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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, ...
    • 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 

      Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Hendrickson, Kenneth E. (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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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)
    • SHSU Recreational Reading Survey 

      Landry Mueller, Kat; Meyer, Linda; Martinez, Michelle; Hanson, Michael (2014-04-02)
      This online survey was sent to Sam Houston State University students, faculty, and staff on April 2, 2014 on behalf of several SHSU librarians. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into recreational reading habits ...
    • So Text Me—Maybe: A Rubric Assessment of Librarian Behavior in SMS Reference Services 

      Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Colmenares, Angela; Martinez, Michelle (Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 2014)
      Assessment has become a persistently hot topic in the library world, particularly when it comes to establishing value for academic library services. In an effort to assess performance and develop training tools to improve ...
    • Student Searching with EBSCO Discovery: A Usability Study 

      Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Jones, Glenda; McMain, Lynn; Shen, Lisa; Vieira, Scott (Taylor & Francis (Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship), 2014)
      The researchers conducted task-based usability testing of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) with 20 students. While most participants felt positively about EDS, a few usability issues emerged. Confusion arose regarding ...
    • Students and Federated Searching: A Survey of Use and Satisfaction 

      Korah, Abe; Cassidy, Erin Dorris (Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 2010)
      This study assessed student use of and satisfaction with a WebFeat brand federated search tool implemented by the library at Sam Houston State University. Students voluntarily responded to an electronic survey, providing ...
    • To Whom Are We Listening? Measuring the Pulse of Geography Education Research, 2010 

      Albert, Donald Patrick; Cassidy, Erin Dorris (Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, 2017)
      This study analyzes citations from thirty-six articles published in volume 34 (2010) of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE). This is one of the dominant publications in the suite of international journals ...