Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Library and Information Science Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Discipline
Institution
Keyword
Publication Year
Publication
Publication Type
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 80586

Full-Text Articles in Library and Information Science

Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley Jan 2023

Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This paper reports the results of a pilot project conducted Spring 2021 in which Milner Library licensed 75 assigned texts to 52 courses at Illinois State University. The authors used the pilot as a springboard to explore faculty perspectives on textbook selection, textbook affordability, and the role of the academic library in addressing the rising cost of textbooks. The results highlight the strong, and often deeply personal, beliefs faculty hold about textbook selection and textbook affordability, reveal several obstacles to achieving affordable access to course readings, and demonstrate the willingness of some faculty to partner with librarians and other institutional ...


The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker Nov 2022

The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

As educational institutions consider our values and ethical standards in the wake of 2020, libraries need to scrutinize how those values and standards connect with our licensing and purchasing decisions. “Critical Librarianship”, which is based on a foundation of social justice, the belief that everyone deserves equal opportunities and basic economic, political, and social rights, is at the forefront of work being done by librarians across the country. There is an existing body of literature about the contents of the library collections themselves, with respect to issues like decolonization and open access. These collections, used by students, instructors, and researchers ...


The Existence And Innovation Of Library In Supporting Online Learning At New Normal Covid-19, Lolytasari Lolytasari, Fadhilatul Hamdani Sep 2022

The Existence And Innovation Of Library In Supporting Online Learning At New Normal Covid-19, Lolytasari Lolytasari, Fadhilatul Hamdani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research discusses the existence and innovation of libraries in online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Online learning is carried out by utilizing technology as a means of connecting educators and students. Libraries as a place to provide sources of information to support the learning process must always improve themselves to show the best and be prepared to keep up with the times. The transformation of library management to digital must be given priority, so that libraries can exist in the midst of a pandemic. Library support in teaching and learning activities is very important, especially in fulfilling the information ...


Impact Of Organizational Climate On Job Performance In Nigerian University Libraries: Perceptions Of Academic Librarians, Chinwendu C. Akpom Dr, Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba Dr, Harriet Uche Igbo Dr Jul 2022

Impact Of Organizational Climate On Job Performance In Nigerian University Libraries: Perceptions Of Academic Librarians, Chinwendu C. Akpom Dr, Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba Dr, Harriet Uche Igbo Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper examined academic librarians' perceptions of the characteristics that contribute to a favorable organizational climate and those that negatively affect it in Nigerian university libraries. The study concentrated on Nigeria's Southeast and South-South geopolitical zones. The researchers adopted a descriptive survey design for the research. A structured questionnaire was employed to collect the data from the respondents and analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The study population consists of 143 academic librarians in university libraries in the study area. The entire population was used as a sample because it was a manageable number. The result demonstrates that respondents ...


Information Literacy Programs And The Public Library: Users’ Views On Information Literacy, Shahid Mehmood, Rais Ahmed Samdani Jul 2022

Information Literacy Programs And The Public Library: Users’ Views On Information Literacy, Shahid Mehmood, Rais Ahmed Samdani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The primary goal of this study is to learn about the challenges and problems that information literacy programs face from the perspective of library users and how these programs might be improved for the benefit of library users. There are two main aspects to this study: one focuses on user perceptions, and the other focuses on the planning of library information programs that fulfill the needs and wants of users.


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library Jul 2022

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read or watch a memorable film.

With the 2022 collection, 104 employees offer 175 recommendations of favorite books, films, television shows, and podcasts. This year's selections range from poetry to physics, and transport readers from the Antarctic to Arkansas.

This year's booklet features a special section of Reading Reflections from Musselman Library staff and a column in ...


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Jul 2022

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives, the records management program and TopScholar administration.


Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson Jul 2022

Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

This research study investigates the behaviors, knowledge, and skills necessary for academic library outreach work. Through a review of published literature, job advertisements, and a survey of library practitioners conducted in the fall of 2020, the authors define and prioritize 18 competencies for outreach. Hiring managers, LIS instructors, and practitioners can utilize the results of this study to structure and lay out the essential areas of outreach work in academic libraries.


Research Support Newsletter (Volume 5), Elizabeth D'Angel Jul 2022

Research Support Newsletter (Volume 5), Elizabeth D'Angel

The AC's Research Support Newsletter (Formerly AISR Connections)

Abstract

New Resources

· ChemDraw

· BioRender

· LabArchives Update

· MATLAB

· NEJM Evidence

Grants & Funding

· Jefferson Open Access Publishing Fund

· Pivot

· Library Guides

Citation Tools

· Library Guides

Statistical Tools

· Statista

Support

· Office for Writing, Publishing, and Communication

· Photographers, Graphic Designers, and Videographers

· Jefferson Digital Commons


Rrh Library Newsletter, Summer 2022, Libraries At Rochester Regional Health Jul 2022

Rrh Library Newsletter, Summer 2022, Libraries At Rochester Regional Health

Rochester Regional Health authored publications and proceedings

Newsletter sections include: The Libraries @ RRH: An Update; RocScholar: RRH's Institutional Repository; AccessMedicine; Welcome to New Residents, Fellows and students!


Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd Jul 2022

Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Considering the enormous responsibilities placed on school librarians, this study explored the sociodemographic determinants of school librarians’ psychological wellbeing in Nigeria. This study used an ex-post facto research design. Drawing from the scientific research paradigm and quantitative research approach, data were obtained on 145 school librarians using the Psychological wellbeing scale (α = .82). The 145 librarians were sampled from both Federal and state Universities in southeast Nigeria. The data were analysed using the mean and analysis of variance. The study found that, while age had no significant (p > .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing, qualification had a significant (p < .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing. As a result, librarians' qualifications are a crucial driver of their psychological wellbeing. Thus, it was suggested that librarians' qualifications be prioritized during their employment.


It Is Time To Break The Boundaries: Profiling Practices And Perceptions On Marketing In Special Libraries In Sri Lanka., K. A. Vishaka Narmada, Assistant Librarian, W.R.W.M.A.U. Weerakoon, Senior Assistant Librarian Jun 2022

It Is Time To Break The Boundaries: Profiling Practices And Perceptions On Marketing In Special Libraries In Sri Lanka., K. A. Vishaka Narmada, Assistant Librarian, W.R.W.M.A.U. Weerakoon, Senior Assistant Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Around the world, libraries face the challenge of being underutilized, and special libraries in Sri Lanka in particular are no exception. Studies show that this can be overcome through marketing. Current study determines how marketing is applied in special libraries in the Colombo district, Sri Lanka and their future prospects in marketing. The study identifies the current marketing activities, marketing techniques and librarians’ perception towards marketing in selected special libraries (n=50) in the Colombo district.

Findings revealed that special libraries under study have a sufficient number of resources acquired and market opportunities available. However, it is assumed that unintentional ...


A Qualitative Study Of The Process Undergraduate Health Professions Students Utilize While Conducting A Scoping Review, Dawn De Vries, Betsy Williams Jun 2022

A Qualitative Study Of The Process Undergraduate Health Professions Students Utilize While Conducting A Scoping Review, Dawn De Vries, Betsy Williams

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this research study was to inform pedagogy on the effectiveness of journaling as a tool to gauge synthesis and application of course content to a scoping review. The research question asked is “Is reflective journaling effective in helping undergraduate health profession students understand and apply course research concepts and ideas directly to an academic project?” The researchers used a reflective journaling activity to enhance student learning and to explore student application of course lectures to a scoping literature review. Method: Students were required to complete the journaling activities as a class assignment. Four journal entries were ...


