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Jesuit B-Schools: Powering Regional Socio-Economic Development And Problem Solving Through Analysis & Application Of Best Global Practices, María Del Pino Ramos, Anatoly Zhuplev, Jose Rincón, María José Vazquez Jan 2024

Jesuit B-Schools: Powering Regional Socio-Economic Development And Problem Solving Through Analysis & Application Of Best Global Practices, María Del Pino Ramos, Anatoly Zhuplev, Jose Rincón, María José Vazquez

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

Our exploratory research and development (R&D) project is a joint undertaking by two Jesuit institutions, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), U.S.A., and Universidad Loyola Andalucía (ULA), Spain. We aim to leverage collaborative potential of Jesuit B-schools to facilitate regional socio-economic development (RSED) and growth through the analysis and application of best global practices. Many universities have rich intellectual potential and information resources that are often underutilized. Our undertaking strives to engage these resources to foster positive impacts on RSED and problem-solving. The project aligns with Jesuit educational values and aims to redirect the creative power of the young generation from dependency …


Best Practices For Serving Lbgtq+ Students In The 21st Century: A Systematic Literature Review, Mary Elizabeth Turner Dec 2023

Best Practices For Serving Lbgtq+ Students In The 21st Century: A Systematic Literature Review, Mary Elizabeth Turner

Forsyth Library Faculty Publications

To best serve LGBTQ+ students in an academic library, it is necessary to develop a list of best practices. While there is ample literature on the topic of the needs of LGBTQ+ students in academic libraries and how to address those needs, there is no readily accessible list of evidence-based best practices for general implementation. To address this need, the author identified an initial pool of 210 articles published in library journals between 2000 and 2022. Of those 210 articles, 109 articles met all conditions for further review. A total of 21 articles within the review pool contained specific recommendations …


Observations On The Past, Hope For The Future: The Aftermath Of A Library Renovation Project, John H. Barnett Nov 2023

Observations On The Past, Hope For The Future: The Aftermath Of A Library Renovation Project, John H. Barnett

South Carolina Libraries

After experiencing the final weeks and immediate aftermath of a library renovation project at the University of South Carolina Upstate, the Dean of the Library relates what he believes turned out well and what did not. He offers guidance on issues to consider as well as how to improve communication and manage expectations as libraries move forward with their renovations.


Re-Envisioning Our Future: The Library Master Planning Process At The University Of South Carolina Beaufort, Ann Holderfield, Kimberly Kelley Nov 2023

Re-Envisioning Our Future: The Library Master Planning Process At The University Of South Carolina Beaufort, Ann Holderfield, Kimberly Kelley

South Carolina Libraries

The authors relate their experiences with participating in a master planning process for the multi-campus University of South Carolina Beaufort Library.


The Miller F. Whittaker Library's Renovation Project, Ruth Hodges Nov 2023

The Miller F. Whittaker Library's Renovation Project, Ruth Hodges

South Carolina Libraries

The author describes the renovation project undertaken by the Miller F. Whittaker Library at South Carolina State University.


Watch This Space: Library Renovations, Repercussions, And Reimaginings--Introduction, Jean Thrift Nov 2023

Watch This Space: Library Renovations, Repercussions, And Reimaginings--Introduction, Jean Thrift

South Carolina Libraries

In 2022, the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) College & University Section officers organized a Q&A-style discussion panel, “Watch This Space: Library Renovations, Repercussions, and Reimaginings,” presented at the SCLA Annual Conference. Some of the authors who participated in the panel--Ruth Hodges, South Carolina State University; Kim Kelley, University of South Carolina Beaufort; Ann Holderfield, formerly of the University of South Carolina Beaufort; and John Barnett, University of South Carolina Upstate--have written about their experiences.


