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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.


The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Educational And Disciplinary Backgrounds Of American Librarians, 1950-2015, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Young-In Kim 2018 Syracuse University

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Educational And Disciplinary Backgrounds Of American Librarians, 1950-2015, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Young-In Kim

School of Information Studies: Faculty Scholarship

Discussions of diversity in American librarianship usually focus on gender or ethnicity, but historical studies also show a lack of diversity in educational and disciplinary backgrounds. Librarians traditionally hail from the humanities, especially English and history. But as current educational attention shifts to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, are librarians reflecting this change? Anonymized data from ALA-accredited graduate programs from the last five years was collected, coded, and classified to determine librarians’ educational and disciplinary backgrounds and in what ways, if any, they differ from the past 65 years and from the contemporary U.S. general population. Unsurprisingly ...


Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood 2018 University of Massachusetts School of Law

Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2018 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Fall 2018, Friends of Dacus Library 2018 Winthrop University

Fall 2018, Friends Of Dacus Library

Friends of Dacus Library Newsletter

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H17-1967. Moody, Morris C. (1899-1969). Papers, 1871-2018. 6.00 Linear Ft., Hope College 2018 Hope College

H17-1967. Moody, Morris C. (1899-1969). Papers, 1871-2018. 6.00 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Morris Cox Moody was born in Holland, Michigan, in 1899. He attended Holland area schools and graduated from Holland High School in 1917. He worked at the Holland Sentinel newspaper until volunteering for the United States Marines in the fall of 1917. He served in World War I in the second artillery division at Verdun, Chateau-Thierry, and Soissons. He was injured at Soissons and spent almost two months at a Paris hospital. He was transferred to a veterans’ hospital in Cape May, New Jersey. There he underwent multiple surgeries for nine months to restore use of his right arm. After ...


Oer Adoption: Moving Beyond Early Adopters And Empowering Everyone Else To Use The Oer, Too, Alice Anderson, Sara K Kearns 2018 Kansas State University

Oer Adoption: Moving Beyond Early Adopters And Empowering Everyone Else To Use The Oer, Too, Alice Anderson, Sara K Kearns

OER From Vision to Action

This session will explore Stage 2 of the OER adoption process. If Stage 1 is that joyful moment when you have selected an OER that is on topic and relevant for your students’ learning, then Stage 2 is when you figure out how to actually implement the OER. As partners in creating the New Literacies Alliance (NLA) suite of online tutorials, we have been there and done that. NLA tutorials are freely available under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. We know that the transition between deciding to use an OER and widely incorporating it into classes is a challenge. You ...


Review Of Displaced Archives, Charlotte S. Kostelic 2018 Library of Congress

Review Of Displaced Archives, Charlotte S. Kostelic

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Displaced Archives, edited by James Lowry, addresses the concept of archives that have been removed due to war, conflict, or other international strife.


Review Of Creating A Local History Archive At Your Public Library, Emily Gibson 2018 Hoover Institution Library and Archives

Review Of Creating A Local History Archive At Your Public Library, Emily Gibson

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Phillips's book provides a unique look at the history of local history archives and methods of administering local history archives in public libraries, including management practices, how to process archival collections, and caring for archival collections. The bulk of the text pertains to processing archival collections. Its intended audience is public library staff with little to no archival experience. While there is much to recommend the book, it would benefit from a discussion of key archival concepts.


The Holy Cross: Symbol Of Victory And Sign Of Salvation (Research Materials), Holy Cross Libraries 2018 College of the Holy Cross

The Holy Cross: Symbol Of Victory And Sign Of Salvation (Research Materials), Holy Cross Libraries

Library Resources for Campus Events

A bibliography of resources available through the Holy Cross Libraries which provide additional information related to "The Holy Cross: Symbol of Victory and Sign of Salvationr," a lecture by Robin Jensen. The lecture was sponsored by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture as a 175th Anniversary Event and was held at the College of the Holy Cross on September 17, 2018.


Digital Commons A National Leader With 50-Million Downloads, 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Digital Commons A National Leader With 50-Million Downloads

Digital Commons / Institutional Repository Information

Nebraska's Digital Commons repository features an interactive map that shows paper downloads in real-time. The site recently surpassed the 50 million download mark. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Digital Commons has grown to rank among the nation’s most accessed online repositories of research materials.

Featuring 100,000 full text items supplied by Nebraska faculty, staff and students, the Digital Commons surpassed the 50-million download mark on Sept. 14. In a survey of other leading online repositories managed by other universities, the total downloads from Digital Commons ranks as the top site in the nation. The milestone was ...


