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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 ...


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. 


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 ...


Putting A Ux Lens On Library Space Assessment., Maurini Strub, Melissa Laning 2016 University of Louisville

Putting A Ux Lens On Library Space Assessment., Maurini Strub, Melissa Laning

Maurini Strub

Libraries historically collect lots of different types of data. With the popular shift in moving from data collection to assessment that matches organizational goals, user experience can provide a framework for assessment efforts. The University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries re-examined its spaces in a heavily trafficked and utilized area completing and reporting an assessment in May 2014. Drawing on this assessment this paper covers best practices and methods to incorporate a user centered design to data collection. Rather than focusing on the data collected in the study, we focus on the methods, what they allowed us to learn, and how ...


Putting A Ux Lens On Library Space Assessment., Maurini Strub, Melissa Laning 2016 University of Louisville

Putting A Ux Lens On Library Space Assessment., Maurini Strub, Melissa Laning

Maurini Strub

Libraries historically collect lots of different types of data. With the popular shift in moving from data collection to assessment that matches organizational goals, user experience can provide a framework for assessment efforts. The University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries re-examined its spaces in a heavily trafficked and utilized area completing and reporting an assessment in May 2014. Drawing on this assessment this paper covers best practices and methods to incorporate a user centered design to data collection. Rather than focusing on the data collected in the study, we focus on the methods, what they allowed us to learn, and how ...


(Title Pending), Ana Guimaraes, Michael Luther 2016 Kennesaw State University

(Title Pending), Ana Guimaraes, Michael Luther

Ana Guimaraes

(pending)


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2016), Musselman Library 2016 Gettysburg College

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2016), 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. Our goal is to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read.

With the 2016 collection, we again bring together recommendations from across our campus—the books, movies, TV shows, and even musicals that have meant something special to us over the past year. 124 faculty, administrators and staff offer up a record number of 226 recommendations.

We include five special features this year. Two of our regular columnists ...


Taking The First Step To Develop Scalable, Asynchronous Library Instruction, Liz Thompson, Bethany Mickel, Howard Carrier 2016 James Madison University

Taking The First Step To Develop Scalable, Asynchronous Library Instruction, Liz Thompson, Bethany Mickel, Howard Carrier

Libraries

Scalable equals asynchronous. And asynchronous equals boring. Or does it? The First Year Writing program at JMU offers more than 60 sections of the foundational first‐year writing course each semester to more than one thousand students and is supported by one librarian. In an effort to reach more than the usual 20 one‐shot sessions each semester, a small team from the library planned and built an asynchronous, modular tutorial series. Now, information literacy instruction is provided using a tool called Guide on the Side (GotS) and uses short scenario videos and additional content followed by activities and assessment ...


Umass Amherst Friends Of The Library Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2016 (No. 51), Leslie Schaler 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Umass Amherst Friends Of The Library Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2016 (No. 51), Leslie Schaler

Library News for the Friends of the UMass Amherst Libraries

One of my most enjoyable "duties" as Director of Libraries over the past 12 years has been to participate in our annual spring commencement ceremonies. It is always heart-warming to see the exhilaration of the students and the pride of their families as the graduates cross the stage and being a new chapter of their lives.

This year, Commencement held a special meaning for me as I retire after 23 years as a professional librarian. Just as with each of those newly graduated students, I am beginning a new chapter in my life. Like them, I am excited by the ...


Notes For The Stalled, V8n10, June/July 2016, University of Northern Iowa 2016 University of Northern Iowa

Notes For The Stalled, V8n10, June/July 2016, University Of Northern Iowa

Notes for the Stalled

Inside this issue:

-- New Museum Website Launch
-- Books of Summer
-- Upcoming Exhibit
-- Recording Rooms
-- Upcoming Events


Illusions Of A ‘Bond’: Tagging Cultural Products Across Online Platforms, Nadine Desrochers, Audrey Laplante, Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin, Louise Spiteri 2016 University of Montreal

Illusions Of A ‘Bond’: Tagging Cultural Products Across Online Platforms, Nadine Desrochers, Audrey Laplante, Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin, Louise Spiteri

Library and Information Science Publications

Structured Abstract

Purpose

Most studies pertaining to social tagging focus on one platform or platform type, thus limiting the scope of their findings. This study explores social tagging practices across four platforms in relation to cultural products associated with the book Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming.

Design/methodology/approach

A layered and nested case study approach was used to analyze data from four online platforms: Goodreads, Last.fm, WordPress, and public library social discovery platforms. The top-level case study focuses on the book Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming, and its derivative products. The analysis of tagging practices in each of ...


Two Roads, One Destination: A Journey Of Discovery, Karen Joc, Peta J. Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott 2016 Bond University

Two Roads, One Destination: A Journey Of Discovery, Karen Joc, Peta J. Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Karen Joc

The adoption of resource discovery platforms has been a growing trend in libraries. However, few libraries have reported on the transition from one discovery layer to another, and only a few institutions have discussed two discovery layers available in the same institution at the same time. Bond University Library recently implemented Alma as its library management system, and with this change a new discovery platform, Primo, was implemented to supersede the existing Summon platform. This paper presents the results of a usability study undertaken at Bond University Library in the move from one discovery layer to another.


