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Textbooks, Libraries & Students: An Evolving Partnership, Susan Kendall, Mary Nino, Rae Ann Stahl Nov 2012

Textbooks, Libraries & Students: An Evolving Partnership, Susan Kendall, Mary Nino, Rae Ann Stahl

Faculty and Staff Publications

A recent Government Accountability Office study stated that close to 40% of college students decide against buying textbooks. Rising textbook and tuition costs have created an economic crisis for students that has dramatic consequences for their success and ultimate retention and graduation rates. As a result, libraries and faculty are investigating how to incorporate library resources and open educational resources (OER) into required course materials. A new San Jose State University (SJSU) initiative known as “Affordable Learning $olutions” works to provide class resources for students by utilizing library owned electronic resources. This session will explain how the SJSU Library partnered ...


Digital Repositories And Open Access: Information Without Limits, Crystal Goldman, Silke P. Higgins Nov 2012

Digital Repositories And Open Access: Information Without Limits, Crystal Goldman, Silke P. Higgins

Faculty and Staff Publications

For many libraries, the Digital Repository has become the main storage center for materials created by the community they serve. Such materials can include important historical records, local newspapers, community newsletters, as well as articles, presentations, data sets, images, videos and other multimedia items. In this way, the repository takes on a central role in placing free, open access materials into the hands of the public.

While many repositories are currently managed by universities, their benefits reach beyond the walls of academia to include K-12 students as well as the public at large. Thus, all librarians are encouraged to utilize ...


Academic Gateway, Fall 2012, San Jose State University Library Oct 2012

Academic Gateway, Fall 2012, San Jose State University Library

Academic Gateway

No abstract provided.


Love
 In
 The
 Stacks:
 Popular
 Romance
 Collection
 Development
 In
 Academic
 Libraries, Crystal Goldman Oct 2012

Love
 In
 The
 Stacks:
 Popular
 Romance
 Collection
 Development
 In
 Academic
 Libraries, Crystal Goldman

Faculty and Staff Publications

This article begins to define the core collection of Popular Romance Studies, and discusses the likelihood of academic libraries allocating monetary funds for collecting in this discipline when universities do not have a major program to support in the area. An analysis of Library Science literature shows the justifications librarians use for why they do or do not collect popular culture materials, such as romance novels and films. Multiple arguments are presented for how popular romance should be classified within collections when libraries acquire material in this field. Finally, recommendations are made regarding how best to assure ongoing access to ...


Navigating The Hybrid World: Going From Paper-Based To Paper-Less Library Research Assignments, Ann Agee, Crystal Goldman Jun 2012

Navigating The Hybrid World: Going From Paper-Based To Paper-Less Library Research Assignments, Ann Agee, Crystal Goldman

Ann Agee

This presentation discussed a research module designed for lower division Communication Studies students at San Jose State University, which began as a self-guided paper-based assignment meant to introduce library research concepts. During the 2011-2012 academic year, it transitioned to an online module embedded in the course management system Desire2Learn. The move to a paperless format allowed for the introduction of interactive technologies, such as Screencast-O-Matic, SpicyNodes, Xtranormal, LibGuides, and YouTube videos, which helped to engage students’ interest and enhance learning. This presentation will provide best practices and pitfalls for librarians looking to embed information literacy into the hybrid classroom.


Navigating The Hybrid World: Going From Paper-Based To Paper-Less Library Research Assignments, Ann Agee, Crystal Goldman Jun 2012

Navigating The Hybrid World: Going From Paper-Based To Paper-Less Library Research Assignments, Ann Agee, Crystal Goldman

Faculty and Staff Publications

This presentation discussed a research module designed for lower division Communication Studies students at San Jose State University, which began as a self-guided paper-based assignment meant to introduce library research concepts. During the 2011-2012 academic year, it transitioned to an online module embedded in the course management system Desire2Learn. The move to a paperless format allowed for the introduction of interactive technologies, such as Screencast-O-Matic, SpicyNodes, Xtranormal, LibGuides, and YouTube videos, which helped to engage students’ interest and enhance learning. This presentation will provide best practices and pitfalls for librarians looking to embed information literacy into the hybrid classroom.


