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Along For The Journey: Graduate Student Perceptions Of Research, Alissa Droog, Kari D. Weaver, Frances Brady Nov 2024

Along For The Journey: Graduate Student Perceptions Of Research, Alissa Droog, Kari D. Weaver, Frances Brady

Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publications

Graduate student identities and personal lives are heavily tied to their experiences of research, and many struggle to find, understand, and use information for research purposes. Using a drawing exercise rooted in visual research methods combined with semi-structured interviews, a research team in the United States and Canada explored graduate student perceptions of research with 19 participants. Thematic analysis identified six themes: research is abstract; research is an odyssey; social support makes or breaks the student experience; research is an emotional continuum; interplay between identity/values; information is problematic. The study has implications for how librarians support graduate student research.


Meaningful Work When Work Won't Love You Back: Sociological Imagination And Reflective Teaching Practice (Reports From The Field), Andrea Baer Oct 2023

Meaningful Work When Work Won't Love You Back: Sociological Imagination And Reflective Teaching Practice (Reports From The Field), Andrea Baer

Libraries Scholarship

This essay explores the tension between pursuing meaningful work in instruction librarianship and the realities of working in a society in which many jobs provide little fulfillment or pleasure, or, as the journalist Sarah Jaffe puts it, “Work won’t love you back.” Drawing on a recent conference keynote by Anne Helen Petersen, C. Wright Mills’s conception of sociological imagination, and an ecological model of teacher agency, I propose that one way librarians can sustain their teaching practices and preserve their well-being is by actively investigating how social structures and relationships influence their teaching roles.


Literature Review Handout: A Simple Literature Search For Health Sciences, Mickel Paris Sep 2023

Literature Review Handout: A Simple Literature Search For Health Sciences, Mickel Paris

Library & Learning Center Administrative Documentation

No abstract provided.


Writing A Research Paper From Beginning To End, Yaara Aleissa, Amani Ikram, Rebecca Klukowski, Haven G. Romero, Allicen White Sep 2023

Writing A Research Paper From Beginning To End, Yaara Aleissa, Amani Ikram, Rebecca Klukowski, Haven G. Romero, Allicen White

The Cardinal Edge

Universities take pride in the research their school produces, as it demonstrates their dedication to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of various fields, not just STEM. Research by definition is an inquiry using current sources to guide and establish new facts in any field of study. Undergraduate student research falls under this umbrella of advancement and is a critical component of the research culture at any institution. A research paper includes four important sections: the abstract, introduction, methods, and results section. Each section takes the audience through the steps implemented by the student to answer their research question and …


Teaching And Collecting Technical Standards: A Handbook For Librarians And Educators, Chelsea Leachman, Erin M. Rowley, Margaret Phillips, Daniela Solomon Sep 2023

Teaching And Collecting Technical Standards: A Handbook For Librarians And Educators, Chelsea Leachman, Erin M. Rowley, Margaret Phillips, Daniela Solomon

Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks

Technical standards are a vital source of information for providing guidelines during the design, manufacture, testing, and use of whole products, materials, and components. To prepare students—especially engineering students—for the workforce, universities are increasing the use of standards within the curriculum. Employers believe it is important for recent university graduates to be familiar with standards. Despite the critical role standards play within academia and the workforce, little information is available on the development of standards information literacy, which includes the ability to understand the standardization process; identify types of standards; and locate, evaluate, and use standards effectively.

Libraries and librarians …


Assessing The Use Of Critical Literacies In Mis/Disinformation Literacy Instruction, Melissa Chomintra Sep 2023

Assessing The Use Of Critical Literacies In Mis/Disinformation Literacy Instruction, Melissa Chomintra

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

In keeping with Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed and the theoretical perspicacity of Critical Race Theory, Lenoir and Anderson (2023) posit “technical solutions to political problems are bound to fail. Historical, structural, and political inequality—and especially race, ethnicity, and social difference—needs to be at the forefront of our understanding of politics and, indeed, disinformation”. The approaches to mis/disinformation in libraries and information studies have largely been grounded in two forms of literacy education; media literacy and digital literacy. Both media literacy and digital literacy offer a limited generic framing for engaging with digital information and myriad technology and fall short …


Early Response To False Claims In Wikipedia, 15 Years Later, P.D. Magnus Sep 2023

Early Response To False Claims In Wikipedia, 15 Years Later, P.D. Magnus

Philosophy Faculty Scholarship

Fifteen years ago, I conducted a small study testing the error-correction tendency of Wikipedia. Not only is Wikipedia different now than it was then, the community that maintains it is different. Despite the crudity of that study’s methods, it is natural to wonder what the result would be now. So I repeated the earlier study and found surprisingly similar results.


