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portal: Libraries and the Academy
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ISSN (Print) 1531-2542 - ISSN (Online) 1530-7131
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  • Libraries as Sustainability Leaders: ALA's Special Task Force
    • Abstract: The American Library Association (ALA) identified sustainability as a major national trend in the "State of America's Libraries Report" for 2018.1 Sustainability is closely aligned with ALA's mission of "providing leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all."2 The formation of ALA's Special Task Force on Sustainability began with the passage of a 2015 resolution on the importance of sustainable libraries at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.3 In response to this resolution, the Special Task Force began its work in 2017 under the direction of the ALA ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Open Leadership for a Vibrant Future
    • Abstract: Open access is a growing movement that promises to transform universities, libraries, and other academic institutions by making scholarly research freely available to the public, without restrictions. In the spirit of open access, it makes sense to also focus on open leadership. Transparent, inclusive, and accessible leaders exemplify the open leadership approach. Perhaps the opposite of the smoke-filled rooms, exclusive clubs, the glass ceiling firmly fastened, or a narrow fast lane, open leadership provides avenues for broad input and participation into decision making. Open leadership, like open access, provides a key to new discoveries and understandings in the process of knowledge creation. Open leadership ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Resources to Inspire and Inform Global Engagement
    • Abstract: When "Global Perspectives" launched in July 2015, the intent was to emphasize the increasing internationalization of higher education and the essential role of libraries in global engagement initiatives. Through reading about such activities, practitioners could learn from other librarians' experiences as they explored roles and responsibilities that made sense for them and their context. The timing was right because many colleges and universities in the United States were strengthening their global reach and interaction and developing worldwide partnerships with implications for the local campus. The number of international undergraduate and graduate students in the United States was substantial, and educational ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Measuring Librarian Outreach and Engagement through a Time Allocation
           Study
    • Abstract: What do academic librarians do' Why does their work matter' The answer to the first question largely depends on who is asked. The public would likely struggle to describe a librarian's work beyond vague notions of helping people find a book. Even people within the academic community (students, instructors, administrators, and the like) might have a limited understanding of the breadth and depth of librarian work. Libraries often have mission statements describing what they do as a group, broadly; position descriptions explaining what they do individually; and periodic performance reports summarizing what individual librarians did. Mission statements, however, are too vague to adequately explain our work, and the ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Way Through … Troublesome Knowledge: Student Research as Threshold
           Concept Practice
    • Abstract: For undergraduates, research papers may involve great uncertainty, conceptual difficulty, and a process that seems not only unfamiliar but also perhaps impossible.Research assignments can be deeply challenging for university students. In the terminology of Jan Meyer and Ray Land, these types of assignments might also be referred to as "troublesome."1 For undergraduates, research papers may involve great uncertainty, conceptual difficulty, and a process that seems not only unfamiliar but also perhaps impossible. How do students make it through this undertaking' And what kind of learning might occur as they encounter such challenges' This article, based upon 20 interviews with undergraduates, takes anin-depth look ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should": Practitioner Perceptions
           of Learning Analytics Ethics
    • Abstract: Academic librarians, both in the United States and internationally, increasingly examine what role they can and should play in the emerging landscape of learning analytics. Defined, learning analytics is a socio-technical practice concerned with the "measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs."1 Learning analytics support institutional goals to reduce accountability pressures and hold potential to provide insights into, and support of, student learning outcomes. The outcomes can be defined narrowly (for example, improving a student's grade) or broadly (for example, increasing ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Potholes and Pitfalls on the Road to Authentic Assessment
    • Abstract: In 2013, a team of librarians at Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver began an authentic assessment project, a form of assessment that looks for evidence of knowledge and skills in the performance of meaningful real-world tasks. The project was intended to determine whether students' contact with the library had an impact on their information literacy (IL) skills as reflected in their writing. What began as a seemingly simple one-semester pilot project grew into a multiyear study. Ultimately, due to a series of unforeseen issues, it became a long, time-consuming study with few conclusive or actionable results. In the end, the project was most interesting for what it taught the researchers about the ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Breaking the Spin Cycle: Teaching Complexity in the Age of Fake News
    • Abstract: Throughout our culture, the old notions of "truth" and "knowledge" are in danger of being replaced by the new ones of "opinion," "perception" and "credibility."What if truth is not an absolute or a relative, but a skill—a muscle, like memory, that collectively we have neglected so much that we have grown measurably weaker at using it' How might we rebuild it, going from chronic to bionic'Most students preferred Google and YouTube to do their research.In 2015, I knew I had a problem. After several years of teaching library instruction classes, I noticed that my conception of factuality and that of my students had diverged. Most students preferred Google and YouTube to do their research. When asked in my classes how ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Academic Libraries' Stance toward the Future
    • Abstract: The Heritage Futures program (https://heritage-futures.org/), an interdisciplinary research project at University College London in the United Kingdom, examines the challenges of conservation into the "deep future"—hundreds of years from the present—in the context of the themes of uncertainty, transformation, profusion, and diversity. At one of their events, the Heritage Futures researchers asked experts what object they would choose to preserve for 100,000 years and why' (https://heritage-futures.org/from-the-archive-to-the-vault/). The Heritage Future investigation poses profound questions about what the future is and how conservators, museum curators, and archivists conceptualize it. It also prompts the ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Bibliographies and
           Collections: The View from a STEM University
    • Abstract: Doctoral dissertations represent the capstone research efforts for the attainment of the doctoral degree. Generally, they adhere to the protocols and standards expected for the highest training of disciplinary scholars, culminating in a book-length, highly honed, and specialized contribution to knowledge in a field. Graduate departments generally privilege doctoral research and training, and they view support for student learning and for building research skills as paramount. For this reason, analysis of dissertations constitutes a useful approach to evaluating library collections and how well they support doctoral research.1This exploratory study aimed to assess the support provided by library collections for ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Portal: Libraries and the Academy 2019 Johns Hopkins University Press
           Award for Best Article
    • Abstract: The Best Article Award Committee has announced the selection of "Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election" as recipient of the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Press Award for the best article published in portal: Libraries and the Academy during 2018. Written by Stefanie R. Bluemle, the article appears in volume 18, number 2, pages 265–82 and can be accessed at https://muse.jhu.edu/article/690729.The criteria used in the selection process for this award include the caliber of the research framework; the extent to which the article places library issues in a broader academic or higher education context; the degree to which the article makes a significant contribution to the literature or ... Read More
      Keywords: American Library Association.; Libraries; Academic libraries; Technology; Libraries and education; Research; Information literacy; Education; Learning; Information services; Journalistic ethics; Libraries and students; Johns Hopkins University.; Jour
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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