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Learning From Personal Experience What’S Needed In Information Literacy Outreach: An Engineering Student Returns To Her Alma Mater As An Engineering Librarian, Tammy Stitz 2010 University of Akron Main Campus

Learning From Personal Experience What’S Needed In Information Literacy Outreach: An Engineering Student Returns To Her Alma Mater As An Engineering Librarian, Tammy Stitz

Research

An engineering background may not be required for successful outreach projects, however, when coupled with a review of the relevant literature of sci-tech librarianship; it can certainly facilitate “buy in” from the faculty in a way that promotes the American Board of Engineering and Technology mandates to foster lifelong information literacy skills in their students. After having established rapport with the faculty through providing them with specially tailored research and current awareness support, library outreach was then directed towards their graduate students. Success with these two influential groups is now being used to expand both in-person and wireless opportunities to ...


Microfinance For Migrant Workers: Asia’S Next New Market Opportunity?, Patsian Low 2010 Singapore Management University

Microfinance For Migrant Workers: Asia’S Next New Market Opportunity?, Patsian Low

Social Space

Employment in developed countries is often the main source of income for many people at the bottom of the pyramid in developing countries and has led to the growth of an industry based on remittances. Patsian Low studies the ramifications this has for developing microfinance in host countries and the potential for cross-border collaboration in Singapore and Asia.


Can An Ethical Person Be An Ethical Prosecutor? A Social Cognitive Approach To Systemic Reform, Lawton P. Cummings 2010 University of Maryland School of Law

Can An Ethical Person Be An Ethical Prosecutor? A Social Cognitive Approach To Systemic Reform, Lawton P. Cummings

Faculty Scholarship

This Article argues that certain key structural factors within the prosecutorial system in the United States lead to prosecutorial misconduct by systematically encouraging 'moral disengagement' in prosecutors. 'Moral disengagement' refers to the social cognition theory developed by Albert Bandura and others, which identifies the mechanisms that operate to disengage an individual’s moral self-sanctions that would otherwise inhibit the individual from engaging in injurious conduct. Empirical studies have shown that a person’s level of moral disengagement, as a dispositional trait, is an accurate predictor of the person’s level of aggression and anti-social behavior, and that an individual’s ...


Libraries And Strategic Change: The Role Of Institutional Repository+ Services, Marilyn K. Moody 2010 Boise State University

Libraries And Strategic Change: The Role Of Institutional Repository+ Services, Marilyn K. Moody

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

In the "new normal" environment for higher education, libraries must realign themselves much more closely with the university mission, vision, and strategic priorities. In this environment of constant change, libraries must take on new roles and emphasize different priorities. Institutional repository services are essential to this process. This presentation gives examples of the Boise State University ScholarWorks institutional repository+ services and how those services support the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the university.

Key points include: • Libraries must aggressively realign resources to align with their university’s mission, vision, and strategic goals and priorities. • Universities are changing directions and ...


“From Where I Sit”: Filipino Youth, Sexuality And Immigration In Participatory Action Research, Valerie Francisco 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

“From Where I Sit”: Filipino Youth, Sexuality And Immigration In Participatory Action Research, Valerie Francisco

Valerie Francisco

Studies of young people's experiences of sexuality rarely discuss how immigration and settlement impact youths' understanding of their bodies, sexual identities, and knowledge. In this paper, Filipino youth in collaboration with adult allies, conducted a New York City-based participatory action research project and found that young people's experiences and understanding of sexuality are narrated by silences, solidarity and paradoxical spaces. This study explores the contradictory experiences of passivity and subjectivity in the sexual lives of young people. Lastly, as an adult collaborator on the project I assess how “participation” as a logic of inquiry allows for youth and ...


The Pedagogy Of Digital Storytelling In The College Classroom, Rachel Raimist, Candance Doerr-Stevens, Walter R. Jacobs 2010 The University of Alabama

The Pedagogy Of Digital Storytelling In The College Classroom, Rachel Raimist, Candance Doerr-Stevens, Walter R. Jacobs

Walter R. Jacobs

In the fall of 2008, Rachel Raimist and Walter Jacobs collaboratively designed and taught the course “Digital Storytelling in and with Communities of Color” to 18 undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. Candance Doerr-Stevens audited the class as a graduate student. This article examines the media making processes of the students in the course, asking how participants used digital storytelling to engage with themselves and the media through content creation that both mimicked and critiqued current media messages. In particular, students used the medium of digital storytelling to build and revise identities for purposes of rememory, reinvention, and cultural ...


