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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

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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

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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

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Memories And Milestones, Holley Cornetto 2018 San Jose State University

Memories And Milestones, Holley Cornetto

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Illustrating A Technical Manual: Copyright And Fair Use In A Real World Professional Context, Karyn Hinkle 2018 University of Kentucky

Illustrating A Technical Manual: Copyright And Fair Use In A Real World Professional Context, Karyn Hinkle

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This lesson was developed for students preparing to enter professional practice who were assigned to write and/or illustrate a technical howto manual on a topic of their choice (how to put on ski boots, draw blood, use a fitness tracking app, etc.). The teaching librarian conducts a class session on finding and creating images to illustrate the manuals and teaches differences between using copyrighted and non-copyrighted images. The students work on finding images in the public domain, creating their own images, and incorporating copyrighted images via Creative Commons licenses and the principle of fair use. Librarians can teach this ...


Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 2: The Central Intelligence Agency, Bert Chapman 2018 Purdue University

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 2: The Central Intelligence Agency, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Provides an overview of information resources produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) including popular reference works like World Factbook and Chiefs of State and Cabinet Leaders of Foreign Governments. Additional content describes the CIA's origins and development, descriptions of current organizational components, information about it's directors, and the text of historical National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) and the President's Daily Brief covering topics as varied as North Korea, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and NIE's on Soviet ballistic missile forces and numerous other topics. Features artifacts from the CIA Museum.


One Journal Issue, Two Activities, Three Views: Information Creation As A Process, Nancy R. Curtis 2018 University of Maine

One Journal Issue, Two Activities, Three Views: Information Creation As A Process, Nancy R. Curtis

Library Staff Publications

Since we have shifted most of our serial subscriptions from print to digital format, our students encounter “scientific journals” as abstractions, not as the tangible objects familiar to their instructors. Furthermore, since students interact with journals via bibliographic databases, they lose access to visual cues indicating the nature of individual works. I presented two learning activities to early career undergraduate science students. The first introduced them to different online manifestations of the same issue of a scientific journal, and prompted them to consider how each format meets specific information needs. In the second, students examined a variety of information products ...


Technology Use For Extra-Curricular Activities And Academic Performance In Library Instruction Sessions, Lutishoor Salisbury, Abayomi Omotola Omolew, Jeremy J. Smith 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Technology Use For Extra-Curricular Activities And Academic Performance In Library Instruction Sessions, Lutishoor Salisbury, Abayomi Omotola Omolew, Jeremy J. Smith

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

This poster reports on a study that investigated:

a. The impact of students’ use of technology for extracurricular purposes during instruction sessions and its effects on their learning and retention of information.

b. Whether attendance at a previous library instruction session provided the students with the advantage of scoring higher in the assessment, and

c. Whether the use of these technologies in class sessions was disruptive to other students.


The Scholarly Repository At Una: Using The Nasig Core Competencies For Scholarly Communication Librarians As A Framework To Develop Campus Support, Jennifer Pate 2018 University of North Alabama

The Scholarly Repository At Una: Using The Nasig Core Competencies For Scholarly Communication Librarians As A Framework To Develop Campus Support, Jennifer Pate

Faculty Presentations

How do you get started when your campus first adopts an Institutional Repository? What content and collections should you focus on first? How do you prioritize your campus partnerships? Who do you build rapport with first, faculty or students or administration? These questions, along with questions of copyright management, data management, metrics, and technical support, can overwhelm a new Scholarly Communication librarian. The combination of the relative newness and the lack of formal mentoring in our field can sometimes make it seem like you are fighting an uphill battle alone.

In August 2017, NASIG approved and adopted a set of ...


Embedded Research Guides: Are They Doing What Students Want?, James Seale, Alison Wetheral 2018 Woodstock Public Library

Embedded Research Guides: Are They Doing What Students Want?, James Seale, Alison Wetheral

Western Libraries Presentations

Since we integrated Research Guides into our learning management system in 2016, access has increased by 71%. How can we improve the content within this resource? We will present the results of student usage surveys and interviews. These results will inform how we create Research Guides to support student research.

