Wordle: LIS Research

Teresa Smith Welsh, Ph.D., Professor and Director

Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science

e-mail: teresa.welsh@usm.edu

SLIS Faculty Page


"Wisdom begins in wonder" - Socrates (c. 470 B.C. - 399 B.C.)


Students' Scholarly Publications
Peer-Reviewed Journals
Estrella, Debbie, "No Fixed Abode: Library Services for the Homeless and Economically Disadvantaged in the U.K." British Studies LIS Research Paper, August 2015.
Published in Current Studies in Librarianship 32(2):119-142, 2016.

Simmons, Emily, "Adolescent Females and the Graphic Novel: A Content Analysis." Master's Research Project, August 2014.
Published in The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults 6 (August, 2015).

Kennedy, Corinne, "Bibliometric Study of Scholarly Writing and Publishing Patterns in Regards to Copyright Issues of Visual Art Resources." Master's Research Project, December 2012.
Published in Art Documentation 34(1): 60-70, 2015

Wilson, Daniel, "Content and Design: An Analysis of Alabama Academic Library Web Sites." Master's Research Project, December 2012.
Published in The Electronic Library 33(1): 88-102, 2015.

Sootheran, Jeff, "Academic Libraries and Development: A Bibliometric Analysis of LIS Journals Related to Funding." Master's Research Project, August 2012.
Published in The Bottom Line 27(3): 107-122, 2014. Emerald Publishing Awards for Excellence - Winner, 2015 Outstanding Paper.

Anderson, Jaclyn Lewis, "The Classification of Censorship: An Analysis of Challenged Books by Classification and Subject Heading." Master's Research Project, August 2013.
Published in Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table 5(1), June 2014.

Branscome, Beth, "Management of Electronic Serials in Academic Libraries: The Results of an Online Survey." Master's Research Project, August 2011.
Published in Serials Review 39(4): 216-226, 2013.

Sesser, David, "Authorship Analysis of The Southeastern Librarian, 2007-2011." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, December 2012.
Published in The Southeastern Librarian 61(3): 3-6, 2013.

Grace Akers, Carly. "Which Books are Challenged More - Classics or Contemporary?" Master's Research Project, May 2011.
Published in New Library World 113(7/ 8): 385-395, 2012.

Hand, Shane. "Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, and Race, 1900-1930s." History/LIS Master's Thesis, inspired by LIS631: History of Libraries paper, July 2010.
Published in Progressive Librarian 38/39: 34-63, Spring 2012.

Nelson, Greg. M., "Provo City Library: Building across a Century." Based on a paper completed in LIS631: History of Libraries, June 2009
Published in Public Library Quarterly 31(2): 159-180, Apr/Jun 2012.

Bradley, Amy, "A Comparison of Google Scholar and Library Literature and Information Science Full Text." Paper completed in LIS656: Online Information Retrieval, May 2009.
Published in Current Studies In Librarianship 30(1/2): 37-48, Spring 2011.

Reece-Evans, Linsay, "Gender and Citation in LIS E-Journals: A Bibliometric Analysis of LIBRES and Information Research." Master's Research Project, August 2009.
Published in LIBRES Research Electronic Journal 20(1): 1-18, March 2010.

Bankson, Heather, "Health Literacy: An Exploratory Bibliometric Analysis, 1997 - 2007." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2008.
Published in Journal of the Medical Library Association 97(2): 148-150, April 2009.

Zuber, Peter, "Publishing Patterns on Institutional Repositories by LIS Journals." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2006.
Published in Current Studies in Librarianship 29(1/2): 37-62, Spring/Fall 2009.

Iovino, Leigh Allison, "The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi: A Bibliometric Study on this Topic in Scholarly Journals." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, December 2007.
Published in Library Student Journal 3(1), 2008.

Lewin, Heather S., "Diabetes Mellitus Publication Patterns, 1984 - 2005." Master's Research Project, December 2005.
Published in Journal of the Medical Library Association 96(2): 155-158, April 2008.

Dalton, Julie, "Scholarly Articles Featuring Projects Using Dublin Core." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, May 2005.
Published in Journal of Internet Cataloging 7(3/4): 59-84, 2007.

