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The Value Of Academic Libraries: Library Services As A Predictor Of Student Retention, Ashley Ireland, Adam Murray, Jana Hackathorn Jul 2017

The Value Of Academic Libraries: Library Services As A Predictor Of Student Retention, Ashley Ireland, Adam Murray, Jana Hackathorn

Jana Hackathorn

This study examined the predictive relationship between library use by individual students and their retention status in university settings. The methodology builds on a small number of previous studies to examine library use at the individual level to determine if use of specific library services is predictive of retention for freshmen and sophomores. Binary logistic regression yielded results that indicate a strong positive predictive relationship between library use of any kind with both freshmen and sophomore retention. These results suggest that academic libraries add value to institutional retention efforts.


Dissertation To Book: Successful Open Access Outreach To Graduate Students, Diane Gurman, Marta Brunner Mar 2016

Dissertation To Book: Successful Open Access Outreach To Graduate Students, Diane Gurman, Marta Brunner

Marta Brunner

No abstract provided.


Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi Nov 2015

Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi

Florence N. Mugambi

This study explores the relationship between reading habits and reading materials, and academic success of primary school students in the Ontulili community of Kenya. The study revealed high levels of satisfaction and contentment among the participants with respect to the availability of resources, reading abilities, educational performance, and overall preparedness for further education; yet, the data pointed to severe scarcity of learning materials, low reading skills, poor infrastructure, below average educational performance, and low preparedness for further education. It was concluded that lack of exposure to relevant reading materials, educational resources, and opportunities leads to subtle contentment alongside individual inability ...


Sources As Topoi: Making A Place For Information Literacy, Grace Veach Aug 2015

Sources As Topoi: Making A Place For Information Literacy, Grace Veach

Grace Veach

See presentation description.


Learning From Degree-Seeking Older Adult Students In A University Library, Marilia Antunez, Mary Aagard, Jaime Sand May 2015

Learning From Degree-Seeking Older Adult Students In A University Library, Marilia Antunez, Mary Aagard, Jaime Sand

Marilia Y. Antunez, MLS, MA

No abstract provided.


Fundraising (And Alternatives) In A Tough Economy, Michael Spooner Feb 2015

Fundraising (And Alternatives) In A Tough Economy, Michael Spooner

Michael Spooner

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of A Learning Environment Using An Electronic Health Record (Ehr) On Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Behavioral Intention (Bi) To Use An Ehr., Carol Sternberger, Judith Warren, Shawn Foley Jul 2014

The Effect Of A Learning Environment Using An Electronic Health Record (Ehr) On Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Behavioral Intention (Bi) To Use An Ehr., Carol Sternberger, Judith Warren, Shawn Foley

Carol S Sternberger

No abstract provided.


Real World In The Classroom, Marci Johnson, Jonathan Bull, Derrick Carter, Michael Hagenberger Jul 2014

Real World In The Classroom, Marci Johnson, Jonathan Bull, Derrick Carter, Michael Hagenberger

Jonathan Bull

This panel will discuss creating integrating real world projects into the classroom environment. Panelists include Marci Johnson (English), Jonathan Bull (Library Services), Derrick Carter (School of Law), and Michael Hagenberger (College of Engineering).


Faculty Writing Circles: Freedom To Explore And Flourish, Ludwika Goodson, Martha Coussement, Shannon Johnson Jul 2014

Faculty Writing Circles: Freedom To Explore And Flourish, Ludwika Goodson, Martha Coussement, Shannon Johnson

Shannon F Johnson

Asked to launch a faculty writing circle, our Center joined faculty to shape its mission and give members a “safe space,” a “source of accountability” (Nole, Hart, Soled, 2010), and writing support. We will report on milestones, resulting publications and presentations, library collaboration, and university wide writing initiatives showing the circle's evolution into a community of practice and how it has “harnessed the multiplier effects of collaborative processes...building upon informal networks within entities” (Nagy & Burch, 2009). By comparing this circle to those at other universities, we also will explore strategies and conditions that stimulate scholarly writing and benefit ...


No Natives Here: A Focus Group Study Of Student Perceptions Of Web 2.0 And The Academic Library, Kenneth Burhanna, Jamie Seeholzer, Joseph Salem Jun 2014

No Natives Here: A Focus Group Study Of Student Perceptions Of Web 2.0 And The Academic Library, Kenneth Burhanna, Jamie Seeholzer, Joseph Salem

Joseph A Salem Jr.

This study explores Web 2.0 technologies in an academic library through focus groups with undergraduates at Kent State University. Results reveal that students, despite being heavy users, are less sophisticated and expressive in their use of Web 2.0 than presumed. Students set clear boundaries between educational and social spaces on the Web, and the library may be best served by building Web 2.0 into its site and extending its services into course management systems.


The Library Commons And Digital Publishing: Lessons Learned, Luke Cornelius, Terence Cavanaugh, Nicholas Michaud, Jeffrey Bowen Jan 2014

The Library Commons And Digital Publishing: Lessons Learned, Luke Cornelius, Terence Cavanaugh, Nicholas Michaud, Jeffrey Bowen

Jeffrey T. Bowen

No abstract provided.


A Literature Review Of How Videogames Are Assessed In Library And Information Science And Beyond, Ron T. Brown Dec 2013

A Literature Review Of How Videogames Are Assessed In Library And Information Science And Beyond, Ron T. Brown

Ron T. Brown

In this paper the author explores how videogames and gaming are assessed in Library and Information Science (LIS) and in other fields. The author concludes with a discussion of some potential future directions for assessment practices of videogames and gaming in LIS.


