JUNE 2017

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Dr. Anna Kaushik writes about the challenges and opportunities for librarians posed by Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Michael Crumpton is our special guest!

Tech Talk - Dana DeFebbo teaches us about Chrome developer tools for non-developers. Read her newest article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of the Vernon Parish Library, Leesville, Louisiana. Read the latest profile.

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Featured Book - Kissell, Joe. Take Control of Your Digital Legacy. Ithaca, NY, TidBITS Publishing, 2017. 139 pp.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ACM Queue v.15 #2,   March/April 2017           
American Libraries ,   May 2017    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   May 12, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 16, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 2, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 19, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   April 28, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   April 25, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 23, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 5, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   May 9, 2017    FT       
Aslib Journal of Information Management v.69 #3,   2017           
Aslib Journal of Information Management v.69 #2,   2017           
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.15 #6,   June 2017    FT       PDF
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian v.35 #4,   2016           
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2017        s/FT   
Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology v.43 #4,   April/May 2017    FT       PDF
Choice ,   latest issue, 2017           
The Christian Librarian v.59 #2,   2016           
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v.17 #4,   May 2017    FT       PDF
CLIR Issues #116,   March/April 2017    FT       
Collection Management v.42 #2,   2017           
College & Research Libraries v.78 #4,   May 2017    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.78 #5,   May 2017    FT       
Communications of the ACM v.60 #6,   June 2017    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.37 #4,   May 2017        s/FT   
The Courier v.54 #1,   Spring 2017    FT       
Current Cites v.28 #4,   April 2017    FT       
D-Lib Magazine v.23 #5/6,   May/June 2017    FT       
EContent Magazine ,   May/June 2017        s/FT   
Education for Information v.33 #1,   2017           
EDUCAUSE Review v.52 #3,   May/June 2017    FT       
The Electronic Library v.35 #3,   2017           
Ethics and Information Technology v.19 #2,   June 2017           
Expert Systems v.34 #2,   April 2017           
First Monday v.22 #5,   May 1, 2017    FT       
Georgia Library Quarterly v.54 #2,   Spring 2017    FT       
HLA News ,   Autumn 2017    FT       PDF
The Horn Book Magazine ,   May/June 2017        s/FT   
IFLA Journal v.43 #2,   June 2017        s/FT   
ILA Reporter v.35 #3,   June 2017    FT       PDF
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   May 2017    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
The Indexer v.35 #2,   June 2017           
INFOdocket ,   May 2017    FT       
Information & Communications Technology Law v.26 #2,   2017           
Information and Computer Security v.25 #3,   2017           
Information and Computer Security v.25 #2,   2017           
Information & Culture: A Journal of History v.52 #2,   2017           
Information and Learning Science v.118 #3/4,   2017           
Information and Software Technology v.87,   July 2017           
Information and Software Technology v.88,   August 2017           
Information Development v.33 #3,   June 2017           
Information Discovery and Delivery v.45 #2,   2017           
Information Processing & Management v.53 #5,   September 2017           
Information Sciences v.409-410,   October 2017           
Information Sciences v.411,   October 2017           
Information Sciences v.412-413,   October 2017           
Information Sciences v.408,   October 2017           
Information Systems v.69,   September 2017           
Information Today v.34 #4,   May 2017        s/FT   
The Informer ,   Spring 2017    FT       
International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining v.13 #2,   2017           
International Journal of Information Management v.37 #5,   October 2017           
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research v.7 #3,   2017           
International Journal of Law and Information Technology v.25 #2,   Summer 2017        s/FT   
International Journal of Library and Information Science v.9 #3,   April 2017    FT       
International Journal of Library and Information Science v.9 #4,   May 2017    FT       
International Journal of Library Science v.15 #3,   2017    FT       
