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Nutefall, Jennifer E.; Barry, Maureen; Gruber, Anne Marie; Ivey, Olivia – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Service-learning is an important practice in higher education, allowing institutions to combine essential campus functions of research and learning with meaningful engagement in the community. As service-learning has made its way into institutional strategic plans, libraries have sought to support this work by integrating community engagement into…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Program Evaluation
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Nunes, Charlotte; Rizvi, S. Abu Turab – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
This installment of "Reports from the Field" demonstrates how the building of community-based digital archives in academic libraries can support campus diversity initiatives and spur greater engagement with community concerns. As college campuses rapidly become more diverse along racial and ethnic lines, social issues concerning race and…
Descriptors: Archives, Academic Libraries, School Community Relationship, Community Characteristics
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Press, Meggan; Meiman, Meg – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
One long-held belief in archival education is that physical primary sources engage students more effectively than digitized sources do. This investigation questions that belief by analyzing whether and to what extent the format of a primary source impacts student engagement and learning, using a controlled study of students in a business ethics…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning, Primary Sources, Archives
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Brunskill, Amelia – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
There are currently no databases dedicated to indexing the research literature for disability studies. To identify which databases have more robust indexing of the literature of this field, the author compiled a list of relevant journals and searched for them in databases either frequently recommended in libraries' disability studies research…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Databases, Research, Indexing
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Huber, Sarah; Bosman, Lisa; Bartholomew, Scott – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
As students are increasingly required to consume visual information, so too are they expected to create such information. In a Midwestern research university, students in an engineering technology portfolio class assembled a visual career board and visual résumé. The instruction and research team collaborated to provide an active learning module…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Visual Literacy, Active Learning, Information Literacy
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Kasten-Mutkus, Kathleen; Saragossi, Jamie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
This paper sets out to identify the ways in which academic libraries can further interdisciplinary scholarship on campus. The medical humanities is presented as an example to interrogate the current practices in academic libraries and to inform future efforts in support of interdisciplinarity. Text mining was employed to illuminate trends in this…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Libraries, Research, Library Services
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Couture, Juliann; Bretón, Jimena; Dommermuth, Emily; Floersch, Natasha; Ilett, Darren; Nowak, Kristine; Roberts, Lindsay; Watson, Renae – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Although extensive research has looked at first-generation college students' experiences, little has examined the role of the library in their academic lives. This article reports the results of an exploratory study to better understand the experiences of first-generation college students at three universities. Key findings of this study focus on…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Academic Libraries, Student Experience, Self Advocacy
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Baer, Andrea – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
As librarians' instructional roles continue to evolve, metaphor can be a powerful tool through which to reflect on and at times to reframe librarians' evolving educational roles and pedagogical approaches, as they consider beliefs and assumptions about teaching and learning and about their unfolding work and identities. This article explores this…
Descriptors: Librarians, Role, Figurative Language, Library Instruction
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Mattson, Mark; Reed, Emily; Raish, Victoria – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
This article describes how the Penn State University Libraries have responded to the unique challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents to international student populations. Additionally, the authors discuss support and service programs for international students that may ease the disruptions expected in upcoming semesters. A collaborative…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, COVID-19, Pandemics, Academic Libraries
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Walters, William H.; Markgren, Susanne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Using data for 2,717 journals and more than 9,000 acquisition opportunities, this study shows how journal prices vary by level of aggregation (single-journal subscription or full-text database), resource provider type (scholarly society, university press, other nonprofit organization, commercial publisher, or library vendor), and broad subject…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Periodicals, Costs, Library Administration
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Fribley, Karla; Vance, Jason M.; Gardner, Justin G. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Faculty development is a key priority for academic institutions in the United States. Often, centers for teaching and learning lead this work, but increasingly, librarians provide professional development for their teaching faculty colleagues. This study examines academic librarians' leadership of faculty development initiatives at their…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Faculty Development, Librarian Attitudes
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Steidinger, Shawn; Schvaneveldt, Nena; Mentnech, Tisha; Jarvis, Christy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Confronted with two faculty vacancies to fill and a desire to minimize burnout among the remaining library staff throughout the search process, the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah employed an interview method seldom utilized in academic libraries. The library's search committee arranged on-site group interviews that hosted…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Employment Interviews, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Schumacher, Sara – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
When visual literacy ethics instruction in higher education focuses only on teaching academic citation styles and fair use, students are unprepared for professional environments with less-defined ethical rules and harsher consequences. Instructors should look to visual literacy, metaliteracy, and disciplinary information literacy to identify…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Higher Education, Ethical Instruction
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Scott, Rachel Elizabeth; Harrington, Caitlin; Dubnjakovic, Ana – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
This article reports the results of a 2019 survey of academic librarians that investigated their attitudes, practices, and policies regarding open access (OA). This study asks if academic librarians write policies to ensure that they approach OA intentionally and systematically across all library services. The results indicate that, though…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Access to Information, Library Policy
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Holm, Christina E.; Kantor, Sarah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
For decades, declines in library reference use have been inextricably tied to technological improvements. This article asserts that reference staffing models may be a significant predictor of a decline in reference questions. Using two years of data, collected from a large public university, the researchers determined user preferences among five…
Descriptors: Reference Services, User Needs (Information), Library Personnel, Models
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