Stop Using Cheesy Clip Art: Designing Better Graphics

Stop Using Cheesy Clip Art: Designing Better Graphics

Date: May 14, 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This presentation discusses graphics. The author argues against using clip art and instead offers alternative options including tips for taking better photographs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Relationship of Electronic Reference and the Development of Distance Education Programs

The Relationship of Electronic Reference and the Development of Distance Education Programs

Date: May 27, 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This presentation discusses the relationship of electronic reference and the development of distance education programs with data and research findings.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Activities and Experiences of Academic Librarians Embedded in Online Courses

Activities and Experiences of Academic Librarians Embedded in Online Courses

Date: May 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: Presentation for the 2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Conference. This presentation discusses activities and experiences of academic librarians embedded in online courses and common practices to assess various experiences.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Preserving Access to Government Websites: Development and Practice in the CyberCemetery

Preserving Access to Government Websites: Development and Practice in the CyberCemetery

Date: May 26, 2008
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This paper discusses the development and practice in the CyberCemetery. In the late 1990's, online U.S. government information was appearing and disappearing at a rapid pace. In 1999, the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) formed a partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to address this issue by archiving electronic government websites. This archive, known as the CyberCemetery, provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This partnership between UNT and GPO has expanded to include the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This paper covers the CyberCemetery's development and the process of identifying, capturing, and publishing content in the archive.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Networking and Getting Involved Professionally

Networking and Getting Involved Professionally

Date: June 9, 2011
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This presentation discusses networking and career development. It includes information about becoming involved in professional organizations, attending conferences, creating business cards, and staying in contact with others in the profession.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Graphic Editing for the Non-Techie: Using Photoshop or Free Programs

Graphic Editing for the Non-Techie: Using Photoshop or Free Programs

Date: May 14, 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This presentation discusses graphic editing. It includes basic rules of thumb, basic graphic editing skills, pros and cons of Photoshop, basic Photoshop tools, and alternatives to Photoshop.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Review] Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Definitive Course from Concept to Comic in 15 Lessons

[Review] Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Definitive Course from Concept to Comic in 15 Lessons

Date: 2009
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This article reviews the book "Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Definitive Course from Concept to Comic in 15 Lessons," by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Review] Letting Go Of The Words: Writing Web Content That Works

[Review] Letting Go Of The Words: Writing Web Content That Works

Date: 2008
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This article reviews the book "Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works," by Janice (Ginny) Redish.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Review] The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries: Adding Value in the Digital World

[Review] The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries: Adding Value in the Digital World

Date: unknown
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This article reviews the book "The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries: Adding Value in the Digital World," edited by Lesley S.J. Farmer.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Review] Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love

[Review] Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love

Date: 2009
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This article reviews the book "Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love," by Jim Ottoviani and Dylan Meconis.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetery

A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetery

Date: April 22, 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: This presentation discusses preserving access to government websites through the CyberCemetery. It includes information about what the CyberCemetery is, its purpose, the development, archival process, technical details, users by country, types of content, and using the CyberCemetery.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetery

A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetery

Date: April 22, 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: Handout accompanying a presentation for the 2010 AGA Regional Professional Development Conference. The handout and presentation discuss the CyberCemetery, its purpose and development, technical details, users by country, and types of content.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Preparation of Academic Library Administrators

The Preparation of Academic Library Administrators

Date: December 2012
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the preparation methods experienced by academic library deans and which methods they perceived to be most valuable. Rosser, Johnsrud, and Heck (2000, 2003) defined the theoretical constructs of effective academic leadership upon which this study is based. The instrument—a modified version of Greicar's (2009) Professional Preparation of Academic Deans Questionnaire—was administered online. The population was the chief administrators of academic libraries in the United States; there were 749 usable responses for a 30.4% response rate. Respondents were primarily female (61.7%), White non-Hispanic (90.0%), and born in the United States (95.7%), with a mean age of 56.4 (5.9% < 40, 11.0% > 65). The largest minority group was Black, non-Hispanic (3.9%). Many respondents held multiple advanced degrees; 90.0% held an MLS, 45.8% held a subject master's, and 18.8% held a doctorate. The instrument measured academic library deans' perceived value of various preparatory methods (formal and informal mentoring, on the job training, conferences or seminars, advanced degrees beyond the MLS, and training programs). The methods were tested for perceived effectiveness with Rosser, Johnsrud, and Heck's (2000, 2003) theoretical constructs of academic leadership. Each preparation method was measured using eight item-level variables and summed ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Educational Background of Academic Library Deans

The Educational Background of Academic Library Deans

Date: May 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr & Downey, Annie
Description: This presentation discusses a study of the educational backgrounds of academic library deans. This study uses quantitative methods to study the degrees and majors of all 123 academic library deans at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Best Practices for Librarians Embedded in Online Courses

Best Practices for Librarians Embedded in Online Courses

Date: 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr & Ramin, Lilly
Description: Article discussing research on embedded librarian services in collaboration with faculty in online courses.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Collection Plan for the CyberCemetery

Collection Plan for the CyberCemetery

Date: August 21, 2006
Creator: Glenn, Valerie & Hoffman, Starr
Description: This report discusses the collection plan for the CyberCemetery, part of the Web-at-Risk project. The topics include the mission and scope, the selection, acquisition, descriptive metadata, presentation and access, maintenance and weeding, and preservation.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Collaborating with Your Local Public Library

Collaborating with Your Local Public Library

Date: 2009
Creator: Hoffman, Starr; Downey, Annie & Sears, Suzanne
Description: This book chapter discusses collaborating with local public libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries