AJ Eastwood Library Director Presents at Distance Learning Services Conference

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:45pm

Lizah Ismail, Director of the Library/Assistant Professor at Limestone College, presented a paper entitled “Removing the Road Block to Students' Success: In-Person or Online? Library Instructional Delivery Preferences of Satellite Students.” at the 17th Distance Learning Services Conference 2016, held in Pittsburgh, PA, from April 20 -22, 2016.

Originally published in the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, the paper discusses the challenge of providing library instruction to satellite students. A survey was conducted of Limestone’s satellite students to determine their library instruction delivery preferences, and their comfort levels regarding new technologies. In doing so, the study sought to determine if age of the student has an impact. Results from the study revealed that, regardless of age or technology comfort levels, satellite students most preferred face-to-face library instruction but are not disinclined towards using various instruction delivery technologies.

Since January 2015, Lizah has been a member of PASCAL’s (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) Common Collection Committee whose charge is to provide oversight of, and recommendations for, PASCAL common collection planning, programs, practices, strategies, and assessment.

In September 2015, Lizah celebrated her second year as member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning.

Lizah has published the following articles this academic year:

“Gale Biography in Context – A Review.” The Charleston Advisor, April 2015.

“Removing the Road Block to Students' Success: In-Person or Online? Library Instructional Delivery Preferences of Satellite Students.” Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 17th Distance Learning Services Conference Proceedings issue, April 2016.