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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.


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.


Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz 2018 Hollins University

Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz

Finding Aids: Guides to the Collections

This collection has manuscripts, teaching papers, and correspondence of poet Julia Randall. The correspondence include letters to or from colleagues, alumnae, and friends.


From Global Theories To Local Practice And Original Knowledge: Learning The Way Through Systems Co-Design, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Christine Bruce, Ian D. Stoodley, Krenare Pireva 2018 University of the Pacific

From Global Theories To Local Practice And Original Knowledge: Learning The Way Through Systems Co-Design, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Christine Bruce, Ian D. Stoodley, Krenare Pireva

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Presentations

Information focused, learning centered, and systems enabled, Informed Systems (Somerville, United States) guides collaborative design (co-design) of the University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center in Pristina, Kosovo. Conceptual modeling activities since April 2017 engage students in integrating Informed Learning theory (Bruce, Australia) and Soft Systems Methodology (Checkland, England) to progress a shared vision to make local knowledge visible through co-created systems, services, and resources. Foundational Informed Learning categories, information and communication technologies, information sources, and information and knowledge generation - to progress information curation and knowledge management – illustrate the transformative potential of this theory-to-practice initiative, customized to local priorities and ...


What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen 2018 Utah State University

What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For this qualitative analysis, I analyzed observational and interview data from two middle school librarians setting up new active learning programs. I focused my research by analyzing the preliminary data gathered in field notes from observations at the different library sites to determine what programming resources the librarians were using. A secondary consideration was drawn from preliminary evidence, which indicated the librarians turned to many on and offline information resources, including the social curating site Pinterest. After gathering initial data from observations, I gathered additional data from two interviews: the first interview focused on where the librarians find information and ...


Bepress Advisory Board – Preview And Listening Session, Todd Bruns 2018 Kenyon College

Bepress Advisory Board – Preview And Listening Session, Todd Bruns

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

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The Year Long Process In Choosing A Digital Preservation Tool, Bill Modrow 2018 Kenyon College

The Year Long Process In Choosing A Digital Preservation Tool, Bill Modrow

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Inclusive Approach: Designing A Radical Repository For The Future Of Scholarship, Jenna Nolt 2018 Kenyon College

Inclusive Approach: Designing A Radical Repository For The Future Of Scholarship, Jenna Nolt

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Redefining Success: Vision Vs. Reality, Sara Parme 2018 Kenyon College

Redefining Success: Vision Vs. Reality, Sara Parme

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Can We Post It? Streamlining The Permissions Workflow, Marsha Miles 2018 Kenyon College

Can We Post It? Streamlining The Permissions Workflow, Marsha Miles

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Ready, Set, Symposium!, Megan Mitchell, Diane Kajganich 2018 Kenyon College

Ready, Set, Symposium!, Megan Mitchell, Diane Kajganich

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Student Journal As Curricular Instrument: The Case Of Clinical Research In Practice, Joshua Neds-Fox 2018 Kenyon College

Student Journal As Curricular Instrument: The Case Of Clinical Research In Practice, Joshua Neds-Fox

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Collaborating To Add A Theatre Collection To Our Ir, Sarah Whybrew 2018 Kenyon College

Collaborating To Add A Theatre Collection To Our Ir, Sarah Whybrew

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Breakfast And Welcome, Five Colleges of Ohio Staff 2018 Kenyon College

Breakfast And Welcome, Five Colleges Of Ohio Staff

Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) 2018

No abstract provided.


Missing Information Has Value: Climate Change The And The Epa Website, Elisa Slater Acosta 2018 Loyola Marymount University

Missing Information Has Value: Climate Change The And The Epa Website, Elisa Slater Acosta

Elisa Slater Acosta

What happens when government web pages are hidden, moved, or deleted? In the age of “alternative facts” and the “politicization of science” one librarian was inspired by real world events to create an opportunity to dialogue about power dynamics and bias in a traditional one-shot instruction session. Environmental Science students critically analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website and its treatment of climate change during the Trump, Obama, and Bush presidencies. The library “warm-up” activity was designed to raise awareness of data fragility and the long-term accessibility of government websites. As future science professionals, it’s important to think ...


Irving Goodman Purple Heart, United States Department of War 2018 Framingham State University

Irving Goodman Purple Heart, United States Department Of War

Veterans Community Collecting Event Artifacts

An award given to Irving Goodman during for his service on the destroyer USS Phelps, when he was wounded in action off the Aleutian islands.


Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance 2018 University of the Pacific

Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance

Michele Gibney

What is the importance of institutional history and special collections in a digital environment? Should these pieces of history have their own digital platform or be merged with the institutional repository? What role do repositories play in the institutional environment? What impact do digital historical collections have on the stakeholder contingent as well as the global community? The speakers will discuss the rationale behind migrating collections from CONTENTdm to institutional repositories (all using bepress’s Digital Commons platform). Reasons range from subscription costs to file format concerns to increased search optimization. The migratory act will be covered in terms of ...


Lightning Round A: Meditating On Microaggressions, Quinn Tomlinson 2018 San Jose State University

Lightning Round A: Meditating On Microaggressions, Quinn Tomlinson

POC in LIS Summit

People of color experience microaggressions on a regular basis. Microaggressions, as defined as Dr. Derald Wing Sue in Psychology Today, are “brief and everyday slights, insults, indignities and denigrating messages sent to people of color by well-intentioned White people who are unaware of the hidden messages being communicated.” Microaggressions are the racist behaviors and statements delivered without malicious intent. Despite the intention of the microaggression, these are persistent recurrences which cause harm to People of Color (POC). A repeated barrage of these behaviors has very real and damaging effects to one’s mental and emotional state. In the face of ...


Lightning Round B: Redefining The Wellness Wheel For Librarians Of Color, Amanda Leftwich 2018 Lansdowne Public Library

Lightning Round B: Redefining The Wellness Wheel For Librarians Of Color, Amanda Leftwich

POC in LIS Summit

A well-rounded work life for librarians of color can seem (like) an impossibility. The struggle between identity, microaggressions, and culture in the field are constants. Therefore, the needs of librarians of color in terms of wellness cannot just include Hettler’s Six Dimensions of Wellness (1976), but must also address the emotional challenges of being a diverse person in librarianship. Creating a wellness wheel of this nature for librarians and paraprofessionals of color can connect the bridge between employee and employer.

These specialized aspects are intended to provide recommendations and initiatives for diverse peoples well-being and wellness:

Stop, Think, Breathe ...


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