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Data Literacy In The Social Sciences: Findings From A Local Study On Teaching With Quantitative Data In Undergraduate Courses, Patricia B. Condon, Eleta Exline, Louise Buckley Mar 2023

Data Literacy In The Social Sciences: Findings From A Local Study On Teaching With Quantitative Data In Undergraduate Courses, Patricia B. Condon, Eleta Exline, Louise Buckley

Faculty Publications

Objective – The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Library conducted an exploratory study of the pedagogical practices of social science instructors at UNH who teach using quantitative data in undergraduate courses. This study is connected to a suite of parallel studies at other higher education institutions that was designed and coordinated by Ithaka S+R.

The four aims of this study were to explore the ways in which instructors teach and engage undergraduates in the social sciences using quantitative data; understand the support needs of these instructors; develop actionable recommendations for campus stakeholders; and identify opportunities for the development of resources, …


Advancing Data Literacy: Mapping Business Data Literacy Competencies To The Acrl Framework, Patricia B. Condon, Wendy G. Pothier Jan 2022

Advancing Data Literacy: Mapping Business Data Literacy Competencies To The Acrl Framework, Patricia B. Condon, Wendy G. Pothier

Faculty Publications

The relationship between data literacy and business librarianship continues to grow in relevance as the conversation intensifies in higher education and the business world. Establishing shared vocabularies and mappings to foundational library professional documents is essential to moving the discourse forward. This article presents a mapping between seven baseline business data literacy competencies and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.


Genealogy Behind Bars: An Update, Kathrine C. Aydelott Jan 2022

Genealogy Behind Bars: An Update, Kathrine C. Aydelott

Faculty Publications

This brief essay is an update to “Genealogy Behind Bars: Professional Development Through Prisoner Requests: A Case Study,” in Genealogy and the Librarian: Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach and Management, Carol Smallwood and Vera Gubnitskaia, eds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018, which see for context.


Research Mentor Program At Unh Manchester: Peer Learning Partnerships, Carolyn White Gamtso, Annie Donahue, Kimberly Donovan Feb 2021

Research Mentor Program At Unh Manchester: Peer Learning Partnerships, Carolyn White Gamtso, Annie Donahue, Kimberly Donovan

Faculty Publications

At the University of New Hampshire at Manchester (UNH Manchester), the librarians, the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE) professional staff, and the First-Year Writing Program faculty established a rich collaboration for supporting undergraduate students throughout the research process. This effort was realized by adapting a highly effective peer-tutoring program, integrating basic information literacy instruction skills into the tutor training curriculum, and incorporating the peer tutors within library instruction classes and activities. This chapter focuses on the current iteration of the Research Mentor Program, describes recent changes to the mentors’ information literacy training, and examines valuable lessons learned throughout the program’s …


University Of New Hampshire: Renaissance In Action, Kathrine C. Aydelott Jan 2020

University Of New Hampshire: Renaissance In Action, Kathrine C. Aydelott

Faculty Publications

This chapter, from Association of College and Research Library's (ACRL) Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs, details the multi-year shift of service delivery and structure of the University of New Hampshire's Research & Learning Services department. The chapter further outlines plans to re-imagine the embedded liaison program and details the nascent rebirth of a unified library instruction program.


Open Genes: Tools For Genealogy, Kathrine Aydelott Oct 2016

Open Genes: Tools For Genealogy, Kathrine Aydelott

Open Access Events

Not everything you need to trace your roots is online, but our resident genealogy enthusiast will help get your started--and then show you how to hook into the library resources to help you further!


Getting Starting With The Open Science Framework, Patricia Condon Oct 2016

Getting Starting With The Open Science Framework, Patricia Condon

Open Access Events

The Open Science Framework is a free, open source web application that helps researchers manage workflows and facilitates open collaboration.


Exploring U.S. Census Data, Wendy Jo Girven Oct 2016

Exploring U.S. Census Data, Wendy Jo Girven

Open Access Events

The US Census provides us with demographic and economic data, but did you know you can also access infographics, working papers, maps, and more from the Census website?


Open Access Geospatial Data, Hannah Hamalainen Oct 2016

Open Access Geospatial Data, Hannah Hamalainen

Open Access Events

The landscape of open-access geospatial data is vastly growing with an abundance of open source software, websites, and datasets available to the public. How do we find and access these resources? Find out from the Geospatial Services Center.


