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Ashcroft, Tamasine; Bird, Lisa; Bull, Stephen; Harper, Polly; James, Ann-Marie; Robertson, Catherine – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
In summer 2017, the University of Birmingham reconfigured from a subject librarian model of academic library support to a functional or task-based model, including the creation of a dedicated Engagement Team. Using case studies from the new team, an internal survey of staff across the University alongside a survey of librarians from other…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Libraries, Library Policy, Librarians
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Delaney, Mary; Cleary, Ann; Cohen, Philip; Devlin, Brendan – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
In 2016 the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education funded three Irish academic libraries to review, implement and evaluate a new "National Professional Development Framework for All Staff who Teach in Higher Education" over two years. The Framework situates professional development as a process…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Academic Libraries
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Matsudo, Hiroyo – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
The provision of service to students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) at university libraries in the UK differs based on the types of positions that are being used to staff these programs. This study finds that although nondedicated staff tended to provide services that required fewer specialized skills, they seemed to place a higher priority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, College Students
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Mishra, Champeswar – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore and investigate the perception of faculty on Digital Information Literacy (DIL) and their skills and competencies in using digital information in an Indian University. In this study, special focus has been on Sambalpur University (SU) in the state of Odisha. Furthermore, this study has enlightened various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Literacy
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McCaffrey, Ciara – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
University libraries are going through a period of enormous transformation and have been for some time. This study considers ten years of both incremental and transformational change at the University of Limerick (UL) Library in Ireland. In the last decade library services, staffing, collections, and spaces underwent great changes, in line with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Organizational Change, Library Administration
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Houlihan, Barry – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
This article examines the development of a bespoke primary source literacy module for the study of childhood in Ireland. The BA (Children's Studies) at National University of Ireland Galway is a unique interdisciplinary degree that equips students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the lives of children and childhood today. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Primary Sources, Information Literacy, Foreign Countries
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McKay, Alison; Cooper, Tasha; Plaice, Caroline – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
This paper presents a case report of the experiences of a hybrid library team from the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol providing academic literacy support to the first cohorts of Trainee Nursing Associates following a new National Health Service (NHS) career pathway. We set out the academic literacy needs of this unique group of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Nursing Education, Foreign Countries, Nursing Students
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de Jong, M.; Munnik, M. E.; Will, N. U. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
Opportunities for academic libraries to enrich their products and services through facilitating open education (OE) in higher education are presented in an overview of good practices. A case study of open textbook publishing was performed at TU Delft to study how these products and services could stimulate educators to adopt OE. A simplified user…
Descriptors: Universities, Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Publishing Industry
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Murphy, Helen; Tilley, Elizabeth – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
The establishment of the Cambridge Information Literacy Network at the University of Cambridge has provided opportunities to explore how libraries in Cambridge can contribute to institutional strategic goals. A key output of the Cambridge Information Literacy Network is CamGuides, an open educational resource (OER) for taught Master's students…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Academic Libraries
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Pittaway, Sarah – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
The learner journey is here defined as the study, information, and research skills that a student brings to university with them and develops throughout the course of their degree program. Research on academics' perceptions, expectations, and assumptions regarding the learner journey was conducted via semistructured interviews, in order to…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Processes, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Educational Research
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Skoyles, Alison; Bullock, Nicola; Neville, Kathy – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is a national initiative to record academic and extra-curricular achievement throughout a student's time at university. The Library and Learning Resources training team's pre-existing employability-focused content included a lecture on social media and digital footprint, and the Microsoft Office…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Academic Achievement
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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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