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Guest Forum - Kimberly Griffis discusses events that the Georgia Tech library sponsors to reduce stress during finals. Read the article in full text.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) v.37 #4,   December 2019           
Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal v.35 #3,   November 2019    FT       PDF
American Libraries Direct ,   December 3, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 17, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   November 26, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 10, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 13, 2019    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 6, 2019    FT       
Arkansas Libraries v.76 #3-4,   Fall-Winter 2019    FT       PDF
Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal v.26 #1,   July 2019    FT       
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.18 #1,   January 2020    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2020        s/FT   
Brazilian Journal of Information Science: Research Trends v.13 #4,   2019    FT       
Business Information Review v.36 #4,   December 2019           
The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science v.42 #3-4,   September-December 2018           
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.57 #7-8,   2019           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2020           
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v.19 #8,   December 2019    FT       PDF
CLIR Issues #132,   November/December 2019    FT       
Collaborative Librarianship v.11 #3,   2019    FT       
Collected #25,   2019    FT       
Collection Management v.45 #1,   2020           
College & Research Libraries News v.80 #11,   December 2019    FT       
College & Undergraduate Libraries v.26 #4,   2019           
Communications of the ACM v.63 #1,   January 2020    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.39 #10,   December 2019        s/FT   
Current Cites v.30 #11,   November 2019    FT       
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.39 #6,   2019           
Digital Library Perspectives v.35 #3/4,   2019           
Education for Information v.35 #4,   2019           
Education Libraries v.42,   2019    FT       
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management v.17 #2,   December 2019    FT       
Ethics and Information Technology v.21 #4,   December 2019           
European Journal of Law and Technology v.10 #2,   2019    FT       
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice v.14 #4,   2019    FT       
Expert Systems v.36 #6,   December 2019           
First Monday v.24 #12,   December 2, 2019    FT       
Health Information & Libraries Journal v.36 #4,   December 2019           
Health Libraries Group Newsletter v.36 #4,   Winter 2019    FT       PDF
IFLA Journal v.45 #4,   December 2019        s/FT   
ILA Reporter v.37 #6,   December 2019    FT       PDF
In the Libraries #14,   2019           
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   December 2019    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing v.37 #4,   December 2019           
INFOdocket ,   December 2019    FT       
Information & Culture: A Journal of History v.54 #3,   2019           
Information and Learning Sciences v.120 #11/12,   2019           
Information and Software Technology v.120,   April 2020           
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal v.24 #4,   December 2019    FT       
Information Sciences v.513,   March 2020           
Information Sciences v.515,   April 2020           
Information Sciences v.514,   April 2020           
Information Services and Use v.39 #3,   2019           
The Information Society v.36 #1,   2020           
Information Technology and Libraries v.38 #4,   2019    FT       
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2020           
International Journal of Knowledge Management v.16 #1,   2020           
International Journal of Library Science v.18 #1,   2020           
International Leads v.33 #3,   September 2019    FT       PDF
International Leads v.33 #2,   June 2019    FT       PDF
International Leads v.33 #4,   December 2019    FT       PDF
Jinfo #532,   December 5, 2019           
Jinfo #533,   December 19, 2019           
Journal of Archival Organization v.16 #2-3,   2019           
Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship v.24 #3-4,   2019           
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet v.23 #4,   2019           
Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship v.3 #3,   2019    FT       
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.31 #4,   2019           
Journal of eScience Librarianship v.8 #2,   2019    FT       
Journal of Information Literacy v.13 #2,   2019    FT       
Journal of Information Science v.45 #6,   December 2019           
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.7 #2,   June 2019    FT       
Journal of Information Technology v.34 #1,   March 2019           
Journal of Information Technology v.34 #2,   June 2019           
Journal of Information Technology v.34 #3,   September 2019           
Journal of Information Technology v.34 #4,   December 2019           
Journal of Informetrics v.14 #1,   February 2020           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.23 #10,   2019           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.23 #9,   2019           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Journal of Library Metadata v.19 #3-4,   2019           
Journal of Map and Geography Libraries v.15 #1,   2019           
Journal of Scholarly Publishing v.51 #2,   January 2020           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.27 #1,   January 2020           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.71 #1,   January 2020           
Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association v.68 #4,   2019           
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association v.40 #3,   December 2019    FT       
Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries v.15 #4,   December 2019    FT       PDF
Legal Reference Services Quarterly v.38 #4,   2019           
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Leadership & Management v.34 #1,   2019    FT       PDF
Library Life ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Technology Reports v.56 #1,   January 2020           
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.16 #12,   December 2019           
LIBRES: Library and Information Science Electronic Journal v.28 #2,   December 2018    FT       
Mississippi Libraries v.82 #4,   Winter 2019    FT       PDF
MIT Sloan Management Review ,   Winter 2020           
Music Reference Services Quarterly v.22 #4,   2019           
Next ,   December 2019    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   December 2019    FT       
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.76 #2,   December 2019           
The NYLA eBulletin v.67 #5,   October 2019    FT       PDF
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research v.14 #2,   2019    FT       
Performance Measurement & Metrics v.20 #3,   2019           
Reference & User Services Quarterly v.59 #1,   Fall 2019    FT       
Reference Services Review v.47 #4,   2019           
ResearchBuzz ,   December 2019    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Science & Technology Libraries v.38 #4,   2019           
The Scout Report v.25 #50,   December 13, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #48,   November 29, 2019    FT       
The Scout Report v.25 #49,   December 6, 2019    FT       
Serials Review v.45 #4,   2019           
Slavic & East European Information Services v.20 #3-4,   2019           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.39 #12,   December 2019           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   December 2019    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.41 #1,   January 2020           
Technical Services Quarterly v.37 #1,   2020           
Tennessee Libraries v.69 #4,   2019    FT       
Texas Library Journal v.95 #4,   Winter 2019    FT       PDF
Urban Library Journal v.25 #2,   2019    FT       
Visual Resources : An International Journal on Images and Their Uses v.35 #3-4,   2019           
Webology v.16 #1,   June 2019    FT       

