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Complicated Catalog - Teaching Students To Use One Search, Jennifer A. W. Joe Jan 2017

Complicated Catalog - Teaching Students To Use One Search, Jennifer A. W. Joe

Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group Newsletter

A frequently heard complaint about One Search from the user experience end is that it is "complicated" or "over-whelming," but it has its positive points, too. The key is in teaching patrons who may have never had any experience outside of Google and traditional OPACs how to use it. This presentation covers best practices on how to teach One Search to new users in a thoughtful, less stressful manner using the very tools inherent in the discovery system - and how the thought and practice of teaching searches in One Search differs from the traditional OPAC.


The Moon Festival And The Stories Behind, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2016

The Moon Festival And The Stories Behind, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

A presentation that traces the evolution of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Festival with regard to the elements that were added to the myth of the moon fairy and other elements needed for the celebration of the festival such as the moon cake and examines the differences between the Western and Chinese view of and attitude toward the Moon in history through English and Chinese literature.


The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller Jan 2016

The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This presentation was prepared for WKU's Society for Lifelong Learning. It relates history and folklore of a variety of flowers, including their use in folk medicine, as food, and other stories and beliefs.


Ensuring Ada Compliance For Library Databases, Shaden Melky, Laura Delancey Nov 2015

Ensuring Ada Compliance For Library Databases, Shaden Melky, Laura Delancey

Kentucky Convergence Conference

Electronic library content must be accessible to students with disabilities, however many institutions have focused on accessibility of physical facilities without considering the requirements for online information. Western Kentucky University (WKU) developed a required, automated program to audit WKU Libraries’ electronic content including, the website and library database vendors. Additionally, WKU began requesting documentation of accessibility features in the form of a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). This presentation will focus on both our internal auditing efforts and the challenges of obtaining accurate vendor documentation.


Makerspaces And The Steam Initiative, Anthony Paganelli, Andrea Paganelli Nov 2015

Makerspaces And The Steam Initiative, Anthony Paganelli, Andrea Paganelli

Kentucky Convergence Conference

Due to Core Curriculum Standards and the STEM and STEAM Initiative, educators are searching for innovative tools to meet the educational needs. Makerspaces offer an outstanding perspective in teaching interdisciplinary studies. A wonderful example is the Future of Music Makerspace, which introduces participants to basic musicianship. By studying music, students will learn various other disciplines while collaborating and accomplishing a common goal.


Teaching Multimedia With Free Tools, Jim Lindsey Nov 2015

Teaching Multimedia With Free Tools, Jim Lindsey

Kentucky Convergence Conference

Students love doing hands-on work with multimedia – images, audio, video and Web sites. Unfortunately, software to do such work so can be costly and difficult to install. This hands-on presentation will show participants free tools for editing images, audio, video and Web site creation as well as how to incorporate them into their computer literacy courses. Most of the tools that will be shown are Web-based; students only need an Internet connection to use them. Since the session is short, hyperlinks to tutorial videos, sample assignments and grading rubrics will be made available to participants.


Universal Design: Collaborating With Campus Partners For Accessibility, Beth Case, Deb Castiglione Nov 2015

Universal Design: Collaborating With Campus Partners For Accessibility, Beth Case, Deb Castiglione

Kentucky Convergence Conference

Recent lawsuits have focused attention on the importance of accessible online courses. Although often perceived as the role of the disability office, the responsibility for accessible online courses also falls on the shoulders of faculty and instructional designers. In this presentation, you will learn about Universal Design, how to be proactive, and how to collaborate with others on campus to provide the best experience possible for online students with disabilities.


Combining Faculty, Instructional Design, And Library Services To Provide Students A Framework For Information Evaluation, Linda Leake, Samantha Mcclellan Nov 2015

Combining Faculty, Instructional Design, And Library Services To Provide Students A Framework For Information Evaluation, Linda Leake, Samantha Mcclellan

Kentucky Convergence Conference

The creation of the course-embedded Critical Thinking & information Evaluation Module series resulted from the need for undergraduate students to start their academic careers with a framework for evaluating information. Pulling from the Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Framework and focusing abstract information literacy concepts on the commonly-used resources of Wikipedia, Google, and scholarly journal articles, the presenters will delve into module creation to implementation of these modules and discuss the logistics of this process to guide other faculty-librarian-instruction designer collaborations.


