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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener Jan 2019

Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener

Other

There is a gap in knowledge about organizational learning in the libraries of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs) in the United States. Though for-profit institutions are educating an increasing number of American students, few research studies have focused on the libraries in FPCUs. Academic libraries contribute to student engagement, student learning, and retention; therefore, the effects of improved library services for students at FPCUs may be positive and long lasting.


The Role Of Librarians In The Implementation Of The National Policy Of Education, Victoria O. Itsekor, Chukwudum Mareen Jegbefume Miss, Oluwatofunmi Jesudunni Oyewole Mrs. Jan 2019

The Role Of Librarians In The Implementation Of The National Policy Of Education, Victoria O. Itsekor, Chukwudum Mareen Jegbefume Miss, Oluwatofunmi Jesudunni Oyewole Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The library profession is one that serves the educational system of any nation, therefore both the educational and library systems must be in nexus if effective and efficient formulation and implementation of policies will be established. The impact of the library can be felt at all levels in the education sector, starting from the grass root, that is, School libraries in primary and secondary schools to the Academic libraries in the tertiary institutions. Hence the importance of the library in the educational development of a country cannot be over-estimated.

The library policy objectives have not been difficult to identify ...


The Information-Fluent English Language Learner: Cultural And Pedagogical Considerations, Megan Hodge Jan 2019

The Information-Fluent English Language Learner: Cultural And Pedagogical Considerations, Megan Hodge

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Repository Additions, December 2018, Cedarville University Dec 2018

Repository Additions, December 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2018, Cedarville University Dec 2018

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola Dec 2018

Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Lack of academic integrity has frustrated the attainment of educational objectives especially in tertiary institutions in recent times. Perhaps, one of the most prevalent fraudulent practice among students, academics and researchers today is plagiarism. This paper examines the concept, nature and intricacies of plagiarism. It notes the devastating effects of plagiarism on the individual, academic institutions and the society at large. The paper argues that libraries by their assigned and inherent functions have a strategic role to play in curbing plagiarism. The roles include awareness creation, teaching of referencing and citation skills, information literacy programmes among others. The paper concludes ...


Questioning The Dogma Of Banned Books Week, Elliott Kuecker Dec 2018

Questioning The Dogma Of Banned Books Week, Elliott Kuecker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article examines the dogmatic celebration of Banned Books Week in libraries in the United States through Foucault's notion of the speaker's benefit and the repressive hypothesis. Given that the books featured during Banned Books Week are not legally banned, but actually widely available, it appears this celebration does more for the identity of the field of librarianship than it does to fight censorship.


Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr Dec 2018

Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the relationship between use of library resources and research productivity of lecturers in Private Universities in South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 368 lecturers was selected for the study and questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. 231 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved, representing 63% response rate. Data was analyzed using simple percentages, and mean; Pearson correlation coefficient was used for test of hypothesis.

Findings indicated that lecturers made use of library resources; however the following challenges were identified as obstacles to library use: work ...


Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering On Research Publication In Astronomy & Astrophysics Of India, Satish Kumar, Senthilkumar R. Dec 2018

Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering On Research Publication In Astronomy & Astrophysics Of India, Satish Kumar, Senthilkumar R.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study is focused on examining the application of Bradford’s law of scattering on research articles published in the field of Astronomy & Astrophysics by Indian scientist during 1988-2017. The bibliographic data was retrieved from Web of Science (WoS) bibliographic data base for different period of time. Total 18,877 journal’s article have been published by Indian scientist in the field of Astronomy & Astrophysics during 1988-2017 which was further retrieved and analyzed separately for different blocks of 10 years as well as for 30 years consolidated too. The core journal of the field was identified. The Bradford law ...


What Collaboration Means To Me: How We Do & Don’T Collaborate At The Library Collective, Corey Halaychik, Ashley Maynor Dec 2018

What Collaboration Means To Me: How We Do & Don’T Collaborate At The Library Collective, Corey Halaychik, Ashley Maynor

Collaborative Librarianship

The Library Collective is a non-profit organization devoted to redefining the library professional development landscape by providing low-cost, high-value learning opportunities for librarians. At the heart of The Library Collective’s efforts is a unique style of collaboration. The following column outlines how the Co-Founders and Co-Directors use and don’t use collaboration to create a professional development environment that embraces creativity, celebrates failure, and doesn’t cost a fortune.


