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Delaney, Geraldine; Bates, Jessica – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article investigates academic library needs of doctoral students. The study identifies PhD students' information literacy training needs and explores current levels of library engagement, barriers to use, and gaps in existing services. First-year PhD students at Ulster University (UU) were surveyed and interviews were undertaken with three…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Information Needs, Library Services, Graduate Students
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Talikka, Marja; Soukka, Risto; Eskelinen, Harri – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Engineering students often conduct information searches without sufficient consideration of the context of their research topic. This article discusses how development of a new information literacy (IL) mindset through instruction in integrated IL education affects students' understanding of research problems and formulation of information search…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Oliveira, Silas M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Academic libraries have always strived to be purposively involved in the university's mission attainment efforts. Today, the increase of retention levels is paramount, and, in many cases, it is at the center of higher education institution's strategic plans. For Andrews University, for example, the goal is to reach 80% in the next five years. In…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Institutional Mission
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Breen, Michelle; Dundon, Mary; McCaffrey, Ciara – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This study explores the library equivalent of the "towels on deck chairs" phenomenon of students reserving library seats: the practice of leaving personal belongings unattended at a library study space for long periods of time, rendering the desk unavailable for use by others. It presents highly inefficient use of high value academic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Space Utilization, Library Facilities, Universities
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Exner, Nina – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Data management is a way for liaison librarians to support faculty research. American liaison librarians face new demands in data management due to expanding public access guidelines. This article gives advice for librarians new to data management, with the specific case of agriculture. For librarians supporting agriculture, the United States…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Information Management, College Faculty, Academic Libraries
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Day, Annette – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article describes a project undertaken as part of a cross-campus strategic planning effort. The project documented current campus practices and systems in use for collecting, analyzing and reporting key research metrics. The project identified organizational issues around siloed data collection and lack of clarity on data stewards, data…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Data Collection, Data Analysis, College Libraries
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Campbell, Allison; Taylor, Brian; Bates, Jessica; O'Connor-Bones, Una – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
The article reports on a systematic method of undertaking a literature search on the educational impact of being a young carer (16-24 years old). The search methodology applied and described in detail will be of value to academic librarians and to other education researchers who undertake systematic literature searches. Seven bibliographic…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Science Research, Search Strategies, Comparative Analysis
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Dubnjakovic, Ana – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This study examines the current state of research in academic procrastination. Neutralization theory is then explored with emphasis on its applicability to academic information seeking and use procrastination. Finally, results of qualitative semi-structured interviews illustrating the applicability of neutralization theory on students' information…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Seeking, Time Management, Information Literacy
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Wise, Mary J. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Since the invention of artificial light, people have been working, studying, and playing for longer hours than ever before. They are also sleeping less as a result. This article examines the impact of sleep deprivation on people generally, and specifically on college students. Students accrue a large sleep debt that impairs their ability to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Sleep, Library Development
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Shen, Yi – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article presents a multifarious examination of natural resources and environmental scientists' adventures navigating the policy change toward open access and cultural shift in data management, sharing, and reuse. Situated in the institutional context of Virginia Tech, a focus group and multiple individual interviews were conducted exploring…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Librarians, Environment, Scientists
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Cobo Serrano, Silvia; Arquero Avilés, Rosario – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This study examines how academic librarians at the Complutense University (Spain) perceive project management techniques that are becoming increasingly popular in library and information centers due to the need to comply with their strategic planning and services. To reach this goal, a quantitative and qualitative methodology was applied and a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Program Administration
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Novak, John; Day, Annette – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article describes the ongoing efforts at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries to evolve the role of the institutional repository (IR) and to effectively position it within the context of the Libraries' collections, research support, and scholarly communication services. A major component of this process is re-examining the…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Archives
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Simons, Alexandra C. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This article covers how an interdisciplinary course was developed using the expertise and resources of a history professor, the history and psychology subject librarians, and the university's writing center. The course, supported by a grant, was aimed at helping students improve their research, information literacy, and writing skills across…
Descriptors: Universities, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Cameron, Cleo; Siddall, Gillian – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This article outlines and assesses the research into resource management and ordering processes at the University of Northampton and academics' knowledge of these processes. The aim of the research was to identify ways of streamlining the service, to improve communication between academic and library staff, with the objective of an enhanced…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Reading Lists
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Pretto, Gabriella; Curró, Gina – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Since 1980s the rate of technological change has been phenomenal, creating an impact on the information-seeking behaviors of doctoral students and other researchers. When searching the three fields of Information Technology (IT), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Educational Technology (EdTech), it is like opening a Pandora's…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Literature Reviews, Information Technology
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