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Foregrounding Documentation Within Metaliteracy, Marc Kosciejew Dec 2019

Foregrounding Documentation Within Metaliteracy, Marc Kosciejew

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Documentation plays a central role in metaliteracy. When individuals engage in metaliterate practices of creating, sharing, and assessing information, they are, in fact, engaging in practices with documents. Yet, while the goals and objectives of metaliteracy implicitly acknowledge documentation, they do not explicitly emphasize the fundamental roles played by it in helping facilitate and enable various metaliterate practices. This article aims to make these roles explicit.

By foregrounding documentation – specifically documents and their associated practices – within metaliteracy, this article argues for the recognition of the fundamental roles played by documents and their associated practices within metaliterate practices and …


What Intellectual Empathy Can Offer Information Literacy Education, Andrea Baer Dec 2019

What Intellectual Empathy Can Offer Information Literacy Education, Andrea Baer

Libraries Scholarship

This chapter explores the roles that affect, social identity and beliefs play in how people engage with information about politically- and emotionally-charged issues and the implications for information literacy education, particularly in politically polarized times. Considering research from cognitive psychology and education, I also suggest ways to move beyond traditional approaches to information literacy that tend to focus on logic and “objectivity” while neglecting the significance of personal beliefs and social identity to information behaviors. I give particular focus to philosopher Maureen Linker’s concept of "intellectual empathy" – “the cognitive-affective elements of thinking about identity and social difference” (Linker, 2014, …


Student Perspective While Choosing Distance Education In Library And Information Science Education In Odisha: A Survey Included A State University Lis Student’S In Library Science, Lulu Rout, Shubhasmita Acharya Mrs Dec 2019

Student Perspective While Choosing Distance Education In Library And Information Science Education In Odisha: A Survey Included A State University Lis Student’S In Library Science, Lulu Rout, Shubhasmita Acharya Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study includes 295 Library Science student in a State University known as Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha. In Odisha this is the first State University who provide a huge number of distance learning courses. The sample size includes 195 BLIS student and 95 MLIS student who got admitted in this state university in 2019-2020 batch. The result of this survey is to find out the reason behind choosing the distance Library Science course in Odisha state and the reason of student migrating from other state to Odisha state for choosing this University. Except the Library Science course this survey …


Anatomy Of An Exhibit: The Academic Library As Place Of Self-Instruction, Matthew Chase Dec 2019

Anatomy Of An Exhibit: The Academic Library As Place Of Self-Instruction, Matthew Chase

San Marcos, Fall 2019

This exhibition project addresses the central question: How can we creatively transform academic library spaces to support and engage students in critical information literacy? The project used physical library space to install a series of exhibitions at the San Marcos Campus Library of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Guided by the theoretical frameworks of Foucauldian perspective on knowledge and discourse, Falk and Dierking’s Contextual Model of Learning, and critical librarianship, the exhibit series engages students in a self-guided journey to discover and evaluate how knowledge is constructed, produced, and disseminated. Particular focus is directed to the Fall …


Information Literacy In Place-Based Interdisciplinary Teaching And Learning, Anne E. Leonard Dec 2019

Information Literacy In Place-Based Interdisciplinary Teaching And Learning, Anne E. Leonard

Publications and Research

This chapter explores the role of information literacy in virtual or hybrid place-based interdisciplinary courses. Whether teaching as a guest lecturer or as a co-instructor, I infuse information literacy competencies into assignments, relying on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Four of the six frames of the Framework map especially well to interdisciplinary teaching and learning: information has value, authority is contested and contextual, research as inquiry, and searching as strategic exploration. Through searching in special collections and archives and integrating digitized primary sources into research projects students engage in a virtual exploration …


Bibliometric Analysis Of Indian Contribution In The Research Literature On Artificial Intelligence: A Study, Dr. Kumaran Marimuthu, Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan Dec 2019

