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Baro, Emmanuel E.; Endouware, Benake-ebide C.; Ubogu, Janet O. – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to investigate whether undergraduate students in the College of Health Sciences in Niger Delta University are information literate, and to determine whether they are aware of and use different information resources including electronic ones, and to assess their ability to evaluate information before use.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Information Literacy
Porfilio, Bradley, Ed.; Hickman, Heather, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
This volume will be a valuable resource to instructors who teach in the fields of teacher education, social studies, educational leadership, social work, social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education, sociology, political science, and global studies as well as their students. Due to the volume's international focus, the authors also…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Political Science, Global Education, Altruism
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Waite, Kathryn; Gannon-Leary, Pat; Carr, James – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Current trends in librarianship in higher education have indicated an increasing tutoring role for librarians in the online environment. This article examines how the role of the e-tutor is outlined in selected online learning literature before progressing to examine the implications for librarians of fulfilling the demanding e-tutoring role by…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Tutors
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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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Smyth, Joanne B.; MacKenzie, James C. – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
This study uses virtual reference transcripts for which patrons completed exit surveys to seek any correlations between user and librarian satisfaction within virtual reference transactions. By analyzing transcripts with a focus on three elements-technology performance, preferred reference practices, and the demonstrated communication levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reference Services, Electronic Libraries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Bronstein, Jenny – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This study explores the perceptions that Israeli reference librarians have of their jobs and their academic environment. Fifteen academic reference librarians were interviewed over a period of four months and their answers were analyzed using the thematic analysis approach. The analysis resulted in five major themes: 1) elements in reference work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarians, Role, Librarian Attitudes
Bishop, Kay – Linworth, 2011
This book provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms. The role and responsibilities of the library media specialist in the 21st century continue to expand. Since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education
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Haider, Syed Jalaluddin – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2004
The paper examines the constraints that hamper growth of university libraries in Pakistan. The study is based on personal observations and experience of the author, a review of relevant literature on the subject, and discussion with several senior library administrators. Issues identified are as follows: inadequacy of library collections, absence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Programs, Academic Libraries, Library Networks
Lamont, Loraine; Pulver, A. Issac – Library Journal, 2010
This summer, sports-crazy South Africa, recently named by the "New York Times" as one of the "31 Places To Go in 2010," will become the first African nation to host the FIFA World Cup. Soccer fans making the trip will be rewarded with world-class facilities, modern infrastructure, and a nation of startling contrasts and…
Descriptors: Tourism, Team Sports, Foreign Countries, Library Materials
Hambleton, Alixe E.; Wilkinson, John P. – 1994
Curriculum reform across Canada resulted in a new commitment to resource-based learning. Not only is the provision of resources important but also the development and implementation of resource-based programs, which are initiated by teacher-librarians and planned cooperatively with classroom teachers. This study addresses the relationship between…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Resources Centers
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Laverty, Corinne; Stockley, Denise – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2005
Online course delivery can be a dynamic learning experience where information is used to shape and extend thinking. The challenge is creating a virtual classroom that combines evocative resources with tasks that enhance and stimulate student learning. New models are needed to reflect the changing learning environment that began with the advent of…
Descriptors: Librarians, Online Courses, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2010
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
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Beautyman, Wendy; Shenton, Andrew K. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
This paper explores the nature of school-inspired information wants. It considers how such wants arise and actions taken by youngsters to meet them. The methodology within the study reported was one of interpretivist ethnography, with data collected from two classes of 7- to 8-year-olds in an English primary school via a form of participant…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Participant Observation, Ethnography, Information Seeking
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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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