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    Test for DSpace Keywords issue
    (Rusty Quill Productions, 2022-11-01) Morgan, Paige
    This is just a test.
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    Understanding the Organizational Value of Post–Master’s Degree Residency Programs
    (Research Library Issues, 2010-10) Brewer, Julie
    Post–master’s degree research library residency programs have been in place for many years, primarily in ARL libraries.1 A number of research libraries have hosted residency programs for several decades.2 Accounts of residency programs are most often presented from the residents’ perspectives or discussed in terms of how participants benefit. Many former residents enthusiastically report on their residency experiences at professional conferences and in various publications. It is clear these early- career development opportunities greatly benefit participants. However, the decline in the economy of the past few years has challenged research libraries to assess how residency programs benefit the organization. How do residency programs further the mission and strategic goals of the library? Providing early-career development may not be enough of a rationale to start or continue a residency program when library budgets are being reduced.
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    Interim Management During a Hiring Freeze, Salary Freeze, and Salary Reduction
    (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2022-06-06) McCoy, Shelly
    It's common for libraries to use visiting, interim, temporary, and acting roles to solve a variety of personnel vacancies. And with the current, widespread retirements and turnover at the most senior levels of library leadership, more and more libraries are being led by interim leaders. Interim Leadership in Libraries: Building Relationships, Making Decisions, and Moving On draws on evidence-based research, professional expertise, and personal experience to address the practical implications that arise from the decision to appoint interim leaders. Authors from a variety of institutions who have served in many different interim roles explore this unique type of leadership in five thorough sections: Building Relationships for Interim Leaders; Leading with Confidence; Making Long-Term Decisions as an Interim Leader; Leading Through Contraction: When No One Can Be Hired; and Moving On: When the Dust Settles. Chapters cover topics including serving as a non-librarian interim, leading through a hiring freeze, strategic planning and reorganization as interim, and developing future library leaders. Individuals asked to step into interim or acting leadership roles face personal and professional challenges. This book will help leaders, and those who work with them, learn from the successes and failures of others who came before them in order to have a lasting impact on their organization.
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    Effects of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics on the infant gut microbiota and other health outcomes: A systematic review
    (Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2022-01-04) Ferro, Lynn E.; Crowley, Liana N.; Bittinger, Kyle; Friedman, Elliot S.; Decker, Jessica E.; Russel, Kathryn; Katz, Sarah; Kim, Jae Kyeom; Trabulsi, Jillian C.
    The primary aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the literature regarding the effect of pre-, pro-, or synbiotic supplementation in infant formula on the gastrointestinal microbiota. The Cochrane methodology for systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was employed. Five databases were searched and 32 RCTs (2010–2021) were identified for inclusion: 20 prebiotic, 6 probiotic, and 6 synbiotic. The methods utilized to evaluate gastrointestinal microbiota varied across studies and included colony plating, fluorescence in situ hybridization, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, or tagged sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Fecal Bifidobacterium levels increased with supplementation of prebiotics and synbiotics but not with probiotics alone. Probiotic and synbiotic supplementation generally increased fecal levels of the bacterial strain supplemented in the formula. Across all pre-, pro-, and synbiotic-supplemented formulas, results were inconsistent regarding fecal Clostridium levels. Fecal pH was lower with some prebiotic and synbiotic supplementation; however, no difference was seen with probiotics. Softer stools were often reported in infants supplemented with pre- and synbiotics, yet results were inconsistent for probiotic-supplemented formula. Limited evidence demonstrates that pre- and synbiotic supplementation increases fecal Bifidobacterium levels. Future studies utilizing comprehensive methodologies and additional studies in probiotics and synbiotics are warranted.
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    Perspectives on Precarity: A Multifaceted Look at the Status of Project Archivists
    (2020-08-05) Johnson Melvin, L. Rebecca; Sayles, Sheridan; Vo, Amy C.
    Presented at the 2020 Research Forum at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (a virtual meeting), these are preliminary findings and a description of the research methodology of a national dual survey of project archivists and their employers about issues and practices related to term-limited positions.