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The Threat To Academic & Intellectual Freedom, Christopher M. Jimenez, Melissa Del Castillo, Stephen Thomson Moore, Lowell Bryan Cooper, Jacqueline Radebaugh, George Pearson May 2023

The Threat To Academic & Intellectual Freedom, Christopher M. Jimenez, Melissa Del Castillo, Stephen Thomson Moore, Lowell Bryan Cooper, Jacqueline Radebaugh, George Pearson

Works of the FIU Libraries

The Academic and Intellectual Freedom Ad Hoc Committee presented a First Thursday discussion on May 4 about academic and intellectual freedom. Starting with a brief definition of these terms, they traced the history of Academic Freedom and how current events affect us at FIU. The committee posed several real-life scenarios threatening Academic/Intellectual Freedom in libraries. All library staff were invited to attend this lively discussion.


So You Want To Be A Leader? Examining Pathways To Special Collections Administration, Sarah Horowitz, Colleen W. Barrett Jan 2023

So You Want To Be A Leader? Examining Pathways To Special Collections Administration, Sarah Horowitz, Colleen W. Barrett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This article seeks to understand the current state of the field of special collections library administration in the United States. Using a dataset gathered through publicly available information about special collections directors from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Independent Research Libraries Association (IRLA), and the Oberlin Group institutional members, the authors explore the educational backgrounds of directors, the types of positions they held prior to taking on their current roles, and the effect of gender on leadership advancement. This article also discusses the similarities and differences between institution types as well as promotions within institutions and across types of …


Dynamics Of Organisational Politics And Library Administration On The Motivation And Job Performance Of Library Staff, Omobolade Opeyemi Adeagbo Dr., Iwok Nnah Shabi Dr., Femi Zacch Oguntuase Dr. Jan 2023

Dynamics Of Organisational Politics And Library Administration On The Motivation And Job Performance Of Library Staff, Omobolade Opeyemi Adeagbo Dr., Iwok Nnah Shabi Dr., Femi Zacch Oguntuase Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Organizational politics is present in every secular establishment including the library with its attendant pros and cons. The paper aims to describe the observed interplay between organizational politics, motivation, and job performance of academic library staff to achieve organizational goals and promote workplace peace and harmony. The study employed a qualitative approach based on personal observation by the researchers and interviews of library managers conveniently selected from four academic libraries in Nigeria; two from the south–south and two from the south–west geopolitical zones. The findings showed that organizational politics can negatively influence library staff's motivation and job performance and lead …


A Complicated Legacy Defines School Librarians As Teachers, Mary Keeling Jan 2023

A Complicated Legacy Defines School Librarians As Teachers, Mary Keeling

STEMPS Faculty Publications

The article analyzes how the legacy of school librarianship inform the future of school librarians as teachers. Topics discussed include lower test scores and fewer opportunities to develop critical thinking and digital literacy skills among students, need for the federal government to recognize the importance of school libraries and how well-staffed school library with a qualified librarian can provide essential services and resources.


Print Collections Reconsidered, Rebecca Lubas Jan 2022

Print Collections Reconsidered, Rebecca Lubas

Library Scholarship

This article discusses the transition back to in-person library services after a year or more of remote services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the article argues the necessity for libraries to reinvest in their print collections.


Academic Library Succession Planning In The University Of California (Uc) System, Crystal Goldman Jan 2022

Academic Library Succession Planning In The University Of California (Uc) System, Crystal Goldman

Dissertations

The Library and Information Science (LIS) literature has made clear that academic libraries in the U.S. have experienced decades of hiring freezes and budget cuts that reduced staffing overall and eliminated many middle management positions. Consequently, now that baby boomer library managers and administrators are beginning to retire, there are few qualified applicants to replace them. Thus, many in the LIS field have called for better succession planning by top-level library administrators (e.g., Deans, Directors, University Librarians). Few studies, however, have directly addressed this issue by examining these administrators’ perceptions or behavior regarding succession planning. This study begins to fill …


