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Management Of Students' Academic Records In Tertiary Institutions In North-East Nigeria: The New Media Imperative., Idris A. Dano, Muhammad Murtala Ibrahim 2021 R.D. Rufai College of Education Legal and General Studies Misau.

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 2021 Rowan University

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 2021 CUNY Queens College

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 2021 Montclair State University

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 2021 Old Dominion University

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 2021 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

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 2021 Gettysburg College

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 2021 Gettysburg College

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 2021 Portland State University

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.


Review: Libwizard Tutorials, Kayla Harris 2021 University of Dayton

Review: Libwizard Tutorials, Kayla Harris

Marian Library Faculty Publications

In this review of LibWizard, a multipurpose tool by SpringShare that includes forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorials/assessments, the author focuses on the tutorials and the ways in which they can be used for archival instruction.


Boko-Haram Insurgency: A Conceptual Framework For Information Sharing Strategies Of Members Of Vigilante In Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria., Muhammad Murtala Ibrahim 2021 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

Boko-Haram Insurgency: A Conceptual Framework For Information Sharing Strategies Of Members Of Vigilante In Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria., Muhammad Murtala Ibrahim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

AbstractThe Study Examined the Information Sharing Strategies of Members of Vigilante in Adamawa state, North-East Nigeria. Embedded in the pragmatic philosophical assumptions and mixed methodology. The population of the study comprised of One Thousand Four Hundred Members (1400) drawn from Nineteen (19) local governments areas in the state. Krejcie and Morgan Table (1970) was used to draw (302) members as research sample while Walpole’s (1982) formula for proportions was used in arriving at a sample for each stratum. A total of Three Hundred and Two (302) copies of questionnaires were administered, and Two Hundred and Forty (240) copies (79 ...


Accessibility To Research Assistance In Georgia Four-Year Public Academic Libraries, Afton F. Ussery 2021 Delta State University

Accessibility To Research Assistance In Georgia Four-Year Public Academic Libraries, Afton F. Ussery

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This study employs webometric content analysis to assess the navigability of the state of Georgia's four-year public, academic libraries. The research questions focus on the frequency of the academic library link's appearance on the university homepage, the navigational paths to crucial content on library websites, and the degree to which responsive design was integrated into the academic library websites. The study finds that the library link was located on the university's homepage 8 out of the 17 (47%) websites selected. 8 out of 17 (47%) library homepages were accessible with only one click or link. 2 out ...


Helping Military And Veteran Students Transition To Academic Life: The Role Of The Academic Library, Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner 2021 Fort Hays State University

Helping Military And Veteran Students Transition To Academic Life: The Role Of The Academic Library, Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Military and veteran students face unique challenges when coming into an academic environment. Libraries can play a role in easing those transition challenges. Fort Hays State University is a comprehensive state teaching university. Roughly 5% of the student population both on-campus and virtual identifies as a currently serving military member or a veteran. The university as a whole is designated as a Military Friendly school and participates in the Department of Education 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success initiative. Forsyth Library supports these efforts through library-specific projects that help military and veteran students connect with academic resources and become acclimated to ...


How Accessible Is Online Information Literacy Instruction?, Vincent Larkin 2021 NC Wesleyan College

How Accessible Is Online Information Literacy Instruction?, Vincent Larkin

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Universal design for learning and accessibility have been an ongoing concern for our websites, library guides, databases, and other information literacy tools in recent years. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 and the shift to remote learning at many educational institutions, for most of us this has meant that online information literacy instruction has increased dramatically and increased our use of and reliance on video-conferencing or other virtual platforms. Projecting to the post-COVID world, for most of us there will likely be a return to in-person instruction in some capacity, but it also seems likely that ...


Three's Company: Collaborative Instructional Design On A Librarian-Instructor Team, Brittany L. O'Neill, Allen LeBlanc, Deirdre Larsen 2021 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Three's Company: Collaborative Instructional Design On A Librarian-Instructor Team, Brittany L. O'Neill, Allen Leblanc, Deirdre Larsen

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This session will describe a unique collaboration that resulted in development of a strategic research assignment design supported by relevant information literacy sessions. This effort stems from an existing relationship between research librarians and an instructor who was previously a graduate assistant in Research & Instruction Services and became an instructor of a general education course in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Through this collective, a synergistic arrangement developed where librarians contribute to research assignment design and the instructor contributes to developing the information literacy sessions to prepare students for finding, evaluating, and understanding relevant scholarly articles early in their college career ...


