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Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Dec 2015

Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 2


Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti Dec 2015

Cultural Heritage Preservation In Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lynn Valetutti

SLIS Connecting

The World Wide Web (WWW) has changed the way that we access information. Digital repositories have become the solution for preserving old materials and the venue to allow open access (OA) to the public. This research paper examined the scholarly library and information science (LIS) literature related to cultural heritage and digital preservation including publication over time, core journals, countries that were the focus of publications, and types of library or cultural repositories that are delineated herein.


Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark Dec 2015

Pastime With Good Company: The Songs Of Henry Viii And His Daughter Elizabeth I, Courtney E. Clark

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study is to document the surviving musical compositions of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The repositories in London containing each monarch’s remaining body of musical work were examined and the compositions themselves studied. Research was conducted to give further details about each document and its history within the Tudor monarchs’ lives.


Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith Dec 2015

Folklore And Children’S Literature: A Content Analysis Of The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Colleen E. Smith

SLIS Connecting

Folklore can be defined as “context, performance, attitude, cultural tastes, and the like” (Toelken, 1996, p.7). With folktale and fairy tales, these stories embody cultural values and morals, aiding in learning a lesson or to keep intact a cultural tradition. Many works of literature serve as models for studies in folklore, offering literary criticism, while allowing ancient traditions and modern traditions to be explored (Toelken, 1996, p. 391). Additionally, most, if not all, written folklore, folktales, and fairy tales were originally passed down verbally, from one generation to the next; these stories are part of oral histories (Toelken, 1996 ...


Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis Dec 2015

Library Science Education At Southern Miss: A History Of Survival And Growth, Matthew R. Griffis

SLIS Connecting

Mississippi has a place in the history of library science. Although libraries appeared in the state as early as 1818 (Halsell, 1975), training for librarians was not available until 1926 at the State Teacher’s College in Hattiesburg, later renamed The University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss awarded its first master’s degree in library science exactly fifty years ago, in 1965.


Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Learn about updates and news from the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) and the Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA) along with recent and upcoming events of interest.


From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

No abstract provided.


History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green Dec 2015

History Of The Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter At The University Of Southern Mississippi, Carol Green

SLIS Connecting

The Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies in 1969 and became an affiliate of the American Library Association in 1998.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Dec 2015

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Meet SLIS Associate Professor Dr. Melanie J. Norton and SLIS alum Dr. Patricia Condon, Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. Learn about the new online dual MLIS/IT MS degree and a new elective for spring 2016, "Library Design: Principles and Practice."


Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2015

Slis Director's Update, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Director's update on the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science


I Need Help Finding It: Understanding The Benefits Of Research Skill Acquisition In Competitive Forensics, Jessica L. Furgerson Dec 2015

I Need Help Finding It: Understanding The Benefits Of Research Skill Acquisition In Competitive Forensics, Jessica L. Furgerson

Speaker & Gavel

Research skill acquisition is an invaluable but under explored benefit of forensics participation. Although coaches, students, and administrators acknowledge that participants gain research skills via forensics, little is known about what these skills are and how they specifically benefit students. This paper isolates three specific research dimensions students learn while participating in competitive speech and debate: locating, examining, and applying source mate-rial. Connections are then drawn between these dimensions and the attainment of high level learning resulting in the creation of educational outcomes related to research skill acquisition via forensics. Understanding the process and importance of research skill acquisition is ...


A New Approach To Evaluating Information: A Reflection On Radar, Kevin Tanner, Kim Mcphee Dec 2015

A New Approach To Evaluating Information: A Reflection On Radar, Kevin Tanner, Kim Mcphee

Western Libraries Presentations

For instruction librarians, teaching information literacy (IL) skills is often an important aspect of any lesson plan. One area of IL includes the critical evaluation of sources, an essential skill that students need to succeed as aspiring scholars and researchers. This ability to differentiate “good” from “bad” information is beneficial to students beyond their academic careers, and will help them navigate the “sea of information” for the rest of their lives. Typically, such evaluation skills are taught through applying the CRAAP test: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. While humorous and memorable, the name of this test devalues the usefulness ...


“The Open Suny Metaliteracy Badging System: Envisioning Connections With E-Portfolios.”, Kelsey L. O'Brien, Trudi E. Jacobson Dec 2015

“The Open Suny Metaliteracy Badging System: Envisioning Connections With E-Portfolios.”, Kelsey L. O'Brien, Trudi E. Jacobson

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

In a webinar presented for the Open Badges in Higher Education Working Group, librarians Trudi Jacobson and Kelsey O'Brien discuss the development of the Metaliteracy Badging System, a multi-media interactive tool used in conjunction with instructional sessions to teach information literacy and metaliteracy competencies. The presenters discuss their use of the system with disciplinary faculty and envision the potential for incorporating e-portfolios to showcase student achievements. *The audio file of this presentation is available here: https://archive.org/details/BAHigherEdWG8December2015. Please note that there are other presenters later in the webinar so you will need to secure their permission ...


