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  • Author(s):
    Nora Belzowski, Mark Robison
    Abstract:

    Subject faculty sometimes limit information literacy when they ask a librarian for “the library talk.” On the librarian’s end, this unimaginative request translates into a traditional one-shot, often focused on point-and-click skills rather than building deeper competencies. The authors developed a collaboration rubric to liberate librarians from this deadlock. The rubric uses nine lenses to focus the librarian-instructor collaboration on relevant sub-categories that display various instructi…

    Date Published:
    2019-03
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  • Author(s):
    Mark Robison, Rachael Muszkiewicz
    Abstract:

    Many U.S. academic libraries offer programming during final exams, in an attempt to relieve students’ stress. Despite the reported success of library de-stress programs, students often have little input in planning these activities. For the academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17, the authors allowed students to come up with their own de-stress program ideas. To solicit students’ ideas, the authors used a two-round idea generation and voting process, using whiteboards placed in public spaces in th…

    Date Published:
    2019-03
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  • Author(s):
    Mark Robison, Nancy Fawley, Ann Marshall
    Abstract:

    Despite their commitment to serving unique campus populations, academic librarians have been slow to recognize the needs of one large demographic: transfer students. Transfer students often face challenges adjusting to the academic expectations of their new universities, as evidenced by the well-documented initial drop in GPA known as “transfer shock” (Ishitanti, 2008). Incoming transfer students are forced to navigate confusing systems in order to transfer course credits and enroll in course…

    Date Published:
    2018-11
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