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ERIC Number: EJ835990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
On Campus or out of Town: How Publishing Online Tutorials Can Help Your Patrons
Blake, Lindsay
Computers in Libraries, v29 n4 p11-13, 31 Apr 2009
Creating online options for students has become more of a focus with the growth of distance-education programs. It has also become necessary with the growth of online databases, electronic journals, and electronic books. Teaching classes is one of the few areas where libraries have not all switched to online access. Reference librarians still tend to prefer teaching and reference transactions to be face-to-face because this makes it easier to conduct a reference interview and guide patrons to their desired goals. Online tutorials do not need to replace classes; they just need to be a supplement for the patrons who cannot reach the physical library. Regardless of the library schedule, online tutorials are always available, allow off-campus users to enjoy the library's services, and to view just what they need, when they need it. This can be especially helpful for small libraries where hours of operation are limited. In this article, the author provides a step-by-step process on how to create an online tutorial.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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