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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
By supporting student profiles, blogs, content curation, and HTML and scripting projects, Springshare's LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for student-led content creation in the distance learning environment. This paper describes how two librarians at Georgia Southern University opened up LibGuides CMS to host collaboratively developed…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Learner Engagement
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Peuler, Mollie; McCallister, Kelly C. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Planning and implementing online professional development opportunities is challenging but attainable. This paper explains how a group of librarians from different institutions worked to plan, market, implement, and evaluate monthly webinars as well as an inaugural online conference, despite never meeting in person. The web conferences began…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Teleconferencing, Librarians, Program Development
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English, Michael; West, Patricia; Jackson, Joi – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
With more classes moving online in traditional higher educational institutions, an opportunity exists for academic librarians to increase their instructional presence and use strategies to optimize student information literacy learning. One strategy is using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework to guide their approach. This article details a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Eastman, Teagan; Hyde, McKenzie; Strand, Katie; Wishkoski, Rachel – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
As distance education programs grow at college and universities across the country, libraries must ensure virtual reference services are prepared to meet the needs of patrons in these programs. This article describes the process and results of a 2018 chat analysis conducted at a midsize research university with a large distance education program.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Reference Services, 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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Maddox, Jennifer; Stanfield, Leigh – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Researchers surveyed academic librarians to determine current software and practices used in synchronous virtual research consultations. The survey findings identified the top software products currently used by respondents for virtual research consultations. Through open-ended comments, it became clear that libraries are not tied to one…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Information Seeking, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Zielinski, Dianne; Matthews, Robert; Koman, Cynthia; Kiel, Eric; Jezik, Katherine – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
Library instruction videos can enhance student instruction. At a community college, librarian-created videos provided students with academic support. However, the videos were rarely used. In this article, students were sent online surveys to rate videos discussing the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Students were also asked why…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Library Services
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Paulson, Elan; Laverty, Corinne – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
This exploratory study applies reflective practice to analyze the role of learning outcomes in developing an online information literacy tutorial. [web address] is a set of ten open access modules that build graduate-level academic literacies and research skills. At the heart of the modules is a set of rigorously crafted learning outcomes that…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Information Literacy, Tutoring, Graduate Students
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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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England, Erica; Lo, Leo S.; Breaux, Arleene P. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
This case study presents the development and implementation of a personal librarian program for a cohort-based, executive-style higher education administration doctoral program. Librarians and the program director collaborated to create a student-centered program based on individual research needs. The personal librarian program was designed to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Doctoral Programs, Student Centered Learning, Graduate Students
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Lysiak, Lori; Mross, Emily; Raish, Victoria – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
In response to strategic and administrative goals, a large R1 public university with 24 campuses developed a programmatic embedded librarian pilot in 2016. This pilot provided high-level embedded librarianship to a growing online education program with learners located domestically and abroad. Embedded teams included librarians at regional…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, College Libraries, Librarians, Online Courses
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Girton, Carrie – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
Marketing to distance students can be particularly challenging, but a new marketing trend called empathetic marketing provides academic libraries with a new and innovative way to reach these students. Empathetic marketing focuses on the core emotional needs of students and demonstrates how the library's staff and services can help meet those…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Anxiety, Marketing, Empathy
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Gorman, Emily F.; Staley, Catherine – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of online and in-person instructional methods for teaching research skills, as well as to determine student preferences for each method. Undergraduate students received librarian-led research skills instruction either through an online course management system or in person at the library.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Research Skills
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Breitkopf, Mia – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
The Standards for Distance Learning Library Services created by the Association of College and Research Libraries asks the distance learning librarian to be an advocate for an institutional culture of support for distance learners. The Standards make it clear that the distance learning librarian must initiate and participate in institution-wide…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Resistance to Change
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