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Watts, Kathy A. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
The library literature evaluating the efficacy of online tutorial methods and delivery tools is a valuable resource for librarians looking for information to inform their choices for developing asynchronous online instruction. This literature, however, examines a wide variety of delivery tools, methods, and student populations. As a result, it is…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Asynchronous Communication
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An, Angie; Quail, Stephanie – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
This paper highlights the design and development process that two academic business librarians employed to create an online toolkit of eLearning supports for business students. After receiving funding from their institution's internal teaching innovation fund, they hired and worked with two eLearning design companies to produce the toolkit. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Business Administration Education, Information Literacy, Higher Education
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Hendrix, Beth R.; McKeal, Alyse E. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Continuing education is vital for new librarians to gain skills and knowledge beyond library school. Professional development offered free in an online environment is often the best option for staying current on the issues and trends necessary for young librarians to grow and flourish. This paper presents a case study of an online professional…
Descriptors: Librarians, Online Courses, Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education
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Renirie, Rebecca Hill – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Nontraditional adult learners are often treated as separate and distinct in their needs and desires from more traditionally-aged college students. As retention continues to be a critical issue for colleges and universities, academic units and departments turn their focus to student success. This review article examines strategies that institutions…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Longley, Dana H. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
How does a smaller, fully online academic library offer a wide and deep collection of academic level e-books to its distance learners in a sustainable and affordable way? The State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College Online Library, with a staff of four, has used demand-driven e-book acquisitions since September 2013. Despite…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Library Materials, Library Services
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Hawes, Sandra Lee; Mason Adamson, Jane – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
This case study both shines a light on the flipped classroom paradigm and exemplifies successful faculty-librarian collaboration. The co-authors leveraged an existing collegial relationship into a productive partnership to create a multi-faceted flipped classroom module. The module, developed over the course of three and a half years, was designed…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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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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Cassner, Mary; Adams, Kate E. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
Distance librarians as engaged professionals work in a complex environment of changes in technologies, user expectations, and institutional goals. They strive to keep current with skills and competencies to support distance learners. This article provides a selection of continuing education opportunities for distance librarians, and is relevant…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Continuing Education, Librarians, Educational Opportunities
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Rebmann, Kristen Radsliff; Molitor, Simone; Rainey, Bonnie – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
Archived job advertisements from the "International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) LIBJOBS" mailing list (1996-2010) were examined using content analysis. Findings suggest that distance learning (DL) skillsets as job qualifications emerged in the late 1990's and continue to be relevant today. Jobs with DL…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Librarians, Distance Education, Library Associations
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Ladell-Thomas, Julie – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
Although academic librarians have been teaching information literacy online for years, the increasing number of nontraditional students learning online has motivated many librarians to develop Web-based tools that help students independently learn to identify, access, evaluate, and use information resources in the online environment. Adult…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
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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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Frederiksen, Linda – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2004
Fourteen years after its establishment, the Distance Learning Section is one of the fastest growing sections in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. Based on Section archives and secondary literature, this article traces the organization's development from its beginnings as a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Research Libraries, Library Associations, Organizational Change
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Burich, Nancy J. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2004
Change in distance learning is occurring at a rapid pace. As new technologies appear, institutions of higher education incorporate them into their course delivery options. Library services must also change to meet new user needs. This article examines the meanings of change and leadership within a distance-learning setting. After describing…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Distance Education, Library Services, Instructional Leadership