Repository Additions, November 2018, Cedarville University Dec 2018

Repository Additions, November 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2018, Cedarville University Dec 2018

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Rod Library: Notes For The Stalled, V11n05, December 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Dec 2018

Rod Library: Notes For The Stalled, V11n05, December 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--UNI Edits Wikipedia
--Stress Busting
--Virtual Reality
--Textures of UNI
--Hours for Finals


12-2018 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Dec 2018

12-2018 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services Newsletter for December 2018.


Digital Media Redistribution, Licensing, And Copyright Consent Form, Digital E. Kenyon Dec 2018

Digital Media Redistribution, Licensing, And Copyright Consent Form, Digital E. Kenyon

Instructions, Forms, and Toolkits

No abstract provided.


The Link, December 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Division Of School Library Studies. Dec 2018

The Link, December 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Division Of School Library Studies.

The Link: A School Library Studies Alumni Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--Stopping the summer slide—start now!
--Branching out
--Browsing for books
--Scholarship Recipients


Creating A Digital Scholarship Center, Mary Jo Orzech Dec 2018

Creating A Digital Scholarship Center, Mary Jo Orzech

Library Presentations

NY Digital Humanities Symposium Lightning Talk, December 1, 2018, University at Buffalo (http://nydh.org/schedule/).

Planning a digital scholarship center in Drake Memorial Library porvides a tremendous opportunity to enhance the academic library and its services. This session describes the start of a continuing journey that is part of the library’s strategic plan for Scholarly Communications and Special Collections. Library and IT partnering with faculty to identify use cases (e.g., Erie Canal interdisciplinary lab, history and museum studies, nursing, digital humanities, etc.) are critical in developing local champions. A campus grant has been submitted to establish a ...


La Evaluación De La Destreza Oral Una Comparación Entre Cursos "Híbridos A Distancia" Y "Presenciales Alao", Cristina Pardo-Ballester Dec 2018

La Evaluación De La Destreza Oral Una Comparación Entre Cursos "Híbridos A Distancia" Y "Presenciales Alao", Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Publications

In the last decade, university institutions have been increasing, which demand from the teaching staff a greater offer of courses where technology is effectively incorporated into teaching. Critical studies published today, relating to the use of different technological tools in conjunction with language teaching, repeatedly contain the terms "distance learning" or "online course", as well as the terms "hybrid" or "combined" for make reference to the same model, to the same type of course. This study distinguishes two terms to refer to two models of courses: "hybrid at a distance" and "face-to-face ALAO". The oral dexterity of 132 participants was ...


Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2018, Cedarville University Dec 2018

Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2018, Cedarville University

Centennial Library E-News

Articles in this issue: First Ever Fall Book Sale; Library After-hours Events; Centennial Library Cartwheelers; Library Careers Dinner; Student Staff Advisory Group; Oral Histories; Recognizing Faculty Scholarship; Highlighting Alumni Publishing


Technical Oral Presentation Delivery: Qualitative Analysis Of Engineering Undergraduates’ Impediments To Effective Oral Presentations In An Engineering Context, Abdelmadjid Benraghda, Noor Raha Radzuan, Zuraina Ali Nov 2018

Technical Oral Presentation Delivery: Qualitative Analysis Of Engineering Undergraduates’ Impediments To Effective Oral Presentations In An Engineering Context, Abdelmadjid Benraghda, Noor Raha Radzuan, Zuraina Ali

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Engineering undergraduates are expected to deliver technical oral presentations on various occasions particularly in university subjects. Engineering undergraduates struggle when they are assigned to deliver technical oral presentations and often they have impediments to deliver oral presentations at tertiary level. The paper reveals prime findings on the technical oral presentation’s impediments faced by the engineering undergraduates in delivering effective presentations. A semi-structured interview was conducted by 12 engineering undergraduates from various engineering faculties in Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. Findings of the study revealed that the engineering undergraduates encountered impediments such as when delivering technical oral presentations particularly in terms ...


