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Publication date: 1 February 1996

Barbara Weaver, Howard Boksenbaum and Andrew Egan

The “Libraries in Rhode Island” menu of the Ocean State Free‐Net (OSFN; see figure 1) presents the overarching multilibrary network in the state of Rhode Island (see…

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The “Libraries in Rhode Island” menu of the Ocean State Free‐Net (OSFN; see figure 1) presents the overarching multilibrary network in the state of Rhode Island (see figure 2). The Rhode Island Depart‐ment of State Library Services initiated the OSFN to provide online public access to libraries statewide. The menu represents access to the catalogs of 51 of Rhode Island's 62 public and academic libraries.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 14 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 14 December 2017

Johnnie Lotesta

This paper develops a new theory arguing that party change results from ruptures in political parties’ ties to civil society organizations. I demonstrate the utility of…

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This paper develops a new theory arguing that party change results from ruptures in political parties’ ties to civil society organizations. I demonstrate the utility of this approach by using it to explain why the Rhode Island Democratic Party (RIDP) changed from a hierarchical machine to a porous political field occupied by multiple interlegislator cliques and brokered by extra-party political organizations and professionals. While others attribute party change to bureaucratization, electoral demand, or system-level changes, I analyze historical, observational, and interview data to find that a severance in the RIDP’s relationship with organized labor prompted party change by causing power to diffuse outward as leadership lost control over nominations and the careers of elected office holders. In the spaces that remained, interest groups and political professionals came to occupy central positions within the party field, serving as brokers of the information and relationships necessary to coordinate legislative activity. This analysis refines existing theories of party change and provides a historically-grounded explanation for the institutionalization of interest groups and political professionals in American party politics.

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On the Cross Road of Polity, Political Elites and Mobilization
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-480-8

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Publication date: 1 October 2006

Mary C. MacDonald, Amanda Izenstark, Brian T. Gallagher, Jim Kinnie and Peter Larsen

The purpose of the paper is to describe the development of a series of forums on issues of the information age, created to address ACRL Information Literacy Competency…

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to describe the development of a series of forums on issues of the information age, created to address ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standard Five.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents a case study, including citations to relevant literature.

Findings

The paper provides a technique for addressing ACRL Information Literacy Standard Five, examples of topics, discussion of logistics, and value to students.

Originality/value

The ideas and methods presented in the paper may be used by other librarians to arrange forums at their own institutions. A checklist to assist in preparation is also included.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 34 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 14 January 2021

Alexandria Macmadu, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Ian Gonsher, Jennifer G. Clarke and Bradley W. Brockmann

The purpose of this paper is to describe the course, “Designing Education for Better Prisoner and Community Health,” which provided students with the knowledge, skills and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe the course, “Designing Education for Better Prisoner and Community Health,” which provided students with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to build real-world health education materials for persons who are criminal justice involved.

Design/methodology/approach

A multiphase engaged scholarship course was designed and implemented through the Brown University School of Public Health in Rhode Island, USA.

Findings

Students collaborated closely with instructors, subject matter experts and affected community members to develop highly tailored health education projects across six topic areas. The structure and outcomes of the paper are described with the hope that other instructors and institutions might replicate components of the model.

Originality/value

Engaged scholarship in public health can provide students with rich, collaborative learning experiences, and when executed effectively, these endeavors can provide underserved communities with robust and informed health education interventions and programs.

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International Journal of Prisoner Health, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1744-9200

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Mary C. MacDonald, Andrée J. Rathemacher and Joanna M. Burkhardt

The authors discuss the plan for building an incremental, multi‐year information literacy program at the University of Rhode Island. Review of the current library…

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The authors discuss the plan for building an incremental, multi‐year information literacy program at the University of Rhode Island. Review of the current library instruction program leads to why and how they plan to change the program by focusing on the concepts of understanding what information is, in addition to learning how to gather, evaluate, and use information. The Draft Plan for Information Literacy at the University of Rhode Island Libraries addresses the information and research needs of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty needs. The development of credit‐bearing courses in information literacy, the creation of information literacy modules for specific disciplines, and the Draft Plan for Information Literacy are discussed.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 28 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 November 2003

