ERIC Number: EJ896817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Serving Unaffiliated Distance Learners: Strategies that Work
Nickel, Lisa T.; Mulvihill, Rachel G.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v4 n3 p87-95 2010
Dealing with unaffiliated distance learning students can be a daunting task for many public as well as academic librarians. This article will discuss strategies for providing reference to these students by gathering information on what services they are offered via their home institutions, and helping them navigate the often confusing landscape of library resources and services. Authors will outline the challenges and opportunities for public libraries presented by distance learners and suggest some services that might be provided for them. Finally, we will discuss the opportunities for outreach to distance learning students from both public and academic libraries.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Educational Strategies, Reference Services, User Needs (Information), Barriers, Electronic Libraries, Outreach Programs, Change Strategies, Electronic Learning, Access to Information
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
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