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College & Research Libraries
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ISSN (Print) 0010-0870 - ISSN (Online) 2150-6701
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Collaborative Authorship as Peer Mentorship

    • Authors: Courtney Jacobs, Marcia McIntosh, Kevin M. O’Sullivan
      First page: 606
      Abstract: For emerging professionals and anyone unfamiliar with academic publishing, the transition from consuming to producing scholarly articles can be a daunting one. Identifying a suitable journal to publish in seems pretty manageable, but convincing yourself that you have something worthwhile to say (and we promise you do) can be more difficult. Ideally, mentorship from colleagues and peers will help you navigate this new territory. For those who do not have access to such assistance or are simply looking for additional support getting started, coauthorship can serve as a form of peer mentorship, providing the ideal environment for the uninitiated to enter the scholarly conversation. It is worth noting that the beneficiary of such support may not be someone new to the field (though it often is), as even seasoned information professionals may benefit from the experience of collaborative authorship.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.606
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Testing Future Teachers: A Quantitative Exploration of Factors Impacting
           the Information Literacy of Teacher Education Students

    • Authors: Samantha Godbey
      First page: 611
      Abstract: This study assesses the information literacy skills of a sample of undergraduate teacher education students, as measured by the iSkills assessment, and aims to determine student demographic and academic characteristics that may predict success on this assessment. The study repeats the methodology of a study of first-year students at the same institution two years before in order to provide insight into the information literacy proficiency of future teachers. Using hierarchical multiple regression analysis, transfer credits were found to be a statistically significant predictor of higher iSkills performance. Results are also discussed in the context of the recent adoption of the ACRL Framework for Literacy for Higher Education.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.611
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Information Code-Switching: A Study of Language Preferences in Academic

    • Authors: Frans Albarillo
      First page: 624
      Abstract: Initially coined by sociolinguists, the term code-switching refers to the alternation of languages by multilinguals. Code-switching is an active research area that has significant implications for academic libraries. Using data from focus groups and a survey tool, this paper examines language preferences of foreign-born students for particular information tasks. The main finding of this paper is that students’ culture and language represent an active influence on and important part of their identity, information consumption, and academic socialization. The author discusses the practical implications of these findings on academic library services in relation to ACRL’s 2012 Diversity Standards Cultural Competency with an emphasis on standard 6, linguistic diversity.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.624
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Autism and the Academic Library: A Study of Online Communication

    • Authors: Amelia Anderson
      First page: 645
      Abstract: Increased prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses within the general population is reflected in the growing number of college and university students with ASD. This exploratory study used an unobtrusive qualitative content analysis design to explore the experiences of students with ASD in academic libraries. It seeks to understand their questions and concerns, as well as their experiences in utilizing the library and library resources. Using the social model of disability studies, this study allows for voices of students with ASD to be presented in their own words, not through the perceptions of parents, caregivers, faculty, or staff.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.645
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • They Found It--Now Do They Bother' An Analysis of First-Year Synthesis

    • Authors: Michael J. Carlozzi
      First page: 659
      Abstract: This paper presents assessment data from a first-year writing library partnership to examine the relationship between student source use and written synthesis. It finds that first-year students could locate peer-reviewed, scholarly sources but that these sources were poorly integrated in their arguments—if they were used at all. In contrast, it finds that students attempted to synthesize their in-class reading material, suggesting that students “tack on” outside sources. Ultimately, this paper argues that librarians may want to consider shifting their instructional focus from traditional one-shot sessions to other solutions recommended by the literature.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.659
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Trust Versus Perceived Quality in Scholarly Publishing: A
           Personality-Attitude-Intention Approach

    • Authors: Lars Moksness, Svein Ottar Olsen
      First page: 671
      Abstract: Digital academic journals serve as the main dissemination method for peer-reviewed research articles. These journals can be divided into two main categories: open access (OA) and non–open access (non-OA) journals. OA literature is defined by Suber as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.”1 The reasons why no-cost OA adoption is slow-going are still largely unexplored, both theoretically and empirically. However, some influential reasons are suggested in the literature: uncertainty or distrust and perceived lower quality or reputation.2 Distrust can be caused by general skepticism towards new publication technologies and journals, article processing charges (APC), predatory publishers, and low impact factor.3 Distrust aside, findings by Björk and Salomon indicate that OA literature is approaching the same quality or academic impact as non-OA literature, in addition to maintaining a citation advantage.4 To our knowledge, no previous research has tested how researchers’ trust and perceived quality interact to influence both OA and non-OA publishing in one integrated study.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.671
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Shaping the Future of Academic Libraries: Authentic Learning for the Next

