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Book Review: A Matter Of Facts: The Value Of Evidence In An Information Age, Terry Schiavone Dec 2020

Book Review: A Matter Of Facts: The Value Of Evidence In An Information Age, Terry Schiavone

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Public Library Collections In The Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, And Truth, Jennifer Downey, Carrie E. Kitzmiller Dec 2020

Book Review: Public Library Collections In The Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, And Truth, Jennifer Downey, Carrie E. Kitzmiller

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


The Evolving Information Needs And Behaviors Of Undergraduates, Brianna Limas Dec 2020

The Evolving Information Needs And Behaviors Of Undergraduates, Brianna Limas

School of Information Student Research Journal

Undergraduates comprise a highly complex information community, composed of many identities and with a range of interests and skills. Emerging technologies continue to play a critical role in undergraduates’ information behaviors. While prior literature has focused on the academic information needs of students, emerging technologies have brought to light the considerable role of their everyday life information behaviors. This paper seeks to explore the information needs and behaviors of undergraduates, in particular the current and incoming graduating classes. With increased focus on meeting everyday life information needs and continued appreciation and understanding of the versatility of emerging technologies in the …


Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Climate Assessment Activities: Development And Strategic Use In Diversity Action Plans, Dr. Kristen M. Radsliff Rebmann, Parinaz Zartoshty, Kim Green, Erin Kelly-Weber, Dr. Vidalino Raatior, Lori Vonderach Dec 2020

Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Climate Assessment Activities: Development And Strategic Use In Diversity Action Plans, Dr. Kristen M. Radsliff Rebmann, Parinaz Zartoshty, Kim Green, Erin Kelly-Weber, Dr. Vidalino Raatior, Lori Vonderach

School of Information Student Research Journal

This project report describes climate assessment activities in support of the development of a college-level diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI) action plan. Elements of the climate assessment activities are described along with their purpose and rationale for inclusion. Recommendations are made for libraries to design and deploy their own EDI assessment activities with the goal of developing robust action plans supportive of inclusive excellence.


Dedication Despite Difficult Times, Catherine A. Liebau-Nelsen Dec 2020

Dedication Despite Difficult Times, Catherine A. Liebau-Nelsen

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Using Instagram Museum Nasional As A Historical Education Media Through E-Publication To Engage Audiences, Fitria Ayuningtyas, Uljanatunnisa Uljanatunnisa, Vinta Sevilla Dec 2020

Using Instagram Museum Nasional As A Historical Education Media Through E-Publication To Engage Audiences, Fitria Ayuningtyas, Uljanatunnisa Uljanatunnisa, Vinta Sevilla

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The museum as an institution devoted to cultural preservation began to utilize social media as a medium of communication to the public. Some museums around the world since the early 2000s have used social media to create a new face or rebrand in giving an update to the public. Generally, the term for museums that utilize technology in practice, is called Museum 2.0. In this research, researchers aimed to explore Instagram content as a medium of historical education through qualitative content analysis. The formulation of the problem in this research is to know how the contents of the National Museum …


Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Dec 2020

Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 9, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2020)


Public Health At The Public Library: Preventive Health Programs Implemented In Large Public Libraries, Uday Aj Patil Dec 2020

Public Health At The Public Library: Preventive Health Programs Implemented In Large Public Libraries, Uday Aj Patil

SLIS Connecting

Amid the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, the public sector is consumed with health promotion and disease prevention. Preventive programs serve a significant purpose in ensuring population health and reducing burden on the healthcare system (Cohen et al., 2008; Neumann & Cohen, 2009). People are increasingly turning to educational resources outside of the traditional healthcare sector to ward off diseases or alleviate pre-existing conditions (Eakin et al., 1980; Eng et al., 1998). Public library systems often carry such resources, in print and multimedia form, at no cost. Some libraries are providing health programming to supplement, contextualize, or incentivize the use …


The Medical Library Association’S Role In Disseminating Information Related To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Michele Buscher Dec 2020

The Medical Library Association’S Role In Disseminating Information Related To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Michele Buscher

SLIS Connecting

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has been part of the library and information science field since 1898 (The Medical Library Association, 2020). According to the website, the mission of the organization is to promote library and information science knowledge and make it available and accessible to medical information specialists and the general public. This content analysis examines the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) role in the 2019/2020 COVID-19 public health crisis, specifically the ways in which the MLA has provided resources about the pandemic to libraries and librarians as well as the public.


An Analysis Of Library Closures And Covid-19: Are U.S. Libraries Closing Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic?, Garrett W. Jennings, Msls Dec 2020

An Analysis Of Library Closures And Covid-19: Are U.S. Libraries Closing Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic?, Garrett W. Jennings, Msls

SLIS Connecting

As of March 20, 2020, there have been 15,219 reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States of America (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2020b; Pan American Health Organization [PAHO], 2020). There are 16,568 public library buildings in the United States (American Library Association, 2019). Since they are community centers and publicly owned institutions, libraries are charged with ensuring that their patrons are taken care of and that they are serving their communities to the best of their ability.