Achieving Staff Buy-In, Amber Billey, Jeanene Light, Donna O'Malley 2016 Columbia University

Achieving Staff Buy-In, Amber Billey, Jeanene Light, Donna O'Malley

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Three Immediate Challenges Led to the Project

  1. Loss of technical services staff, both librarians and support staff

  2. The increasing complexity of electronic resources management had created “logjams” in workflows.

  3. An earlier, incomplete merger of the technical services functions between libraries had contributed to confusion and a certain level of distrust between the libraries.


The Path Not Taken: A Plan For Equitable Technology Integration In Chatham County Schools (Nc), Alex G. Lowry 2016 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Path Not Taken: A Plan For Equitable Technology Integration In Chatham County Schools (Nc), Alex G. Lowry

Alex G Lowry

White paper on equitable technology integration in schools accepted for presentation at the ESRI 2016 GIS in Education Conference (a subset of the 2016 ESRI User Conference). The paper utilized GIS in order to present the current demographic situation in Chatham County Schools (North Carolina) in arguing for a more equitable approach to ICT integration.


Shut Up And Listen: How One Academic Library Used Social Listening To Connect With Students And Build A Community, Maria Atilano 2016 University of North Florida

Shut Up And Listen: How One Academic Library Used Social Listening To Connect With Students And Build A Community, Maria Atilano

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Marketing consultant and social media expert Chris Brogan once wrote: "[Social listening] is the closest thing to printing money that I can tell you about." While social media and networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are often used by organizations to communicate information to their constituents, the real return on investment comes from listening. Over the past two years, the University of North Florida's Thomas G. Carpenter Library has used its social media presence (@unflibrary) to listen and then engage with students. This practice has led the Carpenter Library to build a reliable, friendly, and helpful online ...


Collaborating Across Departments For Image Metadata, Courtenay McLeland 2016 University of North Florida

Collaborating Across Departments For Image Metadata, Courtenay Mcleland

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

The Digital Projects & Preservation Department and the Discovery Enhancement Department, each within the Technical Services Division of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, have collaborated to ensure that metadata is embedded in image-based collections in the institutional repository. Our initial project is nearly complete and now we have begun a second. The first project utilized freeware so that staff members in Discovery Enhancement, who did not have access to the Adobe Suite, could embed metadata and geographic coordinates. Now that a campus-wide agreement has provided access to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, members of the team can apply metadata using presets and keyword ...


Promoting Subject Specialists & Enhancing Visibility Of Library Reference [Panel] Ala, Rusa-Mers, Barbara Tierney, Carrie Moran, Mara Thacker, Sha Towers 2016 University of Central Florida

Promoting Subject Specialists & Enhancing Visibility Of Library Reference [Panel] Ala, Rusa-Mers, Barbara Tierney, Carrie Moran, Mara Thacker, Sha Towers

Barbara Tierney


Academic library reference continues to go through transformation, as users increasingly rely on the web for their information needs. Traditional library liaison and subject specialist roles are changing, as librarians attempt to realign services with university-wide goals, including an increased emphasis on undergraduate student success. This panel program will show how institutions market, brand, and promote their reference services on the web; how library subject liaisons and specialists are presented online.  This panel program will explore what various institutions are doing to increase the visibility of their subject librarians and how they are formalizing and assessing their new and existing ...


“Micro-Assessments Of Public Services Usability.” (Panel), Terry S. Taylor, Ashley McMullin, Timothy Hackman, Ryan F. Buller 2016 DePaul University

“Micro-Assessments Of Public Services Usability.” (Panel), Terry S. Taylor, Ashley Mcmullin, Timothy Hackman, Ryan F. Buller

Terry S Taylor

Micro-assessments of public services usability: Narrowly-focused, short assessment tools that can be quickly designed, implemented, analyzed and used to make changes to library services. 

In times of budget constraints and customer service orientation, we recognize improving services with limited resources are still a priority for libraries. We hope to inform our audience of quick and easy ways to assess services in order to help boost their assessment activities by creating opportunities to improve services utilizing micro-assessment strategies.


The Default Art Of Classifying The Occult, Brett B. Bodemer 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Default Art Of Classifying The Occult, Brett B. Bodemer

Brett B. Bodemer

Even as the world of information moves increasingly away from print, academic librarians and patrons spend significant time in neighborhoods of books organized by Library of Congress Classification. Close attention to specific neighborhoods and historical inquiry into their organization opens windows into past and present constructions of knowledge. This essay examines one such neighborhood – the latter ranges of BF, and particularly its tail end, Occult Sciences. It explores the creation of this neighborhood in a deliberately recursive fashion, and the journey to determine how such content came to be collocated by the Library of Congress leads through other classification systems ...


Read With Pride Display, Maggie Mason Smith 2016 Clemson University

Read With Pride Display, Maggie Mason Smith

Maggie Mason Smith

In accordance with GLBT Book Month and the American Library Association’s response to the Orlando massacre, we have put together a Read with Pride display, which includes 2014-2016 Stonewall Award winners and nominees as well as titles included on the Rainbow Book List for Children and Teens and the Over the Rainbow List for Adult Readers from those same years.

Each book on display contains significant and authentic content relating to the GLBT experience. Red: A Crayon’s Story, Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow, and Blue is the Warmest Color are just a few titles ...


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