All Onboard! An Exploration Of Perceived Organizational Support In Onboarding Best Practices Of Academic Librarians, Patrick J. Raftery Jr, Jeffrey Delgado Aug 2023

All Onboard! An Exploration Of Perceived Organizational Support In Onboarding Best Practices Of Academic Librarians, Patrick J. Raftery Jr, Jeffrey Delgado

Urban Library Journal

This study builds upon previous research of academic librarian onboarding. Current literature has explored how academia differs from other professional occupations, what and how academic librarians wanted/gained from onboarding, and established best practices for ACRL libraries using an organizational socialization model. However, the organizational socialization model used failed to address the role of perceived organizational support (POS). This study attempts to elevate the previous research by investigating the role of POS and organizational socialization in onboarding academic librarians using the City University of New York (CUNY) as its sample population. The researchers requested participants to complete a questionnaire designed to …


Building Inclusive Libraries One Step At A Time: Kindness, Equity, And Candidate Experiences In Hiring, Annie Bélanger, Sarah Beaubien, Preethi Gorecki Jan 2023

Building Inclusive Libraries One Step At A Time: Kindness, Equity, And Candidate Experiences In Hiring, Annie Bélanger, Sarah Beaubien, Preethi Gorecki

Presentations

Have you ever wondered if the interview process could be a kinder, more accessible experience anchored in equity that is ultimately meant to develop connections? Would you like to critically examine practices in the hiring process to ensure empathy for applicants going through the process? In taking a closer look at our own practices, we made significant improvements to our processes, which have led to a more positive experience for candidates and our organizational outcomes. Each component of the hiring process can be centered in equity and accessibility. It is key to ensure that each stage contends with bias, both …


A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski Jan 2022

A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski

Publications and Research

Abstract

Purpose – In this paper, a call to the library and information science community to support documentation and conservation of cultural and biocultural heritage has been presented.

Design/methodology/approach – Based in existing Literature, this proposal is generative and descriptive— rather than prescriptive—regarding precisely how libraries should collaborate to employ technical and ethical best practices to provide access to vital data, research and cultural narratives relating to climate.

Findings – COVID-19 and climate destruction signal urgent global challenges. Library best practices are positioned to respond to climate change. Literature indicates how libraries preserve, share and cross-link cultural and scientific knowledge. …


Case Study: Does Following Updated Best Practices Increase Libguides Usage?, Denise Brush Jan 2022

Case Study: Does Following Updated Best Practices Increase Libguides Usage?, Denise Brush

Libraries Scholarship

This case study describes the work of a library task force led by the author to implement best practices for the design of web-based library guides using the LibGuides platform. The task force’s goal was to increase usage of guides. The task force learned that students were primarily finding library guides through searching on the open web, which has significant implications for guide design. It was hoped that incorporating usability research and search engine optimization (SEO) techniques into guide design would drive more traffic to the guides. Statistics available from the LibGuides platform were compared between the 2020-21 academic year …


Library Services And Challenges In State And Private University Libraries Of Gujarat: A Comparative Study, Somnath Ganeshnath Bava Jan 2022

Library Services And Challenges In State And Private University Libraries Of Gujarat: A Comparative Study, Somnath Ganeshnath Bava

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The basic goal of all libraries is the satisfaction of patrons. Each and every library is to deliver the appropriate information to the right people at the right time. The user experience and the enhancement of the user's perception of libraries are both greatly influenced by libraries and their information offerings. When offering library services to patrons, librarians face a variety of difficulties. This study is presenting library and information services provided by state and private university libraries of Gujarat, the challenges and problems faced by the librarians during providing the best services to users. A researcher has discussed three …


Two Separate Worlds, One Shared Goal: An Exploration Of Special Collections Catalogers' Reporting Lines And Institutional Organization, Colleen W. Barrett, Whitney A. Buccicone, Joseph J. Shankweiler Jan 2021

Two Separate Worlds, One Shared Goal: An Exploration Of Special Collections Catalogers' Reporting Lines And Institutional Organization, Colleen W. Barrett, Whitney A. Buccicone, Joseph J. Shankweiler

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This chapter seeks to better understand and quantify some of the challenges current special collections catalogers face through conducting and analyzing the authors' recent survey of special collections catalogers primarily working in American cultural heritage institutions. While these findings are neither simple nor straightforward, it is possible to suggest some preliminary solutions. Overarching trends and challenges included communication between departments, security of valuable materials versus workspace locations, and priority setting.


