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Reframing Information Literacy Assessment: Reaching for College Seniors 

Carter, Toni; Rodgers Good, Megan (2018-09-10)
Although our institution has a history of information literacy assessment for general education, we found the method used did not allow us to tell a compelling story about students’ information literacy skills. After a ...

Research Data Management for Environmental Science 

Krzton, Ali; Krzton, Alicia (2018-04-02)
Environmental science has been a fertile testing ground for research data management tools and techniques. Disciplines within environmental science were some of the first to openly discuss and grapple with issues in ...

Research Practices and Support Services in Agriculture at Auburn University 

Jenda, Claudine (2017-01-20)
This study examines the current and emerging research practices of academic and extension faculty from the field of agriculture at Auburn University in order to identify the resources and services that faculty need to be ...

Safety in Numbers: Distributed Digital Preservation Networks 

Trehub, Aaron; Halbert, Martin (2013-01-11)
It has long been recognized that there is safety in numbers and that redundancy enhances survivability. This principle has been applied in many spheres of human activity, from engineering to military science. It is now ...

Search Engine Queries Used to Locate Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Differences for Local and Non-Local Users 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2015-01-15)
This study examines two research questions: (1) What search engine queries lead users to the Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations (AUETDs) collection? (2) Do these queries vary for users in different ...

Simplifying Library Value for Non-Library Development Officers and Staff 

Bishop, Barbara (2015-07-01)
With the rise of evidenced based budgeting the need for nontechnical illustration has become increasingly important for telling the story of library place within the academic community. Because librarians tend to speak ...

Slavic Studies and Slavic Librarianship in the United States: A Post-Cold War Perspective (Excerpts) 

Trehub, Aaron (2016-02-10)
This article reprints excerpts from Aaron Trehub’s piece about the relationship between Slavic studies and Slavic librarianship in the United States in the immediate aftermath of the end of the Cold War. The author, who ...

"Slavic Studies and Slavic Librarianship" Revisited: Notes of a Former Slavic Librarian 

Trehub, Aaron (2013-04-02)
This article revisits the author’s essay in Solanus on the state of Slavic librarianship at the turn of the twenty-first century in order to assess how the profession has changed in the interim. Trehub notes that the ...

Support Scholars Who Share: Combating the Mismatch between Openness Policies and Professional Rewards 

Krzton, Ali; Krzton, Alicia (2019-04-16)
Librarians play a leading role in promoting openness in scholarly communication, including open access, open data, and public accountability. However, individual researchers remain reluctant to embrace open scholarship or ...

Supporting the Proliferation of Data-Sharing Scholars in the Research Ecosystem 

Krzton, Ali; Krzton, Alicia (2018-08-08)
Librarians champion the value of openness in scholarship and have been powerful advocates for the sharing of research data. College and university administrators have recently joined in the push for data sharing due to ...

Tackling the Complexities of Source Evaluation: Active Learning Exercises that Foster Students' Critical Thinking 

Rumble, Juliet; Carter, Toni (2014-07-01)
Library instructors are often called upon to teach classes devoted to evaluating information sources. These sessions are typically offered in conjunction with writing assignments that require students to locate sources ...

Tait Family Papers: Creating the Digital Collection 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2017-10-12)
Most archival collections will have more than one user group or audience. Anticipating the most likely audience(s) for a given collection and thinking about the needs of the expected audience(s) should help the repository ...

Teaching Infographic Source Evaluation to Biology Majors 

Hartman, Patricia; Roberts, Sharon (2015-07-15)
Infographics are an effective means of communicating information quickly and impactfully. They are often used to present complex datasets and statistics that otherwise would be difficult to digest. This makes them valuable ...

Teaching Students the How and Why of Source Evaluation: Pedagogies that Empower Communities of Learning and Scholarship 

Rumble, Juliet; Carter, Toni; Noe, Nancy (2015-05-21)
Evaluating information sources is an essential part of the research process, but many students fail to grasp its importance. In order to sustain and participate in the research practices that create new knowledge, students ...

Telling Your Libraries’ Fiscal and Service Story on One Page 

Bishop, Barbara A. (2017-06-19)
As part of the new budget model implementation, our University created the Central Unit Allocations Committee to review and evaluate all campus units’ financial plans. This committee was comprised of academic and non-academic ...

Testing VuFind as a Collection Index for AlabamaMosaic 

Coates, Midge; Goslin, Jeremy; Bellanger, Clint; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
In 2005, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries launched AlabamaMosaic: a consortial collection of Alabama cultural heritage materials digitized by 21 member partners. At present, all partners use OCLC’s CONTENTdm content ...

“This Actually Happened”: An Analysis of Librarians’ Responses to a Survey about Racial Microaggressions 

Alabi, Jaena (2015-05-21)
Racial microaggressions are subtle, derogatory messages conveyed to people of color. While often delivered unconsciously, these persistent and pervasive negative messages can have devastating effects on individuals and ...

This Goodly Land: Creating an Online Reference Source 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2019-08-19)
This paper describes the creation of the online literary map This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape, from January 2005 through June 2011. The literary map was designed and created at Auburn University by a small ...

Three Heads are Better than One: Organizational Changes in Collection Management Leadership 

Weisbrod, Liza; Bishop, Barbara A.; Grabowsky, Adelia (2015-11-16)
Financial pressures, shrinking staff, shifting user expectations, and advances in format access and availability mean that organizational change seems to have become a constant in today’s academic library. The area of ...

To be seen and heard: Realizing the benefits of diversity and responding to the needs of minority academic librarians 

Alabi, Jaena (2015-10-21)
Diversity continues to be an important topic of conversation for librarians--we talk about the importance of representing a variety of viewpoints in our collections, providing diverse programs that meet the needs of a broad ...