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Journal Cover Journal of Academic Librarianship
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  • Turning a Service Learning Experience into a Model of Student Engagement:
           The Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) Project in Hong Kong
    • Authors: Steve H. Ching
      Pages: 196 - 206
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 44, Issue 2
      Author(s): Steve H. Ching
      The digital shift has provided easy access to academic library users, and yet, the usage of archival collections continues to be low. At the same time, the need for innovation in library services for cultural heritage scholarship and its advancement is emerging. This paper outlines a library-led service-learning program that connects students with lighthouse artifacts, archival collections, scholars in global academia, and wider communities. Student engagement cases are provided to illustrate the way in which the librarian utilizes the Framework of Information Literacy for Higher Education by ACRL to work closely with students. These cases also demonstrate how students can contribute to knowledge creation and preservation efforts for a specific cultural heritage topic that is not static, but which keeps receiving new contributions or additions to the depository. Thus, this paper is an answer to the ACRL's call for pilot projects to be assessed and shared with the wider community of academic librarians and support staff. It also builds on emerging roles for academic libraries like engaged learning. Librarians must move beyond simply seeing themselves as partners. Instead, librarians should see themselves as prime facilitators that co-create and co-develop cultural heritage research and historical projects by connecting actors and resources more effectively than any single actor can do alone.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.007
  • Reaching the Baseline: A Professional's Perspective on Technological
           Competencies for Library Students
    • Authors: Cas Laskowski
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 June 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Cas Laskowski

      PubDate: 2018-06-09T09:00:56Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.007
  • Keeping up the Momentum: A Longitudinal Evaluation of Professional
           Development in Digital Technologies for Academic Librarians at an
           Australian University
    • Authors: Frances O'Neil; Mark Pegrum
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Frances O'Neil, Mark Pegrum

      PubDate: 2018-06-09T09:00:56Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.009
  • Library Minisites: Organization and Effective Implementation
    • Authors: Dana Haugh
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 June 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Dana Haugh

      PubDate: 2018-06-06T22:32:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.008
  • Bridging the Great Divide: Librarian-faculty Collaboration in Selected
           Higher Institutions in Lagos State Nigeria
    • Authors: Adefunke O. Alabi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Adefunke O. Alabi
      This paper examines librarian-faculty collaboration in selected academic libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling method was used to select five out of a total population of nine higher institutions in Lagos State. Questionnaire was used as the major instrument for data gathering among librarians in the selected institutions. The study found that librarians are willing to collaborate with faculty in the areas of providing Current Awareness Services (CAS), working with accreditation teams, and helping to develop both the media and information literacy skills of students. The study also found that librarians believe that faculty board meetings and library committee initiatives are effective platforms for promoting librarian faculty collaboration. Further, the study identified essential skills for librarian-faculty collaboration. Overall, findings show that a weak negative correlation exists between gender and area of collaboration at N = 38, r = −0.136, p < 0.05. The survey also found a significant weak negative relationship between age and area of collaboration (N = 38, r = −0.379, p < 0.05). No significant relationship was found between work experience and area of collaboration (r = −0.067, p = 0.696 > 0.05). The study therefore suggests that stakeholders in higher education should imbibe the culture of expanding and strengthening collaboration between librarians and faculty.

      PubDate: 2018-05-31T16:03:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.004
  • Editing the Eartha M.M. White Collection: An Experiment in Engaging
           Students in Archival Research and Editorial Practice
    • Authors: Clayton McCarl
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Clayton McCarl

      PubDate: 2018-05-24T15:59:49Z
  • Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful
           Academic Practice, M. Reale (Ed.). ALA Editions, Chicago, IL (2017)
    • Authors: Glenda Insua
      Abstract: Publication date: May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 44, Issue 3
      Author(s): Glenda Insua

      PubDate: 2018-05-24T15:59:49Z
  • Affordable Course Materials: Electronic Textbooks and Open Educational
           Resources, C. Diaz (Ed.). ALA Editions, Chicago (2017)
    • Authors: Madeline Kelly
      Abstract: Publication date: May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 44, Issue 3
      Author(s): Madeline Kelly

