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Mathematics Library News 4, Aaron Lercher Oct 2008

Mathematics Library News 4, Aaron Lercher

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The Ambidextrous Librarian Or "You Can Teach A Middle-Aged Dog Some New Tricks!", Mitchell J. Fontenot Oct 2008

The Ambidextrous Librarian Or "You Can Teach A Middle-Aged Dog Some New Tricks!", Mitchell J. Fontenot

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No abstract provided.


Archives And Justice: A South African Perspective By Verne Harris, With A Foreword By Terry Cook. Chicago: Society Of American Archivists, 2007. Isbn 1-931666-18-0., Jennifer A. Marshall Oct 2008

Archives And Justice: A South African Perspective By Verne Harris, With A Foreword By Terry Cook. Chicago: Society Of American Archivists, 2007. Isbn 1-931666-18-0., Jennifer A. Marshall

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No abstract provided.


A Select Survey Of Criminal Justice Administration And Criminology Resources For Research, Reference, And Collection Development, Richard A. Stoddart, Brett Spencer, Adrienne R. Mcphaul Sep 2008

A Select Survey Of Criminal Justice Administration And Criminology Resources For Research, Reference, And Collection Development, Richard A. Stoddart, Brett Spencer, Adrienne R. Mcphaul

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An Evaluation Of An Upper-Division, General Education Information Literacy Program, Elizabeth S. Hopkins, Suzanne Julian Sep 2008

An Evaluation Of An Upper-Division, General Education Information Literacy Program, Elizabeth S. Hopkins, Suzanne Julian

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The Advanced Writing library instruction program at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) is intended to teach junior-level students advanced information literacy and research skills. The university general education curriculum requires students to participate in the program as part of their Advanced Writing course. When anecdotal feedback from librarians and students identified problems with the program, the authors conducted a qualitative evaluation of the program in order to identify problems and possible solutions. The evaluation included a student survey and focus groups with students, librarians, and English faculty. This paper describes the HBLL Advanced Writing instruction program, identifies …


How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison Of Google Scholar To Library Databases, Jared L. Howland, Thomas C. Wright, Rebecca A. Boughan Jul 2008

How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison Of Google Scholar To Library Databases, Jared L. Howland, Thomas C. Wright, Rebecca A. Boughan

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Google Scholar (GS) was released as a beta product in November of 2004. Since then, GS has been scrutinized and questioned by many in academia and the library field. Our objectives in undertaking this study were to determine how scholarly GS is in comparison with traditional library resources and to determine if the scholarliness of materials found in GS varies across disciplines. We found that GS is, on average, 17.6% more scholarly than materials found only in library databases and that there is no statistically significant difference between the scholarliness of materials found in GS across disciplines.


Understanding (Dis)Abilities Through Children's Literature, Stephanie A. Kurtts, Karen W. Gavigan Jul 2008

Understanding (Dis)Abilities Through Children's Literature, Stephanie A. Kurtts, Karen W. Gavigan

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The authors of this article examined how pre-service teachers can use children's and young adult literature about disabilities to enhance understanding of individual differences through a bibliotherapeutic approach. An introduction to bibliotherapy is provided along with related literature from the field. Strategies for using children's and young adult literature to enhance the understanding of issues associated with disabilities are presented along with one teacher candidate's application of the literature in her classroom. The authors have also included a selected bibliography of children's literature on disabilities as well as relevant websites


Open And Accessible: The Relationship Between Closures And Circulation In School Library Media Centers., Gail Dickinson, E Cogdell, Karen W. Gavigan Jul 2008

Open And Accessible: The Relationship Between Closures And Circulation In School Library Media Centers., Gail Dickinson, E Cogdell, Karen W. Gavigan

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No abstract provided.


School Librarianship: Career Choice And Recruitment, Donna M. Shannon Jul 2008

School Librarianship: Career Choice And Recruitment, Donna M. Shannon

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No abstract provided.


How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison Of Google Scholar To Library Databases, Jared L. Howland, Thomas C. Wright, Rebecca A. Boughan, Brian C. Roberts Jun 2008

How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison Of Google Scholar To Library Databases, Jared L. Howland, Thomas C. Wright, Rebecca A. Boughan, Brian C. Roberts

Faculty Publications

Google Scholar (GS) was released as a beta product in November of 2004. Since then, GS has been scrutinized and questioned by many in academia and the library field. Our objectives in undertaking this study were to determine how scholarly GS is in comparison with traditional library resources and to determine if the scholarliness of materials found in GS varies across disciplines. We found that GS is, on average, 17.6% more scholarly than materials found only in library databases and that there is no statistically significant difference between the scholarliness of materials found in GS across disciplines.


