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Libraries, Their Communities, And White Flight: A Social Impact Assessment Of Public Libraries In The Jackson Metro Area, Wesley Craft Apr 2020

Libraries, Their Communities, And White Flight: A Social Impact Assessment Of Public Libraries In The Jackson Metro Area, Wesley Craft

Honors Theses

In 1969, federal courts forced Mississippi to integrate public schools. Following, droves of white families moved out of Jackson for suburbs in nearby Madison and Rankin Counties. Today, the Jackson metro area is the most partisan segregated and among the top five racially segregated metro areas in the U.S. (Dottle, 2019). With that in mind, I sought to find out: How do libraries in the Jackson metro area impact their communities, and do disparities exist between Jackson’s libraries and white flight libraries?

I researched seven libraries inside the metro area’s three library systems –– three libraries in Jackson and four …


Buenas Prácticas En La Interacción Lúdica En Bibliotecas Públicas, Cindy Lorena Reyes Suárez Jan 2020

Buenas Prácticas En La Interacción Lúdica En Bibliotecas Públicas, Cindy Lorena Reyes Suárez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

En el presente documento se muestra de forma detallada de la utilidad del uso de las buenas prácticas lúdicas en la actividad que se desarrolla en las bibliotecas públicas, ya que las mismas permiten promover a las diferentes opciones y recursos disponibles para que las personas se acerquen y disfruten de los servicios que prestan dichos establecimientos. Es importante destacar el hecho de que es deber de los profesionales en bibliotecología desarrollar estrategias que sean llamativas y útiles a las personas que habitan en la periferia de las diferentes bibliotecas, ya que estos son los primeros usuarios en llegar y …


Public Librarians' Adoption Of Technology In Two Southeastern States, Ashley Ea Dowdy Jan 2020

Public Librarians' Adoption Of Technology In Two Southeastern States, Ashley Ea Dowdy

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Public libraries have become community hubs of technology, changing the responsibilities of public librarians. The problem is a gap between public library technology needs, the skills librarians have with technologies, and the strategies they use to acquire skills. The purpose of this predictive, sequential, explanatory mixed method study was to examine public librarians' attitudes about learning new technology and their behavioral intention to adopt it. Two frameworks guided this study: the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology model and the diffusion of innovations theory. Quantitative data (N= 202) were collected by survey and analyzed through multiple linear regression …


Marketing Digital Aplicado A Productos Y Servicios Innovadores Para La Biblioteca Rural De Moniquirá, Angie Lorena Aragón Perilla, Cristian Camilo Fontecha Álvarez Jan 2019

Marketing Digital Aplicado A Productos Y Servicios Innovadores Para La Biblioteca Rural De Moniquirá, Angie Lorena Aragón Perilla, Cristian Camilo Fontecha Álvarez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

En este trabajo se presenta una propuesta de marketing digital aplicado a los productos y servicios innovadores para la biblioteca rural de Moniquirá, para lo cual se identifica el perfil socio informativo de los usuarios de la biblioteca, se determina el tipo de productos y servicios apropiados para el perfil de esos usuarios y se definen las diferentes fases de la propuesta. El trabajo incluye la construcción del estado del arte del tema, el desarrollo del marco teórico necesario para el cumplimiento de los objetivos, el diseño y la aplicación de los instrumentos de encuestas y entrevistas necesarios para el …


An Adaptive Reuse Strategy: The Jerome Academic Commons, Lucas Hartman Dec 2018

An Adaptive Reuse Strategy: The Jerome Academic Commons, Lucas Hartman

Honors Projects

The William T. Jerome Library has towered over the campus of Bowling Green State University for over 50 years and while the academic and campus landscapes have changed greatly over those years, the Library has not always been able to keep pace with those shifts. After a study of the application of Architectural Adaptive Reuse on college campuses, it was determined that the Jerome Library could be a good candidate for this as well. Following a qualitative research study of interviews with Library and University staff, a conceptual design proposal focused on resources and collaboration was presented showing there is …


Statistics-Bierce Library Study, Tyler J. Hushour Jan 2017

Statistics-Bierce Library Study, Tyler J. Hushour

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This is a report from two surveys that I created and administered to students and faculty at Bierce library who came to the Circulation Desk or the Tech Desk, as well as some of my other findings when periodically looking around the library to see where students like to study or hang-out. There was a written survey given at the Circulation Desk, and a different survey given at the Tech Check-Out Desk. The project is for Melanie Smith-Farrell, the head of Access Services, and is based on a similar study Ian McCullough did in the science library. While this is …


