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Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns Nov 2012

Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis Nov 2012

Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

As the number of open access journals grows, the usage of the material in libraries is growing. Nearly one quarter of all full text access at Eastern Illinois University comes from open access sources. This poster provides statistics as well as trends over time on OA usage at EIU.


Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis Nov 2012

Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

As the number of open access journals grows, the usage of the material in libraries is growing. Nearly one quarter of all full text access at Eastern Illinois University comes from open access sources. This poster provides statistics as well as trends over time on OA usage at EIU.


Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns Nov 2012

Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley Tolppanen, Janice Derr Oct 2012

The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley Tolppanen, Janice Derr

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Storage facilities for library materials can range from a small room within a library to specially constructed high density remote storage facilities. This poster session will consider the issues surrounding the efficient operation of a storage facility. Topics covered will include the selection of materials to be placed in storage, the shelving arrangement in the facility, the cataloging and relabeling of storage bound items, and the moving of materials to the storage facility. Other issues considered will be shelf-reading, shifting, security and climate control, and retrieval of storage items for patrons. The poster session will be based on Booth Library ...


The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Janice Derr Oct 2012

The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Janice Derr

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Storage facilities for library materials can range from a small room within a library to specially constructed high density remote storage facilities. This poster session will consider the issues surrounding the efficient operation of a storage facility. Topics covered will include the selection of materials to be placed in storage, the shelving arrangement in the facility, the cataloging and relabeling of storage bound items, and the moving of materials to the storage facility. Other issues considered will be shelf-reading, shifting, security and climate control, and retrieval of storage items for patrons. The poster session will be based on Booth Library ...


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Managing a repository can mean wearing a number of different management "hats": Leading the vision of the repository, supervising support staff effectively, and facilitating department and faculty content contributions. This presentation focuses on techniques from the field of technology management, including Total Quality Management, the Five Factor Model of Leadership, Facilitation Skills, and Motivational Theories of Supervision. We will introduce these theories and focus our discussions on sharing best practices for managing repository workflows and staffing.


"Where Is The Fiction Section?" Student Expectations, Faculty Needs, & Staff Involvement In Academic Library Readers' Advisory Service, Sarah L. Johnson Jun 2012

"Where Is The Fiction Section?" Student Expectations, Faculty Needs, & Staff Involvement In Academic Library Readers' Advisory Service, Sarah L. Johnson

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

This presentation offers a case study on the approach taken by Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, in regard to popular reading collections and readers' advisory work. Topics include undergraduate students' expectations for offerings in popular fiction and nonfiction in academic libraries, how recreational reading collections can support curricular needs, and how staff can become involved in collection promotion by means of training workshops, development of local exhibits and book lists, and more. Presenter notes included.


Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns May 2012

Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns May 2012

Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Best Practices For Staff Sharing, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Janice Derr Mar 2012

Best Practices For Staff Sharing, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Janice Derr

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Medium to larger academic libraries often hire and train staff members to perform a variety of duties within a single department. However, in the current difficult budgetary environment, such academic libraries may use sharing of staff members between departments and cross-training in order to maintain the provision of high quality library service. This poster session will present a set of best practices for staff sharing, including scheduling and prioritizing tasks, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of such sharing from the perspectives of the supervisors and staff members. Examples of staff sharing as implemented at Booth Library, Eastern Illinois ...


A Book Sale How-To Guide [Book Review], Ellen Kathryn Corrigan Jan 2012

A Book Sale How-To Guide [Book Review], Ellen Kathryn Corrigan

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Review of: A Book Sale How-To Guide: More Money, Less Stress by Pat Ditzler and JoAnn Dumas (American Library Association, 2012)


One Year In - Top Downloads Of Documents From The Keep In The First Year Of The Repository, Todd Bruns Jan 2012

One Year In - Top Downloads Of Documents From The Keep In The First Year Of The Repository, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

This document compiles the total full text downloads of documents in The Keep. The time period covered is the first full year of operation of The Keep, December 2011 through the end of November 2012.


Review Of Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search To Knowledge Formation, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2012

Review Of Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search To Knowledge Formation, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

In this book, Cole attempts to establish a framework for the information searching process. Cole analyzes information need from the perspectives of both information science and computer science. Where information science considers the need as sensory (perceptual-cognitive), computer science views information need as mechanical (input-output). The book, one in the ASIST Monograph Series, is a conceptual work that presents a systematic overview of users’ information retrieval practices.


Review Of Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, And Trashing The Talking Head, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2012

Review Of Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, And Trashing The Talking Head, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Do you know what an unconference is? Have you attended this type of conference alternative? Have you organized a camp? If these terms have as yet gone under your radar, you will certainly be hearing more about them in coming years. Michelle Boule writes an overview to the topic and provides context for what to expect and how to apply the theory of camps and unconferences to your own conference, training session, or classroom. Boule worked as a social sciences librarian at the University of Houston from 2004-2008 and is now employed as a consultant and freelance writer. She currently ...


Review Of Staff Development On A Shoestring, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2012

Review Of Staff Development On A Shoestring, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Budgets are tight, yet it remains important for library staff members to keep current with evolving technologies and improve their skills in providing services to library users. Staff development programs can spark creativity, increase motivation, and augment productivity. In these lean times, Marcia Trotta provides guidance on how to maintain library staff development opportunities. Trotta is a consultant and adult program coordinator of the Connecticut Humanities Council. She is a retired public library director and has written a number of books on library management-related issues.


A Book Sale How-To Guide [Book Review], Ellen Corrigan Jan 2012

A Book Sale How-To Guide [Book Review], Ellen Corrigan

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Review of: A Book Sale How-To Guide: More Money, Less Stress by Pat Ditzler and JoAnn Dumas (American Library Association, 2012)


Review Of Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search To Knowledge Formation, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2012

Review Of Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search To Knowledge Formation, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

In this book, Cole attempts to establish a framework for the information searching process. Cole analyzes information need from the perspectives of both information science and computer science. Where information science considers the need as sensory (perceptual-cognitive), computer science views information need as mechanical (input-output). The book, one in the ASIST Monograph Series, is a conceptual work that presents a systematic overview of users’ information retrieval practices.


Review Of Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, And Trashing The Talking Head, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2012

Review Of Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, And Trashing The Talking Head, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Do you know what an unconference is? Have you attended this type of conference alternative? Have you organized a camp? If these terms have as yet gone under your radar, you will certainly be hearing more about them in coming years. Michelle Boule writes an overview to the topic and provides context for what to expect and how to apply the theory of camps and unconferences to your own conference, training session, or classroom. Boule worked as a social sciences librarian at the University of Houston from 2004-2008 and is now employed as a consultant and freelance writer. She currently ...


Review Of Staff Development On A Shoestring, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2012

Review Of Staff Development On A Shoestring, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Budgets are tight, yet it remains important for library staff members to keep current with evolving technologies and improve their skills in providing services to library users. Staff development programs can spark creativity, increase motivation, and augment productivity. In these lean times, Marcia Trotta provides guidance on how to maintain library staff development opportunities. Trotta is a consultant and adult program coordinator of the Connecticut Humanities Council. She is a retired public library director and has written a number of books on library management-related issues.


Top 50 Downloads From The Keep (March 1, 2012), Todd Bruns Jan 2012

Top 50 Downloads From The Keep (March 1, 2012), Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

This spreadsheet lists the top 50 downloaded items from The Keep as of March 1, 2012.