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Dempsey, Beth – Library Journal, 2009
Despite the recent turmoil in the U.S. economy, most libraries that were tracked by "Library Journal" won their referenda at a rate just slightly lower than 2007. Nearly three-quarters of operating referenda passed. Building referenda under $10 million passed at a whopping 85%, with those over $10 million batting slightly better than…
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Library Facilities, Financial Support, Voting
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Martin, Heath; Robles-Smith, Kimberley; Garrison, Julie; Way, Doug – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Differing from those of their liberal arts and Association of Research Libraries counterparts, today's comprehensive universities face a variety of unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to assessing their collections. This article looks at the different needs and interests of comprehensive universities and focuses on the challenges…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Evaluation, Case Studies
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Tijerina, Bonnie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The third Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference gathered at Georgia Institute of Technology's Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, March 18-21, 2008. Over 360 attendees, from six countries and from 80% of the United States, represented their libraries and organizations resulting in a diverse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Management, Conferences (Gatherings), Organizational Change
Wallace, Amy – Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2007
In this article, the author highlights collaborative information literacy initiatives of four higher education institutions in Southern California--California State University-Channel Islands, California State University-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Los Angeles. Librarians from these institutions serve…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Information Literacy, Librarians, Colleges
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Hsieh, Inga K.; Murray, Kathleen R.; Hartman, Cathy Nelson – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2007
Librarians and archivists face challenges when adapting traditional collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials. Likewise, preservation activities for Web-published materials must be undertaken at the outset of collection development lest they be lost forever. Standards and best practices for…
Descriptors: Preservation, Needs Assessment, Electronic Libraries, Library Services
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Brasley, Stephanie Sterling – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
The UCLA Library has had a long-standing commitment to the attributes espoused by the teaching library model outlined in the seminal essay by Stoffle, Guskin and Boisse, "Teaching, Research, and Service: The Academic Library's Role" (1984). Information literacy was identified as a goal in the Library's strategic plan in late 2001. This…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction
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Kendall, Susan L.; Sisson, Lorene R. – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
A new library in San Jose opened on August 1, 2003. This library is the result of a unique collaboration between San Jose State University Library and the San Jose Public Library. The planning for this new library highlighted merging several key areas of operation, including Government Publications. Several years before the two libraries merged,…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Research Libraries, Public Libraries, Institutional Cooperation
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Chalmers, Mardi; Liedtka, Theresa; Bednar, Carol – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
This article describes a case study relating to an internal communication audit conducted in a large academic library that assessed existing information channels during a period of organizational change in order to recommend improvements. A communications task force developed and administered a survey instrument and then analyzed data and reported…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Organizational Communication, Focus Groups, Organizational Change
Miraflor, Angie – Online Submission, 2005
In order for a library to serve a special group, simply adding a couple of books and videos is not good enough. There needs to be comprehensive research done about the group so the library's collection and services are at the best quality. The Filipino community is the second largest Asian group in the San Francisco Bay Area; yet nothing has been…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Outreach Programs
Besek, June M. – Council on Library and Information Resources, 2005
This report addresses the question of what libraries and archives are legally empowered to do to preserve and make accessible for research their holdings of pre-1972 commercial recordings, the large aural legacy that is not protected by federal copyright. The report is one of a series of studies undertaken by the National Recording Preservation…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Preservation, Nonprint Media, Information Dissemination
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Cordes, Sean – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2005
This paper examines podcasting as a library support for distance learning and information systems and services. The manuscript provides perspective on the knowledge base in the growing area of podcasting in libraries and academia. A walkthrough of the podcast creation and distribution process using basic computing skills and open source tools is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Systems, Academic Libraries, Guidelines
Marie, Kristen L. – Library Media Connection, 2005
An honor system library can be created inside the library media center (LMC). Where students can access free books and magazines that require no formal checkouts. The honor library system at Washington High School, Fremont, California, has become self-sustaining. As many students, parents and teachers donate quality material. No student is ever…
Descriptors: Library Services, School Libraries, High Schools, Ethics
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Gardner, Susan; Eng, Susanna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2005
This article presents the results of a 2003 undergraduate library user survey as a case study of Generation Y. Survey data support four main traits attributed to Generation Y, which are discussed within the context of library use and satisfaction. Implications for future directions in academic library services based on the new ways Generation Y…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, College Students, Libraries
Millet, Michelle S. – Library Journal, 2005
In 2003, during the Biennial migration of academic librarians to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference, several of the programs in Charlotte, NC, discussed the recruitment and retention of the next generation but with an obvious lack of input from newly recruited librarians. In response, with Liza Posas, a library…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Individual Characteristics
School Library Journal, 2004
On a busy day when school is in session, discussion group members may receive more than 150 messages. If they don't routinely delete a lot of them, their mailboxes can become so full within a few weeks that it's impossible to send or receive messages. This article discusses how media staff can benefit from discussion groups without feeling…
Descriptors: Librarians, Electronic Mail, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication
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