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    • Are Serials Worth Their Weight in Knowledge? A Value Study 

      Jones, Glenda Flanagan; Cassidy, Erin Dorris; McMain, Lynn; Strickland, Susan; Thompson, Molly; Valdes, Zachary (Journal of Academic Librarianship (Elsevier), 2015-09)
      The researchers aimed to use qualitative measures to define value as applied to print and electronic serial publications held at Sam Houston State University. Researchers examined faculty key activities—namely, Research, ...
    • Austin MacCormick: A Champion for Texas Prisoners 

      Elkins, Susan; Kim, Dianna; Shotwell, Trent (Journal of South Texas, 2020)
      Austin Harbutt MacCormick (1893-1979) spent much of his professional career serving as a proponent of prison reform. Beginning with his 1915 college graduation essay focused on the subject and continuing throughout the ...
    • Beyond Citation-Counting: Metrics and Altmetrics for Demonstrating Scholarly Impact 

      Owens, Erin (2019-03-19)
      As librarians, we understand how a citation shows the influence of one scholarly work on another. But citations are only one way to gauge the impact that scholarship has in its field and in the wider world. Starting from ...
    • Biz of Acq - LibGuides: Changing the Game for Technical Services Procedures & Policies 

      Mueller, Kat Landry; Thompson, Molly; Flinchbaugh, Michelle (Against the Grain, 2015-09)
      While librarians are stereotypically excellent at preserving and ensuring access to library materials for patrons, there tends to be noticeable lack of instructions when it comes to documenting their own workflows and ...
    • Collecting Sex Materials for Libraries 

      Martinez, Michelle; Landry Mueller, Kat; Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Shen, Lisa; Thompson, Molly; Valdes, Zach (Taylor & Francis Group, 2017-02-21)
      This article analyzes data gathered over a year-long survey of library employees’ opinions of sexually related materials in library collections. Surveys generally examine patron attitudes rather than the attitudes of library ...
    • Faculty-Librarian Micro-Level Collaboration in an Online Graduate History Course 

      Hendrickson, Kenneth E.; Cassidy, Erin Dorris (Elsevier (Journal of Academic Librarianship), 2013-11)
      This paper describes a micro-level faculty-librarian collaboration implemented at the authors' state university to address students' information literacy deficiencies in a graduate-level history research methods course. ...
    • Featured Library: Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX) 

      Elkins, Susan; Hwang, Soo-yeon; Shotwell, Trent (Informed Librarian, 2019-11)
      An informational article about the Newton Gresham Library, Special Collections, and a class project. This project involved students from a public history class to interact with primary research materials to learn more about ...
    • Head First into the Patron-Driven Acquisition Pool: A Comparison of Librarian Selections Versus Patron Purchases 

      Shen, Lisa; Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Elmore, Eric; Griffin, Glenda; Manolovitz, Tyler; Martinez, Michelle; Turney, Linda (Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (Taylor & Francis), 2011)
      Although many recent studies have been conducted on the implementation and results of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) initiatives at academic libraries, very few have focused on whether, or how, patrons’ selections vary ...
    • Higher education and emerging technologies: Shifting trends in student usage. 

      Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Colmenares, Angela; Griffin, Glenda; Manolovitz, Tyler; Shen, Lisa; Vieira, Scott (Journal of Academic Librarianship (Elsevier), 2014-03)
      This study serves as an update to a previous study by Sam Houston State University librarians about the use and preferences of Internet, communication, and educational technologies among students. Since the previous study ...
    • Higher Education and Emerging Technologies: Student Usage, Preferences, and Lessons for Library Services 

      Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Britsch, James; Griffin, Glenda; Manolovitz, Tyler; Shen, Lisa; Turney, Linda (Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association (Reference & User Services Quarterly), 2011)
      This study examines the utilization and preference of popular Internet and communication technologies among students at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), a Carnegie Research Doctoral university in East Texas. The ...
    • Impostor Phenomenon and Skills Confidence among Scholarly Communications Librarians in the United States 

      Owens, Erin (ACRL (College & Research Libraries), 2021)
      This survey-based study sought to measure the experience of impostor phenomenon among library personnel supporting scholarly communications in academic libraries in the United States. Additionally, the survey sought to ...
    • Institutional repository promotion: Current practices and opinions in Texas academia 

      Hwang, Soo-yeon; Elkins, Susan; Hanson, Michael; Shotwell, Trent; Thompson, Molly (New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019-04-26)
      Promoting an institutional repository (IR) to both faculty and end-users can be challenging. We surveyed academic libraries with an IR in Texas, and asked both library administrators and IR managers about their efforts to ...
    • Learning Analytics and Privacy: A Library Perspective 

      Hwang, Soo-yeon; Hanson, Michael (Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 2021-07-26)
      This column discusses learning analytics in higher education, including the involvement of academic libraries, privacy concerns, and some elements to consider when developing and deploying learning analytics systems ethically.
    • Not in Love, or Not in the Know? Graduate Student and Faculty Use (and Non-Use) of E-Books 

      Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Martinez, Michelle; Shen, Lisa (Elsevier (Journal of Academic Librarianship), 2012)
      This study focuses on usage of electronic books (e-books) among advanced researchers, including graduate students and faculty, at a four-year academic institution. The researchers aimed to highlight differences in behavior, ...
    • Off the Shelf: Trends in the Purchase and Use of Electronic Reference Books 

      Korah, Abe; Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Elmore, Eric; Jerabek, Ann (Taylor & Francis (Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship), 2009)
      What is the future direction of reference books? What types of policies are libraries implementing regarding the purchase of electronic reference books? Are libraries still buying hard copy reference items when an electronic ...
    • Open Education, Open Opportunities 

      Cassidy, Erin Dorris (2017-03-09)
    • Patron Preferences: Recreational Reading in an Academic Library 

      Mueller, Kat Landry; Hanson, Michael; Martinez, Michelle; Meyer, Linda (The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2017-01)
      Research background and method In 2014, Sam Houston State University Library librarians distributed a survey to students, faculty and staff to better understand how the university community was using library materials for ...
    • Ready, Set, Hire! Perceptions of new technical services librarian preparedness 

      Mueller, Kat Landry; Thompson, Molly; Valdes, Zach (Library Leadership & Management, 2015)
      Previous studies have investigated technical services librarian job availability and preparedness, but have not compared library administrators’ and librarians’ assessments of entry-level technical services librarian ...
    • Rethinking the Role of Circulation Staff in Academic Libraries 

      Owens, Erin (Taylor & Francis, International Information & Library Review, 2021-04)
      The traditional functions of Access Services shrink as many academic libraries see physical circulation rates continue to decline, but the need for staff trained in customer service skills does not diminish. This column ...
    • Scholarly Communication Outside the R1: Measuring Faculty and Graduate Student Knowledge and Interest at a Doctoral/Professional University 

      Owens, Erin; Manolovitz, Tyler (Pacific University Libraries (Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication), 2021)
      This study explores the baseline knowledge and interest of faculty and graduate students at a Carnegie-classified Doctoral/Professional University regarding different components of scholarly communication. A survey was ...