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    Finding Hidden Treasures in the Data
    (Library Assessment Conference (Association of Research Libraries), 2019) Dennison, Carolyn ; Sung, Jan S.
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    Analysis of Citations in Undergraduate Papers
    (College & Research Libraries, 2008) Stacey Knight-Davis, Jan S. Sung
    his paper presents the findings of a citation analysis of papers written by undergraduate students. The analysis included the types of materials cited, number of citations per paper, publication year, online availability, and refereed status of materials cited. Library ownership of materials was also analyzed. Number of citations in each paper increased over the first three papers, as did the number of refereed journals cited. There was also a positive correlation between the number of citations in the paper and the word count of the paper.
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    Do Library Fines Work? Analysis of the Effectiveness of Fines on Patron's Return Behavior at Two Mid-sized Academic Libraries
    (The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013) Jan S. Sung, Bradely P. Tolppanen
    Data on library fines imposed at Eastern Illinois University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa was extracted and compared to determine whether fines had an impact on the patron's return behavior. The results indicated that fines as well as patron group status (undergraduate, graduate, faculty) have an impact on the patron's return behavior.
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    A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Collections Inventory Project: A Statistical Analysis of Inventory Data from a Medium-sized Academic Library
    (The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009) Jan S. Sung, John Whisler ; Nackil Sung
    Using an electronic shelf-reading system a cost-benefit analysis was conducted of an inventory/shelf-reading project in a medium-sized academic library. Analyses include time spent, cataloging discrepancies, books found with active statuses, mis-shelving rate and distance, and subsequent use of found books. Correctly re-shelving “missing” materials was found to be more cost-effective and service oriented than repurchase.
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    Evidence-Based Practice Integration Across Hawaiʻi’s Academic Institutions
    ( 2017-11-03) Davis, Katherine Finn ; Dennison, Carolyn Ching
    Learner Objective 1: Describe the creation of a state-wide evidence-based program to integrate EBP into undergraduate curricula Learner Objective 2: Delineate specific approaches identified by educators to facilitate academic integration BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (2010), the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing Institute (2014), and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2006) consistently charge nurse academicians to integrate evidence-based practice (EBP) content into their nursing programs. However, sporadic and narrowly-focused content often fails to achieve EBP competencies necessary for the novice practicing nurse. METHODS: A PubMed search from 2011 to 2016 using keywords ‘Teaching EBP AND Nurs’ yielded 47 articles; 22 were critiqued and graded. Most (12) used program evaluation designs; nine reported strategies used to teach critiquing skills. The evidence base for how best to integrate EBP content into undergraduate curriculum is lacking in quality, quantity, and consistency. However, previously tested pedagogical strategies were suggested, such as integrating EBP content into each course, moving from simple to complex concepts, and application to practice. RESULTS: The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing offered a three-day EBP workshop for nurse educators from schools of nursing, statewide. Using the Iowa Model as the framework, nurse faculty leveled and spiraled EBP content across undergraduate curriculum. With the assistance of a research librarian and EBP faculty, educators learned information literacy content and identified various teaching strategies for each course, entry level to senior year. Fifty nurse faculty from seven of the nine state’s schools of nursing attended the workshop. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: The Center’s statewide approach offers the academic community the support necessary for successful integration of EBP. Systematic evaluation will be important for future implementation.