International Studies Poster Gallery: Sharing Undergraduate Research In The Time Of Covid-19, Erin M. Weber 2021 University of Tennessee, Martin

International Studies Poster Gallery: Sharing Undergraduate Research In The Time Of Covid-19, Erin M. Weber

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

While the Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to information literacy instruction, it has also provided opportunities to find unique ways to use digital tools to showcase student learning. One such virtual learning opportunity was the International Studies Poster Gallery, a collaborative effort between the Paul Meek Library and College of Business and Global Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This Poster Gallery built on an in-person event from the previous year to move the student poster presentations into a virtual space. Senior students studying International Studies spent the semester researching their topics, and then presented their poster ...


Test-Driving The Pilot: Experiences Creating And Using A Digital Information Literacy Course, Anne Barnhart, Melanie Lewis, Maurine Parker 2021 University of West Georgia

Test-Driving The Pilot: Experiences Creating And Using A Digital Information Literacy Course, Anne Barnhart, Melanie Lewis, Maurine Parker

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In Spring and Summer 2020 librarians at a mid-size university created online information literacy course modules with auto-graded content. These digital learning objects were designed to be used as graded content within courses across disciplines. In Fall 2020, the first iteration of the online course was piloted in several courses ranging from second-year undergraduates to first-year graduate students. One of the courses that participated in the pilot was a graduate-level course in the media specialist program. These students used the information literacy course both as a way to learn how to use the library and as a learning object for ...


Scalable And Sustainable: Building A Flexible Library Instruction Team To Handle Whatever The Future May Hold, Crystal Goldman, Amanda Roth, Timothy Chu, Dominique Turnbow 2021 University of California, San Diego

Scalable And Sustainable: Building A Flexible Library Instruction Team To Handle Whatever The Future May Hold, Crystal Goldman, Amanda Roth, Timothy Chu, Dominique Turnbow

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

While academic librarians constantly work to address the changing needs of higher education, SARS-CoV-2 illustrates how quickly priorities and needs may shift. During the 2020 spring term, the halting of in-person instruction meant many libraries had to use stop-gap measures to provide basic levels of instruction service. No one would claim that this was an ideal way to transition to online instruction, but it became necessary in these unprecedented times. A large number of webinars and online trainings were offered to help librarians make this transition, and many understandably emphasized a “good enough” or “do the best you can” approach ...


Creating Community Engagement In An Information-Literacy, Three-Credit Course: An Experiment At Idaho State University, Spencer Jardine 2021 Idaho State University

Creating Community Engagement In An Information-Literacy, Three-Credit Course: An Experiment At Idaho State University, Spencer Jardine

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

At Idaho State University the general education program includes an information literacy objective. Students complete courses that fulfill an information-literacy requirement. The library’s three-credit course has been taught since 2013. This presentation outlines how a community of student engagement has been fostered in this course by the presenter. The presentation will include ideas on how to create active learning that focuses on information-literacy development and discussion, including formative assessment, classroom assessment techniques, and effective communication with students.

Specifically, this presentation will report on the efforts to engage students with knowledge surveys, Quizizz/Kahoot! quizzes, breakout room discussions, and interrupted ...


Bridging The Skills Gap: A Boot Camp For Graduate Students, Juliet T. Rumble, Adelia B. Grabowsky, Elizabeth J. Weisbrod, Timothy Dodge 2021 Auburn University Main Campus

Bridging The Skills Gap: A Boot Camp For Graduate Students, Juliet T. Rumble, Adelia B. Grabowsky, Elizabeth J. Weisbrod, Timothy Dodge

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Graduate students have information literacy needs that are distinct from those of undergraduates and faculty. As they prepare for academic and professional careers, graduate students must acquire skills needed to conduct scholarly research; organize and work with information sources; and effectively communicate research findings. These competencies are often not addressed by the curricular content of their graduate programs. To help bridge this gap, library faculty at a public land grant university organized a one-day research skills boot camp. The boot camp’s workshops include sessions on locating scholarly sources, writing literature reviews, organizing citations, managing data, creating engaging presentations, and ...


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