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Guth, LuMarie F.; Arnold, Judith M.; Bielat, Veronica E.; Perez-Stable, Maria A.; Vander Meer, Patricia Fravel – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Librarians from two research institutions developed a qualitative and quantitative survey to bring faculty voices into the discussion of incorporating the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" into instruction. The survey aimed to (1) gauge the level of faculty support for information literacy; (2) solicit rankings of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Information Literacy, College Faculty
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Rodriguez, Juan Carlos; Meyer, Kristin; Merry, Brian – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Library public services staff have primarily focused on providing services through interactions with their users. Although service quality and customer satisfaction are important in the delivery of these services, the emphasis and nature of the work have often been influenced by a library-centric philosophy rather than a user-centric philosophy.…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, State Universities, Administrative Organization
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Hess, Amanda Nichols – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians recognize the importance of professional learning as their roles and responsibilities evolve in the shifting teaching and learning environments of the twenty-first century. However, the literature on meaningful, job-embedded learning opportunities for academic librarians is scant, and opportunities are especially scarce in the fields of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Instructional Design
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Guo, Shu – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Statistics suggest the prevalence of grade inflation nationwide, and researchers perform many analyses on student grades at both university and college levels. This analysis focuses on a one-credit library instruction course for undergraduate students at a large public university. The studies examine thirty semester GPAs and the percentages of As…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Grades (Scholastic), Trend Analysis, Credits
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O'Kelly, Mary; Garrison, Julie; Merry, Brian; Torreano, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Academic libraries are well lauded for offering supportive spaces for students' self-directed study, and significant resources are dedicated to librarian instruction in the classroom. What many academic libraries lack, however, is a middle ground, a routine way for students to help one another using best practices in peer-to-peer learning theory.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Service Learning, Peer Teaching, Best Practices
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Bonnet, Jennifer L.; Cordell, Sigrid Anderson; Cordell, Jeffrey; Duque, Gabriel J.; MacKintosh, Pamela J.; Peters, Amanda – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2013
Little is known about the intellectual journey of advanced undergraduates engaged in the research process. Moreover, few studies of this population of library users include students' personal essays as a point of analysis in their scholarly pursuits. To gain insights into the research trajectory of apprentice researchers at the University of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Essays, Intellectual Development
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Dennis, Bradford W.; Bower, Tim – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
In order to get the most from LibQUAL+[TM] qualitative data, libraries must organize and classify the comments of their patrons. The challenge is to do this effectively and efficiently. This article illustrates how researchers at Western Michigan University Libraries utilized ATLAS.ti 5.0 to organize, classify, and consolidate the LibQUAL+[TM]…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Surveys, Academic Libraries, Computer Software