Currents Of Change Ii: Reshaping The Landscape Of The University Etd Administrative Process, Jaime Goldman, Keri Baker Oct 2019

Currents Of Change Ii: Reshaping The Landscape Of The University Etd Administrative Process, Jaime Goldman, Keri Baker

Staff Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Campus Library has always had a unique challenge in that it is the final clearing house for student capstone, thesis, and dissertation binding and publication. The library has traditionally been the host of the final print publication and the liaison between the student, the program office, and the bindery. With the launch of NSUWorks, NSU’s institutional repository, 6 years ago, the library envisioned developing an innovative and effective start to finish workflow for student Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) and worked to change the physical life cycle of NSU’s theses and dissertations into a …


Report On Special Interest Group Information Literacy, Dr. Simone Kibler, Linn Kristine Kristensen Aug 2019

Report On Special Interest Group Information Literacy, Dr. Simone Kibler, Linn Kristine Kristensen

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) promotes collaboration and sharing of best practices among IATUL members in the area of information literacy. The SIG IL provides a platform to share IL-related experiences, documents and news for its members and others interested in the subject. Another main goal is to contribute to IATUL´s service portfolio to support other member libraries. The report will inform about the group´s organizational structure, its mission and members. It will also provide information about the group´s agenda and current projects.


Exploring Relationship Description: A Report From The Describing Relationships Workshop, Simmons College, February 2018, Katherine M. Wisser, Hayley Mercer, Mitch Nakaue, Adrienne Pruitt, Susan Pyzynski, Jessica M. Sedgwick Mar 2019

Exploring Relationship Description: A Report From The Describing Relationships Workshop, Simmons College, February 2018, Katherine M. Wisser, Hayley Mercer, Mitch Nakaue, Adrienne Pruitt, Susan Pyzynski, Jessica M. Sedgwick

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Archivists have included relationship information as a component of contextual and content description; however, they have not been called on to formalize that information. Rather, relationships have been identified and defined through informal narrative contexts, and depend on the archivist’s interpretative work and determination. Additionally, descriptive standards provide little guidance on the explicit description of relationships. To begin to address these issues, a group of archivists gathered in Boston to explore the challenges and opportunities in describing relationships. This paper serves as an account of that workshop from two perspectives: first, it documents the results of the day's discussions and …


Best Practices For Data Sharing And Deposit For Librarian Authors, Regina Fisher Raboin, T. Scott Plutchak, Lisa A. Palmer, Julie Goldman Feb 2019

Best Practices For Data Sharing And Deposit For Librarian Authors, Regina Fisher Raboin, T. Scott Plutchak, Lisa A. Palmer, Julie Goldman

Lisa A. Palmer

Sharing data is now encouraged by major funding agencies, and many journals require it as a prerequisite for publication. While many of the hard science journals have implemented ‘Data Deposit Requirements’ and ‘Policies’, in the Library Science literature, publishers are beginning to move titles into open access journals, but data deposit requirements are just beginning to be addressed. Librarian authors will increasingly find themselves having to comply with data sharing policies. In this webinar, we look at examples from the Journal of the Medical Library Association and the Journal of eScience Librarianship and discuss best practices in data deposit.


From Worst To Best: Discovering Ir Best Practices And Planning For Change, Hedda Monaghan May 2018

From Worst To Best: Discovering Ir Best Practices And Planning For Change, Hedda Monaghan

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

This poster presentation discusses how an institutional repository (IR) team at a mid-sized university discovered their best practices. A period of staff changes and shortages caused IR projects to slow-down almost to a halt due to a lack of clearly defined best practices. How and why IR projects faltered is explicitly discussed. This poster includes lessons from IR literature, with notes on adapting best practices from larger institutions to smaller institutions. How the concept of lab notebooks from the biological sciences can be incorporated to an IR workflow is demonstrated. Finally, the poster discusses working with an eclectic IR collection …


Best Practices For Cataloging Video Games Using Rda And Marc21, Greta De Groat, Marcia Barrett, Julie Renee Moore, Robert B. Freeborn, Emma Cross, Junghae Lee, Jared Cowing, Violet Fox, Neil Robinson Apr 2018

Best Practices For Cataloging Video Games Using Rda And Marc21, Greta De Groat, Marcia Barrett, Julie Renee Moore, Robert B. Freeborn, Emma Cross, Junghae Lee, Jared Cowing, Violet Fox, Neil Robinson

OLAC Publications and Training Materials

While a cataloger with experience handling different formats will find that many concepts extend to video games, there are a few ‘quirks’ to the format that those unfamiliar with video games should know about.


