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The Constitution For Babies: Incorporating Children's Books Into An Academic Law Library, Joanna Jourdan, Devan Orr Mar 2023

The Constitution For Babies: Incorporating Children's Books Into An Academic Law Library, Joanna Jourdan, Devan Orr

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No abstract provided.


2023 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour Mar 2023

2023 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour

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No abstract provided.


Collections Amplifying Diverse Voices, Dom M. Bortruex Jan 2023

Collections Amplifying Diverse Voices, Dom M. Bortruex

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This article explores the creation, implementation, and maintenance of American University Library's Collections Amplifying Diverse Voices.


Demonstrating Law Library Value Through Mission-Centered Assessment, Amanda Watson, Amanda Karel, Amanda Runyon, Leslie Street Jan 2023

Demonstrating Law Library Value Through Mission-Centered Assessment, Amanda Watson, Amanda Karel, Amanda Runyon, Leslie Street

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This article presents a history of evaluation in U.S. academic law libraries, shares survey results about our collective professional mindset, and offers practical steps for law libraries that are ready to abandon a pervasive culture of evaluation.


Rethinking The Future Of News Literacy Education: Results From A Mixed Methods Study, Judith Rosenbaum, Jennifer Bonnet, R. Alan Berry Oct 2022

Rethinking The Future Of News Literacy Education: Results From A Mixed Methods Study, Judith Rosenbaum, Jennifer Bonnet, R. Alan Berry

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In an era where most people rely on social media for their news and claims of fake news are rampant, news literacy is seen as increasingly important. In recent years, there has been a surge in initiatives to enhance news literacy among news consumers. However, our understanding of the effectiveness of these initiatives is limited. This study presents the findings from a mixed methods examination of the effectiveness of an online, asynchronous news literacy program offered to adults across the United States. While quantitative findings show that the program made little difference in participants’ already high levels of news literacy, …


An Insider’S Framework Of Inclusive Excellence, Dom M. Bortruex Jul 2022

An Insider’S Framework Of Inclusive Excellence, Dom M. Bortruex

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Over the past few years, there has been an increase in libraries recruiting positions such as DEI Librarian, Librarian for Inclusion, and Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Organizational Excellence. The positions are often vague about the job responsibilities but specific about the expectations of promoting EDI- whether in collections, staff, or culture. This article explores this DEI work through an interview with Ione Damasco, the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Engagement, and Operations at the University of Dayton.


Final Report Of The Climate Readiness Task Force, Kathryn H. Downing, Climate Readiness Task Force Jun 2022

Final Report Of The Climate Readiness Task Force, Kathryn H. Downing, Climate Readiness Task Force

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No abstract provided.


2022 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour Mar 2022

2022 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour

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No abstract provided.


Access, Authentication And Preservation: Three Keys To Boosting The Integrity And Inclusivity Of Public Information, Leslie A. Street, Anne E. Burnett Feb 2022

Access, Authentication And Preservation: Three Keys To Boosting The Integrity And Inclusivity Of Public Information, Leslie A. Street, Anne E. Burnett

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Maximizing The Discovery Of Data Sets In The Yale University Library Catalog.”, Rowena Griem, Yukari Sugiyama, Tachtorn Meier Jan 2022

Maximizing The Discovery Of Data Sets In The Yale University Library Catalog.”, Rowena Griem, Yukari Sugiyama, Tachtorn Meier

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Yale University Library’s Dataset Cataloging Task Force was formed in spring 2019 to address issues raised by the inclusion of data set holdings in the institutional catalog. The paper describes the group’s assessment of existing cataloging practices and the current integrated library system environment; the process of developing cataloging guidelines in the absence of authoritative resources to optimize the discoverability and accessibility of data sets in the online library catalog; and proposed next steps to discuss, establish, and document national guidelines for cataloging data sets so that these increasingly important resources are treated in a consistent manner in institutional, consortial, …


Artists’ Studio Archives Managing Your Studio Practice & Building A Creative Legacy Revised Edition (2022): A Comprehensive Guide For Artists & Their Assistants, Heather Gendron, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Joane E. Beaudoin, Eumie Imm-Stroukoff Jan 2022

