Jason C Dewland
- Associate Librarian
- BRASS Emerald Research Grant Award
- The Business Reference Services Section of the Reference Users Services Association of the American Libraries Association., Spring 2015
- I2 Award for Campus Collaboration
- Tech Launch Arizona, Spring 2015
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- Dewland, J. C., & Elliott, C. M. (2015). Embedding libraries in the university commercialization process. In Partnerships and New Roles. Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library. Scarecrow Press.More infoUniversities are increasing their efforts to assist faculty, students, and the community to bring inventions to market through technology transfer. Universities see commercialization efforts as a strategy to provide new streams of revenue. University libraries must take advantage of these changes and position themselves as chief information specialists in these endeavors. We propose that the time for an Academic Commercialization Librarian (ACL) has arrived. We propose that librarians should engage and collaborate with faculty, researchers and those on campus involved in commercialization efforts in this conversation. Librarians must respond to the changing academic environment and extend and expand our services to support entrepreneurial efforts on campus.
- Nichols, J. T., Dewland, J. C., & Melo, M. C. (2016). Makerspaces in academic libraries: Exploring the role of makerspaces as support for entrepreneurs and digital humanities. portal.
- Nichols, J. T., Dewland, J. C., & Melo, M. C. (2017). Unifying Space and Service for Makers, Entrepreneurs, and Digital Scholars. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 17(2), 363-374. doi:10.1353/pla.2017.0022
- Dewland, J. C., & Jackson, J. J. (2016). Technology Transfer and Libraries: Embedding the Library in the Technology Transfer Process. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML), 5(1), 409-416.More infoTechnology transfer is becoming increasingly important to universities as a way to supplement their budgets and to attract and retain top researchers. In this paper, the authors argue that libraries are perfectly situated to embed in the technology transfer pipeline. Libraries can do this by providing access to high quality resources and by contributing better informed research to the technology transfer decision-making process. This paper is based on of several years of work by the Business Intelligence Unit at the University of Arizona.
- Elliott, C. M., Dewland, J. C., Martin, J. R., & Jackson Sr, J. (2016). Collaborate and Innovate: The Impact of Academic Librarians on the Commercialization of University Technology. Journal of Library Administration, 57(1), 36-48. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2016.1215674More infoA large Research 1 University in collaboration with the campus commercialization unit created a partnership that contributes to the early stage development of inventions in the commercialization pipeline. The library-commercialization business intelligence workgroup was incorporated into the overall campus commercialization business development workflow in 2014 and is comprised of librarians and commercialization professionals working together to provide insight and decision support for development of commercialization strategy for inventions emerging from University research that aligns with market drivers. These efforts are recognized by University leadership as critical to the campus strategic plan of the University. This paper discusses the impact of the workgroup and how the group of librarians contributed to the development of new companies, new licenses, and financial impact of economic development at a large land grant University and larger community.
- Elliott, C. M., Dewland, J. C., Martin, J. R., Kramer, S. S., & Jackson Sr, J. (2016). Collaborate and Innovate: The Impact of Academic Librarians on the Commercialization of University Technology. Journal of Library Administration, 57(1), 36-48. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2016.1215674More infoA large Research 1 University in collaboration with the campus commercialization unit created a partnership that contributes to the early stage development of inventions in the commercialization pipeline. The library-commercialization business intelligence workgroup was incorporated into the overall campus commercialization business development workflow in 2014 and is comprised of librarians and commercialization professionals working together to provide insight and decision support for development of commercialization strategy for inventions emerging from University research that aligns with market drivers. These efforts are recognized by University leadership as critical to the campus strategic plan of the University. This paper discusses the impact of the workgroup and how the group of librarians contributed to the development of new companies, new licenses, and financial impact of economic development at a large land grant University and larger community.
- Dewland, J. C., & See, A. (2015). Patron Driven Acquisitions: Determining the Metrics for Success. Library Resources & Technical Services, 59(1), 13-23.More infoPatron Driven Acquisition (PDA) programs have been established in many libraries, but there is no agreed upon set of metrics to evaluate the programs' performance. With that in mind, the University of Arizona (UA) formed the On-Demand Information Delivery (ODID) Metrics Team in January 2012 to establish metrics to evaluate their PDA program. This paper examines the results of the team's findings and provides an extensive analysis of the purchases by Library of Congress (LC) classification, publisher, format, etc. The discussion includes an analysis of the process and challenges of measuring a PDA program based on UA's experience. This paper also provides a list of key metrics that the authors argue that every library with a PDA program should monitor.
