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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 2023 Illinois State University

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 2022 Purdue University

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 2022 Gettysburg College

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 2022 Loyola Marymount University

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.


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, WKU Archives 2022 Western Kentucky University

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives, the records management program and TopScholar administration.


Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi PhD 2022 University of the Free State, South Africa

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.


Teaching Special Educators To Critically Evaluate Children’S Books For Cultural Responsiveness, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Alexandria Cass, Julianna Chen 2022 Messiah University

Teaching Special Educators To Critically Evaluate Children’S Books For Cultural Responsiveness, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D., Alexandria Cass, Julianna Chen

Faculty Educator Scholarship

Teaching Special Educators to Critically Evaluate Children’s Books for Cultural Responsiveness

  • Session Date: Saturday June 25, 2022
  • Session Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, 144B-C

Active Engagement of Participants:

  • Participants at this presentation will learn about bibliotherapy, and cultural responsiveness within special education. They will view data from a study that used critique and engagement with children’s books as one way support growth in cultural responsiveness for pre-service teachers. Participants will critique I Talk Like A River (Scott, 2020), a 2021 Schneider Family Younger Children Book Winner using the Finding Belonging through Children ...


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

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 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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 ...


Availability And Use Of Digital Reference Service Tools For Effective Service Delivery By Librarians In Private Universities Libraries In South-East Nigeria, Ejike Igwebuike, Emmanuel Ifechukwu Onoh Mr. 2022 Godfrey Okoye University Enugu

Availability And Use Of Digital Reference Service Tools For Effective Service Delivery By Librarians In Private Universities Libraries In South-East Nigeria, Ejike Igwebuike, Emmanuel Ifechukwu Onoh Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined availability and use of digital reference tools in private university libraries in south-east Nigeria. It is designed to ascertain the extent of use of DRS tools by Librarians in effective service delivery to users. Survey design was used for the study and 46 respondents comprising of Librarians and Library Staff who directly provide reference services in the private university libraries participated in the study. An observation checklist and a structured questionnaire were administered to the respondents. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study found that email services, text based/instant messaging, online pathfinders and mobile ...


Investigating The Role Of Teacher-Librarians In Classroom Instructional Management In Enugu State, Nigeria, Elizabeth N. Ebizie P.hD, Obiageli C. Njoku Ph.D, Charles A. Oraelosi Ph.D, Mkpoikanke S. Otu Ph.D 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Investigating The Role Of Teacher-Librarians In Classroom Instructional Management In Enugu State, Nigeria, Elizabeth N. Ebizie P.Hd, Obiageli C. Njoku Ph.D, Charles A. Oraelosi Ph.D, Mkpoikanke S. Otu Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was carried out to investigated the role of teacher-librarians in classroom instructional management in Enugu State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The sample size of the study is 1,196 teachers. The instrument used for data collection was the Classroom Management Instructional Skills for Teaching Questionnaire (CMISTQ). The reliability of the instrument was 0.79. The data collected in the study were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study show that the role of teacher-librarians in classroom instructional management include: working with other staff to ensure information literacy outcomes ...


Impact Of Covid 19 On Libraries: A Selective Review Of Literature, archana Ramkumar kori Ms., Ajay Baban More Mr 2022 Motiwala National Homoeopathic Medical College Nasik, Maharashtra, India

Impact Of Covid 19 On Libraries: A Selective Review Of Literature, Archana Ramkumar Kori Ms., Ajay Baban More Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Education is the unstoppable procedure. Covid 19 has effected in every sectors. Education sector has been badly affected. Almost all educational institutes has been closed during pandemic. Library is also a part of an educational institution. In the present study authors studied the corona positive and negative effects of corona that had an impact on libraries. For the study author used descriptive research method. Data was collected from various article, webinar, and reports etc. Authors found the positive effects on libraries like digitization, remote access service, use social media and connect too many people etc. Negative impacts are decreasing use ...


Keep Calm And Pivot: Resetting Library Engagement With Remote Outreach, Maria Atilano, Giannina Medell, Stephanie Race 2022 University of North Florida

Keep Calm And Pivot: Resetting Library Engagement With Remote Outreach, Maria Atilano, Giannina Medell, Stephanie Race

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

This presentation will describe how one academic library reset their engagement priorities and reconnected with their audience with the use of remote outreach programs. Over the course of one academic year, library staff created, hosted, and assessed more than a dozen asynchronous remote outreach programs for students and faculty, including many who never stepped foot on campus. Attendees will learn how to coordinate efforts within their organization and think outside the box for ways to promote their collections and resources for an online audience.


