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Psa For Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award, Madeleine K. Charney 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Psa For Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award, Madeleine K. Charney

Madeleine K. Charney

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Communicating Library Impact On Retention: A Framework For Developing Reciprocal Value Propositions, Adam Murray, Ashley P. Ireland 2016 James Madison University

Communicating Library Impact On Retention: A Framework For Developing Reciprocal Value Propositions, Adam Murray, Ashley P. Ireland

Adam Murray

This article explores the trends identified in a survey of library directors on efforts to document and communicate library contributions to student retention.  Library deans/directors have little in the way of communication methods for sharing library impact on retention.  Methods that are used tend to be unidirectional in nature.  Based on these results, this article also presents a framework of stakeholder markets and examples of reciprocal value propositions library leaders could develop around library contributions to retention efforts. This in turn can assist with advocacy and the communication of academic library value to university leaders and other higher education ...


The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus 2016 Cornell Law School

The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus

Femi Cadmus

Libraries, like most institutions and industries today, are faced with disruptive technologies that challenge their relevancy in a digital era. As a result, erstwhile notions and nostalgia associated with the quintessential library and librarian are changing rapidly. This is a compelling era to reimagine the library, retaining essential traditions alongside the new technologies, which facilitate the preservation, discoverability, accessibility, and delivery of information. It is also an opportunity for libraries to respond creatively and innovatively to change. The quintessential law library and librarian cannot only survive but can also thrive in the digital era by continuing to demonstrate value through ...


Formulating A Pharmacy Collection Without A Prescription, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Linda Galloway 2016 Chapman University

Formulating A Pharmacy Collection Without A Prescription, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Linda Galloway

Library Articles and Research

Librarians without a background in the health sciences were tasked with building a collection to support a new pharmacy school at a traditionally liberal arts institution. Despite little subject expertise, the team assessed current holdings, conducted a review of recommended resources, and collaborated with faculty to prioritize acquisitions to support the developing program as funds became available. The hire of a health sciences librarian provided new opportunities for assessment and for continued collecting. Altogether, this process allowed for the creation of recommended best practices that can be adopted by any librarian procuring resources to support new health science programs.


Developing An Open Educational Resource: Leading Campus Oer Initiatives Through Library-Faculty Collaboration, Mandi Goodsett, Marsha Miles, Barbara Loomis 2016 Cleveland State University

Developing An Open Educational Resource: Leading Campus Oer Initiatives Through Library-Faculty Collaboration, Mandi Goodsett, Marsha Miles, Barbara Loomis

Barbara Loomis

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are gaining traction as students and faculty search for affordable, open access alternatives for learning resources. Find out how one public university library took advantage of the push for OERs and enthusiasm after a library-sponsored OER workshop to publish an open access textbook. This presentation will describe the library’s involvement in developing the project, balancing the workload between librarians and the faculty member, and promoting the new resource on campus. Key takeaways include the importance of communicating, dealing with permissions, taking advantage of graphic design skills, and more. Attendees will leave with ideas about how ...


Cleveland State Taps Into Faculty And Campus Needs, Barbara Loomis, Theresa Nawalaniec, Marsha Miles 2016 Cleveland State University

Cleveland State Taps Into Faculty And Campus Needs, Barbara Loomis, Theresa Nawalaniec, Marsha Miles

Barbara Loomis

At Cleveland State University, the library collaborates with faculty and departments on projects such as:

  • capturing and sharing conferences;
  • publishing scholarly journals; and
  • creating and disseminating open educational resources.

These endeavors have led to additional opportunities in other areas, such as working with students and with the greater Cleveland community. In this webinar, Barbara Loomis, Project Coordinator, Marsha Miles, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences and Engineering Librarian, at Cleveland State’s Michael Schwartz Library will discuss their work with faculty and departments and the other projects that these have often led to.


The More We Work Together: Leading Campus Oer Initiatives Through Library-Faculty Collaboration, Mandi Goodsett, Barbara Loomis, Marsha Miles 2016 Cleveland State University

The More We Work Together: Leading Campus Oer Initiatives Through Library-Faculty Collaboration, Mandi Goodsett, Barbara Loomis, Marsha Miles

Barbara Loomis

With the rising costs of tuition and textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OERs) are becoming increasingly important. The university library, in collaboration with faculty, is a natural leader of OER initiatives at institutions of higher education. Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library embraced this leadership role by assisting a faculty member with developing an OER, which involved balancing the workload between librarians and the faculty member, determining successful modes of communication, taking advantage of graphic design skills, and more. The success of this initial collaboration has led the Library to expand its support of OER initiatives on campus.


International Approaches To Research Data Services In Libraries, Michael Witt, Wolfram Horstmann 2016 Purdue University

International Approaches To Research Data Services In Libraries, Michael Witt, Wolfram Horstmann

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Libraries and archives around the world are acquiring new skills and applying the principles of library and archival sciences to solve challenges and provide new services related to research data management. Librarians are helping researchers address needs throughout the research data lifecycle, for example, by conducting assessments and outreach, consulting on data management plans and metadata, incorporating data into information literacy instruction and collection management, providing reference services to help patrons find and cite data, and providing data publication and preservation solutions. They are creating web guides and tutorials, training colleagues within and outside of the library, contributing to discussions ...