Artists’ Studio Archives Managing Your Studio Practice & Building A Creative Legacy Revised Edition (2022): A Comprehensive Guide For Artists & Their Assistants, Heather Gendron, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Joane E. Beaudoin, Eumie Imm-Stroukoff

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This guide is based on real-life scenarios and best practices in managing an art studio archive. It will aid artists in every career stage, from emerging artists to late-career artists; the yet-to- be-discovered and the well-established. Increasing productivity in the studio with good documentation helps artists better prepare to sell work and secure grant funding, as well as manage better the legal and financial aspects of an artistic practice.


Teaching News Literacy During A Pandemic: Adapting To The Virtual Learning Environment, R. Alan Berry, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Judith E. Rosenbaum May 2021

Teaching News Literacy During A Pandemic: Adapting To The Virtual Learning Environment, R. Alan Berry, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Judith E. Rosenbaum

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In the fall of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered universities and sent much of higher education online, a team of media and information literacy experts at the University of Maine sought meaningful ways to collaboratively teach news literacy from a distance.

The result of their efforts was a weeklong virtual program, Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge, open to anyone with an internet connection and an email address. This approach to remote learning scaffolded multiple literacies (critical media, news, and information) into five days, as participants examined different aspects of news production and consumption. The overall objective …


2021 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jen Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour Jan 2021

2021 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jen Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour

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In the spring of 2021, Jen Bonnet and Cindy Isenhour coordinated the seventh annual Human Dimensions of Climate Change film series, sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Climate Change Institute, the Communication and Journalism Department, Fogler Library, and the School of Marine Sciences. Each week for three weeks a different film was shown, followed by a discussion with campus scholars. A library guide accompanied the series and highlighted a wide range of resources related to the topic. This poster represents the series, and was designed by Brad Beauregard.


The Covid-19 Misinformation Challenge: An Asynchronous Approach To Information Literacy, Jennifer Bonnet, Senta Sellers Jan 2021

The Covid-19 Misinformation Challenge: An Asynchronous Approach To Information Literacy, Jennifer Bonnet, Senta Sellers

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The coronavirus pandemic introduced a "new normal" to the everyday lives of people the world over, including an evolving understanding of the virus’s spread and long-term impact. With each new development, misinformation about COVID-19 proliferated, sowing confusion and uncertainty about everything from causes to cures. In response, two librarians designed The COVID-19 Misinformation Challenge, a weeklong program aimed at discerning coronavirus fact from fiction on social media, in the news, and in academic publishing. Based on the number of program participants and their overwhelmingly positive feedback, the Challenge proved to be popular, fun, and educational.


Professional Development As A Piece Of Cake: How To Host A Scholarly Communication Mini-Conference, Jen Bonnet Jan 2021

Professional Development As A Piece Of Cake: How To Host A Scholarly Communication Mini-Conference, Jen Bonnet

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No abstract provided.


Modeling Black Literature: Behind The Screen With The Black Bibliography Project, Brenna Bychowski, Melissa Barton Jan 2021

Modeling Black Literature: Behind The Screen With The Black Bibliography Project, Brenna Bychowski, Melissa Barton

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The Black Bibliography Project (BBP) plans to produce a bibliographic database of printed works by Black writers from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. With the support of the Beinecke Library and a grant from the Mellon Foundation, project co-PIs and codirectors Jacqueline Goldsby and Meredith McGill collaborated with a team of librarians from Yale to develop the data model for their database. Drawing on Beinecke’s James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection to pull case studies, the team of librarians developed a Linked Data model for BBP in an instance of Wikibase and trained and supported a group of graduate student …


The Impactful Research Appointment: Combating Research Anxiety And Library Stereotypes, Meika E. Matook Nov 2020

The Impactful Research Appointment: Combating Research Anxiety And Library Stereotypes, Meika E. Matook

