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Anatomy Of An Exhibit: The Academic Library As Place Of Self-Instruction, Matthew Chase Dec 2019

Anatomy Of An Exhibit: The Academic Library As Place Of Self-Instruction, Matthew Chase

San Marcos, Fall 2019

This exhibition project addresses the central question: How can we creatively transform academic library spaces to support and engage students in critical information literacy? The project used physical library space to install a series of exhibitions at the San Marcos Campus Library of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Guided by the theoretical frameworks of Foucauldian perspective on knowledge and discourse, Falk and Dierking’s Contextual Model of Learning, and critical librarianship, the exhibit series engages students in a self-guided journey to discover and evaluate how knowledge is constructed, produced, and disseminated. Particular focus is directed to the ...


Tell Me Your Business: Assessing The Teaching Needs Of Undergraduate Business Faculty, Nora Allred, Lauren Movlai, Jennifer Sams Oct 2019

Tell Me Your Business: Assessing The Teaching Needs Of Undergraduate Business Faculty, Nora Allred, Lauren Movlai, Jennifer Sams

Michigan Tech Publications

Academic libraries often fill a variety of roles in response to the needs of teaching and research faculty while simultaneously navigating a rapidly changing information landscape. As higher education embraces students’ desire for active learning, experiential learning, and service learning, the support needs of teaching faculty also change. In the spirit of providing high-quality, relevant support, librarians at Michigan Technological University partnered with Ithaka S+R to explore the evolving teaching needs of Business Faculty. Nine faculty members from Michigan Tech's School of Business and Economics were interviewed, and interviews were coded and analyzed. Major themes identified included: students ...


Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes, Carol Sanchez Oct 2019

Ithaka S+R: Supporting The Changing Practices Of Teaching In Business, Cara Cadena, Preethi Gorecki, Jon Jeffryes, Carol Sanchez

Scholarly Papers and Articles

In the Fall of 2018, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) joined twelve other institutions to participate in an Ithaka S+R study to understand the pedagogical support needs of business school faculty. Each participating institution served as a research site with a local team of researchers. This report will outline the methodology, findings, and recommendations for instructional faculty, librarians, and administrators.


Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener Jun 2019

Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener

Education Collection

Despite successful application of organizational learning to enhance services in academic libraries, little is known about organizational learning in libraries of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs). A quantitative online survey, followed by qualitative interviews, served to assess and explore the use of organizational learning in libraries at FPCUs. Data reflected medium to high levels of organizational learning in the libraries studied, as well as a negative relationship between organizational learning and number of students enrolled. Common themes in the interview responses included external pressures from the FPCUs making it more difficult to implement organizational learning, and the importance of communication ...


Textbook Affordability: Oer, Libraries, And Other Steps Along The Way, Beth Clausen, Rhonda Huisman, Daardi Sizemore Mixon Jun 2019

Textbook Affordability: Oer, Libraries, And Other Steps Along The Way, Beth Clausen, Rhonda Huisman, Daardi Sizemore Mixon

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Four Key Leadership Roles Filled, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Four Key Leadership Roles Filled, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

This winter and spring, K-State Libraries welcomed a new associate dean and three new department heads.


Team Research: Two Librarians Forge A Unique Partnership With K-State’S Athletic Training Program, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Team Research: Two Librarians Forge A Unique Partnership With K-State’S Athletic Training Program, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Cindy Logan and Melia Erin Fritch have combined forces to create a unique partnership with K-State’s athletic training program. When students progress through the scaffolded curriculum the duo has developed, they become researchers equipped to excel in their chosen professions.


A New Beginning: Hale Library Renovations Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

A New Beginning: Hale Library Renovations Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

The first four floors of Hale Library are empty. The damage from the May 22 fire has been torn out, scraped away, scrubbed off. Without carpet, furnishings, technology, books and—most importantly—people, the spaces feel cavernous and cold. Now, it’s time. We have been given a fresh start, and we’re creating a new Hale Library.


Hale Library's Collections: Boxed Up And Packed Out, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Hale Library's Collections: Boxed Up And Packed Out, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Thanks to hundreds of workers who put in thousands of hours, more than 1.5 million collection items were packed out of Hale Library less than 17 weeks after the fire. Until Hale Library is renovated, all of its books—approximately 147,400 boxes of them—will be stored in multiple air-conditioned warehouses across the region.


Watch The New Hale Library Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Watch The New Hale Library Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Get weekly behind-the-scenes photos, news, interviews and more at blogs.k-state.edu/hale.


Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 8 (Summer 2019) - Full Issue, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 8 (Summer 2019) - Full Issue, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries, issue 8 (spring 2019) - full issue


Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener Jan 2019

Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener

Other Topics

There is a gap in knowledge about organizational learning in the libraries of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs) in the United States. Though for-profit institutions are educating an increasing number of American students, few research studies have focused on the libraries in FPCUs. Academic libraries contribute to student engagement, student learning, and retention; therefore, the effects of improved library services for students at FPCUs may be positive and long lasting.


Leveraging Library Expertise In Support Of Institutional Goals: A Case Study Of An Oer Initiative At Lehman College, Stacy Katz Jan 2019

Leveraging Library Expertise In Support Of Institutional Goals: A Case Study Of An Oer Initiative At Lehman College, Stacy Katz

Publications and Research

Incentivizing faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) as a method for reducing textbook costs to increase access and affordability of higher education has been an area of development in academic libraries. This manuscript describes the experience at Lehman College, CUNY, the only four-year public college in the Bronx, NY. The OER initiative involves the creation of a new program, which includes assisting faculty with adopting and adapting OER, as well as training and discussion around issues pertinent to OER, such as finding and evaluating OER. The case study explains local conditions and provide an overview of the financial implications ...


Library Strategic Planning: Impacting Change On A Local Level, Elizabeth Yarbrough Jan 2019

Library Strategic Planning: Impacting Change On A Local Level, Elizabeth Yarbrough

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

How are public libraries responding to the changing needs of today? This project outlines the theory behind Libraries Transforming Communities and Turning Outward, an ALA initiative developed to aid libraries in connecting with the broader communities, and how the Bellingham Public Library in Bellingham, WA is incorporating those theories into their strategic plan.


Use Of Technology Acceptance Model (Tam) To Evaluate Library Electronic Information Resources Use By Undergraduate Students Of Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria, Azeez Adebamgbola Adeoye, Adijat Oluwasola Olanrewaju Jan 2019

Use Of Technology Acceptance Model (Tam) To Evaluate Library Electronic Information Resources Use By Undergraduate Students Of Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria, Azeez Adebamgbola Adeoye, Adijat Oluwasola Olanrewaju

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

Many models and theories have been developed in a bid to properly conceptualize the way and manner in which users approach information systems. These theories have inspired many researches and facilitate the development of various solutions and frameworks designed to help both the information users and information service providers. One of such models is Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) which basic principles are applied in this study to examine the Use of Library Electronic Information Resources by Undergraduate Students of Lead City University, Ibadan. The research adopted a descriptive survey design. The population for the study was two thousand one-hundred ...


Making Outreach The Library’S Mission, April Miller Nov 2018

Making Outreach The Library’S Mission, April Miller

Faculty Articles & Research

University and community outreach is an important part of library services, which fosters cohesiveness while involving adequate community support. This paper examines how outreach has become an important part of the library’s mission. Many outreach examples include the partnering of libraries with university departments, offices, and organizations. Other examples include university libraries partnering with community groups, museums, and non-profits. Currently outreach projects are carried out across all libraries, however, a greater emphasis is placed on the recent outreach accomplished at Southwestern Oklahoma State University Libraries.


Hale Family: The Next Generation Continues Their Support Of K-State Libraries, Marisa Larson Nov 2018

Hale Family: The Next Generation Continues Their Support Of K-State Libraries, Marisa Larson

Kansas State University Libraries

Nearly three decades ago, Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, helped transform the Kansas State University campus by giving the lead gift to build Hale Library. Now, the Hale family is investing in K-State again by contributing to the upcoming Hale Library first floor renovation.


Unique Book By Dwight Eisenhower Makes Its Way Back To K-State, Kansas State University Libraries Nov 2018

Unique Book By Dwight Eisenhower Makes Its Way Back To K-State, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Late last year, donor Richard D. Rees presented a book by Dwight D. Eisenhower to the university, K-State Libraries and Richard and Mary Jo Myers. Eisenhower wrote "Crusade in Europe" in 1948, a few years before he became president. Twenty-five special copies were reserved for Eisenhower to give to family and friends. Rees gifted No. 7, the copy Eisenhower presented to Milton Eisenhower, his youngest brother and president of the university 1943-50.


Above & Beyond, Kansas State University Libraries Nov 2018

Above & Beyond, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

In the spring, K-State Libraries honored several employees at its annual recognition ceremony. In addition, the Libraries announced the winners of the annual Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award and the Marjorie J. & Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship.


Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 7 (Fall 2018), Kansas State University Libraries Nov 2018

Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 7 (Fall 2018), Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries Magazine gives friends, funders, students and alumni an inside look at library successes, stories, and collections. In this issue, learn about our recovery from the May 22, 2018 fire in Hale Library, the Hale Family’s support of the Libraries, and more.