Best Practices For Cataloging Streaming Media Using Rda And Marc21, Erminia Chao, Rebecca Culbertson, Jennifer M. Eustis, Cyrus Ford, Annie Glerum, Ngoc-My Guidarelli, Mary Huismann, Stacie Traill, Donna Viscuglia, Jeannette Ho Apr 2018

Best Practices For Cataloging Streaming Media Using Rda And Marc21, Erminia Chao, Rebecca Culbertson, Jennifer M. Eustis, Cyrus Ford, Annie Glerum, Ngoc-My Guidarelli, Mary Huismann, Stacie Traill, Donna Viscuglia, Jeannette Ho

OLAC Publications and Training Materials

This document is intended to assist catalogers in creating records for streaming media according to instructions within Resource Description and Access (RDA), the successor to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2).

NOTE: This document has been updated in 2022. The new version is available at

https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/olac-publications/25/


Our Lives As Predatory Publishers, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark Dec 2017

Our Lives As Predatory Publishers, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Course Management System Best Practices For Accessing Library Resources, Casey Duevel, Nat Gustafson-Sundell Dec 2017

Course Management System Best Practices For Accessing Library Resources, Casey Duevel, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Publications

Faculty want course readings to be conveniently posted within D2L, but posting PDFs on D2L is illegal in many cases and might accidentally lead to the loss of online resources provided by the library. In this session, we’ll explain these issues and suggest best practices for sharing articles and chapters with your students.


Our Lives As Editors Of A Predatory Journal: Lessons Learned Publishing A Scholarly Open Access Journal, Jill Emery, Jonathan Cain, Michael Levine-Clark Nov 2017

Our Lives As Editors Of A Predatory Journal: Lessons Learned Publishing A Scholarly Open Access Journal, Jill Emery, Jonathan Cain, Michael Levine-Clark

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Provides an overview of editorial process used with a scholarly open access journal. Explored ways in which the work done as scholarly editors and publishers this work can be seen as predatory and ways in which we are attempting to address this criticism.


Best Practices For Cataloging Dvd-Video And Blu-Ray Discs Using Rda And Marc21, William Anderson, Lloyd Chittenden, Cyrus Ford, Mary Huismann, Douglas King, John Lavalie, Peter Lisius, Nancy Lorimer, Julie Renee Moore, Lori Murphy, Laurie Neuerburg, Anchalee "Joy" Panigabutra-Roberts, Scott Piepenburg, Diane Robson, Walter Walker, Iris Wolley Nov 2017

Best Practices For Cataloging Dvd-Video And Blu-Ray Discs Using Rda And Marc21, William Anderson, Lloyd Chittenden, Cyrus Ford, Mary Huismann, Douglas King, John Lavalie, Peter Lisius, Nancy Lorimer, Julie Renee Moore, Lori Murphy, Laurie Neuerburg, Anchalee "Joy" Panigabutra-Roberts, Scott Piepenburg, Diane Robson, Walter Walker, Iris Wolley

OLAC Publications and Training Materials

Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-video and Blu-ray Discs Using RDA and MARC21 builds upon the work of the 2008 Guide to Cataloging DVD and Blu-ray Discs Using AACR2r and MARC21, which in turn updated the 2002 Guide to Cataloging DVDs Using AACR2r Chapters 7 and 9 created by the DVD Cataloging Task Force of OLAC.

The focus of this new document is to provide a set of “best practice” recommendations rather than a step-by-step instruction manual for cataloging DVD-video and Blu-ray Discs. One reason for this shift is that RDA cataloging practice is far from settled, particularly in regard …


They Are More Like Guidelines: Reflections On Best Practices From New Professionals, Amy Gay, Joe Carrano, Charlotte Kostelic, Megan Potterbusch Oct 2017

They Are More Like Guidelines: Reflections On Best Practices From New Professionals, Amy Gay, Joe Carrano, Charlotte Kostelic, Megan Potterbusch

Library Scholarship

This presentation took place at the 2017 DigiPres Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Our panel focused on National Digital Stewardship Residency projects united by the common thread of ‘best versus good enough’ and the residents’ experiences navigating the political nature of best practices and compromise, covering topics such as scalability, institutional resources, competing priorities, and responding to new policy implementations.


