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3547c23.Jpg, Craig Amos Feb 2024

3547c23.Jpg, Craig Amos

Craig Amos

No abstract provided.


Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof Dec 2018

The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof

Virginia A Dressler

In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories (anonymized) and presented a series of hypothetical scenarios for respondents to consider and reflect upon. The survey received a 25.8% response rate, with many intriguing insights. Survey findings are presented, along with a discussion on future recommendations for work in this area.


Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren Dec 2018

Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren

Collaborative Librarianship

The University of Houston Libraries collaborated with University Career Services to host LinkedIn at the Library, an event where students were offered reviews of their LinkedIn profiles and free professional headshots. Although LinkedIn at the Library was initially funded as a one-time event, the two units worked together to turn it into a recurring event. This article presents our methods for collaboratively planning and hosting the events, attendance and assessment results, and lessons learned for future collaborative efforts. LinkedIn at the Library is a unique example of an academic library’s partnership with a career services unit.


Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz Sep 2018

Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz

Finding Aids: Guides to the Collections

This collection has manuscripts, teaching papers, and correspondence of poet Julia Randall. The correspondence include letters to or from colleagues, alumnae, and friends.


From Global Theories To Local Practice And Original Knowledge: Learning The Way Through Systems Co-Design, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Christine Bruce, Ian D. Stoodley, Krenare Pireva Aug 2018

From Global Theories To Local Practice And Original Knowledge: Learning The Way Through Systems Co-Design, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Christine Bruce, Ian D. Stoodley, Krenare Pireva

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Presentations

Information focused, learning centered, and systems enabled, Informed Systems (Somerville, United States) guides collaborative design (co-design) of the University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center in Pristina, Kosovo. Conceptual modeling activities since April 2017 engage students in integrating Informed Learning theory (Bruce, Australia) and Soft Systems Methodology (Checkland, England) to progress a shared vision to make local knowledge visible through co-created systems, services, and resources. Foundational Informed Learning categories, information and communication technologies, information sources, and information and knowledge generation - to progress information curation and knowledge management – illustrate the transformative potential of this theory-to-practice initiative, customized to local priorities and ...


What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen Aug 2018

What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For this qualitative analysis, I analyzed observational and interview data from two middle school librarians setting up new active learning programs. I focused my research by analyzing the preliminary data gathered in field notes from observations at the different library sites to determine what programming resources the librarians were using. A secondary consideration was drawn from preliminary evidence, which indicated the librarians turned to many on and offline information resources, including the social curating site Pinterest. After gathering initial data from observations, I gathered additional data from two interviews: the first interview focused on where the librarians find information and ...


Thanatourism To Dark Tourism: The Transition Of The Religious Sacred To Secular Sacred, Kelsey Reed Aug 2018

Thanatourism To Dark Tourism: The Transition Of The Religious Sacred To Secular Sacred, Kelsey Reed

Museum Studies Theses

The study of tourism shows a trend in the growing popularity of visiting sites associated with death, called Dark Tourism. While the term Dark Tourism is a modern construct, the practice of visiting sites associated with death is not. At the same time these sites of Dark Tourism (like Auschwitz) hold a place of importance in modern culture to multiple groups, placing them on a level of sacredness. Dark Tourism comes from the practice of Thanatourim (Death Tourism) and transitioned over time to follow the guideline of Dark Tourism. The connection to the aspect of the sacred can also be ...


Bepress Advisory Board – Preview And Listening Session, Todd Bruns Jul 2018

Bepress Advisory Board – Preview And Listening Session, Todd Bruns

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


The Year Long Process In Choosing A Digital Preservation Tool, Bill Modrow Jul 2018

The Year Long Process In Choosing A Digital Preservation Tool, Bill Modrow

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Inclusive Approach: Designing A Radical Repository For The Future Of Scholarship, Jenna Nolt Jul 2018

Inclusive Approach: Designing A Radical Repository For The Future Of Scholarship, Jenna Nolt

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Redefining Success: Vision Vs. Reality, Sara Parme Jul 2018

Redefining Success: Vision Vs. Reality, Sara Parme

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Can We Post It? Streamlining The Permissions Workflow, Marsha Miles Jul 2018

Can We Post It? Streamlining The Permissions Workflow, Marsha Miles

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Ready, Set, Symposium!, Megan Mitchell, Diane Kajganich Jul 2018

Ready, Set, Symposium!, Megan Mitchell, Diane Kajganich

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Student Journal As Curricular Instrument: The Case Of Clinical Research In Practice, Joshua Neds-Fox Jul 2018

Student Journal As Curricular Instrument: The Case Of Clinical Research In Practice, Joshua Neds-Fox

