Friday, May 11, 2018

New articles: Survey of infolit teaching practices; Seeking information with Yik Yak; Engineering faculty; Vignettes; Shame

The latest issue of open access journal College and Research Libraries (volume 79 issue 2, 2018) includes:
- Survey of Information Literacy Instructional Practices in U.S. Academic Libraries by Heidi Julien, Melissa Gross, Don Latham . A particularly interesting article for readers of this blog "An online survey sent to the community of professional librarians in the United States who provide information literacy instruction in academic libraries provided insights into their practices and the challenges they face. Data include current pedagogical methods, client groups of focus, assessment and evaluation, marketing, instructional objectives, incorporating the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into instruction, the role of technology in instruction, the importance of relationships with faculty and administrators, and a range of common challenges faced by instructional librarians."
- Should We Yak Back? Information Seeking among Yik Yak Users on a University Campus by Elizabeth Price ("an exploratory analysis of the postings on Yik Yak in the geographic area of a four-year, regional public institution during the 2015–2016 academic year")
- Analyzing Citation and Research Collaboration Characteristics of Faculty in Aerospace, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical Engineering by Li Zhang
- Vignettes: Implications for LIS Research by Allison Benedetti, John Jackson, Lili Luo ("We use two research projects, one focused on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and one on the vocabulary used to describe library services, to discuss the strengths of vignettes and implications for LIS research.)
- Shame: The Emotional Basis of Library Anxiety by Erin L. McAfee
The contents page for the issue is at
Photo by Sheila Webber: young beech leaves and Firth Court, May 2018

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