Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 2018-06-15T08:45:53-04:00 Jessica Lange Open Journal Systems <p><em><strong>PARTNERSHIP</strong></em>&nbsp;is the journal of “Partnership”, Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations.&nbsp;<br><em>Partnership&nbsp;</em>promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. We are a Canadian, open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion pieces.<br><br><strong>PARTNERSHIP</strong>&nbsp;est la revue de « Partnership », le réseau national canadien des associations des bibliothèques provinciales et territoriales.<br>Partnership favorise le partage d’idées concernant les bibliothèques, la bibliothéconomie et les sciences de l’information parmi les praticiens dans l’ensemble des secteurs des bibliothèques. Nous sommes une revue en libre accès canadienne qui publie de la recherche évaluée à double insu par les pairs ainsi que des articles révisés par le comité de rédaction et des articles d’opinion.<br><br></p> Collaboratively Creating a Programmatic Information Literacy Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities 2018-06-14T08:48:30-04:00 Tom Adam Colleen Burgess Kim McPhee Leanne Olson Christy Sich <p>&nbsp;In 2017, a team of librarians and archivists at Western University developed local Information Literacy Learning Outcomes (ILLOs). The resulting document outlined the skills and understanding that Western University students should demonstrate at the end of a four-year undergraduate degree—specifically, the skills relating to accessing, assessing, and applying information. This article focuses on the challenges and opportunities encountered during the collaborative process as well as the approach employed by the team in the development of these ILLOs.</p> <p>Six librarians and archivists in very different roles formed the project team. Despite coming from diverse backgrounds, the team recognized that there could be many benefits to developing these outcomes: they could be used as a benchmark for students to measure their own learning, as a conversation starter and leveler with faculty and other instruction partners, and as a stepping stone to develop a full instruction program and common understanding among the librarians and archivists at Western University and Huron University College.</p> <p>The ILLOs created also incorporate guidelines and ideas from various sources, including the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, Western University’s undergraduate Degree Outcomes, and the university’s and library system’s strategic plans.</p> <p>To ensure the success of this complex venture, detailed project planning was vital. We consulted with our colleagues through multiple engagement activities: information literacy retreats, focused discussion meetings, and one-on-one consultations. The diversity of roles and experiences of our team members and colleagues added both a richness to our project and specific challenges in dealing with dissenting opinions, information overload, engagement and visioning fatigue, and collaborative writing. This article will discuss our approach to writing collaboratively and valuing diverse opinions to improve colleague and organizational buy-in. We have also included practical suggestions for implementing a similar process at the reader's own institution.</p> 2018-04-05T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Academic Librarians and the PhD 2018-06-15T08:45:53-04:00 Michael Ridley <p>The appropriate credentials for academic librarians have always been contentious. Is the MLS/MLIS adequate? Are additional subject master’s degrees required? The increasing importance of teaching and research as part of the obligations and responsibilities of academic librarianship suggest that advanced degrees are more significant than ever. If academic librarians are faculty, should their preparation and qualifications not match those of their colleagues? The role of the PhD as a key credential will be explored.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2018-05-08T13:01:07-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Developing Research Data Management Services and Support for Researchers: A Mixed Methods Study 2018-06-14T08:43:16-04:00 Laure Perrier Leslie Barnes <p>This mixed method study determined the essential tools and services required for research data management to aid academic researchers in fulfilling emerging funding agency and journal requirements. Focus groups were conducted and a rating exercise was designed to rank potential services. Faculty conducting research at the University of Toronto were recruited; 28 researchers participated in four focus groups from June– August 2016. Two investigators independently coded the transcripts from the focus groups and identified four themes: 1) seamless infrastructure, 2) data security, 3) developing skills and knowledge, and 4) anxiety about releasing data. Researchers require assistance with the secure storage of data and favour tools that are easy to use. Increasing knowledge of best practices in research data management is necessary and can be supported by the library using multiple strategies. These findings help our library identify and prioritize tools and services in order to allocate resources in support of research data management on campus.</p> 2018-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Taming the Mob: the Early Public Library and the Creation of Good Citizens 2018-06-14T08:46:16-04:00 Natasha Gerolami <p>The article examines the principles upon which the public library operated in the 19th and early 20th Century. Gilles Deleuze’s philosophic work on the disciplinary and control societies is used as a theoretical framework to highlight the forms of governance that have been used in the last couple centuries. A discourse analysis is conducted of sample articles from the first forty years of the Library Journal. The article documents how librarians played a role in normalizing patron behaviour by associating the concept of the good citizen with a series of practices, including reading, abstention from the consumption of alcohol, homogeneity, order, acceptance of class status, and self-reliance.</p> 2018-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##