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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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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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Lee, Rebekah J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Makerspaces provide an opportunity for libraries to build upon services they already offer while reaching out to students and faculty who do not frequent the library on a daily basis. By implementing a makerspace in the campus library, the space is seen as more neutral and approachable by students and staff from all academic departments. Broadly…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Campuses, Academic Libraries
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Ingalls, Dana – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Seed libraries are a relatively new innovation in the library field, offering seeds, gardening information, and the opportunity for community and ecological engagement to members. While they are increasingly popular in public libraries, they have not yet established a foothold in academic libraries. This paper defines the nature and role of seed…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Development, Library Services, Outreach Programs
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This issue's column focuses on online tools and resources available for leadership development of academic, public services staff. The resources are not targeted solely to professional librarians, but rather to all levels of library staff engaged with the public. In addition to inspirational and coaching videos, reviewers recommend resource guides…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Library Services, Library Development, Staff Development
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Flynn, Holly – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Finals week activities have become increasingly popular in academic libraries in the last few years, but what is a library to do when it is not allowed to have therapy dogs? This column examines a progression of increasingly popular activities at Michigan State University Libraries. Included is an assessment of what makes them popular, our…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Community Programs
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Pun, Raymond; Kubo, Hiromi – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This paper explores a case study at Fresno State and how the library partners with the career center to support student success in career placement and advancement. The article will share opportunities and challenges in forming and maintaining such partnership and offer some best practices to deliver career research workshops collaboratively.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Career Development, Career Centers, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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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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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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Becker, Jenifer – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
The "Best of the Literature" column is intended to keep librarians, administrators, and staff up to date with the most recent, relevant, and useful literature of the field. In the last few years, students of color across the nation have spoken out about their experiences of racism and racial microaggressions on their campuses. They have…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, African American Students, Library Services, Library Research
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Yu, Siu Hong – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
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 relate their visions for the profession, or to describe research that is…
Descriptors: Information Management, Research, Data, Academic Libraries
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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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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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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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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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