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Dubnjakovic, Ana – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This study examines the current state of research in academic procrastination. Neutralization theory is then explored with emphasis on its applicability to academic information seeking and use procrastination. Finally, results of qualitative semi-structured interviews illustrating the applicability of neutralization theory on students' information…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Seeking, Time Management, Information Literacy
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Shen, Yi – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article presents a multifarious examination of natural resources and environmental scientists' adventures navigating the policy change toward open access and cultural shift in data management, sharing, and reuse. Situated in the institutional context of Virginia Tech, a focus group and multiple individual interviews were conducted exploring…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Librarians, Environment, Scientists
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Haddow, Gaby; Mamtora, Jayshree – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
In the last decade Australian academic libraries have increasingly aligned their research support services with assessment criteria used in the national research evaluation exercise (Excellence for Research in Australia). The same period has seen growing interest in research impact outside of traditional measures, such as bibliometrics. Social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Projects, Research Tools
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Coombs, Jenny; Thomas, Mandy; Rush, Nathan; Martin, Elizabeth – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
The need for research support in U.K. universities is growing at a fast pace and a number of different professional and academic units within universities are involved in the process. This case study takes place in a post-92 higher education institution and discusses the benefit of utilizing a cross-university Community of Practice (CoP) approach…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Higher Education, Delivery Systems
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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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Dalton, Michelle; Kouker, Alexander; O'Connor, Martin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Blogging has been associated with the Library and Information Science (LIS) community for some time now. Libfocus.com is an online blog that was founded in 2011. Its goal was to create a communal communication space for LIS professionals in Ireland and beyond, to share and discuss issues and ideas. The content of the blog is curated by an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Web Sites
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Lyon, Liz – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This article presents a case study where students aspiring to professional library roles who need to understand diverse disciplinary research data practices are placed in a laboratory with domain researchers during an immersive module within graduate MLIS programs at the School of Information Sciences (iSchool), University of Pittsburgh. A…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Information Science Education, Blended Learning, Learning Experience
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Ruppel, Margie; Fry, Sara Winstead; Bentahar, Adil – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Through this study, a librarian and faculty team aimed to determine the extent to which a one-credit information literacy course deepened preservice teachers' understanding of information literacy. We employed a treatment and control group design; treatment participants received 15 hours of information literacy instruction while control…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Ravenwood, Clare; Stephens, Derek; Walton, Graham – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Many factors and pressures affect decisions made in UK university libraries on opening hours especially 24/7. This article reports on a project to examine the decision-making process, influential factors, and stakeholders. A workshop for senior library managers in the East Midlands was held to gather data and share experiences. From analysis of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Working Hours, Scheduling, Library Policy
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Bausman, Margaret; Ward, Sarah Laleman; Pell, John – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This article reports upon the assessment and research activities undertaken by a research group of faculty librarians at Hunter College regarding the perceptions, awareness, and usage of library services by non-librarian faculty members. Given the initial directive to measure faculty satisfaction with library services, the research group developed…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Services, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Brewerton, Gary – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This case study explores student and lecturer views of reading lists at Loughborough University. Taking the qualitative data from two surveys previously undertaken at the institution, it uses the grounded theory approach to identify key issues regarding the purpose, importance, visibility, content, currency, and length of reading lists, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Lists, Teacher Attitudes
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Harrop, Deborah; Turpin, Bea – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
What makes a successful informal learning space is a topic in need of further research. The body of discourse on informal space design is drawn from learning theory, placemaking, and architecture, with a need for understanding of the synergy between the three. Findings from a longitudinal, quantitative, and qualitative study at Sheffield Hallam…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Cognitive Style, Preferences, Student Behavior
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Austin, Trevor; Bhandol, Janine – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
This article reports the findings of a small-scale study in a UK university. The research investigated how academic librarians experienced the processes of becoming a teacher. As more librarians are drawn into a teaching role, understanding these developments becomes crucial. A narrative approach revealed the challenges faced as they participated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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Bayliss, Gemma – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
This article presents the research findings of a small-scale study which aimed to explore the cautionary attitude toward the use of Wikipedia in the process of learning. A qualitative case study approach was taken, using literature review, institutional documentation, and semi-structured interviews with five members of academic teaching staff from…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies