Montclair Levels Up: Supporting the Institutional Mission with your Repository

Presented by

Karen Ramsden and Darren Sweeper, Montclair State University

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Montclair State University achieved a major milestone this year, earning the high research activity R2 status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. An essential part of their transformation? The institutional repository. On October 30, join Montclair State repository team members Karen Ramsden and Darren Sweeper as they describe the challenges and successes of integrating their IR into a growing culture of research. Topics include: -Aligning the institutional repository with strategic goals to give the library a seat at the table -Engaging internal and external stakeholders with the IR -Outreach to faculty on a changing campus -Continuing to leverage the power of the repository over time Darren Sweeper is responsible for managing, coordinating and administering all aspects of the Government Documents Department at Montclair State University’s Sprague Library. He is especially interested in data and statistical literacy and how government information can be used to promote life-long learning in the social sciences particularly in education, sociology and the sociology of education. Darren received his BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology, MA in Political Science and Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. Karen Ramsden currently serves as Research and Projects Specialist and Coordinator of Digital Commons for Sprague Library at Montclair State University. In her current position, Karen plays a crucial role in helping to direct and shape the character and overall nature of all library-related projects from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Additionally she serves on numerous University-related committees and initiatives, and as lead administrator for Research with Montclair. Karen received a Master’s in Public Administration from Kean University and is currently enrolled in the Master’s Degree Program in Social Research and Analysis at Montclair State.

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