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Ilett, Darren – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This review offers a critical analysis of the library and information science (LIS) literature on first-generation students (FGS) from the last 40 years. This literature demonstrates an interest in understanding the needs of FGS to serve them better, but it is often grounded in a deficit model of education that focuses on what first-generation…
Descriptors: Library Science, First Generation College Students, Information Science Education, Users (Information)
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Ovadia, Steven – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
As open educational resources (OER) becomes a more established concept, its growth and continued success not only center around the creation of new content but also depend upon the development and evolution of existing content, licenses permitting. The evolution of and persistent access to existing content requires easily editable works and the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Editing, Technical Support
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Jonse, Melissa S.; Hussey, Sandra R.; Boettcher, Jennifer C.; Simon, Anna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Staff reorganizations and department mergers are common strategies libraries use to respond to changing needs and economic pressures. To make organizational changes work well, however, librarians need to consider how best to bring people on board and enable them to thrive in the new environment. This article argues that the creation of a core…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Departments, Library Administration, Minimum Competencies
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Eichenlaub, Naomi; Grover, Trina; Thomas, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This paper, based on an exchange of librarians between academic libraries in Canada and Australia, describes the process of planning for and participating in an international job exchange. It highlights the benefits of the exchange and lessons learned from it and reflects on the opportunities for career development and renewal afforded by such a…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries
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Wishkoski, Rachel; Lundstrom, Kacy; Davis, Erin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This qualitative study explores the impact of a workshop on collaborative research assignment design that brought together an interdisciplinary group of faculty in a librarian-facilitated community of practice. Faculty participants attended the workshop, revised and implemented their assignments, and completed a follow-up interview. Themes that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Mills, Jenny; Wiley, Claire; Williams, Judy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education calls on librarians to teach complex concepts rather than discrete skills, but many librarians have struggled with implementing such teaching. This article reports on a revised lesson for information literacy instruction in First Year Writing classes, created using Grant Wiggins and Jay…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Writing Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty
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Mihram, Danielle; Fletcher, Curtis – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
"USC Digital Voltaire," a digital, multimodal critical edition of autograph letters, aims to combine the traditional scope of humanities inquiry with the affordances and methodologies of digital scholarship, and to support scholarly inquiry at all levels, beyond the disciplines associated with Voltaire and the Enlightenment. Digital…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Editing, Humanities, Electronic Libraries
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Wenzler, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This essay analyzes the debate about neutrality in the library literature and identifies a fundamental moral dilemma that generates debate. It then advances an argument in favor of library neutrality based on Wayne Bivens-Tatum's intellectual history of library values in "Libraries and the Enlightenment" and the ideal of liberal…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Access to Information, Ethics
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Dawes, Lorna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This study investigates faculty perceptions of teaching information literacy. Using 24 semi-structured interviews, a phenomenographic approach identified four qualitative ways in which faculty experienced teaching information literacy (IL). This paper analyzes the challenging information literacy concepts that faculty identify--known to many…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Information Literacy, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education
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Burkholder, Joel M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Few librarians have examined the implications of Rolf Norgaard's theory of "writing information literacy," a rhetoric-based concept that situates research practices in context. Because the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education emphasizes research as a social practice,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Rhetoric, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Moore, Monica; Singley, Emily – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This exploratory study seeks to understand how the research experiences of humanities PhD students influence their information behavior. The authors interviewed 10 participants from two academic institutions multiple times over several months. The study used open-ended, unstructured interviewing techniques in an attempt to avoid the introduction…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Research, Information Seeking
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Williams, Del; Stover, Mark – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This feature describes the efforts of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge to offer programming presenting hip-hop and spoken word poetry. These events, begun in 2016, feature genres relevant to the university's diverse and global enrollment. Though not traditional library presentations, they recognize the wide appeal of…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Context, Academic Libraries
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Solomon, Daniela; Eddy, Mark – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This case study assesses the impact of a small, open-access social sciences journal not included in citation tracking indexes by exploring measures of the journal's influence beyond the established "impact factor" formula. An analysis of Google Scholar data revealed the journal's global reach and value to researchers. This study enabled…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Access to Information, Social Sciences, Citations (References)
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Leporati, Becky Ramsey; Bach, Pam; Hong, Lisa – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
While educators and librarians have long been concerned with developing undergraduates' ability to find credible sources, the abundance of unreliable information online has exponentially complicated the situation. In developing a new curriculum for English Composition 1001 classes, a first-year writing class at the University of Cincinnati, we…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Academic Libraries
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Alexander, Stephanie; Wood, Lana Mariko – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This mixed-methods study explores how the use of satirical news videos contributes to student engagement with information literacy (IL) instruction. The sample was drawn from first-year undergraduate students in for-credit IL courses. Overall, the use of satirical news videos improved student engagement with, and enjoyment of, IL topics. Given the…
Descriptors: Satire, News Media, Video Technology, Information Literacy
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