The Library Faculty Works collection is composed of a variety of library faculty work and publications. It includes book citations, articles, chapters, and more all written by library faculty at Winona State University.
The 360 Librarian : A Framework for Integrating Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Critical Reflection in the Workplace
Carol A. Daul-Elhindi and Tammi M. Owens
The 360 Librarian : A Framework for Integrating Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Critical Reflection in the Workplace is a book published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2020.
"Whether you are just beginning your career or are a seasoned professional, navigating the academic library workplace comes with inherent challenges. You have to understand the official and unofficial mission of the library and the organization of which it is a part, maneuver within the political landscape, mesh with colleagues' personalities and roles, and learn how to do your job well. The 360 Librarian defines a framework for practicing librarianship with critical reflection, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. It can help you become more purposeful in your daily interactions with students, faculty, and staff, and create pathways to authentic engagement. An engaged library practice consists of continual give-and-take, careful assessment of yourself and others, and full-circle situational awareness." American Library Association description
A Theory of Humor (Abridged) and the Comic Mechanisms of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces
H. Vernon Leighton
In order to examine the comedy of A Confederacy of Dunces (Confederacy) by John Kennedy Toole, I present a theory of humor (abridged), including some neuroscience. Within that framework, I examine Confederacy's comic mechanisms. The novel uses the comic devices of farce and concurrent incongruities to generate its humor. The overarching incongruity of the book is between how Ignatius Reilly sees himself and how he is portrayed. He sees himself as crusader and genius; he is shown to be coward and fool. Ignatius's primary personality trait is his selfish immaturity. He is both the trickster of the plot and one of the blocking characters who is tricked. Ignatius shares many qualities with physical comedians. Toole may have drawn on concepts of the trickster and fool available at the time he wrote the novel from thinkers in psychology, sociology, and historical studies, particularly the work of Enid Welsford.
The book chapter "A Theory of Humor (Abridged) and the Comic Mechanisms of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces" was published in the book Theology and Geometry: Essays on John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces. The book was edited by Leslie Marsh. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020), pp 1-21. ISBN: 978-1498585477. No full text available through OpenRiver. Citation only.
Breaking the Glass Screens: A Case Study in Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons
Kendall Larson and Stewart Van Cleve
"Breaking the Glass Screens: A Case Study in Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons" was written by Kendall Larson and Stewart Van Cleve. The book chapter was published in the 2017 book titled: Gender Issues and the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources (McFarland & Company). The book was edited by Carol Smallwood and Lura Sandborn. ISBN: 9781476664736; No full text available through OpenRiver. Citation only.
The publisher's book summary: "With the legalization of same-sex marriage and the explosion of LGBTQ news coverage, gender studies is a subject of interest in popular media and curriculum at colleges. Libraries realize the importance of supporting the field yet have difficulty finding resources and programming ideas. This book provides case studies and innovative solutions for better meeting patron needs."
Reference 360: A Holistic Approach to Reference Instruction
Carol A. Daul-Elhindi and Tammi M. Owens
"Reference 360: A Holistic Approach to Reference Instruction" is a chapter in the book Teaching Reference Today : New Directions, Novel Approaches. The book is edited by L. A. Ellis, Editor, (pp.98-117), Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Publisher's description: "Reference and Information Services, if it may still be referred to by this term, is an evolving outreach service in libraries. This is not only due to Google and the Internet, but also other technological advances afford users online access to a plethora of content, free and proprietary. This evolution has also caused a shift in the theories and practices (especially, core functions and values) of reference and information services as library schools seek greater alignment with practitioners and libraries on the forefront of these changes.
As academics and practitioners work together to educate library students on the kinds of changes happening in reference and information services, they are rethinking their curriculum and assignments to incorporate real-world challenges adaptive to user needs. Likewise, libraries may work through their regional library consortia to plan professional development workshops or training sessions to teach new skills and methods of approach required for such changing services.
Here’s a tool for library school instructors, library students, professional development instructors, and current librarians poised to change, which specifically addresses the pedagogy of reference and information services in flux."