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Top 5 Articles on Data Privacy

Compiled and annotated by Peter Brunette and Theresa Mastrodonato, members of the ACRL DOLS Research and Publications Committee, March 2022. Students, faculty, and staff of all types of institutions and libraries create a considerable amount of data as they use the library catalog, databases, computers, learning management systems, and many other systems. Understanding how this…

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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 COVID-19 Pandemic: A Year in Review

Compiled and annotated by Erica Getts and Ruth Monnier, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely forever changed how organizations, including libraries that offer distance services, operate. One year in, let’s take some time to review the lessons learned, including the differences between regular distance librarianship and emergency distance…

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Top 5 Articles on Inclusivity

Compiled and annotated by Mandi Goodsett and Cynthia Thomes, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Jan. – March 2021. As distance/online learning has become more prevalent, librarians have sought guidance about how best to meet the needs of all students in an equitable manner, regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender…