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Tewell, Eamon C. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Critical information literacy is a way of thinking and teaching that examines the social construction and political dimensions of libraries and information, problematizing information's production and use so that library users may think critically about such forces. Being an educational approach that acknowledges and emboldens learners' agency,…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Instruction
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Spicer, Scott; Horbal, Andrew – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Instructional support is one of the primary reasons academic libraries collect video materials. Nonetheless, no one has published research into the perceptions of the people who install and maintain the equipment used to play these materials in college and university classrooms regarding the longevity of physical media formats. To address this gap…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Library Materials, Academic Libraries, Media Specialists
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Fitzgibbons, Megan; Kloda, Lorie; Miller-Nesbitt, Andrea – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Journal clubs are meetings where participants engage in discussion or appraisal of professional literature and research. This study investigates the perceived value of librarians' participation in journal clubs. Using a hermeneutic dialectic process, we built a construction of the value of journal club participation based on interviews with…
Descriptors: Librarians, Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Informal Education
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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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Douglas, Veronica Arellano; Rabinowitz, Celia E. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Using surveys, interviews, and a rubric-based assessment of student research essays, the St. Mary's College of Maryland Assessment in Action team investigated the relationship between faculty-librarian collaboration in a First Year Seminar (FYS) course and students' demonstrated information literacy (IL) abilities. In gathering information on the…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, College Freshmen, Information Literacy, First Year Seminars
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Green, Harriett E.; Courtney, Angela – College & Research Libraries, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of how humanities scholars use digital collections in their research and the ways in which digital collections could be enhanced for scholarly use. The authors surveyed and interviewed humanities faculty from twelve research universities about their research practices with digital collections and present analysis of…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Scholarship
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Goodsett, Mandi; Walsh, Andrew – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Increasingly, new librarians graduate to face a world of changing technology and new ways of interacting with information. The anxiety of this shifting environment is compounded for tenure-track librarians who must also meet scholarship and instruction requirements that may be unfamiliar to them. One way that librarians can navigate the transition…
Descriptors: Librarians, Tenure, Academic Libraries, Mentors
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Kachaluba, Sarah Buck; Brady, Jessica Evans; Critten, Jessica – College & Research Libraries, 2014
This article is based on quantitative and qualitative research examining humanities scholars' understandings of the advantages and disadvantages of print versus electronic information resources. It explores how humanities' faculty members at Florida State University (FSU) use print and electronic resources, as well as how they perceive these…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Humanities
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Latham, Don; Gross, Melissa – College & Research Libraries, 2013
The Attaining Information Literacy Project has focused on identifying first-year college students with below-proficient information literacy skills, gaining an understanding of those students' self-views and perceptions of information literacy, gaining an understanding of their instructional experiences and preferences, and developing an…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Information Literacy, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Green, Harriett – College & Research Libraries, 2013
This preliminary study explores how library services are offered at the international branch campuses of U.S. institutions of higher education, including librarians' experiences, challenges faced, and collaborations with the home U.S. institutions. The data from a Web survey distributed to international branch campus librarians, a conducted…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Multicampus Colleges, International Education
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Chen, Yu-Hui; Van Ullen, Mary K. – College & Research Libraries, 2011
Workshops on the research process and plagiarism were designed to meet the needs of international students at the University at Albany. The research process workshop covered formulating research questions, as well as locating and evaluating sources. The plagiarism workshop focused on acknowledging sources, quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Plagiarism, Workshops, Pretests Posttests
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Buhler, Amy G.; Ferree, Nita; Cataldo, Tara T.; Tennant, Michele R. – College & Research Libraries, 2010
Very little literature exists on the nature of external reporting lines and funding structures of academic special libraries. This study focuses on academic health sciences libraries. The authors analyze information gathered from statistics published by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) from 1977 through 2007; an…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, Interviews, Financial Support