APRIL 2020

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In This Issue

Guest Forum - Jennifer Fielding explores the evolving pedagogy around identifying mis- and disinformation. Read the article in full text.

Coming next issue: Nathan Rosen returns as our special guest!

Tech Talk - Howard Trace discusses self-service in libraries. Read the article.

Featured Library - Your library can be profiled here. Our latest profile is of the New York Society Library, New York, NY. 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 - Peiss, Kathy. Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020. 296pp.

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 JOURNALS in alphabetical order


ACM Queue v.18 #1,   January/February 2020           
American Libraries ,   March/April 2020    FT    s/FT   
American Libraries Direct ,   February 25, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 20, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 24, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 3, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   February 28, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 6, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 27, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 10, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 13, 2020    FT       
American Libraries Direct ,   March 17, 2020    FT       
Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association v.41 #1,   2020           
Australasian Journal of Information Systems ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Awareness Watch Newsletter v.18 #4,   April 2020    FT       PDF
Booklist ,   latest issue, 2020        s/FT   
Business Information Review v.37 #1,   March 2020           
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v.58 #2,   2020           
Choice ,   latest issue, 2020           
Collection and Curation v.39 #2,   2020           
College & Research Libraries v.81 #2,   March 2020    FT       
College & Research Libraries News v.81 #3,   March 2020    FT       
Communications of the ACM v.63 #4,   April 2020    FT       
Computers in Libraries v.40 #2,   March 2020        s/FT   
Current Cites v.31 #2,   February 2020    FT       
Current Cites v.31 #1,   January 2020    FT       
Data Technologies and Applications v.54 #1,   2020           
Digital Library Perspectives v.36 #1,   2020           
EDUCAUSE Review v.55 #1,   Winter 2020    FT       
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management v.18 #1,   January 2020    FT       
The Electronic Library v.38 #1,   2020           
Ethics and Information Technology v.22 #1,   March 2020           
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice v.15 #1,   2020    FT       
First Monday v.25 #3,   March 2, 2020    FT       
Georgia Library Quarterly v.57 #1,   Winter 2020    FT       
Government Information Quarterly v.37 #2,   April 2020           
Health Information and Libraries Journal v.37 #1,   March 2020           
Health Libraries Group Newsletter v.37 #1,   Spring 2020    FT       PDF
HLA News ,   Summer 2019/20    FT       PDF
The Horn Book Magazine ,   March/April 2020        s/FT   
INALJ ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing v.38 #1,   March 2020           
INFOdocket ,   March 2020    FT       
Information & Communications Technology Law v.29 #2,   2020           
Information and Software Technology v.123,   July 2020           
Information Development v.36 #1,   March 2020           
Information Processing & Management v.57 #4,   July 2020           
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal v.25 #1,   March 2020    FT       
Information Retrieval v.23 #2,   April 2020           
Information Sciences v.522,   June 2020           
Information Sciences v.524,   July 2020           
Information Sciences v.523,   June 2020           
The Information Society v.36 #2,   2020           
Information Technology and Libraries v.39 #1,   2020    FT       
Information Technology & People v.33 #2,   2020           
Information Today v.37 #2,   March 2020        s/FT   
Insights: The UKSG Journal ,   latest issue, 2020           
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology v.37 #1/2,   2020           
International Journal of Information Management v.53,   August 2020           
International Journal of Information Management v.52,   June 2020           
International Leads v.34 #1,   March 2020    FT       PDF
Jinfo #538,   March 5, 2020           
Jinfo #539,   March 26, 2020           
Journal of Access Services v.17 #2,   2020           
Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies v.3 #1,   2020    FT       PDF
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship v.32 #1,   2020           
Journal of Hospital Librarianship v.20 #1,   2020           
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice v.7 #3,   September 2019    FT       
Journal of Information Technology v.35 #1,   March 2020           
Journal of Knowledge Management v.24 #2,   2020           
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Journal of Library Administration v.60 #3,   2020           
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning v.13 #4,   2019           
Journal of Religious & Theological Information v.19 #1,   2020           
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association v.27 #4,   April 2020           
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology v.71 #4,   April 2020           
Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association v.69 #1,   2020           
Knowledge and Information Systems v.62 #3,   March 2020           
Knowledge Management Research & Practice v.18 #1,   2020           
Knowledge Quest ,   March/April 2020           
LIBER Quarterly ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Hi Tech News v.37 #2,   2020           
Library Leadership & Management v.34 #2,   2020    FT       PDF
Library Life ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library of Congress Magazine ,   March/April 2020    FT       PDF
Library Philosophy and Practice ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
The Library Quarterly v.90 #2,   April 2020           
Library Technology Guides ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders v.17 #3,   March 2020           
Libri v.70 #1,   March 2020           
LLRX.com ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Marketing Library Services v.34 #2,   March/April 2020        s/FT   
MIS Quarterly v.44 #1,   March 2020           
Mississippi Libraries v.83 #1,   Spring 2020    FT       PDF
MIT Sloan Management Review ,   Spring 2020           
New Review of Academic Librarianship v.26 #1,   2020           
Next ,   March 2020    FT       
Notes from the Horn Book ,   March 2020    FT       
Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association v.76 #3,   March 2020           
Online Searcher v.44 #2,   March/April 2020        s/FT   
The Reading Teacher v.73 #5,   March/April 2020    FT       
Reference & User Services Quarterly v.59 #2,   Winter 2019    FT       
ResearchBuzz ,   March 2020    FT       
School Library Journal ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
School Library Research ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Scientometrics v.123 #1,   April 2020           
The Scout Report v.26 #7,   February 28, 2020    FT       
The Scout Report v.26 #9,   March 13, 2020    FT       
The Scout Report v.26 #8,   March 6, 2020    FT       
The Scout Report v.26 #10,   March 20, 2020    FT       
The Scout Report v.26 #11,   March 27, 2020    FT       
Serials Review v.46 #1,   2020           
SL Magazine ,   Summer 2019-2020    FT       
Smart Libraries Newsletter v.40 #3,   March 2020           
South African Journal of Information Management ,   latest issue, 2020    FT       
Stephen's Lighthouse ,   March 2020    FT       
Strategic Management Journal v.41 #4,   April 2020           
Technical Services Quarterly v.37 #2,   2020           
Texas Library Journal v.96 #1,   Spring 2020    FT       PDF
Virginia Libraries v.64 #1,   latest issue, 2020    FT       

