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Passing The Baton: Digital Literacy And Sustained Implementation Of Elearning Technologies, Lauren Herckis 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Passing The Baton: Digital Literacy And Sustained Implementation Of Elearning Technologies, Lauren Herckis

Current Issues in Emerging eLearning

Evidence-based eLearning tools have proliferated in recent decades, but adoption at scale remains elusive. Educator buy-in is important for successful implementation of eLearning tools, and is often engaged through peer discussion, learning communities, and other educator network engagement. These non-expert sources of motivation and support for adoption, however, rarely embed specific implementation-related knowledge which eases initial phases of adoption and pedagogical integration. Such information is rarely missed but often missing from casual, technological, and pedagogical support. This represents a special kind of digital literacy which is integral to successful dissemination of educational innovations. The presence of implementation models or detailed ...


Open Access Week Faculty Postcard, Scholarly Communications 2018 Gettysburg College

Open Access Week Faculty Postcard, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

This short handout was distributed to the faculty members of Gettysburg College during the Friday Forum Presentation that took place during Open Access Week 2018. It was designed to bring awareness to the Open Access movement and its benefits, as well as to advertise the #GburgOAscore Quiz designed for faculty members to evaluate their engagement with Open Access.


Slis Connecting Volume 7 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 7 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 7, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2018, Special Issue: British Studies)


“Eminently Combustible” -- Charles Williams, The Most Interesting Inkling, Clay Waters 2018 University of Alabama

“Eminently Combustible” -- Charles Williams, The Most Interesting Inkling, Clay Waters

SLIS Connecting

The English author and lay theologian Charles Williams was an idiosyncratic, intriguing, perhaps intimidating subject. He was born in St. Albans near London in September 1886 and died in Oxford in May 1945. In that relatively brief life, his prodigious literary output encompassed virtually every form imaginable (novels, poetry, theology, critical reviews, plays, masques, detective story reviews, even a single short story). Elizabeth Wright (1962) commented on his “versatility and quantity” when describing “the size and scope of his published writings... Writing as he did in almost every form, he nevertheless maintained a consistency of theme that makes his work ...


Documenting The British East India Company And Their Involvement In The East Indian Slave Trade, Bonnie Pinkston 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Documenting The British East India Company And Their Involvement In The East Indian Slave Trade, Bonnie Pinkston

SLIS Connecting

The histories of the British East India Company, possessions, political influence, and economic ventures have shaped the dynamics of modern history. The enormity of the British East India Company (EIC) and other European trade companies’ impact on globalized world trade has been the subject of numerous studies. Yet, as many scholars have pointed out the topic has lacked proper attention regarding the Indian Ocean slave trade, particularly when it involved the transportation of people from nations other than from the continent of Africa. As Jayasuriya (2005, 2006) stated, “Africans were not the only people to be enslaved within the boundaries ...


Through The Lens: World War I Photography As Historical Record, Kimberly Holifield 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Through The Lens: World War I Photography As Historical Record, Kimberly Holifield

SLIS Connecting

Soldiers of the First World War viewed their experience not only through the lens that surrounds a colored iris but also through the lens of a camera. World War I marked the first time that the camera traveled with amateurs to war. Unencumbered by the assortment of nineteenth-century equipment necessary to develop a single photograph, soldiers of the new century used the camera to capture their personal view of war (Carmichael, 1989). Their pictures tell a story of comradeship, the daily drudgeries of duty, and sacrifice. Words convey thoughts and emotions. A photograph captures them for display.


The Feminist Library: “History Is Herstory, Too”, Lauren B. Dodd 2018 University of Alabama

The Feminist Library: “History Is Herstory, Too”, Lauren B. Dodd

SLIS Connecting

The Feminist Library is not a typical public library; it is an organization with roots in the historical revolution. Its history, services, and classification system are unique; its collection is irreplaceable. The purpose of this study is to document the history, resources, and organization of the Feminist Library in London, England.


Historic Pubs Of London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Teresa S. Welsh MLIS, Ph.D. 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Historic Pubs Of London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Teresa S. Welsh Mlis, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Inhabitants of Great Britain have been brewing and drinking ale since the Bronze Ages. The province of Britannia and its capital Londinium were ruled by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago. Romans were great builders of roads that connected tabernae, which served food, wine, and local ale. These tabernae displayed vine leaves outside to advertise their trade.

After the Romans left, alehouses became common, as ale was safer than water, which was becoming increasingly polluted with an expanding Medieval population. In 1393, King Richard II ordered: "Whosoever shall brew ale in the town with intention of selling it must ...


British Studies Interview, Martha Attridge Bufton, Teresa S. Welsh 2018 University of Alberta

British Studies Interview, Martha Attridge Bufton, Teresa S. Welsh

SLIS Connecting

Interview by British Studies 2015 alumna Martha Attridge Bufton, University of Alberta, for an article, "Crossing the Pond: MLIS Students Researching in the U.K." published in Open Shelf (http://open-shelf.ca/, March 2016), updated and used by permission.