The Impact Of The Early Covid-19 Pandemic Response On Kentucky’S Library Workforce, Anita R. Hall, Brandi Duggins Feb 2021

The Impact Of The Early Covid-19 Pandemic Response On Kentucky’S Library Workforce, Anita R. Hall, Brandi Duggins

Faculty Scholarship

Although prior research has examined the Pandemic responses of libraries in terms of physical closures and innovation in services, the impact these measures have had on library workers is largely unexplored. This study seeks to understand the impact of initial library responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kentucky from March 2020 through June 2020. A survey of Kentucky Library Workers found a wide range of impacts during the initial pandemic response period, with 30.49% of respondents affected by some type of employment-related measure, and 11.28% either furloughed or laid off during this time. Workers at different types of libraries and …


Planning An Ldr, Gerald Holmes Apr 2020

Planning An Ldr, Gerald Holmes

Library Diversity and Residency Studies

This article provides recommendations and strategies for those seeking to either establish or strengthen a Library Diversity Residency Program. The article highlights the role of Library Administration, Librarians, Library Staff, Residency Coordinators and others. These roles that will lead to the success of the Library Residency Program for many years.


Mapping Information Seeking Behaviour Of Students At Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Sankha Subhra Das, E Santhana Kumar Nov 2019

Mapping Information Seeking Behaviour Of Students At Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Sankha Subhra Das, E Santhana Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

It is mere information that attracts readers to the library. The present examination targets portraying the information looking for example understudies of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. Students were qualified by convenience sampling method for the study. The examination uncovers that: Majority of the respondents are in 20-24 years age gathering. Week by week Visit' (59.1%) is the most sort out time utilized library period. 41.8% of respondents visit the library for getting subjective data. Lending area 71.9% are the most visited segments of the library. 44.8% can use OPAC for searching information. The newspaper section is also a hotspot for …


Creating And Deploying Usb Port Covers At Hudson County Community College, Lotta Sanchez, John P. Delooper Sep 2019

Creating And Deploying Usb Port Covers At Hudson County Community College, Lotta Sanchez, John P. Delooper

Publications and Research

In 2016, Hudson County (NJ) Community College (HCCC) deployed several wireless keyboards and mice with its iMac computers. Shortly after deployment, library staff found that each device’s required USB receiver (a.k.a. dongle) would disappear frequently. As a result, HCCC library staff developed and deployed 3D printed port covers to enclose these dongles. This, for a time, proved very successful in preventing the issue. This article will discuss the development of these port covers, their deployment, and what worked and did not work about the project.


From Women-Staffed To Women-Led: Gender And Leadership In Academic Libraries, 1974-2018., Marta Bladek Jan 2019

From Women-Staffed To Women-Led: Gender And Leadership In Academic Libraries, 1974-2018., Marta Bladek

Publications and Research

This article reviews post-1974 scholarly literature on women’s leadership in academic libraries, with the emphasis on the United States. The purpose of this synthesis is to highlight research areas and themes that have significantly expanded the profession’s knowledge about gender and its impact at the top administrative level. The article starts with a brief overview of theories of gender and leadership before tracing scholarship on the gendered career patterns singled out in Schiller’s work (1974). The article then focuses on additional issues related to gender and library administration, including leadership styles, perceptions of differences between male and female leaders, and …


Critical Library Management: Administrating For Equity, Candise Branum, Turner Masland Oct 2017

Critical Library Management: Administrating For Equity, Candise Branum, Turner Masland

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Social justice and critical theory frameworks have been utilized to discuss library pedagogy and cataloging, but librarians have been slow in applying critical theory to how we actually manage libraries and lead staff. Management is not glamorous; rather, many still hold the traditional view of management as upholding hierarchical values. At its core, both libraries and management are about people, and library managers and administrators have the power to formulate and uphold the library’s values.

