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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Case Study: Robin Hood Or Criminal? The Case Of A Bank Loan Officer, Vincent Agnello, Joseph F. Winter, Hai Ta Nov 2018

Case Study: Robin Hood Or Criminal? The Case Of A Bank Loan Officer, Vincent Agnello, Joseph F. Winter, Hai Ta

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

Employees who deviate from established rules at work face suspension or termination from their employment. Yet, knowing these dire consequences employees may still find themselves walking on a different path of business policy. Most employee wrongful conduct is done with the specific intent of benefitting the employee. In some cases, the authorities are brought in to intervene and criminal charges are brought against the employee, as in the case of embezzlement. Some acts are done by employees who do not believe in their company’s rules and are willing to deviate from them, not for their own benefit, but rather ...


Usury And The Common Good, Jim Wishloff Nov 2018

Usury And The Common Good, Jim Wishloff

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

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Table Of Contents Nov 2018

Table Of Contents

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

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Editors Nov 2018

Editors

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

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Cover Nov 2018

Cover

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

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Breaking The Silence: Discussions About Disability, Sex, & Gender Identity, Janet Sauer, Kirsten Bond, Cassidy Donahue, Molly Wolber, Hannah Hunter, Elizabeth Bellin, Katherine Deluga Nov 2018

Breaking The Silence: Discussions About Disability, Sex, & Gender Identity, Janet Sauer, Kirsten Bond, Cassidy Donahue, Molly Wolber, Hannah Hunter, Elizabeth Bellin, Katherine Deluga

Violence Against Women conference

Silence often accompanies topics about disability, sexuality, and gender identity. This panel of Lesley students, alumni, and faculty discuss the issue of silence involving social stigma and ignorance that can often lead to violence against people with disabilities. The panelists participated in an interdisciplinary course, Disability Studies, in which students chose to research these topics for their social action projects and papers. Panelists who see themselves as allies and/or self-identify as disabled share their research, personal experiences, and interviews with the audience to provide insights into some of the systematic exclusion of people with disabilities in these discussions, particularly ...


Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl Nov 2018

Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

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A Friendly Student Research Competition, Jennifer Little Kegler, Charlie Cowling, Kim Myers Nov 2018

A Friendly Student Research Competition, Jennifer Little Kegler, Charlie Cowling, Kim Myers

Library Publications and Presentations

Highlights an academic student research competition that takes place yearly at The College at Brockport, SUNY, from the first steps of advertising the competition to the final step of awarding the prizes. The purpose of this competition is to encourage student research and engagement with Library staff and the rich array of resources and information the Library makes available. Friends of the Library award prizes of $500 for First, $300 for Second, and $150 for Third place finishes. With the help of the library staff the Friends solicit submissions from students through advertisements in the student newspaper and in departments ...


Perceptions Of Trust: Communicating Climate Change To Cattle Producers, Ricky W. Telg, Lisa Lundy, Cassie Wandersee, Saqib Mukhtar, David Smith, Phillip Stokes Nov 2018

Perceptions Of Trust: Communicating Climate Change To Cattle Producers, Ricky W. Telg, Lisa Lundy, Cassie Wandersee, Saqib Mukhtar, David Smith, Phillip Stokes

Journal of Applied Communications

The Cattle and Climate Conversations Workshop for Cooperative Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service, the last activity funded through a multi-regional United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) grant, took place in October 2016 in Denver, Colorado, for Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) representatives in the Southwest and Mountain West who work extensively with cattle producers. The purpose of this study was to identify how Extension agents and NRCS personnel in this workshop viewed the issue of “trust,” as it relates to communicating the topic of climate change to cattle producers ...


