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Everyone, Everywhere, Every Time, Clayton A. Copeland Phd Dec 2020

Everyone, Everywhere, Every Time, Clayton A. Copeland Phd

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The University of South Carolina’s Knowledge School has a commitment. The commitment: Everyone. Everywhere. Every time. The “Knowledge School” is about empowerment. It is about accessing abilities in everyone. It is about using abilities to ensure knowledge creation. And it is about using abilities to ensure equity. This chapter defines a philosophy rooted in tenets of universal access and design. It then highlights several initiatives in teaching, research, and service that put the philosophy into action.


Building Digital Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians, 2nd Ed. By Kyle Banerjee And Terry Reese Jr. [Review], Geoffrey D. Reynolds Dec 2020

Building Digital Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians, 2nd Ed. By Kyle Banerjee And Terry Reese Jr. [Review], Geoffrey D. Reynolds

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No abstract provided.


Cataloging Manuscripts And Archival Collections, Rebecca A. Wiederhold Nov 2020

Cataloging Manuscripts And Archival Collections, Rebecca A. Wiederhold

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Catalogers are increasingly responsible for creating metadata for a variety of unusual items. In the Beyond Books: Cataloging Special Format Items preconference at ULA 2019, participants learned how to catalog manuscripts/archival collections, artists’ books, zines, and posters. This webinar will reprise the Manuscripts and Archival Collections segment of that session, educating participants on when it’s appropriate to catalog special collections material archivally as a collection versus on an item level. Whether you have finding aids to use as a base for your catalog record or you are working directly with the materials, guidelines for using DACS and RDA for manuscript …


Acrl Framework For Impactful Scholarship And Metrics, Rachel Borchardt, Wayne Bivens-Tatum, Polly Boruff-Jones, Robin Chin Roemer, Ted Chodock, Sandra Degroote, Alex R. Hodges, Sigrid Kelsey, Erika Linke, Jennifer Matthews Nov 2020

Acrl Framework For Impactful Scholarship And Metrics, Rachel Borchardt, Wayne Bivens-Tatum, Polly Boruff-Jones, Robin Chin Roemer, Ted Chodock, Sandra Degroote, Alex R. Hodges, Sigrid Kelsey, Erika Linke, Jennifer Matthews

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The ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force was formed primarily to create a framework for the measurement and evaluation of academic librarian scholarship. The framework is designed to address gaps between current scholarly evaluation practices and impactful scholarly activities within academic librarianship, including ways to measure and evaluate the impact of a wide range of research outputs.


“It's Hard To See How These Would Be Harmful To Kids”: Public Library Staff Perceptions Of Child Development And Drag Queen Storytimes, Sarah Barriage, Vanessa Kitzie, Diana Floegel, Shannon M. Oltmann Nov 2020

“It's Hard To See How These Would Be Harmful To Kids”: Public Library Staff Perceptions Of Child Development And Drag Queen Storytimes, Sarah Barriage, Vanessa Kitzie, Diana Floegel, Shannon M. Oltmann

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This paper reports preliminary results of a survey of 458 US public library staff members regarding their perceptions of drag queen storytimes (DQS) and the ways in which these storytimes influence child development. The majority of respondents from libraries that have hosted at least one DQS agreed that DQS support healthy child development and positively influence children’s understanding of gender and/or sexuality, while respondents from libraries that have not hosted DQS were more likely to disagree or report being undecided. Specific ways in which respondents perceive DQS to influence child development are also analyzed.


Scholarsarchive Student Journals, Ellen Amatangelo Nov 2020

Scholarsarchive Student Journals, Ellen Amatangelo

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BYU's institutional repository, ScholarsArchive, hosts several student-run academic journals. These open access journals provide opportunities for students to learn about the academic publishing process through editing, peer review, design, and research.