Fire In The Library: Transitioning Students To Research In A First-Year Experience Program, Kathrine C. Aydelott Jan 2016

Fire In The Library: Transitioning Students To Research In A First-Year Experience Program, Kathrine C. Aydelott

University Library Scholarship

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On Playing With Fire: A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Conference Presentation, Kathrine C. Aydelott, Kellian Adams Jan 2016

On Playing With Fire: A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Conference Presentation, Kathrine C. Aydelott, Kellian Adams

University Library Scholarship

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Unh School Of Law Ip Library: 20th Anniversary Reflection On The Only Academic Ip Library In The United States, Jon R. Cavicchi Jan 2016

Unh School Of Law Ip Library: 20th Anniversary Reflection On The Only Academic Ip Library In The United States, Jon R. Cavicchi

Law Faculty Scholarship

[Excerpt] The UNH School of Law Intellectual Property Library celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. It is a fortuitous time for this look back and for strategic considerations for the future. This anniversary comes at a time in the history of legal education when conditions over the past few years have intensified the analysis of mission and resources for law school libraries. This article is a retrospective review of the history and dynamics surrounding the founding and first twenty years of growth. It is also an analysis of the future growth and mission of the IP Library during times that …


Research Data And Linked Data: A New Future For Technical Services?, Sherry L. Vellucci Jan 2015

Research Data And Linked Data: A New Future For Technical Services?, Sherry L. Vellucci

University Library Scholarship

This book chapter examines two futures for academic librarians working in access (technical) services: deeper collaboration on data management with faculty and student researchers and expanded access to library resources on the Semantic Web. Both are concerned with data organization, discovery, access, and support of shared data beyond the library. The chapter examines many aspects of research data from the perspectives of researchers and librarians. It briefly examines events prior to the library's greater involvement with research data, looks at how librarians gained fundamental knowledge and skills to assist with the tasks involved with research data curation, and discusses why …


Information Literacy Plans: Does Your Law Library Need One?, Judith Gire Feb 2010

Information Literacy Plans: Does Your Law Library Need One?, Judith Gire

Law Faculty Scholarship

[Excerpt] "Although information literacy plans were initiated by and for academe, there is no reason they will not work in any law library. Information literacy is about preparing patrons with the skills necessary to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information throughout their lives, including their lives in law firms, corporations, government agencies and courts, as well as law schools. An institutional information literacy plan makes perfect sense for any law library in the business of equipping patrons to manage the information age like pros regardless of whether those patrons are law clerks, associates, partners, judges, or law students. And isn’t …


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 …


Intellectual Property Research: From The Dustiest Law Book To The Most Far Off Database, Jon R. Cavicchi Jan 2006

Intellectual Property Research: From The Dustiest Law Book To The Most Far Off Database, Jon R. Cavicchi

Law Faculty Scholarship

This issue of IDEA introduces a regular series of articles on intellectual property research tools and strategies based on my experience for over a decade as Intellectual Property Librarian and Research Professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center. Pierce Law is consistently ranked among the top law schools training IP professionals. I have taught IP legal research, patent, trademark and copyright searching to hundreds of students and IP professionals in Pierce Law Graduate Programs. I have tackled hundreds of reference and research questions as well as working on countless projects requiring IP information. So I have been faced with challenges and …


Trademark Searching Tools And Strategies: Questions For The New Millennium, Jon R. Cavicchi Jan 2006

Trademark Searching Tools And Strategies: Questions For The New Millennium, Jon R. Cavicchi

Law Faculty Scholarship

The intent of this discussion is to raise questions about trademark searching which will be discussed in future issues of IDEA. I will lead you through the questions raised by my journey through primarily legal literature in treatises and periodicals on the Lexis and Westlaw platforms.


Keeping Up To Date With Ip News Services And Blogs: Drowning In A Sea Of Sameness?, Jon R. Cavicchi Jan 2006

Keeping Up To Date With Ip News Services And Blogs: Drowning In A Sea Of Sameness?, Jon R. Cavicchi

Law Faculty Scholarship

It seems like so many IP related Websites you visit invite you to join their free email list to keep you up to date. Sources span a wide spectrum including governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, consulting services, law firms, commercial publishers and more. These sources span the spectrum from free, to low fee to premium pricing. With all of this information overload and choices, how do you differentiate and choose news sources?

The goals of this article are twofold. Goal one is to present a survey of types and categories of IP news tools available to IP researchers. Since …