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Silva, Elise; Galbraith, Quinn – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Due to persistent wage gaps between men and women nationally, and in the field of academic librarianship, researchers wished to study possible issues that contribute to the phenomenon. This study examines the tendency for men and women to negotiate salaries in academic libraries upon hire. Researchers surveyed professional librarians employed in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Salary Wage Differentials, Comparable Worth, Gender Differences
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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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Thomas, Camillle V. L.; Urban, Richard J. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
There are existing studies on data curation programs in library science education and studies on data services in libraries. However, there is not much insight into how educational programs have prepared data professionals for practice. This study asked 105 practicing professionals how well they thought their education prepared them for…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Masters Degrees, Library Education
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Erlinger, Allison – College & Research Libraries, 2018
There is a well-established need for academic libraries to demonstrate their impact on student learning, particularly through the application of measurable outcomes in information literacy instruction (ILI). Recent literature is replete with articles both outlining the importance of well-designed assessment as an integral part of ILI and providing…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Processes
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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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Silva, Elise; Galbraith, Quinn; Groesbeck, Michael – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This study explores how time and experience affect an academic librarian's perception of tenure. Researchers surveyed 846 librarians at ARL institutions, reporting on institutions that offer both tenure and faculty status for their academic librarians or neither. The survey reported how librarians rated tenure's benefit to patrons, its effect in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Attitude Measures, Tenure
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Spicer, Scott; Horbal, Andrew – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Instructional support is one of the primary reasons academic libraries collect video materials. Nonetheless, no one has published research into the perceptions of the people who install and maintain the equipment used to play these materials in college and university classrooms regarding the longevity of physical media formats. To address this gap…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Library Materials, Academic Libraries, Media Specialists
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Tracy, Daniel G. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This study establishes baseline information about the ways library publishing services integrate user studies of their readers, as well as common barriers to doing so. The Library Publishing Coalition defines library publishing as "the set of activities led by college and university libraries to support the creation, dissemination, and…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Users (Information), User Needs (Information)
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Boyce, Crystal – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Library quality is no longer evaluated solely on the value of its collections, as user perceptions of service quality play an increasingly important role in defining overall library value. This paper presents a retooling of the LibQUAL+ survey instrument, blending the gap measurement model with perceptual congruence model studies from information…
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Information Services, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Lo, Leo S.; Herman, Bethany – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The term "wellness" is fast garnering attention on how it affects one's professional and personal life. This study explores the multi-dimensions of wellness and investigates factors that might impact the "wellness" of employees in academic libraries. The research topic was addressed through quantitative analyses of responses to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Personnel, Wellness, Influences
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Oltmann, Shannon M. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
In this study, deans and directors of academic libraries were surveyed about intellectual freedom. The survey found that most respondents said they rarely think about intellectual freedom yet said it was "somewhat" or "very" important in their libraries. Most did not have formal intellectual freedom policies; they often relied…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Academic Libraries, Deans
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Gilbert, Julie – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Studies about diversity initiatives in academic libraries have primarily focused on large research libraries. But what kinds of diversity work occur at smaller libraries? This study examines the status of diversity initiatives, especially those aimed at students, at national liberal arts college libraries. Results from a survey of library…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Liberal Arts, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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Folk, Amanda L. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This article introduces psychologist Carol S. Dweck's entity and incremental theories of intelligence and explores the prevalence of these theories in academic librarians who participate in reference and instruction activities. Based on existing research, it is possible that implicit theories of intelligence could affect the ways in which…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Educational Theories, Educational Psychology, Librarians
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Galbraith, Quinn; Garrison, Melissa; Hales, Whitney – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This study measures the opinions of ARL librarians concerning the benefits and disadvantages of faculty status in academic librarianship. Average responses from faculty and nonfaculty librarians, as well as from tenured and tenure-track librarians, are analyzed to determine the general perceptions of each group. Overall, faculty librarians…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, College Faculty, Employment Level
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Douglas, Veronica Arellano; Rabinowitz, Celia E. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Using surveys, interviews, and a rubric-based assessment of student research essays, the St. Mary's College of Maryland Assessment in Action team investigated the relationship between faculty-librarian collaboration in a First Year Seminar (FYS) course and students' demonstrated information literacy (IL) abilities. In gathering information on the…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, College Freshmen, Information Literacy, First Year Seminars
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