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Schwieder, David; Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke – College & Research Libraries, 2018
As the volume of academic library value research has continued to increase, the resulting literature has grown complex and sprawling. This article takes stock of this body of work, using a review of the published research literature and an analysis of its organization and structure. This investigation reveals that the research on library value…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Institutional Evaluation, Library Research, Educational Quality
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Silva, Elise; Galbraith, Quinn – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Due to persistent wage gaps between men and women nationally, and in the field of academic librarianship, researchers wished to study possible issues that contribute to the phenomenon. This study examines the tendency for men and women to negotiate salaries in academic libraries upon hire. Researchers surveyed professional librarians employed in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Salary Wage Differentials, Comparable Worth, Gender Differences
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Jones, Kyle M. L.; Salo, Dorothea – College & Research Libraries, 2018
In this paper, the authors address learning analytics and the ways academic libraries are beginning to participate in wider institutional learning analytics initiatives. Since there are moral issues associated with learning analytics, the authors consider how data mining practices run counter to ethical principles in the American Library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Ethics, Intellectual Freedom, Privacy
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Murray, Adam; Ireland, Ashley – College & Research Libraries, 2018
While many studies have been conducted under the auspices of calculating academic library value, there are no large-scale studies into the perceptions that college or university provosts have of library value, nor are there studies into how provosts prefer library value data to be communicated. This study addresses that gap through a national…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Value Judgment, Relevance (Education), Administrator Attitudes
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Stilling, Glenn Ellen Starr; Byrd, Allison S.; Mazza, Emily Rose; Bergman, Shawn M. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Performance appraisal of professional librarians in academic libraries is important because of the critical role these employees play. Professional librarians ensure that the library's resources and services are effective, relevant, and integrated within the parent institution. Performance appraisal and job feedback have been understudied in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Personnel Evaluation, Librarians, Library Services
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Thomas, Camillle V. L.; Urban, Richard J. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
There are existing studies on data curation programs in library science education and studies on data services in libraries. However, there is not much insight into how educational programs have prepared data professionals for practice. This study asked 105 practicing professionals how well they thought their education prepared them for…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Masters Degrees, Library Education
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Napier, Trenia; Parrott, Jill; Presley, Erin; Valley, Leslie – College & Research Libraries, 2018
As localized assessments confirm national findings that undergraduates struggle to integrate resources into research-based compositions effectively, data at one comprehensive public university indicate library sessions improve students' ability to locate and evaluate information, but students continue to struggle with the "use" component…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Writing Models, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Fry, Amy – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This article outlines a study assessing and comparing the rate of use of nonreference print and electronic book collections acquired during the same time period at one academic library. Rate of use was examined for both collections by discipline and method of acquisition. The author found that 74 percent of print titles acquired in 2008-2009 had…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Linden, Julie; Tudesco, Sarah; Dollar, Daniel – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL's) "2016 Top Trends in Academic Libraries" noted a "shift to the incorporation and integration of more continuous, ongoing, flexible, and sustainable review of collections," and "an increasing need" to align collection development with "institutional research…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Faniel, Ixchel M.; Connaway, Lynn Silipigni – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This qualitative research study examines librarians' research data management (RDM) experiences, specifically the factors that influence their ability to support researchers' needs. Findings from interviews with 36 academic library professionals in the United States identify 5 factors of influence: (1) technical resources; (2) human resources; (3)…
Descriptors: Librarian Attitudes, Librarians, Qualitative Research, Academic Libraries
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Olivarez, Joseph D.; Bales, Stephen; Sare, Laura; vanDuinkerken, Wyoma – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Jeffrey Beall's blog listing of potential predatory journals and publishers, as well as his "Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access (OA) Publishers" are often looked at as tools to help researchers avoid publishing in predatory journals. While these "Criteria" have brought a greater awareness of OA predatory journals,…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Science, Periodicals, Evaluation Criteria
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Kohn, Karen – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This paper asks if there is an optimal wait period for e-books that balances libraries' desire to acquire books soon after their publication with the frequent desire to purchase books electronically whenever feasible. Analyzing 13,043 titles that Temple University Libraries received on its e-preferred approval plan in 2014-15, the author looks at…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Library Materials
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Tewell, Eamon C. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Critical information literacy is a way of thinking and teaching that examines the social construction and political dimensions of libraries and information, problematizing information's production and use so that library users may think critically about such forces. Being an educational approach that acknowledges and emboldens learners' agency,…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Instruction
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Benedetti, Allison; Jackson, John; Luo, Lili – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Vignettes, brief descriptions of fictional characters and situations, serve as a tool to study people's lives, perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about specific situations. Although not widely used in library and information science (LIS) research, vignettes can depersonalize responses to controversial situations or behavioral responses related…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Library Services, Information Literacy, Guidelines
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Zhang, Li – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This article investigates citation and research collaboration habits of faculty in four engineering departments. The analysis focuses on similarities and differences among the engineering disciplines. Main differences exist in the use of conference papers and technical reports. The age of cited materials varies by discipline and by format.…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, College Faculty, Engineering Education, Aerospace Education
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