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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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Frederiksen, Linda – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
In a politically and digitally polarized environment, identifying and evaluating fake news is more difficult than ever before. Librarians who have been teaching information and media literacy skills for decades understand the role we can and must play in this environment.
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Literacy, Information Skills, News Media
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Loos, Amber T. – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This article describes a digital wellness workshop that was developed for university students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The library workshop series explores the physical and psychological issues that can arise from overuse of digital technologies, especially related to academic performance in college students. Workshop…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Information Literacy, Wellness
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
The Internet Resources column is designed to be a clearinghouse for free, online websites or apps; each column focuses on a theme relevant to current issues and trends in academic libraries and features resources selected to make the lives of public services librarians easier. While academic library budget woes may not be quite as drastic as they…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Grants, Librarians, Library Services
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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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Rutledge, Lorelei; LeMire, Sarah – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
As more students, faculty, and staff from traditionally underrepresented groups enter universities and colleges, academic libraries must find ways to reach out to these groups in order to better meet their unique educational needs. In this article, librarians from two large public universities describe how they used data about their communities to…
Descriptors: Demography, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries, Minority Group Students
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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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Sanders, Colleen – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Competency-based education (CBE) is an emerging model for higher education designed to reduce certain barriers to educational attainment. This essay describes CBE and the challenges and opportunities for academic librarians desiring to serve students and faculty in Library and Information Management Master of Library Science (MLS) programs. Every…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Models, Academic Libraries
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Pretlow, Cassi; Sobel, Karen – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Service blueprinting is a process that businesses use for analyzing and improving service. Originally presented in the Harvard Business Review in 1984, it has retained a strong following ever since. At present, it is experiencing a revival at numerous academic institutions. The authors of this article present the process of service blueprinting.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Improvement, Innovation
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Wakimoto, Diana K. – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Librarians often become de facto graphic designers for their libraries, taking responsibility for designing signage, handouts, brochures, web pages, and many other promotional, instructional, and wayfinding documents. However, the majority of librarians with graphic design responsibilities are not trained as graphic designers. This exploratory…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Design Crafts, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes
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Fawley, Nancy; Krysak, Nikki – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Some librarians embrace discovery tools while others refuse to use them. This lack of consensus can have consequences for student learning when there is inconsistent use, especially in large-scale instruction programs. The authors surveyed academic librarians whose institutions have a discovery tool and who teach information literacy classes in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Surveys, Discovery Learning
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Larrivee, Anne – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
This article describes the different stressors and anxieties facing new librarians. It also addresses the various ways that new librarians can cope with location, emotional, and work-related stressors. The article is broken into four different categories of stress; some stressors have been more explored than others. The research is based on an…
Descriptors: Librarians, Stress Variables, Novices, Anxiety
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Campbell, Paul Clayton – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
There are many instructional design theories to assist librarians in creating effective instructional modules for student learning. ADDIE is a generic instructional design model that has been in existence for more than 30 years and is known for its flexibility in application (Molenda, 2003). Using instructional design theories such as ADDIE helps…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Design, Library Education
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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Ask any academic librarian if marketing their library and its services is an important task, and the answer will most likely be a resounding "yes!" Particularly in economically troubled times, librarians are increasingly called upon to promote their services and defend their library's worth. Since few academic libraries have in-house marketing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Institutional Advancement
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Eklof, Ashley – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Information anxiety is a serious issue that has the potential to hinder the success of a large percentage of the population in both education and professional settings. It has become more prevalent as societies begin to focus more on the value of technology, multitasking, and instant information access. The majority of the population has felt, to…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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