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    Embedding Collective Ownership into a Systems Migration

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    The efforts presented here aim to humanize and honor the employees impacted by systems migrations. The authors hope that this can help other libraries interested in doing likewise. The official abstract is as follows: Armacost Library at the University of Redlands structured the experience of an integrated library system migration to encourage agency, collaboration, and user-centeredness. Careful deliberation by library leadership and creative team-building activities enabled the library to address technological, cultural, and patron-facing changes wrought by the migration. The presenters related migration leadership to the NASIG Core Competencies for Electronic Resource Librarians and considered attributes needed to support colleagues in developing collective ownership

    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY’S ROLE IN PROMOTING EARLY LITERACY IN HEAD START PROGRAMS

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    The purpose of this scholarly project is to create resources to support teachers and caregivers of Head Start students in supporting early literacy skill development. These resource guides and activity kits aim to support teachers and caregivers in closing the literacy gap between children raised in low-socioeconomic (SES) households and their peers from highsocioeconomic households

    Lightning Talk: Pushing PCP and Dismissing Diversity: Platforms, Competition, and Profit

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    As publishers grow into data corporations, their surveillance of what we do and how we compare with one another increases their ability to influence standards of excellence. This profitable arrangement pits scholar communities against one another on a global scale to the benefit of the wealthy West perpetuating our dominance in scholarship. This talk frames academic-led publishing as a strategy for diversity and inclusion in scholarly publishing

    Open, Just, & Sustainable Project: April 2020 Report

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    In an increasingly digital and open-access world, libraries and other scholar communities must reconsider what we mean by the term “value”. The open access (OA) movement and sites such as SciHub and Research Gate have increasingly uncoupled access to scholarship from wealth and academic connections, disrupting the traditional value propositions of publishers and libraries alike. In response, dominant publishers (e.g., Elsevier, Wiley) and publisher-adjacent corporations (e.g., Clarivate, Digital Science) are extracting behavioral data and further entrenching themselves in institutional rankings, hiring and funding decisions, and teaching and learning practices. In turn, libraries must reexamine how their relationships with publishers and their relationships with their parent institutions. The Open, Just, and Sustainable (OJS) Project aims to help the SCELC consortium of libraries explore related concerns, questions, and opportunities. The April 2020 report analyzes publicly-available SCELC documents, a member-librarian survey results, and a November 2019 focus group with the Product Review Advisory Committee

    2019 InSPIRe Annual Report

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    Meant to inspire creativity and scholarship, InSPIRe@Redlands collects and shares intellectual artifacts from the University of Redlands community. InSPIRe is a project of the Armacost Library in support of our institutional mission to foster a community of scholars through the sharing of ideas. This Annual Report includes news, updates, statistical and other information about InSPIRe@Redlands spanning from January 1 to December 31, 2019

    Critically Appraised Topic: The Use of Interprofessional Practice in Occupational Therapy

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    The theoretical lens of the Ecological of Human Performance model (EHP) (Dunn et al., 1994) was used to understand why interprofessional collaborative practice is essential to occupational therapists and other health sciences across various settings. The EHP model is an occupational therapy theory model that emphasizes the importance of context on an individual’s occupational performance and their range to perform in (Dunn et al., 1994). EHP is used to describe the environmental effects on performance range, in this case, effective interprofessional practice used by occupational therapists and other healthcare stakeholders, to identify the factors that limit and support quality care. Quality care is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable (Boscart et al., 2019). These environmental factors include the lack of learning in professional programs, cohesiveness in various health science fields, and resources specifically for interprofessional collaborative practice rather than smaller models based off of it. We sought to discover these factors\u27 influence on the care provided by healthcare professionals, occupational therapists specifically, to synthesize the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare and what could change to better the care for all patients

    Campus Conversations on Scholarly Communications: May 2020 Report

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    Campus Conversations on Scholarly Communications was created as a mini-grant program to foster institutional dialogue. Funded by the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Project Initiatives Fund (SPIF) and managed by the Scholarly Communications Committee, grants of up to $800 were used by member and affiliate libraries to engage diverse constituents on topics about licensing contracts, open access, or other scholarly communication topics. This dialogue is needed to address complex issues such as price increases, library budgets, market dominance, social justice, accessibility, sustainability, and relevance. Grant recipients share their work and reflections, inevitably impacted by COVID-19, in this report

    Campus Conversations on Scholarly Communications: May 2020 Report

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    Campus Conversations on Scholarly Communications was created as a mini-grant program to foster institutional dialogue. Funded by the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Project Initiatives Fund (SPIF) and managed by the Scholarly Communications Committee, grants of up to $800 were used by member and affiliate libraries to engage diverse constituents on topics about licensing contracts, open access, or other scholarly communication topics. This dialogue is needed to address complex issues such as price increases, library budgets, market dominance, social justice, accessibility, sustainability, and relevance. Grant recipients share their work and reflections, inevitably impacted by COVID-19, in this report

    Seesaw Extended MSSM and Anomaly Mediation without Tachyonic Sleptons

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    Superconformal anomalies provide an elegant and economical way to understand the soft breaking parameters in SUSY models; however, implementing them leads to the several undesirable features including: tachyonic sleptons and electroweak symmetry breaking problems in both the MSSM and the NMSSM. Since these two theories also have the additonal problem of massless neutrinos, we have reconsidered the AMSB problems in a class of models that extends the NMSSM to explain small neutrino masses via the seesaw mechanism. In a recent paper, we showed that for a class of minimal left-right extensions, a built-in mechanism exists which naturally solves the tachyonic slepton problem and provides new alternatives to the MSSM that also have automatic R-parity conservation. In this paper, we discuss how electroweak symmetry breaking arises in this model through an NMSSM-like low energy theory with a singlet VEV, induced by the structure of the left-right extension and of the right magnitude. We then study the phenomenological issues and find: the LSP is an Higgsino-wino mix, new phenomenology for chargino decays to the LSP, degenerate same generation sleptons and a potential for a mild squark-slepton degeneracy. We also discuss possible collider signatures and the feasibility of dark matter in this model.Comment: 40 pages, 10 figures, 5 tables; v3: Added addendum and three new references; v4: Added reference that was inadvertently omitte
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