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Alverson, Jessica; Schwartz, Jennifer; Shultz, Sue – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Growth in online course delivery has created challenges and opportunities for academic librarians. Working with an online undergraduate course for adult students, three academic librarians revised their model for embedded practice, focusing on high touch and quality contact with the students. Using a citation analysis of final papers collected…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Librarians
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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Liu, Qianxiu; Allard, Bradley; Lo, Patrick; Zhou, Qingshan; Jiany, Tianji; Itsumura, Hiroshi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This study is based on the belief that inquiry-based learning should be made an integral part of any student's learning, especially at university level. To find out the students' perceptions toward library user education, 426 questionnaire surveys have been collected from the Peking University (PKU), China and the University of Tsukuba (UT),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), College Students, Cultural Differences
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Pearce, Alexa L. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Libraries have adopted web scale discovery services with the goal of providing their users with a streamlined research experience. However, the single search box that characterizes web scale discovery is one option among many that libraries continue to provide, including subject databases and other legacy tools. Libraries lack evidence regarding…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Information Retrieval, Library Services
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Sayre, Franklin; Riegelman, Amy – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Over the past decade, evidence from disciplines ranging from biology to economics has suggested that many scientific studies may not be reproducible. This has led to declarations in both the scientific and lay press that science is experiencing a "reproducibility crisis" and that this crisis has consequences for the extent to which…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Scientific Research, Replication (Evaluation)
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Mulliken, Adina – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the United States about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users' insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the…
Descriptors: Blindness, Users (Information), Library Services, Web Sites
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Jameson, Jodi; Natal, Gerald; Napp, John – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This descriptive study analyzes results from an 18-item survey that assessed students' usage and perceptions of library reference services at a comprehensive public metropolitan university. Among 235 surveys completed between November 2016 and January 2017, the majority of respondents represented the "Generation Z" population of college…
Descriptors: College Students, Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Clark, Joe C.; Sauceda, Jonathan; Stormes, Sheridan – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Resources for teaching in higher education have undergone a tremendous evolution during the past several decades. The Internet and commercial services, such as YouTube and Google, have revolutionized the manner by which students and faculty access information to both conduct research and meet course requirements. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, College Faculty, Library Materials, Library Services
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Tyler, David C.; Hitt, Brianna D.; Nterful, Francis A.; Mettling, McKenna R. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Patron-driven acquisition has been an important, if contentious, topic for decades, with numerous programs having been piloted, adopted, and reported on, largely favorably, in the library literature. Still, questions and doubts persist for academic libraries, especially where the composition of vendor plans and packages and the judgment of patrons…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Intellectual Disciplines
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Schwieder, David; Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke – College & Research Libraries, 2018
As the volume of academic library value research has continued to increase, the resulting literature has grown complex and sprawling. This article takes stock of this body of work, using a review of the published research literature and an analysis of its organization and structure. This investigation reveals that the research on library value…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Institutional Evaluation, Library Research, Educational Quality
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Stilling, Glenn Ellen Starr; Byrd, Allison S.; Mazza, Emily Rose; Bergman, Shawn M. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Performance appraisal of professional librarians in academic libraries is important because of the critical role these employees play. Professional librarians ensure that the library's resources and services are effective, relevant, and integrated within the parent institution. Performance appraisal and job feedback have been understudied in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Personnel Evaluation, Librarians, Library Services
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Fry, Amy – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This article outlines a study assessing and comparing the rate of use of nonreference print and electronic book collections acquired during the same time period at one academic library. Rate of use was examined for both collections by discipline and method of acquisition. The author found that 74 percent of print titles acquired in 2008-2009 had…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Linden, Julie; Tudesco, Sarah; Dollar, Daniel – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL's) "2016 Top Trends in Academic Libraries" noted a "shift to the incorporation and integration of more continuous, ongoing, flexible, and sustainable review of collections," and "an increasing need" to align collection development with "institutional research…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Kohn, Karen – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This paper asks if there is an optimal wait period for e-books that balances libraries' desire to acquire books soon after their publication with the frequent desire to purchase books electronically whenever feasible. Analyzing 13,043 titles that Temple University Libraries received on its e-preferred approval plan in 2014-15, the author looks at…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Library Materials
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Rodgers, Wendy – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Libraries offer a mix of options to serve the film studies curriculum: streaming video, DVDs on Reserve, and streaming DVDs through online classrooms. Some professors screen films and lend DVDs to students. But how do students obtain the films required for their courses? How would they prefer to do so? These are among the questions explored using…
Descriptors: Films, Film Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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