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Overachievers, Procrastinators, And Failed Googling: Exploring Why Students Ask Librarians For Assistance, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Marc Vinyard, Colleen Mullally Apr 2016

Overachievers, Procrastinators, And Failed Googling: Exploring Why Students Ask Librarians For Assistance, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Marc Vinyard, Colleen Mullally

Marc Vinyard

According to national trends on reference statistics from ARL, reference questions are declining. At our university, however, reference statistics are on the rise. While this is great news, we don’t know why it's happening.  We wish that we could attribute this good fortune to our approachable posture and wonderful instruction sessions ... we’re the sirens of the library luring nearby students to our reference desk with our enchanting smiles, but instead of meeting disaster, students find information.
 
We aren’t mythical creatures, though. We’re just librarians who really want to know the answer to a crucial question: why do our …


Scholarly Publishing Resources: Cutting Edge Technology To Assist Faculty With Bibliometric Data And Scholarly Publishing, Marc Vinyard, Jaimie Beth Colvin Apr 2016

Scholarly Publishing Resources: Cutting Edge Technology To Assist Faculty With Bibliometric Data And Scholarly Publishing, Marc Vinyard, Jaimie Beth Colvin

Jaimie Beth Colvin

Pepperdine librarians created a comprehensive guide on publishing resources in response to questions we have received over the year from professors on topics such as the best journals to publish in, the prestige of journals, and how often their articles are cited. By creating this guide, we increased our knowledge of bibliometrics, which involves measuring the influence of scholarly research based on how often articles, books and journals are cited by other researchers. We have increased faculty engagement with the library because professors are interested in resources that assist them with the publishing and ultimately their success as scholars. Pepperdine …


My First Ebook, Angi Faiks Dec 2015

My First Ebook, Angi Faiks

Angi Faiks

No abstract provided.


The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren Dec 2015

The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren

Suzanne Preate

In the fall 2009 semester, the Syracuse University Library launched a pilot program to test two Kindle DX e-book readers as content delivery devices. The pilot objectives included exploring additional options for access to curricular resources that are cost-prohibitive and frequently requested by library users, testing a new technology, i.e., Kindle DX, for delivery of ebooks, gauging user reactions to e-book readers, and using Kindle statistics and user feedback to develop or modify services and technologies. Through the pilot, the Library gained practical experience with a new technology and attempted to determine whether an e-book reader loan program would interest …


What Academic Librarians Should Know About Creative Thinking, John Olson Dec 2015

What Academic Librarians Should Know About Creative Thinking, John Olson

John Olson

Librarians need to explore their individual creativity. Creative thinking is an underutilized problem-solving skill that can be learned and applied to any situation. This article explains how librarians can understand, develop, and use their creative thinking abilities and skills in the workplace.


Valpo Library Newsletter, Fall 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Rebecca Butler, Jonathan Bull, Sam Simpson Dec 2015

Valpo Library Newsletter, Fall 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Rebecca Butler, Jonathan Bull, Sam Simpson

Nora Belzowski

No abstract provided.


Library Newsletter, Spring 2014, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Detra Becker, Jonathan Bull, Nora Belzowski Dec 2015

Library Newsletter, Spring 2014, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Detra Becker, Jonathan Bull, Nora Belzowski

Nora Belzowski

No abstract provided.


Artists' Papers In The George Arents Research Library: Sources For The Study Of Twentieth-Century American Art, Mark Weimer, Donna Cook Dec 2015

Artists' Papers In The George Arents Research Library: Sources For The Study Of Twentieth-Century American Art, Mark Weimer, Donna Cook

Mark F. Weimer

For nearly thirty years the George Arents Research Library for Special Collections at Syracuse University has actively acquired primary materials to support research and study in the field of art history including, as outlined in an internal collection development statement of 1961, "the papers of architects, artists, sculptors, industrial designers, cartoonists, photographers, art critics, educators, and the records of professional associations and galleries". Beginning with the gift of the papers of sculptors James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Anna Hyatt Huntington in the 1960s, and continuing to the recent acquisition of collections relating to Diego Rivera and Philip Evergood, …


Information Literacy Instruction In Higher Education: Trends And Issues, Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Michael Pasqualoni Dec 2015

Information Literacy Instruction In Higher Education: Trends And Issues, Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Michael Pasqualoni

Abby Kasowitz-Scheer

Students today face a daily explosion of information resources and the challenge of using these resources effectively and responsibly. Information literacy instruction (ILI) requires a shift in focus from teaching specific information resources to a set of critical thinking skills involving the use of information. ILI in an academic setting includes a variety of instructional approaches, such as course-related library instruction sessions, course-integrated projects, online tutorials, and stand-alone courses. Those running formal ILI programs consider curricular objectives, invoking combinations of instructional solutions over a period of time. This ERIC Digest examines characteristics of successful programs, presents specific examples of approaches …


How To Encourage Students In A Bibliographic Instruction Session To Use Critical And Creative Thinking Skills: A Pilot Study, John Olson Dec 2015

How To Encourage Students In A Bibliographic Instruction Session To Use Critical And Creative Thinking Skills: A Pilot Study, John Olson

John Olson

This article will describe a pilot study on how applications and methods are used to help students discover and apply critical and creative thinking skills taught during a fifty-minute bibliographic instruction class. Learning these skills will help students understand how to ask questions of themselves in assessing which information sources to use for class assignments in the future.