The purpose of this study is to examine the rate of COVID-19 infections reported to the CDC in the …


Student Associations: News And Events, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

Student Associations: News And Events, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. Dec 2020

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Faculty Dr. Jeff Hirschy, SLIS alum Michelle Finley, and asynchronous elective courses LIS 492 (H002)/LIS 692: Library Marketing & PR and LIS 691: LIS Research - Genealogy Research.


Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2020

Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Measuring And Assessing Research Productivity Of Physics Scientist Dr R. G. Sonkawade, Mallikarjun Kappi, Balabhim Sankrappa Biradar Professor, Chaman Sab M Dr Dec 2020

Measuring And Assessing Research Productivity Of Physics Scientist Dr R. G. Sonkawade, Mallikarjun Kappi, Balabhim Sankrappa Biradar Professor, Chaman Sab M Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Dr R. G. Sonkawade is an Indian professor, Department of Physics Shivaji University, Kolhapur and Advisor cum OSD to Minister, Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra. Former dean, Medical Physicist and Scientist, the authors studied characteristic features, pattern and citation impact of the well-known Indian scientist and professor’s scientific research works. At his 20 years of research publishing career, He had 191 publications during 1998 – 2019 in various domains and present study was analysed 90 research publications based on SCOPUS database. The study categorizes and presents the data according to year-wise contribution, authorship pattern, collaborators & degree of …


Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2019-20, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2020

Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2019-20, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 8, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2019-20)


An Examination Of The Tale The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse In The Usm De Grummond Children's Literature Collection, Tiffany Markulike Dec 2020

An Examination Of The Tale The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse In The Usm De Grummond Children's Literature Collection, Tiffany Markulike

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study is to examine the different versions of the classic folk tale Town Mouse, Country Mouse contained within the USM de Grummond Chldren's Literature Collection, including scholarly analysis, authorship, and changes over time in the details of the story.


School Libraries Get "Graphic": An Analysis Of Graphic Novels In The School Library Collection, Rebecca Lacoste Dec 2020

School Libraries Get "Graphic": An Analysis Of Graphic Novels In The School Library Collection, Rebecca Lacoste

SLIS Connecting

Graphic novels have been recognized by many professionals, researchers, and educators as a major factor in increasing student engagement. The purpose of this research is to analyze a middle school library's statistical data before and after the addition of graphic novels into the library collection. The study also analyzes the growth of scholarly literature related to graphic novels and school libraries. The compilation of this research should provide insight to school librarians, teachers, administrators, and researchers on the value and successes associated with the inclusion of graphic novels in the school library collection.


Bibliometric Analysis Of Biotechnology Research In Nigeria, Oladimeji Oladosu, Oladimeji Abimbola, Odejobi Bolaji Dec 2020

Bibliometric Analysis Of Biotechnology Research In Nigeria, Oladimeji Oladosu, Oladimeji Abimbola, Odejobi Bolaji

SLIS Connecting

The aim of this paper is to quantitatively analyze the volume and publication pattern of research in the field of biotechnology in Nigeria. A bibliometric analysis was carried out on documents related to biotechnology research in Nigeria published from 1988 – 2018 and indexed in SCOPUS database. The analysis results reveal an increase in biotechnology research in Nigeria since 1988, and the University of Ibadan is the most productive institution in terms of publications. The trend of biotechnology research in Nigeria portends growth in the future.


Lissa Newsletter, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

Lissa Newsletter, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA),


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel Dec 2020

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Adjunct Faculty Stephen Parks, JD; SLIS alum Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson; and three technical elective courses: LIS 416/516: Technology in School Libraries, LIS 457/557: Information Technology and Libraries; and LIS 458/558: Web Design and Evaluation.


Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2020

Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Data Literacy On The Road: Setting Up A Large-Scale Data Literacy Initiative In The Databuzz Project, Tom Seymoens, Leo Van Audenhove, Wendy Van Den Broeck, Ilse Mariën Dec 2020

Data Literacy On The Road: Setting Up A Large-Scale Data Literacy Initiative In The Databuzz Project, Tom Seymoens, Leo Van Audenhove, Wendy Van Den Broeck, Ilse Mariën

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This paper presents the DataBuzz Project. DataBuzz is a high-tech, mobile educational lab, which is housed in a 13-meter electric bus. Its specific goal is to increase the data literacy of different segments of society in the Brussels region through inclusive and participatory games and workshops. In this paper, we will explore how to carry out practical data literacy initiatives geared to the general public. We discuss the different interactive workshops, which have been specifically developed for DataBuzz. We highlight the background, design choices, and execution of this large-scale data literacy initiative. We describe the factors that need …


