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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 ...


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 ...


Acl 2017 Conference Unconference Session On Information Literacy, Kathleen Kempa 2018 Southeastern University

Acl 2017 Conference Unconference Session On Information Literacy, Kathleen Kempa

The Christian Librarian

This article describes an unconference session at the most recent Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference 2017. The session attendees worked together to produce sample lesson plans, using the “backwards design planning structure” introduced by Wiggins & McTighe in Understanding by Design. Conference attendees produced information literacy lesson plans to introduce freshman college students to five of the ACRL Framework concepts


Writing Effective Annotated Bibliographies Using Blackboard’S Discussion Board [Library], Derek Stadler 2018 CUNY La Guardia Community College

Writing Effective Annotated Bibliographies Using Blackboard’S Discussion Board [Library], Derek Stadler

Open Educational Resources

This assignment is the midterm for the one-credit course LRC103, a library instruction course that teaches analytical thinking, problem-solving, and information literacy skills necessary for academic research and digital citizenship. It is aligned with LaGuardia’s Inquiry and Problem Solving Core Competency and Digital Communication Ability rubrics. This assignment was peer reviewed and revised in the “Learning Matters: The Pedagogy of the Digital Ability” CTL seminar in 2017-2018. In the seminar, my work was reviewed by each of the participants as well as the leaders. I used their feedback to revise the assignment. In this sense, the seminar not only ...


Research Models, Primo, & The First Year Experience, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair 2018 Portland State University

Research Models, Primo, & The First Year Experience, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Research can be daunting for freshman who are challenged to gather scholarly information beyond Google for their research projects. By blending two research models, ASE (Analyze, Search, Evaluate) with BEAM (Background, Exhibit, Argument, and Method), students can think critically about their topics and strategically search PRIMO [Library catalog] for relevant results. This approach addresses several ACRL Framework threshold concepts, especially research as strategic exploration and scholarship as conversation. This presentation shows how effective Primo can be for first year experience students in regards to discovering relevant scholarly resources, and discovering other pertinent, authoritative resources.


What You’Re Reading Is Wrong! A Look Into Exposed Authority And Its Influence On Information Perception For College Students., Falon Yates, Kristina McMahan, Caitlin Crawford 2018 University of North Alabama

What You’Re Reading Is Wrong! A Look Into Exposed Authority And Its Influence On Information Perception For College Students., Falon Yates, Kristina Mcmahan, Caitlin Crawford

UNA Research Days

At times, when dealing with social media, it can be difficult to understand exactly where the information is being transmitted from. A user is likely at times to lack clarity in terms of the source of information. So, what happens when that information authority is exposed? Specifically, what happens when one judges the credibility of a story without knowing its authority, then judges again after the authority is exposed. Does it lessen, or increase? Further, what happens with the exposed authority is extremely poor authority? This poster session will explore those questions, specifically regarding the college students the researchers surveyed ...


Research Performance Support: Connecting Online Graduate Students From The Lms To The Library, Kim G. Read, Maureen Joyous Morasch 2018 Concordia University - Portland

Research Performance Support: Connecting Online Graduate Students From The Lms To The Library, Kim G. Read, Maureen Joyous Morasch

Kim Read

Universities expand their online graduate programs daily, which challenges academic librarians to maintain research support and information literacy instruction for the growing number of online students. Performance support offers a scalable solution to the problems of limited time and staffing that academic librarians face. When embedded in the learning management system throughout a course or program, performance support provides point of need research help and scaffolds students’ information literacy development. Librarians are able to focus their limited time helping students with their more advanced research needs.


Motivational Interviewing In The Information Literacy Classroom, Michael Kahn 2018 College of New Rochelle

Motivational Interviewing In The Information Literacy Classroom, Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn

No abstract provided.


Library Resources For Health Literacy, Jennifer A. Lyon 2018 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Library Resources For Health Literacy, Jennifer A. Lyon

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Spotlight On A Discipline: An Introduction To Archival Practices, Rachel Moats 2018 University of North Georgia

Spotlight On A Discipline: An Introduction To Archival Practices, Rachel Moats

International Social Science Review

Archives are often met with confusion and the assumption that they operate in similar ways to libraries. The differences between libraries and archives are vast, but once understood, make perfect sense. Drawing on the writings of archival scholars, my own knowledge, and the desire to explain the nuances of archives, this essay aims to educate the reader on archival theory and practices, explain the differences between libraries and archives, and demystify archives so that they are more accessible.