Librarians And Student Affairs Professionals As Collaborators For Student Learning And Success, Dallas Long Mar 2016

Librarians And Student Affairs Professionals As Collaborators For Student Learning And Success, Dallas Long

Theses and Dissertations

Increased accountability in higher education is increasingly compelling librarians to demonstrate their impact on student learning and student success. To do so, they are encouraged to collaborate with student affairs professionals to improve students' experiences. However, the literature suggests librarians lack formal, structured partnerships with student affairs professionals, and that librarians and student affairs professionals are largely unfamiliar with each other's roles in student learning. They may have narrow or inaccurate perceptions of each other, and lack meaningful ways to collaborate. This study explored librarians' and student affairs professionals' perceptions of each other's roles in student learning and success. Additionally, …


An Investigation Of Digital Reference Interviews: A Dialogue Act Approach, Keisuke Inoue May 2013

An Investigation Of Digital Reference Interviews: A Dialogue Act Approach, Keisuke Inoue

School of Information Studies - Dissertations

The rapid increase of computer-mediated communications (CMCs) in various forms such as micro-blogging (e.g. Twitter), online chatting (e.g. digital reference) and community- based question-answering services (e.g. Yahoo! Answers) characterizes a recent trend in web technologies, often referred to as the social web. This trend highlights the importance of supporting linguistic interactions in people's online information-seeking activities in daily life - something that the web search engines still lack because of the complexity of this hu- man behavior. The presented research consists of an investigation of the information-seeking behavior of digital reference services through analysis of discourse semantics, called dialogue acts, …


Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, And Race, 1900-1930s, Shane Hand Aug 2011

Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, And Race, 1900-1930s, Shane Hand

Master's Theses

In the wake of the public library movement in the southern United States during the early twentieth century, local librarians began providing library services for those whom they deemed to be their most valuable resources, children. Representatives of a new profession, children’s librarians campaigned for better tomorrows by collecting good books specifically for young readers while providing safe, comfortable spaces that encouraged an atmosphere of instructive entertainment.

Supplemental to the development of a unique children’s department, library administrators sought strong working relationships with the city’s various public schools. The public cooperative that developed between libraries and schools brought thousands of …


Library Anxiety Of Law Students: A Study Utilizing The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale, Stacey L. Bowers Jan 2010

Library Anxiety Of Law Students: A Study Utilizing The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale, Stacey L. Bowers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether law students experienced library anxiety and, if so, which components contributed to that anxiety. The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale (MLAS) developed by Dr. Doris Van Kampen was used to assess library anxiety levels of law students. The MLAS is a 53 question Likert scale instrument that measures the construct of library anxiety. Participants in the study were law students enrolled in a private Midwestern university during the 2009-2010 academic year who completed the survey instrument.

Law students are a unique graduate school population who undergo an extremely rigorous and competitive …


Faith And Literature: A Look At Book Censorship, Laura Cox Jan 2009

Faith And Literature: A Look At Book Censorship, Laura Cox

Honors Theses

For centuries, society has debated the issue of book censorship. Before Johannes Gutenberg introduced the printing press in 1455, the burning of hand-scribed books destroyed limited copies and guaranteed they would not be read. With the printing press, books could be produced in greater numbers; yet, printed speech was still a commodity that could be controlled. In 1517, Pope Leo X condemned Martin Luther's Ninety Five Theses, an early example of religious censorship of materials deemed dangerous or subversive. Political censorship quickly followed when Emperor Charles V issued the Edict ofWorms, containing a "Law ofPrinting" which banned the printing, copying, …


Third Grade Library Power!, Kristen Joan Scott Jan 2006

Third Grade Library Power!, Kristen Joan Scott

All Graduate Projects

The process of curriculum design for a third grade information literacy skills unit was studied. Studies supporting the connection between a quality school library program and increased student achievement were examined for positive characteristics to be implemented into a third grade library program. State standards in reading, technology, and information skills were analyzed for integration into the design. The result is a third grade information literacy skills curriculum design for implementation into a library program. Implications for future third grade library curriculum improvements are discussed.


