APRIL 2019

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Carol Hargis, Seti Keshmiripour, and Mary Ann Venner discuss the preparation and planning needed to move up the management chain. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Michael Crumpton returns as our special guest!

Tech Talk - Tech Talk columnist Cas Lasowski discusses egovernment and libraries.Read her newest article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of the University of Holy Cross, Blaine S. Kern Library, New Orleans, Louisiana. Read the latest profile.

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Featured Book - Chrastka, John and Patrick Sweeney. Before the Ballot: Building Political Support for Library Funding. Chicago, ALA Neal Schuman, 2019. 272 pp.

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Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Library 2.0: The Effectiveness of Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Libraries in Educational Institutions, by Michael J. Jones and Morgan Harvey in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 51 No. 1 © 2019, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This work surveys the current state of library activity on Twitter and, by means of questionnaires, investigate the experiences and motivations of librarians in using social media and whether students are willing to engage with the library in this manner and why.
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Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

How Effective Leadership of Knowledge Management Impacts Organizational Performance, by Mostafa Sayyadi in Business Information Review, Vol. 36 No. 1 © 2019, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article shows how transformational leadership influences knowledge management to improve organizational performance through better use of a firm's internal resources.
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Business Information Review

Outreach in Academic Librarianship: A Concept Analysis and Definition, by Stephanie A. Diaz in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 45 No. 3 © 2019, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this article is to clarify the term "outreach" using a method of concept analysis. Specifically, this article synthesizes the defining characteristics (who, what, where, when, why, and how) of outreach and proposes a working definition within the context of academic librarianship.
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User Experience of Government Documents: A Framework for Informing Design Decisions, by Leonardo Madariaga, et al. in Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 36 No. 2 © 2019, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The authors propose a framework for understanding user experience of government documents in three dimensions: interaction goal, volume of information and ease of understanding.
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Technology Planning: Using an IT Road Map to Build the Library of the Future, by Candelaria Mendoza and Caitlin Cowart in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 39 No. 2 © 2019, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Describes how San Antonio Public Library developed an IT road map.
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Art Collections Coming to a Theater Near You, by Tara Calishain in Online Searcher, Vol. 43 No. 2 © 2019, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Covers large museum art collections that are accessible on the web.
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Transitioning Specialized and Developing Journals into a University Press, by Cait Duggan in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 50 No. 2 © 2019, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Suggests ways to transition a small, specialized journal into ownership by a university press.
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A Literature Review of User Satisfaction Models Towards Information System Success, by Maria Antonopoulou and Theodore Kotsilieris in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), Vol. 11 No. 2 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The objective of this article is to present a literature review on the usefulness and importance of user satisfaction as a measure of the effectiveness of information systems in our modern Information Society.
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The Wiki Toolkit for Planning, Conducting and Reporting Mixed Studies Reviews, by Pierre Pluye, et al. in Education for Information, Vol. 34 No. 4 © 2018, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
A wiki toolkit was developed to provide MSR (mixed-studies review) specific guidance and suggest tips and tools for planning, conducting and reporting MSR. The toolkit is structured according to eight stages for conducting a systematic review: (1) formulate a review question, (2) define eligibility criteria, (3) select sources of information, (4) identify potentially relevant studies, (5) select relevant studies, (6) appraise the quality of studies, (7) extract data, and (8) synthesize included studies.
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An Overview of the NFAIS Conference: Blockchain for Scholarly Publishing, by Bonnie Lawlor in Information Services and Use, Vol. 38 No. 3 © 2018, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper offers an overview of the highlights of the NFAIS Conference, Blockchain for Scholarly Publishing, that was held in Alexandria, VA from May 15-16, 2018. The goal of the conference was to take a close look at the initiatives that have emerged as a result of the increasing global acceptance of blockchain technology.
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Dependency Graph Based Detection of Semantically Equivalent Questions in Online Forums, by Parmeet Kaur and Shrutika Gulati in International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR), Vol. 9 No. 1 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article eases the work of users searching for answers on online user forums. The proposed technique will allow the users to look at all the existing semantically equivalent questions. A dependency graph-based matching algorithm is applied to accomplish this objective.
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Perceptions of Digital Tools and Creativity in the Classroom, by Rojin Vishkaie, et al. in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 9 No. 4 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The article generates insights on the role of digital tools used by teachers, pedagogic methods, school contexts, and access to interactive technology.
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Other Articles of Interest


The Art and Science of Securing a Job in an Academic Library by Orolando Duffus (in College & Research Libraries News)
Focuses on five factors that can make a significant difference in improving an LIS student or recent LIS graduate’s odds of success in landing a job in any type of academic setting, from large research institutions to community colleges.

Blockchain Reaction by Carrie Smith (in American Libraries, p. 26)
How library professionals are approaching blockchain technology and its potential impact.

Decoding Academic Fair Use: Transformative Use and the Fair Use Doctrine in Scholarship by Matthew D. Bunker (in The Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship)
The article explores insights from this body of case law that may assist future scholars wishing to fairly use copyrighted expression in their scholarship.

Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Culture, and Library Leadership by Jason Martin (in Library Leadership & Management) This article discusses the importance of emotional intelligence and emotional culture, provides an overview of emotional intelligence and each of its components, explores ways library leaders can develop each emotional intelligence component, and describes ways library leaders can use emotional intelligence to influence a library's emotional culture.

Experiences of Academic Librarians Serving as Interim Library Leaders by Kathy M. Irwin and Susann deVries (in College & Research Libraries)
Explores the experiences of 108 academic librarians who served as interim library leaders at U.S. institutions of higher education between 2012 and 2017.

Learning from Crucible Moments: Lessons in Crisis Leadership by Steven J. Bell (in Library Leadership & Management)
This article presents the crisis situation in which leaders are subjected to the changes forged in the crucible, as an opportunity for leaders to learn, gain wisdom and grow professionally, even when their performance may falter.

Mapping Knowledge Risks: Towards a Better Understanding of Knowledge Management by Susanne Durst and Malgorzata Zieba (in Knowledge Management Research & Practice)
This conceptual paper aims to identify, present, and analyze potential knowledge risks organizations might face.

Using Google Forms to Manage Publicity Requests by Josh Lintereur (in Marketing Library Services)
Shows how one library improved their procedure for planning programs.