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The Specialness Of Special Libraries, 2018 Pacific University

The Specialness Of Special Libraries

OLA Quarterly

This issue covers "The Specialness of Special Libraries," with a focus on the special libraries found in the state of Oregon. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “(s)pecial librarians work in settings other than school or public libraries … Law firms, hospitals, businesses, museums, government agencies, and many other groups have their own libraries that use special librarians” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018, para. 10). According to the American Library Association, there are approximately 6,966 special libraries or information centers (“special libraries include Corporate, Medical, Law, Religious, etc.”) in the United States (American Library Association, 2015, para. 5).


Volume 24 Issue 1 Back Matter, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 1 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Classification And The Specialized Library: Creating A Local Expansion Of Nlm Classification For Chiropractic Materials, Katie Lockwood 2018 University of Western States

Classification And The Specialized Library: Creating A Local Expansion Of Nlm Classification For Chiropractic Materials, Katie Lockwood

OLA Quarterly

Libraries with specialized collections often face unique challenges to providing access to their materials. Cataloging tools, including subject headings and classification systems, are often better suited for less focused collections. Call number classification systems in particular are problematic for libraries with greater depth in certain subject areas. Users expect to be able to walk to the shelf and browse everything about a certain topic in the same section. This is a reasonable request in small libraries, but it is often difficult when working within existing schemas. In response to this problem, the University of Western States Library developed its own ...


Wild Wild Archive: Analog Videotape Of The Rajneesh Movement At The Oregon Historical Society, Matthew Cowan 2018 Oregon Historical Society

Wild Wild Archive: Analog Videotape Of The Rajneesh Movement At The Oregon Historical Society, Matthew Cowan

OLA Quarterly

In 1989, local Portland television station KGW donated 512 U-matic videotapes to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS). Shot between 1983 and 1985, the collection consists of more than 300 hours of footage related to the Rajneesh movement in Oregon—when followers of the spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh set up an intentional community three hours southeast from Portland. The donation included minimal documentation and no finding aid. The tapes were the end result of several years’ worth of work by local camera operators and reporters at the news station. Ranging in location from downtown Portland to Berlin discos to the ...


The Jackson County Genealogy Library: Over A Half-Century Of Helping People Find Their Roots, Cara Davis-Jacobson, Anne Billeter 2018 Rogue Valley Genealogical Society

The Jackson County Genealogy Library: Over A Half-Century Of Helping People Find Their Roots, Cara Davis-Jacobson, Anne Billeter

OLA Quarterly

When the first few folks who gathered together in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley to share their interest in genealogy and family research wrapped up their meetings back in the late 1960s, their “president,” Ora Strom, tucked their shared reference books under her bed for storage. Little did that small group know that they would come to embody the proverb, “From humble beginnings come great things.” Indeed, from those modest actions arose two significant and related Southern Oregon entities: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) (www.rvgsociety.org) and the Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL) (www.rvgslibrary.org), which is ...


Supplementing Traditional Documentation With Oral History: Capturing Institutional Knowledge At Oregon State University Libraries, Rachael Davis 2018 Oregon State University

Supplementing Traditional Documentation With Oral History: Capturing Institutional Knowledge At Oregon State University Libraries, Rachael Davis

OLA Quarterly

Over the summer of 2017, I had the unique pleasure of documenting the workflow of a retiring serials technician who had been at Oregon State University’s (OSU) Valley Library in Corvallis for nearly 37 years. During her tenure, she took part in no fewer than seven online database system transitions and created a one-of-a-kind serials check-in workflow for each new system with her magic red binder. She once told me that, with that binder, she could navigate any new system because the basics of serials were always the same; it was just a matter of learning the new language ...


Volume 24 Issue 1 Introduction, Sue Ludington 2018 Lane County Law Library

Volume 24 Issue 1 Introduction, Sue Ludington

OLA Quarterly

When I entered graduate school at the University of Washington (UW) in 2000, I knew I wanted to be a public librarian. However, with an undergraduate minor in art and a pervasive interest in museums, I remained secretly fascinated by special libraries. I mean, how cool would it be to work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives (http://library.rockhall.com/home) or the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (http://www.oscars.org/library)?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “(s)pecial librarians work in settings other than school ...


