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Top 5 Articles on Big Ideas for the New School Year

Compiled and annotated by Kim Wobick and Erica Getts, members of the DLS Research and Publications Committee. Start off the new school year with a tasting of readings that may inspire you to try something new in your classroom! Giannetti, F. (2017). Against the grain: Reading for the challenges of collaborative digital humanities pedagogy. College…

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Top 5 Articles on Technology

Compiled and annotated by Hui-Fen Chang and Tracy Coyne, members of the DLS Research and Publications Committee. Hello and welcome to warmer weather! This quarter we focus on technology and how it can impact student engagement, boost learning, change behaviors, and create a sense of community. We hope you enjoy! Kanzki-Veloso, E., Orellana, A., &…

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Top 5 Articles on Embedded Librarianship

Compiled and annotated by Lindley Homol and Elena Bianco, members of the DLS Research and Publications Committee. As 2019 begins, our top 5 articles focus on embedded librarianship. The authors of the articles below provide overviews and examine best practices of embedded librarians at a variety of institutions.  The articles examine how embedded librarians can…

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Top 5 Articles on Reference Services and Information Literacy

Compiled and annotated by Kim Wobick and Beth Tumbleson, members of the DLS Research and Publications Committee. Fall is here, the semester has begun and our thoughts revolve around reference and information literacy! These articles report on some great ideas and research on different ways to meet with students and raise awareness of your library’s…

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Top 5 Articles on Accessibility

Compiled and annotated by Lindley Homol, Stephanie Weiss, and Denyse Rodrigues. Happy spring/early summer! It is the time of year many of us work on projects that take a bit more time and thought than typically available during the fall and winter terms. To inspire your work, we offer you a selection of articles on…

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Top 5 Articles on Teaching and Learning

Compiled and annotated by Hui-Fen Chang and Beth Tumbleson. Abrizah, A., I., Samaila, & Afiqah-Izzati, N. (2016). Systematic literature review informing LIS professionals on embedding librarianship roles. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(6), 636–643. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2016.08.010 The authors presented a systematic literature review of LIS literature on the roles of embedded librarianship. Fifty-six articles were selected for…

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Top 5 Articles on Open Educational Resources

Compiled and annotated by Erin Cassity and Rebecca Renirie. Happy New Year! As open educational resources (OERs) continue to gain traction in distance and online education, we chose to take a look at the top five recent articles covering these resources from a library perspective. This is an emerging topic, so we expect to see…

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Top 5 Articles on Creating Learning Objects

Compiled and annotated by Kim Wobick and Carrie Girton. With the start of a new school year, many of us are or will soon be creating and updating learning objects for our students. Whether you’re working on tutorials, infographics, or modules, these articles have great tips to get you started and help you create captivating…

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Top 5 Articles on Study Abroad

Compiled and annotated by Betsy Williams and Andrea Hebert. Summer is here, and dreams of exotic destinations abound. Just in time for summer vacation, the DLS Research and Publications Committee offers you a sampling of articles focused on library services for those lucky students and faculty in far flung destinations. Chan, K. P., Colvin, J.…

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Top 5 Articles on User Studies

Compiled and annotated by Carrie Bishop and Angie Thorpe. Several years ago, the ACRL Board of Directors approved a set of Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. Among these was the specification that, “a comprehensive bibliography of recent literature on distance learning library services” be made available on the DLS website. This is a smart…