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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 ...


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.


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 ...


Making Spaces: Resolving Use And Usability Issues Of The Modern Library, Melissa Clark, Jeanne Davidson 2016 South Dakota State University

Making Spaces: Resolving Use And Usability Issues Of The Modern Library, Melissa Clark, Jeanne Davidson

Jeanne R. Davidson

As library spaces are re-envisioned to meet new institutional goals and user expectations, careful planning is necessary to ensure that internal and external stakeholders are included in the planning process and that resources are used to a maximum benefit. Presenters will share the planning and decision processes used in restructuring three floors at their library.


Working Information Literacy : The Instruction Librarian Specialty In Job Advertisements, 1973-2013., Claudene Sproles, Robert Detmering 2016 University of Louisville

Working Information Literacy : The Instruction Librarian Specialty In Job Advertisements, 1973-2013., Claudene Sproles, Robert Detmering

Robert Detmering

As information literacy has developed into one of the library profession‟s most important guiding principles, library instruction programs have increased in complexity and academic librarian job duties have expanded. This paper broadly tracks the evolution of information literacy instruction through an examination of select literature, as well as teaching-related requirements listed in select professional job advertisements published in ten-year increments from 1973-2013. These advertisements reflect the growing diversity of teaching-oriented positions appearing over time and the increasingly specialized nature of the required qualifications for those positions. The advertisements also demonstrate how information literacy continues to provide a conceptual rationale ...


Exploring The Political Dimensions Of Information Literacy Through Popular Film., Robert Detmering 2016 University of Louisville

Exploring The Political Dimensions Of Information Literacy Through Popular Film., Robert Detmering

Robert Detmering

Certain popular films contextualize the access, use, and interpretation of information within a political and social framework. As a result, these films function as alternative pedagogical sites for analysis and critique, facilitating critical thinking about information beyond the library and the classroom, and leading students to a deeper understanding of the fundamental need for information literacy. A conceptual basis for the consideration of film in politically engaged information literacy instruction is provided, supported by a discussion of three relevant films: Jason Reitman’s Thank You for Smoking (2006), Joel and Ethan Coen’s Burn after Reading (2008), and Oliver Stone ...


Forget The Desk Job : Current Roles And Responsibilities In Entry-Level Reference Job Advertisements., Robert Detmering, Claudene Sproles 2016 University of Louisville

Forget The Desk Job : Current Roles And Responsibilities In Entry-Level Reference Job Advertisements., Robert Detmering, Claudene Sproles

Robert Detmering

This study examines the evolving roles and responsibilities of entry-level academic reference positions, as stated in recent job advertisements posted on the American Library Association’s JobLIST Web site and other sources. Findings from a content analysis of these advertisements indicate that current entry-level reference positions in academic libraries incorporate a strikingly diverse and complex range of responsibilities. The study provides valuable insight into the expectations and priorities of hiring institutions in regard to entry-level reference work, offering a broad perspective on the reference job environment to library science students, first-time job seekers, and libraries seeking to recruit entrylevel candidates.


Promoting Open Access @ Your Library, Susan M. Anderson, Matthew Shaw, Tina Baich, Elizabeth Whipple, Cheri Smith, Shayna Beth Pekala, Franny Gaede, David Scherer, Bradford Lee Eden 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Promoting Open Access @ Your Library, Susan M. Anderson, Matthew Shaw, Tina Baich, Elizabeth Whipple, Cheri Smith, Shayna Beth Pekala, Franny Gaede, David Scherer, Bradford Lee Eden

Franny Gaede

Every year during “Open Access Week” libraries throughout the world participate in a wide variety of activities to promote awareness of Open Access and the benefits of Open Access publishing. This poster, created by members of the Academic Libraries of Indiana Scholarly Communications Committee, will highlight some of the activities that have been hosted by a variety of libraries across the state. The goal is to help libraries develop ideas for their own Open Access activities. The goal of the Open Access movement is to make results of scholarly research freely and immediately available to all people worldwide. Free access ...


Digital Commons Annual Report 2014-2015, Andrew Welp, Franny Gaede 2016 Butler University

Digital Commons Annual Report 2014-2015, Andrew Welp, Franny Gaede

Franny Gaede

Details the activity of Digital Commons @ Butler University, 2014-2015.


Digital Humanities & Scholarly Communication: Outreach And Prospects, Franny Gaede, David C. Dunham 2016 Butler University

Digital Humanities & Scholarly Communication: Outreach And Prospects, Franny Gaede, David C. Dunham

Franny Gaede

Academic Libraries of Indiana Scholarly Communication Committee leadership will provide an update on the activities of the committee, including a recently-held THATCamp, conference attendance at SPARC MORE, and a conversation on current topics in scholarly communication, such as open educational resources.


Open Educational Resources @ Butler University: Gateway To Access And Advocacy In Open Education, Andrew Welp, Franny Gaede 2016 Butler University

Open Educational Resources @ Butler University: Gateway To Access And Advocacy In Open Education, Andrew Welp, Franny Gaede

Franny Gaede

This session reports on the progress of the Open Education Resources @ Butler University web portal. The portal was designed with 2 goals: (1) to provide a platform for the advocacy of OERs and (2) to provide an extensive list of resources with consideration given to their integration among departmental introductory courses at Butler. This project explicates a role academic libraries can play in Open Education.


In Defense Of The Arts: Creation And Culture In A Time Of War (1939-1945), Andrew Welp, Franny Gaede 2016 Butler University

In Defense Of The Arts: Creation And Culture In A Time Of War (1939-1945), Andrew Welp, Franny Gaede

Franny Gaede

Omeka Exhibit featuring Creative works and Journalism from Butler University and Indiana from 1939-1945.


Prohibition Display, Maggie Mason Smith 2016 Clemson University

Prohibition Display, Maggie Mason Smith

Maggie Mason Smith

December 5 is Repeal Day, which signifies an historical event in US history: the repeal of the 18th Amendment, resulting in the end of Prohibition in the United States.


The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender, Maggie Mason Smith 2016 Clemson University

The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender, Maggie Mason Smith

Maggie Mason Smith

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