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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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Thomas, Camillle V. L.; Urban, Richard J. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
There are existing studies on data curation programs in library science education and studies on data services in libraries. However, there is not much insight into how educational programs have prepared data professionals for practice. This study asked 105 practicing professionals how well they thought their education prepared them for…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Masters Degrees, Library Education
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Faniel, Ixchel M.; Connaway, Lynn Silipigni – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This qualitative research study examines librarians' research data management (RDM) experiences, specifically the factors that influence their ability to support researchers' needs. Findings from interviews with 36 academic library professionals in the United States identify 5 factors of influence: (1) technical resources; (2) human resources; (3)…
Descriptors: Librarian Attitudes, Librarians, Qualitative Research, Academic Libraries
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Yevelson-Shorsher, Anna; Bronstein, Jenny – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This study presents three perspectives on the subject of information literacy skills in academia by examining the perceptions of students, teaching faculty, and librarians. Information literacy (sometime referred to as critical thinking or research skills) has become a crucial set of skills in academic work since developments in informational and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Kennedy, Marie R.; Brancolini, Kristine R. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This article reports the results of a 2015 survey that updates and extends the authors' 2010 survey of academic librarians, to learn of the current state of their attitudes, involvement, and perceived capabilities in the research process. A key change in the 2015 survey is the use of an expanded research confidence scale, designed by the authors.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Library Skills, Research Skills
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Julien, Heidi; Gross, Melissa; Latham, Don – College & Research Libraries, 2018
An online survey sent to the community of professional librarians in the United States who provide information literacy instruction in academic libraries provided insights into their practices and the challenges they face. Data include current pedagogical methods, client groups of focus, assessment and evaluation, marketing, instructional…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Library Instruction
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Swanson, Juleah; Tanaka, Azusa; Gonzalez-Smith, Isabel – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Lived experience encompasses the perceptions, feelings, and context of an individual's human experience. Researching lived experience can be a way of understanding identity, emotions, perceptions, and contexts to develop a more thoughtful understanding of human experience. This research explores the following questions: what are the lived…
Descriptors: Librarians, Minority Groups, Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes
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Fernández-Molina, Juan-Carlos; Moraes, João Batista E.; Guimarães, José Augusto C. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
A solid professional performance on the part of academic librarians at present calls for adequate knowledge about copyright law, not only for the development of their own tasks without infringing the law, but also to guide and provide pertinent advice for library users (faculty and students). This paper presents the results of an online survey of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Librarians, Online Surveys
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Tracy, Daniel G. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This study establishes baseline information about the ways library publishing services integrate user studies of their readers, as well as common barriers to doing so. The Library Publishing Coalition defines library publishing as "the set of activities led by college and university libraries to support the creation, dissemination, and…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Users (Information), User Needs (Information)
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Freedman, Shin; Vreven, Dawn – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Recent media reports have increased awareness of workplace incivility and bullying. However, the literature regarding workplace incivility and bullying in academic libraries is under reported and under researched. This study examines the current state of librarians' perceptions on workplace incivility and bullying and evaluates the effects of…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Bullying, Conflict, Work Environment
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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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Farkas, Meredith Gorran; Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke; Houk, Amy Harris – College & Research Libraries, 2015
In an environment in which libraries need to demonstrate value, illustrating how the library contributes to student learning is critical. Gathering and analyzing data to tell the library's story as well as identify areas for improvement require commitment, time, effort, and resources--all components of a culture of assessment. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Libraries, Influences, Organizational Culture
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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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Antell, Karen; Foote, Jody Bales; Turner, Jaymie; Shults, Brian – College & Research Libraries, 2014
As long as empirical research has existed, researchers have been doing "data management" in one form or another. However, funding agency mandates for doing formal data management are relatively recent, and academic libraries' involvement has been concentrated mainly in the last few years. The National Science Foundation implemented a new…
Descriptors: Librarians, Data, Information Management, Research Libraries
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Kennedy, Marie R.; Brancolini, Kristine R. – College & Research Libraries, 2012
This article reports on the development and results of a recent survey of academic librarians about their attitudes, involvement, and perceived capabilities using and engaging in primary research. The purpose of the survey was to inform the development of a continuing education program in research design. It updates earlier studies of academic…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Surveys, Information Literacy