Examining Internet Usage Patterns On Socio-Economic Benefits Of Marginalised Communities: The Case Of Community Information Centres In Ghana, Stephen Bekoe, Kodjo Atiso, Daniel Azerikatoa Ayoung, Lucy Dzandu, Kennedy Kubuga Kumangkem Nov 2018

Examining Internet Usage Patterns On Socio-Economic Benefits Of Marginalised Communities: The Case Of Community Information Centres In Ghana, Stephen Bekoe, Kodjo Atiso, Daniel Azerikatoa Ayoung, Lucy Dzandu, Kennedy Kubuga Kumangkem

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In this paper, we explore the socio-economic effects of internet use at the community information centres (CICs) on livelihoods in three regions of Ghana. Sustainable livelihood framework was used as a lens to understand the phenomena being studied. Primary and secondary data collection methods were used. Three CICs in three regions were purposively selected and qualitative research method was adopted for the study. The data were analysed using Nvivo. The findings showed that sending email information was largely the reason why people used the Internet. We found that through the Internet, people learn, develop new business ideas and expand the ...


Students’ Perceived Influence Of Library Services In Secondary Schools In Kwara State, Nigeria., Yusuf Suleiman, Zahyah Hanafi, Thanslikan Muhajir 4508666 Nov 2018

Students’ Perceived Influence Of Library Services In Secondary Schools In Kwara State, Nigeria., Yusuf Suleiman, Zahyah Hanafi, Thanslikan Muhajir 4508666

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

It is often said that students’ effective learning cannot be acquired through classrooms activities alone, they refer to school library information resources to complement what they have been taught. In view of the foregoing, this study examines students’ perceived influence of library services in secondary schools in Kwara State, Nigeria. The study population consists of 27,883 students in secondary schools (public and private). Multistage and systematic random sampling techniques were used to select 378 students across the 16 local governments drawn from the three senatorial districts that formed the state. An instrument titled “School Library Questionnaire (SLQ)” was used ...


Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill Nov 2018

Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill

OLA Quarterly

Like many Oregon cities, Hillsboro is changing at a fast pace. Rapid growth has created many challenges for the City’s most vulnerable community members. Two top challenges include housing instability and food insecurity. While the library serves as a vital community hub, the Hillsboro Public Library (HPL) continuously seeks to make a greater impact. The Hillsboro Public Library Leadership Team (LLT) approved the formation of the staff-led HPL Cares team. HPL Cares consists of six big-hearted library staff members who took the idea of a library-sponsored community service group and developed a community-focused inspiration team.

The HPL Cares team ...


Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen Nov 2018

Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

OLA Quarterly

In the 2008 text, The Art of Followership, Chaleff, Riggio, and Lippman-Blumen lay out five traits of effective followers: courage to assume responsibility, courage to serve, courage to challenge, courage to participate, and courage to take moral action. In his 2015 text, Followership: What It Takes to Lead, James Schindler lists four attributes that successful followership is built on: belief in the mission, willingness to work toward the good of the whole, loyalty, and unity of focus. Authenticity also plays a part in both leadership and followership. As a follower, being authentic can help a person be intentional and help ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Table Of Contents Nov 2018

Volume 24 Issue 2 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida Nov 2018

Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida

OLA Quarterly

Working in the technical services department of a small academic library is a bit of an isolation double-whammy: not only are you more removed from the patrons you serve than are your public-facing counterparts, you may also be a department of one and solely responsible for discharging a highly specialized set of duties. This has been the case for me since 2015 when I moved to Oregon after accepting the position of Acquisitions Specialist at Pacific University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Forest Grove. I am primarily responsible for tracking the library’s resource funds; overseeing the ordering ...


Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch Nov 2018

Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch

OLA Quarterly

This article features a conversation between Jane Corry and Elaine Hirsch about the history and goals of the inaugural Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA). Here is an excerpt:

Elaine: In 2014, OLA’s president Penny Hummel created a Leadership Task Force to research options to provide the association’s membership with leadership training opportunities. This is when Jane and I first started working together on leadership initiatives. After breaking ties with Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) in 2010, it became more challenging for OLA members to attend the PNLA Leadership Institute. I was among the Oregon applicants ...


Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson Nov 2018

Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson

OLA Quarterly

Working with teens is fun, nerve-wracking, and never dull. After building and growing a thriving teen council at our library for nearly ten years, I’ve spent some time thinking about what I want teens to get out of their experience at the library. One of the big things that they need and want is to develop leadership skills. Every application for college or scholarships seems to ask how they are demonstrating leadership, so I decided several years ago that I would build in opportunities for them to develop these skills on the council. This has taken the form of ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Back Matter Nov 2018

Volume 24 Issue 2 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.