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Considering "Atmosphere" When Facilitating Information Seeking By People With Invisible Disabilities In Public Libraries, Rebecca Muir, Kim M. Thompson, Asim Qayyum Oct 2019

Considering "Atmosphere" When Facilitating Information Seeking By People With Invisible Disabilities In Public Libraries, Rebecca Muir, Kim M. Thompson, Asim Qayyum

Faculty Publications

Twenty percent of Australians reported having a disability in 2015. Disability may occur at any time during the lifespan, however most disabilities are invisible. When a disability is invisible, or not immediately apparent to an outsider, individuals may need to self-identify to access inclusive services, or accommodation may never be offered at all.

When the perceived number of information seekers with a disability is low, information organisations may deem services unnecessary. Considering information access is a human right, information service providers and researchers need to seek low cost and low effort ways to facilitate information access and information seeking behaviors. …


The Role Of Culture And Folk Art In School Library Programming, Lucy Santos Green, Melissa Johnston Oct 2019

The Role Of Culture And Folk Art In School Library Programming, Lucy Santos Green, Melissa Johnston

Faculty Publications

Exploring the practices of teacher librarians in other countries fosters new knowledge, contributing to global communities of practice. The need to equip today’s youth with complex 21st century skills has served as a catalyst for change in the traditional practices of school librarians all over the world. It is this necessary change that led to questions regarding school library practices at an international level and to the need to explore school librarianship on a global level. This research study explores ways program design grounded in cultural understanding, experiences, and ways of knowing the world, are applied by practicing school librarians …


Caroliniana Columns - Fall 2019, University Libraries--University Of South Carolina Oct 2019

Caroliniana Columns - Fall 2019, University Libraries--University Of South Carolina

University South Caroliniana Society Newsletter - Columns

Contents:

"Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement"..... p. 1

Letter from the Dean of Libraries..... p.4

Letter from the President..... p. 4

Report from the Director..... p. 5

The Town Theatre in Columbia Celebrates its Centennial: Remembering its Beginnings and First Director, Daniel A. Reed..... p. 6

Gordon "Dick" Goodwin Collection..... p. 15

Town Theatre Through the Years..... p. 16

Historic Southern Naturalists: Bringing Southern History and Natural History Together Online..... p. 34

Hannah Hicks..... p. 40

Dana Landress..... p. 41

Eva McGraw..... p. 42

James Mackay..... p. 44

Andrew Zonderman..... p. 45

Memorials & …


Innovative Information Literacy Landscapes: Leveraging The Specialized Knowledge Of Lgbtq+ Communities In Research And Practice, Vanessa Kitzie Sep 2019

Innovative Information Literacy Landscapes: Leveraging The Specialized Knowledge Of Lgbtq+ Communities In Research And Practice, Vanessa Kitzie

Faculty Publications

This paper examines how Knowledge School principles can help libraries develop a more nuanced understanding of how social and cultural differences shape knowledge production and dissimi-nation within LGBTQ+ communities. I focus on information literacy (IL), in which practitioners teach individuals to seek, evaluate, and use information. IL can empower communities by enhancing education, confidence, and decision-making. However, libraries often approach IL from a deficit, skills-based perspective by envisioning communities as lacking the requisite knowledge to fulfill their information needs. As a Knowledge School, we need to move away from one-size-fits-all approaches to librarianship. Through research, we can understand how communities …


Interrogating How Information (Re)Produces Systemic Barriers Within Lgbtq+ Communities To Inform Global Lis Education, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Nick Vera, Valerie Lookingbill Sep 2019

Interrogating How Information (Re)Produces Systemic Barriers Within Lgbtq+ Communities To Inform Global Lis Education, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Nick Vera, Valerie Lookingbill

Faculty Publications

This preliminary research examines the health information practices of South Carolina LGBTQ+ communities. Findings have the following implications for LIS education at a global level: building cultural competency regarding the role of information in marginalizing certain populations, and training students to engage in user outreach and advocacy. These implications address a global need for LIS education to encompass social responsibility and inclusion into program curricula.


