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Insights Into Academic Librarian Leadership Using The Bolman And Deal Leadership Orientation Framework, Colleen Boff Nov 2015

Insights Into Academic Librarian Leadership Using The Bolman And Deal Leadership Orientation Framework, Colleen Boff

Colleen T. Boff, Ed.D.

Are librarians prepared to lead academic libraries into the increasingly complex future of higher education? Results will be shared from a survey using the Bolman and Deal leadership orientation framework (1990, 1991, 1992, 2003) to explore how academic library leaders and managers in Ohio and Michigan prefer to interpret and solve problems. Consisting of four frames, librarians can view situations through a structural lens (involving policies, rules and organizational charts), a human resources lens (tending to the needs of employees), the political lens (competing for power and scarce resources) or the symbolic lens (storytelling, traditions and symbols). Research conducted in ...


Speed Tinkering With The Albertsons Library, Deana Brown, Amy Vecchione Oct 2015

Speed Tinkering With The Albertsons Library, Deana Brown, Amy Vecchione

Deana Brown

Speed dating with technology provides the hands-on experience you’re looking for! In this session, you will rotate in groups through a variety of emerging technology stations where you will explore and brainstorm how you can incorporate each tool into your own curriculum. Each station focuses on a specific technology and will have an informational sheet that includes instructions and possible learning outcomes. We’ll conclude with a discussion on how to apply what we learned.


Negotiating The Archive: Redefining The Event Of The Book Through Collaborative Engagement, Annie Smith, Christa Albrecht-Crane Oct 2015

Negotiating The Archive: Redefining The Event Of The Book Through Collaborative Engagement, Annie Smith, Christa Albrecht-Crane

Annie Smith

This collaborative paper draws on Jacques Derrida’s philosophical notion of the “archive” to argue that reading in the classroom becomes a historical and institutional activity that animates the archive as a method of organizing and referring to texts. Thus, instruction centers on intertextuality between and among texts—as in close reading, citation, quotation, and cross-referencing. The paper argues that undertaking library research means looking beyond the book to emphasize the contingent nature of the archive, focusing on the methods of information transmission and the cultural production of knowledge. Consequently, library instruction goes beyond basic searching skills to include a ...


Strategic Priorities: A Roadmap Through Change For Library Leaders, Anne M. Casey Oct 2015

Strategic Priorities: A Roadmap Through Change For Library Leaders, Anne M. Casey

Anne Marie Casey

Twenty-first century academic libraries need to adapt on a regular basis because external forces such as increased pressures from the institution and accreditation organizations, emerging technologies, or budget reductions create new conditions. In a twenty-year period ending in 2008, academic library spending shifted substantially from physical to electronic resources and from staff and student salary lines to professionals, signaling profound changes in the way libraries do business. “Then just as academic … libraries were settling into these new behaviors, the worst recession in seventy-five years occurred, forcing many … to concern themselves with survival and making difficult decisions based on reduced levels ...


Collaborating To Write Scholarly Communications: Find Inspiration From One Librarian’S Journey, Jennifer Little Kegler Oct 2015

Collaborating To Write Scholarly Communications: Find Inspiration From One Librarian’S Journey, Jennifer Little Kegler

Jennifer Little Kegler

During this session perspective authors will learn how one librarian wrote and published articles, as a sole author, co-author and with a group of authors. Creative opportunities and projects abound on a college campus; the harder part is converting these projects into publishable material. Learn how to take ideas and projects and publish them in scholarly journals as a librarian. Bring your own ideas and/or drafts, and we will work on them together. We will also identify publishing opportunities: both "traditional" journals and open access titles and provide links for more information.


Growing A Culture Of Assessment At The Drake Memorial Library, Kenneth R. Wierzbowski, Jennifer Little Kegler, Claire Goverts, Michael Dentino Oct 2015

Growing A Culture Of Assessment At The Drake Memorial Library, Kenneth R. Wierzbowski, Jennifer Little Kegler, Claire Goverts, Michael Dentino

Jennifer Little Kegler

The Drake Memorial Library is 1 of 75 libraries across North America to participate in ACRL’s Assessment in Action program. The 14-month program entails the development and implementation of an action learning project examining the library’s impact on student success and contribution to assessment activities on campus. Brockport’s four person team includes members from outside of the library to foster cross-campus collaboration. This poster describes the program and the goals, methods, results and conclusions of the Drake Memorial Library's action learning project.


