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Valpo Library Newsletter, Spring 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Sam Simpson Dec 2015

Valpo Library Newsletter, Spring 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Sam Simpson

Nora Belzowski

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A Case Study: Data Management In Biomedical Engineering, Glenn Gaudette, Donna Kafel Dec 2015

A Case Study: Data Management In Biomedical Engineering, Glenn Gaudette, Donna Kafel

Glenn R. Gaudette

In a biomedical engineering lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, co-author Dr. Glenn R. Gaudette and his research team are investigating the effects of stem cell therapy on the regeneration of function in damaged cardiac tissue in laboratory rats. Each instance of stem cell experimentation on a rat yields hundreds of data sets that must be carefully captured, documented and securely stored so that the data will be easily accessed and retrieved for papers, reports, further research, and validation of findings, while meeting NIH guidelines for data sharing. After a brief introduction to the bioengineering field and stem cell research, this ...


Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson Dec 2015

Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson

Melanie Mills

Student2Scholar (S2S) is a fully online and open course that aims to teach academic literacies and research skills to social science graduate students. Set to launch in December 2015, S2S was conceived of and created by a diverse and distributed team of academic librarians, university staff, and graduate students from three Ontario Universities: Western, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s. Members of the project team brought with them varying degrees of experience and expertise across a range of disciplinary and teaching and learning backgrounds, including: adult education, information literacy, and online learning (to name only a few).

S2S serves ...


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 ...


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 ...


Open Your Research Without Opening Your Wallet, Janelle L. Wertzberger Nov 2015

Open Your Research Without Opening Your Wallet, Janelle L. Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

Open scholarship promotes sharing and collaboration, increases readership, and amplifies impact. It is gaining traction as institutions, professional associations, and funding agencies encourage or require broad sharing of research results. Yet many authors believe that the only way to open their work is to pay publishers thousands of dollars for the privilege. Luckily for us, that just isn’t the case. Come hear about a range of ways to open your research without paying for the privilege! Lunch provided. (Limited seating, RSVP to jwertzbe@gettysburg.edu)


Adventures In Assessment: Lib100 @ Clemson University, Anne Grant Nov 2015

Adventures In Assessment: Lib100 @ Clemson University, Anne Grant

Anne Grant

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Co-Curricular Tools For Reflective Practice: Depaul's Strategies For Critical Reflection, Jennifer O'Brien, Lynn Copp, Lauri Dietz, Heather Jagman Nov 2015

Co-Curricular Tools For Reflective Practice: Depaul's Strategies For Critical Reflection, Jennifer O'Brien, Lynn Copp, Lauri Dietz, Heather Jagman

Heather Jagman

Are you looking for new ways to encourage faculty, staff, and student employees to become more effective reflective practitioners? Inspired by theorists such as David Kolb who asserts that reflection is the bridge to learning being transferred from one context to another, we've learned at DePaul that creating a university-wide culture of reflection requires co-curricular collaboration. By learning from and reinforcing each other's reflective practices, our aim is to help maximize the transfer of learning across curricular and co- curricular contexts. Join us for an interactive session where the facilitators will model reflective activities that foster professional learning ...


This Is How We Video It: Creating, Finding, And Implementing Videos In F2f, Online, And Hybrid Classes, Kim Read Oct 2015

This Is How We Video It: Creating, Finding, And Implementing Videos In F2f, Online, And Hybrid Classes, Kim Read

Kim Read

Do you use videos in your online, hybrid, or f2f classes? Do you make your own videos? If so, what software or apps do you use? Do you use e-authoring tools like Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? Do you use iMovie or free video apps like Animoto and GoAnimate? How do use them? What are the benefits and drawbacks of your chosen video technology? Do you have a YouTube channel? What are your YouTube best practices? Do you use videos that others make? If so, how do you find them? Do you search video libraries like Khan Academy or Merlot ...


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

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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 ...


Knowledge Mapping Tools: Visualizing Research, Crystal L. Renfro, Elisabeth Shields Oct 2015

Knowledge Mapping Tools: Visualizing Research, Crystal L. Renfro, Elisabeth Shields

Crystal L Renfro

Complex research projects can be difficult to conceptualize and communicate clearly because of the number of concepts involved and the relationships among them. We will look at visual tools including concept maps, mind maps and argument maps which help advanced students, faculty, and librarians as they move from the stage of envisioning a research idea into the early stages of fashioning the product.


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.


Evaluating A Linked-Courses Learning Community For Development Majors, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach Sep 2015

Evaluating A Linked-Courses Learning Community For Development Majors, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach

Amber Settle

Despite a rebound in enrollments, men of color and women remain underrepresented in computing. The literature indicates that student-student interaction and affinity for the computing major are important factors for retention of underrepresented groups in computing, and learning communities connect students with each other and faculty to improve collaboration, interaction, enthusiasm. Despite their long history and promise for addressing retention, computing-focused learning communities remain rare. Here we present an evaluation of a linked-courses learning community for men of color and women majoring in a development-focused area of computing. We measure student attitudes and affinity for their major via a survey ...


Information Technology And Computer Science Programs: How Do We Relate?, Bonnie K. Mackellar, Gregory Hislop, Mihaela C. Sabin, Amber Settle Sep 2015

Information Technology And Computer Science Programs: How Do We Relate?, Bonnie K. Mackellar, Gregory Hislop, Mihaela C. Sabin, Amber Settle

Amber Settle

In this panel session, the relationship between computer science programs and information technology programs at universities that house both will be explored. People outside the computing disciplines often find the distinction between these programs confusing. The panelists, who have experience with both types of program, will discuss strategies for differentiating the programs in the eyes of administrators, for advising students into the correct program, and for maintaining focus and excellence in both computer science and information technology programs.


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 ...


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

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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 ...


Visionaries, Architects And Pioneers: Conceptualising Smu, Pin Pin Yeo, Patricia Meyer Aug 2015

Visionaries, Architects And Pioneers: Conceptualising Smu, Pin Pin Yeo, Patricia Meyer

YEO Pin Pin

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Library was tasked with documenting the early history of SMU by the chairman of its board of trustees. An oral history project to interview the pioneers involved in the formation of the university began in 2011. The project team included the Library, the Information Technology department, and a researcher/interviewer who was familiar with SMU. It was a steep learning curve for the team. As they conducted and processed the interviews, they learned about and made decisions on interviewing, recording, transcribing, storage, website design, discoverability, usability, and sustainability. The resulting oral history website presents the ...


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

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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

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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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