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Vega García, Susan A.; Stacy-Bates, Kristine K.; Alger, Jeff; Marupova, Rano – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper reports on the development and implementation of a process of peer evaluation of teaching to assess librarian instruction in a high-enrollment online information literacy course for undergraduates. This paper also traces a shift within libraries from peer coaching to peer evaluation models. One common model for peer evaluation, using…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Librarians, Information Literacy, Online Courses
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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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Jara, Magdalena; Clasing, Paula; Gonzalez, Carlos; Montenegro, Maximiliano; Kelly, Nick; Alarcón, Rosa; Sandoval, Augusto; Saurina, Elvira – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper explores the patterns of use of print materials and digital resources in an undergraduate library in a Chilean university, by the students' discipline and year of study. A quantitative analysis was carried out, including descriptive analysis of contingency tables, chi-squared tests, t-tests, and multiple linear regressions. The results…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Statistical Analysis
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Bahde, Anne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper explores possibilities for marrying data visualization to online archival finding aids, which have continually suffered from usability issues in their long history. This paper describes a project in which two different data visualization models were built to replace sections of an archival finding aid. Users were then shown the models,…
Descriptors: Visualization, Archives, Data, Usability
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Pinto, María; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Restricted to five Spanish public universities, this paper examines knowledge about information literacy competencies--that is, the objective dimension--among a population of social sciences students, as well as two subjective dimensions: students' belief in the importance of information literacy, hereafter called "belief-in-importance",…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minimum Competency Testing, Information Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Burroughs, Jennie M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This study uses a campus scholarly networking and expertise system to examine trends in coauthorship in order to measure the prevalence of deep collaboration and readiness for team research. Bibliometric analysis of publishing patterns in four departments in the humanities shows significant differences in the rate of coauthorship by type of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Researchers, Incidence
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Vossler, Joshua J.; Watts, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
To integrate the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into their professional practice, librarians are called upon to address both the cognitive and emotional aspects of their learners. The Framework does not provide prescriptive details for its own deployment, so it is up to individuals, departments, or entire libraries to…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Higher Education, Librarians, Integrated Activities
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Dean, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The author, the new associate university librarian at Arizona State University (ASU) Library, discusses the "New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition," an annual report that identifies and describes emerging technologies for learning and teaching. She highlights a major theme of the report--digital equity--and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Instructional Innovation, Librarians
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Wiersma, Gabrielle; Tovstiadi, Esta – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article presents the results of a study of academic e-books that compared the metadata and search results from major academic e-book platforms. The authors collected data and performed a series of test searches designed to produce the same result regardless of platform. Testing, however, revealed metadata-related errors and significant…
Descriptors: Metadata, Search Strategies, Electronic Publishing, Accuracy
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Cyran, Katarzyna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The aim of this article is to present a comparison between two academic libraries: Indiana University Libraries in the United States and the Library of Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska, Poland. This comparison is based on data that each of these libraries published in statistical reports. Much of the information…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Clossen, Amanda; Proces, Paul – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Video and Web-based tutorials created by libraries from 71 public universities designated by the Carnegie Classification as having the Highest Research Activity (R1) were reviewed for accessibility and usability by disabled people. The results of this review indicate that a large portion of library tutorial content meets neither the minimum legal…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Access to Education, Library Instruction, Tutorial Programs
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Monroe-Gulick, Amalia; Valentine, Greta; Brooks-Kieffer, Jamene – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
In the spring of 2015, 14 faculty members in social science or in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) spoke with a working group from the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries regarding their research needs and challenges. Their responses highlighted a dynamic research environment in which individual researchers desire to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Research Needs, Academic Libraries
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O'Kelly, Mary; Scott-Webber, Lennie; Garrison, Julie; Meyer, Kristin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This study explores the relationship between architecture and interior space on student engagement at a newly constructed academic library. Using an action, mixed-methods approach with a convenience sample, researchers evaluated 744 photographs, 125 behavioral observations, and six group interviews. Analysis revealed four key attributes of…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Interior Space, Architecture, Learner Engagement
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Mitchem, Pamela Price; Rice, Dea Miller – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article reviews literature related to building digital scholarship centers and explores the experience of Appalachian State University Libraries in planning and implementing a digital scholarship program. Appalachian surveyed its faculty, performed a gap analysis of existing services, compared programs at other universities, and inventoried…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, State Universities, Scholarship
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