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Jmu Libraries Magazine: Volume 2, Jenne M. Klotz Dec 2023

Jmu Libraries Magazine: Volume 2, Jenne M. Klotz

Libraries

Volume 2 of the biennial JMU Libraries magazine, highlighting services, events, awards of the JMU Libraries.


Preferring Print: The Planned Behavior And Preferences Of First-Generation College Students In The Academic Library, Jennifer K. Matthews, Ane Turner Johnson Nov 2023

Preferring Print: The Planned Behavior And Preferences Of First-Generation College Students In The Academic Library, Jennifer K. Matthews, Ane Turner Johnson

College of Education Faculty Scholarship

Background: Academic libraries have been adapting and changing their collections with technology. Often this technology has accompanied a transition from physical collections, such as print books, to electronic collections and electronic books. Understanding how this shift away from print formats might affect certain campus populations is essential as electronic collections continue to grow and expand in various academic institutions. Methods: This mixed methods case study aimed to understand how first-generation college students at a public research university use print books versus electronic books. Data was collected in two phases, with the first phase consisting of a Likert scale survey distributed …


Development Of Creative Spaces In Libraries: A Case Study Of Abia State University Library, Uturu., Godwin Otu Oct 2023

Development Of Creative Spaces In Libraries: A Case Study Of Abia State University Library, Uturu., Godwin Otu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the development of creative spaces in libraries: a case study of Abia State University Library. This study was guided by three specific objectives and three research questions. The design of the study is a descriptive survey, and the population is comprised of 20 librarians from Abia State University Library. Census sampling technique was used to collect the data. The instrument used to generate data for the study is a questionnaire tagged ‘’Development of Creative Spaces in Libraries Questionnaire (DCSLQ), and the data generated was analyzed using the mean. The findings show that in the development of creative …


Fall 2023 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Oct 2023

Fall 2023 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services newsletter for Fall 2023.


Promotion Strategies In Academic Libraries: Improving The Ability Of Students To Access Information Resources And Services During The Covid-19 Era, Tinyiko Vivian Dube Aug 2023

Promotion Strategies In Academic Libraries: Improving The Ability Of Students To Access Information Resources And Services During The Covid-19 Era, Tinyiko Vivian Dube

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article identified the library promotion strategies that distance education academic library services can employ to improve the ability of remote clients to access information resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic libraries operating in a distance education environment in Gauteng Province, South Africa, are currently changing how library and information services are provided to remote clients. The traditional means of promoting library services through posters, banners, flyers, and pamphlets are now in the past. The emergence of COVID-19 facilitated information technologies. The study was anchored by the positivism research paradigm and used a quantitative approach. Microsoft Form was used to …


Reskilling Librarians: A Panacea For Bringing Students Back To The Academic Library, Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu, Chioma E. Osuji, Anthony Opara, Ijeoma Irenne Bernard, Patrick C. Iheme Jul 2023

Reskilling Librarians: A Panacea For Bringing Students Back To The Academic Library, Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu, Chioma E. Osuji, Anthony Opara, Ijeoma Irenne Bernard, Patrick C. Iheme

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

The academic library that failed to reskill members of its workforce might face consequences of automatic loss of patrons. Based on this, the study examined reskilling librarians as a panacea for bringing students back to the library. 191 academic and research librarians (ARL) on the telegram group platform as of February 14, 2023, formed the population. An Online questionnaire was prepared and sent to the ARLs’ on their group chat. 122 ARLs filled the questionnaire out of the 191 thus having a response rate of 63.9%. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the data. The study revealed the need …


Influence Of Librarians Attitude Toward Cataloguing And Classification In Academic Libraries, Fajiwe Olabode Thomas, Subair Roselyn E, Enamudu Augustine I, Omonagbe C. O, Ogungbemile A. E Jun 2023

Influence Of Librarians Attitude Toward Cataloguing And Classification In Academic Libraries, Fajiwe Olabode Thomas, Subair Roselyn E, Enamudu Augustine I, Omonagbe C. O, Ogungbemile A. E

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the influence of librarians’ attitude toward cataloguing and classification in academic libraries. Academic library is the heartbeat of a higher institution of learning. Without an academic library, students, researchers, staff might find it very difficult to study and conduct effective and efficient research. All information resources in academic libraries are expected to be catalogued and classified by librarians/cataloguers with standard classification schemes which would bring all the related books together. The attitude of librarians toward cataloguing and classification can be positive or negative. Positive in the essence that they tend to enjoy or like cataloguing and classification, …


