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Environmental Sustainability In Libraries Through Green Practices/Services, Priti Singh (Junior Research Fellow), Rajani Mishra (Associate Professor) Apr 2019

Environmental Sustainability In Libraries Through Green Practices/Services, Priti Singh (Junior Research Fellow), Rajani Mishra (Associate Professor)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper is an attempt to discuss the role of green practices/services which are incorporated within libraries towards environmentally sustainable. With continuous use and easy availability of new technologies like computer printers, faxes, and photocopiers etc. it is very important to protect the environment. Since, all these machines have an impact using paper, ink, and electricity on the environment. This paper begins with an explanation of sustainability, environmental sustainability, green printing, and copying etc. Further, demonstrates the various sustainable strategies for the libraries. And also highlights the strategies for overcoming the impact of paper use, ink use and electricity ...


Manpower Planning And Total Quality Management As Correlates Of Service Delivery In Academic Libraries, Adekoya Clement Ola Apr 2019

Manpower Planning And Total Quality Management As Correlates Of Service Delivery In Academic Libraries, Adekoya Clement Ola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated manpower planning, total quality management (TQM) and service delivery in academic libraries. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population of the study was 83 staff comprising 45 librarians and 38 library officers in the university libraries of the seven universities in Ondo State, Nigeria. Data were collected using questionnaire. Out of eighty three (83) questionnaires distributed, sixty two (62) copies were returned. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that: the needs for manpower planning in academic libraries are: selection and recruitment of qualified personnel, assessment of training and staff ...


Libraries - Woodford County, Kentucky (Sc 3391), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Libraries - Woodford County, Kentucky (Sc 3391), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3391. Collected research on the history of library services in Woodford County, Kentucky. Includes clippings, correspondence (particularly regarding the merger of the Woodford County Library and the Logan Helm Memorial Library), and historical narratives.


Assessment Of Library Instruction At The University Of St. Augustine: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, Julie Evener Apr 2019

Assessment Of Library Instruction At The University Of St. Augustine: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, Julie Evener

Education Collection

Evaluation of library instruction (LI) at the University of St. Augustine found that students did well on assignments tied to LI and were more likely to participate in LI when it was required. Incorporating data points into the library’s overall assessment and strategic plan allowed for ongoing assessment of LI.


Increasing Distance Instruction Through Electronic Newsletters, Lauren Dubell, Edward "Cotton" Coslett Apr 2019

Increasing Distance Instruction Through Electronic Newsletters, Lauren Dubell, Edward "Cotton" Coslett

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

This poster details the new outreach method we utilized to increase our bibliographic instruction sessions with the distributed Brandman campuses served by the Chapman Leatherby Libraries. The use of our new electronic newsletter increased the amount of bibliographic instruction sessions that we performed during the 2017-18 year.


The Convergence Of Libraries, Voter Education, And Civic Literacy, Natalie Lowengruber Apr 2019

The Convergence Of Libraries, Voter Education, And Civic Literacy, Natalie Lowengruber

Honors Projects

The aim of this project was to explore how libraries, particularly academic libraries, intersect with voter education in promoting civic engagement. After reviewing research on the library’s role in democracy and civic engagement, I forged this connection through collaborating with librarians to develop an interactive workshop open to the Grand Valley community. The main goal of this workshop was to increase voter education and equip voters with tools to become better informed on candidates, legislation, and policy before the midterm elections of November, 2018. Participation in democracy is a lifelong practice and civic duty that begins with a strong ...


2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger Apr 2019

2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

Accessibility permeates all aspects of our public-facing work. Being accessible is in every aspect of workflow development and application for user services and support. Many more than the manager are involved in the development and application of our guidelines, practices and procedures. It is everyone’s responsibility.

The session covered:

  • What is accessibility?
  • Accessible Customer Service
    • Leading Practices
    • Practical approaches to delivery
    • Planning with Accessibility in Mind
    • Resources to learn more about accessibility in libraries

The session is premised on goal of accessibility, or moving beyond compliance. As such, accessible means that a person with a disability is afforded the ...


Gis And Data: Making Space @ Mit: Development Of The Mit Libraries Gis And Data Lab, Amy Nurnberger, Daniel Sheehan Mar 2019

Gis And Data: Making Space @ Mit: Development Of The Mit Libraries Gis And Data Lab, Amy Nurnberger, Daniel Sheehan

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

The objective of this presentation is to: understand the MIT context for GIS (geographic information system) and RDM (research data management) services; follow the development of the GIS and Data Lab space; understand the space assessment goals and results; and, explore future plans.

