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Cleaning Up Dirty Politics: A Social Marketing Perspective On New Jersey's Clean Elections Program, Amy H. Handlin Nov 2012

Cleaning Up Dirty Politics: A Social Marketing Perspective On New Jersey's Clean Elections Program, Amy H. Handlin

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This paper reviews the outcome of a state electoral reform initiative in terms of the four-stage behavior change process used by social marketers to gauge the effectiveness of their techniques. While the Clean Elections initiative was moderately successful in its Action and Contemplation stages, the author argues that realization of its full potential could be significantly hastened by utilizing the social marketing tools of segmentation, communications research and pretesting.


Year Of Ghana 2012-13 Reading List, Dewi J. Wilson Nov 2012

Year Of Ghana 2012-13 Reading List, Dewi J. Wilson

Research Guides & Subject Bibliographies

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


From The President, Elizabeth Leslie Bagley Nov 2012

From The President, Elizabeth Leslie Bagley

Georgia Library Quarterly

Editorial from the Georgia Library Association President.


Graph Matching-Based Decision Support Tools For Migrating Spread Of Infectious Diseases Like H1n1, Jomon Aliyas Paul, Kedar Sambhoos Nov 2012

Graph Matching-Based Decision Support Tools For Migrating Spread Of Infectious Diseases Like H1n1, Jomon Aliyas Paul, Kedar Sambhoos

Faculty Publications

Diseases like H1N1 can be prevented from becoming a wide spread epidemic through timely detection and containment measures. Similarity of H1N1 symptoms to any common flu and its alarming rate of spread through animals and humans complicate the deployment of such strategies. We use dynamic implementation of graph matching methods to overcome these challenges. Specifically, we formulate a mixed integer programming model (MIP) that analyzes patient symptom data available at hospitals to generate patient graph match scores. Successful matches are then used to update counters that generate alerts to the Public Health Department when the counters surpass the threshold values ...


Pay-For-Performance System In The Department Of Defense: A Case Study Of The National Security Personnel System, Kenneth P. Woods Oct 2012

Pay-For-Performance System In The Department Of Defense: A Case Study Of The National Security Personnel System, Kenneth P. Woods

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

The National Security Personnel System was authorized at the request of Department of Defense (DOD), which complained of inflexibilities in the traditional federal General Schedule system, established under the classification Act of 1949. The department claimed that the traditional system was cumbersome even during normal peacetime operations; during wartime, when the system faced additional stresses, it was more problematic. Some of DOD’s concerns with the General Schedule system were also shared by other government agencies and officials who perceived that the system was defining jobs too narrowly and prescribing too many procedures for filling those jobs, limiting the ability ...


Poverty Reduction In Burundi: A Case Study Of The Effectiveness Of Foreign Aid, Josiane Mapango Oct 2012

Poverty Reduction In Burundi: A Case Study Of The Effectiveness Of Foreign Aid, Josiane Mapango

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were officially established by the United Nations in 2000 following the adoption of the United Nations’ Millennium Declaration. The aim of these goals is to free humanity from extreme poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease by 2015. By signing the Millennium Declaration, Burundi has pledged to improve policies and governance, and increase accountability to its citizens. Burundi relies heavily on foreign aid and has experienced a significant increase in aid flow in recent years; however, the high external assistance has not yet translated into high and sustainable growth rates and ...


The Emersion Of Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies: A Case Study Of The Implementation Of Hybrid Organizations In Louisiana And North Carolina, Tim Falvai Oct 2012

The Emersion Of Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies: A Case Study Of The Implementation Of Hybrid Organizations In Louisiana And North Carolina, Tim Falvai

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

A new business entity designed for social entrepreneurs to embrace is gaining acceptance in a number of states, including Louisiana and North Carolina. The new entity, the low-profit limited liability company (L3C), is a byproduct of the current two options of operating, as a traditional private company or a nonprofit organization, not being an ideal fit for the entities being established by social entrepreneurs.

Trying to take advantage of both options’ advantages, and reduce the limitations, L3Cs were created to afford the assurances found in the private sector while still delivering funding often found in the nonprofit sector. A common ...


Gender Pay Gap In Public Organizations: An Analysis Of Trends In Pay Gaps Between Men And Women In Federal Agencies, Aisha Coore Oct 2012

Gender Pay Gap In Public Organizations: An Analysis Of Trends In Pay Gaps Between Men And Women In Federal Agencies, Aisha Coore

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibited gender-based wage discrimination in the workforce specifically between men and women that had an identical skill set and were performing the same job. The gender pay gap has been an issue in the American workforce and particularly public administration as early as the 1800s, but has continued through the 1940s, 1950s and up to 2012. There are many different forms of pay gap or other names for the same issue, such as; the glass ceiling, sex discrimination, and comparable worth. Although each term has a different meaning, the outcome remains that women are ...


