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How Do You Say No?, Emily Ford Dec 2009

How Do You Say No?, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article discusses ways on how to say a "no." It states that a person's ability to say "no" to taking a new project at work or another appointment affects the mental wellness and healthy work or life balance. William Ury, author of the book "The Power of a Positive No" argues that positive "no" affirms an individual's values and sends clear communication with others. It also provides various experiences of the other workers of how they approach in saying "no."


Technology In Practice. Your Desktop: The Movie, Meredith G. Farkas Nov 2009

Technology In Practice. Your Desktop: The Movie, Meredith G. Farkas

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article focuses on technologies that enable library staff in the U.S. to produce interactive video instruction including screencast, which is defined as a film that is taken of a desktop of a computer. It recommends screencasting software for library tutorial purposes. It states varied ways on how the Orange County Public Library in Florida uses screencasts for library instruction. The author explains the benefit of screencasting for libraries that are facing difficulty in providing online instruction to people.


How The Dark Horse Came In : Portland State University Library Acquires Dark Horse Comics Archive, Michael S. Bowman, Cristine Paschild, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair Nov 2009

How The Dark Horse Came In : Portland State University Library Acquires Dark Horse Comics Archive, Michael S. Bowman, Cristine Paschild, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article reports on the acquisition made by the Portland State University (PSU) on the archives of Dark Horse Comics Inc. The acquisition is done after PSU alumnus and founder of Dark Horse Comics Mark Richardson donated multiple copies of the past issues of their publication and succeeding copies of the publication. The donation is also for the purpose of preserving the publication in the university library. The donated publication is also expected to be used by researchers as a destination resource in popular culture, gender studies, and sequential art. Donating copies to the library, Richardson also expects to create ...


Heard On The Net: What Library Practices Are Scalable?, Jill Emery Oct 2009

Heard On The Net: What Library Practices Are Scalable?, Jill Emery

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This column explores OCLC Web-scale Management Services (WMS).


Outreach Is (Un)Dead, Emily Ford Sep 2009

Outreach Is (Un)Dead, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article discusses ways to keep outreach activities alive while demolishing the body of outreach.


Herd On The Net: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself..., Jill Emery Jul 2009

Herd On The Net: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself..., Jill Emery

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This column is a brief overview of the author.


Why We Should Adopt Alaconnect : A Brief Review And Rumination On Ala's New Online Community, Emily Ford May 2009

Why We Should Adopt Alaconnect : A Brief Review And Rumination On Ala's New Online Community, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article offers a brief review and rumination on American Library Association's (ALA's) ALAConnect, an online community. ALAConnect aims to engage in ALA business and network with other members around issues and interests relevant to the profession. The author discusses the social context and implications that ALAConnect has on ALA politics and the organization's evolution, as well as some of the more apparent and concrete issues surrounding this technological implementation.


Save A Horse, Ride A New Train Of Thought: Using Threshold Concepts To Teach Information Literacy, Lori Townsend, Korey Brunetti, Amy R. Hofer May 2009

Save A Horse, Ride A New Train Of Thought: Using Threshold Concepts To Teach Information Literacy, Lori Townsend, Korey Brunetti, Amy R. Hofer

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This presentation explores the idea that threshold concepts may hold potential for information literacy instruction. It says that threshold concepts can offer an exciting way to re-envision and re-energize IL instruction by providing a simple and useful framework for questioning what we focus on in our teaching and why.


My (Our) Abusive Relationship With Google And What We Can Do About It, Emily Ford Feb 2009

My (Our) Abusive Relationship With Google And What We Can Do About It, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

A blog featuring the proposed Google Book Search Settlement Agreement is discussed.


Three Times A Study: Business Students And The Library, Heidi Senior, Kerry Wu, Diane M. Martin, Margaret Mellinger Jan 2009

Three Times A Study: Business Students And The Library, Heidi Senior, Kerry Wu, Diane M. Martin, Margaret Mellinger

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Revisiting a study performed 30 years ago, researchers at three institutions surveyed undergraduate and graduate students in marketing courses to determine their attitudes toward and knowledge of library services and collections. Results found that 21st-century students are more likely to believe in the importance of library research, to have had library instruction, and to use Web sites and Internet search engines to begin their research. However, they are less likely to read business periodicals. Faced with a list of information sources, they are generally able to pick out a useful resource, although not always the most efficient. Implications for library ...


Review Of The East Asian Story Finder: A Guide To 468 Tales From China, Japan And Korea, Listing Subjects And Sources, Amy R. Hofer Jan 2009

Review Of The East Asian Story Finder: A Guide To 468 Tales From China, Japan And Korea, Listing Subjects And Sources, Amy R. Hofer

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article reviews the book "The East Asian Story Finder: A Guide to 468 Tales From China, Japan and Korea, Listing Subjects and Sources," by Sharon B. Elswit.


The Library Catalog As Experimental Sandbox, Thomas W. Larsen Jan 2009

The Library Catalog As Experimental Sandbox, Thomas W. Larsen

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article offers information on the modern online public access catalog (OPAC) which is available on the Internet through WorldCat in the U.S. As stated, modern OPAC improves on previous catalogs with enhanced search capabilities and is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection. In addition, WorldCat.org offers an interface that displays search results that guide users to the nearest library that holds the item in question, thus allowing the user to find the quickest way of obtaining the item from a library.