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Making Local Knowledge Visible: An Ir In Kosovo, Michele Gibney Jun 2019

Making Local Knowledge Visible: An Ir In Kosovo, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

In 2017, a joint international effort commenced under the direction of the President of University for Business and Technology (UBT) in Kosovo with colleagues from Linnaeus University (Sweden) and University for the Pacific (USA) to define, create and populate a Knowledge Center for UBT which would include an institutional repository (IR). Enlivened by discussion and feedback from the intended recipients, the needs and goals of a UBT IR were identified. Of course, creating and populating an IR is a lengthy process with many potential problems and varied approaches. Discussion of best practices was undertaken early and currently, the UBT Knowledge ...


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 ...


Hot Off The Presses: Results Of A Statewide Survey On Online Access To Newspapers In Rhode Island, Chaichin Chen, Andrée Rathemacher, Julie Kliever, Julie Holden May 2019

Hot Off The Presses: Results Of A Statewide Survey On Online Access To Newspapers In Rhode Island, Chaichin Chen, Andrée Rathemacher, Julie Kliever, Julie Holden

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

Slides from a presentation, "Hot Off the Presses: Results of a Statewide Survey on Online Access to Newspapers in Rhode Island," presented at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference 2019, Get Informed!, on May 23, 2019 in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

An openly-shared Google Slides version of this presentation is also available at https://bit.ly/RILA-HOT.

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HOT OFF THE PRESSES: RESULTS OF A STATEWIDE SURVEY ON ONLINE ACCESS TO NEWSPAPERS IN RHODE ISLAND | ROOM 2B

Libraries’ ability to provide our users with access to quality news sources is more important than ever, yet options for online access to ...


The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr May 2019

The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the use of ICT for security and theft prevention in two university libraries in Nigeria. Population of the study is made up of 80 library staff of the two universities, 40 library staff from Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina and 40 library staff from Al-Qalam University Katsina. Five research questions guided the study. The data was analyzed with the use of simple statistical tools like frequencies and percentages. Findings of the study revealed that maximum security in the libraries will prevent theft mutilation. It also revealed that a video surveillance system working in conjunction with a ...


Content Analysis Of Engineering College Library Websites In Goa, Dr. Jayaprakash G. Hugar Dr. May 2019

Content Analysis Of Engineering College Library Websites In Goa, Dr. Jayaprakash G. Hugar Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ICT- led developments have created new opportunities and challenges for libraries in creation, promotion, dissemination and storage of information. Engineering College libraries are nowadays using the web environment to provide high-quality information for their users, mostly in digital format. The current study investigates and presents the content analysis of Goa University affiliated engineering college library websites in Goa. The data was collected from the websites of the concerned engineering college libraries through a checklist prepared for this purpose. The websites of the libraries were thoroughly scanned and analyzed, based on the analysis we have ranked them. The main purpose of ...


Building Strong Collections For Less Money Through Collaboration, Lorraine Huddy, Katie Bauer, Fred Folmer, Aaron Sandoval May 2019

Building Strong Collections For Less Money Through Collaboration, Lorraine Huddy, Katie Bauer, Fred Folmer, Aaron Sandoval

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Altruism Or Self-Interest? Exploring The Motivations Of Open Access Authors, Robert Heaton, Dylan Burns, Becky L. Thoms May 2019

Altruism Or Self-Interest? Exploring The Motivations Of Open Access Authors, Robert Heaton, Dylan Burns, Becky L. Thoms

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

More than 250 authors at Utah State University published an Open Access (OA) article in 2016. Analysis of survey results and publication data from Scopus suggests that the following factors led authors to choose OA venues: ability to pay publishing charges, disciplinary colleagues’ positive attitudes toward OA, and personal feelings such as altruism and desire to reach a wide audience. Tenure status was not an apparent factor. This article adds to the body of literature on author motivations and can inform library outreach and marketing efforts, the creation of new publishing models, and the conversation about the larger scholarly publishing ...


Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte May 2019

Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte

Presentations

Have you ever wondered if the interview process could be a kinder, more accessible experience, meant to develop connections? Would you like to critically examine practices in the hiring process to ensure empathy to applicants going through the process? In taking a closer look at our own practices, collaborating with the Office of Inclusion and Equity, we have made changes, which have led to a more positive experience for candidates and our organizational outcomes.


To Scan Or Not To Scan, Nancy Richey, Amanda Drost, Allison Day Apr 2019

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

Amanda Drost

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 ...


Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler Apr 2019

Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler

Kristen S. Shuyler

In October 2016, the Diversity Council of Libraries and Educational Technologies produced book displays in Carrier and Rose Libraries that focused on "Understanding Black Lives Matter." The council wanted to provide information on this social movement within the context of national history and racial identity. A list of books that covered topic areas of criminal justice, Jim Crow, racism, and the Black experience - among others - was generated, along with two informational placards. One placard placed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement within historical and social context, while the other placard offered a preemptive response to the question "Why not All ...


