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Simeone, Michael – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Governments around the world propose to improve urban life by creating smart cities filled with sensors and other digital technologies that would collect large amounts of data about citizens and their activities. Ideally, smart cities would use the information they gather to enhance the urban environment and improve the quality of life of their…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Urban Environment, Data Collection, Quality of Life
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Malik, Amara; Ameen, Kanwal – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper examines the issue of quality assurance (QA) in library and information science (LIS) education in Pakistan. It identifies the practices of quality assessment prevalent in Pakistani LIS schools and examines the perceptions of faculty members concerning the accreditation of LIS programs. A questionnaire sent to heads of departments and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Library Education, Information Science Education
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McBurney, Jenny; Hunt, Shanda L.; Gyendina, Mariya; Brown, Sarah Jane; Wiggins, Benjamin; Nackerud, Shane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
To create more direct and equal collaborations with faculty, the University of Minnesota Libraries in the Twin Cities adapted a new model of engagement: the "Research Sprints." Research Sprints place librarians in direct proximity with faculty to rapidly and collaboratively work on a component of a research project in less than a week.…
Descriptors: Library Research, Academic Libraries, Librarians, College Faculty
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Yaco, Sonia; Ramaprasad, Arkalgud; Syn, Thant – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper infers the dominant, nondominant, and overlooked themes in recent research on integrating primary source collections and instruction. The authors analyzed data on 75 publications to determine relationships among the themes. The results show that the three most common themes for linking curriculum to primary sources are (1) to create,…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Primary Sources, Cultural Background, Class Activities
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Faix, Allison; Fyn, Amy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
To address the growing problem of misinformation, librarians often focus on approaches tied to the frame "Authority Is Constructed and Contextual" from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Framework, however, encompasses a much wider range of skills,…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Misconceptions, Information Skills, Librarians
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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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Willenborg, Amber; Detmering, Robert; McClellan, Samantha – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This qualitative study investigates how academic librarians perceive the professional conversation about information literacy assessment, focusing on their characterization of the discourse and the benefits of and barriers to their participation. Findings from phenomenological interviews indicate that librarians view the conversation as valuable…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Information Literacy
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O'Sullivan, Kevin M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
First developed to support courses in humanities research methods, bibliographical teaching collections are now experiencing renewed purpose as part of information literacy pedagogy. The items comprising these assembled collections provide a wealth of historical features, which make them ideal for innovative hands-on instruction. However, since…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Information Literacy, Active Learning, Instructional Materials
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Baird, Catherine; Soares, Tiffany – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
The study investigates the perceptions of first-year writing faculty of how their students develop information literacy (IL). The authors conducted 16 semi-structured interviews and analyzed them using a qualitative inductive coding method. The study contributes a close and nuanced understanding of faculty perceptions of IL learning to a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Information Literacy, Freshman Composition
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Dinneen, Jesse David; Krtalic, Maja – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This article discusses how e-mail and e-mail archives can serve as legacy for individuals, families, and societies. Toward this end, it outlines the scope and scale of e-mail as a tool and a task, and gives an overview of the many individual, group, and institutional factors in e-mail management that influence the form and contents of e-mail…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Preservation, Archives, Information Management
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Lohmann, Sam; Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This case study discusses an assessment project in which a rubric was used to evaluate information literacy (IL) skills as reflected in undergraduate students' research papers. Subsequent analysis sought relationships between the students' IL skills and their contact with the library through various channels. The project proved far longer and more…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Research Papers (Students)
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Cox, Andrew M.; Pinfield, Stephen; Rutter, Sophie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
The literature about academic libraries takes a strong interest in the future, yet little of it reflects on academic libraries' underlying stance toward the years ahead: is there a sense of change or continuity? Is there optimism or pessimism? Consensus or divergence? This article explores these questions using data from interviews with a broad…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Development, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Winterman, Brian; Asher, Andrew – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Demonstrating academic libraries' contribution to institutional outcomes and strategic initiatives can be challenging, particularly in determining what library activities can be consistently and accurately assessed in ways that empirically demonstrate library value and impact. To address this challenge, the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Time Management, Library Services
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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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