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

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

The Christian Librarian

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"A Christian Librarian Praxis", Robin D. Lang 2021 Point Loma Nazarene University

"A Christian Librarian Praxis", Robin D. Lang

The Christian Librarian

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

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

The Christian Librarian

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"How Covid-19 Changed Our Library", Rachel Mark 2021 Trinity Theological College

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

The Christian Librarian

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Roles Of Librarians In Combating Misinformation On Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19), Grace D. PELEMO Mrs., Millie HORSFALL PhD, Onyinye Alexander OSEDO 2021 Sola Akinrinade University Library, Osun State University, Osogbo

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 2021 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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 2021 University of Notre Dame

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 ...


Instructional Design With The Ice Approach In Academic Libraries: A Framework That Integrates Assessing, Learning, And Teaching, Junli Diao 2021 CUNY York College

Instructional Design With The Ice Approach In Academic Libraries: A Framework That Integrates Assessing, Learning, And Teaching, Junli Diao

Publications and Research

One-shot instruction in academic libraries is a librarian-controlled bibliographic instruction that responds to the point of information need for subject-related courses. The assessment of teaching effectiveness tends to take a summative approach, which provides an answer to what students learned but does not address how they learned. This column theoretically explores the framework of Ideas-Connections-Extensions (ICE) in library instruction and the classroom setting, which demonstrates learning outcomes and explores the learning journey, and integrates assessment, learning, and teaching through collaborative efforts by academic librarians and classroom faculty.


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

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 2021 School of Information, San Jose State University

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

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Student Research Journal: A Decade Of Building A Global Community Of Scholars, Ruth Huard 2021 San Jose State University

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

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Exploring Adolescents’ Critical Thinking Aptitudes When Reading About Science In The News, Marianne Bissonnette, Pierre Chastenay, Chantal Francoeur 2021 Université du Québec à Montréal

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. 2021 Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

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 2021 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

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

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

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

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 2021 Rowan University

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 2021 University of Louisville

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 2021 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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

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Wcu Business Students' Attitudes And Perceptions Towards Information Literacy, Grace Liu 2021 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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 2021 UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture

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 ...


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