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Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley Jan 2023

Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This paper reports the results of a pilot project conducted Spring 2021 in which Milner Library licensed 75 assigned texts to 52 courses at Illinois State University. The authors used the pilot as a springboard to explore faculty perspectives on textbook selection, textbook affordability, and the role of the academic library in addressing the rising cost of textbooks. The results highlight the strong, and often deeply personal, beliefs faculty hold about textbook selection and textbook affordability, reveal several obstacles to achieving affordable access to course readings, and demonstrate the willingness of some faculty to partner with librarians and other institutional ...


The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker Nov 2022

The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

As educational institutions consider our values and ethical standards in the wake of 2020, libraries need to scrutinize how those values and standards connect with our licensing and purchasing decisions. “Critical Librarianship”, which is based on a foundation of social justice, the belief that everyone deserves equal opportunities and basic economic, political, and social rights, is at the forefront of work being done by librarians across the country. There is an existing body of literature about the contents of the library collections themselves, with respect to issues like decolonization and open access. These collections, used by students, instructors, and researchers ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library Jul 2022

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read or watch a memorable film.

With the 2022 collection, 104 employees offer 175 recommendations of favorite books, films, television shows, and podcasts. This year's selections range from poetry to physics, and transport readers from the Antarctic to Arkansas.

This year's booklet features a special section of Reading Reflections from Musselman Library staff and a column in ...


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Jul 2022

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives, the records management program and TopScholar administration.


Rrh Library Newsletter, Summer 2022, Libraries At Rochester Regional Health Jul 2022

Rrh Library Newsletter, Summer 2022, Libraries At Rochester Regional Health

Rochester Regional Health authored publications and proceedings

Newsletter sections include: The Libraries @ RRH: An Update; RocScholar: RRH's Institutional Repository; AccessMedicine; Welcome to New Residents, Fellows and students!


Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson Jul 2022

Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

This research study investigates the behaviors, knowledge, and skills necessary for academic library outreach work. Through a review of published literature, job advertisements, and a survey of library practitioners conducted in the fall of 2020, the authors define and prioritize 18 competencies for outreach. Hiring managers, LIS instructors, and practitioners can utilize the results of this study to structure and lay out the essential areas of outreach work in academic libraries.


Research Support Newsletter (Volume 5), Elizabeth D'Angel Jul 2022

Research Support Newsletter (Volume 5), Elizabeth D'Angel

The AC's Research Support Newsletter (Formerly AISR Connections)

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· Office for Writing, Publishing, and Communication

· Photographers, Graphic Designers, and Videographers

· Jefferson Digital Commons


Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd Jul 2022

Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Considering the enormous responsibilities placed on school librarians, this study explored the sociodemographic determinants of school librarians’ psychological wellbeing in Nigeria. This study used an ex-post facto research design. Drawing from the scientific research paradigm and quantitative research approach, data were obtained on 145 school librarians using the Psychological wellbeing scale (α = .82). The 145 librarians were sampled from both Federal and state Universities in southeast Nigeria. The data were analysed using the mean and analysis of variance. The study found that, while age had no significant (p > .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing, qualification had a significant (p < .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing. As a result, librarians' qualifications are a crucial driver of their psychological wellbeing. Thus, it was suggested that librarians' qualifications be prioritized during their employment.


An Empirical Study Of The Influence Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviors And Organizational Culture On Staff Performance In University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Jun 2022

An Empirical Study Of The Influence Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviors And Organizational Culture On Staff Performance In University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Knowledge sharing has been shown to improve individual and organization performance and innovativeness as a result, has become increasingly important to organizations as most organizations are now considered to operate in a knowledge economy. This study therefore investigated knowledge sharing practice as well as organizational culture and their effect on performance of staff of university libraries. The study employed a survey design with a population sample of 79 library staff derived through purposive sampling techniques from two university libraries in Nigeria. The principle instrument used for data collection was a four-point Likert scale structured questionnaire validated by two experts in ...


Management Functions As Correlates Of Students’ Satisfaction With Library Services In Public Secondary Schools In Imo State., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D Jun 2022

Management Functions As Correlates Of Students’ Satisfaction With Library Services In Public Secondary Schools In Imo State., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study examined management functions and students’ satisfaction with library services in public secondary schools in Imo State Nigeria. The study was guided by 3 research questions and 3 hypotheses. The design of the study is a linear correlational design. The population of the study is 94,968. This is made up of 94,693 Senior Secondary School Students and 275 librarians from 275 public secondary schools in Imo State. The sample size for this study is 660 made up of 110 librarians and 550 SS2 students from 110 public secondary schools in Imo State. The sampling techniques used ...


