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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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Tran, Clara Y.; Lyon, Jennifer A. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This cross-sectional survey focused on faculty use and knowledge of author identifiers and researcher networking systems, and professional use of social media, at a large state university. Results from 296 completed faculty surveys representing all disciplines (9.3% response rate) show low levels of awareness and variable resource preferences. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Citations (References), Use Studies, Knowledge Level
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Boyce, Crystal – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Library quality is no longer evaluated solely on the value of its collections, as user perceptions of service quality play an increasingly important role in defining overall library value. This paper presents a retooling of the LibQUAL+ survey instrument, blending the gap measurement model with perceptual congruence model studies from information…
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Information Services, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Goates, Michael C.; Nelson, Gregory M.; Frost, Megan – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Librarians at Brigham Young University compared search statement development between traditional lecture and flipped instruction sessions. Students in lecture sessions scored significantly higher on developing search statements than those in flipped sessions. However, student evaluations show a strong preference for pedagogies that incorporate…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Library Instruction, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Schaub, Gayle; Cadena, Cara; Bravender, Patricia; Kierkus, Christopher – College & Research Libraries, 2017
To effectively access and use the resources of the academic library and to become information-literate, students must understand the language of information literacy. This study analyzes undergraduate students' understanding of fourteen commonly used information-literacy terms. It was found that some of the terms least understood by students are…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Vocabulary
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Bedi, Shailoo; Waldie, Christine – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Academic librarians have always played an important role in providing research services and research-skills development to faculty in higher education. But that role is evolving to include the academic librarian as a unique and necessary research partner, practitioner, and participant in collaborative, grant-funded research projects. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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Dahlen, Sarah P. C.; Hanson, Kathlene – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Discovery layers provide a simplified interface for searching library resources. Libraries with limited finances make decisions about retaining indexing and abstracting databases when similar information is available in discovery layers. These decisions should be informed by student success at finding quality information as well as satisfaction…
Descriptors: Preferences, Bibliographies, Indexes, Database Management Systems
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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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Bussell, Hilary; Hagman, Jessica; Guder, Christopher S. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This article reports on a study of research needs and learning preferences of graduate students at a public research university. A sequential exploratory mixed-method design was used, with a survey instrument developed from an initial qualitative stage. Significant differences were found between master's and doctoral students' and on-campus and…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Preferences, Graduate Students, Public Colleges
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Mierzecka, Anna; Kisilowska, Malgorzata; Suminas, Andrius – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The article reports the results of a survey conducted among the Polish and Lithuanian academics concerning their information needs and expectations regarding academic library websites. The survey was realized using the technique of Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI) on a group of scholars representing sciences and humanities or social…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Education, Expectation, Online Systems
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Lo, Leo S.; Herman, Bethany – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The term "wellness" is fast garnering attention on how it affects one's professional and personal life. This study explores the multi-dimensions of wellness and investigates factors that might impact the "wellness" of employees in academic libraries. The research topic was addressed through quantitative analyses of responses to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Personnel, Wellness, Influences
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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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Oltmann, Shannon M. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
In this study, deans and directors of academic libraries were surveyed about intellectual freedom. The survey found that most respondents said they rarely think about intellectual freedom yet said it was "somewhat" or "very" important in their libraries. Most did not have formal intellectual freedom policies; they often relied…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Academic Libraries, Deans
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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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Gilbert, Julie – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Studies about diversity initiatives in academic libraries have primarily focused on large research libraries. But what kinds of diversity work occur at smaller libraries? This study examines the status of diversity initiatives, especially those aimed at students, at national liberal arts college libraries. Results from a survey of library…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Liberal Arts, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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