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Tsabedze, Vusi; Adeyinka, Tella – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Eswatini has been impacting and sourcing Library and information science education in training from foreign institutions due to a shortage of institutions offering Library and Information Science (LIS) training. The relevance of sending people for training in other countries has been a great concern for the government of Eswatini. The expense and…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Library Education
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Oliveira, Silas M.; Greenidge, Norma – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Studies from many parts of the world report the success and concerns librarians face when connecting online with the universities' off-campus students. This 20-year review attempts to determine the extent to which academic libraries around the world serve the information needs of graduate students enrolled in distance-learning programs and to…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Distance Education, Graduate Students, Academic Libraries
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Johnson, Cantrell – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Over 1,200 community colleges nationwide enroll over ten million students annually, with more than one in four students taking online courses. Given postsecondary education's increased focus on resources beyond the classroom, a logical line of exploration is the link between academic library usage and library aptitudes and attitudes. This study…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Community Colleges
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Oladipo, Adenike Julianah; Okiki, Olatokunbo Christopher – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Global information resources and sophisticated technology have accelerated the availability and utilization of Online Information Resources (OIR) in the Open Distance Learning environment. The study examines the contributions of OIR to Open Distance and Lifelong Learning in relation to three purposively selected dual-mode institutions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mee, Susan; Herdklotz, Cheryl; Canale, Anne Marie – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Following in the same tradition of seamlessly providing access to library resources to our remote users, our campus has now taken the next logical step in also providing an orientation for new faculty teaching online as well as those teaching at our international campus locations. Without this type of orientation program, new faculty often feel…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Teacher Orientation, College Faculty, Multicampus Colleges
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Mawhinney, Tara; Kochkina, Svetlana – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Texting is a widespread mode of communication and libraries are experimenting with it to interact with users. This article presents the results of a study on virtual reference service. The authors seek to determine whether or not the texting service is filling a different information need than chat and email by examining the level of difficulty…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Electronic Mail
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Skarl, Susie; Del Bosque, Darcy – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
With new program additions and changes to existing graduate programs, librarians at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas were interested in investigating if students taking online courses were successful in accessing the library services and instruction. A survey was created that included all types of graduate students (fully online to fully…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Academic Libraries
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Rapchak, Marcia – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
At Duquesne University, freshmen are required to take a one-credit information literacy course. This course has traditionally been offered mostly face-to-face, but has expanded into more online offerings. Unfortunately, the experience for students and instructors online was not as positive as those involved with the face-to-face version of the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Freshmen, Information Literacy, Library Instruction
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Johns, Elizabeth M.; Oestreich, Sara – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Distance librarians working with an online doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University are asked by both students and faculty to provide a large amount of library support -- without being embedded into the curriculum or the individual courses. Program administrators and faculty were resistant to allow librarians into the course management system…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Distance Education, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Tumbleson, Beth; Burke, John; Long, Jessica – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Librarians are committed to supporting teaching, learning, and research. They are equally committed to supporting student success and retention. Demonstrating the impact that learning management system (LMS) embedded librarians make on student learning has been difficult to correlate, however. Studies that assess this connection, using qualitative…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Integrated Learning Systems, Information Literacy
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Johns, Elizabeth M.; Price, Carrie; Ungaretti, Antoinette S. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Research librarians often have a specialty in certain discipline, and many academic libraries thrive on this type of arrangement to support their researchers. But more often, new interdisciplinary programs are developed that require the expertise of more than one subject expert for support. In particular, students in a Master of Education in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Cooperation, Librarians, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Pyburn, Lydia L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Sometimes users need to be asked if they need help. This is difficult with online users, because in-person cues cannot be used to engage when the users need assistance. Proactive chat widgets help to solve this problem as the chat box slides out onto the screen and prompts the user for help. The need for the proactive chat widget was also seen as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs
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Tardiff, Anthony – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm is centuries old, but its focus on student-centered learning is cutting edge. When the Gonzaga University library was asked to collaborate with an online graduate studies department, the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm provided the guiding framework. The first principle of Ignatian pedagogy is Context, which…
Descriptors: Orientation, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Student Centered Learning
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Marineo, Francesca; Shi, Qingmin – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
This article discusses how the Library and Office of Institutional Research at a public college measured the relationship of an online information literacy module in the learning management system with student success metrics in a first-year experience course. Specifically, the authors examine the relationships of an online instruction module,…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, Library Instruction, Integrated Learning Systems
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Raish, Victoria; Behler, Anne – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Library orientations are a very common learning experience for residential and online students. These all have similar goals of introducing students to the library and helping them feel more comfortable in navigating the library. The Library Connection is a unique type of library orientation that provides meaningful feedback to students in a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Library Services, Online Courses
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