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Supporting Student Success In Information Literacy And Writing Skills, Beth Transue, Brooke Dunbar-Treadwell Apr 2024

Supporting Student Success In Information Literacy And Writing Skills, Beth Transue, Brooke Dunbar-Treadwell

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

Information literacy is more important than ever as students’ information sources rapidly expand and change. Fortunately, Messiah has numerous resources to support instructors and students in cutting through the clutter and improving writing. In this workshop we will discuss those supports as well as resources that can be applied to a wide array of writing assignments. Particularly, ways to scaffold information literacy initiatives with the help of online and library based tools. This workshop is facilitated by Brooke Dunbar-Treadwell, Director of Writing and Senior Lecturer of English and Beth Transue, Information Literacy Librarian.


Rachel Franks, Double Agent: A Librarian And A Crime Author - William Blick Interviews Rachel Franks (January 2024), William Blick Mar 2024

Rachel Franks, Double Agent: A Librarian And A Crime Author - William Blick Interviews Rachel Franks (January 2024), William Blick

Publications and Research

The following is an interview from January 2024 with Librarian and Crime Scholar, Rachel Franks and was posted on the Captivating Criminality Blog:

Rachel Franks is the Coordinator, Scholarship at the State Library of New South Wales and an Honorary Associate Lecture at The University of Newcastle (Australia). She holds PhDs in Australian crime fiction (Central Queensland University) and in true crime texts (University of Sydney). A qualified educator and librarian, her extensive work on crime fiction, true crime, popular culture and information science has been presented at numerous conferences, as well as on radio and television. An award-winning …


Murray Library March 2024 Newsletter, Murray Library Mar 2024

Murray Library March 2024 Newsletter, Murray Library

Library Publications

What's new at the library? News and information about Murray Library at Messiah University written by its staff.

  • Be part of the Living Library
  • Student Research Grant
  • Farewell to Kimberly Steiner
  • Pollination Investigation Poster Exhibit Coming Soon
  • Bingo Night Recap
  • Mini Golf is coming
  • Films on Demand
  • Research Tips: Citation Trails and Citation Managers


Bookstagram And Beyond: Instagram As A Professional Development Tool, Carly Jessup Feb 2024

Bookstagram And Beyond: Instagram As A Professional Development Tool, Carly Jessup

Georgia Library Quarterly

Learn how librarians can use Instagram for professional development.


Murray Library February 2024 Newsletter, Murray Library Feb 2024

Murray Library February 2024 Newsletter, Murray Library

Library Publications

What's new at the library? News and information about Murray Library at Messiah University written by its staff.

Jamie Rice's retirement

Trivia Night Recap

Naxos Music Library

New displays: Women of the Civil Rights Movement and International Storytelling

Seed Library news


The Information Edge - Library Newsletter - February 2024, Sarah Burns-Feyl, Jennifer Rosenstein Feb 2024

The Information Edge - Library Newsletter - February 2024, Sarah Burns-Feyl, Jennifer Rosenstein

University Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Decolonizing Descriptions In Library Archives, Michael J. Daronco Jan 2024

Decolonizing Descriptions In Library Archives, Michael J. Daronco

School of Information Sciences Student Scholarship

Descriptions in a library archive are the anchoring guide to all information that’s available to those who are researching a subject of their choosing. For hundreds of years, estates, historical documents, artifacts, moving images, and sound material have been donated to libraries and universities for the use of higher education, but without a tool to help one navigate the endless amount of information, knowledge will become doormat if there’s no organizational means of looking it up. With the use of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), this system can help provide direction towards what you’re looking for to the point …


From Panels To Shelves: The Evolving Intersection Of Comics And Italian Libraries. History, Issues, Perspectives, Andrea Tosti Jan 2024

From Panels To Shelves: The Evolving Intersection Of Comics And Italian Libraries. History, Issues, Perspectives, Andrea Tosti

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

Despite comics' popularity and cultural significance in Italy, its integration into Italian libraries has been slow, problematic, and uneven. This is reflected in the scarcity of academic research on the topic, which demands further in-depth exploration.

In the context of Italian libraries, characterized by chronic underfunding and staffing shortages, comics might be perceived as a low priority. However, as essential cultural institutions, libraries must strive to reflect both the contemporary era and the evolving reading habits of their audience. Comics, in this regard, could prove to be – and in part already are – a critical resource, a 'booster' for …


Moving Beyond Doctor Google: Providing Consumer Health Literacy In The Library, Beth M. Transue Jan 2024

Moving Beyond Doctor Google: Providing Consumer Health Literacy In The Library, Beth M. Transue

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

Presented virtually at PaLA Frontline Conference, 2024

This session will help library public services staff to identify credible sources of health information that assist patrons with increasing health literacy skills. It will review credible health websites and discuss evaluation criteria for medical information. The session will also discuss professional boundaries that library staff need to maintain when providing health information.


How Covid-19 Affects Libraries In Mongolia, Tseren Ganbaatar Dr., Associate Professor, Narantuya Otgondoo, Zolboo Mashbat Dec 2023

How Covid-19 Affects Libraries In Mongolia, Tseren Ganbaatar Dr., Associate Professor, Narantuya Otgondoo, Zolboo Mashbat

Paradigma: Jurnal Kajian Budaya

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all spheres of the education industry, including libraries. The absence of emergency plans for unforeseen situations like COVID-19 disrupted regular operation and demanded the adoption of new operational protocols. The objectives of this paper are to examine the impact of COVID-19 on library operations, to identify the challenges encountered in libraries, to examine the changes in users’ service preference, and to reflect on the best practice for library operations in the future. To achieve these research objectives, both qualitative and quantitative research methods were employed. Surveys and interviews were conducted to understand changes …


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.


Exploring Artist Residencies For Academic Libraries, Jenne M. Klotz Dec 2023

Exploring Artist Residencies For Academic Libraries, Jenne M. Klotz

Libraries

This white paper describes the results of a research leave that explored artist residencies and considered their potential in academic libraries.


Murray Library December 2023 Newsletter, Murray Library Dec 2023

Murray Library December 2023 Newsletter, Murray Library

Library Publications

What's new at the library? News and information about Murray Library at Messiah University written by its staff.


Contemporary Library Censorship Tactics: Reviewing The Literature, Lex Faller Nov 2023

Contemporary Library Censorship Tactics: Reviewing The Literature, Lex Faller

PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

Library censorship efforts in the U.S. have broken records annually since 2021, spurred by social, technological, and political developments. These censorship efforts most frequently target diverse media representing Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual+, trans+, queer, intersex, and asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) communities in and at libraries. The current surge in attempts to censor library materials constitutes part of a greater conservative political strategy in the contemporary culture wars. This literature review analyzes the academic and professional literature alongside the gray literature regarding these censorship efforts to make sense of these trends. By investigating bodies of knowledge …


John F. Kennedy Display; November 2023, Minnesota State University, Mankato Nov 2023

John F. Kennedy Display; November 2023, Minnesota State University, Mankato

History

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


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.


Attitudes Of Undergraduate Students Toward The Utilization Of Multimedia Resources In University Of Ibadan, Mojisola Omowumi Odewole Nov 2023

Attitudes Of Undergraduate Students Toward The Utilization Of Multimedia Resources In University Of Ibadan, Mojisola Omowumi Odewole

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated attitudes of undergraduate students toward the utilization of multimedia resources in University of Ilorin. Descriptive survey was adopted and a sample of 392 undergraduate students were randomly selected across the fifteen faculties in University of Ilorin by using multi-stage random sampling technique. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 392 selected sample, out of which 376 copies of the questionnaire were completely filled and returned. Data collected for the four research questions were analyzed using frequency counts and percentages while PPMC was used to test the only null hypothesis of the study. The study found that …


Are We Cringey?: Evaluating Social Media Strategies For Younger Audiences, Kathleen Schipano, Loren Mixon Nov 2023

Are We Cringey?: Evaluating Social Media Strategies For Younger Audiences, Kathleen Schipano, Loren Mixon

Library Faculty Presentations

Have you ever stopped before posting to think, “Is this cringey?” Have you ever felt stuck or unsure of how to leverage social media to connect to your patrons? In this session, we will talk about key methods for staying on trend, taking the temperature of your audience, and finding ways to share your message that will resonate with younger audiences. You will see examples of workflow and idea creation while exploring trending media to develop skills to connect to students and patrons where they are.


Roles Of Public Libraries In Socio-Economic Developments In Rural Area In The Digital Age With Special Reference To Government District Library- Ahwa, Namitaben G. Patel Ph.D. Scholar, Indira N. Dodiya Dr. Nov 2023

Roles Of Public Libraries In Socio-Economic Developments In Rural Area In The Digital Age With Special Reference To Government District Library- Ahwa, Namitaben G. Patel Ph.D. Scholar, Indira N. Dodiya Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study highlights the roles of public libraries in the socio-economic development of rural areas in the digital age with special reference to the Government District Library- Ahwa. A total no. of 60 questionnaires were distributed to a library, using a survey to collect data. Out of which 45 users gave their responses. The study found that all respondents indicated that they were using the public library for reading purposes. Followed by 75.56% respondents to prepare competitive exams, 71.11% to improve general knowledge, and very few users using the library for other purposes. The majority 53.33% of users had …


Library Staff Salary Survey Report: A First Thursday Presentation, Kelley F. Rowan, Annia Gonzalez, Jamie Rogers, Jennifer Scholl, Adriana Harris, Christopher M. Jimenez Nov 2023

Library Staff Salary Survey Report: A First Thursday Presentation, Kelley F. Rowan, Annia Gonzalez, Jamie Rogers, Jennifer Scholl, Adriana Harris, Christopher M. Jimenez

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation was given by the Salary Task Force (STF) members, Jamie Rogers, Annia Gonzalez, and Kelley Rowan at an FIU Libraries First Thursday's Forum. Members of the task force presented the results from two surveys, including cost of living research and SUS salary analysis and comparisons. Afterwards, attendees were invited to ask questions and express their concerns before the task force publishes the final report. The research in this presentation is based on surveys and research conducted by all Salary Task Force members.


