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Atkinson, Shira; Lee, Kirsten – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Collaborative work spaces within academic library settings are becoming increasingly important as libraries consider their roles in the twenty-first century. This paper considers the value of implementing a room reservation effort as part of the larger drive toward creating viable collaborative work spaces and discusses how to effectively manage a…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Study Centers, Scheduling
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Skinner, Julia; Gross, Melissa – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Sexual assault is a prevalent, yet underreported and stigmatizing crime that disproportionately affects college-age students. The literature of Library & Information Studies does not currently address the ways in which survivors may seek information after an assault. Blending findings from Psychology and LIS, this study proposes the…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Rape, College Students, Access to Information
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Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether there are relationships between first-year college students' use of academic libraries and four academic outcomes: academic engagement, engagement in scholarly activities, academic skills development, and grade point average. The results of regression analyses suggest students' use of books…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Libraries, Use Studies, Users (Information)
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Bieraugel, Mark; Neill, Stern – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Our research examined the degree to which behaviors and learning associated with creativity and innovation were supported in five academic library spaces and three other spaces at a mid-sized university. Based on survey data from 226 students, we apply a number of statistical techniques to measure student perceptions of the types of learning and…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Creativity, Innovation, Academic Libraries
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White, Bruce – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Studies of data-driven deselection overwhelmingly emphasise the importance of circulation counts and date-of-last-use in the weeding process. When applied to research collections, however, this approach fails to take account of highly influential and significant titles that have not been of interest to large numbers of borrowers but that have been…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Publications, Correlation, Library Services
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Pitts-Noggle, Stephanie; Rafferty, Ryan – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This article examines the behaviors and preferences of medical and nursing students in relation to their required textbooks and library reserves. The findings are based on an April 2015 survey at the University of Illinois-Chicago satellite Library of the Health Sciences in Urbana, where the library provides access to textbooks through traditional…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Library Materials, College Libraries, Medical Students
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Budd, John M. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This investigation seeks to study the publication and citation activity of faculty at research universities, as defined by membership in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). It constitutes the fourth iteration in a study of publishing behaviors, conducted over more than twenty years. The present data indicate a substantial rise in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research Universities, Writing for Publication, Citation Analysis
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Taylor, Arthur; Dalal, Heather A. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Information literacy studies have shown that college students use a variety of information sources to perform research and commonly choose Internet sources over traditional library sources. Studies have also shown that students do not appear to understand the information quality issues concerning Internet information sources and may lack the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Information Literacy, Student Surveys, Information Sources
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Luo, Lili; Kennedy, Marie; Brancolini, Kristine; Stephens, Michael – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This study examines the role of online communities in connecting and supporting librarian researchers, through the analysis of member activities in the online community for academic librarians that attended the 2014 Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). The 2014 IRDL cohort members participated in the online community via Twitter…
Descriptors: Librarians, Researchers, Academic Libraries, Communities of Practice
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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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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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Blecic, Deborah D.; Wiberley, Stephen E., Jr.; De Groote, Sandra L.; Cullars, John; Shultz, Mary; Chan, Vivian – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This study investigated contributions to the peer-reviewed library and information science (LIS) journal literature by U.S. academic librarian (USAL) authors over a ten-year period (2003-2012). The results were compared to those of two previous five-year studies that covered the time periods of 1993-1997 and 1998-2002 to examine longitudinal…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Writing for Publication, Faculty Publishing
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Kong, Ningning; Fosmire, Michael; Branch, Benjamin Dewayne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
In the academic libraries' efforts to support digital humanities and social science, GIS service plays an important role. However, there is no general service model existing about how libraries can develop GIS services to best engage with digital humanities and social science. In this study, we adopted the action research method to develop and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Library Development, Geographic Information Systems, Academic Libraries
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Samson, Sue; Granath, Kim; Alger, Adrienne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This journey-mapping pilot study was designed to determine whether journey mapping is an effective method to enhance the student experience of using the library by assessing our services from their point of view. Journey mapping plots a process or service to produce a visual representation of a library transaction--from the point at which the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Student Experience, User Satisfaction (Information), Library Research
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Roberts, Lindsay – College & Research Libraries, 2017
How can we better engage adult learners during information literacy sessions? How do we increase students' perception of the relevance and importance of information literacy skills for academic work and life in the real world? To explore these questions, the ARCS Model of Motivational Design and Problem-Based Learning were used to develop…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Information Skills
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