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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
The paper describes the theory and definition of the practice of librarianship, specifically addressing how Web 2.0 technologies (tools) such as synchronous messaging, collaborative reference service and streaming media, blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking tools, tagging, RSS feeds, and mashups might intimate changes and how…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks, Reference Services
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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This study targets librarians and information professionals who use Web 2.0 tools and applications with a view to providing snapshots on how Web 2.0 technologies are used. It also aims to identify values and impact that such tools have exerted on libraries and their services, as well as to detect various issues associated with the implementation…
Descriptors: Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Waite, Kathryn; Gannon-Leary, Pat; Carr, James – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Current trends in librarianship in higher education have indicated an increasing tutoring role for librarians in the online environment. This article examines how the role of the e-tutor is outlined in selected online learning literature before progressing to examine the implications for librarians of fulfilling the demanding e-tutoring role by…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Tutors
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Carlson, Kathleen – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This paper takes a look at how one academic health sciences librarian brought mediated literature searching to the distance RN to BSN nursing students. It takes a look at why Adobe Connect was the webinar software that was selected to deliver online instruction to the students. The article explains how students participated in a pre-class survey…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Sciences
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Roberts, Sara; Hunter, Dwight – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This article examines the virtual pathfinder and its relationship with distance education students. Various topics are addressed in relation to virtual students, LibGuides and collaborative efforts between librarians and teaching faculty. A brief history of the subject guide is presented, advantages and disadvantages of LibGuides are discussed and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Libraries, Research Tools, Information Sources
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Kvenild, Cassandra; Bowles-Terry, Melissa – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Distance educators have special library needs. This article discusses the results of a library needs assessment of distance instructors at the University of Wyoming. Access to resources, use of library instructional services, barriers to distance library use, and perceived gaps in service are all addressed. Follow-up actions, based on survey…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Distance Education, Special Libraries, Higher Education
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Hawes, Sandra Lee – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
The essay presents a quasi-case study of one academic librarian's experience as an embedded librarian in multiple online courses over a five-year period. Technology used included chat, email, and a librarian question-and-answer bulletin board inside an eCollege course management system, and a dedicated-use ElluminateLive! virtual training room for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Bulletin Boards, Library Services, Librarians
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Sekyere, Kwabena – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
As technology continues to advance, libraries in Europe and America continue to improve upon their virtual reference services by employing new Web technologies and applying them to existing services. West African academic libraries have begun providing resources electronically to their users but still typically lag behind in the services they…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Reference Services, Technology Uses in Education
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Loesch, Martha Fallahay – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Two members of the library faculty at Seton Hall University teamed up with a respected professor of mathematics and computer science, in order to create an online course that introduces information literacy both from the perspectives of the computer scientist and from the instruction librarian. This collaboration is unique in that it addresses the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Science, Information Literacy, Library Instruction
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Laster, Barbara; Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
Tutorials and digital learning objects provide librarians a quick, concise mechanism for delivering information and training on a wide range of library topics. The semiotic theory promoted by Charles Sanders Peirce (Wiener, 1958) and Howard Smith (2005) contains implications for enhancing the effectiveness of library tutorials through the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Nickel, Lisa T.; Mulvihill, Rachel G. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
Dealing with unaffiliated distance learning students can be a daunting task for many public as well as academic librarians. This article will discuss strategies for providing reference to these students by gathering information on what services they are offered via their home institutions, and helping them navigate the often confusing landscape of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Educational Strategies
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Herring, Susan Davis – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
This article reports on a content analysis of research articles focusing on library services in distance education published between 1999 and 2009. The study identified 472 articles on the topic and analyzed the citations, abstracts, and indexing to determine major topics, issues, and trends discussed; methodologies used; and major journals…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Content Analysis, Library Services, Library Research
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Pastula, Matthew – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an integral tool in enhancing library services worldwide. This article looks at ways technology is utilized at Massey University to bridge the gap between distance students and traditional library services. There are a variety of software providers, formats and implementation practices…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Information Skills
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Brumfield, Elizabeth Jean – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
The re-envisioning of libraries as information leaders in higher education requires an examination of the decisions made in the acquisition and adoption of library technology. The Critical Theory of Library Technology offers a framework for viewing technology decisions through a social, economic and political perspective. This paper uses the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Distance Education
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Goss, Harold, Jr. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
The expectations placed on library instruction programs by the Association of College and Research Libraries are high. Many universities also include information literacy competencies as learning objectives to be assessed at the institutional level. With those standards in mind, it is becoming increasingly difficult to adequately educate students…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Research Libraries, Information Literacy
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