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[Phi Delta Lambda Sponsored Session] "Scholar Adventures": Bibliographic Detective Work As An Academic Librarian, Emily Spunaugle, Karen Knudson Apr 2023

[Phi Delta Lambda Sponsored Session] "Scholar Adventures": Bibliographic Detective Work As An Academic Librarian, Emily Spunaugle, Karen Knudson

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Academic librarians support the research of their college or university community, but also conduct their own research. This presentation focuses on the intersection of the two, featuring the presenter's experience solving bibliographic mysteries of unique 18th century pamphlets and tracking down books heisted from her library 30 years ago.

Emily D. Spunaugle is Assistant Professor, Humanities and Rare Books Librarian at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Her research is at the intersection of book history and women's writings of the long eighteenth century and appears in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Romantic Circles, Libraries: Culture, History, and …


Witches, Wizards And Potions: The Christian Nature Of The Harry Potter Best Selling Novels, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Debra Mattingly, Laura Ladwig Jun 2021

Witches, Wizards And Potions: The Christian Nature Of The Harry Potter Best Selling Novels, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Debra Mattingly, Laura Ladwig

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

The magic in Harry Potter is not “sorcery” or invocational magic; it is incantational magic. Most of the objections of the Harry Potter novels are from people who have not read the books. The author, J. K. Rowling is more interested in alchemy than magic and uses Christian symbols and careful naming throughout the books, thereby delivering difficult truths to a postmodern audience in a way that they accept as givens, ideas they would otherwise laugh at. Harry's devotion to the truth and to what is right leads him to disregard the pain he may encounter in pursuing these great …


Carli Counts: Learning To Assess The Impact Of Library Services On Student Success, Jasmine R. Cieszynski Apr 2020

Carli Counts: Learning To Assess The Impact Of Library Services On Student Success, Jasmine R. Cieszynski

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Through a grant-funded opportunity called CARLI Counts, I participated in in-person and online training, mentoring, and team projects which enabled me to do a small assessment of the use of Interlibrary Loan, Reference services, and a nursing database by students in selected Olivet Nazarene University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs. The purpose of the assessment was to see if outreach to faculty or course-integrated library instruction increased student use of resources—a behavior which correlates with student success in library research literature.

Although my outreach to program coordinators and faculty did not make a noticeable difference in the use …


Conducting A Large-Scale Weeding Project In An Academic Library: Purpose, Plan, And Process, Kyle Olney Jun 2018

Conducting A Large-Scale Weeding Project In An Academic Library: Purpose, Plan, And Process, Kyle Olney

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

According to Rebecca Vnuk, author of Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-By-Shelf Guide (American Library Association, 2015), “Weeding helps a library thrive.” We all want our libraries to thrive, yet for many of us weeding is one of the last activities we want to do. For others, the task may simply seem too daunting to even know where to begin. Add to this the pressure to clear space for a new campus initiative and the work can quickly become overwhelming. This presentation looks at a multi-year weeding project at Olivet Nazarene University’s Benner Library that ultimately resulted in the withdrawal of 30,000 …


Adult Learners And Technology: Understanding The Digital Divide In Developmental Writing Courses, Carleta Laneese Aikens-Alston May 2016

Adult Learners And Technology: Understanding The Digital Divide In Developmental Writing Courses, Carleta Laneese Aikens-Alston

Ed.D. Dissertations

This study investigated computer literacy of nontraditional and traditional adult learners in a two-year community college. The study included 276 participants enrolled in developmental writing courses. Participants were administered a computer literacy survey and demographic form to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Mixed methodology and convergent design, in particular, were used to analyses data. Quantitative analysis was used to determine correlations between three constructs: computer literacy scores, age, and performance. Qualitative analysis was used to determine attitudes about receiving supplemental technology training based on the three constructs. Computer literacy score and age did show a significant inverse correlation. In addition, …


Comparing Institutional Repository Software: Pampering Metadata Uploaders, Craighton Hippenhammer Apr 2016

Comparing Institutional Repository Software: Pampering Metadata Uploaders, Craighton Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

This article highlights the key concepts of institutional repositories and identifies the strengths of Digital Commons and Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library products. Special attention is given to software structures and features, support systems, and factors that impact quality. Parts of this article were given as an Association of Christian Librarians annual national conference workshop presentation presented at Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee, June 11, 2015.


