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Byamugisha, Helen M. – Journal of Access Services, 2018
Most universities are enrolling large numbers of students amidst dwindling budgets. This leads to reduced book- to student ratios. Makerere University started a Book Bank system to ensure availability of basic text books to students. The aim of this paper was to assess whether the Book Bank system was a viable strategy for enhancing access to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Libraries, Access to Information, Reading Materials
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Riley-Reid, Trevar – Journal of Access Services, 2018
At some point in our library career, we may find ourselves in charge of an intern, volunteer, part-timer or even full-time staff, whether of our own initiative or not. There might be an organizational shift: someone retires or divisions merge and you might find yourself in charge of one person, or many. Sometimes even a simple situation, such as…
Descriptors: Library Administration, Personnel Management, Leadership Styles, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Buller, Ryan – Journal of Access Services, 2018
True leadership can come from anywhere within an organization. While supervisory roles can lead to an inherent leadership dynamic based on reporting lines, it is often difficult for individuals to develop as leaders when they feel caught between their staff and upper-level administrators within their organization. This article will look at current…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Middle Management, Educational Research, Trend Analysis
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Litsey, Ryan; Harris, Rea; London, Jessie – Journal of Access Services, 2018
Library workflows are an area where repetitive stress can potentially reduce staff efficiency. Day to day activities that require a repetitive motion can bring about physical and psychological fatigue. For library managers, it is important to seek ways in which this type of repetitive stress can be alleviated while having the added benefit of…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Staff Development, Library Services, Computer Games
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Thompson, Hilary H.; Cotton, Jennifer E. M. – Journal of Access Services, 2017
In Fall 2014 the University of Maryland Libraries launched a textbook reserves program to help relieve the burden of high textbook costs on students. Although its initial performance was lackluster, workflow refinements and expanded promotion greatly improved usage, resulting in a tenfold increase in circulation and expansion of the program. This…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Textbooks, Library Materials
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Ruleman, Alice B.; Riley, Cheryl – Journal of Access Services, 2017
The University of Central Missouri has experienced a 1,498% increase in students from India since 2012. These international students utilize interlibrary loan to request textbooks at a rate not evident in other student population groups. Their search for course textbooks impacted librarians, staff, and student workers at public desks and on chat…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Students, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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McNeil, Erika Hanson – Journal of Access Services, 2017
As the cost of textbooks rises and discoverability of resources improves, students are turning more and more to interlibrary loan to meet their textbook needs. This article describes how systems can be utilized to streamline processes and allow for the canceling of textbook requests consistently and appropriately by taking full advantage of the…
Descriptors: Library Services, Information Dissemination, Textbooks, Access to Information
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McElroy, Kelly; Moore, Dan; Hilterbrand, Lori; Hindes, Nicole – Journal of Access Services, 2017
Despite the clear negative impact of high textbook costs on students, limits--including space, funding, and policies--prevent many academic libraries from fully supporting textbook collections. Partnering with other campus units on textbook lending requires creative thinking but can provide students access to other services in addition to the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Networks, Partnerships in Education, Academic Libraries
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Parrott, Justin; Lindsay, Beth Daniel – Journal of Access Services, 2017
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Library receives copies of all course syllabi to provide a number of services to faculty and students related to acquisitions, access, collection development, subject liaison, and library instruction. Access services and acquisitions staff, as well as subject liaison librarians, work together using specific…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Descriptions, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Eighmy-Brown, Melissa; McCready, Kate; Riha, Emily – Journal of Access Services, 2017
In the spring of 2015, the University of Minnesota Libraries formed the Content Services department, which is comprised of Interlibrary Loan, Publishing Services, and the Copyright Permissions Service. These three service points, as well as additional Library units, work together with campus partners to save students money on their course…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Libraries, Shared Resources and Services, Library Services
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Thompson, Sydney; Cross, William; Rigling, Lillian; Vickery, John – Journal of Access Services, 2017
The North Carolina State University Libraries has long recognized the financial burden textbook costs place on students. By crosswalking information on use of our textbook collection with textbook cost and course enrollment data, we have begun to map the environment for textbook use at the university and identified opportunities for faculty…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Textbooks, Use Studies, Library Services
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Ferguson, Yoko Inagi; Riley-Reid, Trevar – Journal of Access Services, 2017
Recently, The City College of New York (CCNY) libraries engaged in a collaborative project to transfer the bibliographic holdings for textbook course reserves to a new module when their integrated library systems, the Ex Libris Aleph Integrated Library System, underwent a system upgrade. In this article, the Chief of Circulation and the Chief of…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Urban Schools, Textbooks, Information Systems
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Kahler, Janice E. – Journal of Access Services, 2017
Putting access in Access Services is the goal. The Course Reserves unit is the place. Textbooks are the focus. Electronic technologies are the future. Patron-centric services will be our standard. Access to textbooks by all patrons will be the achievement. Course Reserves located in Library West at the University of Florida George A. Smathers…
Descriptors: Library Services, Reference Services, College Libraries, Textbooks
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Yearwood, Simone L. – Journal of Access Services, 2017
In the summer of 2013, staff in the Access Services unit of an academic library began a cross-training and collaboration project in an effort to provide continued library service to the campus community. The cross-training was established in an attempt to address a shortage of staff as a result of budget cuts. The cross-training resulted in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Training, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Handfield, Amy E. – Journal of Access Services, 2017
This article addresses the development of electronic reserves within academic libraries. Libraries have been offering electronic reserve services on separate platforms since the 1990s (Austin, 2013). However, since the integration of campus-wide content management systems (CMSs), the need for a library reserves platform that is independent from an…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Case Studies, Academic Libraries
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