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Keeping the Doors Open in an Age of Austerity? Qualitative Analysis of Stakeholder Views on Volunteers in Public Libraries, by Biddy Casselden, et al. in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 51 No. 4 © 2019, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses challenges posed by volunteer use in English public libraries.
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Business Ops: Hiding Knowledge Management Practices in Plain Sight, by Janine Weightman in Business Information Review, Vol. 36 No. 4 © 2019, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article highlights opportunities to kick-start behavioural, procedural and technological changes that are conducive to deploying knowledge management practices in the organisation.
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An Examination of Formal Mentoring Relationships in Librarianship, by Alyse Jordan in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 45 No. 6 © 2019, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this quantitative study was to provide a description on formal mentoring relationships in the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) mentoring program. The LLAMA mentoring program is designed to assist mentees in exchanging knowledge and technical skills and to retain novice librarians, provide networking opportunities, and reinforce diversity.
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Understanding Everyday Life Information Seeking Behavior in the Context of Coping With Daily Hassles: A Grounded Theory Study of Female Students, by Nilofar Barahmand, et al. in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 41 No. 4 © 2019, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The primary goal of this study was to understand everyday life information seeking (ELIS) in the context of female university students' coping with daily hassles.
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Welcome to the Solar Garden: How We Use Solar Energy to Teach Sustainability, by Valerie Bell and Rhiannon Eades in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 39 No. 10 © 2019, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Describes how the Athens-Clarke County Library in Georgia is committed to environmental and other green energy initiatives.
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Opening Libraries to OERs, by Lesley S. J. Farmer in Online Searcher, Vol. 43 No. 6 © 2019, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Explores the important role of OERs in education, and explains how librarians need to work with the education community systematically, from one-to-one collaboration for a single unit to system-wide OER initiatives and policies.
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Scholarly Review, Old and New, by Mark Hooper in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 51 No. 1 © 2019, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The author seeks to bust the myth about the origins of scholarly review, and to show that it is a group of things that has evolved over time.
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Knowledge Management & It's Origin, Success Factors, Planning, Tools, Applications, Barriers and Enablers: A Review, by Animesh Agrawal and Suraj Kumar Mukti in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 16 No.1 © 2020, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Various frameworks related to the successful implementation of KM and KM implementation tools proposed by previous authors are presented in this research article. KM is defined, classification of KM is presented, factors affecting KM are shown and its implementation strategies and tools are elucidated.
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Questioning and Understanding in the Library: A Philosophy of Technology Perspective, by Tim Gorichanaz in Education for Information, Vol. 35 No. 4 © 2019, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper explores questioning in the library as a path to reorient the library more concertedly toward understanding.
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Artificial Intelligence Is Not the Future, It Is the Now, by Michael Puscar in Information Services and Use, Vol. 40, pre-press © 2019, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The author discusses real world examples of companies that are deploying machine learning and artificial intelligence technology, the goal of which is to empower the readers with information that will allow them to begin work on AI projects in their respective organizations immediately. Various open source tools and strategies for funding AI projects are also discussed.
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Digital Citizenship for All: Empowering Young Learners With Disabilities to Become Digitally Literate, by Quincy Conley, et al. in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 9 No. 1 © 2018, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article is a review of literature that explores what it means to be digitally literate, the digital literacy experience for young adults with disabilities, and the implications for education and the workplace. It also proposes instructional solutions to aid in the preparation of young adults for college and career.
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Smart Tourism Empowered by Artificial Intelligence: The Case of Lanzarote, by Xavier Ferras, et al. in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 22 No. 1 © 2020, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This case details how the combination of open innovation and artificial intelligence generates new opportunities in the tourism sector. Specifically, how to create new customer experiences through searching tools, social platforms and cognitive interfaces to make intelligent decisions.
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Other Articles of Interest


