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Wang, Rui – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore a conceptual approach to assessment for one-shot library instruction. This study develops a new assessment instrument based on Carol Kuhlthau's information search process (ISP) model. The new instrument focuses on measuring and identifying changes in student readiness to do research along three…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Learning Readiness, Student Research, Cognitive Processes
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Matteson, Miriam L.; Anderson, Lorien; Boyden, Cynthia – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Soft skills are a collection of people management skills, important to many professions and job positions, including academic librarianship. Yet the concept of soft skills lacks definition, scope, instrumentation, and systematic education and training. This literature review explores the definition of "soft skills"; contrasts skills with…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Definitions, Literature Reviews, Concept Formation
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O'Toole, Erin; Barham, Rebecca; Monahan, Jo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Academic librarians have been engaged in embedded librarianship for nearly 15 years, yet there are few published research studies on the impact of physically embedded librarians, who work alongside departmental faculty. This study leveraged a change in reference service to analyze what happened when subject librarians moved from the library…
Descriptors: Departments, Academic Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Reference Services
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Gariepy, Laura W.; Stout, Jennifer A.; Hodge, Megan L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians face numerous challenges when designing effective, sustainable methods for assessing student learning outcomes in one-shot, course-integrated library instruction sessions. We explore the use of rubrics to programmatically assess authentic learning exercises completed in one-shot library sessions for a large, required sophomore-level…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Scoring Rubrics, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Pinto, María; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura; Gómez-Hernández, José A.; Cuevas, Aurora; Granell, Ximo; Puertas, Susana; Guerrero, David; Gómez, Carmen; Palomares, Rocío – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This paper examines students' self-assessment of their information literacy, presenting a study involving 1,575 social science students at five Spanish universities. Data were collected and analyzed through a validated instrument that measures the variables of (1) the students' belief in the importance of information literacy skills; (2)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Information Literacy, Social Sciences
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Raisin, Victoria; Fennewald, Joseph – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Many universities have decided to invest in updating their informal learning spaces. One decision to be made in planning the space is how to staff it. The researchers carried out a qualitative case study to better understand the perspective of learning space managers who work in offices within their assigned space. The research generated six…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Observation
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Herrera, Gail – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This study examined gender and racial differences among undergraduate library collection users at the University of Mississippi. Checkout and electronic resource use data were compiled for the calendar year 2014. These data were used along with statistical testing to distinguish between groups and determine how well the library collection was…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, State Universities
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Hughes, Michael; Lacy, C. Jeff – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Gamification, the application of game elements to nongame contexts, was recently a subject of great interest in the library literature, inspiring a number of articles. That interest tapered off in tandem with gamification's wider decline, but signs point to its reemergence. Anticipating renewed interest in gamification, the authors reviewed the…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Games, Change Strategies, Educational History
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Wiberley, Stephen E., Jr. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Books are the most important medium of communication in the humanities, a major medium in the social sciences, and a central component of academic library collections. This study examined humanities and social sciences books that won prizes from ten leading United States disciplinary associations between 2000 and 2009. The study extends earlier…
Descriptors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Professional Associations, Intellectual Disciplines
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Meier, John J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
To determine how academic library leaders make decisions about their organization's future and how they effect changes, the author interviewed 44 university librarians and deans from institutions belonging to the Association of American Universities (AAU). The author analyzed the interviews using content analysis to identify the most frequent…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Trend Analysis, Library Administration, Librarian Attitudes
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Cox, Richard J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Ask any tenure-stream or tenured faculty member about how well prepared he or she was for entering the academy, and you will get a clear sense of a lack of preparation. One estimate is that only about 50 percent received any training for university teaching. To compound the problem, universities prepare most doctoral students to become…
Descriptors: Ethics, Tenure, Higher Education, Teaching (Occupation)
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Carini, Peter – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This article provides the framework for a set of standards and outcomes that would constitute information literacy with primary sources. Based on a working model used at Dartmouth College's Rauner Special Collections Library in Hanover, New Hampshire, these concepts create a framework for teaching with primary source materials intended to produce…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Archives, Special Libraries, Primary Sources
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Dempsey, Paula R.; Jagman, Heather – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Qualitative analysis of reflective essays by first-year students in an academic skills course documented outcomes related to the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Student narratives showed how novices encounter the clusters of concepts described in the Framework as…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Qualitative Research, Academic Ability, Information Literacy
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Gilchrist, Sarah Burns – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
While remaining cognizant of several aspects of current information literacy (IL) instruction methods, including threshold concepts, the author re-created experiences shared by students as she searched for, analyzed, and compiled resources pertaining to the Renaissance. Good IL instruction supports education of the whole person, develops new modes…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Malik, Melinda – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians at colleges and universities invested in graduate education must understand and incorporate adult learning theories in their reference and instruction interactions with graduate students to more effectively support the students' learning. After participating in a professional development program about adult learning theory, librarians…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Program Evaluation
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