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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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Frederiksen, Linda – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Unlike so much of the current vocabulary in education and technology that seems to stir more confusion than clarity, most public service librarians may already have a general idea about digital badges. As visual representations of individual accomplishments, competencies or skills that are awarded by groups, institutions, or organizations, they…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Recognition (Achievement), Certification, Literature Reviews
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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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Frederiksen, Linda – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Proponents of Open Educational Resources (OER) point to numerous ways that a new approach to thinking about teaching and learning can break down barriers, making education accessible, available, and affordable to all. Digitized educational material that can be used, reused, translated, customized, and shared by faculty, students, and researchers…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Library Role, Electronic Publishing, Literature Reviews
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Okamoto, Karen – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Open access textbooks (OATs) and educational resources (OERs) are being lauded as a viable alternative to costly print textbooks. Some academic libraries are joining the OER movement by creating guides to open repositories. Others are promoting OATs and OERs, reviewing them, and even helping to create them. This article analyzes how academic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Open Source Technology, Electronic Publishing, Textbook Publication
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The New Media Consortium's "Horizon Report" for higher education cites games and gamification with a time-to-adoption of two to three years. The use of digital games is almost ubiquitous in social media and is swiftly gaining popularity in other industries as well. Many in higher education have embraced gamification due to its…
Descriptors: Library Services, Online Systems, Computer Games, Computer Software Reviews
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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Perhaps due to a commitment to lifelong learning, librarians are often willing participants in trying new technologies or service models that may benefit their patrons. Such an opportunity presents itself with massively open online courses, or MOOCs. This educational model, which has been gaining popularity in higher education since the first MOOC…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology
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Faricy-Beredo, Bridget – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Libraries are constantly challenged to find ways to demonstrate their value to their institutions. Can hosting a National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibition increase a library's impact? In 2012 the University of Toledo engaged their constituents by hosting and developing programming for the NLM exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science,…
Descriptors: Government Libraries, Medical Libraries, Exhibits, Academic Libraries
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Dodge, Heather – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The ability to navigate the vast ocean of available information and perform reference services in digital environments is an essential component of the job for most of today's reference librarians, especially those working in academic libraries. Reference librarians face a challenge: they must be highly skilled at searching for, locating, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Information Science Education, Librarians
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Angell, Katelyn; Tewell, Eamon – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
This article describes a nearly decade-long partnership between three institutions representing school, public, and academic settings in Westchester County, New York. The program, designed to improve the academic performance of local high school students, is unique due to the extensive contact students have with academic librarians during the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Readiness, High School Students, Urban Schools
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Duvall, Sara; Pasque, Peter – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
An estimated 99% of the U.S. population understands that "teaching and learning 21st century skills are very important to the country's future economy", while 80% of those surveyed understand that "the things students need to learn in school today are different than they were 20 years ago". This study also showed that 88% of of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Research Skills, Career Readiness
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Ishimura, Yusuke – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Academic librarians are striving to better serve international students as this emerging population grows on university campuses. Past studies of international students generally focus on linguistic and cultural differences in relation to information literacy skills development. However, it is necessary to go beyond these factors to better serve…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Research Skills, Asians, Foreign Students
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