Research Self-Efficacy And Research Productivity Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Adesola Paul Adekunle, Ezinwanyi Madukoma 2022 Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

Research Self-Efficacy And Research Productivity Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Adesola Paul Adekunle, Ezinwanyi Madukoma

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the influence of research self-efficacy on research productivity of doctoral students in universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The study employed a survey research design drawing on a sample of 309 respondents out of a target population of 1,418 doctoral students from six participating universities guided by the Research Advisor’s Table. Findings of the study established that research productivity of doctoral students in universities in Ogun State, Nigeria was low. The low research productivity manifested in form of unusually prolonged doctoral education, high attrition rates, difficulties/inability to complete doctoral thesis which is the hallmark of ...


An Assessment Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy, Reading Culture, Utilization Of Library Habits On The Academic Achievements Of Student-Librarians, EMMANUEL CHIDIADI ONWUBIKO 2022 ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDUFU - ALIKE, IKWO,

An Assessment Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy, Reading Culture, Utilization Of Library Habits On The Academic Achievements Of Student-Librarians, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The dream of every student on entry any institution of learning is to excel academically and this can be achieve through self-belief facilitated by effective reading which is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning as an essential skill for academic success. Above all, the library should be seen by such student as information warehouse where desired information can be obtained through reading. This study therefore is an assessment of the effect of self-efficacy, reading culture and utilization of library habits on the academic achievement of student-librarians. The study employed a descriptive survey ...


Land Acknowledgments At Land-Grant Libraries And Archives: A Systematic Review, Kimberly Anderson 2022 University of Nevada, Reno

Land Acknowledgments At Land-Grant Libraries And Archives: A Systematic Review, Kimberly Anderson

Journal of Western Archives

Increasingly, land-grant universities are acknowledging their history of benefitting from colonization and the dispossession of Indigenous communities through the Morrill Act of 1862. This study looks at whether academic libraries and archives acknowledge this history in the form of online land acknowledgments; and, where such acknowledgements exist, whether the university also acknowledges its occupation of Indigenous lands. A systematic review of the websites of land-grant colleges and universities and their libraries and archives was conducted. The results indicate that a majority of 1862 land-grant colleges and universities do have a land acknowledgment for the entire campus, but most academic libraries ...


Catching Up With Innovation And Trends In University Library Services In Nigeria: An Analytical Study Of University Library Websites In Nigeria, francisca chinyeaka mbagwu Dr. 2022 Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Catching Up With Innovation And Trends In University Library Services In Nigeria: An Analytical Study Of University Library Websites In Nigeria, Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focused on the emerging innovative and trendy services on the library websites of all the approved 49 Federal Universities in Nigeria. Document examination was used as an instrument for data collection. The Library websites of all the approved Federal Universities in Nigeria were examined to collate data for this study. Three research questions were developed and analysed quantitatively using frequency tables and simple percentages. The result revealed that some of the Federal University libraries operate without library websites. Again, the study revealed that twenty-three innovative and trendy services were found displayed on the library websites of the ...


Review: Defining A Discipline: Archival Research And Practice In The Twenty-First Century, Jessamyn Swan 2022 Georgia College

Review: Defining A Discipline: Archival Research And Practice In The Twenty-First Century, Jessamyn Swan

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

Book Review: Defining a Discipline: Archival Research and Practice in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Jeanette A. Bastian and Elizabeth Yakel (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2020. 322 pp.). Reviewed by Jessamyn Swan.


Review: The Anarchivist: History, Memory, And Archives, Greg McNamara 2022 Kennesaw State University

Review: The Anarchivist: History, Memory, And Archives, Greg Mcnamara

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

Book Review: The Anarchivist: History, Memory, and Archives. By Geof Huth (New York: AC Books, 2020. 145 pp.). Reviewed by Greg McNamara.


Review: Developing And Maintaining Practical Archives, Pam Hackbart-Dean 2022 Kennesaw State University

Review: Developing And Maintaining Practical Archives, Pam Hackbart-Dean

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

Book Review: Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives. 3rd edition. By Gregory S. Hunter (Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2020. xvi +302 pp.). Reviewed by Pam Hackbart-Dean.


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