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Health Sciences Assessment At Unc Charlotte: A Collection Devleopment Fellowship, Stephen Krueger Jul 2017

Health Sciences Assessment At Unc Charlotte: A Collection Devleopment Fellowship, Stephen Krueger

The Southeastern Librarian

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte serves over 21,000 undergraduates and over 4,000 graduate students. Apart from the sole branch library (Arts & Architecture), all of the resources are housed in the main building. In 2016, a plan was developed for a comprehensive weeding project. Two primary factors made this necessary. One was the adaptive nature of the library’s philosophy; student needs and preferences were constantly assessed, and changes were made to the library’s services and spaces based on them. The creation of a makerspace, a family-friendly study room, and other student workspaces meant less room for shelving, as did additional staff offices. Another factor was the fact that the collection had not previously been systematically weeded. Shelves were overfilled, and parts of the collection were outdated or ...


To Scan Or Not To Scan, Nancy Richey, Amanda Drost, Allison Day May 2017

To Scan Or Not To Scan, Nancy Richey, Amanda Drost, Allison Day

The Southeastern Librarian

Librarians and archivists have made great strides in making collections discoverable and accessible to a wide audience by creating electronic finding aids, digitizing materials and using social media, but modern researchers want more. Their research needs, practices and expectations are rapidly changing both in academia and in many other areas. Researchers are looking for quick, painless access to primary resource materials and the ability to use new communication technology mechanisms to gain this access. The authors of this study were interested in the policies and practices of academic special libraries in the United States and Canada. Did they permit scanning ...


Sela/General News Apr 2015

Sela/General News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent Activities from the Southeastern Library Association. Details on SELA/COMO Joint Conference, SELA Summer Conference and Informed Librarian Online.


Sela/General News Apr 2015

Sela/General News

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Recent Activities from the Southeastern Library Association. Details on SELA/COMO Joint Conference, SELA mentoring program, and list of winners from the ALLA/SELA 2015 free give away.


Personnel News Jan 2015

Personnel News

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Recent professional developments from SELA members.


Library News Jan 2015

Library News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Sela/General News Jan 2015

Sela/General News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent Activities from the Southeastern Library Association. Details on SELA/ALLA Joint Conference and Public Library Summer Meal Programs.


Experience Mandatory: Assessing The Impact Of Previous Career And Educational Experience On Lis Education And The Academic Library Job Hunt, Sojourna J. Cunningham, Ingrid J. Ruffin Jan 2015

Experience Mandatory: Assessing The Impact Of Previous Career And Educational Experience On Lis Education And The Academic Library Job Hunt, Sojourna J. Cunningham, Ingrid J. Ruffin

The Southeastern Librarian

Since 2002, 97% of librarian jobs posted in American Libraries have required an American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree (2004). The ALA Committee on Accreditation provides a general framework for library master’s program curriculum, “through a variety of educational experiences, for the study of theory, principles, practice, and values necessary for the provision of service in libraries and information agencies and in other contexts.” (Accreditation, 2014). ALA curriculum requirements are broad, however, so courses and requirements within ALA degree granting institutions vary immensely from program to program.


A Passion Deficit: Occupational Burnout And The New Librarian: A Recommendation Report, Linda A. Christian Jan 2015

A Passion Deficit: Occupational Burnout And The New Librarian: A Recommendation Report, Linda A. Christian

The Southeastern Librarian

Burnout is about an employee’s relationship with their work (Harwell, 2013, n.p.). It involves a prolonged exposure to workplace stressors that often drain an employee’s vitality and enthusiasm, and lead to less engagement and productivity. Burnout increases turnover rates and absenteeism; causes decreased performance, workplace accidents and poor customer service; and sometimes leads to litigation. It also threatens the integrity and professionalism of an individual. Emotional labor—sometimes referred to as “emotion work” or “emotion management”—contributes heavily to the burnout factor by forcing an employee to control his or her feelings in order to fulfill the ...


Sela News Oct 2014

Sela News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent Activities from the Southeastern Library Association. Details on SELA/ALLA Joint Conference, SELA's Mentoring Program, and GaCOMO/SELA Conference Raffle Winners.


Reflective Teaching: Improving Library Instruction Through Self-Reflection, Mandi Goodsett Oct 2014

Reflective Teaching: Improving Library Instruction Through Self-Reflection, Mandi Goodsett

The Southeastern Librarian

Increasingly, the role of librarians in higher education is shifting from primarily librarian-as-expert to include librarian-as-educator (Holt, 2002). As a result, academic librarians with a wide variety of job titles are finding themselves contributing to the instructional services of their library (Hall, 2013). Even those librarians who have instruction as a principal responsibility may have little to no training or experience in instruction when they begin teaching students in one-shot or credit-bearing instruction situations. In a recent study of employer’s expectations for library instruction training, nearly 90 percent of respondents found instruction to be important to their library (Hall ...


