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Sr Visits: The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center At The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Benjamin R. Harris Dec 2010

Sr Visits: The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center At The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Benjamin R. Harris

Library Faculty Research

Situated atop Persimmon Hill on Oklahoma City's northeast side, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center has spent forty-five years as the crown jewel of the city's attractions. Aside from exhibits featuring world-renowned art works, authentic western memorabilia, and informational displays, researchers and visitors can take advantage of the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center. The archive includes books, serials, films, image collections and more, and curators depend upon this resource in the development of new exhibits. Serials Review learns about the history, materials, and services associated with the Dickinson Research Center.


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Oct 2010

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

University Libraries News Online (2008-2023)

  • GALILEO: Access to Scholarly Research


The Timing Of The Research Question: First-Year Writing Faculty And Instruction Librarians‘ Differing Perspectives, Jennifer E. Nutefall, Phyllis Mentzell Ryder Oct 2010

The Timing Of The Research Question: First-Year Writing Faculty And Instruction Librarians‘ Differing Perspectives, Jennifer E. Nutefall, Phyllis Mentzell Ryder

Staff publications, research, and presentations

Faculty and librarians agree on the qualities of a good research question. However, in an exploratory study, they differed on when students should develop their research question. While librarians stated that students should develop their question early, first-year writing faculty advocated for delaying the development of the research question. The timing of the research question is an important issue because it has implications for the structuring of research assignments and library instruction, as well as having an impact on the students who get differing messages.


Celebrating Faculty Scholarship: Bibliography - 2009, University Libraries Oct 2010

Celebrating Faculty Scholarship: Bibliography - 2009, University Libraries

University Libraries: Faculty Publications and Other Works

A bibliography of faculty publications submitted for inclusion in the second annual 'Celebrating Faculty Scholarship' event sponsored by Loyola University Libraries. The event, which took place on October 21, 2010 in the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons on the university's Lake Shore Campus, featured articles, books, creative works, and other materials authored by Loyola University Chicago faculty in 2009.


Making Research Make Sense: Guiding College Students Into Information Literacy Through The Information Search Process, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Oct 2010

Making Research Make Sense: Guiding College Students Into Information Literacy Through The Information Search Process, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

The Southeastern Librarian

Bennett College for Women is a private, four year college serving approximately 725 African-American women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because of its unique demographic as one of only two all-female, historically black colleges in the United States, Bennett College attracts women from across the country and the world with a profound diversity of talents and preparation for undergraduate study. The Thomas F. Holgate Library supports the research needs of the college through an active instructional services program at the undergraduate level. While the library has provided library orientation and traditional bibliographic instruction for decades, during the 2007/8 academic year, and …


Trends In Health Sciences Library And Information Science Research: An Analysis Of Research Publications In The Bulletin Of The Medical Library Association And Journal Of The Medical Library Association From 1991 To 2007, Sally A. Gore, Judy M. Nordberg, Lisa A. Palmer, Mary E. Piorun Aug 2010

Trends In Health Sciences Library And Information Science Research: An Analysis Of Research Publications In The Bulletin Of The Medical Library Association And Journal Of The Medical Library Association From 1991 To 2007, Sally A. Gore, Judy M. Nordberg, Lisa A. Palmer, Mary E. Piorun

Sally A. Gore

OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed trends in research activity as represented in the published research in the leading peer-reviewed professional journal for health sciences librarianship.

METHODOLOGY: Research articles were identified from the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association and Journal of the Medical Library Association (1991-2007). Using content analysis and bibliometric techniques, data were collected for each article on the (1) subject, (2) research method, (3) analytical technique used, (4) number of authors, (5) number of citations, (6) first author affiliation, and (7) funding source. The results were compared to a previous study, covering the period 1966 to 1990, to identify …


Archiving Transgender: Affects, Logics, And The Power Of Queer History, Kelly Jacob Rawson May 2010

Archiving Transgender: Affects, Logics, And The Power Of Queer History, Kelly Jacob Rawson

Writing Program – Dissertations

Archiving Transgender:Affects, Logics, and the Power of Queer History examines three archives that collect transgender material in order to analyze archives as rhetorical sites where a complex interplay of language, politics, logic, and affect shape archival research. Current scholarship in rhetorical historiography has (re)turned to archives to consider the rhetorical dimensions of archives themselves and the impact these dimensions have on researchers (Kirsch and Rohan; Morris; Ferreira-Buckley). I extend and complicate this line of inquiry by focusing specifically on transgender archival practices and logics. Transgender archiving is an especially rich site for critical investigation because of the complexities of the …


Towards An Information Literacy Continuum: Examining The High School To College Research Transition, Christopher Sweet, Amanda Pilgrim, Dana Convery Apr 2010

Towards An Information Literacy Continuum: Examining The High School To College Research Transition, Christopher Sweet, Amanda Pilgrim, Dana Convery

Scholarly Publications

We know that many students have difficulties meeting faculty expectations for college-level research. Basic search strategies, critical thinking and evaluation skills are often lacking. Increased dialogue between academic librarians, school librarians and teaching faculty could begin to address some of these problems in a proactive manner. This presentation is a small step in that direction. Chris Sweet, Information Literacy Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University, will introduce this topic from an academic librarian’s perspective. Dana Convery, English and Literature instructor at Prairie Central High School, will discuss high school research from the trenches. What research skills are being taught in the …


Strategic Change And Alignment: Scholarworks At Boise State University, Marilyn K. Moody Apr 2010

Strategic Change And Alignment: Scholarworks At Boise State University, Marilyn K. Moody

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Libraries must engage in strategic change and realign themselves much more closely with the university mission, vision, and strategic priorities. These new alignments are essential in this environment of constant change, and are particularly crucial regarding faculty and support of their teaching and research. This presentation gives examples of the Boise State University ScholarWorks institutional repository+ services and how those services support the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the university.


