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Diane L. Schrecker

This paper presents a comprehensive review of the poster session “Library orientation in blackboard: supporting online and distance learners” presented at the Association…

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Purpose

This paper presents a comprehensive review of the poster session “Library orientation in blackboard: supporting online and distance learners” presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Design/methodology/approach

Development of AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard is discussed from the initial course proposal up to its completion of first year use. Orientation modules are reviewed and include purpose, organization and technology resources utilized to deliver content.

Findings

Complete library orientation information including project timeline, marketing, learning management systems (LMS) usage data, survey and assessment outcomes, video viewing statistics and plans for moving forward are provided.

Practical implications

This paper details steps taken and resources used to develop an online library orientation suitable for any LMS. Project design, orientation module structure and select orientation resources are provided.

Originality/value

This paper addresses the need for academic library orientation to support online and distant learners by delivering a practical library introduction in Blackboard.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 34 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Diane L. Schrecker

The purpose of the paper was to provide an in‐depth discussion of the poster session, Keep Blogging Along: Side by Side Library Blogs, presented at the American Library…

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper was to provide an in‐depth discussion of the poster session, Keep Blogging Along: Side by Side Library Blogs, presented at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 27, 2007.

Design/methodology/approach

Complete with each blog discussed is a distinction of purpose, basic elements of blog design including organizational labels and tags, enhancement and usability tools, and a statement of success or failure for each project.

Findings

Comprehensive information concerning three academic library blogs; topics of collection development, children's literature review, a collaborative professional development project, and a supplemental academic course blog is provided.

Practical implications

To make available basic tools and resources for readers to create a blog, or blogs; keep statistical and evaluative information on individual projects; and enhance project usability with tools and widgets.

Originality/value

This paper details various innovative uses for blogs, or web logs, in an academic library setting and provides constructive resources to assist readers with researching and utilizing this technology.

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New Library World, vol. 109 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Diane L. Schrecker

The purpose of this paper is to provide an outline of the 26th Annual Poster sessions held at the American Library Association Annual Conference held in Washington DC in…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an outline of the 26th Annual Poster sessions held at the American Library Association Annual Conference held in Washington DC in June 2007, with focus on the poster session for “The Art of the Picture Book” conference.

Design/methodology/approach

A description of the background, processes and planning of this poster session.

Findings

Design, targeting and resources for “The Art of the Picture Book” conference are reported, together with evaluation techniques and results.

Originality/value

This report is of value to those (particularly information and library professionals) involved in conference planning and poster session planning.

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New Library World, vol. 109 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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George Steinmetz

How can we understand the colonial state? Specifically, what explains variation in “native policy,” the cornerstone of colonial rule? This article examines the development…

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How can we understand the colonial state? Specifically, what explains variation in “native policy,” the cornerstone of colonial rule? This article examines the development of German colonialism in Southwest Africa (with respect to the Hereros, Witboois, and Rehoboth Basters), Samoa, and Qingdao, China. I emphasize five main determinants of policy: (1) precolonial ethnographic representations; (2) colonial officials' competitive jockeying with one another for cultural distinction; (3) colonial officials' psychic processes of imaginary identification with the colonized; (4) practices of collaboration and resistance by the colonized; and (5) the structure of the colonial state as a determinant of its own policies.

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Political Power and Social Theory
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-154-5

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