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Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola Dec 2018

Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Lack of academic integrity has frustrated the attainment of educational objectives especially in tertiary institutions in recent times. Perhaps, one of the most prevalent fraudulent practice among students, academics and researchers today is plagiarism. This paper examines the concept, nature and intricacies of plagiarism. It notes the devastating effects of plagiarism on the individual, academic institutions and the society at large. The paper argues that libraries by their assigned and inherent functions have a strategic role to play in curbing plagiarism. The roles include awareness creation, teaching of referencing and citation skills, information literacy programmes among others. The paper concludes ...


A Research Program For Studying Lams And Community In The Digital Age, Andreas Vårheim, Roswitha Skare, Noah Lenstra, Kiersten F. Latham, Geir Grenersen Dec 2018

A Research Program For Studying Lams And Community In The Digital Age, Andreas Vårheim, Roswitha Skare, Noah Lenstra, Kiersten F. Latham, Geir Grenersen

Proceedings from the Document Academy

The paper outlines a research effort into the changing representations, policies, strategies, activities, and practices of libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) in the digital age. Comprehensive social changes including big slow-moving processes, such as aging populations, global migration, technological change, and environmental change, expose communities and LAM institutions to vulnerabilities. How do the institutions handle vulnerabilities, how do they become more resilient, and how do they contribute to building the resilience of their local communities?


Internet Of Things: Beginning Of New Era For Libraries, Alka Bansal, Dipti Arora, Alka Suri Dec 2018

Internet Of Things: Beginning Of New Era For Libraries, Alka Bansal, Dipti Arora, Alka Suri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries have adopted information technology be that IT-enabled content development, content management tools, content access and delivery tools or long term presentation tools. Libraries are always in the fore front where the adoption and usage of new technologies are concerned. Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling objects to collect data and transfer the data over a network without human intervention by using internet, sensors, and RFID. It is being used in various fields and is still emerging. Various innovative solutions are created. This paper explores the concept of IoT, its historical background and its potential applications in libraries. Some of ...


Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr Dec 2018

Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the relationship between use of library resources and research productivity of lecturers in Private Universities in South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 368 lecturers was selected for the study and questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. 231 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved, representing 63% response rate. Data was analyzed using simple percentages, and mean; Pearson correlation coefficient was used for test of hypothesis.

Findings indicated that lecturers made use of library resources; however the following challenges were identified as obstacles to library use: work ...


Consortium Benefits: Using Tv To Increase Library Consumption, Alicea Peyton Dec 2018

Consortium Benefits: Using Tv To Increase Library Consumption, Alicea Peyton

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This experiment was performed to determine if factors exist between increasing the consumption of independent libraries through the use of television; and the consideration of cutting related advertisement expense through the cost-sharing benefit of consortium membership. This paper examines a historical report provided by the American Library Association (1949) on the use of television by public libraries. In conjunction, two other research studies are examined on the subject of 1) consortium membership and benefits, and 2) whether the use of advertisement on cable television has a direct impact in increasing library consumption.


Why Can’T We Be Friends? Examining The Benefits And Challenges Of Maintaining Your Friends Of The Library, Maureen Rust, Julia Stringfellow Dec 2018

Why Can’T We Be Friends? Examining The Benefits And Challenges Of Maintaining Your Friends Of The Library, Maureen Rust, Julia Stringfellow

Collaborative Librarianship

One of the most fruitful collaborative relationships a library can have is with its Friends of the Library organization, providing that group is vibrant and progressive. This article provides insight into the history of the Friends of the Library group at a regional comprehensive university since its founding in 1962 to nearly becoming defunct in 2015. The steps taken in the transformation of the Friends of the Library since then from an inactive group with no clear direction, to a robust organization with an active board who have identified goals and strategies for successful library advocacy are described. The work ...


Digitized Collection In Higher Educational Institutions Around The Globe, Sumaira Baba, Irfan Ui-Haq Akhoon University Of Kashmir, Dr. Shabir Ahmed Ganaie University Of Kashmir Nov 2018

Digitized Collection In Higher Educational Institutions Around The Globe, Sumaira Baba, Irfan Ui-Haq Akhoon University Of Kashmir, Dr. Shabir Ahmed Ganaie University Of Kashmir

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The development of information and communication technology has paved the way to the development of electronic devices and has changed the traditional libraries to digital libraries. In which digitization of library collection has become a common activity. Digitization has opened up new audiences and services for libraries, that needs to be integrated into the plans and policies of any institution to maximize its effectiveness. With the help of digital technology institutions can share their research output globally by access and disseminate research information. This paper aims to explore and identify the role of digitized collection of the top 20 universities ...


