Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 30 of 40

Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

What We Stand To Gain: Librarians Leading Collaborative Assignment Design, Kacy Lundstrom, Rachel Wishkoski, Erin L. Davis Sep 2017

What We Stand To Gain: Librarians Leading Collaborative Assignment Design, Kacy Lundstrom, Rachel Wishkoski, Erin L. Davis

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

One of many shifting areas for academic librarians is their role in the design of research assignments. While many librarians possess both expertise and the desire to engage in assignment design, doing so in practice requires deep collaboration and careful role negotiation with discipline faculty. Faculty, who themselves have varied degrees of formal pedagogical training, may not recognize librarians as teachers with this instructional design expertise. Finding the “collaboration sweet spot” can be difficult to achieve in spite of best intentions (Junisabai, Lowe, & Tagge, 2016). However, librarian participation in creating authentic, scaffolded research opportunities is crucial if we are to ...


Paws And Breathe: How Pet Therapy Thrives In An Academic Library, Andrea Krebs, Pamela N. Martin, William Rozum May 2017

Paws And Breathe: How Pet Therapy Thrives In An Academic Library, Andrea Krebs, Pamela N. Martin, William Rozum

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Since the spring of 2014, the Merrill-Cazier library has offered stress-relieving activities during finals week to help students cope with their heavy workloads. The most popular activity offered (by far) is pet therapy. In the past, the library offered two sessions during finals week, but because of positive feedback and the huge student turnout at these sessions, the library has started to make pet therapy a weekly occurrence. Thanks to the kindness of our volunteer handlers, the therapy dogs have started to come to the library every Tuesday, and the feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive.

Pet therapy does ...


The Missing Link: Metadata Conversion Workflows For Everyone, Andrea Payant, Sara Skindelien, Liz Woolcott May 2016

The Missing Link: Metadata Conversion Workflows For Everyone, Andrea Payant, Sara Skindelien, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Transitioning To Open Educational Resources, Erin L. Davis, Becky L. Thoms Jan 2016

Transitioning To Open Educational Resources, Erin L. Davis, Becky L. Thoms

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Current Recommendations From Mwdl Geospatial Discovery Task Force, Liz Woolcott, Jeremy Myntti, Sandra Mcintyre Jan 2015

Current Recommendations From Mwdl Geospatial Discovery Task Force, Liz Woolcott, Jeremy Myntti, Sandra Mcintyre

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie M. Woxland May 2014

Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie M. Woxland

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Authority Control, Mavis B. Molto, Liz Woolcott, Andrea Payant, Becky Skeen, Kurt Meyer, Melanie Shaw, Tim Olson Apr 2014

Authority Control, Mavis B. Molto, Liz Woolcott, Andrea Payant, Becky Skeen, Kurt Meyer, Melanie Shaw, Tim Olson

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Geospatial Metadata, Liz Woolcott, Kristen Jensen Jun 2013

Geospatial Metadata, Liz Woolcott, Kristen Jensen

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Let's Get Digital!, Liz Woolcott, Paul Daybell, Andrea Payant, Becky Skeen May 2013

Let's Get Digital!, Liz Woolcott, Paul Daybell, Andrea Payant, Becky Skeen

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


U.S. Highway 89 Cross Section Of The West: A Collaborative Digital Exhibit, Sean Evans, Clint Pumphrey, James Kichas, Andrew Wesolek, Paula Mitchell Apr 2013

U.S. Highway 89 Cross Section Of The West: A Collaborative Digital Exhibit, Sean Evans, Clint Pumphrey, James Kichas, Andrew Wesolek, Paula Mitchell

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Promoting Physics Faculty, Students And Research Through The Library’S Institutional Repository, Betty Rozum, Andrew Wesolek Dec 2012

Promoting Physics Faculty, Students And Research Through The Library’S Institutional Repository, Betty Rozum, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Utah State University Libraries hosts a thriving institutional repository, DigitalCommons@USU. The Library and Physics department developed a partnership to transcend traditional repository structures and emphasizes faculty research groups within the department.

This poster session highlights the features of the University's repository and describes what is required to establish a similar structure at an academic institution. We anticipate several long-term benefits of this new structure, which benefits students, the department, and the library.


