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Using Technology In Library Instruction: Mobility, Flexibility And Creativity., Jennifer Wright Sep 2014

Using Technology In Library Instruction: Mobility, Flexibility And Creativity., Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright Joe

The information age has brought the need for information literacy to everyone’s doorstep. With 24-hour news cycles, newspaper websites, and social media, it is more important than ever before that library patrons have a grasp on information literacy. Libraries can teach patrons how to search for information and evaluate the sources that they encounter. They can also use the same technology that inundates the patron with information to reach out to those patrons who may not see the gap in their knowledge. Speaking specifically about academic libraries, librarians can now use remote teaching tools to bring their library instruction ...


What Do Students Learn From Participation In An Undergraduate Research Journal? Results Of An Assessment, Sharon A. Weiner Aug 2014

What Do Students Learn From Participation In An Undergraduate Research Journal? Results Of An Assessment, Sharon A. Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Like an increasing number of academic libraries, Purdue University Libraries provides publishing support services to the Purdue community. In 2009, Purdue University Press had recently been moved into the Libraries, and there was enthusiasm about exploring new relationships which could combine the publishing skills of the Press with use of Purdue e-Pubs, the institutional repository platform that also featured powerful publishing features. Publishing an undergraduate research journal was particularly appealing because it connected the scholarly communication program of the Libraries with strategic goals around information literacy. There is evidence that undergraduate students benefit from engaging in research experiences, and writing ...


Bring Your Own Device In The Information Literacy Classroom, Ilana Stonebraker, M Brooke Robertshaw, Hal Kirkwood, Mary Dugan Jul 2014

Bring Your Own Device In The Information Literacy Classroom, Ilana Stonebraker, M Brooke Robertshaw, Hal Kirkwood, Mary Dugan

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

In the 2013 school year, a team of librarians in the Parrish Library of Management and Economics at Purdue University taught a business information literacy course to approximately 500 management students in eight 70-person sessions. Due to limitations on a set of iPads borrowed from another department, one of two concurrent classes was taught with a set of iPads, while another had a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, where students brought their own laptops or iPads. Focus groups, observations of behavior, and final evaluations were utilized to evaluate the comparative perceived effectiveness of the two technology approaches. This paper ...


Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer Jun 2014

Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer

Judaica Librarianship

Judaica Europeana envisions a world in which all digitized Jewish content in a variety of databases worldwide is aggregated and made accessible to users and applications anywhere, at any time. It seeks to set the ground so such content is cross-linked to conceptual structures (vocabularies, encyclopedias) that enrich them and provide contextual significance.

Judaica Europeana is part of a cluster of projects building Europeana, a Linked Data infrastructure initiative of the European Commission. Judaica Europeana involves now some thirty-five partners from Europe, America and Israel, among them some of the most important Jewish content holders running long term digitization programs ...


The Changing Role Of Digital Tools And Academic Libraries In Scholarly Workflows: A Review, Sharon Favaro, Christopher Hoadley Jan 2014

The Changing Role Of Digital Tools And Academic Libraries In Scholarly Workflows: A Review, Sharon Favaro, Christopher Hoadley

Sharon Favaro Ince, M.L.I.S, M.A.

In this paper, we review the literature on how information literacies are manifested in scholarly workflows for undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars, and the need to support integrating library resources into their knowledge practices, and how available tools support their needs. We argue that research is needed on how libraries and digital tools both support, and indeed teach, knowledge-building practices across the entire lifecycle of knowledge. Finally, we advocate for studying researcher and student workflows as a way to both improve the tools we make available, and more importantly, to inform us on the role(s) libraries can play in ...