"But I'M Not An Engineer"...Collaboration Between A Librarian And An Upper Division Project-Based Engineering Program, Heidi J. Southworth, Rebecca Bates, Robert Sleezer Jun 2022

"But I'M Not An Engineer"...Collaboration Between A Librarian And An Upper Division Project-Based Engineering Program, Heidi J. Southworth, Rebecca Bates, Robert Sleezer

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Since 2013, a librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato has collaborated with faculty and students in an upper division project-based engineering program. While having several years of experience in university libraries plus advanced degrees in history, the librarian had a limited background in science, engineering, and technology, and lacked a formal engineering degree. At first glance, this match may appear to be a recipe for failure. Indeed, in those first few years, the librarian’s angst about the missing engineering degree caused many sleepless nights of worry and concern. However, there came a time when the words “but I am ...


Web Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduate Students Of Library And Information Studies At The University Of Zululand, Khulekani Maxwell Mnguni, Matsobane D. Kekana Jun 2022

Web Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduate Students Of Library And Information Studies At The University Of Zululand, Khulekani Maxwell Mnguni, Matsobane D. Kekana

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the 21st century, higher institutions of learning have completely transformed their teaching and learning by adopting the web and its related technologies due to the change of scenery in terms of information searching. Notably, the new generation of students is highly dependent on the internet for their academic and personal activities. However, the internet contains a vast array of information, and some of this information is not suitable for scholarly use. Thus it is crucial for new undergraduates to have the necessary competencies that will allow them to efficiently search and retrieve information online. Therefore, this transformation encouraged ...


Distinctive Collections Sexennial Report, 2016-2022, Karen Walton Morse Jun 2022

Distinctive Collections Sexennial Report, 2016-2022, Karen Walton Morse

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Report of the Distinctive Collections Unit (formerly known as Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island covering 2016-2022. Covers history and mission of the unit, staffing, accomplishments, and future goals.


An Assessment Of Information Literacy Competence Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Adesola Adekunle, Ezinwanyi Madukoma Jun 2022

An Assessment Of Information Literacy Competence Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Adesola Adekunle, Ezinwanyi Madukoma

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information is the foundation upon which all academic activities are built. The quality of teaching, learning and research is a function of the quality of information available to practitioners. While the current information landscape is characterized with information adequacy made possible by the application of ICTs to information handling, the sheer magnitude of available information tending towards overload is itself a challenge in the current technology-driven world we live in. In response to this challenge, academic institutions all over the world came up with what is known as information literacy described as an intellectual framework which enables individuals to identify ...


The Extent Of Availability And Utilization Of Ict Facilities By Undergraduate Students For Research In Academic Libraries: A Case Study Of Rhema University, Aba., William C. Ezecheta Jun 2022

The Extent Of Availability And Utilization Of Ict Facilities By Undergraduate Students For Research In Academic Libraries: A Case Study Of Rhema University, Aba., William C. Ezecheta

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study was to investigate the availability and utilization of library’s ICT facilities by undergraduates of Rhema university, Aba. The research design used was a descriptive survey. A purposive sampling technique was used in carrying out the work. A total number of two hundred (200) respondents were used for the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire. Two hundred (200) copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the undergraduate students in the university. One hundred and ninety-four (194) were returned representing 96.5% return rate. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean ...


An Investigation Into Academic Self-Efficacy, Peer Influence And Examination Anxiety As Correlates Of Academic Achievement Drive Of Library And Information Science Students, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Jun 2022

An Investigation Into Academic Self-Efficacy, Peer Influence And Examination Anxiety As Correlates Of Academic Achievement Drive Of Library And Information Science Students, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In any institution of learning, the true prove of any student’s performance is the level of academic achievement grade which may be a product of many independent variables. On the other hand, an impaired academic achievement motivation more often than not may portend danger on the learning outcome and intellectual well being of such student(s). This study therefore investigated the relationship between academic self-efficacy, peer group and examination anxiety with academic achievement drive of library and information science students. The study used descriptive survey research design and guided by three research questions as well as three formulated and ...


