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My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila Dec 2009

My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila

Faculty Scholarship

This is my philosophy of teaching and learning, as developed during the ACRL Immersion Intentional Teacher Track in Nashville, TN in December of 2009


My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila Nov 2009

My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila

This is my philosophy of teaching and learning, as developed during the ACRL Immersion Intentional Teacher Track in Nashville, TN in December of 2009


Use Of The Worldcat Collection Analysis Tool To Assess The Statewide Serials Collection In Illinois, Chad E. Buckley Nov 2009

Use Of The Worldcat Collection Analysis Tool To Assess The Statewide Serials Collection In Illinois, Chad E. Buckley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

In an era of consistently poor funding for materials budgets, libraries must work to identify the most cost-effective solutions for providing access to information needed by patrons. Consortia play an important role in these solutions for many libraries and can help leverage their buying power to provide widespread access to various publishers’ content at more affordable costs. The CARLI consortium in Illinois formed a Statewide Serials Collection Task Force in 2006 to “investigate various collaborative options related to print and electronic serials collections across the state.” As part of this group's work, the Worldcat Collection Analysis tool, commonly employed ...


The Google Book Search Settlement And The View From The Public Interest World, Laura Quilter Nov 2009

The Google Book Search Settlement And The View From The Public Interest World, Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink Nov 2009

Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This original research described a comparison of 50 composition topics taken from my library instruction sessions with Reference Universe versus simple keyword searching of the online catalog. Pete and I concluded that twenty-three percent of the "good" hits in Reference Universe were also found in OPAC search and that the OPAC search found fewer "good" hits overall; but also found different relevant resources.


Online Reference Question Protocol, Nora Hillyer Oct 2009

Online Reference Question Protocol, Nora Hillyer

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

This presentation first provides a snapshot of internet habits of college-age patrons. Then, following topics are discussed: concerns with online reference; ideas to use online reference to its fullest potential; the human element online; personal space; and language of communication for the online environment; handling rude/impatient users; more issues to consider; and words of advice from veterans


Cast A Net: Meshing Libraries With Service Learning, Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer Oct 2009

Cast A Net: Meshing Libraries With Service Learning, Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Common Missions and Goals; Tying UNO Faculty, Students, and Community Partners Together; Service Learning Defined; Where is the Library in Service Learning; Service Learning Projects at the Criss Library; Mesh Your Library with Service Learning; What can the Library Offer SL Projects?


An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau Oct 2009

An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau

The Southeastern Librarian

Millions of students visit academic libraries each year, hoping to achieve success in the classroom and make progress with their research. Many of these students need help in navigating the complex services, collections, and facilities of a large academic library. Librarians often respond to this need by offering in-person orientation tours. However, with this approach, library personnel are unable to reach all who need assistance. Furthermore, the schedules of busy students and busy librarians do not always coincide, and students may prefer to learn about the library in a more flexible, self-paced fashion. It’s known that in-person tours are ...


Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne E. Rauh Oct 2009

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne E. Rauh

Anne Rauh

WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee Member The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! will be created on Flickr the week of November 1, and then unveiled to the media November 18. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state. Attend this program and learn how to include your library’s story – in pictures!


Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries Oct 2009

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Fall 2009


Outlook, Fall 2009, Wayne State University Library System Oct 2009

Outlook, Fall 2009, Wayne State University Library System

Library Publications

Newsletter from the Wayne State University Library System. Fall 2009 articles include: Remembering Lothar Spang; Library System Establishes Two Lothar Spang Memorial Funds; Library System Welcomes Virginia C. Thomas as Law Library Director; SLIS Hosts Re-Accreditation Visit; Updates and Renovations in the Libraries; Shiffman Medical Library Opens Inside Richard J. Mazurek, M.D. Medical Education Commons; Libraries Lose Longtime Staff Member Su Bardeleben; Donor and New Board of Visitors Member: Michael Sullivan Wells; 2007/2008 Donors to the Library System; Greetings From Dean Sandra Yee.


Assess, Improve, And Share: Using Libqual+Tm To Provide A Quick And Easy Assessment For Accreditors, Administrators, And Users, Eric Forte Oct 2009

Assess, Improve, And Share: Using Libqual+Tm To Provide A Quick And Easy Assessment For Accreditors, Administrators, And Users, Eric Forte

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Assessment in academic libraries is more important than ever as we strive to satisfy users, administrators and accreditation agencies, and present data to inform ongoing and future strategic directions. LibQUAL+TM yields a substantive set of quantitative and qualitative data that is relatively fast and easy to analyze, and is especially useful when significant skills and time to conduct meaningful assessment may not be present, such as in smaller academic libraries. Communicating the results and responses of assessment to stakeholders is a vital aspect of assessment and may in itself be indicative of the likelihood to enact positive change based ...


The Politics Of Promoting Freedom Of Information And Expression In International Librarianship: The Ifla/Faife Project. [Book Review]., Robert P. Holley Oct 2009

The Politics Of Promoting Freedom Of Information And Expression In International Librarianship: The Ifla/Faife Project. [Book Review]., Robert P. Holley

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang Oct 2009

Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article describes the Second Life culture as an interactive virtual environment from the perspective of a reference librarian. The cited advantages of using Second Life are synchronous interaction with other people, clearer appearance of chat text messages, incorporation of social norms, and accessibility. Among the noted obstacles to using Second Life are its price, intentional distress of other avatars, empty virtual public places, less hierarchy among participants, chatting via rapid typing, and quick change of landscapes and avatars.


Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata Oct 2009

Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article calls for the need to reinvent libraries for the next generation of library users. It stresses the value of being able to provide customer satisfaction, building and maintaining loyalty as well as resolving customer complaints so as to compete with other libraries. It also points out the importance of branding as a marketing strategy and encourages libraries to adhere to the liaison model or subject specialist model in providing specialized service. Also suggested are steps for marketing library services.


Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne Rauh Oct 2009

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures To Tell The Library Story, Peter Gilbert, Martha Gammons, Lia Vellardita, Anne Rauh

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee Member The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! will be created on Flickr the week of November 1, and then unveiled to the media November 18. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state. Attend this program and learn how to include your library’s story – in pictures!


What The Text Is Happening? : Texting, Mobile Communications And The Academic Library, Audrey Defrank, Linda Parker Oct 2009

What The Text Is Happening? : Texting, Mobile Communications And The Academic Library, Audrey Defrank, Linda Parker

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Academic libraries are looking for ways to stay relevant to the Millennial/Internetgeneration. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Criss Library, we are conducting a pilot study on mobile computing to provide people to people (p2p) reference services. We will use smart phones and iPhones to interact with students who need information assistance. The study's objectives are the following: 1. Collect data to inform decisions about budgeting, reference services and staffing to re-tool for mobile computing; 2. Identify the audience for mobile computing; 3. Identify the skill sets needed by staff; 4. Create an action plan for ...


Herding Ejournals & Ebooks, Stephanie N. Aken Sep 2009

Herding Ejournals & Ebooks, Stephanie N. Aken

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Digital Audio In The Library, Richard Griscom Sep 2009

Digital Audio In The Library, Richard Griscom

Richard Griscom

An incomplete draft of a book intended to serve as a guide and reference for librarians who are responsible for implementing digital audio services in their libraries. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Digital Audio Technology," covers the fundamentals of recorded sound and digital audio, including a description of digital audio formats, how digital audio is delivered to the listener, and how digital audio is created. Part 2, "Digital Audio in the Library," covers digitizing local collections, providing streaming audio reserves, and using digital audio to preserve analog recordings.


A Swot Analysis For Social Media In Libraries, Joe Fernandez Sep 2009

A Swot Analysis For Social Media In Libraries, Joe Fernandez

Library Staff Publications

Using SWOT analysis, this article discusses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of social media used by librarians to connect with their information seekers.


A Swot Analysis For Social Media In Libraries, Joe Fernandez Aug 2009

A Swot Analysis For Social Media In Libraries, Joe Fernandez

Joe Fernandez

Using SWOT analysis, this article discusses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of social media used by librarians to connect with their information seekers.


Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E Shelley Aug 2009

Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E Shelley

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

The concept of information literacy should go far beyond users’ acquisition of banked skills. The competence to execute a keyword search in a specific database, navigate a library catalog, or memorize a certain call number does not indicate users are able to think on their own feet. Users who are truly information literate have the capacities to solve problems, think independently and are able to structure their own research processes once they leave the classroom. Effective, engaging instruction is the vehicle through which users can achieve these sought-after attributes; when they are interacting with information and confronted with options, such ...


Web 2.0: Academic Research & 10 Useful Tools, Lissa Lord Jul 2009

Web 2.0: Academic Research & 10 Useful Tools, Lissa Lord

SIDLIT Conference Proceedings

This is an update of the 2008 SIDLIT presentation on "Scholarly Research: Internet & Web 2.0." The session will address questions such as: How do we navigate academic research to include the resources of Web 2.0? What are those resources? Are they primary? Can you cite them? Is this too far out of the box for academic research? Is there a search engine? And please, what is Twitter doing here? During the session you'll discuss these and other specific questions—so, bring them along. Don’t think we’re going up the creek without a paddle! We’ll ...


Current Issues In Intellectual Freedom, Laura Quilter Jul 2009

Current Issues In Intellectual Freedom, Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Helin-Macc Unit Monthly Statistics 2007-2008 Jul 2009

Helin-Macc Unit Monthly Statistics 2007-2008

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Monthly productivity statistics for Monographic Acquisitions and Copy Cataloging (MACC) Unit, University Library, University of Rhode Island. Data for fiscal year include bibliographic, item, and order records created, updated, and deleted by the MACC Unit in the HELIN integrated library system.

These statistics were first collected in 2001/02 to illustrate that, despite the fact that the number of books ordered was decreasing, staff were spending more of their time on database maintenance. After this situation was documented for seven years, it was felt that gathering these numbers was no longer necessary. Therefore, 2008/09 is the last year for ...


Monographic Acquisitions / Copy Cataloging Monthly Statistics 2008-2009 Jul 2009

Monographic Acquisitions / Copy Cataloging Monthly Statistics 2008-2009

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Monthly productivity and collection statistics for the Monographic Acquisitions and Copy Cataloging (MACC) Unit, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island. Data for fiscal year include requests searched, duplicates returned, titles ordered, invoices processed, LC records copy cataloged, items sent to Cataloging Unit. Inventory statistics are also included.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Kenneth M. Kozel Jul 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Kenneth M. Kozel

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author describes his personal library. His collection includes books by Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jane Austen, John Grisham, Joyce Carol Oates and Gary Larson. His books deal with art, illustration, classical literature , mysteries and horrors. He recounts rereading and cherishing his collection as he ages.


Gold/Galileo Conference Coming July 31 Jul 2009

Gold/Galileo Conference Coming July 31

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the Gold/Galileo Users Group Conference, to held in Georgia on July 31, 2009.


Serials Unit Statistics 2008-2009, Andree J. Rathemacher Jul 2009

Serials Unit Statistics 2008-2009, Andree J. Rathemacher

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Annual collection and productivity statistics from the Serials Unit, Department of Technical Services, University of Rhode Island Libraries. Measures additions and withdrawals; volumes processed, mended, bound; pieces checked in, claims sent.


State News Jul 2009

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.