In The Library With The Lead Pipe

Journal article

16 May 2018

We asked students to find an article and answer the following questions: Is this a popular or scholarly article? How can you tell? We analyzed student answers to better understand the reasoning used to distinguish between scholarly and popular sources. Our results suggest that framing...

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

By investigating the peer-review process as part of scholarly conversations, this article provides a brief literature review on peer review in information literacy instruction, and argues that by using open peer review (OPR) models for teaching, library workers can allow students to gain a deeper...

Journal article

21 Mar 2018

This article explores how Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) developed, problems with the current ILL ecosystem, and changes that can make ILL centered on users’ needs and processes rather than backend library systems.

Journal article

7 Mar 2018

This paper, written from the perspective of a school, public, and academic librarian, discusses why school librarians are essential - not only for the K-12 students, but for information professionals and users of information everywhere.

Journal article

7 Feb 2018

Ever thought about why it is vital that organisations like APO exist? This article examines digital government information preservation initiatives in the United States.

Journal article

23 Aug 2017

This article presents a case study in establishing an information literacy instruction and assessment program for first-year university students at the University of Colorado.

Journal article

12 Jul 2017

Looking at social media posts on Yik Yak, this article looks at common threads of social dynamics, expectations of quiet space, and frustration with studying, all of which increase our understanding of student experiences in US and international libraries.