Playing Nice On The Playground: Multi-Type Library Cooperation For Professional Development, Jasmine R. Cieszynski, Tracy Conner, Joe Filapek, Lynne Noffke Oct 2015

Playing Nice On The Playground: Multi-Type Library Cooperation For Professional Development, Jasmine R. Cieszynski, Tracy Conner, Joe Filapek, Lynne Noffke

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

In November 2014, the Kankakee Area Library Association (KALA), a small, multi-type library organization, hosted a well-known motivational speaker. The event drew from around the state and was primarily funded through support from Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). Learn how volunteers from school, public and academic libraries leverage local expertise for ongoing professional development and programming, such as One Book, One Community, as well as how we hosted a larger event. The consulting and continuing education manager for RAILS joins the panel to talk about how multi-type networking groups and regional library systems can collaborate to deliver continuing education …


Building A New Academic Library Web Site, Ann S. Johnston Mrs., Pam Greenlee, Matt W. Marcukaitis, Ian M. Lopshire Aug 2015

Building A New Academic Library Web Site, Ann S. Johnston Mrs., Pam Greenlee, Matt W. Marcukaitis, Ian M. Lopshire

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

The Benner Library Web site at Olivet Nazarene University was targeted for an update and those responsible desired a systematic, efficient approach to the process. The project needed clear goals and careful coordination of all stakeholders, including all levels of patrons, library professionals and staff, and university administrators. A team composed of web developers, programmers, and graphic designers accomplished the technological process, but communication between team members and stakeholders was essential. The methodical approach proved to be time-consuming, but effective.


Pampering Uploaders: Easing The Metadata Upload Process, Craighton T. Hippenhammer Jul 2015

Pampering Uploaders: Easing The Metadata Upload Process, Craighton T. Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Digital Commons has done a pretty good job at keeping its metadata forms user friendly. First, the form should be as simple as we can make it. Hide metadata fields that are not needed for the document type at hand. Second, add fields that you need but other universities may not. Digital Commons’ support staff has no problem creating special fields for us. Third, use dropdown lists to pick options when options are limited and known. And fourth, make the most-often-chosen option into the readily visible default option. All of these will save time and cut down on confusion.


Comparing Institutional Repository Software: Pampering Metadata Uploaders, Craighton T. Hippenhammer Jun 2015

Comparing Institutional Repository Software: Pampering Metadata Uploaders, Craighton T. Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Compares Digital Commons, a mature institutional repository, with the Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library (WHDL), a newly developed repository, examining software features, specifications, handling of document types, quality factors, search functions and the necessity of great support.


The Georgia State University Copyright Case After The Appeal: Is It More Appealing?, Judson L. Strain Jun 2015

The Georgia State University Copyright Case After The Appeal: Is It More Appealing?, Judson L. Strain

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

This presentation covers the Appellate Court review of the District Court's findings in the academic publishers' and Copyright Clearance Center's case against Georgia State University's electronic reserve policies.


Tutorials: Resource Instruction For Distance Learners, Pam Greenlee Oct 2014

Tutorials: Resource Instruction For Distance Learners, Pam Greenlee

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Academic librarians, devoted to providing resources and services for learners, find both opportunity and challenge in the continuing growth of online programs in higher education. The technology tools available for online courses are also available to librarians seeking to support those courses with research and information literacy skills instruction. Researchers have delineated factors necessary for achieving defined learning outcomes with online tutorials. These factors include assignment relevance, faculty collaboration, and student interaction. A fourth issue emerges as equally critical; there must be a single iteration of the tutorial, posted in an unique online location, and subject to dynamic revision. There …


The Importance Of Digitization In Teaching-Oriented University And College Libraries, Craighton T. Hippenhammer Dec 2013