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Collaborating To Add A Theatre Collection To Our Ir, Sarah Whybrew Jul 2018

Collaborating To Add A Theatre Collection To Our Ir, Sarah Whybrew

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Breakfast And Welcome, Five Colleges Of Ohio Staff Jul 2018

Breakfast And Welcome, Five Colleges Of Ohio Staff

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Health Sciences Libraries Advancing Collaborative Clinical Research Data Management In Universities, Tania P. Bardyn, Emily F. Patridge, Michael T. Moore, Jane J. Koh Jul 2018

Health Sciences Libraries Advancing Collaborative Clinical Research Data Management In Universities, Tania P. Bardyn, Emily F. Patridge, Michael T. Moore, Jane J. Koh

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Purpose: Medical libraries need to actively review their service models and explore partnerships with other campus entities to provide better-coordinated clinical research management services to faculty and researchers. TRAIL (Translational Research and Information Lab), a five-partner initiative at the University of Washington (UW), explores how best to leverage existing expertise and space to deliver clinical research data management (CRDM) services and emerging technology support to clinical researchers at UW and collaborating institutions in the Pacific Northwest.

Methods: The initiative offers 14 services and a technology-enhanced innovation lab located in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) to support the University of Washington ...


Integrating The Ir Into Strategic Goals At The University Of Toledo: Case Study, Arjun Sabharwal, Gerald R. Natal Jul 2018

Integrating The Ir Into Strategic Goals At The University Of Toledo: Case Study, Arjun Sabharwal, Gerald R. Natal

Gerald R Natal

Purpose – The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate a current model, as well as explore future models, for integrating institutional repositories (IRs) in higher education goals at the University of Toledo.

Design/methodology/approach – This is a case study that uses literature review as an exploratory framework for new approaches while reflecting on existing literature to present the current practical framework for using IRs.

Findings – The digital environment has pushed academic institutions toward new strategies for curating their record on scholarship and preserving their heritage collections, using their IRs. Innovative approaches are also vital to curating the IR ...


Missing Information Has Value: Climate Change The And The Epa Website Jul 2018

Missing Information Has Value: Climate Change The And The Epa Website

Elisa Slater Acosta

What happens when government web pages are hidden, moved, or deleted? In the age of “alternative facts” and the “politicization of science” one librarian was inspired by real world events to create an opportunity to dialogue about power dynamics and bias in a traditional one-shot instruction session. Environmental Science students critically analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website and its treatment of climate change during the Trump, Obama, and Bush presidencies. The library “warm-up” activity was designed to raise awareness of data fragility and the long-term accessibility of government websites. As future science professionals, it’s important to think ...


U.S. Government Aviation Safety Information Resources, Bert Chapman Jul 2018

U.S. Government Aviation Safety Information Resources, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Presentation covering U.S. Government aviation safety information resources. Topics addressed include U.S. laws,legislation, regulations, court cases, information resources from agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, congressional aviation oversight committees and congressional support agencies including the Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service, and Government Accountability Office.


Irving Goodman Purple Heart, United States Department Of War Jul 2018

Irving Goodman Purple Heart, United States Department Of War

Veterans Community Collecting Event Artifacts

An award given to Irving Goodman during for his service on the destroyer USS Phelps, when he was wounded in action off the Aleutian islands.


Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance Jul 2018

Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance

Michele Gibney

What is the importance of institutional history and special collections in a digital environment? Should these pieces of history have their own digital platform or be merged with the institutional repository? What role do repositories play in the institutional environment? What impact do digital historical collections have on the stakeholder contingent as well as the global community? The speakers will discuss the rationale behind migrating collections from CONTENTdm to institutional repositories (all using bepress’s Digital Commons platform). Reasons range from subscription costs to file format concerns to increased search optimization. The migratory act will be covered in terms of ...


Lightning Round A: Meditating On Microaggressions, Quinn Tomlinson Jul 2018

Lightning Round A: Meditating On Microaggressions, Quinn Tomlinson

POC in LIS Summit

People of color experience microaggressions on a regular basis. Microaggressions, as defined as Dr. Derald Wing Sue in Psychology Today, are “brief and everyday slights, insults, indignities and denigrating messages sent to people of color by well-intentioned White people who are unaware of the hidden messages being communicated.” Microaggressions are the racist behaviors and statements delivered without malicious intent. Despite the intention of the microaggression, these are persistent recurrences which cause harm to People of Color (POC). A repeated barrage of these behaviors has very real and damaging effects to one’s mental and emotional state. In the face of ...


