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Papachristopoulos, Leonidas; Athanasopoulou, Akrivi; Giannopoulou, Aggeliki; Hadjinicolaou, Maria – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
The Library and Information Center (LIC) of Patras' University and the Hellenic Open University Distance Library and Information Center constitute two academic libraries that serve two different academic institutions types. By the time of the first phase of the outbreak (spring 2019) they attempted to respond multidimensionally to the emerging…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Library Services, Distance Education, In Person Learning
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Ward, Lucinda; Kmetz, Thomas – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
A recent revamping of a three-credit-hour course, which the library at Morehead State University has offered for more than two decades, prompted the authors to contemplate what it means to modernize information literacy instruction in a credit-bearing format. For the authors, this modernization meant both committing to asynchronous delivery and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, State Universities, Library Instruction, Information Literacy
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Khailova, Ladislava; Guhde, Emily; Bernstein, Matthew – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
Academic libraries increasingly offer information literacy instruction online. This mixed methods study, innovatively focused on graduate professional studies students, confirms that the provision of asynchronous modules represents an effective and scalable method in this regard. When Georgetown's SCS librarians embedded their faculty-endorsed…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Information Literacy, Online Courses
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Aquila, Mary; Wolfe, Jennifer L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
This article is an update to a previous article on the online embedded librarian program at Athens State University. It examines the nature of embedded librarianship at Athens State University and how it has grown and evolved over the past fifteen years. The authors review the literature and provide definitions and best practices associated with…
Descriptors: State Universities, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Distance Education
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Adeyinka, Tella – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
The use of robots in open and distance learning university libraries is a relatively new and innovative concept that has emerged in recent years as a response to the increasing demand for remote access to library resources and services. However, there seem to be limited studies that focused on the adoption of robots in open and distance learning…
Descriptors: Robotics, Distance Education, Ethics, Library Services
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Robinson, Blake; Wilson, Daniel Earl – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
As participants in the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Mentoring Program, two librarians collaborated to deploy a pilot library video tutorial program at the mentee librarian's small liberal arts college in the Southeastern United States. Drawing on the mentoring librarian's…
Descriptors: Library Services, Online Systems, Librarians, Academic Libraries
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Atuase, Diana; Maluleka, Jan – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
The purpose of the study was to address gaps in the use of library information resources and services among distance learners. The study followed a pragmatic paradigm and employed a mixed-method research approach with a sequential explanatory design. A questionnaire was used to elicit information from 1,170 s-year distance learning students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Distance Education, Library Services
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Sinhababu, A.; Kumar, S. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2023
The present study aims to highlight the librarians' perception pertaining to the implementation of Virtual Reference Service (VRS) in the Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster Institutions (CRIKC). The study is based on a sample drawn from librarians of the CRIKC libraries. To assess and evaluate the librarians' perception regarding…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Reference Services, Foreign Countries
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Marzal, Miguel-Ángel; Cardama, Sara Martínez – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
The article describes a proposal for a skills-based training course, including the methodology involved and results obtained. In this online course, the areas of competence and the teaching method adopted draw from the precepts of visual literacy. Gamification is the approach adopted to encourage student participation in and engagement with the…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Visual Literacy, Skill Development, Online Courses
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Bennett, Jessica L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
The following study aimed to assess both instructor and student perceptions of virtual library instruction sessions. The primary question was are there perceived benefit of synchronous library instruction versus watching the recording of the same session. Two anonymous, mixed-method surveys were distributed: one to instructor and one to students.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Web Based Instruction, Academic Libraries
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Kont, Kate-Riin; Piirsalu, Siret – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
Although patrons have considered the availability and quality of professional literature and library services to be very good, the current survey was conducted under special circumstances. During the Spring of 2020, the library was closed and access to remote services became more relevant. The current study, which was conducted at Tallinn Health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Services, Academic Libraries, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Dube, Tinyiko Vivian – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
This paper identified the training strategies for distance education academic libraries that could improve remote clients' access to information resources during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The positivism research paradigm anchored this study and employed a quantitative approach. Eighty-two (82) online questionnaire was sent…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Library Personnel
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Mubofu, Christian; Malekani, Andrew – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
The purpose of this paper is to explore the accessibility of library resources and support services by distance learners at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT). The study utilized a survey approach in soliciting information from distance learners. A total of 33 learners from OUT responded to the survey. The study revealed that OUT offered…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Materials, Library Services, Distance Education
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Oppong, Michael; Maluleka, Jan Resenga – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
Universities have been spending money on the acquisition of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enable online library research support platforms. Such acquisitions can be justified if they are effectively utilized for what they are intended for. A quantitative research approach was employed in the study to investigate the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Information Technology
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Puzier, Lauren M.; Nous, Rebecca A. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
"is facebook down" trended on Google on October 4, 2021, when Facebook became temporarily globally unavailable. Web users proactively seek information when they encounter issues online. System status dashboards are one way libraries can leverage this behavior to share changes to resources or services and improve transparency, reference…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, User Satisfaction (Information), User Needs (Information), Accountability
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