Editor's Picks

Featured Articles


Direct Effects of Knowledge Management Practices on Organizational Performance, by Edwin Alexander Henao-Garcia, et al. in Business Information Review, Vol. 37 No. 1 © 2020, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of KM practices on financial and nonfinancial performance.
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Usability Evaluation of a Library Website with Different End User Groups, by Katja Kous, et al. in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 52 No. 1 © 2020, by Sage. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
The focal objective of this research was to investigate how different types of end users (i.e. pupils, students, the working population, seniors and researchers) respond to a library website in terms of its effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction, which together represent its usability.
Read about Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Keep the Books on the Shelves: Library Space as Intrinsic Facilitator of the Reading Experience, by James M. Donovan in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 46 No. 2 © 2020, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This project challenges the untested assumption that the physical library itself serves no useful function to its users unless they are actively consulting books from the shelves. The alternative hypothesis is that readers benefit from the mere act of studying while in a book-filled environment.
Read about Journal of Academic Librarianship

Play-and-Learn Spaces: Leveraging Library Spaces to Promote Caregiver and Child Interaction, by Brenna Hassinger-Das, et al. in Library & Information Science Research, Vol. 42 No. 1 © 2020, by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Discusses how children's library spaces were redesigned to encourage play and learning.
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Supporting Library Operational Needs With In-House 3D Printing, by Kymberly Anne Goodson and Scott McAvoy in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 40 No. 2 © 2020, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
How one library uses existing 3D printing to address facilities-related challenges they encountered in managing the library's public spaces.
Read about Computers in Libraries

