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Riding The Wave Of Information: Library Professionals’ Opinion Towards Information Literacy (Il) Program In Academic Libraries Of Pakistan, Shahzadi Humbhi, Munazza Jabeen, Shabbir Tareen, Alia Humbhi Dec 2021

Riding The Wave Of Information: Library Professionals’ Opinion Towards Information Literacy (Il) Program In Academic Libraries Of Pakistan, Shahzadi Humbhi, Munazza Jabeen, Shabbir Tareen, Alia Humbhi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study investigated status, strategies to promote the IL programs, contribution of social media, and challenges to provide IL programs in the academic libraries of Pakistan. A concurrent mixed-method technique was used and a structured questionnaire was designed to collect the data and in-depth interviews from 12 academic librarians of the capital cities of four provinces of Pakistan. A systematic sampling technique was used to collect the data from library professionals. The results reveal that academic libraries took imitative to launch IL programs at academic libraries of Pakistan but there is a need for improvement and revamp them. The …


Public Libraries In Norway And The Covid-19 Pandemic, Roswitha Skare Dec 2021

Public Libraries In Norway And The Covid-19 Pandemic, Roswitha Skare

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Public libraries have played a central role in natural disasters such as the tornado in the Gulf of Mexico in 2004/2005 and the tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan in 2011, but also in the financial crisis from 2008. While public libraries in these crises took on a very active role in providing shelter and infrastructure for their citizens, health crises seem to tell a different story. The Covid-19 pandemic that hit Europe and Norway in March 2020 caused a lock-down of public libraries’ buildings for several weeks, as was the case in almost every other European country. This …


Offering Web-Based Tools Via Library Websites For Academic And Research Progression: An Analytical Study, Tanmay De Sarkar Nov 2021

Offering Web-Based Tools Via Library Websites For Academic And Research Progression: An Analytical Study, Tanmay De Sarkar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the present study is to explore the possibility of integrating various online tools and apps with the library website and to identify the issues and benefits of implementing these tools. Quantitative online survey method was used using Google form in the present study to investigate the perception of the academic community involving students, teachers, and research scholars across higher education institutes in West Bengal, India about the online tools and apps and how they respond while interacting with these tools. Based on the responses to a series of questions, the study analyzed user observation and found purposive …


Use Of Social Media In Delivery Of Reference Services By Librarians In Futo Library, Nancy C. Akagha Nov 2021

Use Of Social Media In Delivery Of Reference Services By Librarians In Futo Library, Nancy C. Akagha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study attempt to find out the use of social media in delivery of reference services by librarians in Federal University of Technology Library, Owerri. The study was guided with three (3) research questions. However survey research design was used for the study with questionnaire as the instrument for data collection, with the target librarians that uses social media in delivery reference services in FUTO Library. Findings from the study indicated the types social media medium employed in their services and discovered a high degree of use. The impact in the Library is without challenges, which ranges from insufficient content …


Social Media Usage Among Post-Graduate Students Of Kashmir University And Relationships Between Social Media Use And Factors Relating To Depression, Javaid Ahmad Wagay, Dr Pc Sehgal Nov 2021

Social Media Usage Among Post-Graduate Students Of Kashmir University And Relationships Between Social Media Use And Factors Relating To Depression, Javaid Ahmad Wagay, Dr Pc Sehgal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

COVID-19 and the resulting stay-at-home orders have changed just about everything, including our relationship with the internet, how often we use it and how we use it. For instance, in India 87 % people reported increase in its usage with 75 % spending increasing amount of time on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp (Business Today, March 30, 2020 ). This study examined the use of social media PG Students of Kashmir university . The main objectives of the study are to find out the reasons why PG Students use social media, to identify students’ perception of social media, and to find …


Leatherby Libraries From Home: Online And Social Media Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Rachel Karas, Essraa Nawar Nov 2021

Leatherby Libraries From Home: Online And Social Media Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Rachel Karas, Essraa Nawar

Library Articles and Research

Starting March 11, 2020, the day that Chapman University announced that classes would transition immediately to remote in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leatherby Libraries dramatically shifted its marketing strategy and the use of social media to communicate with the student body, faculty, staff, and other community member followers. The Leatherby Libraries used social media during the COVID-19 crisis as both a means of communicating urgent messages to its patrons and also as a tool for engaging community members in the absence of traditional
library tours, events, and exhibits.


