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Introduction To Cil Book Reviews, Merinda Mclure Dec 2014

Introduction To Cil Book Reviews, Merinda Mclure

Communications in Information Literacy

No abstract provided.


How We Got Here: A Historical Look At The Academic Teaching Library And The Role Of The Teaching Librarian, Susan Andriette Ariew Dec 2014

How We Got Here: A Historical Look At The Academic Teaching Library And The Role Of The Teaching Librarian, Susan Andriette Ariew

Communications in Information Literacy

This paper outlines a brief history of the academic teaching library and, in consequence, it examines the changing role of librarians. As part of that history, the paper also discusses distinctions among various terms used to describe instructional activities in teaching libraries, such as "bibliographic instruction" and "information literacy." Finally, amidst the renewed debates about the definition of information literacy and the Information Literacy Competency Standards, it attempts to answer the question, "What is a teaching Library?"


Engaging Beyond The First College Year: Exploring The Needs Of Second-Year Students, Elizabeth L. Black Dec 2014

Engaging Beyond The First College Year: Exploring The Needs Of Second-Year Students, Elizabeth L. Black

Communications in Information Literacy

This article makes the case for librarians to engage with second-year students as part of the burgeoning movement in higher education to provide dedicated programming and experiences for second-year students. Grounded in development theories and transition theory, the article describes the special needs characteristic of typical second-year students and how librarians can build on the excellent work in first-year programs to collaborate with campus colleagues to further information literacy instruction.


Teaching Matters: The Information Literacy Implications Of The Bohannon Sting, Rudy Leon Dec 2014

Teaching Matters: The Information Literacy Implications Of The Bohannon Sting, Rudy Leon

Communications in Information Literacy

This column looks at the information literacy implications of the John Bohannon Open Access Sting.


Pedagogies Of Possibility Within The Disciplines: Critical Information Literacy And Literatures In English, Heidi L. M. Jacobs Dec 2014

Pedagogies Of Possibility Within The Disciplines: Critical Information Literacy And Literatures In English, Heidi L. M. Jacobs

Communications in Information Literacy

While most disciplines have responded to the generic openness of the ACRL Standards by creating discipline-specific guidelines and competencies, there is a need for us to consider other ways to approach information literacy in the disciplines. Critical information literacy reminds us to engage ourselves and our students with what Freire described as "problem-posing education," which "bases itself on creativity and stimulates true reflection and action upon reality" (84). This article discusses how information literacy work in literatures in English could engage students and librarians in the act of collective problem-posing about the discipline. Drawing upon critical information literacy's emphasis on …


Information Literacy And The Flipped Classroom: Examining The Impact Of A One-Shot Flipped Class On Student Learning And Perceptions, Andrea Wilcox Brooks Dec 2014

Information Literacy And The Flipped Classroom: Examining The Impact Of A One-Shot Flipped Class On Student Learning And Perceptions, Andrea Wilcox Brooks

Communications in Information Literacy

This article examines the flipped classroom approach in higher education and its use in one-shot information literacy instruction sessions. The author presents findings from a pilot study of student learning and student perceptions pertaining to flipped model IL instruction. Students from two sections of the same course participated in this study. One section received one-shot information literacy instruction using a flipped approach, while the other section received traditional one-shot instruction. No difference was found between the two groups on a pre- and post-test analysis; however, an analysis of students' final papers from the flipped section showed more bibliography citations to …


Welcome To The New Perspectives, Kim Leeder Reed, Sarah E. North Dec 2014

Welcome To The New Perspectives, Kim Leeder Reed, Sarah E. North

Communications in Information Literacy

Introduction to the new Perspectives Section.


Peer Review Of Teaching: Best Practices For A Non-Programmatic Approach, Jaena Alabi, William H. Weare, Jr. Dec 2014

Peer Review Of Teaching: Best Practices For A Non-Programmatic Approach, Jaena Alabi, William H. Weare, Jr.

Communications in Information Literacy

Many academic librarians who provide library instruction have never received formal training in educational theory and methods. In an effort to bridge this gap and improve the teaching skills of instruction librarians, some academic libraries have established peer review of teaching programs. Despite the recognized benefits of peer review, it may not be feasible for every library to establish such a program. In an effort to aid those who are interested in peer review, but who may not be able to participate in a formal program, the authors identify the principles of peer review that can be applied on a …


A Collaborative Approach To Teaching Information Literacy In First-Year Agriculture Courses, Jason Keinsley, Beth Reeder, Lauren Robinson, Melinda Borie Dec 2014

A Collaborative Approach To Teaching Information Literacy In First-Year Agriculture Courses, Jason Keinsley, Beth Reeder, Lauren Robinson, Melinda Borie

Lauren E. Robinson

We will discuss our redesign of the information literacy component of the first-year general agriculture course at the University of Kentucky. More specifically, we will share how we are customizing content to meet individual instructor needs by team teaching, providing more active learning opportunities, and adapting our pedagogical toolkit. Challenges include varying numbers of sessions requested per course section, location disparities, and time constraints.