- Elliott, C. M., Martin, J. R., & Dewland, J. C. (2015). University of Arizona Libraries Initiates Successful Partnership with Campus Commercialization Unit: A Case Study. Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Proceedings.
- Cuillier, C. A., & Dewland, J. C. (2014). Understanding the Key Factors for E-textbook Integration Into a Business Course: A Case Study. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 19(1), 32-60.More infoIn Fall 2012, the authors conducted an e-textbook pilot project with the Courseload e-reading platform in a 300-level accounting class in the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management. Using Courseload statistics and in-class surveys, the authors evaluated students’ attitudes toward the digital textbook and usage of specific features. This article examines the key factors to consider when switching from a traditional printed textbook to an e-textbook. It also will explore best practices and potential pitfalls. The University of Arizona is expanding e-textbook pilots for Fall 2013, building upon the success of the University of Arizona Libraries’ initial pilot.
- Dewland, J., LeBeau, C., Martin, J. A., McKay, P. Z., & Oppenheim, M. (2012). Adventures in Dataland Business Data Sources. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 52(2), 145--150.
- Dewland, J. C. (2011). A Local Citation Analysis of a Business School Faculty: A Comparison of the Who, What, Where, and When of Their Citations. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 16(2), 145--158.
- Dewland, J. C., & Minihan, J. (2011). The Relative Value Scale: How Relevant Is a Journal to Your Institution’s Research & Instruction?. Technical Services Quarterly, 28(3), 265-282.
- Dewland, J., & Minihan, J. (2011). Collective serials analysis: The relevance of a journal in supporting teaching and research. Technical Services Quarterly, 28(3), 265--282.
- Fiegen, A., Anderson, M., Hahn, E., Martin, J., Brothers, P., Carscaddon, L., Dewland, J., Lin, T., & VanUllen, M. (2011). The Business of Social Media How to Plunder the Treasure Trove. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 51(2), 127-132.More infoThe Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) annual program for the 2011 ALA annual conference in New Orleans invited three leaders of social media in the library field to speak on the topic of how businesses are successfully using social networking applications and how librarians can apply those strategies to better position their services and collections to assist library users. This article supplements the program with background on social networking, a presenter summary, examples of how businesses are using social media, and a commentary on the future of social media. A list of recommended readings and social networking sites on the subject are included. Videos of the presentations will also be available via ALA Connect and the BRASS website.
- Dewland, J. (2009). Reuters. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 15(1), 37--43.
- Dewland, J. C., & Jackson, J. J. (2016, May). Technology Transfer and Libraries: Embedding the Library in the Technology Transfer Process. 8th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. London, England: QQML an International Journal of Library and Information Science.
- Dewland, J. C., & Mery, Y. D. (2016, November). Supporting Business Students with Online Tools.. Implementing ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework: Instructional Strategies and Collaborative Opportunities Conference. Mesa, AZ: Maricopa Community College.More infoThe award winning Guide on the Side (GOTS) software was developed in order to teach students how to use a database in a more scalable manner than the traditional in-person one-shot session. It adds an element of interactivity to tutorials that allows students to learn how to use a database with authentic tasks and instant feedback. Available as open-source software to any institution, since its creation the GOTS software has been successfully used by libraries across the U.S. to guide students through the complexities of database searching. Librarians at the University of Arizona, have been using the GOTS to teach business students how to search sophisticated databases to locate company, industry, and demographic information in order to fulfill assignment requirements and extend the in-class instruction. In this session, the presenters will demonstrate how a collaboration between librarians, faculty, and instructional designers has led to the creation and implementation of a successful suite of tutorials, videos, assignments, and quizzes. Attendees will learn how to install and use the GOTS in order to create effective and interactive tutorials that can be used to successfully implement the ACRL Framework. They will also be able to create thematic maps for their instruction that will allow them to ensure that they have consistency without rote repetition over all of their learning modules. Presenters will also demonstrate the suite of activities they have created to support business courses.
- Dewland, J. C., & Elliott, C. M. (2015, June). Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs. American Library Association. San Francisco: Reference and Users Services Association's Business Reference and Services Section Education Committee.More infoBest practices in library collaboration with the university commercialization office.
