ERIC Number: ED441494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
University of Melbourne Library Meeting the Challenges of Providing Information Literacy in a Networked Environment.
This paper outlines the University of Melbourne (Australia) Library's response to the changing organizational environment. The first section provides background on the university and library, including the creation of a new position, Research Consultant, that was designed in response to concerns expressed by academics that the library was not meeting the information or research needs of the postgraduate community. The School of Graduate Studies is described in the second section, including data on postgraduate enrollment by course level, mode, and country. The following key responsibilities of the Research Consultant are summarized in the third section: provide support to postgraduate students; coordinate the matching of postgraduate information needs with the appropriate library service; act as a liaison with the University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association to ensure that research and information needs of postgraduates are met; strengthen the communication between the library and the School of Graduate Studies; and contribute to the international profile of the school. The fourth section discusses information literacy programs, including development of online bibliographic instruction tutorials and partnership of library staff and academics in developing World Wide Web-based courses. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Instruction, Library Role, Library Services, Users (Information), World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/116-165e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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