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Leading, Energizing, And Developing Staff Through Times Of Change, Carol A. Watson, June Liebert, Jane Sánchez, Austin Martin Williams 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

Leading, Energizing, And Developing Staff Through Times Of Change, Carol A. Watson, June Liebert, Jane Sánchez, Austin Martin Williams

Presentations

The nature of library work is changing. New technology, user preferences, tighter budgets, and new expectations have meant that libraries have altered and adapted the way they provide resources and services. While these changes have brought many benefits to library users, innovations in how libraries provide resources and services often have long-term implications on the skills needed from librarians and staff. Now more than ever, it's important to communicate to staff about the future of their work and their roles in the library, and to provide them with the development and training they need to transition into new roles ...


Better With Science: Strengthening Patron Learning, Heather Simmons, Alyson Drake, Joseph Lawson 2019 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Better With Science: Strengthening Patron Learning, Heather Simmons, Alyson Drake, Joseph Lawson

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A baseline understanding of cognitive theory and educational psychology concepts is critical to successful student learning. With librarians in all settings providing more teaching and training than ever, designing educational experiences with these concepts in mind will result in greater retention and understanding for their patrons. This program will discuss five important ideas from cognitive learning science and give examples of how librarians and other information professionals can incorporate those theories into their instructional offerings. Participants will then work in groups to brainstorm ways various theories can be applied as they design or restructure their own instructional programs.

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Reading Habits And Subjects Predilection By Mobile Readers: A Study, Somipam R. Shimray, Chennupati K. Ramaiah 2019 Pondicherry University

Reading Habits And Subjects Predilection By Mobile Readers: A Study, Somipam R. Shimray, Chennupati K. Ramaiah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to inspect the mobile reading behaviors and readers’ content predilection in Hyderabad city, India and to find out the interrelated problems.

Design/methodology/approach - This study used a survey method and questionnaire tool for collecting data. Simple random sampling technique is employed to determine the sample population. SPSS software is used for analyzing data, independent t-test and One-Way ANOVA tests are conducted to test the stated hypotheses.

Findings - The findings from t-test results discloses that there is a significant difference concerning males and females in term of reading e-books (t-value = -2.570 ...


Mapping Industry Standards And Integration Opportunities In Business Management Curricula, Margaret Phillips, Heather Howard, Alyson Vaaler, David E. Hubbard 2019 Purdue University

Mapping Industry Standards And Integration Opportunities In Business Management Curricula, Margaret Phillips, Heather Howard, Alyson Vaaler, David E. Hubbard

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Industry standards have a significant impact on business as a means to eliminate waste, reduce costs, market products (e.g., for quality, safety, interoperability) and lessen liability (Thompson, 2011). Consequently, an understanding and the ability to use standards, agreed upon practices among interested or vested parties, is a critical workplace competency for those engaged in business and industry. To have a workforce competent in the use of standards, higher education curricula must be developed to integrate standards education at appropriate points within the curriculum. Despite the importance of standards, they are not universally integrated into the college and university curricula ...


The Ctl’S Research Support Newsletter (Summer 2019), Elizabeth D'Angel 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

The Ctl’S Research Support Newsletter (Summer 2019), Elizabeth D'Angel

The CTL's Research Support Newsletter (Formerly AISR Connections)

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A Longitudinal Analysis Of The Impact Of The Indicators In The Networked Readiness Index (Nri), Satya Pratipatti, Ahmed Gomaa 2019 The University of Scranton

A Longitudinal Analysis Of The Impact Of The Indicators In The Networked Readiness Index (Nri), Satya Pratipatti, Ahmed Gomaa

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

World Economic Forum publishes the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) annually, to reflect the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) status of different countries. The NRI is developed by aggregating 53 indicators. The study identifies the most critical indicators to focus on, to improve the NRI status of countries at different stages of economic development. It uses data from 117 countries and analyzes the changes in the indicators along with their impacts between the years 2012 and 2016. The study explores the differences between countries by grouping them into four groups based on their NRI status. The analysis identifies six indicators with ...


Intelligent Software Tools For Recruiting, Swatee B. Kulkarni, Xiangdong Che 2019 Eastern Michigan University

Intelligent Software Tools For Recruiting, Swatee B. Kulkarni, Xiangdong Che

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

In this paper, we outline how recruiting and talent acquisition gained importance within HRM field, then give a brief introduction to the newest tools used by the professionals for recruiting and lastly, describe the Artificial Intelligence-based tools that have started playing an increasingly important role. We also provide further research suggestions for using artificial intelligence-based tools to make recruiting more efficient and cost-effective.


