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Alternative Ways To Create An Inclusive Community Within The Library, Jill O'Neill Apr 2018

Alternative Ways To Create An Inclusive Community Within The Library, Jill O'Neill

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

“Libraries are for everyone” is a movement that started in early 2017, though its roots have been seen across libraries for generations upon generations. This motto has started taking on a new meaning and approach through more current times, as the support for libraries has been threatened by governmental forces.

For this motto to be true and present in our communities, we have to make every effort to address the needs of every patron that we serve. How can we, as library professionals who are often on the front line for help to the public, make sure that we are ...


Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen Jan 2018

Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen

University of Iowa Libraries Open Educational Resources

Codex Conquest teaches students to recognize the most important printed books of Western civilization by their nation, century, genre, and current monetary value. Along the way, students learn world history and the scenarios that influence the shape of collections at institutions. Suiting a variety of curricular objectives and student levels, the game can be tailored to fit subject and time specifications and is accessible to students from high school through graduate school. How deeply students engage with the content of Codex Conquest depends on your pedagogy.


Public Health Research Practices At The University Of Iowa, Janna C Lawrence, Chris Childs Sep 2017

Public Health Research Practices At The University Of Iowa, Janna C Lawrence, Chris Childs

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Faith In Books: The Role Of U.S. Navy Chaplains & Assistants Serving As Librarians At Sea., Joshua Hammitt Apr 2017

Faith In Books: The Role Of U.S. Navy Chaplains & Assistants Serving As Librarians At Sea., Joshua Hammitt

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

This poster will interrogate the lesser-known role of military chaplains and enlisted assistants serving as librarians on Navy warships. The goal of this research is to define the purpose of the shipboard library and the roles of the chaplain and assistant providing library services. Research was conducted through reviews of military and naval correspondence, training manuals, guides, regulations, handbooks, instructions, orders, and literature dating from 1909 to the present.

Unlike civilian-staffed shore-based and military college libraries run by MLIS librarians, warship libraries are distinct as they are staffed by the ship’s chaplain and assistant, yet guided by the Navy ...


Restoring Sound To The Stacks: The American Library As Music Space In The Great Depression, Katheryn Christine Lawson Apr 2017

Restoring Sound To The Stacks: The American Library As Music Space In The Great Depression, Katheryn Christine Lawson

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

In the cultural imagination, libraries often conjure images of pristine aisles of books managed by strict, shushing librarians. However, libraries in the United States, both large and small, have embraced the sights and sounds of music concerts for well over a century. As a crucial point in this historical trajectory, the Great Depression provides a fascinating window onto the multi-layered music histories of American libraries and their patrons. In the midst of economic struggle, libraries joined concert halls and community centers to host high-profile Library of Congress concert series, local “Evenings with the Victrola,” and WPA composer forums. In their ...


A Year In The Life Of A Digital Humanities Librarian, Hannah Scates Kettler, Nicole White, Stephanie M. Blalock Nov 2016

A Year In The Life Of A Digital Humanities Librarian, Hannah Scates Kettler, Nicole White, Stephanie M. Blalock

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Three Digital Humanities Librarians from the University of Iowa Libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio discuss the emergence of the department from two separate units on campus, the workflows the Studio has established to support DH projects from conceptualization to preservation, and their roles within this infrastructure.


Application Of Rfid Technology In Corporate Libraries, Haley L. Lott Apr 2016

Application Of Rfid Technology In Corporate Libraries, Haley L. Lott

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

RFID – Radio Frequency Identification – technology is not new; in fact, it was first used in World War II to track allied aircrafts. However, this technology has been vastly improved since the ‘40s and it has many applications in today’s world. In libraries, RFID is an alternative to standard barcoding tags and has many added functions, including the charging and discharging of library materials, easily searching for and locating items, and inventorying materials. RFID labels are adhered to an item and are then able to be “read” by corresponding tag readers which communicate with a designated server. RFID is highly ...


Legality Of The Legacy: Cultivating Seed Lending Programs At Iowa Public Libraries, Madeline M. Jarvis Apr 2015

Legality Of The Legacy: Cultivating Seed Lending Programs At Iowa Public Libraries, Madeline M. Jarvis

B Sides

No abstract provided.


Regenerating The Local Catalog: An Approach For Augmenting Bibliographic Information For Early Printed Texts, Jillian A. Sparks Apr 2015

Regenerating The Local Catalog: An Approach For Augmenting Bibliographic Information For Early Printed Texts, Jillian A. Sparks

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

Through databases like the Incunabula Short Title Catalog, English Short Title Catalog (ESTC), and the new Universal Short Title Catalog, documenting the location of early printed texts has achieved an international scale. This increased documentation enables early modern studies scholars to incorporate more analytical bibliography into their research. The ability to globally track a text’s distribution or compare copy specific features lends itself to new perspectives on readership and the print trade. While the short title catalogs and digital facsimiles facilitate this comparative work, often catalog records only reflect holding information and lack crucial provenance background and physical descriptions ...


