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Kennedy, Sean P. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Today's electronic information landscape is growing exponentially with no signs of slowing. This poses a significant challenge for academic libraries. Librarians must continually learn and adapt to harness this explosion of resources. To fulfill their claim as the leaders in the information field they must be effective in providing access and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Online Catalogs
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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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Saunders, Laura – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
The library science job market is competitive, and library and information science (LIS) students and new graduates often have questions and concerns about how to engage in a successful job hunt. Based on research with employers and interactions with students and alumni, the author offers advice for job-seekers looking for public services…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Public Service, Job Applicants, Resumes (Personal)
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Turkewitz, Deborah – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Graduate students are taking big steps and stretching themselves, whether returning to school midpoint in their lives, taking classes on unfamiliar topics, or starting internships and trying to put theory into practice. Who better to offer advice to these graduate students than America's favorite hilarious, morally ambiguous, ambulance-chasing,…
Descriptors: Library Services, Graduate Students, Information Science Education, Academic Libraries
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Silver, Isabel – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
The Authors@UF program series emerged to showcase the scholarship and creativity of faculty, creating an intellectual forum within the academic library, and providing informal, extra-curriculum, academic engagement between students and faculty outside the classroom. This article identifies steps to launch an author program, and considerations in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Authors
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Sowell, Steven L.; Nutefall, Jennifer E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
The Oregon State University Valley Library has been open 24 hours per day, five days per week, during regular academic terms since 2010. The authors collected survey data during 2012 to explore how students used the hours and whether they perceived that the provision of 24/5 hours contributes to their academic success. Nearly 90% of the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Use Studies, College Students
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Ippoliti, Cinthya – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Customer service is a core component of user experience and an important element in making patrons feel welcomed and valued within our libraries. At the University of Maryland Libraries, we took on the challenging task of creating a customer service training curriculum for all staff working at public service points and offering a digital badge for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Staff Development, Curriculum Development, Library Services
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Stempler, Amy F.; Polger, Mark Aaron – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Signage represents more than directions or policies; it is informational, promotional, and sets the tone of the environment. To be effective, signage must be consistent, concise, and free of jargon and punitive language. An efficient assessment of signage should include a complete inventory of existing signage, including an analysis of the types…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Signs, Guidelines, Library Policy
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Salem, Jamie; Fehrmann, Paul – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
With the growing population of undergraduate students on our campus and an increased focus on their success, librarians at a large midwestern university were interested in the citation management styles of this university cohort. Our university library spends considerable resources each year to maintain and promote access to the robust…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Citations (References), Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups
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Barnes, Ilana – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Once limited to geographers and mapmakers, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has taken a growing central role in information management and visualization. Geospatial services run a gamut of different products and services from Google maps to ArcGIS servers to Mobile development. Geospatial services are not new. Libraries have been writing about…
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Information Management, Needs Assessment, Geographic Information Systems
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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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Flynn, Stephen X. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
There are universal elements to great videos and games that drive large audiences: beautiful cinematography and graphics, engaging and purposeful screenplays and storylines, unforgettable soundtracks, and a brand name that makes viewers and players want to return for more. Libraries can, and should, employ these elements in their own videos to…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Video Technology, Computer Software
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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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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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Guder, Christopher – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Professional development is, in essence, a form of lifelong learning, and as such, can be viewed within the context of pedagogical concepts. More specifically, professional development is a process that builds on the experiences of the professional through assessment and reflection. The library as an organization acts like a teacher or instructor…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Learner Engagement, Lifelong Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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