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Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley Jan 2023

Exploring Faculty Perspectives On Text Selection And Textbook Affordability, Rachel E. Scott, Mallory Jallas, Julie A. Murphy, Rachel Park, Anne Shelley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This paper reports the results of a pilot project conducted Spring 2021 in which Milner Library licensed 75 assigned texts to 52 courses at Illinois State University. The authors used the pilot as a springboard to explore faculty perspectives on textbook selection, textbook affordability, and the role of the academic library in addressing the rising cost of textbooks. The results highlight the strong, and often deeply personal, beliefs faculty hold about textbook selection and textbook affordability, reveal several obstacles to achieving affordable access to course readings, and demonstrate the willingness of some faculty to partner with librarians and other institutional ...


The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker Nov 2022

The View From Somewhere: Institutional Values In Collections Decisions, Heather A. Howard, David Zwicky, Danielle Walker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

As educational institutions consider our values and ethical standards in the wake of 2020, libraries need to scrutinize how those values and standards connect with our licensing and purchasing decisions. “Critical Librarianship”, which is based on a foundation of social justice, the belief that everyone deserves equal opportunities and basic economic, political, and social rights, is at the forefront of work being done by librarians across the country. There is an existing body of literature about the contents of the library collections themselves, with respect to issues like decolonization and open access. These collections, used by students, instructors, and researchers ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library Jul 2022

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), 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 2022 collection, 104 employees offer 175 recommendations of favorite books, films, television shows, and podcasts. This year's selections range from poetry to physics, and transport readers from the Antarctic to Arkansas.

This year's booklet features a special section of Reading Reflections from Musselman Library staff and a column in ...


Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson Jul 2022

Developing Competencies For Outreach Work In Academic Libraries, Rebecca Metzger, John Jackson

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

This research study investigates the behaviors, knowledge, and skills necessary for academic library outreach work. Through a review of published literature, job advertisements, and a survey of library practitioners conducted in the fall of 2020, the authors define and prioritize 18 competencies for outreach. Hiring managers, LIS instructors, and practitioners can utilize the results of this study to structure and lay out the essential areas of outreach work in academic libraries.


Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd Jul 2022

Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Considering the enormous responsibilities placed on school librarians, this study explored the sociodemographic determinants of school librarians’ psychological wellbeing in Nigeria. This study used an ex-post facto research design. Drawing from the scientific research paradigm and quantitative research approach, data were obtained on 145 school librarians using the Psychological wellbeing scale (α = .82). The 145 librarians were sampled from both Federal and state Universities in southeast Nigeria. The data were analysed using the mean and analysis of variance. The study found that, while age had no significant (p > .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing, qualification had a significant (p < .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing. As a result, librarians' qualifications are a crucial driver of their psychological wellbeing. Thus, it was suggested that librarians' qualifications be prioritized during their employment.


Navigating Your Rights & Responsibilities To Image Resources On The Open Web And In The Library, Nat Gustafson-Sundell Jun 2022

Navigating Your Rights & Responsibilities To Image Resources On The Open Web And In The Library, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Students and the public often need to use image resources for a variety of applications, but they may not have a strong understanding of their rights and responsibilities to online and print image resources, especially for creative and commercial purposes. They may also not realize that there are image resources other than, and often better than Google Images. My library cancelled an expensive image database about ten years ago. Afterward, I developed an image resources libguide and instruction session about image resources in consultation with several Art & Design faculty. The libguide presents a curated, free collection as a superior alternative ...


Improving Students’ Achievement In Physics Using Library Electronic Journals, Christian Ugwuanyi Jun 2022

Improving Students’ Achievement In Physics Using Library Electronic Journals, Christian Ugwuanyi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Electronic journals in libraries are essential for updating facilities and expanding services so that users can acquire the information they require. The modern epoch is marked by an information and knowledge revolution. Electronic materials are now available to libraries in a variety of formats. As a result of technology advancements and higher expectations in teaching and learning, 21st-century classrooms demand a lot from both teachers and students. Most parents nowadays purchase (smartphones, tablets, or laptops) for their children without realizing the educational benefits of these devices in allowing access to online learning materials. Electronic journals from libraries have proven to ...


Review Of Reference And Access For Archives And Manuscripts, Cindy Brightenburg May 2022

Review Of Reference And Access For Archives And Manuscripts, Cindy Brightenburg

Journal of Western Archives

A review of the book Reference and Access for Archives and Manuscripts by Cheryl Oestreicher.


