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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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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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McGowan, Bethany S. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Activities using volunteered geographic information (VGI), geospatial data generated by nonprofessionals, provide an instructional approach that allows participants to work with big data--large, complex data sets--in a noncompetitive, cooperative environment. Research suggests that humanitarian mapping activities offer an effective means of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Participation, Geographic Information Systems, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Kasten-Mutkus, Kathleen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper considers library programming as a means of extending and enhancing the academic library's pedagogical mission and role in student success. Scholarly programming in the form of faculty speakers, film screenings, or other kinds of research-based events creates opportunities for students to join an academic community and to practice…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Scholarship
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Glisson, Lane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This article describes a discussion-based approach for teaching college students to identify the characteristics of ethical journalism and scholarly writing, by comparing fake news with credible information in a strategically planned slideshow. Much has been written on the need to instruct our students about disinformation. This librarian shares a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Ethics, Journalism Education
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Jones, Kyle M. L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Learning analytics involve the process of gathering data about students and using the information to intervene in their lives to improve learning and institutional outcomes. Many academic libraries now participate in learning analytics. However, such practices raise privacy and intellectual freedom issues due to sensitive data practices. But, few…
Descriptors: Ethics, Learning Analytics, Academic Libraries, Privacy
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Cox, Angie; Gruber, Anne Marie; Neuhaus, Chris – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
As academic libraries explore their connection to student success and how library staff spend their time, it is important to understand how research consultations influence academic achievement. Several studies have found correlations between various measures of library use and grade point averages (GPAs), but only limited research has…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Personnel, Users (Information), Grade Point Average
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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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Albarillo, Frans – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This paper reports the results of a survey study of foreign-born students' use of academic and public libraries. The researcher administered the survey at a public liberal arts college in the fall of 2014. The analysis shows that foreign-born students use both public and academic libraries with great frequency for academic tasks. Variables such as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Minority Group Students, Immigrants, Statistical Analysis
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Benedetti, Allison R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
As libraries respond to new teaching and research practices in the twenty-first century, it is important to consider how to advertise library services. Users are often surprised to learn about the varied expertise of library staff and the many services the staff provides. To investigate this issue, the author designed a study to identify a more…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Development, Institutional Advancement, Publicity
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Godfrey, Ian; Rutledge, Lorelei; Mowdood, Alfred; Reed, Jacob; Bigler, Scott; Soehner, Catherine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many universities and colleges focus on student retention and completion as a measure of their success. Publications such as the "Chronicle of Higher Education" carry an increasing number of articles dealing with student retention, success, and completion. Academic libraries support this goal through a wide variety of services, teaching,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, School Holding Power, Library Services, Library Facilities
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Spencer, Mary Ellen; Watstein, Sarah Barbara – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Are today's academic libraries really designed for learning? Do library spaces impact student learning? Intending to spark broader and more informed dialogue about the relationship between the quality of learning and the quality of academic library spaces in higher education, the authors consider the concept of space as service; student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services, School Space
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O'Kelly, Mary; Scott-Webber, Lennie; Garrison, Julie; Meyer, Kristin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This study explores the relationship between architecture and interior space on student engagement at a newly constructed academic library. Using an action, mixed-methods approach with a convenience sample, researchers evaluated 744 photographs, 125 behavioral observations, and six group interviews. Analysis revealed four key attributes of…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Interior Space, Architecture, Learner Engagement
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Carroll, Alexander J.; Corlett-Rivera, Kelsey; Hackman, Timothy; Zou, Jinwang – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This article describes the results of a survey that gathered data on perceptions and use of e-books from undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. The investigators analyzed the results based on user affiliate status and subject discipline and compared the results with the findings of a similar, smaller-scale study conducted…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Use Studies, College Students
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Plum, Terry; Franklin, Brinley – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Building on the theoretical proposals of Kevin Guthrie and others concerning the transition from print books to e-books in academic and health sciences libraries, this paper presents data collected using the MINES for Libraries┬« e-resource survey methodology. Approximately 6,000 e-book uses were analyzed from a sample of e-resource usage at…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Health Services, Academic Libraries, Surveys
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