“When Someone Sees Me, I Am Nothing Of The Norm”: Examining The Discursive Role Power Plays In Shaping Lgbtq+ Health Information Practices, Vanessa L. Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, A. Nick Vera Oct 2020

“When Someone Sees Me, I Am Nothing Of The Norm”: Examining The Discursive Role Power Plays In Shaping Lgbtq+ Health Information Practices, Vanessa L. Kitzie, Travis L. Wagner, A. Nick Vera

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This paper examines how discursive power shapes LGBTQ+ community health information practices. Informed by analysis of 10 information world maps drawn by SC LGBTQ+ community leaders, our findings indicate that while community can be a valuable construct to reject mainstream discourses of regulation and correction, it inevitably is fraught and not representative of all LGBTQ+ individuals. Findings can inform strategies for community leaders to facilitate more equitable information flow among members by identifying key structural elements impeding this flow at the community level.


Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang Oct 2020

Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang

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Digital preservation of library materials has increased the need for methods to access the documents and contents maintained in digital archives. The use of altmetrics to quantify the impact of scholarly works, including PlumX, is increasing readership by listing articles in reference services. The outreach from the digital repository ScholarWorks at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) highlights the impact within the natural resources community from Digital Commons, Forest Sciences Commons; and from the Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Commons. The use of PlumX altmetrics was examined to evaluate usage, impact, and digital audience downloads for the Arthur Temple College …


Using The World Café Methodology To Support Community-Centric Research And Practice In Library And Information Science, Vanessa Kitzie, Jocelyn Pettigrew, Travis L. Wagner, Nick Vera Oct 2020

Using The World Café Methodology To Support Community-Centric Research And Practice In Library And Information Science, Vanessa Kitzie, Jocelyn Pettigrew, Travis L. Wagner, Nick Vera

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The World Café (TWC) methodology is a form of action research that develops collective knowledge among individuals and communities to address shared problems. TWC can complement LIS research and practice that is increasingly participatory and community centric. The potentials and pitfalls for TWC are illustrated by ongoing research examining public library service to LGBTQIA+ communities for health information. The authors used TWC in a community forum between LGBTQIA+ community leaders and librarians/paraprofessionals in [name removed for blind review]. Per TWC conventions, participants engaged in day-long rotating café-style table conversations that encouraged new ideas and collective dialog. Discussion centered on two …


It Starts At Home: Infusing Radical Empathy Into Graduate Education, Nicole A. Cooke, Kellee E. Warren, Molly Brown, Athena Jackson Oct 2020

It Starts At Home: Infusing Radical Empathy Into Graduate Education, Nicole A. Cooke, Kellee E. Warren, Molly Brown, Athena Jackson

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This interview features a conversation between a library and information science educator (Cooke) and three archival and special collections professionals with varying levels of experience in the field (Warren, Brown, and Jackson). Among the goals of this frank conversation is to highlight the lived experiences of practicing archivists and educators and discuss why it is becoming increasingly important to talk about empathy, diversity, equity, and inclusion in greater context. As part of that context, we must discuss the need to continuously infuse these values into graduate education, professional development, research, writing, and peer mentoring. Espousing and implementing an ethics of …


Beyond Books 2: Cataloging Archival Materials, Allie Mccormack, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Nicole Lewis, Becky Skeen Sep 2020

Beyond Books 2: Cataloging Archival Materials, Allie Mccormack, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Nicole Lewis, Becky Skeen

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View the video presentation in two parts at the following links:

Part 1 https://youtu.be/EQEhVpmfOBc

Part 2 https://youtu.be/XIAMdPYspFo

Archival materials can often be found in cultural heritage organizations that do not have trained special collections catalogers on staff. In this workshop, participants will learn how to catalog manuscripts, photographs, and audiovisual materials so they can be discovered in online catalogs and databases. Both item and collection-level cataloging will be discussed and participants will learn when and how to apply metadata standards like RDA and DACS. Time for hands-on practice will be included.


