Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 2, 2007

Adding Archival Finding Aids to the Library Catalogue: Simple Crosswalk or Data Traffic Jam?
AbstractDalhousie University Archives and Special Collections (DUASC) has been producing Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids to describe its archival collections since 2003. The EAD descriptions started as a way to convert the collection...
Adult Learners Welcome Here: A Handbook for Librarians and Literacy Teachers
Weibel, Marguerite Crowley. Adult Learners Welcome Here: A Handbook for Librarians and Literacy Teachers. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 306 p. 75.00 USD. ISBN -13:978-1-55570-578-7. ISBN -10:1-55570-578-2.8Adult Learners Welcome Here:...
A New Format for the Profiles Section
Welcome to the third issue of Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, and specifically, to the Profiles section. As section editor, I thought it was high time I jumped in for a chat, especially as we have a...
Archon: A Unified Information Storage and Retrieval System for Lone Archivists, Special Collections Librarians and Curators
AbstractThe University of Illinois developed an open-source collections management software program and in August 2006 began making it freely available to archivists, curators, and special collections librarians. This program gives those with limited...
Assessment of Business Information Access Problems in Uganda
AbstractEffective utilization of quality business information is crucial in attaining long-term and sustainable economic growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is established that SMEs in northern Uganda operate in a business environment...
Book Buzz: Online 24/7: Virtual Reading Clubs and What We've Learned about Them
AbstractThis presentation, originally given at the Ontario Library Association 2007 SuperConference, was based on our experience at Toronto Public Library in developing the online book club site, Book Buzz. We have described our actual experience and...
Breaking the Mould: How Re-Examining the Allocation Formula Led to the Creation of a Dynamic Role for the University's Librarians
AbstractA modestly conceived proposal to change a long established allocation formula rapidly evolved into a new model of library service. The new model created five discipline fund groups: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Educational Studies and...
Faculty Motivations: An Exploratory Study of Motivational Factors of Faculty to Assist with Students' Research Skills Development
AbstractThis article reports the findings of a qualitative study which sought to uncover the motivational factors of faculty to address the library research skills of students. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted in the fall semester...
Information Literacy Collaborations That Work
Information Literacy Collaborations that Work Edited by Trudi E. Jacobson and Thomas P. Mackey. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 264 p. (Information Literacy Sourcebooks). $85.00 USD. ISBN 1-55570-579-08Information Literacy Collaborations...
Introduction to Public Librarianship
de la Pena McCook, Kathleen. Introduction to Public Librarianship. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2004. 406 p. $59.95 USD. ISBN 1-55570-475-1.8"The public library is like a constellation, whose history and purpose differ depending upon the teller...
It Takes a Library to Raise a Community
AbstractThis paper is based on a conference presentation given by the authors at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, held in Toronto, Ontario, January 31 - February 3, 2007.Keywords: Community development; community building; capacity building;...
Making the Writing and Research Connection with the I-Search Process: A How-to-Do-It Manual
Tallman, Julie I. and Marilyn Z. Joyce. Making the Writing and Research Connection with the I-Search Process: A How-To-Do-It Manual. 2nd edition. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006. (How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, number 143). Book...
Managing Student Assistants: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians
Sweetman, Kimberly Burke. Managing Student Assistants: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 187 p. $59.95 USD. ISBN-10: 1-55570-581-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-581-7.8Without a doubt, finding enough people to...
News from the Provincial, Regional and Territorial Library Associations of Canada
British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) NewsThe BCLA Interest Group, Libraries Across Borders, is hosting a special event: Lolly for Libraries! on Friday, November 30, 2007 from 7-10 pm. This fundraiser is in support of the Assistance to Libraries...
Profile: Adrian Johnson
Profile: Adrian JohnsonLibrary Technician, Regional Psychiatric Centre (RPC) Library, Saskatoon, SK. RPC is dually accredited as a federal prison and a psychiatric hospital.What was your first job ever?Working at McDonalds when I was 15.Describe your...
