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Information Literacy For Social Workers: University At Albany Libraries Prepare Msw Students For Research And Practice, Mary Jane Brustman, Deborah Bernnard Oct 2007

Information Literacy For Social Workers: University At Albany Libraries Prepare Msw Students For Research And Practice, Mary Jane Brustman, Deborah Bernnard

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

In a series of workshops, University at Albany librarians collaborate with the School of Social Welfare to impart information literacy skills to Master in Social Work students. The rationale, curriculum, and embedded ACRL information literacy standards are discussed. Also presented are assessments and a discussion of the challenges of implementation


Review Of Filmography Of World History, Rebecca Tolley Oct 2007

Review Of Filmography Of World History, Rebecca Tolley

ETSU Faculty Works

Review of Filmography of World History. Greenwood. 2007. 232p, 0313326819, $59.95


Implementing An Embedded Information Literacy Program At The University Level: Best Practices, Ann Agee Sep 2007

Implementing An Embedded Information Literacy Program At The University Level: Best Practices, Ann Agee

Faculty and Staff Publications

Information literacy is the ability of individuals "to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information" (American Library Association, 1989, para. 3). At San Jose State University (SJSU), information literacy has been traditionally taught through one-shot, 50-minute lectures delivered by university librarians to students enrolled in a select few undergraduate courses. This method of instruction has proven to be neither sustainable nor effective. The lectures are not tailored by discipline and students might receive the same lecture several times while completing their lower-division coursework. SJSU wants to replace this format …


Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong Sep 2007

Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong

SPU Works

Adolescent literacy is a looming issue in secondary schools. Being able to read, comprehend, and write is imperative for students to understand the content of their classes and textbooks. According to Michael Kamil, professor of psychological studies in education and learning at Stanford University, "we almost need a trauma center to take care of this problem, it's that serious for kids that can't read...It's the number-one factor standing in the way of their graduating" (Manzo-Kennedy). Given the importance of literacy, this article provides a story of how a high school media specialist on the east coast sought to collaborate with …


In Search Of A New Model: Library Resource Sharing In China - A Comparative Study, Tim Jiping Zou, Elaine Xiaofen Dong Aug 2007

In Search Of A New Model: Library Resource Sharing In China - A Comparative Study, Tim Jiping Zou, Elaine Xiaofen Dong

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper reviews the framework of library resource sharing (LRS) in China and examines, from a comparative perspective, cases of recent development, particularly in the 1990s and early 2000s. Highlights include: (1) historical review of LRS in the U.S. and China, particularly in the areas of print union catalogs and union lists, online bibliographic utilities, and interlibrary loan; (2) literature review of Chinese publications, and LRS issues and challenges in China; (3) Analysis of three LRS models to provide a contextual grasp of a paradigm shift taking place in China; and (4) comparative analysis of LRS objectives, structure, and governance, …


Teaching And Supporting Endnote At The University Of Tennessee: Designing Online Alternatives To High Demand Classes, Teresa B. Walker, Jane S. Row, Travis Dolence Jul 2007

Teaching And Supporting Endnote At The University Of Tennessee: Designing Online Alternatives To High Demand Classes, Teresa B. Walker, Jane S. Row, Travis Dolence

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

The University of Tennessee Libraries, like many libraries, has taken the lead on campus in teaching the use of bibliographic management software. One of the challenges of bibliographic instruction is conveying to the user that the instruction is relevant. The challenge we faced with bibliographic instruction for EndNote was somewhat different. Our users, mainly faculty and graduate students, did see the importance of our instruction to their research. The popularity of the classes created a demand that was difficult to meet by classroom instruction alone. We addressed this problem with the creation of an online tutorial that provides on-demand, …


Knowledge Management In Health Science Libraries, Mayank Trivedi Jul 2007

Knowledge Management In Health Science Libraries, Mayank Trivedi

E-JASL 1999-2009 (Volumes 1-10)

Abstract

Knowledge management in health science institutions is a major issue today. Health science professionals are routinely dealing with evidence-based medicine and problem-based learning. Health Science Librarian has a significant role in the decision making of clinical practice. The article focuses on the principles, strategies, components and barriers of knowledge management with special aspect in relation to Health Science Institutions.


Research Authority In The Age Of Google: Equilibrium Sought, Mariana Regalado Jun 2007

Research Authority In The Age Of Google: Equilibrium Sought, Mariana Regalado

Publications and Research

The article examines the major shift in the relationship of students, instructors and librarians to information. It is argued that this shift is due to some fundamental changes to authority in the relationship in terms of Web publication, access to content and technical know-how. In addition, it also discusses the impact of the introduction of the Google search engine.


Evidence In The Literature: Efficiently Searching The Collective Knowledge, Stephanie Wiegand May 2007

Evidence In The Literature: Efficiently Searching The Collective Knowledge, Stephanie Wiegand

University Libraries Faculty Publications

Search effectively. Search efficiently. Find the evidence you need as a healthcare professional to provide the best care to patients. This session will include timesaving tips and tricks to identify and access relevant literature for the decision-making process. A healthcare provider must focus on integrating appropriate evidence with expert knowledge and patient needs; a librarian can help healthcare providers cut through the static and find the best resources. Join this session to discuss the most useful types of literature, pertinent research databases, effective search strategies, and methods for getting your hands on the resources you need.


A Collaborative Voyage To Improve Students' Career Information Literacy, Angela Farrar, Lateka Grays, Diane Vanderpol, Amanda Cox May 2007

A Collaborative Voyage To Improve Students' Career Information Literacy, Angela Farrar, Lateka Grays, Diane Vanderpol, Amanda Cox

Library Faculty Publications

Librarians, a member of the Hotel College faculty, and a member of the Career Services staff at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas collaborated in the design, implementation and evaluation of a non-traditional research assignment asking students to demonstrate real world information literacy skills.

Session attendees will explore the process by which the traditional librarian-teaching faculty member collaboration grew into a richer project involving a non-traditional partnering. Attendees will be guided through a discussion on levels of collaboration and an audit of potential non-traditional partner opportunities at their own institutions.

Attendees will examine the product of this partnership: an assignment …


Turnitin: Friend, Not Foe, Marianne A. Buehler Mar 2007

Turnitin: Friend, Not Foe, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Publications

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Developing Electronic Collections With Shrinking Budgets (Doing More With Less), R Philip Reynolds Feb 2007

Developing Electronic Collections With Shrinking Budgets (Doing More With Less), R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Presentations

A lot of this may seem like basic information that we all know but, Google changes features continually and it is often hard to keep up. When I last counted the Google services listed under More Google and under “Labs” I came up with seventy different products or services with fifty-two of those products being search related. How many of these are we really familiar with let alone their individual operators and capabilities? In their book Google Hacks Bausch, Calishain, Dornfest list hack #1 as being aware of and using the Google directory, #2 is Google Zeitgeist, #4 is the …


Academic Writing And Theological Inquiry, Terry Dwain Robertson Jan 2007

Academic Writing And Theological Inquiry, Terry Dwain Robertson

Faculty Publications

A comparison of two approaches to academic writing and research pedagogies demonstrates that, for Vyhmeister, truth is to be found outside and above us--it is a process of discovery, while Hamilton's approach focuses on the spiritual formation of the writer and can be understood as reflecting a process of spiritual growth. A third approach, which I develop in this article, views academic writing and theological inquiry as a ministry, in which the writer is served by and, in turn, serves the community of faith for the purpose of building a corporate knowledge of God. Research is service and the dissemination …


Utilizing Technology, Lani Draper, Marthea Turnage Jan 2007

Utilizing Technology, Lani Draper, Marthea Turnage

Librarian and Staff Publications

Technology and library instruction are viewed from every angle in this chapter. It examines the technology skills of students on, in particular, distance education students. The chapter looks at how librarians are incorporating technology into library instruction at a distance and examines the newest technology tools available for distance instruction.


