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College As Capability Enhancement, Cristina Lee Dec 2017

College As Capability Enhancement, Cristina Lee

CMC Senior Theses

In this thesis I wanted to apply the Sen’s framework in Development as Freedom to college campuses. In my experience at Claremont McKenna College, I have seen how some students are able to take advantage of the resources better than others. Given that we were all accepted by the same admissions office, I always questioned why did some students know how to take advantage of the system. In order to explore this, I first discuss Sen’s capability approach. Then, I show how the capability approach is more comprehensive than social networking theory and William Deresiewicz’s account on ...


Vol. 20 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor Dec 2017

Vol. 20 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Tribute To Zachary Baker, Editor Of Judaica Librarianship (2005–2012), On The Occasion Of His Retirement, Arthur Kiron Dec 2017

Tribute To Zachary Baker, Editor Of Judaica Librarianship (2005–2012), On The Occasion Of His Retirement, Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Pearl Berger: The Consummate Librarian, Mentor, Colleague, And Friend, Zachary M. Baker Dec 2017

Pearl Berger: The Consummate Librarian, Mentor, Colleague, And Friend, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


“And Let Her Works Praise Her In The Gates”: A Tribute To Pearl Berger, Edith Lubetski Dec 2017

“And Let Her Works Praise Her In The Gates”: A Tribute To Pearl Berger, Edith Lubetski

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Barry Dov Walfish, The Cataloger-Bibliographer-Scholar Librarian, Rachel Leket-Mor Dec 2017

Barry Dov Walfish, The Cataloger-Bibliographer-Scholar Librarian, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Odessa Years: Shoshana Persitz And The Gamliel Library Of Omanut Press (1918–1920), Ann Brener Dec 2017

The Odessa Years: Shoshana Persitz And The Gamliel Library Of Omanut Press (1918–1920), Ann Brener

Judaica Librarianship

Shoshana Zlatopolsky Persitz (1893-1969) was only 24-years old when she founded Omanut Press in Moscow, 1917, during that brief but heady period of Jewish cultural renaissance following the February Revolution. The daughter of one of the wealthiest Jews in Russia, Shoshana originally created Omanut as a means of bringing world literature into the treasury of the Hebrew language, but when her four-year-old son Gamliel died, she introduced a series of picture-books for children named the “Gamliel Library” after her son. Forced to move several times over the course of the next few years, from Moscow to Odessa and from Odessa ...


Moyshe Levin (Ber Sarin) Of Yung-Vilne And His Solo Publishing Venture For Children, Shulamith Berger Dec 2017

Moyshe Levin (Ber Sarin) Of Yung-Vilne And His Solo Publishing Venture For Children, Shulamith Berger

Judaica Librarianship

Moshe [Moyshe] Levin, talented author and artist, was better known by his pseudonym Ber Sarin, the pen name he used when he wrote short Yiddish books in rhyme for children who were just beginning to read. He wrote the lively texts, illustrated them in color and black and white, and self-published many of them in Vilnius (Vilna) Lithuania in the 1930s. The books were popular and successful with teachers and children. He was a graduate of the Vladimir Medem Teachers’ Seminary, a teacher in the TSYSHO school system, and a member of Yung-Vilne .2017 is the 75th anniversary of ...


Istanbul’S Jewish Bookstores: Monuments To A Bygone Era, Rifat Bali Dec 2017

Istanbul’S Jewish Bookstores: Monuments To A Bygone Era, Rifat Bali

Judaica Librarianship

In the Turkish cultural sphere there is very limited information available on the history of bookstores, although they are considered among the most important places of Istanbul’s cultural life. One can come across scraps of information either in recollections on Babıâli or in some memoirs devoted to the history of the rare books trade in Turkey. Traditionally the rare books trade and bookstores were mostly in the hands of Armenians, Greeks and Jews in the Ottoman Empire and early Republican years. However there is not much information available on these dealers and store owners. Not holding broader information about ...


