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Information Retrieval Tools And Library Physical Environment As Correlates Of Library Utilization By Students In Rivers State University Library, Nigeria, Mercy Echem, Adaora Joy UDO-ANYANWU 2018 Imo State University, Owerri

Information Retrieval Tools And Library Physical Environment As Correlates Of Library Utilization By Students In Rivers State University Library, Nigeria, Mercy Echem, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated information retrieval tools and library environment as correlates of library utilization by students of Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. Three research questions were posed and two hypotheses were formulated for the study. The study adopted a correlational design. The population of the study consisted of 682 registered undergraduate library users out of which a sample of 227 was drawn using YaroYamene’s statistical formula. The instrument used for data collection was researcher-made rating scale. The data collected for the research questions were analysed using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) and hypotheses tested at 0.05 level ...


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 ...


W12-1393. Ver Meulen, John W. Papers, 1924-1925. 2.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary 2018 Hope College

W12-1393. Ver Meulen, John W. Papers, 1924-1925. 2.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

John W. Ver Meulen was born in 1903 in Fremont, Michigan. He was a member of the Hope College class of 1924, where he transferred after spending the first two years of his college career at Ripon College in Wisconsin. During his time at Hope, he completed a science course while being involved with the Knickerbocker Fraternity, the Athletic Association, and the Anchor. In September 1924, Ver Meulen began a period of teaching in the capacity of principal of the department of science at the Tung Wen Institute in Amoy, China, where he remained until 1925. He returned to the ...


W17-1748. Neevel, James A. (1935- ). Papers, 1955-2009, 2017. 0.25 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary 2018 Hope College

W17-1748. Neevel, James A. (1935- ). Papers, 1955-2009, 2017. 0.25 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

James A. Neevel was born in Albany, New York, in 1935. He graduated from Hope College in 1956 and New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1959. He served as pastor of Community Reformed Church in Clarksville, New York, from 1959 to 1966; Pitcher Hill Community Church in North Syracuse, New York, from1966 to 1975; and New Hackensack Reformed Church in Wappinger Falls, New York, from 1975 to 2000. Neevel served as the president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America in 1986. In 1987, he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Hope College. After his retirement ...


Boai 15 Survey Report, Nick Shockey, Heather Joseph, Melissa Hagemann 2018 Right to Research Coalition

Boai 15 Survey Report, Nick Shockey, Heather Joseph, Melissa Hagemann

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The 15th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative provided an excellent opportunity to take stock of global progress toward open access and to gauge the main obstacles still remaining to the widespread adoption of open access policies and practices. As part of this process, feedback was solicited through an open survey that was disseminated online, and that received responses from individuals in 60 countries around the world.

Markers of progress are clear. The lack of understanding of the concept of open access and a myriad of misconceptions that were pervasive at the time of the BOAI’s original convening ...


Libraries And Second Life: Getting Started In Virtual Reality, Susan Acampora 2018 College of New Rochelle

Libraries And Second Life: Getting Started In Virtual Reality, Susan Acampora

Susan Acampora

No abstract provided.


Hijacked Journals: How Open Access Journals Fall Into The Predatory Publishing Trap, Sarah A. Norris, Buenaventura "Ven" Basco, Sandy Avila 2018 University of Central Florida

Hijacked Journals: How Open Access Journals Fall Into The Predatory Publishing Trap, Sarah A. Norris, Buenaventura "Ven" Basco, Sandy Avila

Sandy Avila

In today’s academic publishing environment, open access journals have become an increasingly common and used venue for publication by faculty, researchers, and students. However, open access publishing also prompts issues and concerns related to the publishing model and predatory publishing practices. In this session, Sandy Avila, Science Librarian, Ven Basco, Engineering Librarian, and Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian will share information about open access, predatory publishing, and how to differentiate between credible and predatory journals, with an emphasis on STEM-focused publications. Areas to be explored will include how to identify spam email, fake metrics, predatory conferences, and other issues ...


The Challenges To Learning In A Digital Age: Exploring Issues Of Access And Equity, Sandy Avila, Sarah A. Norris 2018 University of Central Florida

The Challenges To Learning In A Digital Age: Exploring Issues Of Access And Equity, Sandy Avila, Sarah A. Norris

Sandy Avila

As teaching and learning evolves to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world, we find these experiences transformed by hard unsolved problems and burgeoning opportunities yet to be explored and identified. Of critical importance to learning in the digital age are the issues of access and equity. These issues, while long prevalent in academia and beyond, have become increasingly more significant as the shift towards online and digital technologies provides new pedagogical possibilities we could not have predicted. Like faculty and students, libraries and librarians have equally felt this digital shift. The challenges faced provide an interconnected struggle that ...


Zach's News, 2018 Georgia Southern University

Zach's News

Zach's News

No abstract provided.


Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, & Challenged Books, Sandy Avila 2018 University of Central Florida

Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, & Challenged Books, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Please join us for a lively and thought provoking discussion regarding reading, censorship, and the history of challenged books to commemorate the start of National Library Week 2018. UCF Research and Information Services Librarian, Sandy Avila will discuss the American Library Association’s Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017 while providing some background regarding the history of challenged books from around the world. This session is open to students and faculty and no RSVP is required. Meet us at the John C. Hitt Library (main campus) Room 223 to learn more about banned books and the dilemmas surrounding their ...


Unlock The Box At Your Library, Amanda Puetz 2018 Eugene Public Library

Unlock The Box At Your Library, Amanda Puetz

OLA Quarterly

Are you fascinated by the escape room craze sweeping the nation but unsure how to bring it to your library? An escape room is an immersive experience in which a group works through a series of themed clues and puzzles to solve a mystery and “escape” a room within a given amount of time, usually an hour. Libraries can provide a similar experience by having patrons open a series of locks on a hasp closing a single box. Patrons race the clock to open the box. Holding an Unlock the Box program at your library is more achievable than you ...


Pierce Library’S Night Against Procrastination, Sarah Ralston 2018 Eastern Oregon University

Pierce Library’S Night Against Procrastination, Sarah Ralston

OLA Quarterly

There is a reason we are probably all familiar with the term “all-nighter,” whether we work in academia or elsewhere. The tendency to procrastinate is so common; most of us are likely to have had the experience of writing a paper late into the night before it is due or making a last-ditch attempt to learn concepts the night before a final exam. There are many strategies for dealing with, preventing, or avoiding procrastination, but a group of students and tutors at the European University Viadrina (EUV) in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, came up with a novel twist on the traditional ...


Volume 23 Issue 4 Table Of Contents, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 23 Issue 4 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Volume 23 Issue 4 Introduction, Esther Moberg 2018 Seaside Public Library

Volume 23 Issue 4 Introduction, Esther Moberg

OLA Quarterly

Llamas, Adulting 101, Henna Art, Raptors, and Trivia. Most people in Oregon typically would not think of these words in connection with their local library. Yet, all of these are programs that have been served up in our local libraries just in the past year alone. With hundreds of programs covering even more diverse topics than these, perhaps the more typical things people think about when it comes to programs are an author talk, storytime, or book talk in the library. These are still staple library programs, but with this Oregon Library Association Quarterly issue we will be sharing some ...


Building Community At The Library With Coffee And Conversation, Amy Honisett, Rachael Short, Kate Schwab 2018 Multnomah County Library

Building Community At The Library With Coffee And Conversation, Amy Honisett, Rachael Short, Kate Schwab

OLA Quarterly

As communities and individuals struggle with houselessness and housing insecurity, library staff must adapt in order to help our patrons fulfill needs. In 2013, Multnomah County Library (MCL) and the Multnomah County Department of County Human Services surveyed library patrons about library use. The survey identified that about 18.6 percent of visitors to Central Library—the county system’s main branch, located in downtown Portland— are people experiencing houselessness. These patrons visit the library more frequently than patrons who are not experiencing houselessness, and they tend to stay at the library longer than the latter group.

Because patrons experiencing ...


What Did We Learn? Youth And Family Programs At Deschutes Public Library, Heather McNeil 2018 Deschutes Public Library

What Did We Learn? Youth And Family Programs At Deschutes Public Library, Heather Mcneil

OLA Quarterly

A four-year-old in a sparkly dress and tiara. Patrons loudly hammering on leather strips. Sleepy faces peering up from sleeping bags. Teens geeking out over Sherlock and anime characters. Llamas peeing on the carpet.

Wait. What? Llamas in the library? Surely not. Who would bring llamas in the library?

That would be me. And it’s just one of the many things I’ve learned over the years about youth programs, good, bad, and ugly. Let’s start with the good.

Probably number one on the adorable scale is our annual Royal Tea Party. We invite children to dress in ...


Volume 23 Issue 4 Back Matter, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 23 Issue 4 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Sushi, Stem, Or Goat Yoga: Successful Library Programming, 2018 Pacific University

Sushi, Stem, Or Goat Yoga: Successful Library Programming

OLA Quarterly

Llamas, Adulting 101, Henna Art, Raptors, and Trivia. Most people in Oregon typically would not think of these words in connection with their local library. Yet, all of these are programs that have been served up in our local libraries just in the past year alone. With hundreds of programs covering even more diverse topics than these, perhaps the more typical things people think about when it comes to programs are an author talk, storytime, or book talk in the library. These are still staple library programs, but with this Oregon Library Association Quarterly issue we will be sharing some ...


Adulting 101: Know Your Audience, Teresa Lucas 2018 North Bend Public Library

Adulting 101: Know Your Audience, Teresa Lucas

OLA Quarterly

During the winter of 2017, I began to see a common topic on library programming group threads centering around ideas such as teaching basic life skills to young and new adults that may not have been taught at home or school. Around the same time, Clara Piazzola, the library’s young adult assistant, came to me to share an idea that was buzzing around her library school discussion boards. She told me about a program idea that would teach young people necessary skills to help them survive in the grownup world. Talk about a coincidence! I gave her the go ...


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