Michalec, Mychaelyn, "A Content Analysis of Art Library Web Sites." Master's Research Project, December 2005.
Edited version published in Art Documentation 25(2): 46-54, Fall 2006.

Wirkus, Kelly, "School Library Media Research: An Analysis of Articles Found in School Library Media Research and the ERIC Database." Master's Research Project, December 2005.
Published as a "Best of ERIC" article in School Library Media Research 9: 1-24, 2006.

Robertson, Lea Ann, "Laura N. Gasaway: Defining an Expert." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2005.
Published in North Carolina Libraries 64(1/2): 23-28, Spring/Summer 2006.

Beebe, Barbara, "State Public-Access Online Offender Databases: A Content Analysis." Master's Research Project, August 2004.
Published in Current Studies in Librarianship 26:5-37, 2006.

SLIS Connecting Refereed e-Journal
Clark, Courtney E., "Pastime with Good Company: The Songs of Henry VIII and His Daughter Elizabeth I," British Studies 2014 LIS Research Paper, August 2014.
Published in SLIS Connecting 4(2): 42-53, Fall/Winter 2015.

Smith, Colleen E., "Folklore and Children's Literature: A Content Analysis of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection," Master's Research Project, May 2015.
Published in SLIS Connecting 4(2): 22-41, Fall/Winter 2015.

Valetutti, Lynn, "Cultural Heritage Preservation in Digital Repositories: A Bibliometric Analysis," Master's Research Project, July 2015.
Published in SLIS Connecting 4(2): 54-65, Fall/Winter 2015.

Leavitt, Matthew, "United Kingdom Libraries during World War II," British Studies Research Paper, September 2011.
Published in SLIS Connecting 4(1): 27-34, Spring 2015.

Rogers, Kalah L, "Academic and Public Libraries' Use of Web 2.0 Applications and Services in Mississippi," Master's Research Project, December 2014.
Published in SLIS Connecting 4(1): 35-46, Spring 2015.

Brunelle, Kate, "A Brief Historical Evolution of the International Tracing Service (ITS): The Largest Collection of Holocaust Related Documents," Archival Certificate Research Paper, August 2013.
Published in SLIS Connecting 3(2): 22-43, Fall 2014.

Salisbury, Preston R., "Analysis of Primers in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection." Master's Research Project, May 2014.
Published in SLIS Connecting 3(2): 44-55, Fall 2014.

Smith, Amy E., "A Comparison of Public versus Private Academic Library Web Sites in Alabama for Accessibility and WEb 2.0 Applications." Master's Research Project, May 2013.
Published in SLIS Connecting 3(2): 56-69, Fall 2014.

Bolton, Tanya C., "A Comparative Analysis of the Religious Non-Fiction Collections of a Public Library and a Christian Church Library." Master's Research Project, May 2013.
Published in SLIS Connecting 3(1): 47-68, Spring 2014.

Ferriss, Jeannie A., "A Sleuth of Our Own: A Historical View of Nancy Drew, Girl Detective." Paper completed in LIS 634: History of Children's Literature, Spring 2013.
Published in SLIS Connecting 3(1): 23-36, Spring 2014.

Birzer, Bernadette, "Exploring 19th Century Gift Books in a Special Collection: A Collection Analysis." Master's Research Project, Fall 2012.
Published in SLIS Connecting 2(2): 22-35, Fall 2013.

Ferriss, Jeannie, "Paths through the Darkness: A Survey and Content Analysis of Holocaust Literature for Children and Young Adults." Master's Research Project, Spring 2013.
Published in SLIS Connecting 2(2): 36-64, Fall 2013.

Ballard, Donna, "Smith Wright Mercantile Store Ledger 1841 - 1845: Documenting the Content and History of Archival Materials." Paper completed as requirement for Graduate Certificate in Archives and Special Collections, December 2012.
Published in SLIS Connecting 2(1): 26-42, Spring 2013.

Heidelberg, Sarah J., "A Collection Analysis of the African-American Poetry Holdings in the de Grummond Collection." Master's Research Project, December 2010.
Published in SLIS Connecting 2(1): 43-56, Spring 2013.

Reinke, Scott David, "Condition Survey of the Circulating Collection: Cook Library, University of Southern Mississippi." Master's Research Project, May 2009.
Published in SLIS Connecting 1(2): 14-36, Fall 2012.

