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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
One particular topic likely on the minds of many university faculty, staff, and administrators starting a new academic year is budgets. While budget constraints are nothing new to libraries, many academic departments are starting to see more cuts in areas of faculty research and curriculum development. Academic libraries are in a prime position to…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Academic Libraries, Library Development
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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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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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Moazeni, Sarah Leila – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Digital Humanities (DH) is a hot topic, in demand and on the rise. This article begins with excerpts from job listings that were posted to the American Library Association's job list in a two-month span in spring 2015 and they seem to indicate that DH is an increasingly important competency and interest for academic librarians who perform…
Descriptors: Humanities Instruction, Information Science Education, Integrated Curriculum, Academic Libraries
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McGeary, Bryan James – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
This column contains information on how students in graduate library and information science programs participate in a forum 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 state their visions for the profession, or to tell of research that is…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Partnerships in Education, Library Personnel, Academic Libraries
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Boyce, Crystal M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Secret shopping is a form of unobtrusive evaluation that can be accomplished with minimal effort, but still produce rich results. With as few as 11 shoppers, the author was able to identify trends in user satisfaction with services provided across two entry-level desks at Illinois Wesleyan University's The Ames Library. The focus of this secret…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Research, Action Research
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; McDevitt, Theresa – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
More and more modern academic libraries are turning to student engagement activities designed to welcome students into Academia, join a community of scholars, and avail themselves of the full range of resources and services that a university library can provide. One unusual, but inexpensive and highly effective method of engaging students is…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Academic Libraries, Learner Engagement
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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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Arrieta, Diane; Brunnick, Barbara; Plocharczyk, Leah – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
As academic libraries struggle to remain relevant when technological advancements and electronic resources threaten to make them obsolete, libraries are learning to re-invent themselves by molding and adapting staff skills to cultivate innovative outreach programs. The Science Outreach Committee of the John D. MacArthur Campus library at Florida…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Academic Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation
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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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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
In the age of self-checkout machines and entire television networks devoted to do-it-yourself home improvement projects, the DIY ethic seems to be around to stay. The desire to be self-sufficient and use one's time more efficiently is hard to pass up, especially for busy academic librarians. This column is devoted to resources that not only…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Resources, Library Services, Web Sites
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Ruiz, Miguel – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Providing successful library services requires efficient and effective communication with users; therefore, it is important that content creators who develop visual materials understand key components of design and, specifically, develop a holistic graphic design process. Graphic design, as a form of visual communication, is the process of…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Development, Graphic Arts, Multimedia Materials
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