More Than A Scavenger Hunt: Using Ipads And Qr Codes To Find Sources In A One-Shot Library Instruction Session, Ngoc-Yen Tran Jun 2012

More Than A Scavenger Hunt: Using Ipads And Qr Codes To Find Sources In A One-Shot Library Instruction Session, Ngoc-Yen Tran

Faculty and Staff Publications

iPads are fun but they can also be a great tool for one-shot library instruction sessions. In conjunction with QR codes, a structured activity with these devices will get students out of the computer lab, working in groups to find the differences between scholarly and popular articles, primary v. secondary sources, and to use WorldCat Local to find their own sources. Attend the session to find out how the activity is set up and whether or not is possible to have such an elaborate session within the limits of a 50-minute one-shot.


Developing A Technology Integration Residency Model: The Catalyst Project Report, Sandra Hirsh, Ruth Metz, Scott Brown, Laura Serrano, Sheila Gurtu, Lisa Valdez, Jane Fisher Jun 2012

Developing A Technology Integration Residency Model: The Catalyst Project Report, Sandra Hirsh, Ruth Metz, Scott Brown, Laura Serrano, Sheila Gurtu, Lisa Valdez, Jane Fisher

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


International Legal Collections At U.S. Academic Law School Libraries, Camelia Naranch May 2012

International Legal Collections At U.S. Academic Law School Libraries, Camelia Naranch

School of Information Student Research Journal

This study examines how law librarians are participating in the process of creating new fields of international legal research and training. It investigates the current state of international legal collections at twelve public and private U.S. academic law school libraries, illuminating in the process some of the significant shifts that characterize the nature of professional librarianship and information science in the twenty-first century. Included in the study is a discussion of the reference works, research guides, and databases that make up these international legal collections. This is followed by a brief assessment of the trends and challenges that librarians ...


Using Organization Theory To Explore The Changing Role Of Medical Libraries, Kathy J. Fatkin May 2012

Using Organization Theory To Explore The Changing Role Of Medical Libraries, Kathy J. Fatkin

School of Information Student Research Journal

This historical research review uses organization theory to describe and interpret the evolution of American hospitals, medical libraries, and the role of the professional librarian. Various organization theories are applied to explain changes in hospitals and medical libraries over time. The interaction between the organization and the environment as described in organization theory shaped the emergence of today's information services. For readers unfamiliar with health sciences libraries, the study will provide a glimpse into the social forces that framed the development of this type of special library.


An Exploratory Study Of Online Information Regarding Colony Collapse Disorder, Meredith K. Boehm May 2012

An Exploratory Study Of Online Information Regarding Colony Collapse Disorder, Meredith K. Boehm

School of Information Student Research Journal

The cause or causes of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) are uncertain. CCD defines specific characteristics of the nationwide deaths of honey bee colonies in the last decade. Adult bees often disappear from the hive and die, leaving the colony weak and vulnerable to disease. Environmental scientists and agriculturalists have developed many different theories about CCD and its origins. The different theories create challenges regarding the effective dissemination of information about CCD to the different realms of public information seekers. There is a need for an exploration of the online communication of CCD information using federal environmental agency web resources. CCD ...


Certification Of Librarians: An Unproven Demand, Jonathan Pacheco Bell May 2012

Certification Of Librarians: An Unproven Demand, Jonathan Pacheco Bell

School of Information Student Research Journal

This paper examines whether certification of librarians is necessary to ensure high quality service. The paper explains the purpose of professional certification and provides a synopsis of the history of national librarian certification initiatives in the U.S. A literature review evaluates arguments supporting and opposing certification. Arguments in favor of certification are unconvincing and reveal certification supporters’ professional insecurities, failure to consider the certification bureaucracy that would be created, and lack of evidence to support their claims. Given these findings, the paper concludes that librarian certification is unnecessary. Library professionals are encouraged to take other proactive steps to expand ...