Pittman, Cheryl, "An Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood Storybooks in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection." Master's Research Project, July 2011.
Published in SLIS Connecting 1(2): 37-49, Fall 2012.

Boney Rowell, Karen, "Citation Analysis of Journal and Format Preferences from Master's Research Projects at the USM's School of Library and Information Science from 2004-2005." Master's Research Project, May 2007.
Published in SLIS Connecting 1(1): 46-68, Spring 2012.

Moreau, Andrea, "Hancock County Public Library System: History and Hurricane." Master's Research Project, December 2006.
Published in SLIS Connecting 1(1): 69-89, Spring 2012.

Smith, Kimberly, "A Content Analysis of Cinderella Illustrated Storybooks Housed in the de Grummond Collection." Master's Research Project, December 2004.
Published in SLIS Connecting 1(1): 22-45, Spring 2012.

Professional Journals
Crockett, Carlos, "Urban Youth and Public Libraries." Master's Research Project, December 2013.
Published in Public Libraries 53(5), 2014.

Giamalva, Antoinette, "Popularity of Young Adult Vampire Literature." Based on Master's Research Project, December 2012
Published in Mississippi Libraries 76(3): 11-17, Fall 2013.

Parks, James Stephen, "Bringing Mississippi's Government into the Homes of its Citizens: The Mississippi College Law Library's Legislative History Project."
Published in Mississippi Libraries 76(1): 14-24, Spring 2013.

Richardson, Hillary A.H., "Revelations From the Literature: How Web-Scale Discovery Has Already Changed Us." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, Fall 2012
Published in Computers in Libraries 33(4): 12-18, May 2013.

Klubek, Peter, "A Database Comparison of ERIC and Google Scholar." Paper completed in LIS 656: Online Information Retrieval, May 2011
Published in Mississippi Libraries 75(3): 66-69, Winter 2012.

Parr, Katherine, "The Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement and Success." Paper completed in LIS489: Library Practicum capstone, May 2010
Published in Mississippi Libraries 75(1): 18-22, Spring 2012.

Finch, Kristin, "A Comparative Analysis of Education Databases." Paper completed in LIS656: Online Information Retrieval, May 2010.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 74(1): 9-13, Spring 2010.

Matthews, Linda, "A Brief History of the Lamar County Library System." Master's Research Project, August 2010.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 73(4): 99-103, Winter 2009.

Finch, Kristin, "Bibliographic Authorship Study of The American Archivist, 2004 - 2008." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, May 2009.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 73(3): 54-57, Fall 2009.

Powell, Nicole, "American Library Student Explores British Libraries through Library Tour Program." British Studies Program, July 2009
Published in ALA International Leads, 23(4): 5, 2009.

Zuber, Peter, "A Study of Institutional Repository Holdings by Academic Discipline." Master's Research Project, May 2007.
Published in D-Lib Magazine 14(11/12), November/December 2008.

Hammond-Todd, Sheila, "Immigrant Services in Public Libraries." Student Reference Class Paper, May 2008.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 72(2): 36-38, Summer 2008.

Boyd, Erin and L. Allison Iovino, "Library 2.0: The Next Generation (of Librarians)." Article included information from interviews conducted with SLIS faculty: Linda Ginn, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes, and Dr. Teresa Welsh
Published in Mississippi Libraries 72(1): 11-13, Spring 2008.

Hofacre, Marta Jean, "Bibliometric Study: Descriptive Authorship Statistics in The American Archivist, 1993 - 2003." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2004.
Beta Phi Mu 2004 $100 Student Research Paper Award
Presented at the Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference, Natchez, October 2004.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 68(4): 97-102, Winter 2004.

Martin, Malachi, and Nashaat Sayed. "Good Grooming: Basic Issues in Weeding and Weeding Policy in Library Collections." Based on an assignment in LIS511: Collection Development, Spring 2004.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 68(2): 36-38, Summer 2004.

Beebe, Barbara, "A Content Analysis of LIBRES Research Electronic Journal." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2003.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 67(4): 101-104, Winter 2003.

Ginn, Linda, "Citation Analysis of Authored Articles in Library and Information Science Research." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, December 2003.
Beta Phi Mu 2003 $100 Student Research Paper Award
Published in Mississippi Libraries 67(4): 106-108, Winter 2003.