Website Blocked: Filtering Technology In Schools And School Libraries, Jennifer M. Overaa Dec 2014

Website Blocked: Filtering Technology In Schools And School Libraries, Jennifer M. Overaa

School of Information Student Research Journal

This paper investigates the impact of filtering software in K-12 schools and school libraries. The Children's Internet Protection Act, or CIPA, requires that public schools and school libraries use filtering technology in order to receive discounted rates on technology. As a result, nearly all public elementary and secondary schools today use filtering technology. While the provisions of CIPA narrowly define the content to be blocked, filters are often set to block much more than is required. Filtering technology is often ineffective, and many unobjectionable sites end up being blocked, including Web 2.0 sites and tools needed to educate students in …


Social, Legal, And Technical Issues In The Library, Adrienne Mathewson Dec 2014

Social, Legal, And Technical Issues In The Library, Adrienne Mathewson

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps Dec 2014

Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps

Lisa Zilinski

Undergraduate STEM students are increasingly expected to have some data use skills upon graduation, whether they pursue post-graduate education or move into industry. This project was an initial foray into the application of data information literacy competencies to training undergraduate students to identify markers of data and information quality. The data consumer training appeared within two courses to help students evaluate data objects, including databases and datasets available on the Internet. The application of the Data Credibility Checklist provides a foundation for developing data reuse competencies. Based upon the initial presentation of the content, it became obvious that students need …


Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson Dec 2014

Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Lisa Zilinski

As STEM areas increasingly rely on pre-existing data, either to validate or extend the scientific body of knowledge, students who have baseline knowledge of how to find, evaluate, and access data will have an advantage. Accordingly, undergraduate STEM curricula is increasingly focused on research-based group projects that develop professional skills, building the professional portfolio needed for early career scientists, technologists, and engineers. This project works to develop new tools to implement basic data skills within the undergraduate disciplinary curricula. The first step in this process was to identify the competencies that are likely to be needed by those seeking data …


Slis Connecting, Volume 3, Issue 2, Teresa S. Welsh Dec 2014

Slis Connecting, Volume 3, Issue 2, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 3, Issue 2


A Comparison Of Public Versus Private Academic Library Web Sites In Alabama For Accessibility And Web 2.0 Applications, Amy E. Smith Dec 2014

A Comparison Of Public Versus Private Academic Library Web Sites In Alabama For Accessibility And Web 2.0 Applications, Amy E. Smith

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study is to analyze and compare Alabama’s academic library Web sites to determine how accessible they are for persons with disabilities and what kind of useful links such as tutorials and Web 2.0 applications can be found on the home pages. The importance of this study is to determine the accessibility and readability of academic library Web site home pages based off of the current WCAG 2.0 guidelines, as well as the availability of Web 2.0 tools and tutorials on library home pages. By studying the results of the Web site accessibility software, college and university …


Analysis Of Primers In The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Preston R. Salisbury Dec 2014

Analysis Of Primers In The De Grummond Children’S Literature Collection, Preston R. Salisbury

SLIS Connecting

This study examines the primers collected in the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi. “The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection is one of North America’s leading research centers in the field of children’s literature,” with a main focus on American and British literature both historical and contemporary (lib.usm.edu). Specific characteristics of the primers examined in this study include publication year, publisher, and stories and illustrations used in the content. These data provide a general view of the development of the primer both for educative and socio-political purposes over time.


A Brief Historical Evolution Of The International Tracing Service (Its): The Largest Collection Of Holocaust Related Documents, Kate Brunelle Dec 2014

A Brief Historical Evolution Of The International Tracing Service (Its): The Largest Collection Of Holocaust Related Documents, Kate Brunelle

SLIS Connecting

The International Tracing Service is the largest repository for World War II records, including Holocaust records. However, it was not until recently that the ITS opened its records to researchers and institutions outside of Germany. Previously, survivors and others could write to the ITS and request information about themselves or others, but the response time was long, difficult, and often lacking in tangible results. With the opening of the ITS, people around the world have better access to the records for seemingly endless research. Includes a case study.


Read With Me: My Personal Experience With A Lis 641 Service Learning Project, Mary Ann Griffin Dec 2014

Read With Me: My Personal Experience With A Lis 641 Service Learning Project, Mary Ann Griffin

SLIS Connecting

At the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science, LIS 641: Public Libraries has an emphasis on service learning and community relationships. In an all-online program, service learning can be challenging and part of that challenge was for the students to initiate their own service learning project. This was a prime time to promote the community project, Read with Me.


From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, And Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh Dec 2014

From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, And Presentations, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

Meet the new SLIS GAs, and all about what our alum, students, and faculty have been doing.


Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh Dec 2014

Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

Presents updates and news from the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) and the Southern Miss Student Archivists Association (Southern Miss SAA) along with upcoming and recent events of interest.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Teresa S. Welsh Dec 2014

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

Meet Instructor Edmand Pace of The School of Library and Information Science, and SLIS alum, Mantra Henderson, Director of the James Herbert White Library at Mississippi Valley State University. Discover how you can become an expert in Government Publications, Law Libraries, and Health Informatics.


