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From The Editor, Perry Bratcher Oct 2012

From The Editor, Perry Bratcher

The Southeastern Librarian

Column from Perry Bratcher, editor of The Southeastern Librarian.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 3 (Fall 2012) Complete Issue Oct 2012

The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 3 (Fall 2012) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 60, No. 3 (Fall 2012).


Wikis: The Perfect Platform For Library Policies And Procedures, Melanie J. Dunn Oct 2012

Wikis: The Perfect Platform For Library Policies And Procedures, Melanie J. Dunn

The Southeastern Librarian

The term wiki, derived from the Hawaiian adjective “wiki wiki” meaning quick or fast, was coined by Ward Cunningham who created the original WikiWikiWeb for the Portland Pattern Repository (Leuf, 2001, 15). Touted by Cunningham as “the simplest online database that could possibly work” (Cunningham, 2002, June 27) “ wiki” is alternately used to refer to both a wiki website and the software used to create and maintain it and was designed to allow multiple users to collaborate in its development (Klobas 2006, 3). Wikipedia is perhaps one of the best examples, as well as the most recognized, of wikis. The ...


Teaching Information Literacy: A Review Of 100 Syllabi, Rachael E. Elrod, Elise D. Wallace, Cecelia B. Sirigos Oct 2012

Teaching Information Literacy: A Review Of 100 Syllabi, Rachael E. Elrod, Elise D. Wallace, Cecelia B. Sirigos

The Southeastern Librarian

This study presents an analysis of 100 syllabi of creditbearing information literacy (IL) courses from colleges and universities across the United States. The objective was to determine how IL courses were being presented and taught in academic settings; how many credits were offered; the duration of the course; platform used to teach - face to face, online, or other methods; how students were graded; what types of assignments were used, and what topics were being taught and how. The authors hypothesized that over the course of six years since the original study, syllabi would show significant changes as technology has continued ...


Read Fest: Academic Library Programming For Pre-Kindergarten Students, Laura Wright, Michael Holt Oct 2012

Read Fest: Academic Library Programming For Pre-Kindergarten Students, Laura Wright, Michael Holt

The Southeastern Librarian

Three factors influence an academic library’s decision to interact with the community; a need expressed from the community, the mission of the library, and a response to a specific problem (Schneider 2003). Odum Library at Valdosta State University (VSU) developed Read Fest in response to a perceived need in the community and in support of the library’s mission. Historically, South Georgia has had a high illiteracy rate; according to the National Center for Education Statistics most recent (2003) estimates, an average 22% of residents in Lowndes County and its neighbors lack basic literacy skills. Read Fest is an ...


Ipad Innovations In Public Services: A Survey Of The Use Of Mobile Devices In Aserl Reference Departments, Rachel Renick, Brett Spencer Oct 2012

Ipad Innovations In Public Services: A Survey Of The Use Of Mobile Devices In Aserl Reference Departments, Rachel Renick, Brett Spencer

The Southeastern Librarian

The availability of iPads and other mobile devices has provided new opportunities for communication, creativity, gaming, shopping, customer service, and more. With mobile devices surging in popularity among patrons, library innovators have started experimenting with these technologies in their services. Given the recent debut of these devices, the professional literature offers only a few studies about academic libraries that have harnessed mobile devices for reference, instruction, and outreach. In helping to expand this research, this paper presents the results of a survey of Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) reference departments about their use of mobile devices.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 2 (Summer 2012) Complete Issue Jul 2012

The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 2 (Summer 2012) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 60, No. 2 (Summer 2012).


Sela News Jul 2012

Sela News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent activities from the Southeastern Library Association. Highlights include: information on Joint Conference of SELA and the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (GaCOMO); information on the Southeastern Library Association’s Southern Books Competition; and other news.


State News Jul 2012

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


People News Jul 2012

People News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent professional developments from SELA members.