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GUIDES DE RECHERCHE INTÉGRÉS: FONT-ILS CE QUE LES ÉTUDIANTS VEULENT?

Depuis que nous avons intégré les guides de recherche dans notre système de gestion de l’apprentissage en 2016, l’accès a augmenté de 71 %. Comment pouvons-nous améliorer le contenu de cette ressource? Nous présenterons les résultats de sondages et ...


Exercising Research Skills: An Information Literacy Boot Camp For Religious Studies Graduate Assistants, Stephanie Shreffler, Heidi Gauder 2018 University of Dayton

Exercising Research Skills: An Information Literacy Boot Camp For Religious Studies Graduate Assistants, Stephanie Shreffler, Heidi Gauder

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

Instructional librarians at the University of Dayton collaborated with a religious studies graduate program to offer a three-day information literacy workshop, or “boot camp,” to the program's graduate research assistants. The graduate program had found that the assistants' research skills did not meet the expectations of their faculty mentors, and the workshop sought to address these deficiencies. With input from the religious studies faculty, the workshop focused on catalog and database searching, Boolean logic, primary sources, and the Chicago citation style. The librarians incorporated active learning exercises into each workshop session. Assessment of the workshop suggested that the assistants ...


"This Was Actually Fun!": Engaging Users In Conversations About Digital Literacy, Madisson Goldhawk, Erin Johnson, Lillian S. Rigling 2018 Westerm University

"This Was Actually Fun!": Engaging Users In Conversations About Digital Literacy, Madisson Goldhawk, Erin Johnson, Lillian S. Rigling

Western Libraries Presentations

This interactive presentation highlights pop-up programming designed to improve 21st century digital literacies. The session includes an overview of activity development and reflections on its success. Participants will explore light-touch digital literacy games on their personal devices and take home tools to recreate similar programming at their library.


Voices Of Notators: Approaches To Writing A Score--Special Issue, Teresa L. Heiland 2018 Loyola Marymount University

Voices Of Notators: Approaches To Writing A Score--Special Issue, Teresa L. Heiland

Journal of Movement Arts Literacy

In this special issue of Voices of Notators: Approaches to Writing a Score, eight authors share their unique process of creating and implementing their approach to notating movement, and they describe how that process transforms them as researchers, analysts, dancers, choreographers, communicators, and teachers. These researchers discuss the need to capture, to form, to generate, and to communicate ideas using a written form of dance notation so that some past, present, or future experience can be better understood, directed, informed, and shared. They are organized roughly into themes motivated by relationships between them and their methodological similarities and differences. The ...


Assessing Of Iranian Medical English Journals Based On Journal Selection Criteria In Scopus, Shahram Sedghi, somayeh ghaffari 2018 Iran University of Medical Sciences

Assessing Of Iranian Medical English Journals Based On Journal Selection Criteria In Scopus, Shahram Sedghi, Somayeh Ghaffari

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Journals which have been indexed in universal citation databases can introduce their countries’ scientific productions to the world’ scientific communications. In this study, it is aimed to evaluate Iranian Medical English Journals (IMEJ) based on Scopus’ journal selection criteria. This is a descriptive quantitative study which deals with the last issues of 52 numbers of IMEJ which have not been indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed. Data is collected using a researcher-developed checklist whose validity was confirmed by faculty members. Microsoft Office Excel was used to analyze data. According to our findings, the studied journals were in compliance ...


Bringing Students To The Archives, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler 2018 University of Dayton

Bringing Students To The Archives, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler

Marian Library/IMRI Faculty Presentations

Six librarians and archivists at the University of Dayton taught an archives “mini-course” to introduce students to archival theory and concepts while providing them with a deeper understanding of the history of the university and the city of Dayton. The one-credit class covered concepts including visual literacy, representation in the archives, privacy, and historical empathy. Students researched an archival collection from UD’s special collections, placing the collection within its historical context. They submitted a final project consisting of a poster presentation of their research, a bibliography, and a reflection.

