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Item“After a finding of Noncompliance, What?!”(2017) Bean, Andrew; Shields, Katelyn; Baker, Allen; Ayers, Natasha; Barnhart, Sarah; Beck, Darcy; Brooks, Willie E.; Cherpas, Melissa; Cooper, Quintin; Plummer, Heather; Rai, Punam; Russ, Kelly; Foley, William A., Jr.Treaties have long been the cornerstones of international relations. They can be seen as one of the sole mechanisms to formalize agreements between sovereign states. In principle, these agreements are legally binding. In practice, the result is less certain. Issues ranging from the how the country views itself on the international stage to the specific treaty terms and enforcement mechanisms can all effect prospects for compliance. What is certain is the disruption and uncertainty that noncompliance causes. If not addressed, a treaty’s utility will eventually erode to the point where the agreement has no force. Other countries would also perceive little value in treaty ratification if compliance cannot be sufficiently verified. This report focuses on current issues of noncompliance with Russia, Syria, Iran, and North. Korea. Key themes arise across these cases and point to specific factors that impact treaty compliance. The report distills these key themes into general and case-specific recommendations for bringing a country back from noncompliance. ItemCase 2: Abdominal Distention in a Term Infant with Unilateral Ventriculomegaly(AAP, 2019-10) Lyle, Allison N. J.; Byrne, Bobbi J.; Pediatrics, School of Medicine ItemEvaluating U.S. Security Assistance in the Middle East and North Africa(2016-12-16) Horner, Amanda; Enciso, Danny; Guenthenspberger, Brian; Owens, Christina; Cholewa, Alsksander; Meyer, Evan; Johnson, Lauren; Rice, Angela; Sinadinos, Alison; Toma, Sam; Gruwell, Abbie; Paquet, Staci; Dubbs, Dakota; Shelton, Denise; Smith, David; Foley, William A., Jr. ItemInformation Literacy and Student Engagement: What the National Survey of Student Engagement Reveals about Your Campus(Association of College and Research Libraries, 2003-11) Mark, Amy E.; Boruff-Jones, Polly D.The annual National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) measures undergraduate “participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development." Each item on the survey correlates to one of five benchmarks of “empirically confirmed ‘good practices’ in undergraduate education.” The NSSE is an excellent diagnostic fit with the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education because learning outcomes can be correlated with student engagement. This article will present case studies from the University of Mississippi and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to demonstrate how librarians can apply NSSE results for the purpose of assessment. ItemMeasuring the Effect of USCG Port Security Advisory Notices On Trade and Port Security Procedures(United States Department of State, Diplomacy Laboratory Program, 2016) Galbraith, Amanda; Miller, Erin; Turbeville, Shane; Kim, Christopher; Begay, Matthew; Sanchez, Marisela; Franklin, Wayne; Massoth, Jake; Rimmel, Janel; Teal, Sydney; Foley, William A., Jr.Overview: The United States Coast Guard’s International Port Security (IPS) Program is the primary port security assessment office and was established in 2003 as part of the U.S. Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) to reduce risks to U.S. ports and ships, and to the entire maritime transport system. Through the assessment of International Ship and Port Facility Security Code implementation and other measures in foreign ports, the International Port Security Program can determine whether or not there is a reasonable and acceptable level of port security at any given foreign port. This report is comprised of qualitative and quantitative research along with two case studies that compare and contrast two countries and/or ports that either succeeded or failed in complying with this program and received a Port Security Advisory (PSA). Hypothesis: Port Security Advisories (PSA) are issued when a port does not meet the International Port Security Program code. They are an instrument to build and sustain port security practices and improvements. PSAs can give standard regulations for those who use ports in compliance with a PSA as well as create maritime security protocols for other countries that do not have strong port standards. As for the economic impacts, there can be both positive and negative factors depending on the country and the situation. However, we hypothesize that overall, PSAs do not significantly influence a country’s volume of trade. Due to non-compliant countries in reporting, there is no discernable method for tracking or ensuring restrictions. Methodology: We will observe quantitative measures of trade to identify negative impacts associated with the issuance of PSAs. We will also look at quantitative data to identify positive impacts associated with PSAs. We will be using USCG’s HOMEPORT website to identify the PSAs and use COMTRADE to examine trade both before and after a PSA was issued. Trade will be compared to similar countries, those which have not received a PSA. Lastly, we will go over local and regional factors and determine what is currently working and what needs to be improved. Conclusions: Our conclusion is that as a system the PSA process is not necessary an influence on trade. There may be correlations between countries with PSAs issued and changes in trade but there are a myriad of other factors that can impact this making the current methodology less than definitive. There also may be certain countries and/or ports where the correlation appears stronger (See Case Study #1); but overall, our conclusion is that PSAs have a negligible impact on a country receiving them in influencing their volume of trade. ItemNegotiation Case: Cap & Mikey Press(2023) Macy, Katharine V.Fictional journal negotiation case study to help libraries practice preparing and conducting journal negotiations. It provides the case for both the library and vendor point of view with differing information to help replicate the missing information common that must be uncovered during the negotiation process. ItemPrivate Sector Port Security Practices: Responsibilities and Best Practices(2015-12-16) Allen, Jason; Andrews, Kaleigh; Andrews, Kelsey; Baker, Brooklynn; Robbins, Austin; DesJarlais, Joseph; Cummings, Marvin; DeVore, Travis; Dutton, Catherine; Fields, Aaron; Foster, Leia; Heinz, Katharine; Hooks, Terrice; Kenney, Lauren; Parker, Beau; Lawler, Christopher; Lobianco, Virginia; Martin, Adam; Mathew, Rahael; Mills, Adam K.; Sadtler, Frederick C.; Smith, Andrew R.; Welch, Joshua L.; Foley, William A., Jr. ItemTesting the Benefits of Blended Education: Using Social Technology to Foster Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing in Face-To-Face LIS Courses(2013-04) Agosto, Denise E.; Copeland, Andrea J.; Zach, LislBlended education, which mixes elements of face-to-face and online educational delivery, can occur at the activity, course, program, or administrative level. This study examined the use of student blogs to test the benefits of course-level blended educational delivery for LIS students enrolled in a face-to-face course. Data collected from students' blogs were also used to assess whether Zach and Agosto's (2009) framework for maximizing student collaboration and knowledge sharing in online courses can be applied to face-to-face courses. The study found that blogs successfully supported collaboration and community building because they were well-suited to sharing course-related knowledge and because students encountered few technical barriers. These findings support Zach and Agosto's proposed criteria for selecting technologies to foster increased collaboration and knowledge sharing, e.g., low learning curves and easily facilitated student interaction. The results suggest that blended education can bring many of the educational benefits of online learning to face-to-face students.