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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
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
Kraus, Peter L. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in a person's day-to-day life: how someone earns money, manages it, invests it, and donates it to help others. As librarians, we must realize that when patrons come to us for guidance in the area of financial literacy, they are trusting us to provide not only reliable information for…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Money Management, Case Studies, Educational Resources
Henry, Jo; Glauner, Dana; Lefoe, Grant – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
This study analyzes the effectiveness of implementing four information literacy sessions within two different English classes in a community college setting. The study found significant improvement in the comfort level of students starting, researching, and writing papers. Additionally, students showed an increased understanding in areas of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Program Effectiveness
Coltrain, Mark – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
Collaboration among librarians and faculty when designing courses can offer a new model of embedded librarianship that allows better scalability and opportunities for more authentic assessment. This column looks at one example at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Models
Arroyo, Sonia Santana – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
There persists an intense debate on whether or not the traditional reference desk should be in academic libraries. Yet, despite many anti-desk studies, the place of the reference desk still remains. This paper aims to review the current significance of the reference desk for some libraries, as well as the importance of choosing the proper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services
Kim, Miseon; Dolan, Michael – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
This paper examines the embedded librarian program and its impact on the information literacy skills of community college students at Queensborough Community College (QCC). It is a collaboration between an embedded librarian and an English instructor at QCC. The study participants are QCC students enrolled in seven sections of English 101 and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Information Literacy, Skill Development, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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