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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof 2018 Kent State University

The Right To Be Forgotten And Implications On Digital Collections: A Survey Of Arl Member Institutions On Practice And Policy, Virginia A. Dressler, Cindy Kristof

Virginia A Dressler

In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories (anonymized) and presented a series of hypothetical scenarios for respondents to consider and reflect upon. The survey received a 25.8% response rate, with many intriguing insights. Survey findings are presented, along with a discussion on future recommendations for work in this area.


Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren 2018 University of Houston

Linkedin At The Library: A Continuing Collaboration, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Esmeralda Fisher, Ashley Lierman, Mea Warren

Collaborative Librarianship

The University of Houston Libraries collaborated with University Career Services to host LinkedIn at the Library, an event where students were offered reviews of their LinkedIn profiles and free professional headshots. Although LinkedIn at the Library was initially funded as a one-time event, the two units worked together to turn it into a recurring event. This article presents our methods for collaboratively planning and hosting the events, attendance and assessment results, and lessons learned for future collaborative efforts. LinkedIn at the Library is a unique example of an academic library’s partnership with a career services unit.


What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen 2018 Utah State University

What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For this qualitative analysis, I analyzed observational and interview data from two middle school librarians setting up new active learning programs. I focused my research by analyzing the preliminary data gathered in field notes from observations at the different library sites to determine what programming resources the librarians were using. A secondary consideration was drawn from preliminary evidence, which indicated the librarians turned to many on and offline information resources, including the social curating site Pinterest. After gathering initial data from observations, I gathered additional data from two interviews: the first interview focused on where the librarians find information and ...


Assessment Of Services Quality In Tabriz Central Library From The Users Point Of View Based On Libqual Model, soraya ziaei, Fateme Ranjgar korjan 2018 Payame Noor University, Iran

Assessment Of Services Quality In Tabriz Central Library From The Users Point Of View Based On Libqual Model, Soraya Ziaei, Fateme Ranjgar Korjan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: of this research is to assess services quality in Tabriz Central Library using LibQual model.

Methodology: Applied research method is used approach. The basis of this survey involved LibQual model questionnaire that consist of 28 items in three dimensions (affect of services, service control and library as a place and space).

Statistical population of research involved 11927 users of the Tabriz central library that 375 of users have been selected through Simple random sampling method and Chi-squared test, Mann-Whitney test, kruskal-wallis and Friedman have been used to analyze findings.

Findings: of research show that Level of received services by ...


Bookmarks (Spring/Summer 2018), IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 2018 Iowa State University

Bookmarks (Spring/Summer 2018), Iowa State University Library

University Library Bookmarks

From the Dean, Meet new staff members, ARL Leadership Fellow, From the Development Direector


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, WKU Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2018), Musselman Library 2018 Gettysburg College

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2018), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read; or watch a memorable film.

With the 2018 collection, 102 employees offer 178 recommendations of favorite books, films, and television programs. These selections touch on everything from politics to romance.

We include several special features this year. Two of our regular columnists return once again: James Udden with his latest recommendations for the best film and TV, and ...


Research Productivity Of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (Aiims): A Scientometric Analysis, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi E 2018 Dept. of Library and Information Science, Alagappa UNiversity, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Productivity Of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (Aiims): A Scientometric Analysis, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi E

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study evidences the growth of research literature produced by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) for the period of 2007 to 2016. A total of 14410 records were retrieved from the Scopus database. Descriptive statistics for the research publication output revealed mean = 1441, Sd = 318.92, minimum = 1087, maximum = 2141 at 95.0% confidence level. The curve fitting methodology was used to fit the growth of research publication of AIIMS. R square value for exponential growth model is higher (0.908) than the linear growth model (0.849). Journals are identified as most preferred publication pattern (69.42 ...


Let The Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons As Content Creators With Libguides And Libguides Cms (Forthcoming), 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 (Forthcoming), 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 ...


An Analytical Study On Ministerial Organizations Status In The Historiography Of Ravandi, Reza Bitarafan, Fereydoon Allahyari, Ali Akbar Kajbaf 2018 University of Isfahan

An Analytical Study On Ministerial Organizations Status In The Historiography Of Ravandi, Reza Bitarafan, Fereydoon Allahyari, Ali Akbar Kajbaf

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The ministry organization as a symbol of Iranian sreaming is the important element in Iranian historiography. Reproduction of many of Iranshahri thoughts teachings in Seljuk's period provided background for note historians to ministry organization. With the domination of Turks on Iran was established ministry s status until free rulers of the art of government benefit of ministry's knowledge. Ravandi was one of the important historians in Seljuk's period. However, he extracted his historical narratives from Saljuknameh, but with the completion of them with other sources and analyzing of dates. His book was changed to an important source ...


