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Brown, Elizabeth – Education Libraries, 2017
Library orientations continue to excite, or plague, instruction librarians everywhere. Reaching first year students early can preempt academic heartache and research woes, yet the question of "what students really need" continues to evolve. This article presents a case study of a large-scale implementation of library orientations. The…
Descriptors: Library Orientation, Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Elrod, Rachael – Education Libraries, 2016
Opportunities to utilize 3D printing in the K-12 classroom are growing every day. This paper describes the process of implementing a 3D printing service in the Education Library of The University of Florida, Gainesville, a large, doctoral-degree granting, research university. Included are examples of lesson plans featuring 3D printing, creation of…
Descriptors: Printing, Academic Libraries, Program Implementation, Computer Peripherals
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Scripps-Hoekstra, Lindy; Hamilton, Erica R. – Education Libraries, 2016
Thirty years ago, education conference panelists shared concerns regarding collaboration between education faculty and librarians and they presented ideas for expanding these partnerships. A review of their ideas raises an important question: In what ways have their ideas for collaboration and partnership been realized? To answer this question,…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, College Faculty, Teacher Educators
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Burns, Elizabeth – Education Libraries, 2015
School library advocacy is increasingly important due to decreases in funding and staff. National organizations attempt to engage school librarians in advocacy and have developed resources and tools to assist with this task. However, there is little research examining how practicing school librarians engage in advocacy and how their advocacy…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Advocacy, Librarians, Interpersonal Relationship
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Kohrman, Rita – Education Libraries, 2015
A 2005 sabbatical study revealed 24 unique curriculum materials centers or collections (CMCs) in Michigan colleges or universities. The focus of the study was to investigate the number, characteristics, and quality of these centers and collections supporting education faculty and students. A follow up 2014 study asked how or if the Michigan…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Curriculum, Academic Libraries, Colleges
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Blackburn, Heidi; Hays, Lauren – Education Libraries, 2014
As librarians take on more instructional responsibilities, the need for classroom management skills becomes vital. Unfortunately, classroom management skills are not taught in library school and therefore, many librarians are forced to learn how to manage a classroom on the job. Different classroom settings such as one-shot instruction sessions…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Libraries, Classroom Techniques, Skill Development
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Blas, Elise A. – Education Libraries, 2014
Sociocultural literacy guides an instructor's pedagogy in the multicultural university classroom. By employing sociocultural literacy in the information literacy classroom, the instruction librarian can better teach students from all cultures including international students, first generation students, or students from a wide array of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Information Literacy, Library Instruction
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Murphy, Jennifer – Education Libraries, 2013
An entrepreneurial librarian takes the embedded librarian concept one step further at a completely on-line university and markets the virtual library to students, faculty and administration rather than wait for customers to come to the library. York and Vance (2009) make the observation that "one obstacle to marketing an embedded librarian…
Descriptors: Library Services, Institutional Advancement, Outreach Programs, Information Literacy
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Teel, Linda – Education Libraries, 2013
Transforming space to facilitate and compliment learning has become an integral component in the redesign and renovation of academic libraries. This article offers a framework of discussion based on the redesign and renovation of the existing curriculum materials center at East Carolina University Joyner Library. The curriculum materials center,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Facility Improvement, Educational Facilities Design
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Smith, Daniella L. – Education Libraries, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine how providing pre-service school librarians with mentors during their degree program impacted their level of self-perceived transformational leadership potential. The study consisted of 30 participants enrolled in a school library certification master's degree program emphasizing leadership. The findings…
Descriptors: Mentors, School Libraries, Librarians, Library Education
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Meyer, Nadean; Bradley, Darcy – Education Libraries, 2013
Together an education librarian and education professor developed a series of exercises for education students about intellectual freedom and book challenges. The resources are primarily online and they progressively work from book censorship cases and concerns to handling book challenges proactively through discussions, activities, and role…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Censorship, Books, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Edwards, Melissa Maxwell; Thornton, Elaine – Education Libraries, 2013
This case study describes a library outreach effort to university staff members employed by the campus child care center. Authors planned an instructional session to introduce child care staff members to library resources, focusing on the curriculum collection as a source of supplemental materials for classrooms. Surveys were administered before…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Library Services, Academic Libraries, Child Caregivers
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Katopol, Patricia Fields – Education Libraries, 2012
Library anxiety has been cited as one factor affecting academic performance, but library use is only part of obtaining information for academic needs. This paper expands the concept of library anxiety to "information anxiety" by an examination of the information behavior of black graduate students when using a variety of information resources,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Minority Groups, Minority Group Students, Anxiety
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Buchanan, Kym; Elzen, Angela M. Vanden – Education Libraries, 2012
We believe video games have a place in libraries. We start by describing two provocative video games. Next, we offer a framework for the general mission of libraries, including access, motivation, and guidance. As a medium, video games have some distinguishing traits: they are visual, interactive, and based on simulations. We explain how these…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Services, Video Games, Librarians
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Martin, Coleen Meyers; Garcia, Eric P.; McPhee, Marc – Education Libraries, 2012
University and secondary school educators recognize many high school students will undertake a post-secondary education but find themselves unprepared for the academic demands once they arrive on campus. Although many high school students appear to possess basic abilities in retrieving information, particularly when searching the Internet, they…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, High School Students
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