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Flierl, Michael; Howard, Heather; Zakharov, Wei; Zwicky, Dave; Weiner, Sharon – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This paper investigated how libraries can support the transition of first-year international undergraduate students to a large research university. The research explored the students' use of libraries, their use of information to learn, and their academic and information literacy learning needs. The methods were a survey (with 135 responses) and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Students, College Libraries, Research Universities
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Reyes, Betsaida M.; Hicks, Alison; Maxson, Bronwen K. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Recognizing the importance of designing educational opportunities that draw upon students' prior knowledge and experiences, this paper uses focus groups to explore how Spanish-speaking students in a graduate program at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence understand academic information literacy practices within their new cultural contexts.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Spanish Speaking, Information Literacy
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Thoegersen, Jennifer L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The ability to interact with and properly manage data in a research setting has become increasingly important in all disciplines. Libraries are attempting to identify their role in providing data management services. However, humanities faculty's conceptions of data and their data management practices are not well-known. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Humanities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Data Analysis
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Givens, Marlee; Macklin, Lisa A.; Mangiafico, Paolo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many universities have implemented faculty profile systems that capture faculty and researchers' scholarly outputs and activities. These systems usually include public profiles and tools to help find collaborators or experts. They may be used to create reports for faculty annual reviews or for promotion and tenure, or to assist faculty with…
Descriptors: Library Role, Library Services, College Faculty, Profiles
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McClellan, Samantha; Detmering, Robert; Martinez, George; Johnson, Anna Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Graduate students across disciplines feel pressure to publish their scholarship, but they are often unsure how to go about it, partly due to a lack of explicit training in this area. This article discusses the collaborative development of a semester-long Publishing Academy, designed to promote knowledge of scholarly publishing and increase the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Library Role
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Doan, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many observers find it baffling that faculty in higher education have been slow to adopt open educational resources (OER). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to expand access to learning materials, defines OER as: Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Pritchard, Sarah M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
"portal: Libraries and the Academy" has as its mission to address library and information services in a campus-wide context, focusing on librarians' engagement with learning services, joint technology initiatives, cross-disciplinary and cross-functional research, faculty partnerships, and scholarly publishing and public policy, but…
Descriptors: Information Services, Information Management, Partnerships in Education, Educational Cooperation
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Turner, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians in many types of libraries frequently find themselves positioned as instructors in formal and informal educational settings. Librarians can help ensure that learner needs are better defined and addressed by gaining basic competency in instructional design (ID), an intentional process used to create effective, efficient educational and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Librarians, Skill Development, Educational Benefits
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Bennett, Scott – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This essay notes the emergence of learning as a key factor in academic library planning. It argues for an improved, learning-oriented planning process by noting the dangers that arise from the priority usually given to fixing dysfunctional space and from the traps of mistaking the "things" of learning for learning itself and of thinking…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Learning, Planning
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Durant, David M.; Horava, Tony – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
The e-book is raising fundamental questions around the dynamics and habits of reading; the role of books in the academic library; and the role of librarians in addressing new realities of reading and learning. Print and digital texts foster different styles of reading and different ways of thinking and doing research. This paper examines…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reading, Reading Habits, Books
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Zoellner, Kate; Hines, Samantha; Keenan, Teressa; Samson, Sue – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Understanding faculty work practices can translate into improved library services. This study documents how education and behavioral science faculty locate, retrieve, and use information resources for research and writing and how they publish and store their research materials. The authors interviewed twelve professors using a structured interview…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Faculty Publishing, Educational Practices, Library Services
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Allison, DeeAnn – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
University and college libraries often seek ways to demonstrate their impact for the academic community. This article reports the results from a two-year study that analyzed library use as demonstrated through checkouts and off-campus access to full-text resources against grade point averages (GPAs) of undergraduates and graduates at a large…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Role, Grade Point Average
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Denda, Kayo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This case study presents a cocurricular initiative at the Margery Somers Foster Center at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ. The initiative resulted in an interview workshop for the course Knowledge and Power, a "mission course" of the Douglass Residential College. This discussion-based workshop uses visual and multimedia…
Descriptors: Interviews, Skill Development, Visual Literacy, Assignments
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Burnette, Margaret H. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
The increasing interdisciplinarity of scientific research creates both challenges and opportunities for librarians. The liaison model may be inadequate for supporting campus research that represents multiple disciplines and geographically dispersed departments. The identification of units, researchers, and projects is a first step in planning and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Biomedicine, Medical Research, Scientific Research
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Menchaca, Frank – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
In the last two decades, fundamental changes in information distribution, in the general economy, and in the behaviors of faculty, students, and library staff have problematized the question of an academic library's value and how it can be measured. This article reviews those changes and, drawing on research linked to the Collegiate Learning…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Academic Achievement
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