Fadgi On A Budget: Improving Digital Images For Library Staff And Faculty, Matthew J. Martin May 2022

Fadgi On A Budget: Improving Digital Images For Library Staff And Faculty, Matthew J. Martin

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

This case study describes the photography equipment and setup of San Francisco State University’s Digital Scholarship Center, and the testing and manipulation of these elements to reach the 4-star tier of the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) technical guidelines. It describes how, with a few tools like a color target and image analysis software, cultural heritage digitization units with limited photography skills can markedly increase the quality of their digital images with experimentation, creativity, and the photography equipment they already have.


An Assessment Of User Satisfactions With Library Resources At Obafemi Awolowo University Oau, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu May 2022

An Assessment Of User Satisfactions With Library Resources At Obafemi Awolowo University Oau, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main objective of the study is to determine the user satisfaction with the library. Although questionnaires were provided to users when the researcher took 0.15 % of the entire respondent population= 35392= 52 around 0.15 sampled. However, fifty two (52) copies of the questionnaires were given to the respondents where fifty (50) copies were retrieved and analyzed, representing 96.15 %. The findings show the existing information resources available. In the Agriculture University Library the challenges User such as internet access, power failure, employee attitudes. To resolve these limitations insufficient numbers of library workers should be filled in, which ...


Emerging Role Of Librarians On Information Provisions, Services And Facilities In The Agriculture University Libraries In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu May 2022

Emerging Role Of Librarians On Information Provisions, Services And Facilities In The Agriculture University Libraries In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examines the information infrastructure, facilities and services in Nigeria's Agriculture University Libraries., Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Federal, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia, and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, are the respondents. The main objective of the study is to assess the information resources, services and facilities at Agriculture University Libraries in Nigeria in order to analyze the types of available information resources, services and facilities, and the constraints associated with on the provision of information resources services and facilities to library users. Although questionnaires were provided to university librarians, the researcher was in charge of ...


To The Moon And Mars And Back To The Archives: Working With Modern Space Collections At The University Of Arizona Libraries, Molly Stothert-Maurer, Lisa E. Duncan May 2022

To The Moon And Mars And Back To The Archives: Working With Modern Space Collections At The University Of Arizona Libraries, Molly Stothert-Maurer, Lisa E. Duncan

Journal of Western Archives

With a long history at the University of Arizona with excellence in the lunar and planetary sciences, the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections has increased its collecting of the History of Science and Technology. These large, modern space collections pose unique challenges and require specific needs to be addressed in order for the collections to be stored, processed and made available for access. It is essential for archivists working with these collections to ask their donors the right questions and learn the limitations and restrictions that often come with acquiring modern space collections. Archives around the country have started ...


Review Of Archival Accessioning, Julia Stringfellow May 2022

Review Of Archival Accessioning, Julia Stringfellow

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Archival Accessioning by Audra Eagle Yun.


Information And Communication Technology Applications And Use In Medical Records And Information Management In Selected Hospitals In Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State., Aderonke Ogungbade Cln, Oluwatobi Abdul Mr May 2022

Information And Communication Technology Applications And Use In Medical Records And Information Management In Selected Hospitals In Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State., Aderonke Ogungbade Cln, Oluwatobi Abdul Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the information and communication technology application and use in medical records and information management in selected hospitals in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The Objectives of the study found out the level of application and compliance of ICT and also investigated the challenges facing the application. The survey research design was adopted while total enumeration sampling technique was used in the selection of samples. Questionnaire was used to gather data for this study while mean and standard deviation frequency counts and percentages was used in data analysis. Findings shows that the information and communication tools ...


Global Research Trends And Hot Topics On Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department, Mahshid Lotfi, Ali Ouchi May 2022

Global Research Trends And Hot Topics On Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department, Mahshid Lotfi, Ali Ouchi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Background and objective: One of the approaches to represent scientific publications in a field of science is to determine research trends and hot topics. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the research trends on the Library and Information Science (LIS) in the Scopus database during 2011-2020 and specify the hot topics in this field from July 2020 to July 2021.

Materials and Methods: This study used scientometric techniques. The research population consisted of all papers in the field of LIS from July 2011 to July 2021. The data were collected from the Scopus database. The results were limited to ...


Research Impact Fluxkit: A Playful Exploration Of Research Assessment, Erica Finch May 2022

Research Impact Fluxkit: A Playful Exploration Of Research Assessment, Erica Finch

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Librarians sure do love their toolkits—but what happens when the tools we use reinforce systems of discrimination and exclusion? The Research Impact Fluxkit is a playful and interactive interpretation of the library toolkit intended to spark discussion about how we assess the impact of our research.


