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Head, Alison J.; Wihbey, John; Metaxas, P. Takis; MacMillan, Margy; Cohen, Dan – Project Information Literacy, 2018
This executive summary provides a snapshot of the larger report, "How Students Engage with News: Five Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians" (ED591128). The report represents perhaps the largest and most comprehensive research effort exploring how U.S. college-age students are accessing, consuming, and engaging with news…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Seeking, News Media, Handheld Devices
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McKay, Devin – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2011
This article describes a library renovation project in a community college that involved using existing space and reorganizing it to support the way students learn both individually and collaboratively. The article also looks at the importance of the academic library as place.
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education
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Snow, Cason E. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2010
The ubiquity of video games in today's society presents unique challenges and opportunities for librarians and faculty. A significant subset of video games use historical periods as a setting, some with greater adherence to history than others. Many students are playing these games and bringing preconceived ideas of the historical period to the…
Descriptors: World History, Asian History, Video Games, Libraries
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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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Aho, Melissa K.; Beschnett, Anne M.; Reimer, Emily Y. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Student workers have always been a traditional and valuable component to the smooth running of many academic health sciences libraries. However, in recent years many libraries have redefined student workers' roles to extend beyond their traditional scope due to a range of factors, such as loss of staff and budget cutbacks. The Bio-Medical Library…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Student Employment, College Students, Academic Libraries
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Shelton, Kay – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2009
The media often report on the negativity of Facebook, with horror stories of people losing their jobs because of something they posted. There can be useful purposes for Facebook, however, especially after the unthinkable happens on a college campus. Community college libraries can incorporate Facebook into their security planning.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Libraries, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Stevens, Christy R.; Campbell, Patricia J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2008
Studies suggest that course-integrated information literacy instruction is an effective way to enhance the quality of student research. However, many political science professors are unfamiliar with the growing information literacy movement in higher education today, with strategies for integrating information literacy into their courses and…
Descriptors: Student Research, Political Science, Research Libraries, Information Literacy
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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
Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2007
This column is a collaborative effort by library media specialists and K-16 educators who write about the motivational strategies that have worked for them in teaching information literacy (IL) skills. Motivational strategies include ways to gain and sustain attention, increase relevance for learning IL skills, build confidence in students'…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Media Specialists, Information Literacy
Wallace, Amy – Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2007
In this article, the author highlights collaborative information literacy initiatives of four higher education institutions in Southern California--California State University-Channel Islands, California State University-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Los Angeles. Librarians from these institutions serve…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Information Literacy, Librarians, Colleges
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O'Hanlon, Nancy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2007
This article describes a role for the academic library in the campus outcomes assessment process and reports on a study to determine the impact of the Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries' instructional program on several required general education courses. Although university curriculum documents prescribe research-related learning objectives…
Descriptors: Library Research, Program Effectiveness, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction
Gabbard, Ralph B.; Kaiser, Anthony; Kaunelis, David – Computers in Libraries, 2007
The reference desk at Indiana State University's (ISU) library offers an excellent view of student work areas on the first floor. From this vantage point, the reference librarians noticed students, especially in the evening and on weekends, huddled together in small groups, with one student at the keyboard of a laptop or desktop computer. The…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Information Technology, Reference Services, Space Utilization
Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby – Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2007
Regional library consortia and other groups throughout the U.S. are forming collaborative networks of librarians at all levels in order to prepare students to develop the necessary information literacy skills to be successful in college and beyond. This article focuses on an initiative of the Rochester (New York) Regional Library Council (RRLC).…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Transitional Programs
Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby – Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2006
The "College Connection" is a new column providing space for discussion of issues and activities involving information literacy instruction at the higher education level. The column will explore ways in which library media specialists and academic librarians can help students make smooth transitions from high school to college through development…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, College Students, Media Specialists
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Germain, Carol Anne – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
After undertaking the time and energy consuming task of reference assessment, the library might discover that it needs to tweak delivery of service, weed and update the collection, upgrade workstations, or advance marketing strategies to get patrons to use reference materials and services. Like any other product or service, reference departments…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Evaluation Methods, Outreach Programs, Marketing
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