DECEMBER 2021

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Liv Inger Lamoy and Astrid Kilvik from Norway dicsuss the importance of the personal meeting when helping library patrons. Read the article in full text.

Tech Talk - Soo-yeon Hwang writes about organizing your files. Read the latest article at Read the article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our next profile is of theEdmonton Public Library - Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton, Ontario, Canada. 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 - Murray-Rust, Catherine. Library Next: Seven Action Steps for Reinvention. Chicago, ALA Editions, 2021. 120pp.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ACM Queue v.19 #5,   September/October 2021           
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) v.39 #4,   October 2021           
American Libraries ,   November/December 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   November 3, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   October 27, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   October 20, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   October 13, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   October 6, 2021    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   November 10, 2021    FT    s/FT   
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.19 #12,   December 2021    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2021        s/FT   
Business Information Review v.38 #3,   September 2021           
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.59 #7,   2021           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2021           
The Christian Librarian v.64 #2,   2021           
CLIR Issues #143,   September/October 2021    FT       
College & Research Libraries v.82 #7,   November 2021    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.82 #10,   November 2021    FT       
College & Undergraduate Libraries v.27 #2-4,   2020           
Communications of the ACM v.64 #12,   December 2021    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.41 #9,   November 2021        s/FT   
DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology v.41 #6,   2021           
The Electronic Library v.39 #3,   2021           
The Electronic Library v.39 #4,   2021           
The Electronic Library v.39 #6,   2021           
The Electronic Library v.39 #5,   2021           
Expert Systems v.38 #8,   December 2021           
First Monday v.26 #11,   November 1, 2021    FT       
Georgia Library Quarterly v.58 #4,   Fall 2021    FT       
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication v.70 #8/9,   2021           
The Horn Book Magazine ,   November/December 2021        s/FT   
IMLS News ,   October 2021    FT       
In the Libraries #28,   2021           
In the Libraries #29,   2021           
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
INFOdocket ,   November 2021    FT       
Information and Computer Security v.29 #5,   2021           
Information & Culture: A Journal of History v.56 #3,   2021           
Information and Learning Sciences v.122 #11/12,   2021           
Information and Software Technology v.143,   March 2022           
Information Discovery and Delivery v.49 #4,   2021           
Information Processing & Management v.59 #2,   March 2022           
Information Retrieval v.24 #6,   December 2021           
Information Sciences v.583,   January 2022           
Information Sciences v.584,   January 2022           
Information Systems v.105,   March 2022           
Information Technology & People v.34 #7,   2021           
Information Technology & People v.34 #6,   2021           
Information Today v.38 #9,   November/December 2021        s/FT   
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2021           
International Information & Library Review v.53 #3,   2021           
International Journal of Digital Curation ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
International Journal of Information Management v.63,   April 2022           
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research v.12 #1,   2022           
International Journal of Knowledge Management v.18 #1,   2022           
International Journal of Law and Information Technology v.29 #3,   Autumn 2021        s/FT   
Internet Reference Services Quarterly v.25 #4,   2021           
Internet Research v.31 #6,   2021           
Internet Research v.31 #5,   2021           
Jinfo #578,   November 4, 2021           
Jinfo #579,   November 18, 2021           
The Journal of Academic Librarianship v.48 #1,   January 2022           
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information v.22 #3-4,   2021           
Journal of Cases on Information Technology v.23 #4,   2021           
Journal of eScience Librarianship v.10 #4,   2021    FT       
Journal of Information Science v.47 #5,   October 2021           
Journal of Information Science v.47 #6,   December 2021           
Journal of Information Technology v.36 #4,   December 2021           
Journal of Informetrics v.16 #1,   February 2022           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.25 #9,   2021           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.25 #8,   2021           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Journal of Library Administration v.61 #8,   2021           
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning v.15 #3,   2021           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.28 #12,   December 2021           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.72 #12,   December 2021           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.63 #11,   November 2021           
Knowledge Quest ,   November/December 2021           
Legal Reference Services Quarterly v.40 #2-3,   2021           
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library & Information Science Research v.43 #4,   October 2021           
Library Hi Tech News v.38 #5,   2021           
Library Hi Tech News v.38 #4,   2021           
Library Leadership & Management v.35 #3,   2021    FT       PDF
Library Life ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Management v.42 #8/9,   2021           
Library of Congress Magazine ,   November/December 2021    FT       PDF
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Resources & Technical Services v.65 #4,   October 2021           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Library Technology Reports v.57 #8,   November/December 2021           
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
Marketing Library Services v.35 #6,   November/December 2021        s/FT   
Medical Reference Services Quarterly v.40 #4,   2021           
MIS Quarterly v.45 #4,   December 2021           
Music Reference Services Quarterly v.24 #4,   2021           
New Review of Academic Librarianship v.27 #3,   2021           
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia v.27 #1-2,   2021           
Next ,   November 2021    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   November 2021    FT       
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.78 #2,   December 2021           
Online Searcher v.45 #6,   November/December 2021        s/FT   
Performance Measurement & Metrics v.22 #3,   2021           
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture v.50 #2,   2021        s/FT   
Prism v.29 #1,   Spring 2021    FT       PDF
Public Library Services eNews ,   November 2021           
Publishing Research Quarterly v.37 #4,   December 2021           
RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage v.22 #2,   Fall 2021        s/FT   
ResearchBuzz ,   November 2021    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
School Library Research ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #47,   November 26, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #46,   November 19, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #43,   October 29, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #45,   November 12, 2021    FT       
The Scout Report v.27 #44,   November 5, 2021    FT       
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.41 #11,   November 2021           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       
The Southeastern Librarian v.69 #3,   Fall 2021    FT       PDF
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   November 2021    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.42 #13,   December 2021           
Strategic Management Journal v.42 #12,   December 2021           
VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems v.51 #5,   2021           
Virginia Libraries ,   latest issue, 2021    FT       