The Library Services And Users' Satisfaction In Academic Libraries In Imo State, Nigeria, Ngozi Immaculata Ike, Celestina Amadi, Veronica Madu-Malachy, Sarah Nkechi Iheagwam, Ogechi Iheanacho-Kelechi, Oluchi Juliet Nwagu Jun 2023

The Library Services And Users' Satisfaction In Academic Libraries In Imo State, Nigeria, Ngozi Immaculata Ike, Celestina Amadi, Veronica Madu-Malachy, Sarah Nkechi Iheagwam, Ogechi Iheanacho-Kelechi, Oluchi Juliet Nwagu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The study focused on library services and users’ satisfaction in academic libraries in Imo State, Nigeria. The study examined the extent of users’ satisfaction with library services in academic libraries in Imo State, Nigeria, the relationship between library exhibition/display and user education services. Three research questions were posed and two hypotheses were formulated for the study. Correlational design was adopted for the study while 4-point likert rating scale was used to elicit data. A sample size of 393 students was drawn from the population of 15,310 using Taro Yammane (1967) sampling technique. The data collected were analyzed with Pearson …


Marketing Techniques And Skills Required By Librarians For The Promotion Of Library Services And Resources Utilization In Academic Libraries In Nigeria: The 21st Century Perspective, Enite Anita Urhefe-Okotie May 2023

Marketing Techniques And Skills Required By Librarians For The Promotion Of Library Services And Resources Utilization In Academic Libraries In Nigeria: The 21st Century Perspective, Enite Anita Urhefe-Okotie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The library profession is in a period of change. Moving from conventional library practices and services to the modern technology and tools based sources and services, created changes in the roles they play. To provide more and more innovative services and to cope with the changing scenario of the library and its services has forced library professionals to equip themselves with better skills for their survival. This paper discussed three requisite skills, for librarian to function in the 21st century, in marketing of library services and resources for optimal utilization. And these are categorized as Professional, Technical, & Personal …


Iot And Its Application In Library: A Review Of Emerging Trends, Shashidhara K. L May 2023

Iot And Its Application In Library: A Review Of Emerging Trends, Shashidhara K. L

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The library activities are always oriented towards offering the best possible resources and services to its users. From time to time, technological advancements have benefited them in accomplishing their objectives effectively. The internet of things (IoT) has recently been predicted to be a technology that will benefit librarians in their endeavours. The purpose of this article is to review selected scholarly papers on IoT applications in libraries in order to demonstrate the potential of IoT applications in library activities, particularly in the academic environment. The paper discusses several elements of IoT applications in libraries and cautions readers about possible consequences. …


Development Of Information Repository(Ir) In Academic Institutions - A Study., Sewali Patowari, P. K. Barooah May 2023

Development Of Information Repository(Ir) In Academic Institutions - A Study., Sewali Patowari, P. K. Barooah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

On the basis of available published literature it is attempted to study the concept of IR, its usefulness and availability in academic institutions, user’s responses thereon. It is found that the concept is very useful to the students and researchers to have free access to required information easily and on time. The concept of copy right law has visible impact on development of IR. With these gathered information the researcher’s attempt to study the status of implementation of IR in selected universities and research institutions of North East India is also hinted.


Spring 2023 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Apr 2023

Spring 2023 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services newsletter for Spring 2023.


Towards A Creative Use Of Social Media Tools In The Delivery Of Academic Library Services In Nigeria, Anna Nkechi Ogunkeyede Mrs, Ayodele Oluwafemi Akinola, Ayodele Olabode Fagbemiro Mar 2023

Towards A Creative Use Of Social Media Tools In The Delivery Of Academic Library Services In Nigeria, Anna Nkechi Ogunkeyede Mrs, Ayodele Oluwafemi Akinola, Ayodele Olabode Fagbemiro

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social media tools have obviously brought about a paradigm shift in the delivery of library services in Nigeria. The paper explores the applicability of various social media tools in the library and how social media tools have proven useful in academic libraries. Aside from the benefits of social media tools in academic libraries, the paper highlighted the potential challenges of using social media tools in library services in academic libraries, in particular, the lack of awareness of the university's social media accounts among library users. Despite the identified challenges of social media tools for academic library service delivery, the paper …


Evolution Of Networking And Resource Sharing Among Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Adenike Damilola Omoike Mrs, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune Mr Mar 2023

Evolution Of Networking And Resource Sharing Among Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Adenike Damilola Omoike Mrs, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Resource sharing and networking are among the noticeable phenomenon which have not been given necessary attention it deserves as a result of which most libraries are not meeting the information needs and services of their users as at when due. This paper highlights evolving networking and resource sharing among academic libraries in Nigeria. It was discovered that most of the library in developing countries are faced with the precarious issue of non-availability of qualitative services to their numerous library users due to inadequate budget allocation for library, uncooperative or inept attitude of most libraries professionals. Hence, in an effort …


Big Data: What Is It And How Can Academic Libraries Use It?, Rachel Hooper Feb 2023

Big Data: What Is It And How Can Academic Libraries Use It?, Rachel Hooper

Alabama Libraries

No abstract provided.


