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Filling The Cabinets With Nutritious Information, Neyda V. Gilman Nov 2019

Filling The Cabinets With Nutritious Information, Neyda V. Gilman

Library Scholarship

A chapter in the The Sustainable Library’s Cookbook. It discusses a two-part educational approach using newsletters and a series of lunch-and-learn presentations, which also promote and advance the sustainability of the library.


Citation Management Tools, Undergraduate Research Practices, And The Myth Of The Digital Native, Julia Glauberman Mar 2019

Citation Management Tools, Undergraduate Research Practices, And The Myth Of The Digital Native, Julia Glauberman

Library Scholarship

In an ideal world, citation management tools save researchers time by keeping content organized and automating rote tasks, a feat made possible by technological progress and a common set of workflows and habits of mind shared by all researchers. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Instead, we live in a world where citation management tools are prone to error, and a wide gulf separates the practices of novice researchers from those of expert researchers. Promoting citation management tools uncritically, without considering how they fit into students’ research processes, may undermine librarians’ ability to effectively help students. This ...


Exploring The Value Of Citation Management Tools In The Academic Library, Julia Glauberman Dec 2017

Exploring The Value Of Citation Management Tools In The Academic Library, Julia Glauberman

Library Scholarship

The vast majority of the literature on citation management software focuses on making comparisons and providing recommendations. Even articles that go beyond Consumer Reports-style product reviews lack any critical analysis of the relationships between libraries and the vendors who design and sell citation management tools. Librarians communicate with these vendors in order to get technical assistance, report bugs, provide feedback on the product, and make feature requests. In this context, the relationship between librarian and vendor is that of customer and merchant. However, libraries that pay for expensive citation management software subscriptions must market these tools to students and ...


How To Use Existing Residential Networks To Promote The Value Of The Library, Benjamin Andrus, Anne Larrivee May 2014

How To Use Existing Residential Networks To Promote The Value Of The Library, Benjamin Andrus, Anne Larrivee

Library Scholarship

This poster focuses on the value of working with residential life when planning library instruction programs within the residence halls.


Libraries In The Time Of Moocs, Curtis L. Kendrick, Irene Gashurov Nov 2013

Libraries In The Time Of Moocs, Curtis L. Kendrick, Irene Gashurov

Library Scholarship

MOOCs give librarians new opportunities to help shape the conversation about changes in higher education and to guide administrators, faculty, and students through these changes. To assume this role, librarians must understand the MOOCs landscape. Numerous stakeholders will have an interest in the massive intellectual property that ultimately resides in libraries' owned and licensed digital repositories. Studying and adopting technologies to manage and monitor MOOC usage of library resources will be essential to controlling access and tightening Internet safeguards.


Strategies For Minimizing The Impact Of Reductions In Government Funding On The Susquehanna County Historical Society And Free Library Association, Brenda Ann Syle Apr 2013

Strategies For Minimizing The Impact Of Reductions In Government Funding On The Susquehanna County Historical Society And Free Library Association, Brenda Ann Syle

MPA Capstone Projects 2006 - 2015

The amount o funding that the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association receives from the State of Pennsylvania has declined by 32% since 2009. The 2010 reduction in funding led to an immediate reduction in services and increased focus on fundraising. This is a significant problem for the Library because the lack of financial stability is affecting their ability to achieve mission-related goals. To assist the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association with this problem, I distributed a survey to 485 public library directors in Pennsylvania in order to determine what strategies other public library directors ...


The Goodness In The Evil Of Seo: Why Search Engine Optimization Matters To Information Professionals, Erin Rushton Nov 2011

The Goodness In The Evil Of Seo: Why Search Engine Optimization Matters To Information Professionals, Erin Rushton

Library Scholarship

During the past 10 years, the adoption and saturation of search engine optimization (SEO) of web content has been on a strong growth trajectory. Advanced search algorithms developed mainly at research universities have turned into “monetization” and marketing opportunities for the mainstream (Think Google and its research origins at Stanford University.) Yet, there are those information professionals who view SEO with some reservation or even actual contempt due to the rampant SEO techniques that reduce the quality of search results by driving traffic

to sites that take advantage of trending searches rather

than useful information.