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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…

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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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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,…

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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…