This profile was created in conjunction with Neil Weingarten in Technical Project Management at UC Davis Library.
Q: When are you planning to implement?
A: We are currently in the process of implementing, with the goal of starting a roll-out in January of 2018.
Q: What is the major benefit you hope to see as a result of your institutions use of Leganto?
A: Easy access to and management of Library course reading materials is key to the library’s mission of advancing the University community’s success and impact. Our existing course reserves process does not adequately support discoverability or modern learning management systems. Leganto offers the ability to highlight the library’s rich resources in all formats.
Q: What do you see as the major challenge you’ll encounter in getting your community of users to utilize Leganto?
A: The campus has done a fairly recent roll-out of a new learning management system, so we anticipate there might be some change fatigue. There are also a vast number of departments to reach out to, so we view that as a major challenge.
Q: How will you measure success?
A: One of our measures of success will be more faculty engagement and usage of course reserves. We will be using standard Leganto reporting to measure this. We will also be tracking student engagement also through Leganto reporting.
Q: How can the user group best be of help to you?
A: Sharing the lessons learned is the biggest help. Finding out what went well and didn’t helps us to avoid the same issues in our processes.
Q: How do you see Leganto contributing to the positioning of your library within your University?
A: We are moving away from a manual course reserves system to one that can interact with other programs in place around campus. This will increase our visibility to both faculty and students, especially since these groups are using these other programs. We hope to be at the core of where teaching and learning are being conducted.
Associate Dean, Knowledge Services & Chief Technology Officer
University of Oklahoma Libraries