JANUARY 2018

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Ray Uzwyshyn presents a blueprint for marketing libraries for the 21st century to external communities, based on an overview of the history of libraries. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Susan Fingerman is our special guest!

Tech Talk - Jenna Kammer discusses net neutrality. Read her newest article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Library, Pasadena, California. Read the latest profile.

Featured Articles - ENDLESS PREMIUM CONTENT available from Emerald, plus full-text articles from Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Haworth, Taylor & Francis, 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 - Kroski, Ellyssa. The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook. Chicago, ALA, 2017.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal v.33 #2,   July 2017    FT       PDF
American Archivist v.80 #2,   Fall/Winter 2017        s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   December 5, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 12, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 8, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 15, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 1, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   December 19, 2017    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   November 28, 2017    FT       
Arkansas Libraries v.74 #3-4,   Fall-Winter 2017    FT       PDF
Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal v.24 #1,   July 2017    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.16 #1,   January 2018    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2018        s/FT   
Brazilian Journal of Information Science: Research Trends v.11 #4,   2017    FT       
Business Information Review v.34 #4,   December 2017           
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.56 #1,   2018           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2018           
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v.18 #1,   January 2018    FT       PDF
CLIR Issues #119-120,   September-December 2017    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.78 #11,   December 2017    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.37 #10,   December 2017        s/FT   
Current Cites v.28 #11,   November 2017    FT       
Federal Librarian v.35 #4,   Fall 2017    FT       PDF
First Monday v.22 #12,   December 4, 2017    FT       
Florida Libraries v.60 #1,   Spring 2017    FT       PDF
Government Information Quarterly v.34 #4,   December 2017           
HLA News ,   Summer 2017    FT       PDF
In the Library with the Lead Pipe ,   December 2017    FT       
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2018    FT       
INFOdocket ,   December 2017    FT       
Information and Learning Science v.118 #11/12,   2017           
Information Development v.34 #1,   January 2018           
Information Discovery and Delivery v.45 #4,   2017           
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal v.22 #4,   December 2017    FT       
Information Sciences v.432,   March 2018           
Information Technology and Libraries v.36 #4,   2017    FT       
Information Today v.34 #10,   December 2017        s/FT   
The International Information & Library Review v.49 #4,   2017           
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology v.35 #1,   2018           
Internet Reference Services Quarterly v.22 #2-3,   2017           
Jinfo #485,   December 21, 2017           
Jinfo #484,   December 7, 2017           
Journal of Access Services v.14 #4,   2017           
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet v.21 #4,   2017           
Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship v.1 #2,   2017    FT       
Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies v.1 #1,   2017    FT       PDF
Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies v.1 #2,   2017    FT       PDF
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries v.14 #3-4,   2017           
Journal of Information Literacy v.11 #2,   2017    FT       
Journal of Library Administration v.58 #1,   2018           
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning v.11 #3-4,   2017           
Journal of Religious & Theological Information v.16 #4,   2017           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.25 #1,   January 2018           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.69 #1,   January 2018           
Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association v.66 #4,   2017           
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association v.38 #3,   2017    FT       
Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries v.13 #4,   December 2017    FT       PDF
Journal of Web Librarianship v.11 #3-4,   2017           
Learned Publishing v.30 #4,   October 2017        s/FT   
Library Hi Tech v.35 #4,   2017           
Library Life ,   December 2017    FT       
Library Management v.39 #1/2,   2018           
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2018    FT       
The Library Quarterly v.88 #1,   January 2018           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2018    FT       
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.14 #12,   December 2017           
Libri v.67 #4,   December 2017           
MIT Sloan Management Review ,   Winter 2018           
New Review of Information Networking v.22 #2,   2017           
Next ,   December 2017    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   December 2017    FT       
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.74 #2,   December 2017           
The NYLA eBulletin v.65 #5,   October 2017    FT       PDF
NZ Library and Information Management Journal v.56 #2,   December 2017    FT       
Primary Source ,   November 2017    FT       
Primary Source ,   October 2017    FT       
Public Libraries ,   March/April 2017    FT       
Public Libraries ,   September/October 2017    FT       
Public Libraries ,   May/June 2017    FT       
Public Libraries ,   July/August 2017    FT       
Public Library Quarterly v.36 #4,   2017           
Research Library Issues: A Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC #292,   2017    FT       
ResearchBuzz ,   December 2017    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2018    FT       
Science & Technology Libraries v.36 #4,   2017           
The Scout Report v.23 #48,   December 1, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #49,   December 8, 2017    FT       
The Scout Report v.23 #50,   December 15, 2017    FT       
Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability v.9 #1,   2018           
The Serials Librarian v.73 #3-4,   2017           
Serials Review v.43 #3-4,   2017           
Slavic & East European Information Services v.18 #3-4,   2017           
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.37 #12,   December 2017           
The Southeastern Librarian v.64 #2,   Summer 2016    FT       PDF
The Southeastern Librarian v.64 #3,   Fall 2016    FT       PDF
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   December 2017    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.39 #1,   January 2018           

