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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 ...

To Tag or Not To Tag 

Thomas, Marliese; Caudle, Dana M.; Schmitz, Cecilia (2012-10-16)
Purpose – The purpose of this article is to provide a quantitative analysis of the extent to which folksonomies replicate the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to see if folksonomies would successfully complement ...

Transforming Students Through Two Literacies: The Integration of Sustainability Literacy into Information Literacy Classes 

Carter, Toni; Schmidt, Gregory (2014-07-30)
The adoption of sustainable practices by colleges and universities continues to grow, with over 600 presidents and leaders in higher education signing the Presidents' Climate Commitment. As part of this commitment, ...

Unlocking Your Courier Potential in the 21st Century with Tableau 

Martindale, Tyler; Pendleton, JP; Pierce, Martin; 0000-0002-2589-9089 (2020-01-29)
The courier data collected by the circulation department at Auburn University Libraries had not been closely examined prior to the arrival of the current Business and Economics subject specialist librarian. What started ...

Use What You Have: Authentic Assessment of In-Class Activities 

Carter, Toni (2014-07-27)
The purpose of this paper is to share a practical approach to formative, authentic assessment of Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) outcomes within individual sessions of course-integrated ...

Using Google Analytics to Examine Use Patterns for a Collection of Electronic Theses and Dissertations 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
This poster presents an examination of use patterns for a dSpace collection of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) using Google Analytics. During the one-year study period: (1) in-state patrons used university Web ...

Using historical citizen science to understand wildlife in the longleaf pine ecosystem 

Hartman, Patricia J; Gitzen, Robert A; Carter, David D; Kush, John S; Coates, Midge; Barbour, Michael S (2016-11-30)
Museum records and formal scientific information are essential, but not always sufficient, to adequately document the historical distribution, abundance, and cultural traditions associated with wildlife species. Though we ...

Using Infographics to Teach Source Evaluation to Biology Freshmen 

Hartman, Patricia; Roberts, Sharon (2015-09-05)
Given the immediate visual impact of infographics as well as the ease of creating them, infographics are an effective way to communicate complex information. However, viewers of infographics may draw very different ...

Using Mindfulness to Cope with Microaggressions and Workplace Stress 

Whaley, Pambanisha; Thomas, Chippewa; Alabi, Jaena (2018-10-01)
People from marginalized identity groups frequently experience microaggressions, verbal and non-verbal messages that are invalidating or demeaning. Librarians, even those working in the supposedly progressive and liberal ...

When Will We Use this in Real Life?: Problem-Based Learning and Its Use in Effective Information Literacy Instruction 

Farrell, Bridget; Grabowsky, Adelia (2014-10-27)
Have you thought about using real world problems in your library instruction classroom? Modeling real world scenarios can increase student engagement and provide context to show students how they can use library skills ...