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  • Tags: Academic Libraries

Assess and Improve: A Case Study at Georgia Southern University Library

Method, Analysis, and Finding (Research): Case study method using surveys. (2) Description of Work in Progress, or Best Practice, or Innovative Services, or Community Development: Over the years, Georgia Southern University’s Henderson Library has…

Help-seeking in the academic library in the digital age: a review of the research and a conversation

2016 CALA MW_Burns_HelpSeeking In the Library.pdf
Asking for help with library research can be difficult for students for many reasons. In this presentation, I will discuss some of the research on the topic of help-seeking. Many students still use a traditional approach by talking to a librarian at…

Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery: An Analysis of Digital Collection Metadata Elements and Internet Search Engine Keywords

This study analyzed digital item metadata and keywords from Internet search engines to learn what metadata elements actually facilitate discovery of digital collections through Internet keyword searching and how significantly each metadata element…

The State of Wireless Laptop Lending Programs: A Survey of Academic Libraries

Purpose – This paper seeks to learn, by way of a survey, what librarians at US colleges and
universities were doing and the issues they were encountering as they considered, developed, or
maintained wireless laptop computer lending programs (WLLP)

The Effectiveness of a University’s Single-Session Information Literacy Instruction

Purpose – The purpose of this paper it to determine the effectiveness of “single‐session” information literacy instruction as it was integrated into the curriculum of a general education course at Monmouth University, New Jersey.

Next generation or current generation? A study of the OPACs of 260 academic libraries in the United States and Canada

Purpose– The study described in this paper aims to identify the progress made in the efforts to model current online public access catalogs (OPACs) after the next generation catalog (NGC) in academic libraries in the USA and Canada.

"Discovering" what's changed: A revisit of the OPACS of 260 academic libraries

This paper aims to determine the current usage of next generation online public access catalogs (OPACs) and discovery tools in academic libraries in the USA and Canada.

Promoting and teaching information literacy on the Internet: Surveying the websites of 264 academic libraries in North America

A survey was conducted between July and November 2012 to determine how academic libraries in the United States and Canada marketed and delivered information literacy on the Web. A random sample of 264 institutions was taken from Peterson's Four-Year…

Delivering reference services on the Web: An investigation into the current practice by academic libraries

This article describes a study on web-based reference services in academic libraries. A random sample of 362 institutions was taken from Peterson's Four-Year Colleges 2013. The authors scanned each library's website for reference-related activities,…

Libraries as gateways of learning and librarians as capable facilitators

Investigating and discussing how librarians in academic libraries change their roles and services following the changes in the libraries due to emerging technologies applied in the libraries.