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Burkholder, Joel M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Few librarians have examined the implications of Rolf Norgaard's theory of "writing information literacy," a rhetoric-based concept that situates research practices in context. Because the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education emphasizes research as a social practice,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Rhetoric, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Burrows, Trevor; Freeman, Robert S.; Heyns, Erla P.; Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This study utilized dissertation bibliographies produced at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, a STEM-oriented university, to ascertain how well Purdue's Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Library supports doctoral research. To examine a critical mass of data, the authors gathered all the bibliographies of dissertations written…
Descriptors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Doctoral Dissertations, STEM Education
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Kennedy, Mary Lee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
While the mission of research libraries remains constant, the nature of research libraries and what they do is changing. Research libraries are taking on new roles in digital scholarship, data management, and scholarly communications. More than ever, libraries know they must align their mission with the objectives of key stakeholders. This article…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Research Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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Keith, Brian W.; Smith, Bonnie J.; Taylor, Laurie N. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Analyzing position descriptions provides insights into new and emerging trends, especially as the role of academic and research libraries continues to evolve, and new position types and new ways of organizing work emerge. Personnel officers and other library leaders frequently collaborate by sharing position descriptions in an effort to understand…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Cooperation, Archives, Academic Libraries
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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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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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Nero, Neil; Langley, Anne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The work of subject liaison librarians in academic libraries has morphed to include a variety of roles that reach beyond the traditional. This study captures responses of 1,808 participants from land-grant, Oberlin Group, and Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions to a questionnaire about subject liaison librarians. The questionnaire…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Intellectual Disciplines, Land Grant Universities
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Potvin, Sarah; Sare, Laura – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Federal mandates requiring that publicly funded research be made openly accessible recast scholarly information as public information and provide an impetus to join the efforts of scholarly communication and government information programs in United States research libraries. Most major research libraries are long-standing participants in the…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Government Publications, Scholarship, Access to Information
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Plum, Terry; Franklin, Brinley – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Building on the theoretical proposals of Kevin Guthrie and others concerning the transition from print books to e-books in academic and health sciences libraries, this paper presents data collected using the MINES for Libraries® e-resource survey methodology. Approximately 6,000 e-book uses were analyzed from a sample of e-resource usage at…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Health Services, Academic Libraries, 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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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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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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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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Nolen, David S.; Powers, Amanda Clay; Zhang, Li; Xu, Yue; Cannady, Rachel E.; Li, Judy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2012
The Mississippi State University Libraries' Virtual Reference Service collected statistics about virtual reference usage. Analysis of the data collected by an entry survey from chat and e-mail transactions provided librarians with concrete information about what patron groups were the highest and lowest users of virtual reference services. These…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication
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Monroe-Gulick, Amalia; Petr, Julie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2012
Academic librarians provide information literacy instruction and research services to graduate students. To develop evidence-based library instruction and research services for incoming graduate students, the authors interviewed fifteen incoming graduate students in the social sciences and analyzed the interviews using the Association of College &…
Descriptors: Evidence, Graduate Students, Library Research, Social Sciences
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