Lightning Round B: Redefining The Wellness Wheel For Librarians Of Color, Amanda Leftwich Jul 2018

Lightning Round B: Redefining The Wellness Wheel For Librarians Of Color, Amanda Leftwich

POC in LIS Summit

A well-rounded work life for librarians of color can seem (like) an impossibility. The struggle between identity, microaggressions, and culture in the field are constants. Therefore, the needs of librarians of color in terms of wellness cannot just include Hettler’s Six Dimensions of Wellness (1976), but must also address the emotional challenges of being a diverse person in librarianship. Creating a wellness wheel of this nature for librarians and paraprofessionals of color can connect the bridge between employee and employer.

These specialized aspects are intended to provide recommendations and initiatives for diverse peoples well-being and wellness:

Stop, Think, Breathe ...


Session 2a: "Keep Shining, Keep Smiling...": Lis Collegiality Through A Relational-Cultural Lens, Lalitha Nataraj, Torie Quinonez, Toni Olivas Jul 2018

Session 2a: "Keep Shining, Keep Smiling...": Lis Collegiality Through A Relational-Cultural Lens, Lalitha Nataraj, Torie Quinonez, Toni Olivas

POC in LIS Summit

Applying the “Relational-Cultural Theory” model (which arose from work done by the Stone Center Theory Group at Wellesley College in 1977 by Miller, Jordan, Stiver, & Surrey), three female library faculty members of color at different professional stages of their careers (tenured, tenure-track, lecturer-transitional) explore how collegiality borne out of a mutual awareness and understanding of their intersectional identities fostered a supportive environment to engage in critical inquiry, grow as teachers, and also provide meaningful context to professional activities.

RCT pushes back against the dominant culture of “valorizing separation and autonomy” which underscores socio-cultural privilege. Rather, it is through relational empowerment--strengthening ...


Session 2a: Mentorship For Recruitment, Retention, And Self-Care, Marisa Méndez-Brady, Jade Alburo, Nicollette Brant, Laura Jara Jul 2018

Session 2a: Mentorship For Recruitment, Retention, And Self-Care, Marisa Méndez-Brady, Jade Alburo, Nicollette Brant, Laura Jara

POC in LIS Summit

In an 87% white profession, it is no secret that many academic librarians of color feel ostracized by white notions of professionalism, suffering from microaggressions regularly at their institutions. As many librarians of color have noted, the whiteness of librarianship manifests itself from the beginning--in the library and information science (LIS) programs--and continues throughout our careers, becoming more pronounced the higher we go up the hierarchy. As the 2017 Ithaka S+R report Inclusion, Diversity and Equity: Members of the Association of Research Libraries found, “as positions become increasingly senior, they also become increasingly white.” Providing support and guidance to ...


Session 1a: Discovering Accessibility Stories, Sheree Fu, Shalini Ramachandran Jul 2018

Session 1a: Discovering Accessibility Stories, Sheree Fu, Shalini Ramachandran

POC in LIS Summit

We are two science and engineering librarians at USC who studied partnerships, accessible instruction, and assistive technology within the USC campus. As we conducted research, we were intrigued by the conversations we had with librarians, staff, and students. The invisible injuries to community members with disabilities and resistance to change from leadership were eye-opening for us. Despite diversity being a strategic vision in many universities, discussion of disability is still often pushed to the margins. Uncovering oppressive structures in institutional settings takes not only intellectual work but also legwork, active listening, and openness to unexpected discoveries. Disrupting dominant narratives can ...


Session 1a: Retention Of Former Residents In Librarianship: A Preliminary Exploration, Katherine Donaldson Jul 2018

Session 1a: Retention Of Former Residents In Librarianship: A Preliminary Exploration, Katherine Donaldson

POC in LIS Summit

Librarian residency programs have served as one means by which libraries have attempted to recruit people of color to the profession. These programs are aimed at recent graduates of MLS programs and are meant to provide them with professional experience, often by exposing them to different areas of librarianship through departmental rotations during a 1-3 year term position. While these programs are by no means new, there has been an increase in interest in residency programs, as evidenced in the recent creation of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, a group of over 30 universities that ...


Session 1a: Inclusive Programming Motivated By Staff, Cynthia Palacios Jul 2018

Session 1a: Inclusive Programming Motivated By Staff, Cynthia Palacios

POC in LIS Summit

Understanding your communities need and tailoring programming based on those needs can be challenging for all, particularly for early-career librarians. In this presentation, I will speak about my unique experience at the Ramona Library, a San Diego County Library branch, as a librarian tasked with creating programs for a rural community. During this presentation examples of staff collegiality in addressing and embracing the culture of the community will be discussed in addition to its benefits pertaining to professional self-care. Attendees will learn about my experience with community-based programming using the concept of “for the community by the community”. As a ...