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Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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ISSN (Print) 0961-0006 - ISSN (Online) 1741-6477
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  • Exploring the topic structure and evolution of associations in information
           behavior research through co-word analysis
    • Authors: Shengli Deng, Sudi Xia, Jiming Hu, Hongxiu Li, Yong Liu
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to reveal the distribution of topics, and the associations among them, in information behavior research from 2009 to 2018. Working with a collection of 6744 publications from the Web of Science database, co-word analysis is used to investigate the overall topic structure, the associations among the topics, and their evolution in different years, which is supplemented by visualization with science maps. The results uncovered an unbalanced distribution of topics, and that the topics cluster into six communities representing subdivisions of this field: information behavior in patient-centered studies; information interaction in the digital environment; information literacy in health and academic contexts; health literacy on the Internet; information behavior in child-centered studies; and information behavior in medical informatics. The findings supplement and provide refinements to work on the state of this field, and help researchers obtain an overview of the past decade to guide their future work.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-07-23T12:52:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620938120
       
  • Information literacy education in primary schools: A case study
    • Authors: Sigal Ben Amram, Noa Aharony, Judit Bar Ilan
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This study focuses on teachers’ perspectives concerning information literacy teaching in two primary schools in Israel—one school that joined the national information and communications technology program and a second school that did not. The researchers used a qualitative research method during the 2015 academic year. Eighteen teachers were interviewed. The findings suggest that participation in the national information and communications technology program did not lead to the integration of information literacy in the school’s curriculum. A significant gap was discovered in both schools between the teachers’ perceptions—who understood the importance of teaching information literacy and its actual implementation.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-07-20T10:17:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620938132
       
  • The moral obligation for interlibrary lending
    • Authors: Marianne Bamkin
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      A philosophical dilemma has arisen for librarians in this interconnected age: whether a library has a moral obligation to lend resources to another library. This discussion article examines a range of literature about interlibrary lending (interlending) and gives an account of librarians’ perceptions of this quandary. The literature covers the guidelines on interlending set out by library professional bodies and a historical view of interlending, as well as more recent perceptions from librarians quoted in reports. In order to explore the concept in more detail, taking a qualitative approach, a small questionnaire was circulated online to a cross section of libraries in the Midlands region of the UK. The opinions of 11 self-selected participants were forthcoming, working in a range of academic, public and community-led libraries. The data gathered was thematically categorised to identify the range of perceptions. The views expressed in the questionnaire echoed those identified in the literature, forming three groups of moral attitude: no moral obligation; an obligation if it does not outweigh the costs; and a strong moral imperative to share resources. The participants identified the benefits of interlibrary lending and generally acknowledged that resource-sharing was important. The importance of good customer service was highlighted, as well as the imperative of supporting the ongoing operation of their library service. Taking these perceptions into consideration, it was concluded that the question ‘Is there a moral obligation for one library to lend to another'’ is not the right one to ask. The moral duty of a librarian is that access to information is maintained and resources are shared for the good of society as a whole.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-07-14T04:09:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620938129
       
  • Changes in reading behaviour of periodicals on mobile devices: A
           comparative study
    • Authors: Shao Jing Ding, Ernest Tak Hei Lam, Dickson KW Chiu, Mavis Man-wai Lung, Kevin KW Ho
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Mobile devices not only bring convenience to aspects of life but also change people’s behaviour in their daily lives, in particular reading. While most of the studies focus on reading books, there are few systematic publications primarily focusing on electronic periodicals, especially comparing the different needs of patrons from different faculties. Through an online questionnaire, the authors explored whether and how university patrons of the University of Hong Kong changed their reading behaviour of e-periodicals in the context of mobile devices. Six reading patterns were investigated: reading frequency, types of periodicals, preference of mobile devices, reading time spent, reading time slot and reading location. The authors purposefully compare subjects selected from three faculties (Education, Engineering and Science) to examine whether research and learning requirements affect their behaviours. The analysis found that reading patterns did indeed change after patrons adopted mobile devices to read periodicals. There are also some statistically significant differences among the faculties investigated, reflecting their different information needs. The findings can help academic libraries review their periodical subscription policies and reading promotion schemes to satisfy various patrons’ needs.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-07-06T03:21:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620938119
       
  • Examining the relationship between social inclusion and mobile libraries
           in the age of Internet connectivity: A qualitative study of mobile
           librarians around the globe
    • Authors: Patrick Lo, Andrew Stark
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      In order to help serve community members suffering from public library access inequity, many library institutions provide mobile library services to help them connect directly with their communities and provide strong social, educational and emotional support to those in need. Via the use of a series of in-depth one-on-one interviews with individual mobile librarians practising in different parts of the world, this article aims to examine the new and changing roles of mobile libraries and librarians – the roles they play in supporting communities that suffer from a lack of readily accessible library resources, have extreme social inequity, or have lost touch with their usual library community owing to natural disasters. Nine mobile librarians took part in this study and the countries they represent are as follows: Australia, China, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, India, Japan, the USA and Zimbabwe. The user groups of the nine participating mobile libraries included refugees, impoverished children, migrant families and disaster-affected populations, who suffered, in particular, from extreme educational and informational inequality. The interview findings from the study indicate that mobile libraries play an important role in providing resources to different disadvantaged user groups, as well as enabling those with limited access to educational facilities and reading programmes with opportunities to survive and prosper in their communities. Not only do mobile libraries provide age- and content-appropriate resources and alternative literacy programmes for their patrons, but they also create new spaces for social connection for community members who may be disparate, isolated or physically unable to venture far from home. In summary, mobile libraries have the potential to function as a ‘social equaliser’ by extending the philosophy of social equality and erasing social, economic and educational barriers through the provision of literacy and learning opportunities for community members of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-07-06T03:20:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620935476
       
