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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


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 ...


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?


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


The Right Book On The Right Shelf: Missing And Misshelved Books-- How Barcode Scanning Inventories Can Solve The Patrons' Dilemma, Judith M. Nixon Jul 2009

The Right Book On The Right Shelf: Missing And Misshelved Books-- How Barcode Scanning Inventories Can Solve The Patrons' Dilemma, Judith M. Nixon

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

After over thirty years of failing to conduct a comprehensive inventory of the book collection at a large liberal arts library, our patrons complained that they could not find one in five books. Study of the problem indicated that in fact 20% of our books were either missing or miss-shelved. This article discusses the investigation of the problem and the impact after five years of conducting an annual inventory by using hand-held devices to gather barcodes and interface these with our catalog records to find the missing and miss-shelved books. The missing book rate dropped from 5.6% to less ...


Author Addenda, Karen S Fischer Jul 2009

Author Addenda, Karen S Fischer

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Faculty at many large academic institutions have endorsed author addenda, to be used by authors when signing a publication agreement. These addenda, if accepted by the publisher, allow the author to retain rights to use their work in several ways. Some examples are: freely posting their article on their own Web sites, depositing copies of their work in a repository (institutional or disciplinary), and using their work in future works, such as new editions or in ways not yet imagined. In short, an addendum allows authors to share their research more widely, and gives them the added benefit of increasing ...


Going Live: Online Modules For Critical Thinking, Rhonda Mcginnis Jun 2009

Going Live: Online Modules For Critical Thinking, Rhonda Mcginnis

Library Scholarly Publications

How to provide meaningful Information Literacy instruction to thousands of freshmen each year? What to do when the instruction for large lecture or multiple section classes takes your librarians and physical resources to the breaking point? These are daunting challenges facing university libraries around the country. This poster session will show the evolution of course-integrated information literacy instruction for Wayne State University’s Critical Thinking for Consumer Decisions course. While initially elated at the chance to provide Information Literacy instruction for one of the university’s general education courses, the Business Librarian was soon faced with the reality of providing ...


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

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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 ...


Second Life In Libraries, Kathleen Hughes Ms Jun 2009

Second Life In Libraries, Kathleen Hughes Ms

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

An introduction to Second Life, and the uses that various libraries have made of it.

Presentation made at the 2009 SNRG conference.


Ust Libraries Collection Management And Services Annual Report 2008-2009, Linda A. Hulbert Jun 2009

Ust Libraries Collection Management And Services Annual Report 2008-2009, Linda A. Hulbert

Library Annual Reports

Annual report of the Collection Management and Services unit at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library for 2008-2009.


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library May 2009

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Cuts, Freezes Widespread in Academic Libraries


Follower Is The New Leader, Or Leading From Anywhere, Jean Amaral May 2009

Follower Is The New Leader, Or Leading From Anywhere, Jean Amaral

Publications and Research

This invited lecture calls on librarians and others to explore and embrace servant leadership and leading from anywhere in the organization as a model for contributing to the success of communities. "I am a follower, therefore I must lead. It’s up to all of us to make our libraries and communities better places, just places . . . ."


Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 1880), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2009

Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 1880), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1880. Diary kept by Nancy Disher Baird, Bowling Green, Kentucky of a sabbatical semester spent traveling and researching in southern Africa.


Dynamite Tips For Marketing Yourself: Exploding Your Interview Potential, Annie Epperson, Stephanie Wiegand, Sarah Naper Apr 2009

Dynamite Tips For Marketing Yourself: Exploding Your Interview Potential, Annie Epperson, Stephanie Wiegand, Sarah Naper

University Libraries Faculty Publications

Are you looking for your first professional job or hoping to change jobs? This session will give you helpful tips on what to do (and what not to do) on your journey to a perfect fit, discussing everything from places to look for jobs, cover letters, resumes, references, interviews, and thank you notes that keep you in the minds of potential employers. Presenters will include role-play and invite audience interaction. If you are hiring soon this could be a great refresher for you too!


Libits (Library+Its): Cooperative Projects Lead To Successes, Margaret Lawrence, Joan Roca, Wayne Sharp Mar 2009

Libits (Library+Its): Cooperative Projects Lead To Successes, Margaret Lawrence, Joan Roca, Wayne Sharp

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The Library and the Division of Information and Technology Services have cooperated on multiple projects over the years that have been well received by students and faculty. This presentation will look at the best practices for collaborative working relationships used by the library, the Division of Academic Affairs, and Information and Technology Services (ITS), illustrating the successes and the challenges of selected projects.


Not With A Bang, Mark Y. Herring Feb 2009

Not With A Bang, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

Will libraries survive the Google Book Search deal?


Electronic Journals And Changes In Scholarly Article Seeking And Reading Patterns, Carol Tenopir, Donald W. King, Sheri Edwards, Lei Wu Feb 2009

Electronic Journals And Changes In Scholarly Article Seeking And Reading Patterns, Carol Tenopir, Donald W. King, Sheri Edwards, Lei Wu

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

By tracking the information-seeking and reading patterns of science, technology, medical and social science faculty members from 1977 to the present, this paper seeks to examine how faculty members locate, obtain, read, and use scholarly articles and how this has changed with the widespread availability of electronic journals and journal alternatives.