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Kowalsky, Michelle; LaMagna, Michael – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
The Library of Congress offers a wealth of primary source documents that can be integrated into the classroom to enhance critical thinking skills of students as they learn about historical and other related topics. Similarly, these materials can be promoted via individual libraries for their 24/7 access online. Understanding what primary source…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Barlow, Amy; Bocko, Amy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
This article presents a case for the benefits of knowledge exchange in the academic library. The authors define knowledge exchange and use the concept as a framework for describing a peer learning experience rooted in best digital practices education. Their partnership enabled the authors to extend their professional roles while developing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Guidelines, Best Practices, Innovation
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Lowry, Lindsey – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The efficient curation of usage statistics for electronic collections has remained problematic for librarians. Many libraries employ multiple tools and manual processes in order to consolidate and examine usage data. In 2018, the Electronic Resources unit at The University of Alabama Libraries began using LastPass to store vendor contact…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Statistics, Library Materials, Electronic Libraries
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Coogan, John F. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Resolving user access issues is inherent in managing electronic resources in libraries. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Library, situated within a predominantly distance learning-centered institution, has developed a series of web-based technical help pages to facilitate resolution of typical issues reported by its…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Users (Information), Information Management, Technical Support
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López-Fitzsimmons, Bernadette M.; Nagra, Kanu A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Twenty-first century undergraduates demand quick access to authoritative sources that are easily read without challenging technical and disciplinary language. They expect comprehensible natural language--exactly like Google's--which can be read without concentrating for long periods of time. Integrating Google and Google Scholar in library…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Lowe, Randall A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
There is an established history of academic libraries collaborating with their institutions' athletics departments to provide learning and research support to student-athletes in order to achieve positive educational outcomes. It is rarer to find documented the effect that athletics has had on the professional life of an academic librarian. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Information Management, Departments
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Balgeman, Caitlin; Colbert, Lynné – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Keeping pace with the rapid advance of library technology and electronic services can be both exciting and daunting, especially for libraries with a small (but mighty!) staff. Out of necessity, small staffs often undertake many disparate tasks to keep electronic resources running smoothly for users. Because of these constraints, it is useful for…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services, Vendors
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England, Lenore; Lowe, Randy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
ERM librarians discuss their approaches to electronic resources management for an academic library consortium, the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). They focus on innovation and developing actionable strategies for procedures and policies.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Consortia
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Beis, Christina A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
In this brief article, University of Dayton Discovery Services Librarian Christina Beis describes how she manages the life cycle of electronic resources which includes access, discovery, assessment and problem resolution. Adoption and development of new workflows is essential to the success of this newly created position. Beis describes how she…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Internet
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Rodriguez, Michael; Tonyan, Joel; Wilson, Robert T. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
For electronic resources and reference librarians, fielding eresource access problems is often a daily task. A library user clicks on a link to an electronic journal article, book, or primary source and is unable to access the full text. Sometimes this problem occurs due to a lapsed subscription, a broken link, or a proxy configuration error. The…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information, Handheld Devices
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Brett, Kelsey – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
After three years of collecting electronic resources of troubleshooting tickets in Springhare's LibAnswers at University of Houston Libraries, the author conducted an analysis of over 300 tickets. The type of problem was identified for each ticket and then categorized into a functional area using an existing categorization schema developed at…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Libraries, Troubleshooting
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Guajardo, Richard; Brett, Kelsey; Young, Frederick – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
For the past several years academic libraries have been adopting discovery systems to provide a search experience that reflects user expectations and improves access to electronic resources. University of Houston Libraries has kept pace with this evolving trend by pursuing various discovery options; these include an open-source tool, a federated…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Carter, Sunshine; Traill, Stacie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Electronic resource access troubleshooting is familiar work in most libraries. The added complexity introduced when a library implements a web-scale discovery service, however, creates a strong need for well-organized, rigorous training to enable troubleshooting staff to provide the best service possible. This article outlines strategies, tools,…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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LaMagna, Michael – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
There is an increased focus on the use of stackable micro-credentials in education including the use of digital badges. These micro-credentials allow for students to learn specific skills or gain knowledge in focused areas of study. Stacking these micro-credentials together, students can demonstrate what they have learned. Understanding how…
Descriptors: Credentials, Electronic Libraries, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Libraries
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Brantley, Steve; Bruns, Todd A.; Duffin, Kirstin I. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Modern digital scholarship requires faculty to navigate an increasingly complex research and publication world. Liaison librarians are uniquely suited to assist faculty with scholarly communication needs, yet faculty do not identify the library as a provider of these services. Proactive promotion of scholarly communication services by librarians…
Descriptors: Librarians, Competency Based Education, Library Services, Organizational Communication
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