Using Teachingbooks With An Academic Library’S Children’S & Ya Collections: A Perfect Pairing For Promotion And Instruction, Sheila Brandt Feb 2023

Using Teachingbooks With An Academic Library’S Children’S & Ya Collections: A Perfect Pairing For Promotion And Instruction, Sheila Brandt

Alabama Libraries

No abstract provided.


The Impact And Management Of Mis/Disinformation At University Libraries In Australia, Nicole Johnston Jan 2023

The Impact And Management Of Mis/Disinformation At University Libraries In Australia, Nicole Johnston

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Mis/disinformation has in recent political and health climates become increasingly spread through social media and the internet, drawing increased discussion on the role libraries play in countering and combating the spread of mis/disinformation. This study investigated the impact and management of mis/disinformation at university libraries in Australia through a survey of 88 library staff and interviews with 17 managers. Library staff believe they have a role in teaching skills such as critical thinking and evaluation, advocating in this space and maintaining credible, balanced and inclusive collections. Although combating mis/disinformation is a strategic priority for libraries, it is often not a …


Application Of Icts In Federal University Lokoja Library, Ayooluwa Aregbesola, Juliet Omale, Dauda Yahaya Jan 2023

Application Of Icts In Federal University Lokoja Library, Ayooluwa Aregbesola, Juliet Omale, Dauda Yahaya

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research study, application of ICT in newly Established Federal University Library in Nigeria; a case study of Federal University Lokoja. The research was guided by five research questions. Survey research method was used and questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Mean scores where used to analyze the data generated. From the analyzed data, it was discovered that ICTs are averagely applicable though it has enormously benefited some library services in Federal University Lokoja, Library. The challenges identified were inadequate ICT facilities, Epileptic power supply and poor network facilities. In consonant with the vision of Federal University Lokoja Library, …


An Appraisal Of The Availability And Application Of Wireless Fidelity Technology In Services Of Academic Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Nov 2022

An Appraisal Of The Availability And Application Of Wireless Fidelity Technology In Services Of Academic Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

There have been drastic changes in the way information is communicated based on the emergence on daily basis of new technology in the field of computing devices and networking which invariably has opened new opportunities for libraries and librarians towards enhancing their services and one of such new opportunities is the Wireless Fidelity technology also known as Wi-Fi. This study therefore is an appraisal of the availability and application of Wi-Fi technology in academic libraries. The study employed a descriptive survey design with a sampled population of 50 librarians derived from ten academic libraries in Southeast, Nigeria while it was …


Fall 2022 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Oct 2022

Fall 2022 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services newsletter for Fall 2022.


Smu's Research Data Management Journey: Policy, Engagement And Feasibility, Danping Dong, Pin Pin Yeo Oct 2022

Smu's Research Data Management Journey: Policy, Engagement And Feasibility, Danping Dong, Pin Pin Yeo

Research Collection Library

In this case study, we cover Research Data Management (RDM) policy development at SMU, the implementation of SMU’s Research Data Repository. The outreach and engagement carried out at the launch and subsequently. We reflect on what we learnt in the process. We also did a pilot feasibility study of using Figshare as a paper repository and report on our findings.


Opening A Communication Channel With The Etd Librarian, Kelley Flannery Rowan Sep 2022

Opening A Communication Channel With The Etd Librarian, Kelley Flannery Rowan

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation will share the results of a new initiative developed by the ETD Librarian at Florida International University (FIU) to develop a personal connection between students and the ETD Librarian. The goal is threefold; to provide a personal contact and open communication channel within the library to whom students can address publishing best practices and concerns with, to better inform and engage students in the metadata process of submitting theses and dissertations, and to spur the growth of knowledge and usage of ORCID. A previous initiative that added an ORCID and a license option to the metadata fields had …


The Academic Library During The Process Of Change. Change Process, Disruption And Evaluation, Katarzyna Weinper, Stanisława Pietrzyk-Leonowicz Sep 2022

The Academic Library During The Process Of Change. Change Process, Disruption And Evaluation, Katarzyna Weinper, Stanisława Pietrzyk-Leonowicz

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The goal of this article is to describe the process of change implementation in an academic library organisation. Managing change and adjusting the structure of the organisation at the Centre for Scientific and Technical Information at the Lublin University of Technology was intended to present the main areas of the unit’s activity within the university structure. It was also intended as a starting point for adopting a modern library management model. The article describes the stages of the change process and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this process.


