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The Impact Of Light Intensity On The Subjective Complaints Of Librarians And Users: An Investigation Of An Academic Library, Tri Niswati Utami, Retno Sayekti, Triana Santi 2021 Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara Medan

The Impact Of Light Intensity On The Subjective Complaints Of Librarians And Users: An Investigation Of An Academic Library, Tri Niswati Utami, Retno Sayekti, Triana Santi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The objective of this study is to analyze the impact of light intensity on the subjective complaints of librarians and visitiors at an academic library. This research applied both quantitative and qualitative techniques on 696 visitors and librarians. The result suggests that the effects of light intensity include eyestrain, reading difficulty, dizziness, shoulder and back pains, as well as impaired concentration. Also, the frequency of reading and working impacted the subjective complaints. Furthermore, the intensity as well as the frequency of reading and working greatly influenced the subjective complaints. Based on the qualitative analysis, the development of light concepts and ...


Information Needs, Sources And Barriers Of Doctors In Primary Health Centres In Haryana: A Survey, Amit ., Satish Kumar Malik University Librarian 2021 Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (India)

Information Needs, Sources And Barriers Of Doctors In Primary Health Centres In Haryana: A Survey, Amit ., Satish Kumar Malik University Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study was investigated among the doctors of Primary Health Centre of Haryana to assess information needs, sources and the barriers to accessing information. For which the survey method has been applied and 227 questionnaires were distributed in all strata based on the proportional number of PHC and 133 questionnaires were found appropriate for the analysis process. It is found that the main reason for the information requirements of doctors is to maintain patient records and clinical decision making for which they accessed the information commonly from the general browser and Colleagues. The study also found that the most ...


Quality Evaluation Of Consumer Health Information Websites Found On Google Using Discern, Craap, And Honcode, Ivan A. Portillo, Catherine V. Johnson, Scott Y. Johnson 2021 Chapman University

Quality Evaluation Of Consumer Health Information Websites Found On Google Using Discern, Craap, And Honcode, Ivan A. Portillo, Catherine V. Johnson, Scott Y. Johnson

Library Articles and Research

Online health misinformation is a growing problem, and health information professionals and consumers would benefit from an evaluation of health websites for reliability and trustworthiness. Terms from the Google COVID-19 Search Trends dataset were searched on Google to determine the most frequently appearing consumer health information websites. The quality of the resulting top five websites was evaluated. The top five websites that appeared most frequently were WebMD, Mayo Clinic, Healthline, MedlinePlus, and Medical News Today, respectively. All websites, except Medline Plus, received HONcode certification. Based on DISCERN and CRAAP scores, MedlinePlus was found to be the most reliable health website.


Information Literacy Among Students Of Regional Institute Of Paramedical And Nursing Science (Ripans) Aizawl, Mizoram., Ruth Lalthlamuanpuii, Lalngaizuali Ph.D, R. K. Ngurtinkhuma Ph.D 2021 Mizoram University

Information Literacy Among Students Of Regional Institute Of Paramedical And Nursing Science (Ripans) Aizawl, Mizoram., Ruth Lalthlamuanpuii, Lalngaizuali Ph.D, R. K. Ngurtinkhuma Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The research looks into the information literacy skills of students at RIPANS Aizawl, Mizoram. To accomplish the goal, structured questionnaires were distributed to 150 respondents, of which 144 received questionnaires. There were 6 departments, and 25 questionnaires were distributed to students from each department. The results show that several students understand how to access and use information to meet their needs. They go on to say that they needed more information literacy awareness to become information literate, and that they needed a large number of books with the most recent editions in the library to have reliable information. They also ...


Barriers And Facilitators Of Branding In Iranian Medical Libraries And Information Centers (Mlics), Zahra sefaei, Abdolrasool khosravi, Reza Rajabali Beglou, Habib Omranikhoo 2021 Bushhr of mdical Scinc university

Barriers And Facilitators Of Branding In Iranian Medical Libraries And Information Centers (Mlics), Zahra Sefaei, Abdolrasool Khosravi, Reza Rajabali Beglou, Habib Omranikhoo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Introduction: Library branding is a strategy that creates a positive and long-standing image towards the provided services in the minds of users. The present study aimed to explore the barriers and facilitators of branding in libraries and medical information centers in Iran.

Design/materials: This is a qualitative study with the deductive approach conducted using semi-structured interviews with some managers in libraries and medical information centers. Purposeful sampling was employed to gather data. Content analysis was also performed using Maxqada software version 2018 to format the data.

Findings: The obtained results revealed that in order to materialize the branding in ...


Didactic Physician Assistant Students’ Perceptions Of Evidence-Based Medicine Resources, Brittany Heer, Chris Gillette, Chis Roman, M. Jane McDaniel 2021 Wake Forest University

Didactic Physician Assistant Students’ Perceptions Of Evidence-Based Medicine Resources, Brittany Heer, Chris Gillette, Chis Roman, M. Jane Mcdaniel

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This is a poster for a presentation at the virtual Midwest/MCMLA Joint Annual Meeting on October 15, 2021.