      PubDate: 2018-05-24T15:59:49Z
  • Leading in the New Academic Library, B. Albitz, C. Avery, D. Zabel (Eds.).
           Libraries Unlimited, Santa Barbara, CA (2017)
    • Authors: David Gibbs
      Abstract: Publication date: May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 44, Issue 3
      Author(s): David Gibbs

      PubDate: 2018-05-24T15:59:49Z
  • Curating Research Data: A Handbook of Current Practice, Vol. Two, L.R.
           Johnston (Ed.). Association of Research Libraries, Chicago, IL (2017)
    • Authors: Bill McMillin
      Abstract: Publication date: May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 44, Issue 3
      Author(s): Bill McMillin

      PubDate: 2018-05-24T15:59:49Z
  • Information Literacy in the Workplace, M. Forster (Ed.). Facet Publishing,
           London (2017)
    • Authors: Delmus Williams
      Abstract: Publication date: May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 44, Issue 3
      Author(s): Delmus Williams

      PubDate: 2018-05-24T15:59:49Z
  • Working with Library Collections: An Introduction for Support Staff, H.R.
           Keeler (Ed.). Rowman & Littlefield, New York (2017)
    • Authors: Madeline Kelly
      Abstract: Publication date: May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 44, Issue 3
      Author(s): Madeline Kelly

      PubDate: 2018-05-24T15:59:49Z
  • The New National School Library Standards: Implications for Information
           Literacy Instruction in Higher Education
    • Authors: Caitlin Gerrity
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Caitlin Gerrity
      This paper explores the new American Association of School Libraries (AASL) National School Library Standards relative to the information literacy pipeline as K-12 students reach university-level learning environments. Shifts in the standards, and therefore eventual shifts in this pipeline, are examined. The new school library standards integrate standards for learners, school libraries, and school librarians. This paper will focus exclusively on the standards for learners, as this is where the primary crossover between high schools and academic libraries takes place. Potential implications and future directions for academic librarianship, especially relative to information literacy instruction, are discussed.

      PubDate: 2018-05-18T08:22:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.005
  • Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind: Surveying Library Use Among Students
           Studying Abroad
    • Authors: Marc Vinyard
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Marc Vinyard
      Pepperdine University's six international campus libraries are not staffed by librarians. However, the library serves overseas students with small print collections, course specific LibGuides and highly trained student assistants. A goal of the LibGuides and student workers is to make students aware of library resources and services while studying abroad. Students studying overseas were surveyed to determine their use and awareness of library resources. In addition, to determine if the library could have an important role in supporting study abroad programs, students were asked if they had research assignments that required outside resources. While the results of the survey revealed that the majority of students are aware of library resources and services, the library should take additional steps to better serve overseas students.

      PubDate: 2018-05-18T08:22:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.04.015
  • Research trends and collaborations by applied science researchers in South
           African universities of technology: 2007–2017
    • Authors: Elisha R.T. Chiware; Deborah A. Becker
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Elisha R.T. Chiware, Deborah A. Becker
      This paper analyses the publication patterns of researchers in the field of applied sciences at Universities of Technology in South Africa. Aspects investigated include publications in SCOPUS-listed journals; number of citations and countries of publication. Collaborative research patterns at national and international levels were also investigated. A bibliometric analysis approach was followed using SCOPUS as the main source of data and analysing the articles published in selected applied science disciplines. Results show that researchers in the field of applied sciences in universities of technology have increased their number of publications over the past 10 years and are also working in conjunction with other researchers both nationally and internationally. The analysis is an important addition to the field in South Africa which helps in measuring how institutions are positively responding to government incentives in research. The results are also important to information professionals who are increasingly playing an important role in research impact assessments.

      PubDate: 2018-05-18T08:22:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.003
  • Use and Presentation of Personal Name Components in Chinese Authority
    • Authors: Yanqing Shi; Junzhi Jia
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Yanqing Shi, Junzhi Jia
      This study explores means of coping with the increase in homonymous personal name files in authority control systems. To improve the accuracy with which such files are distinguished, we suggest developing systematic rules for handling additional components—elements frequently, but inconsistently, associated with personal name authority files in various authority control schemes. We describe the general usage of these components for Chinese personal names, along with the influence of these use patterns on the quality of name authority files. To illustrate our points, we offer a statistical analysis of the top 100 personal names (i.e., those with the greatest number of homonymous entries) from the name duplication list in the three most influential databases in China: HKCAN, NLC and CALIS. Statistics of name duplication, along with type and use frequency of additional components, are described and analyzed. We also analyze the discriminating power of three frequently-used types of additional information. Finally, we point out various issues which have impeded the broader and more systematic use of additional components.

