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Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley 2023 Illinois State University

Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This paper reports the results of a pilot project conducted Spring 2021 in which Milner Library licensed 75 assigned texts to 52 courses at Illinois State University. The authors used the pilot as a springboard to explore faculty perspectives on textbook selection, textbook affordability, and the role of the academic library in addressing the rising cost of textbooks. The results highlight the strong, and often deeply personal, beliefs faculty hold about textbook selection and textbook affordability, reveal several obstacles to achieving affordable access to course readings, and demonstrate the willingness of some faculty to partner with librarians and other institutional ...


The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker 2022 Purdue University

The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

As educational institutions consider our values and ethical standards in the wake of 2020, libraries need to scrutinize how those values and standards connect with our licensing and purchasing decisions. “Critical Librarianship”, which is based on a foundation of social justice, the belief that everyone deserves equal opportunities and basic economic, political, and social rights, is at the forefront of work being done by librarians across the country. There is an existing body of literature about the contents of the library collections themselves, with respect to issues like decolonization and open access. These collections, used by students, instructors, and researchers ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library 2022 Gettysburg College

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read or watch a memorable film.

With the 2022 collection, 104 employees offer 175 recommendations of favorite books, films, television shows, and podcasts. This year's selections range from poetry to physics, and transport readers from the Antarctic to Arkansas.

This year's booklet features a special section of Reading Reflections from Musselman Library staff and a column in ...


Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson 2022 Loyola Marymount University

Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

This research study investigates the behaviors, knowledge, and skills necessary for academic library outreach work. Through a review of published literature, job advertisements, and a survey of library practitioners conducted in the fall of 2020, the authors define and prioritize 18 competencies for outreach. Hiring managers, LIS instructors, and practitioners can utilize the results of this study to structure and lay out the essential areas of outreach work in academic libraries.


Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi PhD 2022 University of the Free State, South Africa

Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Considering the enormous responsibilities placed on school librarians, this study explored the sociodemographic determinants of school librarians’ psychological wellbeing in Nigeria. This study used an ex-post facto research design. Drawing from the scientific research paradigm and quantitative research approach, data were obtained on 145 school librarians using the Psychological wellbeing scale (α = .82). The 145 librarians were sampled from both Federal and state Universities in southeast Nigeria. The data were analysed using the mean and analysis of variance. The study found that, while age had no significant (p > .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing, qualification had a significant (p < .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing. As a result, librarians' qualifications are a crucial driver of their psychological wellbeing. Thus, it was suggested that librarians' qualifications be prioritized during their employment.


Navigating Your Rights & Responsibilities To Image Resources On The Open Web And In The Library, Nat Gustafson-Sundell 2022 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Navigating Your Rights & Responsibilities To Image Resources On The Open Web And In The Library, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Students and the public often need to use image resources for a variety of applications, but they may not have a strong understanding of their rights and responsibilities to online and print image resources, especially for creative and commercial purposes. They may also not realize that there are image resources other than, and often better than Google Images. My library cancelled an expensive image database about ten years ago. Afterward, I developed an image resources libguide and instruction session about image resources in consultation with several Art & Design faculty. The libguide presents a curated, free collection as a superior alternative ...


Improving Students’ Achievement In Physics Using Library Electronic Journals, Christian Ugwuanyi 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Improving Students’ Achievement In Physics Using Library Electronic Journals, Christian Ugwuanyi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Electronic journals in libraries are essential for updating facilities and expanding services so that users can acquire the information they require. The modern epoch is marked by an information and knowledge revolution. Electronic materials are now available to libraries in a variety of formats. As a result of technology advancements and higher expectations in teaching and learning, 21st-century classrooms demand a lot from both teachers and students. Most parents nowadays purchase (smartphones, tablets, or laptops) for their children without realizing the educational benefits of these devices in allowing access to online learning materials. Electronic journals from libraries have proven to ...


An Assessment Of User Satisfactions With Library Resources At Obafemi Awolowo University Oau, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’u Maharazu 2022 Umaru Musa Yar’adua University

An Assessment Of User Satisfactions With Library Resources At Obafemi Awolowo University Oau, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main objective of the study is to determine the user satisfaction with the library. Although questionnaires were provided to users when the researcher took 0.15 % of the entire respondent population= 35392= 52 around 0.15 sampled. However, fifty two (52) copies of the questionnaires were given to the respondents where fifty (50) copies were retrieved and analyzed, representing 96.15 %. The findings show the existing information resources available. In the Agriculture University Library the challenges User such as internet access, power failure, employee attitudes. To resolve these limitations insufficient numbers of library workers should be filled in, which ...


Emerging Role Of Librarians On Information Provisions, Services And Facilities In The Agriculture University Libraries In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’u Maharazu 2022 Umaru Musa Yar’adua University

Emerging Role Of Librarians On Information Provisions, Services And Facilities In The Agriculture University Libraries In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examines the information infrastructure, facilities and services in Nigeria's Agriculture University Libraries., Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Federal, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia, and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, are the respondents. The main objective of the study is to assess the information resources, services and facilities at Agriculture University Libraries in Nigeria in order to analyze the types of available information resources, services and facilities, and the constraints associated with on the provision of information resources services and facilities to library users. Although questionnaires were provided to university librarians, the researcher was in charge of ...


