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    ERM Ideas & Innovations: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Use of Library-Licensed Electronic Resources: Using Data to Challenge Core Assumptions and Leveraging Disruption to Initiate Meaningful Strategic Change
    (2022-09-26) Lowe, Randall A.
    Academic libraries are engaged in the process of assessing the impacts the COVID-19 health pandemic has had on the use of the electronic resources their institutions provide. Trends related to e-resource use prior to and during the pandemic at a small academic library and within its consortium are discussed. The results of this assessment dispel the assumptions behind a hypothesis that licensed online resources would see greater use in supporting instruction and research as institutions pivoted to online-only course delivery in the early months of the pandemic. Some potential underlying factors that may be leveraged to inform strategic collection development, information literacy, and service changes are explored.
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    ERM Ideas & Innovations: Learning to Think Like a Patron: Improving User Experience, E-Resources Management, and Departmental Outcomes Beyond COVID-19
    (2022-05-02) Dodd, Alexander; Kramer, Amanda; Zumbrun, Emily A.; Lowe, Randall A.
    Two years after the onset of the COVID-19 health pandemic, electronic resources librarians are assessing how the work in their libraries has changed and determining if certain modifications made to services and workflow processes are, in fact, transformational. The authors detail how service changes and telework during the pandemic affected e-resources workflows and interdepartmental collaboration in two academic libraries, and how these experiences will have an effect in improving their organizational cultures and the patron experience moving forward.
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    GM Never Surrendered: Antiunion Politics on Auto Industry Shop Floors during the 1960s
    Wood, Gregory; FSU Department of History
    The organizing victories of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) in the automobile factories of the 1930s and 1940s heralded major working-class wins over employers’ antiunion practices during the early-to-mid twentieth century. Autoworkers’ triumphs in Flint, Detroit, and Dearborn, at the large factories of General Motors, the Ford Motor Company, and the Chrysler Corporation signaled a high water mark for organized labor and pointed to a momentous break with the past, as organized workers had now imposed on industrial employers a new balance of power and a new semblance of democracy in what were now unionized plants. Labor and working-class historians’ master narratives of the labor movement in the twentieth-century auto industry most frequently consider the theme of antiunion measures as a set of wrongs that reside in the industry’s brutal past and were significantly checked by unionization from below. However, this paper peers behind the doors of the unionized shop in an effort to highlight some of the ongoing, everyday presence of antiunion culture and its forms in auto industry workplaces, including the UAW’s main base of strength: Michigan. This paper focuses on 2 factories in the GM system -- General Motors’ Pontiac division plant in Pontiac, Michigan; and the Chevrolet Van Nuys, California, plant in the 1960s. As post-World War II conflicts at Pontiac and Van Nuys over managers’ treatment of committeemen and their handling of bulletin boards for the union reveal, antiunion politics and culture on auto industry shop floors outlasted the labor wars of the 1930s and 1940s. Perhaps General Motors never surrendered: The shop floors of unionized auto plants continued to be battlegrounds over the status and presence of organized labor, as a selection of post-World War II National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cases and surviving UAW records demonstrate.
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    Educational Toolkit: Learning Activities to Better understand and assist individuals living with mental illness
    (2021) Fanning, Julie
    Developed as part of the capstone requirements of the Doctor of Social Work Degree at Capella University. Capstone Title: Using Social Work Students' Perceptions to impact individuals living with mental illness. This educational toolkit is designed for social work educators, social work students, counseling, and other health care students. The toolkit may also be helpful for mental health and physical health workers and the general community.
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    ERM Ideas & Innovations: Electronic Resources Management in the Time of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities Experienced by Six Academic Libraries
    (2021-09-08) Lowe, Randall A.; Chirombo, Fanuel; Coogan, John F.; Dodd, Alexander; Hutchinson, Corrie; Nagata, Judith
    Librarians from six diverse public and private higher education institutions describe the challenges their libraries have experienced, as well as the operational opportunities that have arisen, in managing electronic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the environment that precipitated these challenges is temporary, some of the solutions implemented to address them will represent permanent changes to library operations.