Increasing First-Year Information Literacy Sessions, Jennifer Little Kegler Oct 2015

Increasing First-Year Information Literacy Sessions, Jennifer Little Kegler

Jennifer Little Kegler

No abstract provided.


Embedded Librarians: Supporting Student Research, Jennifer Little Kegler, Charlie Cowling, Logan T. Rath, Allison Wright Oct 2015

Embedded Librarians: Supporting Student Research, Jennifer Little Kegler, Charlie Cowling, Logan T. Rath, Allison Wright

Jennifer Little Kegler

Collaborative partnerships between faculty and librarians to support student research is not a new idea; however, the practice of embedding a librarian within a course, department, or curriculum began in the early 2000s as library resources became more accessible in the virtual environment. Embedded librarians help to strengthen students’ engagement both in and outside of the classroom and helps to create a high impact learning opportunities for students. Panelists will describe a few of the many ways in which librarians are embedded here at Brockport: in face-to-face courses, completely online courses, in a department, and in the general education curriculum ...


Who’S Talking About (And Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work Using Databases, Google, Web Of Knowledge, And Altmetrics Tools, Amanda Izenstark, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2015

Who’S Talking About (And Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work Using Databases, Google, Web Of Knowledge, And Altmetrics Tools, Amanda Izenstark, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Slides from a presentation, "Who's Talking About (and Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work using Databases, Google, Web of Knowledge, and Altmetrics Tools," offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on April 22 and April 23, 2015.

"Stop using the impact factor as a measure of the value of your research. There are better ways. In this hands-on session find out about tools that can help you learn how your work is being received, used, and disseminated across scholarly platforms and social media networks."

Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy Seminar series.


Graduate Work 101 2.0: An Asychronous, Online Curriculum In Information Literacy And Scholarly Communication For Graduate Students, Mary T. Moser, Christina Gattone Aug 2015

Graduate Work 101 2.0: An Asychronous, Online Curriculum In Information Literacy And Scholarly Communication For Graduate Students, Mary T. Moser, Christina Gattone

Mary T. Moser

It's easy for educators to assume that by the time graduate students become graduate students, they know it all: how to conduct extensive, literature-based research using a variety of sources. How to manage, evaluate, and cite those sources. How to create high-impact scholarly materials, like posters, presentations, and research articles. How to go about publishing those works and establishing oneself as an emerging expert in the scholarly marketplace. In reality, however, these skills are learned over years--and even over decades--and the suite of tools and the landscape that encourage these skills are constantly shifting. This curriculum--a set of self-paced ...


100 Most Cited Articles In Urban Green And Open Spaces: A Bibliometric Analysis, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo, Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ali Sharghi, Roozbeh Arabi Aug 2015

100 Most Cited Articles In Urban Green And Open Spaces: A Bibliometric Analysis, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo, Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ali Sharghi, Roozbeh Arabi

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Researchers have contributed significantly to the development of the subject of urban green and open spaces (UGOS) in both practical and fundamental aspects. As the number of citations indicates a paper and author’s competency, the online web of science (ISI) was browsed to identify the 100 most cited papers in the field of UGOS from 1980 to 2013. Papers were analyzed for authorship, journal sources, publishers, institutions, countries, year of publication, categories, and author keywords. The total number of citations was compared to the average number of citations per year. From 1105 UGOS papers returned, the maximum number of ...


Maine Shared Collections Strategy Advisory Board Update Report, May 2013, Deborah Rollins, Clem Guthro, Barbara Mcdade, Matthew Revitt Aug 2015

Maine Shared Collections Strategy Advisory Board Update Report, May 2013, Deborah Rollins, Clem Guthro, Barbara Mcdade, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

Under this three-year project, funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), libraries will collaborate to make decisions about the storage, retention, and preservation of print materials (both books and journals) as well as look for ways to integrate digital editions into a state-wide catalog. This will help alleviate space concerns while ensuring that users continue to have equal or greater access to the information.

The project’s goals are:

  1. To develop a strategy for a statewide, multi-type library program for managing, storing and preserving print collections among public and private institutions to achieve greater efficiencies ...


