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Wishkoski, Rachel; Lundstrom, Kacy; Davis, Erin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This qualitative study explores the impact of a workshop on collaborative research assignment design that brought together an interdisciplinary group of faculty in a librarian-facilitated community of practice. Faculty participants attended the workshop, revised and implemented their assignments, and completed a follow-up interview. Themes that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Mills, Jenny; Wiley, Claire; Williams, Judy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education calls on librarians to teach complex concepts rather than discrete skills, but many librarians have struggled with implementing such teaching. This article reports on a revised lesson for information literacy instruction in First Year Writing classes, created using Grant Wiggins and Jay…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Writing Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty
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Alexander, Stephanie; Wood, Lana Mariko – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This mixed-methods study explores how the use of satirical news videos contributes to student engagement with information literacy (IL) instruction. The sample was drawn from first-year undergraduate students in for-credit IL courses. Overall, the use of satirical news videos improved student engagement with, and enjoyment of, IL topics. Given the…
Descriptors: Satire, News Media, Video Technology, Information Literacy
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Lohmann, Sam; Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This case study discusses an assessment project in which a rubric was used to evaluate information literacy (IL) skills as reflected in undergraduate students' research papers. Subsequent analysis sought relationships between the students' IL skills and their contact with the library through various channels. The project proved far longer and more…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Research Papers (Students)
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Winterman, Brian; Asher, Andrew – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Demonstrating academic libraries' contribution to institutional outcomes and strategic initiatives can be challenging, particularly in determining what library activities can be consistently and accurately assessed in ways that empirically demonstrate library value and impact. To address this challenge, the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Time Management, Library Services
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Perry, Heather Brodie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The prevalence of industry-sponsored research has led to significant concerns about financial conflicts of interest and the impact on research findings. This case study sought to examine how students considered conflict of interest when establishing the cognitive authority of a journal article. The case study used a mixed methods pretest and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Conflict of Interest, Industry
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Harker, Karen R.; O'Toole, Erin; Sassen, Catherine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Professional development programs have been established in many academic libraries to support the research and scholarly activities of librarians. Continuous assessment can contribute to the sustainability and effectiveness of these programs. This study describes how measures of need, participation, satisfaction, and impact were employed to assess…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Faculty Development, Librarians, Program Effectiveness
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Insua, Glenda M.; Lantz, Catherine; Armstrong, Annie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This action research study explores first-year students' conceptions of the research process, with a focus on which aspects students find most challenging and how this information can guide stakeholders in developing curricular or service-based interventions. To gather student reflections on the research process, researchers assigned and collected…
Descriptors: Action Research, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology
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Albarillo, Frans – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This paper reports the results of a survey study of foreign-born students' use of academic and public libraries. The researcher administered the survey at a public liberal arts college in the fall of 2014. The analysis shows that foreign-born students use both public and academic libraries with great frequency for academic tasks. Variables such as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Minority Group Students, Immigrants, Statistical Analysis
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Schaus, Margaret; Snyder, Terry – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Every senior at Haverford College writes a thesis or its equivalent, conducting independent research with guidance from faculty and librarians. Students critically engage in investigative work in archives, field studies, and labs. In this article, librarians explore the way anthropology and history thesis writers do research to define paths toward…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Research, Theses, Learning Processes
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Mills, Chloe; McCullough, Ian – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This research project investigates librarians' attitudes toward unions and collective bargaining through data collected from a nationwide survey of 359 academic librarians in the United States. We found that academic librarians have a generally positive view of unions and collective bargaining agreements, a notable result in a national political…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Unions, Librarian Attitudes
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Kvenild, Cassandra; Eastman, Teagan; Davis, Erin; Conerton, Kate – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
With the continued growth and evolution of distance education at many colleges and universities, academic librarians must be prepared to respond to the changing needs of distance users. This article discusses the results of a utilization assessment of distance instructors at five midsized American universities. The results inform libraries about…
Descriptors: Library Services, Distance Education, Librarians, Library Instruction
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Guth, LuMarie F.; Arnold, Judith M.; Bielat, Veronica E.; Perez-Stable, Maria A.; Vander Meer, Patricia Fravel – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Librarians from two research institutions developed a qualitative and quantitative survey to bring faculty voices into the discussion of incorporating the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" into instruction. The survey aimed to (1) gauge the level of faculty support for information literacy; (2) solicit rankings of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Information Literacy, College Faculty
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Benson, Sara R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The results of this study illustrate that one-shot training sessions are effective in aiding librarians in academic libraries to engage with fair use. This study used testing both before and after an expert-led three-hour training session on fair use for academic librarians to measure their confidence and comprehension. The results, though limited…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Thomas, Susan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Zines have begun to gain a place in higher education as pedagogical tools studied or made by students, and many academic libraries maintain zine collections. The library literature reveals little about how nonlibrarian faculty use zines in their classrooms. This paper describes the results of a survey of faculty from a range of academic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Higher Education
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