“A Library Is Not A Museum”?, Yigal Zalmona Dec 2017

“A Library Is Not A Museum”?, Yigal Zalmona

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Mintz, Sharon Liberman, Shaul Seidler-Feller, David Wachtel, Eds. The Writing On The Wall: A Catalogue Of Judaica Broadsides From The Valmadonna Trust Library. London; New York: Valmadonna Trust Library, 2015. 320 P., $75.00. Isbn: 9780692453032, Barry D. Walfish Dec 2017

Mintz, Sharon Liberman, Shaul Seidler-Feller, David Wachtel, Eds. The Writing On The Wall: A Catalogue Of Judaica Broadsides From The Valmadonna Trust Library. London; New York: Valmadonna Trust Library, 2015. 320 P., $75.00. Isbn: 9780692453032, Barry D. Walfish

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Campbell, Heidi A. (Ed.) Digital Judaism: Jewish Negotiations With Digital Media And Culture. Routledge Studies In Religion And Digital Culture 2. New York And London: Routledge, 2015. Vi, 213 P., $148. Isbn: 9780415736244, Arthur Kiron Dec 2017

Campbell, Heidi A. (Ed.) Digital Judaism: Jewish Negotiations With Digital Media And Culture. Routledge Studies In Religion And Digital Culture 2. New York And London: Routledge, 2015. Vi, 213 P., $148. Isbn: 9780415736244, Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Js/Dh: An Introduction To Jewish Studies/ Digital Humanities Resources, Michelle Chesner Dec 2017

Js/Dh: An Introduction To Jewish Studies/ Digital Humanities Resources, Michelle Chesner

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Scatter Of The Literature, June 2016–December 2017, Haim Gottschalk Dec 2017

Scatter Of The Literature, June 2016–December 2017, Haim Gottschalk

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Students On The Edge: Evaluating An Academic Support Group, Benjamin P. Heinisch, Nicole M. Smith Dec 2017

Students On The Edge: Evaluating An Academic Support Group, Benjamin P. Heinisch, Nicole M. Smith

The Nebraska Educator: A Student-Led Journal

This qualitative case study evaluated the effectiveness of the Academic Skills Discussion Group, a new retention intervention targeting undergraduate students on academic probation. This intervention utilized a support group structure to provide social and academic supports to academically-poor students. These supports incorporated didactic educational presentations and interpersonal discussions relating to life change and college expectations. The case comprised one pilot administration of the intervention for three student group members. Data was collected from pre/post-intervention resiliency surveys, grade point average comparisons, journal-entry analysis and semi-structured exit interviews. The researcher conducted inductive data analysis by coding participant statements for meaning, calculating ...


Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - December 2017, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman Dec 2017

Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - December 2017, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman

Library Reports

Lesley University's institutional repository (IR) continues to grow since it's launch in May 2017. This report discusses the addition of new collections including the migration of an academic journal, and the addition of two conferences. It also discusses the outreach efforts of the digital team and comments on the download metrics and how they indicate the demographics of users accessing Lesley scholarly and creative works. An infographic is included to provide a visual report of these metrics and to highlight the impact of Lesley scholarship.


Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2017, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2017, Cedarville University

Centennial Library E-News

Articles in this issue: Staff retirements announced, Second year of undergraduate research journal launched with the fall issue, 12th Annual Library Careers Dinner held, Library sponsors successful fall photo contest, Recognizing Faculty Scholarship, Highlighting Alumni Publishing


Repository Additions, December 2017, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Repository Additions, December 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2017, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Opening The Conversation: An Introduction To Open Educational Resources, Stacy Katz Dec 2017

Opening The Conversation: An Introduction To Open Educational Resources, Stacy Katz

Publications and Research

This column explores the concept of, and issues surrounding, Open Educational Resources (OER) for librarians.


The Futures Of Comparative Literature Envisioned By Chinese Comparatists, Sheng Meng Dec 2017

The Futures Of Comparative Literature Envisioned By Chinese Comparatists, Sheng Meng

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "The Futures of Comparative Literature Envisioned by Chinese Compara­tists" Sheng Meng and Yue Chen discuss the future of Comparative Literature from the perspective of Chinese comparatists. They argue that in response to the latest rhetoric around the crisis and death of Comparative Literature as a discipline, Chinese comparatists have fallen into four major repre­sentative groups. While the first one advocates restoring of international literary relations study of the French School, the second and the third camp see the future of the discipline lying in both the turn to translation and world literature respectively. However, the ...


The Significance Of The Variation Theory In Cross-Cultural Communication, Yi Wan Dec 2017

The Significance Of The Variation Theory In Cross-Cultural Communication, Yi Wan

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "The Significance of the Variation Theory in Cross-Cultural Communication" Yi Wan analyzes some problems that East-West Comparative Literature, as a discipline, has encountered and discusses the significance of the development of the Variation Theory, proposed by Shunqing Cao. The author aims to explore two important points of this new platform, namely, heterogeneity and variation, and compares this new perspective to the French School, which is based on "influences" and the American School which is based on "analogies." By investigating the variations of literary texts or theories during the course of cross-civilization communication from the perspectives of imagology ...


