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Ilett, Darren – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This review offers a critical analysis of the library and information science (LIS) literature on first-generation students (FGS) from the last 40 years. This literature demonstrates an interest in understanding the needs of FGS to serve them better, but it is often grounded in a deficit model of education that focuses on what first-generation…
Descriptors: Library Science, First Generation College Students, Information Science Education, Users (Information)
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Kennedy, Marie R.; Kennedy, David P.; Brancolini, Kristine R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article describes for the first time the composition and structure of the personal networks of novice librarian researchers. We used social network analysis to observe if participating in the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) affected the development of the librarians' personal networks and how the networks changed over…
Descriptors: Novices, Librarians, Researchers, Social Networks
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McClellan, Samantha; Detmering, Robert; Martinez, George; Johnson, Anna Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Graduate students across disciplines feel pressure to publish their scholarship, but they are often unsure how to go about it, partly due to a lack of explicit training in this area. This article discusses the collaborative development of a semester-long Publishing Academy, designed to promote knowledge of scholarly publishing and increase the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Library Role
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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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Whitworth, Andrew; Calvo, Maria-Carme Torras; Moss, Bodil; Kifle, Nazareth Amlesom; Blåsternes, Terje – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Two academic libraries undergoing significant organizational changes were the location for a project that researched how staff members and subunits of the libraries made collective judgments, negotiated what is sometimes called the "landscape of practice"--the collective body of knowledge of their profession--and thus came to collective…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Libraries, Organizational Change, Library Development
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Hensley, Merinda Kaye – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Undergraduate research and other high-impact educational practices simulate real-world learning environments and present an opportunity for high-level information literacy teaching to be better incorporated into the curriculum. The purpose of this survey is to examine efforts of libraries currently offering IL instruction to undergraduate research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Projects, Educational Practices, Information Literacy
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Jackson, Brian – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
University rankings play an increasingly large role in shaping the goals of academic institutions and departments, while removing universities themselves from the evaluation process. This study compares the library-related results of two university ranking publications with scores on the LibQUAL+™ survey to identify if library service quality--as…
Descriptors: Library Services, Classification, Measurement Techniques, Measurement Objectives
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Bordonaro, Karen; Rauchmann, Sabine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This paper explores how internationalization is understood and experienced in German academic libraries. Its main purpose is to move the discussion of internationalization in academic libraries beyond the boundaries of English-speaking North America by investigating a European perspective. Its secondary purpose is to investigate the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Global Approach, Online Surveys
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Strieb, Karla L.; Blixrud, Julia C. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
This study presents and analyzes the findings of a 2012 survey of member libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) about publishers' large journal bundles and compares the results to earlier surveys. The data illuminate five research questions: market penetration, journal bundle construction, collection format shifts,…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Research, Library Associations, Online Vendors
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Menchaca, Frank – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
In the last two decades, fundamental changes in information distribution, in the general economy, and in the behaviors of faculty, students, and library staff have problematized the question of an academic library's value and how it can be measured. This article reviews those changes and, drawing on research linked to the Collegiate Learning…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Academic Achievement
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Jurczyk, Eva; Jacobs, Pamela – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
This article discusses a project undertaken to assess the journals in a Big Deal package by applying a weighted value algorithm measuring quality, utility, and value of individual titles. Carried out by a national library consortium in Canada, the project confirmed the value of the Big Deal package while providing a quantitative approach for…
Descriptors: National Standards, Measurement Techniques, Quality Assurance, Use Studies
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Lange, Jessica; Lannon, Amber; McKinnon, Dawn – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
This article explores the closing of the Howard Ross Library of Management at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. We hypothesized that closing a branch library would result in a decline in the use of library services. We measured library service using circulation statistics, library instruction workshop statistics, and data from the online survey…
Descriptors: Library Administration, Library Research, Library Role, Library Networks
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Finlay, S. Craig; Ni, Chaoqun; Tsou, Andrew; Sugimoto, Cassidy R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2013
This article examines authorship of LIS literature in the context of practitioner and non-practitioner production of published research. For this study, 4,827 peer-reviewed articles from twenty LIS journals published between 1956 and 2011 were examined to determine the percentage of articles written by practitioners. The study identified a…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Library Research, Journal Articles
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Hufford, Jon R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2013
Assessment in United States higher education has become very important in recent years. Virtually all colleges and universities are now striving to prove through empirical evidence that they are committed to improving student learning. Created in late 2005, the US Department of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education was charged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Services
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Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2013
Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first-year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Libraries, Grade Point Average, Library Services
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