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Top 5 Articles on Online Library Orientations

Compiled and annotated by Ella Gibson and Ruth Monnier, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Orienting students and faculty to the library and what it has to offer is an important first step for student success. But how do you create a successful online library orientation and if you create such an orientation,…

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Top 5 Articles on Anti-racism and Teaching and Learning Online

Compiled and annotated by Brittni Ballard, Kelsey Diemand, Niki Fullmer, Sam Harlow, and Kaiya Schroeder, members of the DOLS Anti-racism and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. The internet may technologically connect us more now than ever, but how socially connected are institutions and their teachers and learners? The five articles in this collection explore the…

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Top 5 Articles on Algorithmic Literacy

Compiled and annotated by Michael Saar, Peter Brunette, and Natalie Haber, members of the ACRL DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Algorithms have become increasingly influential in shaping the way we access, evaluate, and use information. This collection of article summaries delves into the topic of algorithms and its implications for information literacy. The articles highlight…

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Top 5 Articles on Instructional Design in Library Instruction

Compiled and annotated by Camille Abdeljawad and Ella Gibson, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Academic librarians are increasingly being asked to participate in instructional design, whether for library instruction or other university-related tasks. The five articles in this collection explore instructional design and the various roles librarians play in the process. These…

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Top 5 Articles on Remote Work in Librarianship

Compiled by Heather Dalal and Theresa Mastrodonato, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Along with other professionals, librarians have proven to be productive and effective working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The five articles selected for this collection discuss remote work and flexible working arrangements in librarianship. We learned that remote work is…

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Top 5 Articles on Supporting Online MLIS Students

Compiled and annotated by Brittni Ballard and Chimene Tucker, members of the ACRL DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Conversations about distance and online librarianship often fail to include distance and online library students. The five articles in this collection explore the intersections of librarianship, teaching, and learning from the perspectives of distance and online library…

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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…