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Chart Your Course, Kenya S. Flash, Caroline Zeglen, Stephanie Miranda May 2018

Chart Your Course, Kenya S. Flash, Caroline Zeglen, Stephanie Miranda

Faculty: Other Publications and Presentations -- UT Libraries

Library instruction is most effective when thoughtfully developed with faculty and integrated in a course. But how do you determine which faculty partnerships will have the most impact? In this poster, we discuss the process of curriculum mapping in an agriculture program, how it reveals new opportunities for library instruction, and pitfalls to avoid when charting your course. In fall 2016, librarians at the University of Tennessee Hodges Library and Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library developed learning outcomes for library instruction and services using feedback from staff and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. We mapped or coded the ...


Wheelchair Users And Their Information Needs: Library In Rescue, Atanda S. Sambo, Ufuoma Eruvwe,, Yakubu Dumbari Musa, Promise Aworo Feb 2018

Wheelchair Users And Their Information Needs: Library In Rescue, Atanda S. Sambo, Ufuoma Eruvwe,, Yakubu Dumbari Musa, Promise Aworo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study is aimed at examining the information needs of the wheelchair users in Oyo State Public Library, Ibadan, Nigeria. A Survey research design was adopted. Four objectives were set for the study and the interview was used to elicit information from respondents. Findings showed that (81%) were male while (19%) were female. Findings also reveal that the information needs of wheelchair users covered education (95%), recreational (86%), social/personal (72%), security/government policies programmes (70%), health (67%), politics (63%) and (21%) others information. The study revealed that Internet (79%) and (72%) library topped the highest ways of meeting the ...


Contemplative Pedagogy: Building Resilience In Academic Libraries:, Madeleine K. Charney, Jenny Colvin Dec 2017

Contemplative Pedagogy: Building Resilience In Academic Libraries:, Madeleine K. Charney, Jenny Colvin

Madeleine K. Charney

This paper addresses the emerging movement of contemplative pedagogy in higher education with an emphasis on academic librarianship. The authors posit how integrating mindfulness-based practices into pedagogy and programming builds resilience in students, creating meaning in an age of climate disruption, information overload and uncertain times. Examples of librarians’ relevant professional development activities are also included. Library spaces offering mindfulness opportunities for students are explored and a contemplative-oriented, campus-wide collaboration centered on climate disruption is featured.  Selected Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda are touched on, demonstrating how contemplative approaches in academic libraries support well-being, justice, community ...


Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse Dec 2017

Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Over the past few decades, advancements in technology have changed society entirely. Every bit of information about world news, popular culture, and art is just a tap of a touchscreen away. So many aspects of the contemporary world have become digitized so that it was only a matter of time before museums would have to face the issue of born-digital media in their collections. From videos to web-based art, museums have to tackle how to save this new form of cultural heritage. Museums have to do so now before it gets lost forever. The challenge of born-digital objects lies in ...


Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch Dec 2017

Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

The benefits of Open Access publishing will be explained in this talk. The presenters will clarify the difference between Gold and Green OA, discuss funder requirements, and highlight our institutional repository.

  • De-mystifying Open Access Benefits
  • Funders requirement
  • Gold vs. Green OA
  • OA journals
  • Open Data
  • Institutional Repository


Big Data, Little Data, Or No Data? Scholarship And Stewardship, Christine L. Borgman Dec 2017

Big Data, Little Data, Or No Data? Scholarship And Stewardship, Christine L. Borgman

Christine L. Borgman

UCLA Library & Information Studies Alumni Association
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2pm

While the popularity of “big data” reflects the growth of data-intensive research, “little data” remains the norm in those many fields where evidence is scarce and labor-intensive to acquire. Until recently, data was considered part of the process of scholarship, essential but largely invisible. In the “big data” era, data have become valuable products to be captured, shared, reused, and stewarded for the long term. They also have become contentious intellectual property to be protected. Public policy leans toward open access to research data, but rarely provides the ...


Finding A Home For Your Publication, Michael Ladisch Dec 2017

Finding A Home For Your Publication, Michael Ladisch

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

This talk will provide some guidance on how to select the best journal for a publication, how to avoid predatory publishers, and how to maximize the impact of a publication.

  • Selecting a journal
  • Predatory publisher
  • Publishing support (by publishers)
  • Maximizing impact
    • Name identifiers and standardization
    • Open Access publishing
    • Communication and promotion


Using Data Analytics For Discovering Library Resource Insights – Case From Singapore Management University, Ning Lu, Rui Song, Dina Heng, Swapna Gottipati, Chee Hsien Aaron (Zheng Zhixian) Tay, Aaron Tay Dec 2017

Using Data Analytics For Discovering Library Resource Insights – Case From Singapore Management University, Ning Lu, Rui Song, Dina Heng, Swapna Gottipati, Chee Hsien Aaron (Zheng Zhixian) Tay, Aaron Tay

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Library resources are critical in supporting teaching, research and learning processes. Several universities have employed online platforms and infrastructure for enabling the online services to students, faculty and staff. To provide efficient services by understanding and predicting user needs libraries are looking into the area of data analytics. Library analytics in Singapore Management University is the project committed to provide an interface for data-intensive project collaboration, while supporting one of the library’s key pillars on its commitment to collaborate on initiatives with SMU Communities and external groups. In this paper, we study the transaction logs for user behavior analysis ...


