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Accessibility In The Time Of Limited Resources, Robin Camille Davis, Mark Eaton, Stephen Klein, Junior R. Tidal Dec 2017

Accessibility In The Time Of Limited Resources, Robin Camille Davis, Mark Eaton, Stephen Klein, Junior R. Tidal

Publications and Research

In the spirit of this year’s theme of “opening access,” our panel highlights how library faculty are making technology more accessible for the CUNY community. Despite the rising costs of journal prices and the stagnation of library budgets, librarians have employed low-cost and free techniques to improve access to library services. The panelists’ projects provide helpful examples of CUNY librarians’ work to increase access for our communities through technology.


Anything Can Happen In The Zone, Josh Petrusa Nov 2017

Anything Can Happen In The Zone, Josh Petrusa

Scholarship and Professional Work

No abstract provided.


Helping Faculty Embrace Fate: Collaborating To Build And Promote An Ir And A Scholarly Communications Program On Campus, Samantha D. Kennedy, Stephen Robishaw, Shilpa Rele Nov 2017

Helping Faculty Embrace Fate: Collaborating To Build And Promote An Ir And A Scholarly Communications Program On Campus, Samantha D. Kennedy, Stephen Robishaw, Shilpa Rele

Libraries Scholarship

This presentation will share the experiences at one university that took a collaborative approach to building an institutional repository and creating a scholarly communication program on campus. All aspects of the collaboration and process will be discussed including successes, failures, roadblocks and campus-wide wins. Presenters will discuss on how the library leveraged their knowledge to solidify a relationship with the Office of Research, the Faculty Center, and other partners around campus to stimulate need and engage in conversations with faculty and administrators. This was all accomplished with no set position dedicated to these needs, and one reference and instruction librarian …


Jfk Assassination Records Collection In Government Documents, Minnesota State University, Mankato Nov 2017

Jfk Assassination Records Collection In Government Documents, Minnesota State University, Mankato

History

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


Using Social Science To Create A Better Survey, Kelley F. Rowan Nov 2017

Using Social Science To Create A Better Survey, Kelley F. Rowan

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation is a summary of concepts related to survey creation that were originally presented in a 6 week course at the University of Michigan on creating surveys in the social sciences. It includes references and links to the course.


Jetstream Volume 2 Issue 1, Nancy Anzalone, Tabitha M. Ochtera Mlis, Theresa Rienzo Mlis, Shikha Joseph Mlis, Tim Hasin Mlis, Nikki Palumbo Mlis, Maya Wilder Mlis, Curt Friehs Mlis, Madeleine Nash Mlis Nov 2017

Jetstream Volume 2 Issue 1, Nancy Anzalone, Tabitha M. Ochtera Mlis, Theresa Rienzo Mlis, Shikha Joseph Mlis, Tim Hasin Mlis, Nikki Palumbo Mlis, Maya Wilder Mlis, Curt Friehs Mlis, Madeleine Nash Mlis

JETstream: Library Newsletter

Although summer tends to be when we might experience a bit of a respite on campus, that was certainly not the case here at the JET Library. The library underwent some significant renovations to two of our instruction rooms, Educational Resource Center, and the Suffolk Extension Center Library. We also acquired several new products and technologies such as the DigitalCommons and BrowZine, which you may read about further in this issue of JETstream. At the start of the semester, we continued our annual tradition of hosting the JET Library Pizza Party to welcome the incoming freshmen, as well as our …


Nsuworks Annual Report 2015-2016, Michele Gibney Oct 2017

Nsuworks Annual Report 2015-2016, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

In 2014 Nova Southeastern University celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In conjunction with the anniversary, the NSU Libraries determined a need to preserve the past, present and future of the university by creating a campus wide repository for all scholarship, creative work, and historical materials produced by the university. NSUWorks is a part of the NSU Libraries’ contribution to the university’s ongoing growth and success as an internationally recognized research institution. NSUWorks was officially launched at the Dean’s Meeting on November 2014, and reached its two year anniversary at the end of February 2016. The NSUWorks Annual Report covers the period …


Credo Online Reference Service, Larry Sheret Oct 2017

Credo Online Reference Service, Larry Sheret

Larry Sheret

Credo Online Reference Service, popularly known as Credo Reference, is an e-reference database for K-12, public libraries, and academic libraries. The user-friendly interface provides an excellent place for students to begin their research, or to learn about the process of doing research during information literacy instruction. Instructors are provided with pre-proxied permalinks and embed codes that allow them to integrate any part of this resource into their learning management system.


