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Need Demographic Statistics? Numbers For Grants, Reports, And Patrons In All Libraries, Stacey Knight-Davis, Daneen Richardson Oct 2015

Need Demographic Statistics? Numbers For Grants, Reports, And Patrons In All Libraries, Stacey Knight-Davis, Daneen Richardson

Stacey Knight-Davis

Need accurate, free demographic information about your city, county, or school district? Whether you need statistical information for a grant application, facts to support a program, or need to help a student write a term paper, this session will help you find what you need. Statistics are often required to make a point. Finding the statistics you need can be a challenge. We will demonstrate several free online demographic and statistical resources at the state and federal level, as well as show you how to generate custom maps, and give you list of helpful people you can call for assistance.


Creating A Culture Of Reading: Readers' Advisory In The Academic Library, Sarah L. Johnson, Janice Derr, Pamela Ferrell Oct 2015

Creating A Culture Of Reading: Readers' Advisory In The Academic Library, Sarah L. Johnson, Janice Derr, Pamela Ferrell

Sarah L. Johnson

Readers' advisory isn’t just for public and school libraries. Popular reading collections in academic libraries can support your patrons’ recreational reading needs and their curricular needs, as well. Topics to be discussed include the benefits and challenges of establishing these collections, undergraduate students’ expectations for offerings in popular fiction and nonfiction in academic libraries, getting your staff involved in working with and promoting these materials, developing local exhibits and book lists, formalizing your commitment to popular reading through your collection development policy, and more.


A Quick Journey Through Historical Fiction Covers And Trends, Sarah L. Johnson Jun 2015

A Quick Journey Through Historical Fiction Covers And Trends, Sarah L. Johnson

Sarah L. Johnson

This presentation provides a brief overview of selected trends in historical fiction cover art.


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2015

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Steve Brantley

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


It Takes A Library: Growing A Robust Institutional Repository In Two Years, Todd A. Bruns, Stacey Knight-Davis, Ellen Corrigan, Steve Brantley Sep 2014

It Takes A Library: Growing A Robust Institutional Repository In Two Years, Todd A. Bruns, Stacey Knight-Davis, Ellen Corrigan, Steve Brantley

Steve Brantley

In 2010, Booth Library began establishing an institutional repository, The Keep, an effort that involved multiple departments within the library. Potential content recruitment for the repository included large-scale digitization of archival materials and migration of previously created digital collections. Creation of the repository resulted in increased accessibility, better presentation of content that had existed on outmoded legacy Web platforms, and the rescue of damaged content that had been disintegrating on other digital storage formats. By utilizing personnel across many departments and incorporating content from the Archives and Digital Collections areas, Booth Library has developed a robust institutional repository in only ...


Discovering Usability : Comparing Two Discovery Systems At One Academic Library, Mireille Djenno, Glenda Insua, Gwen M. Gregory, John Stephen Brantley Sep 2014

Discovering Usability : Comparing Two Discovery Systems At One Academic Library, Mireille Djenno, Glenda Insua, Gwen M. Gregory, John Stephen Brantley

Steve Brantley

In the spring of 2013, the University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago was in the unique position of having access to two discovery systems, Summon and WorldCat Local, at the same time. When tasked with choosing between the two systems, librarians undertook a usability study of Summon and WorldCat Local. The goal of this study was two-fold: to test the ease-of-use of each discovery system with an eye toward identifying one tool to retain for the longer term, and to learn about the search behaviors of different types of user groups. Eighteen subjects, consisting of undergraduate students ...


Natural History Collections: Connecting With Faculty And Content, Stacey Knight-Davis, Todd A. Bruns Aug 2014

Natural History Collections: Connecting With Faculty And Content, Stacey Knight-Davis, Todd A. Bruns

Stacey Knight-Davis

For well over a century, American biologists have built collection of plants, animals, fungi, insects, and other natural materials. Often, these collections serve as a record of the unique biodiversity of the local area and provide a record of change over time. Many taxonomic, genetic, and environmental discoveries lay waiting in the drawers and cupboards in which these specimens are stored. / / Uploading images of natural history specimens to Digital Commons allows them to be easily discovered in with a web search, leading the user back to the home collection. As an example, a search for 'big leaf magnolia Illinois' in ...


