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Vendor Of The Month: A Marketing Collaboration, Lateka Grays, J. Cory Tucker Jan 2013

Vendor Of The Month: A Marketing Collaboration, Lateka Grays, J. Cory Tucker

Library Faculty Publications

Marketing library resources remains an important issue despite library reductions in staff and collections budgets. In order to maintain or expand marketing programs, libraries could do well tapping into the expertise available through the vendors supplying resources to libraries. A case study of a library marketing program called, “Vendor of the Month,” at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas explains the collaboration between the library and its vendors to increase awareness and use of selected electronic resources.


Addressing Academic Integrity: Perspectives From Virginia Commonwealth University In Qatar, Nancy E. Fawley Jan 2012

Addressing Academic Integrity: Perspectives From Virginia Commonwealth University In Qatar, Nancy E. Fawley

Library Faculty Publications

Understanding the cultural aspects that affect a student’s ability to appropriately use resources is important in developing outreach and instruction in multicultural settings. Differences in educational philosophies, students’ previous scholastic training and cultural differences in individual motivation are all factors that may affect a freshman’s ability to understand an American university’s idea of academic integrity and can inadvertently cause problems where independent work and critical thinking are required. At Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCU Qatar), a branch campus of the American university in the Middle East, a special class on academic integrity and ethical behavior was ...


Is The Loop Really Closed?: The Assessment And Reassessment Of Communications 101 Learning Outcomes, Carrie A. Gaxiola Jan 2012

Is The Loop Really Closed?: The Assessment And Reassessment Of Communications 101 Learning Outcomes, Carrie A. Gaxiola

Library Faculty Presentations

Conclusion: The students received good grades from Phase I library instruction, however did they really learn what we targeted? We could not really say for sure. This case study reveals that an appropriate method and instruments are imperative for retrieving valid data. This case also displays the importance of collaboration and teamwork. Communication was always open between all members of the team as well as with the library instruction department. We were able to forge a great relationship with the Communication Studies Director– the libraries’ liaison and the Communication Studies Director authored a textbook chapter together about the library for ...


Under The Influence: First-Year Seminars And The Librarian Teaching Role, Steven Hoover, Randy Hensley Apr 2011

Under The Influence: First-Year Seminars And The Librarian Teaching Role, Steven Hoover, Randy Hensley

Library Faculty Presentations

The discussion will address the benefits and challenges of teaching as a librarian outside of the library.

How can a librarian's experiences prepare them to teach a semester-long course?

What factors influence the design and delivery of a first-year seminar?

What challenges might arise when teaching outside of the library?


Subjective Evaluation Of Data Checking Techniques, Cyndy Anang Jan 2011

Subjective Evaluation Of Data Checking Techniques, Cyndy Anang

McNair Poster Presentations

The aim of this research was to analyze people's subjective opinions about the data checking techniques double entry, visual checking, and read aloud. Previous research has shown that entering data twice is more effective in reducing the data entry errors. Thus, the research aims to hypothesize that participants would perceive the double entry technique as most accurate and reliable. A total of forty-eight undergraduate students answered a set of sixteen items which were used to gather participants' opinions on the three techniques. The results showed that the double entry technique was perceived as significantly more accurate (F (2, 47 ...


Unlv Magazine, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Donna Mcaleer, Ched Whitney, Cate Weeks Oct 2010

Unlv Magazine, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Donna Mcaleer, Ched Whitney, Cate Weeks

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Mapping Information Literacy Outcomes And Other Intellectual Skills Into Students' Educational Experiences, Patricia A. Iannuzzi, L Dee Fink Jun 2010

Mapping Information Literacy Outcomes And Other Intellectual Skills Into Students' Educational Experiences, Patricia A. Iannuzzi, L Dee Fink

Library Faculty Presentations

The 2007 report, College Learning for the New Global Century, outlines a cluster of intellectual and practical skills that are critical components of a liberal education: inquiry and analysis; critical and creative thinking; written and oral communication; quantitative literacy; information literacy; and teamwork and problem solving. The learning outcomes associated with information literacy relate to and incorporate many of the learning outcomes in all of these skill clusters. Participants in this session will address how these information literacy and related learning outcomes can be mapped into student learning experiences at three levels: in an individual course, in an academic sequence ...


How To Be An E³ Librarian, P. S. Mcmillen, Jennifer L. Fabbi Jan 2010

How To Be An E³ Librarian, P. S. Mcmillen, Jennifer L. Fabbi

Library Faculty Publications

Embedded librarianship is a relatively new term but is a fairly well-established stance in academic librarianship. While the terminology has certainly spawned new activities and vigorous new channels of communication, few are talking about the strategies for expanding and enhancing the position of the librarian and libraries organizationally once embedded in a course, department, or college. A brief literature review of embedded librarianship provides context for this case study, which focuses on strategic hooks for both establishing and enhancing embedded positions in a major university's College of Education.


