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DeFrain, Erica Lynn; Thoegersen, Jennifer; Hong, Miyoung – College & Research Libraries, 2022
As more campus locations establish intentional informal learning spaces, what, if anything, is the unique value of these spaces within the physical academic library? Using mixed methods, this study examines the relationship between students' use, satisfaction, and productivity needs at five discrete locations at a large public university. Findings…
Descriptors: Interior Space, Educational Facilities, Library Facilities, Educational Needs
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Seale, Maura; Hicks, Alison; Nicholson, Karen P. – College & Research Libraries, 2022
In the past decade, cataloguing and classification and information literacy have experienced a critical turn, acknowledging the political, economic, and social forces that shape complex information environments. Library user experience (UX) has yet to undergo such a transformation, however; instead, it continues to be seen as a toolkit of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Usability, Library Science, Information Science
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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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Meals, Catherine – College & Research Libraries, 2022
Many academic libraries have implemented personal librarian programs, seeking to improve relationships with students and reduce library anxiety. This pilot study, in which a personal librarian was assigned to sections of a general education course, aimed to expand upon the personal librarianship literature by assessing whether a personal librarian…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Haggerty, Kenneth; Harrington, Caitlin; Scott, Rachel E. – College & Research Libraries, 2022
This usability study investigates how instructors in a university setting integrate resources into their Learning Management System (LMS) course shells and explores barriers and incentives for doing so. Findings suggest that obstacles encountered while appropriately incorporating licensed library resources in a D2L LMS are substantial. Although…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Integrated Learning Systems, Barriers, Motivation
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Goodsett, Mandi; Schmillen, Hanna – College & Research Libraries, 2022
As students encounter high volumes of misinformation in online environments, cultivating critical thinking is an important goal of information literacy instruction, especially for first-year college students, who are just beginning to develop cognitive habits in their early years of postsecondary schooling. However, this study demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Freshmen, Information Literacy, Library Instruction
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Cobley, Joanna – College & Research Libraries, 2022
Integrating artifacts into the curriculum can increase students' confidence when working with historical fragments. This article provides insight into what happened when students engaged with authentic historical artifacts for the purposes of learning for the first time. It draws from a range of qualitative data collected during a two-year period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Self Esteem, History
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Charles, Leslin H.; DeFabiis, William – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Using the practice of embedded librarianship, a professor from the Graduate School of Education and the Education Librarian at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey collaborated to investigate its impact on the inherent transactional distance that exists in an online graduate course. Using Michael G. Moore's three relational distances…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Graduate Study, Library Science
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O'Neill, Brittany; Kelley, Rebecca – College & Research Libraries, 2021
This exploratory study analyzed the specific crisis communication methods of academic libraries. A survey was sent to library staff at Association of Research Libraries member colleges and universities to describe if, who, when, and how they communicated bad news to their stakeholders for major, minor, and emerging crises. The findings show that…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Crisis Management, Academic Libraries, Surveys
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Garoufallou, Emmanouel; Gaitanou, Panorea – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Currently "Big Data" is an emerging field that presents several Information Technology challenges regarding the capture, storage search, structure, and visualization of this data. The real challenge for organizations is to find ways to extract value from it and provide better services to their clients. The data generated in academic and…
Descriptors: Data, Librarians, Library Role, Library Research
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Kannegiser, Samantha – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Academic libraries use scavenger hunt library orientations to engage students and teach them about the library. Libraries are also starting to use augmented reality (AR) technology in orientations, instruction, and programming. Some libraries have tried augmented reality scavenger hunts for freshman library orientations, but studies have not been…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Library Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Anxiety
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Lundstrom, Kacy; Fagerheim, Britt; Van Geem, Stephen – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Teaching roles in academic libraries can be accompanied by a great deal of anxiety. This study surveyed librarian attitudes toward their teaching role and librarians' experiences with teaching anxiety. Sixty-four percent of librarians participating in the survey said they experienced teaching anxiety, including 65.10 percent experiencing physical…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Anxiety, Librarians, Academic Libraries
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Li, Yanli – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Using data from the 8Rs CARL Libraries Practitioner Survey in 2014, this study assesses the impact of race on the earnings attainment process based on a sample of 392 CARL library practitioners. It determines that there is a significant salary disparity between visible minorities and nonvisible minorities. Racial differences in job characteristics…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Racial Differences, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Kvale, Live Håndlykken – College & Research Libraries, 2021
There is a current discussion in universities regarding the need for dedicated research data stewards. This article presents a set of fictional personas for research data support based on experience and requests by experts in different areas of data management. Using a modified Delphi study, 24 participants from different stakeholder groups have…
Descriptors: Data, Information Management, Job Skills, Administrators
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Chang, Yu-Wei – College & Research Libraries, 2021
This study measured the relative academic impact of articles by LIS practitioners by analyzing library and information science articles published between 2005 and 2014. The results revealed that, although practitioners were not the main knowledge contributors, the academic impact of articles by practitioners was not significantly lower than that…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Library Science, Information Science, Bibliometrics
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