Putting Assessment into Action: Selected Projects from the First Cohort of the Assessment in Action Grant
Eric Ackerman and Jacalyn A. Kremer
Jacalyn A. Kremer is a contributing author, "Honor Bound: Assessing Library Interventions into the Complex Problem of Academic Integrity."
Are you new to library assessment? Are you tasked with conducting an assessment project and don't know what methods to use, or which ones are the most effective (or practical)? The methodological issues addressed in Putting Assessment into Action: Selected Projects from the First Cohort of the Assessment in Action Grant (Eric Ackermann) are based on the real world, practical experience of librarians who participated in the first cohort of the assessment in Action project. Unlike many books on this subject, this volume allows the selection of an appropriate assessment method(s) based on the activity or program being assessed without requiring extensive previous knowledge of research design, methods, or statistics. Twenty-seven cases are presented in arenas as varied as assessing fourth year undergraduate learning, first year experience, graduate student information literacy, technology facilities, assessing outreach services and space, and more. Represented are 25 U.S. institutions and two Canadian institutions and a range of types of institutions from doctoral/research universities to baccalaureate/masters granting institutions to a tribal college and a community college. This book is appropriate for professional Library and Information Science collections in all types of libraries and is particularly appropriate for immediate consideration of assessment methods.
Dean R. Hansen and Brent A. Mai
Since 1959, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LC-MS) has been training Christian educators entering the profession that eventually came to be called the Director of Christian Education (DCE). The chapters of this book compile topics of interest to both practicing Christian educators and those studying to become Christian educators. Some chapters summarize research about DCEs and the DCE experience while others share years of personal experience as a DCE within a congregation.
Wayne Jones, Krista Reichard, Brent A. Mai, and Judy Anderson
Brent Mai (with Krista M. Reichard and Judy Anderson) is a contributing author, "E-Journal Management in the Small Academic Library", pp. 303-315.
Book description: The proliferation of e-journals and their impact on library collections is tremendous. E-Journals Access and Management takes a comprehensive look at how e-journals have changed the library landscape and offers librarians strategies to better manage them. This useful resource provides a broad overview of the practical and theoretical issues associated with the management of electronic journals, and contains practical and illuminating case studies of problems faced and solutions found in individual libraries. Containing chapters by respected authorities on this dynamic topic of debate, E-Journals Access and Management presents vital information on a full range of issues dealing with electronic resource access and management, including bibliographic and web access, acquisitions, and licensing.
Brent A. Mai and Dona Reeves-Marquardt
An update of census information of Germans who moved to the Volga region of Russia during the years 1764-1767. Translations of marriage lists. Indices by individual, German place of origin, and Russian colony destination.
Gary W. White, Meg Tulloch, and Brent A. Mai
Brent Mai (with Meg Tulloch) is a contributing author, "Knowledge Management on the Web".
Book description: The Core Business Web: A Guide to Key Information Resources is an essential resource that saves you from spending hours searching through thousands of Web sites for the business information you need. A distinguished panel of authors, all active in business librarianship, explores Web sites in their subject areas, selecting the very best from 25 functional areas of business. Each site was chosen based on the timeliness, relevance and reliability of its content, the site's ease of navigation and use, and the authority of the site's author or publisher.
Martha E. Williams, Alexius Smith Macklin, Leslie Reynolds, Sheila R. Curl, and Brent A. Mai
Brent Mai (with Alexius Smith Macklin, Leslie Reynolds and Sheila R. Curl) is a contributing author, "Distance Education in Virtual Classrooms: The Model and the Assessment"
Book description: As distance education moves more classrooms into a virtual world, students and faculty engage in a learning environment where on-demand instruction, hands-on training, and immediate access to information are available at any given moment. This evolution of intellectual exchange, however timely and convenient, makes a case for establishing and implementing high standards of excellence in information literacy across the curriculum. At Purdue University, members of the libraries’ faculty received a statewide grant in the spring of 1998 to develop a required, one-credit, distance education course designed to teach information strategies to undergraduate students in the School of Technology. Because of the high demand for this course, the libraries’ faculty continue to make use of emerging technologies to reach students at the main campus, as well as those registered across the state. To assess the effectiveness of a distance program versus the traditional classroom, a comparison study was conducted.
The 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, 2 vols.
Brent A. Mai
Translation of 1798 Census information, including narrative of economic, religious, educational and structural makeup, colony movement, agricultural information. Lists 38,800 individuals by name (including maiden), age, colony of original settlement, and household. Complete with indexes, including surname, colony, movement by surname and movement by colony.
Brent A. Mai
Translation of nine early transport lists, with information on German families traveling to the Volga in 1766 and 1767, although exact dates of transport are not indicated. Includes information on the number of people traveling within groups to new villages, as well as surname and religious affiliation.
Karen R. Diaz and Brent A. Mai
Brent Mai is a contributing author, “Internet Resources for Reference: Finance and Investment”, "Internet Resources for Reference: General Business and Company Information", and "Internet Resources for Reference: International Trade”
Book description: Reference Sources on the Internet: Off the Shelf and Onto the Web gives you a core list of online resources that will save those who visit your library considerable time. Its menu of current reference sites will help you wade through the mire of irrelevant, unreliable material and zero in on the cyberinfo that will more economically and accurately satisfy your users’needs.
Brent A. Mai
A land expropriation listing, including an index by surname, identifying those people affected by a 1915 Russian law providing for the liquidation of land ownership by Russian subjects of Austrian, Hungarian or German descent.
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