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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.


We’Re All In This Together. Using Systems Thinking And Data Visualization To Influence The Ordering Habits Of Liaisons, Jamie G. Hazlitt 2018 Loyola Marymount University

We’Re All In This Together. Using Systems Thinking And Data Visualization To Influence The Ordering Habits Of Liaisons, Jamie G. Hazlitt

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

Liaison work is a secondary role for most of the librarians at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University, and although each librarian takes this responsibility seriously, the task of ordering books is often one that gets put off throughout the busy Fall semester. Although the library's approval plan keeps current materials across all subject areas coming in a relatively steady stream throughout the year, over 50% of our books still come in through title-by-title liaison selection. Liaison procrastination historically resulted in a deluge of book orders - often triggered by increasingly insistent reminders from the acquisitions and ...


Xie And Matusiaks' "Discover Digital Libraries: Theory And Practice" (Book Review), Paul Hartog 2018 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Xie And Matusiaks' "Discover Digital Libraries: Theory And Practice" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill 2018 Hillsboro Public Library

Hpl Cares: Leading By Taking Action, Courtney Gill

OLA Quarterly

Like many Oregon cities, Hillsboro is changing at a fast pace. Rapid growth has created many challenges for the City’s most vulnerable community members. Two top challenges include housing instability and food insecurity. While the library serves as a vital community hub, the Hillsboro Public Library (HPL) continuously seeks to make a greater impact. The Hillsboro Public Library Leadership Team (LLT) approved the formation of the staff-led HPL Cares team. HPL Cares consists of six big-hearted library staff members who took the idea of a library-sponsored community service group and developed a community-focused inspiration team.

The HPL Cares team ...


Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology

Followership, Or Leading Up In Libraries In Brief, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

OLA Quarterly

In the 2008 text, The Art of Followership, Chaleff, Riggio, and Lippman-Blumen lay out five traits of effective followers: courage to assume responsibility, courage to serve, courage to challenge, courage to participate, and courage to take moral action. In his 2015 text, Followership: What It Takes to Lead, James Schindler lists four attributes that successful followership is built on: belief in the mission, willingness to work toward the good of the whole, loyalty, and unity of focus. Authenticity also plays a part in both leadership and followership. As a follower, being authentic can help a person be intentional and help ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Table Of Contents, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 2 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida 2018 Pacific University

Overcoming Isolation As A Form Of Leadership, Julie Gaida

OLA Quarterly

Working in the technical services department of a small academic library is a bit of an isolation double-whammy: not only are you more removed from the patrons you serve than are your public-facing counterparts, you may also be a department of one and solely responsible for discharging a highly specialized set of duties. This has been the case for me since 2015 when I moved to Oregon after accepting the position of Acquisitions Specialist at Pacific University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Forest Grove. I am primarily responsible for tracking the library’s resource funds; overseeing the ordering ...


Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch 2018 Oregon Library Association

Liola: The Long And Winding Road, Jane Corry, Elaine G. Hirsch

OLA Quarterly

This article features a conversation between Jane Corry and Elaine Hirsch about the history and goals of the inaugural Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA). Here is an excerpt:

Elaine: In 2014, OLA’s president Penny Hummel created a Leadership Task Force to research options to provide the association’s membership with leadership training opportunities. This is when Jane and I first started working together on leadership initiatives. After breaking ties with Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) in 2010, it became more challenging for OLA members to attend the PNLA Leadership Institute. I was among the Oregon applicants ...


Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson 2018 Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

Stepping Up: Applying Situational Leadership Concepts To Public Library Work With Teens, Mark Richardson

OLA Quarterly

Working with teens is fun, nerve-wracking, and never dull. After building and growing a thriving teen council at our library for nearly ten years, I’ve spent some time thinking about what I want teens to get out of their experience at the library. One of the big things that they need and want is to develop leadership skills. Every application for college or scholarships seems to ask how they are demonstrating leadership, so I decided several years ago that I would build in opportunities for them to develop these skills on the council. This has taken the form of ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Back Matter, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 2 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Building The Ladder: Developing Leadership Skills Without The Title, Melissa Little 2018 Beaverton City Library

Building The Ladder: Developing Leadership Skills Without The Title, Melissa Little

OLA Quarterly

The leap to library leadership can be difficult if you have no experience in supervision. While larger library systems may have a deep structure that allows employees to start on step one of the ladder and progress one rung at a time to that director position, most of us in Oregon work for smaller libraries where there are few or no successive steps between circulation clerk and director. In these types of organizations, how does someone gain the experience necessary to make one a viable candidate for the job? Because of the diversity of functions from library to library and ...


Volume 24 Issue 2 Introduction, Jane Scheppke 2018 Crook County Library

Volume 24 Issue 2 Introduction, Jane Scheppke

OLA Quarterly

Lots of Ways to Be a Leader Or: I Am a Library Leader, and So Can You!