Value Of The Research Methods Course: Voices From Lis Practitioners, Lili Luo May 2012

Value Of The Research Methods Course: Voices From Lis Practitioners, Lili Luo

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Closing The Research/Practice Gap: The Journey From Student To Practitioner, Stacey Nordlund May 2012

Closing The Research/Practice Gap: The Journey From Student To Practitioner, Stacey Nordlund

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Faculty Speaker: Digital Asset Management (Dam) 101, John Horodyski Apr 2012

Faculty Speaker: Digital Asset Management (Dam) 101, John Horodyski

ASIS&T Student Chapter Events Archive

John Horodyski, an SJSU SLIS faculty member, discusses Digital Asset Management (DAM). Topics include: • What is DAM? • How did it come about? • Why is DAM needed? • Who is doing DAM? • Where is DAM going?


Collaborating Across The Campus: Librarians And Faculty Create A Course-Specific, Online Research Guide For Students, Ann Agee Apr 2012

Collaborating Across The Campus: Librarians And Faculty Create A Course-Specific, Online Research Guide For Students, Ann Agee

Ann Agee

Discover how librarians and faculty collaborated at San Jose State University to create a course-specific online tutorial and research guide designed to meet the growing demands of a popular GenEd (General Education) course, Health Science 1.Learning Outcomes*Understand the elements necessary in a successful online learning tool.*Identify courses that could be good candidates for web-based library instruction.*Recognize the steps essential to successful collaboration with campus faculty.


Collaborating Across The Campus: Librarians And Faculty Create A Course-Specific, Online Research Guide For Students, Ann Agee Apr 2012

Collaborating Across The Campus: Librarians And Faculty Create A Course-Specific, Online Research Guide For Students, Ann Agee

Faculty and Staff Publications

Discover how librarians and faculty collaborated at San Jose State University to create a course-specific online tutorial and research guide designed to meet the growing demands of a popular GenEd (General Education) course, Health Science 1.

Learning Outcomes

*Understand the elements necessary in a successful online learning tool.

*Identify courses that could be good candidates for web-based library instruction.

*Recognize the steps essential to successful collaboration with campus faculty.


So You Think You Can Manage An Institutional Repository, Silke Higgins, Crystal Goldman Apr 2012

So You Think You Can Manage An Institutional Repository, Silke Higgins, Crystal Goldman

Faculty and Staff Publications

Traditionally, academic libraries have held the responsibility of housing, disseminating, and preserving the scholarly output of their universities. These materials, including but not limited to student dissertations and theses, as well as faculty publications were--and still are-- primarily held in the libraries’ archives and special collections departments. With the unstoppable march of bits and bites, academic libraries experience an increasingly strong push towards preserving digital records of scholarly output in electronic Institutional Repositories (IR). While undeniably an exciting and versatile invention, the establishment and management of an IR can at the same time be an intimidating endeavor.Over the course ...


Academic Gateway, Spring 2012, San Jose State University Library Apr 2012

Academic Gateway, Spring 2012, San Jose State University Library

Academic Gateway

No abstract provided.


Going Beyond A Library Tour: Leading One-Shots Using Ipads And Qr Codes, Ngoc-Yen Tran Apr 2012

Going Beyond A Library Tour: Leading One-Shots Using Ipads And Qr Codes, Ngoc-Yen Tran

Faculty and Staff Publications

According to the 2011 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology report, "institutions and instructors do not fully harness [technologies] to create opportunities for more varied, inspiring, and beyond-the-classroom learning experiences." The challenge for libraries is how to use technologies to excite and provide experiential learning for students so that they can improve their information literacy skills. Using iPads in conjunction with QR codes, a structured fifty-minute session was developed to engage students with information. In groups of 3-5, students completed the activity together. Each group was given the same activity but with different topics and sources to examine ...


What?! You’Re Still Managing Your Library’S Facebook Page Yourself?, Ngoc-Yen Tran Apr 2012

What?! You’Re Still Managing Your Library’S Facebook Page Yourself?, Ngoc-Yen Tran

Faculty and Staff Publications

Within a few months, Pearson Library at California Lutheran University went from having 15 likes to 111 likes. What's our secret to having a thriving Facebook page? How did we use this medium in a new way? There are many reasons as to why a library’s Facebook page is not successful and we experienced some those challenges: lack of time, we did not know what to post, we did not have many “likes”, and we did not know how often to post. The solution to many of our problems was to hire a student to help manage the ...