Communication During A Crisis: Keeping Our Patrons Informed During The Covid-19 Pandemic, John P. Delooper, Michelle Ehrenpreis Oct 2021

Communication During A Crisis: Keeping Our Patrons Informed During The Covid-19 Pandemic, John P. Delooper, Michelle Ehrenpreis

Urban Library Journal

This article discusses the Leonard Lief Library’s communications strategy to keep its patrons informed during the COVID-19 crisis. The Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College (CUNY) made use of its website, social media, and research guides to effectively convey timely information about service changes, library resources, and to improve outreach activities to our patron community while the library’s physical building was closed to its students, faculty, and staff.


Sink Or Swim? Transitioning Academic Library Outreach In Times Of Covid-19, Lauren Wittek, Maureen Rust Oct 2021

Sink Or Swim? Transitioning Academic Library Outreach In Times Of Covid-19, Lauren Wittek, Maureen Rust

Library Scholarship

This practical article explores the challenges and unexpected benefits discovered when a public regional academic library transitioned its engagement and outreach efforts to a fully online format. The onset of COVID-19 presented a need for a radical change to Central Washington University Libraries’ events and social media communication. While adhering to the core principles of library outreach and engagement, the library has shifted the modality and types of programming offered to meet safety guidelines. Online event assessment, promotion, and engagement will also be discussed.


Promoting A Policy For Social Media Use In Nigeria, Adetola Akanbiemu Sep 2021

Promoting A Policy For Social Media Use In Nigeria, Adetola Akanbiemu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discusses the development and promotion of social media policy in academic libraries in Nigeria. Academic libraries are charged with the responsibility of supporting their parent organisation in achieving the institutional objectives which involve providing support for research and educational activities. Having such crucial roles to carry out, the use of social media has become a helpful tool in the delivery of services to users. Social Media has provided new opportunities for libraries and librarians in the world. In academic libraries, they are used as a powerful tool for communication by providing an excellent platform for an active and …


Sources Of Covid-19 Information Seeking And Their Associations With Self-Perceived Mental Health Among Canadians, Yanli Li Sep 2021

Sources Of Covid-19 Information Seeking And Their Associations With Self-Perceived Mental Health Among Canadians, Yanli Li

Library Publications

Using two datasets from the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS), this study provides a longitudinal analysis of information sources Canadians consulted regarding COVID-19 and their associations with poor self-perceived mental health (SPMH) during March and July 2020. Nearly 20% of Canadians who were surveyed reported poor SPMH. The logistic regression results revealed that at Time 2 (July 2020), after controlling for demographic, socio-economic, and psychobehavioural factors, using social media was significantly associated with higher odds of poor SPMH than using six other information sources including news outlets, federal health agencies, provincial health agencies, provincial daily announcements, places of employment, and …


Use Of Social Media Effectively In Non-Profit Organization:A Study Of Libraries., Tang Zhiwei Dr, Anwar Muhammad Aug 2021

Use Of Social Media Effectively In Non-Profit Organization:A Study Of Libraries., Tang Zhiwei Dr, Anwar Muhammad

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social media is the best and reliable source that enables people to communicate easily without any obstacles. Social media allow the library staff and library users to interact with each other. Social media enables libraries to promote their sources and services. Social media is the largest virtual platform that is providing the libraries to promote their sources and services.it is obvious that social media is helping libraries to market their services and sources. It would be better for libraries should use or apply social media for better approaches to the library users. Every library is facing too many problems and …


Social Media Use For Medical Information Sharing Among Medical Officers In Nigeria: Implication For Librarianship, Yemisi Oluremi Oladapo, Jacob Kehinde Opele, Moses Oladele Adeoye Aug 2021

Social Media Use For Medical Information Sharing Among Medical Officers In Nigeria: Implication For Librarianship, Yemisi Oluremi Oladapo, Jacob Kehinde Opele, Moses Oladele Adeoye

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The use of social networking in industry and academic has been recognised in the literature. However, there are dearth of literature on the extent to which medical officers in Nigeria are making use of the social media for disease diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. The current study therefore seeks to investigate the extent of use of social media among medical officers in Nigeria hospitals. The study adopted the survey research design. A total of 250 medical officers were randomly selected across the hospitals in Nigeria. Data for the study was collected via online google form which was sent to the social …


Quick Pivots: Maintaining An Agile Approach To Outreach During An Evolving Crisis, Holly M. Surbaugh Jul 2021

Quick Pivots: Maintaining An Agile Approach To Outreach During An Evolving Crisis, Holly M. Surbaugh

University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

As the University of New Mexico responded to the coronavirus pandemic during the spring and summer of 2020, the University Libraries piloted enhanced virtual outreach initiatives, including an online event series and scaled-up social media activity. The Summer of Sci Fi (SoSF) consisted of three Zoom-facilitated programs that offered fun activities designed to engage a socially distanced campus community while highlighting various library resources. Numerous “quick pivots” were necessary to accommodate unpredictable circumstances throughout the pilot implementation. This experience has demonstrated the advantages of approaching outreach with an agile stance, particularly during a crisis.