Libraries do not exist in a vacuum; we work to empower the communities we work with, and social justice issues directly impact our patrons. In …


So, You Find Yourself Supervising Faculty Librarians. What Now?, Jonathan Miller Aug 2017

So, You Find Yourself Supervising Faculty Librarians. What Now?, Jonathan Miller

Faculty Publications

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The Critical Library Manager, Candise Branum, Molly Gunderson, Turner Masland Apr 2017

The Critical Library Manager, Candise Branum, Molly Gunderson, Turner Masland

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Oregon libraries work to meet the information needs of our communities, a mission that is dependent on teamwork. Library managers are tasked with leading, supporting and developing the teams that serve our communities. Social justice and critical theory are frameworks that are often discussed within library practice, but are only starting to be applied to library management practice. The more we discuss social justice, the more apparent it is that inclusion and equity are essential aspects of library management. This program will open with a brief presentation discussing the overlap between critical theory and library management, then we will open …


Academic Librarians And Research: A Study Of Canadian Library Administrator Perspectives, Selinda Adelle Berg, Heidi Lm Jacobs, Dayna Cornwall Sep 2016

Academic Librarians And Research: A Study Of Canadian Library Administrator Perspectives, Selinda Adelle Berg, Heidi Lm Jacobs, Dayna Cornwall

Heidi LM Jacobs

Within the literature exploring the role of research in academic librarianship, very little attention has been paid to the perspectives of upper libraryadministrators. This perspective is critical because library administrators play a key role in hiring, evaluating, supporting, promoting, and tenuring professional librarians. As a way of bringing the administrative perspective to these discussions, our study examines how library administrators within the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) view the role of research in their own libraries and within academic librarianship, as well as how they perceive the current and future climate for librarians’ research. Our study reveals key areas …


Academic Librarians And Research: A Study Of Canadian Library Administrator Perspectives, Selinda Adelle Berg, Heidi Lm Jacobs, Dayna Cornwall Jul 2016

Academic Librarians And Research: A Study Of Canadian Library Administrator Perspectives, Selinda Adelle Berg, Heidi Lm Jacobs, Dayna Cornwall

Selinda Adelle Berg

Within the literature exploring the role of research in academic librarianship, very little attention has been paid to the perspectives of upper libraryadministrators. This perspective is critical because library administrators play a key role in hiring, evaluating, supporting, promoting, and tenuring professional librarians. As a way of bringing the administrative perspective to these discussions, our study examines how library administrators within the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) view the role of research in their own libraries and within academic librarianship, as well as how they perceive the current and future climate for librarians’ research. Our study reveals key areas …


How To Build A High-Quality Library Collection In A Multi-Format Environment: Centralized Selection At University Of Wyoming Libraries, Sandra Barstow, David Macaulay, Shannon Tharp Jan 2016

How To Build A High-Quality Library Collection In A Multi-Format Environment: Centralized Selection At University Of Wyoming Libraries, Sandra Barstow, David Macaulay, Shannon Tharp

David Macaulay

In recent decades, the composition of academic library collections has shifted toward electronic formats, resulting in a more complicated publication landscape to be navigated by selectors. Additionally, the workload of public services librarians has become more weighted toward instruction and research support, putting more pressure on the time of liaison librarians tasked with collection development responsibilities. These shifts have prompted academic institutions, including University of Wyoming Libraries, to consider a restructuring of collection development responsibilities. This article describes the evolution and implementation of a centralized model of selection at UW Libraries.


Book Review: Adding Value To Libraries, Archives, And Museums: Harnessing The Force That Drives Your Organization’S Future, Jennifer A. Bartlett Jan 2016

Book Review: Adding Value To Libraries, Archives, And Museums: Harnessing The Force That Drives Your Organization’S Future, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Value in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations has traditionally been centered on collections and services. Today’s libraries are looking at new ways to make their operations valuable to their patrons. Adding Value is geared toward library managers and administrators focusing on understanding, identifying, planning, and implementing services with an eye toward new definitions of value.


