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Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2018, Seaall Apr 2018

Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2018, Seaall

Newsletters

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Book Review: International Librarianship At Home And Abroad, Jennifer A. Bartlett Apr 2018

Book Review: International Librarianship At Home And Abroad, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

What is meant by “international librarianship”? The term can be difficult to define, potentially encompassing a vast array of library activities, including collecting materials published abroad, participating in librarian exchanges, and attending international library conferences.


What Goes Where?: Measures To Decrease The Costs Of Digital Storage, Sarah Dorpinghaus Mar 2018

What Goes Where?: Measures To Decrease The Costs Of Digital Storage, Sarah Dorpinghaus

Library Presentations

This presentation addresses alternative preservation measures to combat costs associated with a quickly growing digital storage footprint.


Preserving Digital Oral Histories, Douglas A. Boyd Mar 2018

Preserving Digital Oral Histories, Douglas A. Boyd

Library Presentations

This presentation addresses considerations for preserving audiovisual materials and large file formats.


You Too, Can Prevent Librarian Burnout, Jennifer A. Bartlett Feb 2018

You Too, Can Prevent Librarian Burnout, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Contrary to popular opinion, libraries present numerous challenges and stressors to their employees that can contribute to occupational burnout. This New and Noteworthy column presents recent resources including books, journal articles, and online resources discussing the unique issues of librarian burnout.


Southeastern Law Librarian Special Election Edition 2018, Seaall Feb 2018

Southeastern Law Librarian Special Election Edition 2018, Seaall

Newsletters

The 2018 Special Election Edition of the Southeastern Law Librarian details the candidates for open SEAALL Officer positions.


Social Responsibility, Librarianship, And The Ala: The 2015 Banned Books Week Poster Controversy, Emily J. M. Knox, Shannon M. Oltmann Jan 2018

Social Responsibility, Librarianship, And The Ala: The 2015 Banned Books Week Poster Controversy, Emily J. M. Knox, Shannon M. Oltmann

Information Science Faculty Publications

This article explores the recent controversy over the American Library Association’s poster for Banned Books Week. In particular, this article connects the 2015 controversy to broader historical issues and tensions within American librarianship concerning social responsibilities. The researchers used a qualitative approach, conducting telephone interviews with 26 individuals. The interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed deductively. The interviews revealed deep continuing tensions regarding American librarianship’s relationship to responsibilities. First, there is some dissatisfaction with the American Library Association and its Office for Intellectual Freedom. Second, there are competing conceptualizations of censorship and how to apply these differing meanings ...


"Participant" Perceptions Of Twitter Research Ethics, Casey Fiesler, Nicholas Proferes Jan 2018

"Participant" Perceptions Of Twitter Research Ethics, Casey Fiesler, Nicholas Proferes

Information Science Faculty Publications

Social computing systems such as Twitter present new research sites that have provided billions of data points to researchers. However, the availability of public social media data has also presented ethical challenges. As the research community works to create ethical norms, we should be considering users’ concerns as well. With this in mind, we report on an exploratory survey of Twitter users’ perceptions of the use of tweets in research. Within our survey sample, few users were previously aware that their public tweets could be used by researchers, and the majority felt that researchers should not be able to use ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2018, Seaall Jan 2018

Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2018, Seaall

Newsletters

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Escaping Into The Creative Imagination: A Case Study Of James J. Guthrie And The Pear Tree Press, Hayley Harlow Jan 2018

Escaping Into The Creative Imagination: A Case Study Of James J. Guthrie And The Pear Tree Press, Hayley Harlow

Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab Student Research

This paper focuses upon the collection of works by Scottish printmaker James J. Guthrie (1874-1952) housed in the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center. The collection includes numerous prints, drawings, and book plates from the Pear Tree Press, the private press Guthrie operated in England from 1899 until his death. My research will in part analyze the influence of the Romantic period in Guthrie’s work, particularly that of William Blake, as well as the connection between Guthrie’s own creative autonomy and the Romantic movement’s notion of poetic genius. It will examine this revival of Romantic ...


Exploring Evolutionary Medicine Through 19Th Century Medical Collections: Applications In Archival Studies, Taylor Sturgill Jan 2018

Exploring Evolutionary Medicine Through 19Th Century Medical Collections: Applications In Archival Studies, Taylor Sturgill

Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab Student Research

Evolution has been a paradox in the field of science, but, the study of evolutionary medicine applies both the evolutionary game theory and medicine. This study was conducted to explore evolution by analyzing two 19th century collections of medical formulations and prescriptions while compared to the trend of public health and pathogenic mechanisms. Analysis of organic structure in historical prescriptions, descriptive epidemiology in Kentucky, and the idea of the germ theory will be used explicitly to show the evolutionary change of health and disease. Results of this study provided an outlook on ingredients that stimulate the body as a whole ...


