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Perry, Heather Brodie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The prevalence of industry-sponsored research has led to significant concerns about financial conflicts of interest and the impact on research findings. This case study sought to examine how students considered conflict of interest when establishing the cognitive authority of a journal article. The case study used a mixed methods pretest and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Conflict of Interest, Industry
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LeMaistre, Tiffany; Shi, Qingmin; Thanki, Sandip – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study investigated the relationship between use of online library resources and student success at a small, teaching-focused, baccalaureate college. Researchers also measured whether library users were representative of the student population. Use of online library resources was a significant predictor of semester grade point average (GPA),…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Library Services, Users (Information), Electronic Libraries
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Harker, Karen R.; O'Toole, Erin; Sassen, Catherine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Professional development programs have been established in many academic libraries to support the research and scholarly activities of librarians. Continuous assessment can contribute to the sustainability and effectiveness of these programs. This study describes how measures of need, participation, satisfaction, and impact were employed to assess…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Faculty Development, Librarians, Program Effectiveness
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Insua, Glenda M.; Lantz, Catherine; Armstrong, Annie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This action research study explores first-year students' conceptions of the research process, with a focus on which aspects students find most challenging and how this information can guide stakeholders in developing curricular or service-based interventions. To gather student reflections on the research process, researchers assigned and collected…
Descriptors: Action Research, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology
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Albarillo, Frans – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This paper reports the results of a survey study of foreign-born students' use of academic and public libraries. The researcher administered the survey at a public liberal arts college in the fall of 2014. The analysis shows that foreign-born students use both public and academic libraries with great frequency for academic tasks. Variables such as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Minority Group Students, Immigrants, Statistical Analysis
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Thielen, Joanna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Retracted articles, articles that violate professional ethics, are an unsettling, yet integral, part of the scholarly publishing process seldom discussed in the academy. Unfortunately, article retractions continue to rise across all disciplines. Although academic librarians consistently provide instruction on scholarly publishing, little has been…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Periodicals, Journal Articles, Academic Libraries
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Sauceda, Jonathan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Undergraduate research offers academic librarians and archivists an additional motivation to engage students with special collections. Curriculum design, course instruction, and mentoring by librarians and archivists can benefit not only students but also the institution as well. I explore an example of such engagement with a collection of New…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Libraries, Library Services
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Dempsey, Paula R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study investigated how library and information science (LIS) scholars who used qualitative data explained and justified their methods. It analyzed research tasks mentioned in the methods sections of 151 peer-reviewed LIS studies published from 2011 to 2015 and in a survey of their authors. The study assumed that professors of LIS would…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data, Information Science Education, Research Methodology
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Schaus, Margaret; Snyder, Terry – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Every senior at Haverford College writes a thesis or its equivalent, conducting independent research with guidance from faculty and librarians. Students critically engage in investigative work in archives, field studies, and labs. In this article, librarians explore the way anthropology and history thesis writers do research to define paths toward…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Research, Theses, Learning Processes
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Gammons, Rachel W.; Carroll, Alexander J.; Carpenter, Lindsay Inge – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The Research and Teaching Fellowship (RTF) of the University of Maryland Libraries in College Park is a three-semester teacher training program for students seeking a master's of library and information science (MLIS) degree. This article provides details of the program's content, organization, administration, and assessment. It also includes…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Masters Programs, Librarians, Library Administration
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Leebow, Danya – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Literature on business information literacy primarily focuses on business students. This paper instead explores business information literacy for students in liberal arts colleges: aside from career preparation, are there reasons to teach them to grapple critically with business information? This paper brings together survey findings, concepts…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Information Services, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy
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Perret, Robert – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study examines the current attitudes of librarians toward the practice of librarians teaching classes beyond the domain of library skills and information literacy. An electronic survey was sent to ILI-L (Information Literacy Instruction List), the Association of College and Research Libraries library instruction e-mail list. The author…
Descriptors: Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Library Skills, Library Instruction
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Thacker, Mara L.; Laut, Julie R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This qualitative research assesses the success of a unique upper-level course project developed collaboratively by a library faculty member and a history instructor. It resulted in a permanent online library guide and a one-hour public panel event focused on a social justice issue. We situate our assessment of the project in today's higher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Electronic Libraries, Social Justice
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Bluemle, Stefanie R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article addresses the challenge that post-truth politics poses to teaching authority in information literacy. First, it isolates an element of the post-truth phenomenon, an element it calls "post-facts", to elucidate why teaching source evaluation is not, by itself, an antidote to fake news or other evidence of Americans' media…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Elections, Political Attitudes, Ethics
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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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