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The academic library research appointment provides invaluable benefits to both the academic library and the student, such as improved information literacy skills, trust, and a sense of community. Based on the rewards that the scheduled consultation can potentially yield, it is a service that should not be overlooked. A highly impactful research appointment derives from the librarian’s behavior. Throughout the consultation, the librarian must employ interpersonal skills and practice empathy. In doing so, they will dissolve the user’s research anxiety and negative library stereotypes, allowing information literacy capabilities to develop. In this opportune setting, it is the librarian’s responsibility to …


Openathens Odysseys: Implementation Challenges & Lessons Learned At Texas Medical Center & University Of Toledo, Joanne Romano, Nha Huynh Nov 2020

Openathens Odysseys: Implementation Challenges & Lessons Learned At Texas Medical Center & University Of Toledo, Joanne Romano, Nha Huynh

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This presentation will review the challenges encountered and lessons learned by two separate library systems in implementing OpenAthens authentication. The Texas Medical Center Library, which replaced EZproxy, serves multiple academic institutions. The University of Toledo Libraries, which replaced WAM, serves two different campuses.


Taking Shared Print To The Next Level: The Partnership For Shared Book Collections, Matthew I. Revitt, Susan Stearns, Kirsten Leonard Sep 2020

Taking Shared Print To The Next Level: The Partnership For Shared Book Collections, Matthew I. Revitt, Susan Stearns, Kirsten Leonard

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Article on introducing the Partnership for Shared Book Collections a federation of shared print programs in North America.


Support Services At Yale University For Teaching With Primary Sources: An Exploration Of Instructor Rationales And Needs, Melissa Grafe, David Hirsch, Bill Landis, Sara Powell Sep 2020

Support Services At Yale University For Teaching With Primary Sources: An Exploration Of Instructor Rationales And Needs, Melissa Grafe, David Hirsch, Bill Landis, Sara Powell

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Between October and December 2019, investigators participating in an Ithaka S+R study interviewed fifteen Yale instructors who teach with primary sources in humanities and humanities-leaning social science disciplines. The conversations focused on the interviewees’ background, training, and experience utilizing primary sources in their undergraduate teaching at Yale, as well as their pedagogical goals, strategies, successes and challenges, and perceived needs as practitioners of primary source-based instruction.

Interviewees were eloquent in articulating the wide variety of pedagogical goals that motivate their work to incorporate primary sources in all formats into their syllabi and teaching practice. Very few cited any formal training …


Data Informed Stewardship Of Search & Discovery : A Yale University Case Study, Sarah J. Tudesco, Angela Sidman Jan 2020

Data Informed Stewardship Of Search & Discovery : A Yale University Case Study, Sarah J. Tudesco, Angela Sidman

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No abstract provided.


Going Beyond Cookie Cutter Outreach: A Climate Change Film Series And Dialogue, Jennifer Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour Oct 2019

Going Beyond Cookie Cutter Outreach: A Climate Change Film Series And Dialogue, Jennifer Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour

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In the fall of 2013, the University of Maine approved a new major, the Human Dimensions of Climate Change. Coursework aimed to address critical interdisciplinary concerns about human impacts on the environment. To provide a cocurricular opportunity for students to explore this topic, which was also relevant to larger community interests and campus research agendas, an anthropology professor and her liaison librarian partnered to create the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series + Dialogue. This series is now in its sixth iteration.


“Fake News,” Misinformation, And Political Bias: Teaching News Literacy In The 21st Century, Jennifer Bonnet, Judith Rosenbaum Jun 2019

“Fake News,” Misinformation, And Political Bias: Teaching News Literacy In The 21st Century, Jennifer Bonnet, Judith Rosenbaum

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In an era where claims of “fake news” abound and more people turn to social media for their daily updates, knowing how to find and critically appraise information is more important than ever. The workshop discussed in this article aims to provide college students with the news literacy needed to make educated decisions about the information they find online.


