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    The Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy: Perspectives of Four Academic Librarians
    (Indiana Library Association, 2016) Bishop, Chanitra; Kwong, Vincci; Reel, Brad; Washington, Madelyn Shackelford
    The Indiana Library Leadership Academy (InLLA) was established in 2012 by the Professional Development Committee of the Indiana State Library (ISL). Modeled after the American Library Association’s (ALA) Emerging Leaders program, the InLLA brings together librarians accepted into the program from public, school, academic, and special libraries throughout Indiana. A new cohort of librarians is invited each year to a week-long workshop in July, where participants are divided into teams to work on a year-long capstone project and facilitate InLLA group meetings via webinar. This paper chronicles experiences of four academic librarians from the 2013 cohort of the InLLA. It will highlight four different capstone projects for which each of the academic librarians contributed, respectively, with their fellow group members. This paper will identify the greatest challenges each respective group faced during their yearlong collaboration, as well as the learning experiences of each author’s participation in InLLA.
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    Collection Development for Graphic Novel Collections in Academic Libraries
    (Indiana University, 2018-05) Finlay, Stephen Craig
    Given that the presence of graphic novels in academic libraries is now seemingly commonplace, the lack of a national, large-scale survey looking at collection development for graphic novels is a deficiency in the literature. This brief communication details some of the results of a survey of over 600 state university academic libraries regarding their graphic novel collections and collection development policies
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    Introduction to Instructional Design: A Brief Primer
    (Indiana Library Association, 2011-01) Colborn, Nancy Wootton
    This brief overview is designed to help the reader gain a basic understanding of instructional design models, principles, and learning theories that can help to improve library instruction.
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    Intellectual Freedom in the Elementary School
    (Indiana Library Association, 2000) Cordell, Rosanne M.
    Challenges can occur in any school, but they are guaranteed to succeed only if no one will fight back. The more we understand the issues and circumstances faced by elementary schools and their libraries, the more prepared we are to face challenges, retain materials and preserve intellectual freedom for students and school personnel.
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    The How and Why of Mentoring
    (Utah State University, 2016) Stankrauff, Alison H.; Sommer, Tom; Ganz, Michelle
    Mentoring those in the archival field is critical to the development of any professional, or budding professional archivist. The mentoring relationship is one that has the potential to inform, nurture, encourage those on both sides of the relationship. This article explores that relationship and the frameworks that foster such mentoring programs. Discussed are mentoring to undergraduates, graduate archival program students, peer-to-peer mentoring of archivists at different institutions, as well as mentoring in the tenure process. This article is meant to be at once informative about such programs as well as offering guidance for those wanting to create a similar mentoring program or foster a mentoring relationship.
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    Takeaways from a Funded Campus OER Initiative at One Year
    (InULA Notes, 2018-11) Finlay, Stephen Craig
    The author describes an open educational resources initiative at Indiana University South Bend. This initiative, named Affordable Educational Resources Course Redesign Workshop, brought twenty-four faculty and instructors together for five Friday sessions in which they learned about OERs, IU eTexts, and identified materials for integration into their courses.
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    A Guide to Excellent Creative Business Libraries and Business Centers
    (American Library Association, 2009-03) Gonzalez, Adriana Trujillo; Kwong, Vincci; Strange, Julie; Yen, Julie
    The goal of the project was to create a guide to excellent creative business libraries and business centers to provide examples of innovative and best practices. To better understand the current practices of business libraries and business centers, we conducted a Web-based survey to identify innovation and best practice. The findings from the survey are discussed in this article. Note that we have used the term library to designate both business libraries and business centers.
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    Reach Out to Your Students Using MySpace and Facebook
    (Indiana Libraries, 2007) Kwong, Vincci
    This article will discuss how the Schurz Library set up an effective profile and utilized different features within MySpace and Facebook to promote itself to students.
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    Barriers to Extracurricular Reading Promotion in Academic Libraries
    (Reference & User Services Quarterly, 2009) Feighery, Julie
    The author outlines the issues surrounding establishment of leisure reading promotion and makes suggestions for ways to take advantage of existing collections as well as to work collaboratively to expand the opportunities for promoting and supporting extracurricular reading among college and university students.
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    Another Side of the E-Book Puzzle
    (Indiana Libraries, 2007) Thomas, Susan E.
    Electronic books, while not as popular as electronic journals, continue to be produced, marketed, and used with marginal popularity. Why is it that we see a strong public demand for electronic journals and a reluctance to use e-books? One reason that e-journals succeed may be that the articles are often shorter and easier to print. Research on user preferences indicates mixed reactions to the use of e-books. Is it possible that the printed word is the best technology for monographic publications? Is the problem with e-books more complicated than simple nostalgia for the touch and feel of a book? Existing research on the utilization of electronic text has not been widely distributed. This article will review survey responses, reactions, and feelings toward ebooks, along with some of the current research findings indicating there may be more problems with e-books than meet the eye.
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    Academic Libraries and Extracurricular Reading Promotion
    (Reference & User Services Quarterly, 2007) Feighery, Julie
    In this column, Julie Elliott considers the role of RA services in the academic library. She looks at the history of the role of extracurricular reading at colleges and universities. Elliott examines current practices in academic libraries, and outlines the issues that have kept readers’ services from taking a prominent role in academic libraries. Her article concludes with a call for academic libraries to revitalize their approach to readers’ services.
