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Information and Interaction Needs of Distance Students: Are Academic Libraries Meeting the Challenge? 

Grabowsky, Adelia; Grabowsky, Adelia Bush (2014-03-31)
One of the trends currently affecting academic libraries is higher education’s expanding use of online instruction and a rising number of totally online degree programs. As libraries have transitioned from primarily print ...

Librarian's Role in General Education: Authentically Assessing Information Literacy Skills via English Composition Classes 

Carter, Toni (2014-04-12)
This poster reports on a method used at Auburn University Libraries to assess information literacy skills of students that incorporates both formative and summative authentic assessment.

Mixing in new colors: Using a train-the-trainer model to build an information literacy program 

Hartman, Patricia; Perry, Valerie; Newhouse, Renae (2014-05-15)
Using the train-the-trainer model as our foundation, we created a new information literacy program in an introductory Biology lab. We will describe the program’s development, implementation, and evolution since its ...

Creating a Sustainable Information Literacy Program Using the Train-the-Trainer Model 

Hartman, Patricia; Perry, Valerie; Keinsley, Jason; Newhouse, Renae (2014-05-15)
Using the train-the-trainer model as our foundation, we created a new information literacy program in an introductory lab course. We will describe the program’s development, implementation, and evolution since first ...

Humans vs. Zombies at the Library: Gauging the Impact of Live Action Gaming Events on Students’ Library Use and Perceptions 

Oravet, Cate; Calhoun, Cate (2014-05-22)
This paper describes how a game of Humans vs. Zombies was coordinated and hosted by the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University. A survey was designed to discover students’ attitudes and perceptions and evaluate ...

Profiling Digital Collection Users: Using Google Analytics to Learn More about Users of an ETDs Collection 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
This poster presents preliminary Google Analytics usage data for a collection of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Correlation of page views with page type, user location, and source (referring link) shows that, ...

Because You’re You: Factors Influencing Selection in a Digital Sheet Music Collection 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
For this study, we used Google Analytics to evaluate factors influencing user selection of specific works in a collection of digitized sheet music. These factors were: participation in a collaborative index (Sheet Music ...

AlabamaMosaic: A Distributed Digital Collection of Cultural Heritage Materials 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
Panel abstract: Virtual libraries are consolidated indexes of digital items harvested from different repositories. Started by a handful of institutions in 2001, AlabamaMosaic now contains almost 80,000 items from more than ...

AlabamaMosaic: A Short History 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
Presentation on the history of AlabamaMosaic.

Innovations for Access in Alabama: 1) Testing VuFind as an Index for AlabamaMosaic; 2) New Membership Structure for Alabama Digital Preservation Network 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
In the last decade, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) has launched two statewide initiatives dealing with digitized cultural heritage materials. The first, AlabamaMosaic, is a digital library of materials ...

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 ...

A Discovery of Trees: A Comparison and Evaluation of Five Web-Scale Discovery Tool Services 

Coates, Midge; Caudle, Dana; Schmitz, Cecilia; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
Web scale discovery tool services allow users to search all of a library’s physical items, licensed electronic content, and local digital collections via a single search box and receive relevance ranked results. Prior ...

AlabamaMosaic: Using VuFind to Index a Distributed Digital Collection 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
Panel Abstract: College of Charleston, Clemson and the Alabama Mosaic Project will discuss their respective decisions to replace CONTENTdm with open source software. These institutions present three different perspectives ...

Discovering AlabamaMosaic 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
Presentation on the collaborative digital collection AlabamaMosaic.

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 ...

"Race is a social construct and does not exist": What Academic Librarians Have to Say about Racism in the Profession 

Alabi, Jaena (2014-06-25)
This poster is a qualitative analysis of comments received on a survey of academic librarians. The survey, which used the construct of racial microaggressions--subtle, denigrating messages delivered to people of color--was ...

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 ...

The Management and Support of Outreach in Academic Libraries 

Carter, Toni; Seaman, Priscilla (2014-07-14)
The promotion of services in academic libraries often falls under the purview of outreach. This paper explores a number of questions regarding library outreach, specifically how libraries manage and support the marketing ...

A3 Authentic, Active, Assessment: Assessing In-Class Instruction Student Work 

Carter, Toni; Noe, Nancy; Rumble, Juliet (2014-07-14)
The assessment of student learning is a hot topic among those in education, and library instruction proves no exception. This presentation concerns Auburn University Libraries’ foray into authentic assessment of active ...

Cutting the Commute: Assess Authentically and Still Arrive on Time 

Carter, Toni; Rumble, Juliet (2014-07-14)
While the importance of assessment for student learning is widely recognized, instructors are often reluctant to sacrifice valuable class time for this activity. This presentation discusses the Auburn University Libraries ...