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African-American Mental Health Community: Information Needs, Barriers, And Gaps, Stephanie Jackson 2020 San Jose State University

African-American Mental Health Community: Information Needs, Barriers, And Gaps, Stephanie Jackson

School of Information Student Research Journal

This paper articulates the importance of African Americans regarding mental health: how they obtain information, lack of available resources, internal and external pressures of receiving help, and the gathering of their information from non-traditional sources in comparison to traditional. Historically, the community has faced stereotypical pressures, which they actively fight against to be viewed as equal. After segregation being abolished and many sources and organizations offering support for many different races, there is still an imbalance in what is offered and available for African Americans. A mix of current and dated studies and texts will be highlighted to discover findings ...


Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo 2020 San Jose State University

Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj Thriving During Challenging Times, Greta Snyder 2020 San Jose State University

Srj Thriving During Challenging Times, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Patent And Trademark Resource Center Websites: A Content Analysis, Jared Hoppenfeld 2020 Texas A&M University Libraries

Patent And Trademark Resource Center Websites: A Content Analysis, Jared Hoppenfeld

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) serve as an off-site connection to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Approximately 85 PTRCs exist to assist inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers by providing facilities, resources, and expertise. Most of these libraries also have a website which, in addition to USPTO webpages, serves as a gateway to the world of patent and trademark research. These websites provide access to various resources while also functioning as an outreach tool to the public.

This study included a content analysis of 79 websites belonging to PTRC libraries. After a literature review of other website studies ...


Quirky Patent Coloring Books: An Outreach Project Focused On Changing The Patent Culture One Patent Coloring Book At A Time, Paulina Borrego 2020 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Quirky Patent Coloring Books: An Outreach Project Focused On Changing The Patent Culture One Patent Coloring Book At A Time, Paulina Borrego

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

No abstract provided.


Broadening The Patent Experience: The Value Of Piug And Attending The Patent Information Users Group (Piug) Annual Conference, Paulina Borrego, Rachel Knapp 2020 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Broadening The Patent Experience: The Value Of Piug And Attending The Patent Information Users Group (Piug) Annual Conference, Paulina Borrego, Rachel Knapp

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

No abstract provided.


Issued Patents In A University’S Institutional Repository, Suzanne Reinman, Janet Ahrberg 2020 Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Issued Patents In A University’S Institutional Repository, Suzanne Reinman, Janet Ahrberg

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

Beginning in 2016, patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted to Oklahoma State University were included in SHAREOK (https://shareok.org/.). The joint institutional repository for the Oklahoma State University Libraries (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Libraries (OU), SHAREOK serves as the home for the intellectual output of both communities and will ultimately include digital dissertations, faculty publications, digital special collections, open access publications, and open educational resources. Including patents has increased the depth of the collection and allows them to be searched or indexed by date, author, title, and subject/classification. Using DSpace ...


Piug: Patent Information Users Group, Inc.: A History Of The International Society For Patent Information Professionals, Barbara J. Hampton 2020 Clemson University

Piug: Patent Information Users Group, Inc.: A History Of The International Society For Patent Information Professionals, Barbara J. Hampton

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

Efforts to view and analyze patents began soon after the first patents were filed in the novel system founded in the U.S. Constitution. In the succeeding 200 plus years, classification and indexing tools have evolved from paper to digital, with searching demanding ever-higher skills. Answering the need of patent researchers and analysts for advocacy, scholarship, and professional education, leading searchers founded the Patent Information Users Group, Inc., now the pre-eminent professional organization for patent searchers in the United States. It offers formal coursework for prospective patent searchers, colloquia, and conferences where novice searchers can master their craft. Searchers, who ...


Sovereign Immunity Issues For Tech Transfer Programs At State Universities, Agnes Gambill 2020 Appalachian State University

Sovereign Immunity Issues For Tech Transfer Programs At State Universities, Agnes Gambill

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

Technology transfer is the process of transforming research and ideas into viable commercial opportunities. Notable examples of tech transfer include Google, artificial intelligence, life-saving vaccines, and renewable energy technology. Universities and colleges play an important role in the technology transfer process, ranging from brokering commercial partnerships, negotiating license agreements, and protecting intellectual property. Valuable patents are often at stake, and as a result, universities should anticipate litigation risks. State universities, in particular, face new and unusual challenges as a result of their status as state entities. Under the 11th Amendment, state universities, as an arm of the state, can claim ...


Making Space For Makerspaces, Aubrey Jenkins, Charlotte Dunn, Shannon Ashley, David Ballinger, Jessica White 2020 University of South Carolina

Making Space For Makerspaces, Aubrey Jenkins, Charlotte Dunn, Shannon Ashley, David Ballinger, Jessica White

South Carolina Libraries

Makerspaces promote equity, diversity and creativity, and while different for each organization, can build peer-to-peer relationships and amplify learning by establishing shared, safe spaces where authentic experiences happen, allowing libraries to define the culture of their communities. The authors believe communities that learn and make together, stay and grow together.


Nothin' To It But To Do It! Simple And Effective Outreach To Faculty, Jillian Collier 2020 Presbyterian College

Nothin' To It But To Do It! Simple And Effective Outreach To Faculty, Jillian Collier

South Carolina Libraries

This paper is a summary of a poster presentation, originally presented at the 2019 Annual Conference of the SCLA, which described a simple and effective method for outreach to faculty, encouraging them to schedule library instruction. Such a method can be used to improve communication with faculty and grow a library instruction program.


