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Doan, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many observers find it baffling that faculty in higher education have been slow to adopt open educational resources (OER). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to expand access to learning materials, defines OER as: Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Pritchard, Sarah M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
"portal: Libraries and the Academy" has as its mission to address library and information services in a campus-wide context, focusing on librarians' engagement with learning services, joint technology initiatives, cross-disciplinary and cross-functional research, faculty partnerships, and scholarly publishing and public policy, but…
Descriptors: Information Services, Information Management, Partnerships in Education, Educational Cooperation
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Turner, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians in many types of libraries frequently find themselves positioned as instructors in formal and informal educational settings. Librarians can help ensure that learner needs are better defined and addressed by gaining basic competency in instructional design (ID), an intentional process used to create effective, efficient educational and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Librarians, Skill Development, Educational Benefits
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Bennett, Scott – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This essay notes the emergence of learning as a key factor in academic library planning. It argues for an improved, learning-oriented planning process by noting the dangers that arise from the priority usually given to fixing dysfunctional space and from the traps of mistaking the "things" of learning for learning itself and of thinking…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Learning, Planning
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Durant, David M.; Horava, Tony – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
The e-book is raising fundamental questions around the dynamics and habits of reading; the role of books in the academic library; and the role of librarians in addressing new realities of reading and learning. Print and digital texts foster different styles of reading and different ways of thinking and doing research. This paper examines…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reading, Reading Habits, Books
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Zoellner, Kate; Hines, Samantha; Keenan, Teressa; Samson, Sue – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Understanding faculty work practices can translate into improved library services. This study documents how education and behavioral science faculty locate, retrieve, and use information resources for research and writing and how they publish and store their research materials. The authors interviewed twelve professors using a structured interview…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Faculty Publishing, Educational Practices, Library Services
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Allison, DeeAnn – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
University and college libraries often seek ways to demonstrate their impact for the academic community. This article reports the results from a two-year study that analyzed library use as demonstrated through checkouts and off-campus access to full-text resources against grade point averages (GPAs) of undergraduates and graduates at a large…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Role, Grade Point Average
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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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Burnette, Margaret H. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
The increasing interdisciplinarity of scientific research creates both challenges and opportunities for librarians. The liaison model may be inadequate for supporting campus research that represents multiple disciplines and geographically dispersed departments. The identification of units, researchers, and projects is a first step in planning and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Biomedicine, Medical Research, Scientific Research
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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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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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Miller, Kelly E. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
In the future, what role will the academic research library play in achieving the mission of higher education? This essay describes seven strategies that academic research libraries can adopt to become future-present libraries--libraries that foster what Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown have called "a new culture of learning." Written…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Role, Higher Education
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Aharony, Noa; Bronstein, Jenny – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
Information literacy (IL) is a necessary skill crucial for effective functioning in today's knowledge society. This study seeks to explore Israeli librarians' perspectives toward major components of information literacy. Do librarians find there is a need to redefine the concept? Who do they think should teach it? How do they think Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes
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Antonijevic, Smiljana; Cahoy, Ellysa Stern – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
This paper presents findings of a Mellon Foundation-funded study conducted at Penn State University in University Park during Fall 2012 that explored scholars' information practices across disciplines encompassing the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Drawing on results of the Web-based survey and ethnographic interviews, we present…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Information Management, Sciences, Humanities
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Hattwig, Denise; Bussert, Kaila; Medaille, Ann; Burgess, Joanna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2013
Visual literacy is essential for 21st century learners. Across the higher education curriculum, students are being asked to use and produce images and visual media in their academic work, and they must be prepared to do so. The Association of College and Research Libraries has published the "Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Libraries, Literacy, Visual Literacy
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