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The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon Nov 2009

The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon

Faculty and Staff Publications

In this paper, I will explore the role of local peace activist and feminist, Florence Ledyard Kitchelt (1874-1961) in supporting social justice, equality, and world peace. In 1924 Kitchelt accepted a paid position with the Connecticut League of Nation’s Association (CLNA), and for nearly twenty years she served as secretary and director of the organization. Working through the CLNA she canvassed the state promoting peace education and to building support for the League of Nations and the World Court. In 1925 she traveled to Geneva to study the League of Nations and attended the Assembly. Between the wars she ...


Is It An Iphone Or An Ilibrary? – Reaching Out To Users Through Mobile Technology, Mary Nino, Susan Kendall, Sandra Stewart, Lorene Sisson Nov 2009

Is It An Iphone Or An Ilibrary? – Reaching Out To Users Through Mobile Technology, Mary Nino, Susan Kendall, Sandra Stewart, Lorene Sisson

Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Tracking Online Document Usage From The Catalog: Experiences From The Field: The San José State Experience, Susan Kendall Oct 2009

Tracking Online Document Usage From The Catalog: Experiences From The Field: The San José State Experience, Susan Kendall

Faculty and Staff Publications

Presented at the panel: C. C Brown, S. Braunstein, J. Gerke, Susan L. Kendall, L. Weisbrod, S. Cole. "Tracking online document usage from the catalog: Experiences from the Field." The presentations of all the panelists can be found at this link.


Library News, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library Oct 2009

Library News, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library

Library News

No abstract provided.


Academic Gateway, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library Oct 2009

Academic Gateway, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library

Academic Gateway

No abstract provided.


“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier Oct 2009

“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier

Anthony Bernier

While young adults (teenagers) are routinely recognized as constituting nearly 25 percent of the nation's public library users, the vast majority of libraries devote more space and design attention to restrooms than to young people. Worse, there are currently no consistent or established metrics, no evaluation criteria, few conceptual standards of best practices, and little consistency in the methods by which we collect empirical evidence about young adult (YA) spaces. This study is the first systematic attempt to both collect and analyze empirical data on libraries' recent trend toward providing greater spatial equity for YA library service.


“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier Oct 2009

“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier

Faculty Publications

While young adults (teenagers) are routinely recognized as constituting nearly 25 percent of the nation's public library users, the vast majority of libraries devote more space and design attention to restrooms than to young people. Worse, there are currently no consistent or established metrics, no evaluation criteria, few conceptual standards of best practices, and little consistency in the methods by which we collect empirical evidence about young adult (YA) spaces. This study is the first systematic attempt to both collect and analyze empirical data on libraries' recent trend toward providing greater spatial equity for YA library service.


Assignment Research Calculator: Designing And Implementing A Customized Product To Reach Your Students, Monica Fushich, Jane Magee, Elisabeth Thomas Sep 2009

Assignment Research Calculator: Designing And Implementing A Customized Product To Reach Your Students, Monica Fushich, Jane Magee, Elisabeth Thomas

Faculty and Staff Publications

The original Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota is a free open-source tool which helps students manage time and organize the steps of a research project.(FN1) It provides a schedule and timeline for each step, and includes tips and outside links to more information. The head of instruction and outreach services in the Henry Madden Library recognized the value of this popular tool, but felt we could expand on its potential for students and faculty here at California State University-Fresno. We accomplished this by tailoring it to our own library and campus resources, staff and services, thus making ...


Aall Review: Find 50-State Law Surveys Fast!, Michele Lucero Sep 2009

Aall Review: Find 50-State Law Surveys Fast!, Michele Lucero

Faculty Publications

As a librarian, have you ever had the challenge of finding and compiling that needle-in-a-haystack 50-State survey? Or locating the resources to retrieve that subject survey quickly? What about a regulatory survey? Cheryl Rae Nyberg, of the University of Washington, Gallagher Law Library and author of Subject Compilation of State Laws (2006-07) An Annotated Bibliography, provided shortcuts and tips on how to quickly locate a 50-state law survey by any topic. This article is a brief summary of where a librarian can locate 50-state law surveys fast!


Aall Review: Beyond Copyright: How License Agreements & Digital Rights Management Post Challenges To Fair Use & The Provision Of Electronic Or Media Services, Michele Lucero Sep 2009

Aall Review: Beyond Copyright: How License Agreements & Digital Rights Management Post Challenges To Fair Use & The Provision Of Electronic Or Media Services, Michele Lucero

Faculty Publications

License agreements and Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies are common among content suppliers. DRM is the use of technological means to control digital content. Librarians need to understand the connection between copyright and contract, and the implications of fair use.


