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Along For The Journey: Graduate Student Perceptions Of Research, Alissa Droog, Kari D. Weaver, Frances Brady Nov 2024

Along For The Journey: Graduate Student Perceptions Of Research, Alissa Droog, Kari D. Weaver, Frances Brady

Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publications

Graduate student identities and personal lives are heavily tied to their experiences of research, and many struggle to find, understand, and use information for research purposes. Using a drawing exercise rooted in visual research methods combined with semi-structured interviews, a research team in the United States and Canada explored graduate student perceptions of research with 19 participants. Thematic analysis identified six themes: research is abstract; research is an odyssey; social support makes or breaks the student experience; research is an emotional continuum; interplay between identity/values; information is problematic. The study has implications for how librarians support graduate student research.


Disciplinary Differences And Scholarly Literature: Discovery, Browsing, And Formats, Chad E. Buckley, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy Oct 2024

Disciplinary Differences And Scholarly Literature: Discovery, Browsing, And Formats, Chad E. Buckley, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This study reports faculty experiences regarding the discovery of scholarly content, highlighting similarities and differences across a range of academic disciplines. The authors interviewed twenty-five faculty members at a public, high-research university in the Midwest to explore the intersections of discovery, browsing, and format from diverse disciplinary perspectives. Although most participants rely on similar discovery tools such as library catalogs and databases and Google Scholar, their discovery techniques varied according to the discipline and type of research being done. Browsing is not a standard method for discovery, but it is still done selectively and strategically by some scholars. Journal articles …


Responding To Chatgpt’S Impact On Higher Education Landscapes: Using Digital Initiatives To Support Undergraduate Information Literacy And Research Skills, Jayati Chaudhuri, Lettycia Terrones Apr 2024

Responding To Chatgpt’S Impact On Higher Education Landscapes: Using Digital Initiatives To Support Undergraduate Information Literacy And Research Skills, Jayati Chaudhuri, Lettycia Terrones

Digital Initiatives Symposium

ChatGPT and AI technologies present novel and unforeseen challenges to the academic community, ushering in an intriguing era where the distinction between plagiarism and academic integrity can become less clear for many students. In response, the Cal State LA University Library created three new digital initiatives published on traditional and social media teaching platforms to help students understand how to avoid plagiarism and their use of ChatGPT in higher education. In the fall of 2023, librarians developed a new module focused on ChatGPT in higher education. The module enhanced the existing “Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism” self-paced Canvas student tutorial, which …


Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago Circulars: A Case Study Of An Early Career Librarian’S Approach To A Full-Scale Digitization Project, Delaney Mccoy Apr 2024

Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago Circulars: A Case Study Of An Early Career Librarian’S Approach To A Full-Scale Digitization Project, Delaney Mccoy

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Each Federal Reserve Bank distributes circulars to their member banks which contain information regarding bank supervision and regulation, services, policies, and district relations. The early circulars of a Reserve Bank, those issued after the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and before the general regulation of the twelve Reserve Banks through the Banking Act of 1935, illuminate the idiosyncratic nature of the policies and procedures of each district.

In the summer of 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago sent their circulars from the years 1914 to 1979 to the Digital History and Archives team at the Federal Reserve Bank of …


Implementing And Marketing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Practices And Resources: Creating The E‐Buzz!, Essraa Nawar, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker Apr 2024

Implementing And Marketing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Practices And Resources: Creating The E‐Buzz!, Essraa Nawar, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Leatherby Libraries Librarians are committed to supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, researchers, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment holistically through the provision of all resources and services in support of teaching, learning, and research. Our goal is to reduce obstacles to accessing diverse research resources, services, learning, and engagement through educational outreach in order to raise awareness of diversity related issues.

