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Academic Library Resources And Services For Online Distance Learners: An Exploratory Study, Roseanne Michele Sasso Dec 2016

Academic Library Resources And Services For Online Distance Learners: An Exploratory Study, Roseanne Michele Sasso

Doctoral Dissertations

In this study distance learning library resources and services as provided by member institutions belonging to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were examined. The goals of this study were (a) to identify the types of distance learning library resources and services being provided, and (b) to gain insight into the experiences and perspectives of Association of Research Libraries’ library personnel in delivering library resources and services to their distance learning library patrons. This exploratory study consisted of two phases, where both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. Phase one involved a content analysis of member institution’s distance learning ...


How Do You Like Your Books: Print Or Digital? An Analysis On Print And E-Book Usage At The Graduate School Of Education, Dana Haugh Nov 2016

How Do You Like Your Books: Print Or Digital? An Analysis On Print And E-Book Usage At The Graduate School Of Education, Dana Haugh

Library Faculty Publications

The shift from physical materials to digital holdings has slowly infiltrated libraries across the globe, and librarians are struggling to make sense of these intangible, and sometimes fleeting, resources. Materials budgets have shifted to accommodate large journal and database subscriptions, single-title article access, and most recently, e-book holdings. This analysis measures the impact of digital acquisitions in an academic setting during a highly transformative period of library practices. The study finds that both electronic and print books are valuable to the academic research community at GSE.


From Commons To Classroom: The Evolution Of Learning Spaces In Academic Libraries, Vickie Marre Karasic Nov 2016

From Commons To Classroom: The Evolution Of Learning Spaces In Academic Libraries, Vickie Marre Karasic

Vickie M Karasic

Over the past two decades, academic library spaces have evolved to meet the changing teaching and learning needs of diverse campus communities. The Information Commons combines the physical and virtual in an informal library space, whereas the recent Active Learning Classroom creates a more formal setting for collaboration. As scholarship has become increasingly digital and interactive, commons and classroom environments in academic libraries promote experimentation with new technology and accommodate millennial learning behaviors. The library, a centrally located and academically neutral campus space, provides an ideal place for classrooms and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship unbounded by specific academic departments.


From Commons To Classroom: The Evolution Of Learning Spaces In Academic Libraries, Vickie Marre Karasic Nov 2016

From Commons To Classroom: The Evolution Of Learning Spaces In Academic Libraries, Vickie Marre Karasic

Scholarship at Penn Libraries

Over the past two decades, academic library spaces have evolved to meet the changing teaching and learning needs of diverse campus communities. The Information Commons combines the physical and virtual in an informal library space, whereas the recent Active Learning Classroom creates a more formal setting for collaboration. As scholarship has become increasingly digital and interactive, commons and classroom environments in academic libraries promote experimentation with new technology and accommodate millennial learning behaviors. The library, a centrally located and academically neutral campus space, provides an ideal place for classrooms and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship unbounded by specific academic departments.


The Essence Of The Library At A Public Research University As Seen Through Key Constituents’ Lived Experiences, George Joseph Fowler Oct 2016

The Essence Of The Library At A Public Research University As Seen Through Key Constituents’ Lived Experiences, George Joseph Fowler

Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations

“The library is the heart of the university” is an oft-repeated metaphor used to describe the role or centrality of the library. The implication is that the library is central to the university’s teaching, research, and service mission. This concept, though previously generally accepted without authoritative proof, is facing numerous challenges to its validity. There has been considerable research and talk about how to make the library central, again. Much has been focused on what to do, rather than why.

As John Budd stated in 1995, “grounded study of the use of libraries, say, or of the transmission of ...


The Library And Undergraduate Research In The Liberal Arts: Present Contributions And Future Opportunities, Todd J. Wiebe Sep 2016

The Library And Undergraduate Research In The Liberal Arts: Present Contributions And Future Opportunities, Todd J. Wiebe

Faculty Publications

This study sought to describe library value as seen through its various contributions to the mentored undergraduate research experiences of students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at Hope College. Concurrently, it explored new opportunities for how librarians might become more directly connected with students involved in this hallmark of the academic program. Findings were intended to both highlight existing library contributions and initiate a well-informed movement toward aligning library priorities with the greater institutional academic mission.


