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Clark, Joe C.; Sauceda, Jonathan; Stormes, Sheridan – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Resources for teaching in higher education have undergone a tremendous evolution during the past several decades. The Internet and commercial services, such as YouTube and Google, have revolutionized the manner by which students and faculty access information to both conduct research and meet course requirements. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, College Faculty, Library Materials, Library Services
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Díaz, José O.; Mandernach, Meris A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Building strong relationships between academic librarians and teaching faculty is paramount for promoting services and resources. While librarians face challenges ranging from new technologies to heightened expectations and fiscal difficulties, the key work remains in solid relationship building. Drawing on the experience of a group of subject…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Case Studies, College Faculty, Librarians
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Robinson, Shannon Marie – College & Research Libraries, 2016
The research behaviors and library use of dance scholars are widely unknown, particularly in regard to issues of access to historical materials and new technology preferences. In the past thirty years, college and university dance departments in the United States have developed into independent, research-based programs. Despite the lack of current…
Descriptors: Dance, College Faculty, Academic Libraries, Artists
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McCullough, Ian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Research faculty journal covers were used to create a gallery in the Science & Technology branch library at the University of Akron. The selection, presentation, and promotion process is shared along with copyright considerations and a review of galleries used for library outreach. The event and display was a great success attracting faculty…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries, Periodicals, Art
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Pickens-French, Kathleen; McDonald, Krista – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
Advances in technology, evolving user behaviors, the need for educational institutions to explore cost-saving strategies--all frequently force academic librarians into a state of forced adaptation. Librarians at Miami University's Hamilton campus took the challenge of a university change in course management systems and turned it into an…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change, Integrated Learning Systems, Librarians
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Tomeo, Megan L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Alden Library began redesigning its website over a year ago. Throughout the redesign process the students, faculty, and staff that make up the user base were added to the conversation by utilizing several usability test methods. This article focuses on the usability testing conducted at Alden Library and delves into future usability testing, which…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Usability, College Students
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Revelle, Andy; Messner, Kevin; Shrimplin, Aaron; Hurst, Susan – College & Research Libraries, 2012
Q-methodology was used to identify clusters of opinions about e-books at Miami University. The research identified four distinct opinion types among those investigated: Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers. The initial Q-methodology study results were then used as a basis for a large-n survey of undergraduates, graduate students,…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Users (Information), Attitudes
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Aby, Steve – Academe, 2011
This article discusses the short- and long-term challenges of academic librarians in an increasingly hostile environment, and the ways in which these challenges reflect the broader struggles of faculty and professionals. What they are experiencing across the country--in the context of corporatization, the elimination of collective bargaining, and…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Governance, Librarians, College Faculty