Knowledge-Centered Support: Why Bother?, Kaliegh Belda Nov 2015

Knowledge-Centered Support: Why Bother?, Kaliegh Belda

Kentucky Convergence Conference

This presentation’s goal is to provide an understanding of Knowledge-Centered Support, provide initial steps for starting a Knowledge Base, and provide resources for help with starting a Knowledge Base. This presentation is derived from the WKU IT Helpdesk’s experiences and challenges that we overcame when implementing our own Knowledge Base.


Quick And Easy Tips For Improving The Accessibility Of Online Materials, Beth Case Nov 2015

Quick And Easy Tips For Improving The Accessibility Of Online Materials, Beth Case

Kentucky Convergence Conference

Most faculty and instructional designers know they need to make their online materials accessible to students with disabilities. But do you know how? This presentation will walk you through some very simple and quick techniques you can use to improve the accessibility of your documents. This workshop will focus on Microsoft Word documents, while touching on PDFs, PowerPoint, audio, and video files


Natural Gardening, Lisa Karen Miller Sep 2015

Natural Gardening, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This presentation features methods of natural and organic gardening that preclude the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides.


The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller Feb 2015

The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

Take a walk through the herb gardens of history and find out what our ancestors knew (and thought they knew) about herbs and their uses for medicine, beauty, and even love. The presentation compares ancient beliefs to current scientific evidence and reveals the places where they intersect.


Sharing Insight And Experience From An Alma Implementation, Mike Rogers Jan 2015

Sharing Insight And Experience From An Alma Implementation, Mike Rogers

Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group Newsletter

Keynote presentation given by Mike Rogers, University of Tennessee, Knoxville at eBUG 2015


Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller Nov 2014

Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This is a Powerpoint presentation shown at the November 21, 2014 Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award Luncheon held in the Kentucky Building at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The travel slides were loaned to WKU Libraries by Miss Thurman's nephews, Jeff Newton and Steve Newton.


A Literary Tour Of Ireland, Lisa K. Miller Oct 2014

A Literary Tour Of Ireland, Lisa K. Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This Powerpoint presentation offers an overview of some of Ireland's greatest writers, from Dublin, Limerick and the West, and Belfast and the North. Includes an audio file of W.B. Yeats reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." The Powerpoint is available below under "Additional Files."


Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller Apr 2014

Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

The presentation discusses using the University of Kentucky's Oral History Metadata Synchronizer to index the interviews comprising the Western Kentucky University Libraries Oral History Project, conducted by Lisa Karen Miller in 2013.


Service Learning/Civic Engagement And Assessment In Higher Education [Presentation With Audio], Allison Smith Apr 2012

Service Learning/Civic Engagement And Assessment In Higher Education [Presentation With Audio], Allison Smith

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

To illustrate the importance of service learning and civic engagement in higher education.

To demonstrate the need for assessment and accountability of service learning and civic engagement in higher education.


Creating A Repository Keyhole: Implementation, Connie Foster Nov 2011

Creating A Repository Keyhole: Implementation, Connie Foster

TopSCHOLAR® Presentations and Reports

The presenter will suggest essential elements to consider as an institutional repository system is selected and implemented and offer practical guidelines and strategies for success. Naming a repository, consistency in metadata, types of committees needed, policies and much more will be covered. An exchange of ideas and questions are encouraged.


Creating A Repository Keyhole: Implementation, Connie Foster Nov 2011

Creating A Repository Keyhole: Implementation, Connie Foster

Connie Foster

The presenter will suggest essential elements to consider as an institutional repository system is selected and implemented and offer practical guidelines and strategies for success. Naming a repository, consistency in metadata, types of committees needed, policies and much more will be covered. An exchange of ideas and questions are encouraged.


Content Management System: Pastperfect, Lessons Learned, Suellyn Lathrop, Nancy Richey Oct 2011

Content Management System: Pastperfect, Lessons Learned, Suellyn Lathrop, Nancy Richey

Suellyn Lathrop

Our session will cover the use of a content management system for libraries, archives and small institution. How has it worked, should others use this or a similar technology? This type of information is vital to professional as they seek to use and create systems for managing and preserving digital assets.


Empirical Methods-A Review: With An Introduction To Data Mining And Machine Learning, Matt Bogard May 2011

Empirical Methods-A Review: With An Introduction To Data Mining And Machine Learning, Matt Bogard

Economics Faculty Publications

This presentation was part of a staff workshop focused on empirical methods and applied research. This includes a basic overview of regression with matrix algebra, maximum likelihood, inference, and model assumptions. Distinctions are made between paradigms related to classical statistical methods and algorithmic approaches. The presentation concludes with a brief discussion of generalization error, data partitioning, decision trees, and neural networks.


