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  1. Whose Medium? Whose Message?: A Critical Media Literacy Approach to "Information Has Value"

    Bussell, Hilary
    This chapter presents a lesson that uses critical media literacy theory to introduce students to "Information Has Value" in the context of news media. Originating in cultural studies, critical media literacy is an educational theory that posits that media sources reflect and perpetuate the socioeconomic power imbalances in the society in which they are produced, and that students should learn to critically analyze and question representations in media they encounter. It is thus a powerful lens through which to help students learn about the concept "Information Has Value." The lesson discussed in this chapter combines rhetorical analysis, hands-on searching, and...

  2. Habituated: A Merleau-Pontian Analysis of the Smartphone

    Howard, Maria; Bussell, Hilary
    This paper offers a phenomenological account of our relationship to our smartphones rooted in the work of philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908–1961) and Drew Leder (1954–). We argue that the nature of this relationship has implications for the ways we conceptualize and promote information literacy in the era of mobile ubiquity. After reviewing recent LIS literature on mobile devices in libraries, we discuss Merleau-Ponty’s notion of the habit body and Drew Leder’s development of the Merleau-Pontian concept of incorporation. We then apply these concepts to our use of smartphones, paying particular attention to the incorporation of the smartphone in our bodily...

  3. The Agile Organization: What We Can Learn from Software Development

    Snapp, Mary B.
    Agile planning and operations is one focus area of the strategic directions (2018) of University Libraries at Ohio State. To illuminate what it means to be an agile organization, the presenter outlines key milestones in the history of agile software development, its core values and common practices, and how it differs from the waterfall approach to software development. Seven characteristics of IT agility are identified with recommendations about how these characteristics can be extended to the organization at large to increase organizational agility.

  4. Rev. of Frances Burney’s Cecilia: A Publishing History by Catherine M. Parisian

    Bonds, Leigh
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  5. Gambling on Gaming: Mary Robinson’s Literary Censures of the Fashionable Vice

    Bonds, E. Leigh
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  6. Rare Items, Precious Time: Devising an Efficient Workflow to Digitize Nineteenth Century Cased Photographs

    McCrory, Amy
    The poster presents an effort to standardize digitization workflows for a large collection of nineteenth century cased photographs. Using what was learned during a project to digitize selected pieces for an exhibit, guidelines and diagrams to be used in digitizing the rest of the collection were created.

  7. Listening in on the Conversations: An Overview of Digital Humanities Pedagogy

    Bonds, E. Leigh
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  8. The Power of the Puff: Mary Robinson’s Celebrity and the Success of Walsingham

    Bonds, Leigh
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  9. An agile planning and operations framework

    Jaggars, Damon; Jones, DeEtta
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and implementation of an agile planning and operations framework for an academic research library, designed to facilitate an ongoing organizational conversation about the organization’s strategic intent and how it plans to move from intention to reality. The goals motivating the implementation of such a framework include creating iterative, open-ended planning and management processes that enable increased flexibility and openness to unforeseen opportunities, as well as the ongoing integration of library faculty, staff, and external stakeholder voices into planning, management, and assessment discussions. Design/methodology/approach – The framework seeks to harmonize planning, management, and assessment processes over 18-24-month...

  10. The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: From Awareness to Action

    Vinopal, Jennifer
    Despite our ongoing quest for diversity and a growing number of initiatives to increase it, the demographics of the professional librarian population haven’t changed in any significant way. We are starkly lacking in diversity based on race and ethnicity (we are overwhelmingly white), age (librarianship is an aging profession), disability, economic status, educational background, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other demographic and identity markers of difference. This lack of diversity should be seen as a signal, an invitation to us to look critically at our culture, our practices, and our assumptions, and investigate what it is about ourselves and our...

  11. Data Tales from the Hills: the Request For Information (RFI)

    Rinehart, Amanda
    At the latest #RDAP15, twitter was aflame with ideas. One was to chronicle our experiences with databrarianship. I’ll kick off our Data Tales series with a phenomenon that I hadn’t seen before: an additional Request for Information (RFI) from grant reviewers who want to award a researcher money, but can’t until the Data Management Plan (DMP) is in better shape.

  12. Breaking It Down: A Brief Exploration of Institutional Repository Submission Agreements

    Rinehart, Amanda; Cunningham, Jim
    Institutional repositories typically have a submission agreement that is meant to protect the institution hosting the repository and inform submitters of their rights and responsibilities. This article examines how various libraries have created submission agreements, enquires as to issues surrounding them, and identifies commonalities and unique statements. The authors deployed a survey to institutional repository administrators listed in OpenDOAR in the United States. Approximately 7% of the 304 potential institutional repository managers responded. Library administrators, institutional repositories managers/architects, and legal counsel were the most likely to have input into the creation of the submission agreement; scholarly communications librarians were involved...

