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Johnson, Sarah C. – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
While the collaborative trend among professional social workers and librarians gains traction and attention, literature about the utilization of student social workers partnering with libraries is non-existent. Over 64,000 students are currently enrolled in master-level social work (MSW) programs throughout the United States and nearly all are…
Descriptors: Social Work, Masters Programs, Internship Programs, Public Libraries
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Giles, Kelly; Shuyler, Kristen; Evans, Andrew; Reed, Jon – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
Librarians and staff at a public university drew upon previous experience with instructional games to develop, implement, and assess a card game as a library orientation activity for new transfer students. This project was shaped by a desire to meet transfer students' unique needs as well as the logistical constraints associated with the…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Educational Games, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Hogan, Sean; Conlin, Kristin – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
The University of Baltimore Library was recently renovated. Part of the design in the newly renovated space was having one single service point, that we call the Information Desk. This desk serves as the public facing portal for what was previously three public facing service points to services by three separate departments, Academic Success,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Personnel, Student Employment
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Hoppenfeld, Jared; Graves, Stephanie J.; Sewell, Robin R.; Halling, T. Derek – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
Sedentary behavior has increased over the last several decades, and this has led to major life-threatening health issues. Texas A&M University Libraries has introduced an innovative idea in three of their buildings. This case study highlights the implementation of Bike Desks at an academic library while offering strategies for other libraries…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Academic Libraries, Furniture
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
Outreach programs remain essential in fostering the use of library collections and services. A review of one hundred seventy-four papers on academic library outreach from 2008 to January 2019 highlighted the popularity of these programs during this period as well as the identification of five themes. These themes point to the importance of library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Use Studies
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Bergstrom-Lynch, Yolanda – Public Services Quarterly, 2019
LibGuides are an essential resource in academic libraries. Although librarians use LibGuides primarily as instructional tools there is little discussion about the application of pedagogical and learner-centered design principles to the design of LibGuides. Current research focuses almost exclusively on issues of usability, resulting in best…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Guides, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
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Schlak, Timothy M.; Johnston, Bruce – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
This article presents an innovative textbook reserve program at a mid-sized academic library. Research conducted subsequent to the program's launch showed a positive correlation between students' use of the program and their perceived academic success. In addition, the program has proved effective at helping students with college affordability.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Textbooks, Case Studies
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Sobel, Karen; Ramsey, Peter; Jones, Galin – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
Many academic librarians have ideas or opportunities for teaching information literacy courses for the library, outside the scope of their regular positions. Some additional librarians are asked to consider teaching credit-bearing courses for other departments at their institutions, based on graduate degrees they hold in fields besides library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Role, Information Literacy
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Moffett, Paul; Weare, William H., Jr. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
Some academic libraries use service philosophy statements to strengthen the quality of their service culture. A service philosophy statement communicates directly to users what they can--and should--expect from the library. This article describes a study in which the authors applied qualitative content analysis to service philosophy statements.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Position Papers, Content Analysis
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Gamtso, Carolyn White; Halpin, Patricia A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
An instruction librarian and a biology professor at a small, urban commuter college campus worked together to provide research instruction to non-science majors in selected hybrid and online biological sciences classes. They collaboratively designed in-class and online learning tools, as well as homework assignments aimed at developing non-science…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Nonmajors, College Science, Biology
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Milewski, Steven D.; Williamson, Jeanine M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
In reflective practice, librarians think back on their instruction to improve it, and this study addresses guidance provided for reflection on citation management instruction. We refined a previously developed reflective practice template for citation management instruction by asking instructors to critique the template's set of reflective…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Library Instruction, Citations (References), Librarians
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McCartin, Lyda Fontes; Falcone, Andrea; Smith, Shannon Marie – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
In order to align with university-wide assessment initiatives and to promote a systematic approach to one-shot assessment within our library, a team of five librarians participated in a campus-wide professional development program about student learning assessment. We then implemented library-specific professional development about student…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development, Librarian Attitudes
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Lee, Rebekah J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Makerspaces provide an opportunity for libraries to build upon services they already offer while reaching out to students and faculty who do not frequent the library on a daily basis. By implementing a makerspace in the campus library, the space is seen as more neutral and approachable by students and staff from all academic departments. Broadly…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Campuses, Academic Libraries
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Ingalls, Dana – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Seed libraries are a relatively new innovation in the library field, offering seeds, gardening information, and the opportunity for community and ecological engagement to members. While they are increasingly popular in public libraries, they have not yet established a foothold in academic libraries. This paper defines the nature and role of seed…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Development, Library Services, Outreach Programs
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Frederiksen, Linda – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
In a politically and digitally polarized environment, identifying and evaluating fake news is more difficult than ever before. Librarians who have been teaching information and media literacy skills for decades understand the role we can and must play in this environment.
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Literacy, Information Skills, News Media
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