Browse by Author "Walter, Scott"
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Walter, Scott (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2010)Provides a framework for studying public engagement efforts in academic libraries, as well as case studies of exemplary library public engagement programs.
Searing, Susan E.; Walter, Scott; Smith, Linda C.; Namachchivaya, Beth Sandore (2013)The planning stage of the Field Strength project explored the current state of LIS students’ field experiences in academic libraries. The findings of this multi-method, IMLS-funded study add depth to the assumption that ...
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Searing, Susan E.; Walter, Scott (Association of Research Libraries, 2012)“Library experience is as important in getting hired by a library as the MLS, maybe even more so.” In his 2005 essay, “The Practice Prerequisite,” Library Journal’s John Berry argued that professional education programs ...
Walter, Scott (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2006-12)This study explores the development of “teacher identity” among academic librarians through a series of semi-structured interviews. Drawing both on the idea of teacher identity from the literature of teacher education and ...
The Library as Strategic Investment: Results of the University of Illinois "Return on Investment" Study Kaufman, Paula T.; Walter, Scott (2008-07)In an era of increased concern about accountability in higher education, it is critical for the library director to be able to effectively demonstrate the library’s value to the parent organization. Discussions of the ...
Walter, Scott (2009-09-30)Presents an overview of the concept of "library value" and examples of recent initiatives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to re-define the "value proposition."
Walter, Scott (2008-10-01)This article reviews recent discussions of the librarian as professional, and the future of professional staffing in academic libraries. It proposes a new model for discussing library staffing based on ecological models.
Walter, Scott; Oakleaf, Megan (2010-10-27)The purpose of this study was to explore the discrete assessment skills included in the recruitment process for academic librarians, to discover the ways in which assessment skills are represented as requirements for ...
Walter, Scott; Kaufman, Paula T. (2008-07)The academic library of the 21st century will be distinguished by the scope and quality of its service programs. Fundamental changes in the academic and scholarly environment demand new approaches to defining core library ...
Walter, Scott (Neal-Schuman, 2007)Uses organizational culture as a framework for identifying reasons why efforts to build an information literacy program may or may not be successful. Includes a case study of a successful information literacy instruction ...