K-State Keepsakes: King At K-State: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years After His Historic Campus Visit, Cliff Hight Jan 2018

K-State Keepsakes: King At K-State: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years After His Historic Campus Visit, Cliff Hight

Kansas State University Libraries

On January 19, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. gave an All-University Convocation speech titled “The Future of Integration” at Ahearn Field House at Kansas State University. In his last university-wide address before his assassination on April 4, 1968, King reflected on the nation’s struggle for racial justice and the challenges that remained.


Harvesting Kansas History: K-State Libraries Digitize Rural Life Publications Through Project Ceres, Kansas State University Libraries Jan 2018

Harvesting Kansas History: K-State Libraries Digitize Rural Life Publications Through Project Ceres, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Thanks to 21st-century technology, K-State librarians have digitized thousands of pages of rural life publications. The preservation effort was made possible through financial support from three Project Ceres grants.


A Clear Vision: The Paul Weigel Library Of Architecture, Planning & Design Has A New Home, Kansas State University Libraries Jan 2018

A Clear Vision: The Paul Weigel Library Of Architecture, Planning & Design Has A New Home, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

The Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning & Design operated in five different Seaton Hall locations after it was established in 1921. Now, in its new 6,500-square-foot Regnier Hall home, Weigel Library is part of a modern glass nexus between two historic limestone structures.


Hale Library Reimagined: K-State Libraries Launch A $6.5 Million Campaign To Modernize Hale Library’S First Floor, Kansas State University Libraries Jan 2018

Hale Library Reimagined: K-State Libraries Launch A $6.5 Million Campaign To Modernize Hale Library’S First Floor, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

For 20 years, Hale Library has provided ample space for the K-State community. But now, Dave and Ellie Everitt of Marco Island, Florida, have given a $3 million lead gift that paves the way for a reimagined, modernized first floor. Their gift plus several other commitments bring the current fundraising total to just above 50 percent of the $6.5 million goal for the project


Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 6 (Winter 2018), Kansas State University Libraries Jan 2018

Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 6 (Winter 2018), Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries Magazine gives friends, funders, students, and alumni an inside look at library successes, stories, and collections. In this issue, learn about the new Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning & Design, plans for a reimagined first floor Hale Library, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s K-State visit, and more.


Wait…The Library Can Help Manage My Research Data?!?, Kelly A. Johnson Oct 2017

Wait…The Library Can Help Manage My Research Data?!?, Kelly A. Johnson

Upstate New York Science Librarians Conference

Two New York University librarians, one dedicated to Research Data Management and the other a liaison to the Life Sciences, sought to understand why faculty underutilize the library’s RDM services. A simple survey revealed faculty’s RDM practices, needs, and attitudes, providing insight into how librarians can increase service along the research life cycle.


The Impact Of Information Literacy Instruction On Student Success: A Multi-Institutional Investigation And Analysis, Joni Blake, Melissa Bowles-Terry, N. Shirlene Pearson, Zoltan Szentkiralyi Oct 2017

The Impact Of Information Literacy Instruction On Student Success: A Multi-Institutional Investigation And Analysis, Joni Blake, Melissa Bowles-Terry, N. Shirlene Pearson, Zoltan Szentkiralyi

Fondren Library Research

The GWLA Student Learning Outcomes task force analyzed the data from over 42,000 first-time, first-year freshmen and over 1700 distinct courses from 12 research institutions to determine the impact(s) of information literacy instruction integrated into course curriculum on several student success measures.

Key findings include:

  • Student retention rates are higher for those students whose courses include an information literacy instruction component.
  • On average, First-Year GPA for students whose courses included information literacy instruction was higher than the GPA of students whose courses did not.
  • Students exposed to library instruction interactions successfully completed 1.8 more credit hours per ...


Becoming A Librarian Bff: Three Tips To Connect With Your Students, Erica England, Leo S. Lo Oct 2017

Becoming A Librarian Bff: Three Tips To Connect With Your Students, Erica England, Leo S. Lo

Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

The article focuses on the "The Librarian BFF Program for Distance Graduate Students" poster program at the ACRL 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland that offers suggestions for librarians who seek to add to their liaison and instruction repertoire. It also mentions that main purpose of the Librarian BFF Program was to provide a personalized service to students and faculty.


Loyal Friends: Insights From A Few Of The Libraries’ Two-Decade Donors, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Loyal Friends: Insights From A Few Of The Libraries’ Two-Decade Donors, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

In honor of Hale’s 20th anniversary, we’d like to recognize a few generous friends who have given every year for the last two decades—or more! We are deeply grateful for their unwavering, steadfast support. Meet some of our devoted donors: Jolene Hill, Verlyn Richards and Eugene Laughlin.