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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 ...


Encouraging Faculty Requests For Library Materials: Midwest’S New Book Selection Service, Lydia F. Knight Jul 2009

Encouraging Faculty Requests For Library Materials: Midwest’S New Book Selection Service, Lydia F. Knight

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the use of Midwest Library Service's notification scheme by Dalton State College in Georgia. It offers a New Book Selection Service, which replaces the notification slip as a medium of distributing announcements on forthcoming titles. This information is sent by electronic mail instead. The lists can be profiled using the Library of Congress Subject Classification.


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

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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 . . . ."


Library Services To Children, Teens And Families Experiencing Homelessness, Vikki C. Terrile May 2009

Library Services To Children, Teens And Families Experiencing Homelessness, Vikki C. Terrile

Urban Library Journal

Families with children are one of the fastest growing homeless populations in the United States, but are often left out of public library discussions of services to the homeless. This article will explore the demographics and educational issues surrounding children and teens who are experiencing homelessness in order to make the case that library services specifically for them are necessary. It will also look at the role library programs and services for their parents can play in improving literacy skills within the family unit. In addition, the article will examine model library services to children, teens and families experiencing homeless ...


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.


Bioinformatics: Alive And Kicking, David L. Osterbur Apr 2009

Bioinformatics: Alive And Kicking, David L. Osterbur

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Presentation to science librarians about the approach of Harvard Medical School's Countway Library to meeting the bioinformatics and e-science needs of the campus.


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!


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Stacy L. Brown Apr 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Stacy L. Brown

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's background that influenced her profession as a librarian.


The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: How It Pertains To Georgia’S Libraries, Diana J. Very Apr 2009

The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: How It Pertains To Georgia’S Libraries, Diana J. Very

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and discusses its significance to libraries in Georgia. The legislation, also referred as the Stimulus Public Law 111-5, is intended to create supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and local and state fiscal stabilization. It also discusses the challenges posed by the legislation on library administrators. It explores the funding opportunities that public libraries need to consider.


Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries Apr 2009

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Spring 2009


Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones Apr 2009

Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the technology upgrade at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Goergia. It offers a look at renovations of its facilities and exterior. More than 350 computers were installed in its new Information Commons and Learning Commons. The library officials jointly worked with the school's Information Systems & Technology department and established two computer technical support desk within the library. It is noted that its library employees need to further their knowledge and undergo training about various issues in library science. It also explores various library technology issues, which include public services technology competencies, construction of learning ...


Creating A Culture Of Mentoring @ Your Library, Elizabeth M. Doolittle, John-Bauer Graham, Alyssa Martin, Hal Mendelsohn, Kent Snowden, Amanda Stone Apr 2009

Creating A Culture Of Mentoring @ Your Library, Elizabeth M. Doolittle, John-Bauer Graham, Alyssa Martin, Hal Mendelsohn, Kent Snowden, Amanda Stone

The Southeastern Librarian

The need to find and retain high quality leadership for libraries is one of the top seven issues for academic libraries. With a significant percentage of librarians planning to retire in the next decade, retaining professionals is imperative. Librarians must not only be retained, but mentored and developed for future leadership roles in the academic library community (Hisle, 2002).

Creating a “culture of mentoring” helps the organization, individuals in the organization, and those with whom they interact. This culture provides integrity (accountability) throughout the organization, and opportunities for learning, for feedback and for improvement of performance throughout the organization. Libraries ...


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.


Conyers-Rockdale Library Celebrates Start Of Construction Jan 2009

Conyers-Rockdale Library Celebrates Start Of Construction

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the ground breaking ceremony for the long-delayed renovation and expansion of the Conyers-Rockdale Library in Georgia held on October 2, 2008. The library will continue its operation during the construction process, which is expected to conclude in the spring of 2010. It describes the features and facilities of the library. David Moore with Craig, Gaulden and Davis Architects designed the library building.


Wsuls 2009 Annual Report, Wayne State University Library System Jan 2009

Wsuls 2009 Annual Report, Wayne State University Library System

Library Publications

2009 annual report includes: A message from Dean Sandra Yee; Renovations of SLIS offices and the building of the Mazurek Educational Commons, home of the Shiffman Medical Library; SLIS is reaccredited by ALA; NMIT develops Digital Learning and Development Environment with NEH Grant; Libraries offer amnesty period for overdue books; Library System's Adopt-a-Family Program; Library Liaisons reach out to Tech Town, faculty, and graduate students; New hires Virginia Thomas, Yolanda Jones, Paul Gallagher, and Rebeca Befus; Statistics; Frederick J. and Rose Sievert Business Information Endowed Fund; Remembering Lothar Spang and Su Bardeleben.


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 Decisions Points, Peter Fernandez Jan 2009

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

Faculty: Peer-Reviewed Publications -- UT Libraries

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.


Gla Installs New Officers, Honors State's Best Jan 2009

Gla Installs New Officers, Honors State's Best

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the highlights of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO) 2008 annual conference of the Georgia Library Association held in Athens in October 2008. The even was led by the GLA President Jim Cooper. Several appointments of GLA officers and award recipients are also announced, including Jeff Heck, Ray Calvert, Robert E. Fox Jr., and Lori Lester.