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Abusive Copyright Litigation, Proposed Solutions, and the Implications for Creative Commons Licenses, by Melody Herr in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 48 No. 1 © 2022, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article presents the ways in which legal scholars define abusive copyright litigation and their recommendations for thwarting it. Then, using examples from actual court cases, the article suggests potential implications of these recommendations for the enforcement of CC licenses.
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Evaluating Librarian Continuing Professional Development: Merging Guskey's Framework and Vygotsky Space to Explore Transfer of Learning, by Jennifer Campbell-Meier and Anne Goulding in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 43 No. 4 © 2021, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The results of a study testing a new approach to the assessment of CPD outcomes for individual librarians, their workplaces, and their patrons are presented.
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A Review of Camera Scanning Apps for You and Your Patrons, by John DeLooper in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 41 No. 9 © 2021, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The author compares camera scanning apps and discusses the most important features that you should look for.
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Researching Native Americans: Reflections on Vocabulary, Search Strategies, and Technology, by Alexander Soto, et al. in Online Searcher, Vol. 45 No. 5 © 2021, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Detailed article on how best to do research on Indigenous peoples.
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What I've Learned About Writing a Second Book, by James Mulholland in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 53 No. 1 © 2021, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article offers three lessons about how writing a second book is different from writing the first. It considers how experienced authors' relationships with publishers may change with a second book, and it examines ways to situate a second book in the course of a long academic career.
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PerSummRe: Gaze-Based Personalized Summary Recommendation Tool for Wikipedia, by Neeru Dubey, et al. in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 24 No. 3 © 2022, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.

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Perceived Barriers for Distance Teaching in Higher Education During the COVID-19 Crisis: "I Never Did a Video Before", by Juan-Jose Bote-Vericad in Education for Information, Vol. 37 No. 3 © 2021, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this paper is to analyse barriers that a selected group of professors at the University of Barcelona faced due to the COVID-19 restrictions, their perceptions of the current situation, and the potential for long-term adoption of new teaching methods that emerged from this situation.
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Opening Doors to Discovery: Partnerships are Key to Advancing Open Science, by Frank Vrancken Peeters in Information Services and Use, Vol. 40 Pre-press © 2021, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The focus is firmly placed on the need for publishers to work more in partnership with each other, with institutions, funders, and new players in the market to develop solutions that meet the evolving needs of researchers and the wider community. Partnerships between different actors in the research process address challenges in practice and help advance open science, publishing, and the research system as a whole.
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Revisiting Knowledge Management System Use: Unravelling Interventions That Nurture Knowledge Seeking, by Suchitra Veeravalli and V. Vijayalakshmi in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 18 No. 1 © 2022, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The objective of this work is to identify aspects that influence intention to seek knowledge on KMS.
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Query Sense Discovery Approach to Realize the User's Search Intent, by Tarek Chenaina, et al. in International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR), Vol. 12 No. 1 © 2022, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Shows how the "Query Sense Discovery" approach provides a significant improvement in several performance measures to solve the problem of query disambiguation.
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Lateral Layers and Loops: Why Managers Need to Curate the Fabric of the Digital Firm in a Post-Lockdown World, by Lee Bryant in Business Information Review, Vol. 38 No. 3 © 2021, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article argues that leaders and managers should focus on curating the fabric of the digital firm to enable more productive and engaged online-first working in the post-lockdown world of work.
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Occupational Stress Measures of Tenure-Track Librarians, by Laura Cameron, et al. in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 53 No. 4 © 2021, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study sought to measure occupational stress levels of tenure eligible academic librarians quantitatively and explores the connections between occupational stress and institutional supports.
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Other Articles of Interest


Big Ideas for Small Business by Claire Zulkey (in American Libraries), p. 22
Shows how libraries strengthened their small business programs to reach those who needed them most.

Citation and Referencing Support at an Academic Library: Exploring Student and Faculty Perspectives on Authority and Effectiveness by Lydia Dawe, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
Using focus group methodology, the authors explored student and faculty perspectives about citation practices through their use of the library's online referencing guide. It was found that faculty struggled to instill "real world" meaning for students around academic integrity practices, while students reported feeling confused and somewhat intimidated about the scholarly writing process.

Mentoring Each Other: Creating a Community of Practice for Aspiring and Current Library Managers by Alyssa Archer, et al. (in College & Research Libraries News)
Describes the development of a small online management community of practice.

The Technological Informavore: Information Behavior and Digital Sustainability in the Global Platform Ecosystem by Cristian Berrío-Zapata, et al. (in First Monday)
This article uses an ecological perspective to digital sustainability that relates the concepts of “informavore� and platforms as “digital ecosystems�, and human information behavior.

Time of One’s Own: Piloting Free Childminding at the University of Toronto Libraries by Jesse Carliner and Kyla Everall (in College & Research Libraries News)
Discusses the development and launch of a free childminding service, areas for improvement, and other considerations for libraries planning a similar program.

Too Many Spoons: Library Workers and Disabilities by Anita Siraki (in Library Leadership & Management)
Advice for disabled librarians in the library workplace.