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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.


Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Alyssa Thurston Dec 2018

Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Alyssa Thurston

Alyssa Thurston

This bibliography compiles selected secondary and primary materials on physician-assisted death. Secondary sources include books, book chapters, law review and law journal articles, bibliographies, websites, and current awareness materials, and are mostly limited to publication dates of 2007-2018. Most of the included materials focus on the United States, but a number of sources also discuss other countries and one section is devoted to international experiences with physician-assisted death.


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.


The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Educational And Disciplinary Backgrounds Of American Librarians, 1950-2015, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Young-In Kim Oct 2018

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Educational And Disciplinary Backgrounds Of American Librarians, 1950-2015, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Young-In Kim

School of Information Studies: Faculty Scholarship

Discussions of diversity in American librarianship usually focus on gender or ethnicity, but historical studies also show a lack of diversity in educational and disciplinary backgrounds. Librarians traditionally hail from the humanities, especially English and history. But as current educational attention shifts to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, are librarians reflecting this change? Anonymized data from ALA-accredited graduate programs from the last five years was collected, coded, and classified to determine librarians’ educational and disciplinary backgrounds and in what ways, if any, they differ from the past 65 years and from the contemporary U.S. general population. Unsurprisingly ...


Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Oct 2018

Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2018 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Fall 2018, Friends Of Dacus Library Oct 2018

Fall 2018, Friends Of Dacus Library

Friends of Dacus Library Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Message from the Chair
Table Sponsorships Available
Rock Hill Symphony
Dacus, Dragons,Monsters, Oh My!
Meet Diann Smothers, FOD Liaison
Digital Commons 100,000 Downloads


Deep Thoughts: Incorporating A Self-Reflection Prompt For Improved Instructional Practice, Malia Willey Sep 2018

Deep Thoughts: Incorporating A Self-Reflection Prompt For Improved Instructional Practice, Malia Willey

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This interactive workshop introduces reflective practice through the use of self-reflection prompts by information literacy instructors. Activities will be interwoven throughout the workshop to allow participants to develop and document their own strategies. We will begin by providing an overview of the benefits of reflective teaching (5 minutes). The facilitators will briefly explain their institutional context and their participation in a departmental initiative to foster intentional teaching (5 minutes). To better understand the perspectives of the participants, the audience will engage in a poll indicating their type of institution and their role. Participants will take a moment to record the ...


Digital Storytelling: A New Approach To Boost Information Literacy In First-Year Writing Courses, Yvonne B. Wichman Sep 2018

Digital Storytelling: A New Approach To Boost Information Literacy In First-Year Writing Courses, Yvonne B. Wichman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

While the principles of rhetoric have changed little over the ages, the methods of delivery have changed, and at the heart of this evolution is modern technology. Traditional-age college students, ages 18 to 25, are part of the iGeneration. Rarely, do we see students walking around our campuses without some sort of technology in their hands. Be it an iPod or iPhone, today’s students are plugged in.

Clearly, the dissemination of information is moving from textual to visual, which means that students must learn to view visual and aural information in the same way that they view the printed ...


If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, Jodi Shepherd, Laura Krier Sep 2018

If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, Jodi Shepherd, Laura Krier

Charleston Library Conference

This paper is a reflection on a library system migration project from two project managers at two different campuses. The authors discuss challenges encountered, approaches taken, priorities established, and perhaps most importantly, what each would do differently with the benefit of hindsight. For those who are preparing to undertake a system migration, this paper will offer guidance and advice.


Laying Down The Whack-A- Mole Mallet: One Inexperienced Erm Team’S Story About Adopting The Agile Philosophy To Manage Electronic Resources, Geraldine Rinna Sep 2018

Laying Down The Whack-A- Mole Mallet: One Inexperienced Erm Team’S Story About Adopting The Agile Philosophy To Manage Electronic Resources, Geraldine Rinna

Charleston Library Conference

The transitory nature of electronic resources requires that staff and faculty working in this realm keep a vigilant eye out for the myriads of changes that inevitably come our way. We are often required to suspend a critical task for a more critical task, and keeping up with all the work we have to do is daunting, if not overwhelming. Electronic resource management (ERM) requires agility. If our aim is to provide superior customer service, we must continually adapt to the landscape of the day. ERM systems have made tremendous progress toward managing electronic resources in the last ten years ...


