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2012

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Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Names In The News: Gillespie Gives Presentation On Poverty, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier Dec 2012

Names In The News: Gillespie Gives Presentation On Poverty, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Manufacturing Process And The Integration Process Needed To Create A Streamline Work Cell For Instruction At The University Level Course, Nicholas J. Savitzky Dec 2012

Manufacturing Process And The Integration Process Needed To Create A Streamline Work Cell For Instruction At The University Level Course, Nicholas J. Savitzky

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns Nov 2012

Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


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

Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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.


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.


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

Open Access Journal Usage At Eiu, Stacey Knight-Davis

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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.


Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns Nov 2012

Open Access & Beyond: The Nuts And Bolts Of Repositories, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley Tolppanen, Janice Derr Oct 2012

The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley Tolppanen, Janice Derr

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Storage facilities for library materials can range from a small room within a library to specially constructed high density remote storage facilities. This poster session will consider the issues surrounding the efficient operation of a storage facility. Topics covered will include the selection of materials to be placed in storage, the shelving arrangement in the facility, the cataloging and relabeling of storage bound items, and the moving of materials to the storage facility. Other issues considered will be shelf-reading, shifting, security and climate control, and retrieval of storage items for patrons. The poster session will be based on Booth Library ...


The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Janice Derr Oct 2012

The Operation Of A Library Storage Facility, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Janice Derr

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Storage facilities for library materials can range from a small room within a library to specially constructed high density remote storage facilities. This poster session will consider the issues surrounding the efficient operation of a storage facility. Topics covered will include the selection of materials to be placed in storage, the shelving arrangement in the facility, the cataloging and relabeling of storage bound items, and the moving of materials to the storage facility. Other issues considered will be shelf-reading, shifting, security and climate control, and retrieval of storage items for patrons. The poster session will be based on Booth Library ...


The Development Of A Pay-For-Performance Appraisal System For Municipal Agencies: A Case Study, Michael A. Mulvaney, William R. Mckinney, Richard Grodsky Oct 2012

The Development Of A Pay-For-Performance Appraisal System For Municipal Agencies: A Case Study, Michael A. Mulvaney, William R. Mckinney, Richard Grodsky

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

Well-designed employee performance appraisal instruments assume great importance by providing agencies with information that can guide administrative and developmental decision-making about their most important asset—their human resources. Administratively, performance appraisals serve as the formal evaluation tool used by managers when making decisions about the distribution of pay increases and the promotion and demotion of an employee. Developmentally, performance appraisals assist agencies in identifying issues such as employee training needs and cross training opportunities.1 Despite its importance, both employees and management often view the performance appraisal process as frustrating and unfair. These frustrations are largely attributed to a reliance ...


Invisible Chronic Illness: Invisible Is Not Imaginary, Rebecca L. Tadlock-Marlo Oct 2012

Invisible Chronic Illness: Invisible Is Not Imaginary, Rebecca L. Tadlock-Marlo

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

The need for counselors to be versed in various areas of multicultural counseling is a requirement to the profession (ACA Code of Ethics, 2005). Providing a basis of counselor knowledge in dealing with the various areas of multiculturalism is necessary to revolutionize how we are able to help clients with various life stories. One of the goals within the ACA standards is to help navigate a sense of empowerment for such clients. Counselors must promote holistic wellness in the often challenging social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual path of comeback. With the rise in invisible chronic physical conditions, the importance of ...


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Book Review: The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide To 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools And Other Resources, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns Aug 2012

Leader, Supervisor, Facilitator: Applying Technology Management Techniques To Repository Management, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Managing a repository can mean wearing a number of different management "hats": Leading the vision of the repository, supervising support staff effectively, and facilitating department and faculty content contributions. This presentation focuses on techniques from the field of technology management, including Total Quality Management, the Five Factor Model of Leadership, Facilitation Skills, and Motivational Theories of Supervision. We will introduce these theories and focus our discussions on sharing best practices for managing repository workflows and staffing.


Eiu Political Science Review -- Fall 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science Jul 2012

Eiu Political Science Review -- Fall 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science

EIU Political Science Review

The EIU Political Science Review is a new online journal created specifically for undergraduate students of political science. The journal consists of a variety of high-quality, peer reviewed undergraduate papers. Nearly any type of political science paper from a EIU political science course (3000-4000) can be submitted to the journal including: position papers, analytical critiques, research papers, book reviews, case briefs, and many more. If you're interested in submitting one of your own pieces of work please read below for more information.


Does Terrain Slope Really Dominate Goal Searching?, Daniele Nardi Jul 2012

Does Terrain Slope Really Dominate Goal Searching?, Daniele Nardi

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

If you can locate a target by using one reliable source of information, why would you use an unreliable one? A similar question has been faced in a recent study on homing pigeons, in which, despite the presence of better predictors of the goal location, the slope of the floor in an arena dominated the searching process. This piece of evidence seems to contradict straightforward accounts of associative learning, according to which behavior should be controlled by the stimulus that best predicts the reward, and has fueled interest toward one question that, to date, has received scarce attention in the ...


"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.


"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

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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.


Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns May 2012

Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns May 2012

Book Review: Open Source Web Applications For Libraries, Todd Bruns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Drinking Games Among College Students, Emily Schumacher Apr 2012

Drinking Games Among College Students, Emily Schumacher

2012 Awards for Excellence in Student Research & Creative Activity - Documents

The purpose of this study was to explore, analyze, and compare the attitudes, behaviors, consequences, and reasons for participation in drinking games among college students. An 11-item questionnaire was created and used to survey respondents. Face and content validity were established by using an expert panel. The survey included demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal information and consisted of yes or no, multiple choice, and ranking questions. The data was analyzed through descriptive statistics using SPSS. Data was reported by frequencies and percentages. Descriptive studies allowed the researcher to gain a better understanding of the attitudes and behaviors of college students participating ...


The Relationship Between Dialectical Self And Hedonic, Eudaimonic, And Social Well-Being, Ayaka Hisanaga Apr 2012

The Relationship Between Dialectical Self And Hedonic, Eudaimonic, And Social Well-Being, Ayaka Hisanaga

2012 Awards for Excellence in Student Research & Creative Activity - Documents

Many researchers in psychology have sought to identify and examine various factors that foster mental health and psychological well-being. The way one perceives and experiences one's self (also called "sense of self') has been one of these factors. The concept of a dialectical self refers to a specific way we sense or view ourselves. An individual with a dialectical sense of self recognizes not only positive attributes of the self but also negative qualities. It represents an ability to accept and tolerate contradictions and fluidity in the self. Although previous studies have shown that a dialectical self is associated ...


Eiu Political Science Review -- Spring 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science Apr 2012

Eiu Political Science Review -- Spring 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science

EIU Political Science Review

The EIU Political Science Review is a new online journal created specifically for undergraduate students of political science. The journal consists of a variety of high-quality, peer reviewed undergraduate papers. Nearly any type of political science paper from a EIU political science course (3000-4000) can be submitted to the journal including: position papers, analytical critiques, research papers, book reviews, case briefs, and many more. If you're interested in submitting one of your own pieces of work please read below for more information.


Issue 33, David Bell Apr 2012

Issue 33, David Bell

NoteBooth

The Keep provides access and preservation; "Building Memories" exhibit; National Library Week activities; Little Theatre on the Square photo collection donated


Negotiating Within A Shared Governance Format, Suzanne C. Wagner, C. Henrik Borgstrom Mar 2012

Negotiating Within A Shared Governance Format, Suzanne C. Wagner, C. Henrik Borgstrom

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

The act of unionization creates a sense of unity among faculty, however, it also creates an adversarial relationship with administration. Although both the administration and the faculty believe they have the university’s best interests in mind, contract negotiations are typically contentious and divisive. A unique process for negotiations is presented illustrating how working within a shared governance format can enable faculty and administration to work together in preparation, research and analysis, problem solving and mutual gains bargaining that results in success for both parties and, ultimately, the university.


Examining The Decline In Bargaining Power In Faculty Labor Unions In The United States: The Effects Of Reduced Monopoly Power In Providing Public Higher Education, Lynn A. Smith, Robert S. Balough Mar 2012

Examining The Decline In Bargaining Power In Faculty Labor Unions In The United States: The Effects Of Reduced Monopoly Power In Providing Public Higher Education, Lynn A. Smith, Robert S. Balough

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

This study examines the decline in the economic power of faculty labor unions in public higher education in the United States in recent years. The authors assume the labor union is a utility maximizing entity and that income accrues to the “union family.” The union family attempts to maximize this income. By analyzing collective bargaining agreements and hiring practices between the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the authors construct bargaining indices. Because this study is focused on the change in bargaining power of labor unions in public higher education ...


Collective Bargaining In United Kingdom Higher Education, Helen Fairfoul, Laurence Hopkins, Geoff White Mar 2012

Collective Bargaining In United Kingdom Higher Education, Helen Fairfoul, Laurence Hopkins, Geoff White

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

This article provides an overview of the collective bargaining system in United Kingdom (UK) higher education and considers some of the current challenges. The arrangements for determining the pay of staff in UK higher education reflect both the historical context of the UK funding system and the unique nature of UK industrial relations law. From World War II, the funding of UK higher education has predominantly come from central government spending with a strong central framework of policy and governance. Since the 1960s, the higher education sector has grown dramatically, both in terms of student numbers and the number of ...


Universities Must Continue To Bargain, Thomas J. Kriger Mar 2012

Universities Must Continue To Bargain, Thomas J. Kriger

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Faculty with collective bargaining rights across the nation will—and should—agree with Daniel Julius’s conclusion that “College and university leaders should continue to honor collectively negotiated agreements maintaining relationships with faculty unions.” When implemented correctly, these agreements, as Julius points out, serve the interests of both faculty and administrators. Such agreements codify and protect due process rights for both sides. They also provide both faculty and administrators with a level of predictability and stability in labor relations that are necessary on today’s complex and hectic campuses. While I agree with almost everything Julius has written here, there ...


Universities Should Continue To Bargain, Daniel J. Julius Mar 2012

Universities Should Continue To Bargain, Daniel J. Julius

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

College and university leaders should to continue to honor collectively negotiated agreements maintaining relationships with faculty unions, rather than avail themselves of tempting opportunities to redraw the labor and human resources map. To understand why requires some background on the academic union movement, the impact of unions on university management, and the potential advantages of collective bargaining.