The Development, Design, And Implementation Of A Library Assessment Framework, Holt Zaugg Sep 2020

The Development, Design, And Implementation Of A Library Assessment Framework, Holt Zaugg

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Common in the language and actions of libraries is the desire to develop and foster a culture of assessment and evaluation. However, most employees in a library have had limited or no experience in designing, conducting, analyzing, and disseminating library assessments. Those who do have experience tend to draw from their personal discipline background that emphasizes one type of method over another. Typically, when these assessments happen, the efforts are one-off or siloed assessments. To create and foster a culture of assessment a framework is needed to guide and support all library assessments. A library assessment framework helps library employees …


Early Latter-Day Saint Missionary Training At The Church Academies, 1883-1925, Rebecca A. Wiederhold Sep 2020

Early Latter-Day Saint Missionary Training At The Church Academies, 1883-1925, Rebecca A. Wiederhold

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View presentation recording here: https://youtu.be/tohMNqlwKhA?t=1366

As the American and European educational landscape progressed toward the end of the 19th century, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began to recognize that proselyting missionaries who “were taken from the plow, the anvil, the shoemaker’s shop and carpenter’s bench” would need general education in order to “keep pace ... with the rest of the world.” To address this emerging need, a training program was developed at Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, to prepare Church members for missionary service through general education and courses on church doctrine. Many of the other …


Creating Collaborative Subject Guides For Multi-Insitutional Digital Collection: A Case Study From The Louisiana Digital Library, Sl Ziegler, Leah Powell Sep 2020

Creating Collaborative Subject Guides For Multi-Insitutional Digital Collection: A Case Study From The Louisiana Digital Library, Sl Ziegler, Leah Powell

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This case study focuses on the development of subject guides for the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), a state-wide digital repository for digital cultural heritage. While subject guides are always important for navigating large collections, during the state-wide shutdown of libraries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for the guides was greater than ever. In keeping with the LDL’s multi-institutional and collaborative nature, representatives from seven Louisiana-based institutions responded to an open call to form a rapid-response working group. Within three weeks, ten guides were developed and published. Equally important, an iterative workflow for building and updating guides was established …


Handbook Of Research On Customer Engagement, Leticia Camacho Sep 2020

Handbook Of Research On Customer Engagement, Leticia Camacho

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This handbook comprises studies by 69 contributors, most of them professors with PhDs. The book is organized into four parts, each comprising about a quarter of the 22 essays, each with its own references.


Supporting Teaching With Primary Sources At Brigham Young University: An Ithaka S+R Local Report, J. Gordon Daines Iii, Matthew J. K. Hill, Maggie Kopp, Dainan Skeem Aug 2020

Supporting Teaching With Primary Sources At Brigham Young University: An Ithaka S+R Local Report, J. Gordon Daines Iii, Matthew J. K. Hill, Maggie Kopp, Dainan Skeem

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“Supporting Teaching with Primary Sources at Brigham Young University: An Ithaka S+R Local Report” is a research study that examines the pedagogical practices of humanities and social science faculty teaching with primary sources at the undergraduate level. The goal of the study is to understand faculty members’ undergraduate teaching processes for the purpose of developing resources and services at Brigham Young University (BYU) to support the faculty in their work. The study is part of a larger research project carried out from 2019-2020 by the Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) in cooperation with Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit organization whose aim …


The Effect Of Fiction On Religious Studies Display Shelves In An Academic Library, Marissa Bischoff, Gerrit Van Dyk Jul 2020

The Effect Of Fiction On Religious Studies Display Shelves In An Academic Library, Marissa Bischoff, Gerrit Van Dyk

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The religious studies librarians at Brigham Young University (BYU) began a book display research project to examine the circulation rates of religious studies titles placed on display and to specifically evaluate the impact of religious fiction on that display in an academic library. Student employees were tasked with curating the displays over several years and maintaining a spreadsheet with the titles displayed and resulting checkout rates. Religious fiction (from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint tradition) circulated over 80% the first three years, higher than the religious nonfiction on display and the same genre in the stacks. In …


Struggling To Breathe: Covid-19, Protest, And The Lis Response, Amelia N. Gibson, Renate Chancellor, Nicole A. Cooke, Sarah Park Dahlen, Beth Patin, Yasmeen Shorish Jul 2020