To The Moon And Mars And Back To The Archives: Working With Modern Space Collections At The University Of Arizona Libraries, Molly Stothert-Maurer, Lisa E. Duncan 2022 Arizona State Museum

To The Moon And Mars And Back To The Archives: Working With Modern Space Collections At The University Of Arizona Libraries, Molly Stothert-Maurer, Lisa E. Duncan

Journal of Western Archives

With a long history at the University of Arizona with excellence in the lunar and planetary sciences, the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections has increased its collecting of the History of Science and Technology. These large, modern space collections pose unique challenges and require specific needs to be addressed in order for the collections to be stored, processed and made available for access. It is essential for archivists working with these collections to ask their donors the right questions and learn the limitations and restrictions that often come with acquiring modern space collections. Archives around the country have started ...


Review Of Archival Accessioning, Julia Stringfellow 2022 Central Washington University

Review Of Archival Accessioning, Julia Stringfellow

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Archival Accessioning by Audra Eagle Yun.


Information And Communication Technology Applications And Use In Medical Records And Information Management In Selected Hospitals In Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State., Aderonke Ogungbade CLN, oluwatobi Abdul Mr 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Information And Communication Technology Applications And Use In Medical Records And Information Management In Selected Hospitals In Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State., Aderonke Ogungbade Cln, Oluwatobi Abdul Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the information and communication technology application and use in medical records and information management in selected hospitals in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The Objectives of the study found out the level of application and compliance of ICT and also investigated the challenges facing the application. The survey research design was adopted while total enumeration sampling technique was used in the selection of samples. Questionnaire was used to gather data for this study while mean and standard deviation frequency counts and percentages was used in data analysis. Findings shows that the information and communication tools ...


Global Research Trends And Hot Topics On Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor in Librarianship and Medical Information Department, Mahshid lotfi, Ali Ouchi 2022 School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Global Research Trends And Hot Topics On Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department, Mahshid Lotfi, Ali Ouchi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Background and objective: One of the approaches to represent scientific publications in a field of science is to determine research trends and hot topics. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the research trends on the Library and Information Science (LIS) in the Scopus database during 2011-2020 and specify the hot topics in this field from July 2020 to July 2021.

Materials and Methods: This study used scientometric techniques. The research population consisted of all papers in the field of LIS from July 2011 to July 2021. The data were collected from the Scopus database. The results were limited to ...


Research Impact Fluxkit: A Playful Exploration Of Research Assessment, Erica Finch 2022 Utah State University

Research Impact Fluxkit: A Playful Exploration Of Research Assessment, Erica Finch

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Librarians sure do love their toolkits—but what happens when the tools we use reinforce systems of discrimination and exclusion? The Research Impact Fluxkit is a playful and interactive interpretation of the library toolkit intended to spark discussion about how we assess the impact of our research.


Birds, Groundhogs, And Squirrels, Regina Fisher Raboin 2022 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Birds, Groundhogs, And Squirrels, Regina Fisher Raboin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

It takes a strong data science community and many stakeholders to make disparate types of data work so that you and I can continue to explore and learn. Being proactive by including diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) policies and practices, along with evaluating liaison/outreach roles and established programs and tools, will go a long way in strengthening the library, its staff and services, and the institution. Fighting for the “food” you need to grow the profession and data services is key to the future of the RDM library community.


Notes From The Stacks, Spring 2022, Friends of the Brooks Library 2022 Central Washington University

Notes From The Stacks, Spring 2022, Friends Of The Brooks Library

Friends of the Brooks Library

No abstract provided.


Review Of Metadata, Greg Reeve 2022 Brigham Young University

Review Of Metadata, Greg Reeve

Journal of Western Archives

Review of the third edition of Marcia Lei Zeng’s and Jain Qin’s monograph Metadata. Metadata is the definitive guide to the metadata landscape for information professionals in the Information Age.


Review Of Advancing Preservation For Archives And Manuscripts, Michael Don Fraser 2022 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Review Of Advancing Preservation For Archives And Manuscripts, Michael Don Fraser

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Advancing Preservation for Archives and Manuscripts by Elizabeth Joffrion and Michèle V. Cloonan.


Influence Of Work-Life Balance On Turnover Intentions Of Librarians In Universities In South-West, Nigeria: Implication And Strategies For Improvement., Oluwayemisi Eunice Oloyede, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi 2022 Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

Influence Of Work-Life Balance On Turnover Intentions Of Librarians In Universities In South-West, Nigeria: Implication And Strategies For Improvement., Oluwayemisi Eunice Oloyede, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Work-Life balance and turnover intentions are critical issues for employers and human resource managers. This is because of how crucial work and family are to employees and how significantly employees stand out as valuable assets for organization's competitive advantage. This study examined the influence of work-life balance on turnover intentions of librarians in universities and recommended strategies for improving librarians' work-life balance and reducing librarians' turnover intentions in academic libraries. The survey research design was adopted in this study. The study's population consisted of four hundred and twelve (412) academic librarians in universities in South-west ...


A Citation Analysis Of Scholarly Communications Of Universities In Karnataka, Kodandarama ., Chandrashekara M 2022 PES College of Engineering, Mandya

A Citation Analysis Of Scholarly Communications Of Universities In Karnataka, Kodandarama ., Chandrashekara M

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose-The study aims to analyse the resources used in the citations of 571 research publications of University of Mysore and Karnatak University in the field of physics and prepares the list of core journal, leading publishers and prolific authors. For any research and academic institutional libraries, books and journals are considered as key resources. As the resources are more and diverse, collection building is a tough task for librarians. Citation analysis is one of the best methods to list the most used resources by the users. The paper highlights the extent of use of different sources in the research ...


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