Readings Selected for June Journal Club

The results from the vote are in, and overwhelming we’re wondering “Why do students print abstracts instead of full-text articles?” Hopefully we’ll get the answer to that and more with the following articles selected for our next journal club discussion, which is centered around articles in the May 2014 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, June 20, from 11:30am-12:30pm. Natalie Burclaff will be moderating, and we’ll discuss:

  • Commercial Database Design vs. Library Terminology Comprehension: Why Do Students Print Abstracts Instead of Full-Text Articles?
  • A Library Credit Course and Student Success Rates: A Longitudinal Study
  • Perceived Inadequacy: A Study of the Imposter Phenomenon among College and Research Librarians

If you need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! All articles are freely available via the College & Research Libraries website. ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through the MLA Blackboard Collaborate Room (directions below).

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  You will be prompted to enter your  name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.

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