Struggling To Breathe: Covid-19, Protest, And The Lis Response, Amelia N. Gibson, Renate Chancellor, Nicole A. Cooke, Sarah Park Dahlen, Beth Patin, Yasmeen Shorish

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The purpose of this article is to provide a follow up to “Libraries on the Frontlines: Neutrality and Social Justice,” which was published in 2017. It addresses institutional responses to protests and uprising in the spring and summer of 2020 after the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd—all of which occurred in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The article expands the previous call for libraries to take a stand for Black Lives. We describe the events of 2020 (a global pandemic, multiple murders of unarmed Black people, and the consequent global protests) and responses from …


Library Orientation Practices In Special Libraries, Melissa Fraser-Arnott Jul 2020

Library Orientation Practices In Special Libraries, Melissa Fraser-Arnott

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Purpose The library orientation session is an important marketing tool because it offers the first opportunity for library staff to connect with new clients (Craft and Ballard-Thrower, 2011; Rhoades and Hartsell, 2008). This paper aims to explore library orientation practices in special libraries and information centers with the goal of surveying current practices and identifying guidance for successful orientation program design and delivery.

Design/methodology/approach This study explored library orientation practices in special libraries and information services through an electronic survey. The survey questions were developed based on themes that emerged from case studies on library orientations from the academic …


“Library And Information Science” Literature In Web Of Science: What A Decade Tells Us About Scholarly Collaboration In The Field (2007-2016), Kim M. Thompson, Kasey Garrison, Carolina Santelices-Werchez, Paulina Arellano-Rojas, Danilo Reyes-Lillo Jul 2020

“Library And Information Science” Literature In Web Of Science: What A Decade Tells Us About Scholarly Collaboration In The Field (2007-2016), Kim M. Thompson, Kasey Garrison, Carolina Santelices-Werchez, Paulina Arellano-Rojas, Danilo Reyes-Lillo

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Ensuring access to published research is increasingly important for demonstrating research impact, supporting wide readership, creating interest in collaboration, and making way for funding opportunities. This article provides a bibliometric analysis of publications from 2007-2016 in the Web of Science (WOS) database to update understanding of recent international library science research as a means of discussing research impact and scientific collaboration. The methodology is a descriptive analysis of publications retrieved from the WOS database using keywords “library science” and WOS-generated subject descriptor “Information Science & Library Science.” Analysis focused on descriptive data related to our research questions including representation of …


Inclusive Considerations For Optimal Online Learning In Times Of Disasters And Crises, Kim M. Thompson, Clayton A. Copeland Jun 2020

Inclusive Considerations For Optimal Online Learning In Times Of Disasters And Crises, Kim M. Thompson, Clayton A. Copeland

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No abstract provided.


Targeted Awareness: Promoting Niche Resources Using Confirmation Emails, Brian Rennick, Leticia Camacho, Andy Spackman May 2020

Targeted Awareness: Promoting Niche Resources Using Confirmation Emails, Brian Rennick, Leticia Camacho, Andy Spackman

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Purpose – This paper examines the effectiveness of a targeted email advertising method that informs university students about library resources relevant to their major.

Design/methodology/approach – Over the course of one semester, students with business and communications majors who reserved group study rooms received customized confirmation emails that included targeted advertisements for library databases. These advertisements invited students to click a link that led to a database related to a student's major. Near the end of the semester, students were invited to complete a short survey about the advertisements. Survey questions were designed to discover whether the advertisements were seen …


2020 County Health Rankings Tennessee Data And Updated Substance Abuse 2005-2019, Kelsey L. Grabeel, Jenny Moore May 2020

2020 County Health Rankings Tennessee Data And Updated Substance Abuse 2005-2019, Kelsey L. Grabeel, Jenny Moore

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No abstract provided.


Assessing Old And New Individual Study Desks, Holt Zaugg, C. Jeffrey Belliston May 2020

Assessing Old And New Individual Study Desks, Holt Zaugg, C. Jeffrey Belliston

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Purpose – This paper examines student perceptions of new individual study desks (ISDs) and how they improved the students’ learning experience.