Virtually (Im)Possible: Transitioning To A Virtual Marketing And Outreach Program, Laura Wilson, Corinne Gabriele, Alex Mcconnon, Susan Skoog, Nicole Tantum, Lisa Villa Jul 2021

Virtually (Im)Possible: Transitioning To A Virtual Marketing And Outreach Program, Laura Wilson, Corinne Gabriele, Alex Mcconnon, Susan Skoog, Nicole Tantum, Lisa Villa

Staff publications

This article outlines the challenges and successes of a library outreach team at a small New England college campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March of 2020, the highly residential College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, sent almost all students home to continue their classes online—yet no online classes had ever been taught at the college before. For the first time ever, the college’s libraries were in the position to rebuild all promotional communications and activities from scratch—pivoting from a largely in-person setting to an entirely virtual setting. The team quickly created and launched social media campaigns and …


Webometric Analysis Of National Importance Libraries And Archives Under The Ministry Of Culture, India, Uttkarsh Uttkarsh, Dr. S.K. Sonkar Jul 2021

Webometric Analysis Of National Importance Libraries And Archives Under The Ministry Of Culture, India, Uttkarsh Uttkarsh, Dr. S.K. Sonkar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aimed to analyse the websites of national importance libraries and archives, comes in group namely Knowledge Resources Heritage, under Ministry of Culture, India, which includes 16 websites. The websites were analysed based on languages, rich files, social media presence and network diagrams. Tools used to collect required data were Google Search Engine, Alexa Internet Tool and SocScibot4. The study found that English and Hindi languages are predominantly used in the website content. National Archives of India and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti has the highest number of rich files, about 506 and 488, respectively. Also, the Central Institute …


Research Trends And Mapping On Social Media In Smes: A Bibliometric Analysis, Abdurrahman Rahim Thaha, Erna Maulina, R. Anang Muftiadi, Mohammad Benny Alexandri Jun 2021

Research Trends And Mapping On Social Media In Smes: A Bibliometric Analysis, Abdurrahman Rahim Thaha, Erna Maulina, R. Anang Muftiadi, Mohammad Benny Alexandri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

As the backbone of the economy from various countries, SMEs use social media in their business activities. This study aims to determine trends and maps in social media and SMEs research from the Scopus database. This study uses bibliometric analysis on the Scopus database from 2009 to 2020. Social Media and SMEs search string use in titles, abstracts, keywords, and English article in the Scopus database. Further filtering by reading article content unrelated to SMEs to eliminate irrelevant articles. Search results were processed with VOSviewer software to acquire trends and co-occurrences of article keywords. A total of 210 articles were …


Public Health Agencies Outreach Through Instagram During Covid-19 Pandemic: Crisis And Emergency Risk Communication Perspective, Aqdas Malik, Laeeq M. Khan, Anabel Quan-Haase Jun 2021

Public Health Agencies Outreach Through Instagram During Covid-19 Pandemic: Crisis And Emergency Risk Communication Perspective, Aqdas Malik, Laeeq M. Khan, Anabel Quan-Haase

FIMS Publications

Background: Governmental and non-governmental institutions increasingly use social media as a strategic tool for public outreach. Global spread, promptness, and dialogic potentials make these platforms ideal for public health monitoring and emergency communication in crises such as COVID-19.

Objective: Drawing on the Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication framework, we sought to examine how leading health organizations use Instagram for communicating and engaging during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: We manually retrieved Instagram posts together with relevant metadata of four health organizations (WHO, CDC, IFRC, and NHS) shared between January 1, 2020, and April 30, 2020. Two coders manually coded the analytical …


Consumers’ Health Information Seeking Behaviour On Social Media: A Case Study Of Lautech Teaching Hospital Library And Lautech College Of Health Sciences Medical Library In Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria., Yemisi Oluremi Oladapo, Moses Oladele Adeoye, Susanah Olayinka Tomomowo-Ayodele, Isau Adewole Adegun May 2021

Consumers’ Health Information Seeking Behaviour On Social Media: A Case Study Of Lautech Teaching Hospital Library And Lautech College Of Health Sciences Medical Library In Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria., Yemisi Oluremi Oladapo, Moses Oladele Adeoye, Susanah Olayinka Tomomowo-Ayodele, Isau Adewole Adegun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study was conducted to investigate the consumers’ health seeking information behaviour on social media using LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Library and LAUTECH College of Health Sciences Medical Library as a case study. The web of Science Core Collection and healthcare database was searched for existing literature on consumer health information seeking on social media. The study employed the use of Quantitative research method. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprises 250 consumers of health information while 234 was retrieved and used for this study. Questionnaire containing structured question was designed and administered to …