The Effects Of Discipline Membership And Experience In The Field On Scholars’ Book And Journal Format Preferences, Ana Dubnjakovic Sep 2019

The Effects Of Discipline Membership And Experience In The Field On Scholars’ Book And Journal Format Preferences, Ana Dubnjakovic

Faculty and Staff Publications

Using data from Ithaka S + R US Faculty Survey 2015, the current study examined the influence of disciplinary differences and experience levels as well as their interactions on scholars’ attitudes toward print and electronic materials. While results of 3 × 5 factorial ANOVA procedure indicated both disciplinary membership and experience played a role in scholars’ attitudes, effect size indicated disciplinary membership played a more crucial role. Significant findings include rising popularity of electronic formats across examined groups.


Preparing Future Librarians And Current Information Professionals To Lead Libraries In Times Of Crisis, Feili Tu-Keefner, J. Liu, D. R. Lyons, A. Hobbs, J. C. Smith Aug 2019

Preparing Future Librarians And Current Information Professionals To Lead Libraries In Times Of Crisis, Feili Tu-Keefner, J. Liu, D. R. Lyons, A. Hobbs, J. C. Smith

Faculty Publications

Libraries today are expected to be a hub of information service providers and also serve as catalysts for community engagement. LIS education programs are responsible for producing proficient future librarians who will be strong advocates of innovative services to their communities and who can rise to the occasion in providing community-first disaster and health information services. However, one of the most difficult tasks is developing LIS pedagogy that can be delivered both in traditional classrooms and online. To that end, in October 2015, faculty members and graduate students from the School of Library and Information at the University of South …


Data Management Plans And Dmptool, Stacy L. Winchester Jul 2019

Data Management Plans And Dmptool, Stacy L. Winchester

Faculty and Staff Publications

Many federal and private funders require a Data Management Plan, or DMP, as part of the grant application process. The University Libraries at the University of South Carolina provide a number of resources and services to faculty and students who need to write plans, including online guides, sample DMPs, and consultations. This presentation, from a workshop titled “Data Management Plans and DMPTool,” walks researchers through the history and components of Data Management Plans and exposes them to available resources, including DMPTool, an online tool that helps researchers write plans that meet specific funder requirements.


"You Can't Go Back To Holding Hands." Reading Judy Blume's Forever In The #Metoo Era, Jenna Spiering, Kate Kedley Jun 2019

"You Can't Go Back To Holding Hands." Reading Judy Blume's Forever In The #Metoo Era, Jenna Spiering, Kate Kedley

Faculty Publications

Judy Blume’s Forever is a cultural artifact that gives readers a historical look at society’s attitudes about sex and sexuality at the time of publication in 1975. However, in the #MeToo era, Blume’s text is poised for new analysis in light of important conversations and concerns about sex, sexuality, and consent. In this article, Critical Youth Studies and Queer Theory are used to explore the ways in which young readers can critically engage with Blume’s novel and questions about virginity, sex, sexuality, and consent associated with the #MeToo movement.


“That Looks Like Me Or Something I Can Do”: Affordances And Constraints In The Online Identity Work Of Us Lgbtq+ Millennials, Vanessa Kitzie Apr 2019

“That Looks Like Me Or Something I Can Do”: Affordances And Constraints In The Online Identity Work Of Us Lgbtq+ Millennials, Vanessa Kitzie

Faculty Publications

This article examines how search engines and social networking sites enable and constrain the identity-related information practices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,and queer (LGBTQ+) millennials in the United States.