Diane M Horm and Susan D.G Warford

This chapter focuses on the importance of collaboration between university laboratory schools and community partners. The why, what, and how of collaboration within higher…

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This chapter focuses on the importance of collaboration between university laboratory schools and community partners. The why, what, and how of collaboration within higher education contexts are reviewed, with a focus on the steps required for successful collaboration. The University of Rhode Island Child Development Centers’ collaborative efforts are used to illustrate potential ways collaboration can occur through statewide professional development activities, relationships with state and local public school systems, and relationships with various community groups and agencies. The conclusion is that through collaboration, lab schools can enhance their potential to fulfill their three-part mission of teaching, research, and service, and can strengthen the interconnections among the missions, bridging the gap between theory, research, and practice.

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Bridging the Gap Between Theory, Research and Practice: The Role of...
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-242-9

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Publication date: 24 February 2020

Edward Mazze and Stanley Davis

The purpose of this paper is to surface the misdirection of certain accepted organization development and executive compensation practices.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to surface the misdirection of certain accepted organization development and executive compensation practices.

Design/methodology/approach

Against a backdrop of academic leadership studies, this paper engages the authors’ hands-on expertise drawn from their joint 100 plus years of organization building experience.

Findings

The pragmatic consideration of leaders’ performance and potential boils down to assessing their attitude, skills, knowledge and impact.

Originality/value

This paper exposes the inadvertent effect of some common customs and policies on organizations.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 1 November 2001

S. Bruce Han, Shaw K. Chen, Maling Ebrahimpour and Manbir S. Sodhi

Quality function deployment (QFD) is a structured approach to seek out customers, understand their needs, and ensure that their needs are met. QFD is probably the most…

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Quality function deployment (QFD) is a structured approach to seek out customers, understand their needs, and ensure that their needs are met. QFD is probably the most important management tool developed to assure quality in new or improved products and services. As with any other tool, the quantum of benefits obtained from the use of QFD is proportional to the effectiveness of its use. To enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of QFD as a means to transfer the “voice of the customer” into design and production, a new comprehensive hierarchical framework for QFD planning process and a zero‐one goal programming model for the selection of design requirements are proposed. The hierarchical framework contributes to the strategic guidance and provides clear direction for QFD teams during the construction of the house of quality. The decision model assists in determining a set of design requirements that most effectively meet customer needs subject to limited resources and other organizational restrictions. An illustrative example is also provided to demonstrate the practical usage of the design selection model.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 18 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 June 1999

Patricia B.M. Brennan, Joanna Burkhardt, Susan McMullen and Marla Wallace

The experience of a multi‐site higher education library consortium in purchasing electronic journals and databases is described. The criteria and guidelines developed to…

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The experience of a multi‐site higher education library consortium in purchasing electronic journals and databases is described. The criteria and guidelines developed to assist in the decision‐making process for the purchase of multidisciplinary electronic products and services can be of value to other libraries whether in a single or consortial environment. Factors such as database features, coverage, search features, and delivery options were considered.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 27 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 9 July 2018

Matthew Eriksen and Kevin Cooper

The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology to develop responsible leaders through developing their response-ability within the context of their day-to-day lives…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology to develop responsible leaders through developing their response-ability within the context of their day-to-day lives that addresses the existing disconnect between the knowledge about responsible leadership and its practice.

Design/methodology/approach

The responsible leadership development methodology begins by helping individuals increase their awareness of their impact on others based on how they are relating and responding to them. This is facilitated through individuals engaging in self-reflexivity and reflection on relationships for which they want to be responsible. Then individuals experiment with and take responsibility for how they are relating and responding within the relationships. Finally, they engage in self-reflexivity and reflection to make sense of the experience to develop practical wisdom and the response-ability that will allow them to become more responsible leaders.

Findings

Students that completed an MBA leadership course that employed the responsible leadership development methodology overwhelmingly reported that their response-ability improved in ways that allowed them to become more responsible for their actions, impact on others, relationships and the reality they co-construct with others, as well as becoming a more responsible person.

Research limitations/implications

The research is based on an MBA class of 24 students, only a few of whom currently occupied organizational leadership positions.

Originality/value

The presented leadership development methodology facilitates the development of responsible leaders through developing their ability and commitment to act responsibly within the context of their day-to-day lives.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 37 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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