Bibliometric Analysis Of Indian Contribution In The Research Literature On Artificial Intelligence: A Study, Dr. Kumaran Marimuthu, Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present research paper pertains to the bibliometric analysis of literature on Artificial Intelligence during the year 1986-2015. The main objectives of the research work are to explore the academic research/review publication contributed by the Scientists and Subject experts from the Engineering background. The data/information used in this study has been proclaimed from the online database “Scopus”. The following terms were used as keywords to retrieve the data from the “Scopus” are (TITLE-ABS-KEY-AUTH (artificial intelligence) AND PUBYEAR > 1985 AND PUBYEAR < 2015 AND (LIMIT-TO (SUBJAREA,"ENGI”))). The study has revealed and discussed on the major parameters of yearly publication, citation pattern, a bibliographic form of publication, highly contributed authors, top-ranking authors, etc. The foremost results of our study have found that during the study period 2676 research publications were contributed by the Indian authors in the Engineering discipline.


Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer Dec 2019

Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer

School of Information Student Research Journal

As a robust and growing industry, often with strong ties to communities served, there is much potential for nonprofit organizations to harness powerful and rich databases of cultural information not found in any other sector. Yet research shows that in most cases, nonprofit organizations operate on limited budgets, tight deadlines, and may see the task of properly managing records as counter-productive to the mission of the organization. This research examines the systems of recordkeeping in nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and argues that record keeping staff must be considered an essential component for a nonprofit organization to survive and thrive.


Her Story: Accidental Library Instruction, Michelle Leasure Dec 2019

Her Story: Accidental Library Instruction, Michelle Leasure

School of Information Student Research Journal

Game-based learning is a relatively new pedagogical method that typically targets students of the current and upcoming generations. Librarians have gradually begun experimenting with gamifying elements of library and research skills instruction to varying degrees of success. While some case studies and theoretical analyses are available currently, more published data will be necessary to evaluate and direct the development of game-based library instruction in the coming years. This paper explores attempts to use game-based learning techniques in library instruction courses and sessions, specifically highlighting Project Velius (developed by the University of Alabama Libraries) and its similarities to the commercially successful …


Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers Dec 2019

Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers

School of Information Student Research Journal

Plagiarism is regarded as an academic crime, but can affect hobbies that rely on research and information sharing such as genealogy. The issue is well-known within the genealogy community. However, information professionals who aid genealogists in their research may not know enough about the issue. How can the library field respond constructively to the issue of uncontrolled plagiarism in genealogy? While the genealogy community condemns plagiarism and offers resources to correct it, current library practices concentrate on services and not on plagiarism education in the genealogy context, concentrating more on copyright and legal problems. The library field can help professionals …


The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk Dec 2019

The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk

School of Information Student Research Journal

Within the context of creative information communities in general, fiction writers remain a relatively understudied community. This article seeks to rectify that gap by highlighting the information behaviors of fiction writers, including the ways in which they network, as well as the processes they use when writing. In doing so, it reveals that fiction writers of all genres have many experiences in common, such as the "seed incident" that serves as the starting point when writing fiction. In addition, it examines fiction writers' impact on readers, with the implication that everyone--writers and non-writers alike--would benefit from understanding fiction writers' information …


Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks Dec 2019

Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder Dec 2019

Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2 Dec 2019

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Data Gathering Kickoff Lesson For Consulting Project, Samantha Porter, Stephanie Farne Dec 2019

Data Gathering Kickoff Lesson For Consulting Project, Samantha Porter, Stephanie Farne

New England Library Instruction Group

This is a one-shot instruction session taught to upperclassmen in a Strategic Management Course working on a group mock-consulting project. We introduce them to potential sources of information for the secondary research component of their project including company, industry and market research resources. There are three parts to the lesson plan: 1) a beach ball activity (which we learned about at an ACRL NEC Annual Conference 2018) to introduce them to different information source types, including discussion of information literacy principles; 2) a brief introduction to the database sources; and 3) a group workshop activity.