In 2020, Library administration selected a Diversity and Outreach librarian that was charged with creating a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Outreach plan. As a result, a number of practices and initiatives …


“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg Apr 2024

“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg

Digital Initiatives Symposium

In 2020, the University of Toronto Mississauga campus library acquired the largest collection of video games in Canada from prolific collector Syd Bolton, whose vision was for it to not only be preserved but also playable and publicly accessible. Over the past three years, the collections team has been processing the collection to facilitate access onsite, and in 2024 aims to begin the next step of digitally preserving the collection. In the summer of 2023, the Video Game History Foundation and the Software Preservation Network co-authored a report on the dire state of availability of classic games, with the goal …


Supporting An Inclusive And Equitable Classroom: Student Perspectives On A Textbook Affordability Initiative, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Mallory Jallas, Rachel Park Apr 2024

Supporting An Inclusive And Equitable Classroom: Student Perspectives On A Textbook Affordability Initiative, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Mallory Jallas, Rachel Park

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

As academic librarians become aware of the challenges expensive textbooks pose to student success, they increasingly collaborate to provide zero-cost access to required course materials. Librarians at Illinois State University initiated a program to license e-books assigned in courses, surveying students and faculty in participating courses regarding their perspectives on textbook affordability and their experiences with the provided e-books. Student participants reported overwhelmingly positive responses and identified several ways in which the e-books enhanced their experience in the course. The findings suggest that providing assigned materials as e-books contributes to students’ engagement as learners and their academic success within courses.


Supporting Student Success In Information Literacy And Writing Skills, Beth Transue, Brooke Dunbar-Treadwell Apr 2024

Supporting Student Success In Information Literacy And Writing Skills, Beth Transue, Brooke Dunbar-Treadwell

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

Information literacy is more important than ever as students’ information sources rapidly expand and change. Fortunately, Messiah has numerous resources to support instructors and students in cutting through the clutter and improving writing. In this workshop we will discuss those supports as well as resources that can be applied to a wide array of writing assignments. Particularly, ways to scaffold information literacy initiatives with the help of online and library based tools. This workshop is facilitated by Brooke Dunbar-Treadwell, Director of Writing and Senior Lecturer of English and Beth Transue, Information Literacy Librarian.


Translating Information From Scholarly Sources To Community [Notes], Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Sarah Myers, Liz Kielley Apr 2024

Translating Information From Scholarly Sources To Community [Notes], Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Sarah Myers, Liz Kielley

Faculty Educator Scholarship

Librarians and faculty collaborated in teaching and a study to improve how future teachers found, judged and communicated about evidence-based teaching practices. Students wrote literature reviews about evidence-based practices, then translating information for parent audiences. Students demonstrated gains in information literacy and interactions between knowledge and demonstrated skills.


Key Library Resources: Streaming Video – Tips For A Better Faculty Streaming Experience, Raquel Estrada Apr 2024

Key Library Resources: Streaming Video – Tips For A Better Faculty Streaming Experience, Raquel Estrada

Library Display Posters

AVON, KANOPY, and SWANK are our primary providers for streaming films. These relevant and complementary streaming resources allow us to provide access to a diverse set of films from documentaries to top studio films.


Key Library Resources: Spring 2024: Graduate Resources, Raquel Estrada Apr 2024

Key Library Resources: Spring 2024: Graduate Resources, Raquel Estrada

Library Display Posters

No abstract provided.


Translating Information From Scholarly Sources To Community [Presentation], Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Sarah Myers, Liz Kielley Apr 2024

Translating Information From Scholarly Sources To Community [Presentation], Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Sarah Myers, Liz Kielley

Faculty Educator Scholarship

Librarians and faculty collaborated in teaching and a study to improve how future teachers found, judged and communicated about evidence-based teaching practices. Students wrote literature reviews about evidence-based practices, then translating information for parent audiences. Students demonstrated gains in information literacy and interactions between knowledge and demonstrated skills.


Nurse Engagement In Clinical Scholarship Linked To A Hospital-Based, Virtual Nursing Research Course, Trisha Saul, Frances Chu, Rose Timmerman, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Nurse Engagement In Clinical Scholarship Linked To A Hospital-Based, Virtual Nursing Research Course, Trisha Saul, Frances Chu, Rose Timmerman, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Clinical scholarship is a multifaceted concept in nursing that embodies building and disseminating knowledge within the professional environment. This requires conducting practice-based research, discovering the best available evidence for clinical practice, and translating findings into nurse-led interventions. An environment of clinical scholarship involves creating opportunities for nurse engagement in research, evidence-based practice (EBP) projects, and quality improvement initiatives. This must be supported by education and training centered on the principles of clinical scholarship. A course was developed with the curriculum design focusing on its attributes and application in the clinical setting and cultural milieu.

