ERIC Number: ED471473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
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Faculty and Reference Librarians: A Virtual Dynamic Duo.
Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.) Journal, v28 n6 Jan 2001
This article, originally printed in the Technological Horizons in Education Journal online (January 2001 issue), discusses the partnership between faculty and librarians at community colleges. The author focuses on one college, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) (Florida), and provides examples of faculty-librarian collaboration at this institution. The library provides instructional support through online resources, the digital reference desk for information access, and an entirely new course of instruction: library information science. In support of institutional goals of incorporating electronic resources and emerging technologies into instructional delivery, library staff teach faculty and students how to use the library and its resources. The library's evolving role in a digital age is one that helps facilitate collaborative learning by blending content information, technology, and active learning. Faculty and librarians at SFCC have worked together on many successful tasks, including Project COMPUTE, which built two instructional computer labs with National Science Foundation funds. In addition, SFCC faculty can now sign up for workshops and classes in library instruction via the library's Web site. The author concludes that the internal partnership between faculty and reference librarians at SFCC forms an ideal conduit for realizing a student-centered, learning-centered environment, as well as incorporating technology in traditional classroom instruction. (EMH)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Faculty, Collegiality, Community Colleges, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Librarians, Nontraditional Education, Two Year Colleges, Virtual Classrooms, Web Based Instruction
For full text of article: http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/M2628.cfm.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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