  • The structure of information behavior dissertations 2009–2018: Theories,
           methods, populations, disciplines
    • Authors: Brady Lund
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Dissertations can be important sources of information about the future of a research field. These publications capture the ideas, theories, methods, and populations that emerging researchers deem important for study. Dissertation research often exhibits great rigor and innovation. This study of dissertations focuses on one specific field, which has importance in a large variety of academic disciplines: information behavior. An analysis of a sample of information behavior dissertations published in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses between 2009 and 2018 is performed. The top theories, methods, and study populations are identified using data functions to compile the results. While the majority of information behavior research originates in the discipline of library and information science (53%), the field is nonetheless highly interdisciplinary. The theories of Kuhlthau, Dervin, and Wilson are used extensively as frameworks in information behavior dissertations. Students are the most commonly studied population, while interview is the most commonly utilized research method. Information behavior is a diverse research field, stemming from a large number of disciplines and utilizing a broad group of theories, methods, and populations.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-07-03T02:58:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620935499
       
  • Affordances supporting mothers’ engagement in information-related
           activities through Facebook groups
    • Authors: Ameera Mansour
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Social networking sites have become indispensable information and communication tools in everyday life. This qualitative study investigated the information-related activities and affordances of a Facebook group for foreign mothers living in Sweden. Four key information activities were identified: posting, monitoring, commenting and searching. These activities show how the group members accessed the information resources embedded within the group in a variety of visible, invisible, active and passive modes. The article concludes with a discussion of how these different modes are facilitated by the affordances of visibility, accessibility, persistence and associations.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-07-02T03:53:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620938106
       
  • Neutrality in public libraries: How are we defining one of our core
           values'
    • Authors: Dani Scott, Laura Saunders
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      In recent years, library professionals have been struggling with the idea of neutrality, debating whether it is even possible to achieve and, if so, whether it is desirable. This study examined public librarians’ definitions of “neutrality” and asked questions about how this “neutrality” affects their work in libraries. A total of 540 US library workers from 40 different states responded. The most commonly held definition was “being objective in providing information.” Although definitions varied somewhat, there was a high level of agreement with what constitutes neutrality across different scenarios. There were also indications of conflict between personal beliefs and professional values.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-06-30T08:52:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620935501
       
  • Digital library evaluation measures in academic settings: Perspectives
           from scholars and practitioners
    • Authors: Iris Xie, Soohyung Joo, Krystyna K Matusiak
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Evaluation criteria and appropriate measures are critical to the success of digital library evaluation. The key problem is a lack of specific measures, especially from a heuristic perspective, corresponding to diverse dimensions and criteria. This study explored a variety of measures for digital library evaluation focusing on their appropriateness. It also compared the similarities and differences in perceptions of the appropriateness of digital library evaluation measures of two groups. Sixty-one participants were recruited representing scholars and academic digital librarians. The participants were instructed to fill in an in-depth survey consisting of 174 measures associated with 10 evaluation dimensions and 82 criteria. The findings of this study highlight the most appropriate measures in each dimension and show significant agreement in identifying appropriate measures by digital library scholars and librarians. Differences in the rating of the measures were found between the two groups in the dimensions of “interface design,” “system and technology,” “effects on users,” “administration,” “user engagement,” and “context.” The significance of this study lies not only in the integration of the perspectives on measures from both researchers and practitioners, but also in providing an inclusive list of measures to guide practitioners to effectively evaluate digital libraries in academic settings.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-06-25T03:19:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620935505
       
  • Medical students’ attitudes and perceptions towards the effectiveness of
           mobile learning: A comparative information-need perspective
    • Authors: Xin Zhang, Patrick Lo, Stuart So, Dickson KW Chiu, Tin Nok Leung, Kevin KW Ho, Andrew Stark
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The rapid development of information and communication technologies has revolutionized the lifestyles and learning practices of the younger population worldwide. Various new mobile platforms and forms of social media have been so pervasive and influential in the world of higher education that they have contributed much to the training of the next generation of medical professionals. As such, the current study aimed to compare the adoption of mobile learning amongst three groups of medical science students at the University of Hong Kong – namely, students majoring in Clinical Science, Chinese Medicine and Nursing. For this study, the authors used a questionnaire survey to collect a total of 150 responses. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation test and multiple regression analysis. The results from the study revealed that the students in the three different medical majors at the University of Hong Kong engaged with their mobile devices at slightly different levels. Although a few significant differences were found, Clinical Science students tended to have more diverse information needs and use their mobile devices for a variety of learning-related activities. In comparison, Chinese Medicine students indicated that they were less active users of mobile devices in terms of both learning and non-learning activities.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-06-15T03:40:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620925547
       