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


The Role of Social Networks in Enhancing the Library Profession and Promoting Academic Library Services, by Faten Hamad, et al. in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 49 No. 4 © 2017, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This paper investigates how academic librarians perceive the role of social networks in enhancing the professional skills of library staff, and how they can be used to promote library services.
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AI and the Future of Information Professions, by Cerys Hearsey in Business Information Review, Vol. 34 No. 4 © 2017, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Reviews a few small steps we can do to start getting comfortable with artificial intelligence.
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An Academic Librarian's Search for Meaning: A Survey of Lifelong Learning in Library Literature, by Megan Hayes Mahoney in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 43 No. 6 © 2017, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Explains what it means to be a lifelong learning librarian.
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Research Methods: What's in the Name?, by Heting Chu and Qing Ke in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 39 No. 4 © 2017, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study is one of the many efforts to facilitate a better understanding of research methods in LIS and help scholars make more informed decisions about research method selection in their endeavors. Its implications can be extended to LIS research education, training, and advocacy.
Read about Library & Information Science Research

How to Keep Up With Emerging Technology, by David Lee King in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 37 No. 10 © 2017, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Tips on keeping up with changes in technology.
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Website Monitoring and Current Awareness Tools for Competitive Intelligence, by Barbie E. Keiser in Online Searcher, Vol. 41 No. 6 © 2017, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Keiser reviews a few tools that are useful in conducting competitive intelligence - Connotate, Crayon, and Vable.
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Open Publication, Digital Abundance, and Scarce Labour, by Martin Paul Eve in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 49 No. 1 © 2017, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article examines the challenges of labour provision in the open-access online scholarly publishing environment. While the technological underpinnings of open access imply an abundance, it is also the case that the labour that remains necessary in publishing processes is based on a set of economics that are scarce: the availability of human time, effort, and expertise.
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The Mediating Effect of Interpersonal Trust on Virtual Team's Collaboration, by David Kauffmann and Carmi Golan in International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 13 No. 3 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article examines the relationship between task-communication and five collaborative processes by exploring the mediating effect of interpersonal trust in a virtual team's environment.
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Service Learning for Improvement of Customer Service Education in LIS, by Monica Colon-Aguirre in Education for Information, Vol. 33 No. 3 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This work explores the ways in which academic librarians specializing in areas related to user services consider the courses they took as part of obtaining their library and information science (LIS) degree prepared them to deal with issues of customer service in their current work.
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Open Access policies and Science Europe: State of Play, by Amanda Crowfoot in Information Services and Use, Vol. 37 No. 3 © 2017, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses the open access policies at the members of Science Europe.
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Virtualization of University Education: The Impact of ICT-Mediated Learning Environment on Students' Performance, by Samuel Adu Gyamfi and Patrick Ohemeng Gyaase in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), Vol. 9 No. 4 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This study was carried out to assess the impact of integrating ICT to teaching and learning in Universities on students' performance.
Read about International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA)

Data Literacy: Developing Skills on Exploring Big Data Applications, by Dimitar Christozov and Katia Rasheva-Yordanova in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 8 No. 2 © 2017, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The article shares the authors' experiences in training bachelor-level students to explore Big Data applications in solving nowadays problems. The article discusses curriculum issues and pedagogical techniques connected to developing Big Data competencies.
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Other Articles of Interest

The 2017 Public Library Data Service Report: Characteristics and Trends by Ian Reid (in Public Libraries)
Survey covered data on finances, resources, service usage, and technology, with a special section on young adult services.

BKLYN Library Teacher Lab by Amy Mikel (in NYLA Bulletin)
Describes how the Brooklyn Public Library’s online library and research skills course is connecting with K-12 educators throughout NYS and beyond.

Bring your children with you: A case study into making the tertiary library family friendly by Joanne Barnes (in New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal)
Tertiary students who are also sole-parents experience challenges accessing the library services they need to complete their course work. The author undertook a qualitative study that investigated the impacts that Victoria University's library policy had upon these students' ability to undertake a program of study.

Delivering Open by Chris Bulock (in Serials Review)
Suggests solutions to the delivery problem of open access articles.

Engaging Patrons With Library Podcasts by Brendan Dowling (in Public Libraries)
Gives examples of the many innovative ways public libraries employ podcasts.

Mind the Gap: Towards the Integration of Critical Gerontology in Public Library Praxis by Nicole K. Dalmer (in Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies)
Discusses how public libraries are uniquely poised to engage with older adults.

Mobile Website Use and Advanced Researchers: Understanding Library Users at a University Marine Sciences Branch Campus by Mary J. Markland, et al. (in Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship)
This exploratory study examined the use of the Oregon State University Libraries website via mobile devices by advanced researchers at an off-campus branch location.

School library staff perspectives on teacher information literacy and collaboration by C. McKeever, et al. (in Journal of Information Literacy)
Looks at how to overcome challenges involved in developing teachers’ information literacy so that they can better support learners.

Textbooks on open reserve: A pilot project by Dolores Skowronek (in College & Research Libraries News)
This article discusses the rationale for incorporating textbooks into an academic library collection and the process of creating, organizing, and maintaining an open reserve textbook collection at the Alverno College Library.