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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Liu, Qianxiu; Allard, Bradley; Lo, Patrick; Zhou, Qingshan; Jiany, Tianji; Itsumura, Hiroshi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This study is based on the belief that inquiry-based learning should be made an integral part of any student's learning, especially at university level. To find out the students' perceptions toward library user education, 426 questionnaire surveys have been collected from the Peking University (PKU), China and the University of Tsukuba (UT),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), College Students, Cultural Differences
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Oud, Joanne – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Although studies related to diversity within librarianship as a profession are increasing, few have examined librarians with disabilities--and none so far have included their voices or perspectives. This qualitative study involved interviews with ten academic librarians with disabilities in Canada. With a grounding in the social model of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Disabilities
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Irwin, Kathy M.; deVries, Susann – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Using a mixed-methods approach, the researchers explored the experiences of 108 academic librarians who served as interim library leaders at U.S. institutions of higher education between 2012 and 2017. Statistical analysis showed no associations between gender, type of institution, or degree-granting level with the duration of interim service or…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Administration, Leadership, Temporary Employment
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Jameson, Jodi; Natal, Gerald; Napp, John – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This descriptive study analyzes results from an 18-item survey that assessed students' usage and perceptions of library reference services at a comprehensive public metropolitan university. Among 235 surveys completed between November 2016 and January 2017, the majority of respondents represented the "Generation Z" population of college…
Descriptors: College Students, Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Jansen, Annie – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This article reports on a study investigating leisure reading among university students using Kindle devices. The study employed a pre-post reading engagement survey of a cohort of twenty-one college students. Students participated in the study by completing self-reported surveys before and after a semester-long reading engagement program. The…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, College Students, Handheld Devices, Audio Books
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Harland, Fiona; Stewart, Glenn; Bruce, Christine – College & Research Libraries, 2019
The current diversity and disparate needs of stakeholders present significant challenges to academic libraries globally. The constructivist grounded theory presented in this paper recognizes the guiding role of the library director in responding to this problem and the need for different strategic mechanisms for engagement with various stakeholder…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Stakeholders, Strategic Planning, Library Administration
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Braddlee; VanScoy, Amy – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Despite demonstrated student benefits from Open Educational Resources (OER), especially those in community colleges, faculty adoption remains marginal. This study is framed by diffusion of innovations theory, which acknowledges that adoption of an innovation must exceed a tipping point to ensure enduring success. The study focuses on community…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Open Educational Resources, Adoption (Ideas)
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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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Heaton, Robert; Burns, Dylan; Thoms, Becky – College & Research Libraries, 2019
More than 250 authors at Utah State University published an Open Access (OA) article in 2016. Analysis of survey results and publication data from Scopus suggests that the following factors led authors to choose OA venues: ability to pay publishing charges, disciplinary colleagues' positive attitudes toward OA, and personal feelings such as…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Authors, Motivation, Altruism
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Detmering, Robert; McClellan, Samantha; Willenborg, Amber – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This qualitative study explores academic librarians' perceptions of and experiences with information literacy assessment, focusing primarily on issues of professional identity, agency, and power. Findings from in-depth interviews reveal that instruction librarians view teaching as integral to their professional identity and use assessment to…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Professional Identity
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Reiter, Lauren; Ford, Bronson – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Financial literacy came to the forefront as the 2013-2014 presidential focus of the Association of College & Research Libraries division of the American Library Association, bringing increased attention to the topic among academic librarians and encouraging an exploration into new and developing roles for academic libraries in financial…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Librarians, Surveys, Academic Libraries
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Dempsey, Paula R. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
The study analyzes how chat reference providers refer patrons to subject specialists in 467 interactions from two years at a university library. Qualitative analysis showed variation in how referrals are presented: as an option versus a recommendation, putting follow-up in the hands of patrons versus librarians, and apologizing versus promoting…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Library Services, Reference Services, Academic Libraries
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Wong, Gabrielle K. W. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
As part of a research project, the author conducted a survey about Hong Kong academic librarians' perception on leadership capabilities. The survey made use of the Leadership Competencies Model developed for the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). The results draw attention to a subset of competencies and expose perceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Leadership Qualities
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Silva, Elise; Galbraith, Quinn – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Due to persistent wage gaps between men and women nationally, and in the field of academic librarianship, researchers wished to study possible issues that contribute to the phenomenon. This study examines the tendency for men and women to negotiate salaries in academic libraries upon hire. Researchers surveyed professional librarians employed in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Salary Wage Differentials, Comparable Worth, Gender Differences
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