People tend to have a fixed mindset about who “librarians” are and how library staff should act, represent their profession, and lead. When I say “people,” I am envisioning every public official, captain of industry and Lyft driver who has ever asked me how many people I shush in a day, and then I am envisioning a rain of cartoon anvils. To be fair, I’m also thinking of a younger version of myself, picking out the dowdiest clothes in my wardrobe for ...


Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh 2018 University of California, Irvine

Collecting Standards For Scholarship, Organization, Industry, And Innovation, Julia Gelfand, Ibironke Lawal, Jill Powell, Anne Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Building on the successful 2017 presentation, A Primer in Science and Engineering Collection Development, this presentation will explore a content type that stumps the engineering librarian and acquisitions librarian alike - standards. Technical standards are documents that establish a uniform practice or process for materials, procedures, and products. Each of us uses standards daily - from USB ports to elevators to lights, automobiles, bridges, standardized train tracks, and much more. Standards are prepared and issued by a professional groups, committees, societies, or governmental agencies, and can influence safety and performance and the role of business and manufacturing.

Four librarians from diverse institutions ...


Adapting Library Workflows To Accommodate Transferred Journals, Christine Davidian, Jennifer K. Matthews 2018 Rowan University

Adapting Library Workflows To Accommodate Transferred Journals, Christine Davidian, Jennifer K. Matthews

Libraries Scholarship

Effective electronic resources management is comprised of ever evolving complex processes. One especially challenging component is to seamlessly ensure continuity of access and service to transferred journals, or journals that have changed publishers. The aspect that is particularly problematic throughout this process is the tracking of these changes. In the past at Rowan University Library, this process had not been monitored proactively. The concern today is to ensure that these changes are tracked so as to not interrupt the user’s research.

The library has addressed this challenge by implementing workflows that use the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Enhanced ...


Providing Access To Government Information: A Survey Of The Federal Depository Library Community, Laura Sare 2018 Texas A&M University

Providing Access To Government Information: A Survey Of The Federal Depository Library Community, Laura Sare

Collaborative Librarianship

The mission of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is to provide free, permanent public access to federal government information now and for future generations. In the 20th century, depository libraries received tangible materials, in mostly print format, creating what is now often called the “legacy collection.” Currently the majority of government information is distributed in a born-digital format, sometimes with multiple avenues to online information through government agencies themselves and repositories collecting and digitizing materials. How are Federal Depository Libraries curating their government information collections, both tangible and digital? This study investigated what depository libraries are doing regarding collection ...


Behind The Scenes, Ready For Action: Cultivating And Conveying A Large-Scale Humanities Monograph Weeding Project With Campus Stakeholders, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins 2018 University of Dayton

Behind The Scenes, Ready For Action: Cultivating And Conveying A Large-Scale Humanities Monograph Weeding Project With Campus Stakeholders, Heidi Gauder, Fred W. Jenkins

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Weeding books is a scary prospect for many librarians and faculty, particularly for humanities faculty, since monographs are critical scholarship in those disciplines. At this library, a renovation in one area created the need for a large-scale review of monograph collections in other areas. Library leadership began conversations with campus stakeholders early on, emphasizing renovation needs and outcomes, careful deselection methods, stakeholder opportunities for input, and sustainable collections. In the Fall 2017 semester, all subject librarians began identifying relevant titles for deselection and communicating with departments about the process. The Humanities librarians found themselves making additional collection considerations and working ...


Center For Teaching & Learning + Scott Memorial Library: Academic Year 2017/2018, Elizabeth D'Angel 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Center For Teaching & Learning + Scott Memorial Library: Academic Year 2017/2018, Elizabeth D'Angel

Annual Reports & Administrative Documents

Contents:

  • About Us
  • Staff Highlights
  • From the Archives
  • Milestones
  • Metrics
  • Programs & Exhibits


Government Documents Display, State University of New York at Delhi 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Government Documents Display, State University Of New York At Delhi

Government Documents (General)

Bibliography and photograph of a display of government documents at SUNY Delhi.


Veteran's Day 2018, The University of Toledo 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Veteran's Day 2018, The University Of Toledo

Holidays

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from The University of Toledo


Five Ways To Cultivate Open Education On Your Campus, Mandi Goodsett 2018 Cleveland State University

Five Ways To Cultivate Open Education On Your Campus, Mandi Goodsett

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

As academic institutions focus attention on student retention and rising higher education costs, increasing attention has been paid to reducing the costs of instructional materials. Studies show that the high cost of textbooks, for instance, can impact student course choices, academic performance, and retention. Many faculty have found free, open textbooks and other open educational resources to be a successful alternative to expensive commercial textbooks. However, initiating an open education or affordable learning program on your campus can be tricky. Faculty are sometimes resistant to open education, administrators don’t always understand it, and librarians only have so much time ...


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