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Leebow, Danya – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Literature on business information literacy primarily focuses on business students. This paper instead explores business information literacy for students in liberal arts colleges: aside from career preparation, are there reasons to teach them to grapple critically with business information? This paper brings together survey findings, concepts…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Information Services, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy
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Perret, Robert – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study examines the current attitudes of librarians toward the practice of librarians teaching classes beyond the domain of library skills and information literacy. An electronic survey was sent to ILI-L (Information Literacy Instruction List), the Association of College and Research Libraries library instruction e-mail list. The author…
Descriptors: Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Library Skills, Library Instruction
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Thacker, Mara L.; Laut, Julie R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This qualitative research assesses the success of a unique upper-level course project developed collaboratively by a library faculty member and a history instructor. It resulted in a permanent online library guide and a one-hour public panel event focused on a social justice issue. We situate our assessment of the project in today's higher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Electronic Libraries, Social Justice
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Bluemle, Stefanie R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article addresses the challenge that post-truth politics poses to teaching authority in information literacy. First, it isolates an element of the post-truth phenomenon, an element it calls "post-facts", to elucidate why teaching source evaluation is not, by itself, an antidote to fake news or other evidence of Americans' media…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Elections, Political Attitudes, Ethics
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Clausen, Beth; Ghafoori, Hamayoun; Azad, Rania – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The article written by three librarians who work in the Middle East, recount their experiences as library managers at academic institutions in Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq. While trying to provide services to the students and faculty of their academic institutions, they must also contend with security risks, such as kidnappings and bombings. They…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Library Administration, Library Services
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Mattson, Mark; Hickok, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article explores international library partnerships from the basics of getting started, including identifying potential partners, non-travel partnering ideas, travel planning tips, and resources, to entering formal, institutionally supported partnerships that feature travel, librarian exchanges, and curricular tie-ins. Advice, including…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries, International Education
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Benoit, Edward, III; Munson, Amanda L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Based on a comparison of two nearly identical surveys in 2010 and 2016, this study examines the deepening practitioner concern over the use of social tagging within digital collections during the past six years. While participants reported a greater level of experience and increased use of social tagging, concerns regarding control, consistency,…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Librarians, Indexing
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Mills, Chloe; McCullough, Ian – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This research project investigates librarians' attitudes toward unions and collective bargaining through data collected from a nationwide survey of 359 academic librarians in the United States. We found that academic librarians have a generally positive view of unions and collective bargaining agreements, a notable result in a national political…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Unions, Librarian Attitudes
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Kvenild, Cassandra; Eastman, Teagan; Davis, Erin; Conerton, Kate – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
With the continued growth and evolution of distance education at many colleges and universities, academic librarians must be prepared to respond to the changing needs of distance users. This article discusses the results of a utilization assessment of distance instructors at five midsized American universities. The results inform libraries about…
Descriptors: Library Services, Distance Education, Librarians, Library Instruction
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Pospelova, Anna; Tsurtsumia, Rimma; Tsibulnikova, Margarita – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article considers the evolution of the professional librarian from a collection-centered liaison librarian to a service-oriented, embedded specialist. It analyzes the competencies required to provide embedded library services and describes a process for establishing an embedded librarian model in a university library in an "Expert…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Services, Expertise, Academic Libraries
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Guth, LuMarie F.; Arnold, Judith M.; Bielat, Veronica E.; Perez-Stable, Maria A.; Vander Meer, Patricia Fravel – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Librarians from two research institutions developed a qualitative and quantitative survey to bring faculty voices into the discussion of incorporating the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" into instruction. The survey aimed to (1) gauge the level of faculty support for information literacy; (2) solicit rankings of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Information Literacy, College Faculty
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Benson, Sara R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The results of this study illustrate that one-shot training sessions are effective in aiding librarians in academic libraries to engage with fair use. This study used testing both before and after an expert-led three-hour training session on fair use for academic librarians to measure their confidence and comprehension. The results, though limited…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Gruber, Anne Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Service-learning, a growing pedagogy in higher education, provides opportunities for students to contribute to communities and to reflect upon experiences ranging from direct service to advocacy. Librarians have an important but underutilized role in supporting service-learning as they contribute to institutional missions and the public purposes…
Descriptors: Library Role, Service Learning, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Kennedy, Mary Lee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
While the mission of research libraries remains constant, the nature of research libraries and what they do is changing. Research libraries are taking on new roles in digital scholarship, data management, and scholarly communications. More than ever, libraries know they must align their mission with the objectives of key stakeholders. This article…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Research Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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Thomas, Susan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Zines have begun to gain a place in higher education as pedagogical tools studied or made by students, and many academic libraries maintain zine collections. The library literature reveals little about how nonlibrarian faculty use zines in their classrooms. This paper describes the results of a survey of faculty from a range of academic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Higher Education
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