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Still Lending You The World: The Toledo Lucas County Public Library In The 21st Century, Cade Clem Mar 2023

Still Lending You The World: The Toledo Lucas County Public Library In The 21st Century, Cade Clem

Honors Projects

This research paper focuses on how the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) has adapted to the 21st century, with an emphasis on the impact of digital materials and the Internet. This paper looks at these changes primarily through three lenses: official policies, services and programs, and internal culture. This paper uses quantitative data to determine if TLCPL has maintained overall growth in areas such as number of cardholders, customer counts, circulation, computer usage, and program attendance. These numbers show that, while not always maintaining growth, TLCPL has adapted quite well to the 21st century, bringing in record high numbers …


Transforming Library And Information Services Delivery Using Innovation Technologies, Ogar Christopher Eje Mr, Tangkat Yusuf Dushu Mr. Sep 2018

Transforming Library And Information Services Delivery Using Innovation Technologies, Ogar Christopher Eje Mr, Tangkat Yusuf Dushu Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In todays’ world, library and information services delivery are being transformed from their manual operations to new ways using technology. The study identified the paradigm shift in libraries and information services as a direct consequence of innovation technologies. The key concepts in the study are discussed. The new technology and communication tools are employed in rendering services to the patrons through appropriate channels for access to information with cluster of technologies referred to as the internet. Information technology has brought in sweeping changes in the way libraries function. Libraries need to access, evaluate, and measure the impact of information technology …


Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3040 (Information And Society), Kimmy Szeto Jan 2018

Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3040 (Information And Society), Kimmy Szeto

Open Educational Resources

LIB 3040 Information and Society. 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2100. This course examines the nature, production, value and uses of information in historical perspective; the latest development in information technology; the ways information is produced and disseminated and how they affect business, politics, media, science, arts and culture; the growth of the “information society;” and major information policy issues. (Cross-listed with COM 3040 and PAF 3040)


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins Jul 2017

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

Wendy Abbott

The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.


Chinese American Librarians Association: Embracing Diversity And Outreaching To The Global Community, Sai Deng, Ying Zhang Jun 2017

Chinese American Librarians Association: Embracing Diversity And Outreaching To The Global Community, Sai Deng, Ying Zhang

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library's Special Collections Earns National Award, Trennis Henderson Jun 2017

Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library's Special Collections Earns National Award, Trennis Henderson

Press Releases

The Arkansas Baptist History Collection of Ouachita Baptist University’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections has been honored with the Baptist History and Heritage Society’s 2017 Davis C. Woolley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Assessing and Preserving Baptist History.

The national award honors the work of Dr. Wendy Richter, Ouachita professor and archivist, and her staff who coordinated the Special Collections project. The award was announced recently at the annual conference of the Baptist History and Heritage Society, hosted by First Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga., in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia.

“It is indeed an honor …


No, There Is No Ghost In The Campus Library Stacks, Meg K. Scharf May 2017

No, There Is No Ghost In The Campus Library Stacks, Meg K. Scharf

UCF Forum

Toward the end of an old favorite film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), a newspaper reporter tells Jimmy Stewart’s character, “This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”


Creating Collaborative Connections Through Conversation, Community, And Cranes, Jamie Dalbey, Caroline Mcgowan Mar 2017

Creating Collaborative Connections Through Conversation, Community, And Cranes, Jamie Dalbey, Caroline Mcgowan

Library Services Publications

The Common Read program at Minnesota State University, Mankato created a collaboration of cranes across campus to help connect the community. We will be discussing how we, Library Services, connected one story with a diverse population through partnerships, promotion, engagement, and art! Come learn how we took the solitary endeavor of reading and added a creative hands-on component to increase campus and community connections and participation. We created videos for promotion and education using our in-house resources – and you can do it too! Learn from our successes and also learn what didn't work. Find out more about how we …


Statistics-Bierce Library Study, Tyler J. Hushour Jan 2017

Statistics-Bierce Library Study, Tyler J. Hushour

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This is a report from two surveys that I created and administered to students and faculty at Bierce library who came to the Circulation Desk or the Tech Desk, as well as some of my other findings when periodically looking around the library to see where students like to study or hang-out. There was a written survey given at the Circulation Desk, and a different survey given at the Tech Check-Out Desk. The project is for Melanie Smith-Farrell, the head of Access Services, and is based on a similar study Ian McCullough did in the science library. While this is …


Checking Out Things At The Library – Including These Myths, Meg K. Scharf Sep 2016

Checking Out Things At The Library – Including These Myths, Meg K. Scharf

UCF Forum

It is wonderful to work at our university: It’s vibrant, it’s a beautiful place, and people on campus are fascinating.


Ouachita Special Collections Opening Honors Hickey, Holley And Knight, Trennis Henderson, Rachel Gaddis Mar 2016

Ouachita Special Collections Opening Honors Hickey, Holley And Knight, Trennis Henderson, Rachel Gaddis

Press Releases

No abstract provided.


Fundamentals Of Library Instruction, Darren Sweeper Jun 2015

Fundamentals Of Library Instruction, Darren Sweeper

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

No abstract provided.


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins Dec 2014

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

Peta Hopkins

The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins Aug 2014

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

Jessie Donaghey

The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.


Meeting Information Needs Of Cocoa Farmers In Selected Communities In The Eastern Region Of Ghana, Dominic Agyei Dankwah, Osman Hawa Jan 2014

Meeting Information Needs Of Cocoa Farmers In Selected Communities In The Eastern Region Of Ghana, Dominic Agyei Dankwah, Osman Hawa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the information needs of cocoa farmers in Oda, Asamankese, Kade and Nkawkaw districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It seeks to identify the value cocoa farmers place on information, the various sources and services of information available to them and the level of satisfaction they derive from these sources and services.

Design/methodology/approach: This paper used the survey research. It made use of both the purposive and snowball sampling techniques to select the 4 communities and 160 respondents respectively. A total of 136 questionnaires out of 160 questionnaires that were administered were retrieved. …


Libraries For Sustainability - Networking Event At Aashe 2011, Madeleine K. Charney, Bonnie J. Smith Oct 2011

Libraries For Sustainability - Networking Event At Aashe 2011, Madeleine K. Charney, Bonnie J. Smith

Madeleine K. Charney

"Libraries for Sustainability" was a networking event held at the AASHE conference on 10/11/2011. Participants mostly included sustainability officers with a handful of librarians. A lively and productive discussion yielded ten ideas for connecting campus libraries as partners in the sustainability movement.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1995

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

The proliferation of publications in the lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and transgender press has allowed the weaving of a well-informed network of previously isolated individuals and communities, empowering and unifying lesbian, gay, and other sexual minorities," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender' section of Katzes' 1995 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and …


Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1992

Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

"The lesbian and gay press has shaped and reflected the rise of gay and lesbian liberation," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian and Gay' section of Katzes' 1992 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and 1995) far exceeded any mainstream library collection known to either of the authors who were nevertheless hopeful that libraries would expand …


Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1989

Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

"The time is past when librarians can assume no patron is lesbian or gay, or that there is no interest in gay research," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian and Gay' section of Katzes' 1989 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and 1995) far exceeded any mainstream library collection known to either of the authors who …