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100 Search Engines For Academic Research, by Terry Heick

100 Search Engines For Academic Research, by Terry Heick | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"100 Search Engines For Academic Research.. .Check out the new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for."

 

>> Extremely valuable resource to librarians!


Via Louise Robinson-Lay, João Greno Brogueira, Dennis T OConnor, Karen du Toit
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Brenda O'Leary's comment, January 11, 2013 2:10 AM
Great Faye! have rescooped!!!!
A4Academics's comment, March 27, 2013 2:22 PM
Its wonderful list . Thanks for sharing it. I wasn't aware of such a big list till now.
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Academic Librarian Research: A Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities

Academic Librarian Research: A Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

One of the interesting articles in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries (September 2012) is this article on the development and results of a recent survey of academic librarians about their attitudes, involvement, and perceived capabilities using and engaging in primary research. The purpose of the survey was to inform the development of a continuing education program in research design.

 

"This article contributes a new perspective on the topic of how librarians think of their own abilities to conduct research with the introduction of a confidence scale and opens a line of inquiry for possible future research activities related to self-efficacy and research productivity..."


"Two other potentially profitable research agendas are identified in this article: defining a research culture in a library setting and performing a systematic review of published academic librarian practitioner-researchers to learn how to replicate their success."

 

The article (as well as all the articles in this issue) are available for download in pdf and html here: http://crl.acrl.org/content/73/5/431.full.pdf+html


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School Library Research (SLR) Volume 13 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Research (SLR) Volume 13 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

Principals' perceptions, school library media programs, relationships between school cultures and school library programs, and more.


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10 Free Tools for Everyday Research to Teach Search Skills

10 Free Tools for Everyday Research to Teach Search Skills | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"Findings from Softlink’s annual Australian School Library Survey have revealed a positive link between literacy results and school library resourcing levels. The 2012 survey found schools with higher than the national average NAPLAN reading literacy scores received above average levels of library funding and staffing. 

A comparable result was identified between schools with low NAPLAN scores and low funding levels, with the relationship’s significance increasing from primary to secondary school.  These results were echoed in the 2010 and 2011 surveys."


Via Anne Whaits, Dennis T OConnor, Jason Ertz, Lisa Durff, Karen du Toit
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Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:48 PM
HI Elizabeth. Thank you for the recent rescoops and for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you. Best of luck!
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School Library. Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Knowledge Model

School Library. Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Knowledge Model | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"School libraries today feel increasing pressure to reinvent themselves in the face of increasing financial pressures, new media technologies, and a progressively media-savvy population. Their transformation from information reserve to knowledge center has been fast underway. This paper builds on that evolution to develop an argument for media literacy education as the pedagogical foundation for the learning commons model for school libraries. This would position the school library as a dynamic media literacy learning hub, anchoring entire schools around knowledge, expression, collaboration, and creation in both virtual and physical spaces. The paper will highlight the case of Chelmsford High School Learning Commons in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, as a vibrant central space in a school for just this type of integrated learning."


Via lyn_hay, Anne Whisken, Eeva Kurttila-Matero, Anu Ojaranta
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