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Lewis, Zachary; Mathuews, Katy B. – Public Services Quarterly, 2020
In this study, researchers used basic qualitative research to understand the spaces, resources, and services available to K12 students in their school libraries. Using observation and semi-structured interviews with K12 teacher librarians, this research allowed for a comparison of the K12 and post-secondary environments through which the authors…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Academic Libraries, College Readiness
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
This article presents a systematic review of E-book user studies from 2001 to 2017. It focused on qualitative and quantitative studies that examined academic user groups' attitudes and interactions with E-books. The review aimed to reveal users' knowledge of the E-book format, their ability to define an E-book, their awareness of E-books'…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Books, Users (Information)
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Hays, Anne – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
This article explores how self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students use the library located within a culture center on campus serving LGBTQ students, compared to the ways those students use the main campus library. In particular, this study asks how LGBTQ students' needs of library collections may…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, College Students, Academic Libraries, Student Needs
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Hwang, Soo-Yeon; Elkins, Susan; Hanson, Michael; Shotwell, Trent; Thompson, Molly – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
Promoting an institutional repository (IR) to both faculty and end-users can be challenging. We surveyed academic libraries with an IR in Texas, and asked both library administrators and IR managers about their efforts to promote and grow their IR in both size and downloads. In addition, we studied the websites of Association of Research Libraries…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, College Faculty, Academic Libraries, Library Personnel
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Ashcroft, Tamasine; Bird, Lisa; Bull, Stephen; Harper, Polly; James, Ann-Marie; Robertson, Catherine – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
In summer 2017, the University of Birmingham reconfigured from a subject librarian model of academic library support to a functional or task-based model, including the creation of a dedicated Engagement Team. Using case studies from the new team, an internal survey of staff across the University alongside a survey of librarians from other…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Libraries, Library Policy, Librarians
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Iwu-James, Juliana; Haliso, Yacob; Ifijeh, Goodluck – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
Academic libraries are increasingly becoming affected by intrusive and disruptive technologies, changing user needs, and alternative information providers who offer similar services as the library. The dilemma of academic libraries is evident, based on the declining support from parent institutions and decreasing patronage. In the face of stiff…
Descriptors: Library Services, Marketing, Competition, Librarians
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Oberlies, Mary K.; Buxton, Kristin; Zeidman-Karpinski, Annie – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
To improve the quality of our instruction and to contribute to student success, we designed an instructional development program using peer mentoring and observation grounded in evidence-based practices. We identified three methods of peer observation and mentoring to create an innovative progressively in-depth program that helps librarians…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Library Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Peer Teaching
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Delaney, Mary; Cleary, Ann; Cohen, Philip; Devlin, Brendan – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
In 2016 the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education funded three Irish academic libraries to review, implement and evaluate a new "National Professional Development Framework for All Staff who Teach in Higher Education" over two years. The Framework situates professional development as a process…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Academic Libraries
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Harding, Julie; Shepard, Ryan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
In 2016, the University of Maryland Global Campus Library began a redesign of its core information literacy tutorial in response to substantive curricular changes, the technological obsolescence of an older tutorial, and an improving understanding of student needs based on an analysis of reference questions received. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Student Research, Program Design
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Kohout-Tailor, Jessica; Sheaffer, K. E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
As students are asked to complete multimodal assignments in their higher education courses, librarians can guide students to the use of open educational resources (OER), as many librarians are already teaching students about copyright and how to respect intellectual property rights. Two instructional librarians designed a one-shot lesson for…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Student Empowerment, Assignments, Higher Education
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Wang, Ya – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University launched a web-scale discovery service, branded as OneSearch in 2013. Before that, Leonard library had been using Google Scholar since 2006. This study gathered usage data on OneSearch and Google Scholar from the library OpenURL link resolver, SFX, and the interlibrary loan server, ILLiad,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Online Searching, Use Studies
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Hartsell-Gundy, Arianne; Lawton, Kelley; Rozear, Hannah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
As academic librarians prepare for new forms of collaboration with researchers on digital projects, there is a growing demand for librarians to acquire skills with project management, as well as specific digital tools and methods. This article describes how research librarians collaborated together to complete a digital project related to student…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational History, Activism, Humanities
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Intepe, Gizem; Shearman, Don – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Students in many Australian universities start their studies mathematically underprepared as there are no prerequisites for mathematics, and assumed knowledge requirements are often overlooked. Many degrees include at least one statistics subject for which students require a reasonable level of mathematical ability to successfully complete.…
Descriptors: Statistics, Academic Support Services, Mathematics Anxiety, Foreign Countries
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Siegel, John; Morris, Martin; Stevens, Gregg A. – College & Research Libraries, 2020
While previous studies have examined lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) information needs, none have addressed librarian confidence in addressing LGBTQ-themed information needs or the factors affecting this confidence. The authors used a mixed-methods survey to assess the knowledge and perspectives of academic librarians in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, LGBTQ People
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Carroll, Alexander J.; Eskridge, Honora N.; Chang, Bertha P. – College & Research Libraries, 2020
To gain firsthand insights into the daily workflows of researchers and to create opportunities to engage in the full research life cycle, engineering librarians at North Carolina State (NC State) University launched a pilot project to embed themselves into campus research groups by attending weekly lab meetings. This article provides details on…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Researchers, Library Services
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