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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This issue's column focuses on online tools and resources available for leadership development of academic, public services staff. The resources are not targeted solely to professional librarians, but rather to all levels of library staff engaged with the public. In addition to inspirational and coaching videos, reviewers recommend resource guides…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Library Services, Library Development, Staff Development
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
The Internet Resources column is designed to be a clearinghouse for free, online websites or apps; each column focuses on a theme relevant to current issues and trends in academic libraries and features resources selected to make the lives of public services librarians easier. While academic library budget woes may not be quite as drastic as they…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Grants, Librarians, Library Services
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
One particular topic likely on the minds of many university faculty, staff, and administrators starting a new academic year is budgets. While budget constraints are nothing new to libraries, many academic departments are starting to see more cuts in areas of faculty research and curriculum development. Academic libraries are in a prime position to…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Academic Libraries, Library Development
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Just as academic gaming in general cannot be limited to any one topic or genre, the "Public Services Quarterly" Internet Resources column is not limited to a single entry on gaming and gamification in libraries. Public services librarians interested in designing their own games have many successful examples to draw from. The previous…
Descriptors: Library Services, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Library Instruction
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The New Media Consortium's "Horizon Report" for higher education cites games and gamification with a time-to-adoption of two to three years. The use of digital games is almost ubiquitous in social media and is swiftly gaining popularity in other industries as well. Many in higher education have embraced gamification due to its…
Descriptors: Library Services, Online Systems, Computer Games, Computer Software Reviews
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
As academic librarians' professional and personal lives become busier and more varied, the need for tools to assist with accomplishing a myriad of tasks in a short time becomes even more necessary. Due to its ability to provide anytime and anywhere access to information, mobile technology offers a number of advantages for staying connected and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Services, Librarians, Handheld Devices