Design/methodology/approach – The study describes the process for developing new ISDs. When about half of the old ISDs were replaced with new ISDs, two parallel surveys were used to understand why students used the ISDs, what their experiences were and any suggested improvements.

Findings – Results indicate that the new ISDs were used by students for significantly longer periods of time. They enjoyed the ambiance and amenities of the new desks, including a whiteboard used by over 90% of …


Serving Our Student Veterans In Louisiana, Mitchell J. Fontenot, Rebecca Kelley Apr 2020

Serving Our Student Veterans In Louisiana, Mitchell J. Fontenot, Rebecca Kelley

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No abstract provided.


"User Experience With A New Public Interface For An Integrated Library System", Kelly D. Blessinger, David Comeaux Mar 2020

"User Experience With A New Public Interface For An Integrated Library System", Kelly D. Blessinger, David Comeaux

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The purpose of this study was to understand the viewpoints and attitudes of researchers at Louisiana State University toward the new public search interface from SirsiDynix, Enterprise. Fifteen university constituents participated in user studies to provide feedback while completing common research tasks. Particularly of interest to the librarian observers were identifying and characterizing where problems were expressed by the participants as they utilized the new interface. This study was approached within the framework of the cognitive load theory and user experience (UX). Problems that were discovered are discussed along with remedies, in addition to areas for further study.


How One Library’S Location Change Impacted Health Information Requests: Comparing Zip Codes And Health Disparities To Inform Library Services: Data Files, David Petersen, Martha Earl, Cameron Watson, Kelsey Grabeel Mar 2020

How One Library’S Location Change Impacted Health Information Requests: Comparing Zip Codes And Health Disparities To Inform Library Services: Data Files, David Petersen, Martha Earl, Cameron Watson, Kelsey Grabeel

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No abstract provided.


It Looks A Bit Like This: Prototyping In An Academic Library, Holt Zaugg, Elise Silva, Greg M. Nelson, Cyndee Frasier Feb 2020

It Looks A Bit Like This: Prototyping In An Academic Library, Holt Zaugg, Elise Silva, Greg M. Nelson, Cyndee Frasier

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Prototyping is an incremental process that facilitates those looking to make changes in products, services, or resources. Originating in industrial fabrication process, prototyping can be adapted by librarians to examine changes made to library services, amenities, and resources. They offer a cost-effective way of trying something new and needed, to ensure that patron needs are met. This article modifies prototyping into a five-step process and reviews five examples where the Lee Library used prototyping to inform library decisions to inform the development of library services, amenities, processes, and resources to better serve its patrons.


Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group: A Discussion Of Topics Intersecting The Needs Of Publishers, Vendors, And Libraries, Ellen Amatangelo, Carolyn Morris, Ajaye Bloomstone Feb 2020

Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group: A Discussion Of Topics Intersecting The Needs Of Publishers, Vendors, And Libraries, Ellen Amatangelo, Carolyn Morris, Ajaye Bloomstone

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The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group provides connectivity between publishers, libraries, and vendors. We strive to bridge gaps in communication among these groups by supplying ongoing training opportunities, hosting discussion groups, and presenting information on current and future trends through ALA programs and eforums.


Twitter And Research: A Systematic Literature Review Through Text Mining, Amir Karami, Morgan Lundy, Frank Webb, Yogesh K. Dwivedi Jan 2020

Twitter And Research: A Systematic Literature Review Through Text Mining, Amir Karami, Morgan Lundy, Frank Webb, Yogesh K. Dwivedi

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Researchers have collected Twitter data to study a wide range of topics. This growing body of literature, however, has not yet been reviewed systematically to synthesize Twitter-related papers. The existing literature review papers have been limited by constraints of traditional methods to manually select and analyze samples of topically related papers. The goals of this retrospective study are to identify dominant topics of Twitter-based research, summarize the temporal trend of topics, and interpret the evolution of topics withing the last ten years. This study systematically mines a large number of Twitter-based studies to characterize the relevant literature by an efficient …