Introduction To Electronic Resource Acquisition, Linda Creibaum, Star Holloway Sep 2018

Introduction To Electronic Resource Acquisition, Linda Creibaum, Star Holloway

Charleston Library Conference

Two acquisitions librarians led an informal introduction to the basics of electronic resource acquisition in this session intended for those new to this unique and intricate field. The session explored acquiring e-books, journals, journal backfiles, primary source collections, and databases. Topics of discussion included vendor selection and services, timing for trials and purchases, access options, price negotiation, and licensing concerns. This session also reviewed communications with campus constituents concerning resource changes.

Participants left the session with a better understanding of possible options, considerations, resources, and support structures available to them as acquisition specialists.


Reimagining Print Materials In A Health Science Context: Creating And Marketing A Wellness Collection, Margaret Ansell, Ariel Pomputius Sep 2018

Reimagining Print Materials In A Health Science Context: Creating And Marketing A Wellness Collection, Margaret Ansell, Ariel Pomputius

Charleston Library Conference

In the healthcare field in which out-of-date information can harm patients, the currency and immediacy of digital collections is highly valued. As a result, many health science libraries have deselected much of their print collections (Haapanen, Kultamaa, Ovaska, & Salmi, 2015; Lingle & Robinson, 2009; Tobia & Hunnicutt, 2008; Xiaoli & Kopper, 2005). However, print materials continue to be valued by health science library users for a variety of purposes (Houghton, 2017; Watson, 2016). This paper describes how one academic health science center library found a role for print materials in the context of a wellness initiative, which (1) gave a clear purpose to the collection, (2) allowed for creative marketing strategies, and (3) anchored a suite of planned wellness activities and services. The paper will describe the process of selecting ...


Innovations In Discovery Systems: User Studies And The Bento Approach, William H. Mischo, Michael A. Norman, Mary C. Schlembach Sep 2018

Innovations In Discovery Systems: User Studies And The Bento Approach, William H. Mischo, Michael A. Norman, Mary C. Schlembach

Charleston Library Conference

Over the past 30 years, library discovery services have evolved through expanded OPACs, federated search systems employing broadcast searching; Web-scale discovery systems (WSDS) that aggregate metadata and full-text content into a single integrated index; and, currently, hybrid bento-style systems that use federated techniques over WSDS, OPACs, and local information content. The bento systems partition search results into separate zoned screen displays grouped by content format type and/or local service results. Recent studies on Web-scale discovery systems have identified a number of user access issues centering on problems with blended result displays, problematical relevancy rankings of search results, full-text search ...


Report On Data Review And Communication During Florida Academic Libraries’ Catalog Migration, Christine Dunleavy Sep 2018

Report On Data Review And Communication During Florida Academic Libraries’ Catalog Migration, Christine Dunleavy

Charleston Library Conference

A statewide communication plan is the essential foundation to successfully analyze Florida’s college, university, and joint use libraries’ catalog data integration as the data migrates to a new integrated library system platform. Librarians, library professionals, staff, and authorized community members are preparing the new library catalog and discovery interface, scheduled to go live in July 2018, and are currently testing Florida’s academic libraries’ data in Sierra/Encore Duet’s online catalog. December 2017 marks the 20th month of review, and Florida’s collective library expertise and input is advancing the quality of the transfer of data and discovery ...


First Aid For Student Cost: Helping Nursing Faculty Move Away From Textbook Purchase Requirements, Lea A. Leininger Sep 2018

First Aid For Student Cost: Helping Nursing Faculty Move Away From Textbook Purchase Requirements, Lea A. Leininger

Charleston Library Conference

There is growing interest in the use of open educational resources to reduce student cost. Many repositories provide e-resources that can be modified and adopted by instructors, yet there are a number of barriers to adoption. In 2017 several nursing instructors at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro received mini-grants to redesign a course to reduce textbook purchase requirements. This paper describes liaison librarian support for the course redesigns.


