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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 ...


Tips For Library And Information Science Students Seeking Employment And Entering The Workforce, Uma Devi Doraiswamy 2016 Western Kentucky University

Tips For Library And Information Science Students Seeking Employment And Entering The Workforce, Uma Devi Doraiswamy

Collaborative Librarianship

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Label-Less Library Logistics: Implementing Labor-Saving Practices In Massachusetts’ High-Volume Resource Sharing System, Lori Bowen Ayre, Greg Pronevitz, Catherine Utt 2016 Galecia Group

Label-Less Library Logistics: Implementing Labor-Saving Practices In Massachusetts’ High-Volume Resource Sharing System, Lori Bowen Ayre, Greg Pronevitz, Catherine Utt

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper presents important aspects and issues related to the merging of six regional library delivery services in a single statewide system that serves more than 550 libraries, that together circulate more than 15 million items annually throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The purpose of marrying the six distinct systems was to reduce redundancies and incorporate innovative features to improve library processing efficiency. Most libraries are members of one of nine separate shared integrated library systems. The paper covers the background, objectives, benefits, issues, lessons learned, and a successful request for proposal procurement process for this complex project.


The Evolution Of E-Books And Interlibrary Loan In Academic Libraries, Heather Wicht 2016 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Evolution Of E-Books And Interlibrary Loan In Academic Libraries, Heather Wicht

Collaborative Librarianship

As academic libraries add electronic monographs (e-books) to their collections in increasing numbers, they are frequently losing the ability to lend this portion of their collections via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) due to licensing restrictions. Recently, new options have emerged as alternatives to traditional ILL for ebooks. These options introduce new opportunities for collaboration across library departments and within consortia. This article discusses the changing nature of resource sharing as related to e-books, examines e-book lending capabilities as they currently exist, and presents alternative models to traditional ILL, including short-term lending, purchase on demand and print on demand.


Robert Holley Papers, Archivists 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Robert Holley Papers, Archivists

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Robert Holley served twenty-nine years with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, retiring in 1997 as director of the Discipleship and Family Ministry Department. He is a graduate of Howard College (now Samford University) and The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Holley served as minister of education at First Baptist Church McGehee, First Baptist Church Conway, First Baptist Church West Memphis, and Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, before joining the ABSC in 1968. He also wrote training material focused on equipping church leaders, and taught for Boyce Bible School and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Holley currently resides in Arkadelphia with his ...


Arkadelphia City Government Records, Archivists 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia City Government Records, Archivists

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The City of Arkadelphia is located in Clark County, Arkansas, and is the county's largest town. Originally known as Blakelytown (named for pioneer settler Adam Blakely), Arkadelphia became the Clark County seat in 1842. Since that time, the town has been the political, economic, and cultural center of Clark County.

This collection contains City Council minutes, City ordinances, and correspondence of the City Manager.


Niso And Collaboration: A Place At The Table For All Players, Valerie Horton 2016 Colorado Library Consortium

Niso And Collaboration: A Place At The Table For All Players, Valerie Horton

Collaborative Librarianship

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Improving The Effectiveness Of Librarian-Faculty Collaboration On Library Collection Development, Lan Shen 2016 Purdue University Calumet

Improving The Effectiveness Of Librarian-Faculty Collaboration On Library Collection Development, Lan Shen

Collaborative Librarianship

Librarian-faculty relations are essential to library collection development. This paper discusses, first of all, the reasons for the customary disconnect between librarians and faculty in light of their different priorities, visions, expertise, and status. In an attempt to bridge the librarian-faculty separation, a horizontal strategy is proposed focusing on financial collaborations between the library and other academic departments on campus, such as adopting the balanced budget, fair and rotated resource allocation, and prioritized investment through providing a General Reserve Fund. A vertical strategy is also proposed defined as an organizational and professional partnership through three different vertical levels, namely, the ...


Collaborative Project Development In The Creation Of An Interdepartmental Digitization Workflow, Valerie Prilop, R. Niccole Westbrook, Elizabeth M. German 2016 University of Houston Libraries

Collaborative Project Development In The Creation Of An Interdepartmental Digitization Workflow, Valerie Prilop, R. Niccole Westbrook, Elizabeth M. German

Collaborative Librarianship

Creating workflows that involve the work of multiple departments within a large organization can be challenging, especially when the procedure itself is complex and involves a number of stakeholders. This paper describes and evaluates a collaborative project to develop an interdepartmental workflow for the digitization of unique library materials in a mid-sized academic library. The project includes an automated project management and materials tracking system. Project development involved three separate departments with different reporting channels. In order to navigate this difficulty and manage the large size of the project, a visual planning technique that included graphical representations of current and ...


