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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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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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DeSanto, Dan; Nichols, Aaron – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This article presents the results of a faculty survey conducted at the University of Vermont during academic year 2014-2015. The survey asked faculty about: familiarity with scholarly metrics, metric-seeking habits, help-seeking habits, and the role of metrics in their department's tenure and promotion process. The survey also gathered faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Knowledge Level, Use Studies
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Raish, Victoria; Rimland, Emily – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Digital badges are an educational innovation used to measure learning of specific skills, such as information literacy. However, few studies have quantitatively surveyed employers for their perceptions about information literacy skills or digital badges. An online survey was developed and sent to employers to gauge perceptions of information…
Descriptors: Information Skills, Employer Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Outcome Measures
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Cain, Timothy J.; Cheek, Fern M.; Kupsco, Jeremy; Hartel, Lynda J.; Getselman, Anna – College & Research Libraries, 2016
To better understand the value of current information services and to forecast the evolving information and data management needs of researchers, a study was conducted at two research-intensive universities. The methodology and planning framework applied by health science librarians at Emory University and The Ohio State University focused on…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Information Services, Research Universities
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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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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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Lundrigan, Courtney; Manuel, Kevin; Yan, May – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Web-scale discovery systems are becoming prevalent in research libraries. Although a number of studies have explored various impacts of discovery systems, few studies exist on user satisfaction. The investigators of this study evaluated user satisfaction with the discovery service Summon at Ryerson University, using online questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Research Libraries, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Sassen, Catherine; Wahl, Diane – College & Research Libraries, 2014
This study concerns administrative support provided to encourage the research and publishing activities of academic librarians working in Association of Research Libraries member libraries. Deans and directors of these libraries were asked to respond to an online survey concerning the support measures that their libraries provide, as well as their…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Research, Faculty Publishing
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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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Schrader, Alvin M.; Shiri, Ali; Williamson, Vicki – College & Research Libraries, 2012
As academic librarians with faculty status increasingly embrace research engagement as a core value and requirement, one of the little-studied questions is the extent to which they possess the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct high-quality research and scholarship and what further learning needs they might have within the organizational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarians, College Libraries, Case Studies
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Brown-Sica, Margaret S. – College & Research Libraries, 2012
A data-gathering project using elements of Participatory Action Research was conducted at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver. The project was administered in order to shape a plan to develop a Learning Commons environment at the library.…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Academic Libraries, Urban Universities, State Colleges
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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