Much More Than Storage: Re-Positioning The Repository As A Cornerstone Of Campus Collaboration, Amanda Makula, Connie Ghinazzi Jun 2016

Much More Than Storage: Re-Positioning The Repository As A Cornerstone Of Campus Collaboration, Amanda Makula, Connie Ghinazzi

Library and Information Science: Faculty Scholarship & Creative Works

“Repository” belies the dynamic potential of the IR. Much more than a publishing mechanism for campus scholarship and an archive of college history, it is an opportunity to partner with nearly every entity across campus in order to advance the institution’s mission and goals, to build community by uniting disparate groups around a common purpose, and to call attention to the library’s unique ability to facilitate campus-wide collaboration. More specifically, the IR can play an important role in recruiting new students, strengthening institutional engagement among alumni, enhancing partnerships with the surrounding community, and more. But to come to ...


Is "Good Enough" Good Enough? Envisioning The Future Intersection Of Libraries And Online Learning, Mia Breitkopf, Logan Rath Jun 2016

Is "Good Enough" Good Enough? Envisioning The Future Intersection Of Libraries And Online Learning, Mia Breitkopf, Logan Rath

Library Presentations

PDF of the slides used to present a discussion at the State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) Conference in Binghamton, New York, on June 10, 2016. Discussion focused on envisioning how academic libraries and librarians should plan in a forward-thinking proactive way to support online learning as distance education grows SUNY-wide.


The Younes And Soraya Nazarian Library, University Of Haifa: Israel's Northern Star, Cecilia Harel, Yosef Branse, Karen Elisha, Ora Zehavi Apr 2016

The Younes And Soraya Nazarian Library, University Of Haifa: Israel's Northern Star, Cecilia Harel, Yosef Branse, Karen Elisha, Ora Zehavi

Judaica Librarianship

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library of the University of Haifa is the largest academic library in northern Israel, providing information services to a multicultural community of more than 20,000 students and staff. Since the 1980s, the library has pioneered the use of computers for the provision of services, by means of commercial products and in-house software development, most notably the Index to Hebrew Periodicals. Emphasis is placed on developing information literacy by means of instruction, reference services, and online tools. The library attempts to make the user community aware of its offerings through the use of social media ...


Libguides: The Perfect Tool To Engage Students With Open Access Resources In The Classroom, Barbara M. Pope Apr 2016

Libguides: The Perfect Tool To Engage Students With Open Access Resources In The Classroom, Barbara M. Pope

Nebraska Library Association Conferences

This poster presentation discussed how to use LibGuides to improve student learning in the classroom when the curriculum might not otherwise draw upon library resources. LibGuides can be created with links to specific open access resources, articles, and other items (as well as subscription resources) to support course assignments. Course LibGuides bring visibility to library resources that get overlooked and are easy to implement for distance learning or to complement other instructional materials.


Implementing A 3d Printing Service In An Academic Library, Steven W. Pryor Apr 2016

Implementing A 3d Printing Service In An Academic Library, Steven W. Pryor

Steven Pryor

Makerspaces and related concepts and technologies are currently the subject of much discussion in the library community, particularly among public libraries. One prominent technology often featured in makerspaces is three-dimensional (3D) printing. In this article the author describes a 3D printing service launched at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library; the justification for providing the service in an academic library, equipment selection, procedures and workflow, and evaluation of the success of the service to date.


Implementing A 3d Printing Service In An Academic Library, Steven W. Pryor Apr 2016

Implementing A 3d Printing Service In An Academic Library, Steven W. Pryor

Steven Pryor

Makerspaces and related concepts and technologies are currently the subject of much discussion in the library community, particularly among public libraries. One prominent technology often featured in makerspaces is three-dimensional (3D) printing. In this article the author describes a 3D printing service launched at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library; the justification for providing the service in an academic library, equipment selection, procedures and workflow, and evaluation of the success of the service to date.


Implementing A 3d Printing Service In An Academic Library, Steven W. Pryor Apr 2016

Implementing A 3d Printing Service In An Academic Library, Steven W. Pryor

Steven Pryor

Makerspaces and related concepts and technologies are currently the subject of much discussion in the library community, particularly among public libraries. One prominent technology often featured in makerspaces is three-dimensional (3D) printing. In this article the author describes a 3D printing service launched at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library; the justification for providing the service in an academic library, equipment selection, procedures and workflow, and evaluation of the success of the service to date.


