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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof 2018 Kent State University

The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof

Virginia A Dressler

In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories (anonymized) and presented a series of hypothetical scenarios for respondents to consider and reflect upon. The survey received a 25.8% response rate, with many intriguing insights. Survey findings are presented, along with a discussion on future recommendations for work in this area.


Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Alyssa Thurston 2018 Pepperdine University School of Law

Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Alyssa Thurston

Alyssa Thurston

This bibliography compiles selected secondary and primary materials on physician-assisted death. Secondary sources include books, book chapters, law review and law journal articles, bibliographies, websites, and current awareness materials, and are mostly limited to publication dates of 2007-2018. Most of the included materials focus on the United States, but a number of sources also discuss other countries and one section is devoted to international experiences with physician-assisted death.


Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren 2018 University of Houston

Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren

Collaborative Librarianship

The University of Houston Libraries collaborated with University Career Services to host LinkedIn at the Library, an event where students were offered reviews of their LinkedIn profiles and free professional headshots. Although LinkedIn at the Library was initially funded as a one-time event, the two units worked together to turn it into a recurring event. This article presents our methods for collaboratively planning and hosting the events, attendance and assessment results, and lessons learned for future collaborative efforts. LinkedIn at the Library is a unique example of an academic library’s partnership with a career services unit.


Review Of: The World Of Scary Video Games: A Study In Videoludic Horror, Approaches To Digital Game Studies, 6, Matthew Murray 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Review Of: The World Of Scary Video Games: A Study In Videoludic Horror, Approaches To Digital Game Studies, 6, Matthew Murray

Library Faculty Publications

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Collapse & Rebirth: Librarians As Architects Of A New Humanity, Madeleine K. Charney 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Collapse & Rebirth: Librarians As Architects Of A New Humanity, Madeleine K. Charney

Madeleine K. Charney

Presentation at the New England Library Association conference in Warwick, RI on October 23, 2018.


Passing The Baton: Digital Literacy And Sustained Implementation Of Elearning Technologies, Lauren Herckis 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Passing The Baton: Digital Literacy And Sustained Implementation Of Elearning Technologies, Lauren Herckis

Current Issues in Emerging eLearning

Evidence-based eLearning tools have proliferated in recent decades, but adoption at scale remains elusive. Educator buy-in is important for successful implementation of eLearning tools, and is often engaged through peer discussion, learning communities, and other educator network engagement. These non-expert sources of motivation and support for adoption, however, rarely embed specific implementation-related knowledge which eases initial phases of adoption and pedagogical integration. Such information is rarely missed but often missing from casual, technological, and pedagogical support. This represents a special kind of digital literacy which is integral to successful dissemination of educational innovations. The presence of implementation models or detailed ...


Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash

Sally Krash

Provides details of how the Content & Discovery Portfolio of the UMass Amherst Libraries are transforming collections activities to align with campus and library strategic planning, and provide a basis for moving forward in a more open scholarly environment.


Support For Electronic Lab Notebooks At Top American Research Universities, Franklin Sayre, Caitlin Bakker, Julie Kelly, Megan Kocher, Meghan Lafferty 2018 University of Minnesota

Support For Electronic Lab Notebooks At Top American Research Universities, Franklin Sayre, Caitlin Bakker, Julie Kelly, Megan Kocher, Meghan Lafferty

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) are widely used in industry but little is known about their use in academia or the extent to which they are licensed or supported by research institutions or academic libraries.

Methods: This paper describes an environmental scan conducted to determine whether major research institutions in the United States are providing enterprise ELN licenses to their users, which products they are licensing, and what role of the institutional library is playing in licensing and supporting ELNs.

Results: Of the 35 universities included in our scan, 8 (23%) had an enterprise-wide license for an ELN and 10 ...


Stand Up For Health! Equipping Public Librarians To Promote Healthy Communities, Carolyn Martin 2018 National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region

Stand Up For Health! Equipping Public Librarians To Promote Healthy Communities, Carolyn Martin

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

Come learn how National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) collaborated with WebJunction and the Public Library Association (PLA) to design a comprehensive consumer health class to meet the unique needs of public library staff. The purpose of the class is to equip public library staff with the knowledge to increase their confidence in addressing their patron’s health information needs. The course also provides the CE necessary and covers the competencies required receive a Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) through the Medical Library Association. Three online sessions and a preconference “boot camp” session at the PLA 2018 conference were ...


Librarians: An Essential Part Of The Public Health Workforce, Laura Zeigen 2018 Oregon Health & Science University

Librarians: An Essential Part Of The Public Health Workforce, Laura Zeigen

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

Public health campaigns suffer when the general public refuses to believe credible health information, such as around issues of vaccination or fluoridation. Public health marketing and media experts work to craft excellent messaging in ways that can be best heard by these audiences. However, the best messages will go unheard if individuals have already not developed critical thinking and information literacy skills over time. Librarians from all sectors (school libraries, public libraries, university libraries, and health sciences libraries) are key to helping people develop these information literacy skills. As such, impacts on library infrastructure and funding ultimately impact public health ...


Translating Our Brains: A Brief Overview Of Initial Learning In The Mla Research Training Institute, Laura Zeigen 2018 Oregon Health and Science University

Translating Our Brains: A Brief Overview Of Initial Learning In The Mla Research Training Institute, Laura Zeigen

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

The MLA Research Training Institute (per their page at http://www.mlanet.org/rti) "was developed to provide practicing health sciences librarians with an opportunity to immerse themselves in instruction and focused activities related to scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing." Come hear one of your colleagues' early experiences and lessons learned about conducting research as part of this institute.

The MLA Research Training Institute (per their page at http://www.mlanet.org/rti) "was developed to provide practicing health sciences librarians with an opportunity to immerse themselves in instruction and focused activities related to scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing." Come ...