International Journal on Digital Libraries v.18 #2,   June 2017           
International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science v.7 #1,   March 2017    FT       
Internet@Schools ,   May/June 2017        s/FT   
Internet Reference Services Quarterly v.22 #1,   2017           
Jinfo #470,   May 11, 2017           
Jinfo #471,   May 25, 2017           
JLIS.it - the Italian Journal of Library and Information Science v.8 #2,   2017    FT       
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy v.60 #6,   May/June 2017    FT       
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information v.18 #2,   2017           
Journal of Documentation v.73 #4,   2017           
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.29 #2,   2017           
Journal of Information Science v.43 #3,   June 2017           
Journal of Informetrics v.11 #3,   August 2017           
Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy v.1 #4,   Winter 2017           
Journal of Library Administration v.57 #4,   2017           
Journal of Library Metadata v.17 #1,   2017           
Journal of Map and Geography Libraries v.13 #1,   2017           
Journal of Religious & Theological Information v.16 #2,   2017           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.68 #6,   June 2017           
Journal of Web Librarianship v.11 #2,   2017           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.51 #3,   June 2017           
Knowledge Quest ,   May/June 2017           
Law Library Lights v.60 #3,   Spring 2017    FT       PDF
Learned Publishing v.30 #2,   April 2017        s/FT   
Legal Reference Services Quarterly v.36 #1,   2017           
Library Hi Tech v.35 #2,   2017           
Library Hi Tech News v.34 #5,   2017           
Library Leadership & Management v.31 #3,   2017    FT       PDF
Library Life ,   May 2017    FT       
Library of Congress Magazine ,   May/June 2017    FT       PDF
Library of Congress Magazine ,   July/August 2017    FT       PDF
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
Library Resources & Technical Services v.61 #2,   April 2017           
Library Review v.66 #4/5,   2017           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.14 #5,   May 2017           
Link-Up Digital ,   May 1, 2017    FT       
Link-Up Digital ,   May 15, 2017    FT       
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
Marketing Library Services v.31 #3,   May/June 2017        s/FT   
Medical Reference Services Quarterly v.36 #2,   2017           
MIS Quarterly v.41 #2,   June 2017           
Next ,   May 2017    FT       
NISO Newsline ,   May 2017    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   May 2017    FT       
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.73 #4,   June 2017           
OLA Quarterly v.22 #4,   Winter 2016    FT       PDF
Online Information Review v.41 #3,   2017           
Online Searcher v.41 #3,   May/June 2017        s/FT   
Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP) v.5 #1,   2017    FT       PDF
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture v.46 #1,   April 2017        s/FT   
Primary Source ,   April 2017    FT       
Program v.51 #2,   2017           
Progressive Librarian #45,   Winter 2016/2017        s/FT   
Public Libraries ,   January/February 2017    FT       
Public Services Quarterly v.13 #2,   2017           
Publishing Research Quarterly v.33 #2,   June 2017           
RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage v.18 #1,   Spring 2017        s/FT   
The Reading Teacher v.70 #6,   May/June 2017    FT       
The Reference Librarian v.58 #3,   2017           
Reference Services Review v.45 #2,   2017           
ResearchBuzz ,   May 2017    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2017    FT       
Science & Technology Libraries v.36 #2,   2017           
Scientometrics v.111 #3,   June 2017           
The Scout Report v.23 #18,   May 5, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #19,   May 12, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #17,   April 28, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #20,   May 19, 2017    FT       
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.8 #5,   2017           
SL Magazine ,   Spring 2016    FT       
SL Magazine ,   Summer 2016-2017    FT       
SL Magazine ,   Autumn 2017    FT       
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.37 #4,   April 2017           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.37 #5,   May 2017           
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   May 2017    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.38 #6,   June 2017           
Tennessee Libraries v.67 #1,   2017    FT       
Urban Library Journal v.23 #1,   2017    FT       
Webology v.13 #2,   December 2016    FT       
Wired West v.20 #2,   May 2017    FT       
Working Group Connection ,   April 2017    FT       