Plagiarism Pitfalls: Addressing Cultural Differences In The Misuse Of Sources, Nancy E. Fawley Jan 2007

Plagiarism Pitfalls: Addressing Cultural Differences In The Misuse Of Sources, Nancy E. Fawley

Library Faculty Publications

As a branch campus of an American university operating in the Middle East, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar must take into account the cultural differences that pertain to plagiarism and the misuse of sources before the school can begin to develop methods to address and prevent the problem. Differences in educational philosophies, students’ previous scholastic training and cultural differences in individual motivation are all factors that must be considered


Research Practices Survey Project 2006-07, Carolyn Sandford, Jo Beld, Nancy Millinchamp, Ann Zawistoski, Gould Library Reference And Instruction Department Jan 2007

Research Practices Survey Project 2006-07, Carolyn Sandford, Jo Beld, Nancy Millinchamp, Ann Zawistoski, Gould Library Reference And Instruction Department

Staff and Faculty Work

The Gould library has taken a lead role in a MITC / NITLE grant to create a web-based assessment tool to measure the information literacy of incoming students, before they've had any college library instruction. This grant-funded project was originally called the First Year Information Literacy in the Liberal Arts Assessment (FYILLAA), and has since become a nationally administered survey called the Research Practices Survey.

The first full implementation of the survey happened in late summer and early fall 2005. Five of the schools, Carleton, University of Chicago, Grinnell, Macalester, and St. Olaf, had high enough response rates to allow …


Peer Mentors And Writing Center Tutors: What Our Collaborations Taught Us About Serving The Sjsu Freshmen Students, Peggy Cabrera, Robert Bruce, Francis E. Howard Jan 2007

Peer Mentors And Writing Center Tutors: What Our Collaborations Taught Us About Serving The Sjsu Freshmen Students, Peggy Cabrera, Robert Bruce, Francis E. Howard

Faculty and Staff Publications

The Library Outpost, a satellite office of the campus’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, seeks ways to reach out to First Year students who are new to writing research papers. One of our goals is to meet the First Year students on their own turf. Since the Peer Mentors and Writing Center tutors have peer relationships with the First year students, we want to learn how we can collaborate with them to provide services to the First year students. We surveyed the Peer Mentors and Writing Center Tutors to assess their perceptions of their own research skills, and their …


Mmm...Vanillin: Reaching Graduate Students Through Ice Cream Seminars, Jeremy R. Garritano Jan 2007

Mmm...Vanillin: Reaching Graduate Students Through Ice Cream Seminars, Jeremy R. Garritano

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

While there is no required chem. literature course for graduate students at Purdue University, a series of library ice cream seminars is offered throughout the semester as an alternative. These seminars are targeted toward new graduate students to help them adjust to the wide variety of library resources now available to them. Each seminar is focused on either a particular resource (SciFinder Scholar, Beilstein, etc.) or a topical theme (patents, citation searching, spectral information, etc.). Implementation of the seminar series will be explained as well as content presented and effective marketing methods. Results of evaluations and future directions will also …


Providing For Graduate Student Information Needs At A Large Research University, Jeremy R. Garritano Jan 2007

Providing For Graduate Student Information Needs At A Large Research University, Jeremy R. Garritano

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Graduate students at a large research university often have many information needs-from choosing a research advisor, to creating and pursuing their research agenda, to deciding on where to go after graduation. In addition., many of them have insufficient information seeking skills. The M.G. Mellon Library of Chem. at Purdue U. attempts to address many of these issues by the focused and proactive provision of resources and services to graduate students. Besides instructing graduate students on common chem. information resources, the staff of the Chem. Library provides additional services, such as after-hours access and assistance with bibliographic management software, to enhance …


Lexis V. Westlaw For Research - Better, Different, Or Same And The Qwerty Effect?, Jon R. Cavicchi Jan 2007

Lexis V. Westlaw For Research - Better, Different, Or Same And The Qwerty Effect?, Jon R. Cavicchi

Law Faculty Scholarship

There are synchronistic moments when in the process of writing. While contemplating this article, an email message made its way to my desk, past Pierce Law Center's spam firewall with the following subject line: "Pepsi v. Coke-Tell Us--Get $10." Do IP researchers choose Lexis or Westlaw justified by taste? Surely you jest, some voice said to me. Repressing this message, I proceeded to compare platform content, perform literature searches, and poll students and IP professors.