      PubDate: 2018-05-18T08:22:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.002
  • Getting Off on the Right Foot: Psychological Contracts, Socialization
           Theory and Library Student Workers
    • Authors: Miriam L. Matteson; Emily Hankinson
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Miriam L. Matteson, Emily Hankinson
      Academic libraries rely on student employees to manage a wide range of operational areas. Employing students can be beneficial to the library, to the students, and to the library patrons, but there are also challenges in recruiting, training, and supervising a student workforce. In this article, we introduce two frameworks from human resources management that describe and explain new relationships between employees and employers. Psychological contracts are tacitly held expectations by employees and employers that direct attitudes and behaviors about the work, attitudes toward the organization, and interpersonal relationships. Socialization refers to the wide range of tactics that organizations and newcomers may take to adjust to a new work situation. In the article, we first explore each of the constructs and provide a short review of empirical studies that show the relevance of each construct as it pertains to student workers in libraries. We then offer some suggestions for steps library managers can take based on these frameworks to maximize the benefits of the student employee workforce for the students and for the organization.

      PubDate: 2018-05-18T08:22:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.05.001
  • Visualizing the Silent Dialogue About Race: Diversity Outreach in an
           Academic Library
    • Authors: Stephanie Everett
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 May 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Stephanie Everett
      Purpose This paper aims to describe the implementation and analyze the outcomes of The Race Card Project initiative at large public university's main library. Through this program, candid submissions from the public were used to promote multicultural learning and inclusivity, as well as to build campus relationships with curricular and co-curricular units engaged in diversity work on campus. Design/methodology/approach The paper places the university's program within the context of academic library outreach through displays and exhibits. An overview of the development and implementation is provided along with the results of a multi-year assessment of the initiative. Originality/value This paper describes a unique approach to cultivating conversations with and among students, faculty, and staff, about diversity and inclusion and the library's impact on fostering increased positive campus climate. Conclusions The mindful leveraging of the library as safe (intellectual) space provides opportunities for student learning regarding diversity and inclusion, and a platform to build collaborative campus relationships and elevate library visibility. The Race Card Project initiative has been a positive way to engage patrons with social and cultural issues about multiculturalism and inclusivity.

      PubDate: 2018-05-18T08:22:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.04.002
  • The Politics of Academic Libraries: Fake News, Neutrality and ALA
    • Authors: John Buschman
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 April 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): John Buschman

      PubDate: 2018-05-02T15:53:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.04.013
  • Determining Librarian Research Preferences: A Comparison Survey of
           Web-Scale Discovery Systems and Subject Databases
    • Authors: Anita K. Foster
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 April 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Anita K. Foster
      The success or failure of any tool, service or system used in a library is predicated on the audience it finds. While web-scale discovery systems have developed widespread adoption in academic libraries, there is a sense from librarians that they continue to be in search of their true audience. Librarians play a key role in the utilization of web-scale discovery systems, and their experiences as an end user of these systems may influence their attitudes in many ways. The survey discussed in this article looks at the attitudes librarians have toward web-scale discovery systems when using them for their personal research, including feature preferences and inquiries into opinions regarding strengths and weaknesses of the system. The results of this survey provide some insights into why some librarians struggle with the idea using of web-scale discovery systems by themselves and by the patrons with which they work.

      PubDate: 2018-04-24T17:23:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.04.001
  • Situating Expertise in Practice: Domain-Based Data Management Training for
           Liaison Librarians
    • Authors: Jamie Wittenberg; Anna Sackmann; Rick Jaffe
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 April 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Jamie Wittenberg, Anna Sackmann, Rick Jaffe
      The research data management team at the University of California, Berkeley implemented a domain-based Librarian Training Program in order to upskill liaison librarians in research data management principles and create a community of practice among librarians providing research data support. The training program partnered with representatives from each subject division of the Library to integrate content from relevant disciplines. The training model emphasized scaffolding and concrete deliverables, teaching specific tools and concepts, and creating learning objects useful for instruction and outreach. Employing a situated, learning-based, pedagogical model, the program was more successful than previous attempts at library-wide research data management training at Berkeley. This analysis details the program management, curricular design, instruction, and outcomes that made the Library Training Program successful.