Opening Virtual Doors: Developing a Virtual Library Open House, by Nykol Eystad and Susan Stekel in Online Searcher, Vol. 44 No. 2 © 2020, by Information Today. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
When your library and student body are fully remote and spread across the world, how do you get students "into" your library? Read how to set up a virtual open house.
Read about Online Searcher

Trends and Cycles in the Publication of Solo Papers in Business and Economics Journals, by Imad Moosa and Larry Li in Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 51 No. 1 © 2019, by University of Toronto Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Examines publication data for seven top business and economics journals over the period 1980-2015, and finds that the proportion of solo papers declined while papers with more than three authors increased, on average. Also finds positive correlation between the proportion of solo papers and a journal's acceptance rate.
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Employee Information Security Practices: A Framework and Research Agenda, by Eli Hustad, et al. in International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), Vol. 12 No.2 © 2020, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
This article synthesizes insights from research on challenges related to employee information security practices and measures to address them.
Read about International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA)

Changes in Academic Libraries in the Era of Open Science, by Stefka Tzanova in Education for Information, Vol. prepress © 2019, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
Studies the changes in academic library services inspired by the Open Science movement and especially the changes prompted from Open Data as a founding part of Open Science.
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Artificial Intelligence is Not the Future, It is the Now, by Michael Puscar in Information Services and Use, Vol. 39 No. 4 © 2019, by IOS Press. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
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.
Read about Information Services and Use

Data Security: The Misuse of Technology and Points of Vulnerability in Everyday Information System, by Otobong Inieke in International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), Vol. 10 No. 4 © 2019, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
An extensive literature review was conducted with the aim of identifying and describing scenarios of technology misuse as well as vulnerabilities in vital business information systems. A gap in awareness continues to plague those who leverage information systems for its myriad uses because everyday users will in most cases dismiss data security advice as alarmist or jargon-laden.
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Application of Quality in Use Model to Evaluate the User Experience of Online Banking Software, by Manar Abu Talib, et al. in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), Vol. 22 No. 2 © 2020, by IGI-Global. Reprinted by permission from the publisher.
In this article, two pieces of banking software are compared: one open source and one closed source.
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Other Articles of Interest


Academic Librarian Publishing Productivity: An Analysis of Skills and Behaviors Leading to Success by Camielle Crampsie, et al. (in College & Research Libraries)
This survey explores characteristics, behaviors, motivations, institutional supports, and educational opportunities that help library practitioners become successful authors.

Core Knowledge and Specialized Skills in Academic Libraries by Laura Saunders (in College & Research Libraries)
This study explores the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) currently in demand for academic librarians and compares them to those expected of information professionals in other areas of the field.

Finding the Finals Fairy: Outreach and Stress Release During Finals by Angeline Prichard and Susan Brazer (in College & Research Libraries News)
Read about the finals fairy at Salisbury University every semester.

Leading Others To Lead: The Importance Of Staff Empowerment In Times Of Change by Stephanie Alexander & Diana K. Wakimoto (in Library Leadership & Management)
In this article, the authors share their work and research as part of a library staff empowered by their library dean to guide the formation and piloting of public service model changes due to the planning of a new library building.

Meeting Users Where They Are: Delivering Dynamic Content and Services through a Campus Portal by Graham Sherriff, et al. (in Information Technology and Libraries)
This case study reports how instruction librarians at the University of Vermont collaborated with portal developers in the registrar’s office to develop high-impact, point-of-need content for a dedicated “Library� page. This content was then created in LibGuides and published using the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for LibGuides boxes.

The New Library User: Machine Learning by Jonathan Miller (in Educause Review)
How libraries can survive in a world infused with big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

A Usability Evaluation of Web User Interface Scrolling Types by Sushil Sharma and Pietro Murano (in First Monday)
This paper details a usability evaluation of scrolling techniques on websites.

Virtual Reality: A Survey of Use at an Academic Library by Megan Frost, et al. (in Information Technology and Libraries)
Reports on a survey to inform the expansion of a virtual reality (VR) service in the library. The survey assessed user experience, demographics, academic interests in VR, and methods of discovery.