The Importance Of Digitization In Teaching-Oriented University And College Libraries, Craighton T. Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

An increasing number of university and college libraries have started digitization programs and there are good reasons why they are doing so. First, we are in the middle of revolutionary change as to how ideas get published and distributed. Over 50 percent of scholarly publishing has gone digital and over 20 percent has gone open access. Governments worldwide are beginning to require tax-supported research be published in open access venues. Secondly, it is imperative that they increase their Archives’ digital presence. Preserving institutional histories is currently being lost because of the entirely digital way academics now communicate and many archives …


The Georgia State University Copyright Case (Cambridge University Press V. Becker) And What It Means For Librarians, Judson L. Strain Jun 2013

The Georgia State University Copyright Case (Cambridge University Press V. Becker) And What It Means For Librarians, Judson L. Strain

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

The Federal District Court in the Georgia State University copyright case (Cambridge University Press v Becker) constructed a carefully defined, but expansive Fair Use “safe harbor”. Academic libraries and not-for-profit educational institutions can use this “safe harbor” to make copies of copyright-protected materials and distribute them to students in a carefully controlled manner. The decision requires safeguards to help ensure that copies do not get disseminated beyond their intended audience. It also gives more flexibility in cases where publishers do not make smaller excerpts readily available.

The Georgia State decision has been reported as allowing up to 10%,or …


Teaching The Northern Ireland Troubles Through History And Literature, Sarah Anne Jensen Apr 2013

Teaching The Northern Ireland Troubles Through History And Literature, Sarah Anne Jensen

Honors Program Projects

History and literature complement each other. The study of history can be beneficial to understanding literature, as literature can be beneficial to understanding history. Seamus Heaney’s poetry concerning the Troubles can be better understood with a background in the history of the conflict as well as some knowledge about Heaney’s own views. Through examining Heaney’s poetry with history and biography in mind, a greater understanding of the poetry can be achieved. Through the reading of Heaney’s poetry, a better insight into the personal side of the conflict can help the reader understand the conflict as well. The same applies to …


Library Selection: The Role Of Newbery Winning Titles In Today's Libraries, Erin J. Kennell Apr 2013

Library Selection: The Role Of Newbery Winning Titles In Today's Libraries, Erin J. Kennell

Honors Program Projects

The goal of this research project was to determine if the role of Newbery winning titles in today’s libraries is changing, or if those titles are still held above other titles because they won the prestigious Newbery Award. To answer this question, preliminary research was compiled and a survey was sent to librarians in the state of Illinois. The finding of the research showed that, while many librarians still considered Newbery award winning titles to be a worthwhile contribution to their libraries, there were some who were beginning to question the award and the titles that were chosen. One of …


Reducing Barriers To Wesleyan Thought: Olivet Nazarene University And The Wesleyan Holiness Library, Craighton T. Hippenhammer Jan 2013

Reducing Barriers To Wesleyan Thought: Olivet Nazarene University And The Wesleyan Holiness Library, Craighton T. Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Olivet Nazarene University’s recent move to start publishing academic scholarship in a digital institutional repository, Digital Commons, is a smart move to not only highlight and preserve Olivet scholarship, but also to support the worldwide open access movement that is widely expected to rescue the current failing model of academic publishing. The traditional methods for publishing faculty scholarship have been inadequate for some time, and the financial structures that sustain them are collapsing due to skyrocketing journal prices. What faculty members want most for their research is that it be as accessible, available and useful to other researchers and to …


The Impact Of Information Literacy Instruction On The Library Anxiety And Information Competency Of Graduate Students, Rodney G. Birch May 2012

The Impact Of Information Literacy Instruction On The Library Anxiety And Information Competency Of Graduate Students, Rodney G. Birch

Ed.D. Dissertations

Many persons enrolling in graduate programs of study do so with varying levels of research skills. The lack of research skills often results in students experiencing some level of library anxiety, which occurs most often at the outset of a research assignment. The role of information literacy instruction is to provide students with the skills necessary to define the information need, understand the resources available to fill the need, understand the process for evaluating information, and understand what it means to use information in an ethical manner. This study explored the relationship between the library anxiety and the information literacy …


Using Join.Me To Help Library Patrons, Ann Johnston Jan 2012

Using Join.Me To Help Library Patrons, Ann Johnston

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Article describes the process used by an Informatics Librarian to test out and implement join.me, a screen sharing service. Join.me is fairly intuitive and has been invaluable in helping patrons resolve their password and login issues. It has also been useful in demonstrating searching strategies and helping patrons with problems downloading pdfs.