      PubDate: 2018-04-24T17:23:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.04.004
  • Keeping Current: Reviews and Analysis of Special Reports
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 April 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship

      PubDate: 2018-04-24T17:23:09Z
  • Demonstrating Library Impact Through Acknowledgment: An Examination of
           Acknowledgments in Theses and Dissertations
    • Authors: David E. Hubbard; Sierra Laddusaw; Joel Kitchens; Rusty Kimball
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 April 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): David E. Hubbard, Sierra Laddusaw, Joel Kitchens, Rusty Kimball
      Academic libraries are increasingly seeking ways to demonstrate their impact on student learning. Acknowledgments - formal statements of indebtedness – in graduate theses and dissertations provide a rather unexplored area for demonstrating impact of the academic library on student learning. This study uses quantitative and qualitative methods to characterize acknowledgments of the Texas A&M University Libraries (TAMU Libraries) in theses and dissertations, both overall and for three disciplines specifically: civil engineering, geography, and history. This study also searched for mentions of the TAMU Libraries throughout the entire body of theses and dissertations. Overall, acknowledgments to the TAMU Libraries in theses and dissertations were less than 1%, though acknowledgments were found in all three disciplines with over a quarter of the history theses and dissertations containing an acknowledgment to libraries. There was no statistically significant difference found between the numbers of acknowledgments in theses versus dissertations. Acknowledgments to the TAMU Libraries were found in the theses and dissertations of 28 different departments. Mentions to the TAMU Libraries – not necessarily a formal acknowledgment – were found throughout the text of theses and dissertations with most concentrated in the acknowledgment, method, and bibliography sections.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.03.001
  • Serving a Fragmented Field: Information Seeking in Higher Education
    • Authors: Sarah Rose Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Sarah Rose Fitzgerald
      This study examines the information seeking habits and needs of scholars of higher education. Because higher education is a field which draws on many disciplinary traditions rather than a pure discipline in itself, the information needs of these scholars require diverse information seeking strategies. Phenomenological interviews with productive scholars of higher education were conducted and analyzed for this study. Ellis' (1989) common information seeking behaviors of social scientists are used as a framework to examine the behaviors of these applied social scientists in the modern information seeking environment.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.03.007
  • E-book ILL in Academic Libraries: A Three-Year Trend Report
    • Authors: Xiaohua Zhu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 March 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Xiaohua Zhu
      In spite of the widespread trend of e-book adoption by U.S. academic libraries, interlibrary loan (ILL) of e-books is significantly lagging behind because of license agreement restrictions, unstandardized platforms, library policies, and technological barriers. More recently, the long-cherished tradition of ILL has been further challenged, because an increasing number of academic libraries are adopting user-based e-book purchasing models that have the potential to bypass ILL. This paper compares the findings of two longitudinal surveys on e-book ILL practices in U.S. academic libraries, based on random sampling. The results from inferential statistical analyses reveal that, while inter-library lending of entire e-books is seldom practiced and shows no growth, e-book chapter ILL is becoming more prevalent in U.S. academic libraries. Librarians have grown more knowledgeable about licensing and technological issues, but their perceptions of these barriers are mixed. The study also shows that larger institutions are more likely to perform e-book ILL services, and their librarians tend to be more positive about the future of e-book ILL.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.03.006
  • Collaborative Learning in an Information Literacy Course: The Impact of
           Online Versus Face-to-face Instruction on Social Metacognitive Awareness
    • Authors: Marcia E. Rapchak
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 March 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Marcia E. Rapchak
