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Du, Jia Tina; Evans, Nina – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2011
This study investigated the use of a university library academic service to assist in research information seeking, and the role and value of the academic services in support of research from the viewpoints of both academic users and librarians. Ten Ph.D. students completed questionnaires followed by face-to-face discussions and four academic…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Questionnaires, Interviews, Research Libraries
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Whitehurst, Angela P. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2010
The need for information literacy continues to increase as colleges and universities begin to globalize their curricula and include global readiness in institutional missions. This article reports pretest and posttest data collected during a librarian-faculty collaboration to determine the effect of information literacy instruction on students…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Library Instruction, Library Role
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Appleton, Leo – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2010
This paper looks at how the provision of information literacy training is supported in the further education sector. Using a case study, the results demonstrate how an online information literacy programme can be used as a staff development tool, in order that Learning Resources staff are better equipped to support students in their information…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Information Literacy, Staff Development, Case Studies
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Hart, Genevieve – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2010
Job satisfaction was investigated at a South African university library undergoing change on many fronts. The study included 31 members of staff and the data were gathered via interviews/questionnaires, informed by standard HRM job satisfaction theory. The study found a "love-hate" relationship between respondents and their work. The key…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Library Personnel, Academic Libraries, Interviews
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Flaspohler, Molly R. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
This article continues the conversation about librarian sabbatical participation. Analyses are based on quantitative and qualitative data gathered using an online questionnaire. While numerical results show little change in sabbatical participation over time, respondents had much to say about this topic. The author highlights common themes using…
Descriptors: Sabbatical Leaves, Librarians, Participation, Questionnaires
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Moore, Anne Cooper; Wells, Kimberly A. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
This study investigates user preferences for reference and technical support, services, and facilities featured in an academic library and Learning Commons through a 23-item questionnaire distributed to building entrants during one 24-hour period on March 14, 2006. Results revealed a strong preference for face-to-face assistance (including…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Support Services, Library Services, Questionnaires
Greyson, Devon; Vezina, Kumiko; Morrison, Heather; Taylor, Donald; Black, Charlyn – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2009
The advent of policies at research-funding organizations requiring grantees to make their funded research openly accessible alters the life cycle of scholarly research. This survey-based study explores the approaches that libraries and research administration offices at the major Canadian universities are employing to support the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Research Administration, National Surveys, Librarian Attitudes
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Gosine-Boodoo, Meerabai; Mc Nish, Mark – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
This study explores Caribbean librarians' perceptions on continuing professional development (CPD) as it relates to employer support, personal interest and motivation. CPD literature was reviewed and a questionnaire designed. Hypotheses were tested based upon the following questions: do clearly defined CPD policies motivate librarians to pursue…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Objectives, Motivation, Special Libraries
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Aharony, Noa – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
The information world in which library and information science (LIS) students study and are being educated is in a state of constant change. As Web 2.0 is becoming an important and central topic in our information world, the research reported here explores whether LIS students are familiar with technological changes and innovations, and whether…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Student Attitudes, Resistance to Change, Learning Strategies
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Zimmerman, Don; Paschal, Dawn Bastian – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
In an exploratory study, participants (n = 18) completed 11 usability tasks to assess ease of use of two Web sites, and then a Web site perception questionnaire for each. Participants rated both Web sites positively, but 25% and 36% could not complete all tasks; doing so required more than a minute to complete. (Contains 2 figures and 7 tables.)
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, State Universities
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Aharony, Noa – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
This research set out to explore the attitudes of school, academic and public librarians towards marketing libraries. The main question that was examined is whether personality characteristics such as empowerment, extroversion and resistance to change influence librarians' attitudes towards the marketing of libraries. One hundred and fifty-six…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Public Libraries, Correlation, Library Services
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Botha, Erika; Erasmus, Rene; van Deventer, Martie – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
The mere fact that a library service is being used does not mean that the service makes a difference or has a positive impact on the user. This has significant implications for Special Library and Information Services (SL&IS) that have to constantly prove that they add value. Because of the difficulty of measuring impact effectively, the…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness, Special Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Shiozaki, Ryo; Eisenschitz, Tamara – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
This paper reports on a questionnaire survey of 16 national libraries designed to clarify how national libraries attempt to justify their web archiving activities. Results indicate they envisage that a) the benefits brought about by their initiatives are greater than the overall costs, b) the costs imposed on libraries are greater than the costs…
Descriptors: Preservation, Government Libraries, Questionnaires, Library Automation
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
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Earp, Vanessa J. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2008
In recent decades the literature dealing with graduate students and library use, including bibliographic instruction, information-seeking behavior, and information literacy has grown. However, there still appears to be a lack of research and resources available on the information-seeking behavior skills of graduate education students, which can…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Information Sources, Information Literacy
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