Fake News And The Caulfield Technique, Ann Agee 2018 San Jose State University

Fake News And The Caulfield Technique, Ann Agee

Faculty and Staff Publications

Students are fighting a flood. Social media, news feeds, and more saturate them with misleading and fact-free information. In his open access ebook, “Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers” (webliteracy.pressbooks.com), Michael Caulfield lays out practical, hands on techniques for determining the validity of online information. The director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University, Vancouver, and the editor of the New Horizons column for the EDUCAUSE Review, Michael Caulfield provides four strategies students can use to fact check information they find online:

  • Check for previous work
  • Go upstream to the source
  • Read laterally
  • Circle back

In ...


Fake News And The Caulfield Technique, Ann Agee 2018 San Jose State University

Fake News And The Caulfield Technique, Ann Agee

Ann Agee

Students are fighting a flood. Social media, news feeds, and more saturate them with misleading and fact-free information. In his open access ebook, “Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers” (webliteracy.pressbooks.com), Michael Caulfield lays out practical, hands on techniques for determining the validity of online information. The director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University, Vancouver, and the editor of the New Horizons column for the EDUCAUSE Review, Michael Caulfield provides four strategies students can use to
fact check information they find online:
• Check for previous work
• Go upstream to the source
• Read laterally
• Circle back
In ...


Supporting Student-Led Content Creation In The Distance Learning Environment With Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker 2018 Georgia Southern University

Supporting Student-Led Content Creation In The Distance Learning Environment With Libguides Cms, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Ruth L. Baker

Library Faculty Presentations

LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for supporting student-created work in the distance learning environment, including profiles, blogs, and html/scripting projects. This session explores how presenters opened up the LibGuides CMS platform to host collaboratively developed course content and student projects grounded in metaliteracy concepts embedded in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. Faculty and students are invited onto the platform as content creators and editors, while librarians provide instruction and technical support. Presenters will discuss practical, pedagogical, and technical considerations for supporting student-created content on LibGuides CMS, including access control and student privacy.


Breaking Out Of Boring Scavenger Hunts: Using An Escape Room To Teach Library Literacy, Derek Malone, Jennifer L. Pate 2018 University of North Alabama

Breaking Out Of Boring Scavenger Hunts: Using An Escape Room To Teach Library Literacy, Derek Malone, Jennifer L. Pate

Faculty Presentations

Tired of the same old scavenger hunt to teach First-Year students how to locate materials in the library? Ready to retire the PowerPoint that just shows students where things are located on the library’s website? Looking for a new way to engage your students with active participation and learning? In this workshop the presenters will share the details of their successful Breakout.Edu First-Year program – including information on how to develop, use, and assess an Escape Room game for your library orientation programs. They will also share the results of their year-long assessment of the game which show significant ...


Let's Go Live: Does Presentation Format Influence Perceived Authority Regarding Social Media Posts, Caitlin Crawford, Kristina McMahan, Falon Yates, Derek Malone 2018 University of North Alabama

Let's Go Live: Does Presentation Format Influence Perceived Authority Regarding Social Media Posts, Caitlin Crawford, Kristina Mcmahan, Falon Yates, Derek Malone

Faculty Presentations

Photographs, memes, text, and live streaming; they are all ways of sharing information through social media. Have you ever considered whether the transmission format affects the perceived authority of the post, and furthermore, would the authority of identical stories be perceived differently with various styles of social reporting? The researchers sought to answer that question and presented college students identical stories via a variety of social media reporting capabilities. They then asked them to rate the authority and usability of each post. This poster will share their results.


The Upsides Of Downsizing, Jennifer L. Pate, Karlie Johnson 2018 University of North Alabama

The Upsides Of Downsizing, Jennifer L. Pate, Karlie Johnson

Faculty Presentations

There are many advantages to working at a large state university, some include more diversified academic offerings, bigger budgets, and name recognition. However, smaller state universities offer a plethora of advantages as well. In this poster, two former research and instruction librarians from the University of Alabama will present the upsides of their new positions at the University of North Alabama and Jacksonville State University. They will highlight the many advantages of downsizing, including closer collaboration with students, getting to know your faculty and administration across campus, and “service to the profession” opportunities that are unique to smaller schools. Both ...


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