- Dewland, J. C., Elliott, C. M., Hazen, T. C., & See, A. (2015, September). PDA Metrics: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust My Users. ALCTS Continuing Education Committee's Webinar Series. Online: Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).More infoThe webinar will examine how the UA libraries developed a set of metrics to inform us on the changing shape of our collection as a result of our PDA Program. We will discuss how we created the metrics, the sources we use to gather and evaluate the data, and how the collection has changed as a result.
- Elliott, C. M., & Dewland, J. C. (2014, August 14). StartMakeBuildDo: It's Not Your Grandma's Library. Arizona Innovation Summit. Scottsdale Arizona.
- Dewland, J. C., & Cuillier, C. A. (2013, February). Accounting for Taste: An eTextbook Experiment. Online Northwest Conference. Corvallis, OR.More infoIn Fall 2012, the University of Arizona Libraries launched an eTextbook pilot project with the Courseload eReading platform in a 300-level accounting class. Students received a free copy of the professor's annotated eText, subsidized by the library. We’ll share lessons the library learned about student perceptions of eTexts, faculty involvement, licensing terms and costs, eReading platforms, functionality, printing limits, assessment, accessibility, and campus politics.
- Dewland, J. C. (2017, June). Embedding Libraries into the Innovation Ecosystem: Supporting Commercialization, Entrepreneurship, and Hackathons in Higher Education. American Library Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL: ALA.More infoBy providing space to student entrepreneurs, hosting events such as hackathons and startup weekends, business accelerators, and creating competitive intelligence reports for university intellectual property (IP) the University Arizona Library has embedded into the innovation ecosystem both on campus and in the community. This poster is a snapshot of our efforts as well as offer insight into how libraries can support entrepreneurs and innovation.
- Dewland, J. C., Elliott, C. M., Hazen, T. C., & See, A. (2015, June). Patron Driven Acquisition: Has it Changed Our Collections?. American Library Association Annual Conference. San Francisco: American Library Association.More infoThree years ago a major research library implemented a PDA program for the bulk of its print and online monographic collections. This poster will illustrate the disciplinary composition of the library’s collection prior to the implementation of the PDA program and contrast it to the collection created by researchers. It will address uncertainties libraries have held about PDA programs by analyzing current data including an analysis of how technical services manages the system and the changing role of the information resource manager. Lastly, the poster will illustrate how PDA has provided insight into our users’ needs.
- Dewland, J. C., & Elliott, C. M. (2013, June). The Academic Commercialization Librarian: The next role for Academic Librarians. Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.More infoThis poster will begin the conversation about what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed for this new role to be successful, and what librarians must do in this role to maintain the library’s position at the university. We propose that librarians should engage faculty, researchers and those on campus involved in commercialization efforts in this conversation, and collaborate. If we do not expand our services in this area librarians risk becoming irrelevant to our users and to the University’s central mission. We must respond to the changing academic environment.
- Dewland, J. C., & See, A. (2013, June). Patron Driven Acquisitions: Determining the Metrics to Measure a Program’s Performance. American Library Association Annual Meeting. Chicago: American Library Association.
- Dewland, J. C., Cuillier, C. A., & DeFrain, E. (2013, June). Personalized Library Instruction for 500 of Your Favorite Students: Utilizing Technology in Large Lecture Halls. Annual Conference. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.More infoIn the spring semester of 2013, the University of Arizona Libraries partnered with the Eller College of Management to provide instruction to all first-semester Eller students. An online toolkit of library resources was created in Blackboard. The first day of the semester, two groups of 250 students each assembled into a lecture hall and were provided with an overview of the Eller first-year experience, which included a 50-minute library instruction session. The challenge was how to provide an environment in which the students could have hands-on instruction while receiving personalized assistance and also to ensure that the students retained the concepts learned. The librarians utilized online quizzes to guide the in-class instruction and then required a four-part post-class tutorial, using interactive guide-on-the-side technology to strengthen retention and follow-up quizzes to test retention. First the librarians presented the tool and concept, then used an online quiz to guide the group through the process of searching, working with limiters, and creating reports. Next the students individually answered a series of randomized questions that required them to retrieve information utilizing those same tools and concepts. This poster’s charts, screen shots, and photos will examine the process, the technology utilized, and results from the quizzes and website analytics.