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Flynn, Holly – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Finals week activities have become increasingly popular in academic libraries in the last few years, but what is a library to do when it is not allowed to have therapy dogs? This column examines a progression of increasingly popular activities at Michigan State University Libraries. Included is an assessment of what makes them popular, our…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Community Programs
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Duvall, Sara; Pasque, Peter – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
An estimated 99% of the U.S. population understands that "teaching and learning 21st century skills are very important to the country's future economy", while 80% of those surveyed understand that "the things students need to learn in school today are different than they were 20 years ago". This study also showed that 88% of of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Research Skills, Career Readiness
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Langan, Kathleen A.; Sachs, Dianna E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Although it is well known that music can affect cognitive processes, little research has been conducted examining the influence of background music on students in information literacy classrooms. In 2010, librarians at Western Michigan University investigated the effect of background music on student engagement and retention of information…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learner Engagement, Information Literacy, Student Attitudes
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Berdish, Laura; Seeman, Corey – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
While a great deal of literature on embedded librarians in academic libraries is focused on the role of instructor, there are many other services that could be provided by librarians working closely with students. The Kresge Business Administration Library (Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan) has created a unique…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Reference Services
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Bell, Colleen, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
About a decade ago, a team of librarians and technologists at the University of Texas at Austin began development on a Web-based tutorial for undergraduate students. The tutorial used a range of technologies--HTML, Flash, javascript--to create four modules that emphasized information literacy concepts by using a mix of text, images, interactive…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education