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Craven, Heather – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
The change to the ACRL Framework from a set of standards that was created in 2000 has been the subject of much debate. The impact on community colleges is considered in this opinion piece.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Information Literacy
Coltrain, Mark – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
Being advocates, or evangelists, for certain tools is not a new idea for many librarians in terms of promoting our digital resources. However, what is new is our involvement in promoting digital technologies used for teaching and engagement to faculty and other college stakeholders. In addition, our role has expanded to working with those…
Descriptors: Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Technology, Community Colleges
Harris, Annie Kadala – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
Focused on community colleges in North Carolina participating in the Scholars of Global Distinction initiative, the goal of this article is to assist librarians in their efforts to thoughtfully increase global and area studies online resources available at their libraries. Through this article, the author hopes to increase global library resources…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Libraries, Librarians, College Students
Pierce, Matthew – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
This paper discusses aspects of adopting, adapting, and building Open Educational Resources (OER) that have the potential to influence student learning but are sometimes overlooked by OER advocates. The author makes recommendations for ensuring that OER initiatives have a positive impact on student learning and argues that librarians can be…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Leadership Role, Librarians
Auten, Beth; Glauner, Dana; Lefoe, Grant; Henry, Jo – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
This article explains how the South Piedmont Community College librarians educated faculty members about how they guide student use of the library and how it is advantageous for them to require high-quality resources for student papers. As documented by observations at SPCC and in the library literature, students use the tools they know to find…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
White, Scott; Cheng, Hong – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
The purpose of this article is to chronicle and discuss a unique research opportunity at LaGuardia Community College when Hurricane Sandy caused a week of class cancelations, including library instruction sessions for ENG101 students. Librarians took advantage of the natural sample, paired with randomly selected classes that had previously…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English Instruction, Librarians, Academic Libraries
Mohess, Neera – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
Two research questions guided this study: (1) Is there a gap in customer service quality perception between librarians (service providers) and patrons (service beneficiaries)?; and (2) How do patrons perceive the relational service qualities of librarians who staff the reference desk? Quantitative results based on a Likert scale survey showed no…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reference Services, Community Colleges, Librarians
Swanson, Troy A. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
The "Information Literacy Framework" from ACRL presents a nationally recognized set of skills that can be used to demonstrate the value of individual academic libraries and groups of libraries that want to benchmark learning. Not only does the Framework fill the role of the rescinded Standards, but it is a better fit for community…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Outcomes of Education, Academic Libraries, Community Colleges
Crane, Erin – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
SpringShare LibGuides, and CMS are popular applications within the library community, but the reporting functionality of these tools is minimal. Google Analytics (GA) can enhance usage reporting if integrated with LibGuides CMS. This article outlines various types of site activity to track and describes how to set up GA reporting on the activity.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Libraries, Data Analysis, Web Sites
Lance, Keith Curry – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
In 2015, surveys of students, faculty, and librarians and other library staff elicited their perceptions of the contributions of community college libraries to student success, both directly and via librarian collaboration with faculty. The three surveyed groups agreed substantially that libraries and librarians contribute to student success, both…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Libraries, Librarians, Academic Achievement
Russo, Alyssa – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
This case study investigates the learning process of students participating in an online information literacy program embedded in English composition classes at a small community college. The pilot program integrated concepts from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into online learning modules. After the pilot, librarians…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Online Courses, Information Literacy, Writing Instruction
Finley, Wayne – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
Although the growth in popularity of graphic novels among readers of all ages and the expansion of graphic novels in both public and academic libraries has been well defined in library literature, the inclusion of graphic novels in community and junior college libraries has received little attention. The purpose of this article is to begin the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, College Libraries, Two Year Colleges
Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
This is the second part of a series on Web 2.0 tools available from community college libraries' Websites. The first article appeared in an earlier volume of this journal and it illustrated the wide variety of Web 2.0 tools on community college libraries' Websites serving large student bodies (Blummer and Kenton 2014). The research found many of…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Community Colleges, Information Skills, Student Characteristics
Blick, William M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
For decades, popular culture was neglected and frowned upon by academics. In recent years, cultural critics, including librarians, have found popular culture materials to be didactic tools, and vital to the study of society and the zeitgeist that has prevailed at the time of their production. As a result, many academic librarians have found it…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Poets, Popular Culture, Academic Libraries
Lonergan, David; Ayers, Meredith – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
Popular culture is extremely influential in both academe and society at large. However, formal disciplinary study of popular culture lags far behind that influence. Anthropology, film studies, history, musicology, and sociology are only some of the disciplines that frequently include popular culture as a research focus. This article advises on how…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Academic Libraries, Library Development, Library Materials
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