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Mee, Susan; Herdklotz, Cheryl; Canale, Anne Marie – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Following in the same tradition of seamlessly providing access to library resources to our remote users, our campus has now taken the next logical step in also providing an orientation for new faculty teaching online as well as those teaching at our international campus locations. Without this type of orientation program, new faculty often feel…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Teacher Orientation, College Faculty, Multicampus Colleges
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Mawhinney, Tara; Kochkina, Svetlana – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Texting is a widespread mode of communication and libraries are experimenting with it to interact with users. This article presents the results of a study on virtual reference service. The authors seek to determine whether or not the texting service is filling a different information need than chat and email by examining the level of difficulty…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Electronic Mail
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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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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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García López, Fátima; Martínez Cardama, Sara; Pacios, Ana R. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
The article describes a case study of lifelong e-training for postgraduates delivered jointly by the Carlos III University of Madrid and Spain's National Library from 2011 to 2017. It addresses course and participant characteristics as well as the results of an assessment aimed to determine both student satisfaction and effective skill transfer to…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, Electronic Learning
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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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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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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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Mussell, Jessica; Gordon, Carol – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Usage statistics are a regular part of assessment but the lack of context leaves librarians pondering the reasons for fluctuations in use. Through development of an online survey, we examined faculty perceptions, knowledge, and use of distance library services to support online courses. Responses provided much needed context and helped to…
Descriptors: Library Services, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies
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Quadri, Ganiyu Oluwaseyi; Adebayo Idowu, Oluwafemi – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
This study investigated social media use for information dissemination by librarians in federal university libraries in Southwest Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was adopted for the study, while the sample consisted of all 82 librarians in the selected universities. A questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection, while the data…
Descriptors: Social Media, Surveys, Information Dissemination, Librarians
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Weaver, Nancy Evans; Barnard, Estelle – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
Reference lists from two assignments of psychology students in university-level online distance learning (ODL) were analyzed for number and type of sources and mark achieved. Most referenced were resources relevant to the assignment and provided by instructors. Use changed across assignments: Instructor sources were used more on the first…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Online Courses, Distance Education, Psychology
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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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Mee, Susan – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), located in western New York, strives to deliver the same quality library services to its students and faculty located across the globe as those living in the Rochester area. In addition to an array of distance courses and online programs, RIT also has international campuses located in Kosovo, Croatia,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Multicampus Colleges
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