Book Review: Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’S Future In An Uncertain World, Jennifer A. Bartlett Jan 2018

Book Review: Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’S Future In An Uncertain World, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Although the concept of “sustainability” has many possible meanings, its connection to environmental issues is perhaps the most familiar. Thus, a reader coming across Rebekkah Smith Aldrich’s new book might assume that it is primarily about how libraries can best demonstrate stewardship of environmental resources. While this is certainly one important piece of the discussion, Sustainable Thinking has a much larger goal: advocating the capacity of libraries to build communities, whether it be through environmental, financial, leadership, political, or other initiatives.


A Brief Overview Of Intelligent Mobility Management For Future Wireless Mobile Networks, Ilsun You, Yuh-Shyan Chen, Sherali Zeadally, Fei Song Nov 2017

A Brief Overview Of Intelligent Mobility Management For Future Wireless Mobile Networks, Ilsun You, Yuh-Shyan Chen, Sherali Zeadally, Fei Song

Information Science Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Discovering Kentucky: What I Learned Processing Public Policy Papers, Sarah Coblentz Nov 2017

Discovering Kentucky: What I Learned Processing Public Policy Papers, Sarah Coblentz

LIS Student Conference

Over the course of one year Sarah processed collections relating to public policy as the Earle C. Clements Graduate Assistant at the Special Collections Research Center at UK. Through this position, she was able to learn more about the state of Kentucky and those fighting to protect its history and environment.


Learning About Research Data Services: My Lis 672 Practicum Experience, Steven Pfeiffer Nov 2017

Learning About Research Data Services: My Lis 672 Practicum Experience, Steven Pfeiffer

LIS Student Conference

Steven will describe his LIS 672 Practicum currently in progress at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Especially important is a tool he developed to help researchers generate a ReadMe file for their work.


Tutoring And Writing Center Libguide, Jenna Wolf Nov 2017

Tutoring And Writing Center Libguide, Jenna Wolf

LIS Student Conference

No abstract provided.


More Than Just Students: Personal Information Needs Of Esl Community College Students, Jennifer Jeffers Nov 2017

More Than Just Students: Personal Information Needs Of Esl Community College Students, Jennifer Jeffers

LIS Student Conference

Over a million international students attended U.S. colleges and universities in the 2015-­ 2016 academic year, international student enrollment has risen steadily over the past decade, and the majority of these students come from countries where English is not the primary language (Institute for International Education, 2016). Furthermore, the Pew Research Center reports that “future immigrants and their children will account for 88% of the U.S. population increase between 2016 and 2065” (as cited in Ramakrishnan, Barker, Vervoordt, & Zhang, 2017, p. 1).

Existing studies of international and English as a second language (ESL) students have focused mainly on their academic information needs, while relatively few have considered information needs related to their personal lives. However, as suggested by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it can be difficult for a person to focus on learning and self-­actualization when safety and belonging needs are not being met (as cited in Ramakrishnan, Barker, Vervoordt, & Zhang, 2017).

Furthermore, academic level may be a predictor of information behavior (Alzougool, Chang, Gomes, & Berry, 2013;; Sin & Kim, 2013;; Yi, 2007), yet few studies address the information behavior of ESL students attending community colleges.

Thus, this study seeks ...


Meeting The Social Media Needs Of Lexington’S Lgbtq Community, Erin Weber Nov 2017

Meeting The Social Media Needs Of Lexington’S Lgbtq Community, Erin Weber

LIS Student Conference

Erin will present a strategic plan for the social media needs of the Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO) and Pride Library in Lexington. She will include discussion on whether social media is a means to a larger goal or a means unto itself for PCSO.


Menstrupedia: Fighting The Stigma Against Comprehensive Sex Education, Cindy Butor Nov 2017

Menstrupedia: Fighting The Stigma Against Comprehensive Sex Education, Cindy Butor

LIS Student Conference

This poster demonstrates how comics can be used to inform teens about puberty by focusing on the Indian comic Menstrupedia. It has been adapted from a PowerPoint presented at the 2017 Graphic Medicine Conference in Seattle and includes information about graphic medicine, the health-based comics movement.


Language And Socioeconomics Predict Geographic Variation In Peer Review Outcomes At An Ecology Journal, C. Sean Burns, Charles W. Fox Nov 2017

Language And Socioeconomics Predict Geographic Variation In Peer Review Outcomes At An Ecology Journal, C. Sean Burns, Charles W. Fox

Information Science Faculty Publications

Papers submitted by scientists located in western nations generally fare better in the peer review process than do papers submitted by scientists from elsewhere. This paper examines geographic variation in peer review outcomes (whether a manuscript is sent for review, review scores obtained, and final decisions by editors) for 3529 submissions over a 4.5 year period at the journal Functional Ecology. In particular, we test whether geographic variation in language and socioeconomics are adequate to explain most or are all of this variation. There was no relationship between the geographic regions of handling editors and the decisions to send ...