Sustainability Of Library Automation In Nigerian Libraries: A Case For Koha Open Source Software, Taofeek Oladokun, Lucia Folasade Kolawole Mrs Nov 2018

Sustainability Of Library Automation In Nigerian Libraries: A Case For Koha Open Source Software, Taofeek Oladokun, Lucia Folasade Kolawole Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

This study examined the sustainability of Library Open Source Software (with particular reference to KOHA) in Nigerian academic and research Libraries. Descriptive survey design was adopted with a total number of thirty five (35) libraries which were selected purposefully all over the six (6) geopolitical zones of Nigeria (twenty universities, both privates and publics, ten Polytechnics, and five colleges of education). Structure Questionnaire was used to generate data and this was analyzed using simple frequency and percentage. It was revealed that koha is gaining ground in Nigeria because of its reliability and community involvement. It also revealed that lack ...


Building The Ladder: Developing Leadership Skills Without The Title, Melissa Little Nov 2018

Building The Ladder: Developing Leadership Skills Without The Title, Melissa Little

OLA Quarterly

The leap to library leadership can be difficult if you have no experience in supervision. While larger library systems may have a deep structure that allows employees to start on step one of the ladder and progress one rung at a time to that director position, most of us in Oregon work for smaller libraries where there are few or no successive steps between circulation clerk and director. In these types of organizations, how does someone gain the experience necessary to make one a viable candidate for the job? Because of the diversity of functions from library to library and ...


Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill Nov 2018

Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill

OLA Quarterly

Like many Oregon cities, Hillsboro is changing at a fast pace. Rapid growth has created many challenges for the City’s most vulnerable community members. Two top challenges include housing instability and food insecurity. While the library serves as a vital community hub, the Hillsboro Public Library (HPL) continuously seeks to make a greater impact. The Hillsboro Public Library Leadership Team (LLT) approved the formation of the staff-led HPL Cares team. HPL Cares consists of six big-hearted library staff members who took the idea of a library-sponsored community service group and developed a community-focused inspiration team.

The HPL Cares team ...


Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen Nov 2018

Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

OLA Quarterly

In the 2008 text, The Art of Followership, Chaleff, Riggio, and Lippman-Blumen lay out five traits of effective followers: courage to assume responsibility, courage to serve, courage to challenge, courage to participate, and courage to take moral action. In his 2015 text, Followership: What It Takes to Lead, James Schindler lists four attributes that successful followership is built on: belief in the mission, willingness to work toward the good of the whole, loyalty, and unity of focus. Authenticity also plays a part in both leadership and followership. As a follower, being authentic can help a person be intentional and help ...


Lots Of Ways To Be A Leader Nov 2018

Lots Of Ways To Be A Leader

OLA Quarterly

In this issue, you’ll find more stories of librarians who, by leading from their individual strengths, have made their libraries, communities, and the Oregon library community better places to be. Jane Corry and Elaine Hirsch kick off this issue with a discussion of the planning and coordination that went into the first LIOLA, and how their own strengths—as defined by the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment around which the LIOLA curriculum was based—influenced and guided that process. Hillsboro’s Courtney Gill writes about how a collaborative, compassion-driven leadership model, combined with strategic outreach partnerships, produced the HPL Cares series ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Introduction, Jane Scheppke Nov 2018

Volume 24 Issue 2 Introduction, Jane Scheppke

OLA Quarterly

Lots of Ways to Be a Leader Or: I Am a Library Leader, and So Can You!

People tend to have a fixed mindset about who “librarians” are and how library staff should act, represent their profession, and lead. When I say “people,” I am envisioning every public official, captain of industry and Lyft driver who has ever asked me how many people I shush in a day, and then I am envisioning a rain of cartoon anvils. To be fair, I’m also thinking of a younger version of myself, picking out the dowdiest clothes in my wardrobe for ...


Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida Nov 2018

Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida

OLA Quarterly

Working in the technical services department of a small academic library is a bit of an isolation double-whammy: not only are you more removed from the patrons you serve than are your public-facing counterparts, you may also be a department of one and solely responsible for discharging a highly specialized set of duties. This has been the case for me since 2015 when I moved to Oregon after accepting the position of Acquisitions Specialist at Pacific University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Forest Grove. I am primarily responsible for tracking the library’s resource funds; overseeing the ordering ...


Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch Nov 2018

Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch

OLA Quarterly

This article features a conversation between Jane Corry and Elaine Hirsch about the history and goals of the inaugural Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA). Here is an excerpt:

Elaine: In 2014, OLA’s president Penny Hummel created a Leadership Task Force to research options to provide the association’s membership with leadership training opportunities. This is when Jane and I first started working together on leadership initiatives. After breaking ties with Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) in 2010, it became more challenging for OLA members to attend the PNLA Leadership Institute. I was among the Oregon applicants ...


Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson Nov 2018

Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson

OLA Quarterly

Working with teens is fun, nerve-wracking, and never dull. After building and growing a thriving teen council at our library for nearly ten years, I’ve spent some time thinking about what I want teens to get out of their experience at the library. One of the big things that they need and want is to develop leadership skills. Every application for college or scholarships seems to ask how they are demonstrating leadership, so I decided several years ago that I would build in opportunities for them to develop these skills on the council. This has taken the form of ...


Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl Nov 2018

Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

No abstract provided.


Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh Nov 2018

Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Building on the successful 2017 presentation, A Primer in Science and Engineering Collection Development, this presentation will explore a content type that stumps the engineering librarian and acquisitions librarian alike - standards. Technical standards are documents that establish a uniform practice or process for materials, procedures, and products. Each of us uses standards daily - from USB ports to elevators to lights, automobiles, bridges, standardized train tracks, and much more. Standards are prepared and issued by a professional groups, committees, societies, or governmental agencies, and can influence safety and performance and the role of business and manufacturing.

Four librarians from diverse institutions ...


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.


Government Documents Display, State University Of New York At Delhi Nov 2018

Government Documents Display, State University Of New York At Delhi

Government Documents (General)

Bibliography and photograph of a display of government documents at SUNY Delhi.


Project Management In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett Nov 2018

Project Management In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This issue's "New and Noteworthy" column focuses on several books, journal articles, and websites that will serve as an introduction to project management in library and information organization settings.


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.


Veterans Day 2018, The University Of Toledo Nov 2018

Veterans Day 2018, The University Of Toledo

Holidays

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from The University of Toledo


Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco Oct 2018

Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco

Ione Damasco

These days, the words "equity," "diversity," and "inclusion" are used throughout libraries. But what do people mean when they use these words? And how do these words manifest in library technical services work? In this talk, participants explored how they can give these words real power when they frame them within a social justice mindset. The program started with an understanding of who participants are as individuals and how they fit into larger systems and structures of societal oppression. They they explored together how their work in technical services can contribute to the dismantling of those systems to ensure a ...


Transforming Libraries To Serve Graduate Students [Introduction], Crystal L. Renfro, Cheryl Stiles Oct 2018

Transforming Libraries To Serve Graduate Students [Introduction], Crystal L. Renfro, Cheryl Stiles

Crystal L Renfro

Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students is a practical atlas of how librarians around the world are serving the dynamic academics that are today’s graduate students. Edited by Crystal Renfro and Cheryl Stiles, this 460+ page text (34 chapters) compiles chapters from librarian authors from across North American and Europe. In four sections—One Size Does Not Fit All: Services by Discipline, Degree, and Delivery Method; Librarian Functions and Spaces Transformed to Meet Graduate Students’ Needs; More Than Just Information Literacy: Workshops and Data Services; and Partnerships—readers will discover a plethora of programs and ideas gleaned directly from ...


Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco Oct 2018

Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

These days, the words "equity," "diversity," and "inclusion" are used throughout libraries. But what do people mean when they use these words? And how do these words manifest in library technical services work? In this talk, participants explored how they can give these words real power when they frame them within a social justice mindset. The program started with an understanding of who participants are as individuals and how they fit into larger systems and structures of societal oppression. They they explored together how their work in technical services can contribute to the dismantling of those systems to ensure a ...


When Does A New Role Cease To Be New?: Situating The Work Of Library-Based Digital Humanities/Scholarship Support Positions, Paige C. Morgan, Helene Williams Oct 2018

When Does A New Role Cease To Be New?: Situating The Work Of Library-Based Digital Humanities/Scholarship Support Positions, Paige C. Morgan, Helene Williams

Library Articles, Papers, and Presentations

When positions are considered new and substantially undefined, there is a risk of their continual expansion to encompass more tasks and responsibilities. Such is the case with the roles of Digital Humanities/Scholarship (DH/DS) Library professionals, which libraries have been hiring since around 2009. We have gathered over 150 job ads for these positions and are analyzing them on a number of vectors using AntConc, Tableau, and NVivo. Our previous 10-minute snapshot presentation at DLF 2016https://osf.io/vu22f/ introduced this dataset with particular attention to the credential requirements; since then, our corpus has nearly doubled in size ...