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Gary Ross Mormino Collection Of Political Ephemera : A Collection Guide, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections And University Archives., James Anthony Schnur, Shawn Reynolds, Gary Ross Mormino Dec 2007

Gary Ross Mormino Collection Of Political Ephemera : A Collection Guide, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections And University Archives., James Anthony Schnur, Shawn Reynolds, Gary Ross Mormino

Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aids: All Items

Gary R. Mormino, a professor of History and Florida Studies at USF St. Petersburg, donated this collection of political ephemera to the Poynter Library in 2004, with subsequent accessions in 2005 and 2006. The buttons, bumper stickers, and other ephemera focus primarily on presidential campaigns between the early 1960s and 2000. Mormino, a member of the USF faculty since 1977, teaches in the fields of American History, Social History, Immigration History, and Florida Studies. Since transferring from the Tampa campus, he has served as co-director of the Florida Studies Program of Distinction.


Obstacles To Information Access And Use In Developing Countries, Akobundu Dike Ugah Dec 2007

Obstacles To Information Access And Use In Developing Countries, Akobundu Dike Ugah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information is an important economic and political resource. It is vital to development and progress. A society that lacks information or access to it will find it difficult to make meaningful progress. This paper examines obstacles to information access and use. lack of awareness; inaccessibility; information explosion; bibliographic obstacles: environment; poor infrastructure; declining budgets and rising costs; costs for users; staff attitude toward users; and crime. The paper suggests how the obstacles can be overcome.


Attitudes Of Librarians In Selected Nigerian Universities Toward The Use Of Ict, Paul Adesola Adekunle, Rosnold Ogie Omoba, Adeyinka Tella Dec 2007

Attitudes Of Librarians In Selected Nigerian Universities Toward The Use Of Ict, Paul Adesola Adekunle, Rosnold Ogie Omoba, Adeyinka Tella

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study uses a descriptive survey to study the attitude of selected librarians in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria, toward information communication technology (ICT). The population includes 41 librarians in four institutions. Data were collected using an instrument adapted from the Igberia and Chakrabarti (1990) Computer Anxiety and Attitude Towards Microcomputer Utilization (CAATMU) scale, and the librarian attitude questionnaire developed by Ramzan (2004). Two research questions were developed to guide the study. The results show that librarians have a positive attitude toward ICT and that training and knowledge are the sine qua non for a positive attitude. The fear of ICT …


Lacuny Disability Services Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny Dec 2007

Lacuny Disability Services Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 21, December 17, 2007, Grand Valley State University Dec 2007

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 21, December 17, 2007, Grand Valley State University

2007-2008, Volume 32

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


The Effect Of Medical Libraries On Medical Education: Evidence From Osun State, Nigeria, Gboyega Adio, M. A. Akewukereke, Samual Olukayode Ibitoy Ibitoye Dec 2007

The Effect Of Medical Libraries On Medical Education: Evidence From Osun State, Nigeria, Gboyega Adio, M. A. Akewukereke, Samual Olukayode Ibitoy Ibitoye

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study assesses the affect of medical libraries on medical education. It explains vividly, the various constituents connected with value and effectiveness of information to medical practitioners, what to do and what doing them will mean in qualitative terms. In carrying out the research, a survey was conducted through the use of a self developed 24-item questionnaire which tried to improve ways of accessing, assessing and communicating information effectively through strategic planning, statistical measurement, personnel appraisal and budgeting. The finding revealed that medical libraries are playing relevant and statutory roles in their various institutions. This is in spite of the …


Reading Is, Like, You Know, Sooooo Gross!, Mark Y. Herring Dec 2007

Reading Is, Like, You Know, Sooooo Gross!, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

“Huge Decline in Book Reading” ran one headline. “Cultural Atrophy!” read another. “Study Links Drop in Test Scores to a Decline Spent in Reading” ran one for the “Duh!” award. “Americans are Closing the Book on Reading” said one, vying for the pun-acious trophy.


Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny Dec 2007

Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, December 2007, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Emotional Intelligence, Joan Giesecke Dec 2007

Emotional Intelligence, Joan Giesecke

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

Emotional intelligence, as backed by the research on this important aspect of ourselves, helps leaders move beyond basic “people skills” to understanding how one’s own reactions and feelings impact how one is perceived by others. Leaders and managers need to understand their own emotions and recognize and understand the feelings of those around them. Leaders are more successful when they pay attention to their social interactions with others in the workplace and the impact they as leaders have on those around them. It is also important for leaders to understand the impact that others’ emotions have on them. When leaders …


Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1512. Telegram sent by the Bowling Green Public Library Board refusing the resignation of Jane (Hines) Morningstar from the Board.


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 20, December 10, 2007, Grand Valley State University Dec 2007

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 20, December 10, 2007, Grand Valley State University

2007-2008, Volume 32

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


Lanthorn, Vol. 42, No. 31, December 10, 2007, Grand Valley State University Dec 2007

Lanthorn, Vol. 42, No. 31, December 10, 2007, Grand Valley State University

Volume 42, July 12, 2007 - June 12, 2008

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


Turning To The "Darkside": Fanficition As A Training Tool For Aspiring Genre Fiction Authors, Rhonda Mcginnis Dec 2007

Turning To The "Darkside": Fanficition As A Training Tool For Aspiring Genre Fiction Authors, Rhonda Mcginnis

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Lanthorn, Vol. 42, No. 30, December 6, 2007, Grand Valley State University Dec 2007

Lanthorn, Vol. 42, No. 30, December 6, 2007, Grand Valley State University

Volume 42, July 12, 2007 - June 12, 2008

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


Archives Of The Usf Sailing Club And Team : A Collection Guide, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections And University Archives., James Anthony Schnur, Shawn Reynolds Dec 2007

Archives Of The Usf Sailing Club And Team : A Collection Guide, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections And University Archives., James Anthony Schnur, Shawn Reynolds

Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aids: All Items

With its location along Bayboro Harbor, USF St. Petersburg offers many recreational and research opportunities to those with an interest in sailing. The University’s sailing team, headquartered on campus, uses the facilities of the Watercraft Office, Division of Student Affairs. These materials, collected by William “Steve” Lang during his tenure as advisor, illustrate the sailing competitions and activities of the sail team from the early 1990s through 2001. Additional accessions will build upon the materials in these records. The burgee was donated by J. M. “Sudsy” Tschiderer to complement the archival records.


The Anchor, Volume 121.11: December 5, 2007, Hope College Dec 2007

The Anchor, Volume 121.11: December 5, 2007, Hope College

The Anchor: 2007

The Anchor began in 1887 and was first issued weekly in 1914. Covering national and campus news alike, Hope College’s student-run newspaper has grown over the years to encompass over two-dozen editors, reporters, and staff. For much of The Anchor's history, the latest issue was distributed across campus each Wednesday throughout the academic school year (with few exceptions). As of Fall 2019 The Anchor has moved to monthly print issues and a more frequently updated website. Occasionally, the volume and/or issue numbering is irregular.


Copyright: The Crash Course, Paul Royster Dec 2007

Copyright: The Crash Course, Paul Royster

Digital Commons / Institutional Repository Information

This is a simplified basic statement of the fundamental rules governing copyright. It is not legal advice.

It is posted for the use of instructors, students, and other members of the academic community.

The file is a pdf version of a PowerPoint presentation given to the UNL Information Services staff in December 2007. The ".ppt" file is also archived as a "related" file.


Digital Library Initiatives At Higher Education And Research Institutions In India, N. Varatharajan, M. Chandrashekara Dec 2007

Digital Library Initiatives At Higher Education And Research Institutions In India, N. Varatharajan, M. Chandrashekara

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Digital libraries and Digitisation play an important role in preserving and disseminating knowledge in art and culture, education, science and technology, literature and humanities, media and entertainment, cultural heritage, and history. In India, a substantial number of libraries and information centres have initiated digital library activities. Indian society has created and preserved the resources of traditional and cultural heritage in various forms; however, thousands of ancient books and manuscriptsl remain in perishable palm leaves and urgently need digitization. This article describes some of the digital libraries and institutional repositories of India.


Editorial: Our Professional Image, Steve Mckinzie Dec 2007

Editorial: Our Professional Image, Steve Mckinzie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarians continue to be preoccupied with out professional image and with lingering stereotypes in popular culture and media. We should follow the example of other professions and take these depictions in stride.