Valpo Library Newsletter, Spring 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Sam Simpson Dec 2015

Valpo Library Newsletter, Spring 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Sam Simpson

Nora Belzowski

No abstract provided.


The Syracuse University Library Radius Project: Development Of A Non-Destructive Playback System For Cylinder Recordings, William Penn, Martha Hanson Dec 2015

The Syracuse University Library Radius Project: Development Of A Non-Destructive Playback System For Cylinder Recordings, William Penn, Martha Hanson

Martha Hanson

Syracuse University Library's Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive (Belfer) holds nearly 20,000 cylinder recordings produced during the 'cylinder era' of 1895-1929. Many cylinders have become deteriorated over the past one hundred years and cannot be played without suffering serious physical damage inflicted by the sharp styli (needles) of traditional mechanical playback machines. In some cases, even one pass of a stylus may irrevocably damage a cylinder. In response to the playback challenges of cylinder recordings, Syracuse University Library developed the Radius Project: Development of a Non-Destructive Playback System for Cylinder Recordings, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. …


Library Catalog In Transition, Charles Tremper Dec 2015

Library Catalog In Transition, Charles Tremper

Charles Tremper

This article describes the history of the card catalog, along with the many problems inherent in the system as it was being practiced in 1981. Added to these issues were antiquated subject headings and imposing storage issues. The author suggests that the card catalog will eventually be rightfully replaced fully by computer catalogs.


A Survey Of Engineering College Libraries In Sri Venkateswara University Area, Andhra Pradesh, India, C. Chinna Balu, Dr. V. Pulla Reddy Dec 2015

A Survey Of Engineering College Libraries In Sri Venkateswara University Area, Andhra Pradesh, India, C. Chinna Balu, Dr. V. Pulla Reddy

Dr. V. Pulla Reddy

Engineers have been important to every civilization, ancient and modern. They invent, design, build and produce most of the products that make up the present civilization. They find out the solutions to the practical problems faced by the society. Hence, they play a key role in socio-economic development of any nation. Today, engineers require not only adequate technological ability and problem solving skills, but also skills like cooperation, communication, and presentation skills, business ethics and inter-personal relationship. They must have deep commitment to safety, reliability, quality and sustainability of all engineering operations in which they take part. Engineering colleges have …


Citations In Psychology Phd Theses: An Obsolescence Study, N. Zafrunnisha, V. Pulla Reddy Dec 2015

Citations In Psychology Phd Theses: An Obsolescence Study, N. Zafrunnisha, V. Pulla Reddy

Dr. V. Pulla Reddy

An obsolescence study is one of the main areas of bibliometrics in library and information science. The study attempts to discover the obsolescence rate of psychology literature cited in the 141 doctoral theses awarded by the S.V. University Tirupati, Osmania University, Hyderabad, and Andhra University, Visakhapattanam, from 1963-2005. Half-life of journal citations in psychology was found to be 14 years and 19 years for book citations.


Book Repair Basics For Libraries : Webinar, Peter Verheyen, Marianne Hanley Dec 2015

Book Repair Basics For Libraries : Webinar, Peter Verheyen, Marianne Hanley

Marianne Swanberry Hanley

This presentation familiarizes viewers with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff. It shows basic descriptions of techniques using images, and video. This presentation should not be construed as a how-to, hands-on workshop. Likewise, it is not aimed at the treatment of special collections items. Selected resources for training, both hands-on and online are provided at the end. This webinar was presented to ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Online. Sep. 14, 2011. Download below or view online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWWnIHoRig.


What About The Book? Google-Izing The Catalog With Tables Of Contents, Angi Faiks, Amy Radermacher, Amy Sheehan Dec 2015

What About The Book? Google-Izing The Catalog With Tables Of Contents, Angi Faiks, Amy Radermacher, Amy Sheehan

Angi Faiks

One of the many ways to meet the challenge of offering users a better search experience—and to continue the library's existence as a “growing organism” (Ranganathan)—in the current information atmosphere is to provide more text to search against, just as Google's Book Search does. One method for achieving this is to add tables of contents (TOC) and summary notes into a catalog's bibliographic records for books, thereby offering additional, highly relevant search terms into a library's database. While adding access points is not a new notion, libraries can start to meet users' expectations by providing them with more information about …


A Case Study: Data Management In Biomedical Engineering, Glenn Gaudette, Donna Kafel Dec 2015

A Case Study: Data Management In Biomedical Engineering, Glenn Gaudette, Donna Kafel

Glenn R. Gaudette

In a biomedical engineering lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, co-author Dr. Glenn R. Gaudette and his research team are investigating the effects of stem cell therapy on the regeneration of function in damaged cardiac tissue in laboratory rats. Each instance of stem cell experimentation on a rat yields hundreds of data sets that must be carefully captured, documented and securely stored so that the data will be easily accessed and retrieved for papers, reports, further research, and validation of findings, while meeting NIH guidelines for data sharing. After a brief introduction to the bioengineering field and stem cell research, this …


Multi-Disciplinary Medical Case Study Development For First Year Medical Students, Daniel G. Kipnis, Anthony J. Frisby, Liz Mikita Dec 2015

Multi-Disciplinary Medical Case Study Development For First Year Medical Students, Daniel G. Kipnis, Anthony J. Frisby, Liz Mikita

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

This poster will describe the history of the medical informatics course and the process of designing the case studies to fit into the new course management system, and will review the experiences of the librarians involved.