Keynote presentation at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region e-Science Forum, Marlborough, MA, USA, on March 29, 2019.


Citation Management Tools, Undergraduate Research Practices, And The Myth Of The Digital Native, Julia Glauberman Mar 2019

Citation Management Tools, Undergraduate Research Practices, And The Myth Of The Digital Native, Julia Glauberman

Library Scholarship

In an ideal world, citation management tools save researchers time by keeping content organized and automating rote tasks, a feat made possible by technological progress and a common set of workflows and habits of mind shared by all researchers. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Instead, we live in a world where citation management tools are prone to error, and a wide gulf separates the practices of novice researchers from those of expert researchers. Promoting citation management tools uncritically, without considering how they fit into students’ research processes, may undermine librarians’ ability to effectively help students. This ...


“People Need A Strategy:” Exploring Attitudes Of And Support Roles For Scholarly Identity Work Among Academic Librarians, Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Stephanie Mikitish, Diana Floegel, Lynn Silipigni Connaway Mar 2019

“People Need A Strategy:” Exploring Attitudes Of And Support Roles For Scholarly Identity Work Among Academic Librarians, Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Stephanie Mikitish, Diana Floegel, Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Faculty Publications

Exploring Attitudes of and Support Roles for … This study explores this challenge by investigating academic librarian practice and potential support for SI management and addresses the following research questions: RQ 1. What, if any, practices do...“People Need a Strategy:”


Establishing Library Learning Commons In Universities Of India: A Case Study Of Bhu Library System, Dr. Punit Kumar Singh Mar 2019

Establishing Library Learning Commons In Universities Of India: A Case Study Of Bhu Library System, Dr. Punit Kumar Singh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Traditional libraries have recognition as a physical space, as a physical collection, and as a traditional scribe in the era of industrial society and before. At present, the paradigm shift due to the advent of computer technology, information technology (IT) and information communication technology (ICT) has changed the way of information seeking, reading habits, learning methods, and even social connectivity and interactions of the society. Furthermore, these changes can be seen in the reading habits, information search, learning and teaching methods of students and faculty members engaged in higher education and research works. These transformations in users laid academic libraries ...


Participatory Culture And Collaborative Democracy: The Awesome Libraries Chapter, Joshua Finnell Mar 2019

Participatory Culture And Collaborative Democracy: The Awesome Libraries Chapter, Joshua Finnell

Library Faculty Scholarship

A brief overview of the Awesome Libraries Chapter of the Awesome Foundation and the process of crowdsourcing and funding transformative ideas in public libraries.


Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken Mar 2019

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


The Four Factors Of Fair Use, Sarah P. Appedu Feb 2019

The Four Factors Of Fair Use, Sarah P. Appedu

Musselman Library Staff Publications

This poster was created in a collaborative effort by Musselman Library’s Copyright Committee as part of a display for Fair Use Week 2019. The poster was intended to get viewers to think about the 4 factors of fair use in the context of fan fiction and was paired with an interactive quiz game applying the four factors to a series of court cases over creators' uses of copyrighted work.

To take our quiz and see if you can determine whether each case is or is not an example of fair use, visit our Fair Use Week 2019 interactive website.


Composers Of Color In Our Libraries: A Study Of Composers Of Color Included In Rob Deemer's Composer Diversity Database And How They Are Represented In Worldcat, Michael J. Duffy Iv Feb 2019

Composers Of Color In Our Libraries: A Study Of Composers Of Color Included In Rob Deemer's Composer Diversity Database And How They Are Represented In Worldcat, Michael J. Duffy Iv

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Michael Duffy will present a study of composers listed in a crowdsourced database of composers of color coordinated by composer Rob Deemer, identifying the corresponding Library of Congress name headings as applicable, and noting how many bibliographic records for scores are listed, and how many libraries hold the most widely-held score upon searching their names in WorldCat.


Investigating And Proffering Solutions To The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Immigrants In The United Kingdom, Olubukola Adekanmbi Feb 2019

Investigating And Proffering Solutions To The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Immigrants In The United Kingdom, Olubukola Adekanmbi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of this study is to investigate the information seeking behaviour of immigrants in the United Kingdom, main focus was on the asylum seekers. The research method was extended literature review type. The literature review takes the shape of a systematic review. Past studies were used to know what has been done about the study and what is missing, which helped the researcher in creating the research questions. Data were collected from different findings of several researchers, the analysis of secondary authors were collated to form the findings of this research. International studies were mostly used because more research ...