Research Support Newsletter: Center City (Volume 4), Elizabeth D'Angel 2021 Thomas Jefferson University

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Information Needs Versus Information Services: Assessing Predictors Of Secondary School Students With Visual Impairment Satisfaction At School Library Media Centres In South-Eastern Nigeria, Samuel K. Ibenne, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu 2021 Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria

Information Needs Versus Information Services: Assessing Predictors Of Secondary School Students With Visual Impairment Satisfaction At School Library Media Centres In South-Eastern Nigeria, Samuel K. Ibenne, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the information needs versus Information services by assessing predictors of Secondary School Students with Visual Impairment Satisfaction at School Library Media Centres in South-Eastern Nigeria. This research embraced a positivist research paradigm in which quantitative research method was used to gather statistical data and generalizing it across various groups of respondents in order to elucidate a certain phenomenon.The population of the study is 95 consisting of 84 students with visual impairment enrolled in the secondary schools selected for the study and 11 SLMC personnel who are responsible for services to the students with visual impairment.The ...


The Influence Of Covid-19 Pandemic On The Access To Health Information By The Elderly In Edo State, Nigeria, Confidence Reghagwa Idjai Mr., Ono Ebireri-Ojo Mr 2021 University Library, Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State.

The Influence Of Covid-19 Pandemic On The Access To Health Information By The Elderly In Edo State, Nigeria, Confidence Reghagwa Idjai Mr., Ono Ebireri-Ojo Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study assessed the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the access to health information by the elderly persons in Edo State, Nigeria. The descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The main population of the study are elderly persons in Edo Central, Edo State, Nigeria. Edo central comprises a total of 33,499 elderly people ages 65 years and above. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 500 respondents from the 5 local government areas in Esan Central. The instrument used for data collection in this study was a structured interview and questionnaires by the researchers and five ...


Rethink, Reuse, Recycle: Turning An Existing Workshop Into A Virtual Opportunity For Outreach And Engagement, Jason Wardell, Bridget Retzloff, Joan Plungis 2021 University of Dayton

Rethink, Reuse, Recycle: Turning An Existing Workshop Into A Virtual Opportunity For Outreach And Engagement, Jason Wardell, Bridget Retzloff, Joan Plungis

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

This case study of using a webinar series as a library marketing technique shares the process, communications, and assessment results from a well-attended online event, “Summer of Citations.” An in-person citation management software workshop for graduate students by librarians at a small midwestern private university served as a springboard for the series. Targeted to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate honors students, the Zoom-based, 45-minute sessions covered a different product on each of three successive days. A common structure for each presentation, along with the use of Springshare modules for registration and assessment, facilitated the event’s rapid production and easy ...


The Copyright Trends In India, And The Level Of Copyright Awareness Among Academic Librarians, Anjaneya Reddy N M 2021 Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

The Copyright Trends In India, And The Level Of Copyright Awareness Among Academic Librarians, Anjaneya Reddy N M

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic librarians often need to deal with copyright issues at their institutions while handling information resources, and they must have a clear understanding of copyright laws, practices, and its implications. This paper examines the copyright trends in India, and librarian’s familiarity with copyright laws and sources consulted to acquire copyright education. Copyright registrations in India are constantly increasing and copyright infringement cases are gradually decreasing. The study has shown impressive results that the majority of academic librarians (90.70%) are aware of copyright laws and their practice. Further, the study illustrates that the majority of librarians (63.27%) have ...


Alternative Ways For Providing Library Services To Support Teaching Learning Process During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Study Of Degree Colleges Affiliated To Assam University, Silchar, Rofique U. Laskar, Rashid A. Mazumder 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Alternative Ways For Providing Library Services To Support Teaching Learning Process During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Study Of Degree Colleges Affiliated To Assam University, Silchar, Rofique U. Laskar, Rashid A. Mazumder

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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Purpose: The sudden outbreak of Covid-19 enforced the libraries to rethink, and prepare our libraries to overcome such situation occurs in coming days. The alternative ways of proving library services through social media or digital libraries on doorstep for the continuation of teaching learning process. Re design our libraries according to the standard operation protocol (SOP) such as social distancing, regular sanitization of library, wearing musk and vaccinate users and end users to prevent, secure and continue our library services while resume again.

Findings: The college libraries have utilized different Social Media Networks as an alternative for providing library ...


Use Of Social Media Effectively In Non-Profit Organization:A Study Of Libraries., Tang Zhiwei Dr, ANWAR MUHAMMAD 2021 UESTC

Use Of Social Media Effectively In Non-Profit Organization:A Study Of Libraries., Tang Zhiwei Dr, Anwar Muhammad

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social media is the best and reliable source that enables people to communicate easily without any obstacles. Social media allow the library staff and library users to interact with each other. Social media enables libraries to promote their sources and services. Social media is the largest virtual platform that is providing the libraries to promote their sources and services.it is obvious that social media is helping libraries to market their services and sources. It would be better for libraries should use or apply social media for better approaches to the library users. Every library is facing too many problems ...