The Lilead Survey: A National Study Of District-Level Library Supervisors: The Position, Office, And Characteristics Of The Supervisor, Ann Carlson Weeks, Jeffrey Discala, Diane L. Barlow, Sheri A. Massey, Christie Kodama, Kelsey Jarrell, Leah Jacobs, Alexandra Moses, Rebecca Follman, Rosemary Hall Jan 2016

The Lilead Survey: A National Study Of District-Level Library Supervisors: The Position, Office, And Characteristics Of The Supervisor, Ann Carlson Weeks, Jeffrey Discala, Diane L. Barlow, Sheri A. Massey, Christie Kodama, Kelsey Jarrell, Leah Jacobs, Alexandra Moses, Rebecca Follman, Rosemary Hall

STEMPS Faculty Publications

The school district library supervisor occupies a pivotal position in library and information services programs that support and enhance the instructional efforts of a school district: providing leadership; advocating for the programs; supporting, advising, and providing professional development to building-level librarians; and representing school library programs to stakeholders in the school system and the community at large. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Lilead Project was founded at the University of Maryland in 2011 to "study, support, and build community among school district library supervisors" (Lilead Project n.d.). To gain a better understanding of supervisors--who …


Reframing The Academic Research Library In The U.S.: Perceptions Of Change From Library Leaders, Victoria L. Stuart Nov 2015

Reframing The Academic Research Library In The U.S.: Perceptions Of Change From Library Leaders, Victoria L. Stuart

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

During the past five years (2010-2015), U.S. universities experienced a simultaneous downturn in financial support along with rapid changes in technology and increased demand for accountability. Academic libraries, among the most central and visible units in the university system, were often at the forefront of financial cutbacks and increased pressure to demonstrate both unit effectiveness and closer alignment with the overall institutional mission. Little research existed to document academic libraries’ changes during this volatile period in history, or how the role of the academic library as part of the university system evolved during this period. Through interviews with the library …


Envisioning And Integrating New Cataloging Workflows, Susan A. Massey Aug 2014

Envisioning And Integrating New Cataloging Workflows, Susan A. Massey

Susan A. Massey

This presentation describes the Cataloging department reorganization in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida.


Surviving The Great Ts Restructure, Susan A. Massey Aug 2014

Surviving The Great Ts Restructure, Susan A. Massey

Susan A. Massey

This presentation describes the reorganization of the Technical Services department in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida.


Research Data Management And The Canadian Academic Library: An Organizational Consideration Of Data Management And Data Stewardship, Michael Steeleworthy Jun 2014

Research Data Management And The Canadian Academic Library: An Organizational Consideration Of Data Management And Data Stewardship, Michael Steeleworthy

Library Publications

Research data management (RDM) has become a professional imperative for Canada’s academic librarians. Recent policy considerations by our national research funding agencies that address the ability of Canadian universities to effectively manage the massive amounts of research data they now create has helped library and university administrators recognize this gap in the research enterprise and identify RDM as a solution. RDM is not new to libraries, though. Rather, it draws on existing and evolving organizational functions in order to improve data collection, access, use, and preservation. A successful research data management service requires the skills and knowledge found in a …


Mentoring In Canadian Academic Libraries: Research Results And Ideas For Practice, Marni R. Harrington, Elizabeth Marshall Jan 2014

Mentoring In Canadian Academic Libraries: Research Results And Ideas For Practice, Marni R. Harrington, Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth Marshall

A recent research study about mentoring in Canadian college and university libraries reveals that new librarians expect to be mentored. Additionally, preferred mentoring activities for all librarians include psychosocial support, career guidance and role modeling. This poster presentation will share the findings from recent MLIS graduates, librarians and library administrators about mentoring experiences and expectations in academic library settings.