      Metacognition and social metacognition play important roles in information literacy, online learning, and collaborative learning. This study examines how students rated themselves in both metacognitive and social metacognitive awareness after a collaborative project in an information literacy course offered face-to-face and online. Students in the face-to-face version of the course rated themselves as having higher social metacognitive awareness, though metacognitive awareness scores were similar. Because of this finding, this article makes recommendations for improving collaboration online for information literacy instruction.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.03.003
  • A Comparative Study of Information Literacy Skill Performance of Students
           in Agricultural Sciences
    • Authors: Tomaž Bartol; Danica Dolničar; Bojana Boh Podgornik; Blaž Rodič; Tihomir Zoranović
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 March 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Tomaž Bartol, Danica Dolničar, Bojana Boh Podgornik, Blaž Rodič, Tihomir Zoranović
      The aim was to assess the information literacy (IL) of 310 first- and second-year students enrolled in nine different study programs at the School of Agriculture (Faculty of Agriculture), Novi Sad, Serbia, using an adapted version of a validated IL test (ILT) in an e-environment. Because the school does not provide systematic IL education, another purpose was to raise awareness of the importance of such instruction. ILT results were assessed according to five ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) standards, as well as three cognitive levels adapted from Bloom's taxonomy. The mean ILT score was 46.35%. Students were most successful in information evaluation and information need identification, and least successful in legal/ethical issues and information use. As expected, IL skills increase from the first to second year of study. Cognitive skills also increase, except for the highest level (applying knowledge), where all student groups are weak. Different study programs attract students with disparate knowledge/skill levels gained during secondary education, where some groups of first-year students may outperform second-year students in both IL and cognitive abilities. It is thus important to offer IL education to all students in order to provide a basis for more balanced academic progress.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.03.004
  • Long Nav or Short Nav': Student Responses to Two Different
           Navigational Interface Designs in LibGuides Version 2
    • Authors: Aaron Bowen; Jake Ellis; Barbara Chaparro
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Aaron Bowen, Jake Ellis, Barbara Chaparro
      This study used two successive phases of usability testing to evaluate two different versions of a Communication 430 course LibGuide. The first version of this guide had a longer, more visually complex navigation menu, with more course-related research information directly accessible through this menu. The second version had a shorter, less complex menu that offered less directly accessible information. Twenty-four of the 33 students enrolled in the class (73%) tested either one version or the other for usability in completing tasks that simulate course-related research assignments, ultimately indicating they found the longer navigation menu more usable. This paper may be the first to describe the engagement of students enrolled in a course in testing a LibGuide dedicated specifically to that course. As such, it will be of interest to many academic librarians and instructional design professionals.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.03.002
  • Diving Deep: Reflective Questions for Identifying Tacit Disciplinary
           Information Literacy Knowledge Practices, Dispositions, and Values through
           the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
    • Authors: Sara D. Miller
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 March 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Sara D. Miller
      The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education combined with the Decoding the Disciplines model provides a structure for critical reflection to help unearth and clarify tacit, or unspoken, expert disciplinary processes and values related to information literacy. This article details a pilot project designed to explore the process of unearthing unspoken assumptions about disciplinary information literacy through reflective questions designed using the theory of Decoding the Disciplines and the structure of the Framework, and details themes which emerged from several of the author's experiences with librarians and teaching faculty working through the reflections. The themes are presented as potential further sites for inquiry and to generate ideas for identifying and addressing discipline-specific roadblocks, both practical and cultural, through the Framework.