Creating A Father-Friendly Library: An Examination Of The Importance Of Fatherhood Support In Today's Library Service Model, Michael D. Wells Dec 2017

Creating A Father-Friendly Library: An Examination Of The Importance Of Fatherhood Support In Today's Library Service Model, Michael D. Wells

The Christian Librarian

Research shows the importance of fathers being present in the lives of children.The absence of support for fathers, perpetuates a long standing generational decline in the viability of men as a whole. This work seeks to introduce librarians to the possibilities of libraries offering support for dads. With library use among males being very low, this is also an opportunity for libraries to serve those who are often forgotten. This paper illustrates how the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) offers a path to help dads and explains how the NFI and libraries can partner through the creation of programs.


Frontmatter (The Christian Librarian 60:2) Dec 2017

Frontmatter (The Christian Librarian 60:2)

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Amy James Dec 2017

Letter From The Editor, Amy James

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick Dec 2017

Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick

The Christian Librarian

Librarians as Disciples and Disciple-Makers was a workshop at the 2016 Conference for the Association of Christian Librarians. This session focused on exploring the concept of being led by God, sharing round-table ideas on big-picture vision questions, and writing a personal sixty-month action plan for balanced discipleship living. This article is a summation of the workshop.


Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam Dec 2017

Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam

The Christian Librarian

This article provides one possible solution to the question: How can academic libraries contribute to remedial student success? A four-pronged approach is suggested: appropriate collection development, involvement in support services, collaboration with faculty, and embedding librarian/information literacy in courses.


Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy Dec 2017

Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Buchanan And Mcdonoughs' "The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide" (Book Review), Paul Hartog Dec 2017

Buchanan And Mcdonoughs' "The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Same Titles, Different Formats: Does Print Or Electronic Get More Use?, Alex Rolfe, Merrill Johnson Dec 2017

Same Titles, Different Formats: Does Print Or Electronic Get More Use?, Alex Rolfe, Merrill Johnson

The Christian Librarian

This article examines the use of both print and electronic monographs at George Fox University libraries over a period of thirty-three months for 8,500 titles that were held in both formats. Results indicate that print is more likely to be used than electronic. The implications of the findings, as well as related factors determining future decision making relative to format, are discussed.


Soloing With Friends, Jeannie Ferriss Dec 2017

Soloing With Friends, Jeannie Ferriss

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess Dec 2017

Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Current State Of Scholarship In Christian Liberal Arts Schools A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott Dec 2017

Current State Of Scholarship In Christian Liberal Arts Schools A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott

The Christian Librarian

This is the first of two articles that explains the results of an in-depth research study of teaching faculty and librarian scholarship within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). This article examines the nature and extent of that scholarship and the article examines its necessity


Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona Dec 2017

Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona

The Christian Librarian

This practice-oriented article shares how one small institution on a tight budget without a fulltime archivist leveraged existing resources (human, technological, and physical) to maximize 75 years of institutional archives for a recent milestone alumni reunion. Projects included drafting an institutional history, interviewing long-time members of the institution, organizing photos for display, and providing alumni with access to yearbooks. Special attention is given to the process of creating a 20-minute institutional history video, which premiered at an alumni banquet and was shared with other constituents electronically. There is also a focus on project management and collaborating with coworkers in other ...


Bonn And Furloughs' "Getting The Word Out: Academic Libraries As Scholarly Publishers" (Book Review), Craighton Hippenhammer Dec 2017

Bonn And Furloughs' "Getting The Word Out: Academic Libraries As Scholarly Publishers" (Book Review), Craighton Hippenhammer

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Get To Know Your Librarian: How A Simple Orientation Program Helped Alleviate Library Anxiety, Rachael Muszkiewicz Nov 2017

Get To Know Your Librarian: How A Simple Orientation Program Helped Alleviate Library Anxiety, Rachael Muszkiewicz

Rachael Muszkiewicz

Library orientations do their part to familiarize students with information literacy, and how the library fits within university life.  But what if an orientation could give a student a strong introduction to their academic librarians?  Research in academic libraries has noted that library anxiety remains a continual problem among current students.  Valparaiso University librarians created the Get to Know Your Librarian program, which sought to make librarians accessible.  Using humor and casualness, incoming students were “introduced” to librarians through a series of fun facts.  This simple program, was successful in helping alleviate incoming students’ library anxiety before their first semester.


