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"Creating A Culture Of Hospitality That Engages And Retains Gen Z: Library Services", Julie Powell, Amber Wessies Jul 2021

"Creating A Culture Of Hospitality That Engages And Retains Gen Z: Library Services", Julie Powell, Amber Wessies

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


"A Christian Librarian Praxis", Robin D. Lang Jul 2021

"A Christian Librarian Praxis", Robin D. Lang

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


"How Covid-19 Has Affected The West Coast Baptist College Library", Alyssa Sultanik Jul 2021

"How Covid-19 Has Affected The West Coast Baptist College Library", Alyssa Sultanik

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


"How Covid-19 Changed Our Library", Rachel Mark Jul 2021

"How Covid-19 Changed Our Library", Rachel Mark

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Roles Of Librarians In Combating Misinformation On Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19), Grace D. Pelemo Mrs., Millie Horsfall Phd, Onyinye Alexander Osedo Jul 2021

Roles Of Librarians In Combating Misinformation On Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19), Grace D. Pelemo Mrs., Millie Horsfall Phd, Onyinye Alexander Osedo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The outbreak of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China and the attendant explosion of “fake news” brings to the fore the need for Librarians and Libraries as well as other information providers to offer access to dependable information resources for the consumption of their patrons and users. Giving access to reliable sources of information and resources with minimal barriers comprises cooperation among Librarians and Libraries. This article surveyed the roles of Librarians and Libraries in response to the problems of fake news and misinformation arising from the outbreak of COVID-19 focusing on how librarians and other information professionals ...


Reflections On Critical Librarianship And Creating A Controlled Vocabulary, Olivia Smith Jun 2021

Reflections On Critical Librarianship And Creating A Controlled Vocabulary, Olivia Smith

Sandbox Series

During the summer of 2020, several members of the Cardozo Law Library collaborated to create a controlled vocabulary (CV) for LARC, our institutional repository. During the creation of this CV, there was no explicit intention to consider critical librarianship teachings while making decisions about what words “belonged” in the CV nor in drafting policies relating to the CV. This presentation will reflect on how beginning the project with critical librarianship in mind may have impacted the CV and will attempt to consider changes to the current policies to mitigate biases that are undoubtedly embedded in the CV as it stands.


Communication Across The Electronic Resources Lifecycle: A Survey Of Academic Libraries, Jessica M. Morales, Christina A. Beis Jun 2021

Communication Across The Electronic Resources Lifecycle: A Survey Of Academic Libraries, Jessica M. Morales, Christina A. Beis

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

The objective of this study was to identify common communication issues that arise during the electronic resource lifecycle and identify communication strategies academic libraries are using effectively to manage electronic resources. A survey of academic librarians and staff received 240 responses and included 5-point Likert scale ratings on communication surrounding acquisitions, access, administration, support, evaluation, and renewal at their institutions. The study found that the acquisitions, evaluation, and renewal stages of the lifecycle experienced the most issues in communication, while support had the most positive responses. This article provides further discussion on the communication mechanisms used by academic institutions across ...


Teaching News Literacy During A Pandemic: Adapting To The Virtual Learning Environment, R. Alan Berry, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Judith E. Rosenbaum May 2021

Teaching News Literacy During A Pandemic: Adapting To The Virtual Learning Environment, R. Alan Berry, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Judith E. Rosenbaum

Library Staff Publications

In the fall of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered universities and sent much of higher education online, a team of media and information literacy experts at the University of Maine sought meaningful ways to collaboratively teach news literacy from a distance.

The result of their efforts was a weeklong virtual program, Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge, open to anyone with an internet connection and an email address. This approach to remote learning scaffolded multiple literacies (critical media, news, and information) into five days, as participants examined different aspects of news production and consumption. The overall objective ...


Designing Human-Computer Conversational Systems Using Needs Hierarchy, Souvick Ghosh May 2021

Designing Human-Computer Conversational Systems Using Needs Hierarchy, Souvick Ghosh

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Student Research Journal: A Decade Of Building A Global Community Of Scholars, Ruth Huard May 2021

Student Research Journal: A Decade Of Building A Global Community Of Scholars, Ruth Huard

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Exploring Adolescents’ Critical Thinking Aptitudes When Reading About Science In The News, Marianne Bissonnette, Pierre Chastenay, Chantal Francoeur May 2021

Exploring Adolescents’ Critical Thinking Aptitudes When Reading About Science In The News, Marianne Bissonnette, Pierre Chastenay, Chantal Francoeur

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This research studies the critical thinking skills of six teenagers in their final years of high school. It looks at the way those students use a set of cognitive skills in order to analyze scientific and pseudoscientific information available in online news articles. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six students chosen according to their results in a questionnaire about interest in science topics. Results show a large gap between participants’ use of critical thinking skills. Most of these skills were mainly used for text comprehension, evoking general knowledge, numeracy, arguments assessment and production, and life skills (open-mindedness and metacognition). The ...