Fair Use And Academic Libraries, Enrique Caboverde Iii Apr 2016

Fair Use And Academic Libraries, Enrique Caboverde Iii

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation covers the basics of copyright law and history in the U.S. fair use is covered in detail including the purpose of the use, the nature of the original work, the extent of the work used and the potential market impact. It is intended for individuals and libraries who need to better understand fair use and copyright laws.


Integrating A New Service Into The Learning Environment: The Value Of Communication, Gan Ye, Sally Bryant Mar 2016

Integrating A New Service Into The Learning Environment: The Value Of Communication, Gan Ye, Sally Bryant

Gan Ye

Libraries often face challenges when launching new services and integrating new applications with existing systems. Universal problems in the library world include not only technical issues but also the need for cooperation and working relationships both within the library and outside of the library. Last August XXX University Libraries completed our initial roll out of SIPX, a new electronic reserves system which is a cloud based product created by Stanford University. Our implementation of SIPX is a case study in best practices for dealing with all of the logistics that are outside of the actual technological issues. The project is ...


Planning And The Future Of The Academic Library: An Annotated Bibliography, Gregory A. Smith Feb 2016

Planning And The Future Of The Academic Library: An Annotated Bibliography, Gregory A. Smith

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Academic libraries have changed significantly in recent years. At least to some extent, their evolution has been the product of planning rather than passive acceptance of, or reactive response to, environmental conditions. This document introduces readers to nearly 20 sources—representing the fields of business, higher education, and library/information science—that convey important insights into library planning. Academic library planning increasingly reflects a context in which educational and other institutions are held accountable for the outcomes of their decisions. Planning presumes the existence of useful data streams. Successful implementation of a strategic plan entails attention to organizational development and ...


Using Virtual Reality In The Information Literacy Classroom, Derek Malone, Doris Mcdaniel Jan 2016

Using Virtual Reality In The Information Literacy Classroom, Derek Malone, Doris Mcdaniel

Faculty Presentations

Using Virtual Reality in the Information Literacy Classroom. Poster session detailing the introduction of virtual reality headsets and technologies into information literacy instruction, given at the Georgia Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association joint conference.


Teaching Information Literacy & Research With Everyday Technology, Derek Malone Jan 2016

Teaching Information Literacy & Research With Everyday Technology, Derek Malone

Faculty Presentations

Presentation highlighting information literacy instruction, specifically focused current technologies that students use in the real-world, given at the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) Annual Conference.


Building Professional Development Opportunities In Data Services For Academic Librarians, Suzanna Conrad, Yasmeen Shorish, Amanda L. Whitmire, Patricia Hswe Jan 2016

Building Professional Development Opportunities In Data Services For Academic Librarians, Suzanna Conrad, Yasmeen Shorish, Amanda L. Whitmire, Patricia Hswe

Libraries

Research data management represents a significant professional development area for academic librarians –significant for its growing importance to the profession, since researchers are increasingly expected to comply with research data management requirements, and for the extent of competence needed by librarians to support researchers in research data management practices and plans. This article recounts how the Association of College and Research Libraries is fostering professional development opportunities in research data management. The authors describe two key endeavors: (1) the development and deployment of a needs assessment survey, which allowed insight into the types of librarians expressing the most need; and ...


E-Book Reading Practices In Different Subject Areas: An Exploratory Log Analysis, Robert S. Freeman, E. Stewart Saunders Jan 2016

E-Book Reading Practices In Different Subject Areas: An Exploratory Log Analysis, Robert S. Freeman, E. Stewart Saunders

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Print books pose inherent difficulties for researchers who want to observe users’ natural in-book reading patterns. With e-books and logs of their use it is now possible to track several aspects of users’ interactions inside e-books, including the number and duration of their sessions with an e-book and the order in which pages are viewed. This chapter reports on a study of one-year of EBL user log data from Purdue University to identify different reading patterns or ways in which users navigate within different types of e-books—authored monographs vs. edited collections--and in e-books in different subject areas. The analysis ...