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Publication date: 1 December 2004

Barbara A. Burd and Lori E. Buchanan

As online learning opportunities increase in today's society, librarians need to consider additional ways to design online instruction effectively. Developing the…

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As online learning opportunities increase in today's society, librarians need to consider additional ways to design online instruction effectively. Developing the strategies necessary to teach and learn online successfully requires an understanding of learning styles and how they may be best addressed in the online environment. As is the case in a face‐to‐face classroom, the use of a specific teaching style or set of styles must expand in order to address different learning styles when teaching online. Successful teaching and learning depend on all participants possessing the attitudes necessary to succeed in the online environment. This paper provides information about learning and teaching styles, and it addresses how teaching to various learning styles may be accomplished using the available online tools and resources.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 32 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2000

Nancy K. Getty, Barbara Burd, Sarah K. Burns and Linda Piele

Librarians at four academic institutions present their experiences using four courseware products (Web Course in a Box, Blackboard, eCollege.com, and WebCT) to teach…

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Librarians at four academic institutions present their experiences using four courseware products (Web Course in a Box, Blackboard, eCollege.com, and WebCT) to teach information literacy skills. Objectives, methods, content, and student populations vary from place to place. In all four cases, with some reservations, librarians deem courseware a valuable tool for delivery of library instruction. They agree on the following primary advantages: support for interactivity; support for assessment/grade management; support for distance education; relatively quick development time; relatively low technical skill requirement; and raise the following concerns: inability to integrate quiz questions into the text of lessons; and diminution of interpersonal contact.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Article
Publication date: 18 January 2008

Barbara Burd

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Reference Reviews, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Book part
Publication date: 19 October 2016

Michael Watts

Using the case of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, I argue that the catastrophe was less an example of a low probability-high catastrophe event…

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Using the case of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, I argue that the catastrophe was less an example of a low probability-high catastrophe event than an instance of socially produced risks and insecurities associated with deepwater oil and gas production during the neoliberal period after 1980. The disaster exposes the deadly intersection of the aggressive enclosure of a new technologically risky resource frontier (the deepwater continental shelf) with what I call a frontier of neoliberalized risk, a lethal product of cut-throat corporate cost-cutting, the collapse of government oversight and regulatory authority and the deepening financialization and securitization of the oil market. These two local pockets of socially produced risk and wrecklessness have come to exceed the capabilities of what passes as risk management and energy security. In this sense, the Deepwater Horizon disaster was produced by a set of structural conditions, a sort of rogue capitalism, not unlike those which precipitated the financial meltdown of 2008. The forms of accumulation unleashed in the Gulf of Mexico over three decades rendered a high-risk enterprise yet more risky, all the while accumulating insecurities and radical uncertainties which made the likelihood of a Deepwater Horizon type disaster highly overdetermined.

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Risking Capitalism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-235-4

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Book part
Publication date: 24 July 2014

Stephanie Beverage, Kathleen DeLong, Irene M. H. Herold and Kenley Neufeld

From the perspective of library leaders, this chapter charts a path to mindful leadership by providing key definitions, theories, and organizational and cultural…

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From the perspective of library leaders, this chapter charts a path to mindful leadership by providing key definitions, theories, and organizational and cultural applications of mindful leadership. The four authors bring personal experience and knowledge to the topic by outlining practical examples of applying mindfulness in the workplace and in leading the library profession. The chapter considers the College Library Directors’ Mentor Program from the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries as a case study for mindful leadership in this successful leadership development program.

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-469-5

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Article
Publication date: 5 February 2018

Barbara Blummer and Jeffrey M. Kenton

The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature on student learning outcomes and academic libraries. An analysis of 81 papers revealed the following themes…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature on student learning outcomes and academic libraries. An analysis of 81 papers revealed the following themes: outcomes assessment of library skills instruction, tools for assessing students’ achievement of learning outcomes, institutional accreditation and student learning outcomes, academic libraries’ impact on student learning outcomes, and the creation of learning outcomes. An understanding of these themes highlights how student learning outcomes are created, assessed, and valued in the academy.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology centered on a literature review of student learning outcomes and academic libraries from 2001 to the present. To identify relevant articles on this topic, the authors searched the library literature with various combinations of the following keywords: learning outcomes, library, academic, university, college, and higher education.

Findings

An analysis of 81 papers on student learning outcomes and academic libraries revealed the following five themes: outcomes assessment of library skills instruction, assessment tools for student learning outcomes, institutional accreditation and student learning outcomes, academic libraries’ impact on student learning outcomes, and the creation of learning outcomes.

Research limitations/implications

The research was limited to articles published in English and after 2000.

Practical implications

The findings can be utilized to inform instructional librarians about creating and assessing student learning outcomes. In addition, the paper can assist librarians in forging partnerships with academic departments and faculty in creating student learning outcomes to support course and departmental outcomes and accreditation efforts.

Originality/value

The research offers librarians opportunities to incorporate student learning outcomes in library instruction as well as collaborate with faculty in creating student learning outcomes.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 19 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2004

Evan H. Offstein, Miriam B. Larson, Andrea L. McNeill and Hasten Mjoni Mwale

Following approaches consistent with the qualitative research tradition, attempts to capture the essence of the full‐time graduate student experience. Using the constant…

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Following approaches consistent with the qualitative research tradition, attempts to capture the essence of the full‐time graduate student experience. Using the constant comparative method, analyzes several sources of data to arrive at a grounded theoretical model of the graduate student experience. Findings suggest that stress is at the core of the graduate student experience and is amplified by conflicting demands and internal conflict unique to this type of student. Additionally, international graduate students appear to face some tremendous obstacles that span both their personal and professional lives. Also identified are several of the tactics and mechanisms that students adopt to reduce hardship as they proceed through their respective programs. Finally, implications for current administrative practice and future research are discussed.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 18 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1996

Kristin Stoklosa

The purpose of this bibliographic guide is to acquaint librarians with resources on health care provision for patients of various cultures. The sources in this…

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The purpose of this bibliographic guide is to acquaint librarians with resources on health care provision for patients of various cultures. The sources in this bibliography address lingual and cultural barriers to communication between patients and health care providers. They also cover the health care needs of specific ethnic groups, the impact of cultural beliefs on health behavior and knowledge, and traditionally held health care practices.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 September 2003

Rob Lenholt, Barbara Costello and Judson Stryker

Collaboration among three university departments resulted in a successful venture to integrate an innovative electronic element into an online course management system…

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Collaboration among three university departments resulted in a successful venture to integrate an innovative electronic element into an online course management system (Blackboard). A faculty member from the school of business and two library faculty, with assistance from the University’s Center for Information Technology, developed a unique, yet simple, method for incorporating library instruction handouts into course‐specific online classes. At the end of the semester, students were surveyed and data were collected, analyzed, and compared; the results overwhelmingly indicated that utilizing online courseware in library instruction was a useful and time saving tool for participating students. The simplicity of the method used to create these handouts lends itself to application in other areas of study, and use with online courseware other than Blackboard.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Expanding the Scope of Social Science Research on Disability
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-551-3

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