  • The dance of knowledge management strategies in libraries: The case of the
           libraries of the Iranian universities of medical science
    • Authors: Mojtaba Kaffashan Kakhki, Parvaneh Modiramani, Farzaneh Aminpour, Shahrbanoo Sadeghi-Gourji, Emad Ebrahimzadeh
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The success of any organization is highly dependent on choosing the right strategic orientation. The main objectives of the present study were to identify appropriate knowledge management strategies and their subsystems in the libraries of Iranian universities of medical science, and to examine their level of strategic alignment. The study population consisted of 55 managers and 225 librarians working at 33 central libraries in Iranian universities of medical science. In order to carry out the research, two questionnaires were initially designed to collect information about the dominant system strategies and knowledge management subsystems. Then, the means of the sum of the items that were planned for each strategy were calculated, the highest means in each group were considered as the basis for determining the dominant strategy, and the levels of alignment between the different strategies were assessed. The results showed that, with regard to the degree of dynamism, maintaining the status quo was the dominant strategy of the knowledge management system in the selected academic libraries, and with regard to the knowledge acquisition and identification subsystem, passive was the dominant strategy. Externalization was the dominant strategy related to the knowledge creation and transfer subsystem, and static was the dominant strategy related to the knowledge application subsystem. As for the level of alignment between the strategies, the results revealed that the strategic alignment is at an average level. Based on the findings, improving the existing conditions in these libraries requires a transition from traditional knowledge management approaches towards more modern approaches, as well as the selection of optimal implementation strategies for the knowledge management system and subsystems.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T03:48:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620919789
       
  • Theory of planned behaviour factors and personality traits as determinants
           of the knowledge-sharing behaviour of pharmacists in Oyo State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Adeola O Opesade, Fiyinfoluwa I Alade
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      While many studies have attempted to understand knowledge-sharing practices in the health-care industry, there is a dearth of knowledge about the determinants of the knowledge-sharing behaviour of pharmacists. The present study employed theory of planned behaviour constructs and personality traits to assess factors affecting the knowledge-sharing behaviour of pharmacists in Oyo State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted, with the use of a structured questionnaire as the data collection instrument. Relevant descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were carried out on the collected data. The findings revealed that there is a positive relationship between attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control, openness to experience, agreeableness and knowledge-sharing behaviour. This implies that pharmacists whose personality traits tend towards openness to experience and agreeableness will share their knowledge more readily than those whose personality traits do not. Also, pharmacists’ knowledge-sharing behaviour can be enhanced through improvements in their attitude towards knowledge sharing, subjective norms and their perceived behavioural control.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T03:28:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620919783
       
  • Defending the digital: Awareness of digital selectivity in historical
           research practice
    • Authors: Jon Coburn
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Existing research offers fearful conclusions on the use of online archival collections, finding that historians ignore and overlook the limitations of digital sources. However, an attitudinal case study at Newcastle University contradicts this consensus. This article discusses this study’s detailed findings, determining that historians and library professionals demonstrate abundant and nuanced awareness of issues relating to ‘digital selectivity’. Nevertheless, the interviewees suggested that this does not radically undermine their practice. The study also revealed compelling aspects of digital selectivity not currently observed in existing research, including the effects of career stage and the importance of cooperation with library professionals. While the existing literature provides appropriate and prudent concerns, it lacks tangible evidence pointing to a widespread phenomenon of poor digital historical practice. The article closes by recommending further research into historians’ digital information-seeking behaviour, but argues that standardized metadata practices must come first. Limitations, including the absence of rigorous quantitative data, must be resolved before a fuller appreciation for digital historical practice is developed.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T03:28:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620918647
       
  • Library and information science research in Pakistan: A bibliometric
           analysis, 1957–2018
    • Authors: Nadeem Siddique, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Asif Altaf
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This article reviews 62 years (1957–2018) of research in library and information science in Pakistan. A comprehensive bibliometric study was conducted using the four leading databases (Web of Science, Scopus, Library and Information Science Abstracts, and Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts). The researchers found a positive upward trend. Library research is on the rise in Pakistan. The Department of Information Management at the University of the Punjab is the major contributor to the library and information science literature. Forty percent of the total publications were published in two Pakistani journals. Older and well-established institutions like the University of the Punjab and the University of Karachi have taken the lead in publishing research. The Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces require more focus and funding.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T03:28:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620921930
       
  • From mutual awareness to collaboration: Academic libraries and autism
           support programs
    • Authors: Amelia Anderson
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Libraries are designed to support the communities and populations they serve through access to services and materials. Along with supporting faculty and staff, academic libraries work to serve the needs of their students. Academic libraries can be a welcoming environment for college students in general, and some studies are beginning to show that this is particularly true for autistic students, who use the library to pursue special interests, as an escape from a bustling sensory environment on campus, and, of course, for studying and pursuing academic success. Through semi-structured interviews, this study sought to better understand how academic librarians are working together with autism student support programs to provide more targeted services and support. In this study, the researcher reached out to autism support programs for college students across the USA to learn about library involvement. The findings suggest that academic librarians are interested in better understanding the preferences of autistic students and collaborating across campus to provide more inclusive services. Additionally, administrators of autism support programs demonstrated interest in learning more about how the library could be a strong collaborator, suggesting broad practical implications for the results of this study.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T03:27:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620918628
       