Teaching Special Educators To Critically Evaluate Children’S Books For Cultural Responsiveness, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Alexandria Cass, Julianna Chen Jun 2022

Teaching Special Educators To Critically Evaluate Children’S Books For Cultural Responsiveness, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Alexandria Cass, Julianna Chen

Faculty Educator Scholarship

Teaching Special Educators to Critically Evaluate Children’s Books for Cultural Responsiveness

  • Session Date: Saturday June 25, 2022
  • Session Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, 144B-C

Active Engagement of Participants:

  • Participants at this presentation will learn about bibliotherapy, and cultural responsiveness within special education. They will view data from a study that used critique and engagement with children’s books as one way support growth in cultural responsiveness for pre-service teachers. Participants will critique I Talk Like A River (Scott, 2020), a 2021 Schneider Family Younger Children Book Winner using the Finding Belonging through Children ...


Unpacking The Graduate Student Research Experience: Findings From A Drawing-Based Interview Study, Alissa Droog, Frances Brady, Kari D. Weaver Jun 2022

Unpacking The Graduate Student Research Experience: Findings From A Drawing-Based Interview Study, Alissa Droog, Frances Brady, Kari D. Weaver

Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publications

What do graduate students think research is? How do they come to be scholars and how can we as information professionals better support their needs?

Using a drawing exercise rooted in visual research methods (Hartel, 2017; Doucette & Hoffman, 2019; Bryans & Mavin, 2006), a cross-institutional research team in the United States and Canada explore these questions through an interview-based study of graduate student perceptions of research.

At present, the existing body of knowledge examining student perceptions of research strongly focuses on undergraduates (Griffioen, 2019; Insua et al., 2018), leaving a critical gap in theory and pedagogy needed to support students at the graduate level. This research begins to fill that need, establishing a methodological framework for such study and identifying findings to impact librarian practice. Early findings indicate that graduate student research experiences are rich and varied (Wessels et al., 2018). While some graduate students come ...


Challenges Of Copyright Protection In The Digital Age: The Nigerian Perspective, Albert Olu. Adetunji, Nosakhare Okuonghae Mr. Jun 2022

Challenges Of Copyright Protection In The Digital Age: The Nigerian Perspective, Albert Olu. Adetunji, Nosakhare Okuonghae Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Copyright is one of the several intellectual property rights that accrues to authors of literary and creative works at the point of creation. Several legal frameworks such as the Berne Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the Nigeria Copyright Act have all been enacted for the purpose of recognizing and protecting these rights both at the international and local scene. Unfortunately, with the emergence of digital age, characterized by digital technologies such the internet, scanner, digital cameras smartphones, smart televisions, e-book, social media etc., has cause strain in copyright protection due to the relative ease of replication, manipulation, reproduction and ...


Impact Of Education Of Library And Information Science In National Development In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo Jun 2022

Impact Of Education Of Library And Information Science In National Development In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discusses Library and Information Science Education (LISE) in Nigeria. LISE is an educational plan primarily meant for training and development of information Professionals (librarian, teacher-librarians, information managers, lecturers) and users. The 21st century librarians, information managers / specialists are formally trained and developed in library schools through Library and Information Science Education (LISE). Unlike the primitive belief that there is no academic training required to become library and information science professional, Dewey has made it crystal-clear that formal training is not negotiable for modern librarians. Therefore, he introduced the concept of formal education to librarians. This paper highlights ...


Use Of Whatsapp Technology In Library Services: A Case Study Of The University Library Of The(Ncbae), Lahore, Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq, Muzaian Abbas Jun 2022

Use Of Whatsapp Technology In Library Services: A Case Study Of The University Library Of The(Ncbae), Lahore, Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq, Muzaian Abbas

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose

This study aimed to look into the interest in and use of WhatsApp technology among National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBAE) University Pakistan library users.

Design/methodology/approach

A Google Forms questionnaire was designed and emailed to students from various departments at the National College of Business Administration and Economics University of Pakistan. SPSS 22 was used to tabulate and analyze the data for this paper.

Findings

According to one study, WhatsApp is a robust and cutting-edge technology that might be integrated with digital library services to reach out to library consumers. This technology will assist library patrons ...


A Preliminary Inquiry Into The Use And Management Of 3d Virtual Anatomy Tables Within Libraries, Melanie Dixson, Niki Kirkpatrick Jun 2022

A Preliminary Inquiry Into The Use And Management Of 3d Virtual Anatomy Tables Within Libraries, Melanie Dixson, Niki Kirkpatrick

UT Libraries Faculty: Peer-Reviewed Publications

This preliminary study explored the use and management practices of 3D virtual anatomy tables (VATs) currently owned by libraries to support their learning communities. This study also examined how libraries have adapted their VAT services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We sent an IRB-approved 15-question survey to members of 46 library-focused email listservs to assess the use and management practices of VATs among libraries. We analyzed the survey results within Qualtrics' default report feature to perform basic calculations and generate visualizations related to the survey data. We received 31 completed surveys, with 23% of those respondents reporting that they were from ...