Purpose:

To examine hospital-based nurses’ …


Impact Of Librarian Mediated Literature Review Services, Heather Martin, Carrie Grinstead, Danielle Linden Mar 2024

Impact Of Librarian Mediated Literature Review Services, Heather Martin, Carrie Grinstead, Danielle Linden

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

The Providence Library team has not had a systematic way to gather feedback from our users regarding our literature review service. While we receive many grateful responses to our literature searches, we need more detailed, consistent information about our impacts to inform leadership and improve our services. Previous studies have documented the importance of library services in hospitals, and the impact librarians make on quality patient care. As a small team serving a large health system, we need to carefully evaluate the effects of our work, share successes, and gather information that will help us improve. We conducted this …


Investigating The Integration Of Icts In Library And Information Science (Lis) Curriculum In Zimbabwe, Tinashe Mugwisi, Tinashe Mugwisi Feb 2024

Investigating The Integration Of Icts In Library And Information Science (Lis) Curriculum In Zimbabwe, Tinashe Mugwisi, Tinashe Mugwisi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have greatly influenced access, management and dissemination of information. ICTs have become central to education and training in Library and Information Science/Service (LIS) because of the great influence of these technologies on the professional world. Information professionals are increasingly required to adapt their skills and practice in order to gain an awareness of technological advances. It has changed their role in the workplace with new and diverse skills requirements. The purpose of this study was to examine how Library and Information Science (LIS) schools are integrating ICTs in their curriculum. The study was largely qualitative …


Approaches Of Digital Pedagogies For The Appreciation And Preservation Of Local Trans And Multilingual Cultural Heritages, Stephanie Gonzalez, Sylvia Fernández Quintanilla, Glenn Martínez, Deeann Ivie Feb 2024

Approaches Of Digital Pedagogies For The Appreciation And Preservation Of Local Trans And Multilingual Cultural Heritages, Stephanie Gonzalez, Sylvia Fernández Quintanilla, Glenn Martínez, Deeann Ivie

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

In an effort to provide culturally and linguistically relevant Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL) programs in the United States, several language programs have turned to creating digital language learning and teaching materials using various data sources, digital tools, methodologies, cultural practices, digital humanities platforms and projects, as well as Open Educational Resources (OER). This facilitates innovative knowledge production that preserves local translingual and multilingual cultural heritages and identities of Spanish HLLs from multiracial backgrounds in the US in analog and online spaces. Current initiatives in multilingual, decolonial, postcolonial Digital Humanities (DH) are pushing back against the aporias in the …


Trust Me: Film + Q&A (February 22, 2024, 5:30 Pm, Sheldon Museum Of Art) [Poster], Sheldon Museum Of Art, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Feb 2024

Trust Me: Film + Q&A; (February 22, 2024, 5:30 Pm, Sheldon Museum Of Art) [Poster], Sheldon Museum Of Art, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sheldon Museum of Art: Catalogs and Publications

Poster for Trust Me: Film + Q&A held February 22, 2024 at 5:30 PM at the Sheldon Museum of Art (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States).

Poster blurb:

In today's information landscape, how do you know whom--and what--you can trust? Watch the award-winning, feature-length documentary Trust Me, which explores how media technology is influencing society and what we can do about it.

A Q&A with Rosemary Smith, filmmaker and managing director of the non-partisan Getting Better Foundation, follows.

More information about the screening is available at https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/trust-me-documentary-to-screen-at-sheldon/.