Remembering A Visit To The World’S Oldest Carnegie Library, Matthew R. Griffis 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Remembering A Visit To The World’S Oldest Carnegie Library, Matthew R. Griffis

SLIS Connecting

Remembering a British Studies class visit to the first Carnegie Library in Dunfermline, Scotland, one of over 2,800 Carnegie libraries worldwide at the turn of the last century. In their day, Carnegie libraries were more than just charming buildings; they fueled a growing enthusiasm among the masses for the existence of free, tax-supported public libraries intended to enrich their parent communities—especially those for which no comparable institution had existed before.


Student Associations: News And Events, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Student Associations: News And Events

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumnus, And Courses, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumnus, And Courses

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Director Teresa Welsh, SLIS alumnus Amed Demirhan, and British Studies LIS study-abroad courses.


Director's Report, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Director's Report

SLIS Connecting

Welcome to a special issue of SLIS Connecting on British Studies. Read the report on the British Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections class offered each summer in London and the selection of students’ British Studies research papers in this issue.


Learning To Love Data (Week): Creating Data Services Awareness On Campus, Katie Wissel, Lisa DeLuca 2018 Seton Hall University

Learning To Love Data (Week): Creating Data Services Awareness On Campus, Katie Wissel, Lisa Deluca

Lisa DeLuca, MLIS, MPA

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Fighting Fake News And Biases With Cognitive Psychology, Marlee Givens, Seth Porter, Karen Viars, Liz Holdsworth 2018 Georgia Institute of Technology

Fighting Fake News And Biases With Cognitive Psychology, Marlee Givens, Seth Porter, Karen Viars, Liz Holdsworth

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Fake news, faulty data, and questionable research outputs: how do we find the truth when so much information is uncertain? Part of this problem is cognitive biases in our decision-making process. The mind will create a durable narrative around knowns and ignore unknowns. Scholar Daniel Kahneman (2012) refers to this phenomenon as, "What you see is all there is" or WYSIATI. Another common heuristic, the "availability cascade," causes the mind to prefer immediate examples that come to mind over more reliable information that is less easily recalled. These biases limit the accuracy of the information that people understand, as well ...


Library Instruction, Learning Outcomes And Assessment: A Compliance Strategy For Sacs Assessments., Kory A. Paulus 2018 Wingate University

Library Instruction, Learning Outcomes And Assessment: A Compliance Strategy For Sacs Assessments., Kory A. Paulus

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Ethel K. Smith Library’s Reference and Instruction Librarians, Kory Paulus and Isaac Meadows began a venture to improve the library instruction assessment tools in Fall of 2017 under the guidance of their Library Director and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and SACS Liaison.

Using the book entitled “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians” published by ACRL as a proven example set of learning outcomes, the librarians customized these outcomes to meet the institutional needs.

An essential motive for this initiative was to obtain quantitative data to pair with learning outcomes to ensure bibliographics instruction’s alignment with both SACSCOC and Wingate ...


Scalable Scaffolding For Information Literacy Instruction: A Tale Of Two Frameworks Collaboratively Applied, Jessy Polzer, Sylvia Tiala 2018 University of Wisconsin-Stout

Scalable Scaffolding For Information Literacy Instruction: A Tale Of Two Frameworks Collaboratively Applied, Jessy Polzer, Sylvia Tiala

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Novice researchers experience significant cognitive load to perform research tasks. Entrenched in linear research processes, beginning students struggle to move beyond shallow engagement with information. Teaching research and information literacy skills based on past paradigms are inadequate given the immersive nature and lightning-fast development of the information eco-system. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy (2015) articulates what was previously implicit – the threshold concepts underpinning a flexible and nuanced information consumer ready for engaged professionalism and citizenship. In practice, we are still wrestling to design and scaffold dynamic yet digestible learning experiences while also satisfying bloated instructional mandates. Searching for solutions ...


You Deserve The Truth: Helping Students Understand The Causes And Consequences Of Fake News, Ngaire I. Smith, Heather Cyre 2018 Haywood Community College

You Deserve The Truth: Helping Students Understand The Causes And Consequences Of Fake News, Ngaire I. Smith, Heather Cyre

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Can dandelions cure cancer? Is Bill Murray running for President? Was a pizza place in New Jersey running a human trafficking ring? In this age of digital and social media it may be difficult for students to differentiate between authoritative information and fake news.

After a brief presentation on the history of fake news and its prevalence in social media, workshop participants (acting as an early college seminar class) will watch a video about the PizzaGate incident and discuss the phenomenon of fake news, why people create it, and why people share it. Next the class will develop a fake ...


Disciplinary Literacy And Information Literacy: Parallels And Paradigms, Ginni Fair 2018 Eastern Kentucky University

Disciplinary Literacy And Information Literacy: Parallels And Paradigms, Ginni Fair

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Current literature on the teaching of reading and writing in the context of a content area has transitioned from “content area literacy” to “disciplinary literacy.” Content-Area literacy focuses on students’ ability to use reading and writing in order to learn the subject matter in a content area classroom. It emphasizes reading strategies that are generalizable for reading informational texts across multiple content areas. Disciplinary literacy, on the other hand “emphasizes the unique tools that the experts in a discipline use to participate in the work of that discipline” (Shanahan & Shanahan, 2008).

Often, educators differentiate between “learning to read/write” and ...


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