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Northbound: An Insight Into Latino Immigrants Living In The Unites States Of America, Yahira Arizaleta Dec 2009

Northbound: An Insight Into Latino Immigrants Living In The Unites States Of America, Yahira Arizaleta

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

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2010-11 Year Of Romania Reading List, Dewi J. Wilson Dec 2009

2010-11 Year Of Romania Reading List, Dewi J. Wilson

Research Guides & Subject Bibliographies

Reading list for Kennesaw State's "Year of Romania" Celebration.


Exploring Masculinities In The United States And Japan, Susan Sims Cochran Dec 2009

Exploring Masculinities In The United States And Japan, Susan Sims Cochran

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper explores the differences and similarities between American and Japanese masculinities (and their underlying values). The paper contrasts the findings regarding American and Japanese masculinities detailed in books and articles read by the author, and discusses the portrayal of masculinities in the films "The Last Samurai," "Shall We Dance?" and "Shall We Dansu?" The paper begins with a discussion of masculinities in general, including brief historical contexts, followed by an overview of masculinities studies in America and Japan, concluding with an exploration of the similarities and differences of masculinities in America and Japan, as portrayed in the above-referenced films.


Section 8 Tenant-Based Housing Assistance Program: A Case Study Of The Negative Effects Of The Program On Participating Communities, Tara M. Rolle Dec 2009

Section 8 Tenant-Based Housing Assistance Program: A Case Study Of The Negative Effects Of The Program On Participating Communities, Tara M. Rolle

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

After the Great Depression there was a need for federal housing assistance programs to help alleviate some of the distress that many Americans were experiencing during the United States housing crisis. The Section 8 Tenant Based Program, which is federally funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), helps to provide thousands of Americans each year with safe, decent and sanitary housing; something they might not have otherwise been able to obtain without an intervention.

The Section 8 Program is viewed by many to be a success, however, as the program has grown over the years ...


The Politics Of The Budgetary Process: The Case Study Of Georgia Perimeter College, Kimberley Robinson Dec 2009

The Politics Of The Budgetary Process: The Case Study Of Georgia Perimeter College, Kimberley Robinson

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Given that numbers alone do not tell much of a story, this research project investigates Georgia Perimeter College’s budget process and the politics that is associated with it. This case study is an exploratory analysis. This type of methodology is ideal when a holistic, in‐depth investigation is needed. Also the method seeks to identify influences on performance. This exploratory analysis examines the comprehensive budgeting process of Georgia Perimeter College. It begins by compiling and organizing all data, and details where the budget process actually starts, who the players are in the budgeting process, and how funds are allocated ...


Safety Net System: A Case Study Of Primary And Specialty Care For Uninsured Residents In Cobb County, Georgia, Kacie A. Dougherty Dec 2009

Safety Net System: A Case Study Of Primary And Specialty Care For Uninsured Residents In Cobb County, Georgia, Kacie A. Dougherty

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

The purpose of this study is to analyze data from Cobb County safety net facilities to determine primary and specialty care accessibility for low-income patients as evidenced by the availability of resources, affordability of services, accountability of quality care, and policies for the uninsured. The study provides insight for assessing the circumstances in Cobb County and supplies information on services that may need evaluation and expansion. Data for safety net facilities were obtained through interviews with a questionnaire that consisted of 13 dichotomous questions, 10 closed-ended questions and 2 open-ended questions. All the executive administrative staff or chief executive officers ...


State-Funded Lobbyists In Georgia: Wise Or Wasteful?, Lynn M. Durham Dec 2009

State-Funded Lobbyists In Georgia: Wise Or Wasteful?, Lynn M. Durham

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Most Georgia state agencies have full-time employees whose duties include lobbying General Assembly members on behalf of the agency. These employees act as liaisons between the agencies and the state elected officials and perform duties such as constituent services, providing information to legislators, and advice and expertise on issues affecting their agency. Periodically, the media has written articles questioning whether taxpayers’ funds should be used to pay the salaries of these “lobbyists.” This practice has come under fire as being a questionable or wasteful use of taxpayers’ monies. This study examines the primary duties of agency lobbyists and asks legislators ...


Ict Usage In Microfinance Institutions In Uganda, Joseph Kaumba Ssewanyana Dec 2009

Ict Usage In Microfinance Institutions In Uganda, Joseph Kaumba Ssewanyana

The African Journal of Information Systems

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are always often faced with high operating costs to provide financial services to the poor people and Small and Medium Enterprises. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has been found to promote the dual objective of microfinance - sustainability and outreach to the poor people. Using a quantitative survey and descriptive research approach, this paper has established the extent to which ICT has been used in the microfinance institutions in Uganda. Despite the barriers, ICT usage in MFIs has been on the rise; and different applications and technologies have been adopted by some MFIs to control costs, create efficiency ...


