ERIC Number: EJ896815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Reaching Part-Time Distance Students in Diverse Environments
Whitehair, Kristin J.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v4 n3 p96-105 2010
This article focuses on the model used at the University of Kansas Medical Center to reach graduate students in the School of Nursing. Like many students returning for graduate degrees, distance students are balancing the demands of professional positions, graduate studies, and family life. Topics addressed include: point-of-need assistance, instant messaging reference and communication, promoting library resources and services to distance students, promoting partnerships with faculty and learning technology professionals and assisting teams working on collaborative projects from a distance.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Academic Libraries, Part Time Students, Distance Education, Library Instruction, Reference Services, Nontraditional Students, Student Characteristics, Models, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Educational Environment, Nursing Education, Library Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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