Rapid Shifts In Educators’ Perceptions Of Data Literacy Priorities, Kristin Fontichiaro, Melissa P. Johnston Dec 2020

Rapid Shifts In Educators’ Perceptions Of Data Literacy Priorities, Kristin Fontichiaro, Melissa P. Johnston

Journal of Media Literacy Education

To meet the challenges of a data-driven society, high school students need new arrays of literacy skills. In the United States, school librarians, who work across disciplines, are well-positioned to help students improve their data practice, but they first need new domain knowledge. This article presents findings from an evaluating survey and session evaluation data from a virtual data literacy conference, which were part of a federally-funded project to develop data literacy skills among high school librarians and educators. Findings indicated a noticeable shift in participant perceptions of the need and urgency for data literacy instruction across content areas and …


Types Of Sources: Online Module For First Year Writing, Hannah Cabullo, Bekah Dreyer-Rowe Dec 2020

Types Of Sources: Online Module For First Year Writing, Hannah Cabullo, Bekah Dreyer-Rowe

New England Library Instruction Group

We created this Types of Sources module as one of four library modules for all sections of First Year Writing this fall. It is an asynchronous, online module delivered through Canvas, our institution’s learning management system, and consists of some reading, two short videos, and three discussion-board-based activities. The first activity, at the very beginning of the lesson, is intended to get students to start thinking about the characteristics of different types of sources. In the activity, students pick a type of resource (e.g. podcasts, scholarly journal articles, social media, etc.) from a list, answer some questions about it, and …


Mapping Out Your Research: From Topic Selection To A Thesis Statement, Alicia G. Vaandering, Lindsay Lachapelle Dec 2020

Mapping Out Your Research: From Topic Selection To A Thesis Statement, Alicia G. Vaandering, Lindsay Lachapelle

New England Library Instruction Group

Co-taught by an instruction librarian and a Writing Center coordinator, this lesson supports history students in exploring a topic and preparing for subsequent research and writing. The first and primary piece of this lesson centers on a topic speed dating activity that encourages students to look beyond the most obvious elements and narratives of their topic and seek nuance and unique perspectives through guided discussion with a peer. This is followed by a class discussion on the role that divergent thinking plays in developing a research question and some time for students to draft their own potential research question. Finally, …


Evaluation Beyond The Binary: Information Literacy For Core 103, Susan Adkins, Bethany Dietrich, Jes Mattera Dec 2020

Evaluation Beyond The Binary: Information Literacy For Core 103, Susan Adkins, Bethany Dietrich, Jes Mattera

New England Library Instruction Group

Our team of teaching librarians co-created this lesson as part of Champlain College’s Core 103 course, Navigating Your Information Landscape. Core is Champlain’s version of general education. Core’s four-year curriculum is interdisciplinary education with a focus on critical thinking, collaborative skills, and learning by doing. We will deliver the lesson to all Champlain College first-year students next semester via an online Canvas module. Students will engage with the lesson asynchronously. Librarians will interact with the students throughout their participation in the module.

Our Canvas instructional module focuses specifically on evaluation with an emphasis on the impact of the positionality of …


Teaching Lateral Reading With An Online Tutorial: Preliminary Study Findings., Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis Dec 2020

Teaching Lateral Reading With An Online Tutorial: Preliminary Study Findings., Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis

Libraries Scholarship

Challenges to Digital Literacy Education Stanford Cyber Center Policy

The internet is now the most common source of political news for almost half of Americans, and social media is now the primary source of news for those under 30. Yet today’s youth have little capacity to evaluate the credibility of digital sources, with colleges across the country often relying on severely outdated guidelines supporting digital literacy education. Join Stanford’s Sam Wineburg, Washington State University’s Mike Caulfield, and Rowan University’s Andrea Baer and Dan Kipnis, in conversation with the Cyber Center’s Kelly Born, about the many challenges and opportunities facing media …


Assessing The Potential For Critical Thinking Instruction In Information Literacy Online Learning Objects Using Best Practices, Mandi Goodsett Dec 2020

Assessing The Potential For Critical Thinking Instruction In Information Literacy Online Learning Objects Using Best Practices, Mandi Goodsett

Communications in Information Literacy

Critical thinking, while often used as a mere buzzword, is clearly relevant to the mission and expertise of librarians who teach. Even in online information literacy instruction, critical thinking remains an important goal. This study attempts to determine the ways and extent to which online information literacy learning objects follow best practices for teaching and assessing critical thinking. In this study, the researcher evaluated a sample of information literacy online learning objects in the Association of College and Research Libraries repository of peer-reviewed instruction materials, PRIMO, using a literature-based rubric. The resulting analysis provides evidence of the extent to which …