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3547c23.Jpg, Craig Amos

Craig Amos

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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.


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 ...


Overcoming Objections To Oer From Faculty And Administrators, Cheryl Cuillier Apr 2018

Overcoming Objections To Oer From Faculty And Administrators, Cheryl Cuillier

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Awareness and usage of open educational resources (OER) in higher education is on the rise, thanks to OER advocates and digital repositories such as the Open Textbook Library, MERLOT, Cool4Ed, OER Commons, and more. But as the Open Education Librarian at the University of Arizona Libraries, I’ve encountered a variety of concerns from faculty and administrators about OER. These range from worries about content quality to the amount of time it takes faculty to adopt/adapt/create OER to the difficulty of finding OER in a particular subject (particularly for upper-division courses). Concerns also relate to academic freedom, campus ...


Women In Prison And Their Information Needs: South – South Prison Libraries Perspective, Atanda S. Sambo, Nnebuogor Lauretta Ojei Apr 2018

Women In Prison And Their Information Needs: South – South Prison Libraries Perspective, Atanda S. Sambo, Nnebuogor Lauretta Ojei

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

study aims at identifying the information needs of women in South-South Prison, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. The census sampling technique was adopted for this study. Four objectives were set for the study and the interview was used to elicit information from respondents. Findings showed that Akwa-Ibom Prison topped the highest (21%) of the women in South-South Prison, followed by Cross River Prison (19%), Delta Prison (18%), Edo Prison/Rivers Prison (17%) and Bayelsa Prison (8%). Findings also reveal that the information needs of prisoner’s women covered medical information (98%), education/security information (97 ...


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Apr 2018

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

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


Fulcrum, Newsletter Of The Furman University Libraries. Issue 12, Jenny Colvin Apr 2018

Fulcrum, Newsletter Of The Furman University Libraries. Issue 12, Jenny Colvin

Libraries Institutional Records

Learn about student summer internships and scholarships, technology updates, winners of the Student Diversity Photography Contest, and how we're improving the study room experience. Stay up-to-date with new electronic resources, books by international authors, and the Student Scholar of the Month program.

The issue also includes an alumni feature, professional activities from Furman Libraries staff and faculty, and updates from the Digital Collections Center, Special Collections and Archives, and the Furman University Scholar Exchange.


Collections And Connections (Spring 2018), Jennifer Wilson, Editor Apr 2018

Collections And Connections (Spring 2018), Jennifer Wilson, Editor

Collections & Connections

Collections & Connections is a bi-annual publication of the Western Kentucky University Libraries featuring the Libraries' events with a view of reaching out to the Libraries supporters in the community. This issue highlights a message from the new Dean Susann deVries, the creation of the Connie Foster Student Scholarship Endowment, SOKY Bookfest, 2018 Used Book Sale, and a Spring Semester Calendar of Events.


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs Mar 2018

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


The (In)Significance Of Socio-Demographic Factors As Possible Determinants Of Vietnamese Social Scientists’ Contribution-Adjusted Productivity: Preliminary Results From 2008–2017 Scopus Data, Thu-Trang Vuong, Hong Kong T. Nguyen, Tung M. Ho, Toan Manh Ho, Quan-Hoang Vuong Feb 2018

The (In)Significance Of Socio-Demographic Factors As Possible Determinants Of Vietnamese Social Scientists’ Contribution-Adjusted Productivity: Preliminary Results From 2008–2017 Scopus Data, Thu-Trang Vuong, Hong Kong T. Nguyen, Tung M. Ho, Toan Manh Ho, Quan-Hoang Vuong

Quan-Hoang Vuong

As collaboration has become widespread in academia, and the number of authors per article has increased, the publication count is no longer an accurate indicator of scientific output in many cases. To overcome this limitation, this study defined and computed a relative count of publications called ‘CP’ (credit-based contribution points), based on the sequence-determines-credit (SDC) method, which takes into account the level of contribution of each author. Analyses were done on a sample of 410 Vietnamese social scientists whose publications were indexed in the Scopus database during 2008–2017. The results showed that the average CP of Vietnamese researchers in ...


Poultry Farmers’ Information Needs And Extension Advices In Kilosa, Tanzania: Evidence From Mobile-Based Extension, Advisory And Learning System (Meals), Camilius Sanga Feb 2018

Poultry Farmers’ Information Needs And Extension Advices In Kilosa, Tanzania: Evidence From Mobile-Based Extension, Advisory And Learning System (Meals), Camilius Sanga

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background: Poultry farmers need different information in order to improve their farming and contribute to the national economy. Information on poultry management is usually obtained from family members, friends, and neighbors with previous experience, extension officers, researchers, Television, radio, web and mobile based agriculture information systems. Promoting utilisation of vetted sources of information is envisaged to support poultry farmers in making informed decisions about management practices. This in turn will result into increased poultry productivity.