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    Scholarly Communication Education in ALA-Accredited Library & Information Science Programs: A Brief Communication of Results
    (2017-11) Finlay, Stephen Craig; Bull, Jon
    The increasingly common addition of the scholarly communication librarian to academic library faculty requires that library schools adjust their curricula to reflect present demands of the job market. Finlay, Tsou and Sugimoto1 surveyed every posting to the American Library Association lob list and found that the percentage of scholarly communication jobs in academic libraries more than doubled between 2006 and 2014. In 2015, 11% of all academic library jobs contained a reference to scholarly communication, either as a job responsibility or, at least, asking for a good working knowledge of the field. Given that the number of scholarly communication librarian jobs has
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    2018 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference
    (InULA Notes, 2018-11) Finlay, Stephen Craig; Collins, Nina K.
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    Takeaways From a Funded Campus OER Initiative at One Year
    (InULA Notes, 2018-11) Finlay, Stephen Craig
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    Scholarly Communication as a Core Competency: Prevalence, Activities, and Concepts of Scholarly Communication Librarianship as Shown Through Job Advertisements
    (Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 2015) Finlay, Stephen Craig; Tsou, Andrew; Sugimoto, Cassidy R.
    The dynamic nature of the scholarly communication landscape has produced a need for the creation of positions specifically focused on these issues. Yet, no clear title or job description for scholarly communication librarianship has emerged. The lack of standardization in this area is problematic for educators, professionals, and prospective professionals. METHODS Analyzing 13,869 job advertisements published between 2006 and 2014, this study attempts to examine the prevalence of scholarly communication terms and activities and the types of positions in which these terms and activities appear. RESULTS This study finds an increase in the use of the term “scholarly communication” in the title or text of job advertisements over the last nine years, with more than 7% of positions in the most recent year containing the term. CONCLUSIONS An analysis of the levels of engagement with scholarly communication demonstrates that jobs with substantial levels of engagement are increasing; whereas those requiring passive knowledge or awareness of scholarly communication issues are decreasing. Jobs with scholarly communication as a primary job responsibility are differentiated by a focus on repositories, open access, copyright, authors’ rights, and intellectual property differentiate core scholarly communication positions.
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    Beyond Gatekeepers of Knowledge: Scholarly Communication Practices of Academic Librarians and Archivists at ARL Institutions
    (College and Research Libraries, 2014) Sugimoto, Cassidy R.; Tsou, Andrew; Naslund, Sara; Hauser, Alexandra; Brandon, Melissa; Winter, Danielle; Behles, Cody Daniel; Finlay, Stephen Craig
    Librarians and archivists are intimately involved in scholarly communication systems, both as information providers and instructors. However, very little is known regarding their activities as scholars. This study seeks to examine the scholarly communication practices of librarians and archivists, the role that tenure plays in scholarly communication practices, and the degree to which institutional support is provided in librarians’ efforts to consume and disseminate research and reports of best practices. A questionnaire was sent to professional librarians and archivists at 91 ARL institutions. The responses demonstrate that ARL librarians and archivists are avid consumers and creators of scholarship, and they use emerging technologies to stay up-to-date on the profession’s latest research.
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    Using Dublin Core to Describe an Archive of Electronic Documents
    (2017) Opasik, Scott A.
    PowerPoint slides from a presentation at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians Annual Conference 2017. Discussion about the IU Archives of Institutional Memory (AIM, a digital repository for disseminating and preserving official Indiana University records with long-term, indefinite administrative, legal, fiscal or historical value), the DSpace software behind it, Dublin Core metadata elements, application profiles that record decisions about how each DC element is used, and constant data files.
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    Streaming Availability and Library Circulation: An Exploratory Study.
    (Libres eJournal, 2014) Finlay, Stephen Craig
    The contents of a popular film and television video collection at a mid-sized university totaling 2,242 items were examined for availability and total number of checkouts on three major streaming services: Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. A total of 1026 titles were coded for availability on Netflix and Hulu. Then, 454 items were coded for availability on Amazon Instant. It was found that total circulation counts changed depending on the streaming services used. Specifically only Hulu was found to correlate negatively. Library titles available on Netflix Streaming had more charges on average then titles not available on Netflix streaming. Titles available on Amazon Instant were twice as likely to circulate then items not available on Amazon Instant. This leads to the possibility that Amazon Instant might be used as collection development tool in order to gauge how often certain DVD title could circulate. In addition it can be concluded that availability over subscription streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Instant, actually points to items that may circulate more frequently.
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    Age and Gender in Reddit Commenting and Success
    (Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice, 2014) Finlay, Stephen Craig
    Reddit is a large user generated content (USG) website in which users form common interest groups and submit links to external content or text posts of user-created content. The web site operates on a voting system whereby registered users can assign positive or negative ratings to both submitted content and comments made to submitted content. While Reddit is a pseudonymous site, with users creating usernames but providing no biographical data, an informal survey posted to a large shared interest community yielded 734 responses including age and gender of users. This provided a large amount of contextual biographical data with which to analyse user profiles at the first level of Computer Mediated Discourse Analysis (CMDA), articulated by Susan Herring. The results indicate that older Reddit users both formulate more complex writing and enjoy more success when rated by other users. Gender data was incomplete and as such only tentative results could be proposed in that regard.