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Miller, Kelly E. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
In the future, what role will the academic research library play in achieving the mission of higher education? This essay describes seven strategies that academic research libraries can adopt to become future-present libraries--libraries that foster what Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown have called "a new culture of learning." Written…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Role, Higher Education
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2012
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") focuses on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries. The articles explore issues, share information, pose critical questions, and provide examples. This issue includes the following articles: (1) Open Educational Resources as Learning Materials:…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Research Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Benedetti, Allison; Jackson, John; Luo, Lili – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Vignettes, brief descriptions of fictional characters and situations, serve as a tool to study people's lives, perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about specific situations. Although not widely used in library and information science (LIS) research, vignettes can depersonalize responses to controversial situations or behavioral responses related…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Library Services, Information Literacy, Guidelines
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Rislow, Madeline; Nelson, Amelia – Journal of Museum Education, 2020
How do you make art history and art museum library research exciting and relevant to an undergraduate studio art student? And, how can an innovative learning experiment lay the groundwork for future utilization of the acquired course knowledge and the art museum library resources? One answer, as we discovered, lies in creatively utilizing a…
Descriptors: Museums, Libraries, Art History, College Students
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Tran, Ngoc-Yen; Chan, Emily K. – College & Research Libraries, 2020
Library and information science research is increasingly conducted in collaboration; while this phenomenon has been largely acknowledged in the profession, there is a lack of clarity on the factors that motivate librarians to seek research collaborators. This exploratory study explores librarians' motivations, strategies, and their perceived or…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Librarians, Motivation, Success
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Shaffer, Barbara A. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Graduate students are a significant segment in online instruction programs, yet little is known about how well they learn the necessary library research skills in this increasingly popular mode of distance learning. This pre- and posttest study and citation analysis examined learning and confidence among students in graduate education programs,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Graduate Study
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2013
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") focuses on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries. The articles explore issues, share information, pose critical questions, and provide examples. This issue includes the following articles: (1) Introduction (Sue Baughman); (2) An Overview of the…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Humanities, Interior Design, Library Development
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Finch, Jannette L.; Jefferson, Renee N. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
This empirical study explores whether authentic tasks designed specifically for deliberately grouped students have an effect on student perception of teaching presence and student cognitive gains. In one library research class offered in an express session online, the instructor grouped students randomly. In a second online library research class,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning)
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Meunier, Benjamin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
The paper will explore how the UCL Student Centre, opened in 2019, responds to the emphasis on 'research-based education' in the UCL Education Strategy. It discusses the high levels of engagement at different levels, which characterised the design of the building, and how services and spaces were designed around student needs. The paper will aim…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, College Students
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Kelly, Katy – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This study investigates how co-curricular programming in universities can demonstrate and communicate impact in new ways. The Association of College and Research Libraries report "Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research" provides a framework to better understand how co-curricular programming…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Services
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Perkins, Gay Helen; Slowik, Amy J. W. – College & Research Libraries, 2013
In the summer of 2010, two researchers interviewed twenty-three library administrators of comparable academic libraries at American universities for their views of the value of research in academic libraries. The interview questions focused on the administrators' perceived value of academic librarians' research, incentives given to academic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Research, Librarians, Library Administration
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Mohammadi, Mohammad – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2021
Evaluation is one of the important aspects of the process of educational activities. And by it, the shortcomings and strengths of educational programs are realized. In the meantime, the evaluation of the professor as an important strategy to improve the quality of education has been considered by universities. Therefore, higher education centers…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, Evaluation Criteria
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Bakker, Caitlin; Cooper, Kristen; Langham-Putrow, Allison; McBurney, Jennifer – College & Research Libraries, 2020
We present a qualitative analysis of the results of a survey of faculty and researchers at a large Midwestern R1 university around their understanding of and attitudes toward scholarly metrics. The survey included opportunities for participants to provide free-text responses regarding their use of metrics and concerns they have about the use of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Measurement, Teacher Surveys
Potter, William Gray; Cook, Colleen; Kyrillidou, Martha – Association of Research Libraries, 2011
The current ARL report summarizes a multi-year effort that captures evidence in the form of narrative profiles as it delivers the message of the value and contributions of research libraries during transformative times. When ARL library directors were interviewed in 2005 and asked to describe a research library in the 21st century, there was…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Role, Profiles, Statistics
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Willinsky, John; Rusk, Matthew – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Following the examples of SCOAP3, in which libraries fund open access, and eLife, in which funding agencies have begun to directly fund open access scholarly publishing, this study presents an analysis of how creatively combining these two models might provide a means to move toward universal open access (without APCs). This study calculates the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Research Libraries, Scholarship, Publishing Industry
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