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Libraries Curating Evidence, Pru Mitchell Sep 2019

Libraries Curating Evidence, Pru Mitchell

Pru Mitchell

With their passion for information literacy and critical thinking, library staff are natural advocates for evidence–based practice. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers require knowledge and understanding of research across all career stages (Standard 1.2). If the role of the library is to ensure the community has the resources and knowledge it needs to improve learning, then an important part of this role is to ensure teachers and leaders have access to research related to learning. This session looks at how to keep up with research (especially ICT-related research) and to see dissemination of research as part of ...


Mayflower: Ode To New Beginnings — A New Column For New Times With A Positive Mission, Antje Mays Oct 2018

Mayflower: Ode To New Beginnings — A New Column For New Times With A Positive Mission, Antje Mays

Antje Mays

Numerous studies and articles downplay the value of libraries, citing instances of library defunding, layoffs, and outright closures, along with studies on the waning usefulness of libraries based on flawed quantifiables. Such pronouncements spread fear of obsolescence and irrelevance, contributing to dissatisfaction in the library profession. Yet polls in the United States and Great Britain reveal the library profession's enduring value among the most trusted professions.

To kick off the column "Mayflower: Ode to New Beginnings", this article frames library pressures in a context of broader trends affecting economic and educational conditions, examines professional stewardship and the library profession ...


Participatory Action Research: Improving Professional Practices And Local Situations, Mary M. Somerville Jan 2017

Participatory Action Research: Improving Professional Practices And Local Situations, Mary M. Somerville

Mary M. Somerville

Participatory Action Research employs social sciences research methods to develop actionable local knowledge. In seeking meaningful and inclusive ways of generating knowledge together in the workplace, Participatory Action Research practitioner–researchers combine action and reflection with theory and practice to improve local situations and enhance professional practices. Working with and for others, co-researchers evolve learning cycles that are practical and emergent, participatory and collaborative, emancipatory and democratic, and interpretive and local. In this case, the cyclical ‘methods in action’ orientation of Participatory Action Research is illustrated through examples from a North American academic library facility renovation initiative. Practical advice is ...


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.


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 ...


Why Not Play Ball? When Athletes And Librarians Play Together, Everyone Wins, Stephanie Race, Lisandra Carmichael, Cat Silvers, Nancy Miller Mar 2016

Why Not Play Ball? When Athletes And Librarians Play Together, Everyone Wins, Stephanie Race, Lisandra Carmichael, Cat Silvers, Nancy Miller

Stephanie F Race

Who are the last students you expect to see in a university library?  Probably athletes.  With incredibly tight schedules structured around classes, homework, practices, and athletic events, most student athletes have very little free time in their schedules.  Because they have their own academic support structure, libraries most likely do not reach out to the Athletics Department.   Join librarians and academic support staff discuss what happens when they team up to play ball to support student success.


Why Not Play Ball? When Athletes And Librarians Play Together, Everyone Wins, Stephanie F. Race, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Cat Silvers, Nancy Miller Mar 2016

Why Not Play Ball? When Athletes And Librarians Play Together, Everyone Wins, Stephanie F. Race, Lisandra R. Carmichael, Cat Silvers, Nancy Miller

Lisandra R Carmichael

Who are the last students you expect to see in a university library?  Probably athletes.  With incredibly tight schedules structured around classes, homework, practices, and athletic events, most student athletes have very little free time in their schedules.  Because they have their own academic support structure, libraries most likely do not reach out to the Athletics Department.   Join librarians and academic support staff discuss what happens when they team up to play ball to support student success.


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 Tale Of Two Liaisons: Exploring Library-Writing Center Alliances, Carolyn Schubert, Lucy Green Apr 2015

A Tale Of Two Liaisons: Exploring Library-Writing Center Alliances, Carolyn Schubert, Lucy Green

Carolyn F Schubert

In this presentation, a writing center faculty member and a librarian will discuss their partnership at James Madison University, including how they have adapted the library liaison model for writing center use. Attendees will have the opportunity to consider models for writing center-library collaboration at their own institutions.


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith Jun 2014

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

Charles H. Smith

No abstract provided.


Building Uncommon Community With A Common Book., Colleen T. Boff, Schroeder Robert, Joy Gambill Nov 2013

Building Uncommon Community With A Common Book., Colleen T. Boff, Schroeder Robert, Joy Gambill

Colleen T. Boff, Ed.D.

Library involvement with Campus Reading Experiences (CRE) at two community colleges and two four-year institutions are described. The case studies were chosen because each reflects a strong library presence in institutional level program planning and instructional development for deeper student learning related to the CRE. In particular, the case studies highlight the connections these programs create between librarians, student affairs, and academic affairs. Practical suggestions for how librarians can initiate this type of experience on their campus as well as advice for how librarians can take a more active role in getting involved with already existing reading programs are provided.


Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley Oct 2013

Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley

Nancy Fawley

It has become common practice for library instruction to be included in lower-level college composition courses. Students are typically required to visit the library once or twice a semester to receive instruction on how to find books and journal articles for an upcoming writing assignment that incorporates formal research. But does this current model of instruction truly address course outcomes that seek to produce students who are information literate, critical thinkers and life-long learners? Faculty who teach such courses are often reluctant to surrender precious class time to a librarian, but this paper argues that the merging of bibliographic instruction ...


Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak Oct 2013

Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak

Nancy Fawley

Discovery tools such as Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, and WorldCat Local aim to make scholarly research more intuitive for students in part because of their single interface for searching across multiple platforms, including the library, fee-based databases, and unique digital collections. Discovery tools are in sync with the way many undergraduates look for information because they offer a more “Google-like” experience in contrast with previous methods of research that required first knowing which database to use, then searching each one differently according to its specifications. However, broad searches across multiple formats with different systems of controlled vocabulary force instructors ...


The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan Jul 2013

The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan

Marg Sloan

In an effort to address ever-shifting staffing levels and evolving service demands, staff in the Research & Instructional Services department of The D.B. Weldon Library at Western University developed and implemented a new and strategic approach to structuring their work. The ‘Portfolio Model’ provides a framework for organizing the primary functions of the department - collections, instruction and reference - while at the same time preserving liaison at its core. Through a close examination of this grassroots effort and in particular, the achievements realized and challenges faced by the team of librarians and library assistants who together comprise the ‘Instruction Portfolio’, this ...


The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan Apr 2013

The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan

Melanie Mills

In an effort to address ever-shifting staffing levels and evolving service demands, staff in the Research & Instructional Services department of The D.B. Weldon Library at Western University developed and implemented a new and strategic approach to structuring their work. The ‘Portfolio Model’ provides a framework for organizing the primary functions of the department - collections, instruction and reference - while at the same time preserving liaison at its core. Through a close examination of this grassroots effort and in particular, the achievements realized and challenges faced by the team of librarians and library assistants who together comprise the ‘Instruction Portfolio’, this ...


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.


You’Re Doing More Than You Think: Acknowledging The Small Victories In Assessing Digital Literacy Instruction, Rick A. Stoddart Apr 2012

You’Re Doing More Than You Think: Acknowledging The Small Victories In Assessing Digital Literacy Instruction, Rick A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

Digital and information literacies instruction is truly a daunting and multi-faceted undertaking. Many librarians have begun to scale back what can effectively be accomplished in a one-shot bibliographic session due to time constraints. Instead, some instructors have started to focus more deeply on teaching toward just a few information literacy skills (such as Evaluation) that can be accomplished in the limited timeframe available. This is definitely a sensible approach. However, while the focus is often on broader information literacy outcomes, there are many smaller digital literacy competences addressed during typical library instruction such as computer navigation and hardware skills. These ...


Book Review: International Students And Academic Libraries: Initiatives For Success, Richard A. Stoddart Dec 2011

Book Review: International Students And Academic Libraries: Initiatives For Success, Richard A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

No abstract provided.


Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones May 2011

Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones

Jennifer L. Jones

The article reports on the technology upgrade at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Goergia. It offers a look at renovations of its facilities and exterior. More than 350 computers were installed in its new Information Commons and Learning Commons. The library officials jointly worked with the school's Information Systems & Technology department and established two computer technical support desk within the library. It is noted that its library employees need to further their knowledge and undergo training about various issues in library science. It also explores various library technology issues, which include public services technology competencies, construction of learning ...


My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila Nov 2009

My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila

This is my philosophy of teaching and learning, as developed during the ACRL Immersion Intentional Teacher Track in Nashville, TN in December of 2009


Information Literacy For Branch Campuses And Branch Libraries, James Hooks, Carl Rahkonen, Chris Clouser, Kelly Heider, Rena Fowler Dec 2006

Information Literacy For Branch Campuses And Branch Libraries, James Hooks, Carl Rahkonen, Chris Clouser, Kelly Heider, Rena Fowler

Kelly Heider

The article focuses on the importance of information literacy program to the libraries of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The program requires an expansion of proverbial box, adaptation of administration, revision of programs and establishment of new policies for the success of the student learning. It is stated that the development of the academic library in the campus has no one to stop in fulfilling the mission of connecting people with the knowledge, despite of its difficulty in computer systems. The school has practiced some traditional information literacy activities such as bibliographic instruction, credit courses, liaison programs ...