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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.


What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen 2018 Utah State University

What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For this qualitative analysis, I analyzed observational and interview data from two middle school librarians setting up new active learning programs. I focused my research by analyzing the preliminary data gathered in field notes from observations at the different library sites to determine what programming resources the librarians were using. A secondary consideration was drawn from preliminary evidence, which indicated the librarians turned to many on and offline information resources, including the social curating site Pinterest. After gathering initial data from observations, I gathered additional data from two interviews: the first interview focused on where the librarians find information and ...


Assessment Of Services Quality In Tabriz Central Library From The Users Point Of View Based On Libqual Model, soraya ziaei, Fateme Ranjgar korjan 2018 Payame Noor University, Iran

Assessment Of Services Quality In Tabriz Central Library From The Users Point Of View Based On Libqual Model, Soraya Ziaei, Fateme Ranjgar Korjan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: of this research is to assess services quality in Tabriz Central Library using LibQual model.

Methodology: Applied research method is used approach. The basis of this survey involved LibQual model questionnaire that consist of 28 items in three dimensions (affect of services, service control and library as a place and space).

Statistical population of research involved 11927 users of the Tabriz central library that 375 of users have been selected through Simple random sampling method and Chi-squared test, Mann-Whitney test, kruskal-wallis and Friedman have been used to analyze findings.

Findings: of research show that Level of received services by ...


Bookmarks (Spring/Summer 2018), IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 2018 Iowa State University

Bookmarks (Spring/Summer 2018), Iowa State University Library

University Library Bookmarks

From the Dean, Meet new staff members, ARL Leadership Fellow, From the Development Direector


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, WKU Archives 2018 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.


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2018), Musselman Library 2018 Gettysburg College

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2018), 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. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read; or watch a memorable film.

With the 2018 collection, 102 employees offer 178 recommendations of favorite books, films, and television programs. These selections touch on everything from politics to romance.

We include several special features this year. Two of our regular columnists return once again: James Udden with his latest recommendations for the best film and TV, and ...


Research Productivity Of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (Aiims): A Scientometric Analysis, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi E 2018 Dept. of Library and Information Science, Alagappa UNiversity, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Productivity Of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (Aiims): A Scientometric Analysis, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi E

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study evidences the growth of research literature produced by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) for the period of 2007 to 2016. A total of 14410 records were retrieved from the Scopus database. Descriptive statistics for the research publication output revealed mean = 1441, Sd = 318.92, minimum = 1087, maximum = 2141 at 95.0% confidence level. The curve fitting methodology was used to fit the growth of research publication of AIIMS. R square value for exponential growth model is higher (0.908) than the linear growth model (0.849). Journals are identified as most preferred publication pattern (69.42 ...


Building A Tag Library For The Cala’S Social Media Channels, Sai Deng, Min Tong 2018 University of Central Florida

Building A Tag Library For The Cala’S Social Media Channels, Sai Deng, Min Tong

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) has created several social media channels since 2012 with CALA members and friends participating from around the world, including the CALA's Facebook public page, WeChat space, YouTube Channel, LinkedIn Group and the "CALA Members and Friends" Facebook private group. This poster will introduce these channels and discuss the CALA Social Media Group’s efforts in promoting them to better serve the users’ needs and connect its members and friends nationally and internationally. One big effort to be discussed is to build a tag library for the CALA’s social media channels for postings ...


Build An Organizational Digital Scholarship Repository Using Omeka, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Build An Organizational Digital Scholarship Repository Using Omeka, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

As a non-profit organization for librarians of color, Chinese American Librarians Association has members from all over the world. Materials that document the evolution of the organization and its scholarly activities pertain valuable information. There was an urgent need to establish an organizational digital scholarship repository to preserve these materials as well as to serve as a hub that provides valuable research information.

After careful comparison and selection, Omeka, a content management system for online digital resources, was chosen. Omeka is open source and thus free with a stable group of developers for a long time. While Omeka is an ...


If We Build It, They Will Come: Improving Cala’S Institutional Repository, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

If We Build It, They Will Come: Improving Cala’S Institutional Repository, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)’s Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) is an important initiative to curate its members’ research works, the organizational archival materials, and other cultural resources. CALASYS uses Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform, to store, link, display, and exhibit its collections. During its development, several aspects of the platform have been significantly improved due to the effort of the CALASYS Group and the CALA members.

To meet the emerging needs for improving data entry, description and access, the CALASYS group has explored and implemented multiple plugins. Among those implemented are Library of Congress (LC) Suggest, CSV Import, and Zotero Import. LC Suggest facilitates the cataloging process by offering auto-completion of subjects; it is linked to various authorities and is synchronous to updates thus helps improve the quality and consistency of metadata. CSV Import and Zotero Import both are instances of batch upload. This poster will demonstrate the improvements brought by plugins as well as the pros and cons of the selected plugins.

Meanwhile, the CALASYS group has been diligently building its collections by reaching out to the CALA members, chapters, committees and task forces. They have also been proactively promoting the platform among the CALA members via mailing lists and social media ...


Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, June 2018, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, June 2018, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

No abstract provided.


To Zotero Or Not To Zotero: Importing Faculty Scholarship In An Institutional Repository, Ashley D.R. Sergiadis 2018 East Tennessee State University

To Zotero Or Not To Zotero: Importing Faculty Scholarship In An Institutional Repository, Ashley D.R. Sergiadis

ETSU Faculty Works

Creating cost-effective and time efficient methods to complete tasks is necessary to maintain speedy and quality services expected by library patrons. Charles C. Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University uses Zotero (a free, online reference management software) as a tool to expedite the process of entering faculty scholarship metadata into the institutional repository (IR), Digital Commons@ETSU (https://dc.etsu.edu). Additionally, Sherrod Library integrated Zotero with SHERPA/RoMEO (a database of publishers’ policies) to automate the process of determining which full-text materials can be included in the IR.

Sherrod Library evaluated the usefulness of Zotero by examining the ...


Black Grooves, Kim G. Read 2018 Concordia University - Portland

Black Grooves, Kim G. Read

Kim Read

Staying abreast of new music releases, especially those outside of the mainstream pop world, can be challenging. Here’s one solution: Black Grooves, a monthly online magazine that reviews the latest music releases and reissues.


Slis Student Research Journal, Vol.8, Iss.1, 2018 San Jose State University

Slis Student Research Journal, Vol.8, Iss.1

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Leaning Forward While Looking Back, Anthony Bernier 2018 San Jose State University

Leaning Forward While Looking Back, Anthony Bernier

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Reaching New Scholarly Heights: School Of Information Student Research Journal Hits Milestone With 100,000 Full Text Downloads, Sandra Hirsh 2018 San Jose State University

Reaching New Scholarly Heights: School Of Information Student Research Journal Hits Milestone With 100,000 Full Text Downloads, Sandra Hirsh

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj 100k Download Milestone, Mary C. Schutten 2018 California State University - San Jose

Srj 100k Download Milestone, Mary C. Schutten

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Memories And Milestones, Holley Cornetto 2018 San Jose State University

Memories And Milestones, Holley Cornetto

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


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