Repository Additions, November 2016, Cedarville University 2016 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, November 2016, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

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Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2016, Cedarville University 2016 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2016, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


100 Stories: The Impact Of Open Access, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Promita Chatterji 2016 bepress

100 Stories: The Impact Of Open Access, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Promita Chatterji

Jean-Gabriel Bankier

This report is a pre-print that has been submitted for publication with UNESCO. It will be published as part of the publication: “Open Access to Scholarly Communication in 2016: Status and Benefits Review” .  It looks to answer the question: "why does open access matter?" We examined 100 stories of impact to produce a framework for describing the concrete benefits of open access for readers, authors and institutions. We aspire to move the open access conversation forward by making the case, backed by data, that the benefits of open access are real, widespread and significant.  


Research And The Professional : Navigating A Spectrum Of Legal Resources., Erin K Gow 2016 Selected Works

Research And The Professional : Navigating A Spectrum Of Legal Resources., Erin K Gow

Erin K Gow

Legal research is complicated by the growing amount of information available, and there is evidence that legal practitioners require additional training in order to enhance their information literacy and legal research skills. Librarians have a key role to play in developing legal research training, and examples taken from Middle Temple's library are used to illustrate ways in which librarians can offer beneficial training to their library users. This involves assessing the skills, motivation, and needs of the average library user in order to design legal research training that is educationally sound and appealing to the target audience.


A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Instructing students on how to use the library and the databases in one setting, especially when there is only 50 minutes, can be extremely overwhelming for the students and instructor. This session covered tips that can be used in the interview process with the professor, creating a flipped classroom or blended instruction opportunities to enhance the learning process ( including pre or post-session), as well as demonstrating guides for assisting students in database searching techniques. Finally, the session ended with ways to get buy-in from professors about tutorials and guides used outside the lessons.


Book Review: Fundamentals Of Technical Services, Julene L. Jones 2016 University of Kentucky

Book Review: Fundamentals Of Technical Services, Julene L. Jones

Julene L. Jones

This latest monograph in the ALA Fundamentals Series continues the series’ mission of providing a broad overview of an area of library science. Written by a Cataloging Librarian and an Acquisitions Librarian from New Mexico State University Library, Fundamentals of Technical Services communicates the conceptual practices clearly and succinctly. The tone of writing clearly conveys the authors’ enthusiasm and passion for technical services and emphasizes the crucial role that technical services staff play in providing access to resources through purchasing, cataloging, physical processing, and authority control.


Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2016, Cedarville University 2016 Cedarville University

Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2016, Cedarville University

Centennial Library E-News

Articles in this issue: State library conference productive for library faculty and staff; New undergraduate research journal published through the Digital Commons; Library hosts "Get one thing done" academic services event; 11th Annual Library Career Dinner bigger than ever; Student focus groups view the library from their perspective; Library sponsors successful fall photo contest; Recognizing Faculty Scholarship; Highlighting Alumni Publishing


Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic, Jennifer A. Bartlett 2016 University of Kentucky

Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Jennifer A. Bartlett

Although current books and news articles on workplace bullying are generally available, those dealing with bullying in a library setting are not as widespread. This New and Noteworthy column reviews recent library-specific materials on issues unique to workplace bullying and mobbing in libraries.


"Capstone Officials" And Public Records: Risk, Buy-In, And Archival Selection, Ruth E. Bryan 2016 University of Kentucky

"Capstone Officials" And Public Records: Risk, Buy-In, And Archival Selection, Ruth E. Bryan

Ruth E. Bryan

Use of records schedules as appraisal tools works well for routine records held by low-level employees in public institutions. Records created by top-level public officials, however, can be more challenging to schedule. Using NARA's recent definition of "capstone officials" as a starting concept, panelists representing public universities and state and federal governments present case studies from their own institutions dealing with policy creation for capstone officials' records, records schedules and public records laws, and archival selection.


Networked Co-Curation In Virtual Museums: Digital Humanities, History, And Social Media In The Toledo’S Attic Project, Arjun Sabharwal 2016 University of Toledo

Networked Co-Curation In Virtual Museums: Digital Humanities, History, And Social Media In The Toledo’S Attic Project, Arjun Sabharwal

Arjun Sabharwal

Networked co-curation is an innovative outreach practice in archives and museums using social media with other Web 2.0 technologies in order to curate digital heritage collections. It relies on crowd-sourced curation, which results in richer discourse through globally dispersed public participation and intersubjective perspectives. The theoretical framework for networked co-curation consists of three dimensions: digital history, digital humanities, and social network theory. Historical representation, intertextuality, and remediation play a vital role in networked co-curation, forming a bridge between digital content and a transforming virtual audience. Networked co-curation present three significant concerns for archives, libraries, and museums: provenance verification, knowledge ...


Digital Representations Of Disability History: Developing A Virtual Exhibition At The Ward M. Canaday Center, University Of Toledo, Arjun Sabharwal 2016 University of Toledo

Digital Representations Of Disability History: Developing A Virtual Exhibition At The Ward M. Canaday Center, University Of Toledo, Arjun Sabharwal

Arjun Sabharwal

ABSTRACT: Virtual exhibition can play an important role in archival practice due to the growing volume of digital content in repositories, the growing number and diversity of remote users, and increased sophistication of technologies focusing on Web accessibility. The expanding digital environment affords archives with opportunities to leverage technology to their advantage by integrating archival description and outreach practices. Through virtual exhibitions following guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C-WAI), archives can reach out to users with disabilities who can use assistive equipment for research purposes. With a focus on a disability history virtual exhibition ...


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