JUNE 2022

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Brittni Ballard shares some end of school year thoughts with us. Read the article in full text.

Tech Talk - Soo-yeon Hwang discusses Application Programming Interfaces that are available to libraries. Read the latest article at Read the article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our profile is of the Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill / Lawrence, Massachusetts. Read the latest profile.

Featured Articles - ENDLESS PREMIUM CONTENT available from Emerald, plus full-text articles from Elsevier (ScienceDirect), IOS Press, Sage, IGI-Global, University of Toronto Press and Information Today. All of this content is normally restricted only to their subscribers, but is accessible by our Premium Members through special arrangement with the publishers. You can read more about these articles on the web.

Featured Book - Briney, Kristin and Becky Yoose. Managing Data for Patron Privacy: Comprehensive Strategies for Libraries. Chicago, ALA, 2022. 176pp.

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Editor's Picks

Featured Articles

Cultural Humility in the LIS Profession, by Coreen Getgen in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 48 No.4 © 2022, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper defines cultural competence and cultural humility in the context of library and information professionals. Though cultural competence has been the standard of late within LIS, cultural humility is an important next step for information professionals to have the ability to work with the changing multiculturally diverse population throughout the world.
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"We Want to Do More, But": New Jersey Public Library Approaches to Misinformation, by Britt Paris, et al. in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 44 No. 2 © 2022, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
External disciplinary fields and popular discourse have called upon libraries to explain and address the phenomena related to the prevalence of false and misleading information. The authors provide a critique of this call based in primary research on public libraries in the state of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How Libraries Can Leverage the Learning Potential of AR, by Suzanne S. LaPierre in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 42 No. 3 © 2022, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Looks at how augmented reality (AR) can be used in academic libraries, public libraries, and publishing.
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AI-Enabled Boosters for Your Communication Skills, by Barbie E. Keiser in Online Searcher, Vol. 46 No. 3 © 2022, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article focuses on a few AI-based grammar and style tools that can help you in your writing and editing. Looks at Grammarly, Wordtune and ProWritingAid and discusses how they can improve your writing.
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The Role of the Editor of an Academic Publication Blog, by Stuart Brown in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 52 No. 4 © 2021, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper draws on insights from the development of academic blogs by the London School of Economics between 2010 and 2020. It discusses the demands on blog editors and sets forth a framework for academic institutions and scholars to support editors in their efforts to realize the benefits of academic blogging.
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A Framework for Educational Robotics in Kindergarten: A Systematic Literature Review and Analysis, by Ornella Mich, et al. in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 12 No. 2 © 2021, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This systematic review defines a framework for educational robotics in kindergarten.
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Assessing the Societal Value of a Service-Learning Project in Information Studies During the COVID-19 Pandemic, by Michela Montesi, et al. in Education for Information, Vol. 38 No. 1 © 2022, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this work is to assess the societal value of a Service-Learning (SL) project carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic by the Faculty of Information Science of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in collaboration with two Senior Centers of the City of Madrid. The aim of the project was to support elderly's integration in the online activities carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic and to train them in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
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Partnering for Education and Career Development of Librarians and Information Specialists, by Ruth Holst in Information Services and Use, Vol. 42 Pre-press © 2022, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Under Donald Lindberg's leadership NLM partnered with other institutions and organizations to ensure that education and training were consistently part of the roll-out of new NLM programs and services as they were implemented.
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Co-Worker Support and Communities of Practice: Mediating Role of Employee Personal Interaction, by Anjali Dutta and Santosh Rangnekar in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 18 No. 1 © 2022, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study examines the relationship between co-worker support and communities of practice with the mediating role of personal interaction.
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Self-Aware Contextual Behavior Analysis for Service Quality Assurance Over Social Networks, by Deepanshi and Adwitiya Sinha in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 24 No. 3 © 2022, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
In this research, the authors have collected real-time user comments and feedback from Twitter portals of two food delivery services. This is followed by the extraction of the most prevalent contexts using natural language analytics. Further, the proposed algorithmic framework is used to generate a signed social network to analyze the product-centric behavioral sentiment. Analysis of sentiment with the fine-grained level about contexts gave a broader view to evaluate and perform contextual predictions. Customer behavior is analyzed, and the outcome is received in terms of positive and negative contexts. The results from the social behavioral model predicted the positive and negative contextual sentiments of customers, which can be further used to help in deciding future strategies and assuring service quality for better customer satisfaction.
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Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos: A Play on More Than Just Ethical Failures, by Medina Williams in Business Information Review, Vol. 39 No. 1 © 2022, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Reviews the Theranos story.
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A Study on the Relationship Between Library Service and Digital Competence, by Younghee Noh and Hyun-Jin Hong in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 54 No. 2 © 2022, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study measures the digital competence required by the fourth industrial revolution era and intends to disclose the correlation of such competence and the use of library programs and services.
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Articles of Interest

Automated 3D Printing in Libraries by Brandon Patterson, et al. (in Code{4}Lib Journal)
This article highlights the creation of an automated 3D printed system created at a health sciences library at a large research university. As COVID-19 limited in-person interaction with 3D printers, a group of library staff came together to code a form that took users’ 3D printed files and connected them to machines automatically.

Bringing All the Stakeholders to the Table: A Collaborative Approach to Data Sharing by Megan N. O'Donnell and Curtis Brundy (in Journal of eScience Librarianship)
This paper examines a unique data set disclosure process at a medium sized, land grant, research university and the campus collaboration that led to its creation.

CASE Act: Implications for College and Research Libraries by Sara R. Benson, et al. (in College & Research Libraries News)
The CASE Act generates significant implications for college and research libraries, the library workers employed therein, and the stakeholders served by these libraries, including academic researchers, teaching faculty, and students.

Critical Analysis of Critical Thinking by Jim Potter (in Journal of Media Literacy Education)
This study provides an analysis of how the term “critical thinking” has been defined by authors of articles published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education.

Legal and Pedagogical Issues with Online Exam Proctoring by Fernando Barrio (in European Journal of Law and Technology)
This article first analyzes the legal issues arising from the use of online proctoring technologies, with a focus on data protection, human rights, and equality from an English law perspective, but with reference to other jurisdictions where relevant. It then considers the pedagogical implications of online proctoring.

Library Anxiety and Librarian Humor: How to Find Nessie by Rachel Hammer (in College & Research Libraries News)
Discusses how to make library research fun.

Report of Interest

2022 Library Systems Report by Marshall Breeding (in American Libraries)
Reviews the events of the past year relating to the library technology industry.