Caroliniana Society Annual Gifts Report - 2019 (370 Pages), South Caroliniana Library--University Of South Carolina Apr 2019

Caroliniana Society Annual Gifts Report - 2019 (370 Pages), South Caroliniana Library--University Of South Carolina

University South Caroliniana Society - Annual Report of Gifts

Presidents - The University South Caroliniana Society

..... p. 2

Address by Dr. Barbara L. Bellows

..... p. 3

2019 Selected Gifts of Manuscripts:

..... p. 32

Abbeville (S.C.) Merchants Broadisde [1876]

..... p. 34

Letter, 6 August 1847, Francis Mayrant Adams to John M. Harding

..... p. 34

William Ashley Papers, 1823-1868

..... p. 36

Volume, 1850-1871, Added to the Boulware Family Papers

..... p. 37

Invitation, 20 June 1850, to Alexander Hamilton Bowman

..... p. 45

Letter, 25–27 September 1863, from Marsh S. Bryson to “Jude”

..... p. 46

Letter, 1 April 1846, John C. Calhoun to the …


Developing An Effective Research Presence And Promoting Your Work, Amie D. Freeman, Stacy L. Winchester Apr 2019

Developing An Effective Research Presence And Promoting Your Work, Amie D. Freeman, Stacy L. Winchester

Faculty and Staff Publications

Join UofSC librarians to discover ways to develop an effective research presence and to promote your scholarship for maximum visibility and impact using ResearchGate, Google Scholar, and other tools. We’ll discuss pre-publication considerations, promotional tools and techniques, and monitoring your research impact.


Caroliniana Columns - Spring 2019, University Libraries--University Of South Carolina Apr 2019

Caroliniana Columns - Spring 2019, University Libraries--University Of South Carolina

University South Caroliniana Society Newsletter - Columns

Contents:

Nullification, Lincoln, and the South Caroliniana Library's Gem..... p.1

Letter from the Dean of Libraries..... p. 4

Letter from the President..... p. 4

Report from the Director..... p. 5

USCS Annual Meeting, 2019..... p. 6

Memorials & Honoraria..... p. 7

Are You a Member?..... p. 7

Renaissance and Rehabilitation at the Kensington Mansion..... p. 8

Kate Simpkins: William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professorship..... p. 16

The Storyteller's Art..... p. 30

A Few Words about My Longtime Friend and Colleague Boyd Saunders..... p. 42


Australian Library Job Advertisements: Seeking Inclusion And Diversity, Kim M. Thompson, Rebecca Muir, Asim Qayyum Mar 2019

Australian Library Job Advertisements: Seeking Inclusion And Diversity, Kim M. Thompson, Rebecca Muir, Asim Qayyum

Faculty Publications

A growing body of literature is drawing our attention to on diversity in librarianship, arguing for improved diversity through better recruitment, retention, and career advancement of minority professionals. While much of the discussion about diversity in libraries is taking place in United States, this article attempts to extend the discussion, bringing attention to diversity in Australian librarianship through analysis of Australian library job ads. This article uses content analysis of 96 Australian job ads posted from 22 January to 3 February 2018 in key Australian library job search engines. The analysis focuses on how diversity is reflected in these ads, …


“People Need A Strategy:” Exploring Attitudes Of And Support Roles For Scholarly Identity Work Among Academic Librarians, Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Stephanie Mikitish, Diana Floegel, Lynn Silipigni Connaway Mar 2019

“People Need A Strategy:” Exploring Attitudes Of And Support Roles For Scholarly Identity Work Among Academic Librarians, Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Stephanie Mikitish, Diana Floegel, Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Faculty Publications

Exploring Attitudes of and Support Roles for … This study explores this challenge by investigating academic librarian practice and potential support for SI management and addresses the following research questions: RQ 1. What, if any, practices do...“People Need a Strategy:”


Inclusion In The Curriculum: How To Weave Diversity Into Online Teaching, Kim M. Thompson, Clayton A. Copeland Feb 2019

Inclusion In The Curriculum: How To Weave Diversity Into Online Teaching, Kim M. Thompson, Clayton A. Copeland

Faculty Publications

There is a fairly popular billboard that shouts “Unsee this!” at drivers along highways, enticing local businesses to rent that billboard space. Yet, no one who drives by will be able to unsee it. This same idea applies to fundamental theories of inclusion when applied in the higher education classroom. Once students “see” inclusion as core to their field of study, the workplace, and daily life, it will be very difficult for them to overlook, or “unsee,” these basic principles in their practice as professionals after graduation. Educators use theoretical frameworks in foundational and core courses to help students feel …