What Collaboration Means To Me: Partnership As Praxis, Rhiannon M. Cates 2018 Portland State University

What Collaboration Means To Me: Partnership As Praxis, Rhiannon M. Cates

Collaborative Librarianship

This column offers a reflective and theoretical perspective on the potential of collaboration to function as a tool to resist replicating dynamics of oppression and inequity, and as a strategy to challenge negative aspects of institutional climates and culture in library work.


The Baked-In Bias Of Algorithms, Lori Bowen Ayre, Jim Craner 2018 Galecia Group

The Baked-In Bias Of Algorithms, Lori Bowen Ayre, Jim Craner

Collaborative Librarianship

Algorithms are created by and used by humans in software programs and in everyday tasks. They are composed of input data, a series of steps, and output. When it comes to computer algorithms, we often see the results of algorithms but we don't see the processing steps or the input data that has determined the output. It is important to be aware that all these components are subject to mistakes and biases - the input data as well as the processing steps.For this reason, we should seek transparency in the algorithms that are put to use and which affect ...


Cultural Memory In Danger: Sustainable Information, Preservation, And Technology In The Humanities: A Theoretical Approach, Casey D. Hoeve 2018 Kansas State University

Cultural Memory In Danger: Sustainable Information, Preservation, And Technology In The Humanities: A Theoretical Approach, Casey D. Hoeve

Collaborative Librarianship

Abstract

Management of library collections is an inherently collaborative process. Spanning multiple generations, materials are selected that support user communities, striving for the optimization of storage and access at the lowest cost.[i] While established partnerships are crucial for the survival of libraries, within any cooperative network, there exist opportunities for divergent practices. Alternative initiatives may have progressive intentions, but competing systems and groups have the potential to disrupt recognized standards and infrastructure, some of which can prove detrimental to information organizations.

Abrupt format changes and technological advancements have altered the way in which materials are currently acquired, accessed, and ...


Librarians’ Roles In Establishing A Multidisciplinary Research Institute, Elizabeth Christian, Kathryn Balek, Sandy Hudock, Rhonda Gonzales 2018 Colorado State University-Pueblo

Librarians’ Roles In Establishing A Multidisciplinary Research Institute, Elizabeth Christian, Kathryn Balek, Sandy Hudock, Rhonda Gonzales

Collaborative Librarianship

This article describes how four librarians contributed to the founding and first-year activities of a multidisciplinary research institute at a regional comprehensive university. The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) is the first multidisciplinary research institute on cannabis, an emerging and often controversial field. As faculty representatives on the institute’s steering committee and working groups, librarians were able to leverage interdisciplinary expertise to assist in organizing and disseminating cannabis research. Examples of the reciprocal benefit to both the institution and the library are shared.


What Collaboration Means To Us, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark 2018 Portland State University

What Collaboration Means To Us, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

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History In The Making: Outreach And Collaboration Between Special Collections And Makerspaces, Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte, Kristin J. Henrich, Annie M. Gaines 2018 University of Idaho

History In The Making: Outreach And Collaboration Between Special Collections And Makerspaces, Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte, Kristin J. Henrich, Annie M. Gaines

Collaborative Librarianship

Makerspaces present unique possibilities for creative partnerships within libraries, including the opportunity for interdisciplinary use of emerging technologies with archival objects and primary sources. One example of this type of interdisciplinary collaboration is the fabrication of cultural heritage replicas via 3D scanning and printing of historical university objects in academic libraries. Two departments in the University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives (SPEC) and the Making, Innovating, and Learning Laboratory (MILL), partnered on such a project as a way to broaden maker competencies across library departments, leverage interdisciplinary connections between emerging technologies and historic archives, and create innovative outreach ...


Creating Community: Drawing On Staff Expertise To Break Down Silos In Academic Libraries, Lori Birrell, Marcy A. Strong 2018 University of Arkansas

Creating Community: Drawing On Staff Expertise To Break Down Silos In Academic Libraries, Lori Birrell, Marcy A. Strong

Collaborative Librarianship

A discussion of the strategies and outcomes behind a special collections and metadata collaboration effort at the University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, to make finding aids more discoverable and interoperable. Through the use of a project charter and specific goals, the project managers sought to create buy-in and build a culture of teamwork amongst the participants, resulting in both improved finding aids and a model for collaborative work across departments.


Collaborative Leadership: Cultivating An Environment For Success, Kristin Calvert 2018 Western Carolina University

Collaborative Leadership: Cultivating An Environment For Success, Kristin Calvert

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper details the importance (and limitations) of leadership to foster an environment that supports collaboration in library acquisitions. The conditions necessary to create successful teams are examined: creating a compelling vision, enabling effective communication, and building trust among participants. The challenges of effective leadership grow in more complex collaborative endeavors, when there are mismatched priorities, or when leading teams outside of traditional reporting structures. This paper offers guidance for navigating these pain points to produce better and more inclusive processes


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