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Hartel, Jenna; Noone, Rebecca; Oh, Christie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
This paper encourages educators in library and information science (LIS) to adopt the "creative deliverable," that is, an assignment that gives students the freedom to display their understanding of course material in an almost unrestricted range of alternative formats and genres, while retaining some key features of traditional…
Descriptors: Library Education, Assignments, Creative Activities, Information Science Education
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Fritch, Melia; Pitts, Joelle E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
The authors discuss the long-term accumulation of unstandardized and inaccessible content within the Libguides system and the decision-making process to create and implement a set of standards using the migration to the LibGuides2 platform as a vehicle for change. Included in the discussion are strategies for the creation of standards and…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Information Policy, Compliance (Legal), Change Strategies
Massie, Dennis – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2013
This report presents strategies for providing efficient and affordable interlending of actual physical items from special collections for research purposes, as well as advice on determining if a loan is the most appropriate way to fulfill a particular request. Lending physical items ranks among the most divisive issues in the field of archives and…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Library Administration, Libraries, Archives
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Hawes, Sandra Lee – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
The essay presents a quasi-case study of one academic librarian's experience as an embedded librarian in multiple online courses over a five-year period. Technology used included chat, email, and a librarian question-and-answer bulletin board inside an eCollege course management system, and a dedicated-use ElluminateLive! virtual training room for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Bulletin Boards, Library Services, Librarians
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Sequeiros, Paula – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2011
This paper discusses how public library readers in Almeida Garrett, Porto, create a reading atmosphere, focusing on meanings associated with aural conditions. Through a qualitative, single case study, ethnographic and interview techniques were applied. Readers' actual practices and discourses, through a theoretical sample, and those of managers,…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Reading, Foreign Countries, Ethnography
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Matava, Tobie; Coffey, Dan; Kushkowski, Jeffrey – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Today's academic library provides resources that users can access both physically in the library and virtually from academic offices. This increasing availability of online access means that information resources are no longer confined within library walls and librarians need to rethink how their constituents' information needs are being met.…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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O'Sullivan, Michael K.; Dallas, Kim B. – Education Libraries, 2010
Businesses and higher education leaders are looking for students with the ability to evaluate and analyze information and to use this information to solve real-world problems. These are the information literacy skills students need for the 21st century. However, several recent studies on the ability of college freshmen to handle the rigor of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, High Schools, Information Literacy, English Teachers
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Kolah, Debra; Fosmire, Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Librarians at Rice and Purdue Universities created novel assignments to teach students important information literacy skills. The assignments required the students to use a third-party web site, PageFlakes and NetVibes, respectively, to create a dynamically updated portal to information they needed for their research and class projects. The use of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Assignments, Graduate Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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O'Connor, Steve; Au, Lai-chong – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
Scenario planning as a strategic tool for future planning was explored. The case study showed how the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library applied the process to draw up its preferred future, and illustrated the importance of involving all stakeholders in every stage for the shared future to be acceptable to all.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Universities, Library Administration, Case Studies
Fenichel, Marilyn; Schweingruber, Heidi A. – National Academies Press, 2010
Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in finding out what learning looks like, how to measure it, and what they can do to ensure that people of all ages, from different backgrounds and cultures,…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Museums, Learning Experience, Educational Resources
Abouserie, Hossam M. R. – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University use Networked Information Sources and Services to support their service tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty were chosen as the population for this study. The study aimed to answer the following…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Information Sources, College Faculty, Technology Uses in Education
Dalston, Teresa; Pullin, Michael – Library Media Connection, 2008
Twenty doctoral students from the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas met in the summer of 2005 to complete a seminar and online course on "Online Information Services." The class offered the perfect research settings with 10 practicing school librarians and 10 practitioners from other areas of the library…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Seminars, Case Studies, Reference Services
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Wheeler, William – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
This article is about how information is gathered in organizations to make decisions. There is actually a long history in economics on this topic, called the "economics of information," but this is a bare beginning on the topic for libraries, suggesting only a few patterns from observation and a few literatures that might help with the challenge.…
Descriptors: Libraries, Information Centers, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
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Patty, William Jordan – Journal of Archival Organization, 2008
Writing about cataloging and reducing a backlog in the archives of a special collections department is one thing, but actually establishing a plan and executing it is another. This article describes cataloging and reducing a backlog in the archives of a special collections department as a project that involves multiple people, techniques, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, Archives, Metadata
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McAskill, William – College Quarterly, 2008
In response to the rapid advances in information technology, greater pressure has been placed on academic libraries and teaching faculty to incorporate information literacy skills into the curriculum. Although these skills have been taught for decades, the principles and concepts of information literacy have taken on new urgency as they are…
Descriptors: Information Management, Academic Libraries, Information Technology, Information Literacy
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