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College & Research Libraries News
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Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • In the News
    • Authors: David Free
      First page: 593
      Abstract: Welcome to the December 2018 issue of C&RL News. Academic and research librarians are using research data in a wide variety of ways. Jesi Buell and Lynne Kvinnesland conducted content analysis of student prefocus essays at Colgate University to evaluate the effectiveness of their library instruction program. They write about their efforts in the article “Exploring information literacy assessment.”
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.593
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • News from the Field
    • Authors: David Free
      First page: 594
      Abstract: Penn State to renovate Pattee LibraryNominations sought for ACRL Board of DirectorsUniversity of Mississippi library named 2018 Federal Depository Library of the YearCLIR announces Recordings at Risk grantsDigital Library Federation names Futures fellowsSpringer launches interdisciplinary portal on urban studiesOCLC, Taylor & Francis partner on catalog recordsCLOCKSS formalizes perpetual preservation plan
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.594
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Exploring information literacy assessment: Content analysis of student
           prefocus essays
    • Authors: Jesi Buell, Lynne Kvinnesland
      First page: 598
      Abstract: Juggling the value of performance-based assessment of student information literacy competencies with the limited time and resources required to do this type of assessment remains an ongoing challenge for many librarians.This article chronicles our initial foray into content analysis, a fairly labor-intensive methodology, but one which allowed us to examine student approaches to the research process as narrated in their own words in the form of a prefocus essay. Our goal was to gather data that would help to inform our university library’s information literacy curriculum. What follows documents our process, methodology, results, and lessons learned in order to aid those at other institutions in their assessment planning.Colgate University is a selective, private liberal arts institution with an approximate student body of 2,900. The information literacy program is well-established, with an on-going presence in the Core Curriculum and First-Year Seminar courses, as well as frequent requests for library instruction in upper-level courses.
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.598
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Lessons learned from the Academic Reading Format International Study:
           Developing and coordinating a large international study
    • Authors: Diane Mizrachi, Alicia Salaz, Serap Kurbanoğlu, Joumana Boustany
      First page: 602
      Abstract: The Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS) was born at the 2014 European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) where Diane Mizrachi presented her study of UCLA undergraduates’ reading format preferences, either print or electronic, and invited colleagues to examine their own students’ format preferences and behaviors.Serap Kubanoğlu, and Joumana Boustany approached Mizrachi with the idea of performing an international comparative study with colleagues at several other institutions. We now have data from more than 18,000 students in 33 countries, and have discussed and published our findings as they evolve in several venues.At ECIL 2017, six ARFIS researchers presented a panel discussion of our experiences conducting this large study, including some of the challenges and opportunities associated with such a large and distributed collaborative research project. Responses to our presentation were very positive, and we decided to share our insights with a broader audience of LIS colleagues who might be formulating or participating in distributed research networks.In this article, we discuss the process of organizing a large international comparative study, strategies used for communicating across language and cultural differences, foreseen and unforeseen challenges, lessons learned, and our goals for the near future.
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.602
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Librarian sabbaticals: Overcoming the hurdles and realizing the benefits
    • Authors: Anna Marie Johnson
      First page: 607
      Abstract: The idea of librarians taking a sabbatical might seem odd to some, but there are a number of important reasons why librarians, if eligible, should apply and take one. In the library literature, the reasons for sabbaticals include an antidote to stress and burnout, helping the organization move forward, and serving to provide equivalency to teaching faculty, but only a relatively small percentage of eligible librarians actually take their sabbaticals.
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.607
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • ACRL Midwinter meetings in Seattle: A brief overview
    • Authors: Association of College & Research Libraries
      First page: 610
      Abstract: Board of DirectorsWorkshopsForumsACRL special events at 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.610
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • From Python to Raspberry Pi: Celebrating Pi Day with data science
    • Authors: Ariel Deardorff, Dylan Romero
      First page: 613
      Abstract: The University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Library is a graduate-only health science university with four professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry), a graduate division, and an academic medical center. For several years UCSF has been the number one public recipient of NIH funding, reflecting the school’s dedication to biomedical research. Around 2015, the UCSF Library began investigating new ways to serve the university’s research population. Seeing a need for more computational and entrepreneurship training the library piloted two new programs: the Data Science Initiative (DSI) and the Makers Lab.
