. “Expert Searchers’ Contributions to Evidence-Based Policy Making”. Medical Library Association Conference. $150 funded April 2006.

2004-2005

  • Marlo Young and Katy Farrell, “Connecting with the Net Generation: Learning Styles & Technology,” funding requested for production of a presentation at an ACRL workshop on April 9th. Funded March 2005.
  • Katy Farrell and Allie Emigh-Carr, “Assessment of the Get Started! At the UCSD Libraries,” funding for a study that will appear in a book chapter. Funded April 2005.
  • Amy Butros, “Reaching Out to Academics and Graduate Students: Cold Calls and Incentives at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.” Presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November, 2004.
  • Jennifer Parsons and Jeff Williams, “Sailing Ahead: Presenting an Effective Health Information Literacy Session to an Undergraduate Audience.” Presented at the Joint Meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona(MLGSCA) and Northern California & Nevada Medial Library Group (NCNMLG), Long Beach, CA, February, 2005.
  • Sue McGuinness, “Planning and Implementation of a Pharmacy Information Services Program.” Presented at the Medical Library group of Arizona and Southern California (MLGSCA) Joint Meeting , Long Beach, CA, February 2005.
  • SuHui Ho, “Low Budget Usability Study.” Presented at the ACRL 12th National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 2005.Elisabeth Leonard, “Read, Write, Think, Dream: Creating a Community of Adult Readers.” Presented at the American Library Assocation Annual Conference, June 2005.

2003-2004

  • SuHui Ho and Jeff Williams, “Usability Study of a Web-Based Instruction Module.” Presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 2004.

2002-2003

  • Nancy Stimson for her research project on John H. Hickcox (1832-1897) publisher of United States Government Publications.
    • Nancy Stimson received a grant from LAUC R&PD for her research project on John H. Hickcox (1832-1897) publisher of "United States Government Publications: A Monthly Catalogue," a nineteenth century index of United States government publications. Funding covered travel to Duke University Special Collections in June 2003 to look for primary documents related to Hickcox, including an unprocessed collection of the papers of W.H. Lowdermilk. Lowdermilk published Hickcox's catalog for a while, was a fellow Washington DC bookseller, and may have even been a friend of Hickcox. It was proposed that this collection might contain materials that would further elucidate Hickcox's activities and contributions.
  • Jim Cheng for his research project entitled, "An annotated bibliography of Chinese Film Study."
    • Jim Cheng received a grant from LAUC R&PD for his research project entitled, "An annotated bibliography of Chinese film study." As no such bibliography exists, Jim began this work in 1999 to fill a need for reference tools in this area of study. Funding covered travel to the Shanghai Library in China where Jim studied their monograph collection on Chinese film to ensure that materials not covered in online catalogs are includedin the bibliography. This grant also covered salary for a research assistant to help compile and organize the three indexes designed for the project.
  • Penny Coppernoll-Blach and Barbara Slater, “PLUS Information Services: fee-based services for non-affiliated clients.” Presented at the Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, San Diego, May 4-5, 2003.
  • Mary Linn Bergstrom and Jeff Williams, “Promoting Health Information Literacy at a University Student Health Service.” Presented at the Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, San Diego, May 4-5, 2003.
  • Mary Linn Bergstrom and Jeff Williams, “Partnering for Better Health: Physician/Librarian Collaboration at a University Student Health Service.” Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Library Association, Toronto, June 2003.
  • Sue McGuinness, “Development of a pharmacy informatics course for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS)”. Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 18, 2003.