  • Access to library services and facilities by persons with disability:
           Insights from academic libraries in Ghana
    • Authors: Daniel Azerikatoa Ayoung, Frederic Naazi-Ale Baada, Patrick Baayel
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      A group of the academic library’s vast untapped clientele to whom more attention is now being paid is persons with disability. Drawing from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ checklist on what constitutes disability-friendly libraries, this study sought to ascertain if academic libraries in the Upper East Region of Ghana have made provisions for persons with disability. The research adopted a qualitative approach. The data used for the analysis is drawn from interviews with respondents, the majority of whom were visually or mobility-impaired, who were purposively selected from 11 tertiary institutions. The findings reveal that academic libraries in the Upper East Region have yet to implement the stipulated regulations of the ratified Persons with Disability Act of Ghana. The majority of libraries are inaccessible to persons with disability beyond the main entrance of the libraries. The biggest challenge is the absence of diverse media information for persons with visual and hearing impairments. Also, the findings reveal that library staff lack adequate knowledge of issues relating to persons with disability and their right to access information. The study highlights the challenges which hinder persons with disability from accessing quality information from libraries. The study, therefore, recommends that relevant state institutions be empowered to implement the ratified Persons with Disability Act in Ghana and increase education among stakeholders on the need to improve access to information for persons with disability. Also, there should be increased investment and allocation of funds to libraries to provide for the information needs of persons with disability.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-22T04:29:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620917723
       
  • What knowledge and attitudes inform public librarians’ interactions with
           library patrons in crisis'
    • Authors: Rachel D Williams , Lydia P Ogden
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Using a thematic analysis, this article explores the knowledge and attitudes that inform public librarians’ interactions with people in crisis. Through five focus groups with 22 librarians at a large urban public library system, the study addresses how public librarians support people in crisis, what kinds of barriers and opportunities they experience, and how their perspectives on supporting patrons in crisis have professional impacts. Focusing on both the knowledge and attitudes of public librarians, this research has implications for exploring how public librarians can develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills that may be beneficial for supporting patrons in crisis.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-04T09:07:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620917720
       
  • Moving with the media: An exploration of how migrant communities in New
           Zealand use social media
    • Authors: Kingsley T. Ihejirika, Maja Krtalic
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This paper explores why and how migrants use social media in different phases of the migration process, how they manage personal information on social media during migration, and whether they use libraries’ social media in any of the migration phases. An anonymous questionnaire was used to collect opinions and investigate the activities of migrant communities in New Zealand in the three above mentioned areas. The paper presents the results of a descriptive statistical analysis performed on the data. These results were categorized and presented under the following themes: demographic data, use of social media during migration, personal information management practices on social media, use of library social media during migration, issues arising from the use of social media during migration and positive impact of social media during migration.The main findings of our research showed that in the transitioning phase migrants use social media mostly for making the decision to move. In the settling phase, social media help them to cushion the anxieties associated with a move and also help them to make an informed decision in the new country. In the settled phase, participants used social media to stay connected with family and friends in the home country. Language barriers can restrict the use of social media during the moving process. Personal information on social media is not recognized as important and is not managed in any particular way. Libraries are present in the life of migrants but more as physical spaces and services than through their social media presence. Findings from this study can be of interest to libraries and other information providers developing services for migrants in physical and digital environments.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-03-23T07:25:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620911694
       
  • A study on the evaluation analysis of the library’s social values
    • Authors: Younghee Noh
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this research is to develop evaluation indicators for assessing the social value of libraries. To this end, preliminary evaluation indicators were derived from a comprehensive analysis of approximately 60 domestic and overseas papers which focus on the value of libraries. On the basis of the derived preliminary evaluation indicators, 11 experts were selected and the final evaluation indicators were developed by conducting a Delphi survey three times. The final evaluation indicators are composed of five main issues, which are divided into areas around the social value of libraries. Included in this process are: the development of local communities, the network of local communities, the improvement of local residents’ quality of life, the levels of equal opportunities for local residents, and the information services necessary for local communities, along with 12 evaluation items, and 64 evaluation indicators. Based on this, public librarians and users were surveyed to obtain a measurement of the social value of libraries. Results showed that in general, there are negligible differences between genders and varying age groups. There are, however, significant differences in perception between people who visit the library with different frequencies; those who visit more often tended to have higher opinions on the library’s availability of resources and positive role in communities.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-03-16T03:45:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620911695
       
  • Understanding adaptive information seeking in the context of microblogging
           from the cognitive switching perspective
    • Authors: Xianjin Zha, Kunfeng Liu, Yalan Yan, Chengsong Huang
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on adaptive structuration theory and cognitive switching theory, this study develops a research model exploring the effects of cognitive switching stimuli on adaptive information seeking and the moderating effects of information need and personal innovativeness in information technologies. Data collected from microblogging users were used to test the model. The findings suggest that other people’s use, discrepancies, and deliberate initiatives each have significant positive effects on trying new features to seek information. Other people’s use which essentially reflects the nature of learning from observing other people is the most important determinant. Meanwhile, information need and personal innovativeness in IT each positively moderate the effect of other people’s use on trying new features to seek information. This study contributes to theory by examining adaptive information seeking in the context of microblogging which has been largely overlooked by prior literature. The findings and more implications for theory and practice are discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-03-13T03:46:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620909153
       
  • Library makerspaces in China: A comparison of public, academic, and school
           libraries
    • Authors: Fenfang Cao, Shuheng Wu, Besiki Stvilia
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This exploratory study identified and compared the organization, services, challenges of and motivations for makerspaces in public, academic, and school libraries in China. Although there is a significant body of literature on makerspaces in libraries, this study is one of the first ones that provides a comparison of library makerspace organization and operation by library type. Data was collected using paper and online surveys from 158 librarians. Supporting learning was the most frequently identified motivation for establishing a makerspace by all three categories of librarians. While makerspaces in academic libraries were mostly operated by library staff, school libraries more evenly relied on teaching staff, volunteers, library staff members, and paid instructors to operate their makerspaces. Makerspaces in public and academic libraries were funded mostly from the libraries’ budget, while school libraries were funded more by other units on the campus and institutional or individual investments. The most frequently selected technologies were 3D printing and modeling technologies, and makerspaces in academic libraries were better equipped than makerspaces in the other two types of libraries. Group study rooms and learning commons centers were the most frequently occurring physical spaces in academic and public library makerspaces. School library makerspaces differentiated themselves by offering wooden crafts centers more often than other library makerspaces. While participants selecting budget limitation and inadequate equipment as barriers to implementing makerspaces was not surprising, public and academic librarians also often cited the lack of professional instructors. Based on the findings, several suggestions were offered to the practice of planning and operating a makerspace in libraries such as bringing together internal and external funding to support makerspaces, consolidating the required physical space of makerspaces and the existing space arrangement of libraries, and developing additional training programs to address the problem of a lack of professional instructors.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-03-11T03:48:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620908657
       