Linking Literacy And Libraries In Global Communities, Shelley Jones Jan 2014

Linking Literacy And Libraries In Global Communities, Shelley Jones

Institute for Educational Development, East Africa

Merging global forces of knowledge, information, communication, economics and technology is resulting in the necessity for people everywhere to acquire a range of literacies and capabilities to engage with the world from an empowered disposition. Understanding the ways in which libraries such as the ones considered in this book can best facilitate literacy and learning is crucial. This book by Marlene Asselin and Roy Doiron, intended for those interested in learning more about small libraries on the forefront of bringing about social change, showcases 11 community libraries in marginalised communities from developing, transitional and developed countries. Asselin and Doiron consider ...


Rfp Development: Collaborative, Iterative And Empowering, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2014

Rfp Development: Collaborative, Iterative And Empowering, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Using Technology To Increase Community Engagement, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2014

Using Technology To Increase Community Engagement, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Historical Background On Lis1001, Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Historical Background On Lis1001, Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information about the library’s skills course, LIS1001: Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies.


What Is Research?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

What Is Research?, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Overview of research and the role libraries play in it.


The Web Vs. Library Resources: A Research Rationale, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

The Web Vs. Library Resources: A Research Rationale, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding the type of information provided online and the type of information provided by a library.


Primary, Secondary, And Tertiary Sources, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Primary, Secondary, And Tertiary Sources, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help identifying source materials for academic research.


Search Strategies: Internet Vs. Library Databases, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Search Strategies: Internet Vs. Library Databases, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding and constructing internet and library searches for more successful academic research.


What Is A Reference Collection?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

What Is A Reference Collection?, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding a library's reference collection.


Peer Review, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Peer Review, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding peer review for successful academic research.


A Brief Library & Internet Glossary, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

A Brief Library & Internet Glossary, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Useful terms for a research project.


The Library's Catalog: From Cards To Databases, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

The Library's Catalog: From Cards To Databases, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Overview of the library's catalog and how to search it.


Information: What Is It? How Is It Organized?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Information: What Is It? How Is It Organized?, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Overview of information in regards to academic research.


Government Documents, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Government Documents, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information about government documents as potential research sources.


Evaluating Books & Other Lengthy Sources, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Evaluating Books & Other Lengthy Sources, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help identifying characteristics/qualities to examine when evaluating books and longer sources for inclusion in an academic paper


Discovery Tool, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Discovery Tool, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information on library discovery tools.


Developing A Research Vocabulary, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Developing A Research Vocabulary, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help finding terminology that will aid in the discovery of relevant research materials.


Creating An Annotated Bibliography, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Creating An Annotated Bibliography, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help understanding the annotated bibliography and how to create one.


Conducting A Literature Review, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Conducting A Literature Review, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

The literature review is an integral part of any research project and is undertaken as a means of surveying what research has been conducted previously on a particular topic. There are many reasons for conducting a literature review, but one of the primary reasons is to establish a base line of what is already known on a topic before exploring the topic any further. The review typically involves a search of any previously published or presented materials that might have relevance to a prospective new study.


Choosing A Research Topic, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Choosing A Research Topic, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

One of the most difficult things about doing research is finding a good topic. Finding an area of interest is usually no problem, but discovering a specific topic within that area can be challenging or even frustrating. The following discussion should help you to select an appropriate research topic.


Boolean Logic/Boolean Searching, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Boolean Logic/Boolean Searching, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help using Boolean operators for a successful online or database search.


Books: Their Role In Research, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Books: Their Role In Research, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help evaluating books as resources in an academic research project.


Parts Of The Book, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Parts Of The Book, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Information to help recognize the different parts of a research or academic book.


Bibliographic Styles: A Brief Guide, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Bibliographic Styles: A Brief Guide, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Documentation of sources is a critical part of preparing a research project. A responsible researcher will provide his or her readers with a list of all sources referenced in the project and will provide in‐text documentation of all ideas that are not original. Following are some general guidelines for what types of information to record as you use sources in a project.


Article Types: Choosing What Is Best, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Article Types: Choosing What Is Best, Jim Alderman

Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies

Help recognizing different types of articles and choosing what type of article is best for different academic research projects.