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

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008

A Passion for Print: Promoting Reading and Books to Teens
Mahood, Kristine. A Passion for Print: Promoting Reading and Books to Teens. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 239 pp. 40.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-146-X. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-146-8. Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians...
A Professional Learning Community Journey
We are four staff members at Agnes Macphail Public School, an elementary school in the north-east area of Scarborough. We are fortunate to have extremely motivated and well-behaved students, supportive parents, and talented colleagues who enjoy working...
A Public Library Partnership to Prevent Bullying
Does the public library have a role to play in preventing bullying in its community?Bullying, bully prevention, schoolyard violence, and violent youth are all community concerns. As school boards, teachers, parents and police services look for new ways...
Ask! Your Library at the HUB: Penn State Libraries' Experiences Providing Reference Services at the Campus Student Union Building
AbstractThe Web 2.0 generation presents many service challenges to libraries. College students of today have work styles that emphasize collaboration, preference for flexible and comfortable spaces, and independent discovery of information. Given that...
As We Evolve
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank a number of people who have contributed so much to both the development of the Partnership network, as well as the journal, over the last two and half years. During the last year, three of...
Canadiana.org: One of Canada's Oldest and Newest Digitization Initiatives
AbstractCanadiana.org is a new independent, non-profit, alliance of partners, including Library and Archives Canada, from all parts of Canada's cultural, heritage, research, broadcasting and publishing communities, chartered to raise funds, receive donations...
Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide
Murray, Laura J & Samuel E. Trosow. Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2006. 254 pp. 24.95 CND. ISBN-978-1-897071-30-4. 8This title from two academics (Murray of Queen's University English Department and Trosow of...
Challenging Silence, Challenging Censorship: Inclusive Resources and Policy Directives for Addressing Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans-Identified and Two-Spirited Realities in School and Public Libraries
Schrader, Alvin, and Kristopher Wells. Challenging Silence, Challenging Censorship: Inclusive Resources and Policy Directives for Addressing Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans-Identified and Two-Spirited Realities in School and Public Libraries. Ottawa, ON:...
Electronic Serials Usage Patterns as Observed at a Medium-Size University: Searches and Full-Text Downloads
Abstract:As the number of electronic serials available to libraries continues to increase while library budgets remain either stagnant or on the decrease, it becomes necessary to evaluate the use of a library's electronic collection. In 2006, usage statistics...
Experiencing Information Literacy in Second Life
AbstractBrave or naive, but aware of the research, teaching and play potential, the authors plunged into teaching part of an employee communication course at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Second Life, a virtual environment....
From Nunavut to Micronesia: Feedback and Description, Visual Repatriation and Online Photographs of Indigenous Peoples
AbstractTwo pioneering web projects, Project Naming, created by Library and Archives Canada and the Inuit, and the Traditional Micronesian Navigation Collection at the University of Hawaii Library are examined. These sites make direct use of the internet...
Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment
Lester, June and Wallace C. Koehler, Jr. Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment. 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 444 pp. 65.00 USD. ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-594-7. 8We live in the information...
Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More
Pawuk, Michael. Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. (Genreflecting Advisory Series). 633 pp. 65.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-132-X. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-132-1. 8Although the term 'graphic...
Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow's User
Courtney, Nancy, ed. Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow's User. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 152 pp. 45.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-537-6. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-537-4. 8This slim volume edited by Nancy Courtney contains...
Library Assessment in Higher Education
Matthews, Joseph R. Library Assessment in Higher Education. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 146 pp. 45.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-531-7. ISBN- 13: 978-1-59158-531-2. 8This book is a strong plea to move away from the traditional reliance on inwardlooking...
Making a Difference: Leadership and Academic Libraries/On Sibyl's Shoulders: Seeking Soul in Library Leadership
Hernon, Peter and Nancy Rossiter, eds. Making a Difference: Leadership and Academic Libraries. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 300 pp. 50.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-291-1. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-291-5. 8Brockmeyer, Donna. On Sibyl's Shoulders: Seeking...
Management Basics for Information Professionals, 2nd Ed
Evans, G. Edward and Patricia Layzell Ward. Management Basics for Information Professionals, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Neal Schumann Publishers, 2006. 567 p. $65 USD. ISBN-10: 1-55570-586-3. ISBN 13: 978-1-55570-586-2. 8Management Basics for Information...
News from the Provincial, Regional and Territorial Library Associations of Canada
British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) NewsIn January, the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) announced that it had signed an agreement with the Health Libraries Association of British Columbia (HLABC). This agreement will not only allow...
Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) News
NAHLA has been busy since our last Partnership update in the 2.1 issue. In late November, the Association hosted an information session with a historical theme. The membership heard an update on the NAHLA history project, an effort undertaken by several...
Port Hope Public Library Wins Angus Mowat Award for Business Initiative
Port Hope Public Library in Port Hope, Ontario, has won its second consecutive Angus Mowat Award of Excellence for Public Library Service. The Library won the Ministry of Culture's 2006 award for its Library.Card.Cool campaign, which encouraged every...
Profile: Gail Richardson
Profile: Gail RichardsonActing Director, Online Services, Oakville PublicLibrary, Oakville, OntarioWhat was your first job ever?At age 16, working the evening shift in a factory stuffing envelopes with the first big credit card - Chargex - remember that...
Profile: Greg Marshall
Profile: Greg MarshallSchool Librarian/Grade 4 Teacher, DunwichDutton Public School, Dutton, OntarioWhat was your first job ever?At 15 I worked in a warehouse putting "Canada Toy Council Approved" stickers on boxes of Brio toy trains.Describe your first...
Profile: Rena Bartsch
Profile: Rena BartschExecutive Director, Wheatland Regional Library, SaskatchewanWhat was your first job ever?Server at McDonalds! I threw up my first day at work after standing over the hot fryer for hours. I did earn enough money in two years to travel...
Profile: Sherry Kropninski
Profile: Sherry KropninskiLibrary Technician, Port Alberni campus of NorthIsland College, British ColumbiaWhat was your first job ever?Hmmm, that's a hard one! So long ago... Well, other than babysitting, I'd have to say it was working at "Esta Villa...
Proven Strategies for Building an Information Literacy Program
Proven Strategies for Building an Information Literacy Program. Edited by Susan Carol Curzon and Lynn D. Lampert. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 350 pp. 75.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-55570-608-8; ISBN-13: 978- 1-55570-608-1. 8Unlike many books...
Provocation to Learn - A Study in the Use of Personal Response Systems in Information Literacy Instruction
AbstractThe appearance of Personal Response Systems (PRS) or "clickers" in university classrooms has opened an avenue for new forms of communication between instructors and students in large-enrolment classes. Because it allows instructors to pose questions...
Strength Together - School Boards, A Public Library, A Regional Library System, A College: A Cooperative Venture into the World of French Resources
How does a public library go from owning less than 5 French language books to owning more than 1500 in 3 years? How does a teaching of French language community go from having a scattered number of resources throughout the Peace district to gaining access...
The Best of History Web Sites
Daccord, Thomas. The Best of History Web Sites. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 465 pp. 89.95 USD. ISBN-10: 1-55570-611-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-55570- 611-1. 8Five years ago I selected the Best of History Web Sites http://www.besthistorysites.net...
The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators
Lipinski, Tomas A. The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2006. 413 pp. 125.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-55570-532-4. 8This work is a sober review of current U.S. copyright law and discussion...
The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services
Matthews, Joseph R. The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 372 pp. 50.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1- 59158-532-5. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-532-9. 8In this very substantial treatment of the question of how to measure...
The Family-Centered Library Handbook
Feinberg, Sandra, Kathleen Derr and Barbara A. Jordan, Marcellina Byrne, and Lisa G. Kropp. The Family-Centered Library Handbook. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. 324pp. $65 USD. ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-541-3.Public libraries striving to position...
The "I'm Feeling Lucky Syndrome": Teacher-Candidates' Knowledge of Web Searching Strategies
AbstractThe need for web literacy has become increasingly important with the exponential growth of learning materials on the web that are freely accessible to educators. Teachers need the skills to locate these tools and also the ability to teach their...
The Southern Alberta Information Resources (SAIR) Project
AbstractThe Southern Alberta Information Resources (SAIR) Project is a collaborative online bibliography of published resources significant to southern Alberta. This paper introduces the partners, briefly summarizes the purpose of the project, describes...
Understanding Manga and Anime
Brenner, Robin E. Understanding Manga and Anime. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 333 pp. 40.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-332-2. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-332-5.As a fan, and a librarian who regularly speaks, reviews, and conducts workshops on graphic...
Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
Cole, Timothy W. and Muriel Foulonneau. Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 208 pp. 45.00 USD. ISBN-10: 1-59158-280-6. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-280-9. 8Using the Open Archive Initiative...
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