  • Information behaviour of prison inmates in Malawi
    • Authors: Limbani Chrispin Gama, George T. Chipeta, Austine Phiri, Winner D. Chawinga
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The study examined the information behaviour of Mzimba prison inmates focusing on the research themes which are information needs, sources of information, and the barriers to seeking and using information of Mzimba prison inmates. A qualitative approach was used coupled with a case study design. Data were collected through focus group discussions and interviews from 12 inmates and two prison teaching staff respectively. The study found that health information, education information and spiritual information are the major information needs of Mzimba prison inmates. The study also found that the majority of respondents agreed that the six popular sources of information are their friends, teachers, radio, television, books and newspapers. However, the study concludes that Mzimba prison (library) fails to fulfil its role as a source of information and in meeting the information needs of inmates due to challenges of lack of information resources, limited time available for inmates to search for information, poor services and lack of funding for the school and library. The study recommends that the Malawi Prison Service should engage some stakeholders such as the Malawi National Library Services, National Initiative for Civic Education and Mzuzu University Library and Learning Resources Centre to support prison libraries with the provision of information resources to meet the information needs of inmates. The study further recommends that the Malawi Prison Service Command should lobby for financial support in order to hire qualified and capable librarians and teachers to manage prison libraries and schools.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-03-11T03:48:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620908655
       
  • A voice for the voiceless: Improving provenance practice for working-class
           books
    • Authors: Lauren Alex O’Hagan
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      In recent years, libraries have become increasingly aware of the need to present a more diverse representation of society in their collections. While some efforts have been made to improve gender, race and sexuality representation, little attention has been paid to the working classes. The purpose of this research is to encourage a debate about the social class make-up of institutional collections and how fair representation and lack of diversity can be addressed. The research entails three stages: (1) Interviews with the 36 members of Research Libraries UK to investigate current challenges that prevent them from recording provenance information for working-class books; (2) The inclusive and fair cataloguing of the Janet Powney Collection – a working-class prize book collection in Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives; and (3) The organisation of impact and engagement events to promote the Janet Powney Collection. The study highlights that, while librarians face many challenges in terms of time, money and resources, as well as differences in guidelines and practices, the correct recording of provenance is essential in recovering the voices of working-class individuals, giving them agency as autonomous writers, and developing new narratives of working-class life and culture that challenge myths perpetuated by those in higher positions of power.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-03-05T03:51:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620909160
       
  • Collaboration clusters, interdisciplinarity, scope and subject
           classification of library and information science research from Africa: An
           analysis of Web of Science publications from 1996 to 2015
    • Authors: Toluwase Victor Asubiaro, Oluwole Martins Badmus
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigated the trends in the scope and subject classifications of library and information science research from authors that are affiliated with institutions in Africa. Library and information science journal articles and conference proceedings from the 54 African countries that were published between 2006 and 2015 and indexed in the Web of Science were retrieved for the study. After the removal of non-relevant articles and articles that were not available online, the library and information science publications were classified based on subject and scope. Results from the analysis of author keywords, country of affiliation, subject and scope classification were also visualized in network maps and bar charts. Frequency analysis shows that though computer science had the most profound influence on Africa’s library and information science research, its influence came to prominence in 2004. Furthermore, North African countries exhibited features that are different from the rest of Africa; they contributed most on core computer classifications while other African countries focused more on the social science-related aspects of library and information science. Unlike other regions in Africa, the North African countries also formed a dense collaboration cluster with strong interests in subjects that are conceptual and global in scope. The collaboration clustering analysis revealed an influence of some colonial languages of as a basis for forging strong collaboration between African and non-African countries. On the other hand, African countries tend to collaborate more with countries in their regions. Lastly, human computer interaction and library and information science history subject classifications were almost nonexistent. It is recommended that further studies should investigate why certain subject classifications are not well represented.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-03-02T04:03:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620907958
       
  • Digital local information services in developing countries: Evidence from
           Colombia
    • Authors: Aaron van Klyton, Juan Fernando Tavera-Mesías, Wilson Castaño-Muñoz
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This exploratory research identifies and investigates factors that affect the delivery of local information in a developing country. The service provider and 195 local institutions based in Medellin, Colombia collaborate through an online portal, Infolocal, constituting a local information landscape (LIL). The study implements a conceptual framework for the LIL and highlights deficiencies in traditional local information service models. A Delphi study was conducted with global experts of local information services (LIS) in order to refine the traditional Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model constructs for the Infolocal information service. Second, a survey was developed based on the revised categories (effort expectancy, performance expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions, organisational support, and affective commitment) and disseminated to the local institutions to assess their perceptions of the service. This data was then evaluated using exploratory factor analysis. The study found that theories of technology acceptance were insufficient in explaining the disjunctions in the information landscape of this service. This study contributes to closing a gap in understanding the perceptions of LIS practice from the perspective of institutions that engage directly with citizens’ technology acceptance and use behaviour in a multilevel relationship. This article captures, compares, and analyses the disjunctions between the theoretical frameworks as espoused by experts and the practices of LIS.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-26T11:55:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620907970
       