Selected Bibliography For The Study Of The "Death" Of The Discipline Of Comparative Literature, Peina Zhuang Dec 2017

Selected Bibliography For The Study Of The "Death" Of The Discipline Of Comparative Literature, Peina Zhuang

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Gaining Competency: Learning To Teach Data Visualization, Kristin A. Briney Dec 2017

Gaining Competency: Learning To Teach Data Visualization, Kristin A. Briney

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Data services librarians are often faced with local needs in all 12 data information literacy competencies (Carlson et al. 2011) but may not have the requisite skills in each area to offer services.

Gaining expertise in an unfamiliar competency, particularly one which has not historically been associated with the library like “data visualization and representation”, can be challenging.

This paper identifies a scaffolding for librarians to gain foundational experience in data visualization and provides a case study on one library’s initial service offering in this area – a “Data Visualization 101” workshop.


School District Consolidation Policies: Endogenous Cost Inefficiency And Saving Reversals, Mustafa U. Karakaplan, Levent Kutlu Dec 2017

School District Consolidation Policies: Endogenous Cost Inefficiency And Saving Reversals, Mustafa U. Karakaplan, Levent Kutlu

Economics and Finance Faculty Publications and Presentations

Some education policy studies suggest that consolidation of public school districts saves resources. However, endogeneity in cost models would result in incorrect estimates of the effects of consolidation. We use a new stochastic frontier methodology to examine district expenditures while handling endogeneity. Using the data from California, we find that the effects of student achievement and education market concentration on expenditure per pupil are substantially larger when endogeneity is handled. Our findings are robust to concerns such as instrumental variable adequacy and spatial interactions. Our consolidation simulations indicate that failure to address endogeneity can result in unrealistic expectations of savings.


Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb Dec 2017

Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...


Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, Owen Gottlieb Dec 2017

Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

The study of Judaism, Jewish civilizationi, and games is currently comprised of projects of a rather small set of game scholars. A sample of our work is included in this issue.


School Social Work In A Global Context, Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Michael S. Kelly Dec 2017

School Social Work In A Global Context, Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Michael S. Kelly

International Journal of School Social Work

We are pleased to announce our second issues of the International Journal of School Social Work (IJSSW). With its publication, IJSSW continues our focus on providing open access to evidence based and peer reviewed literature to school social workers around the world. As social workers, our practice is inherently global regardless of where we practice and by creating ways to share information across borders. When we practice from a global social work perspective, we appreciate diversity and understand global issues that face the students and families we serve. In particular, this understanding comes with special attention to differences in privilege ...


Empowering Students Through The Application Of Self-Efficacy Theory In School Social Work: An Intervention Model, Nancy A. Delich, Stephen D. Roberts Dec 2017

Empowering Students Through The Application Of Self-Efficacy Theory In School Social Work: An Intervention Model, Nancy A. Delich, Stephen D. Roberts

International Journal of School Social Work

Self-efficacy is a construct well suited for social workers in the educational setting. Among the various job functions that school social workers assume, a large portion of their time is directed toward providing counseling and clinical services. Perceptions of self-efficacy are based upon the extent students expect to successfully attain their goals. Self-efficacious students with strong beliefs in their abilities will choose activities and social situations where they believe that they will be successful. Thus, they will be motivated to devote more time and effort toward accomplishing related goals. Conversely, inefficacious students of similar intelligence and capabilities may choose to ...


Ego Functions, Defenses, And Countertransference: A Beginning School Social Work Student’S Way To Professional And Personal Growth, Hili Tsarfati Dec 2017

Ego Functions, Defenses, And Countertransference: A Beginning School Social Work Student’S Way To Professional And Personal Growth, Hili Tsarfati

International Journal of School Social Work

The school social worker is often challenged by the complexity of the child-school-family paradigm, where the therapeutic relationship is one of the most central parts of treatment. Through this relationship, social workers attempt to recognize their clients’ internal conflicts as well as their clients’ relationships with others. In this paper the writer examines the perceptions and reality of the versatile role of the school social worker. She reflects upon, describes, and analyzes her therapeutic relationship with Monique, one of her more challenging cases during her first year as a social worker in training placed at an alternative high school in ...