Category Archives: Publications

COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES – September 2015

crl squareThe September 2015 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014.

Articles

Therese F. Triumph and Penny M. Beile. “The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements from 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Forrest E. Link, Yuji Tosaka, and Cathy Weng. “Mining and Analyzing Circulation and ILL Data for Informed Collection Development. ” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Kirsten Kinsley, Rachel Besara, Abby Scheel, Gloria Colvin, Jessica Evans Brady, and Melissa Burel. “Graduate Conversations: Assessing the Space Needs of Graduate Students.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Francine May and Alice Swabey. “Using and Experiencing the Academic Library: A Multisite Observational Study of Space and Place.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Brian Detlor and Kathryn Ball. “Getting More Value from the LibQUAL+® Survey: The Merits of Qualitative Analysis and Importance-Satisfaction Matrices in Assessing Library Patron Comments.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Ilka Datig and Beth Russell. “‘The Fruits of Intellectual Labor’: International Student Views of Intellectual Property.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Patrick L. Carr. “Serendipity in the Stacks: Libraries, Information Architecture, and the Problems of Accidental Discovery.”  Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Book Reviews
Harlan Greene. Patricia Steele, David Cronrath, Sandra Parsons Vicchio, and Nancy Fried Foster. The Living Library: An Intellectual Ecosystem. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015. 138p. Paper, $42.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-8740-7). Full Text (PDF).

Jen Hoyer. Tomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson. Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2014. 248p. Paper, $67.00 (ISBN 978-1-55570-989-1). Full Text (PDF).

Michelle Hendley. Reinventing Reference: How Libraries Deliver Value in the Age of Google. Eds. Katie Elson Anderson and Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2015. 192p. $65.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-1278-2). Full Text (PDF).

Andrea Kosavic. Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers. Eds. Maria Bonn and Mike Furlough for the Association of College and Research Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 2014. 288p. Paper, $50.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-8697-4). Full Text (PDF).

Ryan Litsey. Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability. Eds. Valerie Horton and Greg Pronevitz for American Library Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2015. 216p. $65.00 (ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1218-8). Full Text (PDF).

Lizzy Walker. Andrew Weiss. Using Massive Digital Libraries: A LITA Guide. Chicago: American Library Association, 2014. 192 p. Paper, $60.00 (ISBN: 978-0-8389-1235-5). Full Text (PDF).

Choice Goes Mobile With New Tablet App

choice appChoice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, has announced the release of the new Choice tablet app, which makes Choice magazine available for the  iPad and Android tablets. Current Choice or Choice Reviews Online subscribers can access the Choice app for free by downloading it from the App Store and Google Play™.

The Choice tablet app includes features and functionalities that make it more than simply a digital version of the monthly magazine, including the options to:

  • Browse by subject
  • Search by keyword
  • Create lists
  • Email reviews
  • Sign up for ACRL-Choice webinars or watch the most recent presentations
  • Use social media links to share articles on Facebook or Twitter

Debuting with the September 2015 issue, the Choice tablet app joins a growing roster of products and services from Choice, which include Choice magazine, Choice Reviews Online, Resources for College Libraries, and the ACRL-Choice webinar program.

Learn more about Choice on the publication website.

Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries

Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic LibrariesACRL announces the publication of Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries, edited by Sara Holder and Amber Butler Lannon.

In response to factors such as the decline in circulation of print materials, cuts to library budgets, decreasing demand for in-person reference service, and the implementation of new service models as well as the increasing interdisciplinary nature of academic research—research libraries across North America are merging and consolidating library branches. Merging libraries is complex work for the librarians tasked with these projects. Not only do moving staff, collections, and services require careful planning and execution, there are also myriad stakeholder groups affected when a library closes, all of whom require individualized attention, consideration, and response.

Difficult Decisions explores library consolidation through commentary, research, and case studies written by librarians with experience navigating these events. Individual chapters address either the entire process of a consolidation or closure, multiple aspects of one or more experiences, or one aspect that is particularly important such as communicating with faculty or using data to make decisions about collections. The book is a comprehensive resource for library administrators, librarians asked to assist with these challenging projects, and anyone working in a library undergoing a merger, and is appropriate for all types of academic libraries, as well as an instructive casebook for collections at schools of library and information science.

Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians

Classroom Assessment Techniques for LibrariansACRL announces the publication of Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians. Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom.

Kvenild and Bowles-Terry share 24 tried and true assessment tools, along with library-specific examples, to help librarians assess students’ ability to recall, analyze, and apply new knowledge. The assessment tools in Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians actively engage students by asking them to think, write, and reflect. Librarians can use results of these assessments as a starting point to define and measure information literacy learning outcomes as well as to improve their teaching skills and instructional design.

This collection of assessment techniques can be adapted to multiple learning environments, including traditional one-shot library instruction, online instruction, and for-credit courses. Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians is essential reading for academic libraries participating in instruction activities, and will prove useful to school libraries with strong information literacy programs, as well as library and information school collections.

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

College & Research Libraries – July 2015

crl squareThe July 2015 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014.

Editorial

Scott Walter. “Research and Writing.”

Articles
Felly Chiteng Kot and Jennifer L. Jones. “The Impact of Library Resource Utilization on Undergraduate Students’ Academic Performance: A Propensity Score Matching Design.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Steven W. Witt, Laurie Kutner, and Liz Cooper. “Mapping Academic Library Contributions to Campus Internationalization.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Gail Munde and Bryna Coonin. “Cross-Generational Valuing Among Peer Academic Librarians.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Char Booth, M. Sara Lowe, Natalie Tagge, and Sean M. Stone. “Degrees of Impact: Analyzing the Effects of Progressive Librarian Course Collaborations on Student Performance.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Charlotte Priddle and Laura McCann. “Off-Site Storage and Special Collections: A Study in Use and Impact in ARL Libraries in the United States.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Jeffery L. Loo and Elizabeth A. Dupuis. “Organizational Learning for Library Enhancements: A Collaborative, Research-Driven Analysis of Academic Department Needs.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Harriett E. Green and Angela Courtney. Beyond the Scanned Image: A Needs Assessment of Scholarly Users of Digital Collections.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Book Reviews
Scott Curtis. Assessing Liaison Librarians: Documenting Impact for Positive Change. Eds. Daniel C. Mack and Gary W. White. Chicago, Ill.: Association of College and Research Libraries / A division of the American Library Association, 2014. 154p. $44.00 (ISBN 978-083898708-7). LC 2014041523. Full Text (PDF).

Joseph Aubele. Victoria Martin. Demystifying eResearch: A Primer for Librarians. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2014. 189p. Paper, $75.00 (978-1-61069-520-6). Full Text (PDF).

Michael R. Mitchell. Richard Moniz, Jo Henry, and Joe Eshleman. Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison. Chicago, Ill.: Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. 200p. Paper, $60.00 (ISBN 978-1-55570-967-9). LC 2013-050031. Full Text (PDF).

Mark E. Shelton. Aaron Schmidt, and Amanda Etches. Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association, 2014. 174p. Paper, $65.00 (ISBN: 978-0-8389-1226-3). Full Text (PDF).

1 2 3 24