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SHSU Recreational Reading Survey
This online survey was sent to Sam Houston State University students, faculty, and staff on April 2, 2014 on behalf of several SHSU librarians. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into recreational reading habits ...
So Text Me—Maybe: A Rubric Assessment of Librarian Behavior in SMS Reference Services
(Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 2014)
Assessment has become a persistently hot topic in the library world, particularly when it comes to establishing value for academic library services. In an effort to assess performance and develop training tools to improve ...
Head First into the Patron-Driven Acquisition Pool: A Comparison of Librarian Selections Versus Patron Purchases
(Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (Taylor & Francis), 2011)
Although many recent studies have been conducted on the implementation and results of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) initiatives at academic libraries, very few have focused on whether, or how, patrons’ selections vary ...
Not in Love, or Not in the Know? Graduate Student and Faculty Use (and Non-Use) of E-Books
(Elsevier (Journal of Academic Librarianship), 2012)
This study focuses on usage of electronic books (e-books) among advanced researchers, including graduate students and faculty, at a four-year academic institution. The researchers aimed to highlight differences in behavior, ...