Critical Media Literacies: Collaboration And Partnership, Sarah-Anne Kennedy, Roisin Guilfoyle Oct 2017

Critical Media Literacies: Collaboration And Partnership, Sarah-Anne Kennedy, Roisin Guilfoyle

Conference papers

“We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.” –Jo Cox

“The BAI has chosen to publish this document in the spirit of collaboration and in the hope that the framework will help all stakeholders and recognise what role they can play and identify opportunities for collaboration” -Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)

Media Literacy Policy Critical Media Literacies: Collaboration and Partnership with Information Literacy Sarah-Anne Kennedy, Assistant Librarian, DIT Library Services Roisin Guilfoyle, Assistant Librarian, DIT Library Services.

Both Librarians and Academics working in media disciplines are involved in teaching …


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Oct 2017

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Online (2008-2023)

  • Library Resource Updates


Notes From The Stacks, October 2017, Friends Of The Brooks Library Oct 2017

Notes From The Stacks, October 2017, Friends Of The Brooks Library

Friends of the Brooks Library

No abstract provided.


The Value Of Libraries And Identifying Information Needs [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick Oct 2017

The Value Of Libraries And Identifying Information Needs [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in LIF 101 – Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities who attend a 1-hour library session. The focus of this session and assignment is “information.”

Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world. This session will help students engage with these values, positioning the library as a welcoming and accessible space, librarians as guides and translators of modern information landscapes, and library resources as a way to participate in disciplinary conversations and …


Evaluating Reliability In Resources [Library], Christopher Mchale Oct 2017

Evaluating Reliability In Resources [Library], Christopher Mchale

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in CJF 101 Criminal Justice who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Integrative and Global Learning core competencies.

This session seeks to introduce students to critical evaluation as the important skill that involves questioning different elements of an information resource to determine its authority on the topic it addresses. Students will practice this process by engaging in a discussion about the reliability of a specific resource. They will be encouraged to contribute to an in depth evaluation of a resource as a group.

This session will give students the …


Concept Mapping For Focused Paper Topics [Library], Ian Mcdermott Oct 2017

Concept Mapping For Focused Paper Topics [Library], Ian Mcdermott

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in SYF 101 Psychology who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Inquiry and Problem Solving core competency in terms of exposing students to “Searching as Strategic Exploration” and the Integrative Learning core competency in terms of analyzing “Scholarship as a Conversation.”

In the first of two parts, this session will focus on building subject knowledge and finding background information in encyclopedias. Students will learn how encyclopedias can offer different perspectives on the same topic; they will also create an APA citation for an encyclopedia entry. In order to gain …


Library Science Strategies For Liberal Arts: Math And Science [Library], Christopher Mchale Oct 2017

Library Science Strategies For Liberal Arts: Math And Science [Library], Christopher Mchale

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in LMF 101- Math and Science who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Inquiry and Problem Solving and Integrative core competencies in terms of exposing students to “Searching as Strategic Exploration.”

Strategy and exploration are the keys to effective research. Students often mistake academic research as similar to “Googling.” This session will stress the importance of mastering the research process in an academic context. It will encourage students to become familiar with the diverse tools and resources provided by the library.

This session will give students a quick outline …


Profiling The Global Impact Of A Company [Library], Steven Ovadia Oct 2017

Profiling The Global Impact Of A Company [Library], Steven Ovadia

Open Educational Resources

This assignment, as part of a 1-hour library session, was developed for students in BTF 101- Business. The Inquiry and Problem, Integrative Learning, and Global Learning core competencies inform the content of the session. Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops. Business research frequently relies on using often-expensive information products to gain or protect some sort of market advantage or position. This lesson will introduce students to the idea that information is a valuable and essential tool for …


Research Proposal, Janis Joyce Shearer Oct 2017

Research Proposal, Janis Joyce Shearer

Beta Phi Mu Award

The purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge towards understanding the possible reason(s) for a lack of racial and ethnic diversity within librarianship. It will investigate the awareness and interest levels of library degrees and careers within an undergraduate student population to assist in determining if there is a significant difference between students of color and non-students of color.


Library Science Strategies For Natural Sciences [Library], Christopher Mchale Oct 2017

Library Science Strategies For Natural Sciences [Library], Christopher Mchale

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in NSF 100 Natural Sciences who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Inquiry and Problem Solving and Integrative core competencies in terms of exposing students to “Searching as Strategic Exploration.”

Strategy and exploration are the keys to effective research. Students often mistake academic research as similar to “Googling.” This session will stress the importance of mastering the research process in an academic context. It will encourage students to become familiar with the diverse tools and resources provided by the library.

