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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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Brannon, Brittany – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Brittany Brannon is an MLIS candidate in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. In this essay, she makes an argument for incorporating a rhetorical approach when assisting students with their information seeking and use. A rhetorical approach focuses on how the student will use the information they seek, and thus…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Information Skills
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Howard, Heather – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
"Special Libraries, Special Challenges" is a column dedicated to exploring the unique public services challenges that arise in libraries that specialize in a particular subject, such as law, medicine, business, and so forth. In each column, the author will discuss public service dilemmas and opportunities that arise in special libraries.…
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Career 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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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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Sobel, Karen; Drewry, Josiah – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Detailed succession planning helps libraries pass information from one employee to the next. This is crucial in preparing for hiring, turnover, retirements, training of graduate teaching assistants in academic libraries, and other common situations. The authors of this article discuss succession planning for instruction programs in academic…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Administrative Change, Academic Libraries, Change Strategies
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Waldman, Amy – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Community and technical colleges have a long-established tradition of instructing students in library use with the goal of increasing information literacy and life-long learning (Branch & Gilchrist, 1996). This article will briefly summarize that history and discuss the impact the information age has had in altering the ways in which that…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Technical Institutes, College Environment, Library Instruction
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Weiner, Sharon A.; Jackman, Lana W.; Prause, Emily – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
This article describes a project designed to raise the awareness of policymakers about the importance of information literacy to achieve societal goals. Issues benefit from the governmental support, prioritization, mandates, and funding that can result when there is policy behind them. Studies indicate that many people lack the ability to draw on…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Information Literacy, State Policy, Consciousness Raising
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Transue, Beth M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Connectivism is an emerging learning theory positing that knowledge comprises networked relationships and that learning comprises the ability to successfully navigate through these networks. Successful pedagogical strategies involve the instructor helping students to identify, navigate, and evaluate information from their learning networks. Many…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, Library Instruction
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Just as academic gaming in general cannot be limited to any one topic or genre, the "Public Services Quarterly" Internet Resources column is not limited to a single entry on gaming and gamification in libraries. Public services librarians interested in designing their own games have many successful examples to draw from. The previous…
Descriptors: Library Services, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Library Instruction
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Margino, Megan – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The Future Voices in Public Services column is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell of their visions for the profession, or to tell of research that is…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Science Education
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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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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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Masuchika, Glenn Norio; Boldt, Gail – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Librarians who teach one-shot library instruction classes (one-time, one- to three-hour classes to students who are assumed to be novice researchers) are often torn between two pedagogic approaches: a "critical mass" pedagogy emphasizing a minimum amount of databases that must be introduced with little time for student searching, and a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Novices, Learning Theories, Library Instruction
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Clarke, Janet H. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
This case study will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills needed to succeed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Research Libraries, Educational Opportunities, Distance Education
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