Environmental Assessment & Monitoring Regime For Atrazine In Drinking Water For Kentucky Mar 2011

Environmental Assessment & Monitoring Regime For Atrazine In Drinking Water For Kentucky

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

To describe occurrence in the environment & sampling regime of atrazine in public water supplies in Kentucky.


Imo Social & Fair Trade Programme, Laura Johnson Mar 2011

Imo Social & Fair Trade Programme, Laura Johnson

Fair Trade Universities' National Convergence

No abstract provided.


The State Of The Fair Trade Movement, Jeff Goldman, Executive Director Mar 2011

The State Of The Fair Trade Movement, Jeff Goldman, Executive Director

Fair Trade Universities' National Convergence

No abstract provided.


Avatars, Blabberize And Cell Phones: The Abcs Of The Digital Age, Kay S. Gandy, Rebecca Stobaugh Mar 2011

Avatars, Blabberize And Cell Phones: The Abcs Of The Digital Age, Kay S. Gandy, Rebecca Stobaugh

School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications & Presentations

No abstract provided.


Belize As A Classroom, Jordan Norris, Molly Calico Apr 2010

Belize As A Classroom, Jordan Norris, Molly Calico

Impact Belize

During the week of January 7-14, 2010, Molly Calico and Jordan Norris participated in the Impact Belize program through the College of Health and Human Services. This program took place in Gales Point, a rural, underserved community in Belize. Impact students provided medical, dental and public health services to the community in an interdisciplinary service-learning format. As Master of Public Health students, Molly and Jordan directed health education initiatives and served on the Leadership Team for the program. Having participated in January of 2009 as well, Molly and Jordan were well prepared to conduct public health research and to assume ...


The Power Of Information Literacy: Building Student Success And Critical Thinking Skills, Rosemary L. Meszaros Mar 2010

The Power Of Information Literacy: Building Student Success And Critical Thinking Skills, Rosemary L. Meszaros

DLPS Faculty Publications

What is information literacy? What skills do students need to learn to become successful in life? How can I incorporate these skills into the courses I teach? Take a fresh look at the concept of information literacy and how we can teach our students competencies in research, computer, media, and critical thinking skills. Part of the WKU Priorities Series.


College Of Health And Human Services International Service Learning Program: Gales Point, Belize, Jordan Norris, Carrierobin Menapace Apr 2009

College Of Health And Human Services International Service Learning Program: Gales Point, Belize, Jordan Norris, Carrierobin Menapace

Impact Belize

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Risk Perception, Vulnerability And Community Level Processes On Human-Wildlife Conflict In Southeastern Kenya, Jerry K. Daday, Douglas C. Smith, Michael K. Stokes, Charles Kimwele Sep 2008

The Influence Of Risk Perception, Vulnerability And Community Level Processes On Human-Wildlife Conflict In Southeastern Kenya, Jerry K. Daday, Douglas C. Smith, Michael K. Stokes, Charles Kimwele

Sociology Faculty Presentations

The prior literature on the sociology of disasters has primarily examined community responses to large-scale episodic disasters, such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. However, the study of persistent and chronic disasters in developing countries represents an area that has largely been ignored in prior studies. Flint and Luloff’s (2005) Inter-actional theory as a framework, our research examines the influence of perceived risk, vulnerability and community characteristics on human-wildlife conflict among 275 subsistence-based farmers living in four small villages in Southeastern Kenya. These farmers rely on a horticultural and pastoral economy for survival ...


The Effects Of Gender On Small Businesses: A Case Study Of Kasigau, Kenya, Leslie Abell, Jerry Daday Apr 2008

The Effects Of Gender On Small Businesses: A Case Study Of Kasigau, Kenya, Leslie Abell, Jerry Daday

Sociology Faculty Presentations

Small businesses are seen as an agent of economic growth in developing countries. Recently, the idea of micro-lending has received increased attention due to its promising effects on employment and personal economic growth in rural developing areas. However, we lack an in depth understanding of how male and female business owners differ.

In the summer of 2007, our research group from Western Kentucky University spent three and a half weeks in a small rural area of Kenya, Africa. This area called Kasigau was situated at the base of Mount Kasigau in eastern Kenya. During our time there, we surveyed the ...