Responsible Collaborations: Scholarship And Cultural Heritage Assets, Irene Herold Feb 2019

Responsible Collaborations: Scholarship And Cultural Heritage Assets, Irene Herold

All Faculty Articles

I recently served as a national consultant on collaborations between libraries and museums. There are not that many articles published about collaborations and cultural heritage collections, although I suspect many unreported activities are being done in the field. From the 2009 program my College Libraries Section (CLS) committee developed when I was CLS chair on town/gown relationships (Our Town, Common Ground) with public and academic librarian panelists to a 2016 article, cultural heritage institutions and collaboration has been a focus of mine. My life and work experiences gave me a broad exposure to a wide variety of cultures, cultural ...


Circulation Analysis Of Newly Acquired Print Materials In A University Library, Darin Jan Tindowen, Czarina Pauleen R. Biltran, Christian Paul Umayam, Leah P. Azardon Jan 2019

Circulation Analysis Of Newly Acquired Print Materials In A University Library, Darin Jan Tindowen, Czarina Pauleen R. Biltran, Christian Paul Umayam, Leah P. Azardon

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Circulation is the process of loaning and returning of library materials. This study intends to determine the circulation trends of newly acquired print materials in the a university library in Northern Philippines Libraries. The data gathered from the Follett Destiny Library System of the University Libraries to determine the circulation trends of materials which purchased on the year 2014-2017. The total number of purchased title is 3002.Based on the result, the materials from General Interest/ Fiction/Graphic novels has the highest books circulated. It also showed that the USL Libraries purchased expensive books but not frequently used by the ...


Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener Jan 2019

Organizational Learning In Libraries At For-Profit Colleges And Universities, Julie Evener

Other Topics

There is a gap in knowledge about organizational learning in the libraries of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs) in the United States. Though for-profit institutions are educating an increasing number of American students, few research studies have focused on the libraries in FPCUs. Academic libraries contribute to student engagement, student learning, and retention; therefore, the effects of improved library services for students at FPCUs may be positive and long lasting.


Information Communication Technology (Ict) And The Future Of Library: A Review Of Related Literature, Chukwunaza N. Ekwelem Mr Jan 2019

Information Communication Technology (Ict) And The Future Of Library: A Review Of Related Literature, Chukwunaza N. Ekwelem Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries are created as an authenticated and authoritative parlance where knowledge of all human endeavor can be acquired, processed, preserved and made easily accessible by all irrespective of sex, status, religion, race or color. Its primary role is to meet the information need of its users and the society at large. These were achieved previously through conventional means of library services which includes the traditional means of acquiring, storing, retrieving, cataloguing and classification, circulation etc. of information. With the introduction of Information and communication technology library and information services have experienced unprecedented changes and transformation. This paper looked into conceptual ...


William Knox Holt Memorial Library, Mary M. Somerville Jan 2019

William Knox Holt Memorial Library, Mary M. Somerville

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao Jan 2019

Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao

Presentations

Overview of workflow for digital projects at Clemson University Libraries between SCDL, National Park Service, Clemson University and our Digitization, Metadata, and Special Collections teams. Explanation of difference between Clemson Digital Collections, TigerPrints IR, and the Open Parks Network. In-person presentation included a walk-through of the different repositories, which is not included in the digital presentation.

See notes field of Powerpoint for explanations.


Digital Environment And Social Exclusion In Nigeria: Roles Of Libraries And Other Information Service Providing Institutions, Florence Onyeisi Otonekwu, Janet Titilayo Oludipe, Grace Olabisi Babafemi, Akawu Lami, Tunde Toyese Oyedokun Jan 2019

Digital Environment And Social Exclusion In Nigeria: Roles Of Libraries And Other Information Service Providing Institutions, Florence Onyeisi Otonekwu, Janet Titilayo Oludipe, Grace Olabisi Babafemi, Akawu Lami, Tunde Toyese Oyedokun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social exclusion is more or less a deliberate act of negligence, wherefore group of people in society are disengaged from mainstream culture because of their background, geographical location and other demographical characteristics that demarcate them from others. Social exclusion is an omnibus term, which encompasses many multidimensional social variables such as inequalities of opportunity, lack of access to basic amenities, digital divide and many more. However, for the sake of this current study, emphasis would be on digital divide existing between urban and rural settlers, in respect of their accessibility to information in today digital age. This study is a ...