Canceled - Finding A Home For Your Publication, Michael Ladisch Nov 2017

Canceled - Finding A Home For Your Publication, Michael Ladisch

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

Due to Pacific's Holiday Roar Luncheon, this particular scheduled talk is canceled.


Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch, Michele Gibney Nov 2017

Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch, Michele Gibney

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

The benefits of Open Access publishing will be explained in this talk. The presenters will clarify the difference between Gold and Green OA, discuss funder requirements, and highlight our institutional repository.

  • De-mystifying Open Access Benefits
  • Funders requirement
  • Gold vs. Green OA
  • OA journals
  • Open Data
  • Institutional Repository


Redeeming The Nigerian Economy From Recession: Librarians As Rescue Partners, Stephen Adekunle Ajayi Mr, Modupe Aduke Aboyade Dr, U Wisdom Madu Mr Nov 2017

Redeeming The Nigerian Economy From Recession: Librarians As Rescue Partners, Stephen Adekunle Ajayi Mr, Modupe Aduke Aboyade Dr, U Wisdom Madu Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Nigeria economy was officially declared recessed in August, 2016 by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Ever since then, efforts are being made by governments at different levels to revive the economy and bring it back to boom. To achieve this, every sector of the economy has a role to play. Given the centrality of information in all forms of development, effective and efficient provision both survival and citizen-action information becomes imperatives in redeeming the economy. This paper discusses the various types of libraries and the role they play towards economic development. It is an opinion paper that stresses ...


Technology Acceptance Model In The Domains Of Lis And Education: A Review Of Selected Literature, Sureni Weerasinghe Mrs, Menaka Hindagolla Dr Nov 2017

Technology Acceptance Model In The Domains Of Lis And Education: A Review Of Selected Literature, Sureni Weerasinghe Mrs, Menaka Hindagolla Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is a theoretical framework that is most extensively utilized in explaining an individual’s acceptance of an information technology or an information system. This study reviews numerous literature related to the TAM focusing on TAM applications in the domains of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Education. The different studies in these areas were evaluated to understand the modifications incorporated into this model. The study attempts provide insight on future trends in the technology acceptance model as well to help identify gaps in literature where future research could be conducted.


Structure Analysis Of The National Libraries’ Websites Of The World, Monika Gupta Nov 2017

Structure Analysis Of The National Libraries’ Websites Of The World, Monika Gupta

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study examines various features of structure of the national libraries’ websites of the world. National library of a specific subject are exempted from the study. The study evaluates all the national libraries’ website, which are in English or have a comprehensive English version, on the basis of designed checklist. The checklist is drafted on the basis of published literature and guidelines. The author highlighted that most of the selected features were found missing on the sampled websites of national libraries under study. The author also recommends that structure of the website is equally important and access of uploaded ...


The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi Nov 2017

The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study was to identify the most important historical works written in the field of commercialization of knowledge using Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (RPYS). Initial data were obtained from the Web of Science (WoS) database to investigate the historical roots of published works in the field of commercialization of knowledge. Then, the main roots of this filed, the amount of received citations, and influential works were identified using RPYS software. Next, with the help of the yearcr software, the extent of the effects of the works outside of the range of peaks were also introduced. The period ...


Value-Added Service To Academic Library Users In 21st Century: Using Competitive Intelligence Approach, Idiegbeyan-Ose Jerome, Christopher Nkiko, Osinulu Ifeakachuku Nov 2017

Value-Added Service To Academic Library Users In 21st Century: Using Competitive Intelligence Approach, Idiegbeyan-Ose Jerome, Christopher Nkiko, Osinulu Ifeakachuku

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Higher education in the twenty-first century globally has been characterized and driven on business ethos. The institutions are faced with stiff competition in an attempt to increase their student enrolment, attract international students and faculty, pioneer centres of excellence, show-case outstanding research output, produce astute graduates and get listed in top ranking league tables. The paper therefore examined the effects of leveraging on value-added services to academic library users through competitive intelligence as a predictor of competitive advantage among tertiary institutions. It identified value-added personnel, collection, processing of materials and dissemination of information as constituting specific target selling points to ...


Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri Nov 2017

Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The study assesses the participation of different institutions in online learning environment of Coursera. Collaborative efforts, involvement of instructors and the mode of course instruction were also looked at.

Design/Methodology: Data were harvested from the official website of Coursera. Through its various features, information pertaining to courses being offered, subject categorization, institutions and instructors involved was collected, tabulated and analyzed.

Findings: As of February 2016, 138 institutions from 28 countries offered 1765 coursers through Coursera with the aid of 1903 instructors. Institutions were mainly from high economic zone countries. Nearly 59 percent courses were from USA based institutions ...