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Adams, Katherine; Wiley, Paula – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Iowa Wesleyan University (IW) has historically struggled with both assessment and supporting online students. Newly-appointed librarians and an impending re-accreditation visit prompted an increase in involvement and presence with assessment. In an attempt to expand the library's influence on campus, librarians took on a nontraditional role in the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Information Literacy, Librarians, Role
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Gall, Dan – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
A study to compare the effectiveness of an in-person library orientation with an online asynchronous orientation was conducted with three sections of Social Work Research Methods, a required course in the University of Iowa's Master of Social Work program. Two sections of the course received an online orientation involving short videos, text and…
Descriptors: Orientation, Library Services, Library Instruction, Conventional Instruction
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Cordes, Sean – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2005
This paper examines podcasting as a library support for distance learning and information systems and services. The manuscript provides perspective on the knowledge base in the growing area of podcasting in libraries and academia. A walkthrough of the podcast creation and distribution process using basic computing skills and open source tools is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Systems, Academic Libraries, Guidelines