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Ahenkorah-Marfo, Michael; Kotei Nikoi, Samuel – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
The study aimed at investigating distance learners' use of, and satisfaction with academic library services. It is a case study that employed a survey method to solicit the views of distance learning students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Findings revealed a fairly satisfactory use of the library services…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Distance Education
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Haber, Natalie; Shelton, Steven; Chassaing, William – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
User experience is immeasurably important for your patrons as they access your Web site. This article presents tips and strategies for testing user experience, suggests a number of different popular technologies and tools that are used in the UX field, and lays out a plan for sharing and utilizing data to make improvements on your Web site. It is…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Users (Information), Web Sites, Library Services
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Hubenschmidt, Holly; Scharf, Emily – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
At Webster University, solo librarians manage libraries on six campuses in Africa, Europe, and Asia. On the home campus in St. Louis, ten librarians at a traditional library serve faculty, staff, and students at metro and military campuses across the U.S., at international campuses, and online. To ensure consistency for users, librarians have…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Librarians, Institutional Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Diehl Detar, Melody – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
When a mid-sized library at a private university held its first robust research-support event, a huge portion of the student body was noticeably absent -- the distance population. The ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services affirms that distance learners are entitled to the same services and resources as on-campus learners. This…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Nontraditional Students
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Tobias, Christine – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries' Website has a case of TMI: too much information organized by librarians for librarians. Finding relevant information about various library services, including the 24/7 Distance Learning Support Line, and access points to scholarly resources is often cumbersome, and given the limited time and staffing…
Descriptors: Usability, Web Sites, Program Implementation, Library Services
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Woodward, Kristin M. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
In this case study we will examine the role of the library in Open Educational Resources through the lens of library value described in Megan Oakleaf's 2010 ACRL [Association of College and Research Libraries] report. While librarians in our organization have traditionally not played a role in textbook adoptions, the campus academic goal to…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Models, Advocacy, Case Studies
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Sterling, Lorelei; McKay, Jennifer; Ericson, Christine – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
In states with limited road accessibility, rural students can feel isolated from library services. This article explores the creation, implementation, and results of an on-going longitudinal study assessing the library service needs of rural students in eLearning courses. To align with current practices in online pedagogies, including the…
Descriptors: Library Services, Rural Education, Longitudinal Studies, Electronic Learning
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Behr, Michele D.; Hayward, Julie L. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Are services that were once intended to be exclusively available to the distance learning population now typically available for all users in a university community? This article seeks to investigate this question using two different methods. First, an unobtrusive study of 100 library Websites was conducted to determine whether these libraries…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Library Services, Academic Libraries, Web Sites
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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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Slavin, Laura C. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
In this article, a librarian at Lincoln Memorial University creates library services for an MBA program offered entirely online that is in the early stages of development. The library services include a subject guide and 4 tutorials that will be added to the MBA online orientation. Other services include offering online office hours and…
Descriptors: Library Services, Business Administration Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Library Development
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Du, Yunfei – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
Mobile technologies such as iPhone apps make it possible for learners to freely access course content management systems, library Web sites, as well as reference services from anywhere, anytime. This paper reviewed the current status of mobile learning and suggested possible factors influencing the use of mobile apps in online learning. The author…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Information, User Needs (Information), Distance Education
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Heathcock, Kristin – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
Embedded librarians in online courses provide a wealth of service and information to students. Though students indicate that these services are valuable, the librarians providing embedded services frequently note that these projects are very time consuming. This study examines the provision of a less time-intensive model of embedded librarianship…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Models, Library Services, Library Research
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Baker, Stewart C. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
This article argues that accessibility and universality are essential to good Web design. A brief review of library science literature sets the issue of Web accessibility in context. The bulk of the article explains the design philosophies of progressive enhancement and responsive Web design, and summarizes recent updates to WCAG 2.0, HTML5, CSS…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer System Design, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
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Dalal, Heather A.; Lackie, Robert J. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
After a needs assessment exposed that even daily library users were unaware of the best resources, tools, and services, the Rider University Libraries switched gears from a focus on the creation of long step-by-step tutorials, to the creation of short promotional videos for all users, with attention on the needs of distance learners. This project…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Educational Resources, Needs Assessment
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Felts, John W., Jr. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Kimbel Library launched its mobile environment and ran it in full production for several months yet usage patterns were quite low and flat. The library only saw a substantial increase in usage when new, value-added services were integrated into this platform. Upon implementing and integrating discovery services, chat and SMS capabilities, and…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Handheld Devices, Library Services, Access to Information
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