Attitudes Of Female Librarians Towards The Use Of Social Media (Whatsapp): A Study Of Balochistan, Pakistan., Tang Zhiwei Dr, Anwar Muhammad Mr May 2021

Attitudes Of Female Librarians Towards The Use Of Social Media (Whatsapp): A Study Of Balochistan, Pakistan., Tang Zhiwei Dr, Anwar Muhammad Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: the Prime objective of this research is to examine the attitudes of Female Librarians towards the (SM) use of WhatsApp.

Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative research design and survey method were used where data have been collected using an online Google doc survey. A total of 31Female Librarians have participated in this study. All the participants were using WhatsApp and have created their own WhatsApp group. The collected data has been analyzed using SPSS and MS excel.

Findings of the study: the findings of the study revealed the majority of the Female Librarians were with 97% were having a degree of …


Empirical Investigation Of The Extent Of Utilization Of Social Media For Effective Library And Information Service Delivery In Selected University Libraries In Abia State, Nigeria, Innocent O. Adayi Mr, Dogara Kudu Mr, Ishaya Lami Dutse Mrs, Nathaniel Agbo Oche Mr May 2021

Empirical Investigation Of The Extent Of Utilization Of Social Media For Effective Library And Information Service Delivery In Selected University Libraries In Abia State, Nigeria, Innocent O. Adayi Mr, Dogara Kudu Mr, Ishaya Lami Dutse Mrs, Nathaniel Agbo Oche Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study empirically investigated the extent of utilization of social media for effective Library and Information Service delivery in selected university libraries in Abia State, Nigeria. five research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. Using multi-stage sampling technique 350 library users and staff were sampled from the entire population. Questionnaire and Observation Checklist was the instrument for data collection constructed for the study. The data collected was analyzed using frequency distribution table, charts, percentage and mean. The findings revealed that, both ABSU, Library and MOUAU, Library has no official facebook, twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Nairaland, Skype, …


Influence Of Social Media On Agricultural Advisory Service: Analytical Study On The Agricultural Extension Specialists Of Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, West Bengal, Santanu Das May 2021

Influence Of Social Media On Agricultural Advisory Service: Analytical Study On The Agricultural Extension Specialists Of Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, West Bengal, Santanu Das

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Since the introduction of social media, communication is becoming more and more dynamic every day. Communication has become more virtual than physical. More and more people – young and old alike – are fascinated by social media and it is a trend that is not going down very soon. For a long period in the future, social media will shape the way people interact, share information, form opinions, and lead individual and collective actions. India has been experiencing major changes in the agricultural extension system since the beginning of the 21st century. Social media can play a vital role …


In Our Very Blood: The Use Of Social Media In The 2018 West Virginia Teachers' Strike, Everette Scott Sikes May 2021

In Our Very Blood: The Use Of Social Media In The 2018 West Virginia Teachers' Strike, Everette Scott Sikes

Doctoral Dissertations

The 2018 West Virginia teachers’ strike exemplifies the changing shape of social movements and events of dissent and protest in the digital age. The use of information communication technologies (ICT) and social media have changed the ways such events develop and unfold. These technologies offer new tools for organizing and strategizing, for generating large numbers of participants, and for communicating crucial information while reducing temporal and spatial barriers. The teachers’ strike presents an opportunity to increase our understandings of these issues and to widen the scope of research in the field of information sciences to include the impact of ICTs …


Adopting Mobile Technologies For Social Media Based Library Services At The Wisconsin International University College Library, Ghana, Comfort Asare, Marlene Holmner Prof. Apr 2021

Adopting Mobile Technologies For Social Media Based Library Services At The Wisconsin International University College Library, Ghana, Comfort Asare, Marlene Holmner Prof.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries play a critical role in supporting teaching, learning and research in higher institutions. Libraries should provide access to educational resources in varying formats. Adopting mobile technologies for social media based library services in developing countries has not yet been fully explored. This article reports on the possibility of adopting mobile technologies for social media based library services at the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana. The article provides a brief overview of the technologies that are available as well as some services that can be provided using the available technologies. Possible challenges in the course of adopting the technologies …


Impact Of Social Media Usage On Academic Performance Of Undergraduate Students In Ghana Communication Technology University, Benedicta Krampah Akoto Bitherman, Afua Frempong-Kore Apr 2021