Liu, Jingjing, "A Bibliometric Study: Multifaceted Characteristics of JASIST." Master's Research Project, December 2003.
Beta Phi Mu 2003 $100 Student Research Paper Award
Edited version, "A Bibliometric Study: Author Productivity and Co-Authorship" published in Mississippi Libraries 67(4): 110-112, Winter 2003.

Lumumba, Jama and Branton, Ann, "Historical Survey of Library Services for Blacks in Mississippi: 1866 to 1954" Based on Lumumba's Master's Research Project, May 2002.
Published in Mississippi Libraries 66(2): 37-40, Summer 2002.

Research Papers in Conference Proceedings
Brissett, Marilyn M. "Aspects of Authorship, Coauthorship, and Productivity in School Library Research 1998 - 2012." Paper completed in LIS 651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2005.
Published in Qualitative & Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Journal, Special Issue: Bibliometrics and Scientometrics: 5-16, January 2015.

Wimmer, Erin. "The Politics of Archiving." Dual Political Science/MLIS Thesis, University of Southern Mississippi, May 2012.
Published in Society of American Archivists Conference Proceedings, June 2014.

Parks, James Stephen. "A Bibliometric Study of LIS Literature Related to Academic Law Librarianship." Paper completed in LIS 651: Introduction to Information Science, December 2012.
Published in Qualitative & Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Journal, Special Issue: Bibliometrics and Scientometrics: 29-39, January 2015.

Senapatiratne, Timothy, "A Citation Analysis of Ecclesiastes Scholarship: A Test Case Using Citation Analysis in Biblical Studies." Master's Research Project, December 2013.
Published in Advances in the Study of Information and Religion 4, article 2, 2014.

D'Ambrosio, Amber, "British Theatre Archives: Scattered but Accessible." Paper completed in LIS587: British Studies, July 2011
Published in Qualitative & Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Journal 3: 239-246, 2012.

Ballard, Donna S., "Documentation of Library Compliance in Regional Accreditation Standards: A Survey of Accreditation Liaisons and Librarians of Level-One Institutions of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools." Master's Research Project, May 2008.
Published in New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: Selected Papers Presented at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2010, edited by Anthi Katsirikou & Christos Skiadas, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2012, pp. 205-08.

Ballard, Donna S., "Publishing Patterns and Authorship in the Scholarly Literature of Digital Object Identifiers: A Bibliometric Analysis." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, May 2007.
Published in New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: Selected Papers Presented at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2010, edited by Anthi Katsirikou & Christos Skiadas, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2012, pp. 209-12.

Brissett, Marilyn M. "Characters of Color: A Content Analysis of Picture Books in a Virgin Islands Elementary School Library." Master's Research Project, August 2008.
Published in New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: Selected Papers Presented at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2010, edited by Anthi Katsirikou & Christos Skiadas, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2012, pp. 213-18.

Shedd, Julie D., "Anthropological Literature on Social Phobia: An Examination of Publishing and Indexing Patterns." Master's Anthropology/LIS Thesis, May 2009.
Published in New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: Selected Papers Presented at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2010, edited by Anthi Katsirikou & Christos Skiadas, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2012, pp. 219-24.

Boswell, Janet, "Information Literacy Assessment Trial Study of Students in the Eleventh Grade in Mississippi." LIS Specialist Research Project, August 2007.
Published in Information Literacy in the Digital Age: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Teresa S. Welsh and Melissa S. Wright, Chandos Publishing, 2010, pp. 151-177.

Ford, Glenda, "An Examination of the Scholarly Literature Related to School Libraries and Their Impact on Student Achievement." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, December 2009.
Published in Information Literacy in the Digital Age: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Teresa S. Welsh and Melissa S. Wright, Chandos Publishing, 2010, pp. 179-196.

Matthews, Linda, "A Bibliometric Analysis of Scholarly Literature Related to Information Literacy and Critical Thinking." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, December 2009.
Published in Information Literacy in the Digital Age: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Teresa S. Welsh and Melissa S. Wright, Chandos Publishing, 2010, pp. 197-213.

Synergy: A Journal for Graduate Student Research
Mutchler, Don K., "A Bradford Analysis of the Scholarly Literature of Chinese Ethics Utilizing the Summon Discovery Tool." Master's Research Project, Spring 2012.
Published in Synergy 4(2/3): 53-59, Fall 2013.

