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Creating A Culture Of Meaningful Evaluation In Public Libraries: Moving Beyond Quantitative Metrics, Bill Irwin, Paul St-Pierre Jul 2015

Creating A Culture Of Meaningful Evaluation In Public Libraries: Moving Beyond Quantitative Metrics, Bill Irwin, Paul St-Pierre

Bill Irwin

The current state of practice sees public libraries, like all public institutions, enduring funding challenges within the dominant political-economic environment, which is shaped by the tenets of new public management and the neoliberal audit society. Libraries, feeling threatened and unsure about their future stability, seek new ways to demonstrate their value. However, they face institutional cultural constraints when attempting to introduce new assessment methods to meet this challenge. The new dynamics require them to go beyond output measures (counts). With research findings supported by survey and interview data from Ontario public libraries, and in agreement with the current literature on ...


Digital Vs. Print: Reading Comprehension And The Future Of The Book, M. Julee Tanner Dec 2014

Digital Vs. Print: Reading Comprehension And The Future Of The Book, M. Julee Tanner

School of Information Student Research Journal

The future of books and libraries is put into question by the increasing popularity of e-books and the use of computers as text platforms. In an effort to anticipate which reading platform—print, e-readers, or computers displays—will dominate in the coming years, recent research and experimental data on the suitability of each reading platform for reading comprehension will be considered, from the perspectives of optical issues, cognition, and metacognition. It will be shown that, while printed books are most conducive to learning from longer, more difficult texts, e-readers and computer displays offer convenience and some distinct advantages to readers ...


An Analysis Of Data Management Plans In University Of Illinois National Science Foundation Grant Proposals, William H. Mischo, Mary C. Schlembach, Megan N. O'Donnell Dec 2014

An Analysis Of Data Management Plans In University Of Illinois National Science Foundation Grant Proposals, William H. Mischo, Mary C. Schlembach, Megan N. O'Donnell

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library conducted an analysis of 1,260 Data Management Plans (DMPs) submitted in National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals from July 2011 through November 2013. Each DMP was assigned controlled vocabulary and keyword terms which summarized the proposed data management mechanisms for storing and sharing data. A database composed of the proposal’s title, PI (Principal Investigator), PI’s department and college, NSF grant number, funded status, assigned DMP vocabulary, and keyword terms was constructed. As of May 2014, a total of 298 of these UIUC proposals had been funded by the NSF. Our ...


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins Dec 2014

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

Peta Hopkins

The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott Dec 2014

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Peta Hopkins

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the ...


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott Dec 2014

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Jessie Donaghey

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the ...


Occupy Wall Street, Mark Y. Herring Dec 2014

Occupy Wall Street, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

Perhaps someone can help me with this. Since the discovery of a library at the “Occupy Wall Street” site in New York, the library press has been nothing short of gaga. Like Neanderthals discovering fire, the library press has been all atwitter about the library, books, donations to same, and, of course, the destruction — OMG, no, please say it isn’t so! — of said library when the police moved in.


Access To Information And Implications For Healthy Ageing In Africa: Challenges And Strategies For Public Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, Richard N. Ugwuanyi Dr. Dec 2014

Access To Information And Implications For Healthy Ageing In Africa: Challenges And Strategies For Public Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, Richard N. Ugwuanyi Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The elderly people are of intrinsic value to societies. Their health is Africa’s wealth. Unfortunately, Africa has serious health burden raging from diseases, poverty ignorance that hardly support healthy ageing. Development indicators from World Health Organization and the World Bank provide glaring evidence that Africa countries are far behind other regions of the world in health conditions of the citizens. This paper discusses the benefits that accrue from having a healthy old age population. Such includes poverty reduction, stress free ageing, assisting in taking care of young ones. It examines the role of information in enhancing healthy ageing in ...


Investing In The Student Staff Development Process, Jeremy Mcginniss, Joshua B. Michael Dec 2014

Investing In The Student Staff Development Process, Jeremy Mcginniss, Joshua B. Michael

Library Faculty Publications

This paper argues for the need for librarians to invest in the student staff development process, particularly in the context of biblical higher education. The foundational pieces of hiring, training, development and assessment which inform the student staff development process are defined and explored to see how they should fit into the library context. Examples from the library literature coupled with practical experience provide a framework that encompasses theoretical and pragmatic application. This paper narrates how a particular library worked through this process while providing principles from which libraries of varying sizes of collections and staff can benefit.


