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Research Article: “Faculty Usage of Library Tools in a Learning Management System” (Preprint)

Research Article: “Faculty Usage of Library Tools in a Learning Management System” (Preprint)

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The following article was accepted for publication by College & Research Libraries (C&RL) last month. The anticipated publication date is September 2014.

Title:

“Faculty Usage of Library Tools in a Learning Management System”
Preprint
27 pages, PDF.

Authors

Chris Leeder
Doctoral Candidate 
School of Information 
University of Michigan

Steven Lonn
Research Specialist
USE Lab
University of Michigan

Source

College & Research Libraries Web Site

Abstract

In order to better understand faculty attitudes and practices regarding usage of library-specific tools and roles in a university learning management system, log data for a period of three semesters was analyzed. Academic departments with highest rates of usage were identified, and faculty users and non-users within those departments were surveyed regarding their perceptions of and experience with the library tools. Librarians who use the tools were also surveyed to compare their perceptions of faculty tool and role use. While faculty survey respondents showed high levels of positive perceptions of librarians, they also exhibited low awareness of the library tools and little understanding of their use. Recommendations for encouraging wider adoption and effective usage are discussed.”

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Posted on: May 31, 2013, 6:43 am Category: Uncategorized