Awareness And Information Seeking Behavior Of Undergraduate Students Of University In Digital Environment-A Systematic Review, Sanjeev Kumar Research Scholar, Jatinder Kumar Samyal Dr. May 2021

Awareness And Information Seeking Behavior Of Undergraduate Students Of University In Digital Environment-A Systematic Review, Sanjeev Kumar Research Scholar, Jatinder Kumar Samyal Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

University library being considered as knowledge hub caters to the information needs of diverse categories of users like students, research scholars, scientists, teachers, etc. by providing access to a wide variety of learning resources. Apart from print resources university libraries are increasingly adding electronic resources like E-Books, E-Journals, E-Theses, databases, E-Standards, Institutional repositories, consortia, online public access catalogue and other networked resources to their collections which have been widely used nowadays as primarily for teaching, learning as well as research activities. Since the undergraduate students are not involved in any kind of research work thus presumed to make use mostly ...


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - May 2021, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library May 2021

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - May 2021, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


Ignatian Information Literacy: Applying The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm To Library Instruction, Anthony Tardiff May 2021

Ignatian Information Literacy: Applying The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm To Library Instruction, Anthony Tardiff

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

Instruction librarians in higher education specialize in information literacy, which is the set of skills needed to interact effectively with information. The guiding document for library instruction, the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy, calls for imparting the foundational wisdom and self-awareness which underlie these skills. Unfortunately, most library instruction is delivered in 50- or 75-minute “one-shots” focusing on the technical skills of searching library resources, which makes deeper information literacy instruction a challenge. One way to meet this challenge is to utilize the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), which shares with the ACRL Framework the ...


Unpacking Lateral Reading Through Practice And Reflection: Metacognitive Strategies Of Critical Source Evaluation, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis Apr 2021

Unpacking Lateral Reading Through Practice And Reflection: Metacognitive Strategies Of Critical Source Evaluation, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis

Libraries Scholarship

Increasingly librarians are moving away from checklist approaches like CRAAP and advocating for “lateral reading” as a way to quickly evaluate the credibility of online sources. Essentially “lateral reading” is spending little time on a website and more time reading what other sources say about the website in order to quickly evaluate its credibility. While seemingly simple, lateral reading strategies are not always as straightforward as they first appear. Participants will practice lateral reading and consider ways to encourage students to bring metacognitive and critical thinking skills to using lateral reading for source evaluation.

Learning objectives:

  1. To become familiar with ...


On The Lookout For Lizards: Online Tools For Informed Democratic Citizenship, Robert Detmering, Terri Holtze, Amber Willenborg Apr 2021

On The Lookout For Lizards: Online Tools For Informed Democratic Citizenship, Robert Detmering, Terri Holtze, Amber Willenborg

Faculty Scholarship

In her recent essay,“Lizard People in the Library,” Barbara Fister argues that “systems designed to share information virally pose a serious threat to democracy.” As librarians and educators, we have an obligation to help students understand and navigate online platforms that spread misinformation at alarming rates and, in the process, contribute to the erosion of democratic norms and values. Unfortunately, research suggests we might be failing in this regard (Head, Fister, and MacMillan, 2020;Wineburg, Breakstone, Ziv, and Smith, 2020). In this talk, we will describe the development and implementation of the University of Louisville’s Citizen Literacy online ...


Implementation Of The Cognitive Apprenticeship Model For Enhancement Of Advanced Searching Skills In A Pharmacy Academia Rotation: Appendices 1-4, Hilary Jasmin Msis, Kenneth Hohmeier Pharmd, Christina Spivey Pharmd, Phd Apr 2021

Implementation Of The Cognitive Apprenticeship Model For Enhancement Of Advanced Searching Skills In A Pharmacy Academia Rotation: Appendices 1-4, Hilary Jasmin Msis, Kenneth Hohmeier Pharmd, Christina Spivey Pharmd, Phd

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Wcu Business Students' Attitudes And Perceptions Towards Information Literacy, Grace Liu Apr 2021

Wcu Business Students' Attitudes And Perceptions Towards Information Literacy, Grace Liu

University Libraries Faculty Publications

This presentation is a preliminary report for the Provost Research Grant sponsored project “Bridging Information Literacy Gaps in Business Students: A Case Study from West Chester University.” The purpose of the project is to build a sustainable library service model to help over 3,800 WCU business students develop well-rounded information literacy knowledge and skills to be able to confidently meet business research challenges in class and at workplace, and make informed decisions as a student, a business professional, and an active citizen. A business student survey was conducted in fall 2020 semester to understand students’ perceptions and attitudes towards ...


Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph Apr 2021

Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Funded by a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant, the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture’s “Mapping Renewal” pilot project focused on creating access to and providing spatial context to archival materials related to racial segregation and urban renewal in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1954-1989. An unplanned interdisciplinary collaboration with the UA Little Rock Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) has proven to be an invaluable partnership. One team member from each department will demonstrate the Mapping Renewal website and discuss how the collaborative process has changed and ...


Library Publishing Curriculum Textbook, Katherine Skinner, Melanie Schlosser, Peter Berkery, Meredith Baab, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin, John W. Warren, Laurie N. Taylor, Brian W. Keith, Sara Benson, Harriet Green, Merinda Hensley, Janet Swatcheno, Nancy Maron, Sarah Lippincott Apr 2021

Library Publishing Curriculum Textbook, Katherine Skinner, Melanie Schlosser, Peter Berkery, Meredith Baab, Jasmine Mulliken, Friederike Sundaram, Dennis Lloyd, Mary Rose Muccie, Brenna Mclaughlin, John W. Warren, Laurie N. Taylor, Brian W. Keith, Sara Benson, Harriet Green, Merinda Hensley, Janet Swatcheno, Nancy Maron, Sarah Lippincott

Library Publishing Curriculum

In the original, modular curriculum (2018) on which this textbook is based, each unit of the Library Publishing Curriculum contained an instructor’s guide, narrative, a slideshow with talking notes, bibliographies, supplemental material, and activities for use in a physical or virtual classroom for workshops and courses. This textbook version, produced in 2021, adapts the original narrative as the primary content (with very little additional editing) and incorporates the bibliographies, appendices, and images from the slideshow into a linear reading and learning experience for use by librarians or students learning on their own or as part of a classroom learning ...


Awareness And Acceptance Of Emerging Technologies For Extended Information Service Delivery In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Williams Torubo Saibakumo Apr 2021

Awareness And Acceptance Of Emerging Technologies For Extended Information Service Delivery In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Williams Torubo Saibakumo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Expanding and modernising information services are crucial to the continual existence and patronage of academic libraries in the digital era. Technological evolutions have impelled libraries to incorporate all-encompassing, user-friendly and technology-driven service delivery approaches in academic libraries. Emerging technologies seem to fill this perceived gap. This study brings to light the level of awareness, adoption, preferred and readiness for the incorporation of emerging technologies into academic libraries activities in Nigeria. Amid 18 emerging technologies, adoption is stumpy, only an infinitesimal number (WebOPAC, library website, Cybrary, social media and Institutional repository) considered, and awareness remained high. Technologies like RFID, Integrated Library ...


Management Of Students' Academic Records In Tertiary Institutions In North-East Nigeria: The New Media Imperative., Idris A. Dano, Muhammad Murtala Ibrahim Apr 2021

Management Of Students' Academic Records In Tertiary Institutions In North-East Nigeria: The New Media Imperative., Idris A. Dano, Muhammad Murtala Ibrahim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the Management of Students’ Academic Records in Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria. Qualitative research method and semi-structured interview was adopted. The population of the study comprised twelve (12) record managers dealing with students’ academic records and five participants were selected as sample size because they operate the same procedure in managing their students’ academic records. The study identified type of students’ academic records generated/received, Procedure for organization, arrangement, storage and preservation, retention and disposal as well as challenges associated with management of students’ academic records in Institution of higher Learning in Bauchi State, Nigeria. The ...


Trust, Criticality, & The Open Web: Three Approaches To Teaching Lateral Reading, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis, Rachel Flynn, Yan He Apr 2021

Trust, Criticality, & The Open Web: Three Approaches To Teaching Lateral Reading, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis, Rachel Flynn, Yan He

Libraries Scholarship

Presentation presented at 2021 ACRL conference.

Learning objectives:

  • Become familiar with the practice and importance of lateral reading (LR) and the skills and mindsets it involves.
  • Become familiar with different approaches to teaching LR and challenges of learning and teaching about it.
  • Reflect on the potential relevance and applications of LR in your own teaching context.

Description:

Lateral reading - the process of moving off of a webpage to see what others say about it - has become critical for effectively evaluating online sources. While lateral reading appears simple, teaching it reveals layers of complexity, which include deciding where to place one ...


