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Impact Of Online Reading On Skills Of Professionals, Munira Nasreen Ansari 2018 University of Karachi

Impact Of Online Reading On Skills Of Professionals, Munira Nasreen Ansari

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigates the impact of online reading on skills of professionals and students. The professionals include doctors, teachers, researchers, bankers, businessmen, journalists, librarians and regular students of the University of Karachi. The research approach of this study is qualitative. The sample size is 50. The qualitative data was collected through face to face interviews that recorded on the smartphone. The recorded interviews were transcribed and then analyzed. The findings indicated online reading through internet increases the reading habit and strengthen the knowledge of users through the availability of information across the world. Simultaneously it enriches the skills of professionals ...


Volume 23 Issue 3 Table Of Contents, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 23 Issue 3 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Community Needs-Based Planning For Rural Library Success, Jeremy Skinner 2018 Curry Public Library

Community Needs-Based Planning For Rural Library Success, Jeremy Skinner

OLA Quarterly

I am a librarian from rural southern Oregon, and my community is a stereotype. NPR correspondent Jeff Brady visited our town during the summer of 2017 for a story highlighting rural communities in decline (Brady, 2017). We were a convenient case study. Our natural resource industry has been dying a slow and loud death for decades, our voters have notoriously voted down numerous tax levies, and Jeff Brady just happened to grow up here. Brady being a national business correspondent from Philadelphia, we were the perfect stereotype for a piece that closed with his grim statement: “Overall, the economic prospects ...


Stories Of Southern Oregon = Communities + Libraries + Museums + University, Maureen F. Battistella, Charlene Prinsen, Thalia Truesdell 2018 Southern Oregon University

Stories Of Southern Oregon = Communities + Libraries + Museums + University, Maureen F. Battistella, Charlene Prinsen, Thalia Truesdell

OLA Quarterly

Collaborations often have the best outcomes because conversations among those with diverse experiences, varied institutional affiliations, and cross-discipline training bring breadth and depth of perspective. The Stories of Southern Oregon project was a good example of how libraries, museums, and academics can work together to surface important historical content, build community, and strengthen relationships. Thanks to a 2017 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Common Heritage program, Southern Oregon University faculty partnered with the Eagle Point and Ruch branches of the Jackson County Library District and local museums to collect stories and images of heritage work-life like logging ...


Volume 23 Issue 3 Introduction, Buzzy Nielsen 2018 Crook County Library

Volume 23 Issue 3 Introduction, Buzzy Nielsen

OLA Quarterly

The Oregon library community consistently amazes me with its innovative, enterprising, and patron-focused activities. Indeed, we hear about these many activities through Libs-Or, OLA conferences, and this journal. While certainly not by design, many of the voices we hear come from libraries along the I-5 corridor. Cool things happen in those libraries, of course, but this issue of the OLA Quarterly amplifies voices we hear less frequently: the rural institutions that constitute the majority of the libraries in Oregon.

I have spent most of my career working in small and rural libraries. My first library job was at my hometown ...


Oregon’S County Law Libraries: Providing Legal Information And Reference Assistance Across The Miles, Sue Ludington 2018 Washington County Law Library

Oregon’S County Law Libraries: Providing Legal Information And Reference Assistance Across The Miles, Sue Ludington

OLA Quarterly

In Oregon, all 36 counties are statutorily required to “operate a free law library that is convenient and available at reasonable hours; or provide free law library services at one or more locations that are convenient and available at reasonable hours” (Or. Rev. Stat. § 9.815). County law libraries have been around for more than a century in Oregon; however, what those libraries look like today and the depth of services or resources they offer vary dramatically statewide. In rural and small counties, especially, there may be limited (or nonexistent) resources, physical space, and staffing. Despite the challenges, many counties ...


Sharing For The Greater Good: A High School And Community College Partnership To Cultivate Information Literacy In A Rural Community, Jacquelyn Ray, Delia Fields 2018 Blue Mountain Community College

Sharing For The Greater Good: A High School And Community College Partnership To Cultivate Information Literacy In A Rural Community, Jacquelyn Ray, Delia Fields

OLA Quarterly

“Mind the gap” is a phrase heard umpteen times when riding the London Underground subway system. That same advice was heeded in eastern Oregon, where it prompted an Information Literacy (IL) collaboration project between a high school and a community college librarian who forged a “dynamic duo” in an attempt to bridge noticeable gaps in the information literacy skills of their students.

Students in both high school and college struggle with aspects of information literacy. These knowledge and habit “gaps” are wide ranging—from initial question asking, to entering the scholarly conversation and finding their voice, to evaluating the myriad ...


Agriculture And Art Meet At The Library, Brian Vegter 2018 Libraries of Eastern Oregon

Agriculture And Art Meet At The Library, Brian Vegter

OLA Quarterly

In July 2015, I was approached by Perry Stokes, Director of Baker County Library District and President of Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO), about an arts program that was being funded through ArtPlace America. If you didn’t know, LEO is the nation’s largest geographic library consortium, and we seek to enhance civic engagement, social capital, and the personal development of individuals. Fifteen counties and more than 50 public libraries in Oregon make up LEO, from Hood River to Ontario, Baker City to Lakeview, and just about everywhere in between, with a few exceptions in Central Oregon. The idea ...


Ready2learn Five Years Later, Jennifer Costley 2018 Pendleton Public Library

Ready2learn Five Years Later, Jennifer Costley

OLA Quarterly

In July of 2013, the first Ready2Learn library card was issued in Eastern Oregon. At the time, Project Ready2Learn had the support of the Library Services and Technology Act, Governor Kitzhaber, Oregon College Savings Plan (OCSP), Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI) and a committed team of librarians ready to prove that frequent library use is directly connected to success in school. Fast forward to today and what you have left is GOBHI, the librarians, and some pretty compelling evidence that what we are doing is working.

On paper, the purpose of Ready2Learn was to increase kindergarten readiness. However, the ...


Volume 23 Issue 3 Back Matter, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 23 Issue 3 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Alvin M. And Betty Josephy Library Of Western History And Culture, Rich Wandschneider 2018 Josephy Library of Western History and Culture

The Alvin M. And Betty Josephy Library Of Western History And Culture, Rich Wandschneider

OLA Quarterly

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce died in exile on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State in 1904, after being rebuffed on two trips to Wallowa County, Oregon, to convince the local citizenry to allow him to buy land. He asked to be allowed to live out his days in the “land of winding waters” that held the bones of his father and his people. Denied, he lived out his days on the Colville, befriended by University of Washington professor Edmond Meany, and famously photographed by Meany’s friend, Edward Sheriff Curtis. A few short years after that Wallowa ...


Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson 2018 Washington University in St Louis

Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson

Wendy C Robertson

The goal of the SHARE initiative, a partnership between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS), is to build a “free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.” As of August 2017, 161 repositories and publishers have made metadata available to SHARE for harvesting, and the aggregated data set is available for searching. Many metadata providers are institutional repositories utilizing the bepress Digital Commons platform whose metadata is harvested through the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) protocol for repository interoperability. A group of Digital Commons repository ...


Pakistan Journal Of Pharmaceutical Sciences: A Bibliometric Assessment From 1998-2012., Zameer Hussain Baladi, Ikram Ul Haq, Manzoor Hussain, Gulnaz Elahi 2018 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Journal Of Pharmaceutical Sciences: A Bibliometric Assessment From 1998-2012., Zameer Hussain Baladi, Ikram Ul Haq, Manzoor Hussain, Gulnaz Elahi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background: Bibliometric assessment of journal literature helps the policy makers to formulate policies regarding the related subject and to know the latest trends of publications. The pharmaceutical sciences are combination of various academics fields and technologies of pharmaceutical products related to design, action, delivery and nature of drugs. The aim of this study is to evaluate the research productivity of Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PJPS).

Research Methods: This is retrospective study on research items published in PJPS during 1998 – 2012 carried out at Libraries of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia during March to September ...


Examining The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduate Students Of Navrongo Campus Of The University For Development Studies, Joana A. Pwadura, Florence Dedzoe-Dzokotoe Plockey Mrs., Franklina Adjoa Yebowaa 2018 University for Development Studies

Examining The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduate Students Of Navrongo Campus Of The University For Development Studies, Joana A. Pwadura, Florence Dedzoe-Dzokotoe Plockey Mrs., Franklina Adjoa Yebowaa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The academic library has to undertake research in order to understand and improve upon its performance in line with the mission and vision of the mother institution. This paper therefore examined the information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students of the University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus to have an insight into their information gathering processes and how to guide them. Three hundred (300) students from a total population of 987 were purposively sampled in the Campus Library within a period of two weeks in December, 2013 between the peak hours of 10.00am to 12.00 noon. The library’s ...


