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Boyd, Angela; Blue, Yolanda; Im, Suzanne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The purpose of this research was to evaluate academic library residency programs that successfully recruit and retain academic librarians of color. This study examines library residencies in the United States and discusses findings of two nationwide surveys. One survey posed questions to residents about the structure of their residencies, aspects…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover
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Balnaves, Edmund – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2008
Open source library management systems have improved steadily in the last five years. They now present a credible option for small to medium libraries and library networks. An approach to their evaluation is proposed that takes account of three additional dimensions that only open source can offer: the developer and support community, the source…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Library Automation, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
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McNicol, Sarah – Educational Review, 2004
Traditionally, school libraries have been evaluated primarily in terms of library management; the impact they have on teaching and learning has rarely been a focus. For this reason, they have often been omitted from whole school self-evaluation. Self-evaluation can help schools to prepare for inspection, but more importantly to identify strengths…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Administration, School Libraries, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Salami, Malik Oyewale; Olatokun, Wole Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
The authors analyzed 21,005 citations from 124 Ph.D. theses submitted to ten departments in the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, in Nigeria, during the period 2006 to 2013. The overall analysis of the cited information sources revealed that journals (67.6%) were the most cited sources, followed by books/monographs (13.6%), and conference…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries
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Whitworth, Andrew; Torras I Calvo, Maria Carme; Moss, Bodil; Amlesom Kifle, Nazareth; Blåsternes, Terje – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
Visualization and mapping techniques can build a dynamic picture of information practices, including action research, within libraries, raising awareness of how the information landscape at each library may both support and retard research into the library's information practices. These techniques have implications for researchers as they generate…
Descriptors: Action Research, Organizational Change, Academic Libraries, Library Research
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Lyon, Liz – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This article presents a case study where students aspiring to professional library roles who need to understand diverse disciplinary research data practices are placed in a laboratory with domain researchers during an immersive module within graduate MLIS programs at the School of Information Sciences (iSchool), University of Pittsburgh. A…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Information Science Education, Blended Learning, Learning Experience
Library Research Service, 2009
Issues 266 through 282 of "Fast Facts" from the Library Research Service present data collected from libraries in Colorado and throughout the nation. Topics addressed in these "Fast Facts" from 2009 include interlibrary loan in academic libraries, public librarian salaries, book, newspaper, and periodical prices from 2004 to…
Descriptors: Library Research, User Satisfaction (Information), Outcomes of Education, Public Libraries
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van den Hoogen, Suzanne; Parrott, Denise – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2012
Partnerships and collaborations among libraries are proven to enhance collective resources. The collaboration of multi-type libraries offers a unique opportunity to explore the potential of different libraries working together to provide the best possible service to their community members. This article provides a detailed report of a multi-type…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, College Libraries
Head, Alison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2016
This paper identifies approaches, challenges, and best practices related to planning and designing today's academic library learning spaces. As part of the Project Information Literacy (PIL) Practitioner Series, qualitative data is presented from 49 interviews conducted with a sample of academic librarians, architects, and library consultants.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities Design
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Snipes, Phyllis Robinson; Frilot, Holly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many locales--in many states--early conceptions of the school librarian's job have not evolved over the years even as the duties have expanded exponentially. The fact that in some districts outdated evaluation tools, such as Georgia's 1990 system, are still used to rate 21st-century school librarians is an obvious sign of the misconceptions…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Effectiveness, Librarians, School Libraries
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Hogan, Sean; Hutson, J. – Journal of Access Services, 2018
The University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library underwent its five-year review in FY2016 (1 July 2015-30 June 2016). A basic, integral and necessary element of this process was the development of an assessment plan. Langsdale Library developed a five-year assessment plan based on the five-year review. The plan aligns the library's collections and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Library Services, Strategic Planning
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England, Lenore; Lowe, Randy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
ERM librarians discuss their approaches to electronic resources management for an academic library consortium, the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). They focus on innovation and developing actionable strategies for procedures and policies.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Consortia
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Spencer, Mary Ellen; Watstein, Sarah Barbara – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Are today's academic libraries really designed for learning? Do library spaces impact student learning? Intending to spark broader and more informed dialogue about the relationship between the quality of learning and the quality of academic library spaces in higher education, the authors consider the concept of space as service; student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services, School Space
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Ogier, Andi; Hall, Monena; Bailey, Annette; Stovall, Connie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
Rapidly growing within academic libraries, library data services have often been focused on assessing research trends and building partnerships outside the library. There are distinct benefits, however, to using data audit methodologies created for these external assessments of researcher practices inside the library as well. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Data, Methods
Quagliaroli, Sara Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The environment in which higher education institutions are situated has been impacted by a number of disruptive forces since the early 1990s, including acceleration in the capability of information technology (Beagle, 2006; Bennett, 2003; Foster, 2014), changing attitudes about learning pedagogy (Barr & Tagg, 1995), and calls for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Leaders, Stakeholders, Library Facilities
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