Library News-- November 2, 2018, University Library Nov 2018

Library News-- November 2, 2018, University Library

Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Repository Additions, October 2018, Cedarville University Nov 2018

Repository Additions, October 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For October 2018, Cedarville University Nov 2018

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For October 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Library News-- November 1, 2018, University Library Nov 2018

Library News-- November 1, 2018, University Library

Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Center For Teaching & Learning + Scott Memorial Library: Academic Year 2017/2018, Elizabeth D'Angel Nov 2018

Center For Teaching & Learning + Scott Memorial Library: Academic Year 2017/2018, Elizabeth D'Angel

Annual Reports & Administrative Documents

Contents:

  • About Us
  • Staff Highlights
  • From the Archives
  • Milestones
  • Metrics
  • Programs & Exhibits


Five Full Four-Year Scholarships To Arizona State University For Sex Trafficking Survivors, Arizona State University Office Of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research Nov 2018

Five Full Four-Year Scholarships To Arizona State University For Sex Trafficking Survivors, Arizona State University Office Of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Sustainability And Carbon Neutrality, Jennifer Thomson Nov 2018

Sustainability And Carbon Neutrality, Jennifer Thomson

Bucknell: Occupied

Jennifer Thomson, assistant professor of History at Bucknell University, interviews Amanda Wooden, professor of Environmental Studies at Bucknell University and s second anonymous guest. Wooden and Thomson discuss the history and future of sustainability and carbon neutrality on campus. The audio quality is very poor. The anonymous guest discussed the October 31, 2018 Sustainability Forum.


Effects Of A Peer-To-Peer Mentoring Program: Supporting First-Year College Students’ Academic And Social Integration On Campus, Griselda Flores Ph.D., Antonio G. Estudillo Ph.D. Oct 2018

Effects Of A Peer-To-Peer Mentoring Program: Supporting First-Year College Students’ Academic And Social Integration On Campus, Griselda Flores Ph.D., Antonio G. Estudillo Ph.D.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

This paper presents findings from a peer-to-peer mentoring program supporting ethnically diverse first-generation students at a mid-sized university in the Southwest. Research on mentoring during the undergraduate years has placed emphasis on the quality of lived-collegiate experiences from both a peer-mentor and mentee perspective (Crisp, Baker, Griffen, Lusnford, & Pifer, 2017). Using a mixed methods approach, two survey instruments and qualitative analysis, interviews with peer-mentors and mentees suggested student development occurred through various means: (i) academics, (ii) university involvement, and (iii) the reinforcement of friendship. These findings reinforce theory first drawn from Tinto’s (1993) student integration perspectives (e.g., academic ...


Dr. Steven Garber To Present Lecture “Meaningful Work For The Common Good” Nov. 1 At Ouachita, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2018

Dr. Steven Garber To Present Lecture “Meaningful Work For The Common Good” Nov. 1 At Ouachita, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host author Dr. Steven Garber for a guest lecture titled “Meaningful Work for the Common Good” on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall, located in Mabee Fine Arts Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.


Mobilization In Response To Workplace Harassment: Lessons From One University Setting, Amy Blackstone, Susan K. Gardner Oct 2018

Mobilization In Response To Workplace Harassment: Lessons From One University Setting, Amy Blackstone, Susan K. Gardner

Trends in Diversity

We examine experiences of and responses to harassment in one university setting. Data come from a 2011 survey of 338 faculty at a mid-sized land grant university (LGU). While rates of harassment at LGU do not vary considerably from those found elsewhere, rates of mobilization in response to harassment differ quite dramatically from those found in prior studies. Nearly all (97.8%) of those who experienced harassment reported having spoken with someone about their experience, be it human resources, a union representative, a family member, a friend, or some other source of support. Findings from the survey, based on analysis ...


Sponsored International Students, Chimchanbo Uk Oct 2018

Sponsored International Students, Chimchanbo Uk

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The purpose of my study was to explore and understand the spaces sponsored international students experience at the University of San Diego. Given that we live in a diverse society, it is important for me to explore and understand the experiences of students who have traveled thousands of miles away from their home country to seek education in the United States. It is important for one to take the time to connect with students from other cultures in order to gain insight on how to better serve diverse student populations. As we come from different backgrounds our stories can be ...


Ouachita Jazz Band To Present Concert Nov. 5, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2018

Ouachita Jazz Band To Present Concert Nov. 5, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present its Jazz Band in concert on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus. The concert will be open to the public, and admission is free.