Theory And The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning: Inquiry And Practice With Intention, Nancy L. Chick 2019 Rollins College

Theory And The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning: Inquiry And Practice With Intention, Nancy L. Chick

Faculty Publications

Theory in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is the conceptual basis for the practice of SoTL—or, more precisely, the conceptual bases for the practices of SoTL—as well as the bodies of knowledge, methodological assumptions, and explanations of phenomena that are deployed (explicitly or implicitly) from a range of contexts within SoTL. Put another way, theory is thinking on a meta level, a metacognitive move in which practitioners become aware, critical, and intentional of how and why they are doing their practice. It involves taking stock of the existing conversations to move beyond definitions, to critically evaluate ...


A Seat At The Table: Information Literacy Assessment And Professional Legitimacy, Robert Detmering, Samantha McClellan, Amber Willenborg 2019 University of Louisville

A Seat At The Table: Information Literacy Assessment And Professional Legitimacy, Robert Detmering, Samantha Mcclellan, Amber Willenborg

Robert Detmering

This qualitative study explores academic librarians’ perceptions of and experiences with information literacy assessment, focusing primarily on issues of professional identity, agency, and power. Findings from in-depth interviews reveal that instruction librarians view teaching as integral to their professional identity and use assessment to legitimize that identity, both personally and at the institutional level. While this suggests that assessment has the potential to elevate the status of librarians on campus, the interviews also highlight ongoing professional and organizational tensions that hinder assessment efforts and inhibit librarian agency. The authors recommend more transparent communication, among other strategies, to address these challenges.


Mapping Industry Standards In Undergraduate Business Education, Margaret Phillips, Heather Howard, Alyson Vaaler, David Hubbard 2019 Purdue University

Mapping Industry Standards In Undergraduate Business Education, Margaret Phillips, Heather Howard, Alyson Vaaler, David Hubbard

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Industry standards have a significant impact on business as a means to eliminate waste, reduce costs, market products (e.g., for quality, safety, interoperability) and lessen liability (Thompson, 2011). Consequently, an understanding and the ability to use standards, agreed upon practices among interested or vested parties, is a critical workplace competency for those engaged in business and industry. To have a workforce competent in the use of standards, higher education curricula must be developed to integrate standards education at appropriate points within the curriculum. Despite the importance of standards, they are not universally integrated into the college and university curricula ...


Returning From Wonderland, Sarah A. Norris, Christina Wray 2019 University of Central Florida

Returning From Wonderland, Sarah A. Norris, Christina Wray

Christina C. Wray

Workshop presented as a part of the Alice’s Adventures in Scholarly Conversations week-long event hosted by UCF Libraries.

Workshop summary:

When is a tweet as important as a journal article? Does it matter which journal an article is published in? Are books always better? Join us as we explore how the context in which a scholarly conversation happens can provide important clues about who can be trusted and when you are being hoodwinked. The final clue to Alice’s location will be revealed!


Information Literacy At The Intersection Of Scholarly Communications And Social Justice, Sarah Appedu 2019 Gettysburg College

Information Literacy At The Intersection Of Scholarly Communications And Social Justice, Sarah Appedu

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Undergraduate outreach about Open Access (OA) lies at the intersection of information literacy and Scholarly Communications. Reframing undergraduates as current and future scholars allows us to treat them as agents within the Scholarly Communications network. Students who have mastered fundamental research skills are prepared to view them through the critical lens of Scholarly Communications in order to learn both how to locate resources and how those resources are created. This educational approach highlights the various barriers scholars can face in the research process, as well as provides an awareness of information privilege.

This poster will provide a model for how ...


I Search: A Reflection On The Importance Of A Personal Connection, Eric Shannon, Leslie Inglis, Tracy Mendham 2019 Franklin Pierce University

I Search: A Reflection On The Importance Of A Personal Connection, Eric Shannon, Leslie Inglis, Tracy Mendham

New England Library Instruction Group

This session, led by two librarians and an adjunct faculty member, described the benefits of replacing a traditional research paper with an I Search paper (a more informal first person research narrative) for students taking a first year inquiry course. An I Search paper facilitates student learning by encouraging students to select a topic that piques their interest and places the focus on students’ personal research journeys. Although this assignment was designed for a semester-long credit-bearing course, we discussed ways to incorporate aspects of this assignment into a library one-shot.