Aall Review: Working Smart: Innovative Ways To Do More With Your Day, Michele Lucero Sep 2009

Aall Review: Working Smart: Innovative Ways To Do More With Your Day, Michele Lucero

Faculty Publications

Librarians are often faced with challenges of doing more with less. It seems there is not enough time to get it all done efficiently and effectively. Julia E. Hughes of Barley Snyder LLC presented tools and tips to help be more innovative with daily tasks. This program was developed out of a survey of solo librarians. The results of the survey expressed by solo librarians were that they wish they had more time and could find things that took less time, giving them more time to concentrate on more important projects.


Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch Aug 2009

Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch

Anthony Bernier

On January 17, 2009, after years of planning, fundraising, and construction delays, the Oakland Public Library (OPL) finally overcame all obstacles and opened its much-anticipated, newly remodeled TeenZone Department. Planning began in 2001 with the vision that OPL TeenZone would accommodate, educate, and celebrate the city's youth; eight years later this teen space is fulfilling that mission.


Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch Aug 2009

Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch

Faculty Publications

On January 17, 2009, after years of planning, fundraising, and construction delays, the Oakland Public Library (OPL) finally overcame all obstacles and opened its much-anticipated, newly remodeled TeenZone Department. Planning began in 2001 with the vision that OPL TeenZone would accommodate, educate, and celebrate the city's youth; eight years later this teen space is fulfilling that mission.


Let's Have A Party: Information Literacy Instruction As An Empowerment Strategy, Shahla Bahavar, Angela Boyd, Valeria Molteni, Sophie Lesinska Jul 2009

Let's Have A Party: Information Literacy Instruction As An Empowerment Strategy, Shahla Bahavar, Angela Boyd, Valeria Molteni, Sophie Lesinska

Faculty and Staff Publications

Is it a crazy idea or an innovative pedagogical strategy to turn an information literacy instruction (ILI) session into a party? Joy Kim, Curator of the Korean Heritage Library at the University of Southern California, implements this approach every semester to welcome Korean students to USC campus. Considering the success of her program, perhaps more instruction librarians should take time to organize information literacy welcome parties.

International and minority students experience more alienation on campus than average students. Effective ILI often minimizes this sense of alienation felt by these two groups. International students find services available in American libraries are ...


Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier Jul 2009

Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Library News, Spring 2009, San Jose State University Library Apr 2009

Library News, Spring 2009, San Jose State University Library

Library News

No abstract provided.


Academic Gateway, Spring 2009, San Jose State University Library Apr 2009

Academic Gateway, Spring 2009, San Jose State University Library

Academic Gateway

No abstract provided.


Addressing The Needs Of The Homeless: A San José Library Partnership Approach, Francis E. Howard, Lydia N. Collins, Angie Miraflor Jan 2009

Addressing The Needs Of The Homeless: A San José Library Partnership Approach, Francis E. Howard, Lydia N. Collins, Angie Miraflor

Francis E. Howard

Describes an urban joint-use library's approaches to library programs for homeless children, teens, and adults as well as agencies the library could partner with. Proposes that libraries put more effort into reaching out to the homeless community instead of assuming the normal expectation that people will come to the library.


Digital Learning Objects: A Local Response To The California State University System Initiative, Francis E. Howard, Marci Hunsaker, Shu-Hua Liu, Jennifer Davis Jan 2009

Digital Learning Objects: A Local Response To The California State University System Initiative, Francis E. Howard, Marci Hunsaker, Shu-Hua Liu, Jennifer Davis

Francis E. Howard

The purpose of this paper is to present a virtual library plan created by library directors of the 23 California State University (CSU) system campuses. The information literacy portion of the project offers a repository of high quality interactive digital learning objects (DLOs) in the MERLOT repository. Therefore, DLOs created locally at the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Library at San José State University (SJSU) focus on topics that supplement the “core” DLO collection.


Innovate Magazine / Annual Review 2008-2009, San Jose State University Jan 2009

Innovate Magazine / Annual Review 2008-2009, San Jose State University

Innovate Magazine (School of Information)

No abstract provided.


