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O'Brien, Terry; Cronin, Kieran – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to quantify, review, and analyze published research output of academic librarians from 21 higher education Institutions in Ireland. A mixed approach using an online survey questionnaire, supplemented by content analysis and extensive literature scoping were used for data collection. Factors inhibiting and predicting…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Thompson, Edwin S.; Akeriwe, Miriam Linda; Aikins, Angela Achia – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
The quality of research depends greatly on access to existing information. Institutional repositories (IRs) have the potential to enhance and promote the dissemination of knowledge and research. This may lead to discoveries and innovation alongside maximizing return on investment in research and development. Following some background information,…
Descriptors: Archives, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Academic Libraries
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Persson, Sassa; Svenningsson, Maria – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Librarians at Linköping University help researchers keep abreast of developments in their fields and to increase the visibility of their work. Strategic, professional use of social media ought to be an essential part of a researcher's communication strategy. This article investigates the level of awareness of the professional use of social media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Librarians, College Libraries
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Al-Fadhli, Meshal; Corrall, Sheila; Cox, Andrew – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
The study analyzed factors shaping adoption of technology in academic libraries in Kuwait. The research was based on interviews conducted with library directors, staff, and users, combined with observation and document analysis. A major aspect of the Kuwaiti context was a relative lack of financial restraints and an enthusiasm for technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Development, Library Automation, Academic Libraries
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Lyon, Liz – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This article presents a case study where students aspiring to professional library roles who need to understand diverse disciplinary research data practices are placed in a laboratory with domain researchers during an immersive module within graduate MLIS programs at the School of Information Sciences (iSchool), University of Pittsburgh. A…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Information Science Education, Blended Learning, Learning Experience
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Dunne, Siobhán – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
The objectives of this study were to identify how, when, and where students research; the impact of learning environments on research productivity, and to recommend improved supports to facilitate research. An ethnographic approach that entailed following five students in the final six weeks of their program enabled deep level analysis. The study…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Student Research, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Ryba, Helen M.; Pledger, Trudi – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Information literacy (IL) is increasingly considered to be an important life skill and there are a number of challenges that librarians face in implementing an effective IL program. This article examines the experience of library staff at Birmingham City University (BCU) and how they developed a printed workbook to be embedded within sessions…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Nursing Students, Printed Materials, Workbooks
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Ruppel, Margie; Fry, Sara Winstead; Bentahar, Adil – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Through this study, a librarian and faculty team aimed to determine the extent to which a one-credit information literacy course deepened preservice teachers' understanding of information literacy. We employed a treatment and control group design; treatment participants received 15 hours of information literacy instruction while control…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Ramsden, Bryony – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Research in academic libraries has recently seen an increase in the use of ethnographic-based methods to collect data. Primarily used to learn about library users and their interaction with spaces and resources, the methods are proving particularly useful to academic libraries. The data ethnographic methods retrieve is rich, context specific, and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Literature Reviews
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Gwyer, Roisin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article compares three sources of information about academic libraries to consider what the future could hold and the skills needed to deliver effective services within that future. The starting point is the contents of "New Review of Academic Librarianship" (formerly "British Journal of Academic Librarianship") from 1986,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Mixed Methods Research, Trend Analysis, Content Analysis
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Evans, Meredith R. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
As managers of special collections engage with evolving formats and technologies, it is imperative that these professionals remain well versed in papyrus, paper, and principles that inform archival work. The permanence of this content defines our past, informs our present, and shapes our future. However, a constricting interpretation of archival…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Archives, Library Development, Best Practices
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Mills, Alexandra – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Libraries and archives digitize their special collections in an effort to increase access to rare and unique items. To ensure that resulting digital collections meet user needs, institutions have made assessment, consultation, and user participation integral to digitization initiatives and the selection process. Institutions must also build…
Descriptors: Library Development, Library Automation, Library Materials, Media Selection
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Buchanan, Heidi; Webb, Katy Kavanagh; Houk, Amy Harris; Tingelstad, Catherine – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Librarians at four different academic institutions concurrently completed curriculum mapping projects using varying methods to analyze their information literacy instruction. Curriculum mapping is a process for systematically evaluating components of an instructional program for cohesiveness, proper sequencing, and goal achievement. There is a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Curriculum Evaluation
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Delaney, Geraldine; Bates, Jessica – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The focus of this article is to reflect on current and near future issues and trends concerning academic libraries. This includes an overview of the literature on embedded librarianship and a focus on the need for more participatory and collaborative approaches to library services. The core argument is that academic libraries need to continue to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Relevance (Education), Trend Analysis
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Cusworth, Andrew; Hughes, Lorna M.; James, Rhian; Roberts, Owain; Roderick, Gareth Lloyd – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article introduces some of the digital projects currently in development at the National Library of Wales as part of its Research Program in Digital Collections. These projects include the digital representation of the Library's Kyffin Willams art collection, musical collections, and probate collection, and of materials collected by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Libraries, Library Materials, Library Development
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