Towards An Information Literacy Continuum: Examining The High School To College Research Transition, Christopher A. Sweet, Amanda Pilgrim, Dana Convery Apr 2010

Towards An Information Literacy Continuum: Examining The High School To College Research Transition, Christopher A. Sweet, Amanda Pilgrim, Dana Convery

Christopher A. Sweet

We know that many students have difficulties meeting faculty expectations for college-level research. Basic search strategies, critical thinking and evaluation skills are often lacking. Increased dialogue between academic librarians, school librarians and teaching faculty could begin to address some of these problems in a proactive manner. This presentation is a small step in that direction. Chris Sweet, Information Literacy Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University, will introduce this topic from an academic librarian’s perspective. Dana Convery, English and Literature instructor at Prairie Central High School, will discuss high school research from the trenches. What research skills are being taught in the …


Generalizing The Subject Repository, Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen, Jessica Adamick Apr 2010

Generalizing The Subject Repository, Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen, Jessica Adamick

Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen

Subject repositories serve a similar function within their disciplines, but they often evolve in radically different ways from inside their respective fields. When the largest subject repositories such as PubMed Central, CiteSeerX, arXiv, RePEc, SSRN, and AgEcon Search are examined, there are more differences than similarities in terms of sustainability models, software, users, and management. These repositories have developed in relative isolation, all catering to specific disciplinary cultures.While the success of these repositories should be celebrated, there is a great need to develop general best practices and standards for the building and management of subject repositories. According to OpenDOAR, there …


Writing Center And Library Collaboration: A Telephone Survey Of Academic Libraries, Lily Todorinova Apr 2010

Writing Center And Library Collaboration: A Telephone Survey Of Academic Libraries, Lily Todorinova

Lily Todorinova

Writing and researching are highly interrelated processes and there is much overlap between the goals and responsibilities of writing center staff and librarians. There is little evidence, however, that partnership between writing centers and libraries has been instituted as standard practice in academic institutions. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to explore the current state of the relationship between the writing center and the library. A telephone survey was administered to librarians in a sample of 268 academic institutions. The results indicated that only 26.7% of libraries actively collaborate which their university’s writing center. A strong majority of the …


Writing Center And Library Collaboration: A Telephone Survey Of Academic Libraries, Lily Todorinova Apr 2010

Writing Center And Library Collaboration: A Telephone Survey Of Academic Libraries, Lily Todorinova

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Writing and researching are highly interrelated processes and there is much overlap between the goals and responsibilities of writing center staff and librarians. There is little evidence, however, that partnership between writing centers and libraries has been instituted as standard practice in academic institutions. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to explore the current state of the relationship between the writing center and the library. A telephone survey was administered to librarians in a sample of 268 academic institutions. The results indicated that only 26.7% of libraries actively collaborate which their university’s writing center. A strong majority of the …


Funding Opportunities For Young Investigators In Radiology, Robert W. Holden, Teresa Williams Apr 2010

Funding Opportunities For Young Investigators In Radiology, Robert W. Holden, Teresa Williams

Teresa Williams

For many investigators in radiology, one of the most frustrating steps of conducting research is the search for funding sources.


Informed Instruction: Graduate Students' Information Seeking Behaviour, Kim Mcphee, Marg Sloan Feb 2010

Informed Instruction: Graduate Students' Information Seeking Behaviour, Kim Mcphee, Marg Sloan

Western Libraries Presentations

This is a research project with these objectives:

• To determine Graduate Students’ information seeking behaviours

• To determine the role people have in Graduate Students’ information seeking, and

• To identify Graduate Student knowledge/opinion of key information resources/services


Human Rights Reference Sources: A Critical Annotated Bibliography, Chad Kahl, Stephanie Davis-Kahl Feb 2010

Human Rights Reference Sources: A Critical Annotated Bibliography, Chad Kahl, Stephanie Davis-Kahl

Scholarly Publications

The area of human rights has had significant attention both nationally and internationally in the press and in the political arena. While there is a renewed commitment to human rights advocacy, there is also an upward trend in popular culture of depictions of torture. This article provides critical annotations of English-language reference sources, published since 1990, and available both in print and online, in an effort to aid librarians collecting and weeding materials for human rights research. This article was included in the Journal of Academic Librarianship's Guide to the Professional Literature in 2010. The Guide "is a highly selective …


Human Rights Reference Sources: A Critical Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Kahl, Stephanie Davis-Kahl Jan 2010

Human Rights Reference Sources: A Critical Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Kahl, Stephanie Davis-Kahl

Stephanie Davis-Kahl

The area of human rights has had significant attention both nationally and internationally in the press and in the political arena. While there is a renewed commitment to human rights advocacy, there is also an upward trend in popular culture of depictions of torture. This article provides critical annotations of English-language reference sources, published since 1990, and available both in print and online, in an effort to aid librarians collecting and weeding materials for human rights research.

This article was included in the Journal of Academic Librarianship's Guide to the Professional Literature in 2010. The Guide "is a highly selective …


Collaborative Research, Nicole C. Engard Jan 2010

Collaborative Research, Nicole C. Engard

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.