Digital Learning Objects: A Local Response To The California State University System Initiative, Francis E. Howard, Marci Hunsaker, Shu-Hua Liu, Jennifer Davis Jan 2009

Digital Learning Objects: A Local Response To The California State University System Initiative, Francis E. Howard, Marci Hunsaker, Shu-Hua Liu, Jennifer Davis

Faculty and Staff Publications

The purpose of this paper is to present a virtual library plan created by library directors of the 23 California State University (CSU) system campuses. The information literacy portion of the project offers a repository of high quality interactive digital learning objects (DLOs) in the MERLOT repository. Therefore, DLOs created locally at the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Library at San José State University (SJSU) focus on topics that supplement the “core” DLO collection.


Addressing The Needs Of The Homeless: A San José Library Partnership Approach, Francis E. Howard, Lydia N. Collins, Angie Miraflor Jan 2009

Addressing The Needs Of The Homeless: A San José Library Partnership Approach, Francis E. Howard, Lydia N. Collins, Angie Miraflor

Faculty and Staff Publications

Describes an urban joint-use library's approaches to library programs for homeless children, teens, and adults as well as agencies the library could partner with. Proposes that libraries put more effort into reaching out to the homeless community instead of assuming the normal expectation that people will come to the library.


Supporting Youth Boundary Crossing: Intertextuality As A Component Of Design For Information And Visual Literacy, Kristen Rebmann (Clark) Jan 2009

Supporting Youth Boundary Crossing: Intertextuality As A Component Of Design For Information And Visual Literacy, Kristen Rebmann (Clark)

Faculty Publications

This article charts attempts to derive a theoretically guided approach to engaging children in boundary crossing toward literacies and practices associated with the Age of Information. Using Fifth Dimension (5D) afterschool programs as laboratories for informal learning design, interventions were designed to explore the extent to which youth cultures and literacies can be used as intertextual gateways to more educative practices associated with visual and information literacy. Intertextuality is introduced as a concept to consider the relevance of using semantic relationships between popular and educative texts to inform learning design for afterschool programming.


Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier Jan 2009

Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier

Anthony Bernier

While library institutions and youth services professionals debate the fine points of volunteerism, young people’s volunteer participation has been carving out an increasingly justified claim for recognition and research.1 Recent studies on volunteering in the United States demonstrate that between one-third to one-half of young people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five participate in volunteer activities. And as one journalist recently observed, “Volunteering in record numbers, young people became the super-force of the Obama campaign.”2 This participation rate is outstripping that of previous generations.3 A reported 15.5 million teenagers contributed over 1.3 billion ...


Information In Isolation: Gossip And Rumor During The Uk 2001 Foot And Mouth Crisis – Lessons Learned, Christine Hagar Jan 2009

Information In Isolation: Gossip And Rumor During The Uk 2001 Foot And Mouth Crisis – Lessons Learned, Christine Hagar

Christine Hagar

The 2001 foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak con stituted the biggest crisis ever to affect the UK farming system; it was one of the worst epidemics of its kind in the world. Farmers and rural communities were disrupted and traumatized as FMD spread rapidly through the whole of the country. The crisis unfolded as a series of information and communication problems, primarily from government to farmers, with consequences for action in a time of crisis. Farmers needed information at the different stages of the crisis to inform them about the various processes and procedures that had to be carried ...


Information In Isolation: Gossip And Rumor During The Uk 2001 Foot And Mouth Crisis – Lessons Learned, Christine Hagar Jan 2009

Information In Isolation: Gossip And Rumor During The Uk 2001 Foot And Mouth Crisis – Lessons Learned, Christine Hagar

Faculty Publications

The 2001 foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak con stituted the biggest crisis ever to affect the UK farming system; it was one of the worst epidemics of its kind in the world. Farmers and rural communities were disrupted and traumatized as FMD spread rapidly through the whole of the country. The crisis unfolded as a series of information and communication problems, primarily from government to farmers, with consequences for action in a time of crisis. Farmers needed information at the different stages of the crisis to inform them about the various processes and procedures that had to be carried ...


Teaching And Learning In Second Life: A Pilot Study, Anamika Dasgupta Jan 2009

Teaching And Learning In Second Life: A Pilot Study, Anamika Dasgupta

Faculty and Staff Publications

Second Life (SL) is a 3-D virtual online environment that was first released in 2003 by Linden Lab. Educators speculate that it has the ability to support kinesthetic and audio-visual styles. Many universities and colleges have built their teaching campuses in SL in order to experiment with teaching and learning activities in SL. In this study, data were collected from 16 students to evaluate how students respond to the various communication modes available in SL, how students perceive the manipulation of in-world movement, navigation, and action affordances in SL, and how students perceive using a virtual environment to attain learning ...