Multi-Disciplinary Medical Case Study Development For First Year Medical Students, Daniel G. Kipnis, Anthony J. Frisby, Liz Mikita Dec 2015

Multi-Disciplinary Medical Case Study Development For First Year Medical Students, Daniel G. Kipnis, Anthony J. Frisby, Liz Mikita

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

This poster will describe the history of the medical informatics course and the process of designing the case studies to fit into the new course management system, and will review the experiences of the librarians involved.


Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "Data Management In Biomedical Engineering: Needs And Implementation", Glenn Gaudette Dec 2015

Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "Data Management In Biomedical Engineering: Needs And Implementation", Glenn Gaudette

Glenn R. Gaudette

Glenn Gaudette, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He discussed data management in his research laboratory, which is focused on regenerating mechanical and electrophysiological function in hearts with cardiovascular disease.


Lightning Round Presentations, Josh Bishoff, John Fink, Alexis Logsdon, Anne Shelley, Scott Spicer Dec 2015

Lightning Round Presentations, Josh Bishoff, John Fink, Alexis Logsdon, Anne Shelley, Scott Spicer

Alexis Logsdon

Wiki for the lightning round presentations, with links to individual presentations.


Marshall Digital Scholar - Music Collection: Access And Preservation, Thomas L. Walker Ii Dec 2015

Marshall Digital Scholar - Music Collection: Access And Preservation, Thomas L. Walker Ii

Thomas Walker

This presentation discusses how music collections are handled at Marshall University and inside of Marshall Digital Scholar.


Mapping For Change: Re-Imagining Assessment With Concept Maps, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins Dec 2015

Mapping For Change: Re-Imagining Assessment With Concept Maps, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins

Fred W Jenkins

Facilitate student creativity and assess information skills at the same time with concept maps. Learn how to administer these easy assessments and analyze them for evidence of learning. The presenters will demonstrate how this assessment technique can be used in multiple situations and how it is possible to transform these maps into results that can be easily understood by stakeholders.


The Invention Of Hugo Cabret: A Novel In Words And Pictures, Maggie Mason Smith Dec 2015

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret: A Novel In Words And Pictures, Maggie Mason Smith

Maggie Mason Smith

No abstract provided.


The Invention Of Hugo Cabret: A Novel In Words And Pictures, Maggie Mason Smith Dec 2015

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret: A Novel In Words And Pictures, Maggie Mason Smith

Maggie Mason Smith

No abstract provided.


Vincenzo Has Died, Michael C. Vocino Dec 2015

Vincenzo Has Died, Michael C. Vocino

michael c vocino

Short story of life and a death in a Southern Italian town.


Capturing Students' International Experiences: Escholarship@Umms And International Medical Education, James F. Comes, Cecile Bianco, Sally A. Gore, Lisa A. Palmer, Mary E. Piorun Dec 2015

Capturing Students' International Experiences: Escholarship@Umms And International Medical Education, James F. Comes, Cecile Bianco, Sally A. Gore, Lisa A. Palmer, Mary E. Piorun

Sally A. Gore

Type of engagement and location: eScholarship@UMMS (http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/intmeded/) is an electronic repository sponsored by the Lamar Soutter Library. The Library is collaborating with the Office of Medical Education’s International Medical Education initiative under the direction of Dr. Michael Godkin. Purpose/objective: The purpose of the collaboration is to provide an archive to preserve and promote clinical and language experiences of UMMS students serving in developing countries. Description: The Library is building a database of student trips that includes descriptions of sites and clinical experiences, photos, personal reflections, maps, and advice for future students. Library staff worked with Dr. Godkin to convert paper …


Building Your Fan Base: Engaging Library Staff In Your Ir, Kim Myers Dec 2015

Building Your Fan Base: Engaging Library Staff In Your Ir, Kim Myers

Kim Myers

Presentation given at the 2015 ACRL IR Tailgate on staff engagement in a small academic library.


Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson Dec 2015

Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson

Melanie Mills

Student2Scholar (S2S) is a fully online and open course that aims to teach academic literacies and research skills to social science graduate students. Set to launch in December 2015, S2S was conceived of and created by a diverse and distributed team of academic librarians, university staff, and graduate students from three Ontario Universities: Western, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s. Members of the project team brought with them varying degrees of experience and expertise across a range of disciplinary and teaching and learning backgrounds, including: adult education, information literacy, and online learning (to name only a few).

S2S serves as …