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Encountering Values: A Revision Of Information Literacy?, Benjamin R. Harris Jan 2009

Encountering Values: A Revision Of Information Literacy?, Benjamin R. Harris

Library Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Web 2.0 In Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza Sep 2008

Web 2.0 In Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza

Annie Smith

This presentation illustrates how various Web 2.0 applications and technologies, such as Twitter, instant messaging, wikis, and others, are being used in libraries. It shows the use of these applications in library catalogs, reference services, and library marketing.


Tools Of Engagement: Attracting And Engaging Library Users-- "Reaching Through Collaboration", Jennifer Kelley May 2008

Tools Of Engagement: Attracting And Engaging Library Users-- "Reaching Through Collaboration", Jennifer Kelley

Library Scholarship

Slides from the Libraries Challenges and Opportunities teleconference "Tools of Engagement" (May 9, 2008)


“‘Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?’ Leveraging The Economics Of Information And Scholarly Communication Processes To Enrich Instruction.”, Scott A. Warren, Kim Duckett May 2008

“‘Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?’ Leveraging The Economics Of Information And Scholarly Communication Processes To Enrich Instruction.”, Scott A. Warren, Kim Duckett

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Librarians at North Carolina State University have developed useful techniques for enhancing information literacy instruction through the systematic incorporation of concepts pertaining to scholarly communication and the economics surrounding information. This presentation describes ways to leveraging such concepts as the Deep Web, Google Scholar, the nature of scholarly communication, and the inflated costs of journal subscriptions to contextualize hands-on instruction in the use of library resources. Assessment data from open-ended quizzes and surveys positively reflects students’ attitudes towards this instruction and exposes the impact of such instruction on student understanding about how research is made available on the Web.


Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley Apr 2008

Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley

Library Scholarship

Is the research process an “unbeatable” game, where the odds are always against the student? We see our students sitting blankly in front of computer screens, dropping search terms into databases like coins into one-armed bandits, hoping for the jackpot—full-text articles on their subject seemingly elusive as three cherries in a row.

Games generally have a learning curve—the more you play, the better you become. Increasingly, however, gamers turn to tips and tricks resources for shortcuts, strategies and cheat codes that can give them the edge and propel them to the next level. When it comes to research ...


Floods, Fires, Pestilence And Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?, Frances C. Wilkinson, Dan Barkley, Anne Schultz, Teresa Neely, Linda K. Lewis, Nancy Dennis May 2007

Floods, Fires, Pestilence And Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?, Frances C. Wilkinson, Dan Barkley, Anne Schultz, Teresa Neely, Linda K. Lewis, Nancy Dennis

Disaster Recovery

Planning for disasters is the first step in minimizing the impact. Disasters at UNM libraries are used as examples of preparation and recovery.


Libraries In Sweden, Anne Hedrich Aug 2006

Libraries In Sweden, Anne Hedrich

Anne Hedrich

This presentation offers a brief general introduction to libraries in Sweden and looks in particular at two university libraries in the city of Umeå. It was presented at the 2006 NRIC (Natural Resources Information Council) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spoken comments from the presentation are found in the notes section for each slide. Additional comments have been added to make the presentation clearer for those reading this rather than hearing it when it was presented.


Libraries In Sweden, Anne Hedrich Aug 2006

Libraries In Sweden, Anne Hedrich

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

This presentation offers a brief general introduction to libraries in Sweden and looks in particular at two university libraries in the city of Umeå. It was presented at the 2006 NRIC (Natural Resources Information Council) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spoken comments from the presentation are found in the notes section for each slide. Additional comments have been added to make the presentation clearer for those reading this rather than hearing it when it was presented.


Blogging And Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza Sep 2005

Blogging And Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza

Annie Smith

This presentation takes a close look at blogs and how they are being used in academic libraries. It explains what blogs are, which additional information on their prevalence online. The second half of the presentation shows how blogs are being used to market library services, communicate with other librarians, etc.