A Study On Ugc-Care Journals Of Library And Information Science, Partha Chattopadhyay Librarian, Bikash Kumar Halder Librarian Jun 2022

A Study On Ugc-Care Journals Of Library And Information Science, Partha Chattopadhyay Librarian, Bikash Kumar Halder Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The University Grants Commission has published the list of CARE journals of all disciplines such as Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities. The subject Library & Information Science has also been included in the CARE list under Social Science stream. The study measures information statistically or mathematically. These CARE list of journals are analyzed from different perspectives by giving various tables highlighting different aspects of informetric measurement.


Public Libraries As Community Health Partners, Melinda Hodges Jun 2022

Public Libraries As Community Health Partners, Melinda Hodges

Certified Public Manager® Applied Research

Public libraries are a combination meeting space, educational resource, information repository, and community building organization. As such, they are already positioned to act as a valuable partner in the public health arena. This article researches the basic tenets of public health and identifies areas that public libraries could participate in productively. This article also reviews literature about the potential of public libraries as health partners, as well as what is already being accomplished from the perspective of both library/information sciences and public health studies. This will include the benefits that libraries can bring to public health work and the ...


Digital Commons Readership Snapshots, Georgia Southern University Jun 2022

Digital Commons Readership Snapshots, Georgia Southern University

Digital Commons Readership Snapshots

No abstract provided.


Interested In Peer Reviewing? Let’S Talk, Regina Fisher Raboin Jun 2022

Interested In Peer Reviewing? Let’S Talk, Regina Fisher Raboin

Library Publications

What does good peer review mean in the context of scholarly publishing? How can I be an effective peer reviewer? If I’ve never done it before, where would I start? Regina Raboin, Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of eScience Librarianship, will de-mystify peer review and answer your questions about this important process. In this presentation, both new and experienced peer reviewers can learn how to sharpen their skills and contribute to excellent scholarly communication.

This webinar was sponsored by the RDAP Association Education and Resources Committee.


The Covid-19 Pandemic Led To The Redesign Of Library Resources And Services: Turning Crisis Into An Opportunity, Dr. Rajender Kumar Jun 2022

The Covid-19 Pandemic Led To The Redesign Of Library Resources And Services: Turning Crisis Into An Opportunity, Dr. Rajender Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper describes the opportunities to redesign library resources and services during and after the COVID-19 crisis that has affected the lives of billions of people around the world. During this crisis, Universities, colleges, and schools suspended their normal teaching and learning activities. Crisis can sometimes transform challenges into opportunities. A crisis can be turned into an opportunity if new ways of looking, thinking, and responding are embraced. A result of COVID-19's pandemic outbreaks provided an enormous opportunity to change the information-providing way. Thus, libraries can take it as an opportunity to redesign their information resources and services. By ...


Perspective Social Networking Effect In Academic Libraries: Student Perspectives, Dr. Raja Suresh Kumar Pitla , Librarian, Kutty Kumar Dr Jun 2022

Perspective Social Networking Effect In Academic Libraries: Student Perspectives, Dr. Raja Suresh Kumar Pitla , Librarian, Kutty Kumar Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to identify how minor collision of Social Networks on the enlightening results as shallow by the understudies in the impression of building and drug store understudies. This examination utilized and the way to deal with advance 303 understudies of under-graduate class to distinguish them for the most part inclination of Social Networks, and to investigate the reason, recurrence and area of utilizing Social and express the preferences, and weaknesses, however, using informal academic communities. Data gathered through a self-structured online poll study and analyzed using SPSS software version 23. The outcomes find a striking ...


Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Post Graduate Students Of Kohat University Of Science And Technology Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Saeed Ullah Jan Jun 2022

Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Post Graduate Students Of Kohat University Of Science And Technology Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Saeed Ullah Jan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: This study investigated the information needs and seeking behaviour, hurdles to information seeking of Post Graduate students of Kohat University of Science and Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It focused on the information requirements of the Post Graduate students of the university, the pattern they use for seeking information, the difficulties they faced during seeking information.

Design/Methodology/approach: This study used a quantitative approach, adapting a survey questionnaire method for data collection. The population of this study was composed of M.Phil. and PhD students of 2019 and 2020 in the faculties of Physical and Numerical Sciences, Chemical and Pharmaceutical ...


