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Hendrix, Beth R.; McKeal, Alyse E. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Continuing education is vital for new librarians to gain skills and knowledge beyond library school. Professional development offered free in an online environment is often the best option for staying current on the issues and trends necessary for young librarians to grow and flourish. This paper presents a case study of an online professional…
Descriptors: Librarians, Online Courses, Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education
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Renirie, Rebecca Hill – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Nontraditional adult learners are often treated as separate and distinct in their needs and desires from more traditionally-aged college students. As retention continues to be a critical issue for colleges and universities, academic units and departments turn their focus to student success. This review article examines strategies that institutions…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Olesova, Larisa A.; Melville, Anne Driscoll – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
The online environment presents a unique challenge to higher education. Shifting from the face-to-face format to online not only involves rethinking course design, but requires careful consideration of when and how to teach students, how to find and evaluate information needed to successfully complete coursework. One solution is faculty teaming…
Descriptors: Library Services, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Aleman, Karla J.; Porter, Toccara D. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Connecting with text-weary students can be a challenge in the online instructional environment. Librarians have often developed screencast videos and integrated screenshots into online learning objects to teach students basic research skills. An alternative technology, graphical interchange format (GIF), may prove to be an excellent blend of the…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Research Skills, Skill Development, Web Based Instruction
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Baker, Ariana – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Distance learning programs across the country continue to grow and evolve. In order to support these programs, librarians are often expected to convert face-to-face classes and reference sessions to the online environment. Due to the necessity of explaining information literacy concepts and demonstrating the access and use of library resources,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Interactive Video, Distance Education, Blended Learning
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Behr, Michele D.; Hayward, Julie L. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Are services that were once intended to be exclusively available to the distance learning population now typically available for all users in a university community? This article seeks to investigate this question using two different methods. First, an unobtrusive study of 100 library Websites was conducted to determine whether these libraries…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Library Services, Academic Libraries, Web Sites
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Bliquez, Rebecca; Deeken, Lynn – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Professional development is critically important for librarians trying to establish an embedded presence in online and hybrid courses. The institutional learning management system (LMS) provides a medium for enhanced visibility of both library resources and librarians as instructional collaborators and curriculum designers. This case study…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development, Library Instruction
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Brahme, Maria E.; Gabriel, Lizette; Stenis, Paul V. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Journey mapping, a method of collecting data that illustrates individuals' paths toward a specific goal, was originally developed for use in retail/customer service environments. Much of the literature describes its application in examining customer behavior when navigating merchants' Websites, allowing researchers to examine the effectiveness,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Use Studies, Academic Libraries, Graduate Students
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Lombard, Emmett – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
This article describes information literacy struggles of ESL college students within the context of four information literacy components: Identify, Locate, Evaluate, Use. Experiences from an online freshman composition course are used to illustrate these struggles, along with techniques academic librarians use to help ESL students from a distance.
Descriptors: Online Systems, Library Services, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Longley, Dana H. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
How does a smaller, fully online academic library offer a wide and deep collection of academic level e-books to its distance learners in a sustainable and affordable way? The State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College Online Library, with a staff of four, has used demand-driven e-book acquisitions since September 2013. Despite…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Library Materials, Library Services
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Marcum, Brad – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
This article examines the update and revision of the current Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Standards that has been proposed and submitted to the ACRL Standards Committee. An in-depth analysis of the update is included, along with some comparisons between the old and new. Practical advice detailing…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Library Services, Change, Standards
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Buck, Stefanie – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Distance learners must balance many challenges when studying away from their home institution, including balancing work, family and study times. How, where, and when a student organizes and interacts with his or her study environment is a significant factor in student persistence and retention. Support services provided by the home institution,…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Distance Education, Ethnography, Academic Libraries
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Halpern, Rebecca – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
This study served to investigate how information literacy instruction can alleviate information anxiety in online learners. While there has been much research to demonstrate that hands-on or activity-based learning is beneficial in reducing library anxiety, those studies have not been conducted for the online classroom. Using a required,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Information Literacy, Anxiety, Electronic Learning
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McCallister, Kelly C.; Peuler, Mollie – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Creating and maintaining a successful library distance education program, even given ideal variables, can be a huge challenge. This article will discuss how the library distance program was planned, implemented, and evaluated in a three-year span. A staff of three-five librarians utilized organizational partnerships, grassroots marketing and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Case Studies, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Hawes, Sandra Lee; Mason Adamson, Jane – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
This case study both shines a light on the flipped classroom paradigm and exemplifies successful faculty-librarian collaboration. The co-authors leveraged an existing collegial relationship into a productive partnership to create a multi-faceted flipped classroom module. The module, developed over the course of three and a half years, was designed…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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