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Artbabble—A Partnership Of Art Appreciation, Curation, And Media Literacy, Julie Decesare Nov 2012

Artbabble—A Partnership Of Art Appreciation, Curation, And Media Literacy, Julie Decesare

Julie A DeCesare

This is a review of the website ArtBabble, which was created by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. ArtBabble is a high quality multimedia showcase from various museum partners, which aims to bring topics surrounding art and artists to a wider audience.


Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton Nov 2012

Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton

Dena Laton

No abstract provided.


In The Loop: One Librarian's Experiences Teaching Within First-Year Learning Communities, Nancy Frazier Oct 2012

In The Loop: One Librarian's Experiences Teaching Within First-Year Learning Communities, Nancy Frazier

Nancy Frazier

Unique as snowflakes, learning communities are formed in countless ways. Some are designed specifically for first-year students, while others offer combined or clustered upper-level courses. Most involve at least two linked courses, and some add residential and social components. Many address core general education and basic skills requirements. Learning communities differ in design, yet they are similar in striving to enhance students' academic and social growth. First-year learning communities foster experiences that have been linked to academic success and retention. They also offer unique opportunities for librarians interested in collaborating with departmental faculty and enhancing teaching skills. This article will ...


Open Access Week 2012: Education Resources, Susan Ariew Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Education Resources, Susan Ariew

Susan A. Ariew

Link to Powerpoint and video presentation about open access resources in education.


Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton Aug 2012

Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton

Monica Brooks

No abstract provided.


Organizational Leadership In Academic Libraries : Identifying Culture Types And Leadership Roles, Monica Brooks Aug 2012

Organizational Leadership In Academic Libraries : Identifying Culture Types And Leadership Roles, Monica Brooks

Monica Brooks

The purpose of this study is to identify organizational culture types and leadership roles among research and non-research libraries in higher education institutions in the United States and to reveal trends that can assist in enacting needed organizational change. Organizational culture and leadership are two intertwined concepts that are strongly aligned with the human element of any supervisory experience. According to Crosby, they help “nurture effective and humane organizations” (Crosby, 2004). This research project sought to test the claims brought forth by library researchers such as Kaarts-Brown et al. in which they reported a tie between the library manager’s ...


Do We Really Need Cultural Diversity In The Library And Information Science Curriculum, William Welburn Jul 2012

Do We Really Need Cultural Diversity In The Library And Information Science Curriculum, William Welburn

William C Welburn

No abstract provided.


Moving Beyond Cliche: Cultural Diversity And The Curriculum In Library And Information Studies, William Welburn Jul 2012

Moving Beyond Cliche: Cultural Diversity And The Curriculum In Library And Information Studies, William Welburn

William C Welburn

There are four basic issues to be resolved in any consideration of cultural diversity and library/information science education. An effective response to curriculum reform mandates the development of specific responses to each of these.


Multicultural Curriculum And Higher Education, William Welburn Jul 2012

Multicultural Curriculum And Higher Education, William Welburn

William C Welburn

The persistence of cultural wars in academic disciplines and among populations within college and university campuses appears to he counterintuitive to the tradition of responsiveness to societal needs that is the hallmark of collegiate curriculum reform, especially throughout the twentieth century. Important issues in higher education's conversation over multiculturalism and the curriculum, ranging from reform of basic curricular requirements to the persistence of ethnic and gender studies programs, are discussed with an eye toward opportunities for effecting change in academic libraries.


Arkive—An Intersection Of Conservation, Multimedia And Usability, Julie Decesare Jun 2012

Arkive—An Intersection Of Conservation, Multimedia And Usability, Julie Decesare

Julie A DeCesare

In this review, the author discusses why users should consider ARKive (http://www.arkive.org) is an excellent resource for teaching, learning, and research.


Outreach Fail: When A Library Instruction Series Fails To Draw A Crowd, Julie Decesare, Hailie Posey May 2012

Outreach Fail: When A Library Instruction Series Fails To Draw A Crowd, Julie Decesare, Hailie Posey

Julie A DeCesare

In fall 2011, we unveiled an ambitious and conscientious outreach program for our campus community to showcase new databases and services in the library. From the library’s perspective, it was a great model of collaboration and energy. It was well marketed and well thought out. Attendance was abysmal. We know we have so much to share with our students and faculty – How do we convince them? How do we reach them? How do we shake off the many hours of staff time and planning? How do we handle the low return-on–time investment? It’s rare when a presentation ...


Designing For Problem Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Olsen, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary, Yu-Chun Kuo, Lei Ye Apr 2012

Designing For Problem Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Olsen, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary, Yu-Chun Kuo, Lei Ye

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Learning Commons As A Locus For Information Literacy, Sharon Weiner, Tomalee Doan, Hal Kirkwood Mar 2012

The Learning Commons As A Locus For Information Literacy, Sharon Weiner, Tomalee Doan, Hal Kirkwood

Hal P Kirkwood Jr

Many institutions of higher education are designing spaces to facilitate learning. Libraries have created information or learning commons to support this activity. This article draws from the literature and best practices to explore this new direction. Academic libraries have focused on student learning and the teaching of skills and strategies that develop information literacy competency. Although there is an assumption that learning commons facilitate student learning, there is a need to more closely connect this new environment with information literacy and pedagogy and to demonstrate its merits in enhancing learning. A basic premise is that each learning commons that is ...


Beyond Research: Opencourseware In The Institutional Repository, Heather Leary, Brett Shelton, Marion Jensen Mar 2012

Beyond Research: Opencourseware In The Institutional Repository, Heather Leary, Brett Shelton, Marion Jensen

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

Presentation given at the 2009 LITA National Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah on archiving OpenCourseWare in the Institutional Repository. The main function of OpenCourseWare is to provide open access to collections of educational materials used in formal courses. The main function of an Institutional Repository is to collect, preserve, and disseminate intellectual output of an institution. Since OCW is a significant portion of the intellectual output of a university, archiving OCW in an institutions repository seems a perfect marriage of means and opportunity.


Libguide To Business Resources, Mary Wilson Dec 2011

Libguide To Business Resources, Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

LibGuide to business resources in the Horace W. Sturgis Library. Includes relevant reference sources, how to find articles, evaluating websites, and more.