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O'Toole, Erin; Barham, Rebecca; Monahan, Jo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Academic librarians have been engaged in embedded librarianship for nearly 15 years, yet there are few published research studies on the impact of physically embedded librarians, who work alongside departmental faculty. This study leveraged a change in reference service to analyze what happened when subject librarians moved from the library…
Descriptors: Departments, Academic Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Reference Services
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Samuelson, Todd; Coker, Cait – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
Instruction is a vital part of the academic librarian's public services mission, but the teaching efforts of special collections librarians can be overlooked due to the culture and particularities of teaching in an archival setting. This article documents the challenges special collections librarians face in integrating their teaching program into…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Special Libraries
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Sare, Laura; Bales, Stephen; Neville, Bruce – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2012
This study identifies developments relevant to new academic librarians' perceptions of librarianship. Through use of the long interview and document analysis, the researchers developed a grounded theory consisting of six categories that weigh upon novice librarians' perceptions of the profession: (1) deciding upon a career, (2) experiencing…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Continuing Education, Library Services, Librarians
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Oakleaf, Megan; Millet, Michelle S.; Kraus, Leah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
Trinity University has established effective strategies for engaging faculty, administrators, and staff in information literacy instruction and assessment. Succeeding in an area in which many libraries struggle, the Coates Library at Trinity University offers a model for libraries seeking to actively engage their campuses through 1) establishing a…
Descriptors: Libraries, Information Literacy, College Faculty, Administrators