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Managerial Style and the Use of Statistical Data in Techincal Services Units in Selected Academic Libraries

Description: The primary purpose of this study was to test the following hypothesis: The internal use (use within the technical services unit for decision making and planning) of statistical data will be significantly higher for managers scoring in the Sensing-Thinking (ST) scale of the self-assessment instrument Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A Technical Services Statistics Survey Form was developed in order to collect statistical data from the technical services managers participating in the study. The Myer… more
Date: December 1992
Creator: Karpuk, Deborah J.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Formalization of Collection Development in Selected Medium-Sized Academic Libraries

Description: The degree of formalization of collection development(the dependent variable) in selected medium-sized academic libraries and six independent variables believed to be related to the dependent variable were examined. The formalization of collection development was measured by an index of five dimensions. The six independent variables examined were age of the library, number of graduate degrees offered by the parent institution, estimated years of growth potential in terms of available shelf spac… more
Date: December 1984
Creator: Harvill, Melba S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Digital Squeeze: Libraries at the Crossroads: the Library Resource Guide Benchmark Study on 2012 Library Spending Plans

Description: The second annual benchmark study of library spending plans from Library Resource Guide explores the wide range of spending and priorities decision-making taking place in 2012 budgets for public, academic and special libraries. Includes year-to-year comparative data. Learn where peer institutions are focusing their scarce investments, based on a study of over 700 participating North American institutions.
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Date: April 2012
Creator: McKendrick, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Library of the Future, How the heart of campus is transforming

Description: This report discusses the future of academic libraries which serve as an essential gateway to knowledge. It discusses how libraries, as one of the largest facilities on campus, have become vibrant hubs for diverse purposes while retaining flexibility for future needs. How librarians have been steering discussions about open-source journals and courseware, which has profound implications for student access and success, and institutional budgets. Why libraries are leveraging special collections t… more
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Date: February 2022
Creator: Carlson, Scott
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations

Description: This article discusses a study of dissertation cataloging practices of Association of Research Libraries academic libraries to discern how the libraries provide access to subjects as well as to names of academic departments and advisors.
Date: December 12, 2016
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Partner: UNT Libraries

It Starts at the Top: Developing a Motivational Leadership Style That Moves Mountains

Description: This presentation describes a variety of successful changes within the University of North Texas Libraries' Access Services such as re-organizing the structure of the department, establishing new services, and accomplishing projects. Stages of change from idea to implementation and the facilitation of communication throughout the process will be discussed.
Date: November 17, 2016
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Venner, Mary Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Mixed-Methods Assessment of a Mentoring Program

Description: This article describes how a large academic library's continuous cycle of mixed-methods assessment contributes to the success of their mentoring program. Assessment instruments include the Mentoring Competencies Assessment, the Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale, a satisfaction survey and a focus group.
Date: September 16, 2019
Creator: Harker, Karen; O'Toole, Erin; Keshmiripour, Setareh; McIntosh, Marcia & Sassen, Catherine
Partner: UNT Libraries

Transforming Liaison Services at the UNT Libraries

Description: Presentation for the 2018 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative annual conference. This presentation reviews the process used to revamp the the University of North Texas Libraries philosophy for supporting subject librarians as they provide library services to the university community.
Date: August 10, 2018
Creator: Condrey, Coby & Leuzinger, Julie
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Engaged Subject Librarian

Description: Presentation for the UNT Libraries Subject Librarian Workgroup August 2018 Meeting. This presentation recaps the presentation "Transforming Liaison Services at the UNT Libraries: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Library Liaisonship" from the 2018 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative annual conference for an internal audience.
Date: August 30, 2018
Creator: Condrey, Coby & Leuzinger, Julie
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Out of the Oven and into the (Reusable) Bag: Sous-Vide Book Delivery

Description: This is a section of The Sustainable Library's Cookbook, which is a collection of sustainable activities for academic libraries. This particular section explores sustainable practices in the Access Services Department at the University of North Texas.
Date: November 18, 2019
Creator: Brand, Rebecca; Cornell, Emily; Cunningham, Chris; Johnston, Pamela & Keshmiripour, Setareh
Partner: UNT Libraries
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