School Libraries And Students’ Academic Achievements In Bunkpurugu- Yunyoo District Of Northern Ghana, Kojo Bawa Dukper Mr., Baffour Ohene Agyekum Mr., Banleman Konlan Mr. 2018 Tamale Technical University

School Libraries And Students’ Academic Achievements In Bunkpurugu- Yunyoo District Of Northern Ghana, Kojo Bawa Dukper Mr., Baffour Ohene Agyekum Mr., Banleman Konlan Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

School libraries are key agents in the educational system in Ghana. Therefore, this study sought to assess the impact of school libraries on students’ academic success in Bunkpurugu- Yunyoo District of Northern Ghana. The descriptive survey design was employed to determine the level of impact on the various variables deplored for the study. The population for this study was made up of Circuit Supervisors, teachers and students within the study area. Purposive sampling technique was employed to select three junior high schools with libraries and another set of three without libraries. Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table was used to ...


Poultry Farmers’ Information Needs And Extension Advices In Kilosa, Tanzania: Evidence From Mobile-Based Extension, Advisory And Learning System (Meals), Camilius Sanga 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Poultry Farmers’ Information Needs And Extension Advices In Kilosa, Tanzania: Evidence From Mobile-Based Extension, Advisory And Learning System (Meals), Camilius Sanga

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background: Poultry farmers need different information in order to improve their farming and contribute to the national economy. Information on poultry management is usually obtained from family members, friends, and neighbors with previous experience, extension officers, researchers, Television, radio, web and mobile based agriculture information systems. Promoting utilisation of vetted sources of information is envisaged to support poultry farmers in making informed decisions about management practices. This in turn will result into increased poultry productivity.

Objective: Many researches have been done to evaluate various information sources but few have been done to evaluate the mobile based extension, advisory and learning ...


Educators’ Perception Of Accreditation Processes In University-Based Library And Information Science Schools In South-East, Nigeria, Nkechi M. Amaechi, Gertrude C. Umunnakwe, Oyemike Victor Benson 2018 Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Educators’ Perception Of Accreditation Processes In University-Based Library And Information Science Schools In South-East, Nigeria, Nkechi M. Amaechi, Gertrude C. Umunnakwe, Oyemike Victor Benson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study is to examine educators’ perception of accreditation processes in university-based library and information science schools in south-east, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted. The sample size comprises 38 library and information science educators working in the selected university-based library schools in South-east, Nigeria. The questionnaire was used for data collection. The generated data were analyzed using mean rating. Inadequacy of funds, shortage of qualified personnel, poorly equipped laboratory, shortage of teaching staff at the professorial cadre, lack of well equipped practical laboratory and non-participation of LRCN in accreditation process affect the accreditation of university-based ...


002 Collection Development Newsletter Feb. 2018, Samantha Reardon 2018 Kennesaw State University

002 Collection Development Newsletter Feb. 2018, Samantha Reardon

Library Newsletters

In this issue, we welcome our new E-Resources Librarian, announce a DDA training session, highlight government documents, and much more!


Automated Classification To Improve The Efficiency Of Weeding Library Collections, Kiri Lou Wagstaff, Geoffrey Liu 2018 San Jose State University

Automated Classification To Improve The Efficiency Of Weeding Library Collections, Kiri Lou Wagstaff, Geoffrey Liu

Geoffrey Z. Liu

Previous studies have shown that weeding a library collection benefits patrons and increases circulation rates.
However, the time required to review the collection and make weeding decisions presents a formidable obstacle.
This study empirically evaluated methods for automatically classifying weeding candidates. A data set containing
80,346 items from a large-scale weeding project running from 2011 to 2014 at Wesleyan University was
used to train six machine learning classifiers to predict a weeding decision of either ‘Keep’ or ‘Weed’ for each
candidate. The study found statistically significant agreement (p=0.001) between classifier predictions and
librarian judgments for all classifier ...


A Comparative Analysis Of The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources Use Towards Research Productivity Of Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi, Roland Izuagbe 2018 Covenant University

A Comparative Analysis Of The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources Use Towards Research Productivity Of Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi, Roland Izuagbe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study empirically and comparatively examined academic staff perception of electronic information resources (EIRs) use on research productivity in six universities in Lagos and Ogun states of South west Nigeria. By ownership type, the universities include: federal (University of Lagos, Akoka and Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta); state (Lagos State University, Ojo and Tai-Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode) as well as private (Pan-African University, Ajah; Covenant University, Ota). The survey design of correlational type was adopted alongside multi-stage random sampling technique to select 334 academic staff based on 10% sample frame. The questionnaire method was employed to elicit data from ...


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