Maine Shared Collections Strategy’S Interim Performance Report Year 2, Deborah Rollins, Clem Guthro, Barbara Mcdade, Matthew Revitt Aug 2015

Maine Shared Collections Strategy’S Interim Performance Report Year 2, Deborah Rollins, Clem Guthro, Barbara Mcdade, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

Project Goals 1. To develop a strategy for a state‐wide, multi type library program for managing, storing and preserving print collections among public and private institutions to achieve greater efficiencies and extend the power of every dollar invested in collections and library facilities. 2. To expand access to existing digital book collections by developing print‐on‐demand (POD) and e‐bookon‐ demand (EOD) services to support long‐term management of a shared print collection, and the integration of digital resources with print collections. 3. To formalize organizational agreements, establish a budget, and develop policies essential for the maintenance of ...


One Tutorial, Many Purposes: Adapting The University Of California's Begin Research Tutorial For Diverse Instructional Settings, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Jul 2015

One Tutorial, Many Purposes: Adapting The University Of California's Begin Research Tutorial For Diverse Instructional Settings, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Jeffrey M. Mortimore

See presentation description.


Library Instruction Lite: When Is 10-15 Minutes Enough?, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Jul 2015

Library Instruction Lite: When Is 10-15 Minutes Enough?, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Jeffrey M. Mortimore

See presentation description.


Motivating African-American College Students Through Course-Integrated Library Instruction: Exploring The Role Of Encouragement, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Amanda Wall Jul 2015

Motivating African-American College Students Through Course-Integrated Library Instruction: Exploring The Role Of Encouragement, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Amanda Wall

Jeffrey M. Mortimore

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Making Research Make Sense: Guiding College Students Into Information Literacy Through The Information Search Process, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Jul 2015

Making Research Make Sense: Guiding College Students Into Information Literacy Through The Information Search Process, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Bennett College for Women is a private, four year college serving approximately 725 African-American women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because of its unique demographic as one of only two all-female, historically black colleges in the United States, Bennett College attracts women from across the country and the world with a profound diversity of talents and preparation for undergraduate study. The Thomas F. Holgate Library supports the research needs of the college through an active instructional services program at the undergraduate level. While the library has provided library orientation and traditional bibliographic instruction for decades, during the 2007/8 academic year ...


Does It Pay To Discover: Teaching For Information Literacy With The Exlibris Primo Discovery Tool, Jeffrey Mortimore, Drew Mcnaughton, Elizabeth Novicki Jul 2015

Does It Pay To Discover: Teaching For Information Literacy With The Exlibris Primo Discovery Tool, Jeffrey Mortimore, Drew Mcnaughton, Elizabeth Novicki

Jeffrey M. Mortimore

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Beyond Graduation: Teaching Students About Open Access Resources, Teresa Williams Jul 2015

Beyond Graduation: Teaching Students About Open Access Resources, Teresa Williams

Teresa Williams

Poster presentation at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference, June 27, San Francisco, CA.


Video Creation Tools For Language Learning: Lessons Learned, Vickie Marre Karasic, Anu Vedantham Jun 2015

Video Creation Tools For Language Learning: Lessons Learned, Vickie Marre Karasic, Anu Vedantham

Vickie M Karasic

Video creation tools—from Skype to PowerPoint to iMovie—have become increasingly popular conduits for foreign language teaching and learning. In flipped-classroom and blended-learning models, video enables faculty to move routine language concepts (i.e., grammar and vocabulary) outside the classroom, leaving more in-class time for live engagement with teacher and classmates. This chapter discusses lessons learned and new data collected at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Weigle Information Commons on video’s effectiveness in various language learning contexts. Data collected includes reflections on several years of course observations, interviews with language faculty members, and a campus-wide survey to gauge ...


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith Jun 2015

Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith

Charles Kay Smith

No abstract provided.


A Financial Option For The Modern University Press, Thomas Bacher Jun 2015

A Financial Option For The Modern University Press, Thomas Bacher

Thomas Bacher

Harvard professor Yochai Benkler has written a number of papers on the prospect of peer production of information. The digital environment can provide an avenue for many disciplines to lower the system cost of information. Viewing scholarly information as a public good changes the nature of participation. In a smaller discipline like Cultural Anthropology, for example, could a decentralized, peer-run system alter the way constituents cooperate to produce openly-accessible, quality research and provide a template for other disciplines? In other words, can the academy maximize social technologies like crowdsourcing to create content by having interested parties donate money, time, and ...