Communities And Libraries In Times Of Crisis: A Journey Of Knowledge Inquiries In South Carolina, Feili Tu-Keefner Jan 2019

Communities And Libraries In Times Of Crisis: A Journey Of Knowledge Inquiries In South Carolina, Feili Tu-Keefner

Faculty Publications

In October 2015, several counties in South Carolina experienced catastrophic flooding that caused severe damage. Using a framework for risk communication preparedness and implementation recommended by public health experts, this study investigated public libraries and their legitimacy as partners of public health agencies during and after a disaster. The results show that the libraries in the areas affected created disaster-recovery centers, illustrating their value in facilitating emergency response and recovery. However, the findings also show librarians were not fully prepared to provide disaster and health information, especially through online venues. Information and technology literacy issues created barriers for community members …


Library And Information Science Curriculum In A Changing Professional Landscape: The Case Of Copyright Education In The United States., Dick Kawooya, Donna Ferullo, Tomas Lipinski Jan 2019

Library And Information Science Curriculum In A Changing Professional Landscape: The Case Of Copyright Education In The United States., Dick Kawooya, Donna Ferullo, Tomas Lipinski

Faculty Publications

Despite the importance placed on copyright and intellectual property literacy by the American Library Association, as evidenced in the accreditation standards, issues pertaining to copyright education remain marginal in the library and information science (LIS) curriculum and research. Today, copyright intersects with every library and information service in any type of information institution, yet few librarians get copyright training as part of the formal LIS curriculum in library schools. Lack of copyright education leaves many librarians unable to properly identify and address copyright issues in the workplace. This paper offers a critical analysis of LIS programs over the past 10–12 …


"Like Two Beach Umbrellas Put Together": Investigating The Health Information Practices Of South Carolina Lgbtq+ Communities, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Valerie A. Lookingbill, Alexander N. Vera Jan 2019

"Like Two Beach Umbrellas Put Together": Investigating The Health Information Practices Of South Carolina Lgbtq+ Communities, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Valerie A. Lookingbill, Alexander N. Vera

Faculty Publications

This poster presents initial findings from an exploratory, qualitative study investigating the health information practices of LGBTQ+ communities in South Carolina (SC). Significant health disparities exist between LGBTQ+ people and their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. An important but under-researched barrier producing disparities is informational, as LGBTQ+ people face challenges in learning about their healthcare needs, navigating the healthcare system, and overcoming barriers to care. This study addresses research gaps via the following questions: 1) How do LGBTQ+ communities create, seek, share, and use health information?, and 2) What social and structural factors affect these health-related information practices?Findings are informed by ~30 …


A Comparative Study Of Perceptions And Use Of Google Scholar And Academic Library Discovery Systems, Mónica Colón-Aguirre, K. E. Oh Jan 2019

A Comparative Study Of Perceptions And Use Of Google Scholar And Academic Library Discovery Systems, Mónica Colón-Aguirre, K. E. Oh

Faculty Publications

Google Scholar and academic library discovery systems are both popular resources among academic users for finding scholarly information. By conducting an online survey with 975 users from more than 20 public research universities across the United States, this study comparatively investigates how and why academic users use these two resources. Results show that the ways participants used both resources were similar, and both were perceived as highly accessibleand useful. Academic library discovery systems’ perceived comprehensiveness, subjective norm, loyalty, and intended use were higher than Google Scholar, while Google Scholar’s perceived ease of use, system quality, and satisfaction were higher than …


Examining The Challenges And Practices Of Our Russian Partners In The Institution Of Teacher Librarianship, Lucy Santos Green, M. P. Johnston Jan 2019

Examining The Challenges And Practices Of Our Russian Partners In The Institution Of Teacher Librarianship, Lucy Santos Green, M. P. Johnston