Lamar Soutter Library Annual Report Fiscal Year 2021, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School 2021 UMass Chan Medical School

Lamar Soutter Library Annual Report Fiscal Year 2021, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School

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Annual report of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, covering fiscal year July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.


Examining The Relationship Of Knowledge Management With Organization Agility In General Administration Of Libraries, Liaquat Ali Rahoo, Mumtaz Ali Buriro, Sheer Afzal Khan 2021 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology

Examining The Relationship Of Knowledge Management With Organization Agility In General Administration Of Libraries, Liaquat Ali Rahoo, Mumtaz Ali Buriro, Sheer Afzal Khan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of the study is explorer the relationship between knowledge management strategies and organization agility in general administration of user/clients. The method of the study was descriptive correlation. Population the study was library professionals who are working in higher education institutions of Sindh. Simple random sampling technique was use for primary data collection. Sample size was 140 library professionals. Questionnaire was use as data collection tool which has two parts one is knowledge management and 2nd one is organizational agility. SPSS software was for test the Pearson and Spearman relation test. The results of testing hypothesis are ...


Exphys370 Library Assignments Parts 1 & 2, And Library Website Scavenger Hunt, Jenn Monnin, Beth Nardella 2021 West Virginia University

Exphys370 Library Assignments Parts 1 & 2, And Library Website Scavenger Hunt, Jenn Monnin, Beth Nardella

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The Search Terms & Boolean Operators Activity, Information Evaluation Activity, and the Library Website Scavenger Hunt are three assignments for the course ExPh370: Writing for Exercise Science. These assignments were librarian created with final approval by the course instructor, are credit-bearing in the course, and are the current version of the assignments as of Fall 2021. These assignments are supplemental material for a book chapter by the same authors.


A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Pattern Of Undergraduate Students In A Nigerian Private University, Oluwaseun Eniola Adegbilero-Iwari, Tunrayo Oluwadare, Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari 2021 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Pattern Of Undergraduate Students In A Nigerian Private University, Oluwaseun Eniola Adegbilero-Iwari, Tunrayo Oluwadare, Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Given the wide-ranging influence of the internet on people in this digital age and the extensive reliance of young people on internet-enabled mobile devices, our study aimed to assess the pattern of online health information seeking behavior among undergraduate students in a Nigerian private university. Employing the cross-sectional survey design and purposive sampling technique, three hundred and four (304) undergraduates took part in the study. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect information on the socio-demographic characteristics, participant’s use of the internet, online health information seeking behaviour and use of online health information. The results showed that the mean ...


Roles Of Librarians In Combating Misinformation On Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19), Grace D. PELEMO Mrs., Millie HORSFALL PhD, Onyinye Alexander OSEDO 2021 Sola Akinrinade University Library, Osun State University, Osogbo

Roles Of Librarians In Combating Misinformation On Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19), Grace D. Pelemo Mrs., Millie Horsfall Phd, Onyinye Alexander Osedo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The outbreak of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China and the attendant explosion of “fake news” brings to the fore the need for Librarians and Libraries as well as other information providers to offer access to dependable information resources for the consumption of their patrons and users. Giving access to reliable sources of information and resources with minimal barriers comprises cooperation among Librarians and Libraries. This article surveyed the roles of Librarians and Libraries in response to the problems of fake news and misinformation arising from the outbreak of COVID-19 focusing on how librarians and other information professionals ...


Physician Assistant Student Perceptions Of Evidence-Based Medicine Resources, Brittany Heer, Chris Roman, Chris Gillette, Jane McDaniel 2021 Butler University

Physician Assistant Student Perceptions Of Evidence-Based Medicine Resources, Brittany Heer, Chris Roman, Chris Gillette, Jane Mcdaniel

Scholarship and Professional Work

This is a poster for a virtual presentation presented at the Medical Education Day at Yale.


Information Literacy Session Attendance And Library Website Visit Frequency: Impacts On Awareness Of Libguides Among Undergraduate And Graduate Health Professions Students At An Urban Campus, John Carey, Ajatshatru Pathak, Sarah C. Johnson 2021 CUNY Hunter College

Information Literacy Session Attendance And Library Website Visit Frequency: Impacts On Awareness Of Libguides Among Undergraduate And Graduate Health Professions Students At An Urban Campus, John Carey, Ajatshatru Pathak, Sarah C. Johnson

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Public, large, non-residential four-year and master’s college with separate Health Professions Library (HPL) serving 1,300+ health professions students. The Hunter College Libraries offer over 180 LibGuides via the “Research Guides” link on library’s home page. HPL librarians teach one-shot and other information literacy (IL) sessions for students.


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