Opening The Backlist At Utah State University, Richard W. Clement Nov 2012

Opening The Backlist At Utah State University, Richard W. Clement

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Changing Face Of Scholarly Communication: University Libraries And Presses Transform The Book, Richard W. Clement, Cheryl D. Walters, Andrew Wesolek, M Spooner Sep 2012

The Changing Face Of Scholarly Communication: University Libraries And Presses Transform The Book, Richard W. Clement, Cheryl D. Walters, Andrew Wesolek, M Spooner

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

The rise of electronic publication is irrevocably altering the landscape of scholarly communication. Discussions of electronic modes of publication typically focus on new business models, open access, OAI protocols, and retaining the authority of the peer review process in a world increasingly relying on crowdsourcing. This presentation focuses on a less-discussed but very fundamental aspect of the epub revolution in scholarly communication: the evolution of codex-based monographs, and articles to the next form. We survey how university libraries and presses are pushing the boundaries of traditional scholarly monographs and articles, giving us a sneak preview, perhaps, of what scholarly communication ...


Who Uses This Stuff, Anyway?, Andrew Wesolek Jun 2012

Who Uses This Stuff, Anyway?, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

A great deal of the professional literature is devoted to developing content and faculty buy-in for institutional repositories. However, little is known about the end users of these repositories. This is unfortunate since great content is of little value if no one uses it and knowing more about users and their needs leads to more relevant content. So, we need to ask ourselves: "Who exactly is using this stuff, anyway?" Since 2010, Utah State University has begun surveying its IR users to answer this question. DigitalCommons@USU houses more than 26,000 documents with full-text downloads of over 800,000 ...


Roping, Corralling And Branding Silos Of Information: Old West Techniques For A New World, Cheryl D. Walters, Randy Williams, Liz Woolcott May 2012

Roping, Corralling And Branding Silos Of Information: Old West Techniques For A New World, Cheryl D. Walters, Randy Williams, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Isolated silos of information are somewhat outdated in today's fast paced, Google-ized search environment. At Utah State University Libraries, we are creating strategies for aggregating unique primary source materials form multiple institutions and creating uber-collections that preserve institutional-level branding. Modeling our efforts on Indiana University's and the American Folklore Society's OpenFolklore Initiative, we are "roping" the oral histories (and associated materials) of American Folklorists, "corralling" them with CONTENTdm and rich metadata records, and branding them with institutional logos. The digital collection Collecting Memories: Oral Histories of American Folklorists is our first such effort.


Preserving The Digital Past For The Next Hundred Years, Cheryl D. Walters, Tawnya Mosier Keller, Chris L. Erickson May 2012

Preserving The Digital Past For The Next Hundred Years, Cheryl D. Walters, Tawnya Mosier Keller, Chris L. Erickson

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Digital resources in libraries are fragile, and without proper preservation, these valuable resources will become unusable. This preservation reviews the importance of digital preservation, the problem with preserving digital materials, and then discusses what libraries can do to create a plan for providing long term access to their digital resources.


Digitizing Items From Special Collections: The Usu Approach, Clinton R. Pumphrey, Andrew Wesolek May 2012

Digitizing Items From Special Collections: The Usu Approach, Clinton R. Pumphrey, Andrew Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

The presentation outlines a USU pilot project in using the Institutional Repository to promote and provide access to materials in Special Collections.


How Subject Librarians Make Better Irs And How Irs Make Better Subject Librarians, Andrew Wesolek, Kacy Lundstrom Apr 2012

How Subject Librarians Make Better Irs And How Irs Make Better Subject Librarians, Andrew Wesolek, Kacy Lundstrom

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Working Hard Or Hardly Working: Recent Mlis Grads Finding Work And Making It Pay In A Harsh Economy, Andrea Hathaway, Liz Woolcott, Becky Skeen, Katie Wesolek Apr 2012

Working Hard Or Hardly Working: Recent Mlis Grads Finding Work And Making It Pay In A Harsh Economy, Andrea Hathaway, Liz Woolcott, Becky Skeen, Katie Wesolek

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

These slides come from the presentation given at the Utah Library Association Conference (April 26, 2012).


