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Forging A New Path: Faculty Buy-In For The Institutional Repository And Open Access Publishing, Carol G. Hixson, Tina Neville, Deborah Henry Dec 2016

Forging A New Path: Faculty Buy-In For The Institutional Repository And Open Access Publishing, Carol G. Hixson, Tina Neville, Deborah Henry

Deborah B. Henry

Many institutions with institutional repositories have had difficulty getting faculty buy-in to add their content to the institutional repository. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), a separately accredited institution within the USF System, has experienced significant buy-in from its faculty for depositing materials in the institutional repository, known as the USFSP Digital Archive. In a small institution of 5000 students, we have established collections for over one quarter of our faculty, with almost 1400 separate submissions in only two years. Faculty have also developed an understanding of and appreciation for open-access publishing and now consult with the library ...


What's Going Wrong For Our Users? Analysing Zero Result Searches To Enhance The User Experience, Jessie Donaghey Dec 2016

What's Going Wrong For Our Users? Analysing Zero Result Searches To Enhance The User Experience, Jessie Donaghey

Jessie Donaghey

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Is It Scholarly? A Lesson Plan For Collaborative Chemistry Information Literacy, Barbara C. Harvey Nov 2016

Is It Scholarly? A Lesson Plan For Collaborative Chemistry Information Literacy, Barbara C. Harvey

Barbara C. Harvey

This chapter describes a lesson plan that incorporates information literacy into an introductory chemistry course. The learning outcomes of the activity include becoming familiar with the peer-review process, knowing how to locate original research articles based on “clues” in a general news article, and differentiating between popular and scholarly periodicals. Students work in small groups in a collaborative classroom setting. The activities of the lesson plan are mapped to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The lesson plan is supported by a literature review outlining the importance of collaborative, active learning in STEM courses, and highlights the correlation ...


Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood Nov 2016

Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood

Carol L. Watwood

Objective

The purpose of this study was to identify core journals and other types of literature cited in four major pediatric nursing journals and to characterize coverage of these resources in major bibliographic databases. The study was part of the “Mapping the Literature of Nursing Project” of the Medical Library Association's Nursing and Allied Health Resource Section. It updates a similar analysis published in 2006 and determines whether citation patterns have changed over time.

Methods

Cited references from articles published in 4 pediatric nursing journals between 2011 and 2013 were collected. Cited journal titles were ranked according to number ...


From Commons To Classroom: The Evolution Of Learning Spaces In Academic Libraries, Vickie Marre Karasic Nov 2016

From Commons To Classroom: The Evolution Of Learning Spaces In Academic Libraries, Vickie Marre Karasic

Vickie M Karasic

Over the past two decades, academic library spaces have evolved to meet the changing teaching and learning needs of diverse campus communities. The Information Commons combines the physical and virtual in an informal library space, whereas the recent Active Learning Classroom creates a more formal setting for collaboration. As scholarship has become increasingly digital and interactive, commons and classroom environments in academic libraries promote experimentation with new technology and accommodate millennial learning behaviors. The library, a centrally located and academically neutral campus space, provides an ideal place for classrooms and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship unbounded by specific academic departments.


Workplace Incivility And Bullying In The Library: Perception Or Reality?, Shin Freedman, Dawn L. Vreven Oct 2016

Workplace Incivility And Bullying In The Library: Perception Or Reality?, Shin Freedman, Dawn L. Vreven

Shin Freedman

Recent media reports have increased awareness of workplace incivility and bullying. However, the literature regarding workplace incivility and bullying in academic libraries is under reported and under researched. This study examines the current state of librarians’ perceptions on workplace incivility and bullying and evaluates the effects of bullying from organizational and individual perspectives. Bullying was measured based on the librarian’s responses to the Negative Acts Questionnaire, including both experienced bullying and witnessed bullying. The authors introduce a conceptual framework to understand the motivating structures, precipitating circumstances, and enabling structures that lead to bullying in the library. A statistical analysis ...


Govdocs Today: Not Your Grandma’S Ravioli, Vickie L. Mix Oct 2016

Govdocs Today: Not Your Grandma’S Ravioli, Vickie L. Mix

Vickie Mix

A pinch of this, a drop of that, a tad and a smidgen combine to create a sweet and savory docs soup in the information world. Government Documents no longer frost the traditional information cake with swirls of technical gumbo. Instead, Federal and State governments increasingly sate the public’s appetite with innovative, engaging “dishes” served from traditional and not so traditional “eateries”.  Come Mix it up with Chef Vickie as we explore tasty delights crafted in the Docs Information Kitchen.


