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Bean, Teresa M.; Thomas, Sabrina N. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Marshall University librarians' efforts to improve library instruction are explored. A history of the libraries' Digital Learning Team (DLT) and its developmental phases is provided, as well as interpretations of evaluative data collected from embedded students. Data from the iSkills assessment of student information literacy skills are…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Academic Libraries
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Rudasill, Lynne Marie – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
The concept of the embedded librarian takes subject specialization to another plane. The article that follows discusses the embedded librarian as an evolutionary product and speculates on the reasons driving the change from the library to the department or center for the delivery of information services. Four drivers for change are explored with…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Specialists, Outreach Programs
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Warner, Signia; Templeton, Lolly – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
This article focuses on a course-embedded guided inquiry project initiated by a senior librarian and an education professor to promote an understanding of how the brain functions and to experiment with brain-targeted teaching techniques. Information literacy instruction (ILI) takes place in the electronic classroom in the Educational Resources…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Muir, Gordon; Heller-Ross, Holly – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Embedded librarians, connected with students and faculty inside the classroom, lab and studio, have new opportunities for preparing students for research and for collaborating with faculty on course-integrated information literacy, research assignment design, teaching, assignment interpretation, and timely student assistance. What makes embedded…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries
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Covone, Nicole; Lamm, Mia – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
As learners and information users are changing, so must library services. Meeting user needs and expectations is a priority within the academic library experience. Embracing a proactive approach to library service is necessary in order to be successful and relevant in the academic environment. Breaking out of the stereotypical librarian mold, this…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Outreach Programs
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Montgomery, Susan E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
College students today are spending more time online accessing information and connecting with each other. Libraries and librarians have made changes in their collections and services so as to be easily available and accessible in the online world. Embedding a librarian in a course enhances student learning by connecting students with reliable…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Outreach Programs
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Martin, Jennifer R. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Embedded librarianship has emerged as one approach to meeting the ever-evolving information needs of our clients. The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library has endeavored to become more proactive by embedding librarians within each of the four colleges it serves. Although the process of establishing visibility, recognition, and developing…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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Matos, Michael A.; Matsuoka-Motley, Nobue; Mayer, William – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
This article examines the role online communication and tools play in embedded librarianship at American University. Two embedded models of user engagement, traditional and hybrid, are discussed. The librarians operating in each mode share their experiences providing tailored support to the departments of music/performing arts and business. The…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Heider, Kelly L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
In January 2006, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Libraries began a successful embedded librarian program in the university's College of Education and Educational Technology. The program has improved the library's relationship with faculty and students; shaped a more relevant collection of print, media, and electronic resources that meets…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Chesnut, Mary Todd; Wesley, Threasa L.; Zai, Robert, III – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
The librarians at Northern Kentucky University's W. Frank Steely Library have successfully added a new embedded librarianship program to their established reference and instruction services, without the support of increased staffing. In fact, this program was established and has matured during a period of staff reductions. The decisions made in…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries
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Stormont, Sam – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
The creation of an instant messaging (IM) service is described. The challenges encountered in developing, launching, and maintaining the project are examined and include technical support, archiving, balancing different formats, privacy, assessment, training, and the effectiveness of the IM channel. The process of choosing an aggregator and a…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication, Technical Support, Privacy
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Hillery, Leanne B.; Henkel, Harold L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
This article recounts the experience of the Regent University Library in planning and implementing a festival of Tolstoy and Russian culture as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read initiative. The NEA launched the Big Read in 2006 to counter the alarming decline of literary reading documented in its 2002 report Reading at…
Descriptors: National Organizations, Art Activities, Program Development, Reading Programs
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Nault, Andre J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Veterinary medical libraries and librarians are unique. There are now 33 veterinary colleges in North America, and in accordance with American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation, each has a library managed by an accredited librarian. Colleges with veterinary programs often maintain specialized branch libraries to support the degree,…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Professional Associations, Librarians
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Shonrock, Diana D.; Crull, Sue R. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Close collaboration between faculty and librarians yields a seamless blend of core subject information and information seeking/evaluation skills. This article examines how collaboration and the integration of information literacy skills into an undergraduate global housing unit affects the ability of students to locate and evaluate materials for a…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Housing, Information Seeking
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Zdravkovic, Neda – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Constructivist learning theories promote students' engagement as one of the key factors in successful learning and knowledge building. Research indicates that the short attention span of adult learners, their need to "learn-by-doing," interact and multitask in the learning process can be accommodated with a positive outcome by…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Class Activities, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries
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