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Remote Access Technologies For Library Collections: Tools For Library Users And Managers, Diane Fulkerson Dec 2014

Remote Access Technologies For Library Collections: Tools For Library Users And Managers, Diane Fulkerson

Diane Fulkerson

No abstract provided.


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Oct 2013

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Andi Damewood

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood Oct 2013

Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood

Andi Damewood

This paper examines self-regulated learning (SRL) as a personality trait; that is, as a relatively enduring, trans-situational, dispositional attribute of individual learners. We first review our rationale for doing so, then present of empirical findings that illuminate the nomological network and construct validity of SRL.


Borrow Or Buy? Cost-Effective Delivery Of Monographs, James Van Fleet, Jennifer Clarke Dec 2012

Borrow Or Buy? Cost-Effective Delivery Of Monographs, James Van Fleet, Jennifer Clarke

Jennifer Clarke

In an effort to reduce Interlibrary borrowing activity, while enhancing the Library collection, the Bertrand Library has initiated a program to purchase current monographs requested through ILL by Bucknell University students and faculty. The results have been a successful reduction in ILL workload, and a cost-effective means of document delivery as measured by average delivery time, cost-per-title, processing costs, and circulation statistics. This procedure reflects an overall change in our philosophy concerning document access and delivery, which led to the reorganization of ILL services and staff in the Bertrand Library.


Ts Transformations: Workflow, Budget, Staffing, Margaret Beecher Maurer Nov 2012

Ts Transformations: Workflow, Budget, Staffing, Margaret Beecher Maurer

Margaret Beecher Maurer

No abstract provided.


“Complications Of Forging E-Book Deals.”, Rob Kairis Nov 2012

“Complications Of Forging E-Book Deals.”, Rob Kairis

Rob Kairis

No abstract provided.


Google Tips & Tricks, Amanda Izenstark Nov 2012

Google Tips & Tricks, Amanda Izenstark

Amanda Izenstark

No abstract provided.


Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson Nov 2012

Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

This guide contains resources on how to prepare dissertations and theses. The guide is intended to help you understand from the start how to build the intellectual base and relationships that will lay the foundation for a successful dissertation or thesis. Sections include writing guides, information on literature reviews, APA style, finding other dissertations and theses, reference management software, and more.


Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett Nov 2012

Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett

Becky C. Smeltzer

This session's objective is to discuss an effort to revise and update Allen Tough's interview schedule to limit its focus to the learning projects that adults complete in the workplace.


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Nov 2012

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Becky C. Smeltzer

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Becoming A Successful Technology Manager (Full Day Preconference Seminar), Diane Graves, Eugene Spencer Nov 2012

Becoming A Successful Technology Manager (Full Day Preconference Seminar), Diane Graves, Eugene Spencer

Diane J Graves

Becoming a technology manager means more than "managing technology." As a manager, you now have responsibilities that include managing people, understanding and negotiating institutional policies and politics, and communicating effectively with staff, faculty, and peer managers. You must also know your technology area, keep up with constant changes, and manage it all. Many managers are charged with doing more with less. In short, you job is immensely more complicated than you might have imagined. Designed for new IT managers, this interactive seminar will introduce you to basic management philosophy, give you a context for becoming a successful manager, guide you ...


Reading For Pleasure: Prevalence And Role On Academic Achievement Among Primary School Students In Ontulili Location Of Kenya, Florence Mugambi Oct 2012

Reading For Pleasure: Prevalence And Role On Academic Achievement Among Primary School Students In Ontulili Location Of Kenya, Florence Mugambi

Florence N. Mugambi

No abstract provided.


Education For All: Challenges And Opportunities For Developing Countries, Florence Mugambi Oct 2012

Education For All: Challenges And Opportunities For Developing Countries, Florence Mugambi

Florence N. Mugambi

Discussion on achieving the Millennium Development Goal of Education For All.


Avoiding Plagiarism (Panel Presentation), Amanda Izenstark, Karen Markin Oct 2012

Avoiding Plagiarism (Panel Presentation), Amanda Izenstark, Karen Markin

Amanda Izenstark

No abstract provided.


Commandeering A Coal Bin... And Other Surprising New Research Findings In Young Adult Public Library Spaces. Panelist At Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference., Jonathan P. Bell, Collin Rickman, Joy Rodriguez, Julie Whitehead Oct 2012

Commandeering A Coal Bin... And Other Surprising New Research Findings In Young Adult Public Library Spaces. Panelist At Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference., Jonathan P. Bell, Collin Rickman, Joy Rodriguez, Julie Whitehead

Jonathan P. Bell

What does current Young Adult (YA) space practice teach us about YA spaces in public libraries? Four current MLIS graduate student Research Assistants will present current findings of the IMLS grant “Making Space for Young Adults in Public Libraries: Establishing a Research Foundation." The three-year study includes three different and interconnected approaches to data collection and analysis of current YA space practices: surveys, ethnographic content analysis of library YA space video footage, and the replication and analysis of actual physical YA spaces in the immersive 3D world of Second Life. The ultimate goal of this study is to help public ...


Are They Ready For College Research?, Benjamin Harris Sep 2012

Are They Ready For College Research?, Benjamin Harris

Benjamin R Harris

No abstract provided.


