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portal: Libraries and the Academy
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.182
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ISSN (Print) 1531-2542 - ISSN (Online) 1530-7131
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  • Portal: Libraries and the Academy 2018 Johns Hopkins University Press
           Award for Best Article
    • Abstract: The Best Article Award Committee has announced the selection of "Developmentalism: Learning as the Basis for Evaluating Information" as recipient of the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Press Award for the best article featured in portal: Libraries and the Academy during 2017. Written by Mark Lenker, the article appears in volume 17, number 4 (2017), pages 721–37, and can be accessed at http://muse.jhu.edu/article/672181.The criteria used in the selection process for this award include the quality of research methodology; 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 the ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Death and Migration of Book Collections in Academic Libraries
    • Abstract: Dozens of newspaper and magazine articles have reported on the slow "death" of books in public and academic libraries.1 They describe declining book budgets, the withdrawal of once-treasured volumes, and the shifting of books to off-site locations to make more space for study areas and student services.Most such articles fail to distinguish between four distinct practices: (1) acquiring fewer print books, (2) withdrawing books from the collection, (3) moving books to off-site storage, and (4) replacing print books with e-books. By educating the news media and the public about the differences between these four practices, we can help them understand the contextual factors that are not always apparent to those ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Open Stacks in Library Design
    • Abstract: Technological innovation has fostered structural shifts in scholarly communications and cooperation among academic institutions over time. The shift into ubiquitous digital content ushered in transformational changes to research and teaching. The change presents an opportunity for libraries to transform themselves as well, rethinking how we select, display, share, and curate creative, scholarly, and informational works in all formats.People who use academic libraries have great interest in where these works reside, how they are accessed, and how their future is ensured. We at Arizona State University (ASU) Library propose that the bookless library model represents an unfulfilled promise to those we serve. Instead ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Intercultural Communication and Online Course Support in Trinidad and
           Tobago
    • Abstract: In research literacy workshops in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Scarborough, Tobago, I like to run through, by way of introduction, a PowerPoint show of pictures of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton campus in late summer and winter. I then show pictures of the IT (information technology) Help Desk and Research Help Desk staffs, people the students might encounter online should technical or research questions arise. I finish by sharing some of my own academic research interests. This is particularly appropriate because these students are, in fact, the focus of my research.I start by drawing a comparison between our two cultures (Canadian and Trinbagonian) using bicycle safety as a working example: in ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Developing a Community of Online Research Assignments
    • Abstract: Instruction librarians are responsible for incorporating information literacy (IL) into the curriculum and developing information-literate learners. However, many new librarians enter the profession with little teaching experience because, as Meredith Farkas explains, "it is not positioned as fundamental to our professional education."1 New librarians rarely receive training on teaching pedagogy once at their jobs, either, and they must go out of their way to seek it.2 Even experienced librarians would benefit from exposure to new assignment ideas, tried and true teaching strategies, and recommended disciplinary resources shared by other librarians who had already tested the techniques. Most experienced instruction ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Research Collaboration by Practitioners in Computer Science, Library
           Science, and Management
    • Abstract: Research collaborations have become prevalent in many fields of scholarship.1 Researchers form collaborations because of the increasing complexity of research problems,2 the advantages of collaboration,3 and encouragement from science policies.4 Scholars have already studied several types of research collaboration, including domestic versus international,5 within institutions versus between them,6 and intradisciplinary versus interdisciplinary.7 Other types of research collaboration have been neglected, however, including joint efforts between practitioners and nonpractitioners. One possible reason is that researchers are the primary knowledge producers and frequently collaborate with other researchers.8 ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Yeah, I Guess That's Data": Data Practices and Conceptions among
           Humanities Faculty
    • Abstract: The discussion of how researchers interact with and manage data has become increasingly pertinent in the digital world. In addition to the ways technology has transformed how researchers collect, interpret, present, and store their data, there are increasing external pressures to adequately manage and promptly share research data.1A major catalyst for the sudden thrust of data management into the center stage of research was the 2011 implementation of a new guideline by the National Science Foundation (NSF) requiring the inclusion of a data management plan with all grant proposals. On a broader scale, several forces—including high-profile journals, research communities, public advocates, and funding agencies—pushed ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Citation Analysis of Scholarly Journals in Communication Studies
    • Abstract: Communications librarians must keep abreast of resources and maintain collections within several primary areas, including advertising, communication, journalism, media, and public relations . . .Shrinking library budgets, increasing costs of library materials, and growing demand for resources challenge librarians to maintain robust scholarly journal collections to support research efforts in the university. These challenges are especially steep in multidisciplinary areas such as communication studies. Communications librarians must keep abreast of resources and maintain collections within several primary areas, including advertising, communication, journalism, media, and public relations, as well as other subject ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • First-Year International Undergraduate Students and Libraries
    • Abstract: Many students from outside the United States spend their undergraduate years studying at institutions of higher education in the United States. In 2006–2007, 541,324 students classified as "international students" took courses at U.S. colleges and universities (3.3 percent of the total student population).1 By 2016–2017, that number had risen to 903,127 (5.3 percent of the total student population).2 International students at U.S. institutions most commonly study engineering (216,932 students in 2015–2016), management (200,312 students), and math and computer science (141,651 students).3 Academic libraries provide varying degrees of services and instruction to help acclimate these students.Purdue University in West ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Evidence of Our Values: Disability Inclusion on Library Instruction
           Websites
    • Abstract: Libraries are called to serve users with diverse needs and a wide range of abilities and disabilities. In 2001, the American Library Association (ALA) approved the Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy, which explicitly directs libraries to provide inclusive services and programming for users, regardless of their disability status.1 The policy encompasses a broad spectrum of library facilities and services, from collections to facilities access. Included in the policy is a specific call for libraries to consider "providing an interpreter or real-time captioning services" to ensure equitable access to instructional programming.2 The adoption of this policy closely follows the rise of information ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cultural Competence in Library Instruction: A Reflective Practice Approach
    • Abstract: As colleges and universities become more global and strive to create inclusive environments for all learners, they must address cultural differences. Each student brings to the classroom his or her personal cultural background, including norms, behaviors, and values. The ability to teach students from a variety of cultures is now critical to the success of any instructional initiative. As campuses continue to change and develop, however, librarianship has remained a predominantly white profession with a mandate to serve all patrons.1Cultural competence is an essential foundation for instruction in a globalized world. The National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., defines ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Information Literacy Practices of Spanish-Speaking Graduate Students at
           the University of Kansas
    • Abstract: In a library instruction session for a Spanish undergraduate course, one of the authors of this paper noticed a student selecting resources for his research project by browsing book covers from the results of a Google Image search. Aware that the student's choice of material would probably not be accepted as a suitable source by the professor, the librarian approached him and demonstrated how to use Boolean operators and quotation marks to carry out a search in both the library catalog and in WorldCat, which lists the holdings of tens of thousands of libraries worldwide. Despite the librarian's efforts, the student resisted her attempt to help, preferring his visual way of finding information. The student in ... Read More
      Keywords: Academic libraries; Research libraries; Library buildings; Computers and literacy; Literacy; Web-based instruction; Intercultural communication in education; Internet research; Information literacy; Library science; Management; Computer science; Data
      PubDate: 2018-07-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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