More Of What You Love: Using Data To Connect Customers To Their Next Great Library Experience, Diana Keane, Sarah Sawicki, Phillip Higgins 2020 Richland Library

More Of What You Love: Using Data To Connect Customers To Their Next Great Library Experience, Diana Keane, Sarah Sawicki, Phillip Higgins

South Carolina Libraries

When the need for a new website aligned with the opportunity to develop an open source event management application, Richland Library (SC) dove right in. Freed from the limitations of proprietary software, the development team designed an entirely new web experience to help Richland County residents discover and attend events. Called Intercept, this application pushes event recommendations to customers based on their activity, gets direct feedback from customers, and enable staff to better plan for future programs.


I Always Feel Like Somebody’S Watching Me: Student Perceptions Of Library Data Privacy, Megan Palmer, Amie D. Freeman, Jade Geary 2020 University of South Carolina

I Always Feel Like Somebody’S Watching Me: Student Perceptions Of Library Data Privacy, Megan Palmer, Amie D. Freeman, Jade Geary

South Carolina Libraries

Data privacy has emerged as a controversial topic in higher education. As librarians, we recognize the importance of privacy and confidentiality for allowing patrons to learn and explore without unnecessary barriers or fear of repercussions. However, there is a growing trend of data collection and analysis in libraries that impacts a patron’s right to privacy. In a presentation given at the 2019 South Carolina Library Association Annual Conference, we explored issues of click-through-consent, data invasion, and awareness of the types of data tracked. We asked for audience engagement as we discussed future directions including a survey on student perceptions ...


Tlc@Fcls: Continuing Education Program For The Staff Of Florence County Library System, Linda Ray 2020 Florence County Library System

Tlc@Fcls: Continuing Education Program For The Staff Of Florence County Library System, Linda Ray

South Carolina Libraries

Florence County Library System created and implemented a continuing education program called TLC@FCLS. The process began in 2016 when a new position was created, Training and Outreach Coordinator. The person hired researched programs and training providers creating a program that is meeting the needs of its staff and customers.


Universal Design Creates Equity And Inclusion: Moving From Theory To Practice, Clayton A. Copeland PhD, Brady Cross, Kim Thompson 2020 University of South Carolina

Universal Design Creates Equity And Inclusion: Moving From Theory To Practice, Clayton A. Copeland Phd, Brady Cross, Kim Thompson

South Carolina Libraries

Universal design focuses on small changes that can be made to benefit everyone. Universal design principles can be applied to both physical and virtual environments and help provide universal access to technology and information. This paper provides a case study of the design of a library computer kiosk in an academic library, using principles of universal design to create a universally accessible workstation. The paper provides an overview of features included in the workstation, images of the workstation, and includes discussion of additional considerations and lessons learned from the design experience.


How I Hired My Own Boss: Tips For Running An Inclusive Search, Christy Allen 2020 Furman University

How I Hired My Own Boss: Tips For Running An Inclusive Search, Christy Allen

South Carolina Libraries

This paper contains ideas and strategies on how to run an organized and inclusive librarian search. Contents of the paper are based on the work of the search committee for the Furman University Director of Libraries. Topics covered include creating specific documentation, crafting an inclusive job ad, advertising the position to reach diverse audiences, screening applications, interviewing candidates, and making a final selection.


Thinking Outside Of The (Lunch) Box: Building A Program Around Summer Feeding, Heather R. Smith, Kristin Hare 2020 Charleston County Public Library

Thinking Outside Of The (Lunch) Box: Building A Program Around Summer Feeding, Heather R. Smith, Kristin Hare

South Carolina Libraries

Charleston County Public Library partnered with Charleston County School District to offer the Summer Feeding Program. This article focuses on the experience of the Dorchester Road Regional Branch in creating an effective companion program to educate and entertain a diverse community and foster a positive experience for those who attended.


Digitally Embedded Librarianship: Adding Library Instruction To Lms Courses, Robert Freeman 2020 Clemson University

Digitally Embedded Librarianship: Adding Library Instruction To Lms Courses, Robert Freeman

South Carolina Libraries

Clemson University has traditionally focused on the on-campus experience and believed that every student should “get Clemson dirt on their shoes.” But the University has begun placing more emphasis on online instruction and teaching, culminating with the first E-Learning Day in the Fall of 2019. This poster highlights the efforts of a librarian focused on supporting online instruction through embedding in courses within the University’s learning management system. It offers a definition for Digitally Embedded Librarianship, best practices for getting embedded, and shares feedback from course instructors.


Connecting Libraries To Campus Communities Through Collaborative Displays, V. Emily Deinert, DeAnn M. Brame, Amanda T. McLeod, W. Cody Walters 2020 Winthrop University

Connecting Libraries To Campus Communities Through Collaborative Displays, V. Emily Deinert, Deann M. Brame, Amanda T. Mcleod, W. Cody Walters

South Carolina Libraries

To elevate diverse voices and collections at Winthrop University, the Dacus Library Display Committee began collaborating with campus community partners to coordinate library displays with campus events. We found that collaborative displays had a higher rate of engagement, and encouraged additional partnerships throughout our campus community.


That Was Easy! Incorporating (Free) Cloud-Based Project Management Tools Into Your Day-To-Day Library Workflows, Allison Kaiser Jones 2020 College of Charleston Libraries

That Was Easy! Incorporating (Free) Cloud-Based Project Management Tools Into Your Day-To-Day Library Workflows, Allison Kaiser Jones

South Carolina Libraries

After realizing the limitations of Microsoft Office Suite for managing subscription renewals, the author evaluated commonly used cloud-based project management tools to help make the renewal workflows more collaborative, dynamic, and accessible. One criterion necessary for implementation- it would have to be free. This paper, derived from the author’s presentation given at the 2019 South Carolina Library Association, explores several cloud-based project management tools that were considered, how the author incorporates a cloud-based project management tool into her collection management workflows, the pros and cons of doing so, and tips for implementation.


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