Birds, Groundhogs, And Squirrels, Regina Fisher Raboin May 2022

Birds, Groundhogs, And Squirrels, Regina Fisher Raboin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

It takes a strong data science community and many stakeholders to make disparate types of data work so that you and I can continue to explore and learn. Being proactive by including diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) policies and practices, along with evaluating liaison/outreach roles and established programs and tools, will go a long way in strengthening the library, its staff and services, and the institution. Fighting for the “food” you need to grow the profession and data services is key to the future of the RDM library community.


Notes From The Stacks, Spring 2022, Friends Of The Brooks Library May 2022

Notes From The Stacks, Spring 2022, Friends Of The Brooks Library

Friends of the Brooks Library

No abstract provided.


Sparking Joy In The University Of North Florida Rare Books Collection: A Case Study In Reappraisal And Deaccessioning, Susan Swiatosz May 2022

Sparking Joy In The University Of North Florida Rare Books Collection: A Case Study In Reappraisal And Deaccessioning, Susan Swiatosz

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

Rare book or non-circulating research collections are often overlooked when it comes to collection reappraisal or deaccessioning, that is until space considerations bring the issue to the forefront. After all, no librarian likes discarding books, particularly historic ones. This case study shows how the Special Collections and University Archives at the University of North Florida reappraised their rare book collection and created collecting criteria to aid them in the disposition of rare and non-circulating books. Although the lack of space was clearly a priority, the rare and non-circulating book collection at UNF had lacked collection development guidance for many years ...


Review Of Metadata, Greg Reeve May 2022

Review Of Metadata, Greg Reeve

Journal of Western Archives

Review of the third edition of Marcia Lei Zeng’s and Jain Qin’s monograph Metadata. Metadata is the definitive guide to the metadata landscape for information professionals in the Information Age.


Review Of Advancing Preservation For Archives And Manuscripts, Michael Don Fraser May 2022

Review Of Advancing Preservation For Archives And Manuscripts, Michael Don Fraser

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Advancing Preservation for Archives and Manuscripts by Elizabeth Joffrion and Michèle V. Cloonan.


Influence Of Work-Life Balance On Turnover Intentions Of Librarians In Universities In South-West, Nigeria: Implication And Strategies For Improvement., Oluwayemisi Eunice Oloyede, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi May 2022

Influence Of Work-Life Balance On Turnover Intentions Of Librarians In Universities In South-West, Nigeria: Implication And Strategies For Improvement., Oluwayemisi Eunice Oloyede, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Work-Life balance and turnover intentions are critical issues for employers and human resource managers. This is because of how crucial work and family are to employees and how significantly employees stand out as valuable assets for organization's competitive advantage. This study examined the influence of work-life balance on turnover intentions of librarians in universities and recommended strategies for improving librarians' work-life balance and reducing librarians' turnover intentions in academic libraries. The survey research design was adopted in this study. The study's population consisted of four hundred and twelve (412) academic librarians in universities in South-west ...


A Citation Analysis Of Scholarly Communications Of Universities In Karnataka, Kodandarama ., Chandrashekara M May 2022

A Citation Analysis Of Scholarly Communications Of Universities In Karnataka, Kodandarama ., Chandrashekara M

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose-The study aims to analyse the resources used in the citations of 571 research publications of University of Mysore and Karnatak University in the field of physics and prepares the list of core journal, leading publishers and prolific authors. For any research and academic institutional libraries, books and journals are considered as key resources. As the resources are more and diverse, collection building is a tough task for librarians. Citation analysis is one of the best methods to list the most used resources by the users. The paper highlights the extent of use of different sources in the research ...


The Effects Of Information Literacy Instruction On Business Students’ Job Readiness, Daniel S. Le, Adrienne Graham, Jeremy Walker, Marie-Louise Watson May 2022

The Effects Of Information Literacy Instruction On Business Students’ Job Readiness, Daniel S. Le, Adrienne Graham, Jeremy Walker, Marie-Louise Watson

University Library Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study is to examine college student perceptions of information literacy instruction and to what extent library instruction influences students’ attitudes in their business research during their job-readiness training through the Panthers Advanced Career Experience (PACE). The findings suggest that library instruction intervention positively influenced and increased confidence in completing the information research for their client-based consultation projects


Maximizing Curriculum Mapping With Library Resources, Andrew Todd May 2022

Maximizing Curriculum Mapping With Library Resources, Andrew Todd

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This presentation was part of UCF's Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning's 2022 Summer Conference. Description: This session will focus on curriculum mapping from a library perspective and highlights several practical applications in course development. Topics will include how to integrate library resources to support textbook affordability and learning outcomes, strategies to ensure that students obtain skills necessary to leverage library databases, and courses to target in order to ensure teaching research through course assignments.


