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Rempel, Jennifer – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Offering students synchronous research and reference help can be a challenge for libraries that offer services at a distance. Virtual office hours can be a means of overcoming this challenge, allowing patrons the opportunity to seek timely point-of-need assistance. The author implemented a librarian-led virtual office hours pilot project at her…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Barrett, Kathryn; Greenberg, Amy – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
Student workers are a well-established component of academic library operations. Recently, their traditional role has expanded to include responsibilities that were previously assigned to librarians, including in-person and virtual reference support. This trend has raised concerns about service quality and highlighted the importance of adequate…
Descriptors: Library Services, Reference Services, Student Employment, Student Personnel Workers
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Smith, Brenda; Lee, Leva – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
As the costs of scholarly and educational publications skyrocket, open educational resources (OER) are becoming an important way to provide content and enhance the teaching and learning experience. Librarians have a key role to play in developing, advocating, and managing OER. For many librarians, however, championing OERs means adding an…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Advocacy, Open Source Technology, Librarians
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Eva, Nicole – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
In an effort to provide better service to the University of Lethbridge satellite campus locations, a survey was done of instructors on the northern campuses regarding their knowledge and use of the University of Lethbridge Library services available to them. This was a follow-up to a survey conducted in 2011, at which time it was found that many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Services, Academic Libraries, Multicampus Colleges
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Easter, Jennifer; Bailey, Sharon; Klages, Gregory – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Librarians know that collaboration with faculty is crucial when developing effective information literacy initiatives. Our case study, based on the ADDIE model of instructional design, set out to determine if a collaborative approach between faculty and librarians could effectively support students in a distance education course. Set in a small…
Descriptors: Librarians, College Faculty, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Information Literacy
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Laverty, Corinne; Stockley, Denise – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2005
Online course delivery can be a dynamic learning experience where information is used to shape and extend thinking. The challenge is creating a virtual classroom that combines evocative resources with tasks that enhance and stimulate student learning. New models are needed to reflect the changing learning environment that began with the advent of…
Descriptors: Librarians, Online Courses, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms
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Slade, Alexander L. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2004
This paper examines the research that has been conducted to date on the topic of library support for distance learning programs and identifies some priorities for future research. The two main types of studies prevalent in the literature on this topic are surveys of libraries and user studies. Research findings from the United States, United…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Library Services