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Bragdon, Marc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article discusses how intercultural communication theory informed an approach to information literacy support for the University of New Brunswick's online MEd program in Trinidad and Tobago. By applying established frameworks for understanding and comparing cultural values across national groups, the author designed and implemented a hybrid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Online Courses, Information Literacy
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Romero, Lisa – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Using citation analysis, this study identifies the most relevant journals in communication studies. The study analyzes citations from a representative list of 116 journals from subject areas within communication studies over a 30-year period and addresses research interests throughout the discipline. Results indicate that most journals cited in…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Scholarship, Periodicals, Communication Research
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Foster, Elizabeth – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
As campuses become more culturally diverse, instruction librarians must work toward developing cultural competence. While the library science literature has discussed cultural competence, no scholars have directly connected it to instruction librarians' teaching. This article discusses literature, models, and best practices from related…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Library Instruction, Instructional Design, Best Practices
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Archambault, Susan Gardner – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This case study describes the development of CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), an open educational resource (OER). CORA, available at www.projectcora.org, was developed through a Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) grant. The grant proposed to use a "recipe" metaphor to envision shared information…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Assignments, Electronic Libraries
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Graves, Stephanie J.; German, Elizabeth – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Libraries are called to serve users with diverse needs and a wide range of abilities and disabilities. The library literature includes much about services to persons with disabilities but says little about programmatic efforts in library instruction and accessibility design at an organizational level. This study looks for visible evidence of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Library Instruction, Inclusion, Access to Information
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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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Chang, Yu-Wei – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study investigated and compared the proportions and trends of coauthored articles by practitioners in the three fields of computer science, library science, and management. The primary practitioners writing articles in these three fields were engineers, librarians, and consultants, respectively. Practitioner authors were scarce, however, in…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Library Science, Administration, Periodicals
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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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McAllister, Lorrie; Laster, Shari – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The online catalog, commercial discovery layers, the open Web, and books available for browsing in libraries all aid in the process of discovery of resources. An absence of books means one fewer discovery method available. It is important, therefore, that libraries retain physical books in open stacks to offer communities a hands-on opportunity to…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Library Materials, Educational Facilities Design, Library Development
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Dallis, Diane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article explores and examines the state of library services through interviewing a small group of directors, associate deans, and associate university librarians of public services and identifying common themes and insightful views on this area of librarianship. The participants respond to the same set of questions that cover topics including…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Library Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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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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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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Church-Duran, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Bent on improving the teaching and learning experience, enhancing the productivity of researchers, and increasing the visibility of research outputs, libraries are redistributing staff, reallocating resources, and reorganizing internal structures, all to better partner campus-wide. Nowhere is the impact of this push for service innovation and user…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Library Development, Library Administration, Organizational Change
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Díaz, José O.; Mandernach, Meris A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Building strong relationships between academic librarians and teaching faculty is paramount for promoting services and resources. While librarians face challenges ranging from new technologies to heightened expectations and fiscal difficulties, the key work remains in solid relationship building. Drawing on the experience of a group of subject…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Case Studies, College Faculty, Librarians
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