"When Words Become Unclear": Unmasking Ict Through Visual Methodologies In Participatory Ict4d, Caitlin M. Bentley, David Nemer, Sara Vannini Oct 2017

"When Words Become Unclear": Unmasking Ict Through Visual Methodologies In Participatory Ict4d, Caitlin M. Bentley, David Nemer, Sara Vannini

Information Science Faculty Publications

Across the globe, our work and social lives are increasingly integrated with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), yet massive disparities in the values, uses and benefits of ICT exist. New methods are needed to shed light on unique and integrative concepts of ICT across cultures. This paper explores the use of visual methods to facilitate critical engagement with ICT—defined as situational awareness, reflexive ICT practice and power and control over ICT. This definition of critical ICT engagement is informed by a cultural identity lens, and intends to improve participatory methods in ICT for Development (ICT4D) and community technology design ...


Creating Space At The Table: Intellectual Freedom Can Bolster Diverse Voices, Shannon M. Oltmann Oct 2017

Creating Space At The Table: Intellectual Freedom Can Bolster Diverse Voices, Shannon M. Oltmann

Information Science Faculty Publications

Many of the most challenged books, year after year, feature voices from diverse communities (including those of women, racial or ethnic minorities, and LGBT people). Intellectual freedom protects these voices and protects our right to hear these voices. This essay discusses the definition of intellectual freedom, why diverse perspectives are important, and how intellectual freedom can bolster diverse voices. In turn, this can improve our relationships with one another, increasing empathy and respect, which can be reflected in numerous ways and is particularly important in a divisive political climate.


Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2017, Seaall Oct 2017

Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2017, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Students Lead The Library: The Importance Of Student Contributions To The Academic Library, Jennifer A. Bartlett Oct 2017

Book Review: Students Lead The Library: The Importance Of Student Contributions To The Academic Library, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Academic libraries, often said to be the “heart of the university,” owe their existence and importance to the students they serve. Students are at the core of the library mission, driving decisions in collections, services, innovation, outreach, and research support. However, their direct role in institutional planning is minimal, and their primary role is most often that of library user. Given their importance to libraries, how can students actively participate in library success? Students Lead the Library offers several examples of student involvement in action, or, as editors Sara Arnold-Garza and Carissa Tomlinson state, “this book seeks to elevate the ...


Collaborating To Engage In Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch Sep 2017

Collaborating To Engage In Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch

Library Presentations

The University of Kentucky (UK) is participating as a Center of Excellence (COE) for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Smithsonian Institution, and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries‘ (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP). This collaborative effort is designed to distribute collection development for all Federal agencies across the entire Southeast.

The presenter will describe how UK has focused its depository collection development efforts on non-COE agencies, and reduced its retrospective collection development for other institutions’ COE agencies.


Intellectual Freedom In Academic Libraries: Surveying Deans About Its Significance, Shannon M. Oltmann Sep 2017

Intellectual Freedom In Academic Libraries: Surveying Deans About Its Significance, Shannon M. Oltmann

Information Science Faculty Publications

In this study, deans and directors of academic libraries were surveyed about intellectual freedom. The survey found that most respondents said they rarely think about intellectual freedom yet said it was “somewhat” or “very” important in their libraries. Most did not have formal intellectual freedom policies; they often relied on statements from the American Library Association or other library organizations. Copyright/intellectual property, privacy, plagiarism, and academic freedom were the most important concerns related to intellectual freedom. Although this study shed some light on intellectual freedom in academic libraries, further work remains to be done.


Just Breathe–Mindfulness And Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett Aug 2017

Just Breathe–Mindfulness And Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

The benefits of mindfulness practice techniques, including meditation and reflection, are the subject of several recent articles, books, and online resources.


The Basic Archives Workshop: A Partnership Between Kentucky Community Organizations And University Of Kentucky Libraries, Ruth E. Bryan, Sarah Dorpinghaus Jul 2017

The Basic Archives Workshop: A Partnership Between Kentucky Community Organizations And University Of Kentucky Libraries, Ruth E. Bryan, Sarah Dorpinghaus

Library Presentations

UK Libraries has held a series of archives workshops to help community organizations preserve and manage their records. In this session, archivists and attendees share personal and professional reasons for hosting/attending the workshop, workshop challenges and successes, and more. Featured are audio and video clips from interviews with community members who attended the workshops. An open forum follows to discuss:

  • What are individual and community needs and interests?
  • Is sharing knowledge through a workshop setting enough?
  • What barriers prevent individual or community collaborations with repositories? How can these be removed or lowered?
  • And more!


Intentionality And Transparency As Pedagogical Techniques In The Information Literacy Classroom, Beth Fuchs Jul 2017

Intentionality And Transparency As Pedagogical Techniques In The Information Literacy Classroom, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

When you build a lesson plan for a class session, how do you decide on its content and activities? What if you started to peel back the curtain a bit and let students in on some of your thinking and intentions? Recent research from The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has shown that students benefit when teachers articulate the thought processes behind instructional decisions and goals with them. This relatively small intervention, traditionally applied to assignment design, has shown to have a big impact. How can the results of ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2017, Seaall Jul 2017

Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2017, Seaall

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No abstract provided.