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Sanchez-Rodriguez, Nilda Alexandra – Journal of Access Services, 2021
Solo tenure-track librarians in academia must discover the key to mastering the fine art of multitasking to execute concepts of seamless user experiences. This article covers notable practices and principles of Solo tenure-track librarians in academia, specifically at the City University of New York, including overseeing a library division,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Access to Information, Tenure, Library Services
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Nazim, Mohammad; Beg, Areeba; Sarkar, Mayukh – Journal of Access Services, 2021
The purpose of this study was to assess the convenience and accessibility of library services to users with disabilities at Aligarh Muslim University in India. The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods through questionnaires, interview and remarks applying the IFLA checklist to investigate the scenario. The study established…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Library Personnel, Library Instruction
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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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Hupe, Meghan; Van Keuren, Linda – Journal of Access Services, 2020
Monitoring student assistants' tasks effectively is a significant part of management. The BACC Squad at Dahlgren Memorial Library are student assistants who help maintain the printers, copiers and computers within the library. Since technology is a large part of their job, it is important that they use innovative tools for performing their tasks.…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Personnel Management, Administrator Effectiveness, Computer Software
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Decker, Emy Nelson; Arthur, Michael A. – Journal of Access Services, 2020
If an item is not readily available in an academic library's collection, is it quicker to buy it or does is make better sense to borrow it? At a public, four-year institution, acquisitions and interlibrary loan (ILL) are exploring a new relationship to improve the users' experience. The question is determining what triggers the decision to borrow…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Purchasing, Access to Information
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Hicks, Sarah; Behary, R. – Journal of Access Services, 2020
The purpose of this study is to contribute to the establishment of metrics that can be used by libraries to analyze, anticipate, and plan for resource allocation for specialized print-based collections within an academic library. In the context of transactions associated with the circulation of library materials, that is checkouts, renewals, and…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Library Services, Special Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Garner, Jessica C.; Logue, Natalie K. – Journal of Access Services, 2020
Access Service Departments are dynamic units that often thrive in an ever changing environment. This became more apparent as libraries across the world faced the outbreak of COVID-19. The Access Services Department of one mid-sized academic library was one of a handful of libraries in the state that remained open to serve patrons on campus. This…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Library Services, Library Administration
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