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Gammons, Rachel W.; Carroll, Alexander J.; Carpenter, Lindsay Inge – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The Research and Teaching Fellowship (RTF) of the University of Maryland Libraries in College Park is a three-semester teacher training program for students seeking a master's of library and information science (MLIS) degree. This article provides details of the program's content, organization, administration, and assessment. It also includes…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Masters Programs, Librarians, Library Administration
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Gilchrist, Sarah Burns – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
While remaining cognizant of several aspects of current information literacy (IL) instruction methods, including threshold concepts, the author re-created experiences shared by students as she searched for, analyzed, and compiled resources pertaining to the Renaissance. Good IL instruction supports education of the whole person, develops new modes…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Carroll, Alexander J.; Corlett-Rivera, Kelsey; Hackman, Timothy; Zou, Jinwang – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This article describes the results of a survey that gathered data on perceptions and use of e-books from undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. The investigators analyzed the results based on user affiliate status and subject discipline and compared the results with the findings of a similar, smaller-scale study conducted…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Use Studies, College Students
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Belanger, Jackie; Zou, Ning; Mills, Jenny Rushing; Holmes, Claire; Oakleaf, Megan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Rubric assessment of information literacy is an important tool for librarians seeking to show evidence of student learning. The authors, who collaborated on the Rubric Assessment of Informational Literacy Skills (RAILS) research project, draw from their shared experience to present practical recommendations for implementing rubric assessment in a…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Information Literacy, Librarians, Evaluation Methods
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Kiel, Stephen; Burclaff, Natalie; Johnson, Catherine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This paper details the design and implementation of an initial baseline assessment of information literacy skills at the University of Baltimore in Maryland. To provide practical advice and experience for a novice audience, the authors discuss how they approached the design and implementation of the study through the use of a rubric-based…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Scoring Rubrics, Performance Based Assessment, Pretests Posttests
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Corlett-Rivera, Kelsey; Hackman, Timothy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
A survey of more than 1,300 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Maryland generated a wealth of data on use and opinions of e-books among those users. While the initial purpose of the survey was to gather data that would aid humanities and social sciences librarians in…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Use Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Baughman, M. Sue – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
Teams play an important role in the University of Maryland (UM) Libraries. Since 1998, teams and collaborative teamwork have become the way librarians address the myriad of issues affecting the needs of UM's faculty, students, and staff. There has been much change in the UM Libraries over the past nine years, and the development is ongoing.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Change, Librarians, Library Services
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Arnold, Julie; Kaske, Neal K. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2005
A quantitative study of a university chat reference service (online synchronous) addresses the following research questions: (1) What types of questions are being asked? (2) Who is asking the questions of the service? and (3) Did the customers get correct answers to their questions? All the transcripts (351) from January through August 2002 were…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication, User Needs (Information), Communication Research