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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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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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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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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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Lannon, Amber; Harrison, Pamela – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Therapy dogs are trained and socialized to provide comfort to individuals who are ill or experiencing stress. The following article explores therapy dog outreach programs in academic libraries by describing a successful venture at McGill University Library. Background, planning advice, assessment results, and recommendations are presented with an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Therapy, Outreach Programs
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Daigle, Ben – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Public services librarians are often in the position of training patrons how to use technology. They adopt new technologies such as discovery layers, link resolvers, subject guides, virtual reference services, OPACs, content management systems, and institutional repositories to provide access to materials and facilitate collaboration, but…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Library Services, Library Instruction, Ethnography
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Tomeo, Megan L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Alden Library began redesigning its website over a year ago. Throughout the redesign process the students, faculty, and staff that make up the user base were added to the conversation by utilizing several usability test methods. This article focuses on the usability testing conducted at Alden Library and delves into future usability testing, which…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Usability, College Students
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Bennett, Charlie; Bodnar, Jon – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Much has been written about library commons in recent years. For the most part, that literature has dealt with designing information and learning commons that support student learning by giving them the tools and resources they need for their academic work. However, few authors have discussed how a library commons might facilitate collaboration…
Descriptors: Participation, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Library Facilities
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Weaver, Kari D.; Pier, Penni M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
This article explores the process of embedding information literacy into a basic oral communication course. Discussion includes student performance as an impetus for change, collaborative course design between the oral communication teaching team and instructional librarians, and assessment initiatives. Suggestions for future collaborative work…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Introductory Courses, Information Literacy, Outreach Programs
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Nutefall, Jennifer E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
In Fall 2006, a faculty member in George Washington University's University Writing 20 (UW20) program began incorporating service learning into her theme-based first-year writing course. Along with her librarian partner, they linked two research assignments to the service work of the students. An end-of-semester survey was administrated over three…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Faculty, Academic Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Voeller, Stacy L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The author's focus for this column within the large universe of the public services literature is on articles which stress what is best for the user. That may mean finding out why faculty use or do not use the physical library, considering the elimination of the reference desk, beginning or enhancing a library's virtual reference services, or…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Research, Use Studies, Academic Libraries
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Madray, Amrita – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
Plagiarism in media and print continues to be a major issue for professors, librarians, and students. Through initiatives and outreach from the B. Davis Memorial Library at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, plagiarism Web sites have been created and workshops and programs continually provided for faculty and students to detect,…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Librarians, College Faculty, Ethics
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Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
In this paper, the author discusses various articles that offer practical programs, as well as detailed analysis of data, highlighting the breadth and depth of librarians' literature. These are: (1) Albitz, R. S. (2007). "The what and who of information literacy and critical thinking in higher education." "Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 7(1),…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Library Research, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Hollister, Christopher V. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The world civilizations course is an increasingly integral component of undergraduate curricula in the United States. History instruction literature reveals much discussion about desired learning objectives for students in the course. Given today's complex educational environment, meeting those objectives can be a challenge. Instructors'…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, World History, History Instruction, Integrated Activities
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Strittmatter, Connie – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
Members of the teaching faculty are prime candidates for promotion and outreach. The challenge is finding new and interesting ways to reach them. Traditional efforts include office visits or brown bag lunches where librarians talk to faculty about library services and provide them with handouts, which often end up at the bottom of a pile on their…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, College Faculty, Interprofessional Relationship
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