Rge Monitor, Leticia Camacho Jun 2008

Rge Monitor, Leticia Camacho

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Access options include subscriptions for individuals, site licenses for organizations, and discounted prices for educational and nonprofit users. Subscribers may sign up for a daily e-mail digest on topics of their choice.


Clicking Your Way To Library Instruction Assessment: Using A Personal Response System At Brigham Young University, Suzanne Julian, Kimball Benson May 2008

Clicking Your Way To Library Instruction Assessment: Using A Personal Response System At Brigham Young University, Suzanne Julian, Kimball Benson

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An assessment of the use of a Personal Response System (clickers) during library instruction sessions. A discussion on the use of clickers as a method of assessing student learning.


Dictionary Of Business Terms, Leticia Camacho May 2008

Dictionary Of Business Terms, Leticia Camacho

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45-4752 HF1001 2006-36882 CIP Dictionary of business terms, by Jack P. Friedman with Suzanne S. Barnhilletal. 4th ed. Barren's, 2007. 745p ISBN 0764135341 pbk, $14.99; ISBN 9780764135347 pbk, $14.99


Trendspotting And Microtrends In Academic Libraries, Nicole A. Cooke, P. Hawthorne Apr 2008

Trendspotting And Microtrends In Academic Libraries, Nicole A. Cooke, P. Hawthorne

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No abstract provided.


Wheels Around The World: Windows Live Mobile Interface Design, Christine Anderson, Sandra Hirsh, Andre Mohr Apr 2008

Wheels Around The World: Windows Live Mobile Interface Design, Christine Anderson, Sandra Hirsh, Andre Mohr

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We present a unique interface design for mobile devices that addresses major user pain points with deep menu systems and page scrolling. Using a series of 1-5 wheels of content, arranged in a combination-lock style on a single mobile screen, this design enables a user to consume a multitude of personalized internet and web content without ever scrolling up/down or selecting from a menu. Additionally, the wheels are easily mapped to a personalized PC experience such as those from My MSN, live.com, and myYahoo!, enabling users to access their PC content from anywhere. Results from iterative testing across US, Japan, …


Book Review - The Science Of Settlement: Ideas For Negotiators, Rebekah K. Maxwell Mar 2008

Book Review - The Science Of Settlement: Ideas For Negotiators, Rebekah K. Maxwell

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No abstract provided.


Mathematics Library News 3, Aaron Lercher Feb 2008

Mathematics Library News 3, Aaron Lercher

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No abstract provided.


Credibility On The Internet: Shifting From Authority To Reliability, R. David Lankes Jan 2008

Credibility On The Internet: Shifting From Authority To Reliability, R. David Lankes

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Purpose – This paper seeks to understand how users determine credibility in the internet environment from a conceptual level and the implications of these new methods of credibility determination on internet tools (primarily software) and services.

Design/methodology/approach – The author first examines the underlying reasons for increased dependence on the internet for information, using electronic commerce as a starting point. The central concept of “information self-sufficiency” is introduced and then examined through the lens of the internet and conversation theory.

Findings – The author finds that users are shifting from more traditional “authority” methods of credibility determination, where users cede …


Int 100 Winter 2008, Rob Morrison Jan 2008

Int 100 Winter 2008, Rob Morrison

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No abstract provided.


Immersive Learning Environments In Parallel Universes: Learning Through Second Life, Ken Haycock, Jeremy Kemp Jan 2008

Immersive Learning Environments In Parallel Universes: Learning Through Second Life, Ken Haycock, Jeremy Kemp

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Opportunities for more creative and innovative environments for learners continue to develop through distance education. Especially at the post-secondary level, these immersive environments can involve high-end video game technologies to create multi-user virtual worlds that can both replicate and far extend physical classrooms. At San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science, courses offered in and through Second Life develop both competence and comfort in working with library users. Several useful lessons have also been learned.


Evaluation Of The New Jersey Digital Highway, Judy Jeng Jan 2008

Evaluation Of The New Jersey Digital Highway, Judy Jeng

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The aim of this research is to study the usefulness of the New Jersey Digital Highway (NJDH, www.njdigitalhigh way.org) and its portal structure. The NJDH intends to provide an immersive and user-centered portal for New Jersey history and culture. The research recruited 145 participants and used a Web-based questionnaire that contained three sections: for everyone, for educators, and for curators. The feedback on the usefulness of the NJDH was positive and the portal structure was favorable. The research uncovered several reasons why some collections did not want to or could not participate. The findings also suggested priorities for further development. …


Educating The C-People: Engage Your Decision Makers And Help Them Evolve, Michele Lucero Jan 2008

Educating The C-People: Engage Your Decision Makers And Help Them Evolve, Michele Lucero

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This program focused on tips, techniques, and suggestions to understand, educate, communicate, and negotiate with the C folks in your firm. It is important for librarians to prove their worth in their organization by leveraging their assets and expertise. Several questions were proposed to the panel of experts. Each gave their own insight as to what they have done to address the question in their firm. The C levels are anyone within your organization with a C level title (i.e., CEO, CFO, COO, and CMO).