Critically Looking At An Article: A Group Effort, Carrie Salazar, Iris Jahng Dec 2019

Critically Looking At An Article: A Group Effort, Carrie Salazar, Iris Jahng

New England Library Instruction Group

Objective:

Analyze a scholarly article to examine how they use sources, what do they refer to, examine the language and tone of the articles and how to brainstorm research ideas from an article

Instructions:

All the groups are given the same article but different sets of questions. In your groups, answer as many of the questions as you can and choose someone (or more than one person) to report out the questions you answered. This way, we all have an idea what the article is and the different ways you could approach looking at an article. Find your groups by …


Discover Datasets In The Library Catalog, Yukari Sugiyama, Rowena Griem, Tachtorn Meier Dec 2019

Discover Datasets In The Library Catalog, Yukari Sugiyama, Rowena Griem, Tachtorn Meier

Yale Day of Data

As digital scholarship evolves in academia, there is a growing importance and increasing acquisition of datasets at Yale University Library. YUL has over 10,000 datasets ranging from statistical data to linguistics corpora, GIS data, and image datasets.


Should We Flip The Script?: A Literature Review Of Deficit-Based Perspectives On First-Year Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Mark Lenker, Emily Cox, Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger Dec 2019

Should We Flip The Script?: A Literature Review Of Deficit-Based Perspectives On First-Year Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Mark Lenker, Emily Cox, Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger

Library Faculty Publications

This mixed method systematic review considers recent literature on the information literacy (IL) skills of first-year undergraduate students. The review uncovers the following themes: faculty and librarians perceive first-year students as lacking IL skills; students have varying perceptions of their IL skills; assessment studies yield conflicting findings on first-year students' IL; communication between high school and college librarians is challenging; and some IL researchers emphasise and leverage first-year students' prior knowledge and experience in IL instruction. These themes emerge from extensive searches in four research databases for scholarly and professional articles written in English within the past ten years. With …


Reaching First- Generation And Underrepresented Students Through Transparent Assignment Design, Ryne Leuzinger, Jacqui Grallo Dec 2019

Reaching First- Generation And Underrepresented Students Through Transparent Assignment Design, Ryne Leuzinger, Jacqui Grallo

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This chapter discusses the findings of a national survey conducted to gain insight into academic librarians’ assignment design practices for one- shot and semester courses, with a focus on the degree to which librarians are utilizing elements of transparent assignment design.


Scaffolded Research Skills Series For Nutrition And Dietetics Students: A Collaboration, Lee Ann Fullington Dec 2019

Scaffolded Research Skills Series For Nutrition And Dietetics Students: A Collaboration, Lee Ann Fullington

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Be Media Smart: A National Media Literacy Campaign For Ireland, Philip Russell Dec 2019

Be Media Smart: A National Media Literacy Campaign For Ireland, Philip Russell

Articles

‘Be Media Smart’ is an Irish public awareness campaign calling on people of all ages to ‘Be Media Smart’ and ‘Stop, Think, and Check’ that information they see, read or hear across any media platform is accurate and reliable. This national media literacy campaign was aimed at enhancing people’s understanding of, and engagement with, media, while also empowering them with the skills to evaluate content across all platforms.


Information Outlook, November/December 2019, Special Libraries Association Dec 2019

Information Outlook, November/December 2019, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2019

Volume 23, Issue 6


Veach's "Teaching Information Literacy And Writing Studies: Volume 2: Upper Level And Graduate Courses" (Book Review), Curt Rice Dec 2019

Veach's "Teaching Information Literacy And Writing Studies: Volume 2: Upper Level And Graduate Courses" (Book Review), Curt Rice