Intimacy And Interruption In Remote Library Instruction, Leila Walker Apr 2021

Intimacy And Interruption In Remote Library Instruction, Leila Walker

Publications and Research

Sharing our spaces in synchronous instruction sessions does more than just show the places where research occurs. It creates an opportunity for students to see our vulnerabilities


Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era, Catherine Baird, Jonathan Howell Apr 2021

Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era, Catherine Baird, Jonathan Howell

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

The founders of American democracy believed it could not survive without an “informed citizenry”. What does an informed citizenry look like in today’s world? And what role do we have as educators and students to support it?

First, we look at the significant challenges to institutional and media legitimacy that emerged in the second half of the 20th century, which rightfully called attention to the ways longstanding Western knowledge practices excluded marginalized communities and silenced important histories. We ask about the status of norms and mores in the aftermath of this challenge, in an era often called “post-truth.”

Second ...


Strengthening The Connections Between Library Instruction And Student Success, Lucinda R. Wittkower, Joleen Westerdale Mcinnis Apr 2021

Strengthening The Connections Between Library Instruction And Student Success, Lucinda R. Wittkower, Joleen Westerdale Mcinnis

Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

This poster will share the results from a three-year study that investigated correlations between student participation in library instruction and student academic achievement. Using rigorous research practice and acknowledging ethical concerns by use of an in-depth student consent process, the researchers will share their findings regarding the relationships that exist between student participation in library instruction and completion of course for which instruction was attended and the relationships between student participation in library instruction and their grade in course. Additionally, the researchers will share the unexpected, but interesting finding related to student withdrawal rates. Finally, the researchers will include information ...


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - April 2021, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Apr 2021

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - April 2021, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2021 - Special Supplement, Musselman Library Apr 2021

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2021 - Special Supplement, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

What Does the Library Mean to You? (Robin Wagner)

The Library: A Keystone Place (Daniel DeNicola)

Teaching with Rare Books (Joanne Myers)

Libraries Are "Sacred Spaces" for Writers (Jen Bryant)

Students Learn Editorial Skills (Ryan Nadeau)

Science Research Begins and Ends in the Library (Shelli Frey)

Planning Assignments That Promote Information Literacy (Kevin Moore)

Librarians and Social Justice: Co-creating a Better World (Sarah Appedu)

What's on Your Reading List? (Kerri Odess-Harnish)

Public Libraries Serve the Community (Jessica Laganosky)

Student Partners Enhance Service (Clinton Baugess)

My Internship at the Library (Melanie Fernandes McKenzie)

Interns and Mentors Reflect

  • Abigail Major '19 ...


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2021, Musselman Library Apr 2021

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2021, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Library News

  • DEI Read & Learn
  • Library and Gallery Collaborate on Grant
  • Research 101 Connects with First-year Students
  • Exhibit: Change Happens Here
  • Exhibit: From Mud Hole to Musselman
  • Exhibit: Stargazing
  • Library Cookies

History of Library Locations

First Library

Flashback: Quarantine

Witness Books (Beth Carmichael)

Flashback: Censorship

Schmucker Library Memories (Michael J. Birkner)

Library Leadership

  • John H. Knickerbocker (1929-1959) (Amy Lucadamo)
  • Lillian Smoke (1959-1974) (Sallie Harris Kahler '72)
  • James Richards (1974-1983) (David T. Hedrick)
  • Willis Hubbard (1983-1994) (Robin Wagner)

Hugh Newell Jacobsen: Traditionalist and Innovator (Devin McKinney)

Move In Memories

  • Meaningful Community Building Event (Ron Couchman)
  • Amazing ...


Information Literacy Instruction In Asynchronous Online Courses: Which Approaches Work Best?, Elizabeth F. Pickard, Sarah L. Sterling Apr 2021

Information Literacy Instruction In Asynchronous Online Courses: Which Approaches Work Best?, Elizabeth F. Pickard, Sarah L. Sterling

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Which modes of information literacy instruction (ILI) work best in asynchronous online courses? Recent national trends and COVID-19 have made it critical to answer this question, but there is little research comparing different modes of ILI specifically in asynchronous contexts. This multi-year study employed 5 different modes of ILI in different sections of an asynchronous online anthropology course and compared the modes' effects on students' coursework. Ethnographic analysis of students' bibliographies revealed nuanced changes to students' approaches to searching and source-selection. These findings can inform librarians' development of ILI curricula and pedagogy for the unique circumstances asynchronous instruction presents.