An Empirical Study Of The Influence Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviors And Organizational Culture On Staff Performance In University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Jun 2022

An Empirical Study Of The Influence Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviors And Organizational Culture On Staff Performance In University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Knowledge sharing has been shown to improve individual and organization performance and innovativeness as a result, has become increasingly important to organizations as most organizations are now considered to operate in a knowledge economy. This study therefore investigated knowledge sharing practice as well as organizational culture and their effect on performance of staff of university libraries. The study employed a survey design with a population sample of 79 library staff derived through purposive sampling techniques from two university libraries in Nigeria. The principle instrument used for data collection was a four-point Likert scale structured questionnaire validated by two experts in ...


Management Functions As Correlates Of Students’ Satisfaction With Library Services In Public Secondary Schools In Imo State., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D Jun 2022

Management Functions As Correlates Of Students’ Satisfaction With Library Services In Public Secondary Schools In Imo State., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study examined management functions and students’ satisfaction with library services in public secondary schools in Imo State Nigeria. The study was guided by 3 research questions and 3 hypotheses. The design of the study is a linear correlational design. The population of the study is 94,968. This is made up of 94,693 Senior Secondary School Students and 275 librarians from 275 public secondary schools in Imo State. The sample size for this study is 660 made up of 110 librarians and 550 SS2 students from 110 public secondary schools in Imo State. The sampling techniques used ...


Teaching Special Educators To Critically Evaluate Children’S Books For Cultural Responsiveness, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Alexandria Cass, Julianna Chen Jun 2022

Teaching Special Educators To Critically Evaluate Children’S Books For Cultural Responsiveness, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Alexandria Cass, Julianna Chen

Faculty Educator Scholarship

Teaching Special Educators to Critically Evaluate Children’s Books for Cultural Responsiveness

  • Session Date: Saturday June 25, 2022
  • Session Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, 144B-C

Active Engagement of Participants:

  • Participants at this presentation will learn about bibliotherapy, and cultural responsiveness within special education. They will view data from a study that used critique and engagement with children’s books as one way support growth in cultural responsiveness for pre-service teachers. Participants will critique I Talk Like A River (Scott, 2020), a 2021 Schneider Family Younger Children Book Winner using the Finding Belonging through Children ...


Unpacking The Graduate Student Research Experience: Findings From A Drawing-Based Interview Study, Alissa Droog, Frances Brady, Kari D. Weaver Jun 2022

Unpacking The Graduate Student Research Experience: Findings From A Drawing-Based Interview Study, Alissa Droog, Frances Brady, Kari D. Weaver

Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publications

What do graduate students think research is? How do they come to be scholars and how can we as information professionals better support their needs?

Using a drawing exercise rooted in visual research methods (Hartel, 2017; Doucette & Hoffman, 2019; Bryans & Mavin, 2006), a cross-institutional research team in the United States and Canada explore these questions through an interview-based study of graduate student perceptions of research.

At present, the existing body of knowledge examining student perceptions of research strongly focuses on undergraduates (Griffioen, 2019; Insua et al., 2018), leaving a critical gap in theory and pedagogy needed to support students at the graduate level. This research begins to fill that need, establishing a methodological framework for such study and identifying findings to impact librarian practice. Early findings indicate that graduate student research experiences are rich and varied (Wessels et al., 2018). While some graduate students come ...


Challenges Of Copyright Protection In The Digital Age: The Nigerian Perspective, Albert Olu. Adetunji, Nosakhare Okuonghae Mr. Jun 2022

Challenges Of Copyright Protection In The Digital Age: The Nigerian Perspective, Albert Olu. Adetunji, Nosakhare Okuonghae Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Copyright is one of the several intellectual property rights that accrues to authors of literary and creative works at the point of creation. Several legal frameworks such as the Berne Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the Nigeria Copyright Act have all been enacted for the purpose of recognizing and protecting these rights both at the international and local scene. Unfortunately, with the emergence of digital age, characterized by digital technologies such the internet, scanner, digital cameras smartphones, smart televisions, e-book, social media etc., has cause strain in copyright protection due to the relative ease of replication, manipulation, reproduction and ...


