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Eichenlaub, Naomi; Grover, Trina; Thomas, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This paper, based on an exchange of librarians between academic libraries in Canada and Australia, describes the process of planning for and participating in an international job exchange. It highlights the benefits of the exchange and lessons learned from it and reflects on the opportunities for career development and renewal afforded by such a…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries
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Graziano, Vince – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Emergent programs or newly established areas of study are often viewed as interdisciplinary. But how is interdisciplinarity defined or measured? The identification of research methods and the selection of objects of inquiry are significant elements in this definition. Citation analysis, however, also plays a role. Citation patterns in master's…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Citation Analysis, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality
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Clausen, Beth; Ghafoori, Hamayoun; Azad, Rania – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The article written by three librarians who work in the Middle East, recount their experiences as library managers at academic institutions in Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq. While trying to provide services to the students and faculty of their academic institutions, they must also contend with security risks, such as kidnappings and bombings. They…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Library Administration, Library Services
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Mattson, Mark; Hickok, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article explores international library partnerships from the basics of getting started, including identifying potential partners, non-travel partnering ideas, travel planning tips, and resources, to entering formal, institutionally supported partnerships that feature travel, librarian exchanges, and curricular tie-ins. Advice, including…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries, International Education
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Bragdon, Marc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article discusses how intercultural communication theory informed an approach to information literacy support for the University of New Brunswick's online MEd program in Trinidad and Tobago. By applying established frameworks for understanding and comparing cultural values across national groups, the author designed and implemented a hybrid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Online Courses, Information Literacy
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Church-Duran, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Bent on improving the teaching and learning experience, enhancing the productivity of researchers, and increasing the visibility of research outputs, libraries are redistributing staff, reallocating resources, and reorganizing internal structures, all to better partner campus-wide. Nowhere is the impact of this push for service innovation and user…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Library Development, Library Administration, Organizational Change
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Hogenboom, Karen; Hayslett, Michele – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
During the last few years, many academic libraries have accepted the challenge of helping their users locate and acquire the numeric data they need. To meet their users' ever-increasing need for data, librarians are purchasing data sets one at a time ("small data"). This service, though important to our users, raises many issues in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data, Library Materials, Library Services
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Ukwoma, Scholastica C.; Dike, V. W. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This study was carried out to ascertain the attitudes of academics concerning the utilization of institutional repositories (IRs) in Nigerian universities. The study took the form of a descriptive survey, gathering data from the five Nigerian universities with IRs. The result showed that the universities developed IRs to create a forum for their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Archives, Academic Libraries
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Sheikh, Arslan; Jan, Saeed Ullah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article aims to present a comprehensive review of MPhil and PhD research theses produced by library and information science (LIS) schools in Pakistan from their beginning to 2015. It also explores the research trends in LIS, identifies gaps, and presents an agenda for future research by LIS scholars. The origin, development, and current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Library Education, Doctoral Dissertations
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Jara, Magdalena; Clasing, Paula; Gonzalez, Carlos; Montenegro, Maximiliano; Kelly, Nick; Alarcón, Rosa; Sandoval, Augusto; Saurina, Elvira – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper explores the patterns of use of print materials and digital resources in an undergraduate library in a Chilean university, by the students' discipline and year of study. A quantitative analysis was carried out, including descriptive analysis of contingency tables, chi-squared tests, t-tests, and multiple linear regressions. The results…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Statistical Analysis
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Pinto, María; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Restricted to five Spanish public universities, this paper examines knowledge about information literacy competencies--that is, the objective dimension--among a population of social sciences students, as well as two subjective dimensions: students' belief in the importance of information literacy, hereafter called "belief-in-importance",…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minimum Competency Testing, Information Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Cyran, Katarzyna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The aim of this article is to present a comparison between two academic libraries: Indiana University Libraries in the United States and the Library of Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska, Poland. This comparison is based on data that each of these libraries published in statistical reports. Much of the information…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Raju, Jaya – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
As library and information science (LIS) becomes an increasingly technology-driven profession, particularly in the academic library environment, questions arise as to the extent of information technology (IT) knowledge and skills that LIS professionals require. The purpose of this paper is to ascertain what IT knowledge and skills are needed by…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Technological Literacy, Library Science, Information Science
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Badia, Giovanna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Educators need to reflect critically on their instruction to continue to be effective. This paper will employ case studies to demonstrate how librarians can improve their teaching by applying critical reflection and action research to their information literacy (IL) sessions. The four lenses model of Stephen Brookfield, an adult education expert,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Librarians, Instructional Improvement
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Green, Harriett E.; Lamprin, Patricia – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Researchers increasingly engage with the digital archives built by libraries, archives, and museums, but many institutions still seek to learn more about researchers' needs and practices with these digital collections. This paper presents a user assessment study for "Emblematica Online," a research digital library that provides digitized…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Use Studies, Case Studies
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