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Keeping The Wind In The Sails Of A Workshop Program - Learning And Motivating, Tim Miller, Sarah Fay Philips, Victoria Bruner Mar 2017

Keeping The Wind In The Sails Of A Workshop Program - Learning And Motivating, Tim Miller, Sarah Fay Philips, Victoria Bruner

Tim Miller

Find out about the development and structure of a highly successful campus-wide drop-in workshop series: SkillShops. Learn how facilitators use Keller’s ARCS Model of motivation (attention, relevance, confidence and satisfaction) to design workshops that are effective at engaging student learning in a co-curricular environment. The SkillShop structure motivates students to design their own learning that is relevant to them and connects to their coursework, personal and professional growth, and independence as a learner.


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Nov 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Heidi Blackburn

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Nov 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Apr 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Nebraska Library Association Conferences

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


The Information Literacy Imperative In Higher Education, Todd J. Wiebe Jan 2016

The Information Literacy Imperative In Higher Education, Todd J. Wiebe

Faculty Publications

This article contends that information literacy should be considered a standard component in a 21st century liberal education. It explores the role of libraries and librarians within this context while contrasting the "Google it" mentality with deep researching and critical thinking about information and the information-seeking process, both in libraries and in the free online environment.


Adoption Of Ereaders By Senior Adults: A Phenomenological Study, Dale Tysor Sep 2015

Adoption Of Ereaders By Senior Adults: A Phenomenological Study, Dale Tysor

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

A majority of the previous research on older adults and their use of technology has focused on computers and the Internet. Most of the eReader-specific research examined younger participants in an academic setting. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the perspectives of Georgia senior adults in their adoption of eReaders. The adoption of an eReader was generally defined as the acquisition of an eReader, followed by the selecting, downloading, navigating, and reading of eBooks using an eReader. This study took place in a public library and was designed to answer 3 research questions: (a) What are contributing ...


An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Jun 2015

An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Sharing Is Good: An Update From Maine's Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Apr 2015

Sharing Is Good: An Update From Maine's Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Statewide Collection Analysis In Maine, Matthew Revitt Feb 2015

Statewide Collection Analysis In Maine, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Oct 2014

An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Viva Las Libraries: Celebrating Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Jul 2014

Viva Las Libraries: Celebrating Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Library Instruction For First Year Students, Amrita Dhawan, Ching-Jung Chen Jan 2014

Library Instruction For First Year Students, Amrita Dhawan, Ching-Jung Chen

Publications and Research

Purpose
– This paper aims to discuss the background, design and implementation of the new library instruction. When a new core curriculum for first-year students was adopted at the City College of New York in the fall of 2008, the City College Library took this opportunity to establish a new approach to teach library research to freshmen. Two library workshops were embedded into a six-credit combined content and writing course.
Design/methodology/approach
– This paper documents the process by which the City College Library successfully transitioned to the new system and also reflects on the theory and practice of teaching information ...


United We Stand: A Collaborative Approach To Legacy Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Deborah Rollins Oct 2013

United We Stand: A Collaborative Approach To Legacy Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Deborah Rollins

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro Aug 2013

Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Communication, Project Management & Decision-Making, Matthew Revitt Jun 2013

Communication, Project Management & Decision-Making, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Using Data In Collaboration: Experiences From The Maine Shared Collections Strategy, Matthew Revitt Jun 2013

Using Data In Collaboration: Experiences From The Maine Shared Collections Strategy, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro May 2013

Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Lightning Lunch Presentation, Matthew Revitt Mar 2013

Lightning Lunch Presentation, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


An Introduction And Review Of Maine Shared Collections Strategy Project Objectives, Matthew Revitt Feb 2013

An Introduction And Review Of Maine Shared Collections Strategy Project Objectives, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Café Culture: Promoting Empowerment And Pleasure In Adolescent Literacy Learning, Brandi Gribble Mathers, Amanda J. Stern Jul 2012

Café Culture: Promoting Empowerment And Pleasure In Adolescent Literacy Learning, Brandi Gribble Mathers, Amanda J. Stern

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The 160 third, seventh, and eleventh-graders involved in this study agreed, almost unanimously, that reading was“important.” Participants cited the empowering benefits of reading as they justified this opinion. However, with regards to the enjoyment of reading, fewer middle and high school participants reported “liking” reading than their elementary counterparts and fewer reported reading in their free time.