  • Conceptual framework for scholarly communication guidance by the academic
           library: The case of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    • Authors: Esther White, Lizette King
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This article seeks to give academic librarians insight and guidelines into the provision of an effective scholarly communication guidance to doctoral students. The findings of the study showed that doctoral students had not received much training and guidance on research and scholarly communication practices from their supervisors and academic librarians. The study adopted a case study research design with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the research site and sequential explanatory mixed method approach. A proposed scholarly communication guidance model to be used by the academic library is presented. The model proposes that scholarly communication guidance should be offered to doctoral students immediately they enrol for their programmes, throughout their research process, and finally when the research is completed since they are expected to conduct original research. The model will guide the drafting of policies and the academic library in developing tailor-made channels and contents for scholarly communication guidance to doctoral students. The study has contributed to the body of knowledge on scholarly communication guidance by the academic library to doctoral students as previous studies recorded in the literature pertains mostly to faculty and not to students – particularly doctoral students.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-26T11:46:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620907966
       
  • Who is who in library and information science research' The
           integrative application of scholarly influence indicators
    • Authors: Reza Mokhtarpour, Ali Akbar Khasseh
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This research concerns determining authors’ scientific influence in library and information science research and their impact on the intellectual structure of the discipline by means of integrative indicators of the Scholarly Capital Model and co-authorship patterns. Research records comprised articles published from 1945 to 2016 in library and information science core journals and indexed in Web of Science. CiteSpace (software for visualization of scientific patterns and trends) was employed to map the intellectual structure of library and information science research based on co-authorship patterns. The results showed that the top 10 authors of library and information science research with the highest scores in terms of influence indicators (except for one person) were mostly concerned with the field of scientometrics which can be considered as the special impact of scientometric authors on the intellectual structure of library and information science research especially in recent years. Based on the results of the research, integrative use of scientometric indicators for measuring authors’ level of scholarly influence may grant a more precise perspective for decision makers in the field of library and information science.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-26T06:31:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620907956
       
  • Collection development practices in academic libraries in Tanzania
    • Authors: Kardo Joseph Mwilongo, Ireneus Luambano, Mugyabuso J.F. Lwehabura
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this study was to assess the collection development practices in academic libraries in Tanzania. Specifically, the study examined the collection development practices and factors that influence these practices. The study involved four academic libraries and employed both qualitative and quantitative methods for data collection and analysis. Primary data were collected through informant interviews, observations and questionnaires methods. The study involved 44 library staff who filled in self-administered questionnaires. The study discloses that collection development practices and particularly evaluation and weeding or deselection are rarely conducted at these academic libraries. The findings further reveal that collection development practices in academic libraries in Tanzania are constrained by inadequate funding, lack of skills for hybrid collection management and lack of collection development policy catering for both print- and electronic-based information resources. On the basis of the findings, the study recommends that academic libraries should establish a comprehensive collection development policy and introduce professional development programmes to library staff for efficient management of hybrid collections.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-20T03:47:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620907961
       
  • Hidden gems' The cultural contribution of independent libraries in the
           United Kingdom and the United States
    • Authors: Kirsten Loach, Jennifer Rowley, Jillian Griffiths
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Independent libraries are important cultural assets for their communities yet have largely been overlooked in mainstream library research. This research seeks to bring these libraries into the limelight by building a profile of their cultural contributions. Through a content analysis of the websites of the libraries of the Independent Libraries Association (UK) and Membership Libraries Group (US), it demonstrates that independent libraries preserve and facilitate access to a variety of important cultural assets and, while often characterised as ‘hidden gems’, are proactively working to increase engagement beyond traditional audiences, whilst also making significant contributions to the cultural sustainability agenda.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-18T09:19:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620902252
       
  • A study on the factors of public library use by residents
    • Authors: Younghee Noh, Rosa Chang
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This study selected various factors that may influence the satisfaction and use of public libraries through reflecting social changes led by the fourth industrial revolution, in an effort to differentiate the study from related studies conducted previously. In addition, this study examined the specific factors of material, facility, location and place, staff, programs and services that affect the satisfaction and use of public libraries by residents. Results show that accessibility and possession factors of material and interior design factor of facility, space for reading and user convenience factors of location and space, reliability and active attitude factors of staff and diversity, operation hours and promotion factors of programs and services have significant influence over the satisfaction and use of public libraries by residents. The results of this study are useful in providing fundamental data for attracting residents to libraries and improving the rate of utilization by providing library services based on the rapidly changing social environments and users’ demands for the practical operation of libraries.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-18T09:18:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620903772
       
  • Reading work as a diversity practice: A differentiated approach to reading
           promotion in academic libraries in North America
    • Authors: Keren Dali, Lindsay McNiff
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This article positions the practice of working with readers in academic libraries as a diversity practice and examines this practice through the lens of the Diversity by Design concept. We use Diversity by Design to propose and explicate a differentiated approach to reading promotion on campus, drawing attention to the broader and multiple meanings of diversity in the context of reading engagements. We look at the differentiated nature of readerships on campuses as an expression of inherent diversity in North American institutions of higher education and, by extension, academic libraries. We also make specific recommendations on how to give reading practices in academic libraries a boost and a new direction, befitting the diverse and eclectic nature of contemporary North American universities.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-13T04:14:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620902247
       
