Mardene Rosalee Carr

Mardene Rosalee Carr
Grand Canyon University | GCU · College of Education

MSET,CLIS,MLIS, BA

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Introduction
I am a trained Librarian with over 15 years experience. I have worked in special, university, government and public libraries in USA, Jamaica, Bahamas, Dominica and the Cayman Islands. My specialty is start-up libraries - I love to get an empty space and build a library from there. My research areas include technology in libraries, open access, social media and libraries, social media in education, mobile technologies and libraries and digital libraries.
Additional affiliations
December 2008 - April 2011
Ross University
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2005 - July 2007
University College Cayman Islands
Position
  • College Librarian
October 2001 - July 2005
The University of the West Indies at Mona
Position
  • Business Librarian 11
Education
January 2009 - August 2010
DeVry University
Field of study
  • Educational Technology
August 2007 - May 2008
Louisiana State University
Field of study
  • Information Science
January 1998 - December 1999
University of Texas at Austin
Field of study
  • Library and Information Science

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Publications (19)
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The Web Literacy Map is an initiative led by the Mozilla Foundation (a global non-profit linked to the Firefox Web Browser). This initiative sets out to "define the skills and competencies required to read, write, and participate on the web"
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HealthSource Chiropractic Dr. Chad Polley says "people are using their devices anywhere from 2 to 4 hours a day, that's anywhere from 700 to 1,400 hours a year that is spent looking down." This can eventually lead to serious pain and what is now known in the medical field as text neck.
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Research has shown that when persons spend more of their day standing, they can reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
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It seems these days that many libraries are struggling with finances (especially the libraries in developing or under-developed countries). How can we as Information Providers serve our customers when for the most part we have little or no money to bargain with? Here are a few things that have helped me over the years:
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Jamaica remains on the periphery of growth and prosperity even though it has been five decades since independence. Ordinary Jamaicans are living below their potential because the economy has failed to provide them with the desired quality of life. It is widely believed that entrepreneurship is the magic bullet that will lead to growth and economic...
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When sports is used as the main vehicle to promote the gospel this is referred to as Sports Evangelism. Sports evangelism allows believers to adapt to the people they are trying to reach with the gospel. Sports evangelism is not the traditional way of sharing the gospel but we each have different gifts and we are called to use them. The gospel is n...
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Today’s students are digital natives living in a digitally focused world and many Jamaican teachers are not quick to embrace the changes brought by the impact of technology on education. In the 21st Century classroom, teachers are facilitators of student learning and creators of productive classroom environments in which students can develop the ne...
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Purpose – The paper seeks to show how telecommuting can be employed to advantage in the Jamaican library system. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire and a literature review were utilized in this research paper. The primary research tool was a 12-question questionnaire that was administered to all levels of library staff across the island...
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Competitive intelligence can improve the bottom line of those companies that dare to give it a try. Despite the volume of research on competitive intelligence (CI) there seems to be no literature that captures the present situation in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. This article describes a survey of the Jamaican Librarian's knowledge of the term...
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Librarian's continuing interest in faculty attitudes towards librarians and library instruction (LI) is understandable given that their opportunities for educating students are largely shaped by faculty attitudes, especially by faculty commitment to student's conducting library or information research and by their receptiveness to course integrated...
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Librarian's continuing interest in faculty attitudes towards librarians and library instruction (LI) is understandable given that their opportunities for educating students are largely shaped by faculty attitudes, especially by faculty commitment to student's conducting library or information research and by their receptiveness to course integrated...
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Discusses how social media can be integrated into the community college's curriculum.
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According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, congregation is defined as an assembly of persons met for worship and religious instructions. From the very beginning congregations have been characterized by volunteerism and diversity with churches having the freedom to form their congregations without any interference from the state. Congregations are...
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According to bible.org (2004), the word canon is used to describe those books recognized as inspired by God. It comes from the Greek word "kanwn" and Hebrew "qaneh" and Akkadian, qanu. Ryrie (1972) states that "the word canon means rule or measuring rod, and in relation to the bible it refers to the collection of books which passed a test of authen...
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There are over fifty references to the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts (Kyeyune, 2010). The book has been called the Book of the Holy Spirit because it has been such a predominant source of power and direction in the life of the early believers (Kyeyune, 2010). The church was activated after the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples during th...
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Purpose – The paper seeks to show how telecommuting can be employed to advantage in the Jamaican library system. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire and a literature review were utilized in this research paper. The primary research tool was a 12‐question questionnaire that was administered to all levels of library staff across the island...
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Purpose – To show how the Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies, Jamaica can move towards a less paper environment. Design/methodology/approach – A lterature review as well as questionnaire was used, with the questionnaire being the primary research tool. The articles for the Literature Review ranged from 1999‐2003 and were looked...

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I believe that we should introduce entrepreneurship to kids as early as possible. Entrepreneurship is a solution to poverty that we many times overlook. Every school should have an entrepreneurship program from as early as elementary school. Do you think we should introduce entrepreneurship to kids as early as elementary school?
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What barriers exist in under-developed and developing countries that can prevent the full use of Open Educational Resources?
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How are tertiary institutions using Open Educational Resources in under-developed and developing countries today?
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I have heard many persons say they are not marking for grammar, only content.  However, is that fair to the student when they are allowed to think that what they are doing is okay?  What happens when they get to another level and the lecturer marks for grammar?
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Typically a class might have students at different levels and they also learn differently.  What is the best way to deal with this situation so every child feels included?
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Would you say it is difficult to figure  the gaps in research?  What are the best practices for figuring out the gaps in research in a specific area. Are some areas easier than others?
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Doctoral studies is not easy whether you are in a classroom or doing via distance.  Does it take more to study via distance?   What is necessary for a doctoral student studying via distance to really succeed?
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How important is GPA for doctoral students?  Is this the best way to evaluate a doctoral student's work or are there much better ways?

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Objectives: Relate a sense of meaning and purpose to one’s personal model of servant leadership. Create a personal model of leadership that incorporates contributions to others, organizations, and society. Explain how Greenleaf's Theology of Institutions applies to institutions in society today.
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To understand what it means to succeed as a doctoral student