Flipping The Health Sciences Classroom, Mary T. Moser Dec 2015

Flipping The Health Sciences Classroom, Mary T. Moser

Mary T. Moser

Attendees at this session will be given an overview of a flipped classroom experiment I implemented this semester with 400-level Exercise and Health Sciences class. This flipped classroom implementation first used a sequence of library pre-work and activities that students completed before class and then revolved around group work the students conducted together across two face-to-face classes at the library. The library pre-work included a set of modular activities, created in a LibGuide (http://umb.libguides.com/ehs460wright) and organized around a specific set of learning outcomes. Each module included a brief video or tutorial and was followed by a ...


Ethnography In Action: Active Learning In Academic Library Outreach To Middle School Students, Samantha Godbey, Nancy Fawley, Xan Goodman, Susan Wainscott Dec 2015

Ethnography In Action: Active Learning In Academic Library Outreach To Middle School Students, Samantha Godbey, Nancy Fawley, Xan Goodman, Susan Wainscott

Nancy Fawley

This article describes an outreach activity developed and coordinated by academic librarians as part of a state program for low-income middle school students. Rather than offering a traditional library tour, the library organizers wanted to provide the middle school students with a meaningful experience that would encourage active participation, critical thinking, and alleviate library anxiety. As a spin on the traditional tour, students applied an ethnographic approach to learning about the library. The authors describe the development and implementation of the activity and provide recommendations for other librarians involved in outreach to K-12 students.


Selectedworks User Guide, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress) Dec 2015

Selectedworks User Guide, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress)

Roesch Library Staff Publications

Guide provides instructions for new and existing users of SelectedWorks, a companion product of eCommons designed to collect an author's scholarly work in one location from many different collections in the Digital Commons network.


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2015, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Dec 2015

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2015, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships To Assessment, Maureen Knapp Dec 2015

Book Review: Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships To Assessment, Maureen Knapp

Communications in Information Literacy

No abstract provided.


Evaluating A Pre-Session Exercise In A Standalone Information Literacy Class, Joseph E. Goetz, Catherine R. Barber Dec 2015

Evaluating A Pre-Session Exercise In A Standalone Information Literacy Class, Joseph E. Goetz, Catherine R. Barber

Communications in Information Literacy

In this study, researchers evaluate a homework exercise assigned before a standalone information literacy session. Students in a Master of Education program completed a worksheet using the ERIC database thesaurus. The researchers conducted pre- and posttests within a single library session to assess student learning, using a control group for comparison. The treatment group did not demonstrate better thesaurus skills than students who had regular library instruction alone, but results pointed the way to targeted improvements of pre-session learning materials. This approach could inform other information literacy homework applications such as flipping the classroom.


Colleges Of Education Librarians In Nigeria: An Investigation Into The Self-Perception Of Ict-Related Information Literacy Skills, Ebikabowei Emmanuel Baro, Monica Eberechukwu Eze Dec 2015

Colleges Of Education Librarians In Nigeria: An Investigation Into The Self-Perception Of Ict-Related Information Literacy Skills, Ebikabowei Emmanuel Baro, Monica Eberechukwu Eze

Communications in Information Literacy

The purpose of the paper is to investigate the level of ICT related IL skills of librarians in COE libraries and to know some challenges librarians face in acquiring IL skills. Descriptive survey method was adopted using questionnaire.The study covered professionals and para-professional librarians in federal, state and private Colleges of Education libraries in the South-South and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria. The findings revealed that the librarians rated their information literacy skills to be average. A correlation of the overall assessment of the librarians' IL skills with variables such as institution, gender, years of experience and qualifications revealed ...


Seeking Social Justice In The Acrl Framework, Andrew Battista, Dave Ellenwood, Lua Gregory, Shana Higgins, Jeff Lilburn, Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Christopher Sweet Dec 2015

Seeking Social Justice In The Acrl Framework, Andrew Battista, Dave Ellenwood, Lua Gregory, Shana Higgins, Jeff Lilburn, Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Christopher Sweet

Communications in Information Literacy

The scope of this article is to address the possibilities and challenges librarians concerned with social justice may face when working with the ACRL Framework. While the Framework recognizes that information emerges from varied contexts that reflect uneven distributions of power, privilege, and authority, it is missing a cogent statement that connects information literacy to social justice. In this article, authors concerned with social justice and civic engagement will share their reflections on the Framework from a critical pedagogical and social justice orientation.


Teaching Information Literacy Through "Un-Research", Allison Hosier Dec 2015

Teaching Information Literacy Through "Un-Research", Allison Hosier

Communications in Information Literacy

Students who write essays on research topics in which no outside sources are cited and accuracy is treated as negotiable generally should not expect to receive good grades, especially in an information literacy course. However, asking students to do just this was the first step in the "un-research project," a twist on the familiar annotated bibliography assignment that was intended to guide students away from "satisficing" with their choice of sources and toward a better understanding of scholarship as a conversation. The project was implemented as part of a credit-bearing course in spring 2014 with promising results, including a more ...