When Open Isn't Accessible, Anne Larrivee, Nazely Kurkjian, Andrea Macargel, Amanda Baker Oct 2016

When Open Isn't Accessible, Anne Larrivee, Nazely Kurkjian, Andrea Macargel, Amanda Baker

Anne Larrivee

A poster describing how to evaluate, create, and locate open educational resources that are accessible.


Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger Oct 2016

Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

This paper explores collaboration between librarians and faculty in higher education to construct connections between informed learning theory, information literacy practice, and disciplinary scholarly products to foster reflective and deep engagement with information.

Increasing digital innovations in communication and pedagogy, the need for various literacy capabilities, and the potential wisdom gained from considering diverse methodological perspectives have driven the need for interdisciplinary collaboration (Witt, 2012). There have also been several calls for a relational approach to teaching and learning, changing the roles of librarians (Farrell and Badke, 2015; Gunton et al, 2014; Jaguszewski and Williams, 2013), and scholarship which examines ...


University Of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, Andrée Rathemacher, Julia Lovett Oct 2016

University Of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, Andrée Rathemacher, Julia Lovett

Julia Lovett

Presentation slides for a presentation on the University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy to the University of Rhode Island Deans' Council, October 23, 2013.


Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2016

Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Materials related to a "Lightning Talk" presentation on the University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, given at the NETSL Annual Spring Conference in Worcester, MA, April 12, 2013.


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 2016

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 and handouts 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 9 and April 10, 2014. "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.


Open Access And The Institutional Repository, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2016

Open Access And The Institutional Repository, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Slides and other materials from a presentation at the conference Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact, sponsored by the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College. The conference took place on May 31, 2013. A video of the presentation is available at http://digitalcommons.ric.edu/ql/2013/QTL_May31/5/. Abstract of the presentation reads: "This panel will discuss the efforts to pass a Harvard-style Open Access Policy at URI which will enable faculty authors to retain the rights to their articles even if they subsequently sign away their copyright to a journal."


Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria, Julia Lovett Oct 2016

Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria, Julia Lovett

Julia Lovett

Slides and workshop examples from a session, "Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use," given at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, "RILA 2015," on May 28, 2015 in Newport, Rhode Island. "This interactive workshop will outline the basics of copyright and fair use, emphasizing the notion of transformative fair use as highlighted in recent court decisions. The majority of the session will be devoted to real-life scenarios, and audience members will be able to analyze texts, images, video, and sound recordings to determine whether the proposed use is fair. You’ll also learn about handy alternatives for situations when fair ...


Open Access At Uri: Exciting Opportunities For Faculty, Researchers, And Grad Students, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2016

Open Access At Uri: Exciting Opportunities For Faculty, Researchers, And Grad Students, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Slides from a presentation, "Open Access at URI: Exciting Opportunities for Faculty, Researchers, and Grad Students" offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on October 8 and October 21, 2013. "Open Access provides you with the opportunity to increase your readership and your scholarly impact, and also improves your access to scholarly information. The DigitalCommons@URI is part of an international effort to increase access to scholarly articles, theses, and dissertations. Come learn about the benefits of open access for your research and how to comply with URI's Open Access policies." Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy ...


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 2016

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.


Measuring Your Research Impact: Citation And Altmetrics Tools, Amanda Izenstark, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2016

Measuring Your Research Impact: Citation And Altmetrics Tools, Amanda Izenstark, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Slides from a presentation, "Measuring Your Research Impact: Citation and Altmetrics Tools," offered at the Association of Rhode Island Health Sciences Libraries (ARIHSL) Business Meeting on March 16, 2016. The meeting took place at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.


Copyright, Fair Use, And Education: Your Rights As A Student, Faculty Member, And Researcher, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria Oct 2016

Copyright, Fair Use, And Education: Your Rights As A Student, Faculty Member, And Researcher, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher, Angel Ferria

Julia Lovett

Slides, handouts, and classroom examples from a presentation, "Copyright, Fair Use, and Education: Your Rights as a Student, Faculty Member, and Researcher," offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on February 24 and February 25, 2014. "Learn how Fair Use can help you incorporate copyrighted works (written material, images, video, etc.) into your research, teaching, and academic projects. Have questions about Fair Use and Copyright? Please bring them to these interactive sessions!" Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy Seminar series.


From The One Shot "Library Instruction" To Co-Teaching, Olga Koz Oct 2016

From The One Shot "Library Instruction" To Co-Teaching, Olga Koz

Olga Koz

No abstract provided.


Making The Most Of Libguides, Terri Holtze Sep 2016

Making The Most Of Libguides, Terri Holtze

Terri Holtze

Take a tour of the nitty gritty, behind-the scenes details of customizing LibGuides. Learn from our University Libraries move from a campus-supported content management system to LibGuides CMS. This session will include information about planning strategies, information architecture, as well as some of the coding techniques that allowed us to tailor the out-of-the-box product to our brand.