  13. Data in context: Using case studies to generate a common understanding of data in academic libraries

    Swanson, Juleah; Rinehart, Amanda
    As new expectations emerge in librarianship, librarians find themselves engaging with researchers throughout the entire research process. This includes during early stages, when research outputs are in their infancy. This shift means that any librarian might be faced with a ‘data question’ and be able to assist without necessarily being a ‘data’ expert. As libraries approach professional development in this field, additional difficulties occur as data cannot be easily understood without context. Instead of attempting to comprehensively cover this broad, nuanced, and sometimes vague topic, the authors took a different approach. In order to place ‘data’ in definable contexts, the...

  14. Vignettes on the Value of Failure

    Beasley, Gerald; Britto, Marwin; Burt, Holly Ann; Hall, Samuel; Rinehart, Amanda; Rutledge, Lorelei; Pankl, Lis; Soehner, Catherine
    As a data management services librarian, one of my staple workshops focuses on writing a data management plan for a grant proposal. A regular criticism of this workshop is that it is not specific enough and some researchers feel that the discussion session is dominated by our medical researchers. Therefore, I decided to customize this workshop for three sub-groups: STEM and agricultural researchers, the social sciences and humanities, and biomedical researchers. This would allow me to dive more deeply into discipline-specific data services and allow a greater breadth of voices to be heard. However, attendees did not select the workshop...

  15. Concerns-Based Adoption Method (CBAM) for Research Data Management (RDM) Education

    Rinehart, Amanda
    Not all researchers are thrilled to hear of new research data management expectations. In fact, RDM education is met with varying levels of resistance. Change theory tells us that this resistance is most likely due to underlying concerns. If these underlying concerns can be discovered, then appropriate educational activities can be provided to ameliorate them. Dr. Kim Lightle and I modified an established tool, the Concerns-Based Adoption Method (CBAM), to determine if researchers could be differentiated based on their concerns about research data management. We hypothesize that if we can measure where researchers are at in the change process, we...

  16. Engaging second-year students in transformational learning experiences

    Black, Elizabeth L.
    Presentation delivered at the 3rd National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference, held March 21-22, 2018 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. First-year programs alone are not enough to create the supportive campus environment needed for student success and engagement. Ohio State University undertook an ambitious program to engage second-year students in transformational learning experiences; librarians are multi-faceted partners in this campus-wide initiative. Discover the challenges of second-year students and explore connections of threshold concepts identified in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to education abroad, leadership, internships, service-learning, undergraduate research and artistic/creative endeavors

  17. Understanding students' satisfaction with OERs as course materials

    Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Folk, Amanda L.; Mullins, David
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce a survey instrument to measure three components of students’ perceptions of open and affordable course materials – quality, integration, and experience – and discuss its reliability and predictive validity. Design/methodology/approach: The authors distributed an end-of-semester online survey to students enrolled in sections of 12 courses that adopted OER in Fall 2016, as well as conducting a within-interview survey with the instructors of those courses. The authors calculated the descriptive statistics from the responses to the student survey, as well as examining the inter-item and inter-rater reliability of the instrument. Finally, explored correlations...

  18. Feminist Praxis in Library Leadership

    Hathcock, April; Vinopal, Jennifer
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  19. The Out Loud Assignment: Articulating Library Contributions to First-year Student Success

    Black, Elizabeth L.; Murphy, Sarah Anne
    As more and more libraries consider GPA and year-to-year retention as relevant and meaningful measures of interest, it is important to consider whether these measures are locally appropriate. Several limitations of broadly applying GPA and first-year retention as measures of student success were recently discovered while completing a large exploratory research project. The project assessed the impact of a library assignment offered to students during their first term on campus at a large public research university. Findings revealed the assignment had a greater impact on regional campus students in contrast to the larger central campus, where changes in admission requirements...

  20. The Out Loud Assignment: Articulating Library Contributions to First-year Student Success

    Black, Elizabeth L.; Murphy, Sarah Anne
    As more and more libraries consider GPA and year-to-year retention as relevant and meaningful measures of interest, it is important to consider whether these measures are locally appropriate. Several limitations of broadly applying GPA and first-year retention as measures of student success were recently discovered while completing a large exploratory research project. The project assessed the impact of a library assignment offered to students during their first term on campus at a large public research university. Findings revealed the assignment had a greater impact on regional campus students in contrast to the larger central campus, where changes in admission requirements...

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