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Li, Judy – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Academic distance learning programs have gained popularity and added to the demand for online library services. Librarians are now conducting instruction for distance learning students beyond their traditional work. Technology advancements have enhanced the delivery mode in distance learning across academic disciplines. Online conference tools…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Baker, Ariana – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Information literacy screencasts were created by librarians and integrated into all of the nursing department's distance learning courses. Before creating more videos, the researcher decided to evaluate the screencasts' effectiveness based on certain video characteristics. The researcher identified four characteristics that might affect…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Librarians
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Nielsen, Jordan – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
In 2012, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked nineteen institutions on its Up-and-Coming national universities list. The universities were put on the list based on rankings from experts in higher education administration. The experts were asked to identify institutions that had implemented innovative ideas in the areas of academics,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Distance Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
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Gonzales, Brighid M. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
As Internet and computer technologies have evolved, libraries have incorporated these technologies into the delivery of information literacy instruction. Of particular benefit is the ability of online tutorials to deliver information literacy instruction to students not physically present on campus. A survey of library and information science…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Tutorial Programs, Information Literacy
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Gray, Catherine J.; Montgomery, Molly – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
College-level students arrive fairly confident in their research abilities. When the university began a new requirement for information literacy competency in the General Education Requirements, distance library faculty had the opportunity to teach an online section. A technologically savvy health science librarian and technologically challenged…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Courses, Information Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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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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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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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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Gebb, Billie Anne; Young, Zach – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Mobile device use has been soaring in recent years in all user groups. Mobile learning is no longer an optional activity for academic institutions, but a necessary endeavor. Developing a curriculum around mobile learning is essential, particularly for distance-based, non-traditional students. Understanding how students use their mobile devices is…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Did you ever wish for an easy-to-maintain tool to create course-level or assignment-level instruction for online or distance students? LibGuides can provide the solution! LibGuides provide a versatile and easy-to-maintain platform for delivering step-by-step, scaffolded tutorials that enhance learning outcomes through chunking, reduced strain on…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Instructional Materials, Tutorial Programs, Delivery Systems
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Behr, Michele; LaDell-Thomas, Julie – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
A significant number of distance students report they "stray" from their home universities by using local libraries, despite the fact that distance education librarians work hard to provide customized resources and services tailored to their programs and needs. Are public libraries and special libraries able to meet the research needs of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Students, Public Libraries, Electronic Libraries
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Berndt-Morris, Elizabeth; Minnis, Samantha M. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
When looking for ways to improve library services, we considered what data sources were readily available to us and how we could harvest and use this data. We investigated three years of chat reference statistics at Central Michigan University, a large research institution, to gain a better understanding of our patrons' chat behavior. We then…
Descriptors: Library Services, Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis, Network Analysis
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Casey, Anne Marie; Cawthorne, Jon E.; Citro, Kathleen – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
This article describes the use of scenarios as a tool to assist a large distance learning library service in its strategic planning. Through a description of the scenario process from beginning to end, the authors detail the steps that the library director and the consultant took initially; their missteps; and the successful conclusion. This study…
Descriptors: Library Services, Distance Education, Vignettes, Program Descriptions
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Coltrain, Mark – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
In an era of exploding online enrollment and tight budgets, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) struggles to meet the needs of online students. CPCC librarians went one step towards solving that problem in 2009-2010 by launching an embedded librarian program. CPCC's program became so successful that it struggled to meet demand. In 2013, CPCC…
Descriptors: Librarians, Professional Development, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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