Faculty Publications

Examining international teacher librarianship enables school library researchers and practitioners to continue uncovering the institutional factors that impact school librarianship; further strengthening the case for cross-cultural partnerships. In 2015, researchers conducted an institutional ethnography confirmatory study of school librarianship in Moscow, Russia. Emergent themes culled from previous research and confirmed in this new study were: collaboration, literacy, instruction, technology integration, and the learning environment. Confirmation of these themes in Russian school librarianship indicates teacher librarians around the world struggle with strikingly similar challenges despite varied contexts and socioeconomic situations.


A Knowledge Lens: Humans In Action, Darin S. Freeburg Jan 2019

A Knowledge Lens: Humans In Action, Darin S. Freeburg

Faculty Publications

Every member of a social system sees that system in a particular way. This essay outlines a

new way of seeing the uniquely human characteristics in these systems, with particular attention to what happens when this view is taken. Termed the Knowledge Lens, this view embraces complexity, sees the potential of innovation through conversation, and understands the barriers limiting the traditionally assumed powers of data, information, and knowledge. This lens is approached within the context of ensuring that graduates of a Knowledge School are equipped with the tools and understanding necessary to facilitate positive change and increase human agency--both in …


Copyright And Creative Commons For Course Materials, Amie D. Freeman, Tucker T. Taylor Jan 2019

Copyright And Creative Commons For Course Materials, Amie D. Freeman, Tucker T. Taylor

Faculty and Staff Publications

You are likely aware that open educational resources (OER) are free of cost, but did you know that many are also free of most copyright restrictions? Join us as we discuss the use of both copyrighted and openly licensed course materials. We'll cover copyright, licensing, fair use, Creative Commons, and how it all applies to how you use and create teaching resources.


The Lived Experience Of Work And Career Among Individuals With Bipolar Disorder: A Phenomenological Study Of Discussion Forum Narratives, Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb Jan 2019

The Lived Experience Of Work And Career Among Individuals With Bipolar Disorder: A Phenomenological Study Of Discussion Forum Narratives, Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb

Faculty Publications

Individuals with invisible chronic illnesses are often at a disadvantage in the workplace in terms of job security, promotion, and occupational success. Because little is known about the use of public online support forums to help patients with mental health disorders cope with the impact their illness has on their work and career, this research identifies and examines online forum posts related to employment by contributors with bipolar disorder. Seven percent of the total eligible posts from four discussion forums (n = 7,712) contained mentions of work and career (n = 572). A thematic analysis of the 572 posts is …


Resituating Public Library Values To Leverage The Health Information Practices Of South Carolina Lgbtq+ Communities, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Alexander N. Vera, Valerie A. Lookingbill Jan 2019

Resituating Public Library Values To Leverage The Health Information Practices Of South Carolina Lgbtq+ Communities, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Alexander N. Vera, Valerie A. Lookingbill

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


We Try To Find Something For Whatever Obstacle Might Be In Our Way": Understanding The Health Information Practices Of South Carolina Lgbtq+ Communities, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Valerie A. Lookingbill, Alexander N. Vera Jan 2019

We Try To Find Something For Whatever Obstacle Might Be In Our Way": Understanding The Health Information Practices Of South Carolina Lgbtq+ Communities, Vanessa Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, Valerie A. Lookingbill, Alexander N. Vera

Faculty Publications

Title: “We Try to Find Something for Whatever Obstacle Might be in Our Way”: Understanding the Health Information Practices of South Carolina LGBTQ+ Communities Objective: LGBTQ+ people experience health disparities compared to heterosexual, cisgender peers. Individual and systemic barriers produe these disparities. One barrier is informational, as LGBTQ+ people experience challenges when learning about their health needs, navigating the healthcare system, and overcoming obstacles to care. This paper investigates the future of libraries and the health sciences by exploring how they can address these informational barriers. Methods: This paper reports on ~30 ongoing interviews with LGBTQ+ community leaders from South …