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Siegel, John; Morris, Martin; Stevens, Gregg A. – College & Research Libraries, 2020
While previous studies have examined lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) information needs, none have addressed librarian confidence in addressing LGBTQ-themed information needs or the factors affecting this confidence. The authors used a mixed-methods survey to assess the knowledge and perspectives of academic librarians in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, LGBTQ People
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Carroll, Alexander J.; Eskridge, Honora N.; Chang, Bertha P. – College & Research Libraries, 2020
To gain firsthand insights into the daily workflows of researchers and to create opportunities to engage in the full research life cycle, engineering librarians at North Carolina State (NC State) University launched a pilot project to embed themselves into campus research groups by attending weekly lab meetings. This article provides details on…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Researchers, Library Services
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Downey, Kay; Zhang, Yin – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This study is the first of its kind to analyze and compare demand-driven acquisition (DDA) ebook programs on a large scale by using eight academic libraries. The purpose is to understand which factors contribute to successful collection management practices and sustainability. Study findings also offer insight into weeding practices and suggest…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Books, Library Services
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Mazmanyan, Kelsey Lupo – College & Research Libraries, 2020
On October 1, 2017, the history of Las Vegas, Nevada was forever changed when a mass shooting claimed the lives of 58 innocent people at a concert site on the Vegas Strip. Only three miles away, the University of Nevada Las Vegas and its main branch, Lied Library, became a space where students sought shelter and answers. To understand how this…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Academic Libraries, School Safety
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Wengler, Susan; Wolff-Eisenberg, Christine – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This study explored community college librarians' engagement with the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." A national online survey with 1,201 community college librarian respondents reveals limited familiarity with and integration of the "Framework" into community college instruction to date. Findings…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes
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Kung, Janice Y.; Fraser, K.-Lee; Winn, Dee – College & Research Libraries, 2020
Libraries across Canada and United States are adopting diversity initiatives to encourage inclusive library environments and services. Many policies and frameworks have a user-centered approach. However, there is little focus on encouraging diverse service providers in the library. The aim of this study is to determine the strategic approaches…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover
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Ducas, Ada; Michaud-Oystryk, Nicole; Speare, Marie – College & Research Libraries, 2020
The academic library profession is being redefined by the shifting research and scholarly landscape, the transformation in higher education, and advances in technology. A survey of librarians working in Canada's research-intensive universities was conducted to explore new and emerging roles. This study focuses on librarians' activities in:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Role
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Mayer, Jennifer; Dineen, Rachel; Rockwell, Angela; Blodgett, Jayne – College & Research Libraries, 2020
How libraries affect student success has become an increasingly important question to many academic librarians. To investigate this phenomenon, we explored student success via two approaches in this multimethod study: (1) through individual student interviews to capture the student voice; and (2) through hierarchical linear and logistic modeling…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Libraries, Academic Achievement, Library Role
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Westbrock, Theresa; Cox, Angie – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This study identifies the successes and challenges associated with the addition of a nonlibrary service desk in a university library's learning commons. The authors wanted to know whether a training and service collaboration with an outside unit could reliably and efficiently connect students to the librarians, academic support services, and other…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Peer Relationship, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Croxton, Rebecca A.; Moore, Anne Cooper – College & Research Libraries, 2020
To determine which engagement factors correlate with student success at a large, public, research university in the southeastern United States, the university library, along with representatives from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and other academic and support units across campus are collaborating in the alignment and analysis of student…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Models
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Cheng, James; Hoffman, Starr – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This study surveyed librarians, researchers, administrators, and others engaged in research on the impact of academic libraries on student success. This study, sponsored by an ACRL Impact Grant, specifically sought to expand the ACRL "Academic Library Impact" report, which defined strategic directions for library impact research, largely…
Descriptors: Librarians, Administrators, Academic Libraries, Academic Achievement
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Anderson, Linda L.; García, Susan A. Vega – College & Research Libraries, 2020
To better understand the library's role in student success, this research used student survey data to explore students' reported library building use, library resource use, library instruction, as well as student perceptions of the library's role in their success, and how these factors may vary by academic discipline. Cumulative GPAs were also…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Achievement, Users (Information), Library Instruction
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Epstein, Maglen; Draxler, Bridget – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This article reports on collaborative research that assessed the impact of a joint library and writing center initiative: the Writing and Research Tutor program. This program provided an integrated model of academic support to underrepresented first-year students who were paired with a tutor trained in both writing and research support. The St.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Laboratories, Partnerships in Education, College Freshmen
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Lowe, M. Sara; Currier, Abby; Graunke, Steven – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This paper details the results of a mixed-methods study of first-year and upper-division students' information literacy (IL) competencies. The study used a rubric and a survey, seeking to answer two research questions: (1) Is there a correlation between National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) IL survey responses and IL rubric scores? (2) Are…
Descriptors: Value Judgment, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Academic Libraries
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Sandy, Heather Moulaison; Million, A. J.; Hudson-Vitale, Cynthia – College & Research Libraries, 2020
Information professionals housed in academic libraries are increasingly taking a role in supporting scholarly communication activities. This article investigates the extent to which a formal role has grown in ARL libraries, the skills and competencies necessary for supporting work with "data" in this capacity, and how those skills and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Communication (Thought Transfer), Scholarship, Research Skills
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