Smart Mobs, Bad Crowds, Godly People And Dead Priests: Crowd Symbols In The Josianic Narrative And Some Mesopotamian Parallels, Steven W. Holloway 2018 James Madison University

Smart Mobs, Bad Crowds, Godly People And Dead Priests: Crowd Symbols In The Josianic Narrative And Some Mesopotamian Parallels, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Biblical Assyria And Other Anxieties In The British Empire, Steven W. Holloway 2018 James Madison University

Biblical Assyria And Other Anxieties In The British Empire, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

The successful “invasion” of ancient Mesopotamia by explorers in the pay of the British Museum Trustees resulted in best-selling publications, a treasure-trove of Assyrian antiquities for display purposes and scholarly excavation, and a remarkable boost to the quest for confirmation of the literal truth of the Bible. The public registered its delight with the findings through the turnstyle- twirling appeal of the British Museum exhibits, and a series of appropriations of Assyrian art motifs and narratives in popular culture - jewelry, bookends, clocks, fine arts, theater productions, and a walk-through Assyrian palace among other period mansions at the Sydenham Crystal Palace ...


Sargon Ii And His Redactors Repair Eanna Of Uruk, Steven W. Holloway 2018 James Madison University

Sargon Ii And His Redactors Repair Eanna Of Uruk, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Expanding Our Impact Through Collaborative Practice: Models Of Engagement For Librarians, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark 2018 Portland State University

Expanding Our Impact Through Collaborative Practice: Models Of Engagement For Librarians, Jill Emery, Michael Levine-Clark

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


What We Can Learn From Wikipedia: Why We Should Jump On Board, Lori Bowen Ayre 2018 Galecia Group

What We Can Learn From Wikipedia: Why We Should Jump On Board, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

Wikipedia is a proven model for openly and effectively creating and distributing high quality information in a way that users can easily access it. Its success provides lessons for the library profession to learn and challenges some of our assumptions about how we might address the mission of providing free and open access to everyone. Wikipedia is a platform for librarians to put their professional skills to work adding content and improving the quality of the entries while addressing the gender imbalance of the male-dominated group of contributors that are currently doing this work.


What Collaboration Means To Me: Perspectives On Library/Vendor Collaboration, Erin Gallagher 2018 University of Denver

What Collaboration Means To Me: Perspectives On Library/Vendor Collaboration, Erin Gallagher

Collaborative Librarianship

There is much librarians and content providers can do to challenge the narrative that we are constantly at odds, both within the legacy relationship of buyer and seller and within new opportunities for collaboration. This column offers insights and practical suggestions for enriched relationships and future collaboration from the unique perspective of working for and with both vendors and libraries.


Field Report On The Friendly Counter Guides, Lorraine Estelle Ms 2018 Project COUNTER

Field Report On The Friendly Counter Guides, Lorraine Estelle Ms

Collaborative Librarianship

Since 2003, libraries and publishers have been working with and using COUNTER usage statistics as a core metrics. However, both the producers and users of COUNTER usage reports described difficulty in understanding and interpreting the Code of Practice which sets out the standard for recording and reporting usage of electronic resources. This issue led COUNTER to collaborate with many partners around the world to produce Friendly Guides. These are non-intimidating manuals which explain terminology, the purpose of the usage reports and provide tips how on how to use COUNTER data. This paper explains how collaboration has been essential in meeting ...


An Exploration Of Academic Librarian Positions Dedicated To Serving First Year College Students, Katelyn Angell 2018 Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

An Exploration Of Academic Librarian Positions Dedicated To Serving First Year College Students, Katelyn Angell

Collaborative Librarianship

Within library literature there are many articles that describe academic librarians’ experiences working with first year college students. For example, teaching information literacy skills, assessing student learning, and serving as a personal librarian. However, there is not much formal research that compiles and investigates the professional responsibilities, campus partnerships, challenges, and successes of librarians in a first year experience (FYE) role. The existence of numerous FYE librarian positions combined with a lack of scholarship exploring this important role necessitated an empirical study surveying these librarians to learn more about their jobs.


Yours, Mine, Ours: A Study Of A Successful Academic & Public Library Collaboration, Sierra Laddusaw, Jennifer Wilhelm 2018 Texas A&M University Libraries

Yours, Mine, Ours: A Study Of A Successful Academic & Public Library Collaboration, Sierra Laddusaw, Jennifer Wilhelm

Collaborative Librarianship

This article studies the development of a collaboration between the Bryan + College Station Public Library System (BCSPLS) and Texas A&M University Libraries. Desiring to increase program attendance and add greater value to the local community, the BCSPLS approached the University Libraries to propose collaboration on a variety of events. The successes of the collaborative programs have met the goals of the public library while also increasing Texas A&M’s collection visibility and strengthening A&M’s ties to the public. The study argues that academic/public library collaborations benefit the participating institutions and add value to the local ...


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