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    Psychology Statistics Course Based Completely on Open Source Materials and Statistical Analysis Applications
    (2021-06) Bernhardt, Paul; Psychology; Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative
    Package is a course cartridge from Canvas of a course on statistics for psychology students using only open-source materials. The course includes two forms for each of 3 exams, 3 student projects, and 8 chapter homework assignments. The main textbook is a fork of a book using examples from R. The main statistical software package referenced in the materials is a fork of R. The main open-source materials are Navarro & Foxcraft’s Learning Statistics with jamovi: A tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners (version 0.70; DOI: 10.24384/hgc3-7p15 from http://learnstatswithjamovi.com) and the statistical analysis software application, jamovi (www.jamovi.org). All materials in this course cartridge are offered CC: BY-SA. (jamovi is not included, downloadable by all users)
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    ERM Ideas & Innovations: Operationalizing a Consortial E-Resources Assessment and Reporting Plan
    (2021-03-10) Lowe, Randall A.; Owusu, Erica; Li, Deborah K.; Library
    The authors detail the operationalization of a library consortium’s electronic resources assessment and reporting plan, including the implementation of procedures to collect and archive usage data, as well as the development of a sustainable annual reporting process. Despite finding that implementing a practical e-resources assessment plan for a consortium is possible even with limited available human resources, significant challenges related to data collection continue to limit the ability of library consortia to undertake more holistic assessments of the overall value of their procured e-resources.
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    ERM Ideas & Innovations: How to Evaluate and License an E-Resource During a Pandemic (Without Scheduling a Meeting)
    (2020-12-02) Lowe, Randall A.
    The COVID-19 virus pandemic of 2020 thrust libraries into managing situations many never imagined they would have to face. The author details one academic library’s experience in successfully evaluating, trialing and licensing a faculty-requested electronic resource subscription during the health pandemic in the face of significant fiscal challenges and describes the ways in which following established procedures as well as a set of principles that encourages open dialogue with faculty, administrators and vendors contributed to the positive outcome.
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    ERM Ideas & Innovations: The Evolution of E-Resources Management in a Small Academic library – Paraprofessional Staff and Librarian Perspectives
    (2020-09-04) Lowe, Randall A.; Frost, Nancy A.; Zumbrun, Emily A.
    Two paraprofessional staff members and their supervising librarian provide perspectives on the effect that a major shift in operational focus had on a small academic library’s acquisitions department. Staff members detail how their jobs changed as well as the challenges they faced when transitioning from a largely print-based operation to one in which working with electronic resources came to comprise the majority of their responsibilities. The supervising librarian addresses some of the managerial challenges present throughout this process, as well as corrective actions taken as informed through engaging staff in regular and frank dialogue.
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    Darrell Rushton Application for Regent’s Faculty Award for Creative Activity
    (2018) Rushton, Darrell; Department of Theatre & Dance
    Darrell Rushton award nomination for Frostburg State University Regent's Faculty Award for Creative Activity. Fall, 2018 semester.
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    Darrell Rushton Report on Sabbatical Leave
    (2018) Rushton, Darrell; Department of Theatre & Dance
    Sabbatical Leave Report for Darrell Rushton, Associate Professor of Theatre. Spring, 2018 semester.
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    “A Lot of Flexibility within the Structure”: Academic Library Collection Development & E-Resources Management from an Athletics Perspective
    (2019-11-27) Lowe, Randall A.
    There is an established history of academic libraries collaborating with their institutions’ athletics departments to provide learning and research support to student-athletes in order to achieve positive educational outcomes. It is rarer to find documented the effect that athletics has had on the professional life of an academic librarian. The author details how the skills acquired and lessoned learned being an athlete and collegiate coach directly influenced his approach to providing leadership in various collection development and electronic resources management initiatives at a medium-sized academic library.
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    Coal Mine Map Collection: All-Library Staff Meeting
    (2017-01-26) Williams, Virginia; Lewis J. Ort Library
    This presentation gives the background of the Coal Mine Mapping Project at the Lewis J. Ort Library.
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    2016 Federal Employee Orientation Programs Best Practices Research Project
    (2016-10-19) Blankenship, Diane; Hart, Gaia; Foreign Service Institute (U.S.)