Marmot And Prospector—A Statistical Review, Jimmy Thomas 2016 Executive Director, Marmot Library Network

Marmot And Prospector—A Statistical Review, Jimmy Thomas

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


E-Book Workflow From Inquiry To Access: Facing The Challenges To Implementing E-Book Access At The University Of Nevada, Reno, Amalia Beisler, Lisa Kurt 2016 University of Nevada, Reno

E-Book Workflow From Inquiry To Access: Facing The Challenges To Implementing E-Book Access At The University Of Nevada, Reno, Amalia Beisler, Lisa Kurt

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Jisc Collections: Post-Cancellation Entitlement Registry Scoping Project, Magaly Bascones 2016 Project Manager, JISC Collections, United Kingdom

Jisc Collections: Post-Cancellation Entitlement Registry Scoping Project, Magaly Bascones

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Slis Connecting, Volume 5, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., MLIS 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting, Volume 5, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

No abstract provided.


Reluctant Readers: An Analysis Of Educational And Lis Literature From 1993-2013, Kelli Bennett 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Reluctant Readers: An Analysis Of Educational And Lis Literature From 1993-2013, Kelli Bennett

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study was to examine the scholarly educational and library and information science (LIS) literature related to reluctant readers. It sought to determine the publication trend over time, core journals, and the age group that was the focus of the articles. The study included other demographic characteristics such as gender or ethnicity and resources or strategies to engage reluctant readers.


Assessing The High School Graphic Novel Collections In Northeast Mississippi High Schools: A Collection Analysis, Nicole Minor 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Assessing The High School Graphic Novel Collections In Northeast Mississippi High Schools: A Collection Analysis, Nicole Minor

SLIS Connecting

This study examines graphic novels collections with genres and themes that may be appealing to both males and females in six Northeastern Mississippi high schools as well as how many (and what percentage) of these items are on YALSA’s “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” lists from 2010 through 2015 in both nonfiction and fiction.


Reading Materials And Reading Trends Of Youth Incarcerated In Mississippi’S State-Run Training School, Rodney M. Ashmore 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Reading Materials And Reading Trends Of Youth Incarcerated In Mississippi’S State-Run Training School, Rodney M. Ashmore

SLIS Connecting

While MS Code 43-21-321(5)(i) requires juvenile detention centers to make reading materials available to delinquents, it fails to define specifics about the types of reading materials to which youth are to have access. Likewise, while the Robertson and Dunaway (2006) report identified facilities that provided materials and levels of access, it fell short of providing specific information on the reading materials available in the juvenile detention centers because it was not within the scope of the report. Thus, there is no clear picture of what materials delinquents have access to or read when they are placed in a ...


Teen Tested: The State Of Ya Services In America's Public Libraries, James Pinkard 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Teen Tested: The State Of Ya Services In America's Public Libraries, James Pinkard

SLIS Connecting

The field of young adult services has been the recipient of much attention in library literature. However, current research on the status of young adult services is lacking, as noted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA, 2011, Priority Area 1, para. 1). This research focuses on staffing, programming and collection development practices for young adults in selected U.S. public libraries. It will also seek to reveal whether a correlation exists between the presence of a young adult librarian and the state of a library's young adult services, as well as whether a correlation exists between the ...


Young Adult Literature: The State Of A Restless Art, Michael Cart 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Young Adult Literature: The State Of A Restless Art, Michael Cart

SLIS Connecting

Speech on young adult literature by Michael Cart for the Ezra Jack Keats Lecture at the 2016 Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival (unedited).


In The Trenches: A Comparison Of Public Children’S Librarianship And School Librarianship, Lindsey Miller Beck 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

In The Trenches: A Comparison Of Public Children’S Librarianship And School Librarianship, Lindsey Miller Beck

SLIS Connecting

Public children’s librarianship and school librarianship share some sweet similarities. You’ll receive many hugs, have an incredible impact on the growing literacy development of small minds, and have as many books as you can read… children’s books are the best books, of course! Some of the main differences come into play when considering required education and subsequent pay, the structure of programming and scheduling, and the responsibilities and additional duties of both.


Graphic Novels, Comics, Manga, & Anime, Stacy Creel 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Graphic Novels, Comics, Manga, & Anime, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Student reviews of graphic novels, comics, manga, or anime were produced in LIS 670, an introduction to history and development of graphic novels, manga, comic books, and anime, and their role in libraries and information settings. Students modeled their reviews after VOYA’s Graphically Speaking by Kat Kan.


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