Fair Use Or Transformative Work? Music, Figure Skating, And Copyright, It Depends…, Kerri Bottorff Jun 2022

Fair Use Or Transformative Work? Music, Figure Skating, And Copyright, It Depends…, Kerri Bottorff

Scholarly Communication Brown Bag Series

Have you ever been curious about how figure skaters choose their music? Do they reach out to artists directly and ask for permission? Does U.S. Figure Skating, our National Governing Body, or our local member clubs, have protections or agreements in place? Or are we all just happy little copyright violators? Say it with me…it depends!


Wright State University Libraries Annual Report 2021, Wright State University Libraries Jun 2022

Wright State University Libraries Annual Report 2021, Wright State University Libraries

University Libraries' Annual Reports

The 2021 annual report by the Wright State University Libraries highlighting the various happenings at the University Libraries including staff updates, public services highlights, events, and the newly formed Student Advisory Board.


Reimagining Info 101: A Tale Of Revisions And New Beginnings, April P. Akins, Casey L. Anthony, Jean Thrift Jun 2022

Reimagining Info 101: A Tale Of Revisions And New Beginnings, April P. Akins, Casey L. Anthony, Jean Thrift

South Carolina Libraries

Realized that video you love showing in class is nearly as old as your students now? We’ve been there. Lander University librarians spent this summer collaborating to redesign INFO 101, our 1-credit information literacy course. The goals were to keep the course fresh, useful, effective, and synchronized across instructors and delivery methods. This initiative included reformatting into an eight-week schedule offered twice per semester, moving to a new textbook, establishing a shared Blackboard sandbox in the university’s recommended online course template, and ditching the final project. Results will be discussed from the Fall 2021 sections taught face-to-face and ...


“I Survived”: Navigating A Fully Virtual Hiring Process, Mckenzie M. Lemhouse Jun 2022

“I Survived”: Navigating A Fully Virtual Hiring Process, Mckenzie M. Lemhouse

South Carolina Libraries

The hiring process in academic libraries is often complex. The COVID-19 pandemic only complicated things further, causing the customary full-day interview and job talk to shift towards fully virtual or hybrid models. After graduating in 2020, I secured a tenure-track academic librarian role. This poster features lessons learned from my experiences in pandemic-era interviews that may help job seekers and established professionals looking to refresh their toolkit.


Strategies For Responding To Inequity: A Conversation With Black Leadership, Gerald B. Moore Jun 2022

Strategies For Responding To Inequity: A Conversation With Black Leadership, Gerald B. Moore

South Carolina Libraries

Sponsored by the Roundtable for African American Concerns (RAAC) of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA), this session featured African American representation from various levels of Charleston County Public Library management. Each panelist discussed their experiences of racial inequity (Individual, Institutional, and Structural), finding and being advocates, coping and self-care methods, and positive outcomes. Panelists also offered strategies and solutions for handling inequity. The article discusses what was the catalyst leading to the deliberate, purposeful efforts of Charleston County Public Library to include Equity as one of the core principles in its Strategic Vision for 2021-2024.


Passing The Torch: Continuation Of The South Carolina Libraries Journal, Brent Appling, April P. Akins, Edward Blessing, Amie D. Freeman, Megan Palmer, Stacy L. Winchester Jun 2022

Passing The Torch: Continuation Of The South Carolina Libraries Journal, Brent Appling, April P. Akins, Edward Blessing, Amie D. Freeman, Megan Palmer, Stacy L. Winchester

South Carolina Libraries

In this article, The South Carolina Libraries Editorial Board discusses the history and rebuilding of the South Carolina Libraries journal, the official publication of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA). As the journal adjusted in response to community needs, changes in the Editorial Board, the publication cycle, and peer review process were made to expand and enhance the functionality, appearance, and content of the journal. The Editorial Board reviews strategies for library community members – including practitioners, research faculty, and LIS students – to become involved as a part of the publication through authoring, book reviewing, peer reviewing, or artwork for future ...


Thomas Jefferson Lamotte, South Carolina Bookbinder 1850-1905, Douglas Tuers, Barbara Rohrer Jun 2022

Thomas Jefferson Lamotte, South Carolina Bookbinder 1850-1905, Douglas Tuers, Barbara Rohrer

South Carolina Libraries

The discovery of a rare 19th-century binder mark launched this investigation of South Carolina bookbinder Thomas Jefferson LaMotte (1830-1911). This article will discuss his bookbinding practice and newspaper career, Civil War experiences, and civic roles. LaMotte’s biography will develop a fresh framework for future research of South Carolina book arts. Included in the appendix is a new roster of 44 Columbia bookbinders--including 10 women--active from 1859 to 1911.