  • Social justice in library science programs: A content analysis approach
    • Authors: Rhiannon Jones
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      In an increasingly globalized world, social justice issues dominate the news. Libraries are often viewed as places where social justice ideals are upheld and promoted. This paper uses a content analysis methodology of 10 North American library and information science program websites to discover how social justice education is marketed to potential students through an examination of open access course descriptions, mission statements, and core learning objectives where available. Findings indicate that social justice is embedded in library and information science programs, but there are limited opportunities for prospective students to seek out these courses due to a lack of open access course descriptions and mission statements and shortage of integration in required courses. If library and information science educators want to attract future librarians with strong social justice agendas, then the promotional materials will need to be more explicit in regards to how these programs can aid students in building a social justice mindset.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-05T05:10:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620904432
       
  • Library as a consortium perspective: A systematic literature review
    • Authors: Rosivalda Pereira, Mário Franco
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      Consortia are a form of association between organizations seeking to reach a common objective. This study aims to systematize discussion in the area of library consortia and relate it to aspects of information management. To this end, the Web of Science databases was used to identify the literature to be analysed, resorting to Bibliometrix software. The results show a tendency in the literature to discuss themes such as open access contract management. The study concludes on an evolution of themes setting out from shared resources and directs future research towards identifying questions of access to and ownership of information resources.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-05T05:09:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620904754
       
  • Credibility evaluation of scientific information on websites: Designing
           and evaluating an exploratory model
    • Authors: Hamid Keshavarz, Mohammadreza Esmaeili Givi, Yaghoub Norouzi
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The present study aimed to develop a literature-based and expert-modified model for credibility evaluation of scientific web information in order to be used for academic purposes by utilizing a mixed heuristic method. First, meta-synthesis was applied to design a conceptual model. In terms of its usability, the model was evaluated by a sample of student users in five top universities of Iran. The data were analyzed by SPSS 20.0 and LISREL 8.7 for Structural Equation Modelling. Based on the seven-stage meta-synthesis, a conceptual model, including 68 indicators, 14 components, and two main dimensions was identified. The model was confirmed by the sample experts by considering the high degree of Kendall’s coefficient of concordance and the agreement percentage of most dimensions of the model which were 0.67 and higher than 90%, respectively. Next, the results of confirmatory factor analysis were analyzed according to the structural model and indices related to the goodness of fit in order to ensure a high quality respecting measuring the identified variables. Based on data analysis, the variables were of high quality in the studied context although there were some differences among the dimensions. The results further revealed that credibility evaluation is a concept with different and multiple dimensions and components suitable for users, designers, and policymakers which should be considered in designing and evaluating web resources.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-05T05:09:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620903103
       
  • Health information behavior of speakers of endangered languages
    • Authors: Mary Burke
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      With the advent of increased attention towards language endangerment comes the need for a better understanding of how speakers of endangered languages interact with information, specifically health information resources. This paper builds on health information behavior literature and participatory research models with indigenous communities to develop strategies for future work with indigenous communities of speakers of endangered languages, proposing a participatory methodology for future work with these communities related to health, using ethnographic interviews and focus groups. Lack of infrastructure, multilingualism, and distrust of outsiders are found to be major barriers between this population and health information resources. Approaching health information behavior research with an interdisciplinary and participatory model incorporating ethnographic and linguistic field methods into traditional information behavior methodologies can mitigate the challenges these barriers present. Understanding the health information behavior of speakers of endangered languages will aid in future efforts to make health information resources accessible to wider audiences and to document indigenous knowledge. Currently, fieldwork with speakers of endangered languages is confined to linguistic and anthropological investigation. Through the proposed methodology, community members can work alongside linguists and information professionals to create culturally appropriate health information resources in their native language.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T06:47:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619899453
       
  • MOBILE-APPS questionnaire: Developing and validating a scale to measure
           the attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students on mobile
           information literacy
    • Authors: Maria Pinto, David Caballero, Dora Sales, Rosaura Fernández-Pascual
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This paper aims at reflecting on the process of developing and validating a scale for measuring the students’ attitudes and perceptions regarding the use of mobile technologies in the teaching-learning of information competencies (MOBILE-APPS). Validation was carried out by administering the questionnaire to a pilot group of students, selected from Education degree, with a rubric to analyse the quality/coherence, clarity and usefulness of the content. The questionnaire was then piloted with a larger sample of students. To analyse the tool’s reliability and internal validity, scale validation techniques and exploratory factorial analysis were used. The resulting questionnaire, MOBILE-APPS, is a simple yet effective scale for collecting information. It can be applied in a number of university settings and degrees to ascertain student attitudes and perceptions of mobile information literacy.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-01-30T04:17:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620902260
       