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


"Teaching Discernment In A World That Eschews Truth", Amy Bessin Dec 2019

"Teaching Discernment In A World That Eschews Truth", Amy Bessin

The Christian Librarian

College students today have the harrowing task of sifting through massive amounts of information that no longer fits into nice, neat categories. The role of the librarian has shifted along with the information landscape, from the role of information gatekeeper to information guide. As information has become more prolific and accessible, it is more important than ever to teach students how to evaluate the information they discover to determine whether it is appropriate and relevant for their information need. In a world filled with fake news and constructed realities, the idea that truth has value, let alone exists, can seem …


Blockchain In Libraries, Michael Meth Dec 2019

Blockchain In Libraries, Michael Meth

Faculty Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity

This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 55, no. 8), “Blockchain in Libraries,” examines the application of blockchain in libraries. Blockchain technology has the ability to transform how libraries provide services and organize information. To date, most of these applications are still in the conceptual stage. However, sooner or later, development and implementation will follow. This report is intended to provide a primer on the technology and some thought starters. In chapter 2, the concept of blockchain is explained. Chapter 3 provides eight thought and conversation starters that look at how blockchain could be applied in libraries. Chapter 4 looks …


Measuring Digital Literacy Of Students With Visual Impairments, Siska Mardiana, Jenny Ratna Suminar, Dadang Sugiana, Suwatno Dec 2019

Measuring Digital Literacy Of Students With Visual Impairments, Siska Mardiana, Jenny Ratna Suminar, Dadang Sugiana, Suwatno

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Students with visual impairments turned out to be heavy internet user. They had the ability to use digital media such as smartphone and computer. They used it with the help of a screen reader on the device. Changing in communication pattern in blind children also occurs in the educational environment, especially in the learning process that has shifted not only to the use of traditional media and learning method based on printed material, but also to the use of communication technology based on digital media. Therefore, digital literacy is needed by students with visual impairments. Digital literacy is the ability …


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2019, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Dec 2019

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2019, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


Slis Connecting Volume 8 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. Nov 2019

Slis Connecting Volume 8 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 8, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2019)


Webometrics And Mississippi Public Libraries: A Webometrics Study Of Public Libraries In Mississippi, Charlie Simpkins Nov 2019

Webometrics And Mississippi Public Libraries: A Webometrics Study Of Public Libraries In Mississippi, Charlie Simpkins

SLIS Connecting

With the introduction of the Internet, library websites have become new access points for a global community. A library’s website serves as a new branch for its users, one that can be accessed 24/7 globally. But with that continuous access to such a large audience, a library’s website should include certain key information to be truly beneficial to the user. This website content analysis examines the websites of public library systems in Mississippi for the presence of four elements from Kumar and Bansal (2014) essential menus for a library’s homepage and for the presence of eight elements from Chow, Bridges, …


Finding Government Resources Online: A Webometric Study Of Selective Federal Depository Library Websites, Charity C. Park Nov 2019

Finding Government Resources Online: A Webometric Study Of Selective Federal Depository Library Websites, Charity C. Park

SLIS Connecting

Over eleven hundred libraries across the United States and its territories participate in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) by providing public access to free government resources. In the last decade, there has been a significant shift as many government publications are being published only electronically. At the same time, several older physical collections are being digitized and made available online. This shift has caused many FDLP libraries to weed their older physical government document collections and increase their electronic holdings.

This study examines how Federal depository libraries in the United States provide information about their government document collections and …


Hashtag Marbled Monday: A Webometric Analysis Of Academic Special Collections Outreach On Instagram, Carla Fulgham Nov 2019

Hashtag Marbled Monday: A Webometric Analysis Of Academic Special Collections Outreach On Instagram, Carla Fulgham

SLIS Connecting

This study used webometric analysis to assess the most successful strategies for engaging Instagram users in academic special collections. Data were collected from five academic special collections Instagram accounts to analyze their activity during the month of April 2018. Data considered in the study include average number of likes per post, average number of hashtags per post, and most common hashtags and content. The results of this analysis may serve as a recommendation for best practices for academic special collections interested in, or already using Instagram as a platform, to engage students and other Instagram users in their collections.