Comics In Libraries: Promoting Multiple Literacies In The 21st Century, Amanda C. Bellis Apr 2015

Comics In Libraries: Promoting Multiple Literacies In The 21st Century, Amanda C. Bellis

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

Promoting literacy has always been a mission of libraries, but the multimedia formats of information in the 21st century have changed what promoting literacy means. Analyzing and interpreting these information sources requires using multiple literacies, often simultaneously, and libraries must adapt their literacy education efforts to include more than just text literacy. Comics are a great resource for teaching multiple literacies, yet they are often undervalued or not taken seriously. An exploration of the literature about comics and literacy reveals that many still see comics as a stepping stone or gateway drug to other texts, and scholars that do ...


Breaking All The Rules: Lock-In At The Sciences Library, Brett Cloyd, Sara Scheib May 2014

Breaking All The Rules: Lock-In At The Sciences Library, Brett Cloyd, Sara Scheib

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Imagine forty first-year students at the library after hours, yelling and racing through the stacks, pulling books off the shelf before sprinting to another section. It might sound like a librarian’s worst nightmare, but it was all according to plan. In an effort to help overcome library anxiety and give our students a fun introduction to academic libraries, we broke all the rules to develop a Library Lock-In event. This collaborative effort supported by the Library, Residence Life, and the Honors Program turned out to be very successful and was one of the most well-attended programs offered to the ...


Catching Fire: Burning Down Our Silos To Fire-Up Our Communities, Sara Scheib, Leo Clougherty May 2014

Catching Fire: Burning Down Our Silos To Fire-Up Our Communities, Sara Scheib, Leo Clougherty

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

In this era of specialization and “target markets”, opportunities to partner with outside organizations to reach new groups of users are frequently overlooked or ignored. We have to work together with other groups on campus and in the community in order to let people outside appreciate what we have gathered inside our walls and web sites. Building these working relationships with museums, campus offices, and other library departments can have unexpectedly good results for everyone involved! We have had success in collaborating with other campus units to develop presentations, host social events and create exhibits highlighting our libraries and museums ...


Hedging The Commons : Google Books, Libraries, And Open Access To Knowledge, Evelyn Bottando Jul 2012

Hedging The Commons : Google Books, Libraries, And Open Access To Knowledge, Evelyn Bottando

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation analyzes the legal, social, technological, and cultural environment that gave rise to Google's library partnership program in order to propose an institutional corrective to Google's project to digitize cultural heritage. Interview research done with those actively involved with Google's project revealed the need for a history of the present. The class action settlement proposed sweeping changes to copyright warranting a quick response by a community of scholars seeking to advance a balanced vision of Anglo-American copyright, one where the public benefit to use and appropriate works is weighted alongside private incentives to create. The process ...


Freedom Of Information Act And Libraries, Katherine A. Bullen Oct 2010

Freedom Of Information Act And Libraries, Katherine A. Bullen

B Sides

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes government information accessible to everyone, including libraries and library patrons. The Patriot Act has undermined the FOIA and put the freedom to read at risk.


Learning From The Past: Digitization And Information Loss, Julia Skinner Apr 2010

Learning From The Past: Digitization And Information Loss, Julia Skinner

B Sides

The increased use of the Internet for research, as well as the desire to preserve information, has necessitated the digitization of library materials. This paper seeks to draw a comparison between the challenges of microfilming and digitizing, and what can be learned from previous formatting efforts to reduce data loss during current endeavors.


Open Source Software Libraries, Sherry Lochhaas, Melissa Moore Apr 2010

Open Source Software Libraries, Sherry Lochhaas, Melissa Moore

B Sides

Open source software is not something to be afraid of! It's software that you can modify, fix, add to, and distribute to others. Benefits are numerous, including having the ability to create good software that works for you and your library, all while paying a fraction of the cost that you might spend on proprietary software. This website introduces librarians to using open source software and provides tips for implementing and evaluating your transition, ideas for funding, and suggestions for open source software to use in your library. Website can be viewed online at http://slis.uiowa.edu/~slochhaas ...


A Year Of Cataloging Research, Randy Roeder Jan 2010

A Year Of Cataloging Research, Randy Roeder

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

A cataloging department manager makes a case for reform in an editorial about library cataloging.


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 ...


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 ...