Guest Editors' Column: The Solo Librarian, Audrey Church, Frances Reeve Jun 2015

Guest Editors' Column: The Solo Librarian, Audrey Church, Frances Reeve

Frances M. Reeve

An introduction to the journal is presented in which the guest editor discusses the various stories of solo school librarians in the U.S.


Definitely Not Alone!, Audrey Church Jun 2015

Definitely Not Alone!, Audrey Church

Audrey P. Church

The article discusses the importance of technological innovations for solo school librarians in accomplishing their tasks in various schools in the U.S. It notes that the availability of web sites allows librarians to have an easy and constant access to professional information including several conferences and opportunities, continuing education, and grants. Electronic (e) mails and social media will also promote connections and communications among professionals.


Voices From The Ivory Tower, Gail Dickinson, Robin Boltz, Renee E. Franklin, Audrey Church, Carol A. Doll Jun 2015

Voices From The Ivory Tower, Gail Dickinson, Robin Boltz, Renee E. Franklin, Audrey Church, Carol A. Doll

Audrey P. Church

Perspectives on the move from being a school librarian to teaching and researching with those preparing to enter the field are provided. Personal perspectives of a doctoral student, an assistant professor, an associate professor, and a full professor are provided.


Drake Library Study Space Survey, Kim Myers Jun 2015

Drake Library Study Space Survey, Kim Myers

Kim Myers

At the end of the 2014 spring semester, Drake Library conducted a survey to find out why students came to the library, what worked for them, and what they would like to see improved. Over 200 surveys were returned, and the information is presented here.


The Beginning Of Digital Wisdom, Michael J. Paulus Jr., Ryan Ingersoll Jun 2015

The Beginning Of Digital Wisdom, Michael J. Paulus Jr., Ryan Ingersoll

Ryan Ingersoll

Marc Prensky, who popularized the term “digital natives” more than ten years ago, now emphasizes the need for “digital wisdom”: using digital technologies wisely to become wiser. Recent research reveals that so-called digital natives are often “digital naïves”—familiarity with digital technologies does not translate into facility with them. Incoming college students report declining confidence in their computer skills and report very modest improvements by the time they graduate. Employers report deficiencies in the technological skills of college graduates and, perhaps most troubling, studies of youth and young adults show that ethical and moral reasoning does not extend much beyond ...


The Beginning Of Digital Wisdom, Michael J. Paulus Jr., Ryan Ingersoll Jun 2015

The Beginning Of Digital Wisdom, Michael J. Paulus Jr., Ryan Ingersoll

Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

Marc Prensky, who popularized the term “digital natives” more than ten years ago, now emphasizes the need for “digital wisdom”: using digital technologies wisely to become wiser. Recent research reveals that so-called digital natives are often “digital naïves”—familiarity with digital technologies does not translate into facility with them. Incoming college students report declining confidence in their computer skills and report very modest improvements by the time they graduate. Employers report deficiencies in the technological skills of college graduates and, perhaps most troubling, studies of youth and young adults show that ethical and moral reasoning does not extend much beyond ...


What Do Elementary School Librarians Know And Believe About Students With Color Vision Deficiencies?, Karla Collins Jun 2015

What Do Elementary School Librarians Know And Believe About Students With Color Vision Deficiencies?, Karla Collins

Karla Collins

Colour vision deficiencies affect approximately eight percent of the male population, yet the condition is often overlooked in the educational setting despite the pervasiveness of colour in the school. The purpose of this study was to explore how elementary school librarians provide instruction and prepare the library environment to meet the needs of students with colour vision deficiencies. Findings indicate that elementary school librarians in Virginia did not feel knowledgeable about colour vision deficiencies but were interested in knowing more and expressed a desire to make changes. The case study participants'ʹ knowledge increased from pre-­‐‑test to post-­‐‑test ...


“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley May 2015

“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley

Patricia Bruttomesso

Sparked by the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 1964, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) staff in the Joseph P. Healey Library collaborated with departments across campus to carry out a wide range of initiatives, all focused on locating, accessioning, preserving, and sharing the physical evidence of the university’s history. This poster outlines the various collecting activities, outreach methods, digitization projects, and dogged detective work that resulted in the addition of more than 2,500 linear feet of unique historic materials to the University Archives, as well as a number of ...