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Schlak, Timothy M.; Johnston, Bruce – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
This article presents an innovative textbook reserve program at a mid-sized academic library. Research conducted subsequent to the program's launch showed a positive correlation between students' use of the program and their perceived academic success. In addition, the program has proved effective at helping students with college affordability.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Textbooks, Case Studies
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Sobel, Karen; Ramsey, Peter; Jones, Galin – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
Many academic librarians have ideas or opportunities for teaching information literacy courses for the library, outside the scope of their regular positions. Some additional librarians are asked to consider teaching credit-bearing courses for other departments at their institutions, based on graduate degrees they hold in fields besides library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Role, Information Literacy
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Moffett, Paul; Weare, William H., Jr. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
Some academic libraries use service philosophy statements to strengthen the quality of their service culture. A service philosophy statement communicates directly to users what they can--and should--expect from the library. This article describes a study in which the authors applied qualitative content analysis to service philosophy statements.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Position Papers, Content Analysis
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Gamtso, Carolyn White; Halpin, Patricia A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
An instruction librarian and a biology professor at a small, urban commuter college campus worked together to provide research instruction to non-science majors in selected hybrid and online biological sciences classes. They collaboratively designed in-class and online learning tools, as well as homework assignments aimed at developing non-science…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Nonmajors, College Science, Biology
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Brannen, Michelle H.; Milewski, Steven; Mack, Thura – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This case study explores services academic libraries provide to students with disabilities and the impact these can have on the success and experience of these students. The study focuses on staff training and outreach programming. The authors examine the academic library literature surrounding these topics, provide examples of programming…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Staff Development, Disabilities
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Ippoliti, Cinthya; Nykolaiszyn, Juliana; German, Jackie L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Participatory and anthropological studies have blended with library customer service design and feedback practices as ways to engage users in deeper and more meaningful conversations about their needs. Formal user studies can be cumbersome, expensive, and time consuming however. Sometimes asking a simple question will work just as effectively in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Users (Information), Use Studies
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Teleha, John C.; Sims, Iyanna; Spruill, Octavious; Bowen, Arneice; Russell, Tiffany; Exner, Nina – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Academic libraries are spending considerable time and study on redesigning spaces. The use of technology is often an important part of these redesigned spaces. The space redesign goals at F. D. Bluford Library focus on creating open, activity-promoting, colorful spaces that are designed to be attractive to students. The goals also focus on…
Descriptors: Library Development, Library Automation, Space Utilization, Interior Design
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LeMire, Sarah – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Veterans are a unique population that can be found in libraries across the United States. Libraries of all types are developing new approaches to the veterans in their patron populations in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This study identifies several common strategies that libraries, especially public and academic libraries, are…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Veterans, Veterans Education
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Muszkiewicz, Rachael – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Library orientations do their part to familiarize students with information literacy, and how the library fits within university life. But what if an orientation could give a student a strong introduction to their academic librarians? Research in academic libraries has noted that library anxiety remains a continual problem among current students.…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Orientation, Anxiety, College Freshmen
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Griffin, Melanie; Schmidt, LeEtta – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This article explores the implementation of special collections interlibrary loan policies and procedures at the University of South Florida (USF), focusing particularly on the development of policies related to physically loaning published materials, and traces the development of these policies through a pilot project to routinized…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Library Policy, Pilot Projects
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Estell, Allison; Saunders, Laura – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
Librarians often act as default copyright experts at their institutions and thus must have an awareness of copyright law and practices. Nevertheless, there is little in the scholarly literature about how well informed librarians are about copyright law. Through a national survey of professional librarians, this study illustrates librarians'…
Descriptors: Librarians, Copyrights, National Surveys, Academic Libraries
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Davis, Erin; Cochran, Dory; Fagerheim, Britt; Thoms, Becky – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
Academic libraries continually adjust services to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in higher education. In response to the broken textbook market, libraries are becoming actively involved in the open educational resources (OER) movement. Although there is not a formal program in place, librarians at Utah State University explored a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Resource Units, Library Services, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Adeogun, Margaret Olufunke – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
The academic library continues to formulate strategies for providing and sustaining a creative learning environment for knowledge creation. But little has been said about its role in skills building through micro employment that is enabling students to develop and integrate their academic, personal, and social skills sets. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Skill Development, Student Employment
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Hostetler, Kirsten; DeSilva, Michele – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
Librarians at Central Oregon Community College's Barber Library explored how to best serve the needs of three satellite campuses across a large geographic region. While initially intending to start an embedded librarianship program, a pair of surveys showed the relationships and awareness necessary for the foundation of such a program were…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Academic Libraries, Community Colleges, Consciousness Raising
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Sobel, Karen; Avery, Susan; Ferrer-Vinent, Ignacio J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
Academic libraries are one of the most important sources of "on the job" training for future library instructors. Librarians who supervise and assess these future library instructors (often in graduate assistant positions) often choose to provide observations and feedback each semester to these instructors in training. Scholarly…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Academic Libraries, Teacher Effectiveness
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