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Huang, Kun; Kelly, Diane – College & Research Libraries, 2013
A survey was conducted at Beijing Normal University to explore subjects' motives for image seeking; the image types they need; how and where they seek images; and the difficulties they encounter. The survey also explored subjects' attitudes toward current image services and their perceptions of how university libraries might provide assistance.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Information Needs, Information Seeking
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Asher, Andrew D.; Duke, Lynda M.; Wilson, Suzanne – College & Research Libraries, 2013
In 2011, researchers at Bucknell University and Illinois Wesleyan University compared the search efficacy of Serial Solutions Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, Google Scholar, and conventional library databases. Using a mixed-methods approach, qualitative and quantitative data were gathered on students' usage of these tools. Regardless of the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Online Searching, Databases, Library Materials
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Bryan, Jacalyn E.; Karshmer, Elana – College & Research Libraries, 2013
Many studies focus on the use of different assessment tools within information literacy instruction; however, there are very few that discuss how pre- and post-tests can be used to gauge student learning, and even fewer of those published deal with pre- and post-test assessment within the one-shot paradigm. This study explores the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Instructional Innovation, College Freshmen, Information Literacy
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Ibraheem, Abiodun I.; Devine, Christopher – College & Research Libraries, 2013
A national research study was undertaken to identify and clarify issues related to the employment in academic settings of African librarians who have relocated to the United States. It examined, by means of a survey, employment issues concerned with education, credentialing, language skills and cultural bias from the perspective of those…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Surveys, Employment
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Watson, Shevaun E.; Rex, Cathy; Markgraf, Jill; Kishel, Hans; Jennings, Eric; Hinnant, Kate – College & Research Libraries, 2013
The one-shot library instruction session has long been a mainstay for many information literacy programs. Identifying realistic learning goals, integrating active learning techniques, and conducting meaningful assessment for a single lesson all present challenges. Librarians and English faculty at one college campus confronted these challenges by…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, College Faculty, English Teachers, College English
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Magi, Trina J.; Mardeusz, Patricia E. – College & Research Libraries, 2013
For decades, academic librarians have provided individual research consultations for students. There is little information, however, about why students schedule consultations, the kinds of assistance students feel are provided by librarians during consultations, and what students find valuable about face-to-face consultations, even with the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Synchronous Communication
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Pickard, Elizabeth; Logan, Firouzeh – College & Research Libraries, 2013
In a follow-up study to the ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) Project, librarians at UIC compared the responses of first-generation college freshmen from the original study to those of seniors. The study's aim was to determine whether student information literacy increases as a result of undergraduate education and to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors, Academic Libraries
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Gilstrap, Donald L. – College & Research Libraries, 2013
This article provides an overview of adult learning theory in relation to teaching philosophies among librarians belonging to ACRL, using Hadley's Educational Orientation Questionnaire. Although not significant as a predictor, there was a nonlinear and negative correlation between librarians' familiarity with the ACRL Standards and their adult…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Standards, Curriculum Development
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Shank, John D.; Dewald, Nancy H. – College & Research Libraries, 2012
This study seeks to fill a gap in the literature by examining the perceptions of current administrators toward four domains and their associated skill sets needed to fulfill the library's instructional role. Hundreds of Library Directors/Deans/Associate Deans/Heads in academic libraries of all sizes across the United States were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Teaching Skills
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Manning, Mary; Silva, Judy – College & Research Libraries, 2012
A survey of college and university archivists revealed that their roles and responsibilities are broad and diverse. Archival responsibilities have expanded across the board. For the purposes of this study, survey respondents were divided into two groups: archivists with and archivists without library responsibilities. Archivists with library…
Descriptors: Archives, Librarians, Surveys, Academic 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
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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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Nariani, Rajiv; Fernandez, Leila – College & Research Libraries, 2012
Campus-based open access author funds are being considered by many academic libraries as a way to support authors publishing in open access journals. Article processing fees for open access have been introduced recently by publishers and have not yet been widely accepted by authors. Few studies have surveyed authors on their reasons for publishing…
Descriptors: Authors, Access to Information, Periodicals, Academic Libraries
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Revelle, Andy; Messner, Kevin; Shrimplin, Aaron; Hurst, Susan – College & Research Libraries, 2012
Q-methodology was used to identify clusters of opinions about e-books at Miami University. The research identified four distinct opinion types among those investigated: Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers. The initial Q-methodology study results were then used as a basis for a large-n survey of undergraduates, graduate students,…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Users (Information), Attitudes
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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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