Yet another synchronistic moment came as the email from those taking the poll steamed into my email. Many IP professors indicated that they made the …


Utilizing Focus Groups To Evaluate An Information Literacy Program In A General Biology Course, Betsy S. Hopkins Jan 2007

Utilizing Focus Groups To Evaluate An Information Literacy Program In A General Biology Course, Betsy S. Hopkins

Faculty Publications

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University (BYU) recently implemented a number of information literacy strategies to help students in Biology 100, a large general education class, find resources for their term assignment. The library's services for Biology 100 students were evaluated using focus groups composed of both teaching assistants and students. This paper will describe the class and the assignment, discuss the impact the class had on library staff, detail the efforts of the staff to meet the needs of Biology 100 students, and present results of focus groups used to evaluate the library's outreach and teaching …


Information Literacy: Imperatives For Faculty, Leora Baron-Nixon Jan 2007

Information Literacy: Imperatives For Faculty, Leora Baron-Nixon

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education: Archives

With the burgeoning of information, and especially the unfettered growth of online information, long-held assumptions about students’ access to and interaction with information have to be re-evaluated. Faculty play a key role in ensuring that information literacy skills are acquired and practiced at all levels of instruction.


Do We Step Together, In The Same Direction, At The Same Time? How A Consortium Approached A Federated Search Implementation, Christine Turner, Lori Mestre, Beth Lang, Barbara Morgan Jan 2007

Do We Step Together, In The Same Direction, At The Same Time? How A Consortium Approached A Federated Search Implementation, Christine Turner, Lori Mestre, Beth Lang, Barbara Morgan

University Libraries Publication Series

The Five College Libraries of Western Massachusetts have a long-standing tradition of collaborating on technology projects which improve our communities’ access to information resources. After investigating various link resolver and federated search products in 2002, the Five College Librarians’ Council signed a three year contract with Ex Libris in spring 2003 to host SFX link resolver and MetaLib federated search installations. Following a very successful implementation of SFX in 2003, the Libraries took on the MetaLib implementation in 2004. From the perspective of one participating library, this article addresses how the Consortia planned, made decisions and took actions regarding this …


Law And Heidegger’S Question Concerning Technology: Prolegomenon To Future Law Librarianship, Paul D. Callister Jan 2007

Law And Heidegger’S Question Concerning Technology: Prolegomenon To Future Law Librarianship, Paul D. Callister

Faculty Works

Following World War II, the German philosopher Martin Heidegger offered one of the most potent criticisms of technology and modern life. His nightmare is a world whose essence has been reduced to the functional equivalent of a giant gasoline station, an energy source for modern technology and industry. "This relation of man to the world [is] in principle a technical one . . . [It is] altogether alien to former ages and histories. For Heidegger, the problem is not technology itself, but the technical mode of thinking that has accompanied it." Such a viewpoint of the world is a useful …


Review Of Social Change In America: The Historical Handbook 2006, Ed. By Patricia C. Becker, Rebecca Tolley Jan 2007

Review Of Social Change In America: The Historical Handbook 2006, Ed. By Patricia C. Becker, Rebecca Tolley

ETSU Faculty Works

Review of Social Change in America : The Historical Handbook 2006. Patricia C. Becker Bernan. 2006. 307p, 1598880128, $75.00


Exploding Head Syndrome: Engaging Students Through Real-Life Examples, Stephanie Wiegand Jan 2007

Exploding Head Syndrome: Engaging Students Through Real-Life Examples, Stephanie Wiegand

University Libraries Faculty Publications

Although students have a difficult time verbalizing why a source is reliable and scholarly (or why it is not), they often declare the information as good or bad with ease, and are often correct in their determination. The struggle becomes great when they must determine when enough information is enough. In this session, attendees will learn of some real-life examples that can be worked through with students to illustrate when and why finding more information is a good idea. The main example centers on nursing undergraduates and embedded Information Literacy sessions in their foundation classes. Most of these students are …