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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

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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 ...


Women In Prison And Their Information Needs: South – South Prison Libraries Perspective, Atanda S. Sambo, Nnebuogor Lauretta OJEI 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Women In Prison And Their Information Needs: South – South Prison Libraries Perspective, Atanda S. Sambo, Nnebuogor Lauretta Ojei

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

study aims at identifying the information needs of women in South-South Prison, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. The census sampling technique was adopted for this study. Four objectives were set for the study and the interview was used to elicit information from respondents. Findings showed that Akwa-Ibom Prison topped the highest (21%) of the women in South-South Prison, followed by Cross River Prison (19%), Delta Prison (18%), Edo Prison/Rivers Prison (17%) and Bayelsa Prison (8%). Findings also reveal that the information needs of prisoner’s women covered medical information (98%), education/security information (97 ...


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs 2018 Islamic Azad University, North Tehran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova 2018 Boise State University

From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova

Deana Brown

GAME OF THRONES CALLING OUT POLITICAL CLIMATE?

Imagine you are sitting at home having just finished Sunday dinner when there is a knock at the door. Your friends have arrived to watch the Season Finale of your favorite show, Game of Thrones. The finale revolves around a number of warring houses whose past betrayals and chicaneries have made it difficult to join together and unite against an unimaginable threat.


From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova 2018 Boise State University

From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

GAME OF THRONES CALLING OUT POLITICAL CLIMATE?

Imagine you are sitting at home having just finished Sunday dinner when there is a knock at the door. Your friends have arrived to watch the Season Finale of your favorite show, Game of Thrones. The finale revolves around a number of warring houses whose past betrayals and chicaneries have made it difficult to join together and unite against an unimaginable threat.


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 ...


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 ...


Mission Critical? The Presence Of Information Literacy In Academic Library Mission Statements, Robert Perret 2018 University of Idaho

Mission Critical? The Presence Of Information Literacy In Academic Library Mission Statements, Robert Perret

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the mission and vision statements of the largest academic library in each of the United States to determine whether information literacy is included in these top-level guiding documents. It is found that only a quarter of these institutions include information literacy in these statements, which suggests this vital aspect of librarianship may be undervalued at an organizational level.


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 ...


User Delinquency As A Factor Affecting Effective Service Delivery In University Libraries In Ekiti And Ondo State, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae CLN, Cyril Iloba Ijeh CLN, James Osawaru Erhabor CLN 2018 WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO

User Delinquency As A Factor Affecting Effective Service Delivery In University Libraries In Ekiti And Ondo State, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Cyril Iloba Ijeh Cln, James Osawaru Erhabor Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated user delinquency as a factor affecting effective service delivery in university libraries in Ekiti and Ondo state of Nigeria. The study helps to examine the various delinquent acts in the library that affect effective service delivery in the library. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of this study was 76 librarians in university libraries in Ekiti and Ondo state of Nigeria. The researchers adopted the entire 76 librarians as the sample size for this study using the complete enumerative sampling technique. Questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection and 76 ...


Effective Outreach Techniques For The Promotion Of Library Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Tanzania: A Case Of Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Andrew Malekani, Ronald Benard 2018 Sokoine University of Agriculture

Effective Outreach Techniques For The Promotion Of Library Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Tanzania: A Case Of Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Andrew Malekani, Ronald Benard

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the techniques for promoting library information resources and services through outreach activities and how librarians and other library patrons perceive the techniques for promoting the resources and services, and the factors affecting the perceptions regarding effectiveness of techniques used. Data were collected using a survey questionnaire that was purposively distributed to students, librarians and members of academic staff. A total of 40 respondents participated in the study. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square Test) using SPSS software V.16. It was found that several techniques are used to promote library resources and services. These ...


Attitudes And The Practice Of Documentation Of Indigenous Knowledge By The Traditional Health Practitioners In Kwara State, Nigeria., A. O. Issa Dr., Peter Olufemi Owoeye Mr.., Olubunmi O. Awoyemi Barr. 2018 Department of Library and Information Science, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State

Attitudes And The Practice Of Documentation Of Indigenous Knowledge By The Traditional Health Practitioners In Kwara State, Nigeria., A. O. Issa Dr., Peter Olufemi Owoeye Mr.., Olubunmi O. Awoyemi Barr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the attitudes and the practice of documentation of indigenous knowledge by the traditional health practitioners (THP) in Kwara State, Nigeria. Indigenous knowledge has been playing significant roles most especially in the primary health of the people in rural areas. This important knowledge is prone to attrition due to non-documentation and the World Bank has warned that if the knowledge is not documented, it will be lost. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and utilized questionnaire to collect data for the study. 30 traditional health practitioners were purposively selected based on their experience for the study. Simple ...


Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The research scrutinises information literacy, self-concept and metacognitive ability of teacher-librarians at the University of Zululand, South Africa. A total of one hundred and ten (110) copies of questionnaire were distributed among second-year teacher-librarians, out of which fifty-seven (57) copies were returned with valuable responses, giving a response rate of 51.8%. The study chronicled basic issues that concern self-efficacy, personal knowledge, task and procedural knowledge, strategic and declarative knowledge, conditional knowledge and planning ability of teachers. The research revealed, amongst other things, that the teacher-librarians lacked the ability to use computer applications unaided. The teacher-librarians also acknowledged that they ...


Provision Of Library Services For Users In Wheelchairs At Ardhi University And University Of Dar Es Salaam Libraries, george firmin kavishe, irene shubi isibika 2018 Sokoine University of Agriculture

Provision Of Library Services For Users In Wheelchairs At Ardhi University And University Of Dar Es Salaam Libraries, George Firmin Kavishe, Irene Shubi Isibika

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper investigated the provision of library services for people in wheelchairs in two university libraries in Tanzania. The paper studied access to the information materials collected in the libraries and the building structure of the two university libraries. At a wider aspect the paper looked at significance of access to library information as the basic right, specifically in higher learning institutions. The study used pragmatism paradigm which is a mixed method approach. Statistical package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23 was used to analyze quantitative data while thematic analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. The results revealed ...


Assessment Of Resources In Selected Secondary School Library Media Centres In Ondo, Ondo State, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Wasiu Olayide Lawal, Mohammed Rabiu Sheji 2018 Adeyemi College of Education

Assessment Of Resources In Selected Secondary School Library Media Centres In Ondo, Ondo State, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Wasiu Olayide Lawal, Mohammed Rabiu Sheji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper assessed resources in selected secondary school library media centres in Ondo, Ondo State. Resources in the study consist of human (library staff), physical (library building, tables, chairs and shelves) and information resources (printed and digital). Adequate and relevant resources in the school library media centre will encourage students and staff to patronize and make use of the library while inadequate and irrelevant resources will discourage users from making use of the library. The study was guided by six research questions. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Six secondary schools (three boys and three girls’ schools) in ...


Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Among Iranian Pregnant Women: A Case Study, Ronak Hamzehei, Maryam Kazerani (Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Manoochehr Karami 2018 Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Among Iranian Pregnant Women: A Case Study, Ronak Hamzehei, Maryam Kazerani (Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Manoochehr Karami

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the health information seeking behavior, applicability and the evaluation of health information obtained from the Internet by Iranian pregnant women.

Design and setting: The present study was descriptive-survey. The study population included 196 pregnant women in different gestational months referred to hospitals with Obstetrics and Gynecology ward in Hamadan, Iran on September and October in 2016 who were selected based on stratified random sampling method. The data were collected through a researcher-made questionnaire.

Findings: Most pregnant women, while facing with pregnancy problems, seek out health information from the Internet and they often trust ...


Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam 2018 Islamic Azad University, Iran

Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to identify the Components of International Social Cataloging Sites in users and expert's perspective by exploring the wourlds most visited populer social cataloging sites.This is an applied research and the research method is library and descriptive scrolling. First, by reviewing the scientific literature and resources, a list consists of 14 criteria (display features, screen organization, search facilities, links, options and visual icons, text customization, user help and guidance, error messages , The possibility of interaction and feedback, user interface language, user control, template types (format), resources available on the site, the possibility ...


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani 2018 Islamic Azad University, Iran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers ...


Identifying Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites To Present Criteria For Native Model, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam 2018 Islamic Azad University, Iran

Identifying Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites To Present Criteria For Native Model, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide criteria for native model of social cataloging sites based on the world's most visited, popular social cataloging site's components. Social cataloging sites are a kind of web-based social media that allows users to interact. This is an applied research and the research method is library and descriptive scrolling. First, by reviewing the scientific literature and resources, a list consists of 14 criteria which included 73 extracted components, then finalized in Delphi and evaluated was used. The community studied also includes three social cataloging sites, which have the most visitors ...


E-Library Resources And Services: Improvement And Innovation Of Access And Retrieval For Effective Research Activities In University E-Libraries In Kogi State Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim 2018 Salem University Library Lokoja

E-Library Resources And Services: Improvement And Innovation Of Access And Retrieval For Effective Research Activities In University E-Libraries In Kogi State Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose: The study was carried out to investigate the e-library resources and services: improvement and innovation of access and retrieval for effective research activities in university e-libraries in Kogi State Nigeria.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Six objectives and six research questions were formulated to guide the study. A total population of the study was 240 users of university e-libraries in Kogi State was studied without sample and they are 15 postgraduate students and 35 academic staff of Salem University (SU) Lokoja; 70 postgraduate students and 60 academic staff of Kogi ...


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