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.014
  • Trends in academic libraries graduate student services: A case study
    • Authors: Sharon Ince
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 March 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Sharon Ince

      PubDate: 2018-04-15T05:15:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.012
  • Organization of Materials and Accessing the Library in Blackboard: A
           Learner-centered Usability Study
    • Authors: Michelle J. Gibeault
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Michelle J. Gibeault

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T21:34:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.008
  • How Well Do We Know Our Students' A Comparison of Students' Priorities
           for Services and Librarians' Perceptions of Those Priorities
    • Authors: Brian W. Young; Savannah L. Kelly
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Brian W. Young, Savannah L. Kelly
      Perception gaps measure the disparity between the current state and the expected or desired state for a particular phenomenon. This research study examined the perception gaps between how undergraduate students at the University of Mississippi prioritized adding prospective services and how librarians at the University of Mississippi thought students prioritize those services. Card sorts completed by students during a prior study were compared to cards sorts completed by librarians to calculate the perception gap for sixty different services and spaces. The perception gaps for technology-related services were analyzed based on findings from the authors' prior study. The perception gaps revealed several services that librarians either notably underestimated (extended hours, natural lighting) or overestimated (3D printing, removing bookshelves to add study space). The perception gaps for items which students had the most and least interest were also analyzed.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T21:34:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.010
  • Instructor Use of Educational Streaming Video Resources
    • Authors: Andy Horbal
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Andy Horbal
      Although a substantial majority of academic libraries now provide streaming video, the literature contains few studies which focus on how such resources are used. This article presents the results of a qualitative research study consisting of in-depth interviews with 18 instructors who use of one category of streaming video resources, educational videos, which are important because they are sold a higher price than most individuals can afford, and thus are typically only available to instructors through the library. The study's main findings are that instructors think educational streaming video resources compare favorably to commercial and non-streaming alternatives in most respects and use them whenever possible, that the primary benefit of these resources is to facilitate better use of limited class time by enabling instructors to assign videos as outside-of-class viewing, and that the library is not the primary means instructors use to discover new educational streaming video resources. Additional insights are provided into factors that academic libraries should consider when deciding which resources to invest in, which acquisition models to pursue, and what marketing strategies to employ to ensure maximum usage.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T21:34:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.009
  • A Mixed-Method Study of Undergraduate and First Year Librarian Positions
           in Academic Libraries in the United States
    • Authors: Lily Todorinova
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Lily Todorinova
      The aim of this study is to better understand the prevalence, scope, and unique challenges of undergraduate and first year librarians over the last decade, through the use of quantitative and qualitative data from job listings, online surveys, and phone interviews. The findings indicate that there is very little consensus about what the undergraduate librarian does, how the work is structured on a daily basis, and how its goals are negotiated and assessed. Further, undergraduate librarians face a number of issues, including navigating vaguely defined responsibilities, establishing their professional credibility, and communicating their role within the library and to the university. Survey participants reported experiencing tension between the traditional (reference, instruction, collection development) and undergraduate-specific aspects of their duties, indicating that it is difficult for them to prioritize engagement and outreach. While the literature on blended librarianship anticipates some of these issues, undergraduate librarians are unique because they provide an intersection between broader higher education priorities and the academic library. The author stipulates that the lack of definition, strain, and the perception of undergraduate librarianship as an entry-level position is incongruent with the importance colleges and universities place on undergraduate student success.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T21:34:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.005
  • Gender and Leadership in Academic Libraries
    • Authors: Emmett Lombard
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Emmett Lombard
      This study considers academic library personnel perceptions of gender and leadership associated with three obstacles – family, “double binds”, social capital – identified by Alice Eagly and Linda Carli in 2007. A survey was created that provides prompts to measure perception of these obstacles as they apply to both genders. Ninety-two library personnel from a random sample completed the survey. Findings from a t-test that describe and interpret the results are presented, along with themes coded from survey comments. Suggestions Eagly and Carli offer to improve leadership equity are adapted specifically to academic libraries.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T21:34:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.003
  • Using Practitioner-engaged Evidence Synthesis to Teach Research and
           Information Literacy Skills: A Model and Case Study
    • Authors: Sarah Young; Mary Maley
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Sarah Young, Mary Maley
      Service learning connects learning in the classroom to real-world experience and presents opportunities for deeper library engagement in the curriculum and the teaching of critical information literacy. We present a model for teaching research and information literacy skills in the service learning context, making use of the evidence-based practice paradigm and engagement with community partners and practitioners in the field, connecting academic research to real-world practice and problem-solving. This model addresses some of the challenges of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education and is adaptable to various disciplines and educational environments.