Infinite Archives, Infinite Possibilities: Learning Research And Databases With Archive Of Our Own, Alayna Vander Veer, B. Austin Waters Sep 2023

Infinite Archives, Infinite Possibilities: Learning Research And Databases With Archive Of Our Own, Alayna Vander Veer, B. Austin Waters

Law Librarian Journal Articles

This article will discuss the importance of acknowledging the information practices of subcultural groups within library instruction and fostering an inclusive learning environment with the implementation of a workshop by comparing research databases with the popular fanfiction website, Archive of Our Own. By incorporating AO3 into library instruction, students’ interests and prior experiences were engaged by utilizing the principles of subcultural capital. The workshop utilized students’ knowledge of information searching from their personal lives and their interests to highlight similarities with academic research using examples such as filters, keywords, and author searching. This allowed students to develop skills to search …


Cmst 2110: Finding And Using Peer Reviewed Articles, Lara Petersen Aug 2023

Cmst 2110: Finding And Using Peer Reviewed Articles, Lara Petersen

All E-Learning Resources

Canvas module for Communications Studies about peer reviewed sources, searching in library databases, and citing in APA style.


The Library & Generative Ai, Nat Gustafson-Sundell, Mark Mccullough Aug 2023

The Library & Generative Ai, Nat Gustafson-Sundell, Mark Mccullough

Library Services Publications

A demonstration of several AI tools, including ChatGPT, ChatPDF, Consensus, and more. The focus of the session is on potential student uses of the tools and related library initiatives, so we address the limits of ChatGPT as an information source. Librarians can help students learn how to use these tools responsibly and provide leadership on campus as AI is integrated into assignments.


Southeastern Librarian 71(2) Summer 2023 (Full Issue) Aug 2023

Southeastern Librarian 71(2) Summer 2023 (Full Issue)

The Southeastern Librarian

Complete issue of The Southeastern Librarian Volume 71 Number 1


Academic Librarianship Reflection: Reflective Practice, Rebecca Rose Aug 2023

Academic Librarianship Reflection: Reflective Practice, Rebecca Rose

The Southeastern Librarian

Column by Rebecca Rose.


Government Documents For All, Tim Dodge Aug 2023

Government Documents For All, Tim Dodge

The Southeastern Librarian

Column by Tim Dodge.


Bourbon Is My Comfort Food: The Bourbon Women Guide To Fantastic Cocktails At Home, William Brogdon Aug 2023

Bourbon Is My Comfort Food: The Bourbon Women Guide To Fantastic Cocktails At Home, William Brogdon

The Southeastern Librarian

Heather Wibbels Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2022 ISBN: 9780813186894 288 p. $27.95 (Hbk)


Critical Essays On William Faulkner, Sarah Grace Glover Aug 2023

Critical Essays On William Faulkner, Sarah Grace Glover

The Southeastern Librarian

Robert W. Hambiln Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2022 ISBN: 9781496841124 338 p. $99.00 (Hbk)


Fostering Wellness In The Workplace: A Handbook For Libraries, Amanda Melcher Aug 2023

Fostering Wellness In The Workplace: A Handbook For Libraries, Amanda Melcher

The Southeastern Librarian

Bobbi L. Newman Chicago: ALA Editions, 2022 ISBN:9780838937914 82 p. $49.99 (Pbk)


Adapting Research Guides And Library Instruction To Provide Educational Support For Distance And In-Person Learners, Justin M. Easterday Aug 2023

Adapting Research Guides And Library Instruction To Provide Educational Support For Distance And In-Person Learners, Justin M. Easterday

The Southeastern Librarian

Advancements in technology have impacted how people gather and obtain new information. This phe-nomenon is especially apparent among younger generations where there has been an increase in the number of students who are visual learners. To continue to best serve these students, librarians need to begin to adapt library instructional material, such as research guides, to also present information using visual multimedia resources. While adapting research guides to increasingly visual learners, the oppor-tunity exists to ensure that research guides follow a user-centered design. In the process of updating these guides, librarians can also provide some assistance with web accessibility by …


Smothered And Covered: Waffle House And The Southern Imaginary, Kathelene Mccarty Smith Aug 2023

Smothered And Covered: Waffle House And The Southern Imaginary, Kathelene Mccarty Smith

The Southeastern Librarian

Ty Matejowsky Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2023 ISBN: 97808173 94301 210 p. $39.95 (Hbk)


Sela Officers And Executive Committee, Sela State Representatives Aug 2023

Sela Officers And Executive Committee, Sela State Representatives

The Southeastern Librarian

Current SELA officers and representatives.


Sela News & News From The States Aug 2023

Sela News & News From The States

The Southeastern Librarian

News from participating Southeastern states.


The President’S Column, Crystal Gates Aug 2023

The President’S Column, Crystal Gates

The Southeastern Librarian

Column by Crystal Gates.