Impact Of Cloud Computing On Librarians At Small And Rural Academic Libraries, Deborah Tritt, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick Oct 2014

Impact Of Cloud Computing On Librarians At Small And Rural Academic Libraries, Deborah Tritt, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

The Southeastern Librarian

While cloud computing is not new, cloud-based services have matured and become more prevalent, thereby offering a range of new technology tools for libraries. Cloud computing technologies, and in particular those designed for end-users, present librarians with varying technology proficiencies the ability to access and use technologies - and related services - that might otherwise be beyond their reach. As cloud computing becomes more of a mainstay, many librarians are considering new ways to use these third-party tools in their work.


State News Jul 2013

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


State News Jan 2013

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


State News Jul 2012

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


So, You Want To Be A Southeastern Librarian? Entry-Level Academic Library Job Trends In The Southeast, Robert Detmering, Claudene Sproles Apr 2012

So, You Want To Be A Southeastern Librarian? Entry-Level Academic Library Job Trends In The Southeast, Robert Detmering, Claudene Sproles

The Southeastern Librarian

While it is no secret that looking for one’s first job as a librarian can be difficult, especially in the current economic climate, the process can be even more challenging when one’s search must take place within a particular geographic area or region. For a variety of reasons, including financial constraints and family obligations, many entry-level candidates are not in a position to move to any part of the country and start their new lives as professional librarians. The need to focus a job search on a specific region, however, necessarily limits the number of available jobs. Developing ...


Partnering To Teach Orienteering: The Ut Libraries' And Ut Outdoor Program's Experience, Gregory H. March, Benjamin Darnell Apr 2012

Partnering To Teach Orienteering: The Ut Libraries' And Ut Outdoor Program's Experience, Gregory H. March, Benjamin Darnell

The Southeastern Librarian

Working with departments on campus to foster and support learning is a fundamental component of the University of Tennessee (UT) Libraries’ service philosophy. Academic libraries that have a broader view of the traditional liaison model and seek to develop unique and non-departmental relationships can raise their profile on campus (Dahl 2007, 3). An example of such a relationship, one that has provided a real life collaborative learning experience for students, is the partnership between the UT Libraries and the University of Tennessee Outdoor Progr am (UTOP) to teach orienteering.


Citation Analysis Of Undergraduate Honors Theses, Ellen K. Wilson Apr 2012

Citation Analysis Of Undergraduate Honors Theses, Ellen K. Wilson

The Southeastern Librarian

Librarians often wonder what resources students use for research and whether the library provides access to these resources. At the University of South Alabama (USA), students in the honors program must complete a senior thesis in order to graduate with honors. The library holds these theses, providing a convenient source of bibliographies for examination. Studying these theses provided an unobtrusive manner of investigation. While such theses do not represent the entire undergraduate population’s research and writing behavior, they provide a starting point for addressing the above question. Non-honors program students likely encounter the same difficulties in locating and using ...


State News Jan 2012

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


State News Jul 2011

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


From Both Sides Now: A Recently-Hired Librarian And A Library Veteran Respond To The Loss Of A Favorite Database, Harry D. Nuttall, Carley Knight Apr 2011

From Both Sides Now: A Recently-Hired Librarian And A Library Veteran Respond To The Loss Of A Favorite Database, Harry D. Nuttall, Carley Knight

The Southeastern Librarian

The last three decades, and especially the last fifteen years, have seen an expansion in the formats in which library materials are available, as electronic resources have joined the traditional print offerings produced by library suppliers. More and more, the electronic resource is becoming the first stop “go-to” information source, a predominance which can be confirmed by the number of reference and other sources which have shifted from print to electronic format or, not making the change, have simply ceased to exist.

This paradigm shift has affected acquisitions departments and collection development librarians, particularly in academic libraries, as they now ...


State News Jan 2011

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Non-Sela News Jan 2011

Non-Sela News

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Recent news of interest to libraries and librarians. Includes: HBCU Library Alliance awards $70,000 Mellon Foundation Grant; The Informed Librarian Online website now offers premium content from all major library journal publishers; The Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) will be holding the unconference Un-hushed: Speaking out About the Library and Information Science Profession (or the Really Fun Super Cool Library Conference) March 26, 2011; 20th North Carolina Serial Conference will be held March 10, 2011, in Chapel Hill, NC.


State News Jul 2010

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Dates To Remember Jul 2010

Dates To Remember

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Upcoming library conference events for 2010.


Non-Sela News Jul 2010

Non-Sela News

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Recent news of interest to libraries and librarians. Includes: Content from small-market newspapers accessible through LexisNexis; ASERL offers discussion draft proposal for coordinated management of Federal documents collections in Southeast; Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annualconference will be held April 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio.


State News Jan 2010

State News

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Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Dates To Remember Jan 2010

Dates To Remember

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Upcoming library conference events for 2010.


An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau Oct 2009

An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau

The Southeastern Librarian

Millions of students visit academic libraries each year, hoping to achieve success in the classroom and make progress with their research. Many of these students need help in navigating the complex services, collections, and facilities of a large academic library. Librarians often respond to this need by offering in-person orientation tours. However, with this approach, library personnel are unable to reach all who need assistance. Furthermore, the schedules of busy students and busy librarians do not always coincide, and students may prefer to learn about the library in a more flexible, self-paced fashion. It’s known that in-person tours are ...


State News Jul 2009

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.