      PubDate: 2018-02-25T21:34:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.02.002
  • The Benefits and Challenges of Working in an Academic Library: A Study of
           Student Library Assistant Experience
    • Authors: Mimi Benjamin; Theresa McDevitt
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Mimi Benjamin, Theresa McDevitt
      Many college students choose or need to work, and academic libraries offer a potentially convenient on-campus location for employment. Students serving in these roles may benefit from the experience both academically and socially. By examining students' experience as workers in the library, academic libraries have the opportunity to understand the benefits that such work might provide and intentionally plan to enhance learning and demonstrate library value in a novel way. This basic qualitative study sought to explore the experiences of student assistants working in an academic library and identify the benefits and challenges they perceived as a result of enacting the role. Individual interviews were conducted with seven undergraduate student library assistants at a doctoral-granting institution to determine benefits and challenges they noted that resulted from their experiences in this student employment role, and findings reveal opportunities for academic librarians in training and supervising student employees.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T18:40:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.01.002
  • A Framework for the Analysis and Management of Library Security Issues
           Applied to Patron-property Theft
    • Authors: Heidi Simmons
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 February 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Heidi Simmons
      This paper adapts three conceptual frameworks from Environmental Criminology – Routine Activity Theory, Rational Choice Theory, and Situational Crime Prevention – to create a Crime Prevention Toolkit that helps librarians analyze and manage criminal activity in contemporary academic libraries. The toolkit is applied to a case study of patron-laptop theft at an urban academic library to demonstrate its use in analyzing criminal activity and creating a crime-problem intervention. The intervention was rapidly successful at eliminating patron-property theft. There were no patron-laptop thefts of any kind in the library after implementation of the intervention, in contrast to 12 recorded laptop thefts the previous academic year. This is the first time a research-based, conceptual framework of three theories from Environmental Criminology has been used to analyze and manage criminal activity in an academic library. It is also the first time a patron-property theft intervention in an academic library has been demonstrated effective in an empirical inquiry.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T18:40:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2017.12.021
  • What do they want' Millennials and role of libraries in Pakistan
    • Authors: Saira Hanif Soroya; Kanwal Ameen
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 January 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Saira Hanif Soroya, Kanwal Ameen
      The present study is aimed at determining the future role of libraries in Pakistan as perceived by the Millennials (people born during the 1980's and late 1990's) considering the current ongoing digital development. The quantitative research design, based on survey has been used for the study. The population consisted of students from large and medium sized general universities of Lahore, Pakistan. Stratified purposive sampling technique was carried out to select the pool of the subjects e. A self-constructed and validated instrument was used to collect data. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS (16.0). The results revealed that Millennials want future libraries to allow easy access to a wide range of reading material in both print and digital form. They want to be able to round the clock access to electronic and print resources.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T18:40:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.01.003
  • The Role of Affect in the Information Seeking of Productive Scholars
    • Authors: Sarah Rose Fitzgerald
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 January 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Sarah Rose Fitzgerald
      Carol Kuhlthau's (2004) work shows that affect is a vital part of information seeking for high school students and undergraduates. This article explores the influence of affect on research university faculty. Like beginning information users, advanced information users are influenced by their confidence, ambition, and interest in their work. This study employed phenomenological interviews to explore how scholars' willingness to tackle new areas of research, submit manuscripts to prestigious publications, approach colleagues for collaboration, and conduct literature searches with tenacity is impacted by their emotions and dispositions.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T18:40:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2018.01.001
  • International Trends in Designing Electronic Health Information Literacy
           for Health Sciences Students: A Systematic Review of the Literature
    • Authors: Hussein Haruna; Xiao Hu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 January 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Hussein Haruna, Xiao Hu
      The Internet has become a crucial source of health information for health sciences students. They increasingly rely on the Internet for health information to support their educational projects, academic activities, clinical practice and research. Surprisingly, it has been shown that students' health information skills for conducting research on the Internet are inadequate. Indeed, developing and improving the health information skill set of health sciences students is required in order for students to effectively locate, critically evaluate, and efficiently use online health information for the effective location, critical evaluation and efficient use of online health information. This paper undertakes a systematic review of the literature with a focus on electronic health information literacy skills with the aim of identifying the current trends, contributions to, and practices in health sciences students' education, and informing researchers in the field universally about the essential baseline for the design and development of effective course contents, pedagogy and assessment approaches. However, majority of students have limited skills for the location, evaluation and effective use of health information on the Internet. Other articles suggest that health sciences students need fully fledged health information skills programs that are integrated with their health sciences education curricula.

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T18:40:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2017.12.004
  • Spanish-language Print Materials Within Academic Consortia: Assessing the
           Impact of Resource Sharing in Two Academic Libraries
    • Authors: Manuel Ostos; Lisa Gardinier
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 January 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Manuel Ostos, Lisa Gardinier

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T18:40:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2017.12.005
  • Information Literacy in Practice: Content and Delivery of Library
           Instruction Tutorials
    • Authors: Laura Saunders
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 January 2018
      Source:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
      Author(s): Laura Saunders

      PubDate: 2018-02-05T18:40:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2017.12.022
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