International Perspectives on Improving Student Engagement: Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education Vol: 26

Enakshi Sengupta
International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA.

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Milton D. Cox
Miami University, USA

Product Details
26 Aug 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
224 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning


How can a library engage students and pro-actively create information literacy? What impact might that have? These vital questions are addressed, at an international level, in this timely new book. Delving into various real-life case studies of interventions in colleges and universities from Canada to India, the chapters in this edited collection showcase relevant examples of efforts to improve engagement with library resources. The authors highlight instances of specifically designed student-centered workshops, a university partnership with a writing center, the role of a library in Africa as a source of socio-economic transformation, and many more examples of innovations and collaboration between libraries and students. The experiences shared by authors in this book are a valuable resource for librarians and researchers across the world interested in how their collaborative efforts can promote the value of information literacy and help create opportunities for students to build their library practice skills.
Part 1. Improving Information Literacy
Chapter 1. Advances in Library Practices In Higher Education: Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger and Milton D. Cox 
Chapter 2. Improving Data Literacy and Student Engagement Through Authentic Assessment and Performance Tasks: Hilla Sang and Elizabeth A. Gilblom 
Chapter 3. It Takes a Village: Jessica Clements and Marianne Stowell Bracke 
Chapter 4. Value Addition of Library and Information Services to Higher Education in Zimbabwe: Josiline Chigwada 
Chapter 5. Students at the Center of the Studio: Jane Nichols, Beth Filar Williams, and Chris Ervin 
Chapter 6. Library and Information Science Education in India: Ramesh Pandita and Shivendra Singh 
Chapter 7. Measuring Service Quality in Digital Library Services by the Research Scholars of S.O.A University of Odisha Using E-S-Qual Model: Sanghamitra Dalbehera 
Part 2. Engaging Students and Faculty;
Chapter 8. Listening to Alumni Voices to Enhance Disciplinary Information Literacy Instruction: Anne R. Diekema, Elizabeth (Betsy) S. Hopkins, Brandon Patterson and Nena Schvaneveldt 
Chapter 9. An Archive Assignment in Women's Studies 101: Designing Hands-on Learning in a Large Class; Jessica Blackwell and Trevor Holmes
Chapter 10. Profs-in-Commons: Julie Mitchell and Kari Marken
Chapter 11. Collaboration Embedded Librarianship and Information Literacy in a Small Business Course: Ryan MacNeil and Britanie Wentzell
Enakshi Sengupta serves as Associate Director of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA. 

Patrick Blessinger is the chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association. 

Milton D. Cox is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching at the Center for Teaching Effectiveness, Miami University, USA.
‘This book will be helpful in enhancing collaborations between librarians and teaching staff, as well as between librarians and students. This book could encourage students and academic staff to apply real data and information in their academic works.’ - Dr Atefa Tayeb, Chancellor, Isteqlal Institute of Higher Education, Afghanistan

‘The book provides valuable insights into the innovative and transforming role of libraries in contributing to student engagement internationally. This is a “must read” book for academics and librarians who are key facilitators in responding to change.’ - Professor Beena Giridharan, Deputy Pro Vice- Chancellor, Curtin University, Malaysia

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