A Pedagogy Of Inquiry, Nicole Pagowsky Dec 2015

A Pedagogy Of Inquiry, Nicole Pagowsky

Communications in Information Literacy

Library instruction continues to evolve. Regardless of the myriad and conflicting opinions academic librarians have about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, the debates and the document itself have engendered greater discourse surrounding how and why librarians teach. The Framework provides an additional push toward designing instruction with big ideas rather than a skills-based curriculum. However, we still must contend with constraints imposed upon us by higher education taking on business models and enforcing a skills agenda. To enact the pedagogy of the Framework in contrast to changes in higher education presents a challenge. We should consider ways in which ...


Ideology And Critical Self-Reflection In Information Literacy Instruction, Jessica Critten Dec 2015

Ideology And Critical Self-Reflection In Information Literacy Instruction, Jessica Critten

Communications in Information Literacy

Information literacy instruction traditionally focuses on evaluating a source for bias, relevance, and timeliness, and rightfully so; this critical perspective is vital to a well-formed research process. However, this process is incomplete without a similar focus on the potential biases that the student brings to his or her interactions with information. This paper describes a case study of a semester-long information literacy course that utilized neo-Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser's figurations of ideology and ideological state apparatuses as a site of critical self-reflection for students and a method by which students could become empowered to recognize themselves as not just ...


This Is Really Happening: Criticality And Discussions Of Context In Acrl's Framework For Information Literacy, Kevin Patrick Seeber Dec 2015

This Is Really Happening: Criticality And Discussions Of Context In Acrl's Framework For Information Literacy, Kevin Patrick Seeber

Communications in Information Literacy

The development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy has sparked an immense amount of conversation among academic librarians, though the profession is still far from consensus with regards to if, when, or how the document should be implemented. This essay argues that despite debates over various points within the text, the overall theme of the Framework is a call for librarians and educators to recognize the importance of context when discussing information literacy. As this relates to the curriculum of higher education, instruction and assignments can no longer afford to separate "school" from "real life." Classroom instruction must recognize ...


First Thoughts On The Framework, Robert Schroeder Dec 2015

First Thoughts On The Framework, Robert Schroeder

Communications in Information Literacy

Introduction to the special section of vol. 9, mo. 2 entitled "First Thoughts on the Framework."


A Survey Of Librarian Perceptions Of Information Literacy Techniques, Simone L. Yearwood, Nancy M. Foasberg, Kenneth D. Rosenberg Dec 2015

A Survey Of Librarian Perceptions Of Information Literacy Techniques, Simone L. Yearwood, Nancy M. Foasberg, Kenneth D. Rosenberg

Communications in Information Literacy

Teaching research competencies and information literacy is an integral part of the academic librarian's role. There has long been debate among librarians over what are the most effective methods of instruction for college students. Library Faculty at a large urban University System were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the effectiveness of common information literacy instruction techniques. The system includes both two-year and four-year programs, as well as degree granting institutions. This research was undertaken for the purpose of better prioritizing institutional teaching activities in the current academic climate. The research shows that librarians within the University System believed ...


First Thoughts On Implementing The Framework For Information Literacy, Trudi E. Jacobson, Craig Gibson Dec 2015

First Thoughts On Implementing The Framework For Information Literacy, Trudi E. Jacobson, Craig Gibson

Communications in Information Literacy

Following the action of the ACRL Board in February 2015 in accepting the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as one of the "constellation of documents" that promote and guide information literacy instruction and program development, discussion in the library community continues about steps in implementing the Framework. The spectrum of possibilities for implementing the Framework encompasses both curricular and co-curricular settings within colleges and universities. At this early stage of implementing the Framework, we suggest five curricular and instructional structures that can be thought of as a continuum of deepened engagement with its core ideas. The second half ...


Continuing The Conversation: Questions About The Framework, Megan E. Dempsey, Heather Dalal, Lynee R. Dokus, Leslin H. Charles, Davida Scharf Dec 2015

Continuing The Conversation: Questions About The Framework, Megan E. Dempsey, Heather Dalal, Lynee R. Dokus, Leslin H. Charles, Davida Scharf

Communications in Information Literacy

Given the prevalence of the Information Literacy Competency Standards in the library profession for the past 15 years, and the heated debate that took place regarding whether or not the Framework for Information Literacy and the Standards could harmoniously co-exist, the article raises questions about the future of information literacy in higher education. We do not necessarily have answers to these questions, but offer our own perspectives, some insight into how the Standards have served New Jersey academic librarians in the past, and how we envision using the Framework and the Standards together to further information literacy instruction at our ...


Book Review: Not Just Where To Click: Teaching Students How To Think About Information, Margy Macmillan Dec 2015

Book Review: Not Just Where To Click: Teaching Students How To Think About Information, Margy Macmillan

Communications in Information Literacy

Book Review: Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information