One solution to this dilemma involves providing adolescent students with a context devoted solely to pleasure reading. In doing so, educators can look to an institution that boasts both an historical link to literate culture and current-day pop culture appeal: the coffeehouse ...


Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Sep 2011

Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink

Linda Masselink

No abstract provided.


Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Sep 2011

Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink

Anne Merkle MSL

No abstract provided.


Small Schools And Libraries: A Combination For Success, Kathryn L. Mcgrath Jul 2011

Small Schools And Libraries: A Combination For Success, Kathryn L. Mcgrath

Faculty Works

This article explores the importance of library access for K-12 students and offers concrete solutions for making this possible for small schools.


Sonja Garcia Oral History Interview By Mark I. Greenberg, January 28, 2004, Sonja Garcia (Interviewee), Mark I. Greeberg (Interviewer) Jan 2004

Sonja Garcia Oral History Interview By Mark I. Greenberg, January 28, 2004, Sonja Garcia (Interviewee), Mark I. Greeberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Sonja Garcia's career at USF spanned thirty-five years, and included such positions as Assistant Library Director and Associate Director for Human Resources for the Tampa Library. She was the first African-American woman to be appointed to the University's Board of Trustees. Ms. Garcia discusses what led her to the USF library and also her many years of involvement in various campus activities.


David Pullen Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, November 14, 2003, David L. Pullen (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Nov 2003

David Pullen Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, November 14, 2003, David L. Pullen (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

David Pullen describes his work as a preservationist in the University of South Florida library. He talks about some of the challenges he faces and the evolution of his career at USF. Interesting preservation projects include a cigar label collection and collection of historic maps.


Paul Camp Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, August 26, 2003, Paul Eugen Camp (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer) Aug 2003

Paul Camp Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, August 26, 2003, Paul Eugen Camp (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Paul Camp came to the USFas a student in 1966, and worked as a student assistant in the Library's Special Collections Department. He currently works as a full librarian in Special Collections, and he discusses his varied and numerous experiences as a student and an employee of the University. Mr. Camp reflects great pride in the work he has completed with the Library Special Collections staff.


James Vastine Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, August 5, 2003, James Vastine (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer) Aug 2003

James Vastine Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, August 5, 2003, James Vastine (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

James Vastine relates his experience as part of the University of South Florida 1960 charter class. Mr. Vastine discusses the campus, classes and faculty as it was in the early years of the University. Additionally Mr. Vastine speaks about the development, growth and nature of the USF Library, and his 30+ years as a librarian at this institution.


Florence Jandreau Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, 2 June 24, 2003, Florence Jandreau (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer) Jun 2003

Florence Jandreau Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, 2 June 24, 2003, Florence Jandreau (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Florence Jandreau started working as a Clerk at USF in 1971. Having worked her way up, she currently is the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the USF Library. She discusses her years of service to the university and the many people she has worked with.


Mary Lou Harkness Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, June 10, 2003, Mary Lou Harkness (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer) Jun 2003

Mary Lou Harkness Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, June 10, 2003, Mary Lou Harkness (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Mary Lou Harkness, retired Director Emeritus of the USF Tampa Library, discusses being hired as the library's first cataloging librarian and eventually becoming library director. Mrs. Harkness worked at USF for 33 years and met her husband while working here.


Judy Keeth Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, June 3, 2003, Judith Keeth (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer) Jun 2003

Judy Keeth Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, June 3, 2003, Judith Keeth (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Judy Keeth, a retired employee of the USF Library, discusses her 40-plus years of service to the University and the growth and change she has seen over the years.