No Zombies Here!​: An Inquiry-Based Learning Approach To An Embedded Librarian Project, Sam Boss, Kristi J. Castleberry 2019 Northern Vermont University

No Zombies Here!​: An Inquiry-Based Learning Approach To An Embedded Librarian Project, Sam Boss, Kristi J. Castleberry

New England Library Instruction Group

Since 2017, a library director and English professor have been collaborating on an embedded librarian project for a required Critical Thinking seminar. Our guiding concept is inquiry-based learning, and we have seen students connect with information literacy more deeply as we encourage them to explore information resources and to consider what scholarly conversation means to them. Our goal is to seamlessly blend elements of the ACRL Framework with the learning objectives and content of the seminar through hands-on activities related to research and writing assignments. Tying the Framework to ongoing projects has resulted in a higher level of engagement and ...


Placing Students' Questions At The Center: Engaging Students With Archival Materials, Laura Hibbler, Chloe Morse-Harding 2019 Brandeis University

Placing Students' Questions At The Center: Engaging Students With Archival Materials, Laura Hibbler, Chloe Morse-Harding

New England Library Instruction Group

This interactive session presented a student-centered approach to archival instruction using a modified version of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). Developed by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana (2011), the QFT is an instructional technique which guides students in developing questions, improving upon those questions, and identifying which questions they feel are important.


Reimagining The One-Shot - A Student-Centered Approach For Introducing First-Year Students To The Library, Alissa Link 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Reimagining The One-Shot - A Student-Centered Approach For Introducing First-Year Students To The Library, Alissa Link

New England Library Instruction Group

This session explored how a traditional library instruction session was adapted to give students a richer and more interactive learning experience leading to the expansion of a collaboration between an introductory biology class and the library. The session detailed the adaption of an existing lesson plan, creation of an asynchronous scavenger hunt, and addition of a student-centered, hands-on assignment.

To encourage self-driven learning, the library instruction session was redesigned to include hands-on, in-class components and an asynchronous scavenger hunt. Both changes were enthusiastically received by the course faculty.

The end result of the adapted curriculum for the introductory biology course ...


Decolonizing Databases: A Scalable Critical Pedagogy Activity, Emery Shriver, Lori DuBois 2019 Williams College

Decolonizing Databases: A Scalable Critical Pedagogy Activity, Emery Shriver, Lori Dubois

New England Library Instruction Group

Inspired by Safiya Umoja Noble’s Algorithms of Oppression, essays and lesson plans in Critical Library Pedagogy (Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy, eds.), and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, this presentation described a critical pedagogy activity that interrogates systems of oppression in library research tools and challenges students to reflect on the emotional aspects of their research experience. We discussed how we have modified the activity for different courses and disciplines, classroom settings, and class session lengths. This activity is suitable for librarians who are beginning to consider how to incorporate critical pedagogy into their teaching.


Getting Beyond “Both Sides”: Fyc Instructors & Librarians Working Together To Cultivate Critical Information Literacy With Popular Sources, Loring Pfeiffer, Julia Voss, Nicole Branch 2019 Santa Clara University

Getting Beyond “Both Sides”: Fyc Instructors & Librarians Working Together To Cultivate Critical Information Literacy With Popular Sources, Loring Pfeiffer, Julia Voss, Nicole Branch

Staff publications, research, and presentations

Last fall, our team of two FYC instructors and one librarian implemented curriculum designed to develop students’ critical information-literacy skills in relation to popular sources. Preliminary results of our work suggest that students’ work with popular sources falls short of CWPA and ACRL goals. In our workshop-style presentation, we ask how other conference attendees instruct students in the assessment and use of popular sources and discuss the pedagogical strategies that we plan to use as we iterate on our work.


Unlocking The Public Domain, Sara Schumacher 2019 Texas Tech University

Unlocking The Public Domain, Sara Schumacher

VRA Bulletin

Public Domain Day, celebrated January 1st of every year, is a relatively new holiday, which has the potential to grow rapidly as 2019 marked the first year in 20 years in the United States that new works were added to the public domain. This article showcases Texas Tech University Libraries’ “Public Domain Day: 1923 Unlocked” exhibition and outreach efforts as one approach, but also highlights other intuitions’ promotions and suggests ways to connect to larger initiatives. Cultural heritage and visual resources professionals can adapt this celebration as a way of advocating for the public domain, educating on copyright literacy ...


Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty 2019 Bearys first Grade College Kodi Kundapura Udupi dist Karnataka

Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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