More information about the film is available at https://www.trustmedocumentary.com/ …


Subject-Package Measures To Understand The Value Provided By Journal Packages, Heidi J. Southworth, Evan Rusch, Nat Gustafson-Sundell Feb 2024

Subject-Package Measures To Understand The Value Provided By Journal Packages, Heidi J. Southworth, Evan Rusch, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Publications

At Minnesota State University Mankato (MNSU), we have been exploring new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for journal packages. Most recently, we started developing subject-package measures as a category, including as a measure of utility or as a measure of supply. Although we could previously combine filters per subject and per package, this caused us to narrow data to a single subject. Now, we can display the results for all subjects and packages as one table, which empowers us to make comparisons easily, to understand the value we gain from our packages better, and to see any subject impacts of cancellations …


Copyright And Creative Commons, Jennie Tobler-Gaston Feb 2024

Copyright And Creative Commons, Jennie Tobler-Gaston

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

This workshop discussed the basics of copyright such as the purpose of copyright, what is and is not copyrightable, how copyright is obtained, the public domain, and the exceptions to copyright - specifically fair use. It also discusses the basics of Creative Commons and the 6 licenses and two tools.


Examining Undergraduate Students’ Satisfaction With Current Awareness And Orientation Services In University Libraries In Benue State, Joseph Lughlugh, Vanen Bur Akpoo Mr., Joseph Igligli Mr Feb 2024

Examining Undergraduate Students’ Satisfaction With Current Awareness And Orientation Services In University Libraries In Benue State, Joseph Lughlugh, Vanen Bur Akpoo Mr., Joseph Igligli Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examined undergraduate students’ satisfaction with current awareness and orientation services in university libraries in Benue State. Two specific objectives with corresponding research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. The population of the study was 4,411 library registered 400 level students in Universities in Benue State. The sample size of 367 registered library undergraduate students was used for the study. The sample was selected using proportionate stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The instrument for data collection was a self-developed structured questionnaire …


Reference Services Accessibility And Users’ Satisfaction In University Libraries In Benue State, Nigeria, Theresa Nwafornso, Ashiver Elizabeth Annune Dr, Anthony Agena Igbashal Prof Feb 2024

Reference Services Accessibility And Users’ Satisfaction In University Libraries In Benue State, Nigeria, Theresa Nwafornso, Ashiver Elizabeth Annune Dr, Anthony Agena Igbashal Prof

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated reference services accessibility and users’ satisfaction in university libraries in Benue State, Nigeria. Four specific objectives with corresponding research questions guided the study. The study adopted a survey research design. The population of the study was 3,851 400 level library registered undergraduate library users in universities in Benue State. The sample size of 362 undergraduate users was selected. The instrument for data collection was a self-structured questionnaire titled, “Reference Service Accessibility and Undergraduate Satisfaction Questionnaire (RSAUSQ). The questionnaire was validated by three experts. The reliability of the questionnaire was established using Cronbach Alpha method and a reliability …


Research Data Management Services Among University Librarians In Lagos State, Nigeria, Sunday Tunmibi, Busola Olufeyi Ajokotola Feb 2024

Research Data Management Services Among University Librarians In Lagos State, Nigeria, Sunday Tunmibi, Busola Olufeyi Ajokotola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated research data management services among University libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria. Research data management is performed for scientific inquiry with the main purpose of adding to the quality of research. In this study, research data management was measured using data creation, data processing, data analysis, data preservation and data reuse as adapted from research data life cycle. The study adopted descriptive survey and structured questionnaires were administered to librarians from selected University libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria. For the analysis, the study adopted descriptive statistics using frequency and percentage distribution. Findings of this study revealed that the …


Entire Issue Vol. 12 No. 1, Stacy L. Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. Feb 2024

Entire Issue Vol. 12 No. 1, Stacy L. Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

No abstract provided.


Selection Of Spring And Fall 2023 Master’S Project Posters, Stacy L. Creel, Ph.D. Feb 2024

Selection Of Spring And Fall 2023 Master’S Project Posters, Stacy L. Creel, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Students are required to create academic research posters on their capstone research project and present them in class. The following selection of the Master’s Project Capstone Posters are from LIS 695 in the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023.