    • Authors: Jurgen Schulte, Belinda Tiffen, Jackie Edwards, Scott Abbott, Edward Luca
      First page: 685
      Abstract: Academic librarianship is changing in response to new pedagogies and educational approaches emerging in the tertiary (i.e. post-secondary, college or university) education sector.1,2 As teaching shifts to more engaged and authentic student experiences, with a focus on preparing undergraduates with the necessary attributes to succeed in the future workplace, librarians have the opportunity to employ their skills in information management, digital literacy, scholarly communication and technology to partner with academic staff in effecting this change.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.685
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Copyright Renewal of U.S. Books Published in 1932: Re-analyzing
           Ringer's Study to Determine a More Accurate Renewal Rate for Books

    • Authors: Jamie Carlstone, Ayla Stein, Michael Norman, John Wilkin
      First page: 697
      Abstract: In 1961, Barbara Ringer published “Study No. 31: Renewal of Copyright,” where she
      determined the renewal rate for fiscal year 1932 U.S. publications. In that study, she concludes that the renewal rate for Class A works for FY1932 was 7%. This paper seeks to reassess Ringer’s study by analyzing the copyright registrations for 1932 and their renewals published in the Catalogue of Copyright Entries. This was done to determine a renewal rate specifically for books rather than Class A as a whole, which includes other materials. The analysis determines that the copyright renewal rate for books is actually 26-33%, significantly higher than 7% claimed by Ringer.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.697
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the
           Academic Library. Sara Arnold-Garza and Carissa Tomlinson, eds. Chicago:
           Association of College & Research Libraries, 2017. 322p. $62.00 (ISBN
           978-0-8389-8867-1). LC 2016-055675.

    • Authors: Jennifer L.A. Whelan
      First page: 713
      Abstract: When trying to inspire students to engage with the library, a book titled Students Lead the Library turns out to be an excellent way to get their attention. Displaying this title while promoting a student advisory board last fall had the surprising effect of immediately drawing students in, as they expressed their pleasant surprise at learning that they could offer significant contributions to their college or university library. For academic librarians, of course, this is less of a surprise, since, as the editors state in the very first sentence of the book: “[Academic librarians] are driven by the belief that student scholars are at the heart of the academic library.” Yet even the most student-focused librarians may find themselves astonished by the diverse selection of student leadership roles represented in this collection of case studies. 
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.713
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Michelle Reale. The Indispensable Academic Librarian: Teaching and
           Collaborating for Change. Chicago: American Library Association. 2018.
           128p. Paper, $57.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-1638-4).

    • Authors: Mark Shelton
      First page: 714
      Abstract: Michelle Reale, the author of three other books published by the ALA, including Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher and Becoming an Embedded Librarian, has come out with another book, The Indispensable Academic Librarian: Teaching and Collaborating for Change. An academic librarian at Arcadia University, Reale is a voice that is advocating for the role of the librarian within the higher education environment. In the case of her new book, that voice has grown louder and stronger. Similar to her previous works, Reale explores topics by delving deeply into her own experiences and discussing how she went about implementing programs or collaborating with others to improve her work and impact as an academic librarian.
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.714
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
  • Michele K. Troy. Strange Bird: The Albatross Press and the Third Reich.
           New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 2017. 440p. Hardbound, $40.00
           (ISBN: 978-0300215687).

    • Authors: Hendrik Edelman
      First page: 716
      Abstract: The paperback revolution in Europe and North America of the mid-twentieth century has received much written attention from journalists and historians. This publishing innovation opened up reading markets theretofore largely unserved, and it, in turn, spurned a social and intellectual movement the effects of which are still with us today. The unlikely precursor of the modern paperback was the German-based Tauchnitz Editions, active between 1840 and 1940, which comprised some five thousand titles of contemporary British and American literature, printed and distributed with copyright in continental Europe, for the use of international travelers and the educated public. It was a most successful venture, ultimately selling millions of inexpensive copies, which greatly benefited authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers alike. With their distinctive covers, these books have now become collector’s items. Although there had been occasional competitors over the years, it was not until late 1931, with the founding of Albatross Press, that the battle of survival began. And it is at this moment that Michele K. Troy, professor of English at Hartford University, decided to begin her fascinating tale. 
      PubDate: 2018-07-02
      DOI: 10.5860/crl.79.5.716
      Issue No: Vol. 79, No. 5 (2018)
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