Preserving The Past With Tomorrow's Technology: How Depaul University And The University Of Ireland, Galway Secured A New Home For A Vincentian Digital Collection In The Cloud, Rebecca Cooling-Mallard, M Hess Sep 2012

Preserving The Past With Tomorrow's Technology: How Depaul University And The University Of Ireland, Galway Secured A New Home For A Vincentian Digital Collection In The Cloud, Rebecca Cooling-Mallard, M Hess

Rebecca Cooling-Mallard

DePaul University Library assisted researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway in preserving their catalogue of Vincentian documents by migrating metadata from an unstable server to a hosted web publishing platform designed for cultural institutions. Based on the collection’s requirements and the technical abilities of the researchers and their budget, the project team chose Omeka.net. The project included simplifying and restructuring the original metadata, encoding it in Unicode, and mapping the elements to the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. The catalogue now exists as a searchable online database in a stable, standardized, hosted environment that can be ...


Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2012

Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Using Data Profiles To Select Digital Asset Management Systems (Dams), Lisa Zilinski, S. Lorenz Sep 2012

Using Data Profiles To Select Digital Asset Management Systems (Dams), Lisa Zilinski, S. Lorenz

Lisa Zilinski

Digital curation is no longer bound to preservation techniques that require data to be stored in a vault with only one or two authorized users [1]. Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) offer many efficient solutions that incorporate metadata and in so doing, DAMS help to increase access for all users. The question is: how can libraries select a DAMS that will meet the needs of their researchers, universities and funding institutions while providing sustainable digital preservation and access?


Improving Library Services For International Students, Lauren K. Marshall, Mina Chercourt Sep 2012

Improving Library Services For International Students, Lauren K. Marshall, Mina Chercourt

Lauren K. Marshall

Inspired by the book, International Students and Academic Libraries: A Survey of Issues and Annotated Bibliography, we decided to investigate ways to improve library services for the international students at John Carroll University.


Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle Sep 2012

Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

The Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Collection is one of the oldest and largest manuscript collections in Nigeria. Because of the collection’s importance, its extremely poor housing and condition, the Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project was created. The goal of the week-long project was to gather fine-grained, detailed information as to the state of the collection so that a more comprehensive conservation, cataloging and digitization project could be formulated. Biddle details why the collection should be transferred on long-term loan to Arewa House Kaduna.


Preliminary Training For Rda: A Survey Of Cataloging Department Heads, Elyssa Sanner Aug 2012

Preliminary Training For Rda: A Survey Of Cataloging Department Heads, Elyssa Sanner

Elyssa M. Sanner

This study examined the preliminary training that has occurred and will occur in the future, as well as the perceptions of cataloging department heads toward RDA (Resource Description and Access) in American academic libraries. Previous research indicates that the successful adoption of new cataloging rules relies on the strength and elements included in the training offered to and required of individuals in the library cataloging community. This study found that many of the essential components for RDA training have been included in preliminary training. Now that a decision has been made by the Library of Congress, this study identified room ...


The Iowa Flood Of 2008: Putting The Disaster Response Plan To The Test, Paul A. Soderdahl Aug 2012

The Iowa Flood Of 2008: Putting The Disaster Response Plan To The Test, Paul A. Soderdahl

Paul A Soderdahl

In the summer of 2008, the rivers in eastern Iowa rose to historic levels, prompting a major evacuation and shutdown of the University of Iowa campus and resulting in nearly $750 million in damage, particularly to the buildings that housed the fine and performing arts. The art library reopened in late 2011, and the music library will be in temporary quarters for several more years. Though the main library received only minor flooding in the basement, the building was closed for several weeks even while campus reopened and classes resumed.

The library's data center, located in the main library ...


Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan Ariew, Audrey Powers Aug 2012

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan Ariew, Audrey Powers

Susan A. Ariew

Offers tips and strategies for efficient, effective use of library resources and services to help new graduate students at USF get started on research and literature reviews in their field.


Information Literacy And Educ 340 At Gettysburg College, Janelle Wertzberger Aug 2012

Information Literacy And Educ 340 At Gettysburg College, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

No abstract provided.


Crossing Into Consulting: Tale From The Trenches, Jennifer Brancato Jul 2012

Crossing Into Consulting: Tale From The Trenches, Jennifer Brancato

Jennifer Brancato

No abstract provided.


New Faculty Orientation At Valpo, Patricia Mileham Jul 2012

New Faculty Orientation At Valpo, Patricia Mileham

Patricia Mileham

No abstract provided.


Empowering Patient Safety Outreach Through Interprofessional Partnerships: Educating Our Communities, Chris Childs, Linda Walton Jul 2012

Empowering Patient Safety Outreach Through Interprofessional Partnerships: Educating Our Communities, Chris Childs, Linda Walton

Linda J. Walton

No abstract provided.


Building Library Relationships In Ontulili: Towards An Effort To Establish A Community Library, Shannon Johnson, Florence Mugambi Jul 2012

Building Library Relationships In Ontulili: Towards An Effort To Establish A Community Library, Shannon Johnson, Florence Mugambi

Shannon F Johnson

The Ontulili Literacy Project is an innovative literacy initiative whose mission is to establish a community library, an environment that will foster multiple literacies, academic success,and community development in the Ontulili region, situated in Eastern Kenya. This poster will explain how and why the project got started, ongoing efforts, and future plans.


Before You Write: Six Keys To Success - Creating Self Contained Information Literacy Modules, Shannon Johnson, Tammy Toscos Jul 2012

Before You Write: Six Keys To Success - Creating Self Contained Information Literacy Modules, Shannon Johnson, Tammy Toscos

Shannon F Johnson

In today's competitive job market, many working adults are returning to graduate school with rusty information literacy and computer skills. Before You Write: Six Keys to Success was designed to re-introduce returning adult students to the basic skills they will need for success in a graduate program. These six modules are self-paced and utilize real world scenario based assessments. In this session, a librarian and an informatics professor will discuss the inception and implementation of this collaborative information literacy/informatics initiative.