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International Students And Academic Libraries

Author: Diane E. Peters
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810874305
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This book addresses the issues faced by both international students and by librarians who work with them and offers suggestions on ways to make the relationship between the two groups more positive and productive. The annotated bibliography provides an overview of the literature on the topic.

Internationalization And The North American University Library

Author: Karen Bordonaro
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891840
Size: 19.89 MB
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This book investigates the role of the North American university library in internationalization from the perspectives of both librarians and international users. It also explores how librarians and international users personally experience the phenomenon of internationalization in higher education in the United States and Canada.

Student Engagement And The Academic Library

Author: Loanne Snavely
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849832
Size: 56.67 MB
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"This unique book explores exciting programs and initiatives that can both engage undergraduate students with academic libraries and assist academic librarians in creating a vibrant library atmosphere"--

Promoting Ethnic Diversity And Multiculturalism In Higher Education

Author: Blummer, Barbara
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522540989
Size: 43.49 MB
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As the world becomes more navigable, opportunities arise for people to live in different countries and for students to study internationally. Such capabilities require universities and other institutions of higher learning to accommodate cultural diversity. Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education is an essential scholarly publication that examines the interaction between culture and learning in academic environments and the efforts to mediate it through various educational venues. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including intercultural competence, microaggressions, and student diversity, this book is geared towards educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.

The Intersection Of Library Learning And Second Language Learning

Author: Karen Bordonaro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442227044
Size: 59.28 MB
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Language learning and library learning in a university setting are closely related endeavors that intersect at various times and locations, and with various teachers and learners. This book is an examination of how these intersections are experienced by language learners. Its aim is to explore the two types of learning to help sustain and develop the learning in both areas. The Intersection of Library Learning and Second-Language Learning: Theory and Practice is aimed at practitioners, both librarians and language instructors, and describes everyday scenarios which will resonate with academic librarians and language instructors. It presents practical experiences and accompanies them with a consideration of the literature of both librarianship and language education. It reviews and evaluates professional practices employed by working librarians and language instructors in their dealings with international students. Considerations of the intersections between language learning and library learning are placed within a theoretical framework of learner autonomy. This framework offers librarians and language instructors methods and practices that enable students to take control of their learning in the areas of both language learning and library learning. A concluding chapter offers ways to connect the framework of learner autonomy to settings outside that of a university context.

Library Services For Multicultural Patrons

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810887223
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Library Services for Multicultural Patrons provides librarians of all types who want to better serve the multicultural groups in their communities with easy-to-implement suggestions for collaborative efforts, many rich and diverse programming ideas, strategies for improving reference services and library instruction to speakers of English as a second language, marketing and promotional tips designed to welcome multicultural patrons into the library, and much more.

E Books In Academic Libraries

Author: Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780630506
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Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books