From Stele To Silicon: Publication Of Statutes, Public Access To The Law, And The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Frederick W. Dingledy Apr 2019

From Stele To Silicon: Publication Of Statutes, Public Access To The Law, And The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Frederick W. Dingledy

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For a legal system to succeed, its laws must be available to the public it governs. This article looks at the methods used by different governments throughout history to publicize legislation and the rulers’ possible motivations for publication. It concludes by discussing how the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act provides the next logical step in this long tradition of publicizing the law.


2019 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jennifer Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour Apr 2019

2019 Film Series: Human Dimensions Of Climate Change, Jennifer Bonnet, Cindy Isenhour

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In the spring of 2019, Jen Bonnet and Cindy Isenhour coordinated the sixth annual Human Dimensions of Climate Change film series, sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Climate Change Institute, Fogler Library, and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. Each week for three weeks a different film was shown, followed by a discussion with campus scholars. A library exhibit accompanied the series and highlighted a wide range of resources related to the topic. This poster represents the series, and was designed by Brad Beauregard.


Retrospective: 30 Lessons Learned (And A Few Strokes Of Luck) At The Crossroads, James S. Heller Jan 2019

Retrospective: 30 Lessons Learned (And A Few Strokes Of Luck) At The Crossroads, James S. Heller

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No abstract provided.


Jean-Étienne Despréaux, Bibliophile, Dominique Bourassa Jan 2019

Jean-Étienne Despréaux, Bibliophile, Dominique Bourassa

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This paper delves into the life and career of Jean-Étienne Despréaux (1748-1820), as read through a catalogue of his library. The catalogue, the earliest known detailed record of books owned by a dancing master, was printed after Despréaux’s death to announce the sale of his library in a 3-day auction. It reveals Despréaux’s wide-ranging reading interests and his desire to build a comprehensive collection of books about dance—a collection that would anticipate the modern notion of a canon of historical dance monuments. The most interesting book in the collection is a copy of the 1589 edition of Thoineau Arbeau’s Orchésographie …


Design And Implementation Of A Study Room Reservation System: Lessons From A Pilot Program Using Google Calendar, Shira Atkinson, Kirsten Lee Nov 2018

Design And Implementation Of A Study Room Reservation System: Lessons From A Pilot Program Using Google Calendar, Shira Atkinson, Kirsten Lee

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Collaborative work spaces within academic library settings are becoming increasingly important as libraries consider their roles in the twenty-first century. This paper considers the value of implementing a room reservation effort as part of the larger drive toward creating viable collaborative work spaces and discusses how to effectively manage a room reservation system. This paper presents a pilot study of the effectiveness of Google Calendar appointment slots as a room reservation system in a library setting at Fordham University, a major university in New York City. In a one-semester study, staff tracked usage trends among different user types and evaluated …


Evaluating Shepard’S, Keycite, And Bcite For Case Validation Accuracy, Paul Hellyer Oct 2018

Evaluating Shepard’S, Keycite, And Bcite For Case Validation Accuracy, Paul Hellyer

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This study evaluates and compares how accurately three legal citators (Shepard’s, KeyCite, and BCite) identify negative treatment of case law, based on a review of 357 citing relationships that at least one citator labeled as negative. In this sample, Shepard’s and KeyCite missed or mislabeled about one-third of negative citing relationships, while BCite missed or mislabeled over two-thirds. The citators’ relative performance is less clear when examining the most serious citator errors, examples of which can be found in all three citators.


Play On? Comparing Active Learning Techniques For Information Literacy Instruction In The Public Speaking Course, Jennifer Bonnet, Liliana Herakova, Ben Mcalexander Jul 2018

Play On? Comparing Active Learning Techniques For Information Literacy Instruction In The Public Speaking Course, Jennifer Bonnet, Liliana Herakova, Ben Mcalexander

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Actively engaging students in information literacy instruction is the foundation of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (relatively new) Framework for Information Literacy. Yet, missing from the library literature are studies that examine the effectiveness of one active learning approach versus another. This paper reports on a research project that aimed to do just that: use two discrete active learning techniques to teach information literacy concepts, particularly those situated in the ACRL Frame, “Authority is Constructed and Contextual.” Twenty-two sections of a public speaking course were randomly assigned to one of three treatments. A play technique was used with …