Volume 24 Issue 1 Table Of Contents, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 1 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Monographs, Manuscripts, And Mountaineering: An Overview Of The Mazama Library And Historical Collections, Mathew Brock 2018 Mazama Library

Monographs, Manuscripts, And Mountaineering: An Overview Of The Mazama Library And Historical Collections, Mathew Brock

OLA Quarterly

Founded on the summit of Mount Hood in 1894, the Mazamas is a non-profit mountaineering organization with a legacy of promoting the Northwest culture of exploration and stewardship of its mountain environments. Headquartered in Portland, the Mazamas leads over 700 hikes and 350 climbs annually. It offers a variety of classes and activities for every skill and fitness level, all of which are open to both members and non-members.

Capturing the history of this mountaineering legacy and providing a variety of contemporary resources for Mazamas members and the public is the aim of the Mazama Library and Historical Collections (LHC ...


Continuously Adapting: The Bonneville Power Administration Library, Kaye Silver 2018 Bonneville Power Administration Library

Continuously Adapting: The Bonneville Power Administration Library, Kaye Silver

OLA Quarterly

During my 2009 interview for a librarian position at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the panel members laughingly admitted that the BPA Library needed “a facelift.” I could see what they meant—the space, crowded with stacks, did not contain a seating area and lacked a “modern technology” feel. Instead, the team had focused its energy on something very important: preserving BPA’s history.

A bit of background about BPA and its library: the U.S. Government built Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams in the 1930s and 1940s as part of the New Deal. Power from these massive projects strengthened ...


Genealogical Society Libraries: A Treasure Trove Of Family Histories, Dawn M. Carlile 2018 Oregon Genealogical Society Research Library

Genealogical Society Libraries: A Treasure Trove Of Family Histories, Dawn M. Carlile

OLA Quarterly

Oregon’s genealogical societies come in all shapes and sizes, and their collections and services are just as varied. Some societies operate and maintain a standalone library; others’ holdings are part of a private or public library system, or housed in alternative public or private buildings. One thing all have in common, though, is that their unique materials are made available to the general public in addition to the society’s members, enabling anyone tracing their family tree—whether writer, researcher, or casual investigator—to access their collections.

Genealogical library collections may include books, periodicals, microfilm/microfiche, maps, photographs, research ...


Hospital Librarians: Training The Next Generation Of Doctors, Heather J. Martin 2018 Providence St. Joseph Health

Hospital Librarians: Training The Next Generation Of Doctors, Heather J. Martin

OLA Quarterly

Hospital librarians address a wide array of information needs. They help nurses figure out how to take care of patients, help physicians with difficult cases, help families get reliable health information, and sometimes the information they provide even helps save a life. They also play an important role in training the next generation of doctors. At one hospital in Oregon, Providence St. Joseph Health System Library Services has integrated traditional library instruction directly into the curriculum of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) System Library Services has a staff of 16 librarians and library paraprofessionals dedicated ...


The World Of Women: Resources, Kellian Clink 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The World Of Women: Resources, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Women are absent from most standard encyclopedias in academic libraries such as the Europa World Year Book or the States’ Man Yearbook. To provide excellent service to our Gender and Women’s Studies scholars, librarians need to provide alternative sources of country information. Below are directories, country studies, and a listing of some significant websites with authoritative, timely, and substantial information about women around the world.

Some of the resources scoured to find these included the LibGuide: https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/wgss280, the University of Wisconsin’s Women’s Knowledge Digital Library. In addition, intentional searching for websites and ...