Murray Library November 2023 Newsletter, Murray Library Nov 2023

Murray Library November 2023 Newsletter, Murray Library

Library Publications

What's new at the library? News and information about Murray Library at Messiah University written by its staff.


Attitude Of Library And Information Science Students Of Imo State University, Owerri Towards The Utilization Of Social Media., Chinedu C. Egbuchu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D Oct 2023

Attitude Of Library And Information Science Students Of Imo State University, Owerri Towards The Utilization Of Social Media., Chinedu C. Egbuchu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the attitude of Library and Information Science students of Imo State University, Owerri towards the utilization of social media. The study adopted a survey research design. The population of the study is 370. This is made up of all the undergraduates from 100 to 400 level in the Department of Library and information Science, Imo State University. The instrument used to collect data was Google form. This was designed by the researchers and sent to the course representatives of the various levels who were instructed to post it on their class WhatsApp group platform. Reminders were sent …


Semiotic Analysis Of Library Homepages: A Case Study Of The University Of Management And Technology (Umt), Lahore, Pakistan., Mariym Muhammad Muhammad Ismail Miss, Muhammad Waseem Zia Mr, Kamaluddeen Isa El-Kalash Oct 2023

Semiotic Analysis Of Library Homepages: A Case Study Of The University Of Management And Technology (Umt), Lahore, Pakistan., Mariym Muhammad Muhammad Ismail Miss, Muhammad Waseem Zia Mr, Kamaluddeen Isa El-Kalash

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose- Signs and symbols play important roles in our lives because they help us to convey messages even without written words. With the invention of the internet and the evolution of web technologies, the universe became a global village because the internet facilitated a better and faster avenue for human communication. In libraries and allied information science terrains, the internet fostered the use of Websites, to portray the intellectual contents that are domiciled in them. On the library websites, users can ascertain the timings, collections, policies etc. of a particular library because the icons that are visible on a …


Tangible Impact Of Literacy In Libraries And Information Undergraduate Academic Performance Skills Students At Kwara State University, Nigeria, Abdrahman Atanda Moustapha Oct 2023

Tangible Impact Of Literacy In Libraries And Information Undergraduate Academic Performance Skills Students At Kwara State University, Nigeria, Abdrahman Atanda Moustapha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

PURPOSE: The paper examined the effect of library skills and literacy on the academic performance of undergraduate students at Kwara State University, Nigeria.

DESIGN/METHODOLOGY: A descriptive survey method and random sampling techniques were used with 150 randomly selected students for the research. A self-designed questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the respondents, and a simple percentage ratio was adapted for data analysis.

Findings: The result shows that most of the students do not have access to literacy facilities. It reveals a lack of application skills by the majority but shows the positive impact of information literacy on students' academic …


Caring For The Family Tree: Helping Patrons Select Genealogy Software, Beth Transue, Rob Lesher Oct 2023

Caring For The Family Tree: Helping Patrons Select Genealogy Software, Beth Transue, Rob Lesher

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

Caring for the Family Tree: Helping Patrons Select Genealogy Software

Presentation by: Rob Lesher, PA Library Association PA Forward Manager and Beth Transue, Messiah University Information Literacy Librarian

Presented at the PA Library Association annual conference, October 2023, Kalahari Resort, Poconos, PA

Objectives:

  • Help patrons determine genealogy research goals and budget parameters
  • Explore genealogy software options
  • Assist patrons to select genealogy software options based on research goals and budget parameters

This Civic & Social Literacy focused presentation will help librarians work with patrons to select genealogy software. As the hobby of genealogy grows in popularity, there is a multitude of …


Fall 2023, John M. Pfau Library Oct 2023

Fall 2023, John M. Pfau Library

Peacock – John M. Pfau Library Newsletter

In this issue...

  • Two Inland Empire Archival Preservation Projects Funded p.1-2
  • New Library Team Members p. 2-5
  • New Databases p.5-10


The Information Edge - Library Newsletter -October 2023, Sarah Burns-Feyl, Jennifer Rosenstein Oct 2023

The Information Edge - Library Newsletter -October 2023, Sarah Burns-Feyl, Jennifer Rosenstein

University Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.