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Exner, Nina – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Data management is a way for liaison librarians to support faculty research. American liaison librarians face new demands in data management due to expanding public access guidelines. This article gives advice for librarians new to data management, with the specific case of agriculture. For librarians supporting agriculture, the United States…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Information Management, College Faculty, Academic Libraries
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Wise, Mary J. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Since the invention of artificial light, people have been working, studying, and playing for longer hours than ever before. They are also sleeping less as a result. This article examines the impact of sleep deprivation on people generally, and specifically on college students. Students accrue a large sleep debt that impairs their ability to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Sleep, Library Development
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Harrison, Ruth – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Academic librarianship has had a traditional role encompassing various specialisms: subject support, training, journal subscription management, collection development and user engagement front of house. While many of these roles remain, they should be re-evaluated. New competencies and skillsets in teaching, publishing, bibliometrics, impact, data…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Scholarship, Information Literacy, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Brown, Sarah; Alvey, Elizabeth; Danilova, Elena; Morgan, Helen; Thomas, Amberyn – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Research support services at The University of Queensland Library (UQ Library) have evolved in response to the global and national drivers, which have impacted on broader University strategy. UQ Library's success in responding to these drivers has involved leveraging the information within, and capacity of, the institutional repository, the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Reference Services
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Although the term lacks a standard definition, learning commons represent academic library spaces that provide computer and library resources as well as a range of academic services that support learners and learning. Learning commons have been equated to a laboratory for creating knowledge and staffed with librarians that serve as facilitators of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services, Qualitative Research
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Ramsden, Bryony – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Research in academic libraries has recently seen an increase in the use of ethnographic-based methods to collect data. Primarily used to learn about library users and their interaction with spaces and resources, the methods are proving particularly useful to academic libraries. The data ethnographic methods retrieve is rich, context specific, and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Literature Reviews
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Delaney, Geraldine; Bates, Jessica – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The focus of this article is to reflect on current and near future issues and trends concerning academic libraries. This includes an overview of the literature on embedded librarianship and a focus on the need for more participatory and collaborative approaches to library services. The core argument is that academic libraries need to continue to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Relevance (Education), Trend Analysis
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Cross, Emma; Mould, David; Smith, Robert – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The rise of game development and game studies on university campuses prompts academic libraries to consider how to support teaching and research in this area. This article examines current issues and challenges in the development of game collections at academic libraries. The gaming ecosystem has become more complex and libraries may need to move…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Video Games, Educational Games
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Nkiko, Christopher; Ilo, Promise; Idiegbeyan-Ose, Jerome; Segun-Adeniran, Chidi – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The article investigated the nexus between academic libraries and accreditation in the higher institutions with special focus on the Nigerian experience. It showed that all accreditation agencies place a high premium on library provisions as a major component of requisite benchmarks in determining the status of the program or institutions being…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Relevance (Education)
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Woolfrey, Lynn; Fry, Jane – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article examines the management of microdata collections in a university context. It is a cross-country analysis: Collection management at data services in Canada and South Africa are considered. The case studies are of two university sub-contexts: One collection is located in a library; the other at a Faculty-based Data Service. Stages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Materials, Library Development, Academic Libraries
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Falls, Sarah; Hatheway, Holly – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Academic institutions have long supported stand-alone branch libraries devoted to fine arts, architecture, and other allied fields. As subject specific collecting on campuses has been decentralized by collaborative collection development, consortial borrowing, and the quick availability of materials in both digital and print formats, the need for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Art Materials, Library Materials, Library Services
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Ladd, Marcus – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article reflects on the first eighteen months of a long-term project to digitize a large and still-growing postcard collection. The project is notable for its use of student workers, developing an active donor base, establishing a significant online presence, and igniting interest in, use of, and donations to the collection itself. Throughout…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, Library Automation, Library Development
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Gore, Hannah – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
2012 was a year of rapid change for education with the advent of MOOCs--Massive Open Online Courses--available for the world to use to learn for free. But what does this mean for the role of the librarian? How has the landscape in education changed, and what are the issues and challenges that librarians now face? This article reviews the position…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Role
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Farrell, Robert – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This article puts forward an "assessment/action research/publication" cycle that integrates aspects of the assessment, research, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes to provide academic librarians with a systematic approach for balancing competing workplace demands and give library managers a roadmap for creating a…
Descriptors: Action Research, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Critical Path Method
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Jeal, Yvette – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
The University of Manchester Library (UML) is embarking on an ambitious new strategy that aims to align the library more closely to the work of the University--to contribute to the University's strategic success. This article describes elements of the strategy development and content, focusing on methods used; how the service has worked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning
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