Objective: Many researches have been done to evaluate various information sources but few have been done to evaluate the mobile based extension, advisory and learning ...


Mission Critical? The Presence Of Information Literacy In Academic Library Mission Statements, Robert Perret Feb 2018

Mission Critical? The Presence Of Information Literacy In Academic Library Mission Statements, Robert Perret

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the mission and vision statements of the largest academic library in each of the United States to determine whether information literacy is included in these top-level guiding documents. It is found that only a quarter of these institutions include information literacy in these statements, which suggests this vital aspect of librarianship may be undervalued at an organizational level.


The Father Of Illustration: From Boston To Boise, Memo Cordova Feb 2018

The Father Of Illustration: From Boston To Boise, Memo Cordova

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

The Special Collections and Archives (SCA) unit at Boise State University’s Albertsons Library houses materials specific to the history of the university and the state as a whole. Among its many documents, personal correspondence, artifacts, and ephemera, the unit also houses three large framed etchings donated by Lois Chaffee, wife of President/Chancellor Eugene B. Chaffee (1936 to 1970), in 1988. These three pieces are signed etchings from paintings done by famed 20th century American illustrator and author Howard Pyle (1853-1911).


002 Collection Development Newsletter Feb. 2018, Samantha Reardon Feb 2018

002 Collection Development Newsletter Feb. 2018, Samantha Reardon

Library Newsletters

In this issue, we welcome our new E-Resources Librarian, announce a DDA training session, highlight government documents, and much more!


A Comparative Analysis Of The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources Use Towards Research Productivity Of Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi, Roland Izuagbe Feb 2018

A Comparative Analysis Of The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources Use Towards Research Productivity Of Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi, Roland Izuagbe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study empirically and comparatively examined academic staff perception of electronic information resources (EIRs) use on research productivity in six universities in Lagos and Ogun states of South west Nigeria. By ownership type, the universities include: federal (University of Lagos, Akoka and Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta); state (Lagos State University, Ojo and Tai-Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode) as well as private (Pan-African University, Ajah; Covenant University, Ota). The survey design of correlational type was adopted alongside multi-stage random sampling technique to select 334 academic staff based on 10% sample frame. The questionnaire method was employed to elicit data from ...


User Delinquency As A Factor Affecting Effective Service Delivery In University Libraries In Ekiti And Ondo State, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Cyril Iloba Ijeh Cln, James Osawaru Erhabor Cln Feb 2018

User Delinquency As A Factor Affecting Effective Service Delivery In University Libraries In Ekiti And Ondo State, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Cyril Iloba Ijeh Cln, James Osawaru Erhabor Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated user delinquency as a factor affecting effective service delivery in university libraries in Ekiti and Ondo state of Nigeria. The study helps to examine the various delinquent acts in the library that affect effective service delivery in the library. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of this study was 76 librarians in university libraries in Ekiti and Ondo state of Nigeria. The researchers adopted the entire 76 librarians as the sample size for this study using the complete enumerative sampling technique. Questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection and 76 ...


Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Edwin Achugbue Phd, Monday O. Ogbomo Phd Feb 2018

Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Edwin Achugbue Phd, Monday O. Ogbomo Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the use of social media for informal scientific communication among librarians in university libraries in South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of the study was 284 librarians in university libraries in South-South Nigeria. 284 copies of questionnaire were administered for this study. In response, 202 copies were retrieved and found useable, thereby indicating a response rate of 71%. The data was analysed using mean and frequencies. The hypothesis was testes using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient r. The findings indicated that librarians use social media tools such ...


Turning Scars Into Stars In The Knowledge-Based Economy: A Case Of M-Pesa Women Empowerment Initiative In Rural Tanzania, Joseph Cassian Pessa Feb 2018

Turning Scars Into Stars In The Knowledge-Based Economy: A Case Of M-Pesa Women Empowerment Initiative In Rural Tanzania, Joseph Cassian Pessa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose- Although women constitute the majority of the rural labour force and contribute substantially to the economy in Tanzania, they are not given due recognition by the policymakers. Despite being major producers, they are still marginalized, do not have access to credit and considered un-bankable. Vodacom Tanzania LTD through its M-PESA Women Empowerment Initiative (MWEI) is reaching out to these marginalized rural women to empower them. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the social economic changes that MWEI has brought to women in rural areas in Tanzania.