Impact Of Social Media Usage On Academic Performance Of Undergraduate Students In Ghana Communication Technology University, Benedicta Krampah Akoto Bitherman, Afua Frempong-Kore

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

The study was designed to identify the impact of social media usage on academic performance of undergraduate students of Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU), Accra. The survey method was adopted for this study. The objectives of this study were to find out the purpose of visit to these social media platforms, to analyse the average time spent on these platforms, to discover the effects of these platforms on the academic performance of students and to examine related problems in the usage of the platforms. 800 students were selected as sample for the study. Random sampling technique was employed for …


Social Media & Hr: A Bibliometric Analysis, Divyanshu Pawaskar Mr., Priya Sharma Ms., Sanjay Bhattacharya Mr., Monica Kunte Dr., Netra Neelam Dr., Preeti Mulay Dr. Apr 2021

Social Media & Hr: A Bibliometric Analysis, Divyanshu Pawaskar Mr., Priya Sharma Ms., Sanjay Bhattacharya Mr., Monica Kunte Dr., Netra Neelam Dr., Preeti Mulay Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

From an HRM standpoint, the better an organisation is able to manage their workforce, the better their performance will be. In doing so, social media nowadays play a major role to this end. Be it talent acquisition, employee engagement, talent management or enhancing employer value proposition, social media profiles are playing a big role for organisations. The onus of which lies to a large extent on the shoulders of the HR department. Merely having pages on social media platforms do not suffice. Proper management and audience engagement become the key for HR. It is not sufficient to just have a …


Delivering Literacy Programmes For The Academic Excellence Of The Under Graduate Students., Bala Mandrekar Mar 2021

Delivering Literacy Programmes For The Academic Excellence Of The Under Graduate Students., Bala Mandrekar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The expertise in providing library services and resources play an important role in students’ academic success. The three factors library place, library resources and library services play an important role in students' outcomes. The libraries must focus on students' learning-centric. The orientation programme conducted by the librarians increases the usage of library resources. The smart and latest technologies should be used by the librarians for students learning process. The librarian needs to study the student’s capabilities and with the help of the latest technologies to serve the user needs and must create a conducive environment for studies. The present paper …


Digital Literacy Competence Of Indonesian Lecturers On Analysis Hoax In Social Media, Yanti Dwi Astuti Mar 2021

Digital Literacy Competence Of Indonesian Lecturers On Analysis Hoax In Social Media, Yanti Dwi Astuti

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Hoax in social media is increasingly flooding all types of social media. The ease with which people consume and produce information on social media provides freedom for citizens to express themselves and their attitudes regardless of whether the information is true or a hoax. ironically, this phenomenon is also affecting academics who are highly educated and work as lecturers. This article attempts to explore the digital literacy competencies of lecturers in Indonesia by taking samples of lecturers in two big cities, namely Medan and Bandung. The research was conducted using a digital ethnographic method that allows the author to be …


Mi Casa, Su Casa: Librarians Serving Students From The Comfort Of Their Homes, Christopher M. Jimenez, Sarah J. Hammill, Elana Karshmer, Holly Morganelli Mar 2021

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Librarians Serving Students From The Comfort Of Their Homes, Christopher M. Jimenez, Sarah J. Hammill, Elana Karshmer, Holly Morganelli

Works of the FIU Libraries

To respond proactively to the pandemic, the Libraries moved many services and programs online. Providing online services is nothing new for librarians; using the technologies available to replicate and improve on the outcomes these services have on student learning has required creativity and new ways of thinking. To this end, we have increased our use of Zoom, Slack, and YouTube to offer support, allowing students to interact in ways that mimic F2F library services. To increase visibility we adapted popular events to an online modality such as Language Day conversations and open mic events to enrich student engagement. Several unique …


A Young Researcher’S Guide To Creating An Online Presence, Edward Junhao Lim Mar 2021

A Young Researcher’S Guide To Creating An Online Presence, Edward Junhao Lim

UConn Library Presentations

Academic and social networks can help define your online presence, increase your academic visibility, as well as draw attention to your research. Creating a cohesive presence across platforms allows the public and fellow scholars better understand your digital identity and facilitates access to your research outputs and ideas.

Find out how to make use of online sites and networks like LinkedIn, Twitter, WeChat and ResearchGate to improve your online visibility, create great first impressions and highlight the information about your research that you want others to see.


A Social Media Metaphor For Spiritual Renewal, Margaret Adeogun Feb 2021

A Social Media Metaphor For Spiritual Renewal, Margaret Adeogun

Faculty Publications

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