You Belong @ Your Library Photo Contest Announced, Christina Teasley Oct 2012

You Belong @ Your Library Photo Contest Announced, Christina Teasley

Georgia Library Quarterly

The Georgia Library Quarterly is now accepting photographs for a contest that runs through November 30. The theme of the contest is "You Belong @ Your Library".


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Louann Blocker Oct 2012

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Louann Blocker

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Armor All: The Self-Conception Of Private Security Contractors, Volker C. Franke Oct 2012

Armor All: The Self-Conception Of Private Security Contractors, Volker C. Franke

Faculty Publications

Whereas the values, attitudes and motivations of soldiers serving in their countries’ armed forces have been widely studied, to date we know very little about the motivations and self-conception of individuals working for the private security industry. Using data obtained through an online survey, this article explores the values, attitudes and identity of more than 200 private security contractors with law enforcement backgrounds and operational experience with a security firm in Iraq. Contrary to media dominating images of ruthless, money-grabbing mercenaries, respondents in this sample adhered to attitudes and values very similar to those of professional soldiers serving in Western ...


A Reflection On The Galileo Knowledge Repository (Gkr) Virtual Internship, Changwoo Yang Oct 2012

A Reflection On The Galileo Knowledge Repository (Gkr) Virtual Internship, Changwoo Yang

Georgia Library Quarterly

The Galileo Knowledge Repository (GKR) internship is designed to provide service to GKR sites needing assistance and to give students hands-on experience using a modified version of Dublin Core in a digital repository environment. The student interns work virtually from any remote location that has internet access. Selected student interns are assigned to the GKR partner institutes and work as content submitters. Interns are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work during the summer semester to earn three credit hours (MLIS 7960 Supervised Fieldwork) in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at Valdosta State University ...


Clandestine Partnerships?: The Link Between Human Trafficking And Organized Crime In Metropolitan Atlanta, Tara M. Tripp Oct 2012

Clandestine Partnerships?: The Link Between Human Trafficking And Organized Crime In Metropolitan Atlanta, Tara M. Tripp

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Since the enactment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, which directly criminalized human trafficking, research on human trafficking has significantly increased. While recent studies have analyzed trafficking legislation, characteristics of offenders and victims, and types of human trafficking rings, little data has been collected on human trafficking ties to organized crime. Therefore, this research explores human trafficking and its relationship to organized crime through an analysis of public court records. Specifically, the study includes the 20 federal human trafficking cases in metropolitan Atlanta indicted between 2000 and 2012. It was found that 80% of the 20 human trafficking ...


An Insight Into The Wrongly Convicted: Going Beyond The Perceptions And Beliefs Of The Causes, Chermaine Cribb Oct 2012

An Insight Into The Wrongly Convicted: Going Beyond The Perceptions And Beliefs Of The Causes, Chermaine Cribb

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

This study examined the number of wrongful convictions that were exonerated from January 1, 2004 to September 1, 2012. Four hundred forty seven exoneration cases were examined to obtain the factors that contributed to wrongful convictions, the most common offenses related to wrongful convictions, the evidence that led to a new trial, and the outcome of the exoneration based on dismissal of charges, acquittal, or pardons. Interviews were conducted to obtain exoneration case representation criteria, challenges faced in handling exonerations, and the factors found that contributed to wrongful conviction cases worked on. This study revealed that the most common offenses ...


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Jill Prouty Oct 2012

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Jill Prouty

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


E-Books And The Use Of E-Book Readers In Academic Libraries: Results Of An Online Survey, Judith Brook, Anne A. Salter Oct 2012

E-Books And The Use Of E-Book Readers In Academic Libraries: Results Of An Online Survey, Judith Brook, Anne A. Salter

Georgia Library Quarterly

To ascertain the use of e-books and e-book readers in academic libraries, a study was conducted by Judith Brook of Mercer University and Anne A. Salter of Oglethorpe University. The study was conducted during the period March through May of 2010. The target audience for the web based Survey Monkey study consisted of library professionals, rare book and history of the book academics, library staff and students. Participants were contacted through eight listservs. This survey was unique because of its focus on a wider variety of library related professionals and on policies that govern the use of e-books and e-book ...


News - Technical College System Of Georgia, Christina Teasley Oct 2012

News - Technical College System Of Georgia, Christina Teasley

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


From The Editor, Perry Bratcher Oct 2012

From The Editor, Perry Bratcher

The Southeastern Librarian

Column from Perry Bratcher, editor of The Southeastern Librarian.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 3 (Fall 2012) Complete Issue Oct 2012

The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 3 (Fall 2012) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 60, No. 3 (Fall 2012).


