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Brownlie, Stacey R. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
In the Spring 2017 semester, an instructional designer, a writing center coordinator, and a director of distance library services initiated a pilot project for a seven-campus, eight-satellite center, public university system to cross-train virtual writing tutors in baseline research skills. This case study describes the collaborative pilot…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Writing Instruction, Laboratories, Writing (Composition)
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Voeller, Stacy L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The author's focus for this column within the large universe of the public services literature is on articles which stress what is best for the user. That may mean finding out why faculty use or do not use the physical library, considering the elimination of the reference desk, beginning or enhancing a library's virtual reference services, or…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Research, Use Studies, Academic Libraries
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Tyler, Katherine; Hastings, Nancy B. – Journal of Educators Online, 2011
College students are accessing virtual libraries whether they are on campus or learning from a distance. Academic institutions serving virtual patrons must remain focused on meeting the needs of those library users by continually examining their preferences, their searching behavior, and the information they seek. The purpose of this research was…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Statistical Analysis, Library Services
Richardson, Hillary A. H. – Computers in Libraries, 2013
For nearly a decade now, librarians have discussed and deliberated ways, for the sake of convenience, to integrate internet-like searching into their own catalogs to mimic what academic library patrons have been using outside the library. Discovery tools and web-scale discovery services (WSDS) attempt to provide users with a similar one-stop shop…
Descriptors: Library Services, Internet, Online Searching, Integrity
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Johnson, Janine – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Whether you have a well-equipped Virtual Reality (VR) lab or are still questioning how to get started, you can be sure that virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality (VR, AR, and MR) experiences are not fads soon to fade away. In that case, then what better place than the school library to "mess about" with VR/AR/MR and expand learners'…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Laboratories
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Bartnik, Linda – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
Murray State University (Kentucky) has been experimenting with various means of document delivery and research instruction for its online only and satellite campuses. These include ILLiad-based document delivery, Camtasia-to-UTube tutorials, a discipline-based service called Library on Blackboard, Eluminate and other virtual instructional methods.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Academic Libraries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Kirby, Jane – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2004
The Internet keeps growing at lightning speed. Now, "tribal college" students have a tool to assist them in locating accurate information quickly: the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Virtual Library. The AIHEC Virtual Library provides a focused entryway into the Internet research field. Librarians report that it supplements…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Internet, Tribally Controlled Education, Technical Institutes
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Johnson, Megan; Ochoa, Louise; Purpur, Geraldine – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2007
This paper presents the results of a usability study conducted to determine the functionality of a desktop, three-dimensional virtual library designed and supported by the Appalachian State University Distance Learning Library Services team. Formative evaluations were performed with representative students utilizing Morae software. Results…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Formative Evaluation, Electronic Libraries, Library Services
Lenox, Marianne; Coleman, Maurice – Computers in Libraries, 2010
Regular readers of "Computers in Libraries" are aware that social networks are forming increasingly important linkages to professional and personal development in all libraries. Live and virtual social networks have become the new learning playground for librarians and library staff. Social networks have the ability to connect those who are…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Public Libraries, Social Networks, Knowledge Management
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Kibbee, Jo – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2006
The author investigates issues faced by academic research libraries in providing virtual reference services to unaffiliated users. These libraries generally welcome visitors who use on-site collections and reference services, but are these altruistic policies feasible in a virtual environment? This paper reviews the use of virtual reference…
Descriptors: Librarians, Electronic Libraries, Research Libraries, Reference Services
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2003
Virtual library? Electronic library? Digital library? Online information network? These all apply to the growing number of Web-based resource collections managed by consortiums of state library entities. Some, like "INFOhio" and "KYVL" ("Kentucky Virtual Library"), have been available for a few years, but others are just starting. Searching for…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Government Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Information Networks
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Colon-Aguirre, Monica; Fleming-May, Rachel A. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2012
This study presents findings from one-on-one interviews with 21 undergraduate students at a large public research university in the southeastern United States. While the preliminary focus of the study was to be students' opinions about and use of Wikipedia as a resource for course-related research, many of the interviews evolved into discussion…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Use Studies, Library Materials, Encyclopedias
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van Beynen, Kaya; Swenson, Camielle – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Student-run Facebook groups offer librarians a new means of interacting with students in their native digital domain. Facebook groups, a service launched in 2010 enables university students to create a virtual forum to discuss their concerns, issues, and promote events. While still a relatively new feature, these groups are increasingly being…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Participation, College Students
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Mupepi, Mambo – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2014
The world is becoming increasingly one multicultural Global village and business and education transnational, which implies that students will need to recognize, accept, and adjust to cultural differences in communications to succeed in their studies as well as in their future careers. This presentation is fundamentally about a niftier way of…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Internet
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Ashmore, Beth; Grogg, Jill E. – Research Strategies, 2004
Virtual tours delivered via the Web have become a common tool for both instruction and outreach. This article is a case study of the creation of a virtual tour for a university library and is intended to provide others interested in creating a virtual tour of their library the opportunity to learn from the mistakes and successes of fellow…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Internet, Electronic Libraries, Learning Experience
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