Measuring Fake News Acumen Using A News Media Literacy Instrument, Tyler W. S. Nagel May 2022

Measuring Fake News Acumen Using A News Media Literacy Instrument, Tyler W. S. Nagel

Journal of Media Literacy Education

News media literacy education is gaining increased attention in the age of fake news and post-truth America. However, as with any pedagogical goal, it is important to be able to evaluate the success of the delivery. In a survey built on existing news literacy frameworks, 1476 students at a large Canadian polytechnic answered questions about their own news literacy, fake news acumen, and news consumption habits. Analysis of the data suggests that conscientious fake-news attitudes and behaviors are correlated with an existing news media literacy scale, providing a method of evaluating the success of fake news education efforts.


Depositing Data: A Usability Study Of The Texas Data Repository, Zhihong Xu, John Watts, Sarah Bankston, Laura Sare May 2022

Depositing Data: A Usability Study Of The Texas Data Repository, Zhihong Xu, John Watts, Sarah Bankston, Laura Sare

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine the usability of the Texas Data Repository (TDR) for the data depositors who are unfamiliar with its interface and use the results to improve user experience.

Methods: This mixed-method research study collected qualitative and quantitative data through a pre-survey, a task-oriented usability test with a think-aloud protocol, and an exit questionnaire. Analysis of the quantitative (i.e., descriptive statistics) and qualitative data (e.g., content analysis of the thinking-aloud protocols) were employed to examine the TDR’s usability for first-time data depositors at Texas A&M University.

Results: While the study ...


Faculty Awareness And Use Of An Institutional Repository At A Masters-Granting University, Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner, Jennifer Sauer May 2022

Faculty Awareness And Use Of An Institutional Repository At A Masters-Granting University, Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner, Jennifer Sauer

Forsyth Library Faculty Publications

Introduction: Assessment plays a significant role in managing a successful institutional repository (IR). This study combined the results of a faculty survey that measured faculty awareness of and participation in the IR of a single, state masters-granting institution with information regarding content type and downloads to draw conclusions regarding the composition and usage of the IR at this institution.


Method: A survey was sent to 856 faculty members at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) that asked questions regarding awareness of the IR and participation in the IR demonstrated through deposit and access of materials. Statistics regarding content type and full-text ...


Assessment Of Health Information Literacy Of Nigerians On The Preventive Measures Of Covid 19 Pandemic: A Cross Sectional Online Survey, Onyedikachi Michael Okwor Mr, Linus I. Ugwuanyi Mr, Emmanuel C. Eze Dr, Jude Chidike Onah Mr May 2022

Assessment Of Health Information Literacy Of Nigerians On The Preventive Measures Of Covid 19 Pandemic: A Cross Sectional Online Survey, Onyedikachi Michael Okwor Mr, Linus I. Ugwuanyi Mr, Emmanuel C. Eze Dr, Jude Chidike Onah Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study assessed the health information literacy level of Nigerian on the preventive measures and management of COVID 19 pandemic using online cross sectional survey. The research design adopted for the study is descriptive survey research design. Nigerians between the age of 15 and above made up the population of the study. Online survey using Google form was conducted between using social media platforms. To assess the health information literacy level of Nigerians on the preventive measures of COVID-19; a 25 objective questions constructed by the researcher called “COVID-19 Health Related Information Literacy Assessment Scale” was used. Data collected was ...


Lecturers Attitude Towards Collaborating And Communicating With Librarian For Effective Teaching In Universities In South-South Nigeria., Mary Idahosa Mrs, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr May 2022

Lecturers Attitude Towards Collaborating And Communicating With Librarian For Effective Teaching In Universities In South-South Nigeria., Mary Idahosa Mrs, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the attitude of lecturers towards collaborating and communicating with the librarians for effective teaching in universities in south-south Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised 2,500 lecturers in faculty of humanities and science in federal universities in south-south Nigeria and the sample size was 750 lecturers selected using proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The instruments for data collection was questionnaire. A total of 750 copies of questionnaire were administered by the researchers, out of which 730 copies were correctly filled and returned and used for the study. The data ...