Speaking The Lower Frequencies 2.0: Digital Ghost Stories, Walter R. Jacobs 2010 University of Minnesota

Speaking The Lower Frequencies 2.0: Digital Ghost Stories, Walter R. Jacobs

Walter R. Jacobs

In Speaking the Lower Frequencies: Students and Media Literacy Walter R. Jacobs explores how college students can become critical consumers of media while retaining the pleasure they derive from it. Speaking the Lower Frequencies 2.0: Race, Learning, and Literacy in the Digital Age builds on its predecessor by examining pedagogy and literacy through theories and practices of digital media making, specifically digital storytelling methods used in a fall 2008 undergraduate class, "Digital Storytelling in and with Communities of Color." Jacobs begins his keynote with the course description and then examines one component of the class project. students' engagement with ...


A Behavioral Observation Study Of Turkish Drivers’ And Children's Safety Belt Use, Bryan E. Porter, Timo Lajunen, Türker Özkan, Kelli England Will 2010 Old Dominion University

A Behavioral Observation Study Of Turkish Drivers’ And Children's Safety Belt Use, Bryan E. Porter, Timo Lajunen, Türker Özkan, Kelli England Will

Psychology Faculty Publications

Researchers focused on child restraint use in vehicles travelling along Turkish roadways. Field observations occurred at 1.5 - 2 hour intervals during daylight hours between 1130 and 1930 in January 2009. Overall, 1,423 vehicles with children 8 years old and younger were observed completely. Drivers’ belt use was 52.1%. Children's use rate (over all age categories and restraint systems) was even lower at 29.4%. Unfortunately, 29.4% of these vehicles also had a child riding on another occupant's lap. The findings supported researchers’ concerns that children are at risk for traffic crash injuries and fatalities ...


The Pedagogy Of Digital Storytelling In The College Classroom, Rachel Raimist, Candance Doerr-Stevens, Walter R. Jacobs 2010 The University of Alabama

The Pedagogy Of Digital Storytelling In The College Classroom, Rachel Raimist, Candance Doerr-Stevens, Walter R. Jacobs

Faculty Publications, Sociology

In the fall of 2008, Rachel Raimist and Walter Jacobs collaboratively designed and taught the course “Digital Storytelling in and with Communities of Color” to 18 undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. Candance Doerr-Stevens audited the class as a graduate student. This article examines the media making processes of the students in the course, asking how participants used digital storytelling to engage with themselves and the media through content creation that both mimicked and critiqued current media messages. In particular, students used the medium of digital storytelling to build and revise identities for purposes of rememory, reinvention, and cultural ...


Speaking The Lower Frequencies 2.0: Digital Ghost Stories, Walter R. Jacobs 2010 University of Minnesota

Speaking The Lower Frequencies 2.0: Digital Ghost Stories, Walter R. Jacobs

Faculty Publications, Sociology

In Speaking the Lower Frequencies: Students and Media Literacy Walter R. Jacobs explores how college students can become critical consumers of media while retaining the pleasure they derive from it. Speaking the Lower Frequencies 2.0: Race, Learning, and Literacy in the Digital Age builds on its predecessor by examining pedagogy and literacy through theories and practices of digital media making, specifically digital storytelling methods used in a fall 2008 undergraduate class, "Digital Storytelling in and with Communities of Color." Jacobs begins his keynote with the course description and then examines one component of the class project. students' engagement with ...


U.S. Academic Library Consortia: A Review, Judith E. Guzzy 2010 Johnson County Community College

U.S. Academic Library Consortia: A Review, Judith E. Guzzy

Sabbatical Projects

Few libraries are strangers to the concept of library consortia – institutional groups that collaborate to purchase software, systems, electronic resources, or other information‐sharing products and services. Most academic libraries are members of at least one consortium, and many belong to multiple consortia. However, consortia vary widely in the services they offer and in how they are structured. This project, carried out in the fall of 2009, focused on a review of academic library consortia that:

(A) Included two‐year colleges, either exclusively or as part of a joint consortial arrangement with four‐year colleges and universities; and

(B) Purchased ...


Implications Of Skinner's Verbal Behavior For Studying Dementia, Jeffrey Buchanan, Daniel Houlihan, Peter J.N. Linnerooth 2010 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Implications Of Skinner's Verbal Behavior For Studying Dementia, Jeffrey Buchanan, Daniel Houlihan, Peter J.N. Linnerooth

Psychology Faculty Publications

Persons with dementia experience continual declines in a number of abilities. Language abilities are particularly hard hit and become increasingly impaired as the underlying disease progresses. These language impairments make verbal communication very challenging for family and professional caregivers. As a result, caregivers may inadvertently punish verbal behavior, thereby exacerbating the deterioration of verbal repertoires. Although the topography of language impairments associated with dementia have been well described, less empirical work has been conducted concerning how to minimize these impairments and their deleterious effects. In 1957 B.F. Skinner outlined his conceptualization of language and cognition in his book Verbal ...