So, You Want To Be A Southeastern Librarian? Entry-Level Academic Library Job Trends In The Southeast, Robert Detmering, Claudene Sproles Apr 2012

So, You Want To Be A Southeastern Librarian? Entry-Level Academic Library Job Trends In The Southeast, Robert Detmering, Claudene Sproles

The Southeastern Librarian

While it is no secret that looking for one’s first job as a librarian can be difficult, especially in the current economic climate, the process can be even more challenging when one’s search must take place within a particular geographic area or region. For a variety of reasons, including financial constraints and family obligations, many entry-level candidates are not in a position to move to any part of the country and start their new lives as professional librarians. The need to focus a job search on a specific region, however, necessarily limits the number of available jobs. Developing ...


Sela Mentoring Program Apr 2012

Sela Mentoring Program

The Southeastern Librarian

Call for participants for the SELA Mentoring Program.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 1 (Spring 2012) Complete Issue Apr 2012

The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 1 (Spring 2012) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 60, No. 1 (Spring 2012).


From The Editor, Perry Bratcher Apr 2012

From The Editor, Perry Bratcher

The Southeastern Librarian

Column from Perry Bratcher, editor of The Southeastern Librarian.


Partnering To Teach Orienteering: The Ut Libraries' And Ut Outdoor Program's Experience, Gregory H. March, Benjamin Darnell Apr 2012

Partnering To Teach Orienteering: The Ut Libraries' And Ut Outdoor Program's Experience, Gregory H. March, Benjamin Darnell

The Southeastern Librarian

Working with departments on campus to foster and support learning is a fundamental component of the University of Tennessee (UT) Libraries’ service philosophy. Academic libraries that have a broader view of the traditional liaison model and seek to develop unique and non-departmental relationships can raise their profile on campus (Dahl 2007, 3). An example of such a relationship, one that has provided a real life collaborative learning experience for students, is the partnership between the UT Libraries and the University of Tennessee Outdoor Progr am (UTOP) to teach orienteering.


They Sought Our Help: A Survey Of One-On-One Research Assistance At The University Of Tennessee Lupton Library, Sarla R. Murgai Apr 2012

They Sought Our Help: A Survey Of One-On-One Research Assistance At The University Of Tennessee Lupton Library, Sarla R. Murgai

The Southeastern Librarian

Providing research assistance on an individual basis to patrons has long been a standard service in the panoply of services at many academic libraries. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Lupton Library describes its one-on-one research service as follows: "if you are new to using the library resources, can’t find the right source for your paper or need a demonstration of a database, need help in tracking an obscure article, or have any other questions that require a little extra help, Lupton Library offers one-on-one research help to students and faculty. You many request a research appointment online ...


Citation Analysis Of Undergraduate Honors Theses, Ellen K. Wilson Apr 2012

Citation Analysis Of Undergraduate Honors Theses, Ellen K. Wilson

The Southeastern Librarian

Librarians often wonder what resources students use for research and whether the library provides access to these resources. At the University of South Alabama (USA), students in the honors program must complete a senior thesis in order to graduate with honors. The library holds these theses, providing a convenient source of bibliographies for examination. Studying these theses provided an unobtrusive manner of investigation. While such theses do not represent the entire undergraduate population’s research and writing behavior, they provide a starting point for addressing the above question. Non-honors program students likely encounter the same difficulties in locating and using ...


People News Jan 2012

People News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent professional developments from SELA members.


Proposed Changes To Southeastern Library Association Constitution Jan 2012

Proposed Changes To Southeastern Library Association Constitution

The Southeastern Librarian

Proposed changes to the Southeastern Library Association (SELA) Constitution.


Sela News Jan 2012

Sela News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent activities from the Southeastern Library Association. Highlights include: SELA board members visiting West Virginia Library Association conference; proposed SELA constitutional amendment; call for papers for SELA UCLS New Voices Program.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 59, No. 4 (Winter 2012) Complete Issue Jan 2012

The Southeastern Librarian V. 59, No. 4 (Winter 2012) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 59, No. 4 (Winter 2012).


State News Jan 2012

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.