Promoting Civic Engagement Through Academic Library Outreach Programs, Kristen S. Shuyler, Liz Chenevey, Ryan Winfree Apr 2019

Promoting Civic Engagement Through Academic Library Outreach Programs, Kristen S. Shuyler, Liz Chenevey, Ryan Winfree

Kristen S. Shuyler

How are Virginia's academic libraries promoting civic engagement? This poster presents results of a statewide civic engagement survey and shares one academic library's civic engagement outreach activities. Civic literacy competencies, such as the ability to contact representatives, are related to information literacy skills, and libraries should continue to promote them.


Environmental Sustainability In Libraries Through Green Practices/Services, Priti Singh (Junior Research Fellow), Rajani Mishra (Associate Professor) Apr 2019

Environmental Sustainability In Libraries Through Green Practices/Services, Priti Singh (Junior Research Fellow), Rajani Mishra (Associate Professor)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper is an attempt to discuss the role of green practices/services which are incorporated within libraries towards environmentally sustainable. With continuous use and easy availability of new technologies like computer printers, faxes, and photocopiers etc. it is very important to protect the environment. Since, all these machines have an impact using paper, ink, and electricity on the environment. This paper begins with an explanation of sustainability, environmental sustainability, green printing, and copying etc. Further, demonstrates the various sustainable strategies for the libraries. And also highlights the strategies for overcoming the impact of paper use, ink use and electricity ...


Libraries & Librarians In The Aftermath: Our Stories & Ourselves, Ashley R. Maynor Apr 2019

Libraries & Librarians In The Aftermath: Our Stories & Ourselves, Ashley R. Maynor

Collaborative Librarianship

Following her experience of the Virginia Tech campus shooting in 2007, filmmaker and librarian Ashley Maynor set out to explore the phenomenon of temporary memorials and so-called “grief archives” using both documentary filmmaking and other qualitative research methods. She subsequently published her findings about Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and other public tragedies as Response to the Unthinkable: Collecting & Archiving Condolence & Temporary Memorial Materials Following Public Tragedies, to help fill a large gap in LIS literature about the best practices for libraries in responding to crises in their communities.

In the years since, her opinions and perspective on archiving the aftermath ...


Public Libraries Respond To The Opioid Crisis In Collaboration With Their Communities: An Introduction, Michele Coleman, Lynn Silipigni Connaway Apr 2019

Public Libraries Respond To The Opioid Crisis In Collaboration With Their Communities: An Introduction, Michele Coleman, Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Collaborative Librarianship

The nation is experiencing an opioid epidemic. As communities across the country feel the epidemic’s impact, public health and human service organizations are implementing responses that include healthcare, education, law enforcement and the judicial system, emergency services, drug and addiction counseling, and community services. Public libraries around the country are choosing to be part of this response.

With funding from a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, OCLC and the Public Library Association will identify, synthesize, and share knowledge and resources that will help public libraries and their community partners develop effective strategies and community-driven coalitions ...


Communities In The Crossfire: Models For Public Library Action, Renate L. Chancellor Apr 2019

Communities In The Crossfire: Models For Public Library Action, Renate L. Chancellor

Collaborative Librarianship

From mass shootings in churches, nightclubs and schools to protests of statutes, discrimination and police brutality, civil unrests have become a part of our everyday life. Over the last decade, communities across the country have experienced an unprecedented number of crises that have been particularly hard-felt. Libraries in these towns often serve as safe spaces. However, not all libraries have risen to this challenge. This paper offers exemplary models for public library action during times of crisis and contends that based on the current social climate, there needs to be a new paradigm for public library services.


Manpower Planning And Total Quality Management As Correlates Of Service Delivery In Academic Libraries, Adekoya Clement Ola Apr 2019

Manpower Planning And Total Quality Management As Correlates Of Service Delivery In Academic Libraries, Adekoya Clement Ola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated manpower planning, total quality management (TQM) and service delivery in academic libraries. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population of the study was 83 staff comprising 45 librarians and 38 library officers in the university libraries of the seven universities in Ondo State, Nigeria. Data were collected using questionnaire. Out of eighty three (83) questionnaires distributed, sixty two (62) copies were returned. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that: the needs for manpower planning in academic libraries are: selection and recruitment of qualified personnel, assessment of training and staff ...


Libraries - Woodford County, Kentucky (Sc 3391), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Libraries - Woodford County, Kentucky (Sc 3391), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3391. Collected research on the history of library services in Woodford County, Kentucky. Includes clippings, correspondence (particularly regarding the merger of the Woodford County Library and the Logan Helm Memorial Library), and historical narratives.


