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

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011

Academic Librarianship: A Crisis or an Opportunity?
Abstract"Academic Librarianship: A Crisis or an Opportunity?" was a one day symposium held at the University of Toronto on November 18, 2011. The symposium provided a forum for stakeholders to consider recent troubling events and developments in the...
A "Coach Approach" to Staff Engagement
AbstractThe speed of change is challenging libraries to redevelop themselves in ways we have never seen before. Rising costs and changing customer expectations are forcing staff to continuously learn new skills, adapt to new technologies and work more...
Celebrating International Open Access Week the COPPUL Scholarly Communication Task Group Way
The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is a consortium of 22 university libraries located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia [1]. At a meeting of COPPUL Directors in March 2011, COPPUL agreed to establish...
Creating and Hosting Student-Run Research Journals: A Case Study
AbstractThis case study aims to examine an academic library's roles in facilitating the creation and hosting of open access student-run research journals. In addition to providing an online platform to host the journals, the library acquaints students...
Developing a Conference Presentation: A Primer for New Library Professionals
AbstractA step-by-step guide that leads new professionals through the process of creating a conference proposal and developing a successful presentation.Keywordspublic speaking; conferences; professional developmentAs librarians, we are committed to...
DO Get Technical! Using Technology in Library Instruction WILU 2011, Regina, SK
AbstractToday's post-secondary students are digital natives. Much has been said and written about how to reach this generation, and the consensus seems to be that we need to meet them on their turf. In this session, presented at WILU 2011 in Regina,...
Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice
Grassian, Esther S.; Kaplowitz, Joan R. Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009. 412 pp. 80.00 USD. ISBN-13: 978-1555706661. 8Instruction librarians have been working hard to find ways to deliver...
Jazz and Professional Development
Most of you reading this will not be surprised by the idea that jazz has something to offer to our professional development. Business and leadership experts have looked to jazz (as well as basketball and improv theatre) for understanding and inspiration...
Librarians as Learning Specialists: Meeting the Learning Imperative for the 21st Century
Zmuda, Allison and Violet Harada. Librarians as Learning Specialists: Meeting the Learning Imperative for the 21st Century. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. 128 pp. 40.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-679-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-679-1.As we enter the...
Microlog and the "Canadian Public Policy Collection" - A Comparison
AbstractThere has been some discussion of late, in academic library circles, surrounding the relative merits of Microlog (Micromedia-ProQuest) versus the Canadian Public Policy Collection (CPPC - Gibson Library Connections). Microlog is a long-standing...
On Hiring Library Staff in Rural Areas
AbstractThere has been a great deal said in the literature about what would-be librarians can do to find a job; less has been said about what would-be employers can do if they are having problems recruiting. This article gives some ideas about things...
Optimizing Our Teaching: Hybrid Mode of Instruction
AbstractThe digital revolution changes the way we teach and learn. This paper introduces the concept of a hybrid course structure. It aims to show the benefits of blended learning and describes the course design used by the Bibliothèque Saint-Jean, University...
Profile: Dawne Bohme: Library Technician, Boucher Inst. of Naturopathic Medicine
How long have you been working in libraries?About 20 years.What was your first job?My very first job was weeding gardens.Describe your first library job.I was a volunteer church librarian before I became a library technician. My first paid library job...
Profile: Erica Smith: Library Technician, Five Bridges Junior High School
How long have you been working in libraries?I have been working in libraries for twenty-one years.What was your first job?My first job was in the local public library. I was in junior high and was hired as a student to shelve books, work the circulation...
Profile: Mrs. Linda Youmans: Youth Collections/System Librarian, Okanagan Regional Library System, Kelowna, British Columbia
How long have you been working in libraries?I have been working full-time in libraries for 27½ years.After graduating from McGill University, I fully expected to be a reference librarian like most of the people in my class; however, I ended up becoming...
Profile: Nicole Eva: Librarian, University of Lethbridge
How long have you been working in libraries?Three yearsWhat was your first job?WaitressDescribe your first library job.The job I have now - at the University of Lethbridge. I am the subject liaison for the Faculty of Management and the departments of...
Profile: Olivia Anderson: Branch Head, Greater Victoria Public Library
How long have you been working in libraries?19 years.What was your first job?Ice cream parlour in Kamloops - was fired for making the ice cream cones too big.Describe your first library job.Auxiliary public service librarian at Burnaby Public Library...
Profile: Ruth Rochlin: Librarian, Interior Health
How long have you been working in libraries?22 yearsWhat was your first job?Clerical work in banks.Describe your first library job.My first paid library job was in the Metro Toronto Reference Library. I worked in "Collection Maintenance and Access",...
Reaching First-Year Students during Orientation Week
AbstractEvery fall, academic librarians are given a fresh opportunity to attract first-year students to the library and its services. Often having only one chance to 'wow' the students, University of Waterloo librarians have discovered a recipe for a...
Roaming Reference: Reinvigorating Reference through Point of Need Service
AbstractRoaming reference service was pursued as a way to address declining reference statistics. Librarians armed with iPads staffed the service over a period of six months during the 2010/2011 academic year. Transactional statistics were collected...
Seeing Double at Memorial University: Two WorldCat Local Usability Studies
AbstractObtaining user feedback is valuable yet often overlooked; so, when Memorial University Libraries launched OCLC's WorldCat Local (WCL) discovery tool in the fall of 2010, usability testing was a logical next step. The Ferriss Hodgett Library in...
Something for Everyone
This issue of Partnership truly has something for everyone! Your editors have been hard at work over the past six months to assemble a stimulating, well-balanced selection of articles with contributions in every section of the journal. The range of subject...
The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship
The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship. Edited by Amanda Gluibizzi and Paul Glassman. London: Facet Publishing, 2010. 330 pp. 115.48 CDN. ISBN: 978-1-85604- 702-9As Editor Amanda Gluibizzi states in the Introduction to The Handbook of Art and Design...
The Tech Set®
The Tech Set®. Edited by Ellyssa Kroski. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010. 10 v. 550.00 USD ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-714-9. 8Since the first utterance of the word "blog", the nature of our interactions with the technology around us has changed dramatically....
Wii Social Skills Group and Inter-School Tournament
AbstractTwo schools in separate cities used the Nintendo Wii gaming system to assist selected boys in developing social skills. Using Skype and Twitter, the two groups collaborated at different stages of the project. The pilot project investigated the...
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