Year In Review 2017-2018

Every year the UCBA Library supports thousands of students, faculty and staff. Here’s a closer look at what we were up to in 2017-2018.

By the Numbers

Students sitting on couch with laptops
  • 115,705 Library Visitors
  • 17,962 Items Circulated
  • 16,232 Reserve Items Borrowed
  • 344 Titles Ordered
  • 972 General Info and Research Questions Answered


Instruction & Instructional Technology

Faculty Lightning Talk Presenters Heather Vilvens, Sonja Andrus and Wendy Calaway

Faculty Lightning Talk Presenters Heather Vilvens, Sonja Andrus and Wendy Calaway

  • ​Taught 107 library instruction classes reaching 1,752 students 
  • Talked with 3,287 incoming new students and guests at 23 resource fairs for the college orientation program
  • Taught 4 library workshops to students ranging from elementary to high school as part of college's UC Smiles program
  • Taught 1 faculty/staff/student workshop; Hosted 2 info sessions and 1 event for faculty and staff 
  • Created 2 new tutorials; 3 new modules

Strategic Planning

We aspire to create meaningful connections through collaboration and creativity, inclusive spaces, and diverse experiences that build confidence and learning that will last a lifetime.

The UCBA Library began work on a Needs Assessment project in Spring 2017. Goals include:

  • Assess faculty knowledge and perception of library services/support via a Faculty Survey
  • Pilot a Research Intake Survey to assess student research question trends and resources sought


Faculty & Staff Highlights

Photo of Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth Sullivan, Library Operations Manager

Elizabeth Sullivan Joins the UCBA Library Staff

In July 2017, the UCBA Library team welcomed Elizabeth Sullivan as the new Library Operations Manager. Elizabeth manages the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality service and support for faculty, staff and students.   Elizabeth has been a great addition to our team!

Kellie Tilton, Michelle McKinney and Heather Maloney at ALAO Conference

Kellie Tilton, Michelle McKinney and Heather Maloney at the ALAO Conference

Kellie Tilton co-presented Flipped Classroom is an Inclusive Classroom: Accessibility in Online Content with Rebecca Leporati. Heather Maloney and Michelle McKinney co-facilitated a Transforming Diversity Roundtable at the ALAO 2017 Conference.

Christian Boyles and other UC Serves volunteers

Christian Boyles, UCBA Library Collection Services Manager (5th from left)

Christian Boyles, Collection Services Manager

Christian attended the 37th Charleston Conference in Charleston, SC. He also participated in UC’s university-wide, service day, UC Serves

Kellie Tilton and Rebecca Leporati at the EduLearn Conference

Kellie Tilton and Rebecca Leporati at the EduLearn Conference in Barcelona, Spain

Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian

Kellie presented at EduLearn International Conference, Council on International Educational Exchange Annual Conference, and International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies. She also attended the American Library Association midwinter and annual conferences in Denver, CO and New Orleans, LA, fulfilling her role on the Alex Award Committee.

Lauren Wahman

Lauren Wahman

Lauren Wahman, Information Literacy & Instruction Coordinator

Lauren and three faculty from the UCBA English & Communication Department co-authored the peer-reviewed article, Supporting Source Integration in Student Writing, in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She also attended the 46th Annual LOEX Conference in Houston, TX. 

Michelle McKinney with Spectrum Scholars at ALA 2018

Michelle McKinney with Spectrum Scholars at ALA (front, second from right)

Michelle McKinney, Reference & Web Services Librarian

Michelle co-presented two Bullet Journaling workshops with Kellie Tilton. She also participated in UC Serves and attended the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.