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Barr, Catherine – Computers in Libraries, 2012
This article presents a list of online resources for library job seekers. This includes general sites/portals like American Library Association (ALA): Education & Careers and Canadian Library Association: Library Careers. It also includes sites by sector, employment agencies/commercial services, listservs and networking sites.
Descriptors: Careers, Job Applicants, Information Sources, Web Sites
Ennis, Lisa A.; Tims, Randy S. – Computers in Libraries, 2012
This article discusses the authors' implementation of Help Central, a site within the Lister Hill Library Collection on the University of Alabama-Birmingham's SharePoint server. Initially, Help Central was designed to address the inadequacies in the library's old, static HTML web-based support system, including haphazard issue reporting by staff…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Internet, Library Services, Technical Support
Skalkos, Lia – Computers in Libraries, 2012
In winter 2009, Barnard College began the process of adopting Drupal 7 as its content management system. The move included Barnard Library's Zine Collection website, an information resource dedicated to the library's special collection of do-it-yourself (DIY) publications by women. Recently, as a Barnard Zine intern, the author had the challenging…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Internet, Web Sites, Programming Languages
Pressley, Lauren; Gilbertson, Kevin – Computers in Libraries, 2011
People see challenges to libraries in funding, in ebooks, and in the internet. However, in this information-rich age, librarians' roles are even more important. They are information experts. They know how to think about the changing information environment, and they know the impact--both positive and negative--it can have on people whose jobs…
Descriptors: Expertise, Libraries, Information Literacy, Internet
Miller-Francisco, Emily – Computers in Libraries, 2010
As e-resource systems and web coordinator for Southern Oregon University, the author is deeply involved with the university library's website. In the latest revision of this website, the author knew she needed to jazz it up a little. With screen real estate on the main page at a premium, the author hoped to use a tabbed box and an accordion-style…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Internet, Web Sites, Higher Education
Fagan, Jody Condit – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Far more people are familiar with their local public or college library facility than their library's website and online resources. In fact, according to a recent survey, 96% of Americans said they had visited a library in person, but less than one-third have visited their online library. Since everyone agrees that online library resources are…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Marketing, Electronic Libraries, College Libraries
Dunn, Katharine; Szydlowski, Nick – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Large-scale projects such as the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) send out crawlers to gather snapshots of much of the web. This massive collection of archived websites may include content of interest to one's patrons. But if librarians want to control exactly when and what is archived, relying on someone else to do the archiving is not ideal.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Information Sources, Internet, Preservation
Griggs, Kim – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Oregon State University (OSU) libraries, where the author serves as lead programmer, have developed a tool to make it easier for librarians to build and maintain interactive course assignment pages (ICAPs) and subject research guides (SRGs). That tool, Library a la Carte, enables librarians with minimal technical expertise to create dynamic…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Services
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2008
Digital repository is one sector of digital content creation that receives less mainstream attention. Unlike blogs with accretions of documents and commentary or websites with masses of ephemeral pages that come and go, digital repositories have a more plodding pace of development. They conform to demanding standards for metadata and information…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Research Universities, Information Management
Davidson, Merrie – Computers in Libraries, 2008
Knowing that some students appreciate their library's value and want to contribute to its new developments, the author sought to generate discussion about her library to know how her library patrons use the internet. At first, she created a blog, but after that attracted few responses, she built a wiki instead, to invite more student interaction.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Interaction, Internet, Web Sites
Battles, Jason J.; Combs, Joseph – Computers in Libraries, 2008
Librarians expend considerable resources to develop services and implement new products catering their users' changing needs. Such efforts begs for the involvement of library users in the development and/or beta process. The authors, both academic librarians, realized that much of their online services were underused, so they devised a plan to…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Laboratories, Internet, Library Services
Hennesy, Cody; Bowman, John – Computers in Libraries, 2008
Google's first foray onto the web made search simple and results relevant. With its Co-op platform, Google has taken another step toward dramatically increasing the relevancy of search results, further adapting the World Wide Web to local needs. Google Custom Search Engine, a tool on the Co-op platform, puts one in control of his or her own search…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Internet, Academic Libraries, Visual Arts
Chase, Darren – Computers in Libraries, 2007
Smart librarians have always valued their relationships with users and other librarians. The creative force of those relationships is empowered via Web-based social networking, collaboration, and sharing. At Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library in New York, students, faculty, clinicians, and residents expect the latest refinements in…
Descriptors: Library Services, Reference Services, Internet, Academic Libraries
Blair, Joanna; Cranston, Cathy – Computers in Libraries, 2006
Blogging offers an alternative and sometimes superior way to communicate with library patrons. It provides an opportunity to speak more directly to them, and it does so in a manner that is more comfortable and convenient for all involved. A library's Web site may be the only interaction that patrons have with the organization, so it makes sense to…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Journals, College Libraries, Web Sites
Ipri, Tom; Sell, James H. – Computers in Libraries, 2005
Integration of library services into the portal that Lasalle University recently implemented for the entire campus is described. In addition to learning the technical aspects was the need to inspire change in the communication culture of the university and to rethink how the library provides services.
Descriptors: Library Services, Internet, College Libraries, Web Sites
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