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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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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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Michalak, Russell; Rysavy, Monica; Hunt, Kevin; Smith, Bernice; Worden, Joel – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Using a survey modified from "The Plagiarism Handbook," the research team surveyed all undergraduate and graduate faculty (n = 79) teaching during the fall 2016 semester at a small private college in the United States. With a final survey response rate of 59.5 percent (n = 47), the researchers learned that, while the faculty's…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Plagiarism, Librarians, Information Literacy
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Moksness, Lars; Olsen, Svein Ottar – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Researchers at UiT--The Arctic University of Norway--studied how agreeableness and conscientiousness influence trust and perceived quality and how these factors subsequently impact the intention to publish research articles via open access (OA) or non-OA channels. The main findings show that, while trust increases intention to publish via OA, it…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Scholarship, Intention, Faculty Publishing
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Perry, Heather Brodie – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Academic librarians need reliable information on the needs of faculty teaching undergraduates about seeking and using information. This study describes information gathered from semistructured interviews of teaching faculty in the sciences from several Boston-area colleges. The interview results provided insight into science faculty attitudes…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teacher Expectations of Students, Science Education, Undergraduate Students
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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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Booth, Char; Lowe, M. Sara; Tagge, Natalie; Stone, Sean M. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
The Claremont Colleges Library conducted direct rubric assessment of Pitzer College First-Year Seminar research papers to analyze the impact of diverse levels of librarian course collaborations on information literacy (IL) performance in student writing. Findings indicate that progressive degrees of librarian engagement in IL-related course…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Research Reports, Student Research, Librarians
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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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Robbins, Sarah; Engel, Debra; Kulp, Christina – College & Research Libraries, 2011
Studies of information-seeking behaviors are common in the professional literature for library and information studies. This study examines the generalizability of findings of single-institution studies to other institutions by performing an institution-to-institution comparison of the results obtained from an information-seeking behavior survey…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, College Faculty, Information Seeking, Generalization
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Gilbert, Julie; Fister, Barbara – College & Research Libraries, 2011
News reports and well-publicized government studies have led to a popular perception that reading is an endangered activity, particularly among youth. In this study we surveyed college students, librarians, and college writing instructors about students' attitudes toward reading for pleasure, examine barriers to voluntary reading among college…
Descriptors: College Students, Recreational Reading, Reading Habits, Academic Libraries
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Wyss, Paul Alan – College & Research Libraries, 2010
The faculties of the library schools listed as ALA-accredited are directly involved in setting the direction of the education provided to academic librarians through curriculum development and teaching. The curricula and teaching at ALA-accredited library schools revolve around aspects of librarianship such as providing research assistance at a…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Library Schools, Library Education
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DaCosta, Jacqui Weetman – College & Research Libraries, 2010
Surveys of faculty were conducted at two higher education institutions in England and the United States to ascertain their perceptions of information literacy. Faculty were also asked about the extent to which they incorporated information literacy skills into their courses. Similarities were found across the two institutions both in the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Information Skills
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Ge, Xuemei – College & Research Libraries, 2010
This article focuses on how electronic information resources influence the information-seeking process in the social sciences and humanities. It examines the information-seeking behavior of scholars in these fields, and extends the David Ellis model of information-seeking behavior for social scientists, which includes six characteristics:…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Academic Libraries, Research, Models