Arranging Stories: Framing Social Com-Mentary In Short Story Collections By Southern Women Writers, Ashley Roach-Freiman Aug 2023

Arranging Stories: Framing Social Com-Mentary In Short Story Collections By Southern Women Writers, Ashley Roach-Freiman

The Southeastern Librarian

Heather A. Fox Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2022 ISBN: 9781496840509 206 p. $25.00 (Pbk)


Mediated Demand Driven Acquisitions For Most Formats Through Interlibrary Loan Requests, Victoria Koger Aug 2023

Mediated Demand Driven Acquisitions For Most Formats Through Interlibrary Loan Requests, Victoria Koger

The Southeastern Librarian

While libraries no longer dream of having everything patrons might ever want or need, they can make an effort to get closer to those needs without going over budget. It doesn’t have to take loading additional records in the catalog or a team of librarians to find and select titles. This paper explores the process Eastern Kentucky University Libraries went through to create and develop a mediated demand driven acquisitions workflow starting with interlibrary loan requests and helped the collection become modern, diversified, and more responsive to current users and curriculum.


Ginseng Diggers: A History Of Root And Herb Gathering In Appalachia, Linh Uong Aug 2023

Ginseng Diggers: A History Of Root And Herb Gathering In Appalachia, Linh Uong

The Southeastern Librarian

Luke Manget Lexington: University Press of Kentucky , 2022 ISBN: 9780813183817 304 p. $27.95 (Hbk)


Fishing For Chickens: A Smokies Food Memoir, A. Blake Denton Aug 2023

Fishing For Chickens: A Smokies Food Memoir, A. Blake Denton

The Southeastern Librarian

Jim Casada Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2022 ISBN: 9780820362120 317 p. $28.95 (Pbk)


Rags And Bones: An Exploration Of The Band, Rebecca Rose Aug 2023

Rags And Bones: An Exploration Of The Band, Rebecca Rose

The Southeastern Librarian

Jeff Sellars and Kevin C. Neece, eds. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi , 2022 ISBN:9781496842978 186 p. $99.99 (Hbk)


Preparing For Pandemics: Lesson Plan Design For Children In Elementary School, Daniella Rivera, Enkhtsogt (Steve) Sainbayar, Saleem Choudry, Brittany Vaughn Pierce, Roxana Nouri-Nikbakht, Joy H. Lewis D.O., Phd Aug 2023

Preparing For Pandemics: Lesson Plan Design For Children In Elementary School, Daniella Rivera, Enkhtsogt (Steve) Sainbayar, Saleem Choudry, Brittany Vaughn Pierce, Roxana Nouri-Nikbakht, Joy H. Lewis D.O., Phd

Intellectus

Context: The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated distance learning to attenuate the spread of the virus, and school-aged children were particularly affected by this change. Because of their age and education level, children generally lacked understanding about the pandemic and the preventive measures necessary to prevent the spread of this and other infectious diseases. It is unknown how many schools nationwide incorporated disease-prevention education in their curriculums during the pandemic. Therefore, developing distance learning interventions that convey these topics at their level of understanding is important to improve health literacy and raise their awareness of factors that positively influence health.

Objective: To …


Addressing Challenges & Reactions To Covid-19 In Academic Libraries, Teisha Robertson, Edna Foxhall, Monica Hodge Aug 2023

Addressing Challenges & Reactions To Covid-19 In Academic Libraries, Teisha Robertson, Edna Foxhall, Monica Hodge

Alabama Libraries

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has impacted many universities and academic libraries resulting in normal operations ceasing temporarily. Overall, academic libraries at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic immediately adjusted to the so-called new normal and accommodated disrupted work operations to operate successfully. This article discusses the procedures implemented, positive and negative reactions to these changes, and the challenges experienced at Alabama State University, Levi Watkins Learning Center, and other libraries. This article will also highlight implemented procedures carried out by other university libraries, including difficulties and successes that libraries experienced during peak periods of the COVID-19 pandemic. To conclude, academic …


Guest Editorial For Alabama Libraries: The Role Of Collaboration And Assessment In Libraries, Natasha J. Jenkins Aug 2023

Guest Editorial For Alabama Libraries: The Role Of Collaboration And Assessment In Libraries, Natasha J. Jenkins

Alabama Libraries

No abstract provided.


Creating Information-Literate Musicians In The Academic Library, Z. Sylvia Yang, Jessica M. Abbazio, Angela L. Pratesi Aug 2023

Creating Information-Literate Musicians In The Academic Library, Z. Sylvia Yang, Jessica M. Abbazio, Angela L. Pratesi

Library Faculty publications

For musicians, the act of creation is multifaceted: musicians perform, analyze, write, speak, and teach in highly collaborative and diverse environments. Information-literate musicians require training to understand and engage with the myriad kinds of content and materials inherent to the contemplation, study, creation, and enjoyment of music.

The various information needs of musicians requires creators to make many choices--from selecting a particular score edition or recording from many similar options, to employing a specific scholarly or pedagogical methodology to their work, musicians require the skills to critically evaluate information and determine its usefulness. Music’s ubiquity adds a further layer of …