Beavers, Colleen, "A Citation Analysis of Articles on Hittite Religion in the Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, Fall 2011.
Published in Synergy 2(3): 53-59, Fall 2011.

Hand, Shane "A History of Reference Librarianship and User Instruction in the Twentieth Century." Based on a paper completed in LIS631: History of Libraries, Spring 2010.
Published in Synergy 1(3):75-84, Fall 2010.


Scholarly Presentations

Wimmer, Erin, "The Politics of Archiving." Based on MLIS/MA Political Science thesis, May 2012.
Poster presentation, Society of American Archivists Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Conference, New Orleans, August 13, 2013.

Garretson, Joy, "How Friendly Is Your Homepage? An Analysis of 14 Mississippi Library System Web Sites." Based on a paper completed in LIS651: Intro to Information Science, December 2012
Poster presentation, Student Research Colloquium, USM Trent Lott Center, April 25, 2013.

Parks, James Stephen, "Libraries and Technology: Opening up the State Judiciary to Greater Transparency" on Mississippi College Judicial Data Project
Poster presentation, Student Research Colloquium, USM Cochran Center, Apr. 26, 2012.

Cork, Sheila and Jessica Herr, "Interns, Internships, and Special Libraries." Based on LIS689: Library Practicum, Summer 2011, at the New Orleans Museum of Art Library
Poster presentation, Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference, Jackson, October 2011.

Russell, Jennie, "The Cartoon Museum in London: Supporting British Comic History." Paper completed in LIS587: British Studies, July 2010
Presentation, Michigan Museums Association Annual Conference, Harbor Springs, Michigan, October 17, 2011.

Vinson, Thomas Corey, and Teresa S. Welsh, "A Comparison of Three LIS Databases." Expanded version of a paper completed in LIS656: Online Information Retrieval, May 2009
Presentation, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML11), Athens, Greece, May 25, 2011.

Barnard, Brianna, "Digitizing and Cataloguing Archives at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art." Based on a paper completed in LIS489: Library Practicum, Fall 2010
Presentation, Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference, Starkville, April 21, 2011.

Trier-Rourke, Madeline, "The Discourse of France and Islam in Scholarly Publications 1998 - 2008: A Bibliometric Study." Based on a paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, May 2009.
Poster presentation, Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference, Hattiesburg, October 2009.

Paschal, Sara Sunshine, "Authorship of Academic Articles Pertaining to the Topic of Accelerated Reader: A Bibliometric Study." Based on a paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, May 2006.
Presentation, Cook Library Research Forum 2006.

Barkley, Paulette, "A Bibliometric Study: Authorship in the Community College Review, 2002 - 2003." Paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2004.
Winner, MLA 2004 Student Research Paper Competition
Presentation, Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference, Natchez, October 2004.

Smith, Kimberly, "Recommended Videos for Young Adults and Children, 1997 - 2004." Based on a paper completed in LIS651: Introduction to Information Science, August 2004.
Poster presentation, Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference, Natchez, October 2004.

Cork, Sheila, "To Join or Not to JoinMLA: USM SLIS Students and the Mississippi Library Association"
Poster Presentation, MLA (Mississippi Libraries 66(3): 84, Fall, 2002.

Campbell, Shugana, Holliday, Catharine, & Johnson, Greg, "Politics, Religion, Images, and Abortion: Do Internet Filters Block Controversial Sources of Information?"
Poster Presentation, MLA (Mississippi Libraries 66(3): 84, Fall, 2002.

DeLeve, Scott, "Library Services to Blacks in Mississippi: A Timeline - 1866 - 1954"
Plato Learning, Inc. $200 Poster Award, MLS Annual Conference (Mississippi Libraries 65(4): 114, Winter 2001.

Lumumba, Jama, "Comparative Citation Analysis of Mid-South law Journals"
Plato Learning, Inc. $200 Poster Award, MLS Annual Conference (Mississippi Libraries 65(4): 114, Winter 2001.


SLIS Motto:
Studiis et rebus honestis
"For studies & noble achievements"

e-mail: drtwelsh@yahoo.com
Updated 3/12/2017