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The Language Of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?, Gayle Schaub, Patricia Bravender, Cara Cadena, Christopher Kierkus 2017 Grand Valley State University

The Language Of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?, Gayle Schaub, Patricia Bravender, Cara Cadena, Christopher Kierkus

Gayle Schaub

In order to effectively access and utilize the resources of the academic library and to become information literate, students must understand the language of information literacy. This study analyzes undergraduate students’ understanding of fourteen commonly used information literacy terms. It was found that some of the terms least understood by students are those most frequently found in faculty-created research assignments and syllabi and which are used by librarians during library instruction. It is recommended that librarians work with faculty to make them aware of students’ lack of understanding of information literacy terms and that librarians also reinforce their meaning during ...


Odu Digital Commons: The Institutional Repository For Old Dominion University, Karen Vaughan 2016 Old Dominion University

Odu Digital Commons: The Institutional Repository For Old Dominion University, Karen Vaughan

Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

PDF of powerpoint presentation about the ODU Digital Commons for the Office of Research Workshop Series.


Workplace Incivility And Bullying In The Library, Shin Freedman, Dawn Vreven 2016 Framingham State University

Workplace Incivility And Bullying In The Library, Shin Freedman, Dawn Vreven

Shin Freedman

This paper seeks to understand the relative silence in library and information science literature on the important topic of bullying in academic libraries. 


For Your Enrichment: Assistance Animals In The Library: How One Academic Library Developed Best Practices, Rebecca M. Marrall 2016 Western Washington University

For Your Enrichment: Assistance Animals In The Library: How One Academic Library Developed Best Practices, Rebecca M. Marrall

Western Libraries Faculty Publications

Effectively addressing concerns about assistance animals in any library setting is often problematic due to a lack of awareness about assistance animals in general, which then leads to uncertainty on how to proceed in these situations. Library personnel, regardless of library type, are often unaware of legal definitions of assistance animals. When compelled to respond to a patron complaint about “a dog in the library,” many library professionals are uncertain about which questions they may legally ask a patron who is accompanied by an animal. This uncertainty then creates concern about how to act in these situations, and thus, many ...


Podcasting As Pedagogy, Nora Almeida 2016 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Podcasting As Pedagogy, Nora Almeida

Publications and Research

The podcast has become a pervasive mode of cultural knowledge production— at turns a public radio echo chamber, an alternative to old-fashioned reading, and a trendy vehicle for commentary, comedy, and news. While podcasting is not typically a medium associated with literacy, a podcast assignment presents an opportunity for instruction librarians to harness students’ interest in media production and embed critical digital and information literacy skills in their classrooms. Through podcasting, students actively engage in public cultural dialogues, create and share unique digital artifacts, leverage their previous experiences as “content consumers and producers,” and apply knowledge and skills they’ve ...


Applying The Principles Of Total Library Assessment To Inform Sustainable Collection Development (Pending), Michael Luther, Ana Guimaraes 2016 Kennesaw State University

Applying The Principles Of Total Library Assessment To Inform Sustainable Collection Development (Pending), Michael Luther, Ana Guimaraes

Ana Guimaraes

In 2015, the Kennesaw State University Library System (KSULS) began a pilot project to assess the physical collections of the organization. The collection assessment project coordinators, consisting of the Assessment Librarian and the Collection Development Librarian, set a goal to assess four subject areas over a one-year time frame. For the project to be successful, two things were clear from the outset: 1) no one-size-fits-all solution would be sufficient to capture the diverse data necessary to adequately inform collection development, and 2) the work of making sense of the gathered information would best be performed by the Undergraduate Faculty Liaisons ...


Best Practice Poster: Building The Bridge: Collaboration Between Technical Services And Special Collections, Susan Matveyeva, Lizzy A. Walker 2016 Wichita State University

Best Practice Poster: Building The Bridge: Collaboration Between Technical Services And Special Collections, Susan Matveyeva, Lizzy A. Walker

Lizzy A. Walker

At Wichita State University Ablah Library, members of Technical Services and Special Collections began collaborating on a mass digitization project to increase visibility and accessibility of Special Collections holdings, and to digitally preserve brittle rare materials. Both departments scan collections, create metadata, and upload materials into CONTENTdm. The departments overcame challenges regarding the project, such as limited collaboration between the departments, poor communication, minimal metadata, and differences in quality control expectations.


Producing Discursive Change: From "Illegal Aliens" To "Unauthorized Immigration" In Library Catalogs, J. Silvia Cho 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Producing Discursive Change: From "Illegal Aliens" To "Unauthorized Immigration" In Library Catalogs, J. Silvia Cho

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Recent debates on immigration policies have included a discursive contest over the representation of unauthorized immigrants, in both the news media and the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), a subject indexing system administered by the Library of Congress. Using a mixed methods approach from a critical discourse analysis perspective, I examine the responses of the news media and the Library of Congress to societal pressures for change, showing how the Library’s complex institutional position can constrain its responses. Those obstacles, when combined with the characteristics of the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) as a linguistic tool for ...


Western Libraries Student Services Professional User Persona (Laura Stemling), Rebecca M. Marrall, Nora K. Burmeister, Jon Dillon 2016 Western Washington University Libraries

Western Libraries Student Services Professional User Persona (Laura Stemling), Rebecca M. Marrall, Nora K. Burmeister, Jon Dillon

Nora Burmeister, MLS

Document contains a user persona for a student services professional at Western Washington University, and is intended to identify common use patterns, and general technological and library needs.


