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Kont, Kate-Riin; Jantson, Signe – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
The data used in this article is based on the reviewing of relevant literature to provide an overview of the concepts of organizational commitment, job security, and interpersonal relations, as well as on the results of the original online survey, conducted by the article's authors, held in 2012 in Estonian university libraries governed by public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Online Surveys, Job Security
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Shreeve, Sue; Chelin, Jacqueline – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
The research aimed to discover the perceived impact and to identify the value of four information skills teaching interventions within the curriculum in three faculties at the University of the West of England. Faculty and library staff interviews and student focus groups were used to gather evidence about the perceived impact of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Skill Development, Learning Modules, Information Literacy
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Tynan, Mark; McCarney, Eoin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
University College Dublin became the first library in the Republic of Ireland to trial patron-driven acquisition (PDA) as a collection development tool in 2013. A total of 42% of UCD Library's book budget was allocated to the project, which included both electronic and print books. This article describes the twelve month project from the tender…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Libraries, Library Materials, Users (Information)
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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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Whitworth, Andrew; Torras I Calvo, Maria Carme; Moss, Bodil; Amlesom Kifle, Nazareth; Blåsternes, Terje – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
Visualization and mapping techniques can build a dynamic picture of information practices, including action research, within libraries, raising awareness of how the information landscape at each library may both support and retard research into the library's information practices. These techniques have implications for researchers as they generate…
Descriptors: Action Research, Organizational Change, Academic Libraries, Library Research
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Thompson, Edwin S.; Pwadura, Joana – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
The automation of a library that basically aims at improving the management of the library's resources and increasing access to these same resources by users has caught on so well in the western world that virtually all academic libraries in that part of the world have automated most of their services. In Africa, however, several challenges are…
Descriptors: Library Automation, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Library Services
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Lumley, Risa M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
Advances in technology, changes in demographics, and the increasingly global nature of the economy indicate that many jobs lost during the recent global recession will not be returning. Regardless of their major field of study, college students would benefit greatly from becoming more entrepreneurial in their thinking, yet opportunities for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Entrepreneurship, Career Education, Library Services
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Sharman, Alison – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
Emanating from the ground-breaking Library Impact Data Project, the aim of the Roving Librarian project first initiated in 2011 was to offer personalized help outside of the traditional library to library non-users in social or academic settings using Android and the iPad tablets. It was thought that the portability and flexibility of these…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Library Services, Access to Information, Individual Needs
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Chimalizeni, Michael; Chimwaza, Gracian; Chataira, Blessing; Msengezi, Chipo – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This article shares the experience and lessons learned by Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa (ITOCA) in rolling out an on-line distance learning course. Key objectives were to explore the efficacy of online courses in increasing skills and awareness of electronic resources access initiatives. This is in the context of responding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Health Education, Scientific and Technical Information
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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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Wallace, Elise D.; Jefferson, Renee N. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Critical thinking skills are required to successfully navigate the overwhelming amount of information sources available today. To address the challenge of developing critical thinking skills, this empirical study examines the effectiveness of exercises in developing thinking skills in college freshmen students. The workbook exercises were designed…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Information Seeking, Information Skills, College Freshmen
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Andrews, Judith; Eade, Eleanor – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Birmingham City University's Library and Learning Resources' strategic aim is to improve student satisfaction. A key element is the achievement of the Customer Excellence Standard. An important component of the standard is the mapping of services to improve quality. Library and Learning Resources has developed a methodology to map these…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Research, Library Services, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Tilley, Elizabeth – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
An academic library that focuses on delivering a personalized service is examined within the context of the boutique library model. It is suggested that a critical success factor in adopting a personalized, boutique-style service is acquiring knowledge and insight of our users. This, together with appropriate evaluation, will assist with providing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Success, Library Services, User Needs (Information)
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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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Varvel, Virgil E., Jr.; Shen, Yi – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
As research data complexity and quantity grows and funding agency requirements for data management are articulated, there is a growing need for data management services (DMS). Within these services, one important role emerging is that of data management consultant (DMC). Roles were analyzed that these professionals play through case study analysis…
Descriptors: Consultants, Case Studies, Staff Role, Information Management
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