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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


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.


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!


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 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.


Current Issues In Intellectual Freedom, Laura Quilter Jul 2009

Current Issues In Intellectual Freedom, Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Returning To The Sources: The Literature Of Christian Librarianship, Gregory A. Smith Jun 2009

Returning To The Sources: The Literature Of Christian Librarianship, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

By definition, a research study explores new intellectual territory yet builds on previous inquiry that has led up to it. However, many sources that explore the connections between Christian faith and the information professions fail to acknowledge the existence of prior discourse on the subject. The author has assembled a database of more than 450 sources that discuss topics such as philosophy and ethics of librarianship from a Christian perspective; the mediation of Christian/religious information in various library contexts; Christian, religious, and theological publishing; and more. Insights from these sources can help readers develop professionally and engage in productive ...


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

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

Anne Shelley

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 ...


Integrating Cd-Rom: Some Advice From The Field, Lewis R. Miller Apr 2009

Integrating Cd-Rom: Some Advice From The Field, Lewis R. Miller

Lewis R. Miller

"Never saw any product receive such unanimous support;" "User response overwhelmingly positive;" "Not prepared for how much people would like it;"-these are just a few of the comments obtained recently during a telephone survey of librarians who are currently using CD-ROM indexes in their university libraries.


Confidentiality Of Library Records, Lewis R. Miller Apr 2009

Confidentiality Of Library Records, Lewis R. Miller

Lewis R. Miller

Library circulation records have long been of Interest to government agencies and private Individuals. But only In the last century or so have privacy and confidentiality as societal and legal concepts become widely acknowledged and well supported.


Promoting Access To Indigenous Knowledge In The Digital Age: Libraries As Facilitators, Helen N. Eke Miss Jan 2009

Promoting Access To Indigenous Knowledge In The Digital Age: Libraries As Facilitators, Helen N. Eke Miss

Helen Nneka Eke

The paper attempted to elicit the various ways of promoting access to indigenous knowledge (IK) in the digital age bringing libraries into the scene as facilitators. Some major characteristics of IK were listed such as IK being mostly rural in origin and locally bound; not systematically documented; oral in nature and usually transmitted through personal communication; not integrated into modern scientific and technical knowledge; culture specific and often generated within communities; use is cost-effective, deployment and mobilization not expensive. Other issues were also addressed such as types and applications of Indigenous Knowledge, libraries and Indigenous Knowledge, promotion of access to ...


Balancing Outreach And Privacy In Facebook: Five Guiding Decision Points, Peter Fernandez Dec 2008

Balancing Outreach And Privacy In Facebook: Five Guiding Decision Points, Peter Fernandez

Peter Fernandez

The purpose of this paper is to highlight five decision points intended to serve as guideposts for librarians attempting to conceptualize their own efforts within Facebook.