Academic Special Collections and the Myths of Copyright by Teresa Auch Schulz and Dana Miller (in Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship)
This study compares the copyright and use policy statements posted on the websites of the special collections of Association of Research Libraries member libraries.

Aligning the Stars: Understanding Digital Scholarship Needs to Support the Evolving Nature of Academic Research by Christie Hurrell (in Partnership)
This project gathered feedback from library staff and researchers at the University of Calgary to inform the development of a physical space and associated services to support the evolving nature of academic research.

Antecedents and Consequences of Binge-watching for College Students by Harsha Gangadharbatla, et al. (in First Monday)
The current study adopts a mixed method (focus group and survey) approach to propose a model for antecedents and consequences of binge watching and test the hypotheses that link the various constructs in the model.

Automated Storage & Retrieval System: From Storage to Service by Justin Kovalcik and Mike Villalobos (in Information Technology and Libraries)
Reports on the world’s first automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), launched in 1991 by the CSUN Oviatt Library.

Checking Rights: An IR Manager’s Guide to Checking Copyright by Stewart C. Baker and Sue Kunda (in Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship)
This article is intended as a practical guide to describe common types of material that can be placed in an IR as well as potential copyright issues and other considerations for each type.

How Individual Consultations with a Librarian can Support Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences by Michelle Dalton (in Journal of Information Literacy)
This exploratory study uses qualitative survey data collected from researchers who attended an individual consultation with a librarian and aims to identify the potential role and impact that LIS support can have.

Library Supported Open Access Funds: Criteria, Impact, and Viability by Amanda Click and Rachel Borchardt (in Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice)
This study analyzes scholarly publications supported by library open access funds, including author demographics, journal trends, and article impact. It also identifies and summarizes open access fund criteria and viability. The goal is to better understand the sustainability of open access funds, as well as identify potential best practices for institutions with open access funds.

Rethinking CRAAP by Jennifer A. Fielding (in College & Research Libraries News)
Getting students thinking like fact-checkers in evaluating web sources.

Twitter Use by Academic Libraries in New York State by Sheena Philogene (in Urban Library Journal)
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether academic libraries in New York State (NYS) use Twitter, and if they do, how and why.