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Sink Or Swim? A Case-Study Approach To Teaching Information Evaluation, Katie Strand, Rachel Wishkoski 2020 Utah State University

Sink Or Swim? A Case-Study Approach To Teaching Information Evaluation, Katie Strand, Rachel Wishkoski

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

This paper is part of the LOEX 2019 conference proceedings and reports on an engaging information evaluation lesson designed by a team of librarians at Utah State University. Teaching evaluation skills in the highly emotional world of fake news is a daunting task. The lesson described here uses realistic case studies to give students the critical distance necessary to practice evaluation before diving into their personal research and biases. The article outlines the lesson’s case study activity and rationale in teaching students adaptable evaluation skills that they can apply in their academic, professional, and personal lives.


Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg 2020 CUNY Queensborough Community College

Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Publications and Research

This study explored community college librarians’ engagement with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A national online survey with 1,201 community college librarian respondents reveals limited familiarity with and integration of the Framework into community college instruction to date. Findings indicate an openness to future adoption, as well as substantial interest in targeted professional development and a version of the Framework adapted for community college campuses. These results contribute benchmark instructional data on an understudied section of academic librarianship and add to the growing body of research on how librarians have updated teaching practices in response to ...


The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc. 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

This research asks two basic questions: 1) To what extent was the Bush administration’s pro-war propaganda repeated, amplified, and ultimately reported as fact by main stream news agencies? and 2) Is there any correlation between the repetition of the propaganda and popular support for the invasion of Iraq? In other words, can we say news reports helped “sell” the war?


Picturing The State Of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today, Dana S. Thompson 2019 Murray State University

Picturing The State Of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today, Dana S. Thompson

Dana Statton Thompson

Pre-print


Demographic Variables And Academic Discipline As Determinants Of Undergraduates’ Use Of Electronic Library Resources In Federal Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Adefunke Sarah Ebijuwa, Iyabo Mabawonku Professor 2019 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho,Oyo state. Nigeria

Demographic Variables And Academic Discipline As Determinants Of Undergraduates’ Use Of Electronic Library Resources In Federal Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Adefunke Sarah Ebijuwa, Iyabo Mabawonku Professor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Undergraduates use electronic library resources for academic activities because it offers access to relevant and current information from different subject areas. Literature review indicated that undergraduates’ use of electronic library resources is low in Nigeria owing to a number of factors that are largely attributed to user’s attitude, computer literacy and information retrieval skills, but, little attention was given to factors such as demographic variables and academic discipline. This study, therefore, examined demographic variables (age, gender) and academic discipline as determinants of undergraduates’ use of electronic library resources in in federal universities in South-west, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research ...


The Ripple Effect Of A New Service Point, Bobby Hollandsworth, Kelsey Sheaffer 2019 Clemson University

The Ripple Effect Of A New Service Point, Bobby Hollandsworth, Kelsey Sheaffer

Presentations

No abstract provided.


Successful Space Management Projects: The R. M. Cooper Library Adobe Digital Studio Experience, Derek Wilmott, Bobby Hollandsworth 2019 Clemson University

Successful Space Management Projects: The R. M. Cooper Library Adobe Digital Studio Experience, Derek Wilmott, Bobby Hollandsworth

Presentations

No abstract provided.


Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston 2019 Murray State University

Hip-Hop Librarianship For Scholarly Communication: An Approach To Introducing Topics, Arthur J. Boston

Arthur J. Boston

This session compares major topics from scholarly communication and trends in Hip-Hop, with the objective of providing lessons and examples for effective teaching. By discussing Hip-Hop artists as impact-minded authors of copyrighted works navigating a marketplace newly-disrupted by Internet technology, it may be possible for students to bring their existing knowledge about the popular genre, and apply it to a new understanding of the scholarly communication environment. 
Examples: Copyright, Fair Use, and Mac Miller; Prohibitive Pricing, Piracy, and Kanye West; Author's Rights, First Distribution, and Beyoncé; Open Access, Repositories, and Chance The Rapper.


Impact Of The Ocean Waves Workshop On The Marine Science And Technology Community, Jeanne Pavy, Charles R. Nichols 2019 University of New Orleans

Impact Of The Ocean Waves Workshop On The Marine Science And Technology Community, Jeanne Pavy, Charles R. Nichols

Ocean Waves Workshop

The Earl K. Long Library at the Univeristy of New Orleans uses ScholarWorks@UNO, an open access digital repository, to collect, preserve, and disseminate Ocean Waves Workshop content for a global audience. ScholarWorks resides on the Digital Commons platform, which is optimized for discoverability through search engines such as Google Scholar, increasing visibility and impact. UNO library staff work with the Ocean Waves Workshop planning committee to assign metadata to workshop materials that can then be rapidly shared online. The repository also ensures long-term, stable preservation of workshop content. The archive of workshop material and its extensive worldwide use demonstrate ...


Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays 2019 University of Kentucky

Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Academic liaison roles have seen massive changes over time and grown into an ever-broadening range of duties. What began as subject-focused collection involvement has evolved into a mix of instruction, reference, and various forms of course-embedded services, all while also retaining the earlier focus on subject-specific collection management.

