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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
By supporting student profiles, blogs, content curation, and HTML and scripting projects, Springshare's LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for student-led content creation in the distance learning environment. This paper describes how two librarians at Georgia Southern University opened up LibGuides CMS to host collaboratively developed…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Learner Engagement
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Peuler, Mollie; McCallister, Kelly C. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Planning and implementing online professional development opportunities is challenging but attainable. This paper explains how a group of librarians from different institutions worked to plan, market, implement, and evaluate monthly webinars as well as an inaugural online conference, despite never meeting in person. The web conferences began…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Teleconferencing, Librarians, Program Development
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English, Michael; West, Patricia; Jackson, Joi – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
With more classes moving online in traditional higher educational institutions, an opportunity exists for academic librarians to increase their instructional presence and use strategies to optimize student information literacy learning. One strategy is using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework to guide their approach. This article details a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Eastman, Teagan; Hyde, McKenzie; Strand, Katie; Wishkoski, Rachel – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
As distance education programs grow at college and universities across the country, libraries must ensure virtual reference services are prepared to meet the needs of patrons in these programs. This article describes the process and results of a 2018 chat analysis conducted at a midsize research university with a large distance education program.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ahenkorah-Marfo, Michael; Kotei Nikoi, Samuel – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
The study aimed at investigating distance learners' use of, and satisfaction with academic library services. It is a case study that employed a survey method to solicit the views of distance learning students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Findings revealed a fairly satisfactory use of the library services…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Distance Education
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García López, Fátima; Martínez Cardama, Sara; Pacios, Ana R. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
The article describes a case study of lifelong e-training for postgraduates delivered jointly by the Carlos III University of Madrid and Spain's National Library from 2011 to 2017. It addresses course and participant characteristics as well as the results of an assessment aimed to determine both student satisfaction and effective skill transfer to…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, Electronic Learning
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Maddox, Jennifer; Stanfield, Leigh – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Researchers surveyed academic librarians to determine current software and practices used in synchronous virtual research consultations. The survey findings identified the top software products currently used by respondents for virtual research consultations. Through open-ended comments, it became clear that libraries are not tied to one…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Information Seeking, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Nichols Hess, Amanda – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
As librarians' instructional responsibilities diversify, it is useful to consider what factors influence how they see themselves as educators. In this research, the author used a survey instrument grounded in transformative learning theory to explore what factors librarians who provided online or blended/hybrid instruction felt had impacted their…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Synchronous Communication
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Burns, Elizabeth; Kimmel, Sue C.; DiScala, Jeffrey – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Online programs expand the possibility of LIS education. With 24/7 access to coursework, students grow accustomed to immediate access to information. Online education presents unique considerations for students who may require assistance navigating institutional structures. As more students pursue online education, LIS programs are exploring…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Library Education, Academic Advising, Electronic Learning
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Rundels, Jennifer J.; Casey, Anne Marie – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
While person-job fit has been used to determine satisfaction in many professions, no research has been done among distance learning librarians. This study investigates person-job fit among librarians with primary distance learning responsibility compared to librarians with some distance learning responsibility and examines whether a common career…
Descriptors: Librarians, Distance Education, Personality Theories, Career Development
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Renirie, Rebecca Hill; Harper, Shelley – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
While flipping the classroom has become more common in information literacy instruction, few studies have examined this method with fully online students. This study investigates whether flipped instruction increases online graduate business students' use of scholarly and professional resources. The authors assessed completed student work with a…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Blended Learning, Scholarship, Information Literacy
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Zielinski, Dianne; Matthews, Robert; Koman, Cynthia; Kiel, Eric; Jezik, Katherine – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
Library instruction videos can enhance student instruction. At a community college, librarian-created videos provided students with academic support. However, the videos were rarely used. In this article, students were sent online surveys to rate videos discussing the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Students were also asked why…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Library Services
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Paulson, Elan; Laverty, Corinne – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
This exploratory study applies reflective practice to analyze the role of learning outcomes in developing an online information literacy tutorial. [web address] is a set of ten open access modules that build graduate-level academic literacies and research skills. At the heart of the modules is a set of rigorously crafted learning outcomes that…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Information Literacy, Tutoring, Graduate Students
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Watts, Kathy A. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
The library literature evaluating the efficacy of online tutorial methods and delivery tools is a valuable resource for librarians looking for information to inform their choices for developing asynchronous online instruction. This literature, however, examines a wide variety of delivery tools, methods, and student populations. As a result, it is…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Asynchronous Communication
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England, Erica; Lo, Leo S.; Breaux, Arleene P. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
This case study presents the development and implementation of a personal librarian program for a cohort-based, executive-style higher education administration doctoral program. Librarians and the program director collaborated to create a student-centered program based on individual research needs. The personal librarian program was designed to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Doctoral Programs, Student Centered Learning, Graduate Students
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