Open Access Undergraduate Journals Infographic, Scholarly Communications 2018 Gettysburg College

Open Access Undergraduate Journals Infographic, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

This handout was distributed to students during Open Access Week 2018 at the library's Main Floor display, "What You Don't Know About Academic Publishing". The data for this handout was compiled on October 16, 2018.

To learn more about our undergraduate journals, visit https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/peer_review_list.html


Poster: Transforming A Literature Search Service: Adapting A Reference Management System, Peggy Cruse, Susan Groshong, Jackie Morton 2018 Seattle Children's Hospital

Poster: Transforming A Literature Search Service: Adapting A Reference Management System, Peggy Cruse, Susan Groshong, Jackie Morton

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

This poster was previously exhibited at MLA 2018 Atlanta.

Objective: Librarians at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, providing a robust mediated literature search service, lacked a collaborative platform for archiving and sharing search strategies and documentation. Available information request management systems traditionally track a library’s reference service workflow. Librarians modified Altarama’s RefTracker Express to improve our search quality, increase efficiency, leverage search expertise, and demonstrate alignment with institutional goals.

Methods: Librarians customized RefTracker system forms to capture client demographics, question refinement, resources consulted, and database strategies. In addition to traditional metric categories, librarians adapted records to ...


Poster: Challenges Of A Distributed Learning Library System, Kathryn Vela, Suzanne Fricke, Electra Enslow 2018 Washington State University

Poster: Challenges Of A Distributed Learning Library System, Kathryn Vela, Suzanne Fricke, Electra Enslow

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

Objectives: Health sciences librarians face increasing complexity when serving innovative health science programs with multiple campuses and distributed community-based and academic partners. This paper examines the challenges faced by these librarians as they work to coordinate services and meet user needs.

Methods: Librarians based on multiple campuses took a self-directed approach to better understand the needs of evolving distributed health science programs at their institution, using methods based on organizational information theory and team sensemaking. During six in-person and virtual meetings over three months, the librarians engaged in comparative discourse, examining the unique aspects of their library settings, collection practices ...


Poster: Assessing E-Book Collections For Kplibraries, Tori Ward, Loree Hyde 2018 Kaiser Permanente

Poster: Assessing E-Book Collections For Kplibraries, Tori Ward, Loree Hyde

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

Purpose: The purpose of our project is to assess and enhance kpLibraries’ national e-book collection and to provide the appropriate e-resources and materials for our patrons. The project supports kpLibraries' national Resource Management policy that requires maintenance of a “current, authoritative collection of books, multimedia, and electronic materials in the areas of health sciences, clinical, educational, professional development, patient care services and consumer health information...”. We aim to further develop all processes of collection development for our e-book collection and to characterize interlibrary library loan (ILL) and book request usage patterns.

Method: This project consists of four phases. In the ...


Identifying Environmental Barriers To Patient Health Literacy In A Comprehensive Mental Health Clinic, Michele Spatz 2018 NNLM Pacific Northwest Region

Identifying Environmental Barriers To Patient Health Literacy In A Comprehensive Mental Health Clinic, Michele Spatz

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

he National Institutes of Health has launched an ambitious longitudinal research project called the All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov/). Part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, All of Us seeks to engage one million or more volunteers living in the U.S. to contribute their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of evidence-based and more precise preventive care and medical treatment.
The program embraces equity to improve health by encouraging any adult, ages 18 and older to participate. The more diverse ...


Scholarly Publishing And Doctor Of Nursing Practice Students: A Survey Of Publishing Outcomes At The University Of San Francisco, Claire Sharifi, Jo Loomis, Jenner Wells 2018 University of San Francisco

Scholarly Publishing And Doctor Of Nursing Practice Students: A Survey Of Publishing Outcomes At The University Of San Francisco, Claire Sharifi, Jo Loomis, Jenner Wells

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

The American Association of Colleges of Nurses’ essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice state that a doctoral nursing practice (DNP) program should prepare graduates to “disseminate findings from evidence-based practice and research to improve healthcare outcomes” (2006). Likewise, learning outcomes and course requirements for the DNP program at the University of San Francisco (USF) require students to submit a manuscript to a peer reviewed scholarly journal prior to starting their final project. Even with these clearly stated learning outcomes, the publication rate for DNP students’ at USF was, until now, unknown and untracked.
In collaboration with faculty in ...


Adapting An Institutional Repository For A Medical Library Environment, Daina Dickman 2018 Providence St. Joseph Health

Adapting An Institutional Repository For A Medical Library Environment, Daina Dickman

Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting

How does it work when a hospital library begins to create an Institutional Repository (IR) for their unique library environment. Come hear about the experiences of the Providence St. Joseph Health library department in launching their IR using BePress's Digital Commons and Expert Gallery products.

We will discuss the challenges in adapting an IR product for the medical library environment when the product has primarily been used by traditional academic institutions. How can you meaningfully display and categorize your items when they all get lumped in to "Medical and Health Sciences" by the IR's existing organizational structure? How ...


Check Your Dashboard, Your Gauges May Be High!, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Janet Croft 2018 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Check Your Dashboard, Your Gauges May Be High!, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Janet Croft

DC-HUG '18

The long-established academic journal, Mythlore of the Mythopoeic Society, began using the editor’s platform of the SWOSU Digital Commons in 2017. The executive editor, Janet Croft of Rutgers University, will discuss the differences between her former way of managing submissions, reader reviews, and producing a predominantly print journal to doing the work digitally using the editor’s platform of the Institutional Repository. She will describe advantages and disadvantages to using the platform. This is an opportunity for Institutional Repository administrators to ask concrete questions about the learning curve and experience of a seasoned journal editor who has made the ...


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