The Value Of Academic Libraries: Library Services As A Predictor Of Student Retention, Ashley Ireland, Adam Murray, Jana Michelle Hackathorn Aug 2016

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

Ashley Ireland

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.


The School Library Workforce In Australia, Pru Mitchell, Paul R. Weldon Aug 2016

The School Library Workforce In Australia, Pru Mitchell, Paul R. Weldon

Pru Mitchell

A literature review by Lonsdale in 2003 observed that ‘a lack of systematically aggregated national data makes it difficult to gain an accurate picture of national trends in Australia in relation to the staffing of school libraries’ and noted ‘an apparent decline in the numbers of qualified teacher librarians employed in school libraries in public schools in Australia.’ This absence of data was also acknowledged in the 2011 report from the Inquiry of the House of Representatives Education and Employment Committee, which recommended a thorough workforce gap analysis of teacher librarians across Australian schools. New analysis of the Staff in ...


The School Library Workforce In Australia, Pru Mitchell, Paul R. Weldon Aug 2016

The School Library Workforce In Australia, Pru Mitchell, Paul R. Weldon

Dr Paul Weldon

A literature review by Lonsdale in 2003 observed that ‘a lack of systematically aggregated national data makes it difficult to gain an accurate picture of national trends in Australia in relation to the staffing of school libraries’ and noted ‘an apparent decline in the numbers of qualified teacher librarians employed in school libraries in public schools in Australia.’ This absence of data was also acknowledged in the 2011 report from the Inquiry of the House of Representatives Education and Employment Committee, which recommended a thorough workforce gap analysis of teacher librarians across Australian schools. New analysis of the Staff in ...


We’Re Open Access—But Are We Accessible?, Matt Ruen, Jackie Rander Aug 2016

We’Re Open Access—But Are We Accessible?, Matt Ruen, Jackie Rander

Jacklyn Rander

The open access movement, from the Budapest and Berlin declarations onward, has consistently focused on removing economic and legal barriers to scholarly information. While this has increased access to research for many, it implicitly assumes that content need only be online, free, and openly licensed for everyone to have access—an assumption which neglects the barriers that may lurk within content, preventing disabled or impaired users from enjoying the same access to scholarship.

This assumption is as prevalent in library open access services as elsewhere; like many other repository teams, we have focused on recruiting content, not evaluating it. This ...


The Devaluation Of The Library Degree_Konata.Pdf, La Loria Konata Aug 2016

The Devaluation Of The Library Degree_Konata.Pdf, La Loria Konata

La Loria Konata

As a seventeen year veteran librarian, I've often thought about the skills needed to be an effective librarian. In recent years, some libraries have changed the academic requirement of what qualifies someone to be a professional librarian. Instead of the Masters of Library Science degree which has been the terminal degree to work as a professional librarian, another advanced degree is being used to fulfill that requirement. Here are my thoughts on the matter in this working paper.


Embedded Librarians: Partnering With Faculty In The Virtual Classroom, Dee Bozeman, Rachel Owens, Min Tong, Andrew D. Todd Jul 2016

Embedded Librarians: Partnering With Faculty In The Virtual Classroom, Dee Bozeman, Rachel Owens, Min Tong, Andrew D. Todd

Andrew Todd

See presentation description.


Embedded Librarians: Partnering With Faculty In The Virtual Classroom, Dee Bozeman, Rachel Owens, Min Tong, Andrew D. Todd Jul 2016

Embedded Librarians: Partnering With Faculty In The Virtual Classroom, Dee Bozeman, Rachel Owens, Min Tong, Andrew D. Todd

Andrew Todd

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Redeeming Innovation: Engaging Emerging Technologies By Rediscovering Our Roots, Ryan Ingersoll Jun 2016

Redeeming Innovation: Engaging Emerging Technologies By Rediscovering Our Roots, Ryan Ingersoll

Ryan Ingersoll

Emerging technologies are abundant and ever evolving. A day doesn’t pass without a software update or another exciting product release from our favorite technology company. Our Christian academic libraries are ideally situated with the infrastructure and cultural ethos needed to navigate this burgeoning reality well. As we engage this unfolding reality, how might our libraries explore this new frontier wisely? What essential components are needed to refine our approach as we integrate new emerging technology?
My keynote will invite us to embark on a journey with a short visit to a “low tech” spiritual retreat community to help us ...


Open Educational Resources, Marsha Miles Jun 2016

Open Educational Resources, Marsha Miles

Marsha Miles

Lightning Round Presentation