An Assessment Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy, Reading Culture, Utilization Of Library Habits On The Academic Achievements Of Student-Librarians, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko May 2022

An Assessment Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy, Reading Culture, Utilization Of Library Habits On The Academic Achievements Of Student-Librarians, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The dream of every student on entry any institution of learning is to excel academically and this can be achieve through self-belief facilitated by effective reading which is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning as an essential skill for academic success. Above all, the library should be seen by such student as information warehouse where desired information can be obtained through reading. This study therefore is an assessment of the effect of self-efficacy, reading culture and utilization of library habits on the academic achievement of student-librarians. The study employed a descriptive survey …


Spring 2022 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Apr 2022

Spring 2022 Library Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services newsletter for Spring 2022.


Increasing Patron’S Outreach And Engagement Through Relationship Marketing: A Case Study, Margaret Adeogun Mar 2022

Increasing Patron’S Outreach And Engagement Through Relationship Marketing: A Case Study, Margaret Adeogun

Faculty Publications

Increased diversity, demographics, and population shifts in higher education have led many academic libraries to reexamine their marketing efforts and adopt strategies that promote relationships and inclusivity. This requirement has become more prominent among libraries serving a highly diverse user community, particularly in a more racially and ethnically diverse campus. Adopting a marketing model that cultivates more meaningful long-term relationships with customers ensures long-term satisfaction and loyalty to the library brand. Using marketing and promotional examples from the James White Library, this article addresses the academic library’s relationship marketing strategy in an increasingly multicultural higher education environment.


Documenting An Open Future In A Post-Policy World, Caitlin Harrington, Rachel E. Scott Mar 2022

Documenting An Open Future In A Post-Policy World, Caitlin Harrington, Rachel E. Scott

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This session continues the work of a 2019 survey that investigated library policies related to Open Access (OA). Specifically, this study sought to address the self-selection of participants by randomly selecting and directly contacting academic librarians at libraries within one of four different Carnegie classifications to request input on their library’s collection development policies and the existence of OA policies or informal practices related to library collections. The findings surface disparities in the documentation of OA collection practices among institution classifications and highlight concerns about both OA and policies in the collections strategies of academic libraries.


Towards Implementing Of Knowledge Management For A-Accredited Academic Library In Indonesia, Tiara Hersiwi Sekarshanti, Dwi Novita Ernaningsih, Moh Safii Jan 2022

Towards Implementing Of Knowledge Management For A-Accredited Academic Library In Indonesia, Tiara Hersiwi Sekarshanti, Dwi Novita Ernaningsih, Moh Safii

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research was carried out with the aim of describing the implementation of knowledge sharing to library staff at the Library of Universitas Negeri Malang in the circulation and IT services section on the grounds that these services have the largest number of staff with non-library education, some of whom are employees who undergo rotation. This study uses a qualitative approach. Based on the data analysis conducted, the conclusions obtained from the research are as follows. First, choosing a leader and knowledge champion consisting of rotation and sharing with librarians. Employees who undergo rotation are considered to have more roles …


Critical Analysis Of Arl Member Institutions’ Diversity Statements, V. Dozier, Adebola Fabiku, Sandra A. Enimil Jan 2022

Critical Analysis Of Arl Member Institutions’ Diversity Statements, V. Dozier, Adebola Fabiku, Sandra A. Enimil

Copley Library: Faculty Scholarship

In March 2018, the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) approved a new mission statement that includes a call to “promote equity and diversity” and lists “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) as one of its four priorities. ARL encourages but does not mandate similar visible commitments from its member institutions. This is evident by the resource webpage that ARL maintains entitled, “ARL Library Statements and Signs Affirming Our Core Beliefs.” The listed members represent approximately 19% of ARL’s membership. After reading the existing statements, the authors noticed a similar pattern in terms and context. This led …


You Feel Special When You Get A Library Card: Replicating Latinx Students' Public Library Feelings In Academic Library Spaces, Niki Fullmer Jan 2022

You Feel Special When You Get A Library Card: Replicating Latinx Students' Public Library Feelings In Academic Library Spaces, Niki Fullmer

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

The goal of academic and public libraries is to support the community by contributing to life-long learning, access, and knowledge. However, the feelings produced by these institutions are dissimilar although both use similar practices to reach their communities. Researchers administered surveys and interviews at a university to understand Latinx students’ perceptions of the academic library. Many of the questions inquired about their feelings towards public libraries as well as cultural affirmation wishes they wanted implemented in academic libraries. In our proposed presentation, we will share how Latinx students view public and academic libraries in relation to their culture and ethnicity.