Designer Codes, Mark Y. Herring Nov 2014

Designer Codes, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

If you’ve made it this far—and I’m sure many of you have—then you know what this article is about: QR codes, or Quick Response codes (also referred to, though less frequently, as mobile codes 2d barcodes, or 2d codes). QRs are not new by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, they’ve been around for about a decade and a half.


“The True University Of These Days Is A Collection Of …” Ebooks?!, Mark Y. Herring Nov 2014

“The True University Of These Days Is A Collection Of …” Ebooks?!, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

We do live in interesting times, don’t we? This is especially true of those of us who spend most of our working lives in libraries. The last ten years have been so filled with change that it’s almost become a byword: if you don’t like something, just wait a few hours and it will change. This isn’t a complaint, just an observation.


Data Management Services At Unl Libraries, Jennifer L. Thoegersen Nov 2014

Data Management Services At Unl Libraries, Jennifer L. Thoegersen

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

In response to the increased emphasis on preservation and sharing of research data, the UNL Libraries have implemented several services to support researchers. These include data management plan workshops; consultations on data management plans; the UNL Data Repository, where UNL researchers can deposit inactive data; data registry, and persistent identifier allocation.


Write Together: Assessing Writing Center Data For Library Collaboration, Heidi Gauder, Hector Escobar Oct 2014

Write Together: Assessing Writing Center Data For Library Collaboration, Heidi Gauder, Hector Escobar

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Two academic support units, the library and the writing center, will be co-located on the library’s first floor starting Fall 2014. With a mandate to integrate services, the library was particularly interested in learning how the writing center addressed the evaluation, integration and attribution of sources, tasks similar to the work of reference librarians. Learn how we analyzed the writing center’s consultant reports in order to gain a deeper understanding of their work and prepare for a more effective service integration.


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

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

Brett Cloyd

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 ...


Sela News Oct 2014

Sela News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent Activities from the Southeastern Library Association. Details on SELA/ALLA Joint Conference, SELA's Mentoring Program, and GaCOMO/SELA Conference Raffle Winners.


Reflective Teaching: Improving Library Instruction Through Self-Reflection, Mandi Goodsett Oct 2014

Reflective Teaching: Improving Library Instruction Through Self-Reflection, Mandi Goodsett

The Southeastern Librarian

Increasingly, the role of librarians in higher education is shifting from primarily librarian-as-expert to include librarian-as-educator (Holt, 2002). As a result, academic librarians with a wide variety of job titles are finding themselves contributing to the instructional services of their library (Hall, 2013). Even those librarians who have instruction as a principal responsibility may have little to no training or experience in instruction when they begin teaching students in one-shot or credit-bearing instruction situations. In a recent study of employer’s expectations for library instruction training, nearly 90 percent of respondents found instruction to be important to their library (Hall ...


Impact Of Cloud Computing On Librarians At Small And Rural Academic Libraries, Deborah Tritt, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick Oct 2014

Impact Of Cloud Computing On Librarians At Small And Rural Academic Libraries, Deborah Tritt, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

The Southeastern Librarian

While cloud computing is not new, cloud-based services have matured and become more prevalent, thereby offering a range of new technology tools for libraries. Cloud computing technologies, and in particular those designed for end-users, present librarians with varying technology proficiencies the ability to access and use technologies - and related services - that might otherwise be beyond their reach. As cloud computing becomes more of a mainstay, many librarians are considering new ways to use these third-party tools in their work.


Impact Of Cloud Computing On Librarians At Small And Rural Academic Libraries, Deborah Deloise Tritt, Kaetrena D. Kendrick Oct 2014

Impact Of Cloud Computing On Librarians At Small And Rural Academic Libraries, Deborah Deloise Tritt, Kaetrena D. Kendrick

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries Oct 2014

Library Ledger, University Of Southern Maine Libraries

Library Ledger

Fall 2014


America's Music In Bloomington-Normal, Anne Shelley Oct 2014

America's Music In Bloomington-Normal, Anne Shelley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

America's Music was a collaborative public program presenting the history of American popular music through a series of documentary films screenings, scholar-led discussions, musical performances, exhibits, and workshops. Illinois State University's library worked with many stakeholders to produce the series, which was well-received by the community.


