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Jacobs, Brittany R. – Afterschool Matters, 2021
Librarians play an active, though often unintentional, role in the out-of-school time (OST) field. Libraries are safe spaces, resource hubs, and community centers for children and teens during OST hours; they are places for young people who otherwise might not have anywhere to go. As young people pour into libraries in the afternoons, on weekends,…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Role, Librarians, After School Programs
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Blake, Mara; Murray, Reina Chano; Williams, Jason; Gara, Jeff; Belros, Derek; Choudhury, Sayeed – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2022
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, a team from the Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) provided technical support to the JHU Global COVID-19 Dashboard. This paper reflects on the lessons learned from working on a highly publicized, heavily trafficked resource and explores the role of academic libraries in…
Descriptors: Library Role, Academic Libraries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Lazarus, Flora Charles; Suryasen, Rajneesh – Education and Information Technologies, 2022
The benefits of MOOCs have attracted many Higher Education institutions globally to use them as a means of increasing efficiency of education delivery and process. Without institutional support, the MOOCs have a high dropout rate of 90-95 percent, leading to low academic impact. The role of academic library in the integration of MOOCs in the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Academic Libraries, Library Role
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Essmiller, Kathy; Asino, Tutaleni – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2021
Academic libraries are among the organizations advocating for open educational resources (OER), often playing a key campus role in education, advocacy, and support of their creation and publication. Publication of OER resonates with the role of the academic library. Because "incongruence in perceptions" (Chtena 2019: 24) can cause…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Publishing Industry, Open Educational Resources, Higher Education
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Hickerson, H. Thomas; Brosz, John; Crema, Leonora – College & Research Libraries, 2022
A recently completed study at the University of Calgary has had broad professional impact and generated increased attention to the role of academic libraries in campus research. This multiyear, evidence-based study was conceived in recognition that the role libraries have traditionally played in research is of decreasing relevance. With support…
Descriptors: Library Role, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Premji, Zahra; Splenda, Ryan; Young, Sarah – College & Research Libraries, 2022
Systematic reviews and other forms of knowledge synthesis are increasingly common in the social sciences, including in business and management research. We surveyed academic business librarians to determine the extent of their involvement, in any capacity, in knowledge syntheses. Of 71 eligible responses, 30 percent were involved in supporting…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Business, Library Services
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Gorichanaz, Tim – Education for Information, 2019
This paper examines the history of epistemological conceptualizations of the library, considered as a technology. Drawing from Heidegger's philosophy, a technology is a way of human relating to the world. At its best, this relationship is in terms of belonging and understanding, but modern information technologies may not foster such aims very…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Role, History, Questioning Techniques
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Fagan, Jody Condit; Ostermiller, Hillary; Price, Elizabeth; Sapp, Lara – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2021
A survey concerning perceptions of academic librarians was conducted at a large, 4-year university with three populations: librarians, faculty, and undergraduate students. The high response rate and the use of an instrument based on previous studies offers the possibility of longitudinal comparison and the identification of relationships between…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Expertise
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Jamison, Andrea – Knowledge Quest, 2020
In 2017 the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) released the "National School Library Standards." The revised standards were streamlined to reflect the attributes that dynamic school librarians, learners, and school libraries should possess. The standards provide school librarians with a framework for creating school…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, School Libraries, Censorship, Library Role
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Hamad, Faten; Al-Fadel, Maha; Al-Soub, Aman – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2021
Research data management services require new skills and collaboration among library staff to work with both researchers and end-users as they manage data going forward. However, there is an urgent need to increase awareness of the new trends about the partnership between research community and academic libraries, there is also a need for new…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Information Management, Data
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Fancher, Sarah E.; Mabee, Sarah H. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2022
Reference services in academic libraries often focus on user education and giving students the skills to perform their own searches. This article describes a new Research Concierge Service established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) in southwest Missouri. The service entails library staff curating a…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Library Services, Academic Libraries, COVID-19
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Palumbo, Laura; Bussmann, Jeffra D.; Kern, Barbara – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Through a survey of more than 200 US academic science librarians, we investigated the perceived value of subject specialization; looked for trends toward or away from science subject specialization; and analyzed predictions about the future of science liaison librarianship. Results showed that science librarians perceive subject specialization…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Specialization, Sciences
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Bishop, Wade; Collier, Hannah; Orehek, Ashley Marie; Ihli, Monica – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
As many sciences move to be more data-intensive, some science librarians are offering more research data services and perform research data management roles. Job analyses provide insight and context to the tasks employees actually do versus what their job descriptions depict or employers assume. Two separate job analyses studies investigated the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Librarians
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Petrisor, Alexandru-Ionut – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
This article presents the personal story of an author who twice found himself a victim of plagiarism. The most recent development in the story is that a journal, possibly predatory, published a version of the author's article on predatory journals, plagiarized and incorrectly paraphrased. The occurrence prompted reflections on whether such stories…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Publishing Industry, Developing Nations, Ethics
Van Alstyne, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2020
As the amount of online information continues to grow along with the changing landscape in higher education, academic libraries are facing changes where academic library leaders are navigating new challenges. Academic libraries provide different services depending on the institution. Institutions with fewer than 10,000 students were the target…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, College Environment, Campuses
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