What Collaboration Means To Me: Collaboration As A Cocktail: Shaken And Stirred, Maureen Cole Jul 2017

What Collaboration Means To Me: Collaboration As A Cocktail: Shaken And Stirred, Maureen Cole

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Biomedical Research Data Management Open Online Education: Challenges & Lessons Learned, Julie Goldman May 2017

Biomedical Research Data Management Open Online Education: Challenges & Lessons Learned, Julie Goldman

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

The Best Practices for Biomedical Big Data project is a two year collaboration between Harvard Medical School and University of Massachusetts Medical School, funded by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative for Resource Development. The Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provides training to librarians, biomedical researchers, undergraduate and graduate biomedical students, and other interested individuals on recommended practices facilitating the discoverability, access, integrity, reuse value, privacy, security, and long term preservation of biomedical research data. This poster highlights lessons learned from the first year of this project.

Built upon the New …


Developing Web Archiving Metadata Best Practices To Meet User Needs, Jackie M. Dooley, Karen Stoll Farrell, Tammi Kim, Jessica Venlet Mar 2017

Developing Web Archiving Metadata Best Practices To Meet User Needs, Jackie M. Dooley, Karen Stoll Farrell, Tammi Kim, Jessica Venlet

Journal of Western Archives

The OCLC Research Library Partnership Web Archiving Metadata Working Group was established to meet a widely recognized need for best practices for descriptive metadata for archived websites. The Working Group recognizes that development of successful best practices intended to ensure discoverability requires an understanding of user needs and behavior. We have therefore conducted an extensive literature review to build our knowledge and will issue a white paper summarizing what we have learned. We are also studying existing and emerging approaches to descriptive metadata in this realm and will publish a second report recommending best practices. We will seek broad community …


What’S Your Source?: The Dilemma Of Scanning Negatives Vs. Prints To Represent Images In Photography Collections, Kevin Miller Sep 2015

What’S Your Source?: The Dilemma Of Scanning Negatives Vs. Prints To Represent Images In Photography Collections, Kevin Miller

Kevin C. Miller

Recently, Pepperdine University Libraries initiated the digitization and curatorial arrangement of a large collection of negatives and prints donated by the widow of Hanson A. Williams, Jr., one of our alumni. Williams had been a photographer by trade and, after his death, his wife donated 13.86 linear feet of photographic images depicting his life at college and immediately afterwards in the Korean War. After processing the collection, we realized that we had a copious number of Williams’ original negatives in addition to multiple iterations (in some cases) of prints that he had made from these negatives. As we discussed a …


What’S Your Source?: The Dilemma Of Scanning Negatives Vs. Prints To Represent Images In Photography Collections, Kevin C. Miller Aug 2015

What’S Your Source?: The Dilemma Of Scanning Negatives Vs. Prints To Represent Images In Photography Collections, Kevin C. Miller

Pepperdine University Libraries

Recently, Pepperdine University Libraries initiated the digitization and curatorial arrangement of a large collection of negatives and prints donated by the widow of Hanson A. Williams, Jr., one of our alumni. Williams had been a photographer by trade and, after his death, his wife donated 13.86 linear feet of photographic images depicting his life at college and immediately afterwards in the Korean War. After processing the collection, we realized that we had a copious number of Williams’ original negatives in addition to multiple iterations (in some cases) of prints that he had made from these negatives. As we discussed a …


Developing Collecting Areas Through Digital Surrogate Donations: Are The Benefits Worth The Risks?, Kevin C. Miller Aug 2015

Developing Collecting Areas Through Digital Surrogate Donations: Are The Benefits Worth The Risks?, Kevin C. Miller

Kevin C. Miller

Special collections librarians at small or medium sized institutions may lack the resources required to build new collecting areas or further enrich the collecting areas mandated by their mission. As one measure to overcome this challenge at Pepperdine University, we are experimenting with an approach that we call “digital surrogate” donations. In these cases, we work with donors to create digital surrogates—typically scans of images or texts—of select physical materials with which donors are not quite ready to part. Per a modified donor agreement, the digital surrogate collections are then made available to researchers through our digital archive and open …