Missing Information Has Value: Climate Change The And The Epa Website, Elisa Slater Acosta 2018 Loyola Marymount University

Missing Information Has Value: Climate Change The And The Epa Website, Elisa Slater Acosta

Elisa Slater Acosta

What happens when government web pages are hidden, moved, or deleted? In the age of “alternative facts” and the “politicization of science” one librarian was inspired by real world events to create an opportunity to dialogue about power dynamics and bias in a traditional one-shot instruction session. Environmental Science students critically analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website and its treatment of climate change during the Trump, Obama, and Bush presidencies. The library “warm-up” activity was designed to raise awareness of data fragility and the long-term accessibility of government websites. As future science professionals, it’s important to think ...


A Documentary-Material Approach For Performance, Marc Kosciejew 2018 University of Malta

A Documentary-Material Approach For Performance, Marc Kosciejew

Proceedings from the Document Academy

This article begins a conceptual discussion about the relationship between documentation, performance, and materiality. It argues that a documentary approach helps show the roles played by documents and practices with them in performance’s materialization and constitution. It presents the start of a documentary approach for analyzing performance by discussing some ways in which documentation helps provide a material basis for performance beyond its enactment whilst simultaneously materializing and constituting it in and for other diverse contexts.


Mindfulness Practices For Information Literacy: Encouraging Reflective Engagement With Information, Liz Chenevey 2018 James Madison University

Mindfulness Practices For Information Literacy: Encouraging Reflective Engagement With Information, Liz Chenevey

Libraries

Information Literacy is an important skill required by the APA of undergraduate psychology students. The Association of College & Research Libraries partially defines Information Literacy as the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information. These abilities are most often seen in research, yet many undergraduate students see research projects as a frustrating burden and another stressor in their busy semesters. Librarians can help them navigate the changing information landscape and the research process as whole, but how much reflection and synthesis do students take part in? Mindfulness practices are increasing in popularity in higher education as they have ...


News - Auburn Public Library, Ashley Brooks 2018 Piedmont Regional Library System

News - Auburn Public Library, Ashley Brooks

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Let The Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons As Content Creators With Libguides And Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker 2018 Georgia Southern University

Let The Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons As Content Creators With Libguides And Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker

Library Faculty Presentations

LibGuides aren’t just for librarians anymore. With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS each offer a flexible platform for hosting and supporting patron-created content. This poster highlights how, with a few simple configurations, librarians at a mid-sized university in the southeast opened up the LibGuides CMS platform to host student-developed projects and portfolios. Employing similar techniques, libraries can host a wide range of patron content, including blogs, group and event sites, and more. Learn how to extend editorial permissions to patrons while protecting your own guides and assets, as well as how to control access to ...


Let The Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons As Content Creators With Libguides And Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker 2018 Georgia Southern University

Let The Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons As Content Creators With Libguides And Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker

Jeffrey M. Mortimore

LibGuides aren’t just for librarians anymore. With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS each offer a flexible platform for hosting and supporting patron-created content. This poster highlights how, with a few simple configurations, librarians at a mid-sized university in the southeast opened up the LibGuides CMS platform to host student-developed projects and portfolios. Employing similar techniques, libraries can host a wide range of patron content, including blogs, group and event sites, and more. Learn how to extend editorial permissions to patrons while protecting your own guides and assets, as well as how to control access to ...


Picking Up The Slack: Creating Feedback & Idea Creation Networks For Librarians At Different Institutions, Erica England, Jennifer L. Pate, James Gilbreath, Alex Boucher, Karlie Johnson, Katherine Eastman 2018 Washington State University

Picking Up The Slack: Creating Feedback & Idea Creation Networks For Librarians At Different Institutions, Erica England, Jennifer L. Pate, James Gilbreath, Alex Boucher, Karlie Johnson, Katherine Eastman

Faculty Presentations

Library management often encourages units to form close connections and socialize outside of work in an effort to stave off librarian burnout and increase the productivity and satisfaction of their faculty and staff. In an environment where advancing your career often means transitioning to another university, how do you maintain those close-knit relationships when you no longer work for the same institution, or even in the same state? Harnessing the social power of the internet, through platforms like Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Drive, Slack, Asana, Trello, Padlet and good old fashioned email, our little group has maintained productivity despite our ...


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