ERIC Number: EJ711470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-15
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Personal Trainer: Vibiana Bowman--Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University-Camden, NJ
Library Journal, v130 n5 pS18 Mar 2005
Vibiana Bowman enjoys spending time with young adults--which is just as well since she has a few of her own, has done her time as scout leader, and now teaches proper research methods to students at Rutgers University--Camden. She first discovered how much this instruction was needed when she noticed her own kids cutting and pasting copy from the web into their papers. They were not using a single resource other than the Internet and had no idea they were supposed to credit their sources. She now tries to keep abreast of pop culture. Though she still admits to being "hopelessly lame" in the eyes of her children, she uses them, as well as student focus groups, to try out her lessons. As library liaison for the Rutgers University/Rowan University/Camden County College Urban Campus Library Project, Bowman had to design bibliographic instruction sessions and produce web-based and print instructional materials to meet the much more varied needs of a wide range of students: 18-year-olds, senior citizens, and single moms going to school at night after a full day's work. This article discusses the accomplishments of Vibiana Bowman of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University.
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Instruction, College Libraries, Web Based Instruction, Recognition (Achievement)
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