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The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc. 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

This research asks two basic questions: 1) To what extent was the Bush administration’s pro-war propaganda repeated, amplified, and ultimately reported as fact by main stream news agencies? and 2) Is there any correlation between the repetition of the propaganda and popular support for the invasion of Iraq? In other words, can we say news reports helped “sell” the war?


Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg 2020 CUNY Queensborough Community College

Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Publications and Research

This study explored community college librarians’ engagement with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A national online survey with 1,201 community college librarian respondents reveals limited familiarity with and integration of the Framework into community college instruction to date. Findings indicate an openness to future adoption, as well as substantial interest in targeted professional development and a version of the Framework adapted for community college campuses. These results contribute benchmark instructional data on an understudied section of academic librarianship and add to the growing body of research on how librarians have updated teaching practices in response to ...


Exploring Secondary Students’ Abilities In Judging The Credibility Of Digital Content On The Internet, Katie Dailey 2020 Eastern Illinois University

Exploring Secondary Students’ Abilities In Judging The Credibility Of Digital Content On The Internet, Katie Dailey

Masters Theses

The shift from print to digital environments has created an opportunity and responsibility for educators to focus on instructional planning and practices that reflects the growing complexity of online texts students helping to ensure that their students are information literate. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the how 83 eleventh grade high school English students judge the credibility of information on the internet. The researcher used methodological triangulation to qualitatively analyze by comparing and aligning data from the survey results, observations of students during class discussions, responses to class assignments, and the quality ratings of students’ think-aloud ...


Picturing The State Of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today, Dana S. Thompson 2019 Murray State University

Picturing The State Of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today, Dana S. Thompson

Dana Statton Thompson

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Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer 2019 San Jose State University

Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer

School of Information Student Research Journal

As a robust and growing industry, often with strong ties to communities served, there is much potential for nonprofit organizations to harness powerful and rich databases of cultural information not found in any other sector. Yet research shows that in most cases, nonprofit organizations operate on limited budgets, tight deadlines, and may see the task of properly managing records as counter-productive to the mission of the organization. This research examines the systems of recordkeeping in nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and argues that record keeping staff must be considered an essential component for a nonprofit organization to survive and ...


Her Story: Accidental Library Instruction, Michelle Leasure 2019 Valdosta State University

Her Story: Accidental Library Instruction, Michelle Leasure

School of Information Student Research Journal

Game-based learning is a relatively new pedagogical method that typically targets students of the current and upcoming generations. Librarians have gradually begun experimenting with gamifying elements of library and research skills instruction to varying degrees of success. While some case studies and theoretical analyses are available currently, more published data will be necessary to evaluate and direct the development of game-based library instruction in the coming years. This paper explores attempts to use game-based learning techniques in library instruction courses and sessions, specifically highlighting Project Velius (developed by the University of Alabama Libraries) and its similarities to the commercially successful ...


Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers 2019 San Jose State University

Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers

School of Information Student Research Journal

Plagiarism is regarded as an academic crime, but can affect hobbies that rely on research and information sharing such as genealogy. The issue is well-known within the genealogy community. However, information professionals who aid genealogists in their research may not know enough about the issue. How can the library field respond constructively to the issue of uncontrolled plagiarism in genealogy? While the genealogy community condemns plagiarism and offers resources to correct it, current library practices concentrate on services and not on plagiarism education in the genealogy context, concentrating more on copyright and legal problems. The library field can help professionals ...


The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk 2019 San Jose State University

The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk

School of Information Student Research Journal

Within the context of creative information communities in general, fiction writers remain a relatively understudied community. This article seeks to rectify that gap by highlighting the information behaviors of fiction writers, including the ways in which they network, as well as the processes they use when writing. In doing so, it reveals that fiction writers of all genres have many experiences in common, such as the "seed incident" that serves as the starting point when writing fiction. In addition, it examines fiction writers' impact on readers, with the implication that everyone--writers and non-writers alike--would benefit from understanding fiction writers' information ...


Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks 2019 San Jose State University

Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder 2019 San Jose State University

Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2, 2019 San Jose State University

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Exploring Dracula Criticism, Amy Barlow 2019 Rhode Island College

Exploring Dracula Criticism, Amy Barlow

New England Library Instruction Group

First year students in Professor Maureen Reddy's Honors course, Dracula: The Monster (Always!) Returns, were expected to gain an understanding of the critical conversation that surrounds Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As the librarian for English, I met with Professor Reddy’s class to teach students how to search for literary criticism. This semester I developed a lesson that integrated active learning and the concept of “Searching as Strategic Exploration” from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. I was interested specifically in helping students to “recognize the value of browsing and other serendipitous methods of information gathering.” The lesson anticipated ...


Data Gathering Kickoff Lesson For Consulting Project, Samantha Porter, Stephanie Farne 2019 Babson College

Data Gathering Kickoff Lesson For Consulting Project, Samantha Porter, Stephanie Farne

New England Library Instruction Group

This is a one-shot instruction session taught to upperclassmen in a Strategic Management Course working on a group mock-consulting project. We introduce them to potential sources of information for the secondary research component of their project including company, industry and market research resources. There are three parts to the lesson plan: 1) a beach ball activity (which we learned about at an ACRL NEC Annual Conference 2018) to introduce them to different information source types, including discussion of information literacy principles; 2) a brief introduction to the database sources; and 3) a group workshop activity.


Health Literacy: Making Knowledge Powerful, Catherine Martin 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Health Literacy: Making Knowledge Powerful, Catherine Martin

University of Massachusetts Medical School Publications

This informational program is designed as a snippet of ways public library staff can increase their knowledge and skills related to consumer health, health literacy and programming that enhances their knowledge of health and wellness. The focus of this PowerPoint is to provide tips to improve usability of health information resources and to promote the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy as outlines by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Multiple NIH resources are utilized in this course.


Discover Datasets In The Library Catalog, Yukari Sugiyama, Rowena Griem, Tachtorn Meier 2019 Yale University

Discover Datasets In The Library Catalog, Yukari Sugiyama, Rowena Griem, Tachtorn Meier

Yale Day of Data

As digital scholarship evolves in academia, there is a growing importance and increasing acquisition of datasets at Yale University Library. YUL has over 10,000 datasets ranging from statistical data to linguistics corpora, GIS data, and image datasets.


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2019, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library 2019 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2019, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


"Teaching Discernment In A World That Eschews Truth", Amy Bessin 2019 Asbury University

"Teaching Discernment In A World That Eschews Truth", Amy Bessin

The Christian Librarian

College students today have the harrowing task of sifting through massive amounts of information that no longer fits into nice, neat categories. The role of the librarian has shifted along with the information landscape, from the role of information gatekeeper to information guide. As information has become more prolific and accessible, it is more important than ever to teach students how to evaluate the information they discover to determine whether it is appropriate and relevant for their information need. In a world filled with fake news and constructed realities, the idea that truth has value, let alone exists, can seem ...


Veach's "Teaching Information Literacy And Writing Studies: Volume 2: Upper Level And Graduate Courses" (Book Review), Curt Rice 2019 Indiana Wesleyan University

Veach's "Teaching Information Literacy And Writing Studies: Volume 2: Upper Level And Graduate Courses" (Book Review), Curt Rice

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Slis Connecting Volume 8 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 8 Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 8, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2019)


Webometrics And Mississippi Public Libraries: A Webometrics Study Of Public Libraries In Mississippi, Charlie Simpkins 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

Webometrics And Mississippi Public Libraries: A Webometrics Study Of Public Libraries In Mississippi, Charlie Simpkins

SLIS Connecting

With the introduction of the Internet, library websites have become new access points for a global community. A library’s website serves as a new branch for its users, one that can be accessed 24/7 globally. But with that continuous access to such a large audience, a library’s website should include certain key information to be truly beneficial to the user. This website content analysis examines the websites of public library systems in Mississippi for the presence of four elements from Kumar and Bansal (2014) essential menus for a library’s homepage and for the presence of eight ...


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