Meaningful, Motivating Library Lessons That Matter To Students In Grade Four, Karen Louise-Bjorling Felch Jan 2005

Meaningful, Motivating Library Lessons That Matter To Students In Grade Four, Karen Louise-Bjorling Felch

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project was to develop a meaningful, motivating library curriculum to increase student learning in literacy for students in grade four. Current literature and research on the roles of the teacher-librarian, information literacy instruction, reading advocacy, specifically literature guidance and appreciation, and motivation were explored. A yearlong library curriculum map was created addressing topics and methods found to be effective in the review of current research. The library curriculum was aligned with the Marysville School District Elementary Library Curriculum Guide for Grade Four, the Washington State Grade Level Expectations in Reading, the Washington State Essential Learnings in …


[A Library Policy Manual For Selah School District Libraries, Selah, Washington], Roberta Jean Gustafson Jan 2004

[A Library Policy Manual For Selah School District Libraries, Selah, Washington], Roberta Jean Gustafson

All Graduate Projects

This project was undertaken to develop a library policy manual for the Selah School District libraries. Topics were collected from a variety of venues, manuals on the Internet,the.librarian list serv LM-NET, American.LibraryAssociation and the Washington Library Media Association. Lists generated from these sources were then narrowed down to the important management and operations topics. It was determined that substitutes in the library would need the information to manage the library, utilize the checkout system and enforce library policies, therefore those sections are in the front of the manual. Those policies that are part of the Selah School District Board Policies …


An Analysis Of The Relationships Between The Perceived Organizational Climate And Professional Burnout In Libraries And Computing Centers In West Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions, Arnold R. Miller Jan 2003

An Analysis Of The Relationships Between The Perceived Organizational Climate And Professional Burnout In Libraries And Computing Centers In West Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions, Arnold R. Miller

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between the perceived organizational climate and professional burnout in libraries and computing services units in West Virginia higher education. Research questions were defined to investigate the differences between libraries and computing services units in the perceived organizational climate, professional burnout, organizational climate vs. burnout, demographics vs. organizational climate, demographics vs. burnout, and the combined effects of demographics and organizational climate upon burnout. The Work Environment Scale (WES) Form R, third edition, the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) HSS, third edition, and a demographic questionnaire measured the organizational climate, burnout, and demographics. …


Activities For Elementary Libraries To Integrate Nonfiction Reading, Cynthia L. Debock Jan 2002

Activities For Elementary Libraries To Integrate Nonfiction Reading, Cynthia L. Debock

All Graduate Projects

The focus ofthis project was to create activities that would encourage Kindergarten through Fourth grade elementary students in the use of nonfiction texts for personal enjoyment and information gathering. The project consists of activities designed to increase reading of nonfiction by the early elementary student. The activities are developed based upon a review of research that indicates improved reading comprehension of expository text among students who are taught to use interactive strategies. The activities include activation of prior knowledge through K-W-L, various graphic organizers, and DR-T A/DL-TA and providing a method for the reader to discover the structure or organizational …


A Program For Teaching Media Research Skills To Sixth And Seventh Grade Students In The Eastmont Middle School, Sally Hawkins Cooper Jan 1978

A Program For Teaching Media Research Skills To Sixth And Seventh Grade Students In The Eastmont Middle School, Sally Hawkins Cooper

All Graduate Projects

This paper presents a program for teaching media/research skills by integrating them with study assignments in curricular areas developed by classroom teachers. It is planned to be carried out in the Instructional Resource Center with both the classroom teacher and the librarian present. Evaluation is provided for student diagnosis and program improvement. Recommendations include the adoption of this program for the Eastmont Middle School.


Public Library Bond Issues Elections In St. Cloud, Minnesota, Keith Gilbertson Aug 1977

Public Library Bond Issues Elections In St. Cloud, Minnesota, Keith Gilbertson

Culminating Projects in Information Media

Public Library bond issues election in St. Cloud, Minnesota.


A Measure Of The Library Skills Of High School Graduates Of Washington State As Demonstrated By Freshman Of Central Washington State College, Malcolm Douglas Alexander Jan 1972

A Measure Of The Library Skills Of High School Graduates Of Washington State As Demonstrated By Freshman Of Central Washington State College, Malcolm Douglas Alexander

All Master's Theses

This paper presents the study of library skills possessed by the 1971 entering freshman class at Central Washington State College. The study was designed to provide data to library faculty about the skills in which the students required instruction. The students tested possessed a selected list of library skills at the 47th percentile as measured by Ethel M. Feagley' s test A Library Orientation Test For College Freshmen. The hypothesis that they would not possess the skills at the 50th percentile was upheld.