Researchgate Vs. The Institutional Repository: Competition Or Complement?, Julia Lovett, Andrée J. Rathemacher Sep 2018

Researchgate Vs. The Institutional Repository: Competition Or Complement?, Julia Lovett, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Charleston Library Conference

The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with open access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional repositories for content. Our study seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional Open Access Policy. We conducted a population study to examine the participation by 558 full‐ ti me University of Rhode Island faculty members in the OA Policy and Research‐ Gate, followed by a survey of 728 full‐ ti me URI faculty members ...


Nothing Is Linear About Open Access Initiatives: Promoting Oa At A New Research Institution, Jennifer King Matthews, Christine Davidian Sep 2018

Nothing Is Linear About Open Access Initiatives: Promoting Oa At A New Research Institution, Jennifer King Matthews, Christine Davidian

Charleston Library Conference

Every campus appears to be “in the know” when it comes to open access, yet many of us “in the trenches” at our university libraries know that not to be the case. Often what is closer to reality is that there are many pockets of disparate knowledge on campus that need to be harnessed and reconciled in order to truly develop a program that benefits the whole. This poster will describe Rowan University’s current Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives that conference attendees may use as templates for programs at their institutions.

Rowan University’s recent ...


Preprints, Institutional Repositories, And The Version Of Record, Judy Luther, Ivy Anderson, Monica Bradford, John Inglis Sep 2018

Preprints, Institutional Repositories, And The Version Of Record, Judy Luther, Ivy Anderson, Monica Bradford, John Inglis

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


Yes, The Library Can Help You With That Too, Michelle Valiani, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Michael Levine-Clark, Jim O'Donnell Sep 2018

Yes, The Library Can Help You With That Too, Michelle Valiani, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Michael Levine-Clark, Jim O'Donnell

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


All About Predatory Publishing: Need For Librarians And Publishers To Better Inform Authors, Brigitte Burris, Julia Gelfand, Lisa Macklin, John Sherer Sep 2018

All About Predatory Publishing: Need For Librarians And Publishers To Better Inform Authors, Brigitte Burris, Julia Gelfand, Lisa Macklin, John Sherer

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


A Simpler Path To Public Access Compliance, Howard Ratner, David Crotty, Jack Maness, Judith Russell Sep 2018

A Simpler Path To Public Access Compliance, Howard Ratner, David Crotty, Jack Maness, Judith Russell

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


Publication Ethics, Today’S Challenges: Navigating And Combating Questionable Practices, Barbara Epstein, Jenny Lunn, Duncan Macrae Sep 2018

Publication Ethics, Today’S Challenges: Navigating And Combating Questionable Practices, Barbara Epstein, Jenny Lunn, Duncan Macrae

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


The Long Arm Of The Law, Ruth Okediji, Jeremiah Smith Jr., Bill Hannay Sep 2018

The Long Arm Of The Law, Ruth Okediji, Jeremiah Smith Jr., Bill Hannay

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


All The Robots Are Coming! The Promise And The Peril Of Ai, Ian Mulvany, Peter Brantley, Ruth Pickering, Elizabeth Caley Sep 2018

All The Robots Are Coming! The Promise And The Peril Of Ai, Ian Mulvany, Peter Brantley, Ruth Pickering, Elizabeth Caley

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


Bringing Your Physical Books To Digital Learners Via The Open Library Project, Brewster Kahle Sep 2018

Bringing Your Physical Books To Digital Learners Via The Open Library Project, Brewster Kahle

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


Technology And Platforms: What’S On The Horizon, Georgios Papadopoulos Sep 2018

Technology And Platforms: What’S On The Horizon, Georgios Papadopoulos

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Print In Open Stacks: A Proposal, Jim O'Donnell Sep 2018

The Future Of Print In Open Stacks: A Proposal, Jim O'Donnell

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.


21st Century Academic Library: The Promise, The Plan, A Response, Loretta Parham Sep 2018

21st Century Academic Library: The Promise, The Plan, A Response, Loretta Parham

Charleston Library Conference

No abstract provided.