The Impact Of Computerisation On Productivity: The Case Of Two State Utility Corporations In Botswana, Ayoku A. Ojedokun, Kgomotso H. Moahi Dec 2009

The Impact Of Computerisation On Productivity: The Case Of Two State Utility Corporations In Botswana, Ayoku A. Ojedokun, Kgomotso H. Moahi

The African Journal of Information Systems

The study investigated the impact of computer technology on productivity improvement as reflected in the billing process and total quality bills invoiced per month in the Gaborone headquarters of Botswana Power Corporation and Water Utilities Corporation. It examined the input-output relationship with computers as one of the inputs. The other input is labour represented by the Meter Reading Hours and the Supervisory Hours. The study drew on the economic production theory and time series approach to determine the contributions of the inputs to output. The study relied on unpublished information and interviews rather than the use of publicly or commercially ...


The Assessment Cyberguide For Learning Goals And Outcomes, Thomas Pusateri, Jane S. Halonen, Bill Hill, Maureen Mccarthy Nov 2009

The Assessment Cyberguide For Learning Goals And Outcomes, Thomas Pusateri, Jane S. Halonen, Bill Hill, Maureen Mccarthy

Faculty Publications

The CyberGuide serves as a companion resource for implementing the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology. These resources should aid psychology departments and their faculty to design the most appropriate and effective assessment plans. We have organized this Cyberguide into four parts that will assist departments in developing assessment plans: I. Understanding Assessment: Departmental, Institutional, Educational, and Societal Perspectives II. Designing Viable Assessment Plans III. Sustaining an Assessment Culture IV. Applying Assessment Strategies in Psychology


Technical College System Of Georgia Announces Mergers Oct 2009

Technical College System Of Georgia Announces Mergers

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the merger of the nine colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia into four colleges. The merged colleges are the Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Southeastern Technical College, and West Georgia Technical College. A noted result of the mergers is the increase in intra-library loans among the colleges. Additional schools are also expected to consolidate in 2010.


Knight, Kunnupas Win Gla Scholarships Oct 2009

Knight, Kunnupas Win Gla Scholarships

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the recipients of the Beard and C. S. Hubbard Scholarships from the Georgia Library Association (GLA), including library students Amber Knight and Tiia Kunnupas.


It Takes A Village To Support A Library, Peter D. Pearson Oct 2009

It Takes A Village To Support A Library, Peter D. Pearson

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author explains how friends of library groups and organizations can support a library. It points out the significance of political advocacy, particularly the role of the friends of library groups in promoting the importance of a public library. It encourages the holding of private fundraising combined with advocacy for the benefit of the library and taking into consideration the capabilities of its board of directors and moving beyond just membership contributions. Also proposed is the use of a merged model of a library friends group and foundation.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 57, No. 3 (Fall 2009) Complete Issue Oct 2009

The Southeastern Librarian V. 57, No. 3 (Fall 2009) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 57, No. 3 (Fall 2009).


Information Needs In A Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Shelter: Reflections On A Librarian’S Volunteer Experience, Donna Braquet Oct 2009

Information Needs In A Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Shelter: Reflections On A Librarian’S Volunteer Experience, Donna Braquet

The Southeastern Librarian

For three years following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, residents of the Gulf Coast enjoyed a reprieve from serious threats. But in 2008 Hurricanes Gustav and Ike confirmed that massive evacuations are now a reality of hurricane season. A consequence of such large evacuations is the establishment of hundreds of shelters across the country. Opportunities exist to improve information assistance and information dissemination in hurricane shelters. Information professionals can help by conducting research and documenting their experiences in shelters. This article discusses observations of evacuees’ information needs at a Hurricane Gustav shelter in Knoxville, Tennessee, and details the resources and methods ...


An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau Oct 2009

An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau

The Southeastern Librarian

Millions of students visit academic libraries each year, hoping to achieve success in the classroom and make progress with their research. Many of these students need help in navigating the complex services, collections, and facilities of a large academic library. Librarians often respond to this need by offering in-person orientation tours. However, with this approach, library personnel are unable to reach all who need assistance. Furthermore, the schedules of busy students and busy librarians do not always coincide, and students may prefer to learn about the library in a more flexible, self-paced fashion. It’s known that in-person tours are ...


