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The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold Nov 2012

The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold

Claudia J. Dold

Librarians address all levels of information needs for the university: its acquisition, its production, its storage, and instruction for its safe and gainful use. Most of today’s college students have a high degree of computer literacy but are weak in their abilities to determine the quality of the information that is so readily available. Students need to be taught to find, evaluate, and use information in an academically-oriented manner in order to solve complex problems. Good library skills are integral to academic success. In conjunction with research and teaching faculty, librarians create a framework for knowledge acquisition in the ...


Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak Aug 2012

Information Literacy Opportunities Within The Discovery Tool Environment, Nancy E. Fawley, Nikki Krysak

Library Faculty Publications

Discovery tools such as Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, and WorldCat Local aim to make scholarly research more intuitive for students in part because of their single interface for searching across multiple platforms, including the library, fee-based databases, and unique digital collections. Discovery tools are in sync with the way many undergraduates look for information because they offer a more “Google-like” experience in contrast with previous methods of research that required first knowing which database to use, then searching each one differently according to its specifications. However, broad searches across multiple formats with different systems of controlled vocabulary force instructors ...


Collection Of Online Learning Objects For Research Success (Colors) Pilot Project, Andrea Falcone, Stephanie Wiegand Jun 2012

Collection Of Online Learning Objects For Research Success (Colors) Pilot Project, Andrea Falcone, Stephanie Wiegand

University Libraries Faculty Publications

The availability of library-related videos is growing; yet it is difficult to justify the impact of such time-consuming projects. In order to investigate the impact of such projects and a possible solution, the researchers asked students to create videos that appeal to their peers. The following research questions were posed:

  • Will creation of media projects enable students to learn core research concepts and skills?
  • Will a series of peer-created media engage students and help them acclimate to researching in an academic library?

By asking students to create videos, the researchers were able to observe how users interact with and perceive ...


You Say You Want An E-Revolution?: Helping Our Patrons Benefit From Developments In Personal Technology, Beau Steenken Mar 2012

You Say You Want An E-Revolution?: Helping Our Patrons Benefit From Developments In Personal Technology, Beau Steenken

Law Faculty Popular Media

In this article, the author provides advice on how libraries and patrons can adapt to changes in technology and the prevalence of personal tech devices.


The Golden Ratio And Community, Lori Bowen Ayre Jan 2012

The Golden Ratio And Community, Lori Bowen Ayre

Collaborative Librarianship

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