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Revision Description: Updated to APA 7th style. <br /></span></p> (Allyson Wind and Danielle Skaggs) (OJS Technical Support) Wed, 27 Sep 2023 13:17:17 -0400 OJS 60 Noteworthy: News Briefs from PA Libraries Annie Jansen Copyright (c) 2023 Annie Jansen Wed, 27 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0400 In the PaLRaP Spotlight: Erica Getts <p>Interview with Erica Getts</p> Stephanie Campbell Copyright (c) 2023 Stephanie Campbell Wed, 27 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0400 Pride+: Utilizing Collections to Improve LGBTQIA+ Representation and Services <p>Historically, LGBTQIA+ individuals have been excluded from mainstream society and thus library collections. At this time in particular, collections reflecting LGBTQIA+ experiences are under attack. This article will provide a case study for how one undergraduate academic library is seeking to mitigate this damage. By analyzing the systemic problems in supporting LGBTQIA+ collections, a variety of difficulties are revealed. One solution to overcome them is to create a stand-alone collection of LGBTQIA+ materials which is what Vairo Library at Penn State Brandywine decided to do. Through restorative collection practices that consider access and preservation of LGBTQIA+ works, new opportunities for engagement also become available and are discussed.</p> Teresa Slobuski Copyright (c) 2023 Teresa Slobuski Wed, 27 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0400 Data Visualization for Collection Analysis <p>Due to the increasingly digital nature of library resources and collections, it is sometimes difficult to envision a library’s unified holdings and to understand how they have changed over time. Conducting a collection analysis and applying data visualization techniques can be an excellent way to get a top-down view of the collection as a whole. This article outlines the author’s process for a collection analysis of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s entire catalog of print and electronic resources. It explores the rationale behind some key collection analysis decisions and discusses approaches for data extraction and clean-up as well as visualization using the Tableau software.</p> Sylvia Orner Copyright (c) 2023 Sylvia Orner Wed, 27 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0400 Table of Contents Danielle Skaggs Copyright (c) 2023 Danielle Skaggs Wed, 27 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0400 Evidence-Based Recommendations for Library Writing Groups <p>Writing groups in academic libraries and clinical health settings can support faculty in research and scholarship requirements. Faculty in these settings typically have scheduled, location-fixed obligations. Writing groups can provide focused time or other support for research, writing, and creative activities. These groups can foster collaboration within and beyond their units by presenting opportunities to find co-authors or draw on expertise and resources from specialists across their institution. Literature in librarianship and health sciences provides guidance for creating and operating writing groups. Two studies of best practice and research supports were synthesized to create an evaluation tool for group formation and assessment. This was then applied to published case studies in the two fields and to the authors' own writing group. That criteria was used to evaluate the group and identify areas of improvement, such as utilizing colleagues’ expertise.</p> Charlotte M. Johnson, Chloe DuFour, Renee Kiner, Kelly Safin, Staci Ross, Abigail Gulya, Lauren B. Collister Copyright (c) 2023 Charlotte M. Johnson, Chloe DuFour, Renee Kiner, Kelly Safin, Staci Ross, Gabi Gulya, Lauren B. Collister Wed, 27 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0400