Profile: Christine Sheppard
Profile: Christine SheppardExecutive Director, Library Association of AlbertaWhat was your first job ever?Cleaning the office and answering the phone on Saturdays at the local Globe and Mail office.Describe your first job in libraries.I've actually never...
Profile: Els Kushner
Profile: Els KushnerNorth Vancouver District Public Library Children's and Teen Librarian and BCLA Coordinator, BC Summer Reading Club 2008What was your first job ever?First job of any kind: Babysitting, starting at age 13 or so. First full-time grownup...
Profile: Patricia Hayward
Profile: Patricia HaywardSecondary School Librarian, International School Hamburg, GermanyWhat was your first job ever?I worked at the A and W drive-in restaurant in my home town of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. I was 15 years old.Describe your first job...
Profile: Susan Murray, MLS, MA, AHIP
Profile: Susan Murray, MLS, MA, AHIPManager, Consumer Health Information Service, Toronto Public LibraryWhat was your first job ever?Babysitting for particularly difficult children - I had a reputation of being able to handle anyone. The secret of my...
Promoting Professionalism and Academic Librarianship: Observations on the Marketing of the M.L.S
Abstract: Despite the requirement for librarians to hold an MLS or equivalent, many librarians have not sought opportunities to publicize their credentials. In the college and university environment, this is surprising given the importance placed on...
Saskatchewan Residents' Use of the Cochrane Library
AbstractThe Cochrane Library is a source of reliable information on the effects of healthcare interventions for health care practitioners and consumers. In July 2004, Saskatchewan became the first province in Canada to provide all residents with access...
Sing a Song of Storytime
Dailey, Susan M. Sing a Song of Storytime.New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 199 p. $65.00 USD. ISBN 1-55570-389-5.This book is not a guide to performing storytimes, nor does it include full sample storytimes. Instead, it focuses entirely on...
Storytimes ... Plus!
Lincycomb, Kay. Storytimes ... Plus! New York, NY: Neal Schuman Publishers, 2007. 201p. $45 USD. ISBN-10: 1-55570-583-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-583-1.8Storytimes ... Plus! offers 35 thematic, literature-based programs for children aged 3 to 6. As Lincycomb...
The Availability of MeSH in Vendor-Supplied Cataloguing Records, as Seen through the Catalogue of a Canadian Academic Health Library
AbstractThis study examines the prevalence of medical subject headings in vendor-supplied cataloguing records for publications contained within aggregated databases or publisher collections. In the first phase, the catalogue of one Canadian academic...
The Ins and Outs of the Peer-Review Process
This whole game of peer reviewing is new for some of us librarians. In academic libraries, it is presumed that librarians perform some kind of scholarly activity as part of their responsibilities and as a way to ensure continuing appointment, tenure...
The Medical Library Association Guide to Cancer Information: Authoritative, Patient-Friendly, Print and Electronic Resources
Volk, Ruti. The Medical Library Association Guide to Cancer Information: Authoritative, Patient-Friendly, Print and Electronic Resources. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 372 p. $85.00 USD, ISBN-10: 1-55570-585-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-585-5In...
The Scholarship of Canadian Research University Librarians
AbstractThis paper reports the results of a national survey of Canadian research university librarians conducted by the author in 2006. The study deals with the motivation of librarians to engage in scholarly activities, the requirement for scholarship...
The Virtual Reference Handbook: Interview and Information Delivery Techniques for the Chat and E-Mail Environments
Kovacs, Diane K. The Virtual Reference Handbook: Interview and Information Delivery Techniques for the Chat and E-mail Environments. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 132 p. $78 CDN. ISBN 1-55570-598-7.The Virtual Reference Handbook by Diane K....
WILU 2008 Announcement and Second Call for Papers
Kelowna, BC, CanadaMay 14 16, 2008WILU is one of the preeminent conferences on instruction and information literacy. The 2008 Conference will be at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, and in keeping with the Okanagan?s growing reputation...
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