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Langan, Kathleen A.; Sachs, Dianna E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Although it is well known that music can affect cognitive processes, little research has been conducted examining the influence of background music on students in information literacy classrooms. In 2010, librarians at Western Michigan University investigated the effect of background music on student engagement and retention of information…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learner Engagement, Information Literacy, Student Attitudes
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Tabaei, Sara; Schaffer, Yitzchak; McMurray, Gregory; Simon, Bashe – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
This case study shares the experience of building an in-house faculty publications database that was spearheaded by the Touro College and University System library in 2010. The project began with the intention of contributing to the college by collecting the research accomplishments of our faculty and staff, thereby also increasing library…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Role, Database Management Systems
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Kenefick, Colleen M.; Werner, Susan E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
On the Stony Brook University campus, there is literally a highway that divides the general academic side of the campus from the health sciences and hospital side. For more than 40 years, the Health Sciences Library and the University Libraries had been administered separately with different directors, budgets, staff, and organizational cultures.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Medical Libraries, Library Administration, Organizational Change
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Germain, Carol Anne – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Foreign language films generate language acquisition, international cultural films help with global business interactions, medical videos teach students new medical procedures, and movies based on books encourage reading. Films can be instructional as well as FUN! Yet some of these cinematic materials receive little to no attention, not to mention…
Descriptors: Films, Library Materials, Marketing, Library Services
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Lapinski, P. Scott – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
One of the many challenges that content creators and repository administrators are both struggling with in this "born digital" information environment is the "ownership" of content. After several years of engaging directly with researchers across their campus and providing seminars on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy,…
Descriptors: Certification, Copyrights, Information Policy, Contracts
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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
In their Top Trends of 2012, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named data curation as one of the issues to watch in academic libraries in the near future (ACRL, 2012, p. 312). Data curation can be summarized as "the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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Nicholson, Heather – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
While recreational reading material was once an integral part of the academic library collection and librarians were seen as guides in reading development for students, this has not been the case in the last 50 years. Fiscal constraints have forced library professionals to make choices so that leisure reading material has not been viewed as a high…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Recreational Reading, Library Services, Reading Materials
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Masuchika, Glenn Norio; Boldt, Gail – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Librarians who teach one-shot library instruction classes (one-time, one- to three-hour classes to students who are assumed to be novice researchers) are often torn between two pedagogic approaches: a "critical mass" pedagogy emphasizing a minimum amount of databases that must be introduced with little time for student searching, and a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Novices, Learning Theories, Library Instruction
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Clarke, Janet H. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
This case study will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills needed to succeed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Research Libraries, Educational Opportunities, Distance Education
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Hendrickson, Lois G. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Recently, the author spent a week at Rare Book School (RBS) immersed in a course entitled "Teaching the History of the Book;" an investigation into different ways of thinking about, designing, and conducting a course on the history of the book. The goal was to learn how to convert teaching and outreach experiences in rare book collections from a…
Descriptors: History, Books, Library Education, Special Libraries
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Saunders, Laura – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Academic reference services face great challenges as they cope with the pace of technological change, competition from other information service providers, and tight budgets. In fact, some critics suggest that reference services are no longer relevant or necessary as more information moves online. This study examines a nationwide survey that…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Librarians, Academic Libraries, National Surveys
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Baker, Matthew – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Attempts to assess the influence of the web upon our intellectual and imaginative capacities have resulted in a steady stream of commentary and debate. Although the subject has been approached from a variety of perspectives, the analyses often share a lexicon of transformation, of upheaval, of the unprecedented or the inexorable. This can be true…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Information Literacy, Criticism, Social Problems
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Carter, Sarah – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
At the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library at Ringling College of Art + Design, librarians are constantly striving to communicate the library's role as the center of research on campus as well as ensuring they are staying current with users' needs. While the visual components of library marketing and outreach used at the institution are paramount…
Descriptors: Library Services, Marketing, Outreach Programs, Art Education
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
As academic librarians' professional and personal lives become busier and more varied, the need for tools to assist with accomplishing a myriad of tasks in a short time becomes even more necessary. Due to its ability to provide anytime and anywhere access to information, mobile technology offers a number of advantages for staying connected and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Services, Librarians, Handheld Devices
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Mahraj, Katy – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
It is a truth not yet universally acknowledged that a venture based on information must be in want of a librarian. Librarians offer expertise in organizing and managing information, clarifying and supporting people's information needs, and enhancing people's information literacy skills. There are innumerable endeavors today in education, health,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Literacy, Online Courses
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