Historical Qualitative And Quantitative Overview Of Classic Literature Embraced By Rock N’ Roll, 1960-2000, Winifred J. Boyd Feb 2024

Historical Qualitative And Quantitative Overview Of Classic Literature Embraced By Rock N’ Roll, 1960-2000, Winifred J. Boyd

SLIS Connecting

Rock music lyrics are often denied their status as influential pieces of literature in much the same way, it seems, as graphic novels, but both are no less effective in conveying a message or eliciting a powerful feeling. Not until October 2016, when Bob Dylan became the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize in literature since 1913, did lyrics truly get a step closer to being recognized as literature within the boundaries of rock music (Chaudhuri, 2016)? This study was designed to help inspire others to take up the torch to further research: the influence and the power that …


Novel Outreach: A Report Of Public Library Engagement Within Virginia Communities, Joy Doukas Feb 2024

Novel Outreach: A Report Of Public Library Engagement Within Virginia Communities, Joy Doukas

SLIS Connecting

This study seeks to showcase how Virginia Public Libraries have harnessed the power of innovative outreach to service populations traditionally resistant to library adoption. It examines concepts such as community partnerships, the library as a Third Place (Thiele & Klagge, 2020), and the increasing function of social services in the public libraries sphere. It highlights the evolution of modern public libraries from mere book repositories to thriving community centers for education and personal growth. Mining current website data, this study explores each of the 94 public library systems in Virginia websites, determining their reach throughout their communities to show what …


Fanfiction Today: An Analysis Of Publishing Trends On Archive Of Our Own, Lauren Moore Feb 2024

Fanfiction Today: An Analysis Of Publishing Trends On Archive Of Our Own, Lauren Moore

SLIS Connecting

Fan spaces offer a unique opportunity for fans to come together and interact with people who share their interests. Today, you can find fandoms for almost every piece of media, person, or group (Ewens, 2020). These can be rich communities that produce both digital and physical works related to their interest. The physical works that predated the digital have included things like fan-published zines which were often shared at a convention. While these are still popular, the last few decades have seen more and more digital spaces emerging. Artists are selling works on sites like Etsy, Redbubble, and Gumroad. Digital …


Libraries On The Inside: A Study Of Public Library Outreach To Correctional Institutions, Annaliese Melvin Feb 2024

Libraries On The Inside: A Study Of Public Library Outreach To Correctional Institutions, Annaliese Melvin

SLIS Connecting

In 1911, the American Library Association (ALA) formed its first committee on prison libraries. While this committee opened the door to important conversations on correctional libraries, the ALA did not actively become involved in correctional systems until 1944, when the Objectives and Standards for Libraries in Adult Prisons and Reformatories were approved (Austin, 2019). The real catalyst for creating nationwide libraries for the incarcerated came in 1971, when “Congress passed the Law Enforcement Administration Act, which funded prison law libraries and provided budgets for other reading materials” (Sullivan, 2000, p. 57). This led to what was coined the “golden age …


Teen Services In Public Libraries: A Bibliometric Research Study, Ashlee Lykansion Feb 2024

Teen Services In Public Libraries: A Bibliometric Research Study, Ashlee Lykansion

SLIS Connecting

Public libraries have an essential mission to offer high-quality services, programming, and materials to individuals across all age groups. While these institutions typically provide many programs and services catering to children and adults, teenage patrons' needs are often overlooked (Bernier et al, 2014). To rectify this, it is essential to establish dedicated spaces within the library tailored to teenagers' interests and preferences. By incorporating engaging programming and curating materials and resources specifically geared toward this demographic, libraries can effectively convey a message of inclusivity and appreciation, making teenagers feel welcome and valued (Joseph, 2010). The purpose of this research study …


Physical Preservation Of 35 Mm Slides: Methods And Standards, Julia Meier Feb 2024

Physical Preservation Of 35 Mm Slides: Methods And Standards, Julia Meier

SLIS Connecting

With 35 mm slides being such a widely popular format throughout the 20th century, it is no wonder why they hold a great deal of history from that era within their tiny frames. As pieces of history, 35 mm slides are valuable documentary materials, and to keep the history they contain alive, they must be physically preserved. The purpose of this content analysis study was to gather and determine physical preservation methods and standards for the preservation of 35 mm slides from peer-reviewed journals and other published sources from 1980-2021.