School Libraries Serving Rural Communities In China: The Evergreen Model, Geoffrey Liu Jan 2008

School Libraries Serving Rural Communities In China: The Evergreen Model, Geoffrey Liu

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This article presents a case study of Evergreen school libraries in the northwestern region of China, with a focus on their innovative approaches to community services and strategies of reaching out to local town residents and villagers. The data gathered for the case study included patron/school librarian interviews, observation of brainstorming by school librarians and principals, and analysis of library use data gathered from project schools. In view of known issues identified from existing literature, this study attempts to identify factors that potentially contribute to a school library's success or failure in serving its local community.


The Bunheads Are Dead: Discovering High Tech, High Touch Opportunities In Library And Information Science, Ken Haycock, C. Garner Jan 2008

The Bunheads Are Dead: Discovering High Tech, High Touch Opportunities In Library And Information Science, Ken Haycock, C. Garner

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Conjure up a picture of today's librarian, and you are likely to be wrong. Professional librarians are information analysts, freedom of information and protection of privacy officers, family literacy specialists, Internet trainers, teen specialists, genealogists, Web designers and technologists, database managers, historical researchers, information brokers. Indeed, few have the title of “librarian” but all have the master's degree in Library and Information Science (LIS). Graduate LIS programs are appealing to a younger and more diverse student population, yet recruitment is still problematic due to misconceptions about the career and the little-known fact that the first professional degree is at the …


School Library Media Preparation Program Review: Perspectives Of Two Stakeholder Groups, Donna M. Shannon Jan 2008

School Library Media Preparation Program Review: Perspectives Of Two Stakeholder Groups, Donna M. Shannon

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No abstract provided.


Encyclopedia Of Business Ethics And Society, Leticia Camacho Jan 2008

Encyclopedia Of Business Ethics And Society, Leticia Camacho

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Ethics has always been an important issue in business. However, due to the corporate scandals at Enron and WorldCom and the subsequent passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, there has been a resurgence of research interest in business ethics. This encyclopedia reflects this current research interest and emphasizes ethics in strategic management, corporate governance, and organizational culture.


Characteristics And Content Of Medical Library Tutorials: A Review, Rozalynd P. Anderson, Steven P. Wilson, Mary Briget Livingston, Allison D. Locicero Jan 2008

Characteristics And Content Of Medical Library Tutorials: A Review, Rozalynd P. Anderson, Steven P. Wilson, Mary Briget Livingston, Allison D. Locicero

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No abstract provided.


Topics And Features Of Academic Medical Library Tutorials, Rozalynd P. Anderson, Steven P. Wilson, Felicia Yeh, Betty Phillips, Mary Briget Livingston Jan 2008

Topics And Features Of Academic Medical Library Tutorials, Rozalynd P. Anderson, Steven P. Wilson, Felicia Yeh, Betty Phillips, Mary Briget Livingston

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In a 2007 study, librarians at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library examined freely available online tutorials on medical library Web sites. The team identified tutorial topics, determined common design features, and assessed elements of active learning in library-created tutorials; the team also generated a list of third-party tutorials to which medical libraries link. This article updates the earlier study, describing changes and trends in tutorial content and design on medical libraries’ Web sites; the project team plans to continue to track trends in tutorial development by repeating this study annually.


The Women's Institute For A Secure Retirement (Wiser), Leticia Camacho Jan 2008

The Women's Institute For A Secure Retirement (Wiser), Leticia Camacho

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Most of us wonder if we are saving enough for retirement. The key to easing those fears is to be informed about different saving vehicles and investment options. Companies and nonprofit organizations recognize this need and have created Websites that include tools and information to encourage individuals to save and be better prepared for retirement. This is the intent of Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER),(www.wiser.heinz.org).The main focus of WISER is to educate women according to their unique needs: Research shows that women live longer than men and have a shorter work history, lesser pension plan coverage, and less …


Integrated, Embedded, And Case-Based: Selling Library Instruction To The Business School, Leticia Camacho, Andy Spackman Jan 2008

Integrated, Embedded, And Case-Based: Selling Library Instruction To The Business School, Leticia Camacho, Andy Spackman

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Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is home to the Marriott School of Management, which has an enrollment of 1,900 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students. Nearly 75 percent are bilingual, 20 percent speak a third language, and approximately 10 percent are foreign citizens.

In the year 2000, the Tanner Management Library was displaced from the Marriott School and incorporated into the Harold B. Lee Library, BYU’s main campus library. Without a physical presence in the business school, BYU’s business librarians have struggled to remain relevant to a faculty and student body that is increasingly dependent on the Internet …