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Denda, Kayo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This case study presents a cocurricular initiative at the Margery Somers Foster Center at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ. The initiative resulted in an interview workshop for the course Knowledge and Power, a "mission course" of the Douglass Residential College. This discussion-based workshop uses visual and multimedia…
Descriptors: Interviews, Skill Development, Visual Literacy, Assignments
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Christie, Anne; Pollitz, John H.; Middleton, Cheryl – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2009
College and university students across the United States are concerned about the cost of textbooks. This study examines the student patterns of coping with textbook inflation and the role that course reserve collections play in ameliorating costs. In the winter of 2007, an online survey was distributed to 1,500 Oregon State University students to…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Purchasing, Coping, Library Role
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O'Hanlon, Nancy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2007
This article describes a role for the academic library in the campus outcomes assessment process and reports on a study to determine the impact of the Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries' instructional program on several required general education courses. Although university curriculum documents prescribe research-related learning objectives…
Descriptors: Library Research, Program Effectiveness, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction
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Frade, Patricia A.; Washburn, Allyson – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
This paper discusses a formal study conducted in 2001 at Brigham Young University to determine the value of the library to the university community. Methods used to collect data for the study included an e-mail survey, usage statistics, naturalistic observations, and interviews. Two years after the study, the authors wondered if the conclusions of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, College Students, Use Studies