Hot Topics And Themes In Historical Fiction, Sarah L. Johnson Jul 2014

Hot Topics And Themes In Historical Fiction, Sarah L. Johnson

Sarah L. Johnson

A guide for librarians and readers, providing lists of hot topics and themes in historical fiction along with relevant titles fitting each theme. This handout accompanied a talk provided to members of the Historical Novel Society Nashville Chapter.


Crossing The Line: The Experience Of Catalogers On The Reference Desk, Ellen Corrigan, William N. Schultz Jr Jan 2014

Crossing The Line: The Experience Of Catalogers On The Reference Desk, Ellen Corrigan, William N. Schultz Jr

Ellen K. Corrigan

Presentation to the Cataloging Norms Interest Group, ALA Midwinter Meeting, 25 January 2014


First Son: The Biography Of Richard M. Daley, By Keith Koeneman, Andrew D. Mcnitt Jan 2014

First Son: The Biography Of Richard M. Daley, By Keith Koeneman, Andrew D. Mcnitt

Andrew D. McNitt

No abstract provided.


The Tea Party Movement And The 2012 House Election, Andrew D. Mcnitt Jan 2014

The Tea Party Movement And The 2012 House Election, Andrew D. Mcnitt

Andrew D. McNitt

This article reviews the electoral fortunes of Tea Party candidates for the House of Representative in 2012. Tea Party and Tea Party endorsed candidates are similar to other Republican candidates. Although they have served in the House for a shorter period of time, they have approximately the same financial resources, prior political experience and reelection rate as other Republicans. Multivariate analysis finds that Tea Party membership and endorsement has no significant impact on electoral outcome when other factors (incumbency, running for an open seat, quality of opposing candidate, prior political experience, financial resources and Obama’s vote) are controlled for ...


Makerspaces: Top Trailblazing Projects: A Lita Guide [Book Review], Ellen Corrigan Jan 2014

Makerspaces: Top Trailblazing Projects: A Lita Guide [Book Review], Ellen Corrigan

Ellen K. Corrigan

Review of: Makerspaces by Caitlin A. Bagley (ALA TechSource, 2014).


Altruism, Commitment, And Leadership In High School Mentors, Rob Mkinney, Heidi A. Larson, J. Adriane Moody, Margaret F. Schwartzkopf, Aaron D. Hale, Steven R. Conn Jan 2014

Altruism, Commitment, And Leadership In High School Mentors, Rob Mkinney, Heidi A. Larson, J. Adriane Moody, Margaret F. Schwartzkopf, Aaron D. Hale, Steven R. Conn

Heidi A. Larson

This study investigated the effects of mentoring on selected attributes among high school mentors. Three attributes were explored: altruism, commitment to school, and student leadership. Seventy-four high school juniors and seniors participated as mentors to high school freshmen students. Mentors participated in a leadership training program prior to beginning their mentoring activities. Pre- and post-test measures of the three attributes were administered. Results showed no significant increase in altruism or commitment scores. Unexpectedly, the mentoring experience produced a significant decrease in the perception of leadership scores. Implications for implementing a mentoring program in a high school setting are discussed.


This Is Just A Test: Overcoming High-Stakes Test Anxiety Through Relaxation And Gum Chewing When Preparing For The Act, Heidi A. Larson, Sharon Y. Kim, Rob Mckinney, Alyssa Swan, Adriane Moody, Keri L. Offenstein, Deb German, Sarah Puchalski Jan 2014

This Is Just A Test: Overcoming High-Stakes Test Anxiety Through Relaxation And Gum Chewing When Preparing For The Act, Heidi A. Larson, Sharon Y. Kim, Rob Mckinney, Alyssa Swan, Adriane Moody, Keri L. Offenstein, Deb German, Sarah Puchalski

Heidi A. Larson

This study was a replication of a previous study (in which) participants were given relaxation and deep breathing training to help manage test anxiety. The study examined the correlations between relaxation strategies, gum chewing and variables including socioeconomic status, class rank, GPA, and importance of going to college. Participants included 96 high school students (36 males, 60 females), preparing for the ACT (American College Testing). Results indicated that the relaxation intervention had a significant effect in reducing test anxiety.