A Proposed Classification Schedule For A Curriculum Materials Collection, Robert E. Jones Dec 1971

A Proposed Classification Schedule For A Curriculum Materials Collection, Robert E. Jones

All Master's Theses

This paper presents a classification schedule which may be utilized to organize the printed materials found in a curriculum laboratory. The schedule is designed to provide the user with maximum ease of access to the materials contained in the collection and relieves the curriculum librarian of many of the clerical routines common to the processing of new materials. The summary ir.cludcs general recommendations for the application of the schedule and suggestions relating to the organization and administration of the entire collection of printed curriculum materials.


An Investigation Of Library Skills Acquired By Fifth Grade Students At Harvard Elementary School, Franklin Pierce District, Tacoma, Washington, Larry D. Rodahl Aug 1971

An Investigation Of Library Skills Acquired By Fifth Grade Students At Harvard Elementary School, Franklin Pierce District, Tacoma, Washington, Larry D. Rodahl

All Master's Theses

This study investigates two factors that were assumed to influence the amount and kind of library skills acquired by fifth grade students during the period of two consecutive years at Harvard Elementary School . The two factors were teacher-librarian cooperation and library availability.


A History Of The Public Library Movement In Utah, Max J. Evans May 1971

A History Of The Public Library Movement In Utah, Max J. Evans

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The public library in Utah and its acceptance as a public institution is the subject of this thesis. For present purposes, public libraries will be defined as those open to all, those having general collections of books, and those which circulate their books among the public. This thesis does not treat church, school, college, industrial, medical, law, and special libraries, except as they functioned as public libraries. Most of Utah’s earliest public libraries were operated and supported by private individuals and organizations. As private support proved insufficient, however, cities and towns began to take up this responsibility. In the year …


A Comparative Study Of The Definition Of Role Of School Library/Media Specialists As Defined By The Joint Committee Of Wsal-Wdavi-Wascd And By Practicing School Library Media Specialists Attending The 1971 Wdavi Spring Conference, Reginald Brian Sullivan Jan 1971

A Comparative Study Of The Definition Of Role Of School Library/Media Specialists As Defined By The Joint Committee Of Wsal-Wdavi-Wascd And By Practicing School Library Media Specialists Attending The 1971 Wdavi Spring Conference, Reginald Brian Sullivan

All Master's Theses

A study designed: (1) to determine whether the building level Role Definition produced by the ad hoc Joint Standards Committee was representative of the roles performed by the media personnel, and (2) to determine the role duties of district media personnel. The study showed the Role Definition to be representative and the district level proposal emphasizing administrative and coordinative responsibilities. It was recommended a future study be conducted to further the knowledge of the role/duties of district media personnel.


A Bibliography For A Boys' Training School, Wanda Faye Williams Jan 1970

A Bibliography For A Boys' Training School, Wanda Faye Williams

Honors Theses

My special studies for the honors program mainly consisted of compiling a bibliography for a boys' training school. However, I did research involving the nature of training schools. Also, I spoke with Miss Shinn, who is the director of institutional libraries in Arkansas. She informed me that the training schools' libraries are to be approved under the same standards as school libraries. The services extended beyond books as half of this year's budget was spent on audio-visual equipment.

According to ALA school media standards, a small library should consist of at least 6000 volumes. My bibliography is not that extensive, …


A Survey To Identify Essential Library Services To Students And To Determine If They Are Performed In Selected Elementary Schools In Intermediate School District No. 105, Alma Jean Ball Milne Jan 1970

A Survey To Identify Essential Library Services To Students And To Determine If They Are Performed In Selected Elementary Schools In Intermediate School District No. 105, Alma Jean Ball Milne

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to (1) identify the services librarians consider essential to the successful use of resources by the students in the elementary school library; (2) determine the services librarians actually perform.


Today's Elementary School Library, Sharon Gail Floyd Jan 1967

Today's Elementary School Library, Sharon Gail Floyd

Honors Theses

"A library is a library... A library is a place for books. And Books need people to enjoy them, children to pore over them, to wander through them and wonder, to leaf over them and laugh over them and love them. Teacher need to know them to delight in them, and to want to share them. Librarians who are not merely the keepers by the ambassadors of books, their representatives, their introducers, their friends and advocates."

The above statement is one which this paper will attempt to prove is very correct. One of the most stimulating and interesting developments in …


A Proposed Improvement In The Enumclaw Senior High School Instructional Materials Center, Carroll Patrick Gorg Aug 1964

A Proposed Improvement In The Enumclaw Senior High School Instructional Materials Center, Carroll Patrick Gorg

Graduate Student Research Papers

The purpose of this study is to develop an instructional materials center for Enumclaw Senior High School which will centralize all instructional materials, serve to improve the learning environment, and be adaptable to trends in education such as individual study.