This session will give students a quick outline of …


Cultural Competency In Health Sciences [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick Oct 2017

Cultural Competency In Health Sciences [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in HSF 090- Health Sciences who attend a 1-hour library session. The focus of this session and assignment is “research as inquiry.”

Research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field. Students will practice this iterative process by experimenting with the trial and error necessary in the research process as they repeat and refine their searches. They will be encouraged to explore the way cultural competence changes depending on their field or topic focus.

This session will …


Acrl Peer Comparison For University Of Rhode Island Libraries, 2012-2016, Andrée J. Rathemacher Sep 2017

Acrl Peer Comparison For University Of Rhode Island Libraries, 2012-2016, Andrée J. Rathemacher

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

Comparison of the University of Rhode Island Libraries with peer institutions (as defined by the University's Office of Institutional Research). Data used are from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Statistical Survey covering fiscal years ending 2012-2016. Metrics compared are: total library expenditures, total library materials/services expenditures, ongoing commitments to subscriptions, one-time resource purchases, total professional staff salaries & wages, all other paid staff salaries & wages, professional staff (fte), all other paid staff (fte), gate count (annual), initial circulation - physical, student population, total library expenditures per student, and total library materials expenditures per student.


Fy2016 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael C. Vocino Sep 2017

Fy2016 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael C. Vocino

University Libraries Reports & Statistics

The main document posted here is a report generated from the online subscription service ACRLMetrics. The report contains FY2016 data as submitted by the University of Rhode Island Libraries for the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Survey. Several files are included as supplemental content, including the data in spreadsheet format, the survey instructions, an FAQ document, the blank survey form, and the survey form filled out as submitted.


Centennial Library 2016-2017 Annual Report, Cedarville University Sep 2017

Centennial Library 2016-2017 Annual Report, Cedarville University

Centennial Library Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


Comparative Study Of Library And Internet Use As A Source Of Information By Graduate Students Of The University For Development Studies, Ghana, Franklina Adjoa Yebowaah Ms Sep 2017

Comparative Study Of Library And Internet Use As A Source Of Information By Graduate Students Of The University For Development Studies, Ghana, Franklina Adjoa Yebowaah Ms

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Source of academic information is very relevant to graduate students. Basically, academic libraries provide much relevant research materials in both printed and electronic formats to support graduate studies. Higher institutions such as the University for Development Studies have therefore, invested resources in acquiring library infrastructure to facilitate research work. This study sought to analyse graduate students use of library and internet resources for academic activities. Primary data were collected using a questionnaire from 126 graduate students who were selected using a simple random sampling procedure. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and bivariate probit regression framework. The results indicate …


09-2017 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Sep 2017

09-2017 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services Newsletter for September 2017.


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Aug 2017

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Online (2008-2023)

  • Google Scholar Library Links- Update your setting Today!


The State Of Diversity And Inclusion Initiatives In Small College Libraries, Pete Gilbert, Gretchen Revie Aug 2017

The State Of Diversity And Inclusion Initiatives In Small College Libraries, Pete Gilbert, Gretchen Revie

Diversity Conference 2017

Libraries have always been about diversity—of thought, expression, content – and inclusion. This up-to-the-minute report will highlight the current state of initiatives at Lawrence University and our peer institutions.


Forget The Kitchen Sink!: Designing Focused, Student-Centered, And Mobile Friendly Research Guides, Christopher Casey Jul 2017

Forget The Kitchen Sink!: Designing Focused, Student-Centered, And Mobile Friendly Research Guides, Christopher Casey

All Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Discussion of the importance of using web design to create research guides that not only contain relevant information, but are mobile friendly and easily accessible. LibGuides is an online content creation package that allows all libraries to curate resources into research guides that best fit the needs of their patrons. Research guides can be a valuable resource, but they must be designed effectively. The goal of this session is to highlight the value of research guides, and also the best practices to use when creating online resources. These include not only the amount and type of content, but also layout …


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.


Dpanther: Benefits And Challenges Of Building And Managing Your Own Digital Repository, Kelley Rowan, Rebecca Bakker Jul 2017

Dpanther: Benefits And Challenges Of Building And Managing Your Own Digital Repository, Kelley Rowan, Rebecca Bakker

Works of the FIU Libraries

This article addresses the benefits and challenges associated with building your own digital repository platform and managing content, technical hurdles, and partners. The authors discuss the advantages of building a repository that can evolve as standards in the field do and how to handle the problems that arise when you are both the metadata manager and technical support. The authors also discuss difficulties their partners have experienced with the platform and lessons learned. It is the hope that this information will provide those who may be either managing a digital repository or considering a new digital platform, relevant information that …


Law Library Blog (July 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jul 2017

Law Library Blog (July 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.