Health Information For The Public: Resources, Services, And Sparking Relationships, Stacey Knight-Davis, Daneen Richardson, Jacqueline Leskovec Oct 2013

Health Information For The Public: Resources, Services, And Sparking Relationships, Stacey Knight-Davis, Daneen Richardson, Jacqueline Leskovec

Stacey Knight-Davis

Learn about resources and programs to get your health reference services blazing! Reliable health, wellness, and drug information is available free of charge in English and Spanish. Discover sources for interactive tutorials, surgery, and anatomy information, clinical trials, and more. Have a great idea for health information outreach to special populations? Funding opportunities are available! Do you need health information training? How about downloadable brochures? A way to connect with health science librarians? This session can get you going!


Review: The Mormon Rebellion: America’S First Civil War 1857–1858 By David L. Bigler And Will Bagley, Gene Deerman May 2013

Review: The Mormon Rebellion: America’S First Civil War 1857–1858 By David L. Bigler And Will Bagley, Gene Deerman

Gene Deerman

No abstract provided.


Birds, Burials And Sacred Cosmology Of The Indigenous Beothuk Of Newfoundland, Canada, Todd J. Kristensen, Donald H. Holly Jr. Feb 2013

Birds, Burials And Sacred Cosmology Of The Indigenous Beothuk Of Newfoundland, Canada, Todd J. Kristensen, Donald H. Holly Jr.

Donald H Holly Jr.

The Indigenous Beothuk of Newfoundland disappeared as a cultural entity in the early nineteenth century. Prior to this, the Beothuk had few direct interactions with Europeans, and those that occurred were generally of a hostile nature. As a result, very little is known about Beothuk religious life. Drawing on available ethnohistoric records, an analysis of burial site locations and funerary objects, we offer an interpretation of Beothuk sacred cosmology that places birds at the centre of their belief system.


Wallpaper Mania, Ellen Corrigan Jan 2013

Wallpaper Mania, Ellen Corrigan

Ellen K. Corrigan

Text panels from "Wallpaper Mania," a local exhibit in support of the Booth Library installation of the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper," on display September 23-November 2, 2013.


Book Review: Next-Gen Library Redesign, Janice M. Derr Jan 2013

Book Review: Next-Gen Library Redesign, Janice M. Derr

Janice M. Derr

No abstract provided.


Review Of Fundamentals Of Library Instruction, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2013

Review Of Fundamentals Of Library Instruction, Kirstin Duffin

Kirstin Duffin

Library instruction is often an underrepresented component in the library school curriculum. Monty McAdoo presents in this slim volume a clearly written guide to both the conceptual and practical aspects of library instruction. The book, one in the ALA Fundamentals Series, does not aim to provide an encyclopedic portrayal of the topic; rather, it offers an overview of the subject matter. The book is especially suitable to nascent library instructors, but more advanced teachers may also gleam useful knowledge.


Corporate Historical Responsibility (Chr): Addressing A Past Of Forced Labor At Volkswagen, Claudia Janssen Danyi Jan 2013

Corporate Historical Responsibility (Chr): Addressing A Past Of Forced Labor At Volkswagen, Claudia Janssen Danyi

Claudia I. Janssen Danyi, PhD

This article introduces corporate historical responsibility (CHR), a concept that can guide organizations when addressing dark corporate histories. CHR holds that organizations have responsibilities toward victims of past corporate practices and toward present reconciliatory discourse. Volkswagen’s discourse about its history of forced labor during WW II serves as an example of CHR. The rhetorical analysis illustrates that CHR hinges on the recognition of the past as a moral issue and on the organization’s ability to create historical accountability, take responsibility, make public acknowledgements, and remember its past. It further illustrates that CHR creates sustainable policies that can strengthen ...


The Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery: Cold Cases Of Grave Importance, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D., Gary S. Foster Jan 2013

The Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery: Cold Cases Of Grave Importance, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D., Gary S. Foster

Michael Gillespie

Cemeteries, via grave markers and burial records, usually offer sufficiently scant data to enable a reconstruction of the communities they represent, but cemeteries of total institutions, here, the Yuma Territorial Prison, often yield even less data. With only the variables of ethnicity, sex, prisoner number, date of death, and cause of death, prison conditions were reconstructed for the 111 who died during the prison’s operation (1876-1909), and likely for the other 2,958 who were incarcerated there. First, prisoner number had a high, positive correlation with year of death, indicating that those who died in prison did not live ...


Broke: How Debt Bankrupts The Middle Class, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Broke: How Debt Bankrupts The Middle Class, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Michael Gillespie

No abstract provided.


The Economic Deterioration Of The Family: Historical Contingencies Preceding The Great Recession, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

The Economic Deterioration Of The Family: Historical Contingencies Preceding The Great Recession, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Michael Gillespie

The “Great Recession” in the United States exposed contradictions between the economic wellbeing of families and capital that developed in the decades prior to this latest downturn. Using social structure of accumulation theory, a qualitative institutional analysis, and quantitative time-series models, this article investigates historically-contingent relations between the nature of public assistance, family economic deterioration, and capital accumulation. To sustain the circuit of capital, I argue that the family propped up economic growth first through public cash assistance and then through private expenditures, the latter of which lead to the economic deterioration of families dependent on unprecedented levels of debt.


Turning The Song: Music, Power, And The Aesthetics Of Collaboration, Angela C. Glaros Jan 2013

Turning The Song: Music, Power, And The Aesthetics Of Collaboration, Angela C. Glaros

Angela C. Glaros

No abstract provided.


Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis Nov 2012

Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis

Stacey Knight-Davis

As the number of open access journals grows, the usage of the material in libraries is growing. Nearly one quarter of all full text access at Eastern Illinois University comes from open access sources. This poster provides statistics as well as trends over time on OA usage at EIU.


"Where Is The Fiction Section?" Student Expectations, Faculty Needs, & Staff Involvement In Academic Library Readers' Advisory Service, Sarah L. Johnson Jun 2012

"Where Is The Fiction Section?" Student Expectations, Faculty Needs, & Staff Involvement In Academic Library Readers' Advisory Service, Sarah L. Johnson

Sarah L. Johnson

This presentation offers a case study on the approach taken by Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, in regard to popular reading collections and readers' advisory work. Topics include undergraduate students' expectations for offerings in popular fiction and nonfiction in academic libraries, how recreational reading collections can support curricular needs, and how staff can become involved in collection promotion by means of training workshops, development of local exhibits and book lists, and more. Presenter notes included.


A Book Sale How-To Guide [Book Review], Ellen Corrigan Jan 2012

A Book Sale How-To Guide [Book Review], Ellen Corrigan

Ellen K. Corrigan

Review of: A Book Sale How-To Guide: More Money, Less Stress by Pat Ditzler and JoAnn Dumas (American Library Association, 2012). Preprint.


The Role Of Children's Literature In The Curriculum Materials Center, Ann E. Brownson Jan 2012

The Role Of Children's Literature In The Curriculum Materials Center, Ann E. Brownson

Ann E. Brownson

Most curriculum materials centers have children's literature in their collections. Some of these collections include historical trade books; others attempt to collect the newest offerings in a variety of formats. In this chapter, the history, current practices, and future of the children's literature collection in curriculum materials centers and its use by preservice teachers and teacher educators are discussed.


Review Of Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search To Knowledge Formation, Kirstin Duffin Jan 2012

Review Of Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search To Knowledge Formation, Kirstin Duffin

Kirstin Duffin

In this book, Cole attempts to establish a framework for the information searching process. Cole analyzes information need from the perspectives of both information science and computer science. Where information science considers the need as sensory (perceptual-cognitive), computer science views information need as mechanical (input-output). The book, one in the ASIST Monograph Series, is a conceptual work that presents a systematic overview of users’ information retrieval practices.