Most Popular Downloads And International Usage For November 2007, Unl Digital Commons Dec 2007

Most Popular Downloads And International Usage For November 2007, Unl Digital Commons

Digital Commons / Institutional Repository Information

The 100 most-often downloaded documents for November 2007, with other monthly statistics. Highlights: 55,760 total for month; 70% of available open-access files were downloaded at least once.

Also, a new feature, a report on international usage. Highlights: users from 118 countries/territories (other than USA) downloaded articles, including Lesotho, Azerbaijan, Zambia, Nepal, Namibia, and (my favorite) Ascension Island. International usage was 23% of the month's total.

WELCOME, INTERNATIONAL USERS !!!

Note:The Digital Commons doesn't know who you are, just that the referring IP addresses contained a particular country code.


Lanthorn, Vol. 42, No. 29, December 3, 2007, Grand Valley State University Dec 2007

Lanthorn, Vol. 42, No. 29, December 3, 2007, Grand Valley State University

Volume 42, July 12, 2007 - June 12, 2008

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 19, December 3, 2007, Grand Valley State University Dec 2007

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 19, December 3, 2007, Grand Valley State University

2007-2008, Volume 32

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


12-2007 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Dec 2007

12-2007 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services Newsletter for December 2007.


Six Steps To A Smaller World: Finding International Law From Your Desktop, Jennifer Sekula Dec 2007

Six Steps To A Smaller World: Finding International Law From Your Desktop, Jennifer Sekula

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Library Organization Information Literacy Units, Virginia A. Baldwin Dec 2007

Library Organization Information Literacy Units, Virginia A. Baldwin

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

Information Literacy is an important component of library and information organizations at the local, regional, national and international level. From the newly formed Science and Technology Section’s (STS) Information Literacy Committee to the long standing Instruction Section (IS), both of which are within the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Division of the American Library Association (ALA), the level of functionality varies. This column reviews information literacy/library instruction units in national and international organizations and their various attributes.


What Does Usage Tell Us About Our Users?, Carol Tenopir, Eleanor Read, Maribeth Manoff, Gayle Baker, David Nicholas, Donald W. King Dec 2007

What Does Usage Tell Us About Our Users?, Carol Tenopir, Eleanor Read, Maribeth Manoff, Gayle Baker, David Nicholas, Donald W. King

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Grey Literature In Advancing Global Karst Research – A Follow-Up, Todd A. Chavez, Anna Perrault, Pete Reehling, Courtney Crummit Dec 2007

The Impact Of Grey Literature In Advancing Global Karst Research – A Follow-Up, Todd A. Chavez, Anna Perrault, Pete Reehling, Courtney Crummit

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

This presentation updates research findings reported in "The Impact of Grey Literature in Advancing Global Karst Research: An Information Needs Assessment for a Globally Distributed Interdisciplinary Community."


The Alternative Fix - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott Dec 2007

The Alternative Fix - Talking Points, Derek Wilmott

Publications

The Alternative Fix examines the controversy over complementary and alternative medicine. This documentary features interviews with staunch supporters, skeptical scientists, and other observers on both sides of the alternative medicine debate.


Sr Visits: John F. Kennedy Space Center Library, Carol Ann Borchert, Michael A. Arthur, Katy Ginanni Dec 2007

Sr Visits: John F. Kennedy Space Center Library, Carol Ann Borchert, Michael A. Arthur, Katy Ginanni

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) John F. Kennedy Space Center Library serves most of the employees who work at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The archives are part of the library and contain over four million items pertaining to institutional activities within the KSC. The library collects a wide array of materials that support the work at the center. This is one of ten NASA center libraries in the country, and the focus of the collection is engineering, science, and technology. The purpose of the archives is to document the history of this center. The collection includes planning …


Web 2.0: Our Cultural Downfall?, Carol Tenopir Dec 2007

Web 2.0: Our Cultural Downfall?, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

Librarians, including American Library Association president Loriene Roy, are finding new ways to reach their constituents with social networking (see "Living the Virtual Library Life," LJ 10/1/07, p. 24). [...]after I heard Keen's keynote presentation at the recent International Association of STM Publishers in Frankfurt, Germany, and read his book on the long flight home, I recognized a kernel of truth in his arguments, which resonate with librarians' continued challenge to help users find accurate, reliable information. Keen might see this as one of the most pervasive dangers of social networking-the seductive power that leads even those professionals tasked with …