  • An intersectional quantitative content analysis of the LGBTQ+ catalogue in
           Irish public libraries
    • Authors: Pete Hicks, Páraic Kerrigan
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      LGBTQ+ youths in the Republic of Ireland report statistically higher levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than their heteronormative peers, which can be attributed to bullying and homophobic rhetoric. Research indicates that community services, such as public libraries, can play a role in mitigating the mental health risks of this group. However, there is no formal policy within the Irish public library system directing the collection and provision of LGBTQ+ materials and services to anyone, let alone youths. Previous international studies have shown that, in the absence of a guiding intersectional collection development policy, LGBTQ+ library materials are overwhelmingly representative of the gay, white, adult male experience, to the detriment of other groups within the LGBTQ+ community. Conducting a quantitative content analysis of the Dublin City Council Public Library catalogue through the lens of intersectionality theory confirms that the Irish public library system is not an exception to this trend. Results indicate that catalogue materials containing LGBTQ+ metadata favor the adult, gay, male experience – as well as the youth, gay, male experience – over adult and young women. This trend is particularly noticeable among the eBook catalogue, an area that the Irish public library system has directly identified as a strategic target for collection development. Conclusions align with previous qualitative studies on LGBTQ+ provision in Irish libraries in that a comprehensive organizational policy document is needed to provide direction and enable funding for the development of the LGBTQ+ section of the library system’s catalogue.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-01-27T03:47:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619898212
       
  • Linking digital literacy and online information searching strategies of
           Philippine university students: The moderating role of mindfulness
    • Authors: Manny B. Atoy, Francesca Renee O. Garcia, Rayanne R. Cadungog, Julius Dominic O. Cua, Siena C. Mangunay, Allan B. de Guzman
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The extent to which students are able to maximize the potential benefits of information from the online world depends, in great measure, on the development of a set of skills that would make them effective users and decision-makers. While previous studies have revealed the role of prior knowledge, availability of ICT resources and infrastructure in the development of information-type skills, the identification of other unexplored variables remains important in information science. This paper seeks to ascertain the moderating role of mindfulness on digital literacy and online information searching strategies on a select group of university students in the Philippines. Structural equation modeling was used to test a hypothesized model and explore the factors affecting the information-seeking behavior of 321 students from the largest comprehensive university in the Philippines. A multi-aspect instrument, consisting of a robotfoto, and three scales such as the Langer Mindfulness Scale (LMS), Internet Skills Scale (ISS), and Online Information Searching Strategies Inventory (OISSI), was used in this study. Results revealed that digital literacy had a direct positive relationship with the online information searching strategies of students. Surprisingly, mindfulness did not moderate the relationship between digital literacy and online information searching strategies. Further, digital literacy was found to be a mediating factor to university students’ information searching strategies. Implications of these for library practice and policy are discussed in this paper.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-01-24T04:02:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619898213
       
  • Transformational leadership practice in the world’s leading academic
           libraries
    • Authors: Patrick Lo, Bradley Allard, Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Yawei Xin, Dickson K.W. Chiu, Andrew J. Stark
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      This article analyzes 12 semi-structured interviews within the framework of transformational leadership, using a set of open-ended questions addressed to 12 directors (six men and six women) of academic libraries in high-ranking universities in four different countries (Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America). It also investigates the interviewees’ approach to managing and leading their library organizations within the context of the opportunities and challenges facing their organizations as well as their parent institutions. The interpretation of the participants’ responses is based on the four ‘I’s, the four dimensions of the concept of transformational leadership: (1) Idealized influence, (2) Inspirational motivation, (3) Intellectual stimulation, and (4) Individualized consideration. The findings indicated that academic library directors who chose to implement transformational leadership noted its significance as a major contributing factor to the enhancement of inner communication and building mutual trust, and respect within the library organization. This, in turn, has fostered a motivated and creative work environment that has ensured personal and collective success and institutional advancement. Transformational leadership contributes to promoting sustained organizational performance based on adaptability to the rapidly changing environment of academic libraries worldwide.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-01-13T03:51:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619897991
       
  • Not your final destination: A grounded theory study on adjustment among
           Filipino librarians who experienced job rotation
    • Authors: Edward H. Puzon, Allan B. de Guzman
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.
      The impact of job rotation in the overall performance of an organization has been well documented in the literature. Despite a considerable number of studies on job rotation, only a handful are carried out in the context of librarianship. Further, the dynamics of job rotation as experienced by librarians in the Philippines remains a research blank spot. Cognizant of the dearth in literature, this grounded theory inquiry purports to shed light on the process of adjustment of a select group of Filipino librarians who experience job rotation within their organization. A total of 15 participants from Luzon were purposively selected and interviewed. Field texts were read, reread and constantly compared via open, axial and selective coding process. Interestingly, a novel and distinct process surfaced how a select group of Filipino librarians experience job rotation. The emerged Puzon and de Guzman BELT Theory of Adjustment process by which Filipino librarians adjust after being transferred to another post is typified by four distinct phases of: bemusing, establishing, leveraging, and transforming. This theory offers a number of implications on personal development, departmental initiatives, and institutional assistance and support relative to the phenomenon under study.
      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-01-03T03:49:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000619891764
       
  • Book review: Paul Levay and Jenny Craven (eds), Systematic searching:
           Practical ideas for improving results
    • Authors: Peter G Underwood
      First page: 943
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-12T09:37:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620923422
       
  • Book review: Katriina Byström, Jannica Heinström and Ian Ruthven (eds),
           Information at work: Information management in the workplace
    • Authors: Bruce Ryan
      First page: 944
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-05-29T03:55:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620923777
       
  • Book review: Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou, Post-truth, fake news, and
           democracy: Mapping the politics of falsehood
    • Authors: Kate Hinnant
      First page: 945
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T03:47:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620927834
       
  • Book review: Laura A Millar, A matter of facts: The value of evidence in
           an information age
    • Authors: Anna Maria Tammaro
      First page: 947
      Abstract: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
      PubDate: 2020-06-02T09:21:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0961000620923423
       
 
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