Navigating The World Of Copyright And Permissions, Part I: Authors’ Rights Initiatives, Jennifer Duncan, Betty Rozum Mar 2012

Navigating The World Of Copyright And Permissions, Part I: Authors’ Rights Initiatives, Jennifer Duncan, Betty Rozum

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Lirt Debate: Models Of Information Literacy Instruction, Kacy Lundstrom, Erin L. Davis, D. Fanning, S. Jackson, K. Benson May 2011

Lirt Debate: Models Of Information Literacy Instruction, Kacy Lundstrom, Erin L. Davis, D. Fanning, S. Jackson, K. Benson

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Collaborative Copyright--Or Copyright Is Not Just A Library Issue, Jennifer Duncan, Susanne Clement, Betty Rozum Oct 2010

Collaborative Copyright--Or Copyright Is Not Just A Library Issue, Jennifer Duncan, Susanne Clement, Betty Rozum

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Copyright law does not change often; the technology that allows us to use copyrighted works changes all the time. Faculty often assume fair use covers all use of copyrighted material in their classes (both face to face and online) and they become confused and frustrated when they learn of limitations in the electronic environment. Students rarely think about copyright; they are generally unaware of how their actions might infringe the rights of copyright holders or that they themselves might hold these rights in their own works. Librarians have traditionally had some copyright knowledge – after all copyright notices have been part ...


Securing The Scholarly Record, Committee Copyright Aug 2010

Securing The Scholarly Record, Committee Copyright

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Presentation given to USU faculty by the Copyright Committee on author rights. Delivery of the presentation was intended as an brief overview (15-30 minutes).


Changing Student Research Behaviors: What Every Procrastinator Should Know, Kacy Lundstrom Aug 2010

Changing Student Research Behaviors: What Every Procrastinator Should Know, Kacy Lundstrom

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Fair Use In Teaching, Copyright Committee Aug 2010

Fair Use In Teaching, Copyright Committee

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Presentation given to USU faculty by the Copyright Committee on teaching with a face-to-face classroom and fair use. Delivery of the presentation was intended as an brief overview (15-30 minutes).


Reaping A Rich Harvest From Contentdm: Using Primo And A Dublin Core Application Profile, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre Jun 2010

Reaping A Rich Harvest From Contentdm: Using Primo And A Dublin Core Application Profile, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Explains how Mountain West Digital LIbrary (mwdl.org) is using a new discovery platform (Primo) in tandem with a new Dublin Core Application Profile to improve search and display of digital objects. The Mountain West Digital Library is a central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region. It provides free access to over 300,000 resources in 350 collections from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and other parts of the U.S. West.


From Active Learning To Activity: Getting Beyond Busy Work And Into Deep Learning, Wendy Holliday May 2010

From Active Learning To Activity: Getting Beyond Busy Work And Into Deep Learning, Wendy Holliday

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

This session will report on an ethnographic study of an English composition class. The researcher observed the class for an entire semester and conducted focus groups and interviews with students and the instructor. The session will describe key activities from the class, including reflections on motivation and learning by both instructors and students. It will conclude with a discussion of how the research findings can help librarians design instruction that engages learners more deeply.


Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra Mcintyre May 2010

Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra Mcintyre

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Discusses how some new tools such as Dublin Core application profiles and the OCLC Digital Collection Gateway can improve discoverability of digital collections.


Resource Discoverability At The Crossroads, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Liz Woolcott May 2010

Resource Discoverability At The Crossroads, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

The Internet is changing how people find and use information. Users increasingly are discovering relevant resources outside traditional library systems and expect immediate access to resources at the point of discovery. These changes are challenging traditional thinking on how we should "catalog" and provide access to resources.

Panel discussion engaged the audience in a lively discussion of discoverability, trends in user information seeking behavior, the role of librarians in information seeking and finding, and implications for library system design. Audience comments are summarized in a wiki created to support this panel discussion: http://findability.wikispaces.com/ The wiki also contains ...


An Entrepreneurial Approach To Subject Librarianship, Jennifer Duncan, Wendy Holliday, Flora Shrode Apr 2010

An Entrepreneurial Approach To Subject Librarianship, Jennifer Duncan, Wendy Holliday, Flora Shrode

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Librarians from Utah State University explain recent efforts to encourage subject librarians to take a more holistic view of their roles. We are shifting from a traditional emphasis primarily on collection development and refocusing on natural connections between collections, instruction, liaison, and reference service. The poster provides background about Utah State University's situation and explains our approach to analyzing local needs and culture to inform development of a new organizational structure. We describe our vision of subject librarianship, the process by which we assessed librarians' ideas and goals for performing as subject librarians, and the actions we are taking ...