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Reference Reborn: Challenges Facing Academic Libraries In New Jersey And The Nation, Update 2020, Samantha Kennedy, Daniel G. Kipnis, Ashley Lierman Jan 2020

Reference Reborn: Challenges Facing Academic Libraries In New Jersey And The Nation, Update 2020, Samantha Kennedy, Daniel G. Kipnis, Ashley Lierman

Libraries Scholarship

Libraries need to challenge their perceptions to meet the needs of all users. From our national mixed-methods survey on the status of United States academic libraries’ reference services (260 respondents) we received 40 responses from libraries in New Jersey. This presentation seeks to compare the current reference models and perceptions of librarians in New Jersey with those around the country, based on our survey results. We will highlight strengths and weaknesses of New Jersey librarian attitudes towards reference as well as the steps we can take to do better. Attendees will be invited to join the conversation using interactive technology.


Matching Made In Heaven: Collections And Metadata Collaboration For Print Preservation, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson, Christina Zoricic Dec 2019

Matching Made In Heaven: Collections And Metadata Collaboration For Print Preservation, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson, Christina Zoricic

Western Libraries Publications

Following the trend of repurposing library space to meet modern user needs, Western University is undergoing a planned revitalization and renovation of its largest library on campus. As a result, 500,000 items will need to be shifted to other locations or off-site storage. In this session we will outline the impact of metadata work in shifting this large collection of material to a shared print preservation storage facility, in coordination with Western University’s Keep@Downsview partnership (https://downsviewkeep.org/). Keep@Downsview is a partnership of five universities to preserve the scholarly record in Ontario in a shared, high-density ...


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.


Diversifying Collections, Jessica Schomberg Nov 2019

Diversifying Collections, Jessica Schomberg

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Hands-on activity to help participants find a diversity of materials to support their communities and expand their collections. This will range from identifying relevant book and media awards to finding ways to promote these materials. We will also include discussion of how to advocate for policy statements expressing the value of diverse, accessible collections as well as ways to advocate for funds to support these collections. Participants will be encouraged to share their insights.


It's Time To Look That Gift Horse In The Mouth: Approaches To Managing Gifts, Kathleen Spring Nov 2019

It's Time To Look That Gift Horse In The Mouth: Approaches To Managing Gifts, Kathleen Spring

Faculty & Staff Presentations

Many librarians have a love-hate relationship with gift donations. Gifts can be a welcome source of material for a library’s collection and can provide great public relations opportunities for libraries, but their associated costs – including the amount of time it takes to review and process donations – are very real. Is accepting gifts worth the effort, or is it time to send the proverbial gift horse packing? This session engaged attendees in discussion about a variety of issues pertaining to gift donations, such as: How do you handle an onslaught of donations at the same time with minimal staffing? What ...


Towards An Accessible Library, Annie Bélanger Nov 2019

Towards An Accessible Library, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

  • Why Accessibility?
  • What is Accessibility?
    • Legislation
    • Accommodation vs Accessibility
    • Shifting to a proactive approach
  • Principles of Accessibility
  • Print Disabilities
    • What constitutes a print disability?
  • How to Increase Accessible Service
    • Barriers
    • Making a daily commitment
  • Tips for Daily Interactions
  • All together to Prevent New Barriers
  • Open Q&A


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 ...


Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson Oct 2019

Demystifying Wikipedia, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson

Western Libraries Presentations

Wikipedia: we all know it, and we all use it. As the 5th most visited website in the world, the English version of Wikipedia was viewed 92 billion times last year. Yet, in its short history, libraries have historically stigmatized this resource for its crowd-sourced editing system and inconsistent source quality. Increasingly, librarians from around the world are collaborating with Wikimedia to improve its authority by linking to open resources, hosting edit-a-thons, and integrating our organizational structures into Wikidata. In this workshop, we will highlight the power of the platform, the overlapping values of libraries and Wikipedia, and how both ...


The Rise Of Open Scholarly Data & Possible Implications For Libraries, Aaron Tay Oct 2019

The Rise Of Open Scholarly Data & Possible Implications For Libraries, Aaron Tay

Research Collection Library

The idea of open access is familiar and in recent years there has been a lot of attention paid on the open access movement. Currently due to the rise of the new open scholarly metadata, a lot can be obtained using open data. For instance Title / author / abstract metadata is available in Crossref, references are freely available via many sources such as Crossref itself, Microsoft Academic, Pubmed and Altmetrics data is available via the Crossref Event data. What are the implications for libraries and what is the arc of scholarly communication towards open?


