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Belanger, Jackie; Zou, Ning; Mills, Jenny Rushing; Holmes, Claire; Oakleaf, Megan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Rubric assessment of information literacy is an important tool for librarians seeking to show evidence of student learning. The authors, who collaborated on the Rubric Assessment of Informational Literacy Skills (RAILS) research project, draw from their shared experience to present practical recommendations for implementing rubric assessment in a…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Information Literacy, Librarians, Evaluation Methods
Young, Anjanette; Olivieri, Blynne; Eckler, Karl; Gerontakos, Theodore – Computers in Libraries, 2010
In 2009 the University of Washington (UW) Libraries special collections received funding for the digital preservation of its audio indigenous language holdings. The university libraries, where the authors work in various capacities, had begun digitizing image and text collections in 1997. Because of this, at the onset of the project, workflows (a…
Descriptors: Preservation, Research Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Metadata
Woodward, Janet – Library Media Connection, 2010
Reading advocacy is an essential aspect of school librarians' role. Using their knowledge of students, school librarians provide reader's advisory, matching books to individuals based on their interests, aptitudes, and abilities. They know that reading skills are an integral part of academic achievement and work to accelerate this important…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Marketing
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Shadle, Steve – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
In April 2007, the University of Washington Libraries debuted WorldCat Local (WCL), a localized version of the WorldCat database that interoperates with a library's integrated library system and fulfillment services to provide a single-search interface for a library's physical and electronic content. This brief will describe how WCL incorporates a…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Networks, Online Catalogs
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O'English, Lorena; McCord, Sarah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
This article summarizes the approaches taken by the Washington State University Libraries in an ongoing partnership with the WSU Athletics Department. Library instruction and liaison relationships, the libraries' presence at game day events, the involvement of the libraries' development director, and a multi-part advertising campaign tied to the…
Descriptors: Advertising, College Athletics, Athletes, Library Instruction
Zeiher, Lynne – Library Journal, 2006
This article features the Pierce County Library System (PCLS) in Tacoma, where new services are changing the way customers experience the library. PCLS is comprised of 17 branches, two bookmobiles, one Explorer Kid's bookmobile, serves 509,000 people, and has 234,000 cardholders. The evolution of customer expectations and needs motivated the…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Services, Delivery Systems, Library Development
Oderman, Eric – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2004
This article describes out one student-produced multimedia broadcasting keeps a Washington community up to date on school news and activities. A young student recounts his first use of the Internet and video production to communicate with fellow classmates, teachers, other schools, the community, and even the world--whether it was designing a Web…
Descriptors: Middle Schools
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Tag, Sylvia G. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2004
Transfer students represent an increasingly important group in four-year schools. To date, only limited information on the research abilities and library needs of this group has been reported. A survey of information needs and skills of incoming transfer students at Western Washington University (WWU) showed that while many reported some…
Descriptors: Familiarity, College Transfer Students, Information Needs, Library Services
Forcier, Peggy – Library Journal, 1988
Describes the Pacific Northwest Conspectus Database, a regional resource assessment tool which includes information about library collections in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Use of the database by academic, public, and special librarians to better manage their collections and to coordinate planning and purchasing with other…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Databases, Interstate Programs, Library Acquisition