Ua1b3/3 Athletic Committee, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1b3/3 Athletic Committee, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

This is an artificial series created by culling Athletic Committee records from the President's Office files. It consists of meeting minutes, correspondence and reports. The early meeting minutes are incomplete through 1950. Topics routinely discussed were athletic schedules, awards, varsity standing of sports and compliance with conference and NCAA policies. Ohio Valley Conference meeting minutes and summaries of NCAA meetings are generally included.


Measuring Up: The Experience Of Libqual+™ At Itt Dublin Library, Philip Russell 2010 Institute of Technology, Tallaght

Measuring Up: The Experience Of Libqual+™ At Itt Dublin Library, Philip Russell

Articles

This article provides an outline of the LibQUAL+™ web-based survey conducted in 2009 at ITT (Institute of Technology Tallaght) Dublin library, capturing some of the main findings, feedback from those who participated, lessons learnt and proposed future actions. The library service at ITT Dublin is committed to enhancing quality, and part of this process involves communicating and engaging with our users to determine their requirements and respond to their ongoing needs. In March 2009, asa part of our efforts in providing a more customer- focused and improved library service, the library at ITT Dublin carried out an online library user ...


Researcher Suite: Selection And Implementation – The Hosted Option, Niamh Walker-Headon 2010 Institute of Technology, Tallaght

Researcher Suite: Selection And Implementation – The Hosted Option, Niamh Walker-Headon

Articles

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study of the selection process used to select the ReSearcher Suite, and its implementation including an outline of why and how the suite was implemented at the Library in the Institute of Technology in Tallaght.

Design/methodology/approach – Case study – single site.

Findings – The Simon Frasier University (SFU) hosted ReSearcher Suite (with support) provides an open source solution for open URL linking integrated with inter-library loan submission, federated searching, knowledge base, coverage data, and A-Z listings for journals and databases. While it does not have the full integration with ...


The Diabetes Primary Prevention Initiative Interventions Focus Area: A Case Study And Recommendations, Deborah S. Porterfield, Laurie Hinnant, David M. Stevens, Ernest Moy, DPPI-IFA Case Study Group 2010 RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

The Diabetes Primary Prevention Initiative Interventions Focus Area: A Case Study And Recommendations, Deborah S. Porterfield, Laurie Hinnant, David M. Stevens, Ernest Moy, Dppi-Ifa Case Study Group

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

Background: In 2005, CDC began the Diabetes Primary Prevention Initiative Interventions Focus Area (DPPI-IFA), which funded fıve state Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCPs) to translate diabetes primary prevention trials into real-world settings by developing and implementing a framework for state-level diabetes primary prevention.

Purpose: The purpose of this case study, conducted in 2007, was to describe DPPI-IFA implementation, including facilitators and challenges to the initiative. Methods: Case studies of the fıve DPCPs in the DPPI-IFA involving site visits with key informant interviews of state staff and partners and archival record collection.

Results: Partners recruited for DPPI-IFA activities included local ...


Thinking Outside Of The Assessment Box: Assessing Social Communicative Functioning In Students With Asd, Janet L. Dodd 2010 Chapman University

Thinking Outside Of The Assessment Box: Assessing Social Communicative Functioning In Students With Asd, Janet L. Dodd

Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Articles and Research

The assessment of a student suspected of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis requires the integration of information collected by a variety of professionals across various domains of functioning. One of the core deficits of students with ASD is a deficit related to social communicative competence (SCC). SCC requires the integration of language, social cognition, and higher order executive functions (Coggins, Olswang, Carmichael Olsson, & Timler, 2003) This article will propose an assessment model of social communicative functioning that was developed based on the SCC framework of Coggins and colleagues as a component of the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Assessment Protocols for Autism ...


Ua1c11/11 - Dorothy Bennett Photo Collection, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/11 - Dorothy Bennett Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Scrapbook pages with photographs created by Dorothy Bennett.


Ua1c11/13 - Juanita Hood Stockton Photo Collection, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/13 - Juanita Hood Stockton Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from scrapbooks created by Juanita Hood Stockton. Images show a cross section of campus life for the period including dormitory life, formal dances, Beech Bend Park and the Hilltoppers Lunch cafe. Documents removed from scrapbooks are housed in UA94/6/1 WKU Student/Alumni Personal Papers B1F13-14. Digital versions of the scrapbooks are available at: Student/Alumni Personal Papers.


Ua1c11/22 Cherry Family Photo Collection, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/22 Cherry Family Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from Cherry family photograph album. Most are unidentified people and places. There are three images that appear to be from a museum exhibit related to Utah. Several snap shots of children playing in lake or river near a cabin.


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