Overwhelmed To Action: Digital Preservation Challenges At The Under-Resourced Institution, Amanda K. Rinehart, Patrice-Andre Prud'homme, Andrew R. Huot Jan 2014

Overwhelmed To Action: Digital Preservation Challenges At The Under-Resourced Institution, Amanda K. Rinehart, Patrice-Andre Prud'homme, Andrew R. Huot

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

Digital preservation advocates at small or mid-sized institutions struggle with the expectations of implementing a digital preservation program. Given that they operate with fewer resources than their larger colleagues, implementation can seem overwhelmingly difficult. With digital preservation a pressing issue, how do these libraries begin to tackle the challenge? Advocates at Milner Library have had the advantage of collaborating on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant, Preserving (Digital) Objects With Restricted Resources (POWRR). This case study examines how they have applied the lessons they have learned to go from being overwhelmed to taking action. Along …


Is It Really Time To Replace Your Ils With A Next-Generation Option?, Keith Kelley, Carrie C. Leatherman, Geraldine Rinna Oct 2013

Is It Really Time To Replace Your Ils With A Next-Generation Option?, Keith Kelley, Carrie C. Leatherman, Geraldine Rinna

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

A claimed benefit of the emerging next-generation, cloud-based systems is to give libraries new efficiencies, allowing them to do more with less. And we can hardly wait. But we suspect that they are not there yet.


Demonstrating The Value Of The Public Library: Economic Valuation And The Advocacy Imperative, Tracy L. Micka May 2013

Demonstrating The Value Of The Public Library: Economic Valuation And The Advocacy Imperative, Tracy L. Micka

School of Information Student Research Journal

Promising developments in the field of library valuation over the last fifteen years are providing new options for demonstrating library value. Metrics-gathering has moved away from counting inputs and outputs toward measuring the value of the public library in monetary terms using increasingly sophisticated quantitative methods formerly reserved for business and industry. While it is premature to draw a firm conclusion as to the impact of economic valuation efforts on the success of library advocacy, the adoption of private sector concepts represents a new window of opportunity for library advocates. This critical review synthesizes the library valuation literature, exploring the …


Collaboration As An Essential Tool In Information Literacy Education 9-16: Context, Qualities And Implications, Samantha Godbey Jan 2013

Collaboration As An Essential Tool In Information Literacy Education 9-16: Context, Qualities And Implications, Samantha Godbey

Library Faculty Publications

The proliferation of electronic content and the development of new technologies are causing fundamental changes to the processes of reading and research, leaving many librarians curious and concerned about the future of the profession. In the midst of this transitional period, contemporary school librarians continue to face the challenges of limited funding and high expectations. Education and library funding continues to be cut, yet school librarians are tasked with coordinating efforts to educate children in information literacy so that they are educated consumers of information. Information literacy, the ability to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to …


Academic Librarians And Research: A Study Of Canadian Library Administrator Perspectives, Selinda Adelle Berg, Heidi Lm Jacobs, Dayna Cornwall Jan 2013

Academic Librarians And Research: A Study Of Canadian Library Administrator Perspectives, Selinda Adelle Berg, Heidi Lm Jacobs, Dayna Cornwall

Leddy Library Publications

Within the literature exploring the role of research in academic librarianship, very little attention has been paid to the perspectives of upper libraryadministrators. This perspective is critical because library administrators play a key role in hiring, evaluating, supporting, promoting, and tenuring professional librarians. As a way of bringing the administrative perspective to these discussions, our study examines how library administrators within the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) view the role of research in their own libraries and within academic librarianship, as well as how they perceive the current and future climate for librarians’ research. Our study reveals key areas …


Organizational Leadership In Academic Libraries : Identifying Culture Types And Leadership Roles, Monica Garcia Brooks Aug 2012

Organizational Leadership In Academic Libraries : Identifying Culture Types And Leadership Roles, Monica Garcia Brooks

Monica Brooks

The purpose of this study is to identify organizational culture types and leadership roles among research and non-research libraries in higher education institutions in the United States and to reveal trends that can assist in enacting needed organizational change. Organizational culture and leadership are two intertwined concepts that are strongly aligned with the human element of any supervisory experience. According to Crosby, they help “nurture effective and humane organizations” (Crosby, 2004). This research project sought to test the claims brought forth by library researchers such as Kaarts-Brown et al. in which they reported a tie between the library manager’s ability …