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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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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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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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Tanner, René; Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah; Antonelli, Monika; Ko, Adrian H. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and…
Descriptors: Library Science, Library Associations, Leadership Role, Library Role
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Turner, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
In spring of 2019, the author traveled to Kolkata, India, to work with the staff of the Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, academic and public librarians, and library and information science students under a Fulbright Specialist grant. This article describes the Fulbright Specialist Program, provides information about the application process,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Program Length, Foreign Countries, Grants
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Ogborn, Matt; Harp, Matthew; Kurtz, Debra Hanken – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
As academic libraries focus on delivering new services in such areas as research data, digital preservation, and data curation, they have begun to explore alternative funding models and approaches to research. The Arizona State University (ASU) Library in Tempe works with the university's Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development to collaborate…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, State Universities, Library Services, Research Libraries
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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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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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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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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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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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Watts, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Leading organizational change can be an enticing and exciting venture for library professionals. However, unforeseen difficulties can challenge even the most enthusiastic leader. This article explores one librarian's experience with organizational change and offers practical strategies for weathering obstacles to the success of new initiatives in…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Change Agents
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Foster, Anita K.; Rinehart, Amanda K.; Springs, Gene R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
In fiscal year 2017, The Ohio State University Libraries in Columbus piloted the purchase of research data sets to explore how to integrate this format into the standard workflows of the collections strategist and electronic resources officer. The pilot project had few restrictions except that one-time money must be used and purchases must be…
Descriptors: Data, Library Materials, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Pugachev, Sarah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Since 2014, the University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma in Norman has been a member of the Software Carpentry Foundation (now part of "The Carpentries"), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching basic computing skills to researchers. Through this partnership, we have taught over a dozen introductory programming workshops…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Science Education, Partnerships in Education, Introductory Courses
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Wesley, Threasa L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Many individuals working in library and information organizations do not hold a master of library science (MLS) degree or other specialized library science credential. Recognizing that this professional gap could be addressed by diversified educational opportunities, the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Bachelors Degrees, Academic Libraries, Professional Development
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