Innovative Library, Innovative Space: How Sjsu Students Use It, Crystal Goldman, Valeria Molteni Apr 2012

Innovative Library, Innovative Space: How Sjsu Students Use It, Crystal Goldman, Valeria Molteni

Faculty and Staff Publications

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State University is a unique combination of both academic and public library. The academic library has a special place on the college campus in the United States; usually, it is centrally located on the university as a primary place of convergence. The King Library offers space for everybody’s use. This presentation provided information on the initial analysis for data collected in a study of the “library as place” and SJSU students' perceptions regarding their sense of belonging towards the King Library building. The study had three goals: 1) Learn about ...


Information Literacy In The Workplace: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Yuhfen Diana H. Wu Apr 2012

Information Literacy In The Workplace: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Yuhfen Diana H. Wu

Faculty and Staff Publications

This cross-cultural study has two main purposes: to investigate how information literacy is perceived in the workplace and to discover how employees obtain information to carry out their jobs in an effective and timely fashion. This project applies a mix of research methods, including site visits, interviews, and a survey. More than 120 participants from forty companies were involved in this study. They were from a wide variety of industries in Taiwan and Silicon Valley, in Northern California, where many companies base offices or operations from around the world. Major obstacles in conducting cross-continent research are cost, time demands, scheduling ...


An Agenda Of Praxis For Young Adult Librarianship, Anthony Bernier Feb 2012

An Agenda Of Praxis For Young Adult Librarianship, Anthony Bernier

Faculty Publications

All research seeks to impact the world. Library and Information Science (LIS) desires it no less than the “hard” sciences. So I am gratified to see JRYLA promoting young adult (YA) research, and appreciate YALSA Research Committee’s efforts in articulating a list of research needs. The new National Research Agenda represents a welcome, if qualified, addition to YALSA’s portfolio of service.


Ipad 2s For Everyone! Catching Students’ Attention In Library One-Shots, Ngoc-Yen Tran Feb 2012

Ipad 2s For Everyone! Catching Students’ Attention In Library One-Shots, Ngoc-Yen Tran

Faculty and Staff Publications

“You are an exercise science major and you have a mid-term essay due in two weeks. You’ve chosen to write about the benefits of yoga. The assignment requires you to find at least 2 peer-reviewed articles (also known as scholarly articles).” This is the scenario that I have given to students during one-shots and although that does not excite them, seeing iPads being distributed in conjunction with the activity certainly does. But, instead of using the iPad as a parallel to a computer (meaning that students use the web app to find materials), the students use the iPads to ...


Innovate Magazine / Annual Review 2011-2012, San Jose State University Jan 2012

Innovate Magazine / Annual Review 2011-2012, San Jose State University

Innovate Magazine (School of Information)

This year's issue highlights some of the ways the SJSU School of Library and Information Science is being a catalyst for global innovation, explores the tools SJSU SLIS master's students and faculty use to interact in our innovative online learning environment, and describes some of the exciting career pathways our alum are pursuing.


Still A Librarian, Ken Haycock Jan 2012

Still A Librarian, Ken Haycock

Ken Haycock

Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "The Ebook Opportunity" in the November 15, 2011 issue, "Library Science Without the Library" in the January 12, 2012 issue, and "Beyond the Stars" in the November 1 2011 issue, which discusses advocacy for public libraries.


Leading Change, Ken Haycock Jan 2012

Leading Change, Ken Haycock

Ken Haycock

The article focuses on how school librarians could lead change in their schools. It states that some people do not want change because it is considered as a threat to familiar behavior. It says that in introducing change there should be a sense of urgency, a group that has the power to lead the change, communicate the vision of change. It adds that school librarians must consider all aspects including the involvement of principals, school staff, and the community.


Digital Reading, Ziming Liu Jan 2012

Digital Reading, Ziming Liu

Ziming Liu

No abstract provided.


Is It Time For Wider Acceptance Of E-Textbooks? An Examination Of Student Reactions To E-Textbooks, Ziming Liu Jan 2012

Is It Time For Wider Acceptance Of E-Textbooks? An Examination Of Student Reactions To E-Textbooks, Ziming Liu

Ziming Liu

No abstract provided.