ERIC Number: ED412897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Developing a Program of Internet Workshops and Seminars at Texas Tech University Library--1993 to the Present.
Hufford, Jon R.; Johnson, William T.
This paper discusses the development since late 1993 of a program of Internet workshops and seminars offered to the Texas Tech University community. The discussion includes the program's history; the evolving process of planning, organizing, advertising, and managing; the politics involved; the effort to motivate colleagues to participate; the quest for new equipment to support the program; and participant training. Also included is a description of the goals of the workshops and seminars and the decision to offer new sessions that will more closely match the interests of particular groups of library patrons. The new sessions are designed to assist patrons in finding Internet resources on such topics as finding a job, traveling in the United States and abroad, and locating family and community resources on the Internet. In addition, the Library has made an effort to attract the off-campus community to the sessions and has plans for improving the program in the future. This paper provides practical information for librarians involved in the early stages of developing a series of Internet workshops and seminars. Also, it provides useful information to librarians who already have programs but would like to find out what other librarians are doing. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Faculty, Higher Education, Internet, Library Extension, Library Instruction, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Online Searching, Reference Services, User Needs (Information), Users (Information), Workshops
Electronic version: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/universe/hufford.html
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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