Design/ methodology/ approach- Case study design as well as both quantitative ...


Effective Outreach Techniques For The Promotion Of Library Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Tanzania: A Case Of Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Andrew Malekani, Ronald Benard Feb 2018

Effective Outreach Techniques For The Promotion Of Library Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Tanzania: A Case Of Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Andrew Malekani, Ronald Benard

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the techniques for promoting library information resources and services through outreach activities and how librarians and other library patrons perceive the techniques for promoting the resources and services, and the factors affecting the perceptions regarding effectiveness of techniques used. Data were collected using a survey questionnaire that was purposively distributed to students, librarians and members of academic staff. A total of 40 respondents participated in the study. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square Test) using SPSS software V.16. It was found that several techniques are used to promote library resources and services. These ...


Organizational Culture Variables As Factors Influencing Librarians’ Turnover Intentions In University Libraries In South-South And South-East Of Nigeria, Saturday U. Omeluzor Feb 2018

Organizational Culture Variables As Factors Influencing Librarians’ Turnover Intentions In University Libraries In South-South And South-East Of Nigeria, Saturday U. Omeluzor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates organizational culture variables as factors influencing librarians’ turnover intentions in university libraries in South-South and South-East of Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. Total enumeration method was used since the population comprising 400 academic librarians in the two geopolitical zones were considered appropriate for the study. A test-retest of the measuring instrument was done using Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient and face validity. The result of the reliability test was 0.85 at 0.05 level of confidence. From the total copies of questionnaire that were administered and retrieved, 334 were found usable ...


Influences On Library Liaison And Faculty Collaboration In Collection Development, Tim Butzen Feb 2018

Influences On Library Liaison And Faculty Collaboration In Collection Development, Tim Butzen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Much has been written about library liaison programs in academic libraries throughout the United States. Since their inception, liaison programs have emphasized the collaboration between librarians and faculty in collection development. This brief paper synthesizes relevant literature to identify the dynamics that currently influence this collaboration. Those that emerge here include liaison job descriptions and collection development policies, direct service and collaboration, information reciprocity, relational factors, and budgets. The paper concludes with suggestions for interdisciplinary collaboration and for future teaching and research.


Scientometric Study Of Research Productivity Of Aries, Nainital, Satish Kumar Feb 2018

Scientometric Study Of Research Productivity Of Aries, Nainital, Satish Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper describes scientometric study of research productivity of Scientists of Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the research performance of ARIES, Nainital. For this study, the data is collected from Web of Science (WoS) bibliographical database for the period of 15 years from 2001-2015 and analyzed. 574 research paper has been published over 15 years of time in which 510 research publications are in referred journals and 64 research publications are in conferences, symposiums, bulletins etc. This paper identifies the scientists of ARIES those are active; the areas in ...


Attitudes And The Practice Of Documentation Of Indigenous Knowledge By The Traditional Health Practitioners In Kwara State, Nigeria., A. O. Issa Dr., Peter Olufemi Owoeye Mr.., Olubunmi O. Awoyemi Barr. Feb 2018

Attitudes And The Practice Of Documentation Of Indigenous Knowledge By The Traditional Health Practitioners In Kwara State, Nigeria., A. O. Issa Dr., Peter Olufemi Owoeye Mr.., Olubunmi O. Awoyemi Barr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the attitudes and the practice of documentation of indigenous knowledge by the traditional health practitioners (THP) in Kwara State, Nigeria. Indigenous knowledge has been playing significant roles most especially in the primary health of the people in rural areas. This important knowledge is prone to attrition due to non-documentation and the World Bank has warned that if the knowledge is not documented, it will be lost. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and utilized questionnaire to collect data for the study. 30 traditional health practitioners were purposively selected based on their experience for the study. Simple ...


An Investigation On The Nexus Between Leadership Style And Job Satisfaction Of Library Staff In Private University Libraries South-West, Nigeria., Idiegbeyanose Jerome Feb 2018

An Investigation On The Nexus Between Leadership Style And Job Satisfaction Of Library Staff In Private University Libraries South-West, Nigeria., Idiegbeyanose Jerome

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Human capital is a key success factor in any organisation. Dissatisfied and unhappy staff may not perform maximally, and this could affect an organisation’s products and services. This study examined the extent to which leadership style, correlated with job satisfaction intention in private university libraries South-West, Nigeria.Survey research design was adopted. The population consisted of all the 361 library staff. Findings revealed that the level of job satisfaction of library staff was low, and that the most practice leadership style is autocratic. It also revealed a significant relationship between leadership style and job satisfaction (r = 0.028, p < 0.05); The study concluded that leadership style contributed significantly to the low level of job satisfaction. It is recommended that library management should be more democratic, payment of allowances should be put in place. This would increase the job satisfaction of the employees in private university libraries.


Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr Feb 2018

Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The research scrutinises information literacy, self-concept and metacognitive ability of teacher-librarians at the University of Zululand, South Africa. A total of one hundred and ten (110) copies of questionnaire were distributed among second-year teacher-librarians, out of which fifty-seven (57) copies were returned with valuable responses, giving a response rate of 51.8%. The study chronicled basic issues that concern self-efficacy, personal knowledge, task and procedural knowledge, strategic and declarative knowledge, conditional knowledge and planning ability of teachers. The research revealed, amongst other things, that the teacher-librarians lacked the ability to use computer applications unaided. The teacher-librarians also acknowledged that they ...


Provision Of Library Services For Users In Wheelchairs At Ardhi University And University Of Dar Es Salaam Libraries, George Firmin Kavishe, Irene Shubi Isibika Feb 2018

Provision Of Library Services For Users In Wheelchairs At Ardhi University And University Of Dar Es Salaam Libraries, George Firmin Kavishe, Irene Shubi Isibika

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper investigated the provision of library services for people in wheelchairs in two university libraries in Tanzania. The paper studied access to the information materials collected in the libraries and the building structure of the two university libraries. At a wider aspect the paper looked at significance of access to library information as the basic right, specifically in higher learning institutions. The study used pragmatism paradigm which is a mixed method approach. Statistical package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23 was used to analyze quantitative data while thematic analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. The results revealed ...


Influence Of Performance Expectancy And Facilitating Conditions On Use Of Digital Library By Engineering Lecturers In Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Saheed Hamzat, Iyabo Manawonku Feb 2018

Influence Of Performance Expectancy And Facilitating Conditions On Use Of Digital Library By Engineering Lecturers In Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Saheed Hamzat, Iyabo Manawonku

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Digital library (DL) is an important information system which provides all-encompassing benefits to various stakeholders in scholarship and research through its provision of access to immediate and up-to-date information resources. The review of literature indicated low use of this system by engineering lecturers owing to system characteristics; and pay little or no attention to factors such as Performance Expectancy (PE) and Facilitating Conditions (FC) on the use of this system by engineering lecturers in universities. This study therefore investigated the influence of performance expectancy and facilitating conditions on the use of digital library by engineering lecturers in universities in South-west ...


Assessment Of Resources In Selected Secondary School Library Media Centres In Ondo, Ondo State, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Wasiu Olayide Lawal, Mohammed Rabiu Sheji Feb 2018

Assessment Of Resources In Selected Secondary School Library Media Centres In Ondo, Ondo State, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Wasiu Olayide Lawal, Mohammed Rabiu Sheji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper assessed resources in selected secondary school library media centres in Ondo, Ondo State. Resources in the study consist of human (library staff), physical (library building, tables, chairs and shelves) and information resources (printed and digital). Adequate and relevant resources in the school library media centre will encourage students and staff to patronize and make use of the library while inadequate and irrelevant resources will discourage users from making use of the library. The study was guided by six research questions. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Six secondary schools (three boys and three girls’ schools) in ...


Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Among Iranian Pregnant Women: A Case Study, Ronak Hamzehei, Maryam Kazerani (Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Manoochehr Karami Feb 2018

Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Among Iranian Pregnant Women: A Case Study, Ronak Hamzehei, Maryam Kazerani (Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Manoochehr Karami

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the health information seeking behavior, applicability and the evaluation of health information obtained from the Internet by Iranian pregnant women.

Design and setting: The present study was descriptive-survey. The study population included 196 pregnant women in different gestational months referred to hospitals with Obstetrics and Gynecology ward in Hamadan, Iran on September and October in 2016 who were selected based on stratified random sampling method. The data were collected through a researcher-made questionnaire.

Findings: Most pregnant women, while facing with pregnancy problems, seek out health information from the Internet and they often trust ...


Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam Feb 2018

Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to identify the Components of International Social Cataloging Sites in users and expert's perspective by exploring the wourlds most visited populer social cataloging sites.This is an applied research and the research method is library and descriptive scrolling. First, by reviewing the scientific literature and resources, a list consists of 14 criteria (display features, screen organization, search facilities, links, options and visual icons, text customization, user help and guidance, error messages , The possibility of interaction and feedback, user interface language, user control, template types (format), resources available on the site, the possibility ...