This paper outlines current research on academic liaison roles and summarizes the interactive exchanges from the 2018 Charleston Conference Lively Session on academic liaisons. Through live polling and discussion, session participants identified key functions and core competencies for liaisons, as well as factors contributing to success or hindrance for liaison success. Key ...


Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner, Antje Mays 2019 University of Kentucky

Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner, Antje Mays

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Broader economic trends spawn budget pressures for education and libraries, prompting a plethora of studies on the value and relevance of libraries. Numerous reports on economic decline in libraries and studies with mixed pronouncements on the value of libraries have led to a negative self-image within the library profession. Yet libraries' leadership in connecting learners to knowledge is at the heart of producing many of the key skills sorely needed in robust societies and economies. Librarianship has many untapped opportunities for positioning itself as a prominent strategic partner. This paper outlines current research on the economic and societal context for ...


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, WKU Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


From Responsible Custody To Responsible Stewardship, Michelle Light 2019 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

From Responsible Custody To Responsible Stewardship, Michelle Light

Library Faculty Publications

Light analyzes "responsible custody," one of eleven core values of archivists as described by the Society of American Archivists. After reviewing professional literature about postcustodial debates in the electronic records environment, advocacy for cultural sensitivity in native or colonial archives, and new models for stewardship associated with the community archives movement, Light proposes to revise this core value as "responsible stewardship."


Alma Analytics, For Fulfillment, Julene L. Jones 2019 University of Kentucky

Alma Analytics, For Fulfillment, Julene L. Jones

Library Presentations

This presentation covers the following topics:

  • Analytics information in Alma
  • How to get there, Structure of Analytics
  • Create a new analysis
  • Tips and best practices
  • Edit an existing analysis
  • Example analyses
  • Links to Ex Libris information


Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2018-2019, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft 2019 Florida International University

Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2018-2019, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft

Jill Krefft

This report provides information on the digital activities for the fiscal year 2018-2019.


Fiu Digital Commons Annual Report, Fy 2018-2019, Jill V. Krefft 2019 Florida International University

Fiu Digital Commons Annual Report, Fy 2018-2019, Jill V. Krefft

Jill Krefft

The Digital Commons Annual Report is a document that interested parties may use as a means of monitoring the yearly progress of Florida International University Libraries’ institutional repository. The report includes download and page hit statistics for all collections held in FIU Digital Commons.


Research On Usability Of An Opac (Online Public Access Catalog), Mihyeon Kim 2019 College of William and Mary

Research On Usability Of An Opac (Online Public Access Catalog), Mihyeon Kim

Mihyeon Kim

This study is to determine whether color, icon, sorting methods of brief description about materials, and positioning methods of final records affect the usability of the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) screen designs in terms of success rate, search time, and users' preferences. The findings suggest that OPAC systems can be optimized to enhance user's performances conflict with each other, designers should give more weight to performance because of the library's mission of meeting users' information needs.


A Study On Online Interface For Research Information Systems: Information Organization For Adaptive Interface, Mihyeon Kim 2019 College of William and Mary

A Study On Online Interface For Research Information Systems: Information Organization For Adaptive Interface, Mihyeon Kim

Mihyeon Kim

This study is to contribute to develop adaptive information systems meeting inside information needs as well as represented information needs, and dealing with every levels of users and user's preferences. Also, this study is to present a method of developing adaptive information system through developing user profile using machine teaming and decision tree, applying relevance feedback using merged vector, and applying user feedback.


A Study On The Remote Library Users: Needs Of Library Services And Preferences, Mihyeon Kim 2019 College of William and Mary

A Study On The Remote Library Users: Needs Of Library Services And Preferences, Mihyeon Kim

Mihyeon Kim

A study on the remote library users showed that remote users preferred online databases and internet as information resources because of easy access and easy of use. However, they have used books and journals, which are printed resources, as main information resources because online databases and internet cannot satisfy their information needs. Also, 86.7 percent of remote users consider library services as an important issue to choose a distance learning program, and remote users extremely motivated by their professors to use library so that there are needs to have partnership between distance learning programs and library services. Finally, remote ...


Teaching Web Evaluation: A Cognitive Development Approach, Candice Benjes-Small, Alyssa Archer, Katelyn Tucker, Lisa Vassady, Jennifer Resor Whicker 2019 Radford University

Teaching Web Evaluation: A Cognitive Development Approach, Candice Benjes-Small, Alyssa Archer, Katelyn Tucker, Lisa Vassady, Jennifer Resor Whicker

Candice Benjes-Small

Web evaluation has been a standard information literacy offering for years and has always been a challenging topic for instruction librarians. Over time, the authors had tried a myriad of strategies to teach freshmen how to assess the credibility of Web sites but felt the efforts were insufficient. By familiarizing themselves with the cognitive development research, they were able to effectively revamp Web evaluation instruction to improve student learning. This article discusses the problems of traditional methods, such as checklists; summarizes the cognitive development research, particularly in regards to its relationship to the ACRL Information Literacy Standards; and details the ...


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