From The President, James Cooper Oct 2009

From The President, James Cooper

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author reports on the accomplishments of the Georgia Library Association (GLA) for 2009. The GLA held its annual Library Day in Atlanta and it sponsored awards and scholarships, including the American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader, Hubbard Scholarship, and Beard Scholarship. Also noted is the support of the GLA to Read Across America, the Georgia Student Media Festival and the Georgia Peach Award. Another initiative of the GLA is the passage of a resolution for an honorary membership for the late AA Director Judith F. Krug.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of An Almost Librarian, David Baker Oct 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of An Almost Librarian, David Baker

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author tells about his collection of books in his personal library. He says that his collection has grown with the number of volumes exceeding 800 as his interest in various writings expanded. Among the books he added are the travel writings of Paul Theroux, all the novels by Armistead Maupin, novels about baseball players, histories of the textile leagues and biographies of Joe Jackson. His bookshelves also contain books about music and movies, Billy Wilder's comedies, various autobiographies, and celebrity anecdotes.


American Recovery And Reinvestment Act For Georgia Libraries, Diana J. Very Oct 2009

American Recovery And Reinvestment Act For Georgia Libraries, Diana J. Very

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the coordination of the statewide application of Georgia for funding of public computer centers for libraries under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA). The funding will be made possible by the NTIA Broadband Opportunities Program. Among the library systems that filed application include Athens Regional, Atlanta-Fulton County and DeKalb County Partnership, and South Georgia Regional.


Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang Oct 2009

Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article describes the Second Life culture as an interactive virtual environment from the perspective of a reference librarian. The cited advantages of using Second Life are synchronous interaction with other people, clearer appearance of chat text messages, incorporation of social norms, and accessibility. Among the noted obstacles to using Second Life are its price, intentional distress of other avatars, empty virtual public places, less hierarchy among participants, chatting via rapid typing, and quick change of landscapes and avatars.


Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata Oct 2009

Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article calls for the need to reinvent libraries for the next generation of library users. It stresses the value of being able to provide customer satisfaction, building and maintaining loyalty as well as resolving customer complaints so as to compete with other libraries. It also points out the importance of branding as a marketing strategy and encourages libraries to adhere to the liaison model or subject specialist model in providing specialized service. Also suggested are steps for marketing library services.


Ecgrl Unveils Valuable Local Resource For African Americans, Dorothy Demarest Oct 2009

Ecgrl Unveils Valuable Local Resource For African Americans, Dorothy Demarest

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the creation of an African American Funeral Program collection of resources by Dottie Demarest, a librarian and a genealogy and local history specialist at the East Central Georgia Regional Library (ECGRL) inspired by the donation from the funeral programs of African American Eula Mae Ramsey Johnson. The collection provides information on the lives of the deceased. About 1,2000 funeral programs now consist the collection following digitization of the programs through the help of Georgia HomePlace.


Vsu Students Honored At Ala Conference Oct 2009

Vsu Students Honored At Ala Conference

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the students from the Master Library and Information Science Program at Valdosta State University in Georgia who received awards at the American Library Association (ALA) 2009 Conference in Chicago, Illinois, including the Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Award to Kenneth M. Kozel, the ALA Student-to-Staff Program award to Marry L. Miller, and the Spectrum Scholarship to Jennifer Yontz-Orlando.


Bush Grant Will Fund 45 Scholarships Oct 2009

Bush Grant Will Fund 45 Scholarships

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces that the Georgia Public Library Services has received a Laura Bush 21st century Librarian Program grant worth 680,327 U.S. dollars from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Georgia Library News Now On Twitter Oct 2009

Georgia Library News Now On Twitter

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article informs that the Georgia Public Library Services (GPLS) has created a Twitter account, Georgialibs. According to GPLS Webmaster Darin Givens, the GPLS Twitter feed will be useful communications tool for getting brief reminders about upcoming library events, conferences and workshops. Given adds that it will also be used for linking public library news items.


Agnes Scott College News And Notes Oct 2009

Agnes Scott College News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from Agnes Scott College's McCain Library.


Digital Library Of Georgia News And Notes Oct 2009

Digital Library Of Georgia News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Digital Library of Georgia.


Valdosta State News And Notes Oct 2009

Valdosta State News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent library news from Valdosta State University.


Macon State Showcases 'Lost' Literature Oct 2009

Macon State Showcases 'Lost' Literature

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reviews the literature exhibit "Lost" at the Macon State College's library in Georgia.


Woodruff Library News And Notes Oct 2009

Woodruff Library News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Woodruff Library of Emory University.