    New employee orientation is rapidly becoming a focus of organizational success within the literature as noted by LinkedIn efforts, a noted leader in employee engagement, and recommendations for training processes in various industries from Federal government, private industry, and the medical community. The evaluation and revision process is an ongoing dynamic process which continues to gather Level 1, 2, and 3 data from participants, analysis and interpretation of data, examination and trend analysis, and research to identify instructional techniques and resources to enhance the learning experience. The FSI Civil Service Orientation Coordinator collaborated with FSI’s first-ever Virtual Fellow as part of the Department’s new program incorporating citizen involvement to conduct research within the Federal government to identify the best practices and industry standards of orientation programs. The research efforts of this project synthesized previous 2015 research in workforce training and this 2016 orientation study, current research, literature review, trends, and the Kirkpatrick Model principles of training and evaluation. This report presents the information in a standard format for each section: literature information, survey results, best practices, and industry standards, after reviewing 30 Federal agencies’ survey responses and many course curriculum agendas. Attempts at gaining insight from Federal leaders cited in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey went unanswered, thus the Federal agencies cited in Best Places survey were not necessarily represented in this report. Responses were from Federal agencies that were members of the OPM Training and Development ListServe. In general, Federal government agencies seem to be lagging behind leading commercial entities and other literature citing best practices and standards in the field of curriculum design and evaluation of workforce orientation training programs. Benchmarking against enlightened leaders in the commercial arena such as Zappos, LinkedIn, and Google would yield more extensive learning to gain expanded insights into designing creative, engaging, cutting-edge, new employee orientation programs.
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    The Inquiry Oriented Classroom - A Reflection
    (2016-01-14) Dunmyre, Justin R.
    This PowerPoint presentation, supplemented by the accompanying videos, focuses on inquiry oriented learning used in mathematics classes. The presenter discusses pedagogical methods, techniques, and research regarding the use of inquiry oriented learning to better engage female and minority students. The discussion includes T.J. Hitchman’s 4 criteria and the Moore Method.
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    A Retrospective Exploration of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students' Perceptions of Teacher Support
    (2015) Bosley, Nicole L.; Rosa, Todd A.; Department of Educational Professions; Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
    The need for teachers to provide social-emotional support to students in order to promote learning is well documented. Although teacher support is important for all students, studies show that students who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual do not feel as supported as their heterosexual peers. This study examined the perceptions of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals about the ways in which teachers provided social-emotional support. Using a retrospective, exploratory approach, the study included semi-structured interviews with young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Data gathered from the interviews was coded and analyzed to develop a better understanding of teacher support for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students from the students' perspectives. As themes emerged, a three-tiered model of support was developed that describes how lesbian, gay, and bisexual students determine whether or not a teacher is supportive and to what degree. Additional analysis revealed that lesbian, gay, and bisexual students often harbor strong beliefs about teacher characteristics that may serve as barriers to teacher support. The findings in this study fill a gap in the current literature and may be used to inform in-service and pre-service teacher preparation programs aimed at improving the ability of teachers to act in ways that are supportive of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students.
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    Teachers as Leaders: Enhancing the Quality of the Learning Environment
    (2016-04-29) Tootoonchi, Ahmad
    Classroom leadership skills are particularly important in institutions of higher education, because most college students are at a crucial stage of their lives when independence can become a distraction if not handled effectively. In this interactive session, Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi will discuss some important principles that contribute to more effective classroom leadership and lead to a more constructive teacher-student relationship.
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    Start. Stop. Continue. Formative Midterm Student Evaluations of Teaching
    (2016-01-14) Norris, Benjamin N.
    This PowerPoint presentation focuses on student evaluations of faculty with the goals of improving teaching and providing feedback for faculty evaluations. The presenter discusses research regarding this subject and Frostburg State University's online student evaluation process which includes quantitative data and free-responses.
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    Han Solo and Kermit in the Classroom: Using Alter-Egos and Interactive Technology for Class Participation and Formative Assessment
    (2016-01-14) Hartman, Lisa
    This PowerPoint presentation explains how classroom participation can be improved by employing fictional characters as alter-egos for students. The presenter shares her experience and research regarding student engagement with alter-egos while interacting with clickers, mobile devices, online surveys, Google docs, and other technologies.
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    Index for J. William Hunt's "Across the Desk"
    (2002-02) Price, MaryJo A.
    The index is for the articles written by J. William Hunt (1892-1968) and included in the Sunday edition of the Cumberland newspaper. Each entry includes all the dates for the column(s) on that subject. There may be multiple dates if there were multiple columns addressing the subject. The date is by day - month - year. The index can also be used for the Cumberland Evening Times. The index corresponds to the date of the article in the newspaper.