We Couldn't Do It Without Them! Student Assistants & Volunteers, Jasmine (Vaughan) Cieszynski Jan 2009

We Couldn't Do It Without Them! Student Assistants & Volunteers, Jasmine (Vaughan) Cieszynski

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

In this interactive presentation participants build connections with other members of the library consortium through guided small group discussions about topics related to student assistants. The presenter provides overviews and examples of various topics including traits and activities of effective supervisors, fair questions during hiring, scheduling techniques, training methods, evaluating student assistants, innovative student assistant positions at Benner Library (Olivet Nazarene University), and recognition and retention methods.


Militant Segregationists, Control Freaks, And Techno-Believers, Craighton T. Hippenhammer Jan 2003

Militant Segregationists, Control Freaks, And Techno-Believers, Craighton T. Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Twenty-first century librarians need to be comfortable with and knowledgeable in technology. Library departments that don't integrate technology into the way they operate are likely to be eliminated along with their librarians. Librarians who have special expertise, especially technical expertise, need to be free to exercise it and use it without being dragged into library tasks that do not use those skills. If librarians do not get out in front of the new technologies that deliver information, then they will be giving up their libraries to techno-businesses that will spring up to fill the information gap. Librarians must retain or …


Interlibrary Loan Form Java Programming And Direct Request, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Bryan Wilhelm Jan 1999

Interlibrary Loan Form Java Programming And Direct Request, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Bryan Wilhelm

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Olivet Nazarene University’s Interlibrary Loan PRISM Transfer (IPT) program development has progressed through a number of revisions, including 1) a C-programmed CGI script that includes the new OCLC review file patron fields; 2) an all new Java 32-bit Windows application; and 3) a platform-independent Java applet that can be run inside Web browsers. Both of the Java versions will work with OCLC’s Direct Request ILL functions using the ISO 10161 protocol. This article explains the reasons for and the advantages of the further IPT/ISO development and the programming issues that had to be digested before a Java version could be …


Interlibrary Loan Web Forms And Ipt, Craighton Hippenhammer, Keith Reel Jan 1997

Interlibrary Loan Web Forms And Ipt, Craighton Hippenhammer, Keith Reel

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

OCLC’s ILL PRISM Transfer (IPT) is a method for transferring the data from an electronic interlibrary loan form to OCLC’s ILL Review File. This article explains the IPT process and Olivet Nazarene University’s IPT program development using HTML forms, C programming, and OCLC formatting. The authors provide their IPT development as freeware to the Internet and library communities.


Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part Ii, Craighton Hippenhammer Feb 1994

Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part Ii, Craighton Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

A survey of conservative Christian college libraries in the United States and Canada was taken early in 1993 to determine how their librarians handle patron objections to their collections. Surveyed were their policies and procedures, the nature of their support for the Library Bill of Rights, the nature of challenges (84 percent reported students were the objectors), selection of controversial materials, intellectual freedom definitions and level of librarian education. The survey is compared to four other surveys covering academic libraries, and/or public libraries. Included is a sample reconsideration policy and a sample reconsideration form. Having such a policy is shown …


Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part I, Craighton Hippenhammer Nov 1993

Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part I, Craighton Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

A survey of conservative Christian college libraries in the United States and Canada was taken early in 1993 to determine how their librarians handle patron objections to their collections. Surveyed were their policies and procedures, the nature of their support for the Library Bill of Rights, the nature of challenges (84 percent reported students were the objectors), selection of controversial materials, intellectual freedom definitions and level of librarian education. Having a reconsideration policy is shown to be crucial for addressing censorship attempts.