Wikis: The Perfect Platform For Library Policies And Procedures, Melanie J. Dunn Oct 2012

Wikis: The Perfect Platform For Library Policies And Procedures, Melanie J. Dunn

The Southeastern Librarian

The term wiki, derived from the Hawaiian adjective “wiki wiki” meaning quick or fast, was coined by Ward Cunningham who created the original WikiWikiWeb for the Portland Pattern Repository (Leuf, 2001, 15). Touted by Cunningham as “the simplest online database that could possibly work” (Cunningham, 2002, June 27) “ wiki” is alternately used to refer to both a wiki website and the software used to create and maintain it and was designed to allow multiple users to collaborate in its development (Klobas 2006, 3). Wikipedia is perhaps one of the best examples, as well as the most recognized, of wikis. The ...


Teaching Information Literacy: A Review Of 100 Syllabi, Rachael E. Elrod, Elise D. Wallace, Cecelia B. Sirigos Oct 2012

Teaching Information Literacy: A Review Of 100 Syllabi, Rachael E. Elrod, Elise D. Wallace, Cecelia B. Sirigos

The Southeastern Librarian

This study presents an analysis of 100 syllabi of creditbearing information literacy (IL) courses from colleges and universities across the United States. The objective was to determine how IL courses were being presented and taught in academic settings; how many credits were offered; the duration of the course; platform used to teach - face to face, online, or other methods; how students were graded; what types of assignments were used, and what topics were being taught and how. The authors hypothesized that over the course of six years since the original study, syllabi would show significant changes as technology has continued ...


Read Fest: Academic Library Programming For Pre-Kindergarten Students, Laura Wright, Michael Holt Oct 2012

Read Fest: Academic Library Programming For Pre-Kindergarten Students, Laura Wright, Michael Holt

The Southeastern Librarian

Three factors influence an academic library’s decision to interact with the community; a need expressed from the community, the mission of the library, and a response to a specific problem (Schneider 2003). Odum Library at Valdosta State University (VSU) developed Read Fest in response to a perceived need in the community and in support of the library’s mission. Historically, South Georgia has had a high illiteracy rate; according to the National Center for Education Statistics most recent (2003) estimates, an average 22% of residents in Lowndes County and its neighbors lack basic literacy skills. Read Fest is an ...


Ipad Innovations In Public Services: A Survey Of The Use Of Mobile Devices In Aserl Reference Departments, Rachel Renick, Brett Spencer Oct 2012

Ipad Innovations In Public Services: A Survey Of The Use Of Mobile Devices In Aserl Reference Departments, Rachel Renick, Brett Spencer

The Southeastern Librarian

The availability of iPads and other mobile devices has provided new opportunities for communication, creativity, gaming, shopping, customer service, and more. With mobile devices surging in popularity among patrons, library innovators have started experimenting with these technologies in their services. Given the recent debut of these devices, the professional literature offers only a few studies about academic libraries that have harnessed mobile devices for reference, instruction, and outreach. In helping to expand this research, this paper presents the results of a survey of Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) reference departments about their use of mobile devices.


Basketball Market Efficiency And The Big Dog Bias, Ladd Kochman, Randy Goodwin Oct 2012

Basketball Market Efficiency And The Big Dog Bias, Ladd Kochman, Randy Goodwin

Faculty Publications

A betting rule is devised to profit from an alleged unwillingness of strong favorites in the National Basketball Association to cover large point spreads. Imaginary wagers placed on NBA underdogs awarded 10+ points by Las Vegas oddsmakers produced a significantly nonrandom wins-to-bets ratio of 53.4 percent during the five consecutive seasons ending in 2007. The failure to generate a W/B ratio of at least 55.4 percent over the 758 games meeting our point spread constraint precludes any claim of profitability.


News - Ogeechee Tech Library Makes The Move To Oclc’S Worldshare Management Services, Christina Teasley Jul 2012

News - Ogeechee Tech Library Makes The Move To Oclc’S Worldshare Management Services, Christina Teasley

Georgia Library Quarterly

In 2011, the Ogeechee Technical College Library became the first technical college library in the country to convert to OCLC's World Share Management Services to streamline acqusitions, cataloging, and interlibrary loan, while increasing user discovery, access, and use of the library's print and online resources.


Manly Mechanicals On The Early Modern English Stage, Keith M. Botelho Jul 2012

Manly Mechanicals On The Early Modern English Stage, Keith M. Botelho

Faculty Publications

A review of the book "Manly Mechanicals on the Early Modern English Stage," by Ronda Arab is presented.


From The President, Elizabeth Leslie Bagley Jul 2012

From The President, Elizabeth Leslie Bagley

Georgia Library Quarterly

GLA President's third column of 2012 with association news.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Teresa Nesbitt Jul 2012

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Teresa Nesbitt

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Gla News - Officer Candidates For 2013 And Gla Award Winners Jul 2012

Gla News - Officer Candidates For 2013 And Gla Award Winners

Georgia Library Quarterly

Biographies and photos of the candidates running for 2013 GLA offices.


The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 2 (Summer 2012) Complete Issue Jul 2012

The Southeastern Librarian V. 60, No. 2 (Summer 2012) Complete Issue

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian, volume 60, No. 2 (Summer 2012).