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.613
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Multilingual access: Language hegemony and the need for discoverability in
           multiple languages
    • Authors: Kelly McElroy, Laurie M. Bridges
      First page: 617
      Abstract: It is widely accepted that English is the current lingua franca, especially in the scientific community. With approximately 527 million native speakers globally, English ranks as the third most-spoken language (after Chinese and Hindu-Urdu), but there are also an estimated 1.5 billion English-language learners in the world.The preeminence of English reflects the political power of the English-speaking world, carrying privileges for those who can speak, write, and read in English, and disadvantages to those who cannot. This is also the case in scholarly communication. Linguist Nicholas Subtirelu identifies three privileges for native English speakers: 1) easier access to social, political, and educational institutions; 2) access to additional forms of capital; and 3) avoiding negative opinions of one’s speech.For example, we were both born into families that speak American English at home, we were surrounded by English books and media growing up, and our entire education was in English. Even defining who counts as a “native” speaker can be refracted through other social identities. As college-educated white Americans, our English is never questioned, but the same is not true for many equally fluent people around the world. 
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.617
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • The origins of the Cold War: Deciphering open access primary sources
    • Authors: Amy Dye-Reeves
      First page: 621
      Abstract: Avalon Project (Yale University)- Cold WarCold War International History ProjectCold War MuseumHarvard Project on the Soviet Social System OnlineNational Security ArchiveOrigins of the Cold WarPrelude to McCarthyism: The Making of a BlacklistThe Wilson Center Digital Archives- Cold War OriginsCold War IntelligenceCold War Politics (1945–1991)Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy: The Cold WarForeign Relations of the United StatesIdeological Foundations of the Cold War–Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and MuseumNational Security Achieve–Debriefing BooksAddress to Congress on the Yalta Conference (Franklin D. Roosevelt)Crimea (Yalta) Conference, 1945Berlin Airlift (Harry S. Truman Presidential Library)Berlin Blockade 1948-1949Berlin Blockade (June 24, 1948–May 12, 1949)The March Crisis and the Berlin AirliftGeorge C. Marshall (The Marshall Plan)Marshall Plan ExhibitPublicizing the Marshall Plan: Records of the U.S. Special Representative in Europe, 1948-1950Truman and the Marshall Plan
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.621
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate: Volunteer for
           division and section committees and editorial boards
    • Authors: Association of College & Research Libraries
      First page: 625
      Abstract: Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL' Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.625
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Washington Hotline
    • Authors: Kevin Maher
      First page: 629
      Abstract: Federal funding for academic librariesCongressionally appropriated funding provides millions of dollars, direct and indirect, to college and research libraries, as well as public, school, government, and special libraries. Every year, ALA members make a significant push to fight for funding to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.629
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Internet Reviews
    • Authors: Joni R. Roberts, Carol A. Drost
      First page: 630
      Abstract: Alaska’s Digital ArchivesClinton Digital LibraryYaleGlobal Online
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.630
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Grants and Acquisitions
    • Authors: Ann-Christe Galloway
      First page: 634
      Abstract: Penn State University LibrariesCouncil on Library and Information ResourcesIndiana University LibrariesSoviet art magazine Tvorchestvo
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.634
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • ACRL Annual Report 2017-2018
    • Authors: Association of College & Research Libraries
      First page: 635
      Abstract: This report highlights ACRL’s many accomplishments during the 2018 fiscal year across the four strategic goal areas highlighted in the Plan for Excellence—the value of academic libraries, student learning, research and scholarly environment, and new roles and changing landscapes—along with the association’s enabling programs and services.See the ACRL FY18 4th Quarter Budget Report supplement for additional information.
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.635
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • People in the News
    • Authors: Ann-Christe Galloway
      First page: 674
      Abstract: Marta DeyrupPaula AdamsNerea A. LlamasJackie WatkinsYongli MaElisabeth ShieldsRita SpisakClaudia J. Morner
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.674
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
  • Fast Facts
    • Authors: Gary Pattillo
      First page: 676
      Abstract: College students and news sourcesHigher education degreesNorway archiveWorldCatYouTube Learning
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.11.676
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 11 (2018)
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