Leveraging Libraries For Evaluation Success, Rick A. Stoddart Sep 2014

Leveraging Libraries For Evaluation Success, Rick A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

Libraries are not just for storytime! Public and academic libraries offer all manner of services and resources that can aid in successful evaluation practice. Libraries and librarians save evaluator's time, provide expertise, and are active adopters of evaluation best practices. Attendees of this session will learn how to best leverage open access materials, article databases, librarian expertise, and data resources to make their evaluation practice more robust and meaningful.


A Review Of "The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, And Evolution", Robert J. Vander Hart Sep 2014

A Review Of "The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, And Evolution", Robert J. Vander Hart

Library Publications and Presentations

This is a review of the book, The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution, by Jeannette Woodward. Published by American Library Association, 2013.


Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish Sep 2014

Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish

Yasmeen Shorish

This article describes the fundamental challenges to data curation, how these challenges may be compounded for smaller institutions, and how data management is an essential and manageable component of data curation. Data curation is often discussed within the confines of large research universities. As a result, master's and baccalaureate institutions may be left with the impression that they cannot engage with data curation. However, by proactively engaging with faculty, libraries of all sizes can build closer relationships and help educate faculty on data documentation and organizational best practices. This article describes experiences from one master's comprehensive institution as ...


Using Technology In Library Instruction: Mobility, Flexibility And Creativity., Jennifer Wright Sep 2014

Using Technology In Library Instruction: Mobility, Flexibility And Creativity., Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright Joe

The information age has brought the need for information literacy to everyone’s doorstep. With 24-hour news cycles, newspaper websites, and social media, it is more important than ever before that library patrons have a grasp on information literacy. Libraries can teach patrons how to search for information and evaluate the sources that they encounter. They can also use the same technology that inundates the patron with information to reach out to those patrons who may not see the gap in their knowledge. Speaking specifically about academic libraries, librarians can now use remote teaching tools to bring their library instruction ...


Here's Looking At You, Selfie, Mark Y. Herring Sep 2014

Here's Looking At You, Selfie, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

By the time you read this column this story may have lost all it relevance but it has made a bit of a dust up lately and so I think it deserves some further treatment. About two weeks ago, the cyberverse was all a twitter about naked selfies, mainly of celebrities, that had been hacked right out of the cloud. Imagine that. What goes online isn’t exactly private. Doh!


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2013 To June 2014, Michael Vocino Sep 2014

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2013 To June 2014, Michael Vocino

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Gift books received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2013-2014. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated. During the year a total of 5,021 books and 104 DVDs were received.


An Instagram Is Worth A Thousand Words - An Industry Panel Session At Alia Information Online 2013, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Grace Saw Aug 2014

An Instagram Is Worth A Thousand Words - An Industry Panel Session At Alia Information Online 2013, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Grace Saw

Jessie Donaghey

This is an audio recording of a panel session hosted by Bond University Library at ALIA Information Online 2013. The panel session was organised by Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Jo Hare and Grace Saw of Bond University Library. The speakers in the session are: Daniel Brennan, Christian Bowman, Inger Van Dyke, Jo Hare, Peta Hopkins and Mitchell Willocks. All the speakers are from Bond University. The session took place on the 13th of February 2013, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins Aug 2014

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

Jessie Donaghey

The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.


Social Media For International Students: It's Not All About Facebook, Grace Saw, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Carolyn Mcdonald Aug 2014

Social Media For International Students: It's Not All About Facebook, Grace Saw, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Carolyn Mcdonald

Jessie Donaghey

According to the OECD there are nearly four million tertiary students enrolled in a course outside their country of citizenship. In 2010 there were 335 273 international students enrolled in higher education in Australia. To support these students during their study, libraries need to find ways to communicate and engage with them.An Australian study found that international students’ preferred methods for learning about library services was through library webpages and personal contact with library staff. As more libraries experiment with social networking to inform and connect with students, we need to determine the effectiveness of this strategy for reaching ...


The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries (Data Set), Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta Hopkins Aug 2014

The Perfect Storm: The Convergence Of Social, Mobile And Photo Technologies In Libraries (Data Set), Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta Hopkins

Jessie Donaghey

No abstract provided.