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2021 Publications

Calling all DOLS members: The Research & Publications Committee wants to celebrate what you’re writing, designing, and saying! Please share your publications, posters, and presentations via this brief Google Form. We know distance and online learning is only one piece of the larger educational puzzle, so if your publications are outside that scope… share them…

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2020 Publications

Calling all DOLS members: The Research & Publications Committee wants to celebrate what you’re writing, designing, and saying! Please share your publications, posters, and presentations via this brief Google Form. We know distance and online learning is only one piece of the larger educational puzzle, so if your publications are outside that scope… share them…

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Top 5 Articles on Tech Tools for Engagement

Compiled and annotated by Alyssa Russo, Ruth Monnier, and Michael Saar, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. December 2021. Among the various challenges of remote instruction, cultivating engagement in the learning process is key to motivating, challenging, and exciting learners. Likewise, librarians are faced with the daunting task of selecting the best tech tools…

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Top 5 Articles on The Changing Landscape of Online Librarians

Compiled and annotated by Heather Dalal and Jessica O’Brien, co-chairs of the ACRL DOLS Research and Publications Committee. October 2021. Along with many other professionals, in the past 18 months, librarians have had to adapt to meet the changing needs of their users. The five articles selected for this collection focus on ways in which…

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Top 5 Articles on Universal Design for Learning and Library Instruction

Compiled and annotated by Heather Dalal, Ruth Monnier, and Jessica O’Brien, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. December 2020. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is not new to the educational landscape, but there is a lack of information on incorporating UDL principles into library instruction. The following articles describe the history of UDL…

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2018-19 Publications

Calling all DOLS members: The Research & Publications Committee wants to celebrate what you’re writing, designing, and saying! Please share your publications, posters, and presentations via this brief Google Form. We know distance and online learning is only one piece of the larger educational puzzle, so if your publications are outside that scope… share them…

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Top 5 Articles for Librarians New to Providing Distance & Online Support

Compiled and annotated by Alexandra Hauser and John Stawarz, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. As COVID-19 derailed many colleges’ and universities’ plans for in-person instruction, many academic libraries have needed to quickly adjust the services and resources that they offer. The following articles offer several concrete ways that librarians can support online…

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Top 5 Articles on Distance Library Marketing

Compiled and annotated by Cynthia Thomes and Erica Getts, members of the DLS Research and Publications Committee. Marketing a library’s resources or services can be particularly difficult in the distance education setting, where some users never physically set foot in the library and only interact with library staff virtually. Although there are relatively few articles…

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Top 5 Articles on Assessment of Online Instruction

Compiled and annotated by Alexandra Hauser and Lindley Homol, members of the DLS Research & Publications Committee. Information literacy instruction for learners who are online or at a distance can often be difficult to assess. Are students attaining learning outcomes through online library instruction, and if so, which methods seem to be the most effective?…

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Top 5 Articles on Collaboration as Outreach

Compiled and annotated by Mandi Goodsett and John Stawarz, members of the DLS Research and Publications Committee. Finding effective ways to reach online and distance students can certainly be challenging. Check out the articles below to discover how new and sometimes unexpected collaborations have helped libraries support the unique needs of distance learning communities. Burgoyne,…