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Lewis, Zachary; Mathuews, Katy B. – Public Services Quarterly, 2020
In this study, researchers used basic qualitative research to understand the spaces, resources, and services available to K12 students in their school libraries. Using observation and semi-structured interviews with K12 teacher librarians, this research allowed for a comparison of the K12 and post-secondary environments through which the authors…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Academic Libraries, College Readiness
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Koelling, Glenn; Russo, Alyssa – Public Services Quarterly, 2020
The Mystery Room is an educational escape room based on information literacy and applied to multiple audiences, including first-year students and library student employees. In this article, we explain how we developed the game, its theoretical underpinnings, and why it's a flexible workshop for a variety of audiences.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Educational Games, Problem Solving
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Dodson, Margaret – Public Services Quarterly, 2020
The literature on academic librarians' teaching experience consistently reflects a disconnect between the education Library and Information Science (LIS) graduates receive and the knowledge and skills they need to perform their jobs. The goal of this study is to assess the current state of instruction and user education courses in graduate…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Schools, Professional Training, Graduate Study
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Berry, Teresa U.; Milewski, Steven D.; Sexton, Manda C.; Sharp, Allison L.; Williamson, Jeanine M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2020
Citation management programs are tools used to organize references and to create citations and bibliographies. Libraries are often the central point for providing training and support in using these tools. To determine how we could improve our support and training services, we surveyed users to determine what software in being used, why they chose…
Descriptors: User Needs (Information), Citations (References), Bibliographies, Library Instruction
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Hogan, Sean; Conlin, Kristin – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
The University of Baltimore Library was recently renovated. Part of the design in the newly renovated space was having one single service point, that we call the Information Desk. This desk serves as the public facing portal for what was previously three public facing service points to services by three separate departments, Academic Success,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Personnel, Student Employment
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Hoppenfeld, Jared; Graves, Stephanie J.; Sewell, Robin R.; Halling, T. Derek – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
Sedentary behavior has increased over the last several decades, and this has led to major life-threatening health issues. Texas A&M University Libraries has introduced an innovative idea in three of their buildings. This case study highlights the implementation of Bike Desks at an academic library while offering strategies for other libraries…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Academic Libraries, Furniture
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Johnson, Sarah C. – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
While the collaborative trend among professional social workers and librarians gains traction and attention, literature about the utilization of student social workers partnering with libraries is non-existent. Over 64,000 students are currently enrolled in master-level social work (MSW) programs throughout the United States and nearly all are…
Descriptors: Social Work, Masters Programs, Internship Programs, Public Libraries
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Giles, Kelly; Shuyler, Kristen; Evans, Andrew; Reed, Jon – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
Librarians and staff at a public university drew upon previous experience with instructional games to develop, implement, and assess a card game as a library orientation activity for new transfer students. This project was shaped by a desire to meet transfer students' unique needs as well as the logistical constraints associated with the…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Educational Games, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Schmidt, LeEtta – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
Library and information science literature tells a story of the recent surge in creation the copyright librarian positions in academic libraries from identification of need to construction of job responsibilities and position requirements. This article seeks to continue the story by identifying what information materials and services the…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Librarians
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Hvizdak, Erin; Prokosch, Jordan; Johnson, Corey M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
The aim of this study is to show student perception of the value of library reference and consultation work in the building of information literacy skills. Using student answers to questions about library research help received in a required first year course, the authors analyzed motivations for use of librarian aid, and the types of assistance…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Student Behavior, Required Courses, Reference Services
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
Outreach programs remain essential in fostering the use of library collections and services. A review of one hundred seventy-four papers on academic library outreach from 2008 to January 2019 highlighted the popularity of these programs during this period as well as the identification of five themes. These themes point to the importance of library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Use Studies
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Bergstrom-Lynch, Yolanda – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
LibGuides are an essential resource in academic libraries. Although librarians use LibGuides primarily as instructional tools there is little discussion about the application of pedagogical and learner-centered design principles to the design of LibGuides. Current research focuses almost exclusively on issues of usability, resulting in best…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Guides, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
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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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