Building An Inclusive Library Through Staff Accessibility Training, K.T. L. Vaughan Oct 2019

Building An Inclusive Library Through Staff Accessibility Training, K.T. L. Vaughan

Libraries

Libraries provide a needed third place for students to engage with their peers and faculty, both academically and socially. Staff behavior, knowledge, and skills in providing an accessible and inclusive environment are key to helping students with disabilities feel that they belong in the libraries. This makes training in disability and accessibility awareness a necessary component of the overall program for the library. This study assessed a locally-developed, online training program for staff of all levels that was intended to improve staff knowledge and skills in disability etiquette, library services and spaces that support people with disabilities, and the policies ...


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.


Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr. Sep 2019

Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aims to find out the level of privacy awareness among the users of the Academic Social Networks (ASNs). To accomplish the study some relevant literatures were studied and an online survey was conducted. The study showed that most of the academicians were not aware of their online privacy. The study was conducted on the basis of responses collected from 457 respondents only. Depending on the findings of the online survey a framework of guidelines was proposed for the social media service providers and the academicians to ensure better online privacy and thus promote the trustworthiness of the ASNS ...


Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal Sep 2019

Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Critical Information Literacy is a commitment to social justice by which people can be empowered through various information sources to question dominant values and beliefs in the society thereby enabling an awareness on issues of democracy and good governance. This article investigated some of the critical challenges faced by libraries with respect to information skills empowerment of the citizens of Jos, Plateau State in the democratic process . The paper is set within the context of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. It examined the ways that libraries in the city of Jos facilitate knowledge of political issues and awareness of ...


Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha Sep 2019

Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Every organisation have new intake of junior staff and senior staff to achieve a common organizational goals. The new intakes need to be shown what it takes to have a successful career. The senior (mentors), need to assist, direct and counsel the junior (mentees) working under them to grow and advance in the job. Mentoring is a tool in career development and advancement of library staff it gives individuals the opportunity to be mentored in order to develop their career and makes them feel like they are valued by the organization. This makes the mentees to be more involved in ...


Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker Sep 2019

Michigan In The Novel 2012-2016: A Five-Year Checklist, Robert Beasecker

Books and Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr Aug 2019

Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionalised every aspect of library operations and services. This paper discusses the changing roles of libraries in Nigeria brought about by advances in ICT. Through review of literature from various databases such as SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Ebscohost, the study provides a conceptual background of ICT application in Nigerian libraries; examined its importance and opportunities for librarians; as well as the associated challenges. The paper therefore provides useful insight on the importance of ICT in knowledge society and Nigeria in particular, through libraries. The last part of the paper further explores the implications of ...


In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin Aug 2019

In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines awareness, perception and involvement of Nigerian youths in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the roles of libraries as stakeholders in achieving SDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) policy guideline and funding programme was instituted upon 17 goals and 169 targets expected to be achieved by all member countries between 2016 when it came into effect and 2030. Even though SDGs is now in its fourth year, awareness and involvement of Nigerian youths have not been encouraging compared to other countries. The study highlights some of the reasons that may ...


Evolution Of An Institutional Repository: A Case History From Nebraska, Paul Royster Aug 2019

Evolution Of An Institutional Repository: A Case History From Nebraska, Paul Royster

Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries

The 13-year history of the institutional repository (IR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is recounted with emphasis on local conditions, administrative support, recruitment practices, and management philosophy. Practices included offering new services, hosting materials outside the conventional tenure stream, using student employees, and providing user analytics on global dissemination. Acquiring trust of faculty depositors enhanced recruitment and extra-library support. Evolution of policies on open access, copyright, metadata, and third-party vendors are discussed, with statistics illustrating the growth, contents, and outreach of the repository over time. A final section discusses future directions for scholarly communications and IRs in particular.


Cloud Computing And Libraries: A Best Choice For Effective Service: A Review Note., Anwar Muhammad Muhammad Mr Jul 2019

Cloud Computing And Libraries: A Best Choice For Effective Service: A Review Note., Anwar Muhammad Muhammad Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries are always in transition mode and the libraries incapable of doing or adopting new technologies to the libraries. The present global publishing trends are making things easy for libraries to adopt or apply new technology to boost up their services. The current scenario of world library service is totally changed from traditional to technological trends. These trends sometimes called cloud computing that is making library users connected in the virtual environment. Cloud computing is the new technology to the library where its end-user can access the library without any problem at remote locations. However using or application of this ...


Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker Jul 2019

Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to analyse the solutions of the problems of university libraries of Lucknow which have been adopted by them. Using a questionnaire as a research tool for data collection, this study explores the several aspects of solutions to the problems faced by the targeted group. The study reveals that appointment of trained LIS professionals, updated technical infrastructure, clear policies for book selection, acquisition & technical section and circulation section are enhancing the quality of the services provided by them to the users. As a result, the university libraries of Lucknow are able to support the academic programs by providing ...


Oclc Expenditures Fy19, Andrée Rathemacher Jul 2019

Oclc Expenditures Fy19, Andrée Rathemacher

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

This report lists the total amounts invoiced to the University of Rhode Island Libraries by OCLC during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Costs are broken down by invoice date and category and include all library locations (RIN, RIU, and RIX).

We pay two fixed monthly fees for each location: one for cataloging (FIX9832) and one for interlibrary loan (FIX9836).

Total OCLC expenditures for FY18 were $95,678.02. Following is a breakdown of selected OCLC expenditures.


Total OCLC Billings by branch:

RIU — $87,800.92

RIN — $5,759.50

RIX — $2,117.60

Total OCLC Billings by function ...


Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd Jul 2019

Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper addresses reading culture, benefits and the role of libraries in the 21st century. The paper x-rays the World Book Day as a day for celebration of reading around the world. Reading exposes one to solutions to problems. The role of library cannot be over emphasized when it comes to promotion of reading culture as it offers diverse services to users of information. Some of the role of libraries in promoting reading culture include to promote literacy, offering depth and breadth of resources, secondary school students’ participation in library week among others. It was concluded that people read ...


Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala's Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho Jul 2019

Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala's Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and regeneration. The Task Force is guided by the concept of the triple bottom line, which states that an organization's practices must be not only economically feasible but also socially equitable and environmentally sound. The article also provides examples of how libraries engage in sustainable practices to support the cities and towns they ...


Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey Jul 2019

Asserting Librarian Expertise And Value In Strategic Marketing Efforts, Memo Cordova, Elizabeth Ramsey

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This case study of librarian-led marketing efforts at a mid-size academic library examines workarounds to obstacles that librarians frequently encounter when taking on marketing for their libraries. These obstacles often stem from a combination of misunderstanding and/or misplaced priorities at both the unit and administrative levels. Challenges in this case study include a number of factors: no marketing strategy at the administrative level, a lack of understanding from colleagues generally, little time to complete tasks or improve marketing skills, and no dedicated funding. To address these challenges the authors embarked on an internal marketing campaign engaged extensively on social ...


Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho Jul 2019

Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala’S Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and regeneration. The Task Force is guided by the concept of the triple bottom line, which states that an organization’s practices must be not only economically feasible but also socially equitable and environmentally sound. The article also provides examples of how libraries engage in sustainable practices to support the cities and towns they ...


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 ...


Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty Jun 2019

Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.


Impacts Of Information And Communication Technology On Libraries In Ghana: A Review, Albert Paa Kojo Ebi Bilson, Evelyn Dedei Markwei (Dr.) Jun 2019

Impacts Of Information And Communication Technology On Libraries In Ghana: A Review, Albert Paa Kojo Ebi Bilson, Evelyn Dedei Markwei (Dr.)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this article was to provide a review of literature on the impacts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Libraries in Ghana. Some of the ICT impacts identified were in the area of cataloguing and classification, online public access catalogue, acquisitions, video conferencing, web 2.0 and social media tools, online searching and retrieval, electronic resources, digitization, electronic/digital libraries and institutional repositories, library website, indexing and abstracting, technical services, bibliographic instruction/library instruction, mobile digital library, interlibrary loan and document delivery, information access and video and photo libraries. Our review indicates that despite the tremendous changes ...


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.


Anecdotes, Barriers, Cooperation: The Abc's Of A Library/It Collaboration, Lee Ann Fullington, Mariana Regalado, Jane Cramer Jun 2019

Anecdotes, Barriers, Cooperation: The Abc's Of A Library/It Collaboration, Lee Ann Fullington, Mariana Regalado, Jane Cramer

Publications and Research

Aim Our library’s three main computing areas are the primary computer labs on campus, with two of them managed by librarians. Our staff mediated sign-in system made for long lines, delays, and more than a few misplaced student ID cards. After several semesters of monitoring issues and securing funding, the library implemented a new sign-in system for computers in the library’s labs. This presentation discusses the types of evidence we collected and used over several stages of this transition to launch and continually improve the self sign-in process.

Methods After selecting and deploying the new self sign-in software ...