Conducting The Accessibility Audit: How One Academic Library Identified Barriers For Patrons With Disabilities, Rebecca M. Marrall, Nora K. Burmeister 2016 Western Washington University Libraries

Conducting The Accessibility Audit: How One Academic Library Identified Barriers For Patrons With Disabilities, Rebecca M. Marrall, Nora K. Burmeister

Nora Burmeister, MLS

During October 2015, the Western Washington University Libraries Usability & Design Working Group conducted an electronic accessibility audit of the organization’s website. The purpose of the audit was to identify existing electronic barriers that people with disabilities may encounter as they navigate the website, and to make recommendations for future improvements. Attendees of this session will gain new knowledge and receive practical resources in order to begin this conversation within their own library.


Review Of Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways To Deliver Library Data, Megan Tomeo 2016 Ohio University

Review Of Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways To Deliver Library Data, Megan Tomeo

Collaborative Librarianship

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A Failure In Marketing, Jordan S. Sly 2016 Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA

A Failure In Marketing, Jordan S. Sly

Collaborative Librarianship

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Collaboration In The Community, Nicole C. Engard 2016 Director of Open Source Education, ByWater Solutions

Collaboration In The Community, Nicole C. Engard

Collaborative Librarianship

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The Collaborative Face Of Consortia: Collaborative Librarianship Interviews Timothy Cherubini, Director For East Region Programs, Lyrasis, Timothy Cherubini, Joseph Kraus 2016 LYRASIS

The Collaborative Face Of Consortia: Collaborative Librarianship Interviews Timothy Cherubini, Director For East Region Programs, Lyrasis, Timothy Cherubini, Joseph Kraus

Collaborative Librarianship

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Collaboration Is Key: A Public Reference Librarian’S 25-Year Retrospective, Ronna C. Nemer 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San José Public Library System, San José, California

Collaboration Is Key: A Public Reference Librarian’S 25-Year Retrospective, Ronna C. Nemer

Collaborative Librarianship

This article highlights various collaborative efforts during the author’s career as a reference librarian at a large metropolitan public library from 1986 to 2011.


Who Is Sitting At The Reference Desk?: The Ever-Changing Concept Of Staffing The Reference Desk At The Bio-Medical Library, Melissa K. Aho, Anne M. Beschnett, Emily Y. Reimer 2016 University of Minnesota

Who Is Sitting At The Reference Desk?: The Ever-Changing Concept Of Staffing The Reference Desk At The Bio-Medical Library, Melissa K. Aho, Anne M. Beschnett, Emily Y. Reimer

Collaborative Librarianship

Providing excellent reference service at the University of Minnesota’s Bio-Medical Library has always been a source of pride and a goal to those of us who work at the reference desk. With tightening budgets and shrinking staff numbers, who works at the reference desk is drastically changing. The Bio-Medical Library has always been in a unique position to offer the opportunity of working at the reference desk to staff members across all departments, including those who at other libraries would not normally be given the option to staff the desk. From circulation staff to technical services staff to our ...


Alliances, Partnerships And An Ethiopian Journey: The Story Of Mekelle’S Children’S Library, Janet Lee 2016 Regis University Library

Alliances, Partnerships And An Ethiopian Journey: The Story Of Mekelle’S Children’S Library, Janet Lee

Collaborative Librarianship

Janet Lee, Technical Services Librarian and Associate Professor, Regis University, devoted her sabbatical leave for joining Yohannes Gebregeorgis, 2008 CNN Hero, and establishing the Segenat Children and Youth Library in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Lee discusses successes and challenges in setting up a library in a developing country.


Re-Conceiving Entrepreneurship For Libraries: Collaboration And The Anatomy Of A Conference, Mary Scanlon, Michael Crumpton 2016 Wake Forest University

Re-Conceiving Entrepreneurship For Libraries: Collaboration And The Anatomy Of A Conference, Mary Scanlon, Michael Crumpton

Collaborative Librarianship

For librarians who have worked in the field and have become innovative out of necessity, developing and creating entrepreneurial activities are not unusual. Perhaps recognizing and celebrating those achievements could change common perspectives on the entrepreneurial abilities of librarians. This idea launched the collaborative efforts of two universities to demonstrate this to be so. The libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, successfully collaborated on the planning and execution of a conference to celebrate entrepreneurism within the field of librarianship. In doing so, each organization was able to promote its ...


Building A Participatory Culture: Collaborating With Student Organizations For Twenty-First Century Library Instruction, Margeaux Johnson, Melissa J. Clapp, Stacey R. Ewing, Amy G. Buhler 2016 Marston Science Library, University of Florida

Building A Participatory Culture: Collaborating With Student Organizations For Twenty-First Century Library Instruction, Margeaux Johnson, Melissa J. Clapp, Stacey R. Ewing, Amy G. Buhler

Collaborative Librarianship

Today’s students are critical thinkers, collaborators, and creators. They expect to participate in twenty-first century learning environments not as passive information consumers (think lectures), but as active contributors (think team-based problem-solving). There are opportunities for instruction librarians to collaborate directly with student-led organizations. These partnerships have the potential to increase attendance at library events and provide platforms for students to engage in richer forms of exploratory learning that incorporate twenty-first century skills. This article will discuss the literature surrounding library instruction collaborations, identify “Librarian–Student Organization Collaborations” as an important form of partnership, and supply specific case studies of ...


Editorial Introduction: Telling Stories, Ivan Gaetz 2016 Collaborative Librarianship

Editorial Introduction: Telling Stories, Ivan Gaetz

Collaborative Librarianship

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