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Garnett, Johanna – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2021
Academic libraries have been subjected to disruptive events throughout history. Academic literature primarily provides case study examples of incidents, guidance on developing an emergency management plan or advice on recovering or restoring items, particularly related to Special Collections, which require specific handling expertise.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Resilience (Psychology), Emotional Intelligence, Staff Development
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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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Kasten-Mutkus, Kathleen; Saragossi, Jamie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
This paper sets out to identify the ways in which academic libraries can further interdisciplinary scholarship on campus. The medical humanities is presented as an example to interrogate the current practices in academic libraries and to inform future efforts in support of interdisciplinarity. Text mining was employed to illuminate trends in this…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Libraries, Research, Library Services
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McHale, Christopher – Journal of Access Services, 2020
This paper will use circulation data to explore usage trends for physical textbooks in an academic library over a sustained period of time. Conclusions will be drawn from the analysis to determine the usefulness of aging physical textbook collections in academic libraries and inform recommendations for efficient models of lending and management.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Textbooks, Library Materials, Printed Materials
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Salisbury, Fiona; Dollinger, Mollie; Vanderlelie, Jessica – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
Across the sector, universities are transforming the student experience by reconceptualising the ways in which they partner with students. The academic library is at the heart of the university experience and libraries have a long history of collaboration and engaging with their communities. As such academic libraries are the perfect next frontier…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, College Students, Design
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Dunn, Linda K.; Xie, Shiyi – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
How can academic libraries ensure their standards collections meet the teaching and research needs of science and engineering faculties? Nowadays, most academic libraries face financial constraints that greatly impact collection development. This article documents an academic library's experience with standards collections and the investigation…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Kasten-Mutkus, Kathleen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper considers library programming as a means of extending and enhancing the academic library's pedagogical mission and role in student success. Scholarly programming in the form of faculty speakers, film screenings, or other kinds of research-based events creates opportunities for students to join an academic community and to practice…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Scholarship
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Wiggins, Benjamin A.; Derickson, Kate; Jenkins, Glenda Simmons – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Institutional missions of colleges and universities are increasingly focused on community partnerships: embracing a commitment to conducting research with, rather than simply about, communities. As researchers who have partnered with communities know well, these relationships depend upon both material and informational resources that are not…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Academic Libraries, School Community Relationship, Research
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Tzanova, Stefka – Education for Information, 2020
In this paper we study the changes in academic library services inspired by the Open Science movement and especially the changes prompted from Open Data as a founding part of Open Science. We argue that academic libraries face the even bigger challenges for accommodating and providing support for Open Big Data composed from existing raw data sets…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Information Management
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Horton, Jennifer – Public Services Quarterly, 2021
As academic libraries are instituting 3D printing into their services, assessment of these programs is necessary. This paper analyses the 3D printing program at an academic library from inception through the one thousandth print request. Information such as who was using the library's 3D printers, were they associated with specific departments on…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Computer Peripherals, Academic Libraries, Shared Resources and Services
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Oliveira, Silas M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Academic libraries have always strived to be purposively involved in the university's mission attainment efforts. Today, the increase of retention levels is paramount, and, in many cases, it is at the center of higher education institution's strategic plans. For Andrews University, for example, the goal is to reach 80% in the next five years. In…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Institutional Mission
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Steidinger, Shawn; Schvaneveldt, Nena; Mentnech, Tisha; Jarvis, Christy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Confronted with two faculty vacancies to fill and a desire to minimize burnout among the remaining library staff throughout the search process, the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah employed an interview method seldom utilized in academic libraries. The library's search committee arranged on-site group interviews that hosted…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Employment Interviews, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Decker, Emy Nelson – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
This article explores academic libraries that have gone beyond using the traditional survey or focus group methods of soliciting student input, specific to library design projects. The goal for each library was to engage students in space design projects in innovative and hands-on ways that would maximise the potential for gaining their design…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Student Participation, Cooperation
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Llewellyn, Anne – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
This literature review explores the changing nature of the academic library and the role of the academic librarian within a wider context of societal and higher education change. Ninety-five articles were reviewed and thematic synthesis was used to identify the themes in relation to innovations in learning and teaching in academic libraries. The…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Academic Libraries, Educational Change, Library Role
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Harker, Karen R.; O'Toole, Erin; Sassen, Catherine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Professional development programs have been established in many academic libraries to support the research and scholarly activities of librarians. Continuous assessment can contribute to the sustainability and effectiveness of these programs. This study describes how measures of need, participation, satisfaction, and impact were employed to assess…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Faculty Development, Librarians, Program Effectiveness
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