Through this course, the librarians and archivists intended to increase ...


Chart Your Course, Kenya S. Flash, Caroline Zeglen, Stephanie Miranda 2018 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Chart Your Course, Kenya S. Flash, Caroline Zeglen, Stephanie Miranda

Faculty: Other Publications and Presentations -- UT Libraries

Library instruction is most effective when thoughtfully developed with faculty and integrated in a course. But how do you determine which faculty partnerships will have the most impact? In this poster, we discuss the process of curriculum mapping in an agriculture program, how it reveals new opportunities for library instruction, and pitfalls to avoid when charting your course. In fall 2016, librarians at the University of Tennessee Hodges Library and Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library developed learning outcomes for library instruction and services using feedback from staff and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. We mapped or coded the ...


The Importance Of Interdisciplinarity: Redefining The Health Belief Model, Ross F. Lordo 2018 University of South Carolina

The Importance Of Interdisciplinarity: Redefining The Health Belief Model, Ross F. Lordo

Senior Theses

Throughout academia, there lacks an existence of a commonly utilized multicomponent and interdisciplinary approach in understanding our outside world. This thesis provides an analysis of the current state of interdisciplinarity and the need to develop interdisciplinary theory. Through this effort, the researcher utilizes the health belief model as a framework that is severely limited in applicable scope due to its constructs. Contrastingly, systems theory and game theory are validated as examples of theories with an interdisciplinary nature. Through the coding of the literature pertaining to the qualitative characteristics of the health belief model, game theory and systems theory, guidelines in ...


Poverty, Literacy, And Social Transformation: An Interdisciplinary Exploration Of The Digital Divide, Amy J. Bach, Todd Wolfson, Jessica K. Crowell 2018 University of Texas at El Paso

Poverty, Literacy, And Social Transformation: An Interdisciplinary Exploration Of The Digital Divide, Amy J. Bach, Todd Wolfson, Jessica K. Crowell

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Harnessing scholarship focused on literacy and poverty, in this article we aim to complicate the common understanding of the digital divide. First, we argue that the dominant literature on the digital divide misses broader connections between technological exclusion and broader forms of economic and social exclusion. Accordingly, and following recent qualitative research on the digital divide, we believe future scholarship must examine the complicated relationships between poverty, inequality, and the digital divide and we look to poverty scholarship to understand the complicated and shifting nature of poverty. Finally, we make the case that scholars and practitioners focused on digital literacy ...


Beyond Reinventing The Library Scavenger Hunt: Teaching Library Literacy To First-Year Experience Students Using An Escape Room, Jennifer L. Pate, Derek Malone 2018 University of North Alabama

Beyond Reinventing The Library Scavenger Hunt: Teaching Library Literacy To First-Year Experience Students Using An Escape Room, Jennifer L. Pate, Derek Malone

Faculty Presentations

Librarians are always looking for inventive ways to engage first year students in Library Orientation programs. In 2017, ACRL released the First Year Experience Cookbook, which included chapters on topics such as how to use social media to engage FYE students and various innovations of the traditional scavenger hunt, among other great ideas. This book showcased how we are looking for new ways to promote active learning of both online and physical resources and to help students understand the importance of the library in their college career at the beginning of their college experience. As early adopters of the Escape ...


Pointing A Telescope Toward The Night Sky: Transparency And Intentionality As Teaching Techniques, Beth Fuchs 2018 University of Kentucky

Pointing A Telescope Toward The Night Sky: Transparency And Intentionality As Teaching Techniques, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

How often do you provide your students with a telescope to better view your instructional intentions? Recent research from The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has shown that students benefit when teachers articulate the thought processes behind their instructional decisions and goals. How can transparent teaching practices enhance the professional practice of instruction librarians, even when leading a one-shot session? This workshop will explore the research behind transparent teaching, consider the assumptions that underlie it, and provide practical ways to implement it.

Participants will:

  • define transparent teaching in order ...


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