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DeLooper, John; Gonsalves, Devika – Journal of Access Services, 2020
During the Fall 2017 semester, staff at the Hudson County Community College (HCCC), Library began to notice that many books listed as available in the catalog were often not being found on the shelves when patrons attempted to retrieve them. This situation puzzled library leadership because HCCC had recently conducted an inventory and removed all…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Community Colleges, Accuracy, Library Materials
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Lyttan, Brandon; Laloo, Bikika – Journal of Access Services, 2020
Discriminations against members of the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) community have been reported in every sphere of life, including in libraries. This paper reviewed the literature on transgender studies particularly in relation to the role of libraries. It highlights the problems faced by transgender people in accessing…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Bias, Library Services, Library Role
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Goldberg, Matthew; Sproles, Claudene – Journal of Access Services, 2020
The University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library needed to remove 260,000 items from its shelves, and shift a further 95,000 within an extremely short deadline ahead of plans to redesign its third floor into an inviting, modern, student-friendly space for patrons to enjoy. The move faced three distinct challenges: space, item tracking, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Library Facilities, Library Services
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McHale, Christopher – Journal of Access Services, 2020
This paper will use circulation data to explore usage trends for physical textbooks in an academic library over a sustained period of time. Conclusions will be drawn from the analysis to determine the usefulness of aging physical textbook collections in academic libraries and inform recommendations for efficient models of lending and management.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Textbooks, Library Materials, Printed Materials
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McKenna, Julia – Journal of Access Services, 2020
Student employees are an invaluable asset to academic libraries. They supplement limited professional staffing, allow for students to engage with their academic community, and give work opportunities to those currently enrolled in school. This article reviews several practical ways to train library student workers that both minimizes hands-on…
Descriptors: Student Employment, College Students, Academic Libraries, Job Training
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Porter, Toccara D. – Journal of Access Services, 2020
Tennessee State University was a decade long user of OCLC's ILLiad platform. 2019 marked the year when the relationship with that system ended as our two interlibrary loan departments migrated to Tipasa, OCLC's new cloud-based system. The platform change did not stem from dissatisfaction with ILLiad but from being informed that Tipasa would…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Program Implementation, Computer Software
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Dotson, Daniel S.; Olivera, Aaron – Journal of Access Services, 2020
The Ohio State University Libraries has been working on affordability issues related to course materials for some time. This article details some of those efforts, going into detail about moving from reactive methods of dealing with course materials via instructor-initiated reserve requests to more proactive methods of a general education textbook…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Academic Libraries, Course Content, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Litsey, Ryan; Allen, Chisholm; Cassidy, Ryan; DeVet, Katherine E.; McEniry, Matthew – Journal of Access Services, 2020
3D printers represent a significant financial investment for academic libraries. The development of makerspaces and other library provided services centered around this technology is a testament to the role these technologies can play in offering new resources to students. However, given the investment it behooves the academic library to work to…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Printing, Instructional Materials
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Mangrum, Sarah; Foster, Holly A. – Journal of Access Services, 2020
The role of the academic library, student library usage, and faculty perceptions of student learning have been ongoing discussions for many years. The purpose of this study was to bring those conversations together and illustrate how students at a mid-size university are currently using their library, preferences for library space usage, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Libraries, Space Utilization, Preferences
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Rosen, Rhonda; Roudenbush, Teresa – Journal of Access Services, 2019
In the past, Southern California's library access services professionals in higher education had to travel across the country for professional development and networking opportunities, but this is no longer the case. Now, through California Library Access Services South (CLASS), Southern California's Access Services professionals can network,…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Associations, Academic Libraries, Regional Programs
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Pierard, Cindy; Baca, Olivia – Journal of Access Services, 2019
Noise in academic libraries has been a consistent concern of library staff and library users. This concern has intensified as libraries have emphasized their role in supporting student learning, including learning that occurs in a busy, collaborative environment. Studies of acceptable library noise levels have traditionally been conducted in areas…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Acoustics, Library Facilities, Library Policy
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Schmidt, LeEtta – Journal of Access Services, 2019
This article examines steps taken at one academic library to address issues encountered when attempting to create a foundation of copyright knowledge to assist staff in reserves and interlibrary loan. It reviews the development of a copyright policy for the library that specifically addressed interlibrary loan and reserves activities. It also…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Library Services, Academic Libraries, Library Policy
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Helms, Conrad – Journal of Access Services, 2019
Effective for the 2012-2013 academic year, the Hilda C. Landers Library at St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) eliminated daily overdue fines for undergraduates on books and some other materials. In 2019, nine years of comprehensive data on overdue returns (comprising three years before and three years after the change) was extracted from the…
Descriptors: Fees, Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Library Policy
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Kaunda, Neli; Chizwina, Sabelo – Journal of Access Services, 2019
Academic libraries should be accessible to all students and relevant stakeholders. Students with print disabilities are found in many universities worldwide. This article examines the services and tools that are available at the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa. Literature was used to identify how services, signage, and tools that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Library Services
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Kaunda, Neli – Journal of Access Services, 2019
The South African Library for the Blind (SALB) contributes to the quality of life of print-impaired people encouraging independence through access to information, informed decision making, and taking pleasure in the enjoyment of recreational reading. In realizing the vision, SALB implemented two strategic models; agent mini-libraries and…
Descriptors: Models, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Foreign Countries
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