Using Learning Objects To Enhance Distance Or Blended Learning, Susan A. Ariew, Maryellen Allen Oct 2013

Using Learning Objects To Enhance Distance Or Blended Learning, Susan A. Ariew, Maryellen Allen

Susan A. Ariew

The USF Tampa Library has been creating learning objects to enhance instruction and reference since YouTube came into its own in 2006. Over that period of time, the need for more expertise in creating quality learning objects that can be embedded in course management systems or on the library web site created a shift in priorities and leadership. In 2012 the USF Library hired an Assistant Director for Instruction and a Blended Librarian to provide a new direction for the instruction program, one that would include more online learning components. Both of these experts have helped transform teaching and learning ...


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Oct 2013

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Andi Damewood

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood Oct 2013

Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood

Andi Damewood

This paper examines self-regulated learning (SRL) as a personality trait; that is, as a relatively enduring, trans-situational, dispositional attribute of individual learners. We first review our rationale for doing so, then present of empirical findings that illuminate the nomological network and construct validity of SRL.


Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya Shepherd Jul 2013

Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Nursing Libguide, Sandra Barclay Jul 2013

Nursing Libguide, Sandra Barclay

Sandra Barclay

LibGuide to resources on Nursing in the Horace W. Sturgis Library. Includes nursing & medical databases, health care sites, GaIN, sources of statistics, relevant books and eBooks, videos, how to cite your sources, and more.


Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya S. Shepherd Apr 2013

Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya S. Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

After testing and using multiple assessment surveys and tools over time to evaluate student learning after and satisfaction with library instruction, workshop attendees discussed lessons learned by an academic librarian attempting to develop a more effective culture of assessment for library instruction. The following was addressed: various surveys and tools used/tested why certain surveys and tools were selected for use and not others why certain surveys and tools worked better than others what were the lessons learned what assessment surveys and tools are being used after the lessons learned


New Wine Into Old Wineskins?: Adding The Visual To Information Literacy Instruction, Carol A. Leibiger, Alan W. Aldrich Mar 2013

New Wine Into Old Wineskins?: Adding The Visual To Information Literacy Instruction, Carol A. Leibiger, Alan W. Aldrich

Carol A Leibiger

Images are significant information carriers in new technologies. Scrutinizing the written word ignores communication work done by images. Intermediality, or information literacy understood as metaliteracy, suggests ways to assess images using many of the same criteria for evaluating verbal content, with added visual-literacy criteria. The presenters combine visual and textual literacy into a holistic critical-thinking approach, which enriches interpretation when learners apply rigorous rhetorical criteria to texts, regardless of their media. Suggestions for such instruction will be provided in a LibGuide.


Emerging Scholars In Self-Directed Learning: A Further Examination Of The Ijsdl Citation Analysis Data, Lila Holt, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett, Connie Shih, Julia Kirk Feb 2013

Emerging Scholars In Self-Directed Learning: A Further Examination Of The Ijsdl Citation Analysis Data, Lila Holt, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett, Connie Shih, Julia Kirk

Becky C. Smeltzer

In a previous study, we presented a citation analysis of the International Journal of Self-Directed Learning. In this follow-up study, we focus specifically on citations that have been published since 2003. Our purpose is to identify major trends relative to emerging scholars and publications.


Techno-Stress In The Higher Education Environment, Sonya Shepherd Dec 2012

Techno-Stress In The Higher Education Environment, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


The Increasing Momentum Of Technological Change In Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd, Michael Richardson Dec 2012

The Increasing Momentum Of Technological Change In Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd, Michael Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


Assessing And Ensuring The Transfer Of Training, David Kruger, John Cochenour Dec 2012

Assessing And Ensuring The Transfer Of Training, David Kruger, John Cochenour

David Delbert Kruger

Provides and introduction and overview of training transfer in ever-changing library environments. Examines how transfer can be assessed within a library organization, as well as steps and measures to optimize and ensure that trained behaviors truly transfer to the library workplace after the training is completed.


New And Emerging Technology In Education, Sonya Shepherd, M. Richardson Dec 2012

New And Emerging Technology In Education, Sonya Shepherd, M. Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson Nov 2012

Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

This guide contains resources on how to prepare dissertations and theses. The guide is intended to help you understand from the start how to build the intellectual base and relationships that will lay the foundation for a successful dissertation or thesis. Sections include writing guides, information on literature reviews, APA style, finding other dissertations and theses, reference management software, and more.


Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett Nov 2012

Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett

Becky C. Smeltzer

This session's objective is to discuss an effort to revise and update Allen Tough's interview schedule to limit its focus to the learning projects that adults complete in the workplace.


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Nov 2012

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Becky C. Smeltzer

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Becoming A Successful Technology Manager (Full Day Preconference Seminar), Diane Graves, Eugene Spencer Nov 2012

Becoming A Successful Technology Manager (Full Day Preconference Seminar), Diane Graves, Eugene Spencer

Diane J Graves

Becoming a technology manager means more than "managing technology." As a manager, you now have responsibilities that include managing people, understanding and negotiating institutional policies and politics, and communicating effectively with staff, faculty, and peer managers. You must also know your technology area, keep up with constant changes, and manage it all. Many managers are charged with doing more with less. In short, you job is immensely more complicated than you might have imagined. Designed for new IT managers, this interactive seminar will introduce you to basic management philosophy, give you a context for becoming a successful manager, guide you ...


Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2012

Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan Ariew, Audrey Powers Aug 2012

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan Ariew, Audrey Powers

Susan A. Ariew

Offers tips and strategies for efficient, effective use of library resources and services to help new graduate students at USF get started on research and literature reviews in their field.