#Lovemyfdl Social Media 2019 Report, Samantha Reardon Jan 2019

#Lovemyfdl Social Media 2019 Report, Samantha Reardon

Collection Development Unit

No abstract provided.


Linked Open Data In Libraries, Cliff Landis Jan 2019

Linked Open Data In Libraries, Cliff Landis

AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library Staff Publications

Linked open data is transforming the way that libraries and archives connect to each other and to the wider information ecosystem. This set of technologies and standards allows for factual statements (like metadata) to be linked together in both human- and machine-readable format, opening new doors for semantic searching, concept disambiguation, content reuse, and building relationships among and between data sets. But like all new technologies, linked data will come with its own challenges and problems and will amplify older problems that librarians have always dealt with (e.g., verifiability, contextualization, interpretation, and politicization of information). However, even with these ...


Shush: A Creative (Re)Construction, Kathleen Spring Jan 2019

Shush: A Creative (Re)Construction, Kathleen Spring

Faculty & Staff Publications

Shush: A Creative (Re)Construction stems from work conducted during a sabbatical in fall 2017. The audio piece, Shush Me Awake, is a composition that explores the shush as a performative act. The accompanying framing essay uses an autoethnographic approach to provide a contextualized look at the composition process for this piece, while simultaneously situating it within existing scholarship in library and information studies on the image of the librarian and stereotypes. The composer notes provide additional technical details about the audio piece itself.


Building New Twenty-First Century Medical School Libraries From The Ground Up: Challenges, Experiences, And Lessons Learned., Nadine Dexter, Joanne M. Muellenbach, Elizabeth R Lorbeer, Debra Rand, Matthew E Wilcox, Bradley A Long Jan 2019

Building New Twenty-First Century Medical School Libraries From The Ground Up: Challenges, Experiences, And Lessons Learned., Nadine Dexter, Joanne M. Muellenbach, Elizabeth R Lorbeer, Debra Rand, Matthew E Wilcox, Bradley A Long

Jay Sexter Library Publications and Research

The twenty-first century library at a newly opened medical school often differs from those at traditional medical schools. One obvious difference is that the new medical school library tends to be a born-digital library, meaning that the library collection is almost exclusively digital. However, the unique issues related to building a library at a new medical school are not limited to online collections. A unique start-up culture is prevalent, of which newly appointed directors and other library and medical school leaders need to be aware. This special paper provides an overview of best practices experienced in building new medical school ...


Big Data Investment And Knowledge Integration In Academic Libraries, Saher Manaseer, Afnan R. Alawneh, Dua Asoudi Jan 2019

Big Data Investment And Knowledge Integration In Academic Libraries, Saher Manaseer, Afnan R. Alawneh, Dua Asoudi

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Recently, big data investment has become important for organizations, especially with the fast growth of data following the huge expansion in the usage of social media applications, and websites. Many organizations depend on extracting and reaching the needed reports and statistics. As the investments on big data and its storage have become major challenges for organizations, many technologies and methods have been developed to tackle those challenges.

One of such technologies is Hadoop, a framework that is used to divide big data into packages and distribute those packages through nodes to be processed, consuming less cost than the traditional storage ...


Introduction, Jessica Schomberg, Shanna Hollich Jan 2019

Introduction, Jessica Schomberg, Shanna Hollich

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In this introduction, the coeditors of this issue introduce, discuss, and provide a relevant framework for the work found herein. Special attention is given to the language of disability and the preferences of those both within and outside of the disability community. A brief explanation is given for each of the theoretical frameworks used to model disability in the existing literature to help provide important context for this issue. Lastly, we include an introduction to each of the articles and highlight some of the common themes they reveal.


Leveraging Library Expertise In Support Of Institutional Goals: A Case Study Of An Oer Initiative At Lehman College, Stacy Katz Jan 2019

Leveraging Library Expertise In Support Of Institutional Goals: A Case Study Of An Oer Initiative At Lehman College, Stacy Katz

Publications and Research

Incentivizing faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) as a method for reducing textbook costs to increase access and affordability of higher education has been an area of development in academic libraries. This manuscript describes the experience at Lehman College, CUNY, the only four-year public college in the Bronx, NY. The OER initiative involves the creation of a new program, which includes assisting faculty with adopting and adapting OER, as well as training and discussion around issues pertinent to OER, such as finding and evaluating OER. The case study explains local conditions and provide an overview of the financial implications ...