Assessment Of Library Instruction At The University Of St. Augustine: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, Julie Evener Apr 2019

Assessment Of Library Instruction At The University Of St. Augustine: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, Julie Evener

Education Collection

Evaluation of library instruction (LI) at the University of St. Augustine found that students did well on assignments tied to LI and were more likely to participate in LI when it was required. Incorporating data points into the library’s overall assessment and strategic plan allowed for ongoing assessment of LI.


Four Key Leadership Roles Filled, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Four Key Leadership Roles Filled, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

This winter and spring, K-State Libraries welcomed a new associate dean and three new department heads.


Increasing Distance Instruction Through Electronic Newsletters, Lauren Dubell, Edward "Cotton" Coslett Apr 2019

Increasing Distance Instruction Through Electronic Newsletters, Lauren Dubell, Edward "Cotton" Coslett

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

This poster details the new outreach method we utilized to increase our bibliographic instruction sessions with the distributed Brandman campuses served by the Chapman Leatherby Libraries. The use of our new electronic newsletter increased the amount of bibliographic instruction sessions that we performed during the 2017-18 year.


News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita Apr 2019

News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Team Research: Two Librarians Forge A Unique Partnership With K-State’S Athletic Training Program, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Team Research: Two Librarians Forge A Unique Partnership With K-State’S Athletic Training Program, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Cindy Logan and Melia Erin Fritch have combined forces to create a unique partnership with K-State’s athletic training program. When students progress through the scaffolded curriculum the duo has developed, they become researchers equipped to excel in their chosen professions.


A New Beginning: Hale Library Renovations Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

A New Beginning: Hale Library Renovations Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

The first four floors of Hale Library are empty. The damage from the May 22 fire has been torn out, scraped away, scrubbed off. Without carpet, furnishings, technology, books and—most importantly—people, the spaces feel cavernous and cold. Now, it’s time. We have been given a fresh start, and we’re creating a new Hale Library.


Hale Library's Collections: Boxed Up And Packed Out, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Hale Library's Collections: Boxed Up And Packed Out, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Thanks to hundreds of workers who put in thousands of hours, more than 1.5 million collection items were packed out of Hale Library less than 17 weeks after the fire. Until Hale Library is renovated, all of its books—approximately 147,400 boxes of them—will be stored in multiple air-conditioned warehouses across the region.


Watch The New Hale Library Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Watch The New Hale Library Take Shape, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Get weekly behind-the-scenes photos, news, interviews and more at blogs.k-state.edu/hale.


Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 8 (Summer 2019) - Full Issue, Kansas State University Libraries Apr 2019

Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 8 (Summer 2019) - Full Issue, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries, issue 8 (spring 2019) - full issue


2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger Apr 2019

2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

Accessibility permeates all aspects of our public-facing work. Being accessible is in every aspect of workflow development and application for user services and support. Many more than the manager are involved in the development and application of our guidelines, practices and procedures. It is everyone’s responsibility.

The session covered:

  • What is accessibility?
  • Accessible Customer Service
    • Leading Practices
    • Practical approaches to delivery
    • Planning with Accessibility in Mind
    • Resources to learn more about accessibility in libraries

The session is premised on goal of accessibility, or moving beyond compliance. As such, accessible means that a person with a disability is afforded the ...


The Convergence Of Libraries, Voter Education, And Civic Literacy, Natalie Lowengruber Apr 2019

The Convergence Of Libraries, Voter Education, And Civic Literacy, Natalie Lowengruber

Honors Projects

The aim of this project was to explore how libraries, particularly academic libraries, intersect with voter education in promoting civic engagement. After reviewing research on the library’s role in democracy and civic engagement, I forged this connection through collaborating with librarians to develop an interactive workshop open to the Grand Valley community. The main goal of this workshop was to increase voter education and equip voters with tools to become better informed on candidates, legislation, and policy before the midterm elections of November, 2018. Participation in democracy is a lifelong practice and civic duty that begins with a strong ...


Gis And Data: Making Space @ Mit: Development Of The Mit Libraries Gis And Data Lab, Amy Nurnberger, Daniel Sheehan Mar 2019

Gis And Data: Making Space @ Mit: Development Of The Mit Libraries Gis And Data Lab, Amy Nurnberger, Daniel Sheehan

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

The objective of this presentation is to: understand the MIT context for GIS (geographic information system) and RDM (research data management) services; follow the development of the GIS and Data Lab space; understand the space assessment goals and results; and, explore future plans.

Keynote presentation at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region e-Science Forum, Marlborough, MA, USA, on March 29, 2019.