Slis Update, Elizabeth Haynes Dec 2014

Slis Update, Elizabeth Haynes

SLIS Connecting

Updates and welcome from the Director of the School of Library and Information Science, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes.


Going The Distance: Best Practices In Designing And Sharing Reusable Learning Objects, Philip Russell Dec 2014

Going The Distance: Best Practices In Designing And Sharing Reusable Learning Objects, Philip Russell

Conference Papers

This paper presents an overview of the suite of online interactive tutorials that have been developed at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin); with a particular emphasis on best practices for pedagogy and instructional design in terms of creating eLearning tools. The author also details how these learning objects have been made available for reuse on a national and international basis as open educational resources via online repositories.


Show Me The Article!: Helping Students Understand The Library's Role In Accessing Scholarly Information, Todd J. Wiebe Dec 2014

Show Me The Article!: Helping Students Understand The Library's Role In Accessing Scholarly Information, Todd J. Wiebe

Todd J Wiebe

A fundamental concept that students need to understand about performing research at the college/university level is that, contrary to what they may believe or have been accustomed to thinking, the entire sum of human knowledge is not openly accessible to anyone for free via the Internet. Often times, students need to "see it to believe it" –or, more importantly, grasp it–by experiencing first-hand how the library and free web intersect. We should not assume that the divide between what is available freely on the Internet and the content provided by, and only accessible via campus libraries is automatically or commonly …


Books And Websites, E-Journals Or Print: If The Source Fits, Use It, Todd J. Wiebe Dec 2014

Books And Websites, E-Journals Or Print: If The Source Fits, Use It, Todd J. Wiebe

Todd J Wiebe

Despite the ever-growing range of media types, formats, and information-access options, students are often instructed to only use specific sources in their research. They are sometimes even given strict guidelines, prescribing how many of each they need to, or may, cite. It is important not to lead students to believe there is a formula for the ideal works cited for all research topics. In contrast, students should learn to think critically about the content and appropriateness of each potential source rather than choosing it only because it is a book, a journal article, a Website, etc. This article argues that …


Leveraging The "Google Mentality": 1search And The New (Inter)Face Of Library Discovery, Todd J. Wiebe, Jessica Hronchek Dec 2014

Leveraging The "Google Mentality": 1search And The New (Inter)Face Of Library Discovery, Todd J. Wiebe, Jessica Hronchek

Todd J Wiebe

1Search is a "discovery tool" that allows users to explore a large and diverse range of library content (e.g., books, e-books, full-text articles, other digital collections)—all from a single search box. Librarians plan to leverage the simplicity of 1Search as a library gateway to open up new opportunities for teaching information literacy.


Documenting The Information-Seeking Experience Of Remedial Undergraduate Students, Shelley Blundell Dec 2014

Documenting The Information-Seeking Experience Of Remedial Undergraduate Students, Shelley Blundell

Proceedings from the Document Academy

As presented at DOCAM’14, this proceedings paper discusses my ongoing dissertation research: Documenting the information-seeking experience of undergraduate students enrolled in a remedial English course at a 4-year state university in Ohio, United States. Because the information behaviors, needs, and information literacy abilities of these students are understudied areas in library and information science and higher education literature; I chose to investigate these areas in my dissertation research toward contributing research to this gap, using descriptive phenomenological (qualitative) methodology to do so. Although secondary data analysis is still in progress, this paper presents findings from primary analysis (a necessary step …


Seminar Report: Demonstrating The Value Of Information Literacy To Staff And Students, Philip Russell Dec 2014

Seminar Report: Demonstrating The Value Of Information Literacy To Staff And Students, Philip Russell

Conference Papers

In June 2014, the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin), South Dublin County, Republic of Ireland, held a one day national seminar on information literacy (IL) – ‘Demonstrating the Value of Information Literacy to Staff and Students’. This was one of the first IL seminars in Ireland that included speakers and representatives from all sectors: the educational sector (second and third level), community organisations, and industry. The event was funded by the recently formed National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Ireland. The aim of the seminar was to help staff to develop the …


Information Outlook, November/December 2014, Special Libraries Association Dec 2014

Information Outlook, November/December 2014, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2014

Volume 18, Issue 6


Filling In The Gaps: Using Outreach Efforts To Acquire Documentation On The Black Campus Movement, 1965-1972, Lae'l Hughes-Watkins Nov 2014

Filling In The Gaps: Using Outreach Efforts To Acquire Documentation On The Black Campus Movement, 1965-1972, Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

From 1965 to 1972, the United States was in the grip of a new wave of black student activism through protests and demonstrations at college and university campuses from coast to coast. Academic institutions were deluged with demands for increasing black faculty hires, developing black studies programs/departments, and increasing the number of black student admissions. Kent State University was one of the thousands of colleges and universities challenged to address the demands of a demographic who felt their civil rights were under siege within the walls of academic establishments. This article describes the attempts by the Department of Special Collec- …