Impact Of Education Of Library And Information Science In National Development In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo Jun 2022

Impact Of Education Of Library And Information Science In National Development In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discusses Library and Information Science Education (LISE) in Nigeria. LISE is an educational plan primarily meant for training and development of information Professionals (librarian, teacher-librarians, information managers, lecturers) and users. The 21st century librarians, information managers / specialists are formally trained and developed in library schools through Library and Information Science Education (LISE). Unlike the primitive belief that there is no academic training required to become library and information science professional, Dewey has made it crystal-clear that formal training is not negotiable for modern librarians. Therefore, he introduced the concept of formal education to librarians. This paper highlights ...


Use Of Whatsapp Technology In Library Services: A Case Study Of The University Library Of The(Ncbae), Lahore, Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq, Muzaian Abbas Jun 2022

Use Of Whatsapp Technology In Library Services: A Case Study Of The University Library Of The(Ncbae), Lahore, Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq, Muzaian Abbas

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose

This study aimed to look into the interest in and use of WhatsApp technology among National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBAE) University Pakistan library users.

Design/methodology/approach

A Google Forms questionnaire was designed and emailed to students from various departments at the National College of Business Administration and Economics University of Pakistan. SPSS 22 was used to tabulate and analyze the data for this paper.

Findings

According to one study, WhatsApp is a robust and cutting-edge technology that might be integrated with digital library services to reach out to library consumers. This technology will assist library patrons ...


A Preliminary Inquiry Into The Use And Management Of 3d Virtual Anatomy Tables Within Libraries, Melanie Dixson, Niki Kirkpatrick Jun 2022

A Preliminary Inquiry Into The Use And Management Of 3d Virtual Anatomy Tables Within Libraries, Melanie Dixson, Niki Kirkpatrick

UT Libraries Faculty: Peer-Reviewed Publications

This preliminary study explored the use and management practices of 3D virtual anatomy tables (VATs) currently owned by libraries to support their learning communities. This study also examined how libraries have adapted their VAT services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We sent an IRB-approved 15-question survey to members of 46 library-focused email listservs to assess the use and management practices of VATs among libraries. We analyzed the survey results within Qualtrics' default report feature to perform basic calculations and generate visualizations related to the survey data. We received 31 completed surveys, with 23% of those respondents reporting that they were from ...


A Study On Ugc-Care Journals Of Library And Information Science, Partha Chattopadhyay Librarian, Bikash Kumar Halder Librarian Jun 2022

A Study On Ugc-Care Journals Of Library And Information Science, Partha Chattopadhyay Librarian, Bikash Kumar Halder Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The University Grants Commission has published the list of CARE journals of all disciplines such as Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities. The subject Library & Information Science has also been included in the CARE list under Social Science stream. The study measures information statistically or mathematically. These CARE list of journals are analyzed from different perspectives by giving various tables highlighting different aspects of informetric measurement.


Public Libraries As Community Health Partners, Melinda Hodges Jun 2022

Public Libraries As Community Health Partners, Melinda Hodges

Certified Public Manager® Applied Research

Public libraries are a combination meeting space, educational resource, information repository, and community building organization. As such, they are already positioned to act as a valuable partner in the public health arena. This article researches the basic tenets of public health and identifies areas that public libraries could participate in productively. This article also reviews literature about the potential of public libraries as health partners, as well as what is already being accomplished from the perspective of both library/information sciences and public health studies. This will include the benefits that libraries can bring to public health work and the ...


Digital Commons Readership Snapshots, Georgia Southern University Jun 2022

Digital Commons Readership Snapshots, Georgia Southern University

Digital Commons Readership Snapshots

No abstract provided.