Unlv Magazine, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Holly Ivy De Vore, Lisa Arth, Cate Weeks, Greg Lacour, Tony Allen, Afsha Bawany, Barbara Cloud, Gian Galassi, Phil Hagen, Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell Oct 2009

Unlv Magazine, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Holly Ivy De Vore, Lisa Arth, Cate Weeks, Greg Lacour, Tony Allen, Afsha Bawany, Barbara Cloud, Gian Galassi, Phil Hagen, Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Cate Weeks, Mamie Peers Sep 2009

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Cate Weeks, Mamie Peers

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Transforming Education For Next Generation Learners, Patricia A. Iannuzzi Mar 2009

Transforming Education For Next Generation Learners, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

Students improve much less than they should in: writing, critical thinking, quantitative skills, and moral reasoning…

Large majorities of college seniors do not feel that they have made substantial progress in: ...learning what they need to know to become active and informed citizens…

Overall, despite their vastly increased resources, more powerful technology, and hundreds of new courses, colleges cannot be confident that students are learning more than they did fifty years ago…


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, Michelle Mouton Mar 2009

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, Michelle Mouton

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Assessment Tool Or Edutainment Toy, Patrick Griffis Jan 2009

Assessment Tool Or Edutainment Toy, Patrick Griffis

Library Faculty Publications

The use of Clickers as a tool for library instruction has been growing in popularity because library instructors view this technology as a mechanism to foster interactivity within library instruction sessions in order to increase overall student engagement. However, a newly emerging area of interest for library instructors is the use of Clickers as a tool for library instruction assessment. This paper posits some of the viewpoints of various instructors using Clickers including the viewpoints of library instructors. The central question considered in this paper is whether Clickers are an effective and feasible tool for library instruction assessment. This examination ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell Dec 2008

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Holly Ivy De Vore, Tony Allen, Barbara Cloud, Erin O'Donnell, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Gian Galassi, Michelle Mouton, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell Oct 2008

Unlv Magazine, Holly Ivy De Vore, Tony Allen, Barbara Cloud, Erin O'Donnell, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Gian Galassi, Michelle Mouton, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Deana Waddell Sep 2008

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Deana Waddell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Grace Russell, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, Michelle Mouton May 2008

Inside Unlv, Grace Russell, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, Michelle Mouton

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, David Ashley, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Grace Russell Apr 2008

Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, David Ashley, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Grace Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Grace Russell, David Ashley, Shane Bevell, Angela Sablan Feb 2008

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Grace Russell, David Ashley, Shane Bevell, Angela Sablan

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell Oct 2007

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Cate Weeks Sep 2007

Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Gian Galassi, Vicki Smith, Erin O'Donnell, Lisa Shawcroft, Angela Sablan, Maria Phelan, Beth English, Eric Leake Jul 2007

Unlv Magazine, Gian Galassi, Vicki Smith, Erin O'Donnell, Lisa Shawcroft, Angela Sablan, Maria Phelan, Beth English, Eric Leake

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell Jul 2007

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Lisa Shawcroft May 2007

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Lisa Shawcroft

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Eppie Moore, David Ashley, Grace Russell, Lori Bachand, Shane Bevell Apr 2007

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Eppie Moore, David Ashley, Grace Russell, Lori Bachand, Shane Bevell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Grace Russell, Lisa Shawcroft Mar 2007

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Grace Russell, Lisa Shawcroft

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Lori Bachand, Grace Russell, Mamie Peers Feb 2007

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Lori Bachand, Grace Russell, Mamie Peers

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Grace Russell Jan 2007

Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Grace Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Plagiarism Pitfalls: Addressing Cultural Differences In The Misuse Of Sources, Nancy E. Fawley Jan 2007

Plagiarism Pitfalls: Addressing Cultural Differences In The Misuse Of Sources, Nancy E. Fawley

Library Faculty Publications

As a branch campus of an American university operating in the Middle East, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar must take into account the cultural differences that pertain to plagiarism and the misuse of sources before the school can begin to develop methods to address and prevent the problem. Differences in educational philosophies, students’ previous scholastic training and cultural differences in individual motivation are all factors that must be considered


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Brenda Griego, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell, Gian Galassi Nov 2006

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Brenda Griego, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell, Gian Galassi

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.