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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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Marshall, Ann; Wagner, Sarah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
While the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has prompted important new scholarship, Jan Meyer and Ray Land's related theoretical work has received less attention from librarians. The study described in this article is based upon 20 in-depth interviews with undergraduates…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Undergraduate Students, Concept Formation, Research Papers (Students)
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Burrows, Trevor; Freeman, Robert S.; Heyns, Erla P.; Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This study utilized dissertation bibliographies produced at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, a STEM-oriented university, to ascertain how well Purdue's Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Library supports doctoral research. To examine a critical mass of data, the authors gathered all the bibliographies of dissertations written…
Descriptors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Doctoral Dissertations, STEM 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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Zakharov, Wei; Li, Haiyan; Fosmire, Michael – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This study investigates undergraduates' news consumption and their perceptions of fake news in science while they took an online introductory geography course at a large Midwestern university. The authors collaborated with university science instructors to design and integrate a news literacy curriculum into a set of learning activities to promote…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, News Media, Mass Media Use, Media Literacy
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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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Cameron, Laura; Montgomery, Louise; Bauer, Alora; Anderson, Kathy; Filippelli, Carolyn – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Academic libraries are often called upon to support their institutions by demonstrating value to their community and their state. Outreach to K-12 schools is a common tactic of college and university libraries, but traditional methods can be expensive or time-consuming. This case study describes a joint outreach endeavor by six academic libraries…
Descriptors: State Universities, Elementary School Teachers, Academic Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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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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Kenfield, Ayla Stein – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This paper describes an investigation into whether institutional repositories at member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) provide publicly available metadata documentation via the repositories' websites. The study compares the results of a September 2017 survey with findings from a review of ARL institutional repository…
Descriptors: Metadata, Documentation, Electronic Libraries, Archives
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Neville, Tina; Crampsie, Camielle – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
In this study, researchers surveyed academic librarians about their open access publishing practices. This analysis explores approaches to journal selection, awareness of open access options, and self-archiving practices. Fifty percent of the librarians in this study considered free open access when selecting a potential journal for publication,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Access to Information
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Kha, Sanya Minh; Mai, Truong Thi Ngoc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
As Vietnamese universities have gradually shifted their investment into research development, the roles and duties of librarians have also changed. Academic librarians not only provide research support but also can contribute to the research performance of their university. This study explores the research participation of librarians at Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Librarians
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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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Scott, Rachel E. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
The importance of open access (OA) advocacy is well-documented in the literature of academic librarianship, but previous research shows that librarians' OA behaviors are less conclusive. This article compares the self-archiving practices of music librarians and musicologists to see how librarians rank in OA adoption. Availability of articles…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Music, Librarians
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Ilett, Darren – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This review offers a critical analysis of the library and information science (LIS) literature on first-generation students (FGS) from the last 40 years. This literature demonstrates an interest in understanding the needs of FGS to serve them better, but it is often grounded in a deficit model of education that focuses on what first-generation…
Descriptors: Library Science, First Generation College Students, Information Science Education, Users (Information)
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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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