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


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Friendly Librarians, by Nahid Bayat Bodaghi, et al. in Information Development, Vol. 33 No. 3 © 2017, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
An academic library is a spiritual home to support users in their pursuit of lifelong learning. This study approaches the issues from the visually impaired students' (VIPs) perspective towards librarians' support. This study was conducted by using the qualitative approach.
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A Synergy of Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence, by Winner Dominic Chawinga and George Theodore Chipeta in Business Information Review, Vol. 34 No. 1 © 2017, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article is concerned with knowledge management (KM) and competitive intelligence (CI) as springboards for competitive advantage in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
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Knowledge Management Perceptions in Academic Libraries, by Maria Koloniari and Kostas Fassoulis in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 43 No. 2 © 2017, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The current study aims at exploring how library employees perceive knowledge management, as well as which KM tools and techniques are adopted by academic libraries.
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Place, Community and Information Behavior: Spatially Oriented Information Seeking Zones and Information Source Preferences, by Amelia N. Gibson and Samantha Kaplan in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 39 No. 2 © 2017, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study explores the implications of a place-based approach to studying information practices, and examines factors that influence information seeking and sharing in place-based communities among parents of individuals with disabilities.
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How to Manage Library Projects With Trello, by Li Chen and Xueying Chen in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 37 No. 4 © 2017, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Shows how Trello can help librarians manage multiple projects simultaneously and organize daily duties more effectively .
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Librarians and Data: Curator, Creator, or Both?, by Terence K. Huwe in Online Searcher, Vol. 41 No. 3 © 2017, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article provides an assessment of the curatorial and creative roles of the librarian, as well as three recommendations for both the curators and the creators among us to make the library the go-to site for data analytics and research support.
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The Art of No, by Sian M. Hunter in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 48 No. 3 © 2017, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The author describes some of the more unusual author requests she has had to refuse in her years as an acquisitions editor. The essay comes from a talk the author gave at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses for a panel called This Acquisitions Life.
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The Past-Present-Future Conundrum: Extending Time-Bound Knowledge, by Ali Intezari and David J. Pauleen in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 13 No. 1 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper extends the Knowledge Management-discipline's understanding of knowledge. By including the concept of time, this extended conceptualization of knowledge could make knowledge management and decision making more responsive to the complexity found in organizational and social environments. The authors suggest that knowledge tends to be past-oriented in terms of its formative components, while emergent situations are future-oriented, which may or may not have roots in the past. In this article, the authors explore this past-present-future conundrum by explaining how reliance on the past may restrict an organization's ability to deal with emergent situations in the future.
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Information Theory for Information Science: Antecedents, Philosophy, and Applications, by Robert M. Losee in Education for Information, Vol. 33 No. 1 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper provides an historical overview of the theoretical antecedents leading to information theory, specifically those useful for understanding and teaching information science and systems.
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Libraries and Librarians: Key Partners for Progress in Health Literacy Research and Practice, by Wanda Whitney, et al. in Information Services and Use, Vol. 37 No. 1 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Provides an overview of health literacy and health information literacy efforts in U.S. libraries over the past two decades.
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A Study Regarding the Perception of Digital Citizenship among Adults and the Assessment of This Perception: A Digital Literacy Model, by Ahmet Cubukcu and Sahin Bazyan in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 7 No. 3 © 2016, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
In this study, a digital literacy model is created associated with the dimensions of digital citizenship and the aspects of digital competence. Based on this model, the perception of individuals regarding the conscious, proper and effective use of online technologies is assessed, and a comprehensive field study regarding digital citizenship is conducted.
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Are Managers Making the Right Choice?: IT Investment for Smart Work, by Hyojeong Kim and Chang Juck Suh in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 19 No. 2 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The authors use Delphi techniques and survey method to identify implementation factors of importance of home-based work which is a representative type of smart work. Seven technologies were identified to be important (Knowledge Management, Real-time monitoring, Remote IT assist, Online testing, Online training, Workforce management, Agent performance management technologies).
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Other Articles of Interest

Academic Librariansí Changing Perceptions of Faculty Status and Tenure by Elise Silva, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
This study explores how time and experience affect an academic librarianís perception of tenure. The survey reported how librarians rated tenureís benefit to patrons, its effect in attracting and retaining quality employees, and tenure as a motivating factor in giving extra effort on the job.

Beyond ADA Compliance: The Library as a Place for All by J.J. Pionke (in Urban Library Journal)
This paper argues that libraries are falling far short of true accessibility and that there needs to be a serious mental shift in how we think about access to our services and spaces. A potential tool for this shift lies in incorporating universal design into all aspects of libraries.

Leading Staff Development from the Bottom Up: Penn State Libraries In-Service Days by Ann MacKay Snowman (in Pennsylvania Libraries)
Describes Pennsylvania State University Librariesí Discovery Days for staff training and development.

Library Systems Report 2017 by Marshall Breeding (in American Libraries, p. 22)
Comprehensive report on the current state of library technology systems.

Mobile Technology Meets Mindful Technology by Lori Varlotta (in EDUCAUSE Review)
Discusses the idea of "mindful technology" -teaching students how to creatively and critically use technology to augment classroom learning, navigate the literal and figurative treks that constitute their college experience, and prepare for the 21st-century workplace.

Negotiating ownership and agency in social media: Community reactions to Amazonís acquisition of Goodreads by Anne-Mette Bech Albrechtslund (in First Monday)
This paper presents an in-depth study and a discussion of Goodreads usersí reactions to the acquisition of the popular social network site for readers by Amazon in 2013.

Reorganizing a Library Department: A Case Study in Transformational Leadership by Nancy H. Abashian (in Library Leadership & Management)
A literature review of Transformational Leadership and a case study of a reorganization proposed and adopted at Binghamton University Libraries are used to demonstrate how to achieve success by leveraging talent to better meet the needs of an organization.

Research data management and services: Resources for novice data librarians by Sarah Barbrow, et al. (in College & Research Libraries News)
How librarians can help in the data management process.