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Walters, William H.; Sheehan, Sarah E.; Handfield, Amy E.; López-Fitzsimmons, Bernadette M.; Markgren, Susanne; Paradise, Laurin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
The information literacy (IL) assessment program at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, instituted in 2014-2015, evaluates students' information literacy capabilities as demonstrated in their written coursework, their test performance, and their comments on library instruction sessions. Both instruction and assessment are closely linked to…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Travis, Tiffini A.; Ramirez, Christian – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Libraries remain one of the last places on campus where the purging of usage data is encouraged and "tracking" is a dirty word. While some libraries have demonstrated the usefulness of analytics, opponents bring up issues of privacy and debate the feasibility of student-generated library data for planning and assessment. Using a study…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data Collection, Learning Analytics, Ethics
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Tracy, Daniel G. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This study reports on a survey of students in information sciences designed to test differences related to e-book formats and other factors. The results from 161 respondents suggest that strategic decision-making shapes use of different e-book and print format options for users who already have significant exposure to e-books. These format options…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Graduate Students, Information Science
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Perez-Stable, Maria A.; Arnold, Judith M.; Guth, LuMarie F.; Vander Meer, Patricia Fravel – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Librarians at two research universities surveyed faculty practices and views about collaboration with librarians to gain insight into likely partners and strategies for information literacy (IL) instruction. Quantitative data on methods of collaboration revealed that the most often-practiced method of working together was having a librarian…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Academic Libraries, Research Universities
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Blackburn, Janette S. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
As part of the annual American Library Association 2019 Annual Conference, George Washington University Library in Washington, D.C., hosted a preconference workshop to inform librarians about the planning process necessary for a successful library renovation or new building. The workshop offered participants practical advice from architects and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Surveys, Workshops, Financial Support
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Eamon Tewell – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper critiques deficit models of education, including popular educational movements such as grit and growth mind-set, and considers how they inform and underlie information literacy efforts, often without librarians' awareness. After a discussion of the problems that deficit thinking poses for students and educators, the author offers two…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Academic Persistence, Information Literacy, Critical Literacy
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Sheikh, Arslan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
The objective of this study is to analyze the present status of the open access movement in Pakistan, identify challenges, and make recommendations for the effective use of this publishing model. The article looks primarily at the open access movement in Asia, with special reference to Pakistan, India, and China. Findings show that, since the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Squibb, Sara L. Davidson; Zanzucchi, Anne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This study explores upper-division students' research competencies, dispositions, challenges, and developments through focus group interviews complemented by surveys, including local responses to the Experiences with Information Literacy topical module from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). These undergraduates, apprenticing as…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Research Skills, Student Surveys
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Dalton, Elizabeth D.; Tenopir, Carol; Björk, Bo-Christer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
In this study, the authors examine attitudes of researchers toward open access (OA) scholarly journals. Using two-step cluster analysis to explore survey data from faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers at large North American research institutions, two different cluster types emerge: Those with a positive attitude toward OA and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Access to Information, Periodicals, Scholarship
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Whitver, Sara Maurice – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Disability is a reality in the library instruction classroom, yet despite ratification of the American Library Association (ALA) policy on people with disabilities, librarians seldom take part in discourse about restructuring library instruction to ensure it is inclusive and accessible. This essay discusses the imperative to serve students with…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Librarians, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Vinyard, Marc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Librarians were concerned that transfer students' information literacy skills lagged those of their peers because transfers did not receive the library instruction that other students got in first-year classes. The investigators conducted semi-structured interviews with transfer students to answer two research questions: (1) How do transfer…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Seeking
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Kranich, Nancy; Lotts, Megan; Nielsen, Jordan; Ward, Judit H. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
In the twenty-first century, academic libraries and librarians have recast the narrative by turning outward, engaging more deeply across the university. No longer solely focused on collecting, libraries now embrace connecting with their campus communities to foster consumption, production, curation, preservation, collaboration, and inquiry around…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Role
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Koulikov, Mikhail – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This article begins the process of describing the intellectual structure of the relatively new academic field of Japanese popular culture studies. It identifies trends in citations in the field's leading publication over a 10-year period and the top-ranking sources of citations, and it breaks down the results further by source format and language…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Japanese, Asian Culture, Popular Culture
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Vaughan, K. T. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
An academic library's single service point, where users can get answers and help with their library needs in one place, is often the first and most popular place used by students. Studies assessing desk design are rare but needed to help guide planning for renovation or service model change. This study investigated an academic library's service…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services, Evaluation
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Xie, Jingzhen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Academic libraries in Macao, China, began to use the term "information literacy" and to offer information literacy programs approximately three years ago. At the University of Macau, information literacy is considered important to help the honors students become junior researchers. Using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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