Ouachita Opera Theatre To Present Opera “The Old Maid And The Thief” Nov. 1-4, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2018

Ouachita Opera Theatre To Present Opera “The Old Maid And The Thief” Nov. 1-4, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University Opera Theatre will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s radio opera The Old Maid and the Thief Nov. 1-4. Shows will run Thursday, Nov. 1, through Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov.4, at 2:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center.


Panel Discussion: Provost's Open Educational Resource (Oer) Fellows, Billie Franchini, Lenore Horowitz, Marcus Adams, Jeremy Feldblyum, Matthew Ingram Oct 2018

Panel Discussion: Provost's Open Educational Resource (Oer) Fellows, Billie Franchini, Lenore Horowitz, Marcus Adams, Jeremy Feldblyum, Matthew Ingram

Open Access Day

While the adoption of open educational resources (OERs) in the undergraduate curriculum has the evident benefit of reducing cost to the student, thinking deeply about OER adoption reveals numerous questions: can OERs match the quality of traditional textbooks and other commercial educational resources? Are there problems associated with the current textbook landscape that OERs can solve? And how easily can OERs be integrated into classrooms with established modes of instruction? Each of the Provost’s OER Fellows will discuss briefly some of the most important conclusions from the current OER research literature and discuss these in the context of SUNY ...


Ouachita’S Wind Ensemble Performance Featured On Composer David Maslanka’S Website, Rachel Bruton, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2018

Ouachita’S Wind Ensemble Performance Featured On Composer David Maslanka’S Website, Rachel Bruton, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

A Ouachita Baptist University Wind Ensemble’s performance of “Heart Songs” was featured recently on the website of the song’s composer, David Maslanka. The performance was featured as part of the Maslanka Weekly, which highlights “excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web.”


Library News-- October 23, 2018, University Library Oct 2018

Library News-- October 23, 2018, University Library

Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Making Local Knowledge Visible: The Case Of The University For Business And Technology In Kosovo, Anita Mirijamdotter, Mary M. Somerville, Sadef Salavati, Edmond Hajrizi Oct 2018

Making Local Knowledge Visible: The Case Of The University For Business And Technology In Kosovo, Anita Mirijamdotter, Mary M. Somerville, Sadef Salavati, Edmond Hajrizi

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Articles and Papers

A vision to further national development through higher education now informs planning for the University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center. At its essence, the Center aims to make local knowledge visible through furthering discovery of and access to research content produced by academic students and university professors on institutional, local and international levels. This paper reports on conceptual exploration of this institutional idea during spring semester 2017 in a graduate course on systems thinking and methodology. Using active learning pedagogy to improve local situations, an international teaching team facilitated student and stakeholder engagement in participatory design activities using soft ...


Tasman Connections Through Song: Engaging In Classrooms And In Community, Dawn Joseph Dr, Robyn Trinick Mrs Oct 2018

Tasman Connections Through Song: Engaging In Classrooms And In Community, Dawn Joseph Dr, Robyn Trinick Mrs

The Qualitative Report

Community is an overarching word that encompasses people in formal and informal settings covering a broad range of activities. Engaging through sound “in community” and “as community” provides the opportunity for participants to come together making and sharing music through song. This paper focuses on voice (singing) across the Tasman within formal and informal locations. Author One draws on interview data within an “informal” space with three community choirs in regional Victoria (Australia) from her wider study Spirituality and Wellbeing: Music in the Community. The data shows that choir members use voice to connect with their local community around issues ...


A Cohort-Based Program To Help Students Prepare A Conference Research Presentation, Alanna Lecher Oct 2018

A Cohort-Based Program To Help Students Prepare A Conference Research Presentation, Alanna Lecher

Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

Students move through many first time experiences when navigating their undergraduate and graduate education. Such experiences include the first time students submit an article to a peer-reviewed scientific journal, attend a conference, and conduct fieldwork. The cohort model has been shown to be effective in increasing success in undergraduate education, and it can be adapted to helping students succeed